Lieutenant Yves W Hacart

18 Sep 1944

Yves W Hacart was a Lieutenant in the Free French Army, HQ, attached to 156 Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, and took part in operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Lieutenant Hacart was killed in action on 18 September 1944, aged 33, and was given a field burial on the east side of Ginkel Heath. He was re-interred to the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, but was exhumed by the Dutch Army Grave Service on 28 September 1949, together with 123 other French soldiers who had been buried at various places in the Netherlands. His remains were repatriated at the request of his next of kin to Chateau de Frecquiennes, Pavilly (Seine Inferieure), France. (Roll of Honour, 5th revised edition, 2011)

His mother sought information about the death of her son by means of a small article in the Oosterbeek weekly Hoog en Laag of 1 October 1948. The outcome of this is not known.

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