THURSBY, John Fortescue

Rank: 
Second Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
1 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Service: 
Army
Number: 
337612
Born: 
Sunday, December 13, 1925
Died : 
Monday, June 18, 1945
Died on war service
Age: 
19
Cemetery/Memorial: 
John Thursby 1 Commando
Second Lieutenant John Thursby, 5 Troop, died after contracting Polio during his posting to the Far East with No.1 Commando.
Extract  from the Third Jungle Book
"The sudden passing of Lieut. Thursby was a great blow to the Troop we offer our sincerest condolences to his family on their great loss."
 
Sources
CWGC.
Third Jungle Book issue 8 No.5 Troop Notes [see Linked Content below].
[Image] Loretto School ROH and Archive.
 
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