40RM Cdo. Roll of Honour

The Fallen from No. 40 Royal Marine Commando
The following personnel await confirmation, or otherwise, of Commando service.
Click on their names for more information.
Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 210 of 210

ANDREWS, Charles

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Charles Andrews was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

ANSON, Harry Raymond Joseph

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Harry Anson was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/127.

APPLEBY, William Thompson

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Appleby was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/127.

BAIN, James Sydney

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Company Sergeant Major James Bain died during operations at Sarande, Albania.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.
 

BARRINGTON, William Henry

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Barrington died in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Termoli.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BASHAM, Cyril Edward

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Cyril Basham was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/127.

BATES, George Henry

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine George Bates died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BEESLEY, Jack

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Jack Beesley died during operations at Dieppe.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BISHOP, Arthur

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Arthur Bishop died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel. 

BLAKE, Albert Henry

Albert Henry Blake
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Albert Blake died during operations in Italy. He is also listed in the personnel files of the S.O.E.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BLUCK, John Arthur

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Bluck died during operations in Italy (Anzio).

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BONE, Percy James

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Percy Bone died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.

BOOTHROYD, Geoffrey

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Geoffrey Boothroyd was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/128.

BRADLEY, William Joseph

Marine William Joseph Bradley
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine William Bradley was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/128.

BREMNER, Alexander

Alexander Bremner 40RM Commando
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Alexander Bremner died during operations in Italy (Lake Comacchio).

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.

[Image] The War Illustrated magazine.

BROWN, Jack

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Jack Brown died during operations at Italy (Anzio).
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.
 

BROWNBRIDGE, Robert William

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Robert Brownbridge was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed. In 1940 he was Mentioned in Despatches for courage and devotion to duty during the withdrawals from Boulogne and Calais.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BRYCE, William

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Bryce died of wounds at the 2nd Field Hospital which was located at Otok, on Vis Island, Yugoslavia.  Seven days before his death his Commando were engaged in Operation Flounced, an attack on the enemy held island of Brac.

CAPES, Edward Albert

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Lance Corporal Edward Capes died in Italy from injuries sustained as a result of a grenade accident.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.
 
Notes
Bari War Cemetery

CHAPMAN, Charles Clarence

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Charles Chapman was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/128.

Birth Registrations July/Aug/Sept 1919 - South Shields.

CHIVERALL, Richard Sydney

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Richard Chiverall died during operations in Italy.
 
Notes
At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in Operation Ferdy at Vibo Valentia, known at the time as Porto San Venere.
 

COCKITT, Herbert

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Herbert Cockitt died during operations at Anzio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.

COLBY, Gordon David

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Gordon Colby died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.

CORNISH, Arthur Henry

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Colour Sergeant Arthur Cornish died on board H.M.H.S. St. David. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
Registers of Births in Kent Oct/Nov/Dec.1916.

CRAIG, John Henry

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Craig died during operations at Anzio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
Registers of Births - Newcastle on Tyne - July/Aug/Sept. 1920.
 

DAY, Albert Ernest

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Albert Day died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.
 

DAY, Reginald

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Reginald Day died at the 66th British General Hospital, Italy. At the time of his death his Commando was engaged in operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.

DENMARK, Robert Mclelland

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Robert Denmark was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Marines Albert Wise, Ernest Porter, and Frank Spencer.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.

DIMARCO, Paul

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Colour Sergeant Paul DiMarco died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.
An account by Ron Perry of the action

DIXON, David George

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal David Dixon was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/130.
Birth Registrations Apr/May/June 1921 - Neath.
 

DOWSON, Harry

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Harry Dowson died at 151 Field Ambulance during operations at Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

EDWARDS, Maurice Albert

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Maurice Edwards was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/130.

EPHRAUMS, Michael Jarvis

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Michael Ephraums MC died during operations at Termoli, Italy. He had previously been awarded the M.C. [2] for gallant and distinguished service whilst commander of 'A' troop at the Pachino Peninsula on the 10th July 1943 [3].
 
Sources 
[1] CWGC

EVANS, George Albert

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine George Evans died of wounds inflicted during operations in Italy.
  • Mentioned in Despatches for outstanding service with the Allied Armies in Italy *.
Sources
CWGC.

FALLAS, Robert Scott

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Robert Fallas died at sea whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel in Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

FANTHAM, Maurice

Mne Maurice Fantham 40RM Commando
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Maurice Fantham died in Italy on 13 October 1944 from wounds he had received 3 days earlier. A serving Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes.
He is amongst those named on the WW2 Birmingham City Police Memorial located at West Midlands Police HQ, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus, Queensway, Birmingham.

FARRELL, Robert

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Robert Farrell was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/130.

FINCH, Ernest Edward

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Ernest Finch died during operations in Italy.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
[3] Registers of Births England Oct/Nov/Dec.1925.

