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BEECH, James Frederick

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]

GREIG, Charles

Pte Greig is buried in a War Cemetery in India.  The exact circumstances of his death are not known at this stage by this archive. At the time of his death No 3 Commando were based in Worthing, UK.

His name is not on the Westminster Abbey Commando Roll of Honour, however his secondary unit is shown as No 3 Commando on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database.

It should be noted that 3 Commando Brigade (Nos 42RM, 44RM, 1, and 5 Commandos) were in India at this time. 


Mne. O'Reilly died of other causes during war service, such as road accidents,accidental drowning, etc
(Source: RM Historical Society booklet "A Register of Royal Marines War Deaths 1939-1945.)

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