BASSETT-WILSON, Paul Francis

Rank: 
Captain
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
165718
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Thursday, April 22, 1920
Died : 
Monday, April 2, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Capt. Bassett-Wilson MC was killed during operations with 9 Commando at Lake Comacchio, Italy.
 
A former pupil of Stowe School and student at Trinity College, he had earlier served as a Lieutenant in No 12 Commando and took part in the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on board ML 443 and was evacuated back to the UK.
 
He was awarded the MC in 1944 for "gallant and distinguished services in Italy."
(Sources: CVA Nominal Rolls/St Nazaire Society/Trinity College Chapel records/London Gazettes Supp. 36615, page 3375.")
 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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