In Memory of
ALEC FREDERICK CHANNELL
Lieutenant
300354 Essex Regiment
who died on Monday, 14th August 1944.
Age 24.
 
 
Commonwealth
War Graves
Commission
 
 
            Casualty_Details :       2218570
 
                      Certificate :       2218570
 
 
Personal Information
Date of birth 30th August 1920.
 
Son of Albert Edward and Ada Channell, The Willows, The Street, Rayne, Essex.
 
Parents ran the linen shop (The Willows).
 
Had two brothers, Roland and Douglas and two sisters, Freda and Enid.
 
Alec was called up on the first day of the war, being a member of the Territorial Army.

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Memorial: Grave
 
Reference/Panel Number:

Location:
TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France VII. B. 3.

From Bayeux, take the D6 south-eastwards for about 12 kilometres to Tilly-sur-Seulles. In the centre of the town, turn right (westwards) onto the D13.

The cemetery will be found after about 1 kilometre on the left hand side. There was heavy and fluctuating fighting in the vicinity of Tilly-sur-Seulles immediately after the Allied landings in Normandy; the 7th Armoured Division and the 49th and 50th Divisions were involved. Tilly itself was not captured until 19th June 1944. The first burial made directly into the cemetery was on 8th July 1944; subsequently burials were brought in from the battlefields in the vicinity.

There are now nearly 1000, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, almost 50 are unidentified.

 
Theatre of War

Alec was killed by a shell landing on the Company Head Quarters.