Elba (Operation Brassard ROH)

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BAILEY, Reginald John William

RN Commando

Able Seaman Reginald Bailey died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Deaths of Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/127.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.

BEVIS, Kenneth John

RN Commando

Petty Officer Kenneth Bevis, RN Beach Commando 'O' ,  died at Elba [1][2]. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for "distinguished service in operations carried out in the face of determined opposition from the enemy which led to the capture of the island of Elba"[3].

Extract from the Birmingham Mail newspaper 1945
"P.O. RN Commando, Elba June 1944 Mention in Despatches. No Morning dawns, No night returns, But what we think of you. Proudly remembered by Mom, Dad"[4].

BRIGGS, Thomas Devlin

RN Commando

Petty Officer Thomas Briggs died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Deaths of Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.

CHAMBERLAIN, Charles Edward

RN Commando

Able Seaman Charles Chamberlain died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Deaths of Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire

COVENEY, Eric Frank

RN Commando

Petty Officer Eric Coveney died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] Registers of Deaths of Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.
Register of Births Eastry Kent district 1918.

CULLENS, John David Ferguson

RN Commando

Able Seaman John Cullens died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] Registers of Deaths of Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.

DAVIS, Alan

RN Commando

Sub Lieutenant Alan Davis  died during operations at Elba [1][2]. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for "distinguished service in operations carried out in the face of determined opposition from the enemy which led to the capture of the island of Elba" [2].  He was an Assistant Beachmaster during the operation [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] London Gazette 36783, page 5088.
[3] Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire

ENEFER, Roland

RN Commando

Able Seaman Roland Enefer died during Operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] Registers of Deaths of Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/130.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.

FAIRWEATHER, George Paton

RN Commando

Able Seaman George Fairweather died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] Registers of Deaths of Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/130.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.

HALLOS, Harry

RN Commando

Leading Seaman Harry Hallos died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] Registers of Deaths of Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/131.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.

HAYWARD, Jack Percy

RN Commando

Able Seaman Jack Hayward died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Deaths of Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/131.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.

HILLS, Leonard Matthew

RN Commando

Stoker Leonard Hills died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Register of Reports of Death - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.

HODGSON, Alan Burnet

RN Commando
Sub Lieutenant Alan Hodgson died during operations at Elba [1][2].
He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for "distinguished service in operations carried out in the face of determined opposition from the enemy which led to the capture of the island of Elba" [2]. He was a Beachmaster during the operation [3].
 

Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] London Gazette 36783, page 5088.
[3] Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire

HONEYWOOD, Douglas Alan

RN Commando

Able Seaman Douglas Honeywood died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Register of Reports of Death - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.

HUGMAN, Henry Kent

RN Commando

Able Seaman Henry Hugman died during operations at Elba [1][2].  At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Register of Reports of Death - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire

MACDONALD, Edward Armstrong

RN Commando
Sub Lieutenant Edward Macdonald died during operations at Elba [1][2].
He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for "distinguished service in operations carried out in the face of determined opposition from the enemy which led to the capture of the island of Elba" [2]. He was an Assistant Beachmaster during the operation [3].
 

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] London Gazette 36783, page 5088.
[3] Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.

MCGRANN, George

RN Commando

Able Seaman George McGrann died during operations to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the island of Corsica. 

Sources
CWGC.
The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.

MURRAY, William John

RN Commando

Able Seaman William Murray died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Deaths of Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/134.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.

O'CONNOR, Desmond Gordon Anthony

RN Commando

Able Seaman Desmond O'Connor died during operations at Elba [1][2]. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for "distinguished service in operations carried out in the face of determined opposition from the enemy which led to the capture of the island of Elba" [3].

At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard.

O'NEILL, John Joseph

RN Commando

Able Seaman John O'Neill died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Deaths of Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/135.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.

PALMER, Terence Patrick

RN Commando

Leading Seaman Terence Palmer died during operations at Elba [1][2]. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for "distinguished service in operations carried out in the face of determined opposition from the enemy which led to the capture of the island of Elba" [3].

At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard.

POMFRET, Fred

RN Commando

Able Seaman Fred Pomfret died during operations at Elba [1][2].  At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Register of Reports of Death - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/135.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.

THACKRAY, Dennis Charles

RN Commando
Able Seaman Dennis Thackray died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].
 
Extract from the Yorkshire Evening Post 
"Thackray - Years pass, but memories cling  of a dear brother, and uncle, Denis, R.N. Commandos, killed June 17, 1944. From Emma, Clive and Stanley." [4][4a].
 

TIDDER, Alfred

RN Commando

Leading Seaman Alfred Tidder died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Deaths of Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.

TURNBULL, William, R.

RN Commando

Able Seaman William Turnbull during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard [3].

Extract from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle 
"A/B W. R. Turnbull. R.N. (Commandos), son of Mrs. and the late Mr. C. Turnbull, of 4. Nixon Street, Newcastle. (C.M.F.*)" [4].

WELSH, William McNaughton

RN Commando

Able Seaman William Welsh died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Deaths of Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.

WHITTINGTON, John William

RN Commando

Able Seaman John Whittington died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Deaths of Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.
[3] The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.


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