Queens Own Royal West Kent
Private Thomas Graham served in the TA between 1927 and 1929. He enlisted into the regular Army on 17 June 1929. Reported missing 22 May 1940 serving with his Regiment as part of the British Expeditionary Force in France, later successfully evacuated to the UK. Commando Service 5 July 1940 - 22 May 1944 attached to No 3 Commando serving in 4 troop. 27 December 1941 wounded during operations at Vaagso Norway. He received burns to his leg when a smoke bomb dropped by the RAF hit his landing craft. 14 July 1943 wounded during operations at Agnone Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). Gunshot wounds to his chest. 6 December 1945 released to Reserve List. Post war employed with British Railways. Sources B.E.F. - Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/13 and 14. Vaagso - Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36. Sicily - Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/66. War Pensions Appeal Assessment Form MPT 500 Documents and image provided by his grandson Grant Farquhar.
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