KIRKHOPE, William Adamson Forbes

Signalman (later 2nd/Lieut)
Royal Corps of Signals & Camerons
Service number: 
7662003 & 352648
Signalman William Kirkhope, 2 Special Service Bde. Signals, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on the 13th September 1943 at Salerno when he volunteered to repair a vital line of communications that had been cut on the Vietri to Salerno road, an area that was under heavy enemy mortar and M.G. fire [2]. 
7662003 Cadet William Adamson Forbes KIRKHOPE was commissioned to be 2nd Lt., in the Camerons on the 16th August 1945. New service no. 352648. [3]
[1] London Gazette 36327, page 256.
[2] National Archives file WO 373/4/83.
[3] London Gazette 37279, page 4738.

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