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'41 Independent Commando RM'

In October 1942 the 8th RM Battalion was disbanded and those who volunteered for, and passed the training, formed a new 41RM Commando.  The Commando saw service in WW2 at Sicily and Salerno, Normandy and Walcheren, and the advance through Holland into West Germany. At the end of the war 41 RM Commando was disbanded.

AHERN, Gerard

Marine
CH/X 5110
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Gerard Ahern, from Darwen Lancashire, died whilst a prisoner of war in Korea.
Extract from an article in the Lancashire Telegraph 28th January 2004

ALDRIDGE, Dennis Leolin Samuel St Maur

Dennis Leolin Samuel St Maur Aldridge Royal Marines
Major
44RM Commando
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Silver Star (USA)
7 January 1949 Captain Dennis Aldridge, who had served during the war with 44RM Commando [1], was appointed MBE (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished services with 40 Commando RM in Palestine during the period 27th March, 1948 - 30th July, 1948.

BABB, Ronald Benjamin

Corporal
PO/X 5056
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Ronald Babb died in the Korean war during a raid on the night of 6th/7th October, when two troops of the Commando landed under the command of Major D. L. St. M. Aldridge, R.M., at Churonjang.

BAINES, James

Regimental Sergeant Major
PLY/X 920
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Bronze Star Medal (USA)

1 January 1949, Acting Staff Sergeant, awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) [1].

BAKER, Roy

Corporal
PLY/X 5068
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Corporal Roy Baker was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished service in the Korean War.
 
Sources

BARNES, Charles Ernest

Sergeant
PO/X 4003
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Charles Barnes, 'B' Troop, died during operations at Hodo Pando, Korea. He was part of a raiding party that landed by canoe and were engaged in a daylong firefight. Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in operations in Korea.

BEAUPREZ, Pierre

Corporal (later Lieutenant)
No 10 Commando
Belgian Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Pierre Beauprez was the first serviceman of the Belgian Forces to die in Korea. He was killed when a mine exploded as he was conducting a Patrol on the North bank of the River Han during the Korean War. In WW2 he had served in 4 Belgian troop of No 10 (Inter Allied) Commando.

BEEVER, Fred

Marine
CH/X 118708
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)

Marine Fred Beever was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Divsion) in recognition of non operational services in Japan in connection with operations in Korea.

Source
London Gazette 39248, page 3107 dated 7 June 1951.

BELSEY, Jarvis Edward

Corporal
CH/X 4167
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Jarvis Belsey died during operations in Korea. 41 Independent Commando RM were engaged in operations with American Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B.

BLACKMAN, Cyril

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Served Korean War. 2008 appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) for services to the Royal Marines Association.
 
Sources
London Gazette 58929, page 14.

BRAMBLE, George

Marine
CH/X 114854
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine George Bramble, 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines, from Norwich, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service on 29 November 1950 in the Korean War during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. He was wounded during this operation [1][3].

BROWN, W.E.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Marine W.E. Brown was reported missing during operations in Korea, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
 

CALDER, Harry Watt

Cpl. Harry Calder DCM 40RM Commando
Harry Calder report in Dundee Courier 16th October 1953
Private
14421247
40RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)

Private Harry Calder, RAMC attached to 40 RM Commando, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his outstanding gallantry during operations at Lake Comacchio. [1]

CHEESEMAN, G.E.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine G.E. Cheeseman was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

CONDRON, Andrew Melvin

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine Andrew Condron from Bathgate was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea. Found to be a prisoner of war. 1950 to 1953 imprisoned in Camp 10 at Chonma and Camp 5, Pyuktong, North Korea.

COX, William Clive

William Cox 41 Independent Commando
Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Marine William Cox was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war.
Extract from the Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press

CRITCHLEY, Evan

Leading Sick Berth Attendant
D/MX 764874
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)

Leading Sick Berth Attendant Evan Critchley RN, attached to 41 Independent Commando RM, was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal during the Korean War for distinguished service in operations in Kor

CRUSE, Ernest

Corporal Ernest Cruse MM
Captain
PLY/X 4655
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
CTCRM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Ernest Cruse, 41 Independent Commando Royal Marines, aged 23, was wounded on 29 November 1950 in the Korean War during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. He was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during this operation [1][1a][6]

CULLY, James

Marine
RM9030
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine James Cully from Stirling was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Report on casualties in the Oban Times 16 December 1950, p5.
 

CURD, Edward, J.

