40RM Commando 'T' Company

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40RM Commando - HMS Fidelity

HMS Fidelity was sunk by torpedoes during a U Boat attack (U435) on the 30th December 1942 off the Azores. The U-boat reported a large number of survivors on rafts and in the water. All drowned in the rough seas as the weather deteriorated. The only survivors were a few who had launched a motor boat from the ship before the attack.  Among the casualties were 53 members of 'T' Company 40 RM Commando who were on board. The letter 'T' was never used again by 40RM Commando for a Company.
 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
 

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).
 

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

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.
 
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