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BLAKE, John Philip

Capt Blake MC 43RM Commando
Capt. Blake MC was killed during operations against the enemy held island of Brac.
 
He had been awarded the MC for " leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty while serving with Royal Marine Commandos in Italy."
(Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36583, page 3040.)
 

JEAL, Percy William

Mne. Jeal was killed 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."
(Source: National Archives War Diary DEFE 2/49.)
 

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