HOLMES, Kenneth, Samuel, B.

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
3 Commando
Police Service: 
Police Force not known
Regiment/Corps: 
Devonshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241824
Born: 
Saturday, April 8, 1922
Died: 
2006
Lance Corporal Kenneth Holmes was wounded during operations at Termoli, Italy, on 5 October 1943 [1] and the following year at Normandy, France on 6 June 1944 [2]. He was a Policeman who volunteered as part of the Police Intakes to the Commandos in 1942 [3].
Post war member of the Commando Association from Teignmouth [4].
Extract from Commando Association newsletter 94
"Ken Holmes (3 Cdo) wishes to remind all concerned that the 23rd July this year is the 50th Anniversary of the first 'Police Intake' into the Commandos, and sends all good wishes to all those young 'coppers' who joined the Commandos by that route. He says that those were happy days."
 
Sources
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/68.
[2] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
[3] Commando Association newsletter 94.
[4] Commando Association newsletter 88.
 

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