THURSBY, John Fortescue

Rank: 
Second Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
337612
Born: 
Sunday, December 13, 1925
Died : 
Monday, June 18, 1945
Died on war service
Age: 
19
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
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"

Sources
CWGC.
Loretto School ROH and Archive.
 

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