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APPLEYARD, Frank

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Frank Appleyard MM died during operations at Normandy, France.
July 1943 (Marine) (7th Bn. Royal Marines) awarded the Military Medal.
​Recommendation
"Masa Palato, Sicily, 20th July 1943

BAINBRIDGE, Cyril

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Cyril Bainbridge died during operations at Normandy on D Day.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BEE, Eric Ernest

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Eric Bee died during operations at Normandy on D Day.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BELCHER, Ernest John

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Regimental Sergeant Major Ernest Belcher died during operations at Normandy on D Day. The announcement of his award of the British Empire Medal (Military Division) was made 2 days after his death. 

Source
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.
London Gazette 36544, page 2594.

BENTLEY, Lennard

30 Commando Assault Unit
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Lennard Bentley died during operations at Normandy, France. He died when anti personnel bombs were dropped from enemy aircraft. Also killed were Lieutenant Ionides and Corporal Wright. 

BOARDMAN, William

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Boardman died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.

BOULTON, David

David Boulton 11 Commando
No 11 Commando
Royal Artillery and Durham Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant David Boulton died serving with the Durham Light Infantry during the Battle of Lingevres.   
 

BRADLEY, Arthur John

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Arthur Bradley died during operations at Normandy.
 
On the 6th October 1942 it was announced that he had received a Mention in Despatches, along with others, for bravery, endurance and sustained devotion to duty in H.M. Ships during and after the passage of an important Convoy. 
 
Sources

BREACH, Ernest Thomas Lloyd

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ernest Beach was killed by enemy machine gun fire during operations at the inner harbour area of Port-en-Bessin, Normandy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.
Professor (Capt) John Forfar MC. 47RM Cdo.  'From Omaha to the Scheldt.

CAPPLEMAN, John

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

CARTER, Arthur Edward

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Arthur Carter died during operations at Normandy.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.

Notes
Source at [2] above shows 'Died at Sea'. See Linked Content below re operation.

COLLINS, James Washington

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine James Collins died during operations at Normandy.

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

Notes

Source at [2] above shows first name as John.

COULSON, Reginald

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Reginald Coulson 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
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant William Coulter died during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Robert John and Jane Smith Coulter, of Falkirk, Stirlingshire; husband of Margaret Coulter, of Bainsford, Falkirk.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.

COUSINS, Terence Frederick

Capt. Cousins 47RMCommando
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Terence Cousins died during operations at Normandy [1]. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for his gallantry and leadership whilst attacking an enemy bunker at Port-en-Bessin during which he was killed [2]. There is a memorial at this location in his memory. 

CURTIS, Edward Geoffrey

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Edward Curtis, 'B' troop,  died during operations at Normandy , France
Extract from the 48RM Cdo. War Diary
6 June 1944 Langrune, 1300 hrs
'B'  troop reports "Deathshead" clear, they had found it unoccupied, and suffered only one casualty  (Lt.Curtis) wounded by own naval supportive fire.   
 

DAVID, Edward Neville

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Edward David died during operations at Normandy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.
See Linked Content below.

DUTTON, Cyril

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Cyril Dutton died during operations at Normandy.

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

EDWARDS, Gerard

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Gerard Edwards died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

FELLOWS, Peter Brearley

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Peter Fellows died during operations at Normandy on D Day.

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

See Linked Content below.

FLAHERTY, John

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Flaherty died during operations at Normandy on D Day.

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

FLEET, Arthur

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Arthur Fleet died during operations at Normandy.

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

FLETCHER, Teddy Pearce

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Teddy Fletcher died during operations at Normandy. He was leading his section in attacking an enemy bunker at Port-en-Bessin when killed. 

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
 'From Omaha to the Scheldt' author Professor (Capt) John Forfar MC. 47RM Cdo. Medical Officer.

FORD, William Henry

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Ford died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

FOX, Walter

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Walter Fox died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

HILTON, Arthur

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Arthur Hilton died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

HUGHES, Denis

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Dennis Hughes died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.

