RACKHAM, Robert Frederick

Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
CH/X 954
Died : 
Thursday, November 2, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 
Sgt. Rackham was killed during operations at Walcheren.
 
He died during the period when his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties. 
(Source: Professor (Capt) John Forfar MC. 47RM Cdo.  'From Omaha to the Scheldt.)
 

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