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ALDWORTH, Michael Mancell

Lieutenant Michael Aldworth
48RM Commando
Lieutenant Michael Aldworth received a Mention in Despatches for good services with the 21st Army Group. Post war member of the Commando Association. 

His death was announced in their March 1993 newsletter 96 where his rank was shown as Captain (later Major) [2].

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 Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 

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.

BLACK, James William

48RM Commando
Troop Sergeant Major James Black was awarded the Military Medal for bravery, skill and devotion to duty whilst serving with the Allied Forces during the campaign in the Low Countries, over a period from January to April, 1945 [1][2].
Recommendation
"Throughout the NW European campaign, Troop Sergeant Major Black has behaved outstandingly well. His cheerful and determined manner and his coolness and offensive spirit under fire has, in all circumstances, in major actions, patrols and routine duties, been an example to all ranks.

BONNER, John William

Captain John Bonner 48RM Commando
48RM Commando
Captain John Bonner was in the first batch of reinforcements joining 48RM Commando on the 9th June 1944. He was posted to 'A' Troop, later joining the HQ Troop, before finally becoming the Administration Officer of the Commando [1]. In June 1945 he was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
 
The death of Capt. John W. Bonner MBE of Epping, Essex, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 108 issued March 1999.
 
Sources

BREAM, George Leonard

Captain Leonard George Bream
48RM Commando

George Leonard Bream, or '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.

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.
 

CLARK, Herbert

48RM Commando

Marine Herbert Clark died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.

COULTER, William Knowles

48RM Commando
Sergeant William Coulter died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.
 
Notes
CWGC record age as 31; Register of Deaths record date of birth as 2/10/1919 (24).
 

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, France.

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

DUNN, Edwin

48RM Commando

Captain Edwin Dunn was awarded the MC for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.

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.

FLEMMING, James Maul

48RM Commando
Marine James Flemming received a MiD in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe [1].
 
On the 16th May 1950 it was announced in London Gazettes that the now Leading Fireman James Maul Flemming had been awarded the B.E.M. (Civil Division)
 

Citation

FLUNDER, Daniel John

Captain Daniel Flunder MC
48RM Commando

Captain Daniel Flunder was awarded the MC for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren [1]. He became the Adjutant and Commander of  'A' Troop of 48 RM Commando [2].

The death of Major Daniel John Flunder OBE, MC, VRD (48 RM Cdo) of Helston, Cornwall, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 102 issued March 1996.

FOGG, Dennis

48RM Commando
Lance Corporal Dennis Fogg died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.
See Linked Content below.

FOUCHE, Stefanus Louis

Stefanus Fouche
48RM Commando
44RM Commando
Lieutenant Stefanus Fouche, South African Forces attached to 48RM Commando 'Y' Troop, was wounded on 6 June 1944 during the Normandy landings and evacuated back to the UK. He rejoined the Commando in August and in November took part in the attack at Walcheren [1].
  • June 1945 Lieutenant Fouche joined 44RM Commando 'A' Troop in the Far East [2].
  • 6 August 1945 Kharakvasla, India, wounded by grenade shrapnel during practise assault landings and night exercises [2].

FOX, Walter

48RM Commando

Marine Walter Fox died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

FREEMAN, John Haughton

Major John Freeman SAUDF
48RM Commando
Major John Freeman, S.A.U.D.F. was attached to 48RM Commando HQ during the Normany invasion [1]. He received a Mention in Despatches for good services while operating with the Army in NW Europe [2].
October 1944 Holding Operational Commando [3].
12 February 1946 apppointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [4].
 
Sources
[1] The Story of 48RM Commando (published 1946).
[2] London Gazette 37023, page 1895 published 10 April 1945.

GIBBS, Robert Maurice

48RM Commando

Marine Robert Gibbs died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 

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.

