Wireman LEONARD STOCKS (photo added)

Serviceman Headstone image Serviceman grave marker Serviceman thumbnail
Rank Wireman
Forenames LEONARD
Surname STOCKS (photo added)
Initials L
Place of Birth WIBSEY, YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
Date of Birth Wednesday, 05 November 1924
Date of Death Tuesday, 13 June 1944
Age 19
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From BRADFORD, YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number D/MX 552634
Force Royal Navy
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Navy
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron His Majesty's Landing Craft Tank (HMLCT) 967
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location II. G. 17.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF JOSHUA AND CLARA STOCKS, OF ODSAL, BRADFORD, YORKSHIRE.

Additional Information

 

 

Wireman LEONARD STOCKS was one of 8 men killed, onboard His Majesty's Landing Craft Tank (HMLCT) 967, when it was mined and sunk on Tuesday the 13th June 1944.

 

There is conflicting information on where the landing craft was built.1 It is not presently known where, precisely, it was sunk off the Normandy coastline.2

 

 

Wireman LEONARD STOCKS, undated.1

 

 

References
1. The Clyde Built Ships website state that Landing Craft Tank 967, a steel motor vessel, was built by Arrol & Co Ltd, Glasgow in 1942. uboat.net website state that Landing Craft Tank (Mk 4) 967, was ordered on 13 November 1942 and built by A. Findlay (Old Kirkpatrick, Scotland, United Kingdom).
2. As of January 2015.
3. Photographs and additional information, unless otherwise credited, kindly provided by Denise Valadez, cousin of Wireman Leonard Stocks.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: Denise Valadez, cousin of Wireman Leonard Stocks.
Additional photographs provided by: Denise Valadez, cousin of Wireman Leonard Stocks and Carl Shilleto
Additional information provided by: Carl Shilleto and Denise Valadez, cousin of Wireman Leonard Stocks.

 

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