BEVIS, Kenneth John

Rank: 
Petty Officer
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P/JX 154966
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Saturday, June 17, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
22
Cemetery/Memorial: 

Petty Officer Kenneth Bevis was killed in Italy. He received a posthumous MiD 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."

At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard.

Birmingham Mail - Monday 18 June 1945 - family notices p3.

"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."
 
Sources
CWGC
Birmingham Mail
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
London Gazettes Supp. 36783, page 5088.
 
Notes
The CWGC list his unit only as HMS Royal Scotsman. This was a Landing Ship Infantry. 
 

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