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JOHNSON, Ronald

Marine Ronald Johnson was killed during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel. 
 
Note
Awaits confirmation of Commando service.

JOHNSTON, Brian Ronald

3 Cdo. Bde. RM

Acting Colour Sergeant Brian Johnston died during operations in the Falklands. 

He was killed on board Landing Craft Utility F4 from HMS Fearless during the Falklands Conflict in 1982. With the British Army’s 5 Brigade separated from their vital communications vehicles back at Goose Green, F4 under the command of C/Sgt Brian Johnston had been dispatched in poorly charted waters and under significant threat of air attack.  In a remarkable feat of pilotage, in darkness and without modern navigational aids, Brian Johnston reached Goose Green in good order and loaded the vehicles.

JOLE, Leslie Hugh

Captain Leslie Jole MC
42 Cdo. RM

Captain Leslie Jole, Officer Commanding 'Y' Troop since September 1950,  was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period June 1951 to 31st December, 1951.

JONES, Adrian Brian

Royal Marines
Sergeant Adrian Jones was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at sea during the period 1st October 2005 to 31st March 2006.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 58092, page 12273.
 

JONES, Alan

Royal Marines
Colour Sergeant Alan Jones was awarded the B.E.M. (Military Division), on the 12th June 1976 [1]. He was later awarded a Bar to the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1976 - 31st January 1977 [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 46919, page 8037.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 47258, page 8411.
 

JONES, James

42 Cdo. RM

Marine James Jones was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in 3 Commando Brigade operations at Perak, Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952. He had been employed since July 1950 in this region, much of the time as a Leading Scout with 42 Commando RM.

JONES, Michael Peter

Royal Marines

Corporal Michael Jones died during operations in Southern Afghanistan. He joined the Royal Marines aged 18 on 8 February 1999. Through eight years of meritorious service, he served on operations in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. [Source: MOD]

JONES, Mkhuseli

Royal Marines

Marine Mkhuseli Jones was awarded the M.C., in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008.

JONES, Peter Raymond

41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Marine Peter Jones died [1] during an amphibious operational landing from the USS Perch on the coast above Hungnam and west of Tanchon [2]. This raid was against enemy railway communications North East of Shako [3]

JOYCE, Philip

Royal Marines
Lieutenant Colonel Philip Joyce was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) 11 June 2011.
 
Sources
London Gazette 59808, page B5 (Her Majesty's Birthday Honours.)
 

JUSTICE, David James

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Colour Sergeant David Justice died of natural causes. As a vehicle mechanic he had served with most of the commando groups in the UK, including exercises and operations in Croatia, Germany, Norway, Northern Ireland, and  Iraq.  
[Sources: AFM ROH / Wiltshire Gazette and Herald online.]
 

KAYSER, Stanley Richard

40 Cdo. RM
Sergeant Stanley Kayser received a Mention in Despatches in 1951 for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp.39361, page 5432.
The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.
 
Notes
Surname spelt as in LG entry. Spelt as KAYSAR in the above book LBL.
 

KEELING, Andrew Myles

Royal Marines
Major General Andrew Myles Keeling C.B.E. was appointed C.B. on 11th June 1994 [1].
  • 13 October 1987(Lieutenant Colonel)(Local Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].
  • 14 February 1992 (Brigadier) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 53696, page 2.

KENYON, Eric

41 Cdo. RM
Marine Eric Kenyon, married and from Halifax, died at West Cornwall Hospital Penzance.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
England & Wales Government Probate Death Indices.
 

KEYES, David Charles

45 Cdo. RM
Marine David Keyes was killed during operations in Malaya when ambushed in a jeep along the Tapah-Chenderiang Road in Perak at Tapah Road Station near Ipoh. Buried in Batu Gajah (later exhumed, cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to UK). Also killed was Marine Ernest Nevard 

KING, David Christopher Michael

Royal Marines
Colonel David King was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].
  • 3 May 2012 promoted Brigadier [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15642.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 60144, page 9389.
 

KING, G.

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Marine G. King was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

KNIGHT, James

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Captain James Knight RM, attached 1 Prince of Wales's Royal Regiment, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [1].

