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BIRNEY, David Leslie

 Captain David Birney, Officer Commanding 2 troop, was killed during the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on ML 447 and OIC of an assault group. The date of his death is confirmed by French authorities, and the CWGC, whose records show that he died of wounds. 
 
Born in India, David Birney later attended Trinity College graduating with a BA in 1938.

BURTINSHAW, Robert James Glover

Lt Burtinshaw was killed during the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown and OIC of a demolition team.
 
He received a posthumous MiD for his "gallant and distinguished services in action against the enemy during the raid."
Sources: London Gazettes Supp. 37162; Page: 3494 and Supp. 37629; Page: 3273 (errata).
 

MOSS, Alan

Regimental Sergeant Major Alan Moss, HQ 2 Commando, was killed during the raid at St. Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on ML 267.

WALTON, Philip

Lieut. Philip Walton No 2 Commando

 Lieutenant Philip Walton, 1 Troop,  was killed during the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on ML 457 and section officer of a demolition team.


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