Lt. David Haughton Finlayson - French Special Operations Executive

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Reference WMO/279222


Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove

National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road



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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: At the age of 20 David (alias Guillaume) was dropped into enemy occupied France on the 3rd March 1944 as part of Operation Liontamer. His role as a wireless radio operator was vital to the operations success. However he was captured on landing due to German intelligence agents who had infiltrated the resistance circuit who were there to help him. After interrogation at Fresnes Prison in Paris he was sent to Grose Rosen concentration camp and executed between 1st August and 30th September 1944. This memorial was dedicated in 2008 by his sister and brother.
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In memory of Lt. David Haughton Finlayson Age 20 Special Operations Executive French Section David alias Guilluame was dropped into enemy occupied France on 3rd March 1944. More to follow......

Lt. David Haughton Finlayson

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