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SCANLON, Michael John

40 Cdo. RM

Major Michael Scanlon, Officer Commanding Delta Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, for his contribution in Afghanistan to the development of the Advisory Team Enabling Company, where he melded a large and disparate group into an effective capability, during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.

SCOTT, David

Royal Marines
Colour Sergeant David Scott received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 51087, page 12661 dated 13 October 1987.
 

SCOTT, Royden Brian

Royal Marines
Warrant Officer 1st Class Royden Scott was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 17 June 2006 [1].
  • 17 August 2010 awarded the Meritorious Service Medal [2]
Sources
[1] London Gazette 58014, page B5.
[2] London Gazette 59519, page 15853.
 

SCOTT, Simon John

Royal Marines
Acting Colonel Simon Scott was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 April 2013 to 30 September 2013 [1].

SCOTT, Stephen

Royal Marines
Colour Sergeant Stephen Scott 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. 

SECCOMBE, Thomas

41 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Seccombe was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st May 1978 to 31st July 1978 [1].
  • 15 June 1985 (Colonel) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 47739, page 343.

SEEGER, Robert Alan Mountcastle

40 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Robert Seeger was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in operations in the Borneo Territories and in supporting operations.
 
Citation 
On 8th December 1964, Lieutenant Seeger was leading a patrol in the area of the Border on the West Coast of Sebatic Island, Tawau, Sabah.

SHARP, Richard

42 Cdo. RM
Second Lieutenant Richard Sharp received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 t

SHAW, John Joseph

Mne John Shaw 40 Commando
40 Cdo. RM
Marine John Shaw died [1] from injuries received in a road traffic collision in Northern Ireland [2]
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH.
[2] The Light Blue Lanyard, author Major J.C. Beadle, MBE, MC, RM.
[3] NIVets.org / Manchester Evening News 17/5/2010.
 
Notes
His death is recorded @[3] above as being in highly suspicious circumstances.  
 

SHEMMANS, Terence

45 Cdo. RM
Acting Corporal Terence Shemmans received a Mention in Despatches in 1951 for distinguished service in operations in Malaya.
 
Sources
London Gazette 39215, page 2389.
The Story of 45 Commando RM 1943 - 1971, author David Young.
 

SIDWELL, Richard Charles

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Captain Richard Charles Sidwell received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service during operations in East and West Malaysia during the period 24 June to 23 December 1965 [1].
  • 1 July 1960 (Lieutenant) promoted Captain [2].
  • 31 December 1971 (Major) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [3].

SILLITOE, Frederick Roy

42 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Frederick Sillitoe was serving at the RM Holding Commando in April 1945 [1].
  • 1956 (Captain) (42 Commando RM) Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in operations at Suez between October and December [2].

SIM, Ernest James

45 Cdo. RM
Sergeant Ernest Sim received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Operations in the Near East at Suez, October to December, 1956.
 
Source
London Gazette 41092,page 3419.
 

SIMCOX, Paul Alan

Royal Marines
Corporal Paul Simcox received a Mention in Despatches in 1993 in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [1].
  • Ist  January 1994 (Corporal) commissioned Acting Lieutenant (SD) [2].

SIMPSON, Peter Leash

42 Cdo. RM
Acting Sergeant Peter Simpson was awarded the MIlitary Medal for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st July to 31st December, 1951.[1]
 

Extract from the Aberdeen Evening Express - Monday 14 April 1952

SMITH, Darren James

Mne Darren Smith 45 Commando
45 Cdo. RM
Marine Darren Smith, 'X Ray' Company, was based in Forward Operating Base Nolay in southern Sangin. He was wounded in an ambush by Taliban fire and despite the efforts of his colleagues, he tragically died of his wounds en-route to the medical facilities at Camp Bastion. He had joined X-ray Company in July 2008 immediately after completing Royal Marines Commando Recruit Training. [Source: MOD].
 

SMITH, Dennis

40 Cdo. RM
Sergeant Dennis Smith received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in operations in the Borneo Territories during the period 24th December 1962 to 23rd June 1963.

SMITH, Derek

45 Cdo. RM
Marine Derek Smith was shot and killed by a Malayan Police Inspector. He was originally buried in Pasir Panjang Cemetery before being reinterred at Kranji.
 
