Waistell, John George

Dates:

War Service:

Gunner 11236325 JOHN GEORGE WAISTELL of 91 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery died on 27 January 1944. During the winter of 1943 the Allies tried unsuccessfully to breach the German defensive positions known as the Gustav Line which stretched eastwards across Italy from the River Garigliano. It was not until 17 January 1944 that the Garigliano was crossed and Minturno taken two days later.

He is buried in Minturno War Cemetery.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial to the 91 and 139 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery in St Swithun’s church, Hither Green.

Details:
He was 39, the son of John George and Jane Waistell, of New Silksworth, Co. Durham. He married Gertrude Nicholson in the spring of 1928.

Source:

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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