Kirkee War Cemetery India

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BEECH, James Frederick

No 1 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Died on war service

Private James Beech,  HQ 3 Special Service (Commando) Bde., reported initially by the War Office to have died a prisoner of war in Japanese hands, died in Poona Hospital, India, a victim of infantile paralysis. [1+2]

On the 31st January 1945 he is listed as being wounded whilst with No 5 Commando. [3]

ELSE, John

No 7 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Died on war service
Sergeant John Else, No 7 Commando and Layforce, was accidentally killed whilst attached to No 1 Special Service Detachment.
 
Sources
CWGC.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45.
 

GREIG, Charles

No 3 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Died on war service
Private Charles Greig was accidentally killed in India. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission list his secondary unit as No. 3 Commando.  This Commando unit never served in that theatre of war.

LYCETT, Robert Arthur

Robert Lycett 5 Commando
No 5 Commando
North Staffordshire Regiment
Died on war service
Lance Corporal Robert Lycett, from Amington Staffordshire, died in hospital in India. Formerly employed at Tamworth Colliery Robert was married and had a 3 year old son. His brother, Leading Stoker Samuel Lycett, RN, aged 23, also died when the battleship HMS Barham was torpedoed and sunk on 25 November 1941.
 
Sources

O'REILLY, John

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on war service
Marine John O'Reilly died in India as a result of self inflicted gunshot wounds.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/135.
 

WEBBER, Ernest George William

No 1 Commando
Wiltshire Regiment
Royal Artillery
Died on active service
Private Ernest Webber died in India as a result of an accident whilst swimming.
Extract from the No 1 Commando War Diary
Londa Astoli 12 May 1945.
Pte Webber (6 tp) who injured  himself whilst swimming died in C.M.H. Belgaum.
13 May 1945, 1500hrs

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