PEACE, Harold

Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PLY/X 104977
Died : 
Wednesday, November 8, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 
Sergeant Harold Peace 48 Commando
Sergeant Harold Peace was killed during operations at Walcheren [1]. At the time of his death a patrol from his Commando had been sent to Veere on the North East of the island travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes.  The second Buffaloe with Lieut. England in command struck a submerged 11 inch shell rigged up to a post as a mine causing many casualties [2].  
 
He was from Derby and employed by Ericsson Telephones Ltd., of Beeston before enlisting in 1938 [3]
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2]  Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.
[3] Derby Daily Telegraph - Saturday 13 January 1945.
[3] British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
[Image] © Trinity Mirror.
 

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