Sources
AFM ROH
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 17 January 1953.

SMITH, George

Royal Marines
Colour Sergeant George Smith was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1998 to 31st March 1999.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 55651, page 11553.
 

SMITH, George Phillip

Royal Marines
Warrant Officer George Smith M.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001.

SMITH, Matthew

Royal Marines
Marine Matthew Smith received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st Marc

SMITH, Philip Robert

Cpl Philip Smith 42 Commando
42 Cdo. RM
Corporal Philip Smith died in a traffic accident in a lay-by near Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire. He was crushed between the military lorry he had been driving and another military lorry.  [Source: Mail Online]
 

SMITH, Robert William

45 Cdo. RM
Quartermaster Sergeant Robert Smith was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in the New Years Honours List 1st January 1965 [1].
  • Additionally awarded the Military Medal for distinguished service in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate between the 9th to 15th February 1965 [2].
Recommendation

SNOXELL, Oliver

3 Cdo. Bde. RM

Marine Oliver Snoxell, 1 Assault Group RM,  died when hit by a car  while walking along the A5 Watling Street, just North of Hockliffe. He was in Bedfordshire on home leave at the time. [Sources: AFM ROH / Leighton Buzzard observer online report 14 March 2006]

SOUTHWORTH, Ronald

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Corporal Ronald Southworth died during operations in Korea. He had been reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

SPARKS, Georgie

Mne Sparks 42 Commando
42 Cdo. RM

Marine Georgie Sparks died during operations in Afghanistan. He and Marine Tony Evans, both of J Company, had been conducting a foot patrol to the north-west of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. Marines Sparks and Evans 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.

SQUIRES, Richard Graham

Royal Marines
Sergeant Richard Squires received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 2004 to 31st March 2005 [1].
  • 29 June 2015 (Warrant Officer Class 2) Immediate Regular Commission (late entry) The Parachute Regiment rank of Captain [2].

STANSFIELD, Christian John

RM Reserve
Marine Christian Stansfield, RMR Merseyside, collapsed and died of natural causes during a training mission in Norway. Christian joined the Royal Marines at the age of 17 and had served three tours of duty in Northern Ireland as well as a spell in Afghanistan.
[Sources: AFM ROH / Blackpool Gazette online report dated 16 Jan 2004.]
 

STANWORTH, John

Royal Marines
Corporal John Stanworth was serving at HMS Rooke, a shore establishment in Gibraltar, at the time of his death. He was King's Badge man for JE26 Squad in 1966.
 
Sources
AFM ROH
Andy Holloway. WO2 RM.
 
Notes
He had recently passed an SC3 Course (Swimmer Canoeist) .
 

STAZICKER, Anthony

Royal Marines
Corporal Anthony Stazicker was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2013.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 60813, page 5836.
 

STEEL, Austin Patrick

Royal Marines
Corporal Austin Steel was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland (to be dated 26 April 1994) [1].
  • 7 September 2004 (Warrant Officer Class 2) received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field during the period 1st October 2003 to 31st March 2004 [2].
  • 29 December 2007 (Warrant Officer Class 1) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
Sources

STEPHENS, Richard James

Royal Marines
Captain Richard Stephens was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1997 to 31st March 1998.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 55303, page 12073.
 

STEPHENS, Seth Vincent Scott

Cpl Seth Stephens CGC
SBS
Corporal Seph Stephens, S.B.S., died during operations in Southern Afghanistan. He was hit by enemy small arms fire while he was protecting and inspiring his British and Afghan comrades. He made a conscious decision to move to provide more effective covering fire. Moving along what was a very exposed position while under accurate fire, increased the risk to him significantly. This act of selfless bravery, which almost certainly saved the lives of his comrades, was recognised by the posthumous award of the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross.
 
Sources

STEPHENSON, Lee Martin

Lance Corporal Lee Stephenson
Comacchio Gp. RM
Lance Corporal Lee Stephenson died of a heart attack.
 

Extract from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle 

Lee Stephenson was a superfit Royal Marine who loved all sports and exercise. At 23 he was at the peak of his physical condition. Today the young serviceman, from Edmondsley, near Chester-le-Street, is being buried by his grief-stricken family. The lance-corporal who survived the Gulf War and Ulster keeled over with a heart attack while making tea for his mates. Despite attempts to revive him, he died almost immediately.
 

