KHYTOVITCH, Eric

Rank: 
Lance Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Engineers
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
1876034
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Saturday, June 10, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
LSGT Khytovitch 6 Commando
LSgt. Khytovitch MM 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."
 
He had previously been awarded the MM for "gallant and distinguished services in North Africa."
(Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36000, page 1997.)
 
View this gallery image: Group of No.6 Commando, 3 of whom would later be killed in action.
 

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