40RM Cdo. Roll of Honour

The Fallen from No. 40 Royal Marine Commando
Lieut. Col.   J.C.   MANNERS
Lieut. Col.   J.P.   PHILLIPPS
Major  N.M.   PORTER
Capt.   A.D.  COMYN
Capt.   M.J.  EPHRAUMS
Capt. H.W.F. GRANT-DALTON
Capt.   W.J.  HILES
Capt.   M.S. MACPHERSON
Capt.   L.G.B.  MARSHALL
Capt.   J.E.   STIEBEL
Lieut.  R.S. CHIVERALL
Lieut.  B.A.  COOPER
Lieut.  L.  CROSS
Lieut.  C.L.  DUTTON
Lieut.  B.P.  HILL
Lieut.  I.D.   LAIDLAW
Lieut.  N.H. LONGLAND
Lieut.  D.G. OVER
Lieut.  J.D.G.  PEGRUM
Lieut.  W.A.H. TRASK
Lieut.  P.N.  WEDGWOOD
CSM.   G.   MALCOLM
CSM.   F.H.G.  MANT
Sgt. Maj.   J.S. BAIN
C/Sgt.  A.H. CORNISH
C/Sgt.  P.  DIMARCO
C/Sgt.  W.J.A.  HARVEY
C/Sgt.  F.C.W.  HARWOOD
Sgt.   J.   BEESLEY
Sgt.  E.E.  FINCH
Sgt.  A.W.  HENDERSON
Sgt.  H.W.  HILL
Sgt.  W.J.   SCOTT
Sgt.  L.V.   SWAN
Cpl.  S.J.   ANDREWS
Cpl.  A.H.  BLAKE
Cpl.   J.E.B.  CORCORAN
Cpl.   W.H.C.  CRADDOCK
Cpl.   D.G.  DIXON
Cpl.    A.  DUERDEN
Cpl.    H.J.  EVERALL
Cpl.    J.   FISHER
Cpl.    T.P.  GREY
Cpl.   A.S.   HEATH
Cpl.   G.W.  HERYET
Cpl.   J.   KILBRIDE
Cpl.   F.G.   MATTHEWS
Cpl.   N.    McDONALD
Cpl.   G.    McKENNA
Cpl.   R.H. METCALF
Cpl.   E.A.   PITT
Cpl.   J.F. SIMMONDS
Cpl.   V.   SWATTON
Cpl.  R.   THOMSON
Cpl.   T.E.   THORP
Cpl.    F.   TOES
Cpl.   C.H.P.  WHITE
Cpl.   J.W.  WOODALL
LCpl.  E.A.  CAPES
LCpl.  G.D.  COLBY
LCpl.  R.S.   FALLAS
LCpl.  R.T.   FOSTER
LCpl.  L.G.   HARVEY
LCpl.  F.R.   HASTINGS
LCpl.  T.   JACKSON
LCpl.  G.H.  JAMES
LCpl.  G.E.  MOLE
LCpl.  H.W.  MORGAN
LCpl.  D.L.W.N.  SHORT
LCpl.  K.G.   SUTCLIFFE
Mne.  J.M.   ALEXANDER
Mne.  R.L.   ALTRINGHAM
Mne.  C.   ANDREWS 
Mne.  H.R.J.  ANSON
Mne.  W.T.   APPLEBY
Mne.  W.H.  BARRINGTON
Mne.  C.E.   BASHAM
Mne.  G.H.  BATES
Mne.  A.   BISHOP
Mne.  J.A.  BLUCK
Mne.  P.J.  BONE
Mne.  G.   BOOTHROYD
Mne.  W.J.  BRADLEY
Mne.  A.   BREMNER
Mne.   J.   BROWN
Mne.  S.T.F.   BROWN
Mne.  R.W.  BROWNBRIDGE
Mne.   W.   BRYCE
Mne.   H.T.   BURFITT
Mne.   F.E.G.  BURGESS
Mne.   L.M.  BUSTARD
Mne.   A.J.  CALLOW
Mne.    J.   CATTERALL
Mne.   C.C.  CHAPMAN
Mne.   H.   COCKITT
Mne.    A.W.G.  COOMBER
Mne.   P.L.  COOMBES
Mne.   H.J.  COPE
Mne.   J.H.  CRAIG
Mne.   A.E.  DAY
Mne.   R.   DAY
Mne.   R.M.  DENMARK
