ZAMMIT, Robert

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
PO/X 106117
Born: 
Saturday, August 6, 1921
Birthplace: 
Valletta, Malta
Died : 
Sunday, December 31, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
23
Operations: 
Marine Robert Zammit died at the EMS Hospital, Park Prewett, Basingstoke, of wounds inflicted during operations at Normandy. He was part of a large fighting patrol of 4 troops and the heavy weapons troop sent against the enemy lines north east from La Grande Ferme commencing at 2115hrs on the 18th June. It was hoped to be an in out raid to gather intelligence, capture prisoners, and weaken the enemies morale. Mne. Zammit was wounded suffering severe chest and spinal injuries from which he died months later. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/139.
Professor (Capt) John Forfar MC. 47RM Cdo.  'From Omaha to the Scheldt.
 
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