SWATTON, Vernon

Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Number: 
PO/X 2317
Born: 
Thursday, April 10, 1919
Birthplace: 
Mere, Gosport, Hampshire
Died : 
Friday, January 1, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
23
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Corporal Vernon Swatton, D.S.M., from Hythe, was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed. In 1940 he had been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal whilst a Marine on HMS Nelson for gallantry and devotion to duty during operations in Norway.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.
London Gazette 34961, page 5878.
Report in the Manchester Evening News 25 September 1943.
40 RM Commando Memorial Plaque on the Isle of Wight - Chale - St Andrew's Church.
 
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