DUKE, Andrew

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number/s: 
PLY/X 3651
Born: 
Friday, January 3, 1919
Place of Birth: 
Belfast, County Antrim
Died : 
Thursday, November 2, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
25
Operations: 
Marine Andrew Duke 47 Commando

Marine Andrew Duke, from Belfast, died during operations at Walcheren. At the time of his death his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties. 

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
Belfast Telegraph - Saturday 25 November 1944 - via The Britsh Newspaper Archive.
Image © Independent News and Media PLC. Image created courtesy of The British Library Board.
Operational timeline - The book  'From Omaha to the Scheldt' author Professor (Capt) John Forfar MC. 47RM Cdo.

Primary Roll of Honour: 
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