Goirle Roman Catholic Cemetery The Netherlands

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RATCLIFF, Kenneth Leslie

41RM Commando
Marine Kenneth Ratcliff fromBearwood, Smethwick Staffordshire, 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. The boat was ordered to be retrieved and Mne's. Kenneth Ratcliff,  Charles Brandon, and David Williams were sent across the river to do so. 
 

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