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ALDWORTH, Michael Mancell

Lieutenant Michael Aldworth
48RM Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Michael Aldworth received a Mention in Despatches for good services with the 21st Army Group. Post war member of the Commando Association. 

His death was announced in their March 1993 newsletter 96 where his rank was shown as Captain (later Major) [2].

AMATO, Denis

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Denis Amato died during operations at Normandy on D Day.
 

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

APPLEYARD, Frank

48RM Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Frank Appleyard MM died during operations at Normandy, France.
July 1943 (Marine) (7th Bn. Royal Marines) awarded the Military Medal.
​Recommendation
"Masa Palato, Sicily, 20th July 1943

BEAN, William George

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Bean died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 

BLACK, James William

48RM Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Troop Sergeant Major James Black was awarded the Military Medal for bravery, skill and devotion to duty whilst serving with the Allied Forces during the campaign in the Low Countries, over a period from January to April, 1945 [1][2].
Recommendation

BOARDMAN, William

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Boardman died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.

BONNER, John William

Captain John Bonner 48RM Commando
48RM Commando
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain John Bonner was in the first batch of reinforcements joining 48RM Commando on the 9th June 1944. He was posted to 'A' Troop, later joining the HQ Troop, before finally becoming the Administration Officer of the Commando [1]. In June 1945 he was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
 

BRANCH, Walter James

Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Walter Branch, RAMC, died during operations at Walcheren, Holland. 

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/85.

[3] Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/86.

BREAM, George Leonard

Captain Leonard George Bream
48RM Commando
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

George Leonard Bream, or '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.

BROWNFIELD, John Edward

48RM Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant John Brownfield was awarded the Military Medal for bravery, skill and devotion to duty whilst serving with the Allied Forces during the campaign in the Low Countries, over a period from January to April, 1945.
Recommendation

BURGESS, Norman

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Norman Burgess died during operations at Walcheren, Holland.

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

CAPPLEMAN, John

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant John Cappleman died during operations at Normandy on D Day.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.
 

CLARK, Herbert

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Herbert Clark died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.

COLLINS, Peter Stratford

48RM Commando
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Peter Collins M.C., 'A' troop, died during operations against the German held island of Schouwen, Holland. He had been awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in the field.
 

COULSON, Reginald

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Reginald Coulson died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.

COULTER, William Knowles

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant William Coulter died during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Robert John and Jane Smith Coulter, of Falkirk, Stirlingshire; husband of Margaret Coulter, of Bainsford, Falkirk.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.

CUFF, Kenneth

30 Commando Assault Unit

Also served 48RM Commando. Post war member of the Commando Association from Nottingham.

Sources
Commando Association newsletter 93 and 108.
Commando Association list of RM Commandos.

CURTIS, Edward Geoffrey

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Edward Curtis, 'B' troop,  died during operations at Normandy , France
Extract from the 48RM Cdo. War Diary
6 June 1944 Langrune, 1300 hrs
'B'  troop reports "Deathshead" clear, they had found it unoccupied, and suffered only one casualty  (Lt.Curtis) wounded by own naval supportive fire.   
 

De STACPOOLE, Derek Roderick

Major de Stacpoole
48RM Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major Derek Roderick de Stacpoole, 'Y' troop,  was shot and killed during operations at Walcheren, Holland. He had earler been wounded during the Normandy landings rejoining the Commando and taking part in operations at Dozule, France, in August. He received a Mention in Despatches for " good service while operating with 21st Army Group."
 
Sources

DORMAN, John

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Dorman died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

DUNN, Edwin

48RM Commando
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Edwin Dunn was awarded the MC for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.

EDWARDS, Gerard

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Gerard Edwards died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

FINDLAY, Martin

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Martin Findlay died during operations in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in holding a section of the line along the Maas. 
Extract from the Brechin Advertiser 10 April 1945

FLEMMING, James Maul

48RM Commando
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine James Flemming received a MiD in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe [1].
 
On the 16th May 1950 it was announced in London Gazettes that the now Leading Fireman James Maul Flemming had been awarded the B.E.M. (Civil Division)
 

Citation

FLUNDER, Daniel John

Captain Daniel Flunder MC
48RM Commando
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Daniel Flunder was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren [1]. He became the Adjutant and Commander of  'A' Troop of 48 RM Commando [2].

