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'41 Independent Commando RM'

In October 1942 the 8th RM Battalion was disbanded and those who volunteered for, and passed the training, formed a new 41RM Commando.  The Commando saw service in WW2 at Sicily and Salerno, Normandy and Walcheren, and the advance through Holland into West Germany. At the end of the war 41 RM Commando was disbanded.

41 Commando RM

In October 1942 the 8th RM Battalion was disbanded and those who volunteered for, and passed the training, formed a new 41RM Commando. At the end of the war 41 RM Commando was disbanded.

In 1950 a new 41 Independent Commando was formed at Bickleigh before deploying to the war in Korea. Awarded a United States Presidential Unit Citation for services with the 1st Division United States Marine Corps at the Chosin Reservoir,  North Korea, Nov/Dec. 1950. The Commando returned to Bickleigh to be disbanded there in 1952.

AHERN, Gerard

Marine
CH/X 5110
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Gerard Ahern, from Darwen Lancashire, died whilst a prisoner of war in Korea.
Extract from an article in the Lancashire Telegraph 28th January 2004

ALDRIDGE, Dennis Leolin Samuel St Maur

Dennis Leolin Samuel St Maur Aldridge Royal Marines
Major
44RM Commando
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Silver Star (USA)
7 January 1949 Captain Dennis Aldridge, who had served during the war with 44RM Commando [1], was appointed MBE (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished services with 40 Commando RM in Palestine during the period 27th March, 1948 - 30th July, 1948. [2]

BABB, Ronald Benjamin

Corporal
PO/X 5056
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Ronald Babb died [1] in the Korean war during a raid on the night of 6th/7th October, when two troops of the Commando landed under the command of Major D. L. St. M. Aldridge, R.M., at Churonjang.  A rail and road tunnel was blown up with two tons of explosive and completely blocked [2]
 

BAINES, James

Regimental Sergeant Major
PLY/X 920
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Acting Quartermaster Sergeant James Baines B.E.M. was awarded the Military Medal during the Korean war for gallant and distinguished service with 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines, in operations in Korea. [1].
 

BAKER, Roy

Corporal
PLY/X 5068
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Corporal Roy Baker was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished service in the Korean War.
 
Sources
London Gazette 40253 page 4684.
 

BARNES, Charles Ernest

Sergeant
PO/X 4003
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Charles Barnes, 'B' Troop, died during operations at Hodo Pando, Korea. He was part of a raiding party that landed by canoe and were engaged in a daylong firefight.

BEEVER, Fred

Marine
CH/X 118708
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)

Marine Fred Beever was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Divsion) in recognition of non operational services in Japan in connection with operations in Korea.

Source
London Gazette 39248, page 3107 dated 7 June 1951..
 

BELSEY, Jarvis Edward

Corporal
CH/X 4167
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Jarvis Belsey died during operations in Korea. 41 Independent Commando RM were engaged in operations with American Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B. Drysdale, heading out from Koto-ri, Korea, in an attempt to relieve allied forces at Hagaru-ri.

BRAMBLE, George

Marine
CH/X 114854
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine George Bramble was awarded the Military Medal during the Korean war for gallant and distinguished service. [1]. He later also received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in operations in Korean waters. [2].
  • 29 November 1950 wounded during operations at Chosin Resevoir [3].

BROWN, W.E.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Marine W.E. Brown was reported missing during operations in Korea, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
 

CHEESEMAN, G.E.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine G.E. Cheeseman was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

CONDRON, A.M.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine A.M. Condron was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

COX, William Clive

William Cox 41 Independent Commando
Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Marine William Cox was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Extract from the Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press - Friday 9th March 1951.
"Codnor Marine Prisoner in Korea.

CREECH, Charles, R.

Able Seaman
41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Able Seaman Charles Creech, attached to 41 Independent Commando, was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Membership Directory of the US 1st Marine Division Association (FMDA). 
 

CRITCHLEY, Evan

Leading Sick Berth Attendant
D/MX 764874
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)

Leading Sick Berth Attendant Evan Critchley RN, attached to 41 Independent Commando RM, was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal during the Korean War for distinguished service in operations in Korean waters. 

CRUSE, Ernest

Corporal (later Captain)
PLY/X 4655
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
CTCRM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Ernest Cruse was awarded the Military Medal during the Korean war for gallant and distinguished service with 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines, during operations in Korea [1]
  • 29 November 1950 wounded during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea [1a].

CULLY, J.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine J. Cully was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

CURD, E.J.

