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BAKER, Fred

No 3 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Fred Baker, 1 troop,  died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

Sources
CWGC
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

BOYLE, Francis

No 3 Commando
Royal Irish Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Francis Boyle died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

Sources
CWGC
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

CHEETHAM, Gerald

No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Died on active service

Fusilier Gerald Cheetham, Heavy Weapons Troop, died of illness (pneumonia) whilst on active service in Italy [1][1a][1b].
A former pupil of Ashton Grammar School before joining the Metropolitan Police from which he later volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intake in July 1942 [2]

COX, Edward

Edward Cox 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Edward Cox died during operations at Scaletta, Sicily. We have a document that states "Buried on a terrace on the Shore side of the road at the North end of the beach North of Scaletta".
 
Sources
CWGC.
Page 4 of Salerno/Sicily Casualties document (see linked content below).
 

DAY, James Henry

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Bombardier James Day died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).
1933 attested into the Royal Artillery. 10 January 1936 posted Army Reserve.
 

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/65 ( 2 records).
RA Attestation Register 1933.

DENMARK, Robert Mclelland

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Robert Denmark was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Marines Albert Wise, Ernest Porter, and Frank Spencer.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.

DUFFY, Anthony Patrick

No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Anthony Duffy died during operations at Scaletta. We have a document that states "Buried on terrace on Shore side of the road, at the North end of the beach, North of Scaletta."
 
Sources
CWGC.
Page 4 of Salerno/Sicily Casualties document (see linked content below).
 

EVANS, Gwilym

No 3 Commando
Welch Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Gwilym Evans was killed during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (later called 3 Commando Bridge).

MULVEY, Thomas

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Thomas Mulvey was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily

MURRAY, Hugh

No 3 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Hugh Murray died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

NEEDHAM, Henry Joseph

No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Henry Needham died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

Sources
CWGC.

Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/65.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

PORTER, Ernest William

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Ernest Porter was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with three others, Marines Robert Denmark, Frank Spencer, and Albert Wise.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.

SPENCER, Frank

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Frank Spencer was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Marines Robert Denmark, Ernest Porter, and Albert Wise.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

VASEY, Godfrey

No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Godfrey Vasey died during early Italian beach reconnaissance.
 
Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando - Memoirs of a Fighting Commando by Brig. John Durnford-Slater.
 

WAREING, Nicholas

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Warrant Officer 2 Nicholas Wareing from Preston Lancashire died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

WATT, William

William Watt 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal William Watt, 6 troop, died during operations at Scaletta, Sicily. We have a document that outlines these details, " Buried at Scaletta by A.D.S. at Rear of School in centre of village.

WESTON, Richard John

50ME Commando
Cheshire Yeomanry/Durham Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Richard Weston died during operations at Sicily whilst serving with the Durham Light Infantry. He had previously served as a Trooper in 50 ME Commando taking part in operations on Crete. When the main force left Crete he and others were left behind but he managed to escape back to allied lines.
 
Sources

WISE, Albert

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Albert Wise was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Marines Robert Denmark, Ernest Porter, and Frank Spencer.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/139.

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