http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=7705946&queryType=1&resultcount=1


From medal recommendation:


“121551 Lieutenant, Temporary Captain Desmond Glover KINGSFORD, 3rd Battalion IRISH GUARDS


This officer commanded a combat group ordered to seize the crossroads one kilometre EAST of ST CHARLES DE PERCY on the evening of 3 August 1944.  The group was held up by intense Machine gun and Anti-tank gun fire and was unable to make progress in daylight, but after three efforts succeeded in gaining their objective. 


Captain KINGSFORD organised every attack and regardless of extreme danger from intensive Spandau fire kept his men in good spirits and overcame severe opposition.  He handled his group with great skill and daring.  Had Captain KINGSFORD not persisted in his efforts to overcome this opposition, great delay would have been imposed in the execution of the Divisional plan.”



Captain DESMOND GLOVER KINGSFORD M C 121551, 3rd Bn., Irish Guards who died age 30 on 10 August 1944

Son of Douglas H. and Margaret M. Kingsford, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Remembered with honour TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY

Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. H. 10.

See Times article Aug 10, 1946; IN MEMORIAM, KINGSFORD




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Sources: CWGC; TNA; The Times

 

KINGSFORD, DESMOND GLOVER, MC, 3BN