Fort William (Glen Nevis) Cemetery

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GOMM, Arthur George

RM Engineer Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre

Sergeant Arthur Gomm died from multiple injuries sustained as a result of the premature explosion of a high explosive demolition charge at the Commando Basic Training Centre, Achnacarry, Scotland.

Sources:
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
Register of Deaths in the district of Kilmallie.

CVA Gallery image of grave.

HAYDON, Alan Albert

Training Centres
Gunner Alan Haydon died by accidental drowning whilst at the Commando Depot, Achnacarry.  
He had been posted from 34th Signal Training Regiment, RA, to the Commando Depot on 8 November 1941.
Also recorded as dying by drowning on this date  were Private Patrick McCarthy, Fusilier James Scullion, and Corporal Frederick Turner [see Linked Content below].

MCCARTHY, Patrick

Training Centres
Private Patrick McCarthy, aged 18, died by drowning whilst at the Commando Depot, Achnacarry. 
The Register of Deaths records that he was found dead on the 10th February 1942 at 10am in the River Lochy,  800 yards East of Lochy Bridge. Last seen alive 28th November 1941.  Cause of death was drowning. Informant was Capt. Hoare, RA, for Officer Commanding Commando Depot, Achnacarry.
Also recorded as dying by drowning on this date were Gunner Alan Haydon, Fusilier James Scullion, and Corporal Frederick Turner [see Linked Content below].

TURNER, Frederick William Morgan

No 12 Commando
Corporal Frederick Turner, No.12 Commando, died by drowning in Loch Linne whilst serving at the Commando Depot, Achnacarry.  

Also recorded as dying by drowning on this date were Private Pat McCarthy, Fusilier James Scullion, and Gunner Alan Haydon [see Linked Content below].

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/35 and WO417/38.
Register of Deaths in the district of Kilmallie via www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.

WOOLLAM, George Arthur

Lt George Woollam 46RM Commando
46RM Commando
Lieutenant George Woollam died in an accident whilst serving at the Commando Basic Training Centre. The death certificate states he died of a fractured skull at the North British Aluminium Company's Works. 
  • 46RM Commando from 1943 onwards.
  • From Tunstall and remembered on their War Memorial.
Sources

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