DERRICK, Martin

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
PLY/X 112062
Born: 
Wednesday, August 20, 1924
Place of Birth: 
North Shields, Northumberland
Died : 
Thursday, November 2, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
20
Operations: 

Marine Martin Derrick died during operations at Walcheren, Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties. 

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.
'From Omaha to the Scheldt', author Professor (Captain) John Forfar MC, Medical Officer 47RM Cdo.

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