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Major Charles ("Charlie") Theodore Korts was an English officer of the British Army who died during the Second World War.

He was born in 1906, in Croydon, the son of French-born bank clerk Gustave William and Dagmar Korts, of London.

Korts died on 26 June 1944, during Operation Epsom in Normandy, while in command of "C" Company, of the 6th Battalion, The Royal Scots Fusiliers.[1] He had been gazetted as a second-lieutenant into the regiment in October 1939,[2] and had been mentioned in dispatches.

His sister, Dagmar Marie, had married Major Frank Ripper, who also died during 'Epsom'.[1]

Korts, who had married Margaret Eileen Tracy, is buried in Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Journal of The Royal Highland Fusiliers, p. 11, rhf.org.uk. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  2. The London Gazette (34710), 13 October 1939, p. 4. Retrieved 12 October 2012.

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