Rifleman JOHN LEDGARD

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Rank Rifleman
Forenames JOHN
Surname LEDGARD
Initials J
Place of Birth BRADFORD, YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Monday, 26 June 1944
Age 19
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From Unknown, UNKNOWN
Service Number 14609689
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 9 Battalion, Cameronians
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location III. D. 18.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF SAMUEL AND VIOLET LEDGARD AND BROTHER OF FREDERICK ARTHUR WILLIAM LEDGARD (KILLED 10th FEBRUARY 1945)

Additional Information

 

 

JOHN LEDGARD was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in June 1925. His older brother Private Frederick Arthur William 'Fred' Ledgard was born in 1923, and served with 4 Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry in north-west Europe. He was killed on the 2nd February 1945, and is now buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, in Germany.1

 

 

References
1. Information, unless otherwise credited, kindly provided by Kathryn Ledgard, cousin of Rifleman JOHN LEDGARD and Private Frederick Arthur William 'Fred' Ledgard.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph:  
Additional photographs provided by:  
Additional information provided by: Kathryn Ledgard, cousin of Rifleman JOHN LEDGARD and Private Frederick Arthur William 'Fred' Ledgard.

 

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Lincoln

Kathryn Ledgard

Remembering a cousin I never knew,but with love and gratitude for his sacrifice. RIP dear John.

On Thursday, December 18, 2014