Citation for Spr Kill's Mention in Despatches

Sapper Kill served in France as part of the British Expeditionary Force during the early stages of World War II with the 691 (Mowlem) General Construction Company, Royal Engineers. This unit was known to have been constructing military airfields. He received a Mention in Despatches for his actions in May 1940 and the citation records:

Spr Kill is a motorcycle D.R. [Despatch Rider] From Sunday 19 May at Beauvoir until reaching Calais on Wednesday 22 May he only spent a very short period out of the saddle. On the run to Boseghem on Sunday night he kept the convoy together under very arduous conditions. On Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday in Boulogne, when other DRs were being sent out and not returning, he never hesitated in taking a despatch even during air raids, and he always delivered the despatch properly and returned safely. He kept the convoy together and properly spaced on the journey from Boulogne to Calais on May 22, & the convoy got through without attack from enemy aeroplanes which were active all the time.”

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