Second Lieutenant John Thursby
In Memory of Second Lieutenant 337612 JOHN FORTESCUE THURSBY
King's Shropshire Light Infantry and No. 1 Commando
who died age 19 on 18 June 1945
Son of Walter and Lucy Thursby, of Copthorne, Sussex.
Remembered with honour at KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY
Photo courtesy of William Durran on behalf of Loretto School, Musselburgh. The photo and the words below it are from the Loretto School Roll of Honour.
Update 18/10/10 by Pete R....In the CVA Nominal Rolls gallery there are Troop Notes for 1 Cdo that show Lt. Thursby was in 5 troop with Captain 'Dick' Turpin as their troop captain. Also Andy Maines has posted a comment " Lieut. Thursby's death is mentioned in the "Third Jungle Book" issue No.8 date Sep 1945, in the No.5 Troop Notes section, page 26. - "The sudden passing of Lieut. Thursby was a great blow to the Troop we offer our sincerest condolences to his family on their great loss"
nb. The date of his death on the CWGC certificate is 4 days earlier than that shown on the School ROH. I have informed Mr Durran. All details posted By Pete Rogers