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On This Day…

On this day in 1944 Wren Olive Pett was killed during shelling on June 27th while on active duty at HMS Lynx, Kent.

HMS Lynx, the Royal Naval Shore establishment at Dover, Kent, was one of the most unpredictably dangerous assignments in the Royal Navy. It lay within the reach of German gun emplacements on the French shoreline at Cap-Gris-Nez. A single gun there had fired 2,226 shells into the port city between 12 August 1940 and September of 1944.

Wren Olive Pett is buried in London Road Cemetery, Staines.