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ARENSTEIN, Hans

Served as : 
ANDREWS, Harry
Hans Arenstein 10 Commando
Lance Corporal
6436352
No 10 Commando
47RM Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Hans Arenstein served under an alias of Harry Andrews. He was of the Jewish Faith and a member of 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando.  He was attached to 47RM Commando at the time of his death.

ARMITAGE, James

Sergeant
CH/X102092
RM Engineer Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant James Armitage died during operations at Normandy.

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

BAILEY, Lionel James

Private
6297835
No 4 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Lionel Bailey, 'C' troop, died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.

BEACH, Edward Bert

Corporal
CH/X 3533
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Edward Beach died during operations in Normandy.

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

BELL, James

Marine
PO/X110729
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine James Bell died during operations at Normandy.

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

BELL, Robert

Known as: 
Dinger
Marine
CH/X 108406
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Robert Bell died during operations at Le Mesnil, Normandy.
 
Extract from the Bo'ness Journal, and Linlithgow Advertiser - Friday 15 August 1952
In Loving Memory of our dear son, Marine Commando Robert Bell, killed in action.
We were not there to see you die,
Perhaps it's just as well,

BENNETT, Hector Allan

Private
6297280
No 4 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Hector Bennett died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
 

BINDING, Sydney

Private
14526827
No 6 Commando
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Sydney Binding died during operations at Normandy, France.
Son of Mrs. M. E. Binding, of Acton, Middlesex.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
 

BLUNDEN, Alfred Edgar

Known as: 
Jimmy
WO2 Company Sergeant Major
851755
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Company Sergeant Major Alfred Blunden died during operations at Le Plein, Normandy, France. [1] 
No. 6 Commando War Diary  "11th June 1944 Place: In the field, Le Plein. We shell BREVILLE. We are shelled heavily. We capture a ½ track 20mm gun. p.m. - Continued to be shelled. Casualties 3."

BOOTHROYD, Gordon

Marine
PO/X120397
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Gordon Boothroyd, 'E' Troop, died during operations in Normandy, France.  
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.
 
Notes

BORNE, Frederick

Lieutenant
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Frederick Borne died during operations at Sannerville in Troarn, France.
47RM Commando War Diary
11th August 1944
Place: Sannerville
Lt Borne and 1 OR killed on enemy minefield.
 
Sources
CWGC

BRIDLE, Desmond George

Lance Corporal
14604360
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Desmond Bridle was killed in action in Normandy, France, during operations near the Chateau d'Amfreville. He was from South Harrow and one of the Metropoltan Police Intakes to the Commandos.

BROOKS, Arthur Robert

Corporal
EX/937
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Arthur Brooks died during operations at Normandy.

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

BURKE, James Michael

Marine
PO/X115910
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine James Burke died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

BUTLER, Brian Dear

Major
85295
No 3 Commando
East Surrey Regt
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major Brian Butler MC died [1] at Chateau d'Amfreville during severe mortaring of their HQ. Five others also died. Lt T.N. Skelly and three others were wounded [2]. He had previously been awarded the Military Cross [3] whilst a Troop Captain for gallant and distinguished services on the 4th October 1943 at Termoli, Italy [4].

CAIRNS, Stanley

Marine
EX/3396
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Stanley Cairns died during operations at Normandy.

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

CAMPBELL, Finlay David

Marine
EX/4108
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Finlay Campbell died during operations at Normandy.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.
[3] National Records of Scotland - Statutory Registers of Births 504/B 2 - Parish of Ardgour and Kingairloch, County of Argyll.

CASSEY, Norman Walter

Grave of LCpl Cassey Commando Brigade Sigs.
Lance Corporal
14649217
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Royal Corps of Signals
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Norman Cassey, 1 Special Service Bde. Signals, died during operations at Le Plein Normandy when the HQ was heavily shelled and mortared.
 
Sources
CWGC.
War Diary 1 Special Service Brigade Signals [more...].
 

CLARK, Herbert

Marine
PLY/X103629
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Herbert Clark died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

CLARKE, Patrick Joseph

Fusilier
6482285
No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police (War Reserve)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Patrick Clarke was killed in action during operations at Normandy, France.
Patrick was a painter decorator by trade residing at 11 Fairmead Road, Tufnell Park, London.
In 1939 he was a Metropolitan Police War Reserve Officer.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.

