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SQUIRES, Richard Graham

Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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].

STANFORD, Charles Robert

Commando School RM
Died in service
Sergeant Charles Stanford, Commando School, Commando Cliff Assault Wing,  drowned during a training exercise at Porthmeor beach, St. Ives, Cornwall [1][2].
Extract from the Cornishman newspaper - Thursday 29 April 1948.

STANSFIELD, Christian John

RM Reserve
Died in service
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.

STANWORTH, John

Royal Marines
Died in service
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

STAZICKER, Anthony

Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
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
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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].

STEPHENS, Richard James

Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
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
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.

STEVENS, Terence Morton Patrick

41RM Commando
45 Cdo. RM
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Acting Captain Terence Morton Patrick Stevens, 41RM Commando,  was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy. [1]
Recommendation 

STEWART, David James

45 Cdo. RM
CTCRM
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
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.

STICKLAND, Charles Richard

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Stickland, HQ 3 Commando Brigade RM, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [1].

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
Mentioned in Despatches
Died in service
Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Stockley died in 1951 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 Lieutenant Colonel)  Stockwell received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service whilst attached to the Allied Land Forces, South East Asia.

STODDART, Anthony

41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
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]

STONE, Christopher Ralph

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Mentioned in Despatches

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.

STRAIN, Eric

41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds

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.

SUMMERS, Scott Gordon

Mne Scott Summers 42 Commando
42 Cdo. RM
Died on active service

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.

SUTHERLAND, Neil

42 Cdo. RM
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Major Neil Sutherland was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 29 December 2007.
  • 2009 promoted Lieutenant Colonel commanding 42 Commando RM.
Sources
London Gazette 58557, page 5.
London Gazette 59139, page 12930.
 

SUTTON, David

Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain David Sutton was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 11 June 2005.
 
Sources
London Gazette 57665, page B5.
 

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

SWINDELL, Roy Goldthorpe

45 Cdo. RM
Died on active service

Marine Roy Swindell, from Huntington, York, died whilst deployed overseas to Aden, cause of death not known to this archive.

Sources
AFM ROH.
England and Wales Government Probate Death Indices for 1963.
British Casualties, Aden 1955-1967.
 

SYRAD, Stuart Lawrence

45 Cdo. RM
Military Cross (MC)
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
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Bar to the Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches
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]

TANNER, Michael John

Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Michael Tanner received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of  gallant and distinguished services in Iraq in 2005.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 57936, page 4195.
 

TAPLIN, John Aubrey

41RM Commando
40 Cdo. RM
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Croix de Guerre (France)
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].

TATE, Benjamin Alexander

Royal Marines
Died in service
LCpl. Tate died in a road traffic collision whilst on a  specialised motorcycle training course. The accident occurred on the A487 at Pantperthog, near Machynlleth, in mid Wales. [Sources: AFM ROH / Numerous online media reports.]
 

TAYLOR, Erroll Perth

Royal Marines
Died in service
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:

TAYLOR, Luke

Sgt Luke Taylor RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
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, Maurice Jack

40 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds
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
Killed in action or died of wounds
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
Killed in action or died of wounds
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
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal Ross Telford received the Queen's Commendation for Val

THOMAS, David Nigel

Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal David Thomas received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 53298, page 8190 published 11 May 1993.
 

THOMAS, Jeremy Hywel

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
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, Justin Royston

Justin Thomas CGC
40 Cdo. RM
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Marine  Justin Thomas was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq on 30 March 2003. 
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 57100, page 4.
[Image] M.O.D.
 

THOMAS, Peter

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Died in service unknown cause
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
Mentioned in Despatches
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
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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, John Thomas

Corporal John Thompson 42 Commando
42 Cdo. RM
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine John Thompson received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003 [1].
 

THOMPSON, Steven

Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
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.
 

THOMSON, Jonathan James

45 Cdo. RM
SBS
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Thomson O.B.E., was awarded The Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallantry within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey  in 1991[1].
Citation 

THORNTON, Brian Richard

45 Cdo. RM
British Empire Medal (BEM)
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.
 

TIDMAN, Martin David

Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
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

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
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Military Cross (MC)

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
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
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].

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
George Cross (GC)
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
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].

TUCK, Keith

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

TURNER, James William

RM Poole
Died in service
Lieutenant James Turner drowned at Loch Long, Argyllshire, during a training exercise where he was to be landed from the submarine HMS Orpheus without the need for it to surface.
[Source: AFM ROH / Navy News Feb 1977 p.23 / Cold Water Command authors Dan Conley & Richard Woodman.]
 
