BIRNEY, David Leslie
Thursday, June 11, 1914
Tuesday, April 28, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Operation Roll of Honour:
Captain David Birney, Officer Commanding 2 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942.
He was commanding an assault group that had embarked on Motor Launch ML 447.
- Born in India, David Birney later attended Trinity College graduating with a BA in 1938.
St Nazaire Society website.
Trinity College Chapel records.
The date of his death is as recorded by French authorities, and the CWGC, whose records show that he died of wounds.
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