Gnr. Kenneth Puttick

(S/N 14398517)

Gnr. Kenneth Puttick, formerly of the Royal Artillery, served with No.3 Troop of No. 6 Commando.

Gnr. Kenneth Puttick was Wounded In Action (WIA) when a mortar shell landed near him shattering his right leg and arm on 6th June 1944, aged 19, during action to take Bréville and died of his wounds in the early hours of 7th June 1944.

Kenneth was the son of Arthur Henry and Annie May Puttick, of Braintree, Essex. He was laid to rest in Ranville War Cemetry (Calvados, France). Grave IVA.E.10.

The inscription on his headstone reads:

‘So he passed over, and all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side.’

Picture Courtesy of Maj. Philip Henry Biggerton Pritchard