KEARNEY, Joseph Francis
Monday, August 8, 1921
Tuesday, September 1, 1987
Gunner Joe Kearney was attached to No.11 Commando 1 Troop from the 57th (Newfoundland) Heavy Regiment Royal Artillery. He was reported missing 24 November 1941 after Operation Flipper in the Western Desert, later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association residing in Newfoundland.
Extract from Commando Association newsletter 84.
No.11 Commando reunion at Arran
"It was particularly grand to welcome Joe Kearney and his wife from St. Johns, Newfoundland, on this their third visit to the island since the end of the war, and to see Joe in company with those stalwarts' Bob Murray, Jimmy Lappin, Charles Lock, and Jack Terry, D.C.M., all of whom took part and survived the Rommel Raid."
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/35 and WO417/37.
Prisoners of War Records / National Archives files WO392/1 and WO392/21.
Commando Association newsletters 52, 68, 84, and 88.
Royal Artillery Attestations Registers.
The book Joseph Kearney and The Hunt for Rommel.
CVA Forum message [view...].
Rank as shown in Casualty and POW Lists. Rank in CA newsletters is LBdr.
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