De STACPOOLE, Derek Roderick

Rank: 
Acting Major
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Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Wednesday, November 1, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
25
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Major de Stacpoole
Major Derek Roderick de Stacpoole, 'Y' troop,  was shot and killed during operations at Walcheren. He had earler been wounded during the Normandy landings rejoining the Commando and taking part in operations at Dozule in August.
 
He received a MiD for " good service while operating with 21st Army Group."
 
Sources
CWGC
D Day Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RM Commando author Ken Ford.
London Gazettes Supp. 36979, page 1386.
[Image] Haste to the Battle author Maj. Gen. J.L. Moulton.
 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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