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ALLAN, Hugh Bryan

No 2 Commando
Royal Scots
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Hugh Allan died [1] during the action at Jaconti, near Vietri. He was originally buried "at the bottom of Jaconti village (East side). Map Ref. 601307."[2].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] 2 Commando Casualties Salerno document below.
 

BARRY, John

No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Barry died [1] of wounds received at Dragone Hill, Salerno, on the 13th September 1943.  He died at 67 General Hospital CMF [2].
 

BENNETT, Derick S.

No 2 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Derick Bennett, 6 troop, died [1] on the 13th September 1943 during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno.  He was originally buried by a house at the top of the steps on the West side of Hill.  Map ref.

BENSON, Robert Edwin

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Robert Benson died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette).

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

BETTS, Joseph

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
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.

BLOWER, Alfred

Private Alfred Blower 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Alfred Blower, 4 troop, died [1] of wounds received at Dragone Hill, Salerno, on the 13th September 1943 [2].  He died at 67 General Hospital CMF [2] .
Extract from the Liverpool Evening Express - Friday 08 December 1944.

BOWMAN, Lionel George

Lionel Bowman 2 Commando
Original Grave of Private Bowman
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Lionel Bowman, 5 Troop, died during operations at Salerno. Before enlisting Lionel was a newspaper representative from Wanstead.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Troop notes kept by LSgt Rogers MM of 5 Tp.
 
Notes

BROOME, Richard Frank

No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Richard Broome, OC 5 troop, died [1] during operations at Salerno and was originally buried on the forward slope of Dragone Hill [2].
 

BROTTON, Harry

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Harry Brotton died during operations at Salerno, Italy.

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

BULLOCK, Donald Charles

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 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

BURNS, Charles

No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Charles Burns, 6 troop, died [1] during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno. He was buried as far as is known by the 6th Yorks and Lancs on the forward slope of hill [2].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] 2 Commando Casualties Salerno document below.
 

CARRICK, George

No 2 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Lancashire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Carrick, 3 troop, died [1] during operations on 13 September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy, where he was initially buried (Map ref 602409) [2].

CONNER, William

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Conner died during operations at Salerno, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.

CRAIG, Robinson Ostle

No 2 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Robinson Craig died [1] during operations on 11 September at Dragone Hill, near Vietri Salerno. He was buried there the following day, his grave being marked with a cross. However it was never again found and Private Craig is one of the many who now have no known grave [2].

DAVIES, Wyndam Francis

No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Wyndam Davies, 6 troop, died during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy. He was initially buried as far as is known by the 6th Yorks and Lancs Regiment on the forward slope of the hill. A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos.
 

DAY, Arthur Frank

No 2 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Arthur Day died [1] on the 17th September at Piegolelle (aka Piegolette), near Salerno, Italy. He was initially buried jointly with two Royal Marine Commandos in a vineyard 30 yards South of Piegolelle [2].
 

DOANE, Herbert

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Herbert Doane died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

DREW, Kenneth Harrison

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Kenneth Drew died at 131 Field Ambulance during operations at Salerno, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

DRURY, Charles Henry

No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Charles Drury, 2 troop, died [1] during operations at Dragone Hill, Vietri, near Salerno [2].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] 2 Commando Casualties Salerno document below.
 
Notes 

FAULKNER, John William

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal John Faulkner died during operations at Santa Maria, Salerno, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

FINCH, Ernest Walter

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Ernest Finch died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri.

FISHER, Edward

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Edward Fisher died during operations at Salerno and Vietri, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

FORMOY, Donald Neville

No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Donald Formoy, 6 troop, died [1] during operations on the 13th September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno, and was originally buried by house at the top of the steps on the West side of Hill.  He was buried with a religious ceremony in a communal grave with Capt. Mason and Pte Bennet D.

GARLICK, Horace

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Horace Garlick died during operations at Salerno, Italy.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
[3] Register of Births England Jan/Feb/March 1922.

HARRIS, Andrew

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Andrew Harris died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
Records of Births registered in Jan Feb March. 1903 (Farnham).

HORSTED, Ronald Edward

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ronald Horsted died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

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

HUNTER, John Edmund

No 2 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Hunter, 5 troop, died [1] during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, on the 13th September 1943 and was originally buried by the 6th Yorks and Lancs. However his grave was never found [2]
 

KILLEEN, Martin

No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Martin Killeen died [1] during operations on the 10th September at Vietre Sul Mare (Map ref 614298).  He was initially buried in the Orange Grove at back of a school in Vietri (Map ref 618298) [2]

LEES, William

Marine William Lees 41 Commando
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Lees died during operations at Vietre Sul Mare, Salerno, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
Manchester Evening News - Thursday 14 October 1943 / British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board / Image © Trinity Mirror.

