BROOME, Richard Frank

Known as: 
Dickie
Rank: 
Captain
Regiment/Corps: 
South Lancashire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
85468
Died : 
Monday, September 13, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
27
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 

Capt. Broome, OC 5 troop, was killed in action at Salerno.

Richard Broome volunteered from the South Lancs for the Independent Companies when they were raised. He joined No 4 Independent Company as a Lieutenant and saw action during an operation in Norway.  Later he embarked with a contingent from No 2 as part of Force X sailing for Gibraltar and Malta.

His name is in the Submarine Patrol Log of HMS Unbeaten used in operations from Malta, along with that of Corporal H. Slater, 3654571,  and he is also mentioned as part of this intelligence gathering force in a recorded interview with one of his NCO's at the time, Sgt Rudge DCM, held at the IWM.

On their return he and the others rejoined No 2 Commando at Ayr, and he became Captain of 5 troop.

We have a document in our Gallery that records he was originally buried "on the forward slope of Dragone Hill."

Click  here to view the document: Casualties and Missing.

Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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