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BAKER, Albert

No 1 Commando
Lance Sergeant Albert Baker D.C.M., died during operations at Kangaw.
 
2 years earlier he was awarded the DIstinguished Conduct Medal (Immediate)  for gallantry in North Africa whilst a Lance Corporal.
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BALLANTYNE, George

42RM Commando

Lance Corporal George Ballantyne died during operations at Kangaw.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.
[3] 3 Commando Brigade Jungle Book issue 9 [see Linked Content below].

Notes
Sources [1] and [2] show his unit as 43RM Commando who were not operating in this theatre of war. Source [3] records him on the ROH for 42RM Commando.

BANGAY, Lionel Arthur

42RM Commando
Marine Lionel Bangay died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.
 
Notes
His rank is shown as Lance Corporal in the ROH in the Third Jungle Book issue 9 below. This is likely to have been a temporary rank as the CWGC show Marine.
 

BEACH, George Edgar

44RM Commando
Marine George Beach died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.
ROH in 44RM Commando Achnacarry to the Arakan , author Tony Mackenzie.
 

BENT, James

42RM Commando

Corporal James Bent died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.
Registers of Births Jan, Feb, March 1919 / General Register Office UK.
 

BOLAM, Edward Charles

Edward Bolam 44 Royal Marine Commando
44RM Commando
Marine Edward Bolam, from Low Fell in Gateshead, died during operations at Kangaw.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.
[Image] Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Wednesday 14 February 1945,  © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of The British Library Board.
 

CARLYLE, Edmond

42RM Commando

Marine Edmond Carlyle died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.
[3] Registers of Births in England - Easington District, April, May and June 1923.

Notes
CWGC record his age as 22. Confirmed as 21 at sources [2] and [3] above.

FLEMING, Robert Frew

44RM Commando
Corporal Robert Fleming died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
ROH in the book '44 RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan', author Tony Mackenzie.
 

FOOT, Frank

44RM Commando
Lance Corporal Frank Foot died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
ROH in the book '44 RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan', author Tony Mackenzie.
 

GROVES, John

Marine John Groves 42 Commando
42RM Commando
Marine John Groves died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
[Image] Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press - Friday 01 February 1946 / British Newspaper Archive. © Johnston Press plc. created courtesy of The British Library Board.
 

HAW, Charles Walter

44RM Commando
Marine Charles Haw died in Burma from accidental gunshot wounds [1][1a]. This occurred at Fakir Point near Akyab as his section of 'A' troop prepared to carry out a patrol to the Baronga Islands [2].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[1a] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
[2] '44 RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan', author Tony Mackenzie.
 

HEATH, Alfred

44RM Commando
Lance Corporal Alfred Heath died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.
ROH in the book '44 RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan', author Tony Mackenzie.
 

HESP, George Taylor

44RM Commando

Corporal George Hesp died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.

Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.
ROH in the book '44 RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan', author Tony Mackenzie.

JACQUES, Henry

42RM Commando
Sergeant Henry Jacques died of wounds inflicted on the 31st January during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book.
 

JONES, Jack Garner

42RM Commando
Lieutenant Jack Jones died during operations at Kangaw. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service.
 
Sources
CWGC
London Gazettes Supp. 37318, page 5181 and 37338, page 5402 [errata]
 

KIRBY, Peter

44RM Commando
Corporal Peter Kirby died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
ROH in the book '44 RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan', author Tony Mackenzie.
 

LEWIS, Frank Gordon

44RM Commando
Marine Frank Lewis died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
ROH in the book '44 RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan', author Tony Mackenzie.
 

LINES, Ronald James

Lance Corporal Ronald Lines 1 Commando
No 1 Commando
Lance Corporal Ronald Lines , 6 troop, died during operations at Kangaw. More information is in the book Commando Diary written by his friend Tag Barnes.
 
Sources
CWGC
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book [view].
[Images] His nieces Marjorie Oxby and Jan Redmond.
 

MACKINNON, James

44RM Commando
Second Lieutenant James Mackinnon died during operations at Alethengyaw.
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] ROH in the book '44 RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan', author Tony Mackenzie.
 

MANGER, Harold Charles Walter

44RM Commando
Reverend Harold Manger died during operations in Kangaw. He received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in the Far East.
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] The book 44RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan, author Tony Mackenzie.
[3] London Gazette Supp. 36925, page 756.
 