HUNTER, Caley Lovell

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Caley Hunter, ‘A’ Troop, died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
[Troop source] ‘They did what was asked of them’ author Raymond Mitchell.
 

JEHU, Edward Alcuin

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Edward Jehu died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
 

JENKINS, Alec Arthur

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Alec Jenkins died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
 

JONES, Noel

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Noel Jones died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

See Linked Content below.

KIAER, Eric Arnold

No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Eric Kiaer died [1] during the Normandy landings. He had previously been Mentioned in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished services in the field. [2]"

LENNARD, Frederick Charles Laurence

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Frederick Lennard, '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.
 

LUMSDEN, John

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Lumsden was shot and killed by a sniper died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
'47RM Commando From Omaha to the Scheldt', author Prof John Forfar MC (former MO 47RM Cdo).
 

MCCAIN, Gerald

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

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
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

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.

MILLER, John

Mne. J. Miller 46RM Commando
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Miller, 'X' troop, died at the 77th British General Hospital, France, of wounds inflicted on the 20th August during operations at Hill 112, Dozule, Normandy.

MOONEY, Edward

RN Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Able Seaman Edward Mooney, RN Beach Commando 'P', died during operations at Normandy [1].  Beach Commando 'P' was attached to Force 'J' for Operation Overlord [2].  

MORAN, Patrick

RN Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Leading Seaman Patrick Moran, RN Beach Commando 'S', died during operations in Normandy. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches.
 
Sources
CWGC.
London Gazettes Supplement 36676, page 4008.
 

MOSS, Albert Ronald

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Albert Moss died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.

NORIE, George

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine George Norie died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.

O'BOYLE, Bernard

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Bernard O'Boyle died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.
 

O'CALLAGHAN, Frank John

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Frank O'Callaghan was killed [1] by a sniper while attached to 30 Commando AU during operations at Normandy. He had previously served with 40RM Commando [2].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] The book Attain by Surprise edited by David Nutting.

OATES, Brian

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Brian Oates died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.

PERRY, James Lawry

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
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
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

POOLEY, John Bertram Vaughan

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major John Pooley MC died during operations at Normandy. 
 
He had been promoted from the rank of Gunner in the Royal Artillery (TA) to be 2/Lt from the 10th January 1940.  After joining No 3 Commando he was awarded the Military Cross whilst a T/Captain in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Sicily.
 

REDMAN, William

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Redman died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

RICHARDSON, Stanley

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Stanley Richardson, from Stainton in Yorkshire, died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

RIGBY, Frederick Ralph

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

SPAWFORTH, Herbert

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Herbert Spawforth died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.
Records of Births registered in Wakefield Oct/Nov/Dec. 1920.

SPENCE, Ernest

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ernest Spence died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

SWEENEY, Edward John

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Edward Sweeney died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.

TOWLE, William Harry

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Towle died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.
See Linked Content below.
 

UPTON, Leslie

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Leslie Upton died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

WALKER, Raymond

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Raymond Walker died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

WARDLE, George

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine George Wardle died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

WEINBERGER, Ernest George

No 10 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Ernest Weinberger was of the Jewish faith and served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Ernest Webster. He was killed in a landing craft with Max Lewinsky [more...] during operations in Normandy on D Day.
 
Sources
CWGC.

WELLESLEY-COLLEY, Phillip Anthony

Lieutenant Wellesley-Colley
No 4 Commando
South Nottinghamshire Hussars, Royal Horse Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Phillip Anthony Wellesley-Colley died during operations at Normandy, France.
1929 to 1936 attended Downside School.
1937 joined the South Nottinghamshire Hussars T.A.
1940 posted to the Middle East. Injured and hospitalised playing rugby after which he volunteered for the Commandos.
 
Sources

WISE, Derrick George

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Derrick Wise died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/139.

YATES, Thomas David

Lieutenant Thomas David Yates 48 Commando
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
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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