DANELLS, Peter John Godfrey

Known as: 
Danny
Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
RM 19528
Born: 
Saturday, August 16, 1941
Died : 
Thursday, November 4, 1965
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Corporal Peter Danells 40 Commando
Peter Danells
Corporal Peter Danells died [1] when struck on the temple by a piece of shrapnel during a cross border operation (Op. Claret) in Sarawak [2].  The patrol came under small arms and mortar fire. Peter was hit by mortar bomb shrapnel and was carried back across the border by the section [3].
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH
[2] Online Publication Soldier an' Sailor Too  [view].
[3] + [image 1] Vic Balsdon 40&45 Cdo RM
[Image 2] Peter's widow Judy.
 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
Yes

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