ELMS, Frank

Rank: 
Second Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Northamptonshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
304633
Died : 
Thursday, July 6, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
28
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 
Second Lieutenant Frank Elms died during operations at Normandy.

The No 4 Commando War Diary records
"5th to 6th July 1944 Place: Hauger - A patrol under Lieut. Elms proceeded to recce the BOIS DU BOISSON - GONNEVILLE ROAD for the purpose of observing enemy movements and locating any possible new dispositions for the intended fighting patrol that was to put in an attack in that area at night. Lieut. Elms had the misfortune to be hit and severely wounded when approaching the FDLs and later died."
 
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