Reginald William Crouchman, son of the late William Charles and Alice Crouchman, High Land, Matching, Essex and husband of Ivy E Crouchman, enlisted into The Royal Artillery and then volunteered for the airborne forces.
Gunner Crouchman successfully undertook Glider training and was posted to 2 Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, Royal Artillery.
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 Gnr Crouchman.
Gnr Crouchman died at sea on 10 September 1943, aged 32.
He is commemorated on the Cassino Memorial.
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