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ANDREWS, Trevor John

Sergeant
CH/X 3263
SBS
Royal Marines
Died in service
Sergeant Trevor Andrews was  a member of the SBS personnel who were on the submarine HMS Affray to carry out further training in exiting submarines etc. The submarine sank with all hands in Hurd Deep off Alderney in 1951. 

BARRETT, Donald John

Corporal
PO/X 6473
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Donald Barrett died during operations in Cyprus. He was crushed when a DUKW hit a house and brought a wall down.
 
[Sources: AFM ROH / SFROH website]
 

BAVIN, Richard Julian Ebblewhite

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Died in service
Lieut. Colonel Richard Bavin OBE was killed whilst on board a US Marine Corps transport plane that crashed into Mount Tobin, Nevada during a snowstorm.  18 US servicemen also died in the crash.  He was serving as the UK Royal Marines representative at the Quantico Education and Development Centre.
 

BROWNING, James Gardner

Corporal
P029435P
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service

Corporal James Browning, HQ 3 Commando Bde. RM,  was reported missing presumed drowned, after the cessation of hostilities on the Falklands, when caught in a sudden squall whilst in a dinghy off Port Stanley. He had previously served in 45 Commando workshops. 

CAMPBELL, Gordon Alexander

Known as: 
Gordy
Lance Corporal
P054965X
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Lance Corporal Gordon Campbell died during training  at the Pontrilas Army Training Area near Hereford involving fast roping from a helicopter. During his nine years in the Corps he had served in Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. His funeral with full military honours, took place at Oldmeldrum Parish Church, Aberdeenshire.  

CHAPPELL, Reginald

Corporal
RM 15686
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Reginald Chappell was killed during operations in Sarawak, Borneo.
Extract from the Daily Mirror - Saturday 22 February 1964

CLARK, Ian Campbell

Lt Ian Campbell Clark RM
Lieutenant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Ian Clark died during a cross border operation to Sajingan Besar*, Indonesia.
He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in support of operations and had previously served in Aden with 45 Commando RM.

DWYER, James Edward

LBdr James Dwyer
Lance Bombardier
25173531
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Bombardier James Dwyer died whilst on a patrol in Southern Helmand province when the vehicle he was driving struck an anti-tank mine. [Source: MOD]

EAMES, Rex Hugh Victor

Marine
RM 7792
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Rex Eames died by drowning in Malaya. Cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to the UK. 
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.
 

EVANS, Andrew Peter

Sergeant
PO25446U
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Andrew Evans died when his helicopter was shot down during the Falkands War. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic. Also killed were Lieut. Kenneth Francis and LCpl. Brett Giffin.
Extract from the Globe and Laurel 

FARRAGHER, Kieran Joseph

Known as: 
Joe
Warrant Officer Class 2
24155023
95 Cdo. Regt.RA
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
SAS
Royal Artillery
Died in service

Warrant Officer Kieran Farragher, attached to the Special Air Service, died in a climbing accident in Botswana. He had joined the SAS in 1973 having previously served in 95 Commando and 29 Commando Regt RA.

FRANCIS, Kenneth David

Lieutenant
N023442U
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Kenneth Francis, BA, RM, died when his helicopter was shot down in the Falklands. Also killed were LCpl. Brett Giffin and Mne. Andrew Evans. 
 Extract from the Globe and Laurel 

GENGE, Thomas John Head

Corporal
CH/X 4107
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Corporal Thomas Genge died of natural causes at the British Military Hospital Kamunting. 
  • Buried at Batu Gajah; later exhumed, Cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to the UK. 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.

GIFFIN, Brett Patrick

Known as: 
Giff
Lance Corporal
P033537T
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Brett Giffin was killed when his helicopter was shot down in the Falklands. Also killed were Lieut. Kenneth Francis and Mne. Andrew Evans.
Extract from the Globe and Laurel

GILLINGHAM, Graham John

Marine
RM 20270
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Graham Gillingham was accidentally shot and killed when the gun of another Marine went off in a busy market place in Brunei. The Sultan of Brunei paid for his body to be cremated and his ashes sent back to his mother, who by that time had moved to Radford Semele, Warwickshire. [Sources: AFM ROH / Article in The Warwick Courier 15/11/2013]

GOATLEY, George John

Marine
RMV200249
RM Reserve
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine George John Goatley, RMFVR, drowned during a training exercise with No.4 Special Boat Section.
 
