Bill Sparks

 

 

 

Age: 80

 

Summary: last surviving member of the "Cockleshell Heroes" from WW2, a group of British Royal Marines who undertook what was generally regarded as a suicide mission, traveling by canoe to destroy of an entire German shipyard in occupied France, and whose story was told in the movie Cockleshell Heroes starring Jose Ferrer and Trevor Howard.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: September 5, 1922

 

Died: November 30, 2002

 

Location: Alfriston, England