41RM Cdo. Roll of Honour

                                         The Fallen from No. 41 Royal Marine Commando
Major   D.L.  BARCLAY
Major   K.  BRIND-SHERIDAN
Major   J.R.  EDWARDS
Major  G.J.  McCANN
Capt.   H.T.J.  CLARK
Capt.   P.C.  DIXON, RA
Capt.   F.O. FORD
Capt.   P.H.  HAYDON
Capt.   P.T.  HOWES-DUFTON
Capt.   R.M.  STOTT
Lieut.  A.G.  ALDIS
Lieut.  R.S.  BATE
Lieut.  M.G.  HARVEY
Lieut.  J.S.  HAWKARD
Lieut.  J.W.  HOLMES
Lieut.  D.C.  LLOYD
Lieut.  A.J.  PARR
Lieut.  J.C.  PEARSON
Lieut.  P.D.  ROBINSON
Lieut.  L.R.  SCOTT
Lieut.  P.F.H.  WRAY
RSM.  E.J.  BELCHER
Acting  RSM.  N. TIERNEY
TSM.  H.E. ELSOM
TSM.  J.S.  LEES
C/Sgt.  P.R. NEWHAM
C/Sgt.  J.T.  TWIGGER
Sgt.  G.E.  ALLISON
Sgt.  D.C.  BULLOCK
Sgt.  T.E.  CARR
Sgt.  T.E.  CHRISTIAN
Sgt.  R.  FIELDING
Sgt.  J.F.M.  HAMMOND
Sgt.  A.U.  HEY
Sgt.  H.W.  HEYWOOD
Sgt.  J.  MURRAY
Sgt.  F.W.  PRYOR,
Sgt.  A.E.  RUSH
Sgt.  H.H.  STALKER
Sgt.  R.F.  STRADLING
Sgt.  E.H. STREDWICK
Cpl.  F.  COGGINS
Cpl.  J.  EMERSON
Cpl.  J.  McKENNA
Cpl.  J.W.  PEAT
Cpl.  C.E.  SMITH
Cpl.  H.  SPAWFORTH
Cpl.  F.G.  WIGHTMAN
LCpl.  R.E.  BENSON
LCpl.  A.J.  BOND
LCpl.  G.H.  BOWERING
LCpl.  J.W.  FAULKNER
LCpl. E.W.  FINCH
LCpl. N.F.  HONEYMAN
LCpl.  J.  McNEILL
LCpl.  P.K.  PEARCE
LCpl. G.T.  ROBINSON
LCpl. H.D.  SMITH
LCpl. H. THOMSON
Mne.   R.M.  BALL
Mne.    J.  BARNES
Mne.    J.  BELL
Mne.   D.K.  BELL
Mne.    J.  BETTS
Mne.   C.  BRANDON
Mne.   A.  BROOKES
Mne.   H.  BROTTON
Mne.   R.R.C.  BROWN
Mne.   W.  CARTER
Mne.   W.  CONNER
Mne.   W.F.  COOK
Mne.   P.J.  CUFF
Mne.   W.  DABBS
Mne.   W.H.  DENNANT
Mne.   H.  DOANE
Mne.   A.R.H.  DREW
Mne.   K.H.  DREW
Mne.   J.  EGAN
Mne.   G.H.  EYRES
Mne.   R.W.  FELSTEAD
Mne.   G.E.  FINNEY
Mne.   E.  FISHER
Mne.   H.  GARLICK
Mne.   K.W.  GILBERT
Mne.   A.  HARRIS
Mne.    J.  HAY
Mne.   H.  HOLT
Mne.   R.E.  HORSTED
Mne.   A.D.  HOWARD
Mne.   E.  HOWARTH
Mne.   C.L.  HUNTER
Mne.   C.R.  ISTED
Mne.   W.   JACKSON
Mne.   J.G.  JACKSON
Mne.   R.B.  JOHN
Mne.   E.    JOHNSON
Mne.   J.T.  JONES
Mne.   A.   KENNEDY
Mne.   W.  LEES
Mne.   E.H.  LOWLES
Mne.   B.   MOSES
Mne.   R.F.  NICHOLSON
Mne.   R.H.  NUNNEY
Mne.   K.W.J.C.  O'BRIEN
Mne.   H.  PAGE
Mne.   J.A.  PARKINSON
Mne.  W.  POPE
Mne.  R.  POULTNEY
Mne.  K.  PRICE
Mne.   J.A.W.  PRICE
Mne.   J.W.  PROCTOR
Mne.   K.L.  RATCLIFF
Mne.   A.G.A.  RAYNER
Mne.   J.W.  READ
Mne.  R.  READER
Mne.  F.A.  REYNOLDS
Mne.  J.B.  ROBERTSON
Mne.  J.  ROBINSON
Mne.  J.  ROGERS
Mne.  W.C.  SCOTT
Mne.  C.J.  SHANNON
Mne.  G.  SHEPHERD
Mne.  J.A.  SMITH
Mne.  R.  SMITH
Mne.  E.  SPENCE
Mne.  A.E.  STREAMS
Mne.  A.  STILES
Mne.  K.  SUMMERS
Mne.  H.T.W.B.  SWINDALE
Mne.  W.  TAAFFE
Mne.  E.   TAYLOR
Mne.  H.  THWAITES
Mne.  P.  TONER
Mne.  P.J.W.  TROLLEY
Mne.  S.  UTTON
Mne.  A.N.  VICKERS
Mne.  G.  WASSALL
Mne.  E.C.  WELHAM
Mne.  E.G.  WHITE
Mne.  E.T.J.  WHITMAN
Mne.  R.D.  WILKINSON
Mne.  D.  WILLIAMS
Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 142 of 142

