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Cpl. Leslie Brown was killed when his jeep patrol was attacked whilst en route to harass the enemy in Southern Tunisia. He was serving with 1st SAS ('B' Sqn.) at the time of his death having left the Commandos. He had previously served in both No 8 Commando and 51ME Commando.
Raider Jakob Dab was awarded the MM whilst attached to 51 ME Commando.
Asmara War CemeteryThe Italian stronghold of Keren was taken by Commonwealth forces at the end of March 1941 and the retreating Italian force pursued to Asmara, which was occupied on 1 April. Asmara War Cemetery contains the graves of those killed in the latter stages of the East African campaign, or who died subsequently at the garrison stationed at Asmara. (Source: CWGC.)
Keren War CemeteryKeren was the last Italian stronghold in Eritrea and the scene of the most decisive battle of the war in East Africa in February and March 1941. (Source:CWGC.)
Private Sandor Landler was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East.
Read more here 51ME Commando.Sources London Gazettes Supp. 35250, page 4788 & Supp. 37184, page 3760 (errata). National Archives file WO 373/28/199.
Pte. Osterman died during the period his Commando were engaged in operations in Eritrea.
The cause of death of LSgt Shields is not known to this archive.
Keren War CemeteryKeren was the last Italian stronghold in Eritrea and the scene of the most decisive battle of the war in East Africa in February and March 1941. (Source: CWGC)
The circumstances of the death of Pte. Vrondi are not known to this archive.