Corporal
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Corporal E.J. Curd was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

DARBY, T.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine T. Darby was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

DAY, J.

Quartermaster Sergeant
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Quartermaster Sergeant J.Day was reported missing during operations in Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

DICKENS, L.J.F.

Sergeant
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Sergeant L.J.F. Dickens was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

DODDS, Roy Reginald

Quartermaster Sergeant
CH/X.2480
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Sergeant  Roy Dodds, 40 Commando RM*, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March, 1948 - 30th July, 1948. [1].

DRYSDALE, Douglas Burns

Colonel
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Silver Star (USA)
Acting Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Drysdale assumed command of 44RM Commando on the 23rd April 1945. Formerly the Brigade Major he replaced Lt. Colonel Stockley who had been appointed to a position within Brigade HQ.*

EVES, Ernest Edward

Known as: 
Ernie
Ernie Eves RM
Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Notable dates of service
September 1946 - completed RM training 451 C.S. Squad, Depot RM Deal.
29 January - 17 May 1951 Commando School RM;
1 August 1951 - 29 January 1952 served with 41 Independent Commando in Korea.
30 January 1952 - 21 September 1953 posted 42 Commando RM.

FELLOWS, R.E.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine R.E. Fellows was reported missing and then found wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

FORD, David Robert

Lieutenant
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Lieutenant David Ford received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service during operations in Korean waters.

Sources
London Gazette 39660, page 5208.
 

FUTCHER, Arthur John

Leading Seaman
P/JX 646206
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Leading Seaman Arthur Futcher received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in Korea with 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines,.
 
Sources
London Gazette 39230, page 2749.
 

GARNER, Ivan

Marine
RM 9211
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Ivan Garner died during operations at the Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn website.
Devon Heritage website.
 

GOODCHILD, D.I.

Lieutenant
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Lieutenant D.I. Goodchild was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

GOODMAN, J.E.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine J.E. Goodman was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea and later found to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

GRAHAM, John Lewin

Marine John Graham 41 Independent Commando
Marine
RM 9087
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Graham, aged 18 and from Hightown, Salford, died during operations at the Chosin Reservoir, Korea. He had been a Royal Marine for 18 months.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties , Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn website.

GRANT, Ferris Nelson

Major (later Major General)
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Legion of Merit (USA)
Major Ferris Grant, 41 Independent Commando RM, was awarded the Legion of Merit, Degree of Officer, decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished services during operations in the Korean war [1].
  • January 1967 (Major General) appointed C.B. [2].
Sources

HAMBLETON, Charles Frederick

Quartermaster Sergeant
CH/X 1698
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Quartermaster Sergeant Charles Hambleton was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished service during operations in the Korean war.
 
Sources
London Gazette 40253 page 4684.
 

HARPER, Arthur Alexander Henry

Marine
PO/X 6207
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine Arthur Harper was awarded the Military Medal during the Korean war for gallant and distinguished service.
  • 29 November 1950 wounded during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
Sources
London Gazette 39230, page 2749.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
 

HARWOOD, John Gordon

Lieutenant
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant John Harwood, 'B' Troop, died during operations at Hodo Pando, Korea. He was part of a raiding party that landed by canoe and were engaged in a daylong firefight. 
Sergeant Charles Barnes of 'B' Troop also died in this raid.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.

HAYES, L.A.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine L.A. Hayes was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

HAYHURST, Frederick, C.

Known as: 
Fred
Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine Fred Hayhurst was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Membership Directory of the US 1st Marine Division Association (FMDA). 
 

HEARD, Lewis Anthony

Marine
RM 9162
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Lewis Heard died of dysentery while a POW at Camp 10 Kaggye, Korea. He had been reported missing during operations on 29 November 1950 at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 

HEDGLEY, G.

Sergeant
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Served in the Korean War. 

Source
Article and picture in Gallery published in the Western Morning News - Friday 25 August 1950.
 

HICKS, F.S.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine F.S. Hicks was reported missing during operations in Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

HIGGS, R.K.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine R.K. Higgs was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

HILL, Christopher Reginald Bernard

Corporal
PO/X 6204
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Corporal Christopher Hill died whilst a Prisoner of War in Korea. His death occurred 13 weeks after the Commando were engaged on the 29th November 1950 in operations with American Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B. Drysdale, heading out from Koto-ri, Korea, in an attempt to relieve allied forces at Hagaru-ri.

HILLS, Stanley Edward Herbert

Marine
PLY/X 1488
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Stanley Hills died whilst a prisoner of war in Korea. He had been reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
Also died in captivity on this day Marine Lewis Heard.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

HINE, Malcolm

Marine
RM 8381
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Marine Malcolm Hine was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during operations in Korea. 