Notes
Year of birth confirmed as 1925 by source [3].
 

FISHER, James

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal James Fisher died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
 

FISK, George Ernest

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine George Fisk was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/130.

FOSTER, Ronald Thomas

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Ronald Foster died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

GEE, Donald Percy

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Donald Gee died during operations against the enemy held Dalmatian island of Brac, Yugoslavia (now Croatia).

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

GOODYER-KETTLEY, Frederick Rex

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Frederick Goodyer-Kettley was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/131.

GORRIE, William Young

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Gorrie died in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Lake Comacchio.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

GREY, Thomas Patrick

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Thomas Grey died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
 

GRIFFIN, Patrick

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Patrick Griffin died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

HAMSTEAD, Edward Oliver

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Edward Hamstead died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy. He had earlier received a Mention in Despatches for outstanding service while operating with the Allied Armies in Italy, rank shown as Marine (Acting Temporary Corporal)*.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HARVEY, Leslie George

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Leslie Harvey died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

HASTINGS, Frank Reginald

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Frank Hastings died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

HAYS, Robert Griffen

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Robert Hays died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

HEATH, Albert Stuart

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Albert Heath died at Rouen, France after the Dieppe raid.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

Notes
Many of the Dieppe raid casualties were taken to hospitals in Rouen.
 

HEBDEN, Richard

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Richard Hebden was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/132.
Birth Registrations Oct/Nov/Dec 1919 W. Derby.
 

HERYET, George William

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal George Heryet died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

HILL, Bertram Peter

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Bertram Hill died during operations in the Dalmatian Islands. His death is reported on the Naval History website as being caused by an explosion. 

HILL, Henry William

Henry William Hill 40RM Commando
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Henry Hill died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy. He received a Mention in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army in Italy."
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

HOPPER, Norman Charles

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Norman Hopper died during a raid on the Island of Brac, Yugoslavia. Initially buried with others on Brac near Nerezische, their remains were later reinterred in a collective grave at Belgrade War Cemetery.
Those buried with him are Marines Pickering and Tarrant of 40RM Commando, and Marines Brookes, Cooper, Hurst, Ivens, and Williamson of 43RM Commando.

HUMPHRIES, Joseph

Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Joseph Humphries was taken prisoner in the Dieppe Raid. He was one of a work party at Lamsdorf POW Camp who escaped and were shot. The headstone at his Grave states "Royal Marines" followed by "Commando".
 

HURST, John

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Hurst died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
 

HUTCHINSON, James

Marine James Hutchinson 40 Commando
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine James Hutchinson died along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity was torpedoed and sunk.
 
Sources
CWGC.
[Image] Mark H. (via CVA forum message).
 

JACKSON, Thomas

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Thomas Jackson died during operations at Anzio, Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
 

JAGGARD, Peter

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Peter Jaggard died during operations in Italy.
 
Notes
At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in Operation Ferdy at Vibo Valentia, known at the time as Porto San Venere.
 

JAMES, George Henry

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George James died at 214 Field Ambulance, Italy. At the time of his death his commando were engaged in operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
 

JAY, Francis Hubert

40RM Commando
Royal Horse Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
The circumstances of the death of Trooper Francis Jay are not known to this archive. At the time of his death he was attached to 40RM Commando,  2 Special Service Brigade.
[Source: CWGC]
 

JEFFERS, Michael

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Michael Jeffers, from Fontenoy Street Liverpool, was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

JONES, John

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Jones died at 151 Light Field Ambulance, Syracuse, Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

KENDRICK, Roy

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Roy Kendrick died in Italy from injuries received as a result of a grenade accident.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
 
Notes
Bari War Cemetery

KENNEY, Howard

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Howard Kenney died at the 98th General Hospital, Bari, Italy, from accidental stab wounds of the abdomen.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
Births Registered in April, May, June 1922 in Blaby, Leicestershire.
 

KILBRIDE, Joseph

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Joseph Kilbride died on board the Hospital Carrier St. David during operations at Sicily. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
 
Notes

KLINCKE, Edward Sydney

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Edward Klincke died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

LAGOR, Reginald Arthur

Reginald Lagor 40RM Comamndo
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Reginald Lagor from Leicester died along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.
[image] Report in the Leicester Evening Mail 20 March 1943.
 

LEONARD, Thomas

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Thomas Leonard died at the Civil Hospital, Corfu, Greece.  3 weeks before his death his Commando were engaged in a successful operation to liberate the island.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
 

LITTLE, William Armstrong

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Little died in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

LONGLAND, Norman Harry

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Lieutenant Norman Longland died of illness during operations in Italy. 
 
Extract from the book 'The Light Blue Lanyard'
"Lt N.Longland, a replacement for Lt Laidlaw who had been wounded at Termoli, contracted Hepatitis, from which he failed to recover."
 
