DAVIES, William Neville

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
EX/3680
Born: 
Sunday, June 11, 1916
Place of Birth: 
Higher Broughton, Salford, Lancashire
Died : 
Sunday, June 18, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
28
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Operations: 
Marine William Davies died during operations at Normandy. He was part of a large fighting patrol of 4 troops and the heavy weapons troop sent against the enemy lines north east from La Grande Ferme commencing at 2115hrs on the 18th. It was hoped to be an in out raid to gather intelligence, capture prisoners, and weaken the enemies morale. Mne. Davies was killed during this raid.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Professor (Capt) John Forfar MC. 47RM Cdo.  'From Omaha to the Scheldt.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.
 
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