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6984413   Gunner Joseph Kirk
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 140 Battery, 40 Lt. A.A. Regiment, Royal Field Artillery (British Army)
Died: 06/12/1942 (Unknown)
Age: 19
Joseph Kirk was the son of Samuel and Thomasena Kirk. He was born about 1923. Gunner Joseph Kirk was serving with 140 Battery, 40th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment of the Royal Artillery. Gunner Joseph Kirk died on 6th December 1942 at El Alamein. His parents lived in Drumreany, Castlecaulfield.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Benghazi War Cemetery
Grave Ref: Grave 8-D-1
CWGC Casualty 2064128
Benghazi is a seaport on the Mediterranean. The cemetery is about 7 kilometres south-east of Benghazi in the Fuihat area, about 300 metres from the childrens' hospital on the opposite side of the road. From the city centre take the road following the coast past the sports stadium. Approximately 2 kilometres beyond the stadium is a large roundabout with a flyover on to the Tripoli road. Turn left at this roundabout, and the War Cemetery is found 3 kilometres along this road on the left hand side. NB: Benghazi War Cemetery should not be confused with Benghazi British Military Cemetery passed after about 1 kilometre on the right side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWII Dungannon
2 Castlecaulfield Church Of Ireland - WWII Roll of Honour Castlecaulfield
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1 Forum discussion (WW2 Talk) Details of Gunner Joseph Kirk
2 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Gunner Joseph Kirk's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023