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CANN, Bernard Lawrence

45RM Commando
Marine Bernard Cann, 'E' Troop, died during operations in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Stolzenau and Leese (River Wesser crossing).
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.
The Story of 45RM Commando published 1946.
'E' Troop - see Linked Content below.


45RM Commando
Lieutenant Peter Casper was killed by enemy gunfire during operations across the bridgehead between Stolzenau and Leese. 
Capt. John Day 45RM Cdo. records in his book A Plain Russet-Coated Captain

LAY, Gordon

45RM Commando
Marine Gordon Lay died during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller in the vicinity of the village of Hademstorf.

PEARCE, William Harry

Marine Pearce 45 Royal Marine Commando
Marine William Pearce 45 RM Commando
45RM Commando
Marine William Pearce was shot and killed by a sniper when his Commando crossed the River Weser at Stolzenau to take the town of Leese.
[Image] 2nd cousin Mike Pearce.
Family account of death.
Historical timeline: The Story of 45RM Commando published 1946.
His age is recorded wrongly on the CWGC entry as 24. 

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