Also killed 

TURNER, Leslie James

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds

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
Mentioned in Despatches
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
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
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
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
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]

TWIST, Martin Thomas

Royal Marines
Bronze Star (USA)
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

TYDD, Herbert Henry

45 Cdo. RM
Military Medal (MM)
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.
 

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
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
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].

VALLANCE, David William

CTCRM
Died in service
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
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Died in service
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 *.

VAN DER HORST, Rupert Cornelius

Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
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

WAKER, Michael Robert

Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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
Killed in action or died of wounds
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
Killed in action or died of wounds

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
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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
Died in service unknown cause

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
Military Medal (MM)
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, David, J.T.

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Died in service
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
Died on active service
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
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

WATERS, Peter, S.

Lieutenant Peter S. Waters 42 Commando
42 Cdo. RM

Lieutenant Peter Waters, second in command Lima Company, was wounded in the hostage rescue at Limbang, Malaysia, on 12 December 1962. 

Sources
CVA Gallery photos of the unveiling of the Memorial Plaque at Limbang.
 

WATLOW, J.T.

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

WATSON, Andrew Philip

Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Warrant Officer Andrew Watson was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) on 8 June 2019.
 
Sources
London Gazette issue 62666, page B6. Her Majesty's Birthday Honours.
 

WATSON, Maurice

42RM Commando
Died in service
Marine Maurice Watson died of injuries sustained in a road accident in Hong Kong.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.
 

WATSON, Richard John

Mne. Richard Watson 42 Commando
42 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Richard Watson died during operations in Afghanistan. Elements from the UK Task Force were patrolling to the north of Now Zad, a district in the North of Helmand, when they came under attack from Taliban forces. During the contact Marine Watson was hit by small arms fire and fatally wounded.

WATTS, Ernest John

44RM Commando
Died in service

Marine Ernest Watts died of acute meningitis at the 28th Indian General Hospital, Hong Kong.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.

WEAVER, Kevin William

42 Cdo. RM
Died in service
Corporal Kevin Weaver died as a result of head injuries received in a criminal assault upon him in Plymouth on 2 March 2000. Married with a baby daughter, Corporal Weaver had served in the Corps for 17 years.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Globe and Laurel March-April 2000.
 

WEBB, E.H.

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

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

WELLS, Bernard

Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Bernard Wells received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st May 1982 to 31st July 1982 [1].
  • 15 April 1986 (Colour Sergeant) awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].

WESTON, Barry John

Sgt Barry Weston 42 Commando
42 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Barry Weston was fatally injured by an improvised explosive device while leading a patrol operating near the village of Sukmanda in southern Nahr-e Saraj district Helmand province. The patrol was participating in an o

WESTON, John Culpeper

40 Cdo. RM
Military Cross (MC)
Captain John Weston was awarded the Military Cross for distinguished service in support of operations in East and West Malaysia during the period 24th June 1965 to 23rd December 1965.
Recommendation
"On the 12th September a reconnaissance patrol from 'C' Company of 40 Commando discovered a platoon of Indonesians in position on the Sarawak Border.

WHATLEY, Benjamin Mark Lawson

LCpl Ben Whatley 42 Commando
42 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Benjamin Whatley died in Nad-E-Ali district, central Helmand, while Lima Company was conducting an operation to clear enemy forces from the north of the district. Leading his men from the front, Lance Corporal Whatley was killed by enemy fire during a prolonged and fierce battle with insurgents.
 

WHITE, Grant Ian

Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant Grant White received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1999.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 55819, page 4251.
 

WHITEHEAD, Andrew Francis

45 Cdo. RM
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Whitehead, commanding 45 Commando Royal Marines, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his actions during operations on the Falkland Islands. He also recieved a Mention in Despatches during operations in Northern Ireland.
Citation for DSO

WHITHAM, David Glyn

45 Cdo. RM
Died on active service
Marine David Whitham died near Akanthou in the Karpas Peninsula during operations in Cyprus. He and Sgt. David Baldwin were killed when their patrol landed by helicopter and came under ‘friendly fire’.
 

WHITMARSH, George Charles

Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal George Whitmarsh received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1985 [1].
  • 1993 (Corporal)(now acting Sergeant) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland (announced 11 May 1993) [2]

WHYSALL, Michael Colin

Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Michael Whysall received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st February 1977 to 30th April 1977.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 47317, page 11401.
 

WIGLEY, Jonathan

Mne Jonathan Wigley 45 Commando
45 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Jonathan Wigley died as a result of injuries sustained while on an Afghan and UK Task Force force operation on the outskirts of the village of Garmsir, to dislodge Taliban forces who had been responsible for attacks on the town in recent days. He was airlifted to a UK hospital in Camp Bastion, where he sadly later died from his wounds.
 

