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BEECH, James Frederick

Private
14404860
No 1 Commando
3 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Royal Sussex Regiment
Died on war service
Private James Beech,  HQ 3 Special Service (Commando) Bde., reported initially by the War Office to have died a prisoner of war in Japanese hands, died in Poona Hospital, India, a victim of infantile paralysis. [1+2].
  • 31 January 1945 wounded attached to No 5 Commando. [3]
Sources

ELSE, John

Sergeant
5624579
No 7 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Died on war service
Sergeant John Else was accidentally killed in India.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/59.
 
Notes

GREIG, Charles

Private
14988470
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.

LYCETT, Robert Arthur

Robert Lycett 5 Commando
Lance Corporal
5047277
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.

O'REILLY, John

Marine
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.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/135.
 

WEBBER, Ernest George William

Private
1154962
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.
13 May 1945, 1500hrs

YEOMANS, Geoffrey Richard

Lieutenant
42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on war service
Lieutenant Geoffrey Yeomans died from multiple injuries received in a road accident.
 
Sources
CWGC.
British India Office Ecclesiastical Returns - Deaths & Burials / The British Library Archive Reference N-3-174.

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