ALDIS, Alec George

41RM Commando
Lieutenant Alec Aldis MM died during operations at Normandy on 6 June 1944 [1]
  • 1942 (Corporal) (Temporary Sergeant) awarded the Military Medal for "gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East." [2].​
Recommendation
Royal Marines
Suda Sector Crete.

ALLISON, George Edwin

41RM Commando
Sergeant George Allison, born Abingdon Berkshire, died at 77 British General Hospital in Germany from post operative haemorrhage after a tonsillectomy.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths: Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/127.
 

BARCLAY, David Lovat

41RM Commando
Major David Barclay was killed during operations at Normandy on D Day [1].
 
Born in May 1920, Dave Barclay entered the Corps in September 1938. He served in H.M.S. Norfolk for over two years and was appointed to 40th RM Cdo., subsequently transferring to the 41st Cdo. [2].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] Extract from the  RM Globe and Laurel Nov. 1944 edition.
 

BARNES, John

41RM Commando

Marine John Barnes died of wounds at the 8th Canadian General Hospital in Belgium.

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

BELCHER, Ernest John

41RM Commando

Regimental Sergeant Major Ernest Belcher died during operations at Normandy on D Day. The announcement of his award of the British Empire Medal (Military Division) was made 2 days after his death. 

Source
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.
London Gazette 36544, page 2594.

BELL, James

41RM Commando

Marine James Bell died during operations at Normandy.

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

BENSON, Robert Edwin

41RM Commando

Lance Corporal Robert Benson died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette).

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

BETTS, Joseph

41RM Commando

Marine Joseph Betts was reported missing presumed killed during operations at Salerno, Italy [1]At the time his Commando were engaged in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri.

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

BROOKES, Arthur

41RM Commando

Marine Arthur Brookes died in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Maas. 

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

BULLOCK, Donald Charles

41RM Commando

Sergeant Donald Bullock was reported missing presumed killed during operations at Salerno on the 13th September 1943 [1][2a]. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty on the 10th September 1943 [2][2a].
Recommendation
"Gulf of Salerno 9-10 Sep 43

CHRISTIAN, Thomas Edward

41RM Commando

Sergeant Thomas Christian died during operations at Salerno, Italy. 

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.

Notes
At the time of his death his commando were engaged in operations at the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri.
 

DABBS, William

41RM Commando

Marine William Dabbs died during operations at Normandy on D Day.

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

DIXON, Peter Cory

41RM Commando
Captain Peter Dixon, a Royal Artillery Forward Observation Officer attached to 41RM Commando, was killed during an enemy air attack on the Commando HQ.
 
