BIRNEY, David Leslie

Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Rifle Brigade
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
75991
Born: 
Thursday, June 11, 1914
Died : 
Tuesday, April 28, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
27
Operations: 
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.
Sources
CWGC
St Nazaire Society website.
Trinity College Chapel records.
 
Notes
The date of his death is as recorded by French authorities, and the CWGC, whose records show that he died of wounds. 
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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