BROOME, Richard Frank

Known as: 
Dickie
Rank: 
Captain
Regiment/Corps: 
South Lancashire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
85468
Died : 
Monday, September 13, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
27
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Operations: 
Local Roll of Honour: 
Captain Richard Broome, OC 5 troop, died [1] during operations at Salerno and was originally buried on the forward slope of Dragone Hill [2].
 
Richard Broome volunteered from the South Lancs for the Independent Companies when they were raised. He joined No 4 Independent Company as a Lieutenant and saw action during an operation in Norway.  
Later he embarked with a contingent from No 2 as part of Force X sailing for Gibraltar and Malta. His name is in the Submarine Patrol Log of HMS Unbeaten used in operations from Malta, along with that of Corporal H. Slater, 3654571,  and he is also mentioned as part of this intelligence gathering force in a recorded interview with one of his NCO's at the time, Sgt Rudge DCM, held at the IWM.
On their return he and the others rejoined No 2 Commando at Ayr, and he ws appointed Captain of 5 troop.
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] 2 Commando Casualties Salerno document below.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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