Sources
CWGC
The book "They did what was asked of them’ author Raymond Mitchell.
 

DOANE, Herbert

41RM Commando

Marine Herbert Doane died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

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

FINCH, Ernest Walter

41RM Commando

Lance Corporal Ernest Finch died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri.

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

FISHER, Edward

41RM Commando

Marine Edward Fisher died during operations at Salerno and Vietri, Italy.

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

GARLICK, Horace

41RM Commando

Marine Horace Garlick died during operations at Salerno, Italy.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
[3] Register of Births England Jan/Feb/March 1922.

Notes
Source at [2] shows year of birth 1921 which would make him 22. Sources [1] and [3] show age was 21.
 

HARRIS, Andrew

41RM Commando

Marine Andrew Harris died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
Records of Births registered in Jan Feb March. 1903 (Farnham).

HAY, John

41RM Commando

Marine John Hay died during operations at Westkapelle, Holland.

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

HAYDON, Peter Hillyard

41RM Commando
Captain Peter Haydon, DSO, was killed during operations at Walcheren.
 
He had earlier been awarded the DSO for conspicuous gallantry and leadership in driving off repeated attacks by the enemy on the road from Salerno to Naples, though he was wounded and his men outnumbered by the enemy.*
 

HEY, Ashton Usher

41RM Commando
Sergeant Ashton Hey, 'B' troop, died during operations at Normandy on D Day.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.
ROH in 'They Did What Was Asked Of Them', author Raymond Mitchell.
 

HOLT, Harry

41RM Commando

Marine Harry Holt died during operations in NW Europe.

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

HONEYMAN, Norman Frederick

41RM Commando

Lance Corporal Norman Honeyman died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

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

HORSTED, Ronald Edward

41RM Commando

Marine Ronald Horsted died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

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

HOWARTH, Edgar

41RM Commando
Marine Edgar Howarth died at St John's Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
Registers of Births Skipton Oct, Nov, Dec. 1921.
 

HUNTER, Caley Lovell

41RM Commando
Marine Caley Hunter, ‘A’ Troop, died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
[Troop source] ‘They did what was asked of them’ author Raymond Mitchell.
 

KENNEDY, Alexander

41RM Commando
Marine Alexander Kennedy died in Italy. At the time of his death his commando were engaged in operations at Vietri, Salerno.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
 
Notes

LEES, James Sykes

41RM Commando
Company Sergeant Major James Lees MM, 'B' Troop,  died at Heiden Germany from a cerebral haemorrhage sustained in a Jeep accident.
He had been awarded the Military Medal for bravery, skill, and devotion to duty whilst serving with the Allied Forces during the campaign in the Low Countries, over a period from January to April, 1945.
Recommendation

LEES, William

Marine William Lees 41 Commando
41RM Commando

Marine William Lees died during operations at Vietre Sul Mare, Salerno, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
Manchester Evening News - Thursday 14 October 1943 / British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board / Image © Trinity Mirror.

MOSES, Byron

41RM Commando

Marine Byron Moses died during operations at Walcheren, Holland.

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

MURRAY, John

41RM Commando
Sergeant John Murray died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.
 
Notes
Son of John and Jane Rankine Murray; husband of Agnes Murray, of Barrhead, Renfrewshire.
This man may be identical with Jack Murray who was a former goalkeeper with Greenock Morton FC.
 

PAGE, Henry

41RM Commando

Marine Henry Page died during operations at Walcheren, Holland.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths: Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/135.

PRYOR, Frederick William

41RM Commando

Sergeant Frederick Pryor, M.M., died during operations in Normandy. He was awarded the Military Medal for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty while serving with Royal Marine Commandos in Italy.

Sources
CWGC
London Gazettes Supp. 36583, page 3040.
National Archives file WO 373/47/163.
 

READER, Ronald

41RM Commando

Marine Ronald Reader died during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri.

SCOTT, William Cameron

41RM Commando
Marine William Scott died during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)
 

Extract from the Dundee Evening Telegraph Saturday 09 October 1943.

SMITH, Charles Edward

41RM Commando

Corporal Charles Smith died during operations at Walcheren Island, Holland.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

Notes
Source [1] shows age as 29 which conflicts with Source [2] which shows date of birth as 25-2-1921.

