GIBBS, Robert Maurice

Rank: 
Marine
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Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO/X 121475
Died : 
Wednesday, November 8, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
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Mne. Gibbs 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 11inch shell rigged up to a post as a mine causing many casualties. 
(Source: Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.)
 
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