Sources
London Gazette 39230, page 2749.

HURD, D.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine D. Hurd was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

IRISH, W.G.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine W.G. Irish was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

JAMES, Reginald William David

Sergeant
PO/X 2579
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Reginald James was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during the Korean War [1]
  • 29 November 1950 wounded during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 39230, page 2749.
[2] British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

JOHNSTON, S.C.

Corporal
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Corporal S.C. Johnston was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

JONES, Peter Raymond

Marine Peter Raymond Jones 41 Commando
Marine
RM 8682
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Silver Star (USA)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Peter Jones, from Penarth, Wales, died during an amphibious operational landing from the USS Perch on the coast above Hungnam and west of Tanchon.

KING, G.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine G. King was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

KNOCK, Douglas Alexander

Surgeon Lieutenant
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds
Surgeon Lieutenant Douglas Knock RN was attached to 41 Independent Commando RM at the time of his death in Korea. He was killed whilst the Commando were engaged in operations with US Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B. Drysdale , heading out from Koto-ri in an attempt to relieve allied forces at Hagaru-ri.

LANGTON, Henry

Corporal
CH/X 4045
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Henry Langton was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during the Korean war.
Extract from the Liverpool Echo
Commando's Bravery in Korea

LANSDOWNE, Arthur John

Marine
RM 9043
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Marine Arthur Lansdowne was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished services during operations in the Korean war.
 
Sources
London Gazette 40253 page 4684.
 

LLOYD, J.P.

Petty Officer
41 Ind. Cdo. RM

Petty Officer J.P. Lloyd, attached to 41 Independent Commando, was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

MACKAY, William Muir

Sergeant
RM 7429
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Sergeant William Mackay received a Mention In Despatches for gallant and distinguished service during the Korean War.

Sources
London Gazette 39230, page 2749.

MAILL, Joseph Jeremiah

Sergeant
CH/X 4248
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Sergeant Joseph Maill was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished service during operations in the Korean war.
 
Sources
London Gazette 40253 page 4684.
 

MAINDONALD, Gersham

Corporal
CH/X 4387
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Gersham Maindonald was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during the Korean War. He had previously served with 40 Commando, Royal Marines in Palestine, 1948.
 
Sources
London Gazette 39230, page 2749.
IWM Oral History recording, catalogue 16627.

MARSH, Leslie George

Captain (later Brigadier)
40RM Commando
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Leslie Marsh, a veteran of service with 40RM Commando in WW2, was awarded the Military Cross during the Korean War for gallant and distinguished service. 
  • 29 November 1950 (41 Independent Commando) wounded during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

MARTIN, B.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine B. Martin was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea. He was later discovered to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

MCCOURT, Joseph

Marine
RM 9046
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Joseph McCourt, from Hamilton Scotland, died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea. 
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Report in The Scotsman 8th December 1950, page 5.

McKEE, C.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Marine C. McKee was reported missing during operations 29 November 1950 at Chosin Reservoir Korea, later reported as Prisoner of War.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
 

MELLING, Harry

Marine
CH/X 3594
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Harry Melling died whilst a prisoner of war in Korea.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Naval History.net website.

MOON, Sidney James

Sergeant
PO/X 5235
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Sergeant Sidney Moon was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished service during operations in the Korean war.
 
Sources
London Gazette 40253 page 4684.
 

MURPHY, P.D.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine P.D. Murphy was reported missing during operations 29 November 1950 at Chosin Reservoir Korea, later reported as Prisoner of War.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

NICHOLLS, Reuben

Marine
PO/X 6067
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Reuben Nicholls died whilst attempting to escape having been taken Prisoner of War in Korea.

The following entry is from the RMA on their Facebook page

REUBEN NICHOLLS RM, 1925-51 Award of the Elizabeth Cross.

OGLE, R.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Marine R. Ogle was reported missing and then a prisoner of war during operations in Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
 

OVENS, Patrick John

Lt PJ Ovens
Major General
46RM Commando
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Commando Basic Training Centre
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)

Lieutenant Patrick Ovens served  for a period at the CBTC and is shown in a photo entitled "Commando Basic Training Centre - Officers Mess - 1945." 

He joined 46RM Commando shortly before it was disbanded.

