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ANDREWS, Trevor John

SBS
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. 

BAVIN, Richard Julian Ebblewhite

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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.  

CLARK, Ian Campbell

Lieutenant Ian Clark RM
42 Cdo. RM
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. He had previously served in Aden with 45 Commando RM.
 

EVANS, Andrew Peter

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Andrew Evans died [1] 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 [2]
 
Extract from the Globe and Laurel July/August 1982 edition.

FARRAGHER, Kieran Joseph

95 Cdo. Regt.RA
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
SAS
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.

GENGE, Thomas John Head

45 Cdo. RM
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.

GILLINGHAM, Graham John

42 Cdo. RM
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]

HALFORD, Jack Lovell

45 Cdo. RM
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

Corporal John Henry RM
45 Cdo. RM
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]
 

HOLLINGTON, Richard Humphrey

Mne Richard Hollington 40 Commando
40 Cdo. RM
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

SBS
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

95 Cdo. Regt.RA
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

SBS
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. 

JONES, Michael Peter

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

45 Cdo. RM
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

45 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ernest Lamb died of wounds received during operations in Malaya. He was cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and his ashes returned to the UK.

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

MARTIN, Michael John

SAS
95 Cdo. Regt.RA
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.  

MULVIHILL, Damian

Cpl Damian Mulvihill 40 Commando
40 Cdo. RM
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
40 Cdo. RM
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

PIKE, Robert Allat

Cdo. Log. Regt.
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

SBS
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

29 Cdo. Regt.RA
SAS
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

42 Cdo. RM
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

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 and was taken prisoner at Chosin . He was killed whilst attempting to escape.
 

REDDY, Benjamin

Mne. Benjamin Reddy 42 Commando
42 Cdo. RM
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

Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Gareth Rees was serving in Naval Party 8901 on the Falkland Islands at the time of his death.
 
Notes
The AFM ROH lists his Naval Party as 8401, however the two NP's on the Falklands were 8901 and 8902.
 

ROLLS, Graham

42 Cdo. RM
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

42 Cdo. RM
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.

SHERGOLD, Edward Norman

SBS
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

29 Cdo. Regt.RA
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
42 Cdo. RM
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]
 

STANWORTH, John

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
SBS
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

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

SAS
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Bombardier Bradley Tinnion, formerly 29 Commando RA, died whilst serving with the SAS having left the Commando in 1998.  He suffered fatal wounds when he was hit by machine gun fire as he helped rescue and evacuate six Army hostages out of the jungle in Sierra Leone. He received a posthumous MiD. [Award: London Gazettes Supp. 56168, page 4246.]

TURNER, James William

RM Poole
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

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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
42 Cdo. RM
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
45 Cdo. RM
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

42 Cdo. RM
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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