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. Displaying 1 - 103 of 103

AMATO, Denis

48RM Commando
Sergeant Denis Amato died during operations at Normandy on D Day.
 

Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

APPLEYARD, Frank

48RM Commando
Lance Corporal Frank Appleyard MM died during operations at Normandy on D Day.
  • July 1943 (Marine) (7th Bn. Royal Marines) awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in Sicily.
​Recommendation
"Masa Palato, Sicily, 20th July 1943

BEAN, William George

48RM Commando

Marine William Bean died during operations at Walcheren, Holland. He was on a patrol sent to Veere on the North East of the island travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes, one of which struck a submerged explosive device. 

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.
Linked Content below.

BULL, Robert Roy

48RM Commando
Marine Robert Bull died from injuries sustained in a traffic accident at Cootham [1][1a]. 
He was  a passenger in a jeep that crashed on the Pullborough Road outside the Crown Inn at Cootham [2]
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.

CAPPLEMAN, John

48RM Commando
Sergeant John Cappleman died during operations at Normandy on D Day.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.
 

CURTIS, Edward Geoffrey

48RM Commando
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
48RM Commando
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.

DORMAN, John

48RM Commando

Marine John Dorman died during operations at Normandy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

FINDLAY, Martin

48RM Commando

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.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RM Commando by Ken Ford.

FOGG, Dennis

48RM Commando
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 [see Linked Content below].

FOX, Walter

48RM Commando

Marine Walter Fox died during operations at Normandy on D Day.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

GIBBS, Robert Maurice

48RM Commando

Marine Robert Gibbs died during operations at Walcheren, Holland. He was on a patrol sent to Veere on the North East of the island travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes, one of which struck a submerged explosive device. 

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.
Linked Content below.

GODKIN, Noel Herbert

Captain Noel Godkin 48RM Commando
48RM Commando
Captain Noel Godkin, the administration officer [1], died during operations at Walcheren [2]. He was appointed MBE (Military Division) for distinguished service during the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy [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

48RM Commando
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.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

HALL, Tom

48RM Commando
Marine Tom Hall died in Belgium.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando, author Ken Ford.
 
Notes

HEDLEY, Stanley

Marine Stanley Hedley 48RM Commando
48RM Commando
Marine Stanley Hedley died at the Royal South Hants. and Southampton Hospital of wounds inflicted during operations in Normandy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.
His great nephew Sean Stanley Hedley, Captain R.E.(retd)
 

HILLS, Henry Joseph

48RM Commando
Marine Henry Hills died of wounds at the 16th Canadian General Hospital, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.
RM Globe and Laurel Nov. 1944 edition.
 

HILTON, Arthur

48RM Commando

Corporal Arthur Hilton died during operations at Normandy on D Day.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

HUGHES, Harold

48RM Commando

Marine Harold Hughes died at sea during operations at Walcheren, Holland. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.

LAW, James Ernest

48RM Commando
Corporal James Law, married and from Ashwell Hertfordshire, died during operations at Walcheren, Holland. He was part of a patrol sent to Veere on the North East of the island travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes.

LEE, Reginald John

48RM Commando
Marine Reginald Lee died in Belgium.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando, author Ken Ford.

Notes

LINDREA, Cyril Brian

Lieutenant Cyril Brian Lindrea RM
48RM Commando
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

48RM Commando
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.
 

MCARTHUR, James

Marine James McArthur 48RM Commando
48RM Commando
Marine James McArthur, 'S' Troop, was reported missing presumed died when his landing craft struck a mine during the assault on Walcheren, Holland. He has no known grave.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

MCCAIN, Gerald

48RM Commando

Marine Gerald McCain died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

MCLAUGHLAN, John

Marine John McLaughlin 48RM Commando
48RM Commando

Marine John McLaughlan died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.

[Image] Daniel Kay.

MEE, Alfred John

48RM Commando
Marine Alfred Mee died during operations at Walcheren, Holland. He was part of a patrol sent to Veere on the North East of the island travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes. 
 
Sources

PEACE, Harold

Sergeant Harold Peace 48 Commando
48RM 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

48RM Commando
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

Marine Harold Pugh 48 Commando
48RM Commando
Marine Harold Pugh died when the jeep he was in skidded off the road into a dyke in Belgium.
 
Newspaper extract
Killed in Skidding Jeep.
News has been received by his widowed mother, who lives at 18, Forest Lane, North Walsall, that Marine Harold Hugh, the Marine Commandos, lost his life when his jeep skidded into a dyke in Belgium on October 16.

REEVES, Jonathan Albert

Marine Jonathan Reeves 48 Commando
48RM Commando
Marine Jonathan Reeves, 'Y' Troop, died during operations near Dunkirk. Prior to his service in 48RM Commando he had served in 17 Platoon 7th RM Battalion.
 
Extract from source at [1] below
Another similar patrol was carried out by Y Troop on September 25th, this time after dark. At 2000 hours, Major de Stacpoole left Ferme Legrand to PIAT an enemy-held farm. He took a PIAT party and a support party of two bren guns under command of Lieutenant Fouche.

RIGBY, Frederick Ralph

48RM Commando
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.
 

SHRIGLEY, Ernest

48RM Commando
Corporal Ernest Shrigley 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.

SKELLAND, Colin

48RM Commando
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.

STEWART, John

48RM Commando
Marine John Stewart, born Monkstown Co. Antrim, died on war service in Holland.
 
Sources
AFMROH.
Registers of Reports Of Deaths: Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.
 

STURMEY, Frank Ernest

Frank Ernest Sturmey 48 Commando
48RM Commando
Marine Frank Sturmey died during operations at Normandy on D Day.
 
Sources
CWGC.
[image] His niece Frances M.K. Storey.
 
Notes
Image from Home Guard service.
Son of Walter and Mable Alice Sturmey, of Stroud, Gloucestershire.
 

WALL, Norman F.

48RM Commando
Marine Norman Wall 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
48RM Commando
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

48RM Commando
Marine Bert Woodbine died following the explosion of a mine during operations at Normandy [1][2][3].
Extract from the 48 RM Commando War Diary [3].
St. Maclou, 27-29 August 1944. 
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 David Yates 48 Commando
48RM Commando
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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