BIRNEY, David Leslie

Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Rifle Brigade
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
75991
Born: 
Thursday, June 11, 1914
Died : 
Tuesday, April 28, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
27
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 
 Captain David Birney, Officer Commanding 2 troop, was killed during the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on ML 447 and OIC of an assault group. The date of his death is confirmed by French authorities, and the CWGC, whose records show that he died of wounds. 
 
Born in India, David Birney later attended Trinity College graduating with a BA in 1938.
(Sources: St Nazaire Society/CWGC/Trinity College Chapel records.)
 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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