Joe Durkin
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Joe Durkin

Joseph Christopher Patrick Durkin
born 20.12.1929 Athy,County Kildare,Ireland
son of Patrick Murray and Mary (nee Scully) Durkin
family moved to Liverpool late 1930s
called up 2.8.1945
61 Primary Training Wing
Army Air Corps
No 1 Parachute Regiment Infantry Training Centre September 1945-January 1946
discharged May 1946
Merchant Navy (deckhand)
National Service March 1948
1 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers (C Company) May 1951
Malayan Scouts SAS (D Squadron) 1951 (Trooper)
22 SAS (18 Troop D Squadron) 1951-52 (Trooper)
Manchester Regiment 1952
discharged to reserves April 1953
discharged 28.2.1964
married Dorothy Houghton (died 1999) (3 children)
author "Malayan Scouts SAS:A Memoir of the Malayan Emergency,1951" (2011)
died 5.5.2001

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