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KILBY C.W.A.

KILBY C.W.A.

Captain 176297 Cedric Walter Alfred Kilby

In 1941 as 2nd Lieutenant Regular Army Emergency Commission and then the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

Reported missing on patrol with his men on Anzio Beach on the 28th/29th February 1944 aged 29 years. All men found dead where they had fallen.


Son of Walter and Mary E. Kilby of Temple Farm, Rothley. Cedric married Vera Scarborough while on leave in the autumn of 1943 in the London Borough of Westminster. Their daughter, Priscilla, was born the following summer, 1944, in Newton Abbot. Priscilla went on to marry Michael Hill in Chelsea in 1967.


Captain Kilby is buried in the Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy. His grave inscription is 'FAR FROM HOME AND ALL HE HELD SO DEAR HIS HEART IN ENGLAND BUT HIS DUTY HERE'

Named on the War Memorial, Parish Church Triptych Roll of Honour, Parish Church Book of Remembrance, Commemorative Service Wyggeston Grammar School Sunday 1st December 1946 and Swithland War Memorial.

BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

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