Lieutenant HENRY ALBERT VENN (photo added)

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Rank Lieutenant
Forenames HENRY ALBERT
Surname VENN (photo added)
Initials H A
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Tuesday, 06 June 1944
Age 29
Nationality Argentine
Residence or Entered Service From Unknown
Service Number unknown
Force Royal Navy
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron His Majesty's Ship (HMS) Copra
Military Honours and Awards Distinguished Service Cross (DSO)
Place of Burial/Commemoration BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location X. H. 21.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF VIVIAN AND MARIA ESTHER VENN, OF QUILMES, FERROCARRILES SALITEROS DE TARAPACE (FCS), ARGENTINA.

Additional Information

Photograph located Bayeux War Cemetery March 2014.1

 

 

Lieutneant HENRY ALBERT VENN was Assistant Beach Master on QUEEN, RED sector of SWORD Beach on D-Day.2 He died of wounds received that day.3

 

He had been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSO) in North Africa in 1942.4

 

 

References
1. Photograph located by Carl Shilleto in March 2014, placed by José Maffeo in November 2013.
2. José Maffeo, via World Naval Ships Forum.
3. Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies, World War 2, Compiled by Don Kindell. From Naval History.
4. Special Forces Roll of Honour.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: José Maffeo
Additional photographs provided by:  
Additional information provided by: José Maffeo, Don Kindell, Naval History and Special Forces Roll of Honour.

 

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On Tuesday, March 18, 2014