MACFARLANE, Walter Grant

Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
CH/X 4743
Born: 
Thursday, July 4, 1929
Died : 
Wednesday, December 12, 1962
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
33
Sergeant Walter Macfarlane 42 Commando

Sergeant Walter Macfarlane, Lima Company, from Middlesborough, was killed during an action which resulted in the rescue of hostages taken and held at Limbang, Sarwak.

The following from 42 Commando RM were also killed in this action: 

Marine Gerald Kierans

Marine Fred Powell

Marine Richard Jennings 

Marine Ronald Formoy.

Sources
AFM ROH
Newcastle Journal - Thursday 13 December 1962
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
Image © Trinity Mirror.
 

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