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BEGBIE, William Bell

Sgt Begbie 46RM Commando

Sgt. Begbie, 'Y' troop,  was killed during operations at Rots and Le Hamel.

He had been adopted as a young boy by James and Elizabeth Begbie from Dunoon, Scotland, who had lost their own son, 301321 Private William Bell Begbie, in WW1.  He was killed in action at the Battle of Arras in France on the 9th April 1917 whilst serving with the 1/8th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He is remembered with honour on the Arras Memorial.


David Boulton joined the Territorial Army in Suffolk in September 1938.  He volunteered for the Commandos and was attached to No 11 Commando in August 1940.  He trained on the Isle of Arran and then embarked with the rest of 11 Commando for the Middle East. He was later wounded during the battle at Litani River, Syria.

BRADLEY, Arthur John

Sgt. Bradley was killed during operations at Normandy.

On the 6th October 1942 it was announced that he had received a MiD, along with others, for "bravery, endurance and sustained devotion to duty in H.M. Ships Aurora, Avon Vale, Lance, Legion, Kingston, Penelope, and at Malta, during and after the passage of an important Convoy."  (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 35733, page4353.)

COUSINS, Terence Frederick

Capt. Cousins 47RMCommando
Capt. Cousins was killed during operations at Normandy.
He received a posthumous MiD for his gallantry and leadership whilst attacking an enemy bunker at Port-en-Bessin during which he was killed. There is a memorial at this location in his memory. (Award source: London Gazettes Supp. 36979, page 1386.)


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