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HERAS, Bravlio

Private Bravlio Heras, 50 Middle East Commando, and from Spain, died [1] whilst a prisoner of war having been captured during operations in Crete in 1941. He is believed to have been killed by Russian fire at Stalag 4C Wistritz bei Teplitz,Germany. POW number 960172. Secondary service number 6100520 Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) [2].
 

HILL, Francis John

Trooper Francis Hill died during the period of the evacuation of allied forces from Crete. Elements of Layforce were engaged in a rearguard action whilst the evacuation took place. He was attached to the Commando on the 13th January 1941.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Tank Museum archives re Cdo service

MCCORMICK, John

The circumstances of the the death of Private John McCormick are not known to this archive. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged on operations on the island of Castelorizzo. 
 
Sources
CWGC.

MOYLES, Gerard

Lance Corporal Gerard Moyles died during the evacuation of allied forces from Crete. The Casualty Lists show he was a casualty from 'D' Bn. Layforce,which was formed from 50 and 52 ME Commando. 
 
Service
The Tank Museum archives record the following:

PARKINGTON, Oswald

The full circumstances of the death of Pte. Parkington are not known to this archive. The date of his death coincides with that of the evacuation of allied forces from Crete. Elements of Layforce were engaged in a rearguard action whilst the evacuation took place. 
 

SHARMAN, Richard

The circumstances of the the death of Lance Sergeant Richard Sharman are not known to this archive. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged on operations on the island of Castelorizzo. 

TAYLOR, Graham Cecil Gordon

The full circumstances of the death of Captain Graham Taylor are not known to this archive. At the time of his death his Commando, as part of  Layforce, were engaged in a rearguard action on Crete.
 
As a Second Lieutenant in the 2nd Bn. The Leicestershire Regiment, he had been awarded the MC for distinguished services rendered in the field in connection with operations in Palestine during the period 1st April to 30th July, 1939.
 
Sources
CWGC

THIRKELL-WHITE, Derek John Plantaganet

Captain Derek Thirkell-White died during operations with the King's Own Regiment at Leros having left the Commando. He had earlier served with the Middle East Commando (redesignated as 1 Special Service Regiment) in July 1942.
 
Sources
​War Office Casualty List 1402
ME Cdo Depot and 1 Special Service Regt. War Diary Nominal Roll of Officers July 4th  1942 ref. National Archives WO 218 / 159.
 

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