Oostende New Communal Cemetery Belgium

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BEAUPREZ, Pierre

Corporal (later Lieutenant)
No 10 Commando
Belgian Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Pierre Beauprez was the first serviceman of the Belgian Forces to die in Korea. He was killed when a mine exploded as he was conducting a Patrol on the North bank of the River Han during the Korean War. In WW2 he had served in 4 Belgian troop of No 10 (Inter Allied) Commando.
 
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FAWCETT, Joseph

Marine Joseph Fawcett
Marine
PLY/X 109226
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Joseph Fawcett died of wounds inflicted during the Westkapelle landings at Walcheren [1][1a][2]. Due to weather conditions between the 2nd and 5th November casualties were not able to be evacuated and had to be retained ashore in crowded tented facilities.

GODKIN, Noel Herbert

Captain Noel Godkin 48RM Commando
Captain
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Noel Godkin, the administration officer [1], died during operations at Walcheren, Holland [2]. He was appointed MBE (Military Division) for distinguished service during the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy [3].
 
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LAWTON, Edward Gerald

Lance Corporal
CH/X 115276
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Edward Lawton died during operations at Westkapelle, Holland. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
 
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MACKENZIE, Roderick Gimson

Known as: 
Mac
Captain
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Roderick Mackenzie MC,  'X' troop, died of wounds from enemy mortar fire during operations at Walcheren.  He died in hospital in Belgium. He had earlier been awarded the MC for "gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy."
 
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CWGC

ROBERTSON, John Burt

Marine
PO/X 105905
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Robertson died at Ostend Belgium. His Commando were engaged in operations at Westkapelle, Walcheren. 

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/136.

Notes
There was a military hospital close to Oostende New Communal Cemetery where some of the wounded, had been taken.

THATCHER, Albert George May

Marine
PLY/X 110293
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Albert Thatcher, 'B' troop, died of wounds he received during the allied landings at Westkapelle, Walcheren. He was on board LCT 18 when it was hit by a shell and he received shrapnel wounds. He was taken to a Beach Dressing Station but died the next day.


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