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ALEXANDER, John Moir

Marine John Moir Alexander 40 Commando
Marine
PO/X4237
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
 Marine John Alexander was reported missing presumed killed during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Margaret Alexander he has no known grave [1][1a].
Extract from the Dundee Courier

ANSON, Harry Raymond Joseph

Marine
PO/X 100156
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Harry Anson was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

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

BAILEY, Reginald John William

Able Seaman
P/JX 381850
RN Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Able Seaman Reginald Bailey died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

BAKER, Leonard

Lance Corporal
PO/X101944
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Leonard Baker died at sea during operations at Normandy on DDay.

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

BISHOP, Arthur

Marine
PO/X 114618
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Buckinghamshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Arthur Bishop died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel. 

BOOTHROYD, Geoffrey

Marine
PO/X 3189
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Geoffrey Boothroyd was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/128.

BROTTON, Harry

Marine
PO/X 107381
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Harry Brotton died during operations at Salerno, Italy. He has no known grave. 
Son of James and Elizabeth Brotton, of Stokesley, Yorkshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.
 

COMYN, Alan Douglas

Captain
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Alan Comyn, commissioned September 1937, died on the 19th August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France. Husband of Lydia Anne Comyn, of Wychling, Kent.
 
Sources
CWGC.
London Gazette 34434.
 

EDWARDS, Maurice Albert

Marine
PO/X 4386
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Maurice Edwards was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/130.

EDWARDS, Vincent

Marine Vincent Edwards 44RM
Marine
PO/X 121963
44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Vincent Edwards died at 61 Indian Field Ambulance during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
[Image] Chris Davis (nephew) via CVA Forum.
 

FALLAS, Robert Scott

Lance Corporal
PO/X 4043
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Robert Fallas died at sea whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel in Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

FARRELL, Robert

Marine
PO/X 2501
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Robert Farrell was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/130.

FELSTEAD, Robert William

Mne. Robert William Felstead
Marine
PO/X 108004
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Robert Felstead died during operations at Salerno, Italy. He has no known grave.
Son of Richard and Evaleen Felstead, of St. Benedict's, Norwich.
In 1939 before his military service he was employed as a Veldt Schouen worker in the shoe trade and residing Norwich.. 
 
Sources
CWGC.

FINCH, Ernest Walter

Lance Corporal
PO/X 108592
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Ernest Finch died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri. He has no known grave. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Finch, of Guildford, Surrey.

In 1939 before his military service he was employed as a Carpenter and Joiners apprentice residing at Stockton Road, Guildford.

FISK, George Ernest

Marine
PO/X 315
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine George Fisk was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/130.

GLADWIN, Ernest James

Marine
PO/X 4566
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ernest Gladwin was reported missing presumed died during operations at Normandy, France. He has no known grave.

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

GODWIN, John

Lieutenant John Godwin, 14 Commando
Lieutenant
No 14 Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Executed
Lieutenant John Godwin, a veteran of Operation Crackers * [view],  was an Argentinian in the RNVR.  He was Commanding Officer of the raiding party at Kopervik, Norway (Op. Checkmate).

HARRIS, Andrew

Marine
PO/X 108595
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Andrew Harris died during operations at Salerno, Italy, these dates being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette). He has no known grave.
Son of Eliza Jones, of Farnham, Surrey.
In 1939 prior to military service he was single and employed as a Milk Roundsman residing at 4 Potters Gate West, Farnham.
 

HEBDEN, Richard

Marine
PO/X.4047
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Richard Hebden was reported missing presumed died with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
Son of John Edward and Mary Hebden, of Liverpool.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HEWSON, William Bertram

Marine
PO/X.2397
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine William Hewson was reported missing presumed died with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
Son of George T. and Amelia A. Hewson, of Eastney, Hampshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HILDRETH, Harry Lowe

Marine
PO/X 104141
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Harry Hildreth was reported missing presumed died with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed. Son of Harry and Jenny Hildreth, of Tow Law, Co. Durham.
 
Sources
CWGC

HILLS, Leonard Matthew

Stoker 1st Class
P/KX 139728
RN Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Stoker Leonard Hills died during operations at Elba [1][2]. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard. The operation was launched from the liberated island of Corsica [3].

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.

JAMES, Russell Keith

Marine
PO/X 108891
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Russell James died along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk.

JEFFERS, Michael

Marine
PO/X 105426
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Michael Jeffers, from Fontenoy Street Liverpool, was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

KENNEDY, Alexander

Marine
PO/X105922
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Alexander Kennedy died in Italy. At the time of his death his commando were engaged in operations at Vietri, Salerno.
 
Sources
CWGC.

LEE, Leslie Leonard

Marine
PO/X 116199
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Leslie Lee died during operations at Normandy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
National Archives file ADM/104/133 (Armed Forces Deaths and Burials Overseas).
 

MANLEY, Leonard Herbert

Marine
PO/X 109579
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Leonard Manley was reported missing at sea presumed died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

McDONALD, Norman

Corporal
PO/X 4530
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Norman McDonald died during operations at Dieppe, France. He has no known grave.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/
Referred to in Dieppe Statement by Cpl Harvey in 40RM Commando War Diary.
 

NORTHERN, Samuel Bernard

Known as: 
Ginger
Marine
PO/X 101038
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Samuel Northern died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Thomas Bernard and Mary Elizabeth Northern, of Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archivves file ADM/104/135.
 
Notes

PANTER, Howard Denis

Known as: 
Denis
Marine Howard Denis Panter
Marine
PO/X 107976
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Howard Denis Panter died along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk.
 
Sources
CWGC.

ROE, Alfred John

Petty Officer Alfred Roe 14 Commando
Petty Officer Motor Mechanic
P/MX 98752
No 14 Commando
HMS Fox, RN
Mentioned in Despatches
Died on war service

Patty Officer Alfred Roe was one of the raiding party at Kopervik, Norway (Operation Checkmate). He was captured and later died of typhus at Belsen Concentration Camp having been transferred there from Sachsenhausen.

SIMPSON, Thomas

Marine
PO/X 112911
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Thomas Simpson died during operations at Normandy, France [1]. He is recorded as dying on board HMCS Agonquin [2] which on D Day was stationed off the coast of St. Aubin-sur-Mer [3] providing fire support to the troops including 48RM Commando who were landing on Juno Beach. 

SINGLETON, Ronald Barry

Ronald Barry Singleton 40 Commando
Marine
PO/X 107025
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Ronald Singleton died during operations at Dieppe, France. He has no known grave.
Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the attack. 
Report in the Liverpool Echo newspaper

SMITH, Henry Defriez

Lance Corporal
PO/X111098
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Henry Smith died during operations at Salerno, Italy. He has no known grave. Son of Charles and Eleanor Smith, of Leytonstone, Essex; husband of Joyce Smith. of Leytonstone.
 

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

SMITH, John

Marine
PO/X 105847
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Smith died during operations at Normandy, France.

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.

STURMEY, Frank Ernest

Frank Ernest Sturmey 48 Commando
Marine
PO/X 111650
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Frank Sturmey died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.
[image] His niece Frances M.K. Storey.
 
Notes

SWATTON, Vernon

Corporal
PO/X 2317
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Vernon Swatton, D.S.M., from Hythe, was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed. In 1940 he had been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal whilst a Marine on HMS Nelson for gallantry and devotion to duty during operations in Norway.
 
Sources

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.

TIERNEY, Norman

Acting Regimental Sergeant Major
PO/22609
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Regimental Sergeant Major Norman Tierney died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri. He has no known grave. Son of Richard and Helen Tierney; husband of Rosina May Tierney, of Stockwell, London.

TONER, Peter

Marine
PO/X 105899
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Peter Toner died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette). He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.
 

WALKER, Percy Edward

Marine
PO/X 2542
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Percy Walker died during operations at Dieppe, France. He has no known grave.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths: Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.
 

WARD, Reginald Foster

Marine
PO/X 107762
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Reginald Ward died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy.


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