GRANT, Leslie Ronald

Captain Leslie Grant 48 Commando
48RM Commando
Captain Leslie Ronald Grant, Signal Section [1], received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service during offensive operations with the Allied Armies over a period from November, 1944, to January, 1945 [2].
  • 12 February 1946 apppointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3]
Sources
[1] The Story of 48RM Commando (published 1946).
[2] London Gazette 37180, page 3672.
[3] London Gazette 37464, page 909.

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, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.
[Image] 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.

HOLMES, Kenneth John

48RM Commando

Troop Sergeant Major Kenneth Holmes was Mentioned in Despatches for good service whilst operating with the 21st Army Group in France.
 
Sources
London Gazette 36979, page 1386.
The Story of 48RM Commando (published 1946).

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.

JONES, Ivor

48RM Commando
Lance Corporal Ivor Jones, RAMC attached to 48RM Commando, was Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in N.W. Europe [1][2][3]
  • 6 June 1944 wounded [4].
  • 1 November 1944 wounded (remaining on duty) [5]
Sources

KEMP, George Lamb

George Kemp 48RM Commando
48RM Commando
Sergeant George Kemp, 'B' troop, was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren [1][1a].
 
Recommendation

LAW, James Ernest

48RM Commando
Corporal James Law died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.

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

Letter from 'Doc' Winser to LCpl Hytner

Type: Letters
Author: Lt. David Michael De Reuda Winser, RAMC and 48RM Commando
Year of Publishing: 2019
Keywords: letter, winser, hytner, 48 royal marine commando
This letter, which can be downloaded from above,  was sent by Doc Winser [more....], the M.O. of 48RM Commando to LCpl. Cyril Hytner  [more....], RAMC attached to 48RM Commando who was wounded on D Day. 
 
Source
John Hytner (son of LCpl. Hytner).
 

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.
 

LUND, John Thomas

48RM Commando
Quartermaster Sergeant John Lund was Mentioned in Despatches for good service whilst operating with the 21st Army Group in France.
 
Sources
London Gazette 36979, page 1386.
The Story of 48RM Commando (published 1946).
 

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 Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.
Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.
See Linked Content below.

MOULTON, James Louis

Lt. Col James Louis Moulton
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Lieutenant Colonel James Louis Moulton, Commanding Officer 48RM Commando, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy. [1] . 

NUTTALL, James Thomas

Major James Thomas Nuttall 48 RM Commando
48RM Commando
Major James Nuttall, attached to 48 RM Commando 'Z' troop [1], received a MiD in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North-West Europe [2].
 
In 1947 it was announced that he had been awarded the Bronze Cross, a decoration conferred by Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands [3].
 
Sources

PEACE, Harold

Sergeant Harold Peace 48 Commando
48RM Commando
Sergeant Harold Peace from Derby died during operations in Holland. He was part of a patrol sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes  [see linked content below].

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.
 

POLLEY, Joseph James

Grave of Marine Joseph Polley
48RM Commando
Marine Joseph Polley died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.
[Image] Collection of Mne Rumming 48RM Cdo courtesy his niece Rebekah Sloanemather.
 

POOLE, Arthur

48RM Commando
Corporal Arthur Poole died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.
 

POTTER, Frederick

48RM Commando

Marine Frederick Potter died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.
Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.
See Linked Content below.

PRICE, Martin

48RM Commando
Acting Lieutenant Colonel Martin Price D.S.O., R.M., was posted Commanding Officer 48RM Commando in March 1945 [1]. He had previously been Second in Command of 47RM Commando [1A].
  • By February 1946 Lt. Colonel Price had replaced Lt. Colonel Komrower as Commandant of the Commanding Basic Training Centre [1B].
  • (Captain) (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) (D.S.O.) Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe [2].

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, France. 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.
 

SAGE, William Colston

48RM Commando

Marine William Sage died at Ostend, Belgium. 

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.

Notes
It is likely that he died of wounds as there was a military hospital close to Oostende New Communal Cemetery where some of the wounded, such as  Capt. R.G. Mackenzie, had been taken.
 

SAVAGE, Cyril Charles

48RM Commando

Marine Cyril Savage died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 

Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.
Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.
See Linked Content below.

