CaptainLATUTIN, SIMMON

Service Number 242974

Died 30/12/1944

Aged 28

Somerset Light Infantry

seconded to
Somalia Gendarmerie

G C

Son of Morris and Freda Latutin; husband of Margaret Latutin, of Harrow, Middlesex.

Inscription

WE CAN NEVER FORGET YOUR UNSELFISH COURAGE IN TRUE SERVICE TO MANKIND.

Citation

The following details are given in the London Gazette of September 10th, 1946

"The King has been graciously pleased to approve the posthumus award of the George Cross, in recognition of most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner, to Captain Simmon Latutin."

Captain Latutin was on duty at the Training School of the Somaliland Gendarmerie at Mogadishu. The rocket store caught fire and became a blazing inferno into which Captain Latutin rushed into and succeeded in rescuing an officer who was unconscious and badly burnt. Although alight himself, Captain Latutin re-entered the store and rescued the Company Serjeant Major. Captain Latutin died as a result of his wounds the next day.

Buried at NAIROBI WAR CEMETERY

Location: Kenya
Number of casualties: 1942

Cemetery/memorial reference: 1. 3.


Cemetery details

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Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.
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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.