CYRIL DANIEL THURSTON

Born: 1918, Ipswich.

Died: 4th March 1944; age 25.

Residence: Ipswich.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 5830523.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion – Infantry.

 

Grave Reference:

L.134.

Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery,

India.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Gertrude Hannah Thurston, of Wherstead, Suffolk.

 

Father: Frank Thurston, born Camberwell, London – died 1936, Ipswich.

Mother: Gertrude Hannah Thurston (nee Shimmings), born September 1888, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

 

Cyril was living with his widowed mother and brothers at their family home – 49, The Street, Wherstead, Suffolk.

Gertrude, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Charles Henry W. Thurston, a General Labourer – Iron, born September 1912, Ipswich.

Victor Thurston, at School, born February 1927, Ipswich.

 

Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion

SUFFOLK REGIMENT MUSEUM

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

2nd Battalion:
September 1939: On the outbreak of war the Battalion was in India and at Mhow.
November 1939: It moved up North Western Frontier to the Razmak. For three years they were engaged against the tribesmen in the Tochi Valley and in internal security.
October 1943: The Battalion joined 123rd Indian Infantry Brigade and took part in the Burma campaign including the Arakan and Imphal.

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