RHYCE-REES, Stewart Duncan

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
RM 14261
Born: 
Wednesday, January 20, 1937
Died : 
Saturday, June 4, 1955
Died in service
Age: 
18

Marine Stewart Rhyce-Rees died on a 9 mile cross country march carrying full kit during his Commando training.  An inquest heard evidence from pathologist Dr. G.A.C. Lynch that he died from a liver infection. Coroner Mr. W.E.J. Major returned a verdict of "death in accordance with the medical evidence".

Extract from the Daily Mirror - 06 June 1955

The death at the weekend of an eighteen-year-old Royal Marine who collapsed on Dartmoor during training is to be investlgated by a court of inquiry. Marine Duncan Rhyce-Rees, of Dudley Road, Birmingham was on a Commando march. 

Sources
AFM ROH
Daily Mirror articles on the 6th ,7th and 22nd June 1955.
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
 

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