Marine William Purvis died during operations at Bell Isle, Osen, The Netherlands.
No.45 RM Commando War Diary / List of casualties Operation Bell Island II.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.
1st Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.
Also seen referred to as Belle Isle, Belle Island, or Bell Island. Capt John Day MC 45RM refers to the island being named by the Allies because of its shape. Location is on the River Maas near Roermond.
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