Date of birth: Q3 1922
Parents: Ernest Edward and Grace Mary Louise Lenton
Address: 44 Charles Street, Warwick
Occupation: Not known
Desmond was born in Warwick in the third quarter of 1922. His parents were Ernest Edward (1894-1971) and his mother Grace Mary nee Linnett (1892-1961).
Desmond had an older brother, Laurie, born in 1921 and two sisters born Ruby and Heather, born in 1924 and 1927. According to te 1939 census the family were living at 44 Charles Street. Desmond’s father’s occupation is stated as slating, plumbing, bricklayer, painter.
Desmond is buried in Warwick Cemetery
Rank & Number: Driver, T/14730726
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Date of death: 30th June 1944
Cause of death/Battle: Killed by enemy action at Coventry
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Warwick Cemetery. CWGC Reference: Sec. 104. Grave 13. CRO Reference: Section H1, Row 25, Plot 8
Commemorated locally at: All Saints Church, Emscote
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