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41RM Commando

Marine Arthur Brookes died in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Maas. 

Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.


41RM Commando
Marine David Williams drowned during operations at the River Maas. 
On February 5th 1945 a raid was planned across the River Maas to snatch a German prisoner from behind the German lines. Bad weather forced the mission to be abandoned but a collapsible canvas boat used was left behind on the far bank.
The boat was ordered to be retrieved and Mne's. David Williams, Kenneth Ratcliff,  and Charles Brandon were sent across the river to do so. 

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