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CLARK, Graham David

Royal Marines
Colour Sergeant Graham Clark received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1996 to 31st March 1997.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 54969, page 13690.
 

CLARK, Ian Campbell

Lieutenant Ian Clark RM
42 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Ian Clark died during a cross border operation to Sajingan Besar*, Indonesia. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in support of operations. He had previously served in Aden with 45 Commando RM.
 
The operation, codenamed Lively Cricket,  was against Indonesian forces who had been mortaring the 42 Commando base at Kampung Biawak, in Sarawak, Malaysia. 
Marine Thomas Collins also died in this operation [see linked content below].
 
 

CLARKE, Nigel Ronald

Royal Marines
Sergeant Nigel Clarke was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland, award to be dated 12 May 1992 [1].
  • 1995 (Colour Sergeant) received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1994 [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 54028, page 6613.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 54028, page 6610.
 

CLIFFORD, Richard

Captain Richard Cormac Clifford
Royal Marines
Lieutenant Richard Clifford received the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct.
Citation
"On the morning of 18th May 1972, a team of Service personnel was sent to deal with a bomb threat in the Queen Elizabeth II which at that time was in mid-Atlantic on her way to Europe.

COATES, Timothy Patrick

42 Cdo. RM
Marine Timothy Coates, serving on attachment to the UNHCR in Sarajevo, was shot dead by personnel manning a Bosnian Government checkpoint in the city. He was off duty and wearing plain clothes at the time. 
 
[Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue May 1994, p36. / Statement in Parliament 18th April 1994 by The Secretary of State for Defence, Mr. Malcolm Rifkind,  www. publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199394/cmhansrd/1994-04-18/Debate-1.html ]
 

COLLINGWOOD, Frank Arthur

45 Cdo. RM
Quartermaster Sergeant Frank Collingwood was awarded the B.E.M. (Military Division) for distinguished service in operations against terrorists in Cyprus between 1955 and 1956..
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 40987, page 653.
National Archives file WO 373/126/17.
 

COLLINS, Thomas Joseph

Marine Thomas Joseph Collins 42 Commando
42 Cdo. RM
Marine Thomas Collins was shot on Indonesian territory on 16 March 1966, the same day as Lieutenant Ian Clark from L Coy 42 Cdo RM.,[see linked content] while taking part in a cross-border operation during “Confrontation”.

COLWILL, Horace Cecil

42 Cdo. RM
Company Sergeant Major Horace Colwill died of a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head at Shandur Camp, Fayid, Egypt.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
 

CONDRON, A.M.

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Marine A.M. Condron was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

CONWAY, Eric Ashley

Royal Marines
Warrant Officer Eric Ashley Conway was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 30 December 2006 [1].
  • Capt. E. A. Conway MBE, (P040125G), to Emergency List for a period of 4 years on completion of Initial Commission 11th Nov. 2012 [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 58196, page N4.
[2] London Gazette 60363, page 24659.
 

COOK, Paul

Royal Marines
Sergeant Paul Cook received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland (announced 11 May 1993) [1].

COOKE, Gordon

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Corporal Gordon Cooke, attached H.M.S. Intrepid, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.

COOP, James Barry

40 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant James Coop, 'X' troop, was shot and killed when a patrol he was leading was ambushed about eight miles from Kuala Kangsar, Perak, by a strong force of communist terrorists. Also killed was Corporal R.T. Ryder.
 
Sources
AFM ROH
The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.
 

COPINGER-SYMES, Rory Sandham

Royal Marines
Captain Rory Copinger-Symes receieved the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in rendering humanitarian assistance in Sierra Leone in 1999 [1].
  • 20 July 2009 (Lieutenant Colonel) announcement of the award of the Bronze Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq [2].
  • 14 September 2009 promoted to Colonel [3].
  • 25 July 2016 promoted to Brigadier [4].

CORBIDGE, Stephen John

Royal Marines
Major Stephen Corbidge was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2003 [1].
  • 30 June 2007 (Major) (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
  • 12 May 2014 to Retired List [3].
 Sources
[1] London Gazette 57155, page S5.
[2] London Gazette 58381, page 9548.
[3] London Gazette 60912, page 2.
 

