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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

BULL, Robert Roy

Marine Robert Bull from Brierley Hill Staffordshire died [1] whilst a passenger in a jeep that crashed on the Pullborough Road outside the Crown Inn at Cootham [2]
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] Report on the inquest in the Worthing Gazette - Wednesday 2nd October 1946.
 

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 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

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.
 

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.
 

MCARTHUR, James

Marine James McArthur 48RM Commando
Marine James McArthur died when his landing craft struck a mine during the assault on Walcheren.
 
Sources
CWGC
Annotated image from the collection of Mne Rumming 48RM Cdo courtesy his niece Rebekah Sloanemather.
 

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

Marine Harold Pugh 48 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

Mne JA Reeves 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

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.

STURMEY, Frank Ernest

Frank Ernest Sturmey 48 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.
 

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 David Yates 48 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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