Gauhati War Cemetery India

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NELSON, Desmond

44RM Commando
Marine Desmond Nelson, 'A' troop, died [1] at Jhansi India after contracting cerebral malaria [2]. This was the first fatality brought about by disease. Rev. F.W. Cornwall R.N.V.R. conducted his funeral service. The escort, firing party, and pallbearers, were all from his troop. [3].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.

POLKINGHORNE, Eric

44RM Commando
Marine Eric Polkinghorne died [1] on active service during operations in Burma [1a][2][3]
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[1a] Registers of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/135.
[2] ROH in the book '44 RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan', author Tony Mackenzie.
[3] ROH in the 3 Cdo Bde Third Jungle Book issue 9 (below).
 

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