Gorst, John Walton –

Son of Henry S. and Dorothy D. Gorst, of Durban, Natal, South Africa.

Personal details

  • Surname: Gorst
  • Forename: John Walton
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Not known
  • Place of residence: Not known
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 23
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: October 23rd, 1942
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Unit: 1st Rand Light Infantry.
  • Service number: 28288
  • Regiment: South African Imperial Forces
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Not known
  • Conflict: WW2


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


  • CWGC Memorial: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
  • CWGC reference: XI. E. 27.

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 18/12/1942
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 1c

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