Second Lieutenant Kay Hendrik Irgens was an Anglo-Norwegian officer of the British Army who died during the Second World War.
Irgens was commissioned on 24 March 1944, in the Coldstream Guards, and became a platoon commander in No. 2 Company, 1st Battalion. On 8 September 1944, Irgens and a number of men from the company were killed by anti-tank fire from Bourg Leopold. His battalion had been tasked with taking the Belgian village, but the anti-tank fire killed Irgens before he reached the start-line.
He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.
- ↑ Familien Erik Fredrik Irgens/Janniche Elisabeth Knudtzon, boslekt.com. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- ↑ Being Anglo-Nordic, hrionline.ac.uk. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- ↑ The London Gazette (36519), p. 2277. 19 May 1944, thegazette.co.uk. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- ↑ Howard, Michael Eliot & Sparrow, John Hanbury Angus (1951), The Coldstream Guards: 1920-1946, p. 289.
- Irgens, Kay Hendrik, cwgc.org. Retrieved 27 July 2015.