DEWBERRY, Charles William

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
CH/X113021
Born: 
Wednesday, May 7, 1924
Place of Birth: 
Hackney, London
Died : 
Monday, February 5, 1945
Died on war service
Age: 
20
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Operations: 
Mne Charles William Dewberry 46RM Commando
Newspaper report on death of Marine Dewberry

Marine Charles Dewberry, 'A' troop, died at the Royal West Sussex Hospital Chichester from injuries received in an accidental fall [1][2]. 

The Hamshire Telegraph reported that Mne. Dewberry who was from Gunton Road Upper Clapton, was found dead whilst taking a bath at the TOC H Club in Chichester. A post mortem came to the conclusion that his death was thought to be due to a fall, possibly as he got out of the bath. The Coroner recorded a verdit of Accidental Death [3].

Sources:
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.
[3] Hampshire Telegraph 9th February 1945 report of the Coroners verdict.
[Image of Mne Dewberry] The War Illustrated magazine.
 
Notes
In the book The Story of 46RM Commando, Mne Dewberry is listed as killed in action/dying of wounds at Sallenelles which is incorrect. He may in fact have been recovering from his wounds in the UK.
More can be read about the TOC H Clubs [HERE....].
 
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