Headstone Gunner J.R. Gates

GATES, JOHN RICHARD

Gunner John Richard Gates K/10219 (age 28) born in London, Middlesex, United Kingdom disembarked in France on July 27, 1944. He served with the Royal Canadian Artillery, 8 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment. John died from gastrointestinal obstruction on October 6, 1944.

Going through his service records it became clear that John's initials spelled incorrect on the headstone. CWGC confirmed a in a reply the initials suppose to be J.R. instead of J.E. and they shall correct or replace the headstone. Because of their enormous database this might take up to 18 months.