FAWCETT, Joseph

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PLY/X 109226
Died : 
Tuesday, November 7, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
20
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 
Mne. Fawcett died of wounds inflicted during the Westkapelle landings on D Day at Walcheren.  
 
Due to weather conditions between the 2nd and 5th November casualties were not able to be evacuated and had to be retained ashore in crowded tented facilities. Eventually more than 70 were evacuated by one LCT on the 6th November, the journey to Ostend taking 10 hours due to the weather.  Mne Fawcett died during this journey.
(Source: Professor (Capt) John Forfar MC. 47RM Cdo.  'From Omaha to the Scheldt.)
 

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