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ALDIS, Alec George

Lieutenant Alec Aldis MM was killed during operations at Normandy on D Day. He was awarded the MM in 1942 whilst a Temporary Sergeant for his "gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East."
 
Sources
CWGC
London Gazettes Supp. 35477, page 1054.
 

MARTIN, Arthur

Capt. Martin, Signals Troop, and one of the original 3rd RM Bn., officers, was killed during operations at Kangaw. He received a MiD for distinguished service while operating with the Army in Burma and on the Eastern Frontier of India.
 
Sources
CWGC​
London Gazettes Supp. 36925,page 757
44RM Commando Achnacarry to the Arakan by Tony Mackenzie.
 

MAYOR, Keith

Able Seaman Keuth Mayor 14 Commando

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

Cpl. McCaughey was killed 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 MiD for "outstanding service while operating with the Allied Armies in Italy."
(Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36903, page 518.)
 

SCOTT, Thomas Veitch

Marine Thomas Scott was killed during operations at Myebon.
 
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

STEPHENS, Kenneth William

Mne. Stephens was killed during operations at Walcheren.

At the time of his death a patrol from his Commando had been sent to Veere on the North East of the island travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes.  The second Buffaloe with Lieut. England in command struck a submerged 11inch shell rigged up to a post as a mine causing many casualties. 
(Source: Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.)
 

TUGWELL, Arthur

Cpl. Tugwell was killed during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy.
 
He receieved a MiD for "outstanding service whilst operating with the Allied Armies in Italy." (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36903, page 518.)
 

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