45RM Cdo. Roll of Honour

The Fallen from No. 45 Royal Marine Commando
Capt. M.C.  BROCKBANK
Capt. E.E.D. GREWCOCK
Capt. B.G.  WHITE
Rev. D.L.  WILLIAMS 
Lieut. P.  CASPER
Lieut.  A.  GALE
Lieut.  W.E.  KENNEDY
Lieut.  P.  WINSTON
Lieut.  T.D.  WRIGHT
CSM.   J.H. GRIMSEY
CSgt.   J.D.  WHARTON
Sgt.  P.  AHERN
Sgt.  J.   ATKINSON
Sgt. W. FINLAY
Sgt. F.  KERR
Sgt. H. NUTTER
Sgt. R.D.  WHITE
Sgt. W.A.  WILSON
Cpl. E.B.  BEACH
Cpl. A.  BIDMEAD
Cpl. A. R.  BROOKS
Cpl. W.  CARTER
Cpl. J.S.  COCKS
Cpl. I.  COHEN
Cpl. J. J.  DUCHAN
Cpl. H.A. GAGE
Cpl. F.J.E.  GOODENOUGH
Cpl. E.G. GYNES
Cpl. J.T.   KNOTT
Cpl. J.H.  LAING
Cpl. D.A.W.  MONEY
Cpl. L.  MYERS
Cpl. V.G.  NEWMAN
Cpl. D.W. REED
Cpl. J.R.   RUSTON
Cpl. W.N. SELWOOD
Cpl. J.A.  WATSON
LCpl. L.  BAKER
L Cpl. W.G.  BONIFACE
LCpl. O.  DAVIES
LCpl. A.C.  DRYBURGH
LCpl. H.E.  HARDEN
LCpl. H.  McNULTY
LCpl. A.R.  PERCIVAL
LCpl. F.T.  STALLWOOD
Mne. D.A.  BAKER
Mne. R.  BELL
Mne. J.  BENSON
Mne G.  BOOTHROYD
Mne. S.  CAIRNS
Mne. F.  CAMPBELL
Mne. B.L.  CANN
Mne. R.J.  CLARKE
Mne. A.C.  CONATY
Mne. A.C.A.  COOK
Mne. E.P.  CORBYN
Mne. W.  CROMPTON
Mne. W.  CROUCH  
Mne. M.  CULLEN
Mne.  E.C.  DANGERFIELD
Mne.  K.W.J.  DAVIS
Mne.  A.J.  EARL
Mne.  B.C.S. FENTON
Mne.  E.W.  FORBES
Mne.  B.B.  FOSTER
Mne.  K.R.  GEORGE
Mne.  R.  GEORGE
Mne.  E. J.  GLADWIN
Mne.  G.S. HALL
Mne.   J.  HALL
Mne.  T.F.  HARRINGTON
Mne.  W.   HOBBINS
Mne.  P.L.  HOLMES
Mne.  A.J.  KEMP
Mne.  R. J.  KEOUGH
Mne.  F.  KERSHAW
Mne.  C.  KING
Mne.  G.  LAY
Mne.  E.J.   LEE
Mne.  L.L.  LEE
Mne.  T.A.  LOVETT
Mne.  C.A.  LYON
Mne.  L. H.  MANLEY
Mne.  T. B.  MARSHALL
Mne.   J.  McFATTER
Mne.  N.M.  McINTOSH
Mne.  D.  McKEOWN
Mne.  C.  McPAKE
Mne.  A.  MITCHELL
Mne.  C.  MOSLEY
Mne.  A.  MULHALL
Mne.  W.H. MURPHY
Mne.  B.K.  ORD
Mne.  W.H. PEARCE
Mne.  J.H . PILCHER
Mne.  H.   PLANT
Mne.  W.  PURVIS
Mne.  T.   ROBSON
Mne.  R. J.   ROLSON
Mne.  J.G.   RUSSELL
Mne.  H.J.   STAPLEY
Mne.  D.P.  SWEET
Mne.  R.L.   SYMES
Mne.  K.E.   THOMAS
Mne.  R.  THOMAS
Mne.  J.R.  TIMMINS
Mne.  E.E.L.  TONKS
Mne.  T.G.  UNTHANK
Mne.  F.E.  WALES
Mne.  J.  WALKER
Mne.  J.W.  WALKER
Mne.  G.  WATSON
Mne.  F.  WHITTAKER
Mne.  R.D.  WHITNEY
Mne.  R.A.  WILCOX
Mne.  F.  WILD
Mne.  R.  WILLIAMS
Mne.  S.W.  WILSON
Mne.  A.  WRIGHT
Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 113 of 113

AHERN, Patrick

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Patrick Ahern, 'E' Troop, died of wounds inflicted during operations on 23rd January 1945 at Maasbracht and Brachterbeek, specifically when his Troop were ordered to attack and obtain a bridgehead on the Montforterbeek Dyke. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
The Story of 45RM Commando (published for Veterans in 1946).

