PARAS Burkinshaw, Philip Lewys

Stealthily By Night
By Ian Trenowden
Amphibious Assault: First Wave on Guam and Okinawa
by George R Aspley & Samuel Aspley

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Burkinshaw
  • FORENAME
Philip Lewys
  • UNIT
12 Bn (A Company)
  • RANK
Lieutenant
  • NUMBER
264936
  • AWARD
Mention in Despatches
  • PLACE
Normandy 1944
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 1922 Wakefield, Yorkshire
educated King George VII School, Sheffield
Cadet,University Senior Training Corps 1941
Royal Corps of Signals (despatch rider) 1941
commissioned Duke of Wellington's Regiment 1942
12 Bn Parachute Regiment 1943-45
WIA June 1944 Normandy
9 Bn Parachute Regiment 1945-46 (Captain)
demobilised September 1946
awarded O.B.E. (date ?)
1/4 (Hallamshire) Bn York and Lancaster Regiment 1947
graduated Sheffield University postwar
Colonial Administrative Service 1949 (Africa)
Corps of Queen's Messengers 1969
Pearce Commission to Rhodesia 1976
FCO Security Department (retired 1982)
married Diane
author of Alarms and Excursions (1991)
died 24.6.2014 age 92 Little Walsingham, Norfolk
 
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