LSgt Aldridge died in North Africa.He recieved a MiD for "gallant and distinguished service in North Africa." Source: London Gazette Supplement 36180 page 4226.
Mentioned in Despatches
Sgt. Bradley was killed during operations at Normandy.
On the 6th October 1942 it was announced that he had received a MiD, along with others, for "bravery, endurance and sustained devotion to duty in H.M. Ships Aurora, Avon Vale, Lance, Legion, Kingston, Penelope, and at Malta, during and after the passage of an important Convoy." (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 35733, page4353.)
'Percy' as he was known in the Corps, was born on June 1st 1919 in the hamlet of Buckworth, Huntingdonshire. He was the middle son of a a family of six, his father being a farm labourer. After leaving school with a basic education he moved to his eldest sister's home in Luton where he at first worked as a market trader, and then in a gent's outfitters. In 1938 with talk of trouble in Europe he joined The Royal Marines. In 1944 he joined the newly formed 48RM Commando after successfully completing his training at the Commando Basic Training Centre at Achnacarry.
Capt. John Buscall died whilst serving at the Commando School RM. 
In 1942 the then PLY/X 561 Sgt John Allan Buscall RM was promoted Lieutenant. 
In August 1943 on their formation, he joined 46RM Commando and served with with 'Z' troop of 46RM Commando. 
He received a MID for distinguished services in NW Europe whilst Lieutenant (Acting Major). 
TSM Davies, 'Y' troop, was killed during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller in the vicinity of the village of Hademstorf.He received a posthumous MiD for "good services with the 21st army Group." (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 37251, page 4440.)
Lt Duncan was attached to No 11 Commando. We have a possible photo of him in our gallery which we would like verified by family in due course. His gallantry medals were awarded whilst he was further attached to the Special Boat Section *.
In addition there is reference in a book to a Lt Duncan MC as being a prisoner of war in Camp 21, Chiete, Italy in 1943. **
On the 28th June 1940 Captain J.F. Durnford-Slater was appointed Lieut. Colonel and ordered to raise and command No 3 Commando after volunteering for Special Service whilst Adjutant of the 23rd Medium and Heavy Training Regt., RA.
The circumstances of the death of TSM Elsom are not known to this archive.In March 1944 it was announced in Gazettes that he had received a MiD whilst in the rank of Corporal (Temporary) (Acting Temporary Colour Sergeant) for "distinguished services in Sicily." (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36454, page 1557.)
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.)
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