STEWART, David James

45 Cdo. RM
CTCRM
Lieutenant David Stewart was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands [1].
Citation
"Early in the morning of the 9th June Lieutenant Stewart, 45 Commando led a troop strength fighting patrol to the Two Sisters feature in East Falklands with a mission to harass the enemy and cause him casualties.

STOCK, E.J.

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Marine E.J. Stock was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

STOCKLEY, Gordon Herbert

Royal Marines
Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Stockley died whilst serving at RMB Eastney.
 
He had previously served as officer commanding 44 RM Commando from December 1944 to June 1945.  In 1945 the then Captain ( acting Lieut. Colonel)  Stockwell received a mention in despatches for gallant and distinguished service whilst attached to the Allied Land Forces, South East Asia.
[Sources: London Gazettes supp. 37318, page 5181 & rank amended in supp. 37346 page 5532.]
 

STODDART, Anthony

41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Anthony Stoddart received a Mention in Despatches, announced in April 1951, in recognition of distinguished service in operations in Malaya [1].
  • Captain Anthony Stoddart served with 41 Independent Commando RM during the Korean War and in August 1951 was Commander of 'D' Troop [2]
  • 23 April 1952 Lt. (Local Capt.) A. Stoddart to relinquish the rank of Local Captain [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 39215, page 2389.

STONE, Christopher Ralph

3 Cdo. Bde. RM

Sergeant Christopher Stone, 3 Cdo. Bde RM Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations at Ball Mountain and Top Malo House, Falkland Islands, during the period 20 - 31 May 1982. He was wounded during this operation.

Source
London Gazette Supp. 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/212.

STORER, Andrew

Royal Marines
Corporal Andrew Storer received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the former Yugoslavia during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001.

STRAIN, Eric

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Marine Eric Strain died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

Notes
His Commando were engaged in operations with US Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B. Drysdale , heading out from Koto-ri, Korea, in an attempt to relieve allied forces at Hagaru-ri.  This was during what later became known as the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.

STRAY, Dennis Wilfred

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Marine Denis Stray died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

Notes
His Commando were engaged in operations with US Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B. Drysdale , heading out from Koto-ri, Korea, in an attempt to relieve allied forces at Hagaru-ri.  This was during what later became known as the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.

SUMMERS, Scott Gordon

Mne Scott Summers 42 Commando
42 Cdo. RM

Marine Scott Summers died in a traffic accident that occurred on the 4th February after he had volunteered to drive in a routine convoy in Helmand province. He received initial treatment in Afghanistan before being transported back to a specialist unit in the UK where he died on the 21st February.  He joined the Royal Marines in January 2005 and deployed to Afghanistan in October 2006, and had been driving a Pinzgauer vehicle when the accident happened. [Source: MOD].

SWALLOW, Charles

45 Cdo. RM
RSM Charles Swallow was Regimental Sergeant Major of 45 Commando RM between November 1963 and January 1964. 
 
Sources
Andy Holloway. WO2 RM.
Four Five, The Story of 45 Commando RM 1943-1971, author David Young.
 
Note
His son Sergeant Paul Raymond Swallow died in service.
 

SWALLOW, Paul Raymond

CTCRM
Sergeant Paul Swallow, Commando Training Centre RM,  died in a road traffic collision on the outskirts of Exmouth.  
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Andy Holloway. WO2 RM.
Navy News issue July 1980 p19.
 
Note
His Father RSM C. Swallow also served
 

SYRAD, Stuart Lawrence

45 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Stuart Syrad was awarded the M.C., for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 41092, page 3418.
National Archives file WO 373/124/52.
 

TAILYOUR, Norman Hastings

45 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant General Norman Tailyour was knighted in June 1966.
 
  • 1945, 8 January, Commanding Officer 27RM Battalion [1].
  • 1945, D.S.O. for gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe with 27 RM Bn. [1, 2].
  • 1945, MiD in recognition of good services with the 21st Army group [3]
  • 1954 December, Commanding Officer 45 Commando RM [4].  
  • 1955, Bar to D.S.O. during operations in Cyprus with 45 Commando RM [4,5].