WILKINSON, John

Royal Marines
Died in service
Sergeant John Wilkinson, a Platoon Weapons Instructor (PW1) at RM Reserve Bristol, died in a road traffic collision [1][2]
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH.
[2] Andy Holloway. WO2 RM.
 

WILLASEY-WILSEY, Anthony Patrick

40 Cdo. RM
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
During WW2 Acting Captain Anthony Willasey-Wilsey served on ships before being posted to Commando service [1][1a][1b][1c] .
Service at Sea in WW2 
HMS Rodney (present at the Bismarck action)
HMS Howe
HMS Furious
RM Commando Service in WW2

WILLS, Michael Vincent

CTCRM
Died in service
Major Michael Wills died in a plane crash.
 
He was off duty in a single-engine Cessna when it crashed into a field near Honiton in June 2004, shortly after taking off from Dunkeswell airfield. Major Wills joined the Corps aged 18 in 1978 and at the time of his death was a Staff Officer at the CTCRM.

WILSON, David

45 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine David Wilson died during an enemy bombing attack whilst on operations at Ajax Bay, Falkland Islands.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Globe and Laurel RM ROH July/Aug 1982 edition.
Falklands War Memorial Plaque at Portsmouth.
Website Naval-History.net.

WILSON, David McDonald

45 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine David Wilson, a radio operator with 'X' Company, was shot and killed by a sniper whilst pushing down Wadi Dhubsan, one of the most inaccessible rebel held areas of Radfan, about 60 miles north of Aden [2][3].
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH.
[2] British Casualties, Aden, 1955-1967.

WILSON, J.M.

41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Marine J.M. Wilson was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

WILSON, Paul Kevin

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Paul Wilson, attached H.M.S. Broadsword, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 49134 page 12843.

WILTON, Hugo

Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Acting Corporal Hugo Wilton was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during the period 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 62283, page 8432.
 

WINTER, Danny

Cpl dan Winter 45 Commando
45 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Danny Winter died in an explosion while taking part in a joint operation with a Danish Battle Group and the Afghan National Army north east of Gereshk in central Helmand. He was a member of a fire support team that was engaged in an operation to clear compounds in a known Taliban stronghold.

WOOD, Gerrard

Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Gerrard Wood was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2012.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 60456, page 5738.
 

WOODHOUSE, Arthur

40RM Commando
Died in service
Marine Arthur Woodhouse died of injuries sustained as the result of a motorcycle accident at Kowloon.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/139.
 

WOOLMAN, Tudor Lloyd

42 Cdo. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Tudor Woolman, 42 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Aden in 1967 [1].
Recommendation
"On Saturday 11th November 1967 42 Commando Royal Marines was responsible for the manning of of a series of observation posts overlooking Tawani.

WOTHERSPOON, David

Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine David Wotherspoon received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field during the period 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 62052, page 17278.
 

WRIGHT, Gary

Mne. Gary Wright 45 Commando
45 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Gary Wright died as a result of injuries sustained when a suicide-borne improvised explosive device detonated next to the vehicle in which he was patrolling in Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
 

WRIGHT, James Robert

Mne James Wright 42 Commando
42 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine James Wright, Juliet Company, died during operations as part of Combined Force Nad ‘Ali (North), Helmand. His patrol was involved in a significant engagement with insurgents in the Shpazh Gerebian area of Nad ‘Ali district. After being pinned down by accurate fire for several hours, the patrol managed to extract themselves back to their base at Checkpoint Kamiabi.

WRIGHT, Robert

42 Cdo. RM
Died on active service

Marine Robert Wright died of encephalitis in Malaya. He was buried in Batu Gajah, later exhumed, cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to UK.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.

WRIGHT, Simon Michael

Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal Simon Wright was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal on the 11th May 1993 in recognition of his gallantry in Northern Ireland [1].
  • April 2000 (Sergeant) 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 1999 [2].

WRIGHT-HIDER, Simon

Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Corporal Simon Wright-Hider was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2011. 
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 60095, page 5848.
 

WYETH, Kenneth

41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Died on active service

Marine Kenneth Wyeth died wilst a prisoner of War having been captured during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea on 29 November 1950.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Admiralty announcement in The Times published 14th April 1951.
British Korean Veterans Assn. website.

YOUNG, Everett

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Colour Sergeant Everett Young, 3 Cdo. Bde R.M., Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre (M&AWC), received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service in operations on the Falkland Islands, during the period 20 May - 17 June 1982.
 

YOUNGHUSBAND, Michael Dean

LCpl Younghusband RM
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Died in service
Lance Corporal Michael Younghusband died whilst crossing a railway line in the early hours of December 10th. He had completed his training at the CTCRM in October 2012 and joined 42 Commando.  In 2014 he moved to the Commando Logistic Regt. RM at Chivenor.  
 

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