Bayeux War Cemetery, France

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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.
Masa Palato, Sicily, 20th July 1943

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
Captain Terence Cousins was killed during operations at Normandy [1]. He received a posthumous MiD 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. 
Born in April 1922 Freddy Cousins entered the Corps in September 1940. On completion of training he was appointed to H.M.S Cumberland where he remained until 1943. He later joined the S.S. Group [3]. 

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.   
48 RM Cdo. War Diary, National Archives file ADM 202/111.

KIAER, Eric Arnold

Lt Kiaer was killed during the Normandy landings.
He had previously received an MiD for "gallant and distinguished services in the field."
Award Source: LG Publication date: 25 April 1944; Supplement: 36486; Page: 1927

MOONEY, Edward

Able Seaman Edward Mooney, RN Beach Commando 'P', was killed during operations at Normandy [1].  Beach Commando 'P' was attached to Force 'J' for Operation Overlord [2].  
[1] CWGC.

MORAN, Patrick

Leading Seaman Patrick Moran, RN Beach Commando 'S', was killed during operations in Normandy. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches.
London Gazettes Supplement 36676, page 4008.

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.
48 RM Cdo War Diary, National Archives file ADM/202/111.

POOLEY, John Bertram Vaughan

Major John Pooley MC was killed during the action in 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.
London Gazettes Publication date:  5 January 1940; Supplement:  34768; Page: 147.

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.
D Day Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RM Commando, author Ken Ford.


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