Birkett, WD

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Title

Birkett, WD

Subject

Lieut. WD Birkett RE

Description

Lieut. William Donald Birkett. 1st Parachute Sqn. Royal Engineers. (ON 28-36) Killed as a result of an accident on the 13 August 1944 age 24. Paratrooper in the Mediterranean. Previously in North Africa. Commemorated: Rome War Cemetery. NHS OTC. Son of Eric, a Hosiery Manufacturer, and his wife Cecilia E. Birkett, of Beeston, Nottinghamshire.

From The Nottinghamian December 1944:
On leaving School, Birkett entered the service of the City Engineer and at the time of joining the Army was studying for an Engineering degree. He saw service throughout the North Africa campaign, where he sustained an injury to an eye.

Creator

YG

Source

Nottingham High School Archives. CC/0027