Remembering Today 1/6/40 E.R.Rooksby 4952 Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Cdg. 2nd Bn.

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    RUSHTON, ERIC ROOKSBY

    Rank:
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Service No:
    4952
    Date of Death:
    01/06/1940
    Regiment/Service:
    Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

    Cdg. 2nd Bn.
    Panel Reference
    Column 60.
    Memorial
    DUNKIRK MEMORIAL
    CWGC - Cemetery Details
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Having just looked at the battalion war diary it looks like he drowned. Last seen boarding HMS Skipjack with his Batman and Driver.

    The Skipjack was attacked by German Dive-Bombers on the 1st June and sank with all all hands and around 250 soldiers that she had just picked up off the beaches at De Panne.


    HMS Skipjack Halcyon Class Minesweeper
     
  3. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

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