Kirk Thomas Marley 2/Lt 189534
Name Kirk Thomas Marley
Army number 189534
Decorations M.C. 31/8/1944 for service in N W Europe with 6th Bn DLI
Date of birth 21/1/1922. Mother's maiden name Marley.
Age 69 or 70 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 31/5/1941. Posted to the 2nd Battalion DLI (Home details 14/11/1941). Posted 30th Battalion DLI. Posted 11th Battalion DLI 10/2/1942 (joined 18/2/1942). Posted overseas May 1942. Posted 70th Bn 22/6/1943. Posted 6th Battalion DLI 1/6/1944. Served Normandy. Wounded and evacuated July 1944. Transferred to the Parachute Regiment 26/5/1945. Released as Honorary Captain. Joined Territorial Army. Captain 6th Battalion DLI 2/9/1954. TARO 7/1/1959.
Company/Battery 2nd Bn - A Company. 30th Bn - C Company. 6th Bn - S Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Duty Officer
Promotions W/S Lt 1/10/1942, T/Captain 11/1/1944, A/Major 5/11/1954.
Wounded Yes - July 1944 while with 6th Battalion.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died January 1991 in Cheshire.
Home address Father - Dr Charles Joseph Kirk. Mother - ALice Marley. In the 1939 General Register he was resident at 180 North Road, Darlington and working as a Law Articled Clerk. Educated Merchiston Castle School and St Catherine's College, Cambridge. Married 23/10/1948 to Hilary E Spalding at Darlington.
Source table 11DLI