46RM Cdo. Roll of Honour

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

DAVIES, John Charles

Troop Sergeant Major John Davies, 'Y' troop, was killed 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

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

Major John Lee, MC, LLB, the Second-in-Command,  was killed during operations in 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."
 
Sources
CWGC

PIERCE, Barry Walter

Captain Barry Pierce, 'Y' troop, was killed 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"
 
Sources
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
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
Lieutenant George Woollam was killed 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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