Veere Patrol 8th November 1944
Netherlands51° 33' 3.0096" N, 3° 39' 54.1404" E
On the 8th November 1944 a patrol from 48RM Commando was sent to Veere on the North East of the island of Walcheren travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes. The second Buffaloe with Lieutenant England in command struck a submerged 11inch shell rigged up to a post as a mine causing many casualties. There is a Memorial to those who died near the Protestant Church of Serooskerke which lists names of the casualties.
Five of those who died were from 79 Assault Squadron Royal Engineers.
2033377 Lance Sergeant John Wilson Coley.
1876512 Lance Corporal Cyril Edward Town.
2078610 Sapper John Hyland.
4699819 Sapper Charles William Pearce.
7906387 Driver Alec Bold.
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