871776 S G KIRKMAN, Irish Guards

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  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Army Number: 871776
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: S G KIRKMAN
    Unit: Irish Guards
    Theatre:
    POW Number: 279570
    Date of Capture:
    Place of Capture:
    Camp: Stalag 357
    TNA Reference:
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2019
  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Army Number: 871776
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: S KIRKMAN
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: Italy
    Missing Personnel file: 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS - Italy, Missing Personnel file
    TNA Reference: WO 361/784
    Notes: Date of Payment 29 January 1944, 200 Local Currency, 1 I.R.T.D.
    Missing 8 February 1944

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    Last edited: Nov 4, 2019
  3. miery

    miery New Member

    This is incorrect - it is S G KIRKMAN, Irish Guard. # 871776 279570 (number supplied by the Irish Guards website). Stanley George Kirkman, Guardsman. Formerly of Knottingham, lived in London after the war until he died. We believe he was captured in Italy. He was definitely at Stalag 357 as of August 8, 1944, as he wrote a very touching letter to his fiancé, my grandmother, from the Stalag - one of the few moments of his time at war. He would not speak much of his time at that camp, but I know it haunted him his entire life and ultimately led to his request to my grandmother that she never "put him away" when he got old or if he ever went "batty." He took his own life in November 1980 to prevent my grandmother from having to honor that request.
     
  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hello and welcome, thanks for posting.

    Sorry, but what exactly is incorrect?
     
  5. miery

    miery New Member

    Hi: The name is Kirkman, not Kirkham. Thanks!
     
  6. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Duly amended.
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2019

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