Ravenna War Cemetery, Italy

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BASSETT-WILSON, Paul Francis

Paul Bassett-Wilson MC
No 9 Commando
No 12 Commando
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Paul Bassett-Wilson MC died during operations with No.9 Commando at Lake Comacchio, Italy [1].
A former pupil of Stowe School and student at Trinity College [2], he had earlier served as a Lieutenant in No.12 Commando. 

CAMPBELL, John

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

Marine John Campbell died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

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

FINCH, Ernest Edward

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

Sergeant Ernest Finch died during operations in Italy.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
[3] Registers of Births England Oct/Nov/Dec.1925.

Notes
Year of birth confirmed as 1925 by source [3].
 

GORRIE, William Young

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

Marine William Gorrie died in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Lake Comacchio.

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

GRIFFIN, Patrick

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

Marine Patrick Griffin died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

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

HEY, Richard

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

Marine Richard Hey died in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Lake Comacchio and Argenta.

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

LASKEY, Cyril

Cyril Laskey 43 Commando
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Cyril Laskey, 'A' Troop, died during operations at Lake Comacchio and Argenta, Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
'A' Troop image in Gallery.

MacLEAN, Alexander

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

Marine Alexander MacLean died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.

NEVILLE, William John

No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Died on active service
Rifleman William Neville died by accidental drowning in Italy.
Extract from the diary of Len Justice No. 2 Commando
28 March 1945 One lad from 2 Commando was drowned today. Accident. A new fellow.
 
Sources
CWGC.

OLIPHANT, Albert Maxtone

43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Albert Oliphant from Dundee died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.
Obituary announcement in the Dundee Courier and Advertiser published 11 April 1945.

SCHOLEM, Robert

No 2 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Driver Robert Scholem died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.
 
Driver Robert Scholem also took part in earlier operations on Solta. Reference is made to him being from Germany although his parents are shown on the CWGC database as living in Belgium. Follow this link to our No 2 Commando History section.
 

SMITH, Roy Montague

Cpl. Roy M. Smith 43RM Commando
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Roy Smith, 'A' troop, died in the blast from two enemy 88mm shells whilst leading his section during operations at Lake Comacchio and Argenta, Italy.
 

URQUHART, Robert Rose

Pte Robert Urquhart 9 Commando
No 9 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Robert Urquhart, 5 troop, died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy [1][3][4].
  • 3 March 1944 wounded during operations at Anzio [2][5] [see Linked Content below].
  • Evacuated as casualty to the UK [4][5]
  • 20 March 1945 rejoined 5 troop in Italy [4][5].

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