COLLINS, Peter Stratford

Rank: 
Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Monday, March 12, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 
Lieutenant Peter Collins MC, 'A' troop, died during operations against the German held island of Schouwen, Holland. He had been awarded the MC for gallant and distinguished services in the field.
 
Just outside Bruinisse Lieutenant Collins, leading the patrol, met a double apron fence which he gapped, and found himself by a slit trench with two Germans. He called on these to surrender; they did so, but a third German, not before seen, threw several grenades killing the two Germans and severely wounding Lieutenant Collins and Marine Coleman [more...], his MOA. Both later died of their wounds [*].
 
Sources
CWGC
London Gazettes Supp. 37549, page 2087.
The book DDay Commando. author Ken Ford.
[*] The official book '48RM Commando-The Story 1944-1946' ( written by an officer of 48RM Commando).
 
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