BRIDLE, Desmond George

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit / Base: 
3 Commando
Police Service: 
Metropolitan Police
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Scots
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14604360
Born: 
Tuesday, April 3, 1917
Died : 
Sunday, June 11, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
27
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Lance Corporal Desmond Bridle was killed in action in Normandy, France, during operations near the Chateau d'Amfreville. He was from South Harrow and one of the Metropoltan Police Intakes to the Commandos.
Desmond George Bridle, warrant number 127985, joined the Metropolitan Police on 31 July 1939, and left on 11 June 1944 (died). Last posted to G Division as a PC. In 1939 he was residing at the Police Section House, Judd Street, Camden.
Son of Arthur George and Bessie Bridle; husband of Winifred Gladys Bridle, of Wallington, Surrey.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
Register of leavers from the Metropolitan Police / National Archives file MEPO 4/350/252.
The 1939 Register covering 53 Judd Steet Police Section House.
 
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