ATKINSON, Jacob

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on war service
Sergeant Jacob Atkinson died from natural causes (paralysis of respiration) at EMS Hospital, Hurstwood Park, Haywards Heath.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.
 

BAKER, Leonard

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Leonard Baker died at sea during operations at Normandy on DDay.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BEACH, Edward Bert

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Edward Beach died during operations in Normandy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BELL, Robert

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Robert Bell died during operations at Le Mesnil, Normandy.
 
Extract from the Bo'ness Journal, and Linlithgow Advertiser - Friday 15 August 1952
In Loving Memory of our dear son, Marine Commando Robert Bell, killed in action.
We were not there to see you die,
Perhaps it's just as well,

BENSON, John

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Benson died during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller in the vicinity of the village of Hademstorf, Germany.

BIDMEAD, Arthur

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Arthur Bidmead died of wounds at the 6th Canadian General Hospital, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BONIFACE, William George

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal William Boniface, 'A' troop,  died during operations in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller in the vicinity of the village of Hademstorf, Germany.

BOOTHROYD, Gordon

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Gordon Boothroyd, 'E' Troop, died during operations in Normandy, France.  
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.
 
Notes

BROCKBANK, Maurice Chester

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Maurice Brockbank, 'C' troop, died during operations at the River Aller in the vicinity of the village of Hademstorf. He had previously received a Mention in Despatches whilst with 40RM Commando for "outstanding service while operating with the Allied Armies in Italy."
 
Sources 
CWGC.

CAIRNS, Stanley

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Stanley Cairns died during operations at Normandy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.
 

CAMPBELL, Finlay David

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Finlay Campbell died during operations at Normandy.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.
[3] National Records of Scotland - Statutory Registers of Births 504/B 2 - Parish of Ardgour and Kingairloch, County of Argyll.

CANN, Bernard Lawrence

Marine Bernard Cann 45 Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Bernard Cann, 'E' Troop, died during operations in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Stolzenau and Leese (River Wesser crossing).
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.

CARTER, William

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal William Carter was reported missing presumed killed during operations at Normandy. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.

CASPER, Peter

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Peter Casper was killed by enemy gunfire during operations across the bridgehead between Stolzenau and Leese. 
 
Capt. John Day 45RM Cdo. records in his book A Plain Russet-Coated Captain

CLARKE, Reginald James

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Reginald Clarke was killed in overcoming an enemy post as his Commando entered Osnabruck, Germany.

Sources
CWGC.
The Story of 45RM Commando (published 1946 for Veterans).
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.

COCKS, John Sidney

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal John Cocks, 'E' Troop, died during operations at Maasbracht and Brachterbeek, specifically when his Troop were ordered to attack and obtain a bridgehead on the Montforterbeek Dyke. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
The Story of 45RM Commando (published for Veterans in 1946).

CONATY, Alan Craba

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Alan Conaty died on the day his Commando crossed the River Maas at Gennep. By evening they had entered Afferden where they encountered enemy shelling. Captain John Day, 45RM Commando, records that 'B' troop had one man killed.
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.

CROMPTON, William

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Crompton died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller in the vicinity of the village of Hademstorf.

CROUCH, Walter

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Walter Crouch died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller in the vicinity of the village of Hademstorf, Germany.

DAVIES, Osmond

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Osmond Davies, 'E' troop, died during operations at Normandy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.
The Story of 45RM Commando, published 1946 for veterans.

DAVIS, Kenneth William John

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Kenneth Davis died during the operation to take the enemy held coastal resort of Franceville Plage which had been given the local codename of Piccadilly. At the Northern end of Piccadilly the enemy had a strong point which included pillboxes.

