SWATTON, Vernon

Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO/X 2317
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Friday, January 1, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
23
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Cpl. Swatton DSM was killed along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk.
 
In 1940 he was awarded the DSM whilst a Marine on HMS Nelson for "gallantry and devotion to duty during operations in Norway."
(Source: London Gazettes Supp. 34961, page 5878.)
 

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