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Trench, Arthur Richard

Date of death:
October 7th, 1942
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Cemetery Tel-el-Kebir
Plot: 1. Row: F. Grave: 8.
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


Major Arthur Richard Trench died of his wounds aged 25 on 7th October 1942 in a hospital in Cairo.

28 November, 1936: Second Lieutenant

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Temporary Captain
6 Queens Regiment
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1940
"Captain Trench and Serjeant Norwood were taken prisoners when their post was surrounded by greatly superior numbers and after a five day's journey were confined in a large barn near Antwerp. On 26 May finding a window unfastened Captain Trench accompanied by Serjeant Norwood crept out and ran for a neighbouring wood. After six days they reached Dunkirk in a rowing boat having walked over 100 miles and adopted various disguises. Both Officer and NCO showed great courage and considerable coolness and resource."
Military Cross (MC)