Dunkirk Memorial


The Dunkirk Memorial stands at the entrance to the British War Graves Section of Dunkirk Town Cemetery, which lies at the south-eastern corner of the town of Dunkirk, immediately south of the canal and on the road to Veurne (Furnes) in Belgium.

The Memorial commemorates more than 4,500 casualties of the British Expeditionary Force who died in the campaign of 1939-40 or who died in captivity who were captured during this campaign and who have no known grave.

Among those commemorated on the Memorial (on Column 12) is Milton Hirst, who died between 1 June 1940 and 2 June 1940, whilst serving with 15 Bty., 6 H.A.A. Regt.

Milton was 27 years old at the time of his death and was the son of Edward and Isobella Hirst, of Morecambe, Lancashire.

His aunt, Flora Hirst, married Herbert Ormerod, one of the Ormerods of Foxstones.


(Gunner 3384293 Milton Hirst, of the Royal Artillery, died between 1 June 1940 and 2 June 1940)