FOGG, Dennis

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Dennis Fogg died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

FOUCHE, Stefanus Louis

Stefanus Fouche
48RM Commando
44RM Commando
Lieutenant Stefanus Fouche, South African Forces attached to 48RM Commando 'Y' Troop, was wounded on 6 June 1944 during the Normandy landings and evacuated back to the UK. He rejoined the Commando in August and in November took part in the attack at Walcheren [1].
  • June 1945 Lieutenant Fouche joined 44RM Commando 'A' Troop in the Far East [2].

FOX, Walter

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Walter Fox died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

FREEMAN, John Haughton

Major John Freeman SAUDF
48RM Commando
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major John Freeman, S.A.U.D.F. was attached to 48RM Commando HQ during the Normany invasion [1]. He received a Mention in Despatches for good services while operating with the Army in NW Europe [2].
October 1944 Holding Operational Commando [3].
12 February 1946 apppointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [4].

GIBBS, Robert Maurice

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Robert Gibbs died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 

GODKIN, Noel Herbert

Captain Noel Godkin 48RM Commando
48RM Commando
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Noel Godkin, the administration officer [1], died during operations at Walcheren, Holland [2]. He was appointed MBE (Military Division) for distinguished service during the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy [3].
 
Sources

GOSLING, Thomas George

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Thomas Gosling died during operations at Sallenelles, Normandy.
Extract from the 48RM Cdo. War Diary
"7-7-1944 Sallenelles 2045 - 2115,  All HQ officers were at dinner, the house was shelled." Against this entry is a hand written note  which reads "Cas 1 MOA killed."

GRANT, Leslie Ronald

Captain Leslie Grant 48 Commando
48RM Commando
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Leslie Ronald Grant, Signal Section [1], received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service during offensive operations with the Allied Armies over a period from November, 1944, to January, 1945 [2].
  • 12 February 1946 apppointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3]
Sources

HALL, Tom

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Tom Hall died and is buried at Antwerp, Belgium.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando, author Ken Ford.
 
Notes

HEDLEY, Stanley

Marine Stanley Hedley 48RM Commando
48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Stanley Hedley died at the Royal South Hants. and Southampton Hospital of wounds inflicted during operations in Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

HILLS, Henry Joseph

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Henry Hills died of wounds at the 16th Canadian General Hospital, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.
RM Globe and Laurel Nov. 1944 edition.
 

HILTON, Arthur

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Arthur Hilton died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

HOLMES, Kenneth John

48RM Commando
Mentioned in Despatches

Troop Sergeant Major Kenneth Holmes was Mentioned in Despatches for good service whilst operating with the 21st Army Group in France.
 
Sources
London Gazette 36979, page 1386.
The Story of 48RM Commando (published 1946).

HUGHES, Harold

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Harold Hughes died at sea during operations at Walcheren, Holland. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.

HYTNER, Cyril (48RM Cdo) letter from 'Doc' Winser

Type: Letters
Author: Lt. David Michael De Reuda Winser, RAMC and 48RM Commando
Year of Publishing: 2019
Keywords: letter, winser, hytner, 48 royal marine commando
This letter, which can be downloaded from above,  was sent by Doc Winser [more....], the M.O. of 48RM Commando to LCpl. Cyril Hytner  [more....], RAMC attached to 48RM Commando who was wounded on D Day. 
 
Source
John Hytner (son of LCpl. Hytner).
 

JEHU, Edward Alcuin

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Edward Jehu died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
 

JONES, Ivor

48RM Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Corporal Ivor Jones, RAMC attached to 48RM Commando, was Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in N.W. Europe [1][2][3]

KEMP, George Lamb

George Kemp 48RM Commando
48RM Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant George Kemp, 'B' troop, was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren [1][1a].
 
Recommendation

LAW, James Ernest

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal James Law died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

LEE, Reginald John

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Reginald Lee died and is buried at Antwerp, Belgium.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
DDay Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RMCommando, author Ken Ford.

