PRITCHARD, Thomas

Rank: 
Gunner
Unit/Base: 
6 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Number: 
819268
Died : 
Monday, December 15, 1941
Died on active service
Age: 
29
Gunner Thomas Pritchard died in the UK of injuries received in an accident whilst grenades were being primed on board the ship HMS Prince Charles.
 
He was injured in the same grenade priming accident which killed LSgt  H.C. Cartlidge, No 6 Commando. The accident occurred late afternoon on the 9th December 1941. The ship was being used for night time landings.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Westminster Abbey Commando Roll of Honour file ref. National Archives DEFE/2/843.
 6 Cdo War Diary Court of Enquiry report National Archive file ref WO218 / 26.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
Yes

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