SMITH, John Alexander

41RM Commando
Marine John Alexander Smith from Londonderry, died at Rennes, France.
Extract from the Londonderry Sentinel Saturday 26 August 1944
There will be sincere regret among the wide circle of friends, by whom he was held in high esteem, of the death in German hands from wounds received in Normandy of Royal Marine Commando John Alexander (Jack) Smith, youngest son of Mr. Richard Smith and the late Mrs. Rebecca Smith, 22, Charlotte Street, Londonderry.

SMITH, Reginald

41RM Commando

Marine Reginald Smith died during operations at Walcheren Island, Holland.

Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

SPAWFORTH, Herbert

41RM Commando

Corporal Herbert Spawforth died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.
Records of Births registered in Wakefield Oct/Nov/Dec. 1920.

SPENCE, Ernest

41RM Commando

Marine Ernest Spence died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

STALKER, Hugh Henry

41RM Commando

Sergeant Hugh Stalker died in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in patrolling the Lower Maas. 

Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

STILES, Arthur

41RM Commando

Marine Arthur Stiles was reported missing presumed died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills near the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

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

STRADLING, Robert Fettes

41RM Commando

Sergeant Robert Stradling died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

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

STREAMS, Albert Edward

41RM Commando
Marine Albert Streams, A.M., died during operations at Sicily.
 
Albert Streams enlisted on the 12th April 1921 with the RM Light Infantry, Plymouth Division. He was awarded the Albert Medal for his gallantry as a crew member on board HMS Devonshire on the 26th July 1929 after a massive explosion in one of the gun turrets on the ship.  Although injured himself in the blast he remained behind to help evacuate the wounded and dying.
 
Extract from London Gazettes

TAAFFE, William

41RM Commando

Marine William Taaffe died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

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

TAYLOR, Ernest

41RM Commando
Marine Ernest Taylor died in Holland.
 
Werkendam Protestant Cemetery
Werkendam is in the Heusden-en-Altena region, which is bordered by the Brabant bulrush wood. Throughout the German occupation, particularly in the winter of 1944-1945, this wood was a favourite "hide-out" for airmen and soldiers trying to escape capture by the enemy. There was an emergency hospital in Werkendam where the wounded were cared for, and those who died there are buried in the village cemetery. (Source: CWGC.)
 

THOMSON, Hugh

Lance Corporal Hugh Thomson 6 Commando
41RM Commando
Lance Corporal Hugh Thomson died [1] during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.) [2]
 
Extract from the Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 13 October 1943
"Commando Marine Killed :-  Mrs Thomson, 12 Walton Street, Dundee, has received intimation that her husband, L/Cpl. Hugh Thomson (34), Royal Marine Commando, has been killed. He was reported missing over a week ago.

THWAITES, Henry

41RM Commando

Marine Henry Thwaites died during operations in France. On the date of his death his Commando were operating in the area of Beuzeville.

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

TIERNEY, Norman

41RM Commando
Regimental Sergeant Major Norman Tierney died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for "gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty in leading a successful counter-attack against a strongly held enemy position in Italy. He did not return from the attack." 
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] London Gazette 36433, page 1328.

TONER, Peter

41RM Commando

Marine Peter Toner died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

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

TWIGGER, James Thomas

41RM Commando

Colour Sergeant James Twigger was reported missing presumed died during operations at Salerno, Italy. He received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.
London Gazette 36454, page1557.

WILLIAMS, David

41RM Commando
Marine David Williams drowned during operations at the River Maas. 
 
On February 5th 1945 a raid was planned across the River Maas to snatch a German prisoner from behind the German lines. Bad weather forced the mission to be abandoned but a collapsible canvas boat used was left behind on the far bank.
 
The boat was ordered to be retrieved and Mne's. David Williams, Kenneth Ratcliff,  and Charles Brandon were sent across the river to do so. 

WRAY, Peter Francis Hugh

41RM Commando
Lieutenant Peter Wray died during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.) He received a Mention in Despatches for "distinguished services in Sicily."​​
 
Sources
CWGC.
London Gazettes Supp. 36454, page1557.
 

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