Aden and Radfan (ROH)

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ARNOLD, David James

SBS
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant David Arnold, SBS formerly 45 Commando, died during operations in Aden [1].
  • On August 7, 1964, the marines were conducting operations in the Radafan Mountains. Sgt Arnold was killed during a planned night ambush near the village of Dhala, a centre of intense dissident activity.

CALWAY, David Gerald

45 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine David Calway was gunned down by unknown Arabs in the back streets of the Crescent area of Aden while in civilian clothes.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Aden 1955-1967.
The Times 18th May 1967.

DANE, James Thomas

29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Died on active service
Bombardier James Dane died when he fell over a cliff while on operations against dissident tribesmen whilst deployed to Aden. He was serving with 2nd Bn., Parachute Regiment at the time. Buried Silent Valley Cemetery later reinterred to Dundalk.
 
Sources
AFM ROH
British Casualties, Aden 1955-1967.

ESSEEN, David

45 Cdo. RM
Died on active service

Marine David Esseen from Wallasey died whilst deployed to Aden, cause of death not known to this archive.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Aden 1955-1967.

HYDES, Richard

45 Cdo. RM
Died on active service

Marine Richard Hydes, from Bracebridge Lincoln, died in a live firing training accident outside Dhala camp, Aden, while preparing for the initial Radfan operation.  A newly introduced GPMG went off accidentally whilst the gunner was moving position and hit his number two, Marine Hydes, who was ahead of the gunner locating a new fire position. 

JEFFERY, Reginald

45 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Reginald Jeffery from Penzance died whilst deployed to Aden [1][2].  He was part of a training party that accidentally strayed across into Yemen and was ambushed. Four of the party were killed, one of these being L/Cpl Reginald Jeffery, who at the time was attached from 45 Commando RM to Headquarters Middle East Command [3].
 

MCGRATH, Edward

Edward McGrath 45 Commando
45 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Edward McGrath, from Kirkdale Liverpool, died during fighting between dissident tribesmen in the Radfan mountains. He had served in the Royal Marines for 7 years.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Aden 1955-1967.
Liverpool Echo newspaper report 5 Sept. 1964.

PETTIGREW, James

45 Cdo. RM
Died on active service

Marine James Pettigrew died whilst deployed overseas to Aden, cause of death not known to this archive.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Aden 1955-1967.
 

POYZER, Gerald Anthony

43 Cdo. RM
Died in service
Marine Gerald Poyzer, from Bingham Nottinghamshire, died at The Infirmary, Salisbury [1][2][3] from injuries received in a vehicle accident in Aden. [4]
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH.
[2] England and Wales Government Probate Death Indices for 1962.

SWINDELL, Roy Goldthorpe

45 Cdo. RM
Died on active service

Marine Roy Swindell, from Huntington, York, died whilst deployed overseas to Aden, cause of death not known to this archive.

Sources
AFM ROH.
England and Wales Government Probate Death Indices for 1963.
British Casualties, Aden 1955-1967.
 

TUCK, Keith

45 Cdo. RM
Died on active service
Marine Keith Tuck, from Ilkeston Derbyshire, died at the Royal Air Force Hospital, Aden.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
England and Wales Government Probate Death Indices.
 

WILSON, David McDonald

45 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine David Wilson, a radio operator with 'X' Company, was shot and killed by a sniper whilst pushing down Wadi Dhubsan, one of the most inaccessible rebel held areas of Radfan, about 60 miles north of Aden [2][3].
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH.
[2] British Casualties, Aden, 1955-1967.

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