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HARPER, Leslie

Sergeant Leslie Harper 3 Commando
Lance Sergeant Leslie Harper was killed during operations at Agnone and 3 Commando Bridge. [1]+[2].


Extract from the Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Saturday 28 August 1943.

"Commando Killed In Action :-  Mr. and Mrs. S. Harper, 66 Broadway, Blackpool, have received intimation that their son, Sergt. Leslie Harper, of a Commando unit, was killed in action against paratroops in Sicily on July 13."


Lt Pienaar, seconded to No 3 Commando from the SA Forces, was killed during operations at Agnone and the Punta dei Malati Bridge. He had been taken prisoner during the action, but with a group of others managed to escape thier captors. Lt Pienaar was shot and killed during this escape.
Source: 'Storm From The Sea' by Brig. Peter Young.

STREAMS, Albert Edward

Marine Albert Streams, A.M., died during operations at Sicily.
Albert Streams enlisted on the 12th April 1921 with the RM Light Infantry, Plymouth Division. He was awarded the Albert Medal for his gallantry as a crew member on board HMS Devonshire on the 26th July 1929 after a massive explosion in one of the gun turrets on the ship.  Although injured himself in the blast he remained behind to help evacuate the wounded and dying.
Extract from London Gazettes

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