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ALLAN, Hugh Bryan

Lance Corporal
14000107
No 2 Commando
Royal Scots
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Hugh Allan died during the action at Jaconti, near Vietri. He was originally buried "at the bottom of Jaconti village (East side). Map Ref. 601307." 
Son of J. C. and Christine J. F. Allan, of Ayr.
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.

BALL, Robert Michael

Marine
CH/X 111845
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Robert Ball died during operations at Salerno, Italy. He has no known grave.
Son of Edith Maud Waldock, of Hail Weston, Huntingdonshire.
 

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BARRY, John

Private
3663903
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Barry died of wounds received at Dragone Hill, Salerno, on the 13th September 1943.  He died at 67 General Hospital CMF. Son of Denis and Kathleen Barry, of Slaithwaite, Yorkshire.
 

BENNETT, Derick S.

Private
6351281
No 2 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Derick Bennett, 6 troop, died during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno. Son of Alfred John and Thyrza Bennett, of Maidstone, Kent.

BENSON, Robert Edwin

Lance Corporal
PO/X 102614
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Robert Benson died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette).
Robert was a warehouse junior clerk in 1939 residing at 11 Normanton Avenue, Salford, with his parents Robert and Eliza Benson.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BETTS, Joseph

Marine
CH/X104632
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Joseph Betts was reported missing presumed killed during operations in Italy. At the time his Commando were engaged in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri. He has no known grave. 

BLOWER, Alfred

Known as: 
Alfy
Alfred Blower 2 Commando
Private
3772259
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Alfred Blower, 4 troop, died of wounds received at Dragone Hill, Salerno, on the 13th September 1943. He died at 67 General Hospital CMF. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Blower, of Liverpool; husband of Winifred Blower, of Liverpool.
Extract from the Liverpool Evening Express - Friday 08 December 1944.

BOWERING, George Henry

George Bowering 41 Commando
Lance Corporal
EX/1011
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine George Bowering died during operations at Salerno, Italy. He has no known grave. 
Son of George and Lilian Bowering, from Hull; husband of Isabella Wilson Bowering, of Hawick.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.

BOWMAN, Lionel George

Lionel Bowman 2 Commando
Original Grave of Private Bowman
Private
5956867
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Lionel Bowman, 5 Troop, died of wounds during operations at Salerno, Italy.
Son of Harry and Alice Mary Bowman, of Wanstead, London. In 1939 Lionel was a press advertising representative residing at 45 Redbridge Lane, Wanstead.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BROOME, Richard Frank

Known as: 
Dickie
Captain
85468
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Richard Broome, OC 5 troop, died during operations at Salerno, Italy. He was originally buried on the forward slope of Dragone Hill. Son of Geoffrey and Ethel Broome; husband of Desiree L. M. Broome, of Rake, Hampshire; father of Angela.

BROTTON, Harry

Marine
PO/X 107381
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Harry Brotton died during operations at Salerno, Italy. He has no known grave. 
Son of James and Elizabeth Brotton, of Stokesley, Yorkshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.
 

BRUNSWICK, Arthur Trotter

Lieutenant
172379
No 2 Commando
Durham Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Arthur Brunswick, HQ Troop Intelligence Section, died of wounds from a mortar explosion during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Brunswick, of Dunston, Co. Durham.
Extract from the book Operation Avalanche - The Salerno Landings 1943

BULLOCK, Donald Charles

Sergeant
CH/X3346
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Donald Bullock was reported missing presumed killed during operations at Salerno, Italy. He has no known grave. Son of Frederick and Doris Bullock; husband of Bette Eileen Bullock, of Hastings, Sussex [1]

BURNS, Charles

Gunner
.1612571
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Charles Burns, 6 troop, was killed in action during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno. He has no known grave. He was reported to have been buried by the 6th Yorks and Lancs. on the forward slope of the hillSon of John and Isabella Burns, of Cambuslang, Lanarkshire.
 
Sources

CARRICK, George

Lance Corporal
14241652
No 2 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Lancashire Constabulary (Colne)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Carrick, 3 troop, died during operations on 13 September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy, where he was initially buried (Map ref 602409) [1][2].
Son of George and Ethel Carrick, of Astley, Lancashire.

