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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 15/01/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 976 Balloon Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Died: 30/04/1942 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 34
Stephen George Kirkham was the son of Mr and Mrs T Kirkham. He was born about 1908. He was the husband of Mary Agnes Kirkham. They had one son. Aircraftman 1st Class Stephen George Kirkham served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 976 Balloon Squadron in Egypt. The 900 series number was allocated to Barrage Balloon units of the Auxiliary Air Force. Aircraftman Stephen Kirkham appears to have died from wounds received in action.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Heliopolis War Cemetery
  Heliopolis, Cairo
Grave Ref: Grave 1-F-8
CWGC Casualty 2209307
Heliopolis, a major suburb of Cairo, lies 10 kilometres to the north-east of the main city centre, approximately 6 kilometres from the airport. Heliopolis War Cemetery is situated opposite El Banat (Girls') College in Nabil el Wakkard Street, and access to the cemetery is from this street.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 335
References and Links
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1 National Archives UK Details of Squadron Number 976
2 RAF Commands Details of Stephen George Kirkham
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Stephen Kirkham's grave can be purchased here
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