KNIGHTS, Terry Robert

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Corporal Terry Knights RM, attached  to 38 Engineer Regiment Group, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10413.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

KNOTT, Terence Peter Phayre

45 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Terence Knott was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Aden.
 
Recommendation
Early on the morning of 30th May 1967, Lieutenant Knott was commanding the Reconnaissance Troop of 45 Commando Royal Marines, which was the emergency standby troop at Habilayn Aden, and was at fifteen minutes notice to move.
 

KNOWLES, William

45 Cdo. RM
Marine William Knowles received a Mention in Despatches  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period from 1st January to 30th June, 1952.
 
Sources
London Gazette 39675, page 5528.
The Story of 45 Commando RM 1943-1971, author David Young.
 

LAMB, Ernest

45 Cdo. RM

Marine Ernest Lamb died of wounds received during operations in Malaya. He was cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and his ashes returned to the UK.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.
RM Historical Group .

Notes
The RM Historical Group have a document online stating that he died of accidental gunshot wounds.

LAMB, Kenneth

Mne Kenneth Lamb 45 Commando
45 Cdo. RM
Marine Kenneth Lamb died during operations in Cyprus. He was accidentally shot and killed on anti-terrorist operations in the Troodos Mountains during the Cyprus emergency. They were reinforcing a Greek Police Station in Agros at the time. 
 
[Source: AFM ROH /  British Cyprus Memorial Trust Book of Remembrance.]
 

LAMB, Peter Ralph

Royal Marines
Major Peter Lamb, HQ Commando Forces RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic [1].
  • 17th June 1989 (Major) (Local Lt. Col) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Source
[1] London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12842.
[1] Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982 edition.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 51772, page B5. Her Majesty's Birthday Honours.
 

LAMB, Richard

42 Cdo. RM
Lance Corporal Richard Lamb died of injuries sustained in road traffic accident at Bassingham, Lincolnshire.  [Sources: AFM ROH / Special Forces ROH website.]
 

LANGDALE, Andrew John

Andy Langdale RM
Royal Marines
Acting Warrant Officer Class 1 Andrew Langdale was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 11 June 2011. 
Service
Served 08/03/1982 to 05/08/2011
40 Cdo RM ( Op Banner and UNFICYP)
45 Cdo Gp RM ( Op Banner x2, Op Agricola, Op Driver, Op Jacana, Op Telic
Brigade Reconnaissance Force
NP 1002 Diego Garcia

LANSDOWNE, Arthur John

41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Marine Arthur Lansdowne, 41 Independent Commando RM, was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished services during operations in the Korean war.

LASKI, Michael

Mne. Michael Laski 45 Commando
45 Cdo. RM

Marine Michael Laski died of the wounds he sustained in action on 23 February 2009 to the north of Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan. He passed away peacefully at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham on 25 February 2009 with his family beside him.

LAWS, Kenneth

42 Cdo. RM

Marine Kenneth Laws died in service cause unknown to this archive. He is believed to have served with 40 Commando RM in the Brunei and Borneo campaigns c.1962-1966.  [Sources:  AFM ROH / royal-marines.net website]

LAWTON, Peter

Royal Marines
Warrant Officer Class 1 Peter Lawton was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division), on 31 December 1996 [1].
 
Acting Major Peter Lawton M.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 54625, page 5.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 58776, page 11242.
 

LEAROYD, Roger Halkett Brook

Royal Marines
Captain Roger Learoyd received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the East and West Malaysian operations during the period 24th June to 11th August 1966 [1].
  • 28 October 1977 (Major) posted 45 Commando RM [2].
  • 31 December 1978 (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [3].
  • 31 December 1982 promoted Colonel [4].
  • 18 September 1987 to retired list [5].
Sources

LEAVER, Andrew

45 Cdo. RM
Sergeant Andrew Leaver, 45 Commando RM, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].

LEE, Rexley Hugh Edwin

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Marine Rexley Lee died at the Royal Naval Hospital, Hong Kong, as a result of an accidental gunshot wound to the abdomen.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/133.
 

LESTER, William John

42 Cdo. RM
Corporal William Lester was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in operations. He was in 5 troop, one of two sections of the Commando that assaulted Limbang Police Station, Sarwak, on the 12th December 1962 to release hostages being held there. Five Marines from his Commando died during this operation.
 