Extract from the Globe and Laurel 
"No.4 Special Boat Section 

GOODFELLOW, Cyril Edward

Marine
RM 131833
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Cyril Goodfellow, from Birmingham, died during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  

Sources
AFM ROH
Naval History.net website.
Hampshire Telegraph - Friday 14 December 1956.
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.

HALFORD, Jack Lovell

Colour Sergeant
PO/X 3058
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Died on active service

Colour Sergeant Jack Halford BEM was killed during operations in the Arabian Desert whilst seconded to the Northern Frontier Regiment on special duty with the forces of Muscat and Oman.

HENRY, John

Known as: 
Jock
Corporal John Henry RM
Corporal
CH/X 5389
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal John Henry, from Clarkleap, Newcastleton, died during operations in Malaya. His section were ambushed and pinned down in the Cameron Highlands and Cpl. Henry was killed as he went to get ammunition for them. [1]
 

HICKS, Ashley Charles

Marine
P065259G
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Ashley Hicks died near Trawsfynydd, Wales, when he fell down a gorge while taking part in a special forces selection exercise.  [Sources: AFM ROH / online media reports of inquest]
 

HOLLINGTON, Richard Humphrey

Mne Richard Hollington 40 Commando
Marine
30044638
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Richard Hollington, Bravo Company, died of wounds from an explosion that occurred on the 12th June 2010 whilst he was conducting a reassurance patrol in Afghanistan for the local nationals in an area to the south of Patrol Base Ezeray. He had been immediately evacuated to Bastion Role 3 Hospital where his condition was listed as critical.

HOOPER, Alfred Herbert George

Marine
PO/X 6485
SBS
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Alfred Hooper was  a member of the SBS personnel who were on the submarine HMS Affray to carry out further training in exiting submarines etc. The submarine sank with all hands in Hurd Deep off Alderney in 1951.
[ Sources: AFM ROH / CVA Gallery information from Tom Crosbie RM]
 

INCE, Geoffrey Edward

Known as: 
Ken
Gunner
23822570
95 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Marines
Died in service
Gunner Geoffrey Ince died whilst on night manoeuvres between Greenhead and Haltwhistle in 1965 prior to deployment to Singapore. Stationed at the Citadel he was married a week before his death. [1+2]. An entry on the Commando Gunner website shows he died in a Road Traffic Accident. [3]
 
Sources

JARVIS, Dennis William

Marine
CH/X 4883
SBS
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Dennis Jarvis was  a member of the S.B.S. personnel who were on the submarine HMS Affray to carry out further training in exiting submarines etc. The submarine sank with all hands in Hurd Deep off Alderney in 1951. 

JENKINS, Gareth Stuart

Lieutenant
30078014
CTCRM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Lieutenant Gareth Jenkins RM died while conducting Officer training at the Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines Lympstone, during the 30 Miler Commando Test on Dartmoor training area.
 
Sources

JENNINGS, Richard

Mne Richard Jennings 42 Commando
Marine
RM 19233
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Richard Jennings, Lima Company, died during an action which resulted in the rescue of hostages taken and held at Limbang, Sarwak.

JOHNSTON, Brian Ronald

Acting Colour Sergeant
PO23116X
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Acting Colour Sergeant Brian Johnston died during operations in the Falklands. He was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal.

JONES, Michael Peter

Corporal
P056581H
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Michael Jones died during operations in Southern Afghanistan. He joined the Royal Marines aged 18 on 8 February 1999. Through eight years of meritorious service, he served on operations in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. [Source: MOD]

KEYES, David Charles

Marine
RM8028
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine David Keyes was killed during operations in Malaya when ambushed in a jeep along the Tapah-Chenderiang Road in Perak at Tapah Road Station near Ipoh. Buried in Batu Gajah (later exhumed, cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to UK). Also killed was Marine Ernest Nevard 

LAMB, Ernest

Marine
RM 7798
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ernest Lamb died of wounds received during an ambush at Perak. His ashes were repatriated after cremation at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.
RM Historical Group.

