ENGLAND, Walter Hugh

Rank: 
Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
South African Tank Corps
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
92327V
Died : 
Wednesday, November 8, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
25
Operations: 
Lieutenant Walter England, South African Forces attached to 48RM Commando, died during operations at Walcheren. He was in command of one of four amphibious Buffaloes sent in convoy on a patrol to Veere on the North East of the island. His vehicle struck a submerged 11 inch shell rigged up to a post as a mine causing many casualties.
 
Sources
CWGC
Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.
Traces of War website.
 
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