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BARCLAY, David Lovat

41RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major David Barclay was killed during operations at Normandy on D Day [1].
 
Born in May 1920, Dave Barclay entered the Corps in September 1938. He served in H.M.S. Norfolk for over two years and was appointed to 40th RM Cdo., subsequently transferring to the 41st Cdo. [2].
 
Sources

BETTS, Joseph

41RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Joseph Betts was reported missing presumed killed during operations at Salerno, Italy [1]At the time his Commando were engaged in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri.

BROWNBRIDGE, Robert William

40RM Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Robert Brownbridge was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed. In 1940 he was Mentioned in Despatches for courage and devotion to duty during the withdrawals from Boulogne and Calais.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BULLOCK, Donald Charles

41RM Commando
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Donald Bullock was reported missing presumed killed during operations at Salerno on the 13th September 1943 [1][2a]. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty on the 10th September 1943 [2][2a].
Recommendation
"Gulf of Salerno 9-10 Sep 43

CORNISH, Arthur Henry

40RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Colour Sergeant Arthur Cornish died on board H.M.H.S. St. David. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
Registers of Births in Kent Oct/Nov/Dec.1916.

FISHER, James

40RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal James Fisher died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
 

GIGG, George Thomas

44RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Gigg was reported missing at sea presumed died during operations at Alethangyaw, Burma. He has no known grave.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
Births registered in Hammersmith, July, Aug, Sept 1923.

GOODRICH, Kenneth John

43RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Kenneth Goodrich died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito. He has no known grave.

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

HUTCHINSON, James

Marine James Hutchinson 40 Commando
40RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine James Hutchinson died along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity was torpedoed and sunk.
 
Sources
CWGC.
[Image] Mark H. (via CVA forum message).
 

MCARTHUR, James

Marine James McArthur 48RM Commando
48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine James McArthur, 'S' Troop, was reported missing presumed died when his landing craft struck a mine during the assault on Walcheren, Holland. He has no known grave.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

NUNN, Sidney Donald

40RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Sidney Nunn died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel.
 

Extract from a report in the Essex Newsman - Saturday 02 October 1943

RACKHAM, Robert Frederick

47RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Robert Rackham was reported missing presumed died during the period his commando were engaged in operations at Walcheren, Holland.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.
Professor (Capt) John Forfar MC. 47RM Cdo.  'From Omaha to the Scheldt.
 

ROSS, John

John Ross 40 Commando
40RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Ross died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel.
 

STILES, Arthur

41RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Arthur Stiles was reported missing presumed died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills near the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

WILLIAMS, Cyril Jesse

48RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Cyril Williams died during operations at Normandy, France [1]. He is recorded as dying on board HMCS Agonquin [2] which on D Day was stationed off the coast of St. Aubin-sur-Mer [3] providing fire support to the troops including 48RM Commando who were landing on Juno Beach. 


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