Oostende New Communal Cemetery Belgium

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FAWCETT, Joseph

Marine Joseph Fawcett
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Joseph Fawcett died of wounds inflicted during the Westkapelle landings on D Day at Walcheren [1][1a][2]. Due to weather conditions between the 2nd and 5th November casualties were not able to be evacuated and had to be retained ashore in crowded tented facilities.

GODKIN, Noel Herbert

Captain Noel Godkin 48RM Commando
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Noel Godkin, the administration officer [1], died during operations at Walcheren, Holland [2]. He was appointed MBE (Military Division) for distinguished service during the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy [3].
 
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LAWTON, Edward Gerald

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Edward Lawton died during operations at Westkapelle, Holland. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
 
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MACKENZIE, Roderick Gimson

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Roderick Mackenzie MC,  'X' troop, died of wounds from enemy mortar fire during operations at Walcheren.  He died in hospital in Belgium. He had earlier been awarded the MC for "gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy."
 
Sources
CWGC

ROBERTSON, John Burt

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Robertson died at Ostend Belgium. His Commando were engaged in operations at Westkapelle, Walcheren. 

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/136.

THATCHER, Albert George May

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Albert Thatcher, 'B' troop, died of wounds he received during the allied landings at Westkapelle, Walcheren. He was on board LCT 18 when it was hit by a shell and he received shrapnel wounds. He was taken to a Beach Dressing Station but died the next day.


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