BEVIS, Kenneth John

Rank: 
Petty Officer
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
P/JX 154966
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Sunday, April 30, 1922
Birthplace: 
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Died : 
Saturday, June 17, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
22
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Local Roll of Honour: 

Petty Officer Kenneth Bevis, RN Beach Commando 'O' ,  died at Elba [1][2]. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for "distinguished service in operations carried out in the face of determined opposition from the enemy which led to the capture of the island of Elba"[3].

Extract from the Birmingham Mail newspaper 1945
"P.O. RN Commando, Elba June 1944 Mention in Despatches. No Morning dawns, No night returns, But what we think of you. Proudly remembered by Mom, Dad"[4].

Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/127.
[3] London Gazette 36783, page 5088.

[4] Birmingham Mail Monday 18 June 1945 - family notices p3.
[4] British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.

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