CHRISTIAN, Thomas Edward

Sergeant
PLY/X3870
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Thomas Christian died during operations at Salerno, Italy. At the time of his death his commando were engaged in operations at the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Jane Christian, of Ramsey, Isle of Man.
 

Sources
CWGC.

CLARK, Hedley Thomas James

Known as: 
Tommy
Captain
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Hedley Clark died during operations at Salerno, Italy. At the time of his death his commando were engaged in action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette).
Son of Hedley James Clark and Nellie M. Clark, of Liverpool.
 
Sources
CWGC.

CONNER, William

Marine
PO/X 105911
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine William Conner died during operations at Salerno, Italy.
Son of Dougald and Janet Conner, of Shettleston, Glasgow.
 

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.

CONNOR, Stanley, J.

Known as: 
Stan
Private
T/328227
No 2 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Stanley Connor died during operations at Salerno, Italy.
Son of James and Honora Connor; husband of Grace F. Connor, of Colindale, Middlesex.
 
Sources
CWGC.

CRAIG, Robinson Ostle

Private
14241791
No 2 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Robinson Craig died [1] during operations on 11 September at Dragone Hill, near Vietri Salerno. He was buried there the following day, his grave being marked with a cross. However it was never again found and Private Craig is one of the many who now have no known grave [2].

CUFF, Patrick Joseph

Marine
CH/X 104599
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Patrick Cuff died during operations at Salerno, Italy. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.

DAVIES, Wyndam Francis

Fusilier
6482247
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Wyndam Davies, 6 troop, was killed in action at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy. Initially buried as far as is known by the 6th Yorks and Lancs Regiment on the forward slope of the hill. 
Son of Francis and Mary Ann Davies, of Port Talbot, Glamorgan.
Volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. 

DAY, Arthur Frank

Private
6350696
No 2 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Arthur Day died during operations at Piegolelle (aka Piegolette), near Salerno, Italy. He was initially buried jointly with two Royal Marine Commandos in a vineyard 30 yards South of Piegolelle. Son of Algin and Alice Day, of Kennington, London.
 

DOANE, Herbert

Marine
PLY/X 104009
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Herbert Doane died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette). Son of Albert and Alice Doane, of Hanham, Bristol; husband of Alice Amelia Doane, of Hanham.

DREW, Kenneth Harrison

Marine
PLY/X 111244
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Kenneth Drew died at 131 Field Ambulance during operations at Salerno, Italy. 
Nephew of Mrs. E. Newbury, of Membury, Devon.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

DRURY, Charles Henry

Private
6019959
No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Charles Drury, 2 troop, died during operations at Dragone Hill, Vietri, near Salerno.
Husband of Theresa Drury, of Walthamstow, Essex.
In 1939 before his military service he was employed as Butcher (Cutter) residing at 140 Hale End Road, Walthamstow.
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.

EDWARDS, John Richard

Major
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major John Edwards died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette).
Son of Frank Basil and Rosa Christine Edwards; husband of Sara Patricia Edwards (nee Jermain), of Hill Head, Hampshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
 

FAULKNER, John William

Lance Corporal
PO/X 105886
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Faulkner died during operations at Santa Maria, Salerno, Italy. 
Son of John and Elizabeth Faulkner; husband of Margaret Hannah Faulkner, of Cadishead, Lancashire. In 1939 before his military service he was employed as a warehouseman and soap works fireman residing with his wife at 8 Poplar Grove, Irlam, Lancashire.
 
Sources

FELSTEAD, Robert William

Mne. Robert William Felstead
Marine
PO/X 108004
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Robert Felstead died during operations at Salerno, Italy. He has no known grave.
Son of Richard and Evaleen Felstead, of St. Benedict's, Norwich.
In 1939 before his military service he was employed as a Veldt Schouen worker in the shoe trade and residing Norwich.. 
 
Sources
CWGC.

FINCH, Ernest Walter

Lance Corporal
PO/X 108592
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Ernest Finch died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri. He has no known grave. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Finch, of Guildford, Surrey.

In 1939 before his military service he was employed as a Carpenter and Joiners apprentice residing at Stockton Road, Guildford.

