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Sparks, William Edward

Date of birth:
September 5th, 1922 (East Ham/London, Great Britain)
Date of death:
November 30th, 2002
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marine
Unit:
Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment, Combined Operations Headquarters, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1943
Awarded for:
Operation Frankton
For his part in Operation Frankton as member Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment and crew member of Cockle (Kanoo) "Catfish" (together with Herbert George Hasler).

LG 36072/2946.
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Find a Grave
  • Photo: Find a Grave
  • - Third Supplement to The London Gazette of 25th June 1943, Issue 36072, dated 29th June 1943

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