11 September 2009

5669917 Pte Edgar John Gillingham, Somerset Light Infantry

5669917 Pte Edgar John Gillingham of the Somerset Light Infantry died on this day, 11th September 1942. At the time of his death he was attached to the 151st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps (AAC). He was born in Dorset and living in Somerset when he enlisted. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission notes that he was the son of Ralph James Gillingham and Lucy Jane Gillingham, of Wincanton, Somerset.

Edgar Gillingham is buried in Delhi War Cemetery; grave reference 1.B.12. He was 28 years old when he died.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry.co.uk (1939-1945 Roll of Honour)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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