'47RM Cdo. Roll of Honour'

                                    The Fallen from No. 47 Royal Marine Commando
Maj. J.R.  FEACEY
Maj. W.J.  TYNDALE-BISCOE
Maj. D.H. WALTON 
Capt. T.F.  COUSINS
Capt. B.J.  STICKINGS
Lieut. I.W.  ADAM
Lieut. F.  BORNE
Lieut. M.C.  GARDENER
Lieut. N.A.W.  HAYWARD
Lieut. M.G.H.  STYLE
Lieut. G.B.  WHITTAKER
CSM. H.H.  PLANK
CSM. W.J.C.  SPEAR
C/Sgt. C.N.  MORLEY
Sgt.  E.E.  BEE
Sgt.  A.J.   BRADLEY 
Sgt.  R.H.R.  BREHME
Sgt.  T.P.  FLETCHER
Sgt.  E.D.  FULLER 
Sgt.  D.  HUGHES
Sgt.  J.E.  PUDDICK
Sgt.  R.F.  RACKHAM
Sgt.  R.E.  WEBB
Cpl.  F. J   DYKE
Cpl.  E.J.  EVANS
Cpl.  A.A.  JENKINS
Cpl.  N.   JONES
Cpl.  C.S.  RIPINER
Cpl.  G.  ROBERTSON
Cpl.  K.T.  TEED
Cpl.  J.  UNSWORTH
LCpl. H.  ANDREWS 
LCpl.  J.  BUCHANAN
LCpl.  J.H.  CATTS
LCpl. A.J.  CHATFIELD 
LCpl. E.N.  DAVID
LCpl. W.R.D.  FLETCHER
LCpl. M.H.  GRIMSDELL
LCpl. E.G. LAWTON
LCpl. F.  NICHOLL
LCpl. R J    YOUNG
Mne. R.E.  ANSELL
Mne. V.  ASHCROFT
Mne. C.  BAINBRIDGE
Mne. G.H.  BAXTER
Mne. H.W. BEDWORTH
Mne. E.T.L. BREACH
Mne. K.C.  BUNYAN
Mne. A.V.  CABLE
Mne. A.E.  CARTER
Mne. D.J.   CLARK
Mne. J.W.  COLLINS
Mne. A.S.  DAVIES
Mne. W.N.  DAVIES
Mne. J.E.  DAY
Mne. M.  DERRICK
Mne. A.  DUKE
Mne. C.  DUTTON
Mne. J.E.M.  EVANS
Mne. C.  EVANS
Mne. J.  FAWCETT
Mne. D. FEE
Mne. P.B.  FELLOWS
Mne. C.H.  FEWTRELL
Mne. J.  FLAHERTY
Mne. J.  FLANNAGAN
Mne. A.  FLEET
Mne. M.H.  GOUDE
Mne. S.  GREENHALGH
Mne. J.H.  GRIFFITHS
Mne. A.W.  GUYMER
Mne. R. L.  HUBBARD
Mne.  J.  KEMP
Mne. W.C.D.  KINLOCH
Mne. A.  LONGDEN
Mne.  J.  LUMSDEN
Mne.  N.S.  MAUD
Mne.  D.F.  McGREGOR
Mne.  G.W.F.  MILLS
Mne.  J.  MUIR
Mne. G.  NORIE
Mne. J.H.  NUTTALL
Mne. B.  OATES
Mne. K.G.  PATEY
Mne. H.  PAYNE
Mne. R.A.  PETTIT
Mne. B.C.H.  PRY
Mne. W.  REDMAN
Mne. B.C.V.W.  REYNOLDS
Mne. C.  ROWLINSON
Mne. W.D.  SAMBROOK
Mne. F.L.  SCOTT
Mne. B.G. SMITH
Mne.  J.  SMITH
Mne. T.W.C.  SMITH
Mne. W.C.   STOVELL
Mne. E.J.  SWEENEY
Mne. N.Y.  TATTON
Mne. A.G.M.  THATCHER
Mne. W.H.   TOWLE
Mne. A.F.P.  TULL
Mne. D.A.R.  TULLETT
Mne. A.  TURNER
Mne. S.H.R.  TURNER
Mne. J.C.  WALKER
Mne. R.   WALKER
Mne. L.T.  WAYGOOD
Mne. R.H.  WEBB
Mne. R.M.  WILKINSON
Mne. R.  WILLIAMS
Mne. G.M.  WILSON
Mne.  J.V.  WITHINGTON
Mne. R.   ZAMMIT
Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen.

