Beach Head War Cemetery Anzio, Italy

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BLACKHURST, John

No 9 Commando
Rifleman John Blackhurst died of wounds during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead. He received a postumous Mention In Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
London Gazette 36886, page 328.
 

CRAIG, John Henry

40RM Commando

Marine John Craig died during operations at Anzio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
Registers of Births - Newcastle on Tyne - July/Aug/Sept. 1920.
 

GIBSON, James Lang

No 9 Commando

Captain James Gibson died of injuries received in a mine explosion at Anzio on the 24th June.

Sources
CWGC
No 9 Cdo War Diary, National Archives WO218/69.
Casualty List 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/6.

Notes
The 9 Cdo War Diary entry refers to a Lt. G. Gibson. The CWGC shows Capt. J.L. Gibson. The Field Return of Officers of 9 Cdo. dated 3rd June 1944 records 210963 Lt. J.L. Gibson RASC (joined the unit 24/4/1944.). His name does not appear on the July list.

JACKSON, Thomas

40RM Commando
Lance Corporal Thomas Jackson died during operations at Anzio, Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
 

MUSGROVE, Douglas James

40RM Commando

Marine Douglas Musgrove died during operations at Anzio, Italy.

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

Notes
Source [1] shows age 20;  Source [2] shows born 12.11.1922.
 

RICHARDSON, John

No 9 Commando

Sergeant John Richardson died of wounds during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty List 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/73.

SCOTT, Michael

No 9 Commando
Lieutenant Michael Scott died of wounds during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty List 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/6.
 

SERRICK, Daniel

No 5 Commando

Pte Serrick was born in Nova Scotia. He was one of a group of young Canadians who were recruited into the Manchester Regiment by a Col R B Willis DSO - a retired officer in the Royal Canadian Regiment who had also served in 'The Manchesters'.  This group of Canadian volunteers became known as the 'Halifax Hundred'.

TATLER, John

No 9 Commando
Private John Tatler, 5 Troop, died during operations at Anzio.
 
Notes
Email sent to CWGC as Commando service shown in their Grave registration and headstone archives are not reflected in their main entry.
 

TOWERS, James

40RM Commando

Marine James Towers died during operations at Anzio, Italy.

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

WALLACE, Gordon Peter

40RM Commando
Marine Gordon Wallace died during operations at Anzio, Italy [1].
 
Extract from the Fulham Chronicle - Friday 21 April 1944
"Many Fulham friends will learn with regret that Gordon Peter Wallace has died from wounds received in action with the Royal Marine Commandos . He was the younger son of Mr . W. O. Wallace, 34 Ellaline Road, Fulham Palace Road, and he would have been 21 next month." [2]
 

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