CHAPPELL, Reginald

Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
RM 15686
Born: 
Saturday, May 14, 1938
Died : 
Thursday, February 20, 1964
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
25
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Corporal Reginald Chappell was killed during operations in Sarawak, Borneo.
 

Extract from the Daily Mirror - Saturday 22 February 1964

"A Royal Marine Corporal was shot dead and four other British soldiers were wounded by terrorists in Sarawak, an Army spokesman said in Singapore yesterday. The British were checking identity cards in a border farmhouse, when the terrorists pounced. Fighting back, the wounded inflicted casualties. All the British belonged to No. 42 Commando. One of the wounded is Marine P. B. Howes, of Exmouth."
 
Sources
AFM ROH
Daily Mirror 
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
 

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