CONATY, Alan Craba

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
PO/X 100424
Born: 
Saturday, August 6, 1921
Place of Birth: 
North Shields, Northumberalnd
Died : 
Thursday, March 1, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
23
Marine Alan Conaty died on the day his Commando crossed the River Maas at Gennep. By evening they had entered Afferden where they encountered enemy shelling. Captain John Day, 45RM Commando, records that 'B' troop had one man killed.
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
[3] The book 'A Plain Russet-Coated Captain' by Capt. John Day.
[4] Registers of Births Tynemouth Northumberland July/Aug/Sept 1921.
 
Notes 
CWGC show age as 24. Source at [2] shows 23 (6-8-1921) confirmed by source [3] showing 3rd quarter 1921.
 
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