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BEECH, James Frederick

No 1 Commando
3 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Royal Sussex Regiment
Died on war service
Private James Beech, HQ 3 Commando Brigade, died in Poona Hospital India after contracting polio. Son of Frederick William Thomas Beech and Elvina Beech, of Brighton, Sussex. [1][1a]][2].

ELSE, John

No 7 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Died on war service
Sergeant John Else was accidentally killed in India. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Else, of Bobbers Mill, Nottingham.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/59.

GREIG, Charles

No 3 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Died on war service

Private Charles Greig was accidentally killed in India. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission list his secondary unit as No. 3 Commando.  This Commando unit never served in that theatre of war. However the 3rd Commando Brigade (Nos.

JONES, Sydney

Lance Corporal
No 5 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Corporal Sydney Jones died on 2 August 1944 from wounds inflicted on 23 March 1944 during operations at Maungdaw, Burma. Son of William John and Annie Jones, of Cradley Heath, Staffordshire.

LYCETT, Robert Arthur

Robert Lycett 5 Commando
Lance Corporal
No 5 Commando
North Staffordshire Regiment
Died on war service
Lance Corporal Robert Lycett from Amington, Staffordshire, died in hospital in India. Son of Robert Edward and Emma Lycett, of Ammington, Staffordshire; husband of Joyce Miriam Lycett, of Ammington; father to a 3 year old boy. Formerly employed at Tamworth Colliery.


PLY/X 108268
44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on war service
Marine John O'Reilly died in India as a result of self inflicted gunshot wounds. Son of Patrick and Annie Kate O'Reilly, of Kilglass, Co. Sligo, Irish Republic.


No 5 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) 5th Bn.
Died on war service
Private Haydn Walters died of illness in Kedgeon, near Poona, India. Son of David John and Mary Walters, of Highgate, Middlesex.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/71.

WEBBER, Ernest George William

No 1 Commando
Wiltshire Regiment
Royal Artillery
Died on active service
Private Ernest Webber died in India as a result of an accident whilst swimming.
Extract from the No 1 Commando War Diary
Londa Astoli 12 May 1945.
Pte Webber (6 tp) who injured  himself whilst swimming died in C.M.H. Belgaum.

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