Nottingham, Carlton Cemetery
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Lance Corporal Martin Gill died whilst deployed with his Multiple as part of a patrol in the area of Adensee in the Nahr-e Saraj (South) district in Helmand province. The aim of the patrol was to assess the atmospherics, meet and talk with local nationals, and disrupt insurgent activity in the area, in preparation for future operations. The Multiple was an hour into its patrol when it was engaged by small-arms re from a nearby compound. LCpl Gill was hit and fatally wounded, and, despite being administered immediate first aid, tragically died of his wounds.
Lance Corporal John Terry, 2 troop, was killed by a locomotive during a night operations exercise. The Commando were based at Burnham on Crouch at the time.
No 8 Commando War Diary entry 29th August 1940. National Archives WO/218.
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