48RM Cdo. Roll of Honour

The Fallen from No. 48 Royal Marine Commando
Maj.   D.R.  DE STACPOOLE
Capt. N.H. GODKIN
Capt. F.C.L.  LENNARD
Capt. R.G.  MACKENZIE
Capt. J.L.  PERRY
Lieut. P.S.  COLLINS
Lieut. E.G. CURTIS
Lieut. W.H. ENGLAND 
Lieut.  C.B. LINDREA
Lieut.  F.R. RIGBY
Lieut.  T.D. YATES
Sgt. D.  AMATO
Sgt. T.R.  BISHOP
Sgt.  J.  CAPPLEMAN
Sgt. W.K.  COULTER
Sgt. A.D.  DAVIS
Sgt. E.A.   JEHU
Sgt. H.   PEACE
Sgt. E.J.  SILK
Sgt. D.H.  STEVENSON
Cpl. A.  HILTON
Cpl. J.E. LAW
Cpl. A.R. MOSS
Cpl. B.  O'BOYLE
Cpl. A.  POOLE
Cpl. E.  SHRIGLEY
Cpl. T.  STEVENTON
Cpl. J.A.  TAVOLIER
Cpl. L.  UPTON
Cpl. D.G.  WISE
LCpl.  F.  APPLEYARD
LCpl.  D. FOGG
LCpl.  J.T.  LARKIN
LCpl.  H.   SIMPSON
Mne. W.G.  BEAN
Mne. W.  BOARDMAN
Mne. A.G. BOTLEY
Mne. F.E.D.  BOURNE
Mne. R.R.  BULL
Mne. N.  BURGESS
Mne. J.M.  BURKE
Mne. H.  CLARK
Mne. A.D.  COLEMAN
Mne. C.G.L.  CONNER
Mne. R.  COULSON
Mne. F.J.  DEWHURST
Mne.  J.  DORMAN
Mne. G.  EDWARDS
Mne. W.T.G.  FEREDAY
Mne. M.  FINDLAY
Mne. W.H. FORD
Mne. A.T.  FOX
Mne. W.  FOX
Mne. R.M.  GIBBS
Mne. T.G. GOSLING
Mne. L.J.  HAINES
Mne. L.J.A.  HALL
Mne. T.  HALL
Mne. S  HEDLEY
Mne. H.J.  HILLS
Mne. E.J. HOSKINS
Mne. H.  HUGHES
Mne. C.H. HUMPHREYS
Mne. A.G. JOHNSON
Mne. C.S.  JOHNSON
Mne. K.J.  JORDAN
Mne.  J.M.K.  LAMB
Mne.  R.J.  LEE
Mne.  J.  McARTHUR
Mne. G. McCAIN
Mne.  J.  McLAUGHLAN
Mne. A.J.  MEE
Mne.  J.J.  POLLEY
Mne. F.  POTTER
Mne. H. PUGH
Mne.  J.A.  REEVES
Mne. S.  RICHARDSON
Mne. D.H.G.  RULE
Mne. W.C.  SAGE
Mne. L.A.  SAMWELL
Mne. C.C.  SAVAGE
Mne. P.D.  SHEARS
Mne. T.  SIMPSON
Mne. C.  SKELLAND
Mne. R.G.  SPRUCE
Mne.  J.E.  STANLEY
Mne. K W. STEPHENS
Mne. C.E. STEVENS
Mne. J.  STEWART
Mne. F.E.  STURMEY
Mne. R.W.  TAYLOR
Mne. P.G.  TITMUSS
Mne. N.F.  WALL
Mne. G.  WARDLE
Mne. C.J. WARE
Mne. A.A.  WHITE
Mne. C.J.  WILLIAMS
Mne. B.  WOODBINE
 

Attached RAMC

Lieut.  D.M.D.R.  WINSER 
LCpl. W.H. WILKINSON 
Pte.  W.J. BRANCH 
Pte.  W.  BROWN   
Pte.  W.F. FULHAM
 
Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen.

APPLEYARD, Frank

Lance Corporal Frank Appleyard MM died during operations at Normandy on D Day.
 
In July 1943 he was awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished services in Sicily whilst serving as a Marine in the 7th Batallion, Royal Marines.
 
​Citation
Masa Palato, Sicily, 20th July 1943

COLLINS, Peter Stratford

Lieutenant Peter Collins MC, 'A' troop, died during operations against the German held island of Schouwen, Holland. He had been awarded the MC for gallant and distinguished services in the field.
 
Sources
CWGC
London Gazettes Supp. 37549, page 2087.
DDay Commando. author Ken Ford.
 

CURTIS, Edward Geoffrey

Lieutenant Edward Curtis, 'B' troop,  died during operations at Normandy on 'D'Day.
 
Extract from the 48RM Cdo. War Diary 6-6-1944 Langrune, 1300 hrs
'B'  tp reports "Deathshead" clear, they had found it unoccupied, and suffered only one casualty  (Lt.Curtis) wounded by own naval supportive fire.   
 
Sources
CWGC
48 RM Cdo. War Diary, National Archives file ADM 202/111.
 

De STACPOOLE, Derek Roderick

Major de Stacpoole
Major Derek Roderick de Stacpoole, 'Y' troop,  was shot and killed during operations at Walcheren. He had earler been wounded during the Normandy landings rejoining the Commando and taking part in operations at Dozule in August.
 
He received a MiD for " good service while operating with 21st Army Group."
 
