GARDENER, Michael Chase

Rank: 
Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
47RM Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Died : 
Saturday, January 6, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
20
Lieutenant Michael Gardener died during the period his Commando were engaged in defending the main approach from North Holland to Antwerp by the River Maas near the damaged Keizersveer Bridge. He was leading a patrol that was ambushed by the river just North of Geertruidenberg. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Professor (Capt) John Forfar MC. 47RM Cdo. author  'From Omaha to the Scheldt.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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