CORNISH, A.L.

40 Cdo. RM
Sergeant Cornish received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March 1948 and 30th July 1948.

COX, Mark Andrew

Royal Marines
Sergeant Mark Cox was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service serving with the United Kingdom component of the International Force for East Timor during the period 1st October 1999 to 31st March 2000 [1].
 
Operations concerned were Op. Langar/ Op. Halyard, East Timor [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 56017, page 12363.
[2] Globe and Laurel Nov-Dec. 2000.
 

COX, William Clive

William Cox 41 Independent Commando
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Marine William Cox was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Extract from the Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press - Friday 9th March 1951.
"Codnor Marine Prisoner in Korea.

CREECH, Charles, R.

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Able Seaman Charles Creech, attached to 41 Independent Commando, was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Membership Directory of the US 1st Marine Division Association (FMDA). 
 

CROMBIE, Richard Dennis

45 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Crombie was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in 1963 [1].
  • 1956 (Major) (45 Commando) Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Operations in the Near East at Suez, October - December, 1956 [2].

CROSSKERRY, John Kevin

40 Cdo. RM
Marine John Crosskerry received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished services in support of operations in East and West Malaysia during the period 24th June 1965 to 23rd December 1965. 
 
Source
London Gazette 43994, page 6129.
 

CROSSLAND, James Willie

40 Cdo. RM
Corporal James Crossland was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 41092, page 3418.
[2] National Archives file WO 373/124/57.
 
Notes
Recommended for the D.C.M., awarded the M.M.
Middle name as in LG entry. Source @ [2] shows middle name as Willis.
 

CROUCHER, Matthew

Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher GC
RM Reserve
Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher, RM Reserve, was awarded the George Cross for his extreme gallantry on 9 February 2008 when he willingly risked his own life in a most deliberate act of self-sacrifice to save his comrades from death or serious injury.
 
He was deployed at the time to Helmand Province, Afghanistan as a reconnaissance operator in 40 Commando Group's Commando Reconnaissance Force, elements of which were operating from Forward Operating Base Robinson.
 

CRUSE, Ernest

41 Ind. Cdo. RM
CTCRM
Corporal Ernest Cruse was awarded the Military Medal during the Korean war for gallant and distinguished service with 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines, during operations in Korea [1]
  • 29 November 1950 wounded during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea [1a].
  • 18 September 1961 commissioned from QuarterMaster Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant [2]. 
  • October 1970 Lieutenant at the CTCRM [3].

CULLEN, Michael

45RM Commando
Marine Michael Cullen died of encephalitis at the 28th Imperial General Hospital, Hong Kong.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
 
Notes

CULLY, J.

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Marine J. Cully was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

CURD, E.J.

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Corporal E.J. Curd was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

CURRY, Thomas Geoffrey

Mne. Tom Curry
42 Cdo. RM
Marine Thomas Curry died instantly as a result of enemy small arms fire when elements of 42 Commando were engaged in close-quarter fighting with the Taleban near Kajaki, in Northern Helmand. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and disting

CURTIS, Daniel Gad

Royal Marines
Marine Daniel Curtis received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan between 1st April to 30th September 2007 [1].
  • 30 December 2017 (Colour Sergeant) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 58633, page 3613.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 62150, page N6.
 

CUSACK, Shane Barry

Royal Marines
Major Shane Cusack received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st May 1983 to 30th September 1983. 
 
Sources
London Gazette 49709, page 5591.
 

DACK, Simon Bruce

Royal Marines
Sergeant Simon Dack was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003 [1].

DALE, Peter Edward

40 Cdo. RM
Corporal Peter Dale was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st July to 31st December, 1951.
 
Sources
London Gazette 39507, page 1880.
National Archives file WO 373/130/124.
 

DANELLS, Peter John Godfrey

Corporal Peter Danells 40 Commando
Peter Danells
40 Cdo. RM
Corporal Peter Danells died [1] when struck on the temple by a piece of shrapnel during a cross border operation (Op. Claret) in Sarawak [2].  The patrol came under small arms and mortar fire. Peter was hit by mortar bomb shrapnel and was carried back across the border by the section [3].
 
