RHODES, William Henry

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Number: 
PO/21781
Born: 
Tuesday, January 30, 1906
Birthplace: 
Ascot, Windsor
Died : 
Wednesday, August 19, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
36
Operations: 
Local Roll of Honour: 

Marine William Rhodes was reported missing presumed died during operations at Dieppe, France. He is remembered on Special Memorial 2.F.4. in the cemetery.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.

Pihen-les-Guines Cemetery Pas de Calais
Although the entrance is through the communal cemetery it is in no way connected with that burial ground. The land on which it is situated was requisitioned from a private owner by the Germans in 1943, and was set apart for the burial of Allied servicemen. There are now nearly 150, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a third are unidentified and 1 sailor and 4 soldiers whose graves in this cemetery could not be precisely located, are commemorated by special memorials, inscribed "Buried near this spot". In addition a special memorial perpetuates the name of a British soldier buried at the time in Audinghen Churchyard, whose grave is now lost. The memorial is inscribed to this effect with the addition of the quotation "Their glory shall not be blotted out"[Source: CWGC]

 

Primary Roll of Honour: 

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