The exact circumstances of the death of Mne Polkinghorne are not as yet known by this archive. At the time of his death 44 Commando were engaged in the Silkuri region, their task to stop Japanese infiltration on the approaches to Silchar. This involved numerous patrols being sent out.
In the Roll of Honour at the back of the book 44RM Commando, From Achnacarry to the Arakan, the author lists Mne Polkinghorne as "Died on active service."
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