LOVE, Michael David

Known as: 
Doc
Corporal
P035079S
846 Naval Air Sqn.
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Died on active service
Corporal Michael Love, RM, 846 Naval Air Squadron, was killed in a helicopter crash due to a bird strike in the Falklands. 
Citation for the DSM

MARTIN, Michael John

Known as: 
Doc
Trooper
23906910
SAS
95 Cdo. Regt.RA
Special Air Service
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Michael Martin, attached to the Special Air Service, died during operations in Oman.  He had previously served with 8 Battery, 95 Commando Regiment, R.A.  

MUIR, David Alexander

Marine
RM 22521
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine David Muir died from injuries sustained when an enemy mortar bomb exploded close to him at Ad Dimnah, Aden. 

Sources
AFM ROH.
Paul Culling RM.
Globe and Laurel, August 1965 edition.
 

MULVIHILL, Damian

Known as: 
Dee
Cpl Damian Mulvihill 40 Commando
Corporal
P056134V
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Damian Mulvihill died whilst taking part in a joint ISAF - ANA patrol engaged in operations near Sangin. The marines of Alpha Company were conducting a clearance patrol to deter Taliban intimidation of local Afghans. It was during this action that an Improvised Explosive Device was detonated, which sadly killed Corporal Mulvihill instantly.

ORR, Samuel

Sergeant Samuel Orr
Sergeant
PO/X 127316
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Sergeant Samuel Orr died as a result of an accident whilst deployed to Malaya. Cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to UK.
 
Extract from the Ballymena Weekly Telegraph - Friday 05 January 1951
Belfast Family War Sacrifice

PEARSON, Andrew, R

Sergeant
P051066P
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Died in service
Sgt Andrew Pearson died  whilst taking part in a night exercise in the Solent. A verdict of accidental death was recorded at the inquest in Portsmouth.

PIKE, Robert Allat

Marine
P049842X
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Royal Marines
Died in service

Marine Robert Pike died during winter training exercises in Norway when a 20 tonne vehicle plunged into a river at Skoelv.  [Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue Apr 1993, p36.]

PLANK, Ian

Corporal
P051163J
SBS
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Ian Plank, a Swimmer Canoeist with the S.B.S.,  was killed by hostile fire during a Coalition operation in Iraq.  [Sources: AFM ROH / MOD / email Jase]
 

POWELL, Adrian Mark

Known as: 
Ade
Trooper
24876485
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
SAS
Royal Artillery
Died in service

Trooper Adrian Powell died in a road traffic collision whilst serving with the SAS. He had previously served with  7 and 148 Btys. of 29 Commando Regt. RA, and 7 RHA.  He died when the vehicle in which he was travelling overturned while on way to training exercises near Nairobi in Kenya.

Also killed in this collision was 24648153 SSgt. Martin Halls, SAS, formerly Royal Engineers.

POWELL, Fred Stewart

Marine
RM 21017
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Fred Powell, Lima Company, died during an action which resulted in the rescue of hostages taken and held at Limbang, Sarwak.

Sources: AFM ROH.
 
Notes
Four others from 'L' Company also died - see names below.
 

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.

REDDY, Benjamin

Mne. Benjamin Reddy 42 Commando
Marine
P063630K
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Benjamin Reddy, 'K' Company, died when his unit came under enemy fire during a deliberate clearance operation in the Kajaki area of Helmand Province.  He joined the Royal Marines on 18 April 2005 and deployed with K Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in September 2006. [Source: MOD]

REES, Gareth Edward

Marine
RM 23255
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Gareth Rees died as a result of a traffic accident whilst serving in Naval Party 8901 on the Falkland Islands.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Royal Marines Historical Society website.
 
Notes

ROLLS, Graham

Lieutenant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Lieutenant Graham Rolls died in service in Sarawak. Precise details are unknown to this archive.
 
Notes
There is a photo of a plaque in our gallery for those who died in Borneo/Sarawak wnere Lt. Rolls is named.
 

ROSE, Harry Howard

Marine
RM 8908
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service

Marine Harry Rose died in Ipoh General Hospital as a result of an accidental gunshot wound. He was originally buried at Batu Gajah Cemetery but was later exhumed and cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and his ashes returned to the UK.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.
Malaya Historical Group.

SALZANO, Domenico Costable

Lance Corporal Salzano
Lance Corporal
P042194B
RM Poole
Royal Marines
Died in service
Lance Corporal Domenico Salzano, a veteran of the Falklands campaign, died when his parachute failed to open during a training exercise in Norway. 
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Navy News issue Mar. 1995 p36.
[Image] Liverpool Echo Feb. 18th 1995.
 