MASON, Frank Stanley

No 2 Commando
Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
Killed in action or died of wounds
Temporary Captain  Frank Mason died on the 13th September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno, and  was originally buried by house at the top of the steps on the West side of Hill.  Map ref. 606307. He was buried with a religious ceremony in a communal grave with LCpl Formoy and Pte Bennet D.
 

NUNNEY, Ronald Harry

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ronald Nunney died during operations at Dragone, Gulf of Salerno, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.

PASH, Reginald Jack

No 2 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Guardsman Reginald Pash, 5 troop, died [1] during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, and was buried by the 6th Yorks and Lancs Regt. His grave was never found [2].
 

PROCTOR, John Webster

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Proctor died during operations at Vietri Sul Mare, Gulf of Salerno, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths: Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/135.

RADCLIFFE, Frederick

Private Radcliffe 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Frederick Radcliffe died [1] during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Dragonea, above Vietri sul Mare [2].
 

READER, Ronald

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ronald Reader died during operations in Italy, this date being that of the action in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri, Salerno.

ROBINSON, George Thomas

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal George Robinson died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/136.

ROBINSON, John

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Robinson died during operations at Santa Maria, Gulf of Salerno, Italy.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/136.

Notes
Date of birth shown on [2] is 4 September 1922 which would have made him 21.
 

RUBIN, Leonard

No 2 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Leonard Rubin died during operations at Vietri, Salerno. In 1943 he was serving as a Corporal in the Heavy Weapons Troop. See photos in the main gallery.
 

SMITH, Henry Defriez

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Henry Smith died during operations at Salerno, Italy.

Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

SMITH, James

LCpl James Smith
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal James Smith died [1] during operations at Dragone Hill,  Salerno, on the left flank North of Jaconti. He was initially buried 20 yards past a T junction (Map ref. 600310) from Dragone to Padacouni, and 20 yards in from the road, ie. South on the left hand side. Map ref. 600309. His body was never found [2].
 

SOALL, John James

RN Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Able Seaman John Soall, RN Beach Commando 'K', died during operations at Salerno [1][2].
 
Sources
[1] C.W.G.C.
[2] National Archives file ADM 358/1892 - Admiralty: Casualty Branch: Enquiries into Missing Personnel, 1939-1945 War.
 

STEWART, John Alexander

No 2 Commando
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Stewart, 5 troop, was fatally wounded during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, and died on way to the R.A.P. He was then buried by 41 RM Commando.
 

STILES, Arthur

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 in English.)

STRADLING, Robert Fettes

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Robert Stradling died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.) He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for outstanding service whilst operating with the allied armies in Italy.

TAAFFE, William

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Taaffe died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

THOMSON, Hugh

Lance Corporal Hugh Thomson 6 Commando
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Hugh Thomson died [1] during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.) [2]
 
Extract from the Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 13 October 1943

TIERNEY, Norman

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Regimental Sergeant Major Norman Tierney died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for "gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty in leading a successful counter-attack against a strongly held enemy position in Italy.

TONER, Peter

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Peter Toner died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.
 

TWIGGER, James Thomas

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds

Colour Sergeant James Twigger was reported missing presumed died during operations at Salerno, Italy. He received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.
London Gazette 36454, page1557.

WASSALL, George

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

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

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.

WELLESLEY, Henry Valerian George

No 2 Commando
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Henry Wellesley, the 6th Duke of Wellington, died during operations at Salerno. He was in charge of 2 troop with orders to attack and take the village of Piegolelle (also seen spelt as Piegolette). This was heavily defended by the Germans firing from the heights called 'The Pimple'. He was awarded a posthumous Mention in Despatches.

WRAY, Peter Francis Hugh

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Peter Wray died during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.) He received a Mention in Despatches for "distinguished services in Sicily."​​
 
Sources
CWGC.
London Gazettes Supp. 36454, page1557.

WRIGHT, Dennis Raymond

No 2 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Dennis Wright, aged 18 and from Birmingham, died [1] during operations at Salerno and was initially buried near a house in a copse on the East side of road at Dragone. Map ref 602409 [2].
 

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