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NELSON, Desmond

Mne Nelson, 'A' troop, died at Silchar.

In the book 44RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan, the author states that Rev. F.W. Cornwall RNVR "conducted the funeral of Mne D. Nelson, A tp, at Silchar cemetery. The escort, firing party, and pallbearers, were provided by 'A' troop. This was the first fatality brought about by disease (cerebral malaria)."


Marine Eric Polkinghorne died during operations in Burma . 

In the Roll of Honour at the back of the book 44RM Commando, From Achnacarry to the Arakan, the author lists Mne Polkinghorne as "Died on active service."  At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Silkuri region, their task to stop Japanese infiltration on the approaches to Silchar.

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