T/14656349 Victor Stanley COLES, RASC: 17/03/1945 Op Varsity, Odd casualty - any ideas?

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  1. alberk

    alberk Well-Known Member

    Coles VS.JPG
    Casualty Details | CWGC
    In the context of “Operation Varsity” I am currently researching the circumstances of the death of Driver Victor Stanley Coles, 716 Airborne Light Coy, RASC (Service No. 14656349). He died on March 27th, 1945 – Long after the fighting on the LZs and DZs was over. Engagements on that day took place around the edges of the airborne landing area – quite far from the area where he was killed. He was buried in a single grave, grid reference 191474 – that is on the southern tip of LZ “P”. I marked the spot on the two maps attached by a small red dot. My working hypothesis at the moment is: He was trying to recover material/supplies and could have been killed by … a mine? Unexploded ordnance? An accident?

    Marked single grave Coles LZ P.jpg
    Marked Coles VS burial site_191474.jpg
     
  2. Temujin

    Temujin Member

  3. alberk

    alberk Well-Known Member

    Hello Temujin,
    thank you very much - I believe you solved the riddle. And my question is answered comprehensively. Amazing! This forum is such a great way of connecting with knowledgeable people!
    With best regards
    Alex
     
  4. Temujin

    Temujin Member

    Your welcome Alex, glad I could solve your problem.....but don’t know if I’m “knowledgeable”.....I”m just lucky that at my age I can “remember anything”...BUT, with the wonders of “bookmarks”,, everything I find I bookmark, and then it’s just remembering “in which bookmarked document is that information stored”....

    Cheers
     
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  5. alberk

    alberk Well-Known Member

    ...clever information management makes knowledgeable people... it is usually not a matter of knowing things off the cuff but rather a matter of knowing where to look up things...
     

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