TAPLIN, John Aubrey

41RM Commando
40 Cdo. RM
Captain John Taplin was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in Her Majesty's Birthday Honours dated 31 May 1956 [1].
  • December 1942 (Acting Temporary Captain) Adjutant of 41RM Commando [2].
  • August 1943 Captain serving in 41RM Commando [3].

TAYLOR, Erroll Perth

Royal Marines
Warrant Officer 2  Erroll Taylor, attached at the time to the RM Holborn careers office, was one of the 35 fatalities resulting from the Clapham Train crash. He had previously served 22 years on active service with the Royal Marines and was married with sons aged 14 and 11.
 
Sources:
AFM ROH
Navy News issue Jan 1989, p32.

TAYLOR, Luke

Sgt Luke Taylor RM
Royal Marines
Sergeant Luke Taylor RM was attached to the Adjutant General's Corps, serving as part of Task Force Helmand when he was shot and killed at the main entrance to Lashkar Gah Main Operating Base in Helmand province.
 

TAYLOR, Martin Kenneth

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Lieutenant Colonel Martin Taylor O.B.E., 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 [1].

TAYLOR, Maurice Jack

40 Cdo. RM
Sergeant Maurice Taylor travelling in the rear vehicle of the morning convoy to Gerik was fatally wounded when the column was ambushed by communist terrorists.  He died a few days later.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.
 

TAYLOR, Michael Thomas

LCpl Michael Taylor 40 Commando
40 Cdo. RM
Lance Corporal Michael Taylor, Charlie Company, died during an exchange of fire with insurgent forces in the Sangin district of Helmand province. He was manning one of the sangars in the patrol base when the incident occurred.
 

TAYLOR, Scott Gregory

Mne Scott Taylor 40 Commando
40 Cdo. RM
Marine Scott Taylor, Alpha Company, died as a result of an explosion which occurred when he and Alpha Company were conducting a foot patrol to help reassure the local population and to increase security within the area around Sangin.
 

TELFORD, Ross

Royal Marines
Corporal Ross Telford received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland  during the period 1st April 2001 to 30th September 2001 [1].

THOMAS, Gareth

Royal Marines
Marine Gareth Thomas was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.

THOMAS, Jeremy Hywel

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Brigadier Jeremy Thomas, HQ 3 Commando Brigade RM, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 

THOMAS, Peter

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Marine Peter Thomas, 539 Assault Squadron, was deployed to Norway at the time of his death.  [Sources: AFM ROH / Palace Barracks Memorial website.]
 

THOMASON, Perry

45 Cdo. RM
Marine Perry Thomason received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service in the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134, page 12843. 
 

THOMPSON, Graham Michael

Royal Marines
Sergeant Graham Thompson (now acting Lieutenant) received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland announced on 5 May 1995, to be dated 27 October 1992.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 54028, page 6613.
 

THOMPSON, Steven

Royal Marines
Sergeant Steven Thompson was awarded The Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1994.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 54028, page 6610.
 

THOMPSON, Terence David

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Captain Terence David Thompson died during the 1976 Army Everest Expedition. An experienced mountaineer and climbing instructor he was killed in a crevasse accident on the mountain.
 
The Thompson Trophy, donated by the RN and RM Mountaineering Club of which he was a member, is awarded annually to the best all round student on the Mountain Leaders Course at 45 Commando Group.
 
Sources:
AFM ROH 

THOMSON, Martin

Royal Marines
Colour Sergeant Martin Thomson received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field during the period 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017.

THORNTON, Brian Richard

45 Cdo. RM
Marine Brian Thornton was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) for distinguished service in operations in Cyprus during the period 1st July to 31st December, 1957.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 41305, page 850.
National Archives file WO 373/126/87.
 

THORNTON, John David

Lieut. John Thornton 40 Commando
40 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant John Thornton, Charlie Company, was conducting a patrol in the vicinity of Kajaki, Helmand province, accompanied by Marine David Marsh, 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.

THRESH, Leslie Hugh

Royal Marines
Lieutenant Leslie Thresh was serving at HMS Seahawk, the RNAS Culdrose, at the time of his death. He was on board a Gazelle helicopter from 705 Naval Air Squadron when it flew into overhead power cables crashing into Pendruffle Wood near Herodsfoot six miles south east of Liskeard, Cornwall.  [Sources: AFM ROH / UK military aircraft losses - website ukserials.com]
 

TIDMAN, Martin David

Royal Marines
Corporal Martin Tidman received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 52530, page 7428 dated 14th May 1991.
 