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 43009, page 4693.

LEWIS, Ross

Royal Marines
Marine Ross Lewis was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2014.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 61284, page 12288.
 

LIMB, Thomas James

40 Cdo. RM
Captain Thomas Limb, Troop Commander, 40 Commando Royal Marines, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service for his leadership and dedication in training and mentoring the Afghan Police Force in his isolated check point in the face of continuous insurgent threats to coalition forces during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013 [1][1A].
  • 11 May 2018 Mentioned in Despatches  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during the period 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017 [2].

LISON, Adam

42 Cdo. RM
Corporal Adam Lison received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March

LITSTER, Alan

Fleet Protection Group RM
Lieutenant (Local Captain) Alan Litster was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1996 to 31st March 1997 [1].
  • 11 September 2009 (Lieutenant Colonel)  appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [2].
  • 9 May 2011 promoted Colonel [3].

LIVINGSTONE, Alan James

Royal Marines
Lieutenant Alan Livingstone received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1994 to 31st March 1995 [1].
  • 7 May 1999 (Captain) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April 1998 to 30th September 1998 [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 54212, page 15368.
[2] London Gazette 55477, page 5081.
 

LLOYD, J.P.

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Petty Officer J.P. Lloyd, attached to 41 Independent Commando, was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

LLOYD, Wayne Robert

Royal Marines
Corporal Wayne Lloyd was awarded the Military Cross  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008.
 
Sources
London Gazette 58776, page 11242.
 

LOCKWOOD, Neville, A.

CTCRM
2/Lieut. Neville Lockwood died whilst serving at the Commando Training Centre RM.  He joined the Royal Marines as an officer in Sept. 2007 and had completed 17 weeks of Young Officer training. He had previously served in both the RNR and the RMR.  
[Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue Feb. 2008.]
 

LOVELOCK, Richard Benjamin

Royal Marines
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Lovelock was awarded the Bronze Star conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 58633, page 3619 (7 March 2008).
 

LUCAS, Alexander James

Mne Alexander Lucas 45 Commando
45 Cdo. RM
Marine Alexander Lucas died of wounds received in an IED explosion.  He was a specialist Royal Marine Assault Engineer and his role within Victor Company placed him at the vanguard of troop action. With his specialist skills he provided intimate engineer support to the front line of the fighting troops. As a consequence, he was often the first man into dangerous situations and vulnerable areas, clearing the way for his colleagues to follow.

LUMSDEN, Bruce John David (Lt.Col)

41RM Commando
Captain (Brevet Major) (Acting Colonel) Bruce Lumsden was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) 1st January 1945 [1].
  • August 1943 (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 41RM Commando [2].
  • 9 July 1949 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 40 Commando RM [3].
  • 2 January 1952 appointed Fleet Royal Marines Officer [4].
  • 1 January 1958 (Colonel) (Royal Marines) (Retired) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) [5].

LYNDON, James

Royal Marines
Sergeant James Lyndon received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field during the period 1 January to 30 September 2015.

LYONS, Alexander

Royal Marines
Corporal Alexander Lyons was awarded the British Empire Medal, announced on the 14th February 1992, in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey.

MACKAY, Peter Lewis

42 Cdo. RM
Captain Peter Mackay died in Malaya. He was awarded the M.C.,[1] for gallant and distinguished service during an action in which he was shot in the head at Perak Malaya on the 1st May 1951[2]. He died 4 days later [3]. He was leading a charge by his patrol of 11 men against bandit forces firing from a ridge above them [2].
 

MACKIE, Alastair

42 Cdo. RM
Sergeant Alastair Mackie was awarded the M.M., gallant and distinguished services in operations at Sarawak, Borneo, during the period June 1963 to September 1963.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 43416, page 7156.
National Archives file WO 373/139/11.
 

MACKIE, Jason Robert Frederick

Mne Jason Mackie ASGRM
Armoured Support RM

Marine Jason Mackie was supporting IX Company of the Welsh Guards when his vehicle struck an explosive device in the Basharan area of central Helmand, Afghanistan. The explosion killed Marine Mackie instantly and also injured his crew mate. At the time of his death Marine Mackie was serving as a Viking All-Terrain Vehicle Operator in 3rd Armoured Support Troop (AST) of the Armoured Support Group, Royal Marines (ASGRM).

