44RM Commando

44RM Commando Nominal Roll

For historical & research purposes, we have tried to compile the names of all who served in 44RM Commando obtained from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Lists of Casualties, the 44RM Commando War Diary Jan to Dec 1945 (NA ref ADM/202/96), papers from the National Archives and further research by members of the CVA and various other resources. 

FARRELL, William Henry

Mne Farrell was killed in an accident during commando training at the Commando Basic Training Centre. In the book 44 Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan, the author states that Mne Farrell died as a result of an accident that took place during the Strong Point exercise in their final week of training. 
 

GIBSON, Eric Hookway

Sgt Gibson was killed in training at the Commando Basic Training Centre. The War Diary for 19th September 1943 states, "p.m. 2" mortar accident resulting in death of Sgt Gibson and Cpl A. Dooley, both of C Troop". 
 
His former occupation was "assistant golf professional"  and the cause of death is recorded as "multiple injuries head, neck, and chest."  He was seen after death by Capt. J.E. Symondson RAMC, Medical Officer at the CBTC.  

HAW, Charles Walter

Mne Haw was killed in an accident whilst the Commando were at Fakir Point near Akyab.

In the book 44RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan, the author states that on the 6th January  "a Marine of 'A' troop was accidently shot and killed as his section prepared to carry out a patrol to the Baronga Islands."

MARTIN, Arthur

Capt. Martin, Signals Troop, and one of the original 3rd RM Bn., officers, was killed during operations at Kangaw.
 
Sources: CWGC
44RM Commando Achnacarry to the Arakan by Tony Mackenzie

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