SPEAR, William James Clement

Rank: 
Company Sergeant Major
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PLY/X 1264
Died : 
Thursday, November 2, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
26
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 
CSM Spear, 'Q' troop,  was killed during operations at Walcheren.
 
Whilst advancing with 2 sections of his troop to engage the enemy who were in a series of gun batteries along the dunes west of Klein Valkenisse, they encountered accurate enemy mortar fire resulting in his death and many others casualties.  
(Source: Professor (Capt) John Forfar MC. 47RM Cdo.  'From Omaha to the Scheldt.)
 

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