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BANKS, Mike

Served as : 
Michael Edward Borg Banks
Mike Banks (Borg-Banks) Royal Marines
Major
3 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant Michael Edward Borg Banks served on HMS Malaya in 1942 and HMS Valiant in 1943/44 before joining 3 Commando Brigade and 42RM Commando in Burma [1][2a].

BOORN, Peter William

Lance Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Corporal Peter Boorn received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations on 12 June 1982 at Mount Harriet, Falklands. 
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/216.
 

BURRELL, Aleck Michael George

Major
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Aleck Burrell, Officer Commanding Lima Company, 42 Commando RM [1], received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2011 [2].
  • 2nd September 2012 to retired list [2].
Sources
[1] MOD News Release 16 May 2011.

CANTRILL, Richard John

Brigadier
42 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Major Richard Cantrill, 42 Commando RM, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].
  • 30 June 2011 promoted Lieutenant Colonel, 42 Commando, RM [2].
  • 2014 appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [3].

CHISNALL, David Alan

WO1 David Chisnall
Warrant Officer 1
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Colour Sergeant David Chisnall was awarded the British Empire Medal in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1979 to 31st January 1980 [1].
  • 16 April 1982 promoted Warrant Officer 1, and RSM of 42 Commando RM [2].
Sources

CLARICOATES, Daniel

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Daniel Claricoates was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [1].
Citation
Claricoates displayed outstanding courage and determination on three separate occasions. Every time he demonstrated remorseless and unerring gallantry in the face of the enemy.

CLARK, Ian Campbell

Lt Ian Campbell Clark RM
Lieutenant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Ian Clark died during a cross border operation to Sajingan Besar*, Indonesia.
He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in support of operations and had previously served in Aden with 45 Commando RM.

COATES, Timothy Patrick

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Timothy Coates, serving on attachment to the UNHCR in Sarajevo, was shot dead by personnel manning a Bosnian Government checkpoint in the city. He was off duty and wearing plain clothes at the time. 
 

COLLINS, Thomas Joseph

Marine Thomas Joseph Collins 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Thomas Collins was shot on Indonesian territory on 16 March 1966, the same day as Lieutenant Ian Clark from L Coy 42 Cdo RM.,[see linked content] while taking part in a cross-border operation during “Conf

COLWILL, Horace Cecil

Company Sergeant Major
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Company Sergeant Major Horace Colwill died of a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head at Shandur Camp, Fayid, Egypt.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
 

CURRY, Thomas Geoffrey

Mne. Tom Curry
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Thomas Curry died instantly as a result of enemy small arms fire when elements of 42 Commando were engaged in close-quarter fighting with the Taleban 

CUTHELL, Garry

Marine (Acting Corporal)
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Corporal Garry Cuthell received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Award Recommendations / National Archives file WO373/188/221.
 
Notes

DICKSON, Kenneth

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Kenneth Dickson died at Panaga Hospital, Brunei as a result of suspected septicaemia.  [Sources:  AFM ROH / Globe and Laurel Jan-Feb 1994, p57.]
 

DOLIVERA, Brian

Sergeant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Brian Dolivera received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

EMSLIE, Hamish Brian

Captain
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Hamish Emslie was awarded the Military Cross for distinguished service in operations in Malaya with 42 Commando RM [1][2].
Recommendation for MC:  
Perak, Malaya.  July 1950 to Nov. 1950.

EVANS, Tony

Mne Tony Evans 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Tony Evans died during operations in Afghanistan. He and Marine Georgie Sparks, both of J Company, had been conducting a foot patrol to the north-west of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province.

FAIRBROTHER, David

Mne. David Fairbrother 42Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine David Fairbrother, Kilo Company, died whilst deployed as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj in support of an Afghan National Army (ANA) patrol into the village of Old Khorgajat.  Just under two hours into the patrol they were engaged with small arms fire from close range and Marine Fairbrother was fatally wounded.

FISHER, Daniel

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Daniel Fisher was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
On 6 March 2007 Fisher’s section was tasked with providing intimate fire support to clear a Taliban stronghold. His section commander wounded, Fisher stepped up to the role and retrieved the command equipment. The assault continued.

FOLEY, Colin

Sick Berth Attendant
42 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Sick Berth Attendant Colin Foley served in the Royal Navy from 1951 to 1961 with attachments to 42 Commando RM and 3 Commando Brigade RM.
 
