48RM Commando

BEAN, William George

Mne. Bean was killed during operations at Walcheren.  

He is named as part of a patrol sent to Veere on the North East of the island travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes.  The second Buffaloe with Lieut. England in command struck a submerged 11inch shell rigged up to a post as a mine causing many casualties. 
(Source: Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.)
 

BREAM, Leonard George

'Percy' as he was known in the Corps, was born on June 1st 1919 in the hamlet of Buckworth, Huntingdonshire. He was the middle son of a a family of six, his father being a farm labourer. After leaving school with a basic education he moved to his eldest sister's home in Luton where he at first worked as a market trader, and then in a gent's outfitters. In 1938 with talk of trouble in Europe he joined The Royal Marines. In 1944 he joined the newly formed 48RM Commando after successfully completing his training at the Commando Basic Training Centre at Achnacarry.

COLLINS, Peter Stratford

Lieut. Collins MC, 'A' troop, was killed during operations against the German held island of Schouwen, Holland.

He was awarded the MC for gallant and distinguished services in the field.
 
(Sources: The book DDay Commando by Ken Ford and London Gazettes Supp. 37549, page 2087.)
 

ENGLAND, Walter Hugh

Lieut. England, SA Forces attached to 48RM Commando, was killed during operations at Walcheren.

He is named as part of a patrol sent to Veere on the North East of the island travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes.  The second Buffaloe with Lieut. England in command struck a submerged 11inch shell rigged up to a post as a mine causing many casualties. 
(Source: Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.)
 

FINDLAY, Martin

Mne. Findlay was killed during operations in Holland.
 
At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in holding a section of the line along the Maas. (Location source: DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RM Commando by Ken Ford.)
 

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