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BUSCALL, John Allan

Capt Buscall RM
Commando School RM

Capt. John Buscall died whilst serving at the Commando School RM. [1]

In 1942 the then PLY/X 561 Sgt John Allan Buscall RM was promoted Lieutenant. [2] 

In August 1943 on their formation, he joined 46RM Commando and served with with 'Z' troop of 46RM Commando. [3]

He received a MID for distinguished services in NW Europe whilst Lieutenant (Acting Major). [4]

STANFORD, Charles Robert

Commando School RM
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.
The Commandos stationed at the Commando Assault Centre at St. Ives, have become so popular with residents that the tragedy in which a young Sergeant lost his life on Saturday has evoked a wide measure of sympathy.

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