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FOUCHE, Stefanus Louis

Stefanus Fouche
48RM Commando
44RM Commando
Lieutenant Stefanus Fouche, South African Forces attached to 48RM Commando 'Y' Troop, was wounded on 6 June 1944 during the Normandy landings and evacuated back to the UK. He rejoined the Commando in August and in November took part in the attack at Walcheren [1].
  • June 1945 Lieutenant Fouche joined 44RM Commando 'A' Troop in the Far East [2].
  • 6 August 1945 Kharakvasla, India, wounded by grenade shrapnel during practise assault landings and night exercises [2].


Lt. DC 'Tommy' Thomas MC
Special Service Brigade
Commando Basic Training Centre
Lieutenant Thomas was from Maclear in the Transkei, South Africa. He was attached to the RM Commandos, 4th Special Service Bde., during the allied landings at Normandy. He was wounded by shrapnel to his leg [1]
  • Awarded the Military Cross for "gallant and distinguished services in operations in North West Europe." [2].
  • In 1945 Lieut. Thomas MC served at the Commando Basic Training Centre [3]. 
  • ​Post war he returned to South Africa.

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