Notes
May be ident with Captain (Acting Major) Martin David Tidman, Royal Marines, N029475N, appointed M.B.E. 31 December 2008. LG 58929, page 5.
 

TODD, R.

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Corporal R. Todd was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

TOGOOD, A.V.H.

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Marine A.V.H. Togood was reported missing and wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

TOMLINSON, Matthew Robert

Royal Marines

Acting Colour Sergeant Matthew Tomlinson was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq In 2005 [1].

Warrant Officer Class 2 Tomlinson, C.G.C., was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2009 [2].

TOTTEN, Philip Mark

Royal Marines
Major Philip Totten was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2010 to 30th September 2010 [1].
  • 30 June 2012 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
  • 16 July 2018 promoted Colonel [3].
  • 29 December 2018 appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [4].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 59737, page 5639.

TOTTLE, Simon

Royal Marines
Warrant Officer Class 1 Simon Tottle was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) 29 December 2012.
 
Sources
London Gazette 60367, page N5 (New Years Honours List).
 

TREAGUS, Donald

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Corporal Donald Treagus 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.
Report in the Worthing Herald, Friday 25 September 1953.

TROULAN, Dominic Charles Rupert

Royal Marines
Sergeant Dominic Troulan was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland [1].
  • Dominic Troulan, having retired from military service, was awarded the George Cross for saving lives during the Westgate Shopping Mall terrorist attack in Kenya in 2013 [2].
Citation

TUCK, Keith

45 Cdo. RM
Marine Keith Tuck, from Ilkeston Derbyshire, died at the Royal Air Force Hospital, Aden.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
England and Wales Government Probate Death Indices.
 

TUCKER, Craig

Royal Marines
Corporal Craig Tucker received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 April 2013 to 30 Sept. 2013.

TUCKER, Paul Matthew

Royal Marines
Acting Lance Corporal Paul Tucker received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.

TURNER, Leslie James

3 Cdo. Bde. RM

Marine Leslie Turner, HQ 3 Commando Bde. RM,  was killed when the truck he was in surprised bandits in the act of robbing a bus in the Gopeng-Kampar hills, Malaya. Buried in Batu Gajah (later exhumed, cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to UK). Also killed in the same incident was Marine Dennis Parr.

TURNER, Richard

Royal Marines
Major Richard Turner received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August 1978 to 31st October 1978.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 47804, page 4057.
 

TURNER, Robert

Royal Marines
Corporal Robert Turner was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2009 to 31st March 2010.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 59554, page 18536.
 

TURNS, John Michael

Royal Marines
Sergeant John Turns received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1997.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 55120, page 5194.
 

TWEED, David Gratiaen

40 Cdo. RM
Captain (Acting Major) David Gratiaen Tweed received a Mention in Despatches in September 1945 for good services with the 21st Army Group [1]
 
  • 12 February 1946 (Acting Major) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe [2]
  • 19 October 1951 (Major) received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya [3]

TWIST, Martin Thomas

Royal Marines
Major Martin Twist was awarded the 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 Afghanistan and Iraq [1].
 
30 June 2015 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
 
Sources

TWYCROSS, James

Royal Marines
Corporal James Twycross received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.

TYDD, Herbert Henry

45 Cdo. RM
Sergeant Herbert Tydd was awarded the Military Medal for distinguished service in operations in Malaya during the period August to October 1950.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 39215, page 2389.
National Archives file WO 373/129/132.
 

TYRRELL, Ernest Trevor

Marine Trevor Tyrrell
42 Cdo. RM
Marine Ernest Tyrrell died [1] in a landrover vehicle accident in Singapore on his second tour. His first was with 40 Commando RM. [2].
 
Ernest commenced his initial recruit training on 3 February 1964, and completed that initial training in 805 King’s Squad at RM Deal on 29 May 1964.  He successfully completed his full training at the Commando Training Centre on 30 October 1964. [2] + [3].
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH

UFTON, Edward Albert

40 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Edward Ufton, 'B' Troop, from Burton-on-Trent, died during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  He was leading a section clearing the Customs House when killed by enemy fire.
 

