Staff Serjeant WILLIAM HARRY WISE (photo added)

Serviceman Headstone thumbnail image Serviceman thumbnail gravemarker Serviceman thumbnail
Rank Staff Serjeant
Forenames WILLIAM HARRY
Surname WISE (photo added)
Initials W H
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Saturday, 19 August 1944
Age 31
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From DARLINGTON, COUNTY DURHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 4394965
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 12 Parachute Battalion (6th Airborne Division)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration PUTOT-EN-AUGE CHURCHYARD
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location Row A. Grave 4.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF CHARLES EDWARD AND RACHEL APPLEBY WISE; HUSBAND OF BEATRICE MAY WISE, OF DARLINGTON, COUNTY DURHAM.

Additional Information

Staff Sergeant WILLIAM HARRY WISE, was serving as Acting Company Quarter Master Serjeant, with 12 Parachute Battalion at the time he was killed in the village of Putot-en-Auge on the 19th August 1944.1

 

 

 

 

Putot-en-Auge Churchyard Parachute Regiment Memorial,
in honour of those killed on the 19th August 1944.

 

 

 

 

References
1. Photographs and information, unless otherwise credited, kindly provided by William Wise, son of Staff Sergeant WILLIAM HARRY WISE.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph: William Wise, son of Staff Sergeant WILLIAM HARRY WISE.
Individual photograph: William Wise, son of Staff Sergeant WILLIAM HARRY WISE.
Additional photographs provided by: William Wise, son of Staff Sergeant WILLIAM HARRY WISE and Carl Shilleto.
Additional information provided by: William Wise, son of Staff Sergeant WILLIAM HARRY WISE.

 

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What other people have said

southampton. England

nigel davis

We must never forget those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending the innocent and fighting for freedom

On Saturday, March 7, 2015
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Michael Gibson

On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 in honour of the 70th anniversary of the Battle for Putot-en-Auge my wife and I attended at the memorial site in the churchyard. My uncle L/Cpl. Bertie McCombe is memorialized near S/Sgt. Wise. We walked Hill 13 where their lives were sacrificed and came to a better understanding of the diificulties the battalion faced that day. The sacrifice made by S/Sgt. Wise along with my uncle have not been forgotten. We live in peace today because of their bravery. William please know that your Father has fallen but he has not been forgotten. With gratefulness and respect, Susanne and Michael Gibson

On Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Killamarsh Derbyshire

Ian Frost

Staff Serjeant William Harry Wise. R.I.P Lest We Forget

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014