Geoffrey Heywood was born in Sale, Cheshire on 16 June 1920, the son of Henry and Mary Heywood of 13 Leigh Road, Sale and attended Altrincham Grammar School and worked as a mechanic. He enlisted with the Royal Tank Corps on 8 Feb 1939 and was posted to France on 23 May 1940 just before being evacuated from Dunkirk on 26 May 1940, returning home the following day. Posted to the Middle East with the Royal Armoured Corps on 31 Oct 1940 until 28 Aug 1943, British North Africa Force from 29 Aug 1943 to 26 May 1944 and Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from 27 May 1944 to 18 Oct 1944, then joining the Palestine Police until 17 May 1948.
The following extract is from an original newspaper cutting: "Police Constable Geoffrey Heywood of the Macclesfield Division was among members of the Cheshire Constabulary commended by the Chief Constable at a parade at Northwich. P.C. Heywood showed promptitude and initiative resulting in the arrest of two men at Macclesfield for larceny from an automatic machine at the Moorland Cafe, Macclesfield Forest on March 8."
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