Wednesday, November 8, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Roll of Honour:
Sergeant Harold Peace was killed during operations at Walcheren . 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 . He was from Derby and employed by Ericsson Telephones Ltd., of Beeston before enlisting in 1938 . Sources  CWGC  Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.  Derby Daily Telegraph - Saturday 13 January 1945.  British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board. [Image] © Trinity Mirror.
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