ALCOCK,Claude Victor

No.5889396, Private, Claude Victor ALCOCK
Aged 24

1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment
Killed in Action on Friday, 31st March 1944

Claude Victor Alcock was born in Wickhambrook (Risbridge Q1-1920 4A:2173) son of Henry and Alice Eva ALCOCK (née ASHMAN).
Likely it was his brother John born in 1929.

In the 1939 register the family were at Brook Farm, Church Road. Father Henry [8-8-1886] cowman on farm; mother Alice [9-12-1893] and incapacitated widowed grandmother Susan ASHMAN [8-7-1981]. There are 2 closed records

At the end of March 1944 the 1st Northants were in the fighting at Imphal, surrounded by the Japanese and relying on air drops for supplies

photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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Claude Alcock is commemorated on the Rangoon memorial, face 15

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