PIERCE, Barry Walter

Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Died : 
Friday, April 13, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
23
Cemetery/Memorial: 
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.
 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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