Re: He died with 19 years......
There are some good books on Hohenstaufen at this time they were part of II SS Panzer Korps and only just arrived at the Front in Normandy in late June 1944 , they were commited into action in the Noyers-Bocage area to attempt to block the British assault west of Caen known as Operation Epsom , it would appear that you man was killed during this fighting,
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
09-16-2011 11:18 AM