PETTIT, Robert Alan

Rank: 
Marine
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Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
CH/X 114685
Died : 
Thursday, November 2, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
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Mne. Pettit 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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