Alamein Memorial Egypt
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Regimental Sergeant Major Anthony Drongin of No 8 Commando gave up his rank to join L Detachment SAS when 8 Commando was disbanded. He served as a Corporal and is reported to have died of wounds inflicted during SAS operations near Benghazi.
[Sources: CWGC, CA Newsletter 119, SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour 1941-1947.]
Trooper Keith Edsall died in service, cause not known to this archive.
Lance Corporal Ernest King died during operations at Litani River.
Pte. Francis Martin is shown on the CWGC database as being seconded to 11th RM Commando, Royal Marines. There was no such unit. We have no detail to confirm at this stage whether he was attached to the 11th RM Battalion, Royal Marines, No. 11 (Army) Commando, or some other unit.
He died when the British submarine torpedo'd the Italian POW ship the S.S Scillin on the 14 Nov.1942.
Awaits confirmation to establish, or otherwise, service in a Commando unit.
Lance Corporal Michael McAuley died during operations at Litani River.
Lieutenant Geoffrey Parnacott, 4 troop, died during operations at Litani River.
Dec 40, 52 ME Cdo
Jan 41, wounded
Mar 41, merged into D Bn,Layforce
Apr 42, merged into ME Cdo C Sqn
July 42, joins L Det, SAS Bde.
Corporal Thomas Stevenson died during operations at Litani River.
Private Royce Thomspson died during operations at Litani River.
The full circumstances of the death of Corporal Hugh Wallace are not known to this archive.
The full circumstances of the death of Gunner Percy Wells are not known to this archive.