FISHER, Edward

Marine
PO/X 105076
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Edward Fisher died during operations at Salerno and Vietri, Italy.
Son of Fred and Emily T. Fisher, of Glinton, Northamptonshire.
 

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

FORMOY, Donald Neville

Lance Corporal
6467881
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Donald Formoy, 6 troop, died during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, and was originally buried by house at the top of the steps on the West side of Hill.  He was buried with a religious ceremony in a communal grave with Capt. Mason and Pte Bennet D.

GARLAND, Lindsay Ernest Albert

Lindsay Garland 2 Commando
Sergeant ( Acting Troop Sergeant Major)
6012353
No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Troop Sergeant Major Lindsay Garland, 2 troop, died during operations at Salerno, Italy. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Garland; husband of Margaret Garland, of Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire.
He was with Captain the Duke of Wellington [more...] during the attack on 'The Pimple' in the village of Piegolelle, Salerno. Both were killed.

GARLICK, Horace

Marine
CH/X 105862
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Horace Garlick died during operations at Salerno, Italy. Son of Alfred Thomas Garlick and Charlotte Mary Garlick, of Deptford, London.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
[3] Register of Births England Jan/Feb/March 1922.

GILBERT, Kenneth William

Marine
CH/X 104417
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Kenneth Gilbert died during operations at Salerno, Italy. Son of Arthur Edward and Nellie Gilbert, of Romford, Essex.
Former civil occupation: Bread Baker.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

GOULD, Norman Patrick

Known as: 
Pat
Rifleman
877100
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles, The London Irish Rifles
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman Norman Gould died during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, and was initially buried there (Map ref. 612409). Son of Percy Harrington Gould and Bertha Gould, of Kensington, London. Former civil occupation: Draughtsman.

HARRIS, Andrew

Marine
PO/X 108595
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Andrew Harris died during operations at Salerno, Italy, these dates being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette). He has no known grave.
Son of Eliza Jones, of Farnham, Surrey.
In 1939 prior to military service he was single and employed as a Milk Roundsman residing at 4 Potters Gate West, Farnham.
 

HAWKARD, John Stuart

Lieutenant
PO/X 111009
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant John Hawkard died during operations at Salerno, Italy. Son of Herbert and Florence Hawkard, of Fairhaven, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
 

HORSTED, Ronald Edward

Marine
CH/X 108542
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Ronald Horsted, aged 19, died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette).
Son of Albert Edward and Amy Ada Horsted, of Hanwell, Middlesex.

HUNTER, John Edmund

Lance Corporal
6968214
No 2 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Hunter, 5 troop, died [1] during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, on the 13th September 1943 and was originally buried by the 6th Yorks and Lancs. However his grave was never found [2]
 

JACKSON, Joseph (Pte)

Private Joe Jackson 2 Commando
Private
3655268
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Joseph Jackson was killed in action during operations at Salerno, Italy. Son of Joseph and Frances Jackson, of Warrington, Lancashire.

KENNEDY, Alexander

Marine
PO/X105922
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Alexander Kennedy died in Italy. At the time of his death his commando were engaged in operations at Vietri, Salerno.
 
Sources
CWGC.

KILLEEN, Martin

Private
404846
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Martin Killeen was killed in action during operations at Vietre Sul Mare, Italy.
Son of Martin and Kathleen Killeen; husband of Kathleen Killeen, of New Malden, Surrey.
He was initially buried in the Orange Grove at back of a school in Vietri (Map ref 618298).
 
Sources
CWGC.

LEES, William

Marine William Lees 41 Commando
Marine
PO/X 105877
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Lees died during operations at Vietre Sul Mare, Salerno, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
Manchester Evening News - Thursday 14 October 1943 / British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board / Image © Trinity Mirror.

LLOYD, David Clifford

Lieutenant
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant David Lloyd died during operations at Salerno, Italy.
Son of Henry Clifford Lloyd and Millicent Lloyd, of Medmenham, Buckinghamshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
 

MASON, Frank Stanley

Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)
149207
No 2 Commando
Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
Killed in action or died of wounds
Temporary Captain  Frank Mason died during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy.
Son of David Richard and Selina Machel Mason; husband of Dorothy Lilian Mason, of Cricklewood, Middlesex.

