Corporal Douglas S Trevers

10 Sep 1943

Douglas Stanley Trevers, son of John Edward and Minnie Isabel Trevers, of Walthamstow, Essex, enlisted into the Royal Corps of Signals and then volunteered for the airborne forces.

Corporal Trevers was attached to 6th (Royal Welch) Parachute Battalion.

He took part in the amphibious landings in Italy in September 1943, on board a mine layer, HMS Abdiel. Unfortunately, HMS Abdiel struck a mine in Taranto Harbour causing significant casualties and loss of life, including Cpl Trevers.

Cpl Trevers died at sea on 10 September 1943, aged 24.

His body was recovered and buried in a common grave. He was later identified and re-interred in Bari British Military Cemetery on 4 May 1944.

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