Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

Useful Tip: If you don’t find what you are looking for here, use the search facility on the panel to the right below 'Whats New'. The image gallery and forum also have their own search facilities.


BOYLE, Richard

Major Boyle MC was killed 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

LEES, James Sykes

The cause of death of CSM Lees MM is not known to this archive.

He was 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".
[Source: Supplement to the London Gazette, 23 October 1945 page 5181.]

 

SUMMERHAYES, Arthur James

Sgt. Summerhayes was killed whilst attached to 1 Commando Brigade HQ.  At the time of his death 1 Commando Brigade were engaged in operations at the River Aller near Issel. The CWGC database entry shows only RM Commando. Their Grave Concentration Report shows HQ 1 Cdo Bde.

VOGEL, Egon

Vogel alias Villiers 10 Commando
Egon Vogel was of the Jewish Faith and served  under an alias of Ernest Robert Villiers in 3 troop, also known as  'X' troop, of the inter allied commando.

WRIGHT, Trevor Desmond

Lieut. Wright, SA Forces, was attached to 45RM Commando when he was killed. At the time of his death his 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." 
(Source: London Gazettes Supp. 35665, page 3545.)
 

Add your information

Register on the Forum to add information, or photos, or to ask questions [register now]
Your message will then be seen by our Research Group and the many knowledgeable members of our Forum. Read some frequently asked questions here [FAQ's].
 
All content is researched and administered by the Commando Veterans Archive.