STAPLES, Montague

Rank: 
Corporal of Horse
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Horse Guards
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
304543
Born: 
Friday, February 26, 1904
Died : 
Wednesday, January 20, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
38
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Montague Staples was killed serving with the 1st SAS, 'C' Sqn. having left the Commando. 
 
He had earlier volunteeered for Special Service and joined No 8 Commando in August 1940. After periods of training No 8 Commando became part of Layforce at the end of January 1941 embarked as 'B' Battalion for service in the Middle East. When Layforce was being disbanded He was posted to the Middle East Commando Depot at Geneifa, and then was attached to various units for brief periods. He volunteered for the 1st SAS in Egypt on the 26 September 1942 and was posted to 'C' Squadron. 
 
Sources
CWGC
Household Cavalry Memorial
The SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour 1941 - 47.  www.sas-lrdg-roh.com/index.html
 

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