Flynn John Fus 2760136

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Name Flynn John
Army number 2760136
Rank Fusilier.
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age 24 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Black Watch, and underwent Basic Training - probably at the Perth Primary Training Centre. Posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish. Served Normandy. Transferred to the Royal Scots Fusiliers 22/8/44, Authority:- X/108/44, on the disbandment of the Brigade. Posted to the 11th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. KILLED in ACTION with 11th Royal Scots Fusiliers 11/9/1944.
Company/Battery Company not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not known, but probably Rifleman.
Joined Brigade Not yet confirmed.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Yes – reported wounded North West Europe but date not recorded.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 11-Sep-44. Initially interred at Rouelles CSGS 4250 1/50,000 Map 7E/4 and 8/E3 L527293. Reburied 26/6/1947 in Grave 17, Division 67, Row Q, Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre. Headstone inscription reads UNTIL THE DAY BREAK, AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY.
Home address Son of Elizabeth Flynn and Stepson of Thomas Smith of Perth.
Source table 1TS