174288 William Adrian Reynolds DALY, MiD, 6 Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers: 02/01/1943

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    Personal Number: 174288
    Rank: Captain
    Name: William Adrian Reynolds DALY, MiD
    Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

    London Gazette : 3 March 1941
    The undermentioned Cadets, from Sandhurst, 162nd, 167th, and 168th O.C.T.U's., to be 2nd Lts. except as otherwise stated. 22nd Feb. 1941: —
    Inniskilling Fus.
    William Adrian Reynolds DALY (174288).

    London Gazette: 23 September 1943
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa.
    Inniskilling Fus.
    Lt. (actg. Capt.) W. A. R. Daly (174258). (Killed in action.)
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    Casualty Details | CWGC
    Service Number: 174288
    Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
    Regiment & Unit/Ship: 6th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
    Date of Death: Died 02 March 1943
    Age 22 years old
    Buried or commemorated at MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY
    Grave Reference: 11. G. 11.
    Location: Tunisia
    Additional Info: Son of Christopher and Alicia Daly; husband of Olive Margaret Daly, of Newtownbreda, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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    Captain Daly was killed near Stuka Ridge to the west of the Bou Arads to Goubellat road

    2000 The Carrier Platoon led by Capt WAR Daly attacked Stop Farm (647102), known to be occupied by the enemy, and suspected of being a FOP looking on to our Grandstand position. Capt Daly led the first section into the farmyard over a barricade without opposition. Two more sections followed and MG fire, then opened up from 2 of the farm buildings. Grenades were thrown at these and one MG was silenced. 3 were MGs, from outside the farm, then opened fire, all covering the barricade. Small arms fire came from a yard in the farm. Capt Daly then ordered a section round in one of the outside MGs, which was silenced with grenade. The section commander Sgt Donaldson returned to Capt Daly, and at that moment the latter was hit by a burst of fire and fell to the ground. He still carried on directing the attack but finally, deciding that the enemy fire was too heavy for all his men to get over the barricade, he ordered them to withdraw, and take the wounded with them. The men with him tried to move him, but were unable to do so. They left the farm to the west, and were fired on by another MG, which hit one of the wounded men. The platoon crept away and lay up for some time in the hope of picking up 3 ORs, who were missing. They did not turn up and the patrol returned to Bttn HQ. 5 ORs were wounded and evacuated. 1 of these died two days later.


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