CARTLIDGE, Horace C.

Rank: 
Lance Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
4542130
Died : 
Tuesday, December 9, 1941
Died on war service
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
LSgt. Cartlidge died as a result of a grenade priming accident at sea.
 
Gnr. Thomas Pritchard, No 6 Commando, was injured during this accident and died of his wounds later. The accident occurred on the 9 Dec. 1941 whilst aboard the HMS.Prince Charles, late afternoon. The ship was being used for night time landings.
(Sources: Westminster Abbey Commando ROH database/ 6 Cdo War Diary Court of Enquiry report National Archive file ref WO218 / 26.)
 
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