DUCHAN, John Joseph

Original grave of Cpl Duchan 45RM Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal John Duchan died during operations at Bell Isle, Osen, Netherlands.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No.45 RM Commando War Diary / List of casualties Operation Bell Island II.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

EARL, Arthur John

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Arthur Earl died during operations at Normandy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

FINLAY, William

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant William Finlay died during operations at Normandy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

FOSTER, Bernard Basil

Marine Bernard Foster 45RM Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Bernard Foster died at the 33rd Casualty Clearing Station, British Liberation Army, Germany, on the 1st May 1945 [1][2] of wounds received on the 29th April 1945 [3].

GAGE, Harold Arthur

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Harold Gage died during operations at Normandy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
 
Notes
Son of James Edward and Ellen Maria Gage, of Neasden, Middlesex.

GEORGE, Rex

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Rex George, 'E' Troop, died during operations at Normandy. He received a Mention in Despatches for good services with the 21st Army group.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

GLADWIN, Ernest James

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ernest Gladwin was reported missing presumed died during operations at Normandy, France. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

GRIMSEY, John Henry

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Major John Grimsey died [1][2] during the operation to take the enemy held coastal resort of Franceville Plage, Normandy,  which had been given the local codename of Piccadilly. At the Northern end of Piccadilly the enemy had a strong point which included pillboxes. An attempt by the Piat team of 'E' troop to destroy this resulted in the death of

GYNES, Edward George

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Edward Gynes died during operations at Normandy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/131.
 

HALL, George Stanley

George Stanley Hall 45 Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on war service
Died in the UK

Marine George Hall died at Worthing Central Hospital, Sussex, from an accidental gunshot wound sustained during a live fire training exercise.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
[Image] His great nephew Jordan Savage. 

HALL, John

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Hall died during operations in France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

HOBBINS, William

Marine William Hobbins 45 Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine William Hobbins, 'E' Troop, died during operations at Franceville, Normandy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.
Troop Nominal Roll - see Linked Content below.
[Image] Article in the Henley News edition 356 / 25Jun2014.
 

HOLMES, Peter Leslie

Mne. Holmes 45RM Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Peter Holmes was reported missing presumed died during operations at Normandy.  He has no known grave.

Read an article about his life written by his niece here: Mne P.L. HOLMES.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

KENNEDY, Wallace Edward

Graves of Lt Kennedy and others
45RM Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Wallace Kennedy, Intelligence Officer of 45RM Commando died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
[1] The Story of 45 Royal Marine Commando Aug. 1943 until June 1945 (blue book published for veterans).
[2] CWGC.
 

KEOUGH, Richard James

Richard Keough 45RM Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Richard Keough, 'C' Troop, was killed in overcoming an enemy post as his Commando entered Osnabruck, Germany.

Sources
CWGC.
The Story of 45RM Commando (published 1946 for Veterans).
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/133.

[Image] The War Illustrated magazine.

KERSHAW, Frederick

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Frederick Kershaw died on D Day during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

KING, Cyril

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Cyril King died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

LAING, James Hardie

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal James Laing died during operations at Bell Isle, Osen, Netherlands.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No.45 RM Commando War Diary / List of casualties Operation Bell Island II.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
1st Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.
 
Notes

LAY, Gordon

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Gordon Lay died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller in the vicinity of the village of Hademstorf, Germany.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

The Story of 45RM Commando, published 1946 for veterans.

LEE, Edward James

Marine Edward Lee 45 Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Edward Lee, from Leamington, died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Extract from the 45RM Commando War Diary 11th June 1944

LEE, Leslie Leonard

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Leslie Lee died during operations at Normandy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
National Archives file ADM/104/133 (Armed Forces Deaths and Burials Overseas).
 

LYON, Charles Adam

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Charles Lyon died during operations in the vicinity of Brachterbeek and Montforterbeek, Netherlands.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

MANLEY, Leonard Herbert

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Leonard Manley was reported missing at sea presumed died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.

MCFATTER, John

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John McFatter died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

MCKEOWN, Daniel

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Daniel McKeown died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.

MCNULTY, Herbert

Original grave of LCpl. McNulty 45RM Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Herbert McNulty died during operations at Bell Isle, Osen, Netherlands.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No.45 RM Commando War Diary / List of casualties Operation Bell Island II.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.
1st Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.
[Image] Julia Wells.
 
Notes

MCPAKE, Charles

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Charles McPake died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller in the vicinity of the village of Hademstorf.

MITCHELL, Albert

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Albert Mitchell died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.

MOSLEY, Claude

Original grave of Mne. Mosley 45RM Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Claude Mosley died during operations at Bell Ise, Osen, Netherlands.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No.45 RM Commando War Diary / List of casualties Operation Bell Island II.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
1 Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.
[Image] Julia Wells.
 

