BLAKEWAY, Benet Carr

Rank: 
Marine
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
CH/X 5377
Born: 
Monday, February 10, 1930
Died : 
Thursday, February 9, 1956
Died on active service
Operations: 
Age: 
25
Mne. Benet Blakeway, HQ 3 Commando Brigade, died during operations in Cyprus.
 
He, and QMS Alfred Wheeler, both perished from exposure on anti-terrorist operations after their vehicle fell into a deep gully in the Troodos Mountains during a blizzard.
[Source: AFM ROH / British Cyprus Memorial Trust Book of Remembrance.]

 


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