Omaha Beach - lct25

Discussion in 'Commandos & Royal Marines' started by MikeyT, Jan 3, 2021.

  1. MikeyT

    MikeyT Member

    Hi everyone. Am new to the site and this is my second ever post, I wanted to share some information about my distant relative Sydney Taylor. I knew he was in the Royal Marines and was killed on d day. What I didn’t understand was that he was killed at Omaha beach. He was crew on lct25 and was one of two killed. I found more details including a picture on the below link. Does anyone maybe have more information around Royal Marines crewing the Harris boats or anything else specific on Lct 25. Thankyou -Read more at wrecksite:
  2. idler

    idler GeneralList

    According to CWGC he was part of 525 LCA Flotilla, so he was on the smaller infantry assault craft rather than the larger tank landing craft.

    Casualty Details | CWGC

    Edit: not OMAHA either - see below.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2021
  3. DannyM

    DannyM Member

  4. MikeyT

    MikeyT Member

    Hi Idler many thanks for the information, much appreciated. The info I had from the link had a picture and records of his death but not sure how accurate that was.
  5. MikeyT

    MikeyT Member

    Thanks for the info Danny
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    MikeyT Member

  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960
    Name: Sydney Norman Brownley Taylor
    Event: Death
    Birth Date: 28 Jan 1923
    Birth Place: Edinburgh, Midlothian
    Death Date: 6 Jun 1944
    Death Age: 21

  8. From Royal Navy casualties, killed and died, June 1944 :

    Tuesday, 6 June 1944
    LCS(M).99, ship loss
    NAYLOR, Gerald, Marine, PLY/X 109574, killed
    TAYLOR, Sydney N B, Marine, PO/X 110131, killed
    TULLY, John, Marine, PLY/X 104090, killed

    As per Danny's post above, LCS(M)(3) 99 was part of 525 Assault Flotilla. She is noted as lost during Operation Neptune, Normandy, June-July 1944, along with LCA 949, 1013, 1024 and 1149, as well as LCS(M)(3) 80 (LTIN 2134).
    Source: British vessels lost at sea in World War 2 - landing ships and craft, LSI, LST, LCT, LCG, LCV, LCVP etc

    No photo of LCS(M)(3) that I know of, regrettably.

    Last edited: Jan 5, 2021
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