Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia

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BARRY, Jeremiah

No 6 Commando

Private Jeremiah Barry died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

BONVIN, John Alexander

No 6 Commando
Lieutenant John Bonvin died in the opening hours of the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia. On 28 March 1942 he took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire as a section officer of a demolitions team on board motor launch ML443. He was evacuated back to the UK as his ML was unable to land the Commandos on board.
 
John Bonvin was a Swiss national entitled to British citizenship having been born in London to Swiss parents. At the outbreak of war he renounced his Swiss citizenship and travelled to Britain to enlist.
 

BROWN, Stephen Thomas Frederick

40RM Commando
Marine Stephen Brown died of wounds at the 97th General Hospital, near Bone, North Africa. He was originally buried in Borgel Cemetery (Military Plot),  but was re interred at Medjez-el-Bab Cemetery on 17 August 1944.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.
 

HARPER, Robert Holly Ashton

No 6 Commando

Sergeant Robert Harper from  Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire, was killed in action during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia. He had been attested into the Royal Artillery at Sheffield in 1928.

Sources
CWGC.
Royal Artillery Casualty Cards.
Royal Artillery Attestation Records.
 

PEARCE, Kenneth

No 6 Commando

Private Kenneth Pearce died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

WETHERALD, Henry

No 6 Commando

Lance Corporal Henry Wetherald died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.


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