43RM Cdo. Roll of Honour

Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 46 of 46

ABRAHAMS, Robert Sydney

43RM Commando

Sergeant Robert Abrahams was reported missing presumed killed during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy.

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

BLAKE, John Philip

Capt Blake MC 43RM Commando
43RM Commando
Captain John Blake MC died [1] during operations against the enemy held island of Brac. He had earlier been awarded the Military Cross [2] for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty while serving with Royal Marine Commandos in the capture of Mt. Ornito, Italy on the 3 Feb. 1944 [3].
 

BROOKES, James Alfred

43RM Commando

Marine James Brookes was initially reported missing presumed killed at sea [2]. At the time of his death his Commando were part of a raiding force that embarked in Landing Craft from Vis Island  to attack the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia. 

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

CAMPBELL, John

43RM Commando

Marine John Campbell died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

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

DALY, Edward Stewart

43RM Commando

Marine Edward Stewart Daly died by accidental drowning.

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

Notes
Source at [2] shows forename only as Stewart. Place of death shown as India. 43RM Commando never operated in that theatre of war. 
 

FOWLER, Harry

43RM Commando

Marine Harry Fowler died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
CWGC Graves Registration Form.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
 
Notes
CWGC do not show Commando service. Message sent (11 July 2020) to CWGC with evidence of said service.
 

GARSON, Andrew

43RM Commando

Marine Andrew Garson died in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Lake Comacchio and Argenta.

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

HANCOCK, Frank Holgate

43RM Commando
Lieutenant Frank Hancock died during an air attack on Vis, their base of operations against enemy held Dalmatian Islands.
 
The 43RM Cdo. War Diary entry for 28th March 1944 states " Enemy aircraft attacked Vis town , and bombs also fell in Podselje . A direct hit was scored on the Cdo Orderly room,resulting in the death of Ty. Lt. F.H. Hancock and two marines."
 
Sources
CWGC
National Archives War Diary DEFE 2/49.
 
Notes

JEAL, Percy William

43RM Commando
Marine Percy Jeal died during an air attack on Vis, their base of operations against enemy held Dalmatian Islands.
 
The 43RM Cdo. War Diary entry for 28th March 1944 states " Enemy aircraft attacked Vis town , and bombs also fell in Podselje . A direct hit was scored on the Cdo Orderly room,resulting in the death of Ty Lt. F.H. Hancock and two marines."
 
Sources
CWGC.
National Archives War Diary DEFE 2/49.
 
Notes

LASKEY, Cyril

Cyril Laskey 43 Commando
43RM Commando
Corporal Cyril Laskey, 'A' Troop, died during operations at Lake Comacchio and Argenta, Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
'A' Troop image in Gallery.
Image: Christine Partington.
 

MCCAUGHEY, Henry

43RM Commando
Corporal Henry McCaughey died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. He received a Mention in Despatches for "outstanding service while operating with the Allied Armies in Italy."
 
Sources
CWGC.
London Gazettes Supp. 36903, page 518.
 

NEVIN, James Davidson

43RM Commando
Marine James Nevin died in service of illness.
 
James Davidson Nevin was born and brought up in Newburn in Northumberland and worked as a lorry driver for Walkers in Leamington on Tyne not long before the start of the war. On return to the UK from active service with 43RM Commando in Yugoslavia and Italy, Marine Nevin was diagnosed with cancer from which he died in November 1945. He received a full military funeral.
 
Sources
CWGC
His nephew Martin Routledge.
 

PROCTOR, Bert

43RM Commando

Corporal Bert Proctor died during operations in Italy.  At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy.

SAUNDERS, Samuel John Albert

43RM Commando
Marine Samuel Saunders died during an air attack on Vis, their base of operations against enemy held Dalmatian Islands.
 
The 43RM Cdo. War Diary entry for 28th March 1944 states " Enemy aircraft attacked Vis town , and bombs also fell in Podselje . A direct hit was scored on the Cdo Orderly room resulting in the death of Ty Lt. F.H. Hancock and two marines."
 
Sources
CWGC.
National Archives War Diary DEFE 2/49.
 
Notes

SCHOOLEY, Ralph Gerald

43RM Commando
Captain Ralph Schooley, 'B' troop, died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia. He received a Mention in Despatches for "outstanding service whilst operating with the Allied Armies in Italy."
 
Sources
CWGC.
London Gazettes Supp. 36903, page 518.
​Commando Subaltern at War, author Lt. W.G. Jenkins DSO.
 

SMITH, Roy Montague

Cpl. Roy M. Smith 43RM Commando
43RM Commando
Corporal Roy Smith, 'A' troop, died in the blast from two enemy 88mm shells whilst leading his section during operations at Lake Comacchio and Argenta, Italy.
 
Roy Smith left school at about 14 and served an apprenticeship as a market gardener before joining the Royal Marines and the Commandos in 1943. Read some of his letters provided by his nephew in our gallery entry here Cpl. Roy Montague Smith.
 

SNOWDEN, Fred

Marine Fred Snowden 43 Commando
43RM Commando
Marine Fred Snowden died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia. 
 
Extract from the Stirling Observer Thursday 22 June 1944.

TAYLOR, George

George Taylor 43 Commando
43RM Commando
Marine George Taylor died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy.
 
In a letter home L/Cpl. Roy Montague Smith*, 43RM Commando, wrote the following,
"George Taylor, one of the three of us, is finished, heard tonight that he was to have had the MM but he was killed so guess he will only be in despatches at least thats what it looks like to me. George did some very good work Tony, a fine chap, I'd had him with me since Ramsgate".
 

TUGWELL, Arthur

43RM Commando
Corporal Arthur Tugwell died during operations in Italy. 
 
At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. He received a Mention in Despatches for "outstanding service whilst operating with the Allied Armies in Italy."
 
Sources
CWGC.
London Gazettes Supp. 36903, page 518.
 

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