HOLMES, Kenneth Samuel, B.

Lance Corporal
Unit / Base: 
3 Commando
Prior Police Service: 
Devon Constabulary
Devonshire Regiment
Saturday, April 8, 1922
Place died: 
Lance Corporal Kenneth Holmes, 6 troop, was wounded first on 5 October 1943 during operations at Termoli, Italy, and again on 6 June 1944 at Normandy, France. [1][2]
1939 residing  Newton Abbott, Devon, employed as an apprentice at a Gents Outfitters and a part time ARP Warden [3].
1942, Police Officer, volunteered for the Commandos and was part of the Police Intakes to the Commando Basic Training Centre, Achnacarry [4].
Post war member of the Commando Association from Teignmouth [5].
1978 Retired Police Officer employed as a Careers Officer, Devon Education Committee [6].
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."
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/68.
[2] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
[4] Commando Association newsletter 94.
[3] The 1939 Register covering Newton Abbott.
[5] Commando Association newsletter 88.
[6] Commando Association newsletter 66.

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