Corporal JOHN THOMAS TRANTER (photo added)

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Rank Corporal
Forenames JOHN THOMAS
Surname TRANTER (photo added)
Initials J T
Place of Birth TIPTON, STAFFORDSHIRE (now West Midlands), UNITED KINGDOM
Date of Birth Monday, 15 October 1923
Date of Death Wednesday, 14 June 1944
Age 20
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From WOLVERHAMPTON, STAFFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 14247218
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Durham Light Infantry
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 9 Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (50th Northumbrian Division)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location XV. H. 20.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph GOD TOOK FROM US A SHINING LIGHT HIS PLACE NO ONE CAN FILL. HIS DEVOTED WIFE MIRIAM
Family Details SON OF WILLIAM AND FANNY TRANTER; HUSBAND OF MIRIAM TRANTER, OF WOLVERHAMPTON, STAFFORDSHIRE. BROTHER OF WILLIAM, RON, LEN, JOYCE, GLADYS AND MARGARET.

Additional Information

JOHN THOMAS TRANTER was born on the 15th October 1923 in Tipton. He lived at 110 Canal House, Lock Street, Wolverhampton. His father was the lock keeper.

 

 

Corporal JOHN THOMAS TRANTER, undated.1

 

 

Sister, Joyce Jones (née Tranter) visiting the grave of her brother in Bayeux War Cemetery, undated.

 

 

JOHN TRANTER, far left, unidentified unit and undated.

 

 

Fanny and William Tranter,
Parents of Corporal JOHN THOMAS TRANTER.

 

 

References
1. Photographs and additional information, kindly provided by Joyce Mann, Niece of Corporal JOHN THOMAS TRANTER.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: Joyce Mann, Niece of Corporal JOHN THOMAS TRANTER.
Additional photographs provided by: Joyce Mann, Niece of Corporal JOHN THOMAS TRANTER.
Additional information provided by: Joyce Mann, Niece of Corporal JOHN THOMAS TRANTER.

 

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Joyce Mann

John Thomas Tranter was my mom's brother

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