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EPHRAUMS, Michael Jarvis

Captain Michael Ephraums MC died during operations at Termoli, Italy. He had previously been awarded the M.C. [2] for gallant and distinguished service whilst commander of 'A' troop at the Pachino Peninsula on the 10th July 1943 [3].
[1] CWGC
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 36229; Page: 4812.
[3] National Archives file WO373/47/133.

GRIEVE, Garfield

Private Garfield Grieve
Private Garfield Grieve died during operations at Termoli.
In 2013 the CVA received the following communication from a Dr. John McLeod.
"I was never in the army, but I knew Garfield Grieve well - very well, because we shared the same double desk in Standard 5 at St Aidans C.E. Elementary School in Mill Hill, Blackburn. I was an overweight ten - or maybe eleven year old, my mother was a seamstress and dressmaker whose father bought her a small draper's shop, so was busy with funeral orders in 1917-8.

LEESE, Lincoln

Capt Leese was killed during operations at Termoli after an enemy shell hit the building they were using as Commando HQ . He had previously lost an eye after being shot during operations at Punta dei Malati whilst Captain of 1 troop.
Source: Memoirs of a Fighting Commando by Brig John Durnford-Slater

WESTWATER, Alexander

Sergeant Alexander Westwater DCM, formerly 7 Commando and SAS,  was killed in Italy after an explosion in what is described as a battle accident whilst serving with the Royal Artillery (AFHQ).
[Source: Royal Artillery Deaths 1939-1946, Form RH, stamped RA Record Office Field Branch]

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