LINDREA, Cyril Brian

Lieutenant Cyril Brian Lindrea RM
48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Cyril Brian Lindrea died during operations at Walcheren when enemy mortar bombs exploded amongst a group of officers.
 
Sources
CWGC
D Day Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RM Commando, author Ken Ford.

LUND, John Thomas

48RM Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Quartermaster Sergeant John Lund was Mentioned in Despatches for good service whilst operating with the 21st Army Group in France.
 
Sources
London Gazette 36979, page 1386.
The Story of 48RM Commando (published 1946).
 

MACKENZIE, Roderick Gimson

48RM Commando
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Roderick Mackenzie MC,  'X' troop, died of wounds from enemy mortar fire during operations at Walcheren.  He died in hospital in Belgium. He had earlier been awarded the MC for "gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy."
 
Sources
CWGC

MCARTHUR, James

Marine James McArthur 48RM Commando
48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine James McArthur, 'S' Troop, was reported missing presumed died when his landing craft struck a mine during the assault on Walcheren, Holland. He has no known grave.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

MCCAIN, Gerald

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Gerald McCain died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

MCLAUGHLAN, John

Marine John McLaughlin 48RM Commando
48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John McLaughlan died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

[Image] Daniel Kay.

MEE, Alfred John

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Alfred Mee died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.

MOULTON, James Louis

Lt. Col James Louis Moulton
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Colonel James Louis Moulton, Commanding Officer 48RM Commando until March 1945, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy. [1] . 

NICHOLSON, Donald

48RM Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Marine Donald Nicholson was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.
Recommendation
Near Westkapelle, Walcheren island, 1 November 1944

NUTTALL, James Thomas

Major James Thomas Nuttall 48 RM Commando
48RM Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Bronze Cross (Netherlands)
Major James Nuttall, attached to 48 RM Commando 'Z' troop [1], received a MiD in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North-West Europe [2].
 
In 1947 it was announced that he had been awarded the Bronze Cross, a decoration conferred by Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands [3].
 

O'BOYLE, Bernard

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Bernard O'Boyle died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.
 

PERRY, James Lawry

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain James Perry was killed by a sniper's bullet during operations at Langrune, Normandy.  There is a street called Rue du Capitaine Perry named in his memory in the village.
 
Sources
CWGC
48 RM Cdo War Diary, National Archives file ADM/202/111.
 

POLLEY, Joseph James

Grave of Marine Joseph Polley
48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Joseph Polley died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.
[Image] Collection of Mne Rumming 48RM Cdo courtesy his niece Rebekah Sloanemather.
 

POOLE, Arthur

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Arthur Poole died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.
 

POTTER, Frederick

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Frederick Potter died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island.

PRICE, Martin

48RM Commando
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Lieutenant Colonel Martin Price D.S.O., R.M., was posted Commanding Officer 48RM Commando in March 1945 [1]. He had previously been Second in Command of 47RM Commando [1A].
  • By February 1946 Lt. Colonel Price had replaced Lt. Colonel Komrower as Commandant of the Commanding Basic Training Centre [1B].

PUGH, Harold

Marine Harold Pugh 48 Commando
48RM Commando
Died on active service
Marine Harold Pugh died when the jeep he was in skidded off the road into a dyke in Belgium.
 
Newspaper extract
Killed in Skidding Jeep.

REEVES, Jonathan Albert

Marine Jonathan Reeves 48 Commando
48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Jonathan Reeves, 'Y' Troop, died during operations near Dunkirk, France. Prior to his service in 48RM Commando he had served in 17 Platoon 7th RM Battalion.
 
Extract from source at [1] below

RICHARDSON, Stanley

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Stanley Richardson, from Stainton in Yorkshire, died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

RIGBY, Frederick Ralph

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Frederick Rigby, 'Z' troop,  died when his Landing Craft struck beach defences at Normandy on D Day. He drowned attempting to swim to the shore under heavy enemy fire.
 
Sources
CWGC
D Day Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RM Commando, author Ken Ford.
 

SAVAGE, Cyril Charles

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Cyril Savage died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 

SCUTTS, Arthur Daniel

48RM Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Arthur Daniel Scutts received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe.
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 37464, page 911.
[2] The Story of 48RM Commando (published 1946).
 
