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Silk, Joseph Henry

Date of birth:
August 14th, 1916
Date of death:
December 4th, 1943 (Myanmar, Burma)
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Cemetery Taukkyan
Plot: 10. Row: K. Grave: 22.
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private
Unit:
1st Battalion, The Somerset Light Infantry, Indian Army
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1944
Action:
Pte. Silk threw himself upon a live grenade to save the lives of the recruits under training in Burma (now Myanmar).
George Cross

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