WILLIAMS, David

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PLY/X 104882
Died : 
Monday, February 5, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
21
Roll of Honour: 

Mne Williams died during operations in the area of the River Maas. 

"For over six decades, the last resting place of Marine David Williams from Colwyn Bay in North Wales lay unmarked and forgotten by the banks of the River Maas. But in 2010, the green beret’s remains were found prompting a five-year investigation to discover his identity, by tracing his family, so he could finally be interred alongside comrades from the Corps in the village of Waspik, 50 miles south of Amsterdam. 
 
On February 5 1945, 41 Commando planned a raid across the River Maas to snatch a prisoner of war from behind German lines."
(Source: Royal Navy/MOD Press Release)
 

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