SCUTTS, Arthur Daniel

48RM Commando
Marine Arthur Daniel Scutts received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe.
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 37464, page 911.
[2] The Story of 48RM Commando (published 1946).
 
Notes
The source at [2] above has Mne. D.A. Scutts.
 

SHRIGLEY, Ernest

48RM Commando

Corporal Ernest Shrigley died during operations in Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.
Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.
See Linked Content below.

SILK, Eric John

48RM Commando

Sergeant Eric Silk died of wounds at the 6th Canadian General Hospital, Douvres, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

SIMPSON, Harold

48RM Commando

Lance Corporal Harold Simpson died of wounds inflicted at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

SIMPSON, Thomas

48RM Commando

Marine Thomas Simpson died during operations at Normandy, France [1]. He is recorded as dying on board HMCS Agonquin [2] which on D Day was stationed off the coast of St. Aubin-sur-Mer [3] providing fire support to the troops including 48RM Commando who were landing on Juno Beach. 

SKELLAND, Colin

48RM Commando

Marine Colin Skelland died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.
Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.
See Linked Content below.

STEPHENS, Kenneth William

48RM Commando
Marine Kenneth Stephens died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.
Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.
See Linked Content below.
 

STEVENSON, Donald Henry

Sergeant Donald Stevenson 48 Commando
48RM Commando
Sergeant Donald Stevenson died at the RN Hospital Haslar, Portsmouth, of wounds inflicted during operations in France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.
[Image] The War Illustrated magazine.
 

STEVENTON, Thomas

48RM Commando

Corporal Thomas Steventon was reported missing presumed died during operations in Holland. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

STEWART, John

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

STRINGER, John Clive

TSM John Stringer MM 48 RM Commando
48RM Commando
Sergeant John Clive 'Joe' Stringer was awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy. *
 
Extract from Commando Association newsletter 85 of 1987 regarding a visit to Normandy in June of that year:

STURMEY, Frank Ernest

Frank Ernest Sturmey 48 Commando
48RM Commando
Marine Frank Sturmey died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.
[image] His niece Frances M.K. Storey.
 
Notes
Image from Home Guard service.
Son of Walter and Mable Alice Sturmey, of Stroud, Gloucestershire.
 

THORNTON, Arthur

48RM Commando
Corporal Arthur Thornton received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe.
 
Sources
London Gazette 37464, page 911.
The Story of 48RM Commando (published 1946).
 

TITMUSS, Philip George

48RM Commando
Marine Philip Titmuss died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.
Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.
See Linked Content below.
 

UPTON, Leslie

48RM Commando

Corporal Leslie Upton died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.

WALL, Norman Frederick

48RM Commando
Marine Norman Wall died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.
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.
 

WALL, Patrick Henry Bligh

48RM Commando
Acting Major Patrick Wall was awarded the M.C. [1] for bravery and great devotion to duty on 20/21st April 1945 whilst second in command of No.48 RM Commando and leading a patrol across the River Maas in the Biesbosch area of the Netherlands [2].
 
  • He was also awarded the Legion of Merit, Degree of Officer, bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished service during the invasion operations in Italy and Southern France [3]

WARDLE, George

48RM Commando

Marine George Wardle died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.

WARE, Charles John

48RM Commando
Marine Charles Ware died during operations in Holland.  
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.
Register of Births in Portsmouth Apr/May/June 1916.
 
Notes

WILLIAMS, Cyril Jesse

48RM Commando

Marine Cyril Williams died during operations at Normandy, France [1]. He is recorded as dying on board HMCS Agonquin [2] which on D Day was stationed off the coast of St. Aubin-sur-Mer [3] providing fire support to the troops including 48RM Commando who were landing on Juno Beach. 

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.

WORKMAN, Harry Desmond

48RM Commando
Sergeant Harry Workman was Mentioned in Despatches for good service whilst operating with the 21st Army Group at Biesbosch, The Netherlands.
 
Sources
London Gazette 37251, page 4440.
The Story of 48RM Commando (published 1946).
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 88 issued March 1989.
 

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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