'30 Commando Assault Unit'
Wednesday, January 17, 1945
Died on war service
Marine Kenneth Cowan, from Belfast, died in an accident.
Extract from the Belfast Telegraph Monday 29 January 1945
"Commando Killed. Commando Kenneth Cowan, Royal Marine Commandos, third son of Mr. and Mrs. Cowan, 12 Jellicoe Avenue, Belfast, killed in an accident in England. He had five years' service, including two in the Merchant Navy. Two brothers are in the Royal Navy. His father has 27 years' service in the R.N. and is still serving."
Westminster Abbey Commando ROH.
Belfast Telegraph via The British newspaper Archive. Image © Independent News and Media PLC. Image created courtesy of The British Library Board.
He is not listed on the CWGC database as a Commando, however the Westminster Abbey Commando Roll of Honour do list his unit as 30 AU, and a report on his death in the Belfast Telegraph dated 29 January 1945 lists his unit as Royal Marine Commandos. These are not in themselves sufficient for an amendment of the CWGC database. We await the discovery of official documentation.
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