Gauhati War Cemetery India

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NELSON, Desmond

44RM Commando
Marine Desmond Nelson, 'A' troop, died [1] at Silchar as a result of contracting cerebral malaria. This was the first fatality brought about by disease. Rev. F.W. Cornwall R.N.V.R. conducted his funeral at Silchar Cemetery (Gauhati). The escort, firing party, and pallbearers, were all from his troop. [2].
[1] CWGC


44RM Commando
Marine Eric Polkinghorne died [1] on active service during operations in Burma [2]
[1] CWGC
[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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