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ANDREWS, Alfred Archley

No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Alfred Andrews died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.

A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he had volunteered as part of one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was Police Constable 704K at Walthamstow Police Station.

ASHWORTH, John Mark

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Ashworth died during operations at Kangaw.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.
 

BAKER, Albert

No 1 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Albert Baker D.C.M., died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
Recommendation
"Throughout the period 26th February to 4th March 1943 during which time his Troop were constantly engaged with the enemy, the above N.C.O. has at all times shown the highest powers of leadership, courage and devotion to duty.

BAKER, Herbert Valentine

Herbert Valentine Baker 1 Commando
No 1 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Herbert Baker died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
He was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. Herbert was the son of Albert and Harriet Baker, and husband of Beatrice Ellen Baker, of Handsworth, Birmingham.

BALLANTYNE, George

42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

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].

BANGAY, Lionel Arthur

42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
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

BATEMAN, Walter

42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Walter Bateman died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BEACH, George Edgar

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

BEAMAN, Thomas Edward

42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Thomas Beaman died of wounds during operations at Kangaw, Burma.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BENT, James

42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

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.
 

BEVAN, William James

No 5 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Bevan, No 5 Commando HQ, died during operations at Maungdaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book.
 

BOLAM, Edward Charles

Edward Bolam 44 Royal Marine Commando
44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.

BOYCE, James Wesley R.

James Boyce 1 Commando
No 1 Commando
Suffolk Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private James Boyce, 4 Troop, died during operations at Kangaw, Burma. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of his gallant and distinguished service.
 

CARLYLE, Edmond

42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

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.

CRACKNELL, Frederick George

42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Frederick Cracknell died during operations at Kangaw.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
Registers of Births _Hartismere, Suffolk July/Aug/Sept. 1919.
 

CRILLEY, John Henry

42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal John Crilley died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
 

FLEMING, Robert Frew

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Robert Fleming died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
 

FOOT, Frank

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
[Image] John Fryatt (nephew).
 

GROVES, John

Marine John Groves 42 Commando
42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Groves died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

HAW, Charles Walter

Marine Charles Haw 44RM Commando
Grave at Akyab of Marine Charles Haw
44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
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.

HEATH, Alfred

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

HESP, George Taylor

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal George Hesp died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.

Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

HURLEY, Philip

No 5 Commando
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Philip Hurley, 2 troop,  died during operations at Maungdaw, Burma.
Son of Philip and Clarice G. Hurley, of Claughton, Birkenhead.
Philip was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing with his parents at 14 Portland Street, Birkenhead.

JACQUES, Henry

42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
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
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Jack Jones died during operations at Kangaw. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service.
 
Sources
CWGC
London Gazette 37318, page 5181 and 37338, page 5402 [errata]
 

KIRBY, Peter

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Peter Kirby died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
 

LEWIS, Frank Gordon

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
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
Welch Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
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].

LLOYD, Edmund John

No 1 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Edmund Lloyd died in Burma during operations at Kangaw.

A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at the Police Section House 470 Caledonian Road, London.

MACGOWAN, Sydney James Watt

No 5 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Sydney Macgowan died serving with 2 Troop during operations in Burma at Maungdaw. A serving Police Officer from Stirling he had volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intakes. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
His granddaughter Susan Christopher.

MACKINNON, James

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
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
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Mentioned in Despatches
Died on active service
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.

MCCAUGHAN, James Andrew

No 3 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
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
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

MEEK, William

William Meek 5 Commando
No 5 Commando
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Craftsman William Meek, 2 troop,  died during operations at Maungdaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book.
[Image] Matthew Beesley (nephew).
 

MORRISON, James

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine James Morrison died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.
 

MUSTOW, Joseph

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Joseph Mustow died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.
 

PAYNE, Leonard William

LCpl Leonard Payne 44RM Commando
44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Leonard Payne died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.
[Image] Susan Moore (great niece).
 

PETERS, Richard James McGregor

Lieutenant Richard Peters 2 SBS
SBS
Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 7th(1st Bn Queen Victoria's Rifles)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
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. 

PINKNEY, James

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine James Pinkney died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.
 

RAFFERTY, Ronald George

No 1 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
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

RAWLINSON, James

42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal James Rawlinson died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.
 

REEVE, Stanley Richardson

No 5 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Stanley Reeve died during operations in Burma at Kangaw. 
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

RICHARDSON, Leon

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Leon Richardson died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.
 

ROSSER, Albert

42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Albert Rosser died at Maungdaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.
See Linked Content below.
 

SCOTT, Douglas

Marine Douglas Scott 44 Commando
44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Douglas Scott, from Hexham, died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.

SHORE, Donald

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Donald Shore died from enemy shell fire during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.
No.44RM Commando War Diary entry.
 

TERNENT, John White

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Ternent died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.
 

THURSBY, John Fortescue

John Thursby 1 Commando
No 1 Commando
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Died on war service
Second Lieutenant John Thursby, 5 Troop, died after contracting Polio during his posting to the Far East with No.1 Commando.
Extract  from the Third Jungle Book
"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.

TUNGATT, Leonard Frederick

Original grave of Fusilier Tungatt 5 Commando
No 5 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Leonard Tungatt died in Burma during operations at Kangaw.
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

WALLIS, Reginald

No 1 Commando
Suffolk Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Reginald Wallis died during operations at Kangaw, Burma. He received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa.
 

WALTERS, Stanley Kenneth

44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Stanley Walters died from enemy shell fire during operations at Kangaw, Burma. 
 
Sources
CWGC
No.44 RM Commando War Diary entry.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.
 

WATTS, Robert Edward

No 1 Commando
Royal Norfolk
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Robert Watts died during operations at Kangaw, Burma. 
Son of Walter and Thirza Agnes Watts, of Norwich; husband of Gladys Georgina Eliza Watts, of Old Catton, Norwich.

WHITEHEAD, John

42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal John Whitehead died during operations at Hill 170 in Burma.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.


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