Source
Obituary in Barry and District News 31 March 2015.
 

FORMOY, Ronald David

Mne Ronald David Formoy 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ronald Formoy, Lima Company, died during an action which resulted in the rescue of hostages taken and held at Limbang, Sarwak.

Sources
AFM ROH.
[Image] Special Forces ROH website.
 
Notes

Four other Commandos from 'L' Company also died - see names below.

GARDNER, James Patrick

Captain (Local Major)
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant James Patrick Gardner, 'B' Troop, was awarded the Military Cross  for gallant and distinguished service with 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [1].

GILBERT, Adam

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Adam Gilbert was the victim of an accidental shooting when his patrol tried to stop a stolen car at a checkpoint on the New Lodge Road, Belfast.

GILL, Martin Joseph

LCpl Martin Gill 42 Commando
Lance Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Martin Gill died whilst deployed with his Multiple as part of a patrol in the area of Adensee in the Nahr-e Saraj (South) district in Helmand province. The aim of the patrol was to assess the atmospherics, meet and talk with local nationals, and disrupt insurgent activity in the area, in preparation for future operations.

GILLINGHAM, Graham John

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Graham Gillingham was accidentally shot and killed when the gun of another Marine went off in a busy market place in Brunei. The Sultan of Brunei paid for his body to be cremated and his ashes sent back to his mother, who by that time had moved to Radford Semele, Warwickshire. [Sources: AFM ROH / Article in The Warwick Courier 15/11/2013]

HAZELL

-
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Served with 'B' Troop in Malaya circa 1951-1953.
 
Source
Reunion article with photo in the Globe and Laurel magazine Nov/Dec. 2000 edition.

HEWETT, Alan

Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal Hewett was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.

HILL, Ray

-
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Served with 'B' Troop in Malaya circa 1951-1953.
 
Source
Reunion article with photo in the Globe and Laurel magazine Nov/Dec. 2000 edition.

HODGSON, Peter

Surgeon Lieutenant (D)
42 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Died in service
Surgeon Lieutenant Peter Hodgson RN, attached to 42 Commando RM, died from exposure during a training exercise in Norway 

HOOLE, Alexander

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Alexander Hoole received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10412.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

HOWARD, David

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine David Howard, from King's Lynn, died during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  

Sources
AFM ROH
Naval History.net website.
Hampshire Telegraph - Friday 14 December 1956.
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.

HOWE, Gilbert Rex

Colour Sergeant
40 Cdo. RM
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Military Medal (MM)
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Acting Corporal Gilbert Howe was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his gallantry on 21/22 February 1951 whilst attached to 40 Commando RM during operations at Kampong, Upper Perak, Malaya. He had been recommended for the M.M. but was awarded the D.C.M. [1].
 
Citation

HOWGILL, Colin Humphrey Cowley

Colonel
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Colin Howgill received a Mention in Despatches recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1976 - 31st January 1977 [1].
  • 17 August 1979 promoted Acting Lieutenant Colonel [2].
  • 1980 Commanding Officer 42 Commando RM in the New Hebrides [3].

JACKSON, Ian

Colour Sergeant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service

Colour Sergeant Ian Jackson died during an exercise in the Swiss Alps when he fell during abseiling on the Wyssifrau (White Lady) mountain in the Bernese Oberland. 
Described as a very experienced mountaineer he was taking part in an annual four week exercise arranged by 3 Commando Brigade Patrol Troop. 

JACQUES, Stephen

Marine Stephen Jacques 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Stephen Jacques, aged 18 and a 'veteran' of the Falklands campaign, died from exposure during a training exercise in Norway in 1983 [1] [2]
 

JENNINGS, Richard

Mne Richard Jennings 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Richard Jennings, Lima Company, died during an action which resulted in the rescue of hostages taken and held at Limbang, Sarwak.

JOHNSON, Frederick Elliott

Lieutenant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Frederick Johnson was awarded the M.C. [1] for courage and leadership in operations in Perak, Malaya on 1st and 2nd May, 1951 [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 39328, page 4714.
[2] National Archive file WO 373 /130/21.
 

