COLLINS, Peter Stratford

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
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Died : 
Monday, March 12, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Peter Collins M.C., 'A' troop, died during operations against the German held island of Schouwen, Holland. He had been awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in the field.
Just outside Bruinisse Lieutenant Collins, leading the patrol, met a double apron fence which he gapped, and found himself by a slit trench with two Germans. He called on these to surrender; they did so, but a third German, not before seen, threw several grenades killing the two Germans and severely wounding Lieutenant Collins and Marine Coleman [more...], his MOA. Both later died of their wounds [*].
London Gazette 37549, page 2087.
The book DDay Commando. author Ken Ford.
[*] The official book '48RM Commando-The Story 1944-1946' ( written by an officer of 48RM Commando).
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