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BAILLIE, Archibald

Marine
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Archibald Baillie died of wounds at No.2 British Field Hospital at Otok, Vis Island.

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

BARE, Jack Stormont

Captain
No 2 Commando
Artists Rifles
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Jack Bare died during operations from the No. 2 Commando base on the island of Vis against the enemy held island of Hvar.
Extract from the No. 2 Commando War Diary

BATES, George Henry

Marine
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine George Bates died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia.

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

BLAKE, John Philip

Capt Blake MC 43RM Commando
Captain
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain John Blake MC died [1] during operations against the enemy held island of Brac. He had earlier been awarded the Military Cross [2] for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty while serving with Royal Marine Commandos in the ca

BONE, Percy James

Marine
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Percy Bone died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia.

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

BROOKES, James Alfred

Marine
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine James Brookes died during a raid on the Island of Brac, Yugoslavia. Initially buried with others on Brac near Nerezische, their remains were later reinterred in a collective grave at Belgrade War Cemetery.

Those buried with him are Marines Hopper, Pickering and Tarrant of 40RM Commando, and Marines Cooper, Hurst, Ivens, and Williamson of 43RM Commando.

BRYCE, William

Marine
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Bryce died of wounds at the 2nd Field Hospital which was located at Otok, on Vis Island, Yugoslavia.  Seven days before his death his Commando were engaged in Operation Flounced, an attack on the enemy held island of Brac.

COOPER, William George Albert

Marine
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Cooper died during a raid on the Island of Brac, Yugoslavia. Initially buried with others on Brac near Nerezische, their remains were later reinterred in a collective grave at Belgrade War Cemetery.
Those buried with him are Marines Hopper, Pickering and Tarrant of 40RM Commando, and Marines Brookes, Hurst, Ivens, and Williamson of 43RM Commando.

COX, Cecil Ernest Robert

Corporal
No 2 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Cecil Cox, 1 troop died on 22 March 1944 of wounds received on the 18/19 March 1944 during a raid on the village of Grohote on the Dalmatian island of Solta [1][2].
Extract form the No.2 Commando War Diary.

DAVIES, Ronald John

Corporal
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles, The London Irish Rifles
Died on active service
Corporal Ronald Davies, 2 Troop, was accidentally killed from a rifle shot whilst instructing a Squad [1][2][3].
  • 11 September 1943 (Lance Corporal) (No.2 Commando) wounded during operations at Salerno, Italy [4].
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] No.2 Commando War Diary 27 March 1944.

GEE, Donald Percy

Marine
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Donald Gee died during operations against the enemy held Dalmatian island of Brac, Yugoslavia (now Croatia).

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

HANCOCK, Frank Holgate

Lieutenant
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Frank Hancock died during an air attack on Vis, their base of operations against enemy held Dalmatian Islands.
 
The 43RM Cdo. War Diary entry for 28th March 1944 states " Enemy aircraft attacked Vis town , and bombs also fell in Podselje . A direct hit was scored on the Cdo Orderly room,resulting in the death of Ty. Lt. F.H. Hancock and two marines."

HARVEY, Leslie George

Lance Corporal
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Leslie Harvey died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

HILL, Bertram Peter

Lieutenant
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Bertram Hill died during operations in the Dalmatian Islands. His death is reported on the Naval History website as being caused by an explosion. 

HOOPER, Arthur William George

Marine
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Arthur Hooper died during operations In Yugoslavia. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in a raid on the enemy held island of Miljet.

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

HOPPER, Norman Charles

Marine
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Norman Hopper died during a raid on the Island of Brac, Yugoslavia. Initially buried with others on Brac near Nerezische, their remains were later reinterred in a collective grave at Belgrade War Cemetery.
Those buried with him are Marines Pickering and Tarrant of 40RM Commando, and Marines Brookes, Cooper, Hurst, Ivens, and Williamson of 43RM Commando.

HOVERD, Robert Henry

Marine
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Robert Hovered died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia.

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

HOWELLS, Ellis

Ellis Howells 1st SBS
Lance Corporal Ellis Howes
Lance Corporal
No 12 Commando
Small Scale Raiding Force
SBS
South Wales Borderers
Special Air Service Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Ellis Howells was killed in action having left the Commandos and joined the 1st Special Boat Service, S.A.S. Regiment, Army Air Corps. He died during an attack on a railway bridge at Limpljani in the former Yugoslavia. Previously served No.12 Commando,  the Small Scale Raiding Force, No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando, and Fynnforce.

HURST, Cecil

Marine
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Cecil Hurst died during a raid on the Island of Brac, Yugoslavia. Initially buried with others on Brac near Nerezische, their remains were later reinterred in a collective grave at Belgrade War Cemetery.
Those buried with him are Marines Hopper, Pickering and Tarrant of 40RM Commando, and Marines Brookes, Cooper, Ivens, and Williamson of 43RM Commando.

