COLLINS, Thomas Joseph

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
RM 20139
Born: 
Friday, March 22, 1940
Died : 
Friday, March 18, 1966
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
25
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Marine Thomas Collins was killed during a cross border operation to Sajingan Besar * in Indonesia.
 
The operation, codenamed Lively Cricket,  was against Indonesian forces who had been mortaring the 42 Commando base at Kampung Biawak, in Sarawak, Malaysia.
 
Also killed in this operation
Lieutenant Ian Clark.
 
Sources:
AFM ROH /
RM Historical Society online /
Online Publication Soldier an' Sailor Too
Sir Peter Whitely Obituary  in the Independent 13 Feb 2016.
 
*Notes
Location seen elsewhere as Sedjingan and Sebedang.
 

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