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ABRAHAMS, Robert Sydney

43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Robert Abrahams was reported missing presumed killed during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy.

Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths  - Naval Ratings  / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

ALDIS, Alec George

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Alec Aldis MM, Signals Officer, died during operations at Normandy on 6 June 1944 [1]
  • 1942 (Corporal) (Temporary Sergeant) awarded the Military Medal for "gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East." [2].​
Recommendation
Royal Marines

ANDREWS, Charles

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Charles Andrews was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

APPLEBY, William Thompson

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Appleby was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/127.

BASHAM, Cyril Edward

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Cyril Basham was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/127.

BEDFORD, John Robert

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal John Bedford died during operations at Alethangyaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.
Register of Births Oct, Nov, Dec. 1919 / General Register Office UK.

BRADLEY, William Joseph

Marine William Joseph Bradley
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine William Bradley was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/128.

BROWN, Jack

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Jack Brown died during operations at Italy (Anzio).
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.
 

CARTER, William

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal William Carter was reported missing presumed killed during operations at Normandy. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.

CHAPMAN, Charles Clarence

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Charles Chapman was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/128.

Birth Registrations July/Aug/Sept 1919 - South Shields.

DIXON, David George

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal David Dixon was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/130.
Birth Registrations Apr/May/June 1921 - Neath.
 

FEWTRELL, Charles Henry

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

Marine Charles Fewtrell was reported missing persumed killed at sea during operations at Normandy on D Day.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

GOODYER-KETTLEY, Frederick Rex

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Frederick Goodyer-Kettley was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/131.

GOSLING, John Jones

43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal John Gosling died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito. He has no known grave.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

GRANT, Ronald Douglas

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Ronald Grant was reported missing presumed died at sea during operations at Alethangyaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
 

HODNETT, Walter Herbert

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Walter Hodnett died during operations at Alethangyaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.
ROH in the book '44 RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan', author Tony Mackenzie.
 

HOLMES, Peter Leslie

Mne. Holmes 45RM Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Peter Holmes was reported missing presumed died during operations at Normandy.  He has no known grave.

Read an article about his life written by his niece here: Mne P.L. HOLMES.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

HUGHES, Harold

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Harold Hughes died at sea during operations at Walcheren, Holland. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.

KILBRIDE, Joseph

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Joseph Kilbride died on board the Hospital Carrier St. David during operations at Sicily. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
 
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LAGOR, Reginald Arthur

Reginald Lagor 40RM Comamndo
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Reginald Lagor from Leicester died along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.
[image] Report in the Leicester Evening Mail 20 March 1943.
 

MARTIN, Arthur

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Arthur Martin, Signals Troop, and one of the original 3rd RM Bn., officers, was killed during operations at Kangaw. He received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service while operating with the Army in Burma and on the Eastern Frontier of India.
 
Sources
CWGC​

MAYOR, Keith

Able Seaman Keuth Mayor 14 Commando
No 14 Commando
HMS Fox, RN
Mentioned in Despatches
Executed

Able Seaman Keith Mayor was one of the raiding party at Kopervik, Norway (Operation Checkmate). He was captured and later executed at Belsen Concentration Camp having been transferred there from Sachsenhausen.

MCCAUGHEY, Henry

43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Henry McCaughey was reported missing presumed died. He has no known grave. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. He received a Mention in Despatches for "outstanding service while operating with the Allied Armies in Italy."
 
Sources
CWGC.

SALAMAN, Hugh Lind

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Hugh Salaman, from Paddington, was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.

SCOTT, Thomas Veitch

42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Thomas Scott died during operations at Myebon, Burma.
 
The 42 RM Commando War Diary and the CWGC both record only one commando from 42 as dying on this day. The entry in the War Diary reads as follows:
“Date 12 Jan 1945.
Place - Akyab Island Myebon

SHERMAN, George

42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine George Sherman died during operations in Burma.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.
[3] See Linked Content below.

STEPHENS, Kenneth William

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Kenneth Stephens died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

THOMAS, Ronald

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ronald Thomas died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.
Births registered in Middlesborough Jan/Feb/March 1918.
 

TUGWELL, Arthur

43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Arthur Tugwell died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. He received a Mention in Despatches for "outstanding service whilst operating with the Allied Armies in Italy."
 
Sources
CWGC.

TWIGGER, James Thomas

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

Colour Sergeant James Twigger was reported missing presumed died during operations at Salerno, Italy. He received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.
London Gazette 36454, page1557.

WASSALL, George

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

Marine George Wassall was reported missing presumed died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.

WATSON, John Arthur

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal John Watson was killed during the operation to take the enemy held coastal resort of Franceville Plage which had been given the local codename of Piccadilly.

WILLIAMS, Albert Edward

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Albert Williams died during operations in the Far East.
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.
[3] 3 Cdo Bde. Third Jungle Book issue 9.
 
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