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Lieutenant David Denis Queskey was an English officer of the British Army who died during the Second World War.

He was born at Sculcoates, the son of Nehemiah John and Leah Queskey (née Shalgosky), both of Hull.

Queskey was commissioned in July 1943, in the Royal Armoured Corps,[1] but on promotion to lieutenant early the next year he transferred to the East Yorkshire Regiment.[2] In August 1944, Queskey joined the 2nd Lincolnshires in France, in command of one of two platoons attached from the 7th East Yorkshires as reinforcements.[3] Queskey died a month later, on 19 September and aged 21, succumbing to wounds sustained during the abortive Operation Market Garden. His platoon, belonging to "C" Company, had formed part of an opposed crossing on the Escaut Canal. The crossing was opposed and the intense fire directed at the Lincolns inflicted a heavy toll.[4]

He is buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery.

NotesEdit

  1. The London Gazette (36265), p. 5232, 26 November 1943. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  2. The London Gazette (36446), p. 1481, 31 March 1944. Retrieved 5 September 1944.
  3. Gates, Lionel Chasemore (1953), The History of the Tenth Foot, 1919-1950, p. 232.
  4. Gates, Lionel Chasemore (1953), The History of the Tenth Foot, 1919-1950, pp. 239-41.

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