Over the last few years I have become friends with British Army veteran who served during WWII.He served with the 6th Royal Scots Fusiliers part of the 15th Scottish Division .He was 21 when he took part in operation Epsom and after all these years the one thing that he speaks about that left a lasting impression on him was when he was sent out on patrol in around the town of St Manvieu.He came across a German observation bunker and being somewhat gun ho he charged right into this bunker. He discover in this bunker a 12th SS officer who had taken his own life .The veteran then realized that had this officer not taken his life he would have killed the veteran given how he had charged into this bunker.
Looking around the bunker the veteran noticed that it was lined with white sheets obviously taken from a local farm house and that it was scented with french cologne.
Now realizing how stupid he had been charging into the bunker and potentially how closed he came to been killed he started to think about this SS officer now lying dead in this bunker and so he decided to check to see what documents this officer had on him. He found a wallet that included his name along with personal items such as family pictures and letters.
The veteran still dreams about this officer to this day and has ask me if I can find out anything about this officer.
I have a name and approx date as to when this officer was killed and I am wondering if anyone can advise how to go about doing this research.