THATCHER, Albert George May

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PLY/X 110293
Died : 
Thursday, November 2, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
21
Operations: 
Marine Albert Thatcher, 'B' troop, died of wounds he received during the allied landings at Westkapelle, Walcheren.
 
The 47 RM Commando Medical Officer, Captain John Forfar MC, describes the incident in which Mne. Thatcher received his fatal wounds in his book. He was on board LCT 18 when it was hit by a shell and he received shrapnel wounds. He was taken to a Beach Dressing Station but died the next day. [2]
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] Professor (Capt) John Forfar MC. 47RM Cdo. medical officer and author of  'From Omaha to the Scheldt.
 

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