SAUNDERS, Samuel John Albert
Tuesday, March 28, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
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."
National Archives War Diary DEFE 2/49.
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