PARKINSON, P.J.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine P.J. Parkinson was reported missing 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea, and later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

PARKINSON-CUMINE, Ralph Nicholas

Capt Ralph Parkinson-Cumine RM
Captain
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Captain Ralph Parkinson-Cumine MC, 'B' troop, was reported missing presumed killed during operations in Korea. His Commando were engaged in operations with US Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B.

PAYNE, G.J.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine G.J. Payne was wounded in 1950 during operations in Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

PAYNE, J.S.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine J.S. Payne was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

PEPPER, J.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine J. Pepper was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

PERKINS, S.P.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine S.P. Perkins was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

PESKETT, J.W.

Corporal
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Corporal J.W. Peskett was reported missing in 1950, and then prisoner of war,  during operations in Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

POUNDS, Edgar George Derek

Known as: 
Derek
Edgar George Derek Pounds
Major General
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Mentioned in Despatches
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Edgar George Derek Pounds enlisted with the Royal Marines in 1940 and was awarded the King’s Badge as the outstanding recruit of 384 Squad. To date he is the only King’s Badgeman to have reached General rank [1].
  • 21 August 1942 (Lance Corporal) commissioned Second Lieutenant [1a].   

PRESCOTT, C.H.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine C.H. Prescott was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

RAINE, Denis

Leading Sick Berth Attendant
SMX 853707
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds
Leading Sick Berth Attendant Denis Raine RN was attached to 41 Independent Commando RM at the time of his death in Korea. He had volunteered to accompany Surgeon Lieutenant Knock RN and was taken prisoner at Chosin. He died whilst attempting to escape.
 
Sources AFM ROH.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.

RICHARDS, G.

Corporal
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine G. Richards was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

ROBERTS, Gerald Frederick Dawson

Lieutenant (later Lieutenant Colonel)
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Lieutenant Gerald Roberts received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in operations in Korea [1].  He was also awarded the Bronze Star Medal bestowed by th

SOUTHWORTH, Ronald

Corporal
RM 10038
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Ronald Southworth died during operations in Korea. He had been reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

STANLEY, J.A.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine J.A. Stanley was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

STOCK, E.J.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine E.J. Stock was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

STODDART, Anthony

Lieutenant (Local Captain)
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Anthony Stoddart received a Mention in Despatches, announced in April 1951, in recognition of distinguished service in operations in Malaya [1].
  • Captain Anthony Stoddart served with 41 Independent Commando RM during the Korean War and in August 1951 was Commander of 'D' Troop [2]

STRAIN, Eric

Marine
PO/X 5315
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Eric Strain died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

STRAY, Dennis Wilfred

Marine
RM 9245
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Denis Stray died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

TATE, John Arnison

Acting Petty Officer
C/JX 166456
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds

Acting Petty Officer John Tate RN died during operations in Korea. He received a postumous Mention in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished service with 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines, in operations in Korea." 

THOMAS, Peter Roome

Captain
40 Cdo. RM
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Lieutenant Peter Thomas joined 44 Commando in Hong Kong during March 1946, just before it was redesignated as 40 Commando RM [1].
  • 1948 (Lieutenant) (40 Commando RM) Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in Palestine [2].

TODD, R.

Corporal
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Corporal R. Todd was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

TOGOOD, A.V.H.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine A.V.H. Togood was reported missing and wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

TREAGUS, Donald

Corporal
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Corporal Donald Treagus was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Report in the Worthing Herald, Friday 25 September 1953.

UNDERWOOD, J.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine J. Underwood was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

VARDY, Stanley

Marine
PLY/X 5553
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Stanley Vardy received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service during operations in Korea. 
 
Sources
London Gazette 39230, page 2749.
 

WALKER, William Arthur

Marine
RM 8800
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Walker died in Korea. He had been reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

WEBB, E.H.

Corporal
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Corporal E.H. Webb was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

WHITING, John

Known as: 
Jack
Sergeant
PO/X 4066
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Sergeant John 'Jack' Whiting was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished service during operations in the Korean War.
 
Sources
London Gazette 40253 page 4684.
 
Notes

WILLIAMS, K.J.T.

Corporal
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine K.J.T. Williams was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

WILSON, J.M.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Marine J.M. Wilson was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

WOODWARD, K.A.

Marine
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Marine K.A. Woodward was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
 

WOOLDRIDGE, Royston

Marine
RM 9402
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Royston Wooldridge died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Korean Veterans Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

WYETH, Kenneth

Marine
RM 8784
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Kenneth Wyeth died wilst a prisoner of War having been captured during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea on 29 November 1950.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Admiralty announcement in The Times published 14th April 1951.
British Korean Veterans Assn. website.


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