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BARCLAY, David Lovat

Major David Barclay was killed during operations at Normandy on D Day [1].
Born in May 1920, Dave Barclay entered the Corps in September 1938. He served in H.M.S. Norfolk for over two years and was appointed to 40th RM Cdo., subsequently transferring to the 41st Cdo. [2].
[1] CWGC
[2] Extract from the  RM Globe and Laurel Nov. 1944 edition.


Marine James Hutchinson 40 Commando
Marine James Hutchinson died along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity was torpedoed and sunk.
[Image] Mark H. (via CVA forum message).


Marine Ronald Johnson was killed during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel. 
Awaits confirmation of Commando service.


Marine James McArthur 48RM Commando
Marine James McArthur died when his landing craft struck a mine during the assault on Walcheren.
Annotated image from the collection of Mne Rumming 48RM Cdo courtesy his niece Rebekah Sloanemather.

RACKHAM, Robert Frederick

Sergeant Robert Rackham died during operations at Walcheren.
He died during the period when his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties. (Source: Professor (Capt) John Forfar MC. 47RM Cdo.  'From Omaha to the Scheldt.)

ROSS, John

John Ross 40 Commando
Marine John Ross died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel.
Extract from the Yorkshire Evening Post

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