STOVELL, William Charles

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Number: 
PLY/X110734
Born: 
Sunday, August 19, 1923
Birthplace: 
Chedworth, Gloucestershire
Died : 
Sunday, January 14, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
21
Operations: 
Marine William Stovell died during operations in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.
Professor (Capt) John Forfar MC. 47RM Cdo.  'From Omaha to the Scheldt.
 
Notes
Werkendam Protestant Cemetery - Werkendam is in the Heusden-en-Altena region, which is bordered by the Brabant bulrush wood. Throughout the German occupation, particularly in the winter of 1944-1945, this wood was a favourite "hide-out" for airmen and soldiers trying to escape capture by the enemy. There was an emergency hospital in Werkendam where the wounded were cared for, and those who died there are buried in the village cemetery. (Source: CWGC.)
 
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