Sources

MACKINSTRY, John

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Mackinstry died during operations at Dieppe, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

MALCOLM, George

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Company Sergeant Major George Malcolm died during operations in Italy to cross the River Garigliano. He had been recommended for the Military Medal for his gallantry on the day prior to his death.

MANNERS, James Calvert

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Colonel James Manners DSO, Officer Commanding 40RM Commando, died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia.
He had been Commanding Officer since just after the Dieppe raid and was appointed D.S.O. for gallant and distinguished services in operations leading to the capture of Termoli. *
 
Sources

MANT, Frederick Henry George

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Company Sergeant Major Frederick Mant died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.
 

MATTHEWS, Frederick Gordon

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Frederick Matthews died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.
 

McDONALD, Norman

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Norman McDonald died during operations at Dieppe.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Referred to in Dieppe Statement by Cpl Harvey in 40RM Commando War Diary.
 

MCKENNA, George

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal George McKenna died in Corfu.  At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in policing operations there after recently liberating the island. He received a Mention in Despatches for "devotion to duty during operations in the Mediterranean theatre covering a period from 1st April to 10th September, 1944."
 
Sources

MOODY, Edwin John

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Edwin Moody died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.

MULVEY, Thomas

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Thomas Mulvey was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily

MUSGROVE, Douglas James

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Douglas Musgrove died during operations at Anzio, Italy.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.

Notes
Source [1] shows age 20;  Source [2] shows born 12.11.1922.
 

NASH, Alec

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Alec Nash died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.
Births Registered April, May, June 1921 in Clutton, Somerset.

NIGHTINGALE, Joseph

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Joseph Nightingale died during operations at Termoli, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.

NORTHERN, Samuel Bernard

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Samuel Northern died during operations at Dieppe.
 
The CWGC shows his unit as HMS Locust.  This was the name of the ship that carried about 200 Royal Marine Commandos on the raid at Dieppe.
 

NUNN, Sidney Donald

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Sidney Nunn died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel.
 

Extract from a report in the Essex Newsman - Saturday 02 October 1943

OCKWELL, Christopher Thomas

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Christopher Ockwell died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.

ORMAN, Peter William

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Peter Orman died during operations at Dieppe, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.

PAIN, Leonard James

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Leonard Pain died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.

PANTER, Howard Denis

Marine Howard Denis Panter
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Howard Denis Panter died along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk.
 
Sources
CWGC.

PICKERING, Alfred George

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Alfred Pickering died during a raid on the Island of Brac, Yugoslavia. Initially buried with others on Brac near Nerezische, their remains were later reinterred in a collective grave at Belgrade War Cemetery.
Those buried with him are Marines Hopper and Tarrant of 40RM Commando, and Marines Brookes, Cooper, Hurst, Ivens, and Williamson of 43RM Commando.

PINCHER, Ronald

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ronald Pincher died during operations at Sarande, Albania.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.
 

PORTER, Ernest William

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Ernest Porter was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with three others, Marines Robert Denmark, Frank Spencer, and Albert Wise.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.

RHODES, William Henry

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Rhodes was reported missing presumed died during operations at Dieppe, France. He is remembered on Special Memorial 2.F.4. in the cemetery.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.

ROSS, John

John Ross 40 Commando
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Ross died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel.
 

SALAMAN, Hugh Lind

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Hugh Salaman, from Paddington, was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.

SPENCER, Frank

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Frank Spencer was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Marines Robert Denmark, Ernest Porter, and Albert Wise.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

SWAN, Leslie Victor

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Leslie Swan died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.

SWATTON, Vernon

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Vernon Swatton, D.S.M., from Hythe, was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed. In 1940 he had been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal whilst a Marine on HMS Nelson for gallantry and devotion to duty during operations in Norway.
 
Sources

SWIFT, Harold

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Harold Swift died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.

TACK, Ronald Edward

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ronald Tack died during operations at Anzio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.

TARRANT, Kenneth Albert

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Kenneth Tarrant died during a raid on the Island of Brac, Yugoslavia. Initially buried with others on Brac near Nerezische, their remains were later reinterred in a collective grave at Belgrade War Cemetery.
Those buried with him are Marines Hopper and Pickering of 40RM Commando, and Marines Brookes, Cooper, Hurst, Ivens, and Williamson of 43RM Commando.

TOES, Frank

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Frank Toes died during operations at Termoli, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.
 

TOWERS, James

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine James Towers died during operations at Anzio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.

WARD, George

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine George Ward died during operations in Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
The Green Beret by Hilary St George Saunders.
 
Notes

WISE, Albert

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Albert Wise was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Marines Robert Denmark, Ernest Porter, and Frank Spencer.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/139.

WOOD, Alexander

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Alexander Wood died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel.

WOOD, Robert Frederick

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Robert Wood died during operations at Milna on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/139.


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