Sources

DANIELS, Timothy Nicholas

Royal Marines
Colonel Timothy Daniels was awarded the US Bronze Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of meritorious, gallant and
distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 60647, page 19574 published 4 Oct. 2013.
 

DARBY, T.

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Marine T. Darby was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

DARLEY, Matthew Edward

Royal Marines
Major Matthew Darley was awarded the US Air Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of meritorious, gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Afghanistan.
 
Sources

DAVIES, Barrie

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Colour Sergeant Barrie Davies, attached H.M.S. Intrepid, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.

DAVIES, Damian Jonathan

Mne. Damian Davies
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Marine Damian Davies, Landing Force Support Party (LFSP), died as a result of a suspected suicide bomb attack south of Sangin, Afghanistan.  At the time of his death he was on patrol with X-Ray Company, 45 Commando Group, Royal Marines. The company was conducting an operation alongside Afghan National Army troops to dominate areas posing a dangerous threat to British forces and the local Afghan population.  
 

DAVIES, Hadyn

45 Cdo. RM
Corporal Hadyn Davies received a MiD for distinguished services in operations in Cyprus during the period 1st July to 31st December, 1957.
 
Source
London Gazettes Supp. 41305, page 851.
 

DAVIES, Ian

Royal Marines

Acting Band Colour Sergeant Ian Davies was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2005.
 
Sources
London Gazette 57855, page N4.

DAVIS, Edward Grant Martin

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Brigadier Edward Davis, O.B.E., Commander 3 Commando Brigade RM [1][1A], was appointed C.B. E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2011 to 30th September 2011 [2].
  • 28 November 2011 promoted Major General [3].
  • 14 June 2014 appointed C.B. (Military Division) [4].
  • 1 July 2014 promoted Lieutenant General [5].
Sources

DAVIS, Owen Edward

Captain Owen Edward Davis 40 Commando
40 Cdo. RM
Acting Captain Owen Davis, Cultural Advisor, 40 Commando Royal Marines, was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for his courage on operations in Afghanistan, in particular in an action to neutralise a sniper in a village peppered with multiple IEDs, during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013. 
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 60647, page 19570.
RN News online - Awards October 2013.
[Image] RN/MOD website - PO Phot Derek Wade.
 

DAWES, Andrew Paul

Mne Andrew Dawes RM
Royal Marines
Mne. Andy Dawes died in a collision as he drove a military vehicle in a convoy on the A9 near Aviemore in Scotland. 
 
Mne Dawes joined the Royal Marines aged 20 on April 16, 2012. After completing his training, he joined FPGRM in January 2013. He later served on maritime operations around the globe and joined the Motor Transport Troop as a general duties driver in March. 
 

DAY, J.

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Quartermaster Sergeant J.Day was reported missing during operations in Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

DAY, Tony Kenneth

Royal Marines
Corporal Tony Day was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2001 to 31st March 2002.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 57588, page 3378.
 

DEAN, Martin, R.

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Corporal Martin Dean died in service, cause unknown to this archive. The headstone at his grave shows Special Boat Service.
 
Sources
AFM ROH
RM Historical website.
Headstone at his grave.
 

DECHOW, William Ernest

Royal Marines
Lieutenant Colonel William Dechow was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2002 [1].
  • 4 July 2006 (Acting Colonel) promoted Colonel [2].
  • 21 June 2011 promoted Brigadier [3].
  • Awarded the US Legion of Merit (Degree of Officer) conferred by the President of the United States of America  in recognition of meritorious, gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Afghanistan [4].
Sources

DEERING, Robert Christopher

Cpl Robert Deering
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Corporal Robert Deering died when shortly after 0715hrs a Viking armoured personnel carrier was involved in an explosion west of Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province, injuring three other personnel and disabling the vehicle. As Corporal Deering approached the stricken vehicle to assess the damage, a second explosion occurred, killing him instantly.
[Source: MOD]
 

DEWAR, Duncan Andrew

45 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Dewar received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [1].
  • Commanding Officer, 45 Commando Group [1a].
  • 31 December 2013 (Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
  • 19 April 2014 to retired list [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 58396, page 10412.
[1a] Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007.
[2] London Gazette 60728, page 5.

