Albert Kinnon

Gunner Albert Kinnon of Belfast died on 8th February 1944 as 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment came under heavy fire in the Battle of the Admin Box.


Albert Kinnon


Gunner Albert Kinnon (1459544) served in 21st Battery, 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery during the Second World War. He was the husband of Agnes Kinnon of Belfast.

Gunner Kinnon died on 8th February 1944 aged 38 years old. On this day, Japanese troops placed heavy fire with shells and mortars on the position of 21st Battery. 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment provided valuable support for XV Corps during what became known as the Battle of the Admin Box during the Second Arakan battle in Burma.

Gunner Kinnon’s grave is in Section 5, Row E, Grave 7 of Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar. His headstone bears the inscription:


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