London-born, George Laurence Grogan, served in India with the Royal Norfolks. He was killed in action at Kohima in May 1944. His parents lived in Tindal Street, Chelmsford.

George was born in Greenwich, London in 1920, the son of Lawrence William Grogan (1887-1960) and Ellen Grogan (nee Deacon) (1891-1953). His parents had married at Holy Trinity Church, Blackheath in Kent.

George had a younger sister, Ellen Grogan, born in 1924.

During the Second World War he served as Private 6012445 in the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Norfolk Regiment.

George Laurence GROGAN, Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment

Killed in action in Kohima, India. Aged 24

George was killed in action fighting the Japanese on 4th May 1944 in Kohima in north-eastern India. He was 24 years old. Today he lies in Kohima War Cemetery, Nagaland in India (grave 2. C. 7.).

The cemetery also contains the grave of fellow Chelmsfordians Keith Maxwell Warren Mann and Leslie William Rose.

At the time of his death George's parents were living at Castle House in Tindal Street in Chelmsford.