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AHERN, Gerard

Marine
CH/X 5110
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Gerard Ahern, from Darwen Lancashire, died whilst a prisoner of war in Korea.
Extract from an article in the Lancashire Telegraph 28th January 2004

BABB, Ronald Benjamin

Corporal
PO/X 5056
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Ronald Babb died in the Korean war during a raid on the night of 6th/7th October, when two troops of the Commando landed under the command of Major D. L. St. M. Aldridge, R.M., at Churonjang.

BARNES, Charles Ernest

Sergeant
PO/X 4003
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Charles Barnes, 'B' Troop, died during operations at Hodo Pando, Korea. He was part of a raiding party that landed by canoe and were engaged in a daylong firefight. Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in operations in Korea.

BEAUPREZ, Pierre

Corporal (later Lieutenant)
No 10 Commando
Belgian Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Pierre Beauprez was the first serviceman of the Belgian Forces to die in Korea. He was killed when a mine exploded as he was conducting a Patrol on the North bank of the River Han during the Korean War. In WW2 he had served in 4 Belgian troop of No 10 (Inter Allied) Commando.

BELSEY, Jarvis Edward

Corporal
CH/X 4167
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Jarvis Belsey died during operations in Korea. 41 Independent Commando RM were engaged in operations with American Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B.

GARNER, Ivan

Marine
RM 9211
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Ivan Garner died during operations at the Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn website.

GRAHAM, John Lewin

Marine John Graham 41 Independent Commando
Marine
RM 9087
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Graham, aged 18 and from Hightown, Salford, died during operations at the Chosin Reservoir, Korea. He had been a Royal Marine for 18 months.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.

HARWOOD, John Gordon

Lieutenant
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant John Harwood, 'B' Troop, died during operations at Hodo Pando, Korea. He was part of a raiding party that landed by canoe and were engaged in a daylong firefight. 
Sergeant Charles Barnes of 'B' Troop also died in this raid.
 

HEARD, Lewis Anthony

Marine
RM 9162
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Lewis Heard died of dysentery while a POW at Camp 10 Kaggye, Korea. He had been reported missing during operations on 29 November 1950 at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 

JONES, Peter Raymond

Marine Peter Raymond Jones 41 Commando
Marine
RM 8682
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Silver Star (USA)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Peter Jones, from Penarth, Wales, died during an amphibious operational landing from the USS Perch on the coast above Hungnam and west of Tanchon.

KNOCK, Douglas Alexander

Surgeon Lieutenant
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Surgeon Lieutenant Douglas Knock RN was attached to 41 Independent Commando RM at the time of his death in Korea. He was killed whilst the Commando were engaged in operations with US Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B.

MCCOURT, Joseph

Marine
RM9046
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Joseph McCourt, from Hamilton Scotland, died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea. 
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

MCCURRIE, Peter

Rifleman Peter McCurrie
Rifleman
3599032
No 6 Commando
Border Regiment
Royal Ulster Rifles
Died on active service
Rifleman Peter McCurrie, formerly of No.6 Commando in WW2, died during operations in Korea serving with the Royal Ulster Rifles. He was a prisoner of war at the time of his death.

NICHOLLS, Reuben

Reuben Nicholls 41Independent Commando
Marine
PO/X 6067
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on war service
Marine Reuben Nicholls from Hugglescote, Leicestershire died whilst attempting to escape having been taken prisoner of war in Korea.
The following entry is from the RMA on their Facebook page
REUBEN NICHOLLS RM, 1925-51 Award of the Elizabeth Cross.

PARKINSON-CUMINE, Ralph Nicholas

Capt Ralph Parkinson-Cumine RM
Captain
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Captain Ralph Parkinson-Cumine MC, 'B' troop, was reported missing presumed killed during operations in Korea. His Commando were engaged in operations with US Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B.

PARR, Edward William

Sergeant
14491054
Training Centres
Leicestershire Regiment
Sergeant Edward Parr served at the Commando Mountain Warfare Training Centre in WW2. Member of the Commando Association. Killed in action in Korea during the second Battle of Maryang San, Korea, 4th-6th November 1951, whilst serving with the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. 
 

RAINE, Denis

Leading Sick Berth Attendant
SMX 853707
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds
Leading Sick Berth Attendant Denis Raine RN was attached to 41 Independent Commando RM at the time of his death in Korea. He had volunteered to accompany Surgeon Lieutenant Knock RN and was taken prisoner at Chosin. He died whilst attempting to escape.
 

SOUTHWORTH, Ronald

Corporal
RM 10038
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Ronald Southworth died during operations in Korea. He had been reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

STRAIN, Eric

Marine
PO/X 5315
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Eric Strain died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

STRAY, Dennis Wilfred

Marine
RM 9245
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Denis Stray died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

TATE, John Arnison

Acting Petty Officer
C/JX 166456
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds

Acting Petty Officer John Tate RN from Newcastle on Tyne died during operations in Korea. He received a postumous Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service with 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines, in operations in Korea.

WALKER, William Arthur

Marine
RM 8800
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Walker died in Korea. He had been reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

WOOLDRIDGE, Royston

Marine
RM 9402
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Royston Wooldridge died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Korean Veterans Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

WYETH, Kenneth

Marine
RM 8784
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Kenneth Wyeth died wilst a prisoner of War having been captured during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea on 29 November 1950.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Admiralty announcement in The Times published 14th April 1951.
British Korean Veterans Assn. website.


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