Edward Curd 41 Independent Commando
Corporal
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Corporal Edward Curd, aged 22 and from Eastbourne, was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Korea. Later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

DARBY, Terrance

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Marine Terrance Darby, from Kew, was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war. An ex pupil of St Elizabeth School, Richmond, he gained a scholarship to Wimbledon College. 
 

DAY, J.

Quartermaster Sergeant
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Quartermaster Sergeant J.Day was reported missing during operations in Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

DENISON, Mallinson Charles

Mallinson Charles Denison 2 Commando
Lieutenant (later Major)
145047
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Mentioned in Despatches
Croix de Guerre (France)
Lieutenant Mallinson Charles Denison, 3 Troop, was one of the Commando contingent for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He embarked on HMS Campbeltown in charge of a small protection party to cover the personnel carrying out demolitions on the dry dock.

DODDS, Roy Reginald

Quartermaster Sergeant
CH/X.2480
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Sergeant  Roy Dodds was serving 2 Troop of 41RM Commando until its dispersal in February 1946 [1] when he moved to 40 Commando RM [2].

DRYSDALE, Douglas Burns

Colonel
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Silver Star (USA)
Acting Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Drysdale assumed command of 44RM Commando on the 23rd April 1945. Formerly the Brigade Major he replaced Lt. Colonel Stockley who had been appointed to a position within Brigade HQ.*

EVES, Ernest Edward

Ernie Eves RM
Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Notable dates of service
September 1946 - completed RM training 451 C.S. Squad, Depot RM Deal.
29 January - 17 May 1951 Commando School RM;
1 August 1951 - 29 January 1952 served with 41 Independent Commando in Korea.

FELLOWS, R.E.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine R.E. Fellows was reported missing and then found wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

FORD, David Robert

Lieutenant
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Lieutenant David Ford received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service during operations in Korean waters.

Sources
London Gazette 39660, page 5208.
 

FUTCHER, Arthur John

Leading Seaman
P/JX 646206
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Leading Seaman Arthur Futcher from Newbury, Berkshire, volunteered for 41 Independent Commando RM and received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in Korea.
 
Sources

GARNER, Ivan

Marine
RM 9211
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Ivan Garner died during operations at the Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn website.

GOODCHILD, D.I.

Lieutenant
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Lieutenant D.I. Goodchild was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

GOODMAN, J.E.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine J.E. Goodman was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea and later found to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

GRAHAM, John Lewin

Marine John Graham 41 Independent Commando
Marine
RM 9087
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Graham, aged 18 and from Hightown, Salford, died during operations at the Chosin Reservoir, Korea. He had been a Royal Marine for 18 months.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.

GRANT, Ferris Nelson

Major (later Major General)
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Legion of Merit (USA)
Major Ferris Grant, 41 Independent Commando RM, was awarded the Legion of Merit, Degree of Officer, decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished services during operations in the Korean war [1].

HAMBLETON, Charles Frederick

Quartermaster Sergeant
CH/X 1698
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Quartermaster Sergeant Charles Hambleton was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished service during operations in the Korean war.
 
Sources

HARWOOD, John Gordon

Lieutenant
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant John Harwood, 'B' Troop, died during operations at Hodo Pando, Korea. He was part of a raiding party that landed by canoe and were engaged in a daylong firefight. 
Sergeant Charles Barnes of 'B' Troop also died in this raid.
 

HAYES, L.A.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Marine L.A. Hayes from Chard, Somerset, was wounded 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Report in the Hampshire Telegraph 19 January 1951, p1.

HAYHURST, Frederick, C.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine Fred Hayhurst was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Membership Directory of the US 1st Marine Division Association (FMDA). 
 

HEARD, Lewis Anthony

Marine
RM 9162
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Lewis Heard died of dysentery while a POW at Camp 10 Kaggye, Korea. He had been reported missing during operations on 29 November 1950 at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 

HEDGLEY, G.

Sergeant
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Served in the Korean War. 

Source
Article and picture in Gallery published in the Western Morning News - Friday 25 August 1950.
 

HICKS, F.S.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine F.S. Hicks was reported missing during operations in Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

HIGGS, R.K.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine R.K. Higgs was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

HINE, Malcolm

Marine
RM 8381
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Marine Malcolm Hine was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during operations in Korea. 

Sources
London Gazette 39230, page 2749.

HURD, Desmond

Marine
PLY/X4690
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine Desmond Hurd from Inverkeithing, Fife, was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

IRISH, W.G.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine W.G. Irish was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

JAMES, Reginald William David

Sergeant
PO/X 2579
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Reginald James, 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines, from Southsea Hampshire, was wounded and later awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service on 29 November 1950 in the Korean War during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.
 

