KHYTOVITCH, Eric

Rank: 
Lance Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Engineers
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
1876034
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Saturday, June 10, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Eric Khytovitch MM 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant Eric Khytovitch MM was killed during operations at Normandy [1].
 

No 6 Commando War Diary 10th June 1944

"Place: In the field, Le Plein a.m. - 2 Troop kill 2 snipers with 'K' gun.  We are heavily mortared.  We answer with our own mortars. 0800 - Enemy attacks, all troops engage.  By 1700 hrs all attacks definitely repelled.  Suspect enemy got it in the neck.  Our own casualties total 16." [2]
 
He had previously been awarded the MM for "gallant and distinguished services in North Africa." [3]
 
​He can be seen in this photo of a group from No 6 Commando. [view]
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] No 6 Cdo War Diary
[3] London Gazettes Supp. 36000, page 1997.
 

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