NUNNEY, Ronald Harry

Marine
PO/X 105243
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Ronald Nunney died during operations at Dragone, Gulf of Salerno, Italy.

Son of Robert Henry and Kathleen Mary Nunney, of Shepherd's Bush, London.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.

PASH, Reginald Jack

Guardsman
2621407
No 2 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Guardsman Reginald Pash, 5 troop, died during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, and was buried by the 6th Yorks and Lancs Regt. His grave was never found. Son of Walter and Patricia Ann Pash; husband of Margaret Pash, of Trinity, Edinburgh.
 

PROCTOR, John Webster

Marine
PO/X 106796
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Proctor died during operations at Vietri Sul Mare, Gulf of Salerno, Italy.

Son of William and Jessie Daer Proctor, of Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths: Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/135.

RADCLIFFE, Frederick

Private Radcliffe 2 Commando
Private
3772039
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Frederick Radcliffe was killed in action during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Dragonea, above Vietri sul Mare. He has no known grave.

READER, Ronald

Marine
PO/X 111108
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ronald Reader died during operations in Italy, this date being that of the action in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri, Salerno. Son of Arthur and Sarah Reader, of Bolton, Lancashire.

ROBINSON, George Thomas

Lance Corporal
PO/X 108029
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal George Robinson died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette). Son of George Butler Robinson and Ellen Louisa Robinson.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/136.

ROBINSON, John

Marine
PO/X 105512
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Robinson died during operations at Santa Maria, Gulf of Salerno, Italy. 

Son of John and Anne Robinson, of Salford, Lancashire; nephew of Mrs. M. McCormick, of Salford.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/136.

ROSLING, John Douglas

Lieutenant
74664
No 2 Commando
Welch Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant John Rosling, 2 troop, died during operations at Salerno, Italy.
Son of Maj. Douglas Wallington Rosling, The King's Regt. (Liverpool), and Florence Susan Mary Rosling, of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.

RUBIN, Leonard

Lance Sergeant
6147484
No 2 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Leonard Rubin died during operations at Vietri Sul Mare, Salerno, Italy. 
Son of Harry and Fay Rubin, of Hackney, London.
In 1943 he was serving in the Heavy Weapons Troop.
He was originally buried in the orange grove at the back of school, Vietri.
 

SCOTT, Lawrence Richard

Lieutenant
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Lawrence Scott died during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri. 
Son of Charles Purvis Scott and of Charlotte Scott (nee Vincent).
 
Sources
CWGC.
 

SCOTT, William Cameron

Marine
PO/X 106813
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine William Scott died during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)
 

SHANNON, Christopher James

Marine
PLY/X 104032
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Christopher Shannon died during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette). Son of Violet May Shannon, of Town Hill, Swansea.
 
Sources
CWGC.
 

SHEMMONDS, Anthony Wilson

Lance Corporal
6351892
No 2 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Anthony Shemmonds, 6 troop, died during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno. Map ref. 607307 approx. He has no known grave. Son of Harold Arthur and Eva Shemmonds, of Forest Hall, Northumberland [1][2].
 

SMITH, Henry Defriez

Lance Corporal
PO/X111098
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Henry Smith died during operations at Salerno, Italy. He has no known grave. Son of Charles and Eleanor Smith, of Leytonstone, Essex; husband of Joyce Smith. of Leytonstone.
 

Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

SMITH, James

Known as: 
Jim
LCpl James Smith
Lance Corporal
3654054
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal James Smith died [1] during operations at Dragone Hill,  Salerno, on the left flank North of Jaconti. He was initially buried 20 yards past a T junction (Map ref. 600310) from Dragone to Padacouni, and 20 yards in from the road, ie. South on the left hand side. Map ref. 600309. His body was never found [2].
 

SOALL, John James

Able Seaman
P/JX 329518
RN Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Able Seaman John Soall, RN Beach Commando 'K', died during operations at Salerno, Italy.
Husband of Frances Maud Soall, of Enfield, Middlesex [1][2].
 
Sources
[1] C.W.G.C.