DICK, Louis Timothy Mylius

40 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Louis Dick died in Paphos when a bomb was thrown into his vehicle as reprisal for the Governor’s refusal to commute the death sentences passed on two convicted terrorists who would be hanged next morning May 10 and after which EOKA would in revenge immediately ‘execute’ two other British servicemen.
 

DOAK, Samuel George

Royal Marines
Warrant Officer Class 1 Samuel Doak was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during the period 1 October 2013 to 30 June 2014.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 62382, page 14481.
 

DODDS, Roy Reginald

41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Sergeant  Roy Dodds, 40 Commando RM*, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March, 1948 - 30th July, 1948. [1].
  • Korean War (Quartermaster Sergeant with 41 Independent Commando RM) awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for distinguished service in operations in Korean waters. [2].

DON, Ronald

40 Cdo. RM
Marine Ronald Don died of injuries received on the 17th May when a plane crashed at Luqa airport, Malta. The Valleta aircraft of 70 Sqn.

DONNELLY, Mark

40 Cdo. RM

Corporal Mark Donnelly, married and from Eastney Portsmouth, died at Alexandra Road British Military Hospital Singapore.

Sources
AFM ROH.
England & Wales Government Probate Death Indices.
 

DOWLEN, Henry

Major Henry Dowlen
RM Reserve
Acting Major Henry Dowlen, RM Reserve, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the field during the period 1 January to 30 September 2015 [1].
  • Surg. Lt. H. T. B. Dowlen, was initially Commissioned on 1 July 2002 and appointed to the Trained Strength of the Royal Navy Medical Branch on 18th February 2008 [2].
  • Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) (45 Commando Medical Officer) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2008 to 31 March 2009 [3].

DOWLING, Michael George

40 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Michael Dowling was shot and killed by a communist terrorist whilst leading a patrol during a village resettlement programme in Gerik District.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj J.C. Beadle, MBE, MC, RM.
 

DRAKE, Alan Peter

Royal Marines
Corporal Alan Drake received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1997 to 31st March 1998 [1].

DRINKWATER, Ross

Royal Marines
Captain Ross Drinkwater was appointed M.B. E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2011 to 30th September 2011 [1]. 

DRIVER, Steven

Royal Marines
Colour Sergeant Steven Driver was awarded the US Bronze Star Medal with 'V' Device conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of meritorious, gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in the Field.
 
Sources

DUNN, Anthony John

45 Cdo. RM
Marine Anthony Dunn died in Aden when a Scout military helicopter that he was a passenger in crashed killing all on board.
 
A Scout from 13 Flt, 653 Sqn, (XT635) flew into a hillside during a night patrol at Jebal, on 5 May 1967, killing the two crew from 13 Flt, Lt David Anthony Morgan, RASC/RCT and Cpl Christopher Timothy Gibb, REME (23), and the two passengers: Anthony John Dunn, 45 Commando, Royal Marines (24) and Taff Iles, also known as John, Royal Engineers, serving with 22 Special Air Service.
 

DUNSTAN, Neil David

Mne Neil Dunstan
3 Cdo. Bde. RM

Marine Neil Dunstan was killed by an explosion in the Garmsir District of southern Helmand, at 1647 hrs local time, while operating as part of Task Force Helmand's Information Exploitation Group. He was taking part in a routine joint patrol with soldiers from the Afghan National Security Forces when his Jackal vehicle was struck by an explosive device.

DUTTON, James Benjamin

Royal Marines
Lieutenant General Sir James Dutton K.C.B., C.B.E., was awarded the Legion of Merit (Degree of Officer) conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq [1]
  • 15 October 1996 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed Commanding Officer 40 Commando, Royal Marines [2].

