Remembering Today 23/6/44 Lance Corporal E.R.Lenel 6387016 QORWK Regt and No 10 Cdo

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    LENEL, ERNEST RICHARD

    Rank:

    Lance Corporal

    Service No:

    6387016

    Date of Death:

    23/06/1944

    Age:

    26

    Regiment/Service:

    Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment



    and No. 10 Commando

    Panel Reference

    Panel 16, Column 2.

    Memorial

    BAYEUX MEMORIAL

    Additional Information:
    (Served as LAWRENCE). Son of Richard S. Lenel and of Emilie Lenel (nee Maas).
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2627923/LENEL,%20ERNEST%20RICHARD

    LAWRENCE, ERNEST RICHARD

    Rank:

    Lance Corporal

    Service No:

    6387016

    Date of Death:

    23/06/1944

    Regiment/Service:

    ALIAS

    Panel Reference



    Memorial

    BAYEUX MEMORIAL

    Additional Information:
    See LENEL, the true family name.

    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/75191284/LAWRENCE,%20ERNEST%20RICHARD
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    The personnel of X Troop were foreign citizens who had fled the Nazis to fight in the British Army, and as such they adopted Anglicized names to protect them against reprisals in the event of their capture; these names are included below in brackets. Under "Remarks" is the Commando unit to which they were attached in Normandy, where they served as translators. X Troop suffered severely; 44 men were deployed, 11 were killed and 16 either wounded or taken prisoner.


    23/06/44
    LENEL, Ernest Richard (LAWRENCE, Ernest Richard)
    L/Cpl
    26
    No.3 Cdo

    http://www.pegasusarchive.org/normandy/roll10cdo.htm
    http://www.specialforcesroh.com/archive/index.php/t-1050.html
    http://www.specialforcesroh.com/showthread.php?1050-Lawrence-Ernest-Richard
     
  3. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Guy thank you for posting
     
  5. mlenel

    mlenel New Member

    Guy, thank you for posting that. I've only just come across it - 5 years later! The chap in question, Ernst Lenel, was a great uncle of mine. I'm accompanying a school trip (including my daughter) to Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we'll be paying a visit to the Commonwealth War Memorial in Bayeux so it's absolutely terrific to find a first-hand account of what went on.
     
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  6. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    British Army Casualty Lists 1939-1945:
    Lenel_01.jpg

    Lenel_02.jpg
     

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