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CLARKE, Hilary Laurence

Fusilier Hilary Clarke died during operations at Agnone and the Punta dei Malati Bridge.

Sources
CWGC
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

Notes
His brother also died. P/MX 78180 Wireman Stanley William Clarke, RN, HMS Hood, 24th May 1941 aged 19yrs. Portsmouth War Memorial.

COX, Anthony Francis

Rifleman Anthony Cox died during operations at Agnone and 3 Commando Bridge.
 
Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 
Notes
In the book Storm from the Sea, the author, Brig Peter Young, describes a Commando named Cox as being batman to Major Walter Skrine, and both being severely wounded during the landings at Agnone.
 

HARPER, Leslie

Sergeant Leslie Harper 3 Commando
Lance Sergeant Leslie Harper died 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."
 

HOPKINS, Frederick Walter

Corporal Frederick Hopkins MM died [1] during operations at Agnone and 3 Commando Bridge [2]. He had previously been awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at Dieppe [3].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
[3] London Gazettes Supp. 35729, page 4328.
 

JARROM, Eric Charles

Lance Corporal Eric Jarrom died during operations at Agnone and 3 Commando Bridge.
 
Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 
Notes
His name is mentioned here in the programme for a Boxing Tournament that took place between Nos 3 and 4 Commandos in December 1942 at Weymouth.
 

LLOYD, William Eric

Captain William Lloyd, 4 troop, died during operations at Agnone and 3 Commando Bridge. He received a posthumous MiD in recognition of galland and distinguished services in the field.

Sources
CWGC
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
London Gazettes Supp. 36828, page 5616.

MACKENZIE, Thomas

Private Thomas MacKenzie died during operations at Agnone and 3 Commando Bridge.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

Notes 
Spelling of surname differs on CWGC main record of Mackenzie, to that of McKenzie on their grave registration (finals) re his headstone.

PIENAAR, W. F.

Lieutenant Pienaar, seconded to No 3 Commando from the South African Forces, died 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. Lieutenant Pienaar was shot and killed during this escape.
 

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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