EARP, Dennis Roland

Corporal Dennis Roland Earp
40 Cdo. RM
Corporal Dennis Earp was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March 1948 - 30th July 1948.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 38508, page 189.
CVA Gallery image/Thomas 'Bing' Crosbie, 40 Cdo RM & SBS.
The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.
 

EATON, Steven Graham

Royal Marines
Sergeant Steven Eaton received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services on operations in Iraq during the period 19th March to 19th April 2003 [1].
  • 31 December 2008 (Acting Warrant Officer 1) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
  • 16 April 2010 (Lieutenant) promoted Captain [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 57100, page 6.
[2] London Gazette 58929, page 5.

EATOUGH, Bryan

42 Cdo. RM
Marine Bryan Eatough was shot during an ambush in Malaya.
[Sources: AFM ROH / Account of Mne. Eric Blyth, 42 Cdo. in By Sea and Land, author Robin Neillands.]
 

EDWARDS, Brian Leslie

45 Cdo. RM
Major Brian Edwards, Officer Commanding 'Z' Company, received a Mention Despatches in recogntion of gallant and distinguished service in Aden in 1967.
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 44558, page 3863.
[2] National Archives file WO373/138/70.
 

ELMS, Liam Michael

Cpl Liam Elms 45 Commando
45 Cdo. RM
Corporal Liam Elms, 45 Commando Royal Marines, Zulu Company, died as a result of an enemy ied explosion during operations in southern Helmand. The Company was conducting a local area patrol alongside Afghan National Army troops in order to reassure the local population.
 

EMSLIE, Hamish Brian

42 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Hamish Emslie was awarded the Military Cross for distinguished service in operations in Malaya with 42 Commando RM [1+2].
 
Recommendation for MC:  
Perak, Malaya.  July 1950 to Nov. 1950.
This Officer has been most zealous in operations for a continuous period since July 1950. He is bold and courageous and sets a fine example to the ranks under his command.

EPHRAUMS, Roderick Jarvis

Major General Roger Ephraums Royal Marines
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Served with 42 Commando in Malaya in the 1950's and was later the Brigade Major, HQ 3 Commando Brigade RM in Sarawak. In 1969 he commanded 45 Commando RM *.
  • 1 January 1965 (Major) appointed O.B.E. [1].
  • 17 December 1972 promoted Brigadier [2]
  • 18 February 1974 (Brigadier) appointed an Aide-de-Camp to The Queen [3].
  • 11 June 1977 (Major General) appointed C.B. [4].
  • 7 April 1978 (Major General) to retired list [5].

EURIDGE, Richard Ernest

Royal Marines
Lieutenant Richard Euridge was commissioned and appointed to the Trained Strength 3 March 1980 [1].
  • 31 December 1987 (Lieutenant)  apppointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
  • 1 October 1990 promoted Captain [3].
  • 18 December 1996 (Captain) reverts to Retired List [4].
Sources

EVANS, Andrew Peter

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Sergeant Andrew Evans died [1] when his helicopter was shot down during the Falkands War. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic [2]
 
Extract from the Globe and Laurel July/August 1982 edition.

EVANS, George

3 Cdo. Bde. RM

Marine George Evans died in Malta. He had served in WW2 and in Malaya. An inquest on the 21st November found he had taken his own life in a blitzed building in Floriana.  

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/130.
website maltafamilyhistory.com

EVANS, Paul John

Royal Marines
Colour Sergeant Paul Evans was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland, announced 15 April 1986 [1].
  • (Sergeant) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1978 to 31st January 1979 [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 50486, page 5187 dated 15 April 1986.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 47890, page 8063.
 

EVANS, Tony

Mne Tony Evans 42 Commando
42 Cdo. RM

Marine Tony Evans died during operations in Afghanistan. He and Marine Georgie Sparks, both of J Company, had been conducting a foot patrol to the north-west of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. Marines Evans and Sparks had moved on to the roof of a compound when, at around 0900 hours, there was an attack by insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and they were badly wounded. Both received immediate medical attention and were moved to a secure location before being put on a helicopter to be transferred back to Camp Bastion.

