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John Urmston.


Forename John
Surname Urmston.
Middle Name James
Memorial Leigh Cenotaph
Age 27
Address 5 Hill St
Parents' Address
Township Leigh
Rank Lance Corporal
Occupation or place of work Public works contractor labourer
Regiment The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 2nd Batt
Day of Death 22
Month of Death June
Year of Death 1945
Cause of Death Died in hospital soon after gaining his freedom from the Japanese
Place of Burial Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore
Regiment Number 3858908
Name of War Second World War
Additional Information Had been a POW of the Japanese since February 1942
Son of William & Teresa
Husband of Gladys