R.S.M. John HURD, M.M. (4114550) - War Grave
John A. Hurd joined the 11th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment (Previously of the Cheshire Regiment) as a Company Sergeant Major in 1940 and in 1941 was appointed Regimental Sergeant Major after R.S.M. E. Freeborn left the Battalion. When the 11th Battalion became the 1st Battalion in January 1943 he continued in his roll as Regimental Sergeant Major and played a major part in the training of the men in preparation for Normandy landing in June 1944.
In 1934 he married Mary Elizabeth Sheldrake in Chester.
John Hurd had also served in the First World War and was awarded a Military Medal.
R.S.M. John Hurd, M.M. (4114550) - 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Killed in action 16th August 1944 (age 45) - He was killed by a chance long-range shell whilst following up the battle at Berjou.
Son of Albert and Florence Hurd; husband of Mary Elizebeth Hurd (nee Sheldrake), of Chester.
BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France - Grave II. D. 2.