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BAKER, Fred

No 3 Commando

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

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
Fusilier Gerald Cheetham, Heavy Weapons Troop, died of illness (pneumonia)  whilst on active service in Italy [1].
 
A former pupil of Ashton Grammar School, Gerald Cheetham joined the Metropolitan Police. In July 1942 he volunteered for the Commandos [2]. Prior to this whilst serving as a  Police Constable on " G " Division, Metropolitan Police, he  was awarded the King's commendation for brave conduct in Civil Defence during an air raid [3]
 

COX, Edward

Edward Cox 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
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

Lance Bombardier James Day 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.

DENMARK, Robert Mclelland

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
40RM Commando
Marine Robert Denmark died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truckat Cannizaro, Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Marines Albert Wise, Ernest Porter, and Frank Spencer, all from 40RM Commando.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.
Precise location shown on National Archives file ADM 104/137 (Mne. Spencer).
Linked Content below.
 

DUFFY, Anthony Patrick

No 2 Commando
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, Gwilyn

No 3 Commando

Private Gwilyn Evans 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.

HANKINSON, Edward

No 3 Commando

Private Edward Hankinson 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.

HAYES, Harry

No 3 Commando

Private Harry Hayes 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.

HINDE, Fred

No 3 Commando

Private Fred Hinde 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.

MURRAY, Hugh

No 3 Commando
Fusilier Hugh Murray 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.

PORTER, Ernest William

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
40RM Commando

Marine Ernest Porter died in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with three others who all died that day from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck, Marines Robert Denmark, Frank Spencer, and Albert Wise.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.
Linked Content below.

SPENCER, Frank

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
40RM Commando

Marine Frank Spencer died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck at Cannizaro, Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Mnes. Robert Denmark, Ernest Porter, and Albert Wise, all from 40RM Commando.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.
Linked Content below.

VASEY, Godfrey

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

WATT, William

William Watt 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
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. Grave marked with a Cross 16/8/43."

WESTON, Richard John

50ME Commando
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
CWGC.

WISE, Albert

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
40RM Commando
Marine Albert Wise died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck at Cannizaro, Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Marines Robert Denmark, Ernest Porter, and Frank Spencer, all from 40RM Commando.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/139.
Prcise location shown National Archives file ADM 104/137 (Mne. Spencer).
Linked Content below.
 

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