WHEELER, Alfred

Rank: 
Quartermaster Sergeant
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO/X 5243
Born: 
Wednesday, September 3, 1924
Died : 
Thursday, February 9, 1956
Died on active service
Location: 
Age: 
31
QMS Alfred Wheeler, HQ 3 Commando Brigade, died during operations in Cyprus.
 
He, and Mne. Benet Blakeway, 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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