KIAER, Eric Arnold
Lieutenant Eric Kiaer died  during the Normandy landings. He had previously been Mentioned in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished services in the field. "
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 .
 London Gazette 36486, page 1927.
 His brother Stanley Kiaer.
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