BOYLE, Richard

Rank: 
Captain/Major
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Black Watch
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
64612
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Saturday, March 24, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Cemetery/Memorial: 
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
(1) CWGC
(1) The 51st Highland Divison website
(2) The Middle East Commandos by Charles Messenger
(3) London Gazettes Supp. 35465, page 894
 

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