Monday, October 16, 1944
Died on active service
Marine Harold Pugh died when the jeep he was in skidded off the road into a dyke in Belgium.
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.
Walsall Observer, and South Staffordshire Chronicle - Saturday 11 November 1944.
[Image] Rebekah Sloanemather, niece of John Rumming 48RM Cdo.
Primary Roll of Honour:
Photo of Commando in Gallery:
Archive pages :
Ask questions / Add information
Use our Forum for research enquiries, or to add information or photos. [register now].
Your message will then be seen by our Research Group and the many knowledgeable members of our Forum. [FAQ's].
All content is researched and administered by the Commando Veterans Archive.