Portland Royal Naval Cemetery

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ROBERTSON, George

Cpl. Robertson died of wounds inflicted at Port-en Bessin, Normandy.  In his book From Omaha to the Scheldt, the author Professor (Capt) John Forfar MC, who was the Medical Officer for 47RM Cdo., describes Cpl. Robertson as a "distinguished Scottish athlete."

WRIGHT, James Robert

Mne James Wright 42 Commando
Marine James Wright, Juliet Company, died during operations as part of Combined Force Nad ‘Ali (North), Helmand. His patrol was involved in a significant engagement with insurgents in the Shpazh Gerebian area of Nad ‘Ali district. After being pinned down by accurate fire for several hours, the patrol managed to extract themselves back to their base at Checkpoint Kamiabi. The checkpoint then came under attack from small arms fire and underslung grenade launchers. Marine Wright was wounded by a grenade which was fired into the checkpoint.

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