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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].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] Extract from the  RM Globe and Laurel Nov. 1944 edition.
 

JOHNSON, Ronald

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

MCARTHUR, James

Marine James McArthur 48RM Commando
Marine James McArthur died when his landing craft struck a mine during the assault on Walcheren.
 
Sources
CWGC
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.
 
Notes
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.)
 

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