John Everitt, Spr.
Personal information
Age 23
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of John and Mary Margaret Everitt. Husband of Doreen Elsie Josephine Everitt, Steventon, Berkshire, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 2090772
Rank Spr.
Function Sapper
Platoon / Troop / Flight 2 Platoon
Company / Squadron 9th Airborne Field Company
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Corps of Royal Engineers
Death information
Died when 29-11-1944
Died where Becklingen, Germany
Spot Unknown
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Becklingen, War Cemetery, Germany
Grave number 4-E-10
Graves overview
Field grave image
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Spr. John (Jack) Everitt was hit by mortar fire in the Bridge area and was taken away to a Hospital. From there he was transported to Stalag XI B in North Germany. One day in the camp RSM John Lord told the men on parade that Jack was slipping away and was not expected to be among them much longer. The next day Jack was buried with full military honour in the Prison Camp, his coffin draped with the Union Flag and the Last Post was sounded over his grave. Several of his Airborne comrades and German guards formed a guard of honour.

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John Everitt, Spr.
Personal information
Age 23
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of John and Mary Margaret Everitt. Husband of Doreen Elsie Josephine Everitt, Steventon, Berkshire, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 2090772
Rank Spr.
Function Sapper
Platoon / Troop / Flight 2 Platoon
Company / Squadron 9th Airborne Field Company
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Corps of Royal Engineers
Death information
Died when 29-11-1944
Died where Becklingen, Germany
Spot Unknown
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Becklingen, War Cemetery, Germany
Grave number 4-E-10
Graves overview
Field grave image
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Spr. John (Jack) Everitt was hit by mortar fire in the Bridge area and was taken away to a Hospital. From there he was transported to Stalag XI B in North Germany. One day in the camp RSM John Lord told the men on parade that Jack was slipping away and was not expected to be among them much longer. The next day Jack was buried with full military honour in the Prison Camp, his coffin draped with the Union Flag and the Last Post was sounded over his grave. Several of his Airborne comrades and German guards formed a guard of honour.

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