He married in 1968. Why would that make him too young?
You said he was born 1924 right? I looked for him born 1924 and found this guy I posted. Most of the records showed his name as Gerald W Collins Hesketh. Is that not him?
This marriage would make him 44 years old.
I also looked for an obit for him and couldn't find one. I did see where he was in WWII in 1948 in the records I was searching but searching other places didn't give me much.
||Gerald W C Hesketh|
||Warrington, Lancashire, England|
|Spouse Name (available after 1911)
|Gerald W C Hesketh probably married one of the following people|
"England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV68-1Q8T : 8 October 2014), Gerald W C Hesketh and null, 1968; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1968, quarter 3, vol. 10F, p. 1695, Warrington, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
Maybe I am just not understanding your answer correctly.
Well, good luck with your search!!