Whitehill Former Pupils’ Club

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Possibly – only one on SNWM

John Telfer West – age 21 – Sapper (1896148) 7 Field Company, Royal Engineers.

The 4th Infantry Division crossed to France to join the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) at the end of September 1939 and at once moved up to the French frontier. It took part in the advance into Belgium, and was then pushed back with the rest of the BEF to Dunkirk. (Source: Wikipedia)

Born 1918 in Belfast. (Source: SNWM and Irish Birth Index)

Son of James Hendry West and of Margaret Allison West of Provanmill, Glasgow.

(Source:: CWGC and listed on the Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour but without an address)

Killed in Action on 1 June 1940.

Commonwealth War Grave – Dunkirk Town Cemetery, France.