POWELL, Caryll Nicholas Peter

Rank: 
Lieutenant (Acting Captain)
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
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].
Sources
[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.
 
Notes
He is listed on the June 1941 Navy Lists as serving with MNBDO1 in the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.
 

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