42RM Commando ROH

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BALLANTYNE, George

Lance Corporal George Ballantyne died during operations at Kangaw.
 
Notes
The CWGC show his unit as 43RM Commando who were not operating in this theatre of war. His name is however recorded on the ROH for 42RM Commando in Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book.
 

GROVES, John

Marine John Groves 42 Commando
Marine John Groves died during operations at Kangaw.
 
Sources
CWGC.
[Image] Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press - Friday 01 February 1946 / British Newspaper Archive. © Johnston Press plc. created courtesy of The British Library Board.
 

JONES, Jack Garner

Lieutenant Jack Jones died during operations at Kangaw. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service.
 
Sources
CWGC
London Gazettes Supp. 37318, page 5181 and 37338, page 5402 [errata]
 

SCOTT, Thomas Veitch

Marine Thomas Scott died during operations at Myebon, Burma.
 
The 42 RM Commando War Diary and the CWGC both record only one commando from 42 as dying on this day. The entry in the War Diary reads as follows:
 
“Date 12 Jan 1945.
Place - Akyab Island Myebon
0830 hrs, Unit landed at Myebon Peninsular after Air strike and Naval bombardment. Slight opposition encountered during landing from mortar, 37 mm and rifle fire. A tp's landing craft hit by enemy arty, A tp Comd injured, one marine killed, one SNCO wounded.”

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