Notes

SHRIGLEY, Ernest

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Ernest Shrigley died during operations in Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island.

SILK, Eric John

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Eric Silk died of wounds at the 6th Canadian General Hospital, Douvres, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

SIMPSON, Harold

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Harold Simpson died of wounds inflicted at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

SIMPSON, Thomas

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Thomas Simpson died during operations at Normandy, France [1]. He is recorded as dying on board HMCS Agonquin [2] which on D Day was stationed off the coast of St. Aubin-sur-Mer [3] providing fire support to the troops including 48RM Commando who were landing on Juno Beach. 

SKELLAND, Colin

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Colin Skelland died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

STEPHENS, Kenneth William

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Kenneth Stephens died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

STEVENSON, Donald Henry

Sergeant Donald Stevenson 48 Commando
48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Donald Stevenson died at the RN Hospital Haslar, Portsmouth, of wounds inflicted during operations in France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.
[Image] The War Illustrated magazine.
 

STEVENTON, Thomas

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Thomas Steventon was reported missing presumed died during operations in Holland. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

STEWART, John

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Stewart, born Monkstown Co. Antrim, died during operations in Holland.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports Of Deaths: Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.
 

STRINGER, John Clive

TSM John Stringer MM 48 RM Commando
48RM Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant John Clive 'Joe' Stringer was awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy. *
 
Extract from Commando Association newsletter 85 of 1987 regarding a visit to Normandy in June of that year:

STURMEY, Frank Ernest

Frank Ernest Sturmey 48 Commando
48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Frank Sturmey died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.
[image] His niece Frances M.K. Storey.
 
Notes

THORNTON, Arthur

48RM Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Arthur Thornton received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe.
 
Sources
London Gazette 37464, page 911.
The Story of 48RM Commando (published 1946).
 

TICKLE, Frederick Barnard

Frederick Tickle MM
48RM Commando
Military Medal (MM)

Lance Corporal Frederick Tickle, R.A.M.C. attached to 'X' Troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Normandy, France [1]. He was presented with his award at a ceremony at L'écarde quarry, Amfreville on the 16th July 1944 [2].
Recommendation

TITMUSS, Philip George

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Philip Titmuss died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.

UPTON, Leslie

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Leslie Upton died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

WALL, Norman Frederick

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Norman Wall died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.

WALL, Patrick Henry Bligh

48RM Commando
Military Cross (MC)
Reserve Decoration (RD)
Legion of Merit (USA)
Acting Major Patrick Wall was awarded the Military Cross [1] for bravery and great devotion to duty on 20/21st April 1945 whilst second in command of No.48 RM Commando and leading a patrol across the River Maas in the Biesbosch area of the Netherlands [2].

WARDLE, George

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine George Wardle died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

WARE, Charles John

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Charles Ware died during operations in Holland.  
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.
Register of Births in Portsmouth Apr/May/June 1916.
 
Notes

WILLIAMS, Cyril Jesse

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Cyril Williams died during operations at Normandy, France [1]. He is recorded as dying on board HMCS Agonquin [2] which on D Day was stationed off the coast of St. Aubin-sur-Mer [3] providing fire support to the troops including 48RM Commando who were landing on Juno Beach. 

WOODBINE, Bert

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Bert Woodbine died following the explosion of a mine during operations at Normandy [1][2][3].
Extract from the 48 RM Commando War Diary [3].
St. Maclou, 27-29 August 1944. 
27 Aug- 1030 Full church parade.Orders given for short leave-trips to Honfleur.

WORKMAN, Harry Desmond

48RM Commando
Sergeant Harry Workman was Mentioned in Despatches for good service whilst operating with the 21st Army Group at Biesbosch, The Netherlands.
 
Sources
London Gazette 37251, page 4440.
The Story of 48RM Commando (published 1946).
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 88 issued March 1989.
 

YATES, Thomas David

Lieutenant Thomas David Yates 48 Commando
48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Thomas Yates, 'Y' troop,  died when his Landing Craft struck beach defences at Normandy on D Day. He drowned attempting to swim to the shore under heavy enemy fire.
 
Sources
CWGC
D Day Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RM Commando, author Ken Ford.
 

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