Hanover War Cemetery, Germany

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BAKER, Denis Arthur Albert

Marine
PO/X 121504
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Denis Baker died In Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the attack on Leese after crossing the River Weser. 

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.
The Story of 45RM Commando (a small book published for veterans in 1946).

CANN, Bernard Lawrence

Known as: 
Buck
Marine Bernard Cann 45 Commando
Marine
PLY/X 108734
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Bernard Cann, 'E' Troop, died during operations in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Stolzenau and Leese (River Wesser crossing).
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.

CASPER, Peter

Lieutenant
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Peter Casper was killed by enemy gunfire during operations across the bridgehead between Stolzenau and Leese. 
 
Capt. John Day 45RM Cdo. records in his book A Plain Russet-Coated Captain

FLOOD, John

Marine John Flood 46 Commando
Marine
CH/X 106354
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Flood died in Germany during operations at the River Aller.

JONES, Gruffydd Meirion

Known as: 
Midge
Private
10588886
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Gruffydd Jones, 5 troop, died of wounds during the crossing of the Weser close by Stolzenau.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No 3 Cdo War Diary April 1945, Appendix D, No 1.
His niece Sion Jones.
 

LAY, Gordon

Marine
CH/X115330
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Gordon Lay died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller in the vicinity of the village of Hademstorf, Germany.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

The Story of 45RM Commando, published 1946 for veterans.

PEARCE, William Harry

Marine Pearce 45 Royal Marine Commando
Marine William Pearce 45 RM Commando
Marine
PLY/X112318
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine William Pearce died in Germany. He was shot and killed by a sniper when his Commando crossed the River Weser at Stolzenau to take the town of Leese.
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.

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