46RM Cdo. Roll of Honour

Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 69 of 69

BEGBIE, William Bell

Sgt Begbie 46RM Commando
46RM Commando
Sergeant William Begbie, 'Y' troop, died aged 21 during operations at Rots and Le Hamel.
William was adopted as a young boy by James and Elizabeth Begbie from Dunoon. They had lost their own 19 year old son, 301321 Private William Bell Begbie in the First World War.  He was killed in action at the Battle of Arras in France on the 9th April 1917 whilst serving with the 1/8th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and is remembered with honour on the Arras Memorial.

BURROWS, Derrick Trevor

46RM Commando
Lieutenant Derrick Burrows, 'Y' troop, No. 46 RM Commando, was killed whilst administering morphia to a wounded marine during operations at the River Aller.  He received a MiD for good service with the 21st Army Group.
The Story of 46 Commando Royal Marines by Capt. P.K.W. Johnson RM.
MiD: London Gazettes Supp. 37251, page 4440.

DAVIES, John Charles

46RM Commando
Troop Sergeant Major John Davies, 'Y' troop, died during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller near Hademstorf. He received a posthumous MiD for "good services with the 21st Army Group."

DEWBERRY, Charles William

Mne Charles William Dewberry 46RM Commando
Newspaper report on death of Marine Dewberry
46RM Commando

Marine Charles Dewberry, 'A' troop, was wounded during operations at Sallenelles. 

Mne. Dewberry who was from Gunton Road Upper Clapton, was found dead whilst taking a bath at the TOC H Club in Chichester. A post mortem came to the conclusion that his death was thought to be due to a fall, possibly as he got out of the bath. The Coroner recorded a verdit of Accidental Death.

LEE, John

46RM Commando
Major John Lee, MC, LLB, the Second-in-Command,  died during operations at Beuzeville, Normandy.
He was awarded the MC, in the rank of Acting Major, for "gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy."

PIERCE, Barry Walter

46RM Commando
Captain Barry Pierce, 'Y' troop, died during operations at the River Aller in the vicinity of the village of Hademstorf.  A footnote on the headstone of his grave reads "The first British soldier over the Rhine. 46RM Commando 'Y' troop. March 23 1945"
The book A Plain Russet-Coated Captain by Capt John Day 45RM Cdo.
CVA Gallery image of his headstone.

VARDY, Thomas

Mne Tom Vardy MM 46RM Commando
46RM Commando
Marine Thomas Vardy MM, died during operations at the River Aller crossing.
Tom Vardy joined the Royal Marines on the 22nd May 1941 being attached to the Royal Marines Reserve Depot until 8th July 1941. From 9th July 1941 to the 2nd November 1941 he was posted Plymouth Division. On the 3rd November 1941 he was posted to the 9th RM Battalion, and from there on the 1st August 1943 he joined 46RM Commando.

Citatation for MM

WOOLLAM, George Arthur

Lt George Woollam 46RM Commando
46RM Commando
Lieutenant George Woollam died in an accident whilst serving at the Commando Basic Training Centre. The death certificate states he died of a fractured skull at the North British Aluminium Company's Works. 
He was in  'A' troop of the Commando in May 1944.  He was from Tunstall and is remembered on their War Memorial. He is buried in Fort William (Glen Nevis) Cemetery.

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