Becklingen War Cemetery Germany

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ALLAN, John

Known as: 
Jack
Sapper Jack Allan
Sapper
No 6 Commando
Royal Engineers
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sapper John Allan from Bridge of Allan, Stirling, enlisted on 9 May 1938 at Dunblane. He died of wounds during operations in Germany on 29 April 1945. He had been wounded twice before.
  • 6/7 June 1944 (No.6 Commando) wounded and evacuated to hospital in the UK.
  • 28 September 1944 rejoined the Holding Operational Commando.  

BENSON, John

Marine
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.

BONIFACE, William George

Lance Corporal
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.

BROCKBANK, Maurice Chester

Captain
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.

BURROWS, Derrick Trevor

Lieutenant
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Derrick Burrows, 'Y' troop, No. 46 RM Commando, was killed whilst administering morphia to a wounded marine during operations at the River Aller.  He received a MiD for good service with the 21st Army Group.
 
Sources:

CROMPTON, William

Marine
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

Marine
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.

CUNDALL, Arthur

Marine Arthur Cundall
Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Arthur Cundall died during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller near Hademstorf village.

DAVIES, Joseph Reginald

Fusilier
No 3 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Fusilier Joseph Davies died of wounds inflicted during operations at the River Alller, Germany.

Sources
CWGC
No 3 Cdo. War Diary Appendix D (No.1) List of Battle Casualties April 1945. National Archives WO/218/83.
 

DONNELLY, Peter

Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Peter Donnelly died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller near the village of Hademstorf.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
The Story of 46 Commando Royal Marines by Capt Johnson RM.

GLASER, Kurt Joachim

Served as : 
GRIFFITH, Keith James
Grave of Lt Griffith 10 Commando
T/Captain
No 10 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds

Kurt Joachim Glaser served in 3 troop, also known as  'X' troop, under the name of Keith James Griffith.  He was shot and killed by a sniper during operations with 1 Special Service Bde. to cross a railway bridge over the River Aller near the town of Essel.

HENDERSON, Robert Smith Jamieson

Grave of Cpl Henderson 3 Commando
Corporal
No 3 Commando
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Robert Henderson died during operations at Issel, Germany.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

Notes
The image, shown here, of his original grave is located within our gallery.

KIDWELL, William Trevor

Mne Kidwell 46RM Commando
Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine William Kidwell died in Germany during operations at the River Aller near the village of Hademstorf.   His wife received a letter after his death from the Commando Padre, Revd. Kennen [Read from below]. 
 

MCGONNIGLE, James

Guardsman
No 3 Commando
Scots Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds

Guardsman James McGonnigle died during operations at Issel in Germany.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

MCPAKE, Charles

Marine
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.

PARKER, John

Marine John Parker 46 Commando
Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Parker died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller near the village of Hademstorf.
 

PIERCE, Barry Walter

Captain Barry Pierce 46 Commando
Captain
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Barry Pierce, 'Y' troop, died during operations at the River Aller in the vicinity of the village of Hademstorf.  
 
Sources
CWGC.
The book A Plain Russet-Coated Captain by Capt John Day 45RM Cdo.
CVA Gallery image of his headstone.

VARDY, Thomas

Mne Tom Vardy MM 46RM Commando
Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Thomas Vardy MM, died during operations at the River Aller crossing.
 

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