MACKIN, Travis

Mne Travis Mackin 3 Commando Bde
3 Cdo. Bde. RM

Marine Travis Mackin, Communications Squadron, United Kingdom Landing Force Command Support Group, died in an ied explosion in Kajaki, northern Helmand province, during a joint patrol with Victor Company, 45 Commando Group Royal Marines, and the Afghan National Security Forces.  

MACKLIN, James

42 Cdo. RM
Marine James Macklin was fatally wounded whilst on patrol in North Belfast .
 

Extract from the Birmingham Daily Post - Friday 29 March 1974

Marine James Macklin. aged 28, who was wounded in a terrorist ambush a week ago, died last night in a Belfast hospital. He was shot in the head in Belfast's Antrim Road when gunmen operating from both sides of the street raked a vehicle carrying a patrol from 42 Commando Royal Marines. His mother was flown from her home in Milton, Glasgow. to his bedside and was with him when he died.*

MACNISH, Charles James

Charles James Macnish 42 Commando
42 Cdo. RM
Corporal (Acting Sergeant) Charles Macnish, 'S' Troop [1], was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service with 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [2]. His final rank attained was Colour Sergeant [3].

MACVICAR, Alexander

45 Cdo. RM
Quartermaster Sergeant Alexander MacVicar received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service with 45 Commando in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 13 April to 15 October 1964.
 

MADDISON, Christopher Richard

Mne Chris Maddison 3 Commando Bde
3 Cdo. Bde. RM

Marine Christopher Maddison, 9 Assault Sqn. RM, died of shrapnel wounds after his landing craft came under fire on a river patrol near Basra last March. An initial investigation by the Royal Military Police blamed his death on an Iraqi ambush, but a Royal Navy board of inquiry concluded that he had been killed by fire from his own side.

MADDISON, John David

Royal Marines
Major John Maddison was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2008 [1].
  • 30 June 2012 (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 58929, page 5.
[2] London Gazette 60231, page 15164.
 

MAGOWAN, Robert Andrew

Brigadier Robert Magowan RM
Royal Marines
Acting Brigadier Robert Magowan was appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013 [1].
  • 9 June 2018 (Major General) appointed C.B. (Military Divsion) [2].
  • 31 December 2004 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 60647, page 19569.

MAGOWAN, Victor

40 Cdo. RM
Acting Quartermaster Sergeant Victor Magowan was awarded the British Empire Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Malaya during the period 1st July - 31st December 1951.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 39507, page 1879.
National Archives file WO373/130/136.
 

MAHONEY, David Callaghan

Captain David Mahoney 42 Commando
42 Cdo. RM
Captain David Mahoney was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya [1]. He became Commander of 'B' Troop in Malaya in September 1950 and was on continuous operations from that time and throughout the following year, primarily in the Batu Gajah region [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 39361, page 5432.
[2] National Archives file WO373/130/44.

MAIN, Edward Frank

Royal Marines
Corporal Edward Main received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the field during the period 1 April to 30 September 2016. He was team commander of a detachment of Royal Marines on board the MV Vos Grace, a vessel chartered by the UK Border Force to

MALLARD, Ian Stuart

CTCRM
Marine Ian Mallard died from acute alcohol poisoning after a party to celebrate passing his Commando training and being awarded his green beret. A verdict of accidental death was recorded by Coroner Mr Richard van Oppen at the inquest in Exmouth.
[Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News Aug.'92 p.32 / Media reports The Independent and Daily Herald.]
 

MALONE, Bradley

Marine, Acting Corporal, Bradley Malone CGC
45 Cdo. RM
Acting Corporal Bradley Malone was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2008 to 31 March 2009.
 
Sources
London Gazette issue 59182, page 15640.
Errata London Gazette issue 59211, Notice ID: L-59211-943737.
[Image] M.O.D.
 

MANSELL, William Bradbury

40 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant William Mansell was awarded the M.C., for distinguished service in operations in Malaya during the period 10th June  to 4th September, 1950 [1].
 