EVERRITT, Richard

Royal Marines
Major Richard Everritt was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2003 [1].
  • 6 July 2004 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2]
Sources
[1] London Gazette 57155, page S5.
[2] London Gazette 57345, page 8388.
 

FACEY, Robert

Commando School RM
Marine Robert Facey, from Co. Durham, died after a fall at the RNH Haslar where he had been admitted for treatment. The Portsmouth Evening News reported that the South East Hampshire Coroner, Mr. R.N. Sherwell, recorded a verdit that he had taken his own life.
 
Sources
AFM ROH 
Portsmouth Evening News - Thursday 8 October 1953
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
 

FAIRBROTHER, David

Mne. David Fairbrother 42Commando
42 Cdo. RM
Marine David Fairbrother, Kilo Company, died whilst deployed as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj in support of an Afghan National Army (ANA) patrol into the village of Old Khorgajat.  Just under two hours into the patrol they were engaged with small arms fire from close range and Marine Fairbrother was fatally wounded. Despite the best efforts of his colleagues to administer first aid, Marine Fairbrother died of his wounds.
[Source: MOD]
 

FELLOWS, R.E.

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Marine R.E. Fellows was reported missing and then found wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

FELLOWS, Steven James

LCpl Steven Fellows 45 Commando
45 Cdo. RM

Lance Corporal Steven Fellows was part of a patrol in the Green Zone south of Forward Operating Base Jackson when a Jackal vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in the Helmand River Wadi.  All three of the vehicle occupants were wounded with LCpl Fellows’ position as the vehicle commander taking the full brunt of the explosion. Despite a rapid withdrawal to the Forward Operating Base’s medical facility, and subsequent evacuation by helicopter, LCpl Fellows was pronounced dead without regaining consciousness.

FERRANTE, Simeon Mervyn

RM Reserve
Marine Simeon Ferrante died four days after landing badly in a parachute training exercise.  
 
Simeon Ferrante enlisted in the Royal Marine Reserve Bristol on 12 November 1985. He joined a parachuting course for reservist soldiers and marines run by No. I Parachute Training School, RAF Brize Norton, from 30 July to 11 August 1989. He was parachuting at RAF Weston-on-the-Green on 10 August when he landed badly. He died four days later.
 

FIDLER, John Quentin

Royal Marines
Major John Fidler was awarded the Bronze Star  Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of meritorious, gallant and distinguished service during coalition operations in Afghanistan.

FORBES, Duncan Graham

45 Cdo. RM
Captain Duncan Forbes received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.

Sources
London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10412.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

FORD, Matthew Christopher

45 Cdo. RM
Lance Corporal Matthew Ford died when elements of 45 Commando Royal Marines were engaged in a deliberate offensive operation to the south of Garmsir in southern Helmand, Afghanistan.
 
Matthew Ford joined the Royal Marines aged 24, on 23 April 2001 after going to college and working locally. After passing out from the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon where he earned the coveted Green Beret, he joined 1 Assault Group Royal Marines in Poole.
 

FORRET, Andrew

45 Cdo. RM
Warrant Officer Class 2 Andrew Forret, 'Z' Company,  died during the annual deployment to Norway.  He was sitting in the cab of a BV 202 oversnow vehicle in which he had been awaiting the return of an overdue patrol group in atrocious weather. He was poisoned by exhaust fumes on a faulty vehicle. 
[Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News March 1993 edition / Daily Record newspaper August 29th 1996]
 

FOSTER, G.R.

Royal Marines
Colonel Foster was awarded the Bronze Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq.
 
Sources
London Gazette 59133, page 12504.
 

FOSTER, Nigel Francis

CTCRM
Marine Recruit Nigel Foster was serving on his Commando course at the Commando Training Centre RM at the time of his death. He died after suffering a heart attack during an exercise on Woodbury Common, Devon.
[Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue April 1996, p24 / BBC Wales news online report 31/3/2000]
 

FOWKE, Roger Mansergh

42RM Commando

Marine Roger Fowke died at the 28th Imperial General Hospital, Hong Kong, of head injuries sutained as the result of a car accident.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/130.

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