PUGH, Harold

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO/X 112224
Died : 
Monday, October 16, 1944
Died on active service
Age: 
21
Marine Harold Pugh 48 Commando
Marine Harold Pugh died when the jeep he was in skidded off the road into a dyke in Belgium.
 
Newspaper extract
Killed in Skidding Jeep.
News has been received by his widowed mother, who lives at 18, Forest Lane, North Walsall, that Marine Harold Hugh, the Marine Commandos, lost his life when his jeep skidded into a dyke in Belgium on October 16.
Twenty one years of age he joined up in March 1942 and went North Africa six months later. He took part in the invasion of Sicily and afterwards served in Italy before returning to England last February.
Marine H. Pugh crossed the Channel on DDay and until about a month ago was with the same division as his elder brother, Albert, of the airborne troops, who is now back in England. He attended North Walsall School and was afterwards employed by Mr. H. Field, Butcher , of Pleck Road. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Walsall Observer, and South Staffordshire Chronicle - Saturday 11 November 1944.
British NewspaperArchive.
[Image] Rebekah Sloanemather, niece of John Rumming 48RM Cdo.
 
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