4 Special Service / Commando Brigade
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No. 1 Independent Company
Extract from the Navy Lists
The exact circumstances of the death of Marine George Butler are not known to this archive. He is listed on both the Westminster Abbey ROH and on the CWGC database Grave Registration Report (Finals) as 4 Special Service Brigade HQ. The Westminster Abbey ROH database additionally states killed in action.
Captain Gavin Howie, HQ 4 Special Service Bde., died during operations at Normandy.
Marine John Hughes, HQ 4 Special Service Bde., died during operations at Walcheren.
Marine (Acting Temororary Corporal) Harold Jones, 4 Commando Brigade Signal Troop, was awarded the MM for "gallantry, determination and great devotion to duty during assault operations at Walcheren and Flushing whilst attached to No 4 Commando. "
Corporal Leonard King, Special Service Group Signals RM , was awarded the MM for courage and enterprise in reconnaissance operations .
Lieutenant William Layman, SA Forces attached to 4 Special Service Bde., died during operations at Walcheren.
- Awarded a Bar to the D.S.O. for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren .
Lieutenant Gordon McKenzie, SA Forces attached to 4 Special Service Bde., died during operations at Walcheren.
Mne. Porter, HQ 4 Special Service Bde., was killed during operations at Normandy on D Day.