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Looking for info on uncle KIA 20/05/1940

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#1 dennis123



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Posted 21 May 2009 - 12:52 AM

I'm looking for any available information about my uncle:

Sapper Thomas Clay
658 Coy. Royal Engineers.

I believe he was attached to 51st division (Saar Force?) and was involved (and killed) in the rearguard action that they were involved in.

He is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial. I will be visiting in July but would also like to visit the place where he died if I can find out where that was.

Hope someone can help.



#2 Jan7



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Posted 21 May 2009 - 06:25 PM

Dear Dennis:

Welcome to the WW2F:)!

The Commonwealth Graves Comission can provides you a bit of help. Follow all the links in the number 9 in this page: CWGC :: Casualty Results

Google also offers good links: 51st division (Saar Force?) - Buscar con Google+


Edited by Jan7, 21 May 2009 - 06:31 PM.

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#3 dennis123



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Posted 22 May 2009 - 04:04 PM

Thanks for that Jan. I guess the only way I could pinpoint the place of his death would be by accessing the Battalion diaries and finding out what action they were involved in on that day.

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 09:24 PM

See: 51 Highland Division Website : History

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