PIERCE, Barry Walter
Friday, April 13, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Roll of Honour:
Capt. Pierce, 'Y' troop, was killed during operations at the River Aller in the vicinity of the village of Hademstorf. A footnote on the headstone of his grave reads "The first British soldier over the Rhine. 46RM Commando 'Y' troop. March 23 1945" Sources The book A Plain Russet-Coated Captain by Capt John Day 45RM Cdo. CVA Gallery image of his headstone.
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