JOLE, Leslie Hugh

Captain Leslie Jole MC
Captain
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Leslie Jole, Officer Commanding 'Y' Troop since September 1950,  was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period June 1951 to 31st December, 1951.

JONES, James

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Marine James Jones was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in 3 Commando Brigade operations at Perak, Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952. He had been employed since July 1950 in this region, much of the time as a Leading Scout with 42 Commando RM.

KIERANS, Gerald

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Gerald Kierans, Lima Company, from Widnes, died during an action which resulted in the rescue of hostages taken and held at Limbang, Sarawak.

Sources
AFM ROH.
[Image] His sister Estelle Hart.

KITE, Colin Luther

Colour Sergeant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service

Colour Sergeant Colin Kite died in a road traffic accident in Scotland whilst travelling home to Arbroath.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Sherryl Hancock (Welfare Officer at Condor at the time).
 

LAMB, Richard

Lance Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service

Lance Corporal Richard Lamb died of injuries sustained in road traffic accident at Bassingham, Lincolnshire.  

Sources
AFM ROH.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug.2007.
Special Forces ROH website.

LAWS, Kenneth

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Kenneth Laws died in service cause unknown to this archive. He is believed to have served with 40 Commando RM in the Brunei and Borneo campaigns c.1962-1966. 

[Sources:  AFM ROH / royal-marines.net website]

LAYTON, Jason

Sergeant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant Jason Layton was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10411 published 19 July 2007.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

LISON, Adam

Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Adam Lison received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10412.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

MACKAY, Peter Lewis

Captain
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Peter Mackay died in Malaya. He was awarded the M.C.,[1] for gallant and distinguished service during an action in which he was shot in the head at Perak Malaya on the 1st May 1951[2].

MACKIE, Alastair

Sergeant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Alastair Mackie was awarded the M.M., gallant and distinguished services in operations at Sarawak, Borneo, during the period June 1963 to September 1963.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 43416, page 7156.
National Archives file WO 373/139/11.
 

MACKLIN, James

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine James Macklin was fatally wounded whilst on patrol in North Belfast .
 

Extract from the Birmingham Daily Post - Friday 29 March 1974

MACNISH, Charles James

Charles James Macnish 42 Commando
Colour Sergeant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal (Acting Sergeant) Charles Macnish, 'S' Troop [1], was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service with 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [2]. His final rank attained was Colour Sergeant [3].

MAHONEY, David Callaghan

Captain David Mahoney 42 Commando
Captain
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain David Mahoney was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya [1]. He became Commander of 'B' Troop in Malaya in September 1950 and was on continuous operations from that time and throughout the following year, primarily in the Batu Gajah region [2].
 
Sources

MCCREA, Edward

Mne Edward McCrea 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Edward McCrea died when ambushed in the area of Padawan and  Bau, Sarawak, Borneo. His body was later exhumed, cremated, and his ashes brought home to his family in Northern Ireland.

MCINTYRE, Mitchell

Sergeant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Mitchell McIntyre received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations on the night of 11/12 June 1982 against enemy held positions on Mount Harriet, Falkland Islands.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/210.
 

MEAD, Nigel Dean

Mne Nigel Mead 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Nigel Mead, Lima Company, was fatally injured in an improvised explosive device blast during a cordon and search operation, partnered with the Afghan National Security Forces, of compounds suspected of being associated with improvised explosive device facilitation in the Loy Mandeh wadi in the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province.
 

MIDDLETON, Alan William

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Marine Alan Middleton received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Operations in the Near East at Suez, October to December, 1956.

Source
London Gazette 41092, page 3419.

OATES, Ashley

Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Ashley Oates received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10412.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

PIMP, Don

-
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Served with 'B' Troop in Malaya circa 1951-1953.
 
Source
Reunion article with photo in the Globe and Laurel magazine Nov/Dec. 2000 edition.
 

POWELL, Fred Stewart

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Fred Powell, Lima Company, died during an action which resulted in the rescue of hostages taken and held at Limbang, Sarwak.

Sources: AFM ROH.
 
Notes
Four others from 'L' Company also died - see names below.
 

PRICE, Bernard John

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Bernard Price, 'C' Troop, from Cardiff, died during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt. 

Sources
AFM ROH
Naval History.net website.
Hampshire Telegraph - Friday 14 December 1956.
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.