MULHALL, Alexander

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Alexander Mulhall, from Falkirk, died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.
Notice in the Falkirk Herald - 15 June 1946.
 

MYERS, Leslie

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Leslie Myers died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.

NUTTER, Henry

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Henry Nutter died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.

ORD, Bertram Kenneth

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Bertram 'Kenny' Ord died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Wesel. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.
 
Notes

PEARCE, William Harry

Marine Pearce 45 Royal Marine Commando
Marine William Pearce 45 RM Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine William Pearce died in Germany. He was shot and killed by a sniper when his Commando crossed the River Weser at Stolzenau to take the town of Leese.
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.

PLANT, Horace

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Horace Plant died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.
 

PURVIS, William

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Purvis died during operations at Bell Isle, Osen, The Netherlands.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No.45 RM Commando War Diary / List of casualties Operation Bell Island II.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.
1st Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.
 
Notes

REED, David Walter

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal David Reed died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.

RUSSELL, James George

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine James Russell, 'E' Troop, died during operations at Maasbracht and Brachterbeek, specifically when his Troop were ordered to attack and obtain a bridgehead on the Montforterbeek Dyke. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
The Story of 45RM Commando (published for Veterans in 1946).
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/136.

STAPLEY, Hugh John

Mne Stapley 45RMCommando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Hugh Stapley died of wounds during operations at Normandy, France [1][1a][2].
Extract from the Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser 

SWEET, Dennis Percy

Original grave of Mne Sweet 45RM Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Dennis Sweet died during operations at Bell Isle, Osen, Netherlands.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No.45 RM Commando War Diary / List of casualties Operation Bell Island II.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.
1st Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.
 
Notes

SYMES, Robert Leonard

Original grave of Mne Symes 45RM Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Robert Symes died during operations at Bell Isle, Osen, Netherlands.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No.45 RM Commando War Diary / List of casualties Operation Bell Island II.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.
1st Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.

THOMAS, Ronald

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ronald Thomas died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.
Births registered in Middlesborough Jan/Feb/March 1918.
 

TIMMINS, John Robert

John Robert Timmins 45 Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Robert Timmins from Gateshead died during operations at Bell Isle, Osen, Netherlands.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No.45 RM Commando War Diary / List of casualties Operation Bell Island II.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.
1st Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.

WALES, Frederick Edward

Original grave of Mne Wale 45 RM Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Frederick Wales died during operations in Holland.
 
At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting in the area of Maasbracht and Brachterbeek. (Source:1 Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945)
 
Notes

WALKER, James

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine James Walker died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.

WALKER, James Walter

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine James Walter Walker, 'E' Troop, died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.

WATSON, John Arthur

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal John Watson was killed during the operation to take the enemy held coastal resort of Franceville Plage which had been given the local codename of Piccadilly.

WHITE, Brian Granville

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Brian White, the Adjutant of the Commando since its formation, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
The book A Plain Russet-Coated Captain by Capt. John Day.
 

WHITNEY, Robert Desmond

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on war service

Marine Robert Whitney died from natural causes (septicemia) at West Glamorgan Hospital, Neath. 

Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] British Armed Forces Deaths / National Archives file ADM 104/138.
[3] Image of headstone in gallery.

WILD, Frank

Graves of Mne Frank Wild and others
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Frank Wild died during operations at Bell Isle, Osen, Netherlands.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No.45 RM Commando War Diary / List of casualties Operation Bell Island II.
1st Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.

WILSON, William Alan

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant William Wilson, 'E' Troop, died during operations at the village of Wangelau on the road from Lauenberg to Lubeck. After a short artillery barrage 'A' and 'E' Troops entered the village and took 130 prisoners. The only casualty was Sgt Wilson who was killed whilst assaulting a machine gun position. 
 

WINSTON, Peter Stanley

Original grave of Lieut. Winston 45RM Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Peter Winston died during operations at Bell Isle, Osen, Netherlands.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No.45 RM Commando War Diary / List of casualties Operation Bell Island II.
1st Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.
 
Notes

WRIGHT, Trevor Desmond

45RM Commando
South African Tank Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Trevor Wright, SA Forces attached to 45RM Commando,  died [1] during the period the Commando were engaged in operations at Osnabruck.
 
In 1942 he had been awarded the MM whilst in the rank of Trooper for "gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East [2]." 
 
Sources

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