BASSETT-WILSON, Paul Francis

Rank: 
Captain
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
165718
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Thursday, April 22, 1920
Died : 
Monday, April 2, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Captain Paul Bassett-Wilson MC died during operations with No.9 Commando at Lake Comacchio, Italy [1].
A former pupil of Stowe School and student at Trinity College [2], he had earlier served as a Lieutenant in No 12 Commando and took part in the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on board ML 443 and was evacuated back to the UK [3].
  • 4 September 1943 posted from No.12 Commando to No. 9 Commando [4].
  • 1944 awarded the Military Cross for "gallant and distinguished services in Italy."[5].
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] Trinity College Chapel records.
[3] St Nazaire Society website.
[4] No.12 Commando War Diary.
[5] London Gazette 36615, page 3375.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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