In 1985 Colonel William Bradbury Mansell, M.C., former principal of the National Maritime Museum, was appointed O.B.E. (Civil Division) [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 39215, page 2389.
[1] National Archives file WO 373/129/121.
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 50361, page 10.

MANT, Douglas Edward

40 Cdo. RM
Corporal Douglas Mant was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  
 
Sources
London Gazette 41092, page 3418.
National Archives file WO 373/124/53.
 

MANUEL, John Henry

Sgt. John Manuel
45 Cdo. RM

Sergeant John Manuel died whilst deployed on operations 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. Whilst acting as the commander of the Quick Reaction Force in support of a company operation, Sergeant Manuel was killed by a suspected suicide bomber.

MARLEY, Brian

Royal Marines
Corporal Brian Marley was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 51296, page 4325 dated 12 April 1988.
 

MAROK, Jani

Royal Marines
Major Jani Marok received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the former Yugoslavia during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001 [1].
  • (Lieutenant Colonel) awarded the Bronze Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during coalition operations in Iraq [2].

MARRIOTT, Michael

40 Cdo. RM
Corporal Michael Marriott died during operations in Sarawak, Borneo.
Extract from the Birmingham Daily Post 
"Cpl. Michael Marriott aged 21, whose home is at Langer Lane Chesterfield and who was killed in action against Indonesian terrorists in Sarawak on New Year's Day, died gallantly his parents were told yesterday.

MARSH, David John

Mne David Marsh 40 Commando
40 Cdo. RM
Marine David Marsh, Charlie Company, was conducting a patrol in the vicinity of Kajaki, Helmand province, accompanied by Lieut. John Thornton, when the vehicle they were travelling in was caught in an explosion. Medical treatment was provided prior to both being evacuated to the field hospital at Camp Bastion. Despite the best efforts of the medical team, both sadly died as a result of their wounds.
 

MARSH, Leslie George

40RM Commando
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
45 Cdo. RM
Captain Leslie Marsh, a veteran of service with 40RM Commando in WW2, was awarded the Military Cross during the Korean War for gallant and distinguished service. 
  • 29 November 1950 (41 Independent Commando) wounded during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
  • He remained in military service taking part in operations at Borneo, Suez, and Aden. He retired with the rank of Brigadier.
Sources
London Gazette 39230, page 2749.
British casualties, Korea 1950-1953.

MARSHALL, William Nigel

Royal Marines
Captain William Marshall RM was attached to the Sultan of Oman's Forces at the time of his death. 
 
"Captain W. N. Marshall, Royal Marines, and Captain M. G. A. Shipley, Royal Anglians, volunteers serving on loan with the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces, were killed in the Dhofar province of Oman on 8th March. The helicopter in which they were travelling was shot down by rebel small-arms fire. The third person killed in the incident was not a member of Her Majesty's Forces although he had previously served in the Royal Air Force."

MARTIN, B.

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Marine B. Martin was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea. He was later discovered to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

MARTIN, Ian Campbell

Lieutenant Ian Martin 45 Commando
45 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Ian Martin, a Troop Commander in 'Z' Company, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 13 April to 15 October 1964 [1][1a].
Recommendation

MARTIN, Jason

RM Reserve
Marine Jason Martin, RM Reserve Scotland, died in a traffic accident returning to Glasgow from a training course on Dartmoor.  Also killed were Mne. Hardie and Mne. Fleming. The East Devon Coroner ruled a verdict of accidental death.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
The Herald Scotland newspaper website 26 November1997.
 

MASON, Garry

Royal Marines
Acting Warrant Officer Class 2 Garry Mason received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].

MAUDE, Neil Stanley Eustace

40RM Commando
Lieutenant Neil Maude joined 40RM Commando on 17 February from the Holding Battalion at Deal [1].
  • 17 December 1943 promoted Acting Major and  second in command [2].
  • Mentioned in Despatches for distinguished services in the successful landing operations in Sicily, the Messina Straits, Salerno and Normandy [3].
  • 1962 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 45 Commando RM [4].
  • 27 July 1969 Brigadier N. S. E. Maude, R.M., appointed an Aide-de-Camp to The Queen [5].

