Monday, July 12, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Joseph Kilbride died during the period 40RM Commando were engaged in the invasion of Sicily. The exact circumstances of his death are not known to this archive.
It should be noted that we have an image of a Signals Intelligence Unit [view] formed for the earlier raid at Dieppe which operated covertly on on this raid as a platoon of 40RM Commando. On that image Cpl Kilbride is named as a member of the unit and the image is annotated that he was later KIA. The unit was 10 Platoon 'X' Company [more...] under the command of Lieutenant H.O. Huntington-Whiteley [more...], their role to acquire signals intelligence documents from German Naval HQ at Dieppe.
The CWGC show his unit as 40RM Commando and he is remembered on our ROH for 40RM Commando.
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