Waspik Protestant Churchyard Noord-Brabant Netherlands

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BROOKES, Arthur

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Arthur Brookes died in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Maas. 

WILLIAMS, David

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine David Williams drowned during operations at the River Maas. 
 
On February 5th 1945 a raid was planned across the River Maas to snatch a German prisoner from behind the German lines. Bad weather forced the mission to be abandoned but a collapsible canvas boat used was left behind on the far bank.
 

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