Private Brinkley, 3 Troop, was reported missing 13 September 1943 during operations at Salerno, Italy. He was last seen fit and well on 10 September 1943 patrolling the Eastern slopes of Liberatore Hill in the company of Pte. Armitage and Cpl. Hawkins. Later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Germany. Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing in Balham, London.
 Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/ 68.
 Salerno casualties document [Linked Content below].
 Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO392/1.
Source at  shows date last seen as 10 September 1943.