Marine ROBERT CASSON (photo added)

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Rank Marine
Forenames ROBERT
Surname CASSON (photo added)
Initials R
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Tuesday, 06 June 1944
Age 25
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From WHITEHAVEN, CUMBERLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number EX/3236
Force Royal Navy
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Marines
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 45 Commando
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration RYES WAR CEMETERY, BAZENVILLE
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location IV. B. 2.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF DAVID AND MARY ELLEN CASSON, OF WHITEHAVEN, CUMBERLAND. HIS BROTHER JOSEPH CASSON ALSO FELL AND IS BURIED NEXT TO HIM IN THIS CEMETERY.

Additional Information

Marine ROBERT CASSON was killed in action on D-Day 6th June 1944. 3 Weeks later his 18 year old brother, Private JOSEPH CASSON, was also killed while serving with 9 Battalion, Durham Light Infantry.

 

 

Marine ROBERT CASSON.1

 

 

References
1. Photograph kindly provided by Stephane George Saint Martin.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph:  
Additional photographs provided by: Stephane George Saint Martin and Carl Shilleto.
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What other people have said

USA

Betty Albright

What a terrible tragedy that the parents lost both sons in the war. These fine young men gave ther all. He could have had his life, but he chose to give that life for each of us to protect our countries, and to live in freedom. What a great and honorable man.

On Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Puçol

Juan Muñoz Gomez

RESPECT AND HONOR.RIP

On Tuesday, February 4, 2014