Muriel Byck

Muriel Byck

Birth
Ealing, London Borough of Ealing, Greater London, England
Death 23 May 1944 (aged 25)
France
Burial Pornic, Departement de la Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France
Memorial ID 66264276 · View Source
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Muriel Tamara Byck was born in London and had lived for some time in Germany when she was young. Muriel spoke excellent French and joined the French Section of The Special Operations Executive in July 1943.
She was known to be a bright and attractive girl, very keen and enthusiastic, very intelligent.
After training she was parachuted into France in April 1944 and worked as a wireless operator for the Ventriloquist Network.
She worked very hard at the tasks in hand working late at night and moving to various locations - finally going to Vernou.
Muriel then started to look pale and was diagnosed with meningitis and went to the Romorantin Hospital run by nuns. Her papers were forged but none of the nuns made any comments or informed the Germans of this.
Muriel Byck died of meningitis on 23rd May 1944 (aged 25) she had been in occupied territory for 6 weeks.
POSTHUMOUS HONOURS:

Mentioned in Dispatches. Commemorated at the Special Operations Executive Memorial in Valencay, France. War Memorial at the Lycee Francais, Kensington, England.
Mentioned in Book: Fighting Back by Martin Sugarman.
Muriel's Story is told: Jewish Virtual Library Websight.
Jewish Military Museum of Ajax.
The Civic Society is soon to erect a Blue Plaque..in her memory, on the wall of the house where she lived for some years in Torquay.


Inscription

This Memorial Remembers the courage,bravery and sacrifice made by Muriel Byck in her service with the Special Operations Executive.


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  • Created by: Paul Monaghan
  • Added: 28 Feb 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 66264276
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Muriel Byck (4 Jun 1918–23 May 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 66264276, citing Pornic War Cemetery, Pornic, Departement de la Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France ; Maintained by Paul Monaghan (contributor 47155457) .