DAVIS, Kenneth William John
Marine Kenneth Davis was killed during the operation to take the enemy held coastal resort of Franceville Plage which had been given the local codename of Piccadilly.
At the Northern end of Piccadilly the enemy had a strong point which included pillboxes. Kenneth Davis was part of 'E' Troop's Piat team that advanced to try and destroy it. They came under heavy enemy fire and he was killed.
In the book The Story of 45RM Commando written by an officer of 45RM Cdo and made available after the war ended to all who served, the rank of Kenneth Davis is shown as Lance Corporal. The CWGC show his rank as Marine. This is likely to mean that the rank of Lance Corporal was a temporary one at the time.