THURSBY, John Fortescue
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Sunday, December 13, 1925
Monday, June 18, 1945
Died on war service
Second Lieutenant John Thursby died after contracting Polio during his posting to the Far East with No.1 Commando.
In the Troop Notes for 1 Cdo Lt. Thursby was in 5 troop with Captain 'Dick' Turpin as their troop captain. Lieut. Thursby's death is mentioned in the "Third Jungle Book" issue No.8 date Sep 1945, in the No.5 Troop Notes section, page 26. - "The sudden passing of Lieut. Thursby was a great blow to the Troop we offer our sincerest condolences to his family on their great loss"
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