JOHNSTON, Sydney, C.

Sydney Johnston 41 Independent Commando RM
Corporal
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Corporal Sydney Johnston was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Report with image in the Belfast Telegraph 7 December 1950, p4 [Linked Content below].

JONES, Peter Raymond

Marine Peter Raymond Jones 41 Commando
Marine
RM 8682
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Silver Star (USA)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Peter Jones, from Penarth, Wales, died during an amphibious operational landing from the USS Perch on the coast above Hungnam and west of Tanchon.

KING, Geoffrey

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Marine Geoffrey King from Shipley was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

KING, Peter Frederick

Lieutenant
7536394 & 328163
No 4 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Peter King was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in NW Europe [1].
  • 3 July 1944 (Sergeant) (Acting TSM 'C' Troop) granted an Immediate Emergency Commission [2][2a].

KNOCK, Douglas Alexander

Surgeon Lieutenant
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Surgeon Lieutenant Douglas Knock RN was attached to 41 Independent Commando RM at the time of his death in Korea. He was killed whilst the Commando were engaged in operations with US Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B.

LANGTON, Henry

Corporal
CH/X 4045
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Henry Langton 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service on 29 November 1950 in the Korean War during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. 
Extract from the Liverpool Echo

LANSDOWNE, Arthur John

Marine
RM 9043
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Marine Arthur Lansdowne was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished services during operations in the Korean war.
 
Sources

LLOYD, J.P.

Petty Officer
41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Petty Officer J.P. Lloyd, attached to 41 Independent Commando, was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

MACKAY, William Muir

Sergeant
RM 7429
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Sergeant William Mackay received a Mention In Despatches for gallant and distinguished service during the Korean War.

Sources
London Gazette 39230, page 2749.

MAILL, Joseph Jeremiah

Sergeant
CH/X 4248
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Sergeant Joseph Maill was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished service during operations in the Korean war.
 
Sources

MAINDONALD, Gersham

Corporal
CH/X 4387
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Gersham Maindonald was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during the Korean War. He had previously served with 40 Commando, Royal Marines in Palestine, 1948.
 
Sources

MARSH, Leslie George

Leslie George Marsh MC RM
Captain (later Brigadier)
40RM Commando
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Leslie Marsh, a veteran of service with 40RM Commando in WW2, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service on 29 November 1950 in the Korean War during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. He was wounded during this operation.

MARTIN, B.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine B. Martin was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea. He was later discovered to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

MCCOURT, Joseph

Marine
RM9046
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Joseph McCourt, from Hamilton Scotland, died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea. 
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

MCCURRIE, Peter

Rifleman Peter McCurrie
Rifleman
3599032
No 6 Commando
Border Regiment
Royal Ulster Rifles
Died on active service
Rifleman Peter McCurrie, formerly of No.6 Commando in WW2, died during operations in Korea serving with the Royal Ulster Rifles. He was a prisoner of war at the time of his death.

McKEE, C.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Marine C. McKee was reported missing during operations 29 November 1950 at Chosin Reservoir Korea, later reported as Prisoner of War.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
 

McROBERT, G.J.C.H.

Bugler
PLY/X4474
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Bugler McRobert from Inverness was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Report on casualties in The Oban Times 16 December 1950, p5.
 

MOON, Sidney James

Sergeant
PO/X 5235
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Sergeant Sidney Moon was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished service during operations in the Korean war.
 
Sources

MURPHY, P.D.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine P.D. Murphy was reported missing during operations 29 November 1950 at Chosin Reservoir Korea, later reported as Prisoner of War.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

MURRAY, Gavin Stuart

Lieutenant (Later Lieutenant Colonel)
No 6 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Lieutenant Gavin Murray was wounded 1944 during operations with No.6 Commando in North West Europe [1].
Military Service
  • 6 February 1943 commissioned Second Lieutenant [2].

NICHOLLS, Reuben

Reuben Nicholls 41Independent Commando
Marine
PO/X 6067
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on war service
Marine Reuben Nicholls from Hugglescote, Leicestershire died whilst attempting to escape having been taken prisoner of war in Korea.
The following entry is from the RMA on their Facebook page
REUBEN NICHOLLS RM, 1925-51 Award of the Elizabeth Cross.

OGLE, R.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Marine R. Ogle was reported missing and then a prisoner of war during operations in Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
 

OVENS, Patrick John

Lt PJ Ovens
Major General
46RM Commando
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Commando Basic Training Centre
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
  • 1945, Lieutenant, Commando Basic Training Centre (CBTC). Pictured in a photo entitled "CBTC - Officers Mess - 1945."
  • 1945, posted to 46RM Commando shortly before it was disbanded.