PRITCHARD, Peter John

Marine Peter Pritchard 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Marine Peter Pritchard from Crowborough served with 42 Commando RM in Aden in 1967. He was 18 years old at the time having enlisted as a Junior Marine in September 1965.
 
Source
Article in the Kent & Sussex Courier 03 November 1967.
 

RATCLIFFE, Nathan

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Nathan Ratcliffe died by gunshot wound in the Armoury at Bessbrook Barracks, South Armagh, N. Ireland.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
The Star online report 9th May 2002.
 

RAWLINSON, Robert Croft

Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Robert Rawlinson was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in operations. He commanded one of the two sections of the Commando that assaulted Limbang Police Station, Sarwak, on the 12th December 1962 to release hostages being held there. Cpl. Rawlinson was wounded during this operation in which five other Marines died. 
 

READING, Percy James Thomas

Regimental Sergeant Major
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Regimental Sergeant Major Percy Reading was awarded the B.E.M. for gallant and distinguished service with 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines, in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June. 1952 [1].
 
Recommendation

REDDY, Benjamin

Mne. Benjamin Reddy 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Benjamin Reddy, 'K' Company, died when his unit came under enemy fire during a deliberate clearance operation in the Kajaki area of Helmand Province.  He joined the Royal Marines on 18 April 2005 and deployed with K Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in September 2006. [Source: MOD]

RHYCE-REES, Stewart Duncan

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service

Marine Stewart Rhyce-Rees died on a 9 mile cross country march carrying full kit during his Commando training.  An inquest heard evidence from pathologist Dr. G.A.C. Lynch that he died from a liver infection. Coroner Mr. W.E.J. Major returned a verdict of "death in accordance with the medical evidence".

ROLLASON, Hayden

Mne Hayden Rollason 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Hayden Rollason died when hit by a car whilst walking along the A38 road outside Plymouth in the early hours of the morning. Plymouth coroner Ian Arrow found Marine Rollason had died of multiple injuries and ruled the death was accidental. Hayden joined the Royal Marines in September 2004 and joined M Company of 42 Commando Royal Marines in June 2005.

ROLLS, Graham

Lieutenant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Lieutenant Graham Rolls died in service in Sarawak. Precise details are unknown to this archive.
 
Notes
There is a photo of a plaque in our gallery for those who died in Borneo/Sarawak wnere Lt. Rolls is named.
 

ROSE, Harry Howard

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service

Marine Harry Rose died in Ipoh General Hospital as a result of an accidental gunshot wound. He was originally buried at Batu Gajah Cemetery but was later exhumed and cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and his ashes returned to the UK.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.
Malaya Historical Group.

ROTHWELL, Thomas Frank

Thomas Rothwell 41RM Commando
Marine
41RM Commando
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Marine Thomas Rothwell joined the Royal Marines in 1941 and later served with 41RM Commando. He was seriously wounded and taken prisoner of war during operations at Salerno Italy on 18 September 1943. He served from 21 October 1941 until 23 May 1946 Class A Release.

SHARP, Richard

Second Lieutenant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Second Lieutenant Richard Sharp received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10412.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

SHORT, Brian John

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Brian Short, from Parkstone, Poole, died during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  

Sources
AFM ROH
Government Probate Deaths indices.
Hampshire Telegraph - Friday 14 December 1956.
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.

SILLITOE, Frederick Roy

Captain
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Frederick Sillitoe was serving at the RM Holding Commando in April 1945 [1].
  • 1956 (Captain) (42 Commando RM) Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in operations at Suez between October and December [2].

SIMPSON, Peter Leash

Acting Sergeant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Acting Sergeant Peter Simpson was awarded the MIlitary Medal for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st July to 31st December, 1951.[1]
 

Extract from the Aberdeen Evening Express - Monday 14 April 1952

SKINLEY, Brian Cecil John

Colour Sergeant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Colour Sergeant Brian Skinley was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Divison) on 31 December 1976.
 
Sources
London Gazette 47102, page 24.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 1977.
Globe and Laurel Nov/Dec.1997.
 

SMITH, Jeremy

Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Jeremy Smith died during operations against enemy forces on Mount Harriet, Falkland Islands.