MAYFIELD, Paul

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Marine Paul Mayfield received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st Marc

MAYNARD, Paul Andrew

Paul Maynard 40 Commando
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Colonel Paul Maynard was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) 28 December 2019 [1].
  • March 2017 (Lieutenant Colonel) Officer Commanding 40 Commando RM [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 62866, page N6 / New Years Honours List.
[2] Royal Navy/ MOD website.
 

MAYNE, James Thomas

45 Cdo. RM
Sergeant James Mayne received a Mention in Despatches in recogntion of gallant and distinguished service in Aden [1].
 
Recommendation
Sergeant  Mayne has been the troop sergeant of the assault engineer troop in 45 Commando, Royal Marines, since March 1967.

MCCONNELL, Richard John Martin

Royal Marines
Lieut. McConnell died whilst serving at ATURM. There is a plaque located at the Landing Craft Branch Museum, RM, Poole, Hamworthy, Dorset . Inscription: This Memorial was presented by the family of Lieutenant R. J. McConnell, RM, who died whilst serving at ATURM (Amphibious Training Unit Royal Marines) .

MCCORMICK, Samuel Joseph

Royal Marines
Corporal Samuel Joseph McCormick received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [1].
  • Awarded the Military Cross (rank Sergeant) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan [2].
  • Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) (rank Colour Sergeant) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field [3].

MCCOURT, Joseph

41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Marine Joseph McCourt, from Hamilton Scotland, died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea. 
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Report in The Scotsman 8th December 1950, page 5.
Korean Vets. Assn. website / Devon Heritage website.
 
Notes

MCCUBBIN, John

Royal Marines
Lieutenant John McCubbin received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August to 31st October 1980.
 
Sources
London Gazette 48583, page 5527.
 

MCDOUGALL, Ian

Royal Marines
Sergeant Ian McDougall received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at sea during the period 11th to 25th May 2007 [1].

MCGILL, Alistair Iain

Royal Marines
Warrant Officer 2 Alistair McGill was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 2004 [1].
  • 31 December 2010 (Warrant Officer Class 1)  appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
  • 12 August 2014 awarded the Meritorious Service Medal [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 57588, page 3371.
[2] London Gazette 59647, page N5.

MCINTYRE, Mitchell

42 Cdo. RM
Sergeant Mitchell McIntyre received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations on the night of 11/12 June 1982 against enemy held positions on Mount Harriet, Falkland Islands.

MCKEAG, Jonathan

Royal Marines
Corporal Jonathan McKeag was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during the period 1 October 2013 to 30 June 2014.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 61155, page 3473.
 

McKEE, C.

41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Marine C. McKee was reported missing during operations 29 November 1950 at Chosin Reservoir Korea, later reported as Prisoner of War.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
 

MCKIBBEN, Robert Joseph

Mne Robert McKibben
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Marine Robert McKibben died in 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. He joined the Royal Marines at the age of 27 and, after completing Command

MCKINLEY, Angus John

45 Cdo. RM
Sergeant Angus McKinley was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) announced in Her Majesty's Birthday Honours list on 13 June 1964.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 43343, page 4963.
The Story of 45 Commando RM , author David Young.
 

MCLEAVE, R.J.

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

MCNAIR, Jonathan Robert

Royal Marines
Acting Corporal Jonathan McNair received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 April 2013 to 30 Sept. 2013.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 60813, page 5837.
 

MEAD, Michael Edward

45 Cdo. RM
Corporal Michael Mead, Section Commander, No.7 Section, 'B' Troop,  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 [1] [2].
 
Recommendation
"On 6 November 1956 Cpl. Mead, having just disembarked from the 2nd wave of the helicopter assault force, was moving with his section along the main road adjoining the beaches to start clearing some buildings.

MEAD, Nigel Dean

Mne Nigel Mead 42 Commando
42 Cdo. RM
Marine Nigel Mead, Lima Company, was fatally injured in an improvised explosive device blast during a cordon and search operation, partnered with the Afghan National Security Forces, of compounds suspected of being associated with improvised explosive device facilitation in the Loy Mandeh wadi in the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province.
 

