Oostende New Communal Cemetery Belgium
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Marine Joseph Fawcett died of wounds inflicted during the Westkapelle landings on D Day at Walcheren [1a]. 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. Marine Fawcett died during this journey .
Extract from the Liverpool Evening Express - Friday 08 December 1944
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
Marine John Robertson died at Ostend Belgium. His Commando were engaged in operations at Westkapelle, Walcheren.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/136.
It is likely that he died of wounds as there was a military hospital close to Oostende New Communal Cemetery where some of the wounded, had been taken.
Marine William Sage died at Ostend, Belgium.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.
Marine Albert Thatcher, 'B' troop, died of wounds he received during the allied landings at Westkapelle, Walcheren. He was on board LCT 18 when it was hit by a shell and he received shrapnel wounds. He was taken to a Beach Dressing Station but died the next day.
Professor (Capt) John Forfar MC. 47RM Cdo. Medical Officer and author of 'From Omaha to the Scheldt.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.
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