SMITH, Philip Robert

Cpl Philip Smith 42 Commando
Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Corporal Philip Smith died in a traffic accident in a lay-by near Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire. He was crushed between the military lorry he had been driving and another military lorry.  [Source: Mail Online]
 

SPEAKE, Terence

Marine (Acting Corporal)
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Terence Speake, 'B' Troop, was awarded the Military Medal for courage and leadership in operations in Malaya on 1st May, 1951 [1][2].
Recommendation
"Perak, Malaya.

STOREY, John

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service

Marine John Storey died in Malaya as a result of an accident.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.

SUMMERS, Scott Gordon

Mne Scott Summers 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Scott Summers died in a traffic accident that occurred on the 4th February after he had volunteered to drive in a routine convoy in Helmand province. He received initial treatment in Afghanistan before being transported back to a specialist unit in the UK where he died on the 21st February.

SUTHERLAND, Neil

Lieutenant Colonel
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Major Neil Sutherland was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 29 December 2007.
  • 2009 promoted Lieutenant Colonel commanding 42 Commando RM.
Sources
London Gazette 58557, page 5.
London Gazette 59139, page 12930.
 

THOMPSON, John Thomas

Corporal John Thompson 42 Commando
Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine John Thompson received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003 [1].
 

VARLEY, Richard James

Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Richard Varley was awarded the M.M., [1] for distinguished services in support of Operations in Borneo between the 13th December 1965 and the 20th April 1966 [2].
 
Citation

WATERS, Peter, S.

Lieutenant Peter S. Waters 42 Commando
Lieutenant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Lieutenant Peter Waters, second in command Lima Company, was wounded in the hostage rescue at Limbang, Malaysia, on 12 December 1962. 

Sources
CVA Gallery photos of the unveiling of the Memorial Plaque at Limbang.
 

WATSON, Richard John

Mne. Richard Watson 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Richard Watson died during operations in Afghanistan. Elements from the UK Task Force were patrolling to the north of Now Zad, a district in the North of Helmand, when they came under attack from Taliban forces. During the contact Marine Watson was hit by small arms fire and fatally wounded.

WATTS, Laurence George

Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Laurence Watts, K Company, died during operations against enemy forces on Mount Harriet, East Falkland Islands.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Globe and Laurel Sep-Oct 1982 edition.
 

WEAVER, Kevin William

Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Corporal Kevin Weaver died as a result of head injuries received in a criminal assault upon him in Plymouth on 2 March 2000. Married with a baby daughter, Corporal Weaver had served in the Corps for 17 years.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Globe and Laurel March-April 2000.
 

WESTON, Barry John

Sgt Barry Weston 42 Commando
Sergeant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Barry Weston was fatally injured by an improvised explosive device while leading a patrol operating near the village of Sukmanda in southern Nahr-e Saraj district Helmand province. The patrol was participating in an o

WHATLEY, Benjamin Mark Lawson

LCpl Ben Whatley 42 Commando
Lance Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Benjamin Whatley died in Nad-E-Ali district, central Helmand, while Lima Company was conducting an operation to clear enemy forces from the north of the district. Leading his men from the front, Lance Corporal Whatley was killed by enemy fire during a prolonged and fierce battle with insurgents.
 

WILLS, Terrance John

Lieutenant (Local Captain)
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Lieutenant (Local Captain) Terrance Wills received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Operations in the Near East, Oct. to Dec., 1956.

Source
London Gazette 41092, page 3418.

WOOLMAN, Tudor Lloyd

Sergeant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Tudor Woolman, 42 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Aden in 1967 [1].
Recommendation
"On Saturday 11th November 1967 42 Commando Royal Marines was responsible for the manning of of a series of observation posts overlooking Tawani.

WRIGHT, James Robert

Mne James Wright 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine James Wright, Juliet Company, died during operations as part of Combined Force Nad ‘Ali (North), Helmand. His patrol was involved in a significant engagement with insurgents in the Shpazh Gerebian area of Nad ‘Ali district. After being pinned down by accurate fire for several hours, the patrol managed to extract themselves back to their base at Checkpoint Kamiabi.

WRIGHT, Robert

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Robert Wright died of encephalitis in Malaya. He was buried in Batu Gajah, later exhumed, cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to UK.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.

YOUNG, Peter Shand

Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Corporal Peter Young received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Operations in the Near East at Suez, November 1956.

Source
London Gazette 41092, page 3419.


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