MEADOWS, Richard Francis Gerard

45 Cdo. RM
Captain Richard Meadows was appointed M.B.E., (Military Division), for leadership and courage of a high order when fighting a forest fire in the Paphos District of Cyprus on 17th June, 1956  [1].
  • Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Operations in the Near East at Suez, October to December, 1956 [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 40941, page 6880.
[1] National Archives file WO 373/126/8.

MERCHANT, Jeremy Mark

Royal Marines
Captain Jeremy Mark Merchant was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2001 to 31st March 2002 [1].
 
On the 14th May 1991 it was announced that Corporal (now Acting Sergeant) Jeremy Mark Merchant, Royal Marines, P038781S, had received a MiD in record of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].
 
Promoted Major 12 October 2004 [3].
 
Sources

MESSENGER, Gordon Kenneth

Royal Marines
General Gordon Kenneth Messenger, C.B. D.S.O. O.B.E., was appointed K.C.B. on 11 June 2016 [1].
  • 16 May 2016 promoted General and to be Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty The QUEEN [2].
  • Appointed C.B. 13 June 2015 [3].
  • Bar to D.S.O. in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [4].

METCALFE, Daniel

CTCRM

Marine Daniel Metcalfe was only 4 weeks into his training after joining the Royal Marines when he was killed in a mountaineering accident on Dow Crag in Coniston whilst on Easter leave. [Sources: AFM ROH / The Yorkshire Post online 20th April 2016.]

MILBURN, Phillip Brian

Royal Marines
CSgt. Phillip Milburn, a veteran of the Gulf War, and a senior driving instructor based at RM DIV Leconfield, was killed in a road traffic accident at the junction of Rochester Road and Darlington Lane, Stockton. 
[Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue June 2003, p26 /  Report in the Northern Echo online 1st May 2004.]
 

MILLER, Glenn

Comacchio Coy. RM
Marine Glenn Miller died when a mortar bomb exploded in the barrel during a live firing training exercise on Otterburn Ranges, Northumberland. Also killed were Mne. Anthony Helstrip and Mne. Peter Butchers.
 

MILLS, Ian

Royal Marines
Lance Corporal Ian Mills received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August 1978 to 31st October 1978.

MILTON, Anthony Arthur

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Milton was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1994 [1].
  • 1996 (Brigadier) Commanding Officer 3 Commando Brigade RM [2].
  • 15 June 2002 (Major General) appointed C.B. (Military Division) [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 54028, page 6609.
[2] Globe and Laurel Jan/Feb 1996 edition.

MOON, Sidney James

41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Sergeant Sidney Moon was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished service during operations in the Korean war.

MOORE, John Jeremy

John Jeremy Moore
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Major General John Jeremy Moore served as the commander of the British land forces during the Falklands War in 1982.
  • Lieutenant - awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service with 40 Commando RM in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [1].
  • Captain - awarded a Bar to the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst Commander of 'L' Company 42 Commando RM during a hostage rescue operation at Limbang, Sarawak, on the 12th December 1962 [2].

MOORHOUSE, Edward James

Royal Marines
Lieutenant Colonel Edward Moorhouse was awarded the Bronze Star  Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device (Bronze "V") conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of meritorious, gallant and distinguished service during coalition oper

MORGAN, Dewi Meurig

40 Cdo. RM
Troop Sergeant Major Dewi Morgan was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1], for his gallantry whilst leading a patrol at Perak, Malaya on the 5th October 1951 [2].
 
Extract from London Gazettes

MORGAN, Huw Lloyd

Royal Marines
Major Huw Morgan was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [1].
 
30 June 2014 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 60283, page 18623 published 28 September 2012.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 60939, page 14199.
 

MORGAN, Timothy Dennis

 Lt Col. Timothy Morgan © IWM (MH 30869
40RM Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Temporary Lieutenant Timothy Morgan, 40RM Commando, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services whilst leading a patrol at Pizzo, Italy, near Vibo Valentia, in September 1943 [1].
Partial extract from the Obituary in the Globe and Laurel July/August 1992
  • 1945 (Spring) posted as instructor at the Commando Basic Training Centre.
  • 1947 - 50 (Acting Captain) Troop Commander 42 Commando RM.
  • 1952 (Spring) (Captain, O.C. Royal Marines) HMS Indefatigable. 

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