Private Richard George Abrahamowicz, who used the nom de guerre "Arlen" and "Arnold", was a soldier of the British Army who died during the Second World War.
He was born on 4 January 1923, in Austria, the son of Salmon and Berthe Abrahamowicz, later of Lancashire, England.
Abrahamowicz landed in Normandy on 6 June 1944 with 45 Royal Marine Commando, attached from "X" Troop, No. 10 (Inter-Allied) Commando - a unit composed predominantly of Jewish refugees. He died the next day while charging a German machine-gun position, which had refused to surrender to him, during an attempt by 45 Commando to capture Franceville-la-Plage. His nominal parent unit was the Royal Sussex Regiment and he had formerly belonged to the Pioneer Corps.
He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Bayeux Memorial.
- ↑ van der Bijl, Nick (2006), No. 10 Inter-Allied Commando 1942-45: Britain's Secret Commando, p. 29.