PARKINSON, P.J.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine P.J. Parkinson was reported missing 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea, and later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

PARKINSON-CUMINE, Ralph Nicholas

Capt Ralph Parkinson-Cumine RM
Captain
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Captain Ralph Parkinson-Cumine MC, 'B' troop, was reported missing presumed killed during operations in Korea. His Commando were engaged in operations with US Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B.

PEPPER, J.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine J. Pepper was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

PERKINS, S.P.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine S.P. Perkins was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

PESKETT, J.W.

Corporal
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Corporal J.W. Peskett was reported missing in 1950, and then prisoner of war,  during operations in Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

POUNDS, Edgar George Derek

Edgar George Derek Pounds
Major General
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Mentioned in Despatches
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Edgar George Derek Pounds enlisted with the Royal Marines in 1940 and was awarded the King’s Badge as the outstanding recruit of 384 Squad. To date he is the only King’s Badgeman to have reached General rank [1].

PRESCOTT, C.H.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine C.H. Prescott was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

RAINE, Denis

Leading Sick Berth Attendant
SMX 853707
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds
Leading Sick Berth Attendant Denis Raine RN was attached to 41 Independent Commando RM at the time of his death in Korea. He had volunteered to accompany Surgeon Lieutenant Knock RN and was taken prisoner at Chosin. He died whilst attempting to escape.
 

RICHARDS, G.

Corporal
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine G. Richards was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

ROBERTS, Frederick

Marine
RM 8747
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Frederick Roberts was wounded 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea. Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in Korea. 
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

SOUTHWORTH, Ronald

Corporal
RM 10038
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Ronald Southworth died during operations in Korea. He had been reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

STANLEY, J.A.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine J.A. Stanley was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

STOCK, E.J.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine E.J. Stock was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

STODDART, Anthony

Lieutenant (Local Captain)
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Anthony Stoddart received a Mention in Despatches, announced in April 1951, in recognition of distinguished service in operations in Malaya [1].

STRAIN, Eric

Marine
PO/X 5315
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Eric Strain died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

STRAY, Dennis Wilfred

Marine
RM 9245
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Denis Stray died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

TATE, John Arnison

Acting Petty Officer
C/JX 166456
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds

Acting Petty Officer John Tate RN from Newcastle on Tyne died during operations in Korea. He received a postumous Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service with 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines, in operations in Korea.

THOMAS, Peter Roome

Captain
40 Cdo. RM
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Lieutenant Peter Thomas joined 44 Commando in Hong Kong during March 1946, just before it was redesignated as 40 Commando RM [1].
  • 1948 (Lieutenant) (40 Commando RM) Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in Palestine [2].

TODD, Ray

Corporal
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Corporal Ray Todd from Dipton, Co. Durham was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

TORR, Derek Austin

Corporal
PLY/X 5202
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Derek Torr from East Grinstead received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service during operations in Korea. 

TREAGUS, Donald

Corporal
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Corporal Donald Treagus was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

UNDERWOOD, J.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine J. Underwood was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

VARDY, Stanley

Marine
PLY/X 5553
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Marine Stanley Vardy received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service during operations in Korea. 

Sources
London Gazette 39230, page 2749.

WALKER, William Arthur

Marine
RM 8800
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Walker died in Korea. He had been reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

WEBB, E.H.

Corporal
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Corporal E.H. Webb was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

WHITING, John

Sergeant
PO/X 4066
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Sergeant John 'Jack' Whiting was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished service during operations in the Korean War.
 
Sources

WILLIAMS, K.J.T.

Corporal
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine K.J.T. Williams was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

WILSON, Frank

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine Frank Wilson served in Korea with 41 Independent Commando RM. A former pupil of Trinity School and Sea Cadet, he was the only son of Mr and Mrs Albert Wilson of 24 Clare Road, Halifax.

WILSON, J.M.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine J.M. Wilson was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

WOODWARD, K.A.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Marine K.A. Woodward was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
 

WOOLDRIDGE, Royston

Marine
RM 9402
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Royston Wooldridge died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Korean Veterans Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

WYETH, Kenneth

Marine
RM 8784
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Kenneth Wyeth died wilst a prisoner of War having been captured during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea on 29 November 1950.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Admiralty announcement in The Times published 14th April 1951.
British Korean Veterans Assn. website.


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