KIAER, Eric Arnold
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
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Tuesday, June 6, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
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Lt Kiaer was killed during the Normandy landings. He had previously received an MiD for "gallant and distinguished services in the field." Award Source: LG Publication date: 25 April 1944; Supplement: 36486; Page: 1927 Eric Kiaer served in the Independent Companies (10, 2, & 4) before volunteering for the Commandos. He was later captured during operations in Italy, but escaped (with others) walking the length of the Apennines for 3 months before reaching allied lines. There was a joke in 3Cdo that Eric was lazy as this was only a short walk!! On his return to the UK, Eric was attached to the Holding Operational Commando in Wrexham before joining No 3 Commando for the planned Normandy landings. An account of the Action in which Eric was killed can be found on page 311 of March Past by Lord Lovat. Above Source: His brother Stanley Kiaer. Eric's brother, 201427 Lieutenant Leslie Herbert Sonne Kiaer, 10th Bn., The Parachute Regiment was killed during operations at Arnhem.
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