Sgt. William Norman Clague

(S/N 3775712)

Sgt. William Norman Clague, formerly of the Kings Regiment (Liverpool) 8th Irish Battalion and Army Film & Photographic Unit, was Killed in Action (KIA) on 12th June 1944 aged 26 years old, whilst attached to No.6 Commando.

Sgt. Clague was killed whilst sheltering in the Commando cookhouse at in Le Plein during the 12th Parachute Division attack on Bréville, when a shell caused a direct hit.

William was the son of William Joseph and Catherine Robina Clague, of Douglas, Isle of Man, and was laid to rest in Ranville War Cemetery. Grave IVA.F.16. 

The inscription on his headstone reads:

‘Dearly loved by Mother and Sister.’

The above picture is believed to be of Sgt. William Norman Clague (pre-D-Day 1944).