POWELL, Caryll Nicholas Peter

Lieutenant (Acting Captain)
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Temporary Lieutenant C.N.P. Powell was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for gallantry in the face of heavy odds in landings near Tobruk [1] during Operation Agreement [2].
This was an amphibious raid which included, amongst others, a Force of 400 Royal Marines from the 11th RM Battalion / MNBDO 1 [more....]
  • 6 June 1944 Acting Captain Caryll Powell D.S.O., 'A' Troop Commander,  41 RM Commando, was wounded during operations at Normandy on 'D' Day [3].
  • October 1944 serving at the RM Holding Commando [4].
[1] London Gazette Supp. 36118, page 3499.
[2] Commando: Special Forces in World War II author  Kenneth Macksey.
[3] 41RM Commando War Diary (Pegasus Archive website).
[4] Navy Lists October 1944.
He is listed on the June 1941 Navy Lists as serving with MNBDO1 in the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.

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