WATTON, Frederick George

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Hampshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
5504949
Died : 
Saturday, June 10, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
21
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 

Pte. Watton was killed during operations at Normandy.

The No 6 Cdo War Diary for the 10th June records "Place: In the field, Le Plein a.m. - 2 Troop kill 2 snipers with 'K' gun.  We are heavily mortared.  We answer with our own mortars. 0800 - Enemy attacks, all troops engage.  By 1700 hrs all attacks definitely repelled.  Suspect enemy got it in the neck.  Our own casualties total 16."

Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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