IVENS, Frederick Charles

Marine
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Frederick Ivens died during a raid on the Island of Brac, Yugoslavia. Initially buried with others on Brac near Nerezische, their remains were later reinterred in a collective grave at Belgrade War Cemetery.
Those buried with him are Marines Hopper, Pickering and Tarrant of 40RM Commando, and Marines Brookes, Cooper, Hurst, and Williamson of 43RM Commando.

JAY, Francis Hubert

Trooper
40RM Commando
Royal Horse Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
The circumstances of the death of Trooper Francis Jay are not known to this archive. At the time of his death he was attached to 40RM Commando,  2 Special Service Brigade.
[Source: CWGC]
 

JEAL, Percy William

Marine
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Percy Jeal died during an air attack on Vis, their base of operations against enemy held Dalmatian Islands.
 
The 43RM Cdo. War Diary entry for 28th March 1944 states " Enemy aircraft attacked Vis town , and bombs also fell in Podselje . A direct hit was scored on the Cdo Orderly room,resulting in the death of Ty Lt. F.H. Hancock and two marines."

JENKINS, Samuel Leslie

Captain
No 2 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Captain Samuel Jenkins died during operations at Solta.  

Two entries from the No.2 Cdo War Diary:   4th March 1944 at Vis - "Captain S.L. Jenkins departed with Lt McMenamin to Solta to recce for proposed raid";  8th March 1944 at Vis.  "Lt McMenamin returned with the news that Captain Jenkins had been wounded and captured by the Germans on Solta." 

MANNERS, James Calvert

Known as: 
Pops
Lieutenant Colonel
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Colonel James Manners DSO, Officer Commanding 40RM Commando, died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia. He had been Commanding Officer since just after the Dieppe raid and was appointed D.S.O. for gallant and distinguished services in operations leading to the capture of Termoli. *
 
Sources

PICKERING, Alfred George

Marine
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Alfred Pickering died during a raid on the Island of Brac, Yugoslavia. Initially buried with others on Brac near Nerezische, their remains were later reinterred in a collective grave at Belgrade War Cemetery.
Those buried with him are Marines Hopper and Tarrant of 40RM Commando, and Marines Brookes, Cooper, Hurst, Ivens, and Williamson of 43RM Commando.

PIRIE, James

Captain
Special Service Brigade
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain James Pirie, Royal Engineers, was attached to 2 Special Service Brigade at the time of his death.
 
Notes
During this period the Brigade were involved in operations against the German garrison on the Island of Brac.
 

SAUNDERS, Samuel John Albert

Marine
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Samuel Saunders died during an air attack on Vis, their base of operations against enemy held Dalmatian Islands.
 
The 43RM Cdo. War Diary entry for 28th March 1944 states " Enemy aircraft attacked Vis town , and bombs also fell in Podselje . A direct hit was scored on the Cdo Orderly room resulting in the death of Ty Lt. F.H. Hancock and two marines."

SCHOOLEY, Ralph Gerald

Captain
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Ralph Schooley, 'B' troop, died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia. He received a Mention in Despatches for "outstanding service whilst operating with the Allied Armies in Italy."
 
Sources
CWGC.
London Gazette 36903, page 518.

SNOWDEN, Fred

Marine Fred Snowden 43 Commando
Marine
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Fred Snowden died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia. 
Extract from the Stirling Observer Thursday 22 June 1944.

TARRANT, Kenneth Albert

Marine
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Kenneth Tarrant died during a raid on the Island of Brac, Yugoslavia. Initially buried with others on Brac near Nerezische, their remains were later reinterred in a collective grave at Belgrade War Cemetery.
Those buried with him are Marines Hopper and Pickering of 40RM Commando, and Marines Brookes, Cooper, Hurst, Ivens, and Williamson of 43RM Commando.

WAKEFIELD, Edward Roger

Captain
2 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
General List
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Edward Wakefield was killed whilst attached to 2 Special Service Brigade during an operation involving Nos. 40 and 43RM Commando and Partisan forces, against German forces on the island of Brac.
 
He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in 1945. 
 
Sources
CWGC

WILLIAMSON, Fred

Marine
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Fred Williamson died during a raid on the Island of Brac, Yugoslavia. Initially buried with others on Brac near Nerezische, their remains were later reinterred in a collective grave at Belgrade War Cemetery.
Those buried with him are Marines Hopper, Pickering and Tarrant of 40RM Commando, and Marines Brookes, Cooper, Hurst, and Ivens of 43RM Commando.

WOOD, Robert Frederick

Marine
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Robert Wood died during operations at Milna on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/139.


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