Maalla Cemetery Aden

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ARNOLD, David James

Sergeant
RM 15389
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant David Arnold died during operations in Aden [1].
Obituary in the Globe and Laurel [2]
"Sergeant David Arnold was killed during night operations on 7th August 1964. He was serving in 2 Troop 'X' Company 45 Commando in the Dhala area which has recently become the centre of intense dissident activity.

HYDES, Richard

Known as: 
Dickie
Marine Richard Hydes 45 Commando
Marine
RM 21817
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Richard Hydes, from Bracebridge, Lincoln, died in a live firing training accident outside Dhala camp, Aden, while preparing for the initial Radfan operation.  A newly introduced GPMG went off accidentally whilst the gunner was moving position and hit his number two, Marine Hydes, who was ahead of the gunner locating a new fire position [1][1a][1b]

JEFFERY, Reginald

Lance Corporal
RM 20777
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Reginald Jeffery from Penzance died whilst deployed to Aden [1][2].  He was part of a training party that accidentally strayed across into Yemen and was ambushed. Four of the party were killed, one of these being L/Cpl Reginald Jeffery, who at the time was attached from 45 Commando RM to Headquarters Middle East Command [3].
 

MCGRATH, Edward

Known as: 
Sam
Edward McGrath 45 Commando
Corporal
RM 16924
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Edward McGrath, from Kirkdale Liverpool, died during fighting between dissident tribesmen in the Radfan mountains. 
Obituary in the Globe and Laurel, December 1964.
It is with deep regret we have to report the death of RM 16924 Corporal E. McGrath.

MUIR, David Alexander

Marine
RM 22521
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine David Muir died from injuries sustained when an enemy mortar bomb exploded close to him at Ad Dimnah, Aden. 

Sources
AFM ROH.
Paul Culling RM.
Globe and Laurel, August 1965 edition.
 

PETTIGREW, James

Marine
RM 18582
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine James Pettigrew died whilst deployed overseas to Aden, cause of death not known to this archive.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Aden 1955-1967.
 

SWINDELL, Roy Goldthorpe

Marine
RM 20743
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Roy Swindell, from Huntington, York, died whilst deployed overseas to Aden, cause of death not known to this archive.

Sources
AFM ROH.
England and Wales Government Probate Death Indices for 1963.
British Casualties, Aden 1955-1967.
 

TUCK, Keith

Marine
RM 19139
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Keith Tuck, from Ilkeston Derbyshire, died at the Royal Air Force Hospital, Aden.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
England and Wales Government Probate Death Indices.
 

WILSON, David McDonald

Marine David Wilson 45 Commando
David Wilson 45 Commando
Marine
RM 21814
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine David Wilson, a radio operator with 'X' Company, was shot and killed during operations in the Radfan Mountains about 60 miles north of Aden [1][2][3].
Obituary in the Globe and Laurel [2].

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