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GILBERT GEOFFREY YOUD

SERVICE NO. 5727747

Army: Private

Dorsetshire Regiment

1st Battalion

DIED: 06 June 1944

AGE: 25

HISTORICAL CONTEXT

1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment landed on Jig Red sector of Gold Beach around H-Hour on D-Day. They came ashore slightly off their intended landing position.

B and D Companies suffered many casualties on the beach due to German defensive fire but they were able to get off the beach and reached their objective of Les Rocquettes.

C Company advanced on Le Buhot, passing through Asnelles in cooperation with A Company of 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment but they met considerable opposition both there and when they then advanced to Le Buhot.

The battalion's final objective of the day was a German gun battery south-west of Puits d'Herode which A Company took after strong opposition.

By late afternoon B Company was ordered to take over Ryes from 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment and the battalion spent the night there. The exact circumstances of his death are not known.

MEMORIAL LOCATION: Column 13

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