KIRBY, William John

Rank: 
Fusilier
Unit / Base: 
4 Commando
Police Service: 
Metropolitan Police
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Fusiliers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
6482295
Born: 
Wednesday, February 13, 1918
Died: 
1971
Place died: 
Stamford, Lincolnshire
Fusilier William Kirby was wounded June 1944 during operations in Normandy, France.
He volunteered for the Commandos from the Police. In 1939 he was a Metropolitan Police Officer serving at the Police Station, High Street, Stoke Newington. Post war member of the Commando Association residing in Clapton before moving to Stamford, Lincolnshire.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
The 1939 Register.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 53 (1971).
Records of Deaths registered Stamford Lincolnshire 1971, Vol.3B, page402.
 

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