Kirkup William Brookes Lt 73651

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Name Kirkup William Brookes
Army number 73651
Rank Lt
Decorations M.i.D. 20/12/1940, T.E.D. 25/5/1951.
Date of birth 20th October 1919 at Chester-Le-Street.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - commissioned as a 2/Lt in the 8th Bn 8/12/1937. Embodied 24/8/1939. Posted 11th Battalion 11/1/1940. Posted 70th Bde HQ 15/1/1940. Served B.E.F. Posted 11th Battalion DLI 24/9/1940 as Company Commander. Served Iceland. Posted overseas 6/6/1942. Transferred to the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 17/3/1945 as W/S Lt.
Company/Battery Brigade Headquarters. Battalion HQ. 11th Battalion - D Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit Brigade Transport Section.
Task or role 8th Bn HQ Coy - Platoon Commander No 1 Platoon. HQ Company 1/9/1939. Brigade Motor Transport Officer. 11th Battalion - Adjutant. Company Commander.
Joined Brigade 11-Jan-40.
Promotions 2/Lt 1/12/1939. A/Captain 15/1/1940. W/S Lt and T/Captain 15/4/1940. T/Captain 9/6/1945. Captain 8/12/1945. To TARO 1/9/1948.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 23/3/1995. Death registered March 1995, Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan. Probate granted 26/6/1995 at Llandaff.
Home address Son of Major Ernest Hodgson Kirkup JP of Oakfield, Low Fell by his wife Helen Chadwick, daughter of William Brookes of Hale, Cheshire. Nephew of Brigadier Kirkup. Married September 1945 to Joyce M. Thomas in Durham Northern District. Lived at The Croft, The Bryn, Coychurch, Bridgend. Director of Bayswater Tubes and Sections Ltd 1991 until his death in 1995.
Source table 11DLI