Training Centre Deaths WW2
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'Commando Basic Training Centre'
Son of Thomas and Emily Bleakley, of Higher Ince, Wigan.
DRYSDALE, Kenneth J.H.
Private Kenneth Drysdale drowned at Mucomir, Gairlochy, whilst serving at the Commando Basic Training Centre, Achnacarry. Son of Andrew Sproat Drysdale and Maggie Drysdale, of Wigtown; husband of Eileen Doris Drysdale, of Wigtown.
FARRELL, William Henry
GIBSON, Eric Hookway
GOMM, Arthur George
Sergeant Arthur Gomm died from multiple injuries sustained as a result of the premature explosion of a high explosive demolition charge at the Commando Basic Training Centre, Achnacarry. Son of Ernest James Gomm and Ethel Maud Gomm; husband of Edna Gladys Gomm, of Ashford, Middlesex.
HARE, Owen Stewart
HAYDON, Alan Albert
8 November 1941 posted from 34th Signal Training Regiment, RA, to Commando Depot.
HOCTEL, Lamont Durward
HUGHES, William Nichol
PHILLIPS, Albert Henry
RUSCHKEWICZ, James R.
- 33068148 Ranger Aaron M. Salkin, 'C' Company, was severely injured.
- The Rangers had been training with No 1 Commando under Lieut. Col. T. Trevor.
SIMPSON, John Denys Stenhouse
SMITH, Andrew Henry
SWEENEY, Charles Henry
TURNER, Frederick William Morgan
Also recorded as dying by drowning on this date were Private Pat McCarthy, Fusilier James Scullion, and Gunner Alan Haydon [see Linked Content below].
WELCH, Frederick Edward
WOOLLAM, George Arthur
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