SAUNDERS, Samuel John Albert

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
CH/X 109090
Died : 
Tuesday, March 28, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
19
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Marine Samuel Saunders died during an air attack on Vis, their base of operations against enemy held Dalmatian Islands.
 
The 43RM Cdo. War Diary entry for 28th March 1944 states " Enemy aircraft attacked Vis town , and bombs also fell in Podselje . A direct hit was scored on the Cdo Orderly room resulting in the death of Ty Lt. F.H. Hancock and two marines."
 
Sources
CWGC.
National Archives War Diary DEFE 2/49.
 
Notes
Those also killed on that day were Lieutenant Frank Hancock and Marine Percy Jeal.
 

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