BROWNBRIDGE, Robert William

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Number: 
CH/X 1085
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Sunday, September 9, 1917
Birthplace: 
Tynemouth, Northumberland
Died : 
Friday, January 1, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
25
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Marine Robert Brownbridge was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed. In 1940 he was Mentioned in Despatches for courage and devotion to duty during the withdrawals from Boulogne and Calais.
 
Sources
CWGC.
London Gazette 34941, page 5441.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.
40 RM Commando Memorial Plaque on the Isle of Wight - Chale - St Andrew's Church.
Report in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle 10 September 1943.
 
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