Mne.   H.   DOWSON
Mne.   M.A. EDWARDS
Mne.   G.A.  EVANS
Mne.   M. FANTHAM
Mne.   R.  FARRELL
Mne.  G.E.   FISK
Mne.   L.H.  FRANKLIN
Mne.   J.M.  GANNER
Mne.  D.P.  GEE
Mne.  F.R. GOODYER-KETTLEY
Mne.  W.Y.  GORRIE
Mne.  E.W.  GOTTS
Mne.  P.   GRIFFIN
Mne.  H.W.  GUINAN
Mne.  R.W.  HADFIELD
Mne.  E.O.  HAMSTEAD
Mne.  R.G.  HAYS
Mne.  R.  HEBDEN
Mne.  A.F.  HERD
Mne.  D.A.  HERMAN
Mne.  W.B.  HEWSON
Mne.  H.L.  HILDRETH
Mne.  R.H.  HILL
Mne.  V.F.   HOBBS
Mne.  N.C.  HOPPER
Mne.  G.R.  HUBBARD
Mne.   H.  HUMPHREYS
Mne.   J. HUMPHRIES
Mne.   J.    HURST
Mne.   J.  HUTCHINSON
Mne.   P.   JAGGARD
Mne.   R.K.  JAMES
Tpr. F.H.  JAY (RHG)
Mne.   M.    JEFFERS
Mne.   J.     JONES
Mne.   J.F.  KELLY
Mne.   R.   KENDRICK
Mne.   H.   KENNEY
Mne.   E.S.  KLINCKE
Mne.   R.A.  LAGOR
Mne.   D.R.N.  LEDBURY
Mne.   T.   LEONARD
Mne.  W.A.  LITTLE
Mne.   J.  MACKINSTRY
Mne.   J.C.  MAY
Mne.  E.  McDOWELL
Mne.  J.C.   McGEE
Mne.  D.P. McGLASHON
Mne.  F.C.  MILO
Mne.  E. J.  MOODY
Mne.  K.W. MORGAN
Mne.  T.    MULVEY
Mne.  D.J.  MUSGROVE
Mne.  A    NASH
Mne.  T.   NASH
Mne.   J.   NIGHTINGALE
Mne.   S.D.  NUNN
Mne.   A.R.  OBORN
Mne.   E.S.  O'BRIEN
Mne.   C.T.   OCKWELL
Mne.   P.W.   ORMAN
Mne.   L. J.   PAIN
Mne.   J.  PALMER
Mne.  H.D.  PANTER
Mne.   R.S.  PARKER
Mne.  G.T.  PAYNE
Mne.   H.D.H.A.  PEMBER
Mne.   A.G.   PICKERING
Mne.   R.  PINCHER
Mne.    J.H.  PLATT
Mne.   E.W.  PORTER
Mne.   W.W.A.  POWELL
Mne.   G.S.  PRATT
Mne.   W.H.  RHODES
Mne.   J.A.  RICHMOND
Mne.   A.H.I.  RIDDLE
Mne.   J.  ROSS
Mne.   R.  RUTTER
Mne.  H.L.  SALAMAN
Mne.  J.V.  SALT
Mne.  R.T.C. SAUNDERS
Mne.  J.J.L.   SEABROOK
Mne.  H.W.  SHOCKLEY
Mne.  S.   SIMPSON
Mne.  R.B.  SINGLETON
Mne.  F.  SPENCER
Mne.  W.J.   St. ANGE
Mne.  H.  SWIFT
Mne.  R.E.  TACK
Mne.  K.A.  TARRANT
Mne.  I.H.  THOMSON
Mne.   J.  TOWERS
Mne.   W.C.  TRUMP
Mne.   A.J.  TURNER
Mne.   R.C. TURNER
Mne.   J.E.  TURRELL
Mne.   T.    TWIDALE
Mne.   J.H.  WAKEFIELD
Mne.   P.E.  WALKER
Mne.   G.P.  WALLACE
Mne.   G.  WARD
Mne.   T.H. WEBSTER
Mne.   H.A. WIGMORE
Mne.   D.J.  WILSON
Mne.   A.  WISE
Mne.   A.  WOOD
Mne.   R.F.  WOOD
Mne.   A.  WOODHOUSE
Mne.   A.J.  WRIGHTSON
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.

