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ABRAHAMS, Robert Sydney

43RM Commando

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
Lieutenant Alec Aldis MM 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].​
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ANDREWS, Charles

40RM Commando
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.
40 RM Commando Memorial Plaque on the Isle of Wight - Chale - St Andrew's Church.
 
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APPLEBY, William Thompson

40RM Commando

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

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
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
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.
[Image] His great niece, Tara Allen.
 

BROWN, Jack

40RM Commando
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

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

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.

DALY, Edward Stewart

43RM Commando

Marine Edward Stewart Daly died by accidental drowning.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.

Notes
Source at [2] shows forename only as Stewart. Place of death shown as India. 43RM Commando never operated in that theatre of war. 
 

DIXON, David George

40RM Commando

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.
 

GOSLING, John Jones

43RM Commando

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.

HODNETT, Walter Herbert

44RM Commando
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.
 

HUGHES, Harold

48RM Commando

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
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.
 
Notes

MARTIN, Arthur

44RM Commando
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​
London Gazette 36925,page 757.
44RM Commando Achnacarry to the Arakan by Tony Mackenzie.
 

MAYOR, Keith

Able Seaman Keuth Mayor 14 Commando
No 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

43RM Commando
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.
London Gazette 36903, page 518.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
 

PLATT, John Henry

40RM Commando

Marine John Platt from Manchester was reported missing presumed died during operations at Anzio, Italy. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Death - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/135.
In Memoriam article by family in the Manchester Evening News 21 June 1946.
 

SALAMAN, Hugh Lind

40RM Commando
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.
40 RM Commando Memorial Plaque on the Isle of Wight - Chale - St Andrew's Church.
Report in the Marylebone Mercury 04 September 1943.
 

SCOTT, Thomas Veitch

42RM Commando
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
0830 hrs, Unit landed at Myebon Peninsular after Air strike and Naval bombardment. Slight opposition encountered during landing from mortar, 37 mm and rifle fire. A tp's landing craft hit by enemy arty, A tp Comd injured, one marine killed, one SNCO wounded.”
 

SHERMAN, George

42RM Commando

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
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.
Interviews with Mnes. Jack Desmond and Bert Skinner in Ken Ford's book DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando.
See Linked Content below.
 

THOMAS, Ronald

45RM Commando

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
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.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.
London Gazette 36903, page 518.
 

TWIGGER, James Thomas

41RM Commando

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.

WILLIAMS, Albert Edward

44RM Commando
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.
 
Notes
Source at [2] records he died in India.
Source at [3] records he died at Kangaw, Burma.
 

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