STEWART, John Alexander

Lance Corporal
2931169
No 2 Commando
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Stewart, 5 troop, was fatally wounded during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy, and died on way to the Regimental Aid Post He was then buried by 41 RM Commando. Son of John and Francis Stewart, of Clubmoor, Liverpool.
 

STILES, Arthur

Marine
CH/X 104614
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Arthur Stiles was reported missing presumed died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills near the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette). He has no known grave. Son of Henry W.

STOTT, Ronald Martin

Captain
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Ronald Stott died during operations at Salerno, Italy. He has no known grave. 
Son of Ronald and Elsie Stott, of Greenfield, Yorkshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
 

STRADLING, Robert Fettes

Sergeant
EX/3351
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Robert Stradling died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette). He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for outstanding service whilst operating with the allied armies in Italy. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Stradling; husband of Doris Lily Stradling, of Topsham, Devon.

TAAFFE, William

Marine
PLY/X 103178
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine William Taaffe died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette). 

TARRANT, William John

Known as: 
Johnny
Rifleman
6921429
No 2 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman William Tarrant, 3 troop, died on the 18th September of wounds received during operations at Salerno on the 13th September 1943. 
Son of William Thomas Tarrant and Daisy Tarrant, of Marlborough, Wiltshire.

THOMSON, Hugh

Lance Corporal Hugh Thomson 6 Commando
Lance Corporal
PO/X106815
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Hugh Thomson died during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette). 
Son of Thomas and Grace Thomson; husband of Margaret Thomson, of Dundee. [1][2].
Extract from the Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 13 October 1943

TIERNEY, Norman

Acting Regimental Sergeant Major
PO/22609
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Regimental Sergeant Major Norman Tierney died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri. He has no known grave. Son of Richard and Helen Tierney; husband of Rosina May Tierney, of Stockwell, London.

TONER, Peter

Marine
PO/X 105899
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Peter Toner died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette). He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.
 

TWIGGER, James Thomas

Colour Sergeant
PLY/X972
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Colour Sergeant James Twigger was reported missing presumed died during operations at Salerno, Italy. He has no known grave. Husband of M. M. Twigger, of Emsworth, Hampshire.
Mentioned in Despatches for distinguished service in Sicily.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.

VEITCH, John Young

Known as: 
Jock
Private
3188895
No 2 Commando
Royal Scots
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Veitch died during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy, and was initially buried there. Son of Thomas and Agnes Veitch, of Kelso, Roxburghshire [1][2].

WASSALL, George

Marine
PLY/X 110255
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine George Wassall was reported missing presumed died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette).
He has no known grave.
 

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.

WELLESLEY, Henry Valerian George

Known as: 
Morny
Captain
56864
No 2 Commando
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Henry Wellesley, the 6th Duke of Wellington, died during operations at Salerno. He was in charge of 2 troop with orders to attack and take the village of Piegolelle (also seen spelt as Piegolette). This was heavily defended by the Germans firing from the heights called 'The Pimple'. He was awarded a posthumous Mention in Despatches.

WHITMAN, Edward Thomas John

Marine
PLY/X 109373
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Edward Whitman died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri. 

Son of Edward Thomas Whitman and Mary Ann Whitman, of Hoxton, London.

Sources
CWGC.
 

WILKINSON, Raymond Desmond

Marine
PO/X 103947
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Raymond Wilkinson died during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette). Son of Daniel Broadhurst Wilkinson and Alice Madaline Wilkinson, of Wallasey, Cheshire.

Sources
CWGC.
 

WRAY, Peter Francis Hugh

Lieutenant
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Peter Wray died during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette).
Mentioned in Despatches for distinguished service in Sicily
Son of Leslie Hugh and Margery Wray, of East Molesey, Surrey.
 
Sources
CWGC.

WRIGHT, Dennis Raymond

Known as: 
Curly, or Chippy (to Family)
Private
5127463
No 2 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Dennis Wright, aged 18 and from Birmingham, died during operations at Salerno, Italy.
Initially buried near a house in a copse on the East side of road at Dragone. Map ref 602409.
Son of John Stanley Wright and Daisy Lydia Wright, of Wylde Green. Sutton Coldfield.

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