43rd Divisional Memorials
Hill 112 West of Caen
43rd 'Round-about' Verson
214 Brigade Berjou
Seine at Vernon
DIVISIONAL ROLL OF HONOUR
Rough Tor, Bodmin Moor
5th Bn. The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Le Plessis Grimoult
1st Bn. The Worcestershire Regiment
The Butcher's Bill
from "The Fighting Wessex Wyverns"
The official figures of casualties suffered by the Wessex Wyverns in the north-west Europe campaign (24 June 1944 to 5 may 1945) were 12,484, of which 1,587 were killed, 8,292 wounded and 2,603 missing. Unfortunately many of those posted as missing were in fact killed, and many of those wounded later died of their wounds.
Casualty Figures by Battalion
5th Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry - 300 KIA, inc. 12 officers
4th Dorsets - 266 KIA, inc. 7 officers
5th Dorsets - 218 KIA, inc. 11 officers
43rd Recce (5th Glosters) - 180 at sea and 61 KIA, inc. 11 officers
7th Royal Hampshires (estimated) - 270 KIA, inc. 20 officers
4th Somerset Light Infantry - 229 KIA, inc. 13 officers (1,313 casualties)
7th Somerset Light Infantry - 239 KIA, inc. 17 officers (1,180 casualties)
4th Wiltshires - 232 KIA, inc. 19 officers
5th Wiltshires - 334 KIA, inc. 21 officers (1,277 casualties)
1st Worcesters - 264 KIA, inc. 23 officers (1,177 casualties)
8th Middlesex, 94th Field Regt. RA - 38 KIA
112 Field Regt., 179 Field Regt. - 37 KIA
59th A/Tank Regt., 110 LAA Regt., Royal Engineers, Royal Signals, RASC, REME, ADMS, APM, RAOC - estimated 270-300 KIA.
One brigadier and twelve battalion or regimental commanders were killed in action and another seven wounded.