LEE, Edward James

Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Service number: 
CH/X 114366
Died : 
Sunday, June 11, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Roll of Honour: 

Marine Edward Lee was killed during operations at 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].
[1] CWGC
[2] War Diary transcripts on the Pegasus Archive website.

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