COAKER, Vernon

Rank: 
Troop Sergeant Major
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Devonshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
5620234
Died : 
Tuesday, June 6, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
23
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 

Troop Sergeant Major Vernon Coaker was killed during operations on D Day.

We have numerous photos in our gallery of him in both 3 and 4 troops and it is clear that he had served in the Commando since at least June 1942 (the first dated photo). Although we have only listed the two operations where we have confirmed references that he served, it is likely that he would have been with No 3 Commando on all their operations since at least June 1942.

Sources:
Storm from the Sea by Peter Young
CWGC.
No 3 Cdo War Diary.
 
Notes
We have 2 photos of 3 troop where he is wearing the insignia of a Troop Sergeant Major. However the CWGC and the No 3 Commando War Diary show his rank at the time of his death as Sergeant.
 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
Yes

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