RM Engineer Commando
History of the Unit
Extract from the Navy Lists
The following reports relate to the operations of the Commando Units attached to 3 Commando Brigade that took place after the 1st January 1944.
Lance Corporal Edward Ambler, RM Engineer Commando, died during operations in NW Europe.
Sergeant James Armitage died during operations at Normandy.
Corporal Ronald Binns, RM Engineer Commando, died during operations in NW Europe.
Mne. Chipperfield was killed during operations in NW Europe.
Corporal Robert Clark died during operations at Normandy on D Day.
Mne. Evans was killed during operations at Normandy on D Day.
- February 1944 A/Captain Neale was 2nd in command 1st RM Engineer Commando .
Marine James Nuttall died of wounds. His death is recorded in the War Diary for the RM Engineer Commando dated 19th October 1944. There it states he was wounded on the 11th and died on the 12th. The CWGC records his unit as 47RM Commando.
Marine Charles Paton, 4 RM Engineer Commando, was awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe.
CitationIn Burma on 12th January 1945 Sgt Pirie was engaged in mine clearing operations on the landing beach at Myebon Peninsula. Assisted by two NCOs he cleared fields of mines of a type hitherto unencountered in this theatre of war and unknown to them, with great coolness, devotion to duty, and disregard for his own personal safety. By his efforts many casualties were undoubtedly averted.
Marine Horace Rosson died during operations at Normandy on D Day.
Cpl. Thomson was killed during operations in Holland. The exact circumstances of his death are not known, but on the day of his death 47RM Commando took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas.