4 Commando Brigade, Roll of Honour, Walcheren

Operation Infatuate.
1st - 8th November 1944.
Walcheren Island, The Netherlands
Flushing - No 4 Commando, which included 1 and 8 troops from No 10(IA) Commando.
Westkapelle - 41, 47, and 48 RM Commandos, with 4 and 5 troops of No 10(IA) Commando.
Walcheren Roll of Honour

This ROH for Walcheren has been compiled primarily from the CWGC database, the Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings, the Army Casualty Lists, and Unit war diaries.  If you believe a name to be missing please advise us, with relevant sources, via the Forum or our Contact Form [HERE].

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No.4 Commando

Lieutenant Nicholas Barrass
Private Henry Donkin
Private Maurice Gourong
Gunner William Harvey
Gunner Edward Hill
Private Owen Hooper
Private Pierre Laux
Lance Corporal Yvan Monceau
Lance Corporal Jean Montean
Private Jean Neven
Corporal Yvan Ruppe
Private John Stoddart
Lance Sergeant Alfred Walker

No. 10(IA) Commando, 3 troop, 4 troop, and 5 troop,

Lieutenant Alf Kristian Solbu, 5 troop
Lieutenant Adolphe Meny, 4 troop
Trooper Ola Christophersen, 5 troop
Corporal Francois Dive, 4 troop
Trooper Lars Hovstad, 5 troop
Trooper Leif Ludvik Larsen, 5 troop
Trooper Sverre Røsland, 5 troop
Corporal Salo Weich , 3 troop

HQ 4 Special Service (Commando) Brigade

Lieutenant William Layman
Lieutenant Gordon McKenzie
Marine John Hughes

41RM Commando

Marine John Barnes
Major Paddy Brind-Sheridan
Marine William Cooke
Marine John Hay
Captain Peter Haydon DSO
Sergeant Herbert Heywood
Lieutenant John Holmes
Marine Reginald John
Marine Byron Moses
Marine Robert Nicholson
Marine Henry Page
Marine John Read
Marine John Robertson
Corporal Charles Smith
Marine Reginald Smith

47RM Commando

Sergeant Reginald Brehme
Lance Corporal Joseph Buchanan
Marine Albert Davies
Marine James Day
Marine Martin Derrick
Marine Andrew Duke
Corporal Edward Evans
Marine Joseph Fawcett
Marine Denis Fee
Marine Joe Flannagan
Lance Corporal William Fletcher
Lance Corporal Maurice Grimsdell
Lieutenant Norman Hayward
Marine Ronald Hubbard
Lance Corporal Edward Lawton
Marine Alan Longden
Marine Duncan McGregor
Marine James Muir
Lance Corporal Francis Nicholl
Marine Kenneth Patey
Marine Harry Payne
Marine Robert Pettit
Company Sergeant Major Harold Plank
Sergeant John Puddick
Segeant Robert Rackham
Corporal Charles Ripiner
Company Sergeant Major William Spear
Lieutenant Michael Style
Corporal Kenneth Teed
Marine Albert Thatcher
Marine Anthony Turner
Corporal James Unsworth
Sergeant Robert Webb
Marine George Wilson

48RM Commando

Marine William Bean
Private Walter Branch RAMC
Private William Brown RAMC
Marine Norman Burgess
Sergeant Anthony Davis
Major Derek De Stacpoole
Lieutenant Walter England
Lance Corporal Dennis Fogg
Marine Robert Gibbs
Captain Noel Godkin
Marine Leslie Haines
Marine Harold Hughes
Marine Kenneth Jordan
Corporal James Law
Lieutenant Cyril Lindrea
Marine James McArthur
Captain Roderick MacKenzie MC
Marine Alfred Mee
Sergeant Harold Peace
Marine Frederick Potter
Marine William Sage
Marine Lawrence Samwell
Marine Cyril Savage
Marine Philip Shears
Corporal Ernest Shrigley
Marine Colin Skelland
Marine Kenneth Stephens
Corporal Thomas Steventon
Marine Philip Titmuss
Marine Norman Wall
Marine Charles Ware
Lieutenant David Winser RAMC
We will Remember them

Below are the archive entries for each of the Commando Fallen. Contact the Archive if you have additional information or photos.

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BARNES, John

Marine
PO/X 117497
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Barnes died of wounds at the 8th Canadian General Hospital in Belgium.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BARRASS, Nicholas William

Lieutenant
14253337
295395
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Bradford City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Nicholas Barrass died during operations in Holland. Whilst engaged in a house clearance at Flushing he was killed by a sniper who fired from an adjacent building.

BEAN, William George

Marine
CH/X 103570
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Bean died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 

BRANCH, Walter James

Walter Branch, Royal Army Medical Corps
Private
7387468
Royal Army Medical Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Walter Branch, Royal Army Medical Corps, died during operations in Holland. 
He volunteered to be a Medical Orderly for a 48RM Commando patrol to Veere on the North East of the island of Walcheren, and was one of twenty fatal casualties when one of their Buffalo amphibious vehicles struck a submerged explosive device.
 
Sources

BREHME, Reginald Herbert Ronald

Sergeant
CH/X 103637
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Reginald Brehme died during operations at Westkapelle. At the time of his death his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties. 

BROWN, William

Private William Brown RAMC
Private
7404141
Royal Army Medical Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Brown, Royal Army Medical Corps, died during operations at Walcheren. 
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Casualty Lists / National archives file WO417/85.
[3] Newspaper cutting in the Gallery.

BUCHANAN, Joseph

Lance Corporal
PLY/X 111175
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Joseph Buchanan died during operations in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties. 

BURGESS, Norman

Marine
PO/X 108636
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Norman Burgess died during operations at Walcheren, Holland.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.

CHRISTOPHERSON, Ola

Trooper
No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Ola Christopherson, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during operations at Westkapelle. He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the open space at the rise of the boulevard of Schagen at Domburg.
 

COOKE, William Frank

Marine
CH/X 115547
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Cooke died during operations at Westkapelle, Holland.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.

DAVIES, Albert Stanley

Marine
PLY/X 104395
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Albert Davies died during operations in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties. 

DAVIS, Anthony David

Sergeant
CH/X 107012
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Anthony Davis died during operations at Walcheren, Holland.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.
 

DAY, James Edward

Marine
PLY/X 103343
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine James Day died during operations at Walcheren, Holland.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.

De STACPOOLE, Derek Roderick

Major de Stacpoole
Acting Major
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major Derek Roderick de Stacpoole, 'Y' troop,  was shot and killed during operations at Walcheren, Holland. He had earler been wounded during the Normandy landings rejoining the Commando and taking part in operations at Dozule, France, in August. He received a Mention in Despatches for " good service while operating with 21st Army Group."
 
Sources

DERRICK, Martin

Marine
PLY/X 112062
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Martin Derrick died during operations at Walcheren, Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties. 

DONKIN, Henry

Known as: 
Old Donkin
Private
3649481
No 4 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Henry Donkin, 'F' troop,  a veteran of Dunkirk, was shot and killed whilst engaging the enemy during operations at Flushing, Holland.
He had previously been wounded on 9 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.

DUKE, Andrew

Marine Andrew Duke 47 Commando
Marine
PLY/X 3651
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Andrew Duke, from Belfast, died during operations at Walcheren. At the time of his death his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties. 

EVANS, Edward James

Corporal
CH/X 112376
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Edward Evans died during operations at Walcheren, Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zoutela

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.

FEE, Denis

Marine
PO/X 115272
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Denis Fee died during operations at Walcheren, Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties. 

FLANNAGAN, John

Known as: 
Forename also seen as Joe
Flannagan 47 Commando
Marine
PLY/X 110268
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Flannagan, 'X' troop, from Gateshead, died during operations at Holland. At the time of his death his troop were providing supporting fire and cutting wire defences during an assault on a gun battery along the dunes at Westkapelle, Walcheren.
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.

FLETCHER, William Robert Dennis

Lance Corporal
CH/X 113640
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal William Fletcher died during operations at Walcheren, Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties. 

FOGG, Dennis

Lance Corporal
PO/X 115897
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Dennis Fogg died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

GIBBS, Robert Maurice

Marine
PO/X 121475
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Robert Gibbs died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 

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].
 
Sources

GRIMSDELL, Maurice Herbert

Lance Corporal
PO/X 115851
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Maurice Grimsdell died during operations at Walcheren, Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties.
 
Sources

HAINES, Leslie James

Marine
PLY/X104936
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Leslie Haines died during operations at Walcheren, Holland.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

HAY, John

Marine
PLY/X 111511
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Hay died during operations at Westkapelle, Holland.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

HAYDON, Peter Hillyard

Captain
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Peter Haydon, DSO, was killed during operations at Walcheren. He had received the Distinguished Service Order appointment for conspicuous gallantry and leadership in driving off repeated attacks by the enemy on the road from Salerno to Naples in 1943, though he was wounded and his men outnumbered by the enemy.*
 

HILL, Edward Arthur

Gunner
1440112
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner Edward Hill from Coventry was shot and killed during operations at Flushing, Holland.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty lists / National Archives file WO417/85.
RA Attestions Register 1938.

HOVSTAD, Lars

Trooper
No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Lars Hovstad, 5 troop (Norwegian), was killed during operations at Domburg. He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the open space at the rise of the boulevard of Schagen at Domburg.
 

HUBBARD, Ronald Leslie

Marine
PO/X 114110
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ronald Hubbard was reported missing presumed killed during operations in North West Europe. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Walcheren, Holland. He has no known grave.

HUGHES, Harold

Marine
PLY/X 109789
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Harold Hughes died at sea during operations at Walcheren, Holland. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.

HUGHES, John

Marine
PLY/X 101328
4 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Hughes, HQ 4 Special Service Bde., died during operations at Walcheren.

JOHN, Reginald Brinley

Marine
PLY/X 104029
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Reginald John died during operations at Walcheren, Holland.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
 

JORDAN, Kenneth Joseph

Marine
PLY/X 113603
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Kenneth Jordan died during operations at Walcheren, Holland.

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

LARSEN, Leif Ludvik

Trooper
No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Leif Ludvik Larsen, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during operations at Westkapelle. He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the open space at the rise of the boulevard of Schagen at Domburg.
 

LAUX, Pierre

Pierre Laux 4 Commando
Private
13807764
No 4 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Pierre Laux died of wounds during operations at Flushing, Holland.
Extract from a report after the operation.
3 Troop, page 24.

LAW, James Ernest

Corporal
CH/X 105624
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal James Law died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

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.
 
Notes

LINDREA, Cyril Brian

Lieutenant Cyril Brian Lindrea RM
Lieutenant
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Cyril Brian Lindrea died during operations at Walcheren when enemy mortar bombs exploded amongst a group of officers.
 
Sources
CWGC
D Day Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RM Commando, author Ken Ford.

LONGDEN, Alan

Marine
CH/X 108937
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Alan Longden died during operations at Walcheren, Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties.
 
Sources
CWGC.

MACKENZIE, Roderick Gimson

Known as: 
Mac
Captain
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Leicester Police
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 service while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy."

MCARTHUR, James

Known as: 
Jimmy
Marine James McArthur 48RM Commando
Marine
CH/X 107114
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine James McArthur, 'S' Troop, was reported missing presumed died when his landing craft struck a mine during the assault on Walcheren, Holland. He has no known grave.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

MCGREGOR, Duncan Ferguson

Marine
PO/X 111677
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Duncan McGregor died during operations at Walcheren, Holland. At the time of his death his commando were engaged in clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties.
 
Sources
CWGC.

MEE, Alfred John

Marine
CH/X 105114
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Alfred Mee died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.

MENY, Adolphe

Lt Adolphe Meny
Lieutenant
39567
No 10 Commando
Belgian Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Adolphe Meny, 4 (Belgian) troop, was killed during operations at Domburg, Walcheren. (Source: Account of Carlo Seghers in "20 Heroes of Us" by General Crahay.)

MONCEAU, Yvan

Known as: 
seen elsewhere as MONCEAUX
Yvan Monceau 10 Commando French
Lance Corporal
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Yvan Monceau, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 173, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Flushing.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

MONTEAN, Jean

LCpl Jean Montean 10 Commando
Corporal
657FN43
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Jean Montean, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 112, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Flushing.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

MOSES, Byron

Marine
PLY/X 103430
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Byron Moses died during operations at Walcheren, Holland.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.

MUIR, James

Marine
PO/X 105150
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine James Muir died during operations at Westkapelle, Holland.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.

NEVEN, Jean

Known as: 
seen elsewhere as NEVAN
Private Jean Neven 10 Commando
Private
10025FN43
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Jean Neven, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 189, attached to No 4 Commando. died during operations at Flushing.
 
Mort pour la France.
 
Image Source
Musée National d'Histoire Militaire.
 

NICHOLL, Francis

Lance Corporal
PLY/X 108029
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Francis Nicholl died during operations in Holland. 
At the time of his death his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties. 
 
Sources

NICHOLSON, Robert Fisher

Marine
PO/X 100815
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Robert Nicholson died at Harefield County Hospital, Middlesex, of wounds inflicted at Walcheren.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.
The words on the headstone at his grave.
 

PAGE, Henry

Marine
PO/X 4323
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Henry Page died during operations at Walcheren, Holland.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths: Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/135.

PATEY, Kenneth Gordon

Marine
PLY/X 107499
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Kenneth Patey was shot and killed by a sniper during operations in Holland. His Commando were at Zwanenburg clearing the enemy from the last of a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle. 
 
Sources
CWGC.

PAYNE, Harry

Marine
PLY/X 103398
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Harry Payne died during operations at Walcheren, Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties. 
 
Sources

PETTIT, Robert Alan

Marine
CH/X 114685
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Robert Pettit died during operations at Walcheren, Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties. 
 
Sources

PLANK, Harold Henry

Company Sergeant Major
PLY/X/3504
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Company Sergeant Major Harold Plank was shot and killed during operations against an enemy gun emplacement on Walcheren, Holland.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.
[Image] Mark Smith (great nephew).

POTTER, Frederick

Marine
PLY/X 107809
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Frederick Potter died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island.

PUDDICK, John Edward

Sergeant
CH/X 108414
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant John Puddick died during operations at Walcheren, Holland. He was shot by a sniper whilst engaged in operations against enemy held batteries along the dunes west of Groot Valkenisse. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.

RACKHAM, Robert Frederick

Sergeant
CH/X 954
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Robert Rackham was reported missing presumed died during the period his commando were engaged in operations at Walcheren, Holland.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.
Professor (Capt) John Forfar MC. 47RM Cdo.  'From Omaha to the Scheldt.
 

READ, John William

Marine
CH/X 107158
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Read died during operations at Walcheren Island, Holland.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths: Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/136.

RIPINER, Charles Stephen

Corporal
PO/X 4226
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Charles Ripiner died in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties.

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.

ROSLAND, Sverre

Trooper
No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Sverre Rosland, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during operations at Westkapelle. He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the open space at the rise of the boulevard of Schagen at Domburg.
 

RUPPE, Yvan

Corporal
1129FN43
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Yvan Ruppe, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 150, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Flushing.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

SAVAGE, Cyril Charles

Marine
PLY/X 110740
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Cyril Savage died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 

SHEARS, Philip Desmond

Marine
PO/X 116356
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Philip Shears died during operations at Walcheren Island, Holland.

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

SHRIGLEY, Ernest

Corporal
PLY/X 120590
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Ernest Shrigley died during operations in Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island.

SKELLAND, Colin

Marine
PLY/X 1909
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Colin Skelland died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

SMITH, Charles Edward

Corporal
CH/X 105869
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Charles Smith died during operations at Walcheren Island, Holland.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

Notes
Source [1] shows age as 29 which conflicts with Source [2] which shows date of birth as 25-2-1921.

SMITH, Reginald

Marine
PO/X 116673
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Reginald Smith died during operations at Walcheren Island, Holland.

Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

SOLBU, Alf Kristian

Lt. Solbu 10 Commando
Lieutenant
No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Alf Kristian Solbu, 5 troop (Norwegian), died of grenade wounds received on the 4th November during operations at Walcheren *. He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the o

SPEAR, William James Clement

Company Sergeant Major
PLY/X 1264
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Company Sergeant Major William Spear, 'Q' troop, died during operations at Walcheren.
Whilst advancing with 2 sections of his troop to engage the enemy who were in a series of gun batteries along the dunes west of Klein Valkenisse, they encountered accurate enemy mortar fire resulting in his death and many other casualties.  
 

Sources
CWGC.

STEPHENS, Kenneth William

Marine
PLY/X 108058
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Kenneth Stephens died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

STEVENTON, Thomas

Corporal
PO/X 117135
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Thomas Steventon was reported missing presumed died during operations in Holland. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

TEED, Kenneth Talbot

Corporal
PO/X 103256(T)
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Kenneth Teed, married and from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, was reported missing presumed died during operations at Walcheren, Holland.

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.

TITMUSS, Philip George

Marine
PLY/X 108464
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Philip Titmuss died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.

TURNER, Anthony

Marine
PLY/X 105677
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Anthony Turner died of wounds during operations at Walcheren, Holland.
 
Sources
CWGC.
 
Notes

UNSWORTH, James

Corporal
CH/X 3886
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal James Unsworth died during operations at Holland.
At the time of his death his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties. 
 
Source

WALKER, Alfred John

Lance Sergeant
3657617
No 4 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Alfred Walker died during operations at Flushing, Holland. He was fatally wounded by a shell which burst on the Oranje Molen promontory while marshalling prisoners into loading parties. He had been wounded three times previously in his service.
  • 19 August 1942 wounded during operations at Dieppe, France.

WALL, Norman Frederick

Marine
PLY/X 4240
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Norman Wall died during operations at Holland. He was part of a patrol travelling in a convoy of 4 amphibious Buffaloes sent to Veere on the North East of Walcheren Island. 
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.

WARE, Charles John

Marine
PO/X 100016
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Charles Ware died during operations in Holland.  
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.
Register of Births in Portsmouth Apr/May/June 1916.
 
Notes

WEBB, Robert Edward

Sergeant
CH/X 103808
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Robert Webb died in November 1944 during operations in Holland. He received a Mention in Despatches for good service with the 21st Army Group published in March 1945.

WEICH, Salo

Served as : 
HAMILTON, Robert Geoffrey
Corporal
6436350 & 13118714  
No 10 Commando
Pioneer Corps & Royal Sussex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Salo Weich, an Austrian of Jewish faith, served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under an alias of Robert Geoffrey Hamilton. He was killed during operations with 41RM Commando at Walcheren.

WILSON, George McLeod

Marine
CH/X 102069
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine George Wilson died during operations in Holland.
At the time of his death his Commando were clearing the enemy from a series of gun batteries along the dunes at Westkapelle from Zouteland to west of Groot Valkenisse and Klein Valkenisse. Snipers and enemy mortar fire resulted in many casualties. 
 
Sources
CWGC.

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