HYDES, Richard

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
RM 21817
Born: 
Wednesday, August 29, 1945
Died : 
Monday, May 18, 1964
Died on active service
Age: 
18
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Local Roll of Honour: 

Marine Richard Hydes, from Bracebridge Lincoln, died in a live firing training accident outside Dhala camp, Aden, while preparing for the initial Radfan operation.  A newly introduced GPMG went off accidentally whilst the gunner was moving position and hit his number two, Marine Hydes, who was ahead of the gunner locating a new fire position. 

Sources
AFM ROH.
England & Wales Government Probate Death Indices.
Ian Martin MBE, Troop Commander 
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 

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