SHERGOLD, Edward Norman

Marine
PO/X 5874
SBS
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Edward Shergold was a member of the S.B.S. personnel who were on the submarine HMS Affray to carry out further training in exiting submarines etc. The submarine sank with all hands in Hurd Deep off Alderney in 1951. 

SMITH, Kevin John

Known as: 
Smudger
Gunner
24148518
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Died in service

Gunner Kevin Smith, 79 Bty.,  died in a fall from the wall of Mosta magazine in Malta.

"Whilst the rest of the detachment waited for transport up to the main magazine Smudger decided to climb up, he nearly made it when he unfortunately slipped and fell about 100 feet." *

SMITH, Philip Robert

Cpl Philip Smith 42 Commando
Corporal
P058741P
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Corporal Philip Smith died in a traffic accident in a lay-by near Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire. He was crushed between the military lorry he had been driving and another military lorry.  [Source: Mail Online]
 

STANFORD, Charles Robert

Known as: 
Bob
Sergeant
CH/X 2302
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Commando School RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
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.

STANWORTH, John

Corporal
RM 24064
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Died in service
Corporal John Stanworth was serving at HMS Rooke, a shore establishment in Gibraltar, at the time of his death. He was King's Badge man for JE26 Squad in 1966.
 
Sources
AFM ROH
Andy Holloway. WO2 RM.
 
Notes

STEPHENS, Seth Vincent Scott

Cpl Seth Stephens CGC
Corporal
P999732L
SBS
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Seph Stephens, S.B.S., died during operations in Southern Afghanistan. He was hit by enemy small arms fire while he was protecting and inspiring his British and Afghan comrades. He made a conscious decision to move to provide more effective covering fire. Moving along what was a very exposed position while under accurate fire, increased the risk to him significantly.

TATE, Benjamin Alexander

Lance Corporal
P060068X
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Died in service
LCpl. Tate died in a road traffic collision whilst on a  specialised motorcycle training course. The accident occurred on the A487 at Pantperthog, near Machynlleth, in mid Wales. [Sources: AFM ROH / Numerous online media reports.]
 

TINNION, Bradley

Known as: 
Brad
Bombardier
24852343
SAS
Special Air Service
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Bombardier Bradley Tinnion, 22 Special Air Service Regiment, died of wounds when hit by machine gun fire during an operation to rescue and evacuate six Army hostages out of the jungle in Sierra Leone (Operation Barras).
Mentioned in Despatches (posthumous) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service. Former service included 29 Commando RA until 1998. 

TURNER, James William

Lieutenant
N017165F
RM Poole
Royal Marines
Died in service
Lieutenant James Turner drowned at Loch Long, Argyllshire, during a training exercise where he was to be landed from the submarine HMS Orpheus without the need for it to surface.
[Source: AFM ROH / Navy News Feb 1977 p.23 / Cold Water Command authors Dan Conley & Richard Woodman.]
 
Also killed 

TURNER, Leslie James

Known as: 
Topsy
Marine
CH/X 5369
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Leslie Turner, HQ 3 Commando Bde. RM,  was killed when the truck he was in surprised bandits in the act of robbing a bus in the Gopeng-Kampar hills, Malaya. Buried in Batu Gajah (later exhumed, cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to UK). Also killed in the same incident was Marine Dennis Parr.

WESTON, Barry John

Sgt Barry Weston 42 Commando
Sergeant
PO 51336S
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Barry Weston was fatally injured by an improvised explosive device while leading a patrol operating near the village of Sukmanda in southern Nahr-e Saraj district Helmand province. The patrol was participating in an o

WIGLEY, Jonathan

Mne Jonathan Wigley 45 Commando
Marine
P060782P
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Jonathan Wigley died as a result of injuries sustained while on an Afghan and UK Task Force force operation on the outskirts of the village of Garmsir, to dislodge Taliban forces who had been responsible for attacks on the town in recent days. He was airlifted to a UK hospital in Camp Bastion, where he sadly later died from his wounds.
 

WRIGHT, Robert

Marine
RM 8227
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Robert Wright died of encephalitis in Malaya. He was buried in Batu Gajah, later exhumed, cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to UK.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.


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