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BAKER, Fred

Lance Corporal
4923073
No 3 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Fred Baker, 1 troop,  died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

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

BISHOP, Frederick Walter

Fusilier
14317282
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Glasgow City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Frederick Bishop died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). Son of Frederick Walter and Mabel Bishop, of Glasgow.

BOYLE, Francis

Corporal
3596510
No 3 Commando
Royal Irish Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Francis Boyle died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

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

CHEETHAM, Gerald

Fusilier
6482292
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Died on active service
Fusilier Gerald Cheetham, Heavy Weapons Troop, died of illness (pneumonia) whilst on active service in Italy. Son of Thomas James Cheetham and Charlotte Cheetham [1][1a][1b].
A former pupil of Ashton Grammar School before joining the Metropolitan Police from which he later volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942 [2][3]

COX, Edward

Known as: 
Eddie
Edward Cox 2 Commando
Gunner
1779578
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Edward Cox died during operations at Scaletta, Sicily. We have a document that states "Buried on a terrace on the Shore side of the road at the North end of the beach North of Scaletta".
 
Sources
CWGC.
Page 4 of Salerno/Sicily Casualties document (see linked content below).
 

DAVIS, Stanley George

Private
5511236
No 3 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Stanley Davis was killed in action during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/65.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

DAY, James Henry

Lance Bombardier
826112
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Bombardier James Day died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).
1933 attested into the Royal Artillery. 10 January 1936 posted Army Reserve.
 

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/65 ( 2 records).
RA Attestation Register 1933.

DENMARK, Robert Mclelland

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
Marine
PO/X 109616
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Robert Denmark was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Marines Albert Wise, Ernest Porter, and Frank Spencer.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.

DUFFY, Anthony Patrick

Sergeant
3773298
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Anthony Duffy died during operations at Scaletta. We have a document that states "Buried on terrace on Shore side of the road, at the North end of the beach, North of Scaletta."
 
Sources
CWGC.
Page 4 of Salerno/Sicily Casualties document (see linked content below).
 

EVANS, Gwilym

Private
14241612
No 3 Commando
Welch Regiment
Glamorgan County Police
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Gwilym Evans was reported missing 14 July 1943, later presumed killed in action, during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (later called 3 Commando Bridge).

HAYES, Harry

Private
5331619
No 3 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Harry Hayes was killed in action during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/65.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

HINDE, Fred

Private
4542986
No 3 Commando
West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Fred Hinde was reported missing 14 July 1943, later confirmed as killed in action, during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/67 (1943) and WO417/76 (1944).

HOUGHTON, Walter Roy Fairley

Guardsman
14241849
No 3 Commando
Scots Guards
Hampshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Guardsman Walter Houghton died of wounds during operations in Sicily. Son of Walter and Esther Fairley Houghton, of Southampton.
Prior to military service Walter Roy Fairley Houghton was a Police Constable based at the Police Station, Old Milton Road, New Milton, Lymington, Hampshire.

JONES, Kenneth Edwin

Private
14317295
No 3 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Glasgow City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Kenneth Jones died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). Son of Edwin and Georgina P. Jones, of Glasgow.

MITCHELL, William

Trooper
14317309
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Renfrewshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper William Mitchell was killed in action during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). A serving Police Officer from Renfrewshire he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes.
Extract from the Daily Record
Saturday 28 August 1943

MULVEY, Thomas

Marine
PO/X 105260
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Thomas Mulvey was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily

MURRAY, Hugh

Fusilier
3132049
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Hugh Murray died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

NEEDHAM, Henry Joseph

Private
6352681
No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Henry Needham died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). Son of Joseph George and Ethel Beatrice Needham, of Stratford, Essex.

Sources
CWGC.

Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/65.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

PORTER, Ernest William

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
Marine
PLY/X 104940
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Ernest Porter was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with three others, Marines Robert Denmark, Frank Spencer, and Albert Wise.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.

SPENCER, Frank

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
Marine
PLY/X 109442
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Frank Spencer was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Marines Robert Denmark, Ernest Porter, and Albert Wise.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

VASEY, Godfrey

Sergeant
2581189
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Godfrey Vasey died during early Italian beach reconnaissance.
 
Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando - Memoirs of a Fighting Commando by Brig. John Durnford-Slater.
 

WAREING, Nicholas

WO2 Company Sergeant Major
3856044
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Warrant Officer 2 Nicholas Wareing from Preston Lancashire died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

WATT, William

William Watt 2 Commando
Corporal
6460971
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal William Watt, 6 troop, died during operations at Scaletta, Sicily. We have a document that outlines these details, " Buried at Scaletta by A.D.S. at Rear of School in centre of village.

WESTON, Richard John

Trooper (later Lance Sergeant)
323119
50ME Commando
Cheshire Yeomanry / Durham Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Richard Weston, 9th Bn., Durham Light Infantry, was killed in action 16 July 1943 during operations at Sicily [1][1a]. 
25-28 May 1941 (Trooper, 50 ME Commando) Operation Abstention at Kastellorizzo [2].
22 March 1943 (Lance Corporal, 9th Bn., Durham Light Infantry) wounded Middle East [3].
 

WISE, Albert

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
Marine
CH/X 111182
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Albert Wise was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Marines Robert Denmark, Ernest Porter, and Frank Spencer.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/139.

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