COADE, Charles Courtenay

Known as: 
Bill
Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit/Base: 
6 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
South Staffordshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
117368
Charles Courtenay COADE 6 Commando
Temporary Major Charles Courtenay Coade, Second in Command, was wounded when hit by a stick grenade during operations on DDay at Normandy. He returned on 8 August 1944, was promoted Lieutenant Colonel and Commanding Officer. He remained as such until January 1945 when Lt. Col. Tony Lewis DSO assumed command.
 
Sources
No.6 Commando War Diary June -August 1944 / Pegasus Archive.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/6.
Clash By Night, author Derek Mills-Roberts. 
The Green Beret, author Hilary St. George Saunders.
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