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BALL, Robert Michael

Marine
CH/X 111845
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Robert Ball died during operations at Salerno, Italy. He has no known grave.
Son of Edith Maud Waldock, of Hail Weston, Huntingdonshire.
 

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

BARCLAY, David Lovat

Major
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
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

Marine
CH/X104632
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Joseph Betts was reported missing presumed killed during operations in Italy. At the time his Commando were engaged in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri. He has no known grave. 

BROWNBRIDGE, Robert William

Marine
CH/X 1085
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
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

Sergeant
CH/X3346
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Donald Bullock was reported missing presumed killed during operations at Salerno, Italy. He has no known grave. Son of Frederick and Doris Bullock; husband of Bette Eileen Bullock, of Hastings, Sussex [1]

CORNISH, Arthur Henry

Colour Sergeant
CH/X 1013
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
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.

CUFF, Patrick Joseph

Marine
CH/X 104599
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Patrick Cuff died during operations at Salerno, Italy. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.

FISHER, James

Corporal
CH/X 105359
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
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.
 

FOLWELL, Harvey Cecil

Marine
CH/X109129
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Harvey Folwell died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy.

GIGG, George Thomas

Lance Corporal
CH/X 108719
44RM Commando
Royal Marines
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

Marine
CH/X 108489
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
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.

HENDERSON, Alfred Walter

Sergeant
CH/X.1123
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Alfred Henderson 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.
Son of Richard and Ada Louisa Henderson; husband of Evelyn Violet Henderson, of Kentish Town, London.
 
Sources

HUTCHINSON, James

Marine James Hutchinson 40 Commando
Marine
CH/X 2331
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
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).
 

JOHNSON, Ronald

Marine
CH/X 109807
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Ronald Johnson was killed during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel. 

MAY, Joseph Coyne

Marine
CH/X 110762
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Joseph May died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel.
 

MCARTHUR, James

Known as: 
Jimmy
Marine James McArthur 48RM Commando
Marine
CH/X 107114
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
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.

MORGAN, Henry William

Lance Corporal
CH/X 1618
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Henry Morgan died during operations at Dieppe, France. He has no known grave. Son of William Frank and Annie Mary Morgan, of Cheam, Surrey.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Deaths -Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/134.
 

NASH, Thomas

Marine
CH/X 2218
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Thomas Nash died along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk.

NUNN, Sidney Donald

Marine
CH/X 100025
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
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

PICKERING, Robert Anthony

Known as: 
Tony
Telgraphist
C/JX271296
Royal Navy
Killed in action or died of wounds

Telegraphist Robert Anthony Pickering is listed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as serving attached to HMS Nile when he died. [1]  HMS Nile was a RN shore establishment in Alex

RACKHAM, Robert Frederick

Sergeant
CH/X 954
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
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
Marine
CH/X 110710
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
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

Marine
CH/X 104614
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
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). He has no known grave. Son of Henry W.

WILLIAMS, Cyril Jesse

Marine
CH/X 3264
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
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. 

WOOD, Alexander

Marine
CH/X 105330
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Alexander Wood died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel.


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