KNILL, Ivor Richard

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Devonshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
5621746
Died : 
Wednesday, August 23, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
23
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 
Pte Knill was killed during operations in Le Plain Gruchet, France.
 
Whilst the actual circumstances of his death are not known by this archive,  No 3 Commando, with the rest of the 1st Special Service Brigade, were engaged at the time in an operation in the area of Le Plain Gruchet to infiltrate enemy lines and continue the offensive towards the Seine.
(Source: ROH in Commando - Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig John Durnford-Slater).
 

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