Notes

MARSHALL, Arthur Allan

Corporal Arthur Marshall 44 Commando
44RM Commando
Corporal Arthur Marshall died during operations at Kangaw, Burma. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
Image © Trinity Mirror. Published in the Lichfield Mercury - Friday 09 March 1945. Image created courtesy of The British Library Board.

MCCAUGHAN, James Andrew

No 3 Commando
The circumstances of the death of Sergeant James McCaughan are not known to this archive. He is buried in a war cemetery in Myanmar and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission list his secondary unit as No. 3Commando. This Commando unit never served in that theatre of war. However the 3rd Commando Brigade (Nos.42RM and 44RM, and Nos.1 and 5 Army Commandos) did serve there.
 

MCDONALD, Dennis

44RM Commando
Marine Dennis McDonald died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
ROH in the book '44 RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan', author Tony Mackenzie.
 

MORRIS, Matthew Frank

No 1 Commando
Lance Sergeant Matthew Morris MM died during operations at Kangaw. He is mentioned in this report about the battle. [view]
 
LSgt. Morris was awarded the MM, and his later MiD,  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa. 
 
Sources

MUSTOW, Joseph

44RM Commando
Lance Corporal Joseph Mustow died during operations at Kangaw.
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] ROH in the book '44 RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan', author Tony Mackenzie.
 

PETERS, Richard James McGregor

Lieutenant Richard Peters 2 SBS
SBS
Lieutenant Richard Peters, 2 Special Boat Section, died [1] whilst leading a small reconnaissance operation to gather intelligence from villagers on the strength and disposition of Japanese forces on the other side of a bridge across the River Irrawaddy in the area of Pakkoku-Pagan. He was accompanied by 2 Corporals and an Interpreter. 
Unfortunately the inhabitants of one of the huts were armed Japanese inspired Fifth Columnists and in the ensuing firefight Lt Peters was killed [2].
 

PINKNEY, James

44RM Commando
Marine James Pinkney died during operations at Kangaw.
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] ROH in the book '44 RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan', author Tony Mackenzie.
 

RAFFERTY, Ronald George

No 1 Commando
Private Ronald Rafferty, No.1 Commando, was wounded in August 1944 in the Far East. He was taken to No.9 (Br) C.C.S. At the end of September he is recorded as being scheduled to be returned to his unit [1].
16 February 1945 Private Rafferty, 10th Bn., Gloucestershire Regiment, died of wounds in Burma [2][3].
 

Sources
[1] No.1 Commando War Diary / National Archives file WO218/63.
[2] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/89.
[3] CWGC.

SCOTT, Douglas

Marine Douglas Scott 44 Commando
44RM Commando
Marine Douglas Scott, from Hexham, died during operations at Kangaw.
 
Sources
CWGC
ROH in the book '44 RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan', author Tony Mackenzie.
Newcastle Journal - Monday 12 March 1945 - via The British Newspaper Archive. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of The British Library Board.
 

STOCKWELL, John Neville

3 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
44RM Commando
Marine John Stockwell, 3 Commando Brigade Signal Troop, died during operations at Kangaw.
 
In the Third Jungle Book Issue 9 page 57 at the end of an article on the Brigade Signal Troop (BST) the following is written, "To complete this story of the B.S.T. it is well to remember the BEM and three MiD's that have been awarded the troop, and to deplore the loss in action of an old member - Jack Stockwell. To his wife go the troop's deepest sympathy and sincerest wishes for the future."
 
Sources
CWGC.

THURSBY, John Fortescue

No 1 Commando

Second Lieutenant John Thursby, 5 Troop, died after contracting Polio during his posting to the Far East with No.1 Commando.

His death is mentioned in the "Third Jungle Book" issue No.8 date Sep 1945, in the No.5 Troop Notes section, page 26. - "The sudden passing of Lieut. Thursby was a great blow to the Troop we offer our sincerest condolences to his family on their great loss"

Sources
CWGC.
Third Jungle Book issue 8 [see Linked Content below].
[Image] Loretto School ROH and Archive.

WALLIS, Reginald

No 1 Commando
Corporal Reginald Wallis died during operations at Kangaw. He received a MiD in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa.
 
There is a photo that may be of him in the gallery HERE.
 

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