Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

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ALLISON, George Edwin

Sergeant George Allison died of natural causes during war service.
RM Historical Society booklet "A Register of Royal Marines War Deaths 1939-1945.
In the book They did what was asked them" the author records that Sgt. Allison died in an accident.

BOYLE, Richard

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)

LEES, James Sykes

Company Sergeant Major James Lees MM, 'B' Troop,  died as a result of an accident. He had been awarded the MM 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.
London Gazettes Supp. 37318, page 5181.
The Westminster Abbey Commando Roll of Honour database file.

ORD, Bertram Kenneth

Marine Bertram 'Kenny' Ord died during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at Wesel. 
His death is referred to in Reel 2 of IWM Museum interview with Mne Walter George Bigland ref. IWM Catalogue number 20617.


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]
[1] CWGC
[2] Casualty Lists
[2] Michael Rescorle, son of Pte Jack Rescorle.


Sergeant Arthur Summerhayes died 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 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

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]." 
[1] CWGC
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 35665, page 3545.

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