SAUNDERS, Samuel John Albert
Tuesday, March 28, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
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Mne. Saunders was killed during an air attack on Vis, their base of operations against enemy held Dalmatian Islands. The 43RM Cdo. War Diary entry for 28th March 1944 states " Enemy aircraft attacked Vis town , and bombs also fell in Podselje . A direct hit was scored on the Cdo Orderly room,resulting in the death of Ty Lt. F.H. Hancock and two marines." (Source: National Archives War Diary DEFE 2/49.) The only Marines from 43 RM Cdo. killed on that day were Lieut. Hancock, Marine Saunders and Marine Percy Jeal.
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