UNDERWOOD, J.

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Marine J. Underwood 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.

URRY, Simon Richard

Royal Marines
Captain Simon Urry was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland  during the period 1st October 2003 to 31st March 2004 [1].
  • 1 October 2004 (Captain) promoted Major [2].
  • 30 June 2012 ( Major) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [3].

VALLANCE, David William

CTCRM
Marine David Vallance was serving at the Commando Training Centre RM at the time of his death. He collapsed and died of a heart attack while jogging to a firing range at Sandy Bay, near Exmouth, during a training exercise.
[Sources: AFM ROH /  Navy News issue Feb. 1998, p24 / The Independent online 31st March 2000.]
 

VAN DER HORST, Richard Evert

SBS
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Evert van der Horst OBE, Officer Commanding the Special Boat Service, died in a diving accident during an amphibious exercise off Norway on March 7 2005; he died on March 14. 
  • 1984 joined the Royal Marines as a university cadet entrant and passed out in 1988 with the Sword of Honour *.
  • 1988 appointed to 45 Commando Group and commanded a rifle troop and a mortar troop with operational tours in Northern Ireland and Iraq, and deployments to Norway and the Carribean.

VAN DER HORST, Rupert Cornelius

Royal Marines
Brigadier Rupert Cornelius Van Der Horst, O.B.E., was appointed C.B.E.,(Military Division), 31st December 1991 [1].
  • 1982 Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 52767, page 5
[2] London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12842.
 

WAKER, Michael Robert

Royal Marines
Corporal Michael Waker received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2010 to 31st March 2011 [1].
  • 11 May 2018 (Colour Sergeant) received the Queen's Commendation for Valauable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field [2].

WALKER, Stephen

Cpl. Stephen Walker 40 Commando
40 Cdo. RM
Corporal Stephen Walker died in an explosion that happened near Patrol Base Almas, in Sangin, Helmand province. He was conducting a joint foot patrol with the Afghan National Army to reassure and improve the security for the local population in the area when the incident took place.
 

WALKER, William Arthur

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Marine William Walker died in Korea. He had been reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

WALLS, Kevin Finlay

Royal Marines
Major Kevin Walls received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service 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.
 

WALTON, Richard Anthony Carl

Royal Marines

Colour Sergeant Richard Walton was serving at RMDIV Leconfield at the time of his death.

Richard Walton joined the Royal Marines in 1985 and served 2 days short of 20 years. During his career he served at Poole, 40 Commando, Commando Logistics Regiment, 42 Commando, CTCRM, and SBS. [Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue 1st June 2005.]

WANT, Thomas Alfred

45 Cdo. RM
Acting Sergeant Thomas Want 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.
 
Source
London Gazettes Supp. 39675, page 5528.
National Archives file WO 373/131/42.
 

WARD, Colin David

Royal Marines
Lieutenant Colonel Colin Ward 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.

WARD, David, J.T.

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Mne. David Ward was serving on HMS Albion at the time of his death. He had been diagnosed with depression and tragically took his own life. David graduated as a Royal Marine in July 2002.  He served with 42 Commando RM and the UKLFCSG, and his service included Northern Ireland and Iraq. [Sources: AFM ROH / Liverpool Echo 13th April 2005]
 

WARD, Ronald

40 Cdo. RM
Marine Ronald Ward died from accidental gunshot wounds in Haifa.
 
Sources
AFMROH.
Registers of Reports Of Deaths: Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.
 

WARREN, Paul

Mne Paul Warren 40 Commando
40 Cdo. RM
Marine Paul Warren, Charlie Company, was injured in an explosion when Patrol Base Airport Lounge was attacked by insurgents. Despite being given immediate first aid by his comrades, Marine Warren’s injuries proved to be fatal.
 
Paul Warren  joined the Royal Marines on 22 May 2006, and on completion of recruit training was drafted to 45 Commando Royal Marines, based in Arbroath, Scotland, joining on 26 June 2007. 
 

WASSALL, Joseph Desmond

Joseph Desmond Wassell Royal Marines
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Sergeant Joseph Desmond Wassall, from Shifnal, Shropshire, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of distinguished service on the Falkland Islands [1+2].
  • 1992 New Years Honours  (Warrant Officer 1) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
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