NEWMAN, Vincent George

Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO/X 110016
Died : 
Monday, June 12, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
33
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 

Corporal Vincent Newman, 'E' Troop, was killed during operations at Breville, Normandy.[1]

Extract from the 45RM Commando War Diary 11th June 1944

At 0415 hrs the enemy shelled and mortared our positions heavily, causing some casualties.  At 0515 hrs an attack was opened on 'E' Tp but was driven back.  Until about 1030 the enemy kept up a continuous barrage of mortar and shelling.  'A' Tp was detached to No 3 Cdo as a fighting patrol.  In the afternoon and evening the enemy kept sending out patrols to probe our positions but were all driven back with heavy casualties.  A large patrol of 3 Offrs and 100 Other Ranks commanded by Maj I.N.N. Beadle went on to BREVILLE.  Patrol successful killing a great number of Germans [2].

 

Extract from the book "The Story of 45 Royal Marine Commando

11th June D+5 - A Fighting Patrol to Breville.
At 0200 hrs a Fighting Patrol, led by Capt. I.N.N. Beadle, raided Breville. Much confused fighting took place and casualties were inflicted on both sides. Troop Sergeant Major H.J. Caiger was wounded for the second time in the leg, but refusing attention, went on to lead a successful assault on a machine gun position.
The Patrol returned just before daybreak bringing all our wounded back with it. Unfortunately two men, Corporal Newman and Corporal Goodenough [view], (both of 'E' troop), died soon after reaching the First Aid Post." [3]
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] War Diary transcripts on the Pegasus Archive website.
[3]  "The Story of 45 Royal Marine Commando."
 

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