CALLOW, Arthur John

Mne. Callow was killed during operations at Dieppe.
 
Escalles Churchyard
Escalles is a village and commune on the coast road (N.40) from Calais to Boulogne, 8 miles (14 kilometres) south-west of Calais, whence there is a bus service. The British grave is in the southern part of the churchyard, some 20 yards south of the main path. (Source: CWGC.)
 

EVANS, George Albert

Mne. Evans died of wounds inflicted during operations in Italy.
 
Naples War Cemetery
The 65th and 92nd General Hospitals were in Naples from late in 1943 until the end of the war, also the 67th General Hospital for the greater part of that time. The site for the war cemetery was chosen in November 1943 and burials were made in it from the hospitals and garrison. Later graves were brought in from a number of small cemeteries in the immediate vicinity.
 
Sources

HILL, Henry William

Henry William Hill 40RM Commando
Sgt. Hill was killed during operations at Lake Comacchio. He received his MiD for "gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army in Italy."
(Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36676, page 4010.)
 

HOBBS, Victor Frederick

Mne. Hobbs was killed during operations at Lake Commachio.

An account by Ron Perry of the action

In the beginning of 1945, at the end of the Italian campaign, we made our last break-through for the 8th Army. I was in Y troop of 40 Commando, Royal Marines, the leading troop in this action. We met some resistence by a canal near to what is now Lake Como. We were detailed to take two bridges and a power plant, which was our particular objective. This was along a spit of land alongside Lake Como.

HUMPHRIES, Joseph

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".
 
In March 1946 it was announced In London Gazettes that he had received a posthumous award of Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.
 
Sources
CWGC
London Gazettes Supp. 37499, page 1368

JAGGARD, Peter

Mne. Jaggard was killed during operations in Italy.

At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in Operation Ferdy at Vibo Valentia, known at the time as Porto San Venere.

LONGLAND, Norman Harry

Lieutenant Norman Longland died during operations in Italy. 
 
In the book The Light Blue Lanyard, the author writes "Lt N.Longland, a replacement for Lt Laidlaw who had been wounded at Termoli, contracted Hepatitis, from which he failed to recover."
 
Caserta War Cemetery

MALCOLM, George

Company Sergeant Major George Malcolm MM was killed during operations in Italy to cross the River Garigliano. He had been awarded the MM for his gallantry on the day prior to his death [1]..

MARSHALL, Lionel Guy Bradford

Capt Marshall 40rm commando
Captain Lionel Marshall MC and bar was killed, or died of wounds inflicted, during operations in Albania.*
 
Awarded the MC for "gallant and distinguished services in operations leading to the capture of Termoli."
Awarded a bar to his MC for "courage, leadership and resource in operations which led to the crossing of the Garigliano River in the face of determined opposition, from the enemy."
 
Bari War Cemetery

MCKENNA, George

The full circumstances of the death of Cpl. McKenna are not known to this archive. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in policing operations in liberated Corfu.
 
He received a MiD for "devotion to duty during operations in the Mediterranean theatre covering a period from 1st April to 10th September, 1944."
(Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36979, page 1386.)
 

SWATTON, Vernon

Cpl. Swatton DSM was killed along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk.
 
In 1940 he was awarded the DSM whilst a Marine on HMS Nelson for "gallantry and devotion to duty during operations in Norway."
(Source: London Gazettes Supp. 34961, page 5878.)
 

WALLACE, Gordon Peter

Mne. Wallace died during operations at Anzio [1].
 

Extract from the Fulham Chronicle - Friday 21 April 1944

"Many Fulham friends will learn with regret that Gordon Peter Wallace has died from wounds received in action with the Royal Marine Commandos . He was the younger son of Mr . W. O. Wallace, 34 Ellaline Road, Fulham Palace Road, and he would have been 21 next month." [2]
 

WARD, George

Mne. Ward was killed during the period that 40RM Commando were used to reinforce the infantry line held along the River Garigliano near Lorenzo.
(Source: The Green Beret by Hilary St George Saunders)
 

WHITE, Charles Henry Patrick

Cpl. White died in Italy. 

Bari War Cemetery
The site of Bari War Cemetery was chosen in November 1943. There was no serious fighting in the vicinity of the town, which was the Army Group headquarters during the early stages of the Italian campaign, but it continued to be an important supply base and hospital centre, with the 98th General Hospital stationed there from October 1943 until the end of the war. At various times, six other general hospitals were stationed at Trani and Barletta, about 48 km away. (Source: CWGC)
 

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