NORTHERN, Samuel Bernard

Known as: 
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO/X 101038
Died : 
Wednesday, August 19, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds

Mne Northern was killed during operations at Dieppe.

The CWGC shows his unit as HMS Locust.  This was the name of the ship that carried about 200 Royal Marine Commandos on the raid at Dieppe.

It should be noted that we have an Image of a Signals Intelligence Unit formed for the raid at Dieppe which operated covertly on on this raid as a platoon of 40RM Commando.  On that image PO/X 101038 Mne Samuel B. 'Ginger' Northern,  is named as a member of the unit.

The unit was 10 Platoon 'X' Company under the command of Lieutenant H.O. Huntington-Whiteley , their role to acquire signals intelligence documents from German Naval HQ at Dieppe. 

This Unit was later redesignated as 30 Assault Unit.

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