NELSON, Desmond

Rank: 
Marine
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Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO/X 102790
Died : 
Friday, July 21, 1944
Died on war service
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Mne Nelson, 'A' troop, died at Silchar.

In the book 44RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan, the author states that Rev. F.W. Cornwall RNVR "conducted the funeral of Mne D. Nelson, A tp, at Silchar cemetery. The escort, firing party, and pallbearers, were provided by 'A' troop. This was the first fatality brought about by disease (cerebral malaria)."

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