Sources
CWGC
D Day Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RM Commando author Ken Ford.
London Gazettes Supp. 36979, page 1386.

ENGLAND, Walter Hugh

Lieutenant Walter England, SA Forces attached to 48RM Commando, was killed during operations at Walcheren. He was part of a patrol sent to Veere on the North East of the island travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes.

FINDLAY, Martin

Marine Martin Findlay died during operations in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in holding a section of the line along the Maas. 
 
Sources
CWGC
DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RM Commando by Ken Ford.
 

FOGG, Dennis

Lance Corporal Dennis Fogg was killed during operations at Walcheren. He was part of a patrol sent to Veere on the North East of the island travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes.

GODKIN, Noel Herbert

Captain Noel Godkin 48RM Commando
Captain Noel Godkin, the administration officer [1], died during operations at Walcheren [2].
 
He was appointed MBE (Military Division) for "outstanding services in reconnaissance operations." [3].
 
Sources
[1] D Day Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RM Commando author Ken Ford.
[2] CWGC
[3] London Gazettes Supp. 36947, page 995.

GOSLING, Thomas George

Marine Thomas Gosling died during operations at Sallenelles, Normandy.
 
Extract from the 48RM Cdo. War Diary
"7-7-1944 Sallenelles 2045 - 2115,  All HQ officers were at dinner, the house was shelled." Against this entry is a hand written note  which reads "Cas 1 MOA killed."
Marine Gosling is the only listed 48RM Commando casualty that day.
 
Sources
CWGC
48RM Cdo. War Diary, National Archives file ADM/222/111.
 

HALL, Tom

Marine Tom Hall died during operations in NW Europe.
 
At the time of his death his Commando were based in the town of Goes, and engaged in holding the line in the area of South Beveland until a major enemy offensive through the Ardennes took place.  At this point in December, 3 troops of 48RM Commando were sent to assist 47RM Commando at Oosterhout, whilst the remainder of 48RM Commando stood by to assist in the defence of Antwerp should it be needed.
 

LEE, Reginald John

Marine Reginald Lee died during operations in NW Europe.
 
At the time of his death his Commando were based in the town of Goes, and engaged in holding the line in the area of South Beveland until a major enemy offensive through the Ardennes took place.  At this point in December, 3 troops of 48RM Commando were sent to assist 47RM Commando at Oosterhout, whilst the remainder of 48RM Commando stood by to assist in the defence of Antwerp should it be needed. 
 

LINDREA, Cyril Brian

Lieutenant Cyril Brian Lindrea RM
Lieutenant Cyril Brian Lindrea died during operations at Walcheren when enemy mortar bombs exploded amongst a group of officers.
 
Sources
CWGC
D Day Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RM Commando, author Ken Ford.
[Image]  © Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.
 

MACKENZIE, Roderick Gimson

Captain Roderick Mackenzie MC,  'X' troop, died of wounds from enemy mortar fire during operations at Walcheren.  He died in hospital in Belgium. He had earlier been awarded the MC for "gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy."
 
Sources
CWGC
London Gazettes Supp. 36676, page 4008.
D Day Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RM Commando, author Ken Ford.
 

PEACE, Harold

Sergeant Harold Peace 48 Commando
Sergeant Harold Peace died during operations at Walcheren. He was part of a patrol sent to Veere on the North East of the island travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes.

PERRY, James Lawry

Captain James Perry was killed by a sniper's bullet during operations at Langrune, Normandy.  There is a street called Rue du Capitaine Perry named in his memory in the village.
 
Sources
CWGC
48 RM Cdo War Diary, National Archives file ADM/202/111.
 

PUGH, Harold

The cause of death of Marine Harold Pugh is not known by this archive. At the time of his death his Commando were in Belgium preparing for the planned attack at Walcheren.

RIGBY, Frederick Ralph

Lieutenant Frederick Rigby, 'Z' troop,  died when his Landing Craft struck beach defences at Normandy on D Day. He drowned attempting to swim to the shore under heavy enemy fire.
 
Sources
CWGC
D Day Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RM Commando, author Ken Ford.
 

SKELLAND, Colin

Marine Colin Skelland died during operations at Walcheren. He was part of a patrol sent to Veere on the North East of the island travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes.

WINSER, David Michael De Reuda

Lt. David Winser MC
David Winser, known as 'Doc' Winser,  died during operations at Walcheren.
 
David Winser rowed for Oxford and was in the winning boat in the boat race in 1937 after which he won a scholarship for Yale University. During the Blitz he was working at Charing Cross Hospital. After his medical training finished, he volunteered for the Commandos. He completed his Commando training at the CBTC at Achnacarry and became the Medical Officer for 48RM Commando. He was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry on D Day whilst tending to the wounded on the beaches. 

WOODBINE, Bert

Marine Bert Woodbine died during operations at Normandy [1].
 
Extract from the 48 RM Commando War Diary 27th-29th August 1944 [2].
St. Maclou 
27 Aug- 1030 Full church parade.Orders given for short leave-trips to Honfleur.
28 Aug - Cdo continued rest period.
29 Aug - Cdo continued rest period. 1500hrs, 3 men from Y tp visiting the Sallenelles strong point were unlucky enough to stand on a mine, killing 2 *, and wounded one.
 

YATES, Thomas David

Lieutenant Thomas Yates, 'Y' troop,  died when his Landing Craft struck beach defences at Normandy on D Day. He drowned attempting to swim to the shore under heavy enemy fire.
 
Sources
CWGC
D Day Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RM Commando, author Ken Ford.
 

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