DUCHAN, John Joseph

Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number/s: 
EX/4120
Born: 
Wednesday, April 10, 1918
Place of Birth: 
Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire
Died : 
Sunday, January 28, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Original grave of Cpl Duchan 45RM Commando
Corporal John Duchan died during operations in Holland.  At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations in the area of Bell Island (Osen) and Brachterbeek area of Holland. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
1st Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.
 
Notes
ADM 104/130 records he died in Belgium. However we have a photo in the gallery of his original grave located at Maasbracht Holland [view....].
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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