John Robert Prentis – Gunner 1110698

John, known as Jack, was the son of William Robert and Grace Mary Prentis

Brother of George Prentis who was also killed in action
Born Q3 1920
Served in 57th Field Regiment Royal Artillery
Duty Location – Western Desert
Killed in Action 11th September 1942 aged 22

El Alamein War Cemetery
El Alamein
Matruh, Egypt
Plot: XXVI. C. 16.



William and Grace Golden Wedding 1969

Father – William Robert P. (b. 18th February 1895 in Green Hammerton) in 1911 he was a 16 year old servant Farm Boy working for Robert Farrer Frank of Manor House, Whenby, Terrington. In 1901 William was living in 32 Gladstone Street in the Civil Parish of Acomb with father Tom and mother Hannah. William died Q4 1972 aged 77
Mother – Grace Mary P. nee Watkinson (b. 1898 in Kippax)
William Robert (Bob) and Grace were married Q4 1919
In 1922 they were living at 8 Park Avenue, Kippax. (Grace wasn’t listed on the electoral roll as she wasn’t the householder and was under 30 years of age.) In 1939 they were living in Brookfield Cottage, Newthorpe and in 1969 they were at 41 Coupland Road, Garforth


John (Jack) Robert P. (b. Q3 1920)
Brother – Thomas P. (b. Q2 1922)
Brother – George P. (b. Q3 1923)
Brother – Kenneth P (b. Q4 1925)
Brother – Francis Raymond P. (b. Q1 1928)
Sister – Joyce P (b. Q1 1931)
Sister – Helen P. (b. Q1 1934)






William Robert Served in WW1 Standing on Left