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ALLISON, George Edwin

41RM Commando
Sergeant George Allison, born Abingdon Berkshire, died at 77 British General Hospital in Germany from post operative haemorrhage after a tonsillectomy.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths: Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/127.
 

BOYLE, Richard

'Layforce'
Major Richard Boyle MC died serving with the 1st Black Watch during operations at the River Rhine crossing having left the Commando. (1) 
 
He had previously served as Captain of 'D' Company,  'D' Bn.  Layforce, and was one of those who escaped from Crete after the ill fated action there. (2)
 
In 1942 he was awarded the MC for gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East. (3)
 
Sources

CLARKE, Reginald James

45RM Commando

Marine Reginald Clarke was killed in overcoming an enemy post as his Commando entered Osnabruck, Germany.

Sources
CWGC.
The Story of 45RM Commando (published 1946 for Veterans).
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.

DUROSE, Sam

46RM Commando

Marine Sam Durose died during operations at the River Rhine crossing near Wesel, Germany.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
The Story of 46 Commando Royal Marines by Capt Johnson RM.

KEOUGH, Richard James

Richard Keough 45RM Commando
45RM Commando

Marine Richard Keough, 'C' Troop, was killed in overcoming an enemy post as his Commando entered Osnabruck, Germany.

Sources
CWGC.
The Story of 45RM Commando (published 1946 for Veterans).
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/133.

[Image] The War Illustrated magazine.

LEES, James Sykes

41RM Commando
Company Sergeant Major James Lees MM, 'B' Troop,  died at Heiden Germany from a cerebral haemorrhage sustained in a Jeep accident.
He had been awarded the Military Medal for bravery, skill, and devotion to duty whilst serving with the Allied Forces during the campaign in the Low Countries, over a period from January to April, 1945.
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NATHAN, Eric William

RSM Nathan 3 tp No 10 Commando
No 10 Commando
Eric Nathan, who was of the Jewish faith, served in 3 troop, also known as  'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Eric William Howarth. He was killed during operations at Osnabruck Germany.
 

ORD, Bertram Kenneth

45RM Commando
Marine Bertram 'Kenny' Ord died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Wesel. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.
 
Notes
His death is referred to in Reel 2 of IWM Museum interview with Mne Walter George Bigland ref. IWM Catalogue number 20617.
 

PATTERSON, Leslie Vincent

No 1 Commando
Private Leslie Patterson received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North Africa [1].
  • 29 July 1944 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Devonshire Regiment [2].
  • 27 March 1946 reported dangerously ill died whilst attached to the Lincolnshire Regiment, 4th Bn. He died 4 days later on 31 March 1946 [3][4]
  • Son of Frank Leslie and Estelle Louise Patterson, of Kingston, Jamaica [3].
Sources

ROBSON, John

No 6 Commando
Private John Robson, aged 18, died [1] when a grenade was accidentally dropped, and he threw himself on top of it to save lives. An heroic act. [2]
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] Casualty Lists
[2] Michael Rescorle, son of Pte Jack Rescorle.
 

SUMMERHAYES, Arthur James

1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Sergeant Arthur Summerhayes, 1 Commando Brigade HQ, died at the 22nd British Field Dressing Station, Germany. At the time of his death 1 Commando Brigade were engaged in operations at the River Aller near Issel. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.
 

WRIGHT, Trevor Desmond

45RM Commando
Lieutenant Trevor Wright, SA Forces attached to 45RM Commando,  died [1] during the period the Commando were engaged in operations at Osnabruck.
 
In 1942 he had been awarded the MM whilst in the rank of Trooper for "gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East [2]." 
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 35665, page 3545.
 

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