Mirrielees Donald Currie Major 67799

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Name Mirrielees Donald Currie
Army number 67799
Rank Major
Decorations M.C. - gazetted 18/10/1940 for service with BEF.
Date of birth Born 25/8/1915 Surrey. Birth registered Q3 1915, Dorking, Surrey.
Age 29
Unit Commissioned as 2/Lt in the Black Watch 28/8/1937. Served in Palestine 1937 - 38. Posted 1st Bn Bn Black Watch. Passed examination for Royal Aero Club's Aviator's Certificate 29/11/1938. Posted 4th Bn Black Watch. Posted 1 TS 25/11/1943. With the Battalion on disbandment. Posted 5th Battalion Black Watch 26th August 1944. KILLED in ACTION North West Europe 29/8/44 with 5th Battalion Black Watch.
Company/Battery B Company. D Company 24/1/1944. A Company 30/6/1944.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Company 2i/c. Company Commander.
Joined Brigade 25/11/1943.
Promotions Lt 30/1/39. Captain 30/6/44. Major.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 29-Aug-44. Temporarily interred initially at HAUTH CROTH CROSSROADS, EURE. Re-buried Grave I. C. 9. St Desir War Cemetery.
Home address Son of Major Frederick Donald and Mary C Mirrielees of Garth, Aberfeldy Perthshire and Westminster, London. BA(Cantab) Trinity College. Probate issued 11/4/1945, Llandudno Registry.
Source table 1TS

Major Mirrielees' father, Frederick Donald Mirrielees, died in 1940 as a Volunteer with the 4th Perthshire Battalion of The Home Guard. To see his CWGC Commemorative Record please click here.

Major Mirrielees' flying qualifications were taken through the Cinque Ports Flying Club in a BA Swallow - Cirrus Minor - 82 Aircraft.