ADAM, Ian William

Lieutenant Ian Adam was killed [1] by enemy gunfire during operations in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas.
 
Captain Forfar, the Medical Officer, records the following:

BRADLEY, Arthur John

Sgt. Bradley was killed during operations at Normandy.

On the 6th October 1942 it was announced that he had received a MiD, along with others, for "bravery, endurance and sustained devotion to duty in H.M. Ships Aurora, Avon Vale, Lance, Legion, Kingston, Penelope, and at Malta, during and after the passage of an important Convoy."  (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 35733, page4353.)

COUSINS, Terence Frederick

Capt. Cousins 47RMCommando
Captain Terence Cousins was killed during operations at Normandy [1]. He received a posthumous MiD for his gallantry and leadership whilst attacking an enemy bunker at Port-en-Bessin during which he was killed [2]. There is a memorial at this location in his memory. 
 
Born in April 1922 Freddy Cousins entered the Corps in September 1940. On completion of training he was appointed to H.M.S Cumberland where he remained until 1943. He later joined the S.S. Group [3]. 
 

DAVIES, William Neville

Mne. Davies was killed during operations at Normandy.
 
He was part of a large fighting patrol of 4 troops and the heavy weapons troop sent against the enemy lines north east from La Grande Ferme commencing at 2115hrs on the 18th. It was hoped to be an in out raid to gather intelligence, capture prisoners, and weaken the enemies morale. Mne. Davies was killed during this raid.

DYKE, Frederick John

Cpl. Dyke was killed during operations in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas.

EVANS, Cyril

Mne. Evans was killed during operations in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas.

FAWCETT, Joseph

Marine Joseph Fawcett
Mne. Fawcett died of wounds inflicted during the Westkapelle landings on D Day at Walcheren.  [1]+[2]
 
Due to weather conditions between the 2nd and 5th November casualties were not able to be evacuated and had to be retained ashore in crowded tented facilities. Eventually more than 70 were evacuated by one LCT on the 6th November, the journey to Ostend taking 10 hours due to the weather.  Mne Fawcett died during this journey. [2]
 

GREENHALGH, Samuel

Mne. Greenhalgh was killed during operations in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas.

MAUD, Norman Smith

Mne. Maud was killed during operations at  Sallenelles, Normandy.
 
He was one of 23 casualties treated at the regimental aid post for shrapnel or bullet wounds during their first four days at Sallenelles.  Mne. Tatton died of wounds, and Mne Maud who had been missing on patrol, was killed.

MORLEY, Colin Noel

C/Sgt. Morley was killed during operations at Normandy.
 
Whilst the Commando were heading along a country road in the direction of Putot-en-Auge  they encountered an enemy patrol and C/Sgt. Morley was shot and killed.  

PRY, Benjamin Charles Henry

Mne. Pry, Heavy Weapons Troop (HWT), died of wounds inflicted during operations in Holland.  At the time of his death his Commando took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas.
 

ROBERTSON, George

Cpl. Robertson died of wounds inflicted at Port-en Bessin, Normandy.  In his book From Omaha to the Scheldt, the author Professor (Capt) John Forfar MC, who was the Medical Officer for 47RM Cdo., describes Cpl. Robertson as a "distinguished Scottish athlete."

SPEAR, William James Clement

CSM Spear, 'Q' troop,  was killed during operations at Walcheren.
 
Whilst advancing with 2 sections of his troop to engage the enemy who were in a series of gun batteries along the dunes west of Klein Valkenisse, they encountered accurate enemy mortar fire resulting in his death and many others casualties.  

STICKINGS, Brian John

Captain Stickings was killed during operations in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas.

THATCHER, Albert George May

Marine Albert Thatcher, 'B' troop, died of wounds he received during the allied landings at Westkapelle, Walcheren.
 
The 47 RM Commando Medical Officer, Captain John Forfar MC, describes the incident in which Mne. Thatcher received his fatal wounds in his book. He was on board LCT 18 when it was hit by a shell and he received shrapnel wounds. He was taken to a Beach Dressing Station but died the next day. [2]
 
Sources
[1] CWGC

WILLIAMS, Raymond

Mne. Williams was killed during operations in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas.


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