COAKER, Vernon

Vernon Coaker 3 Commando
Sergeant (Temporary Troop Sergeant Major)
5620234
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Troop Sergeant Major Vernon Coaker, 3 troop, died during operations at Le Plein, Normandy, France [1][2][3][4]
Extract from No.3 Commando War Diary Appendix 'A' No.2
Part of a report by Capt. K.D. Ponsford OC 3 Troop.

COTTERELL, Leslie

Private
5114173
No 3 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Leslie Cotterell died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
 

DAVIES, Osmond

Lance Corporal
EX/969
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Osmond Davies, 'E' troop, died during operations at Normandy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.
The Story of 45RM Commando, published 1946 for veterans.

DAVIES, William Neville

Marine
EX/3680
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine William Davies died during operations at Normandy. He was part of a large fighting patrol of 4 troops and the heavy weapons troop sent against the enemy lines north east from La Grande Ferme commencing at 2115hrs on the 18th. It was hoped to be an in out raid to gather intelligence, capture prisoners, and weaken the enemies morale. Mne. Davies was killed during this raid.

DEAN, Ronald Cyril

Known as: 
Dixie
Guardsman
2623256
No 3 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds

Guardsman Ronald 'Dixie' Dean, 3 troop, was killed in action during operations at Normandy on D Day.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
Stan Scott (3 Cdo).
 

DORMAN, John

Marine
CH/X103744
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Dorman died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

ELMS, Frank

Lieutenant Frank Elms 6 Commando
Frank Elms and his wife Joan on wedding day
Second Lieutenant
304633
No 4 Commando
Northamptonshire Regiment
Northampton Borough Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Second Lieutenant Frank Elms died during operations at Normandy, France.
A serving Police Officer in Northampton he volunteered for the Armed Forces in 1941 serving in the Royal Air Force before joining the Commandos.
Extract from the No 4 Commando War Diary

EMERSON, James

Corporal
PO/X105915
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal James Emerson died during operations at Normandy.

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

FAZAN, Gilbert Roy

Lieutenant Gilbert Fazan 6 Commando
Lieutenant
129362
No 6 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Gilbert Fazan died during operations at Normandy, France.
The No. 6 Commando War Diary records
"Commando is mortared 4 casualties. Capt Robinson and 1 Troop comes in and tells us Lieut Fazan killed.  Lieut Stalker and 10 O.R.'s wounded."

FINLAY, William

Sergeant
EX/3637
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant William Finlay died during operations at Normandy.

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

FLEISCHER, Frederick

Served as : 
FLETCHER, Frederick
Private
13051439
No 6 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Frederick Fletcher, birthname Fleischer, died during operations at Le Plein, Normandy, France. He was the son of Rudolf and Hedwig Fleischer, of Cricklewood, Middlesex.

FRASER, George

LSgt George Fraser MM No 4 Commando
Lance Sergeant
405825
No 4 Commando
Lovat Scouts
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant George Fraser MM, 'A' troop, died during operations at Normandy [1].
 
Recommendation for Military Medal

FYVIE, George

George Fyvie 46 Royal Marine Commando
Marine
CH/X111910
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine George Fyvie, from Bucksburn, Scotland, died during operations at Beuzeville, France. His death was reported in a local newspaper at the time [see Linked Content below].

GAGE, Harold Arthur

Corporal
PO/X120477
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Harold Gage died during operations at Normandy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
 
Notes
Son of James Edward and Ellen Maria Gage, of Neasden, Middlesex.

GEORGE, Rex

Marine
PO/X113288
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Rex George, 'E' Troop, died during operations at Normandy. He received a Mention in Despatches for good services with the 21st Army group.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

GOSLING, Thomas George

Marine
CH/X 104974
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Thomas Gosling died during operations at Sallenelles, Normandy.
Extract from the 48RM Cdo. War Diary
"7-7-1944 Sallenelles 2045 - 2115,  All HQ officers were at dinner, the house was shelled." Against this entry is a hand written note  which reads "Cas 1 MOA killed."

HAYWARD, Robert Latewood

Rifleman
6897474
No 3 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps (2nd Bn. Queen's Westminsters)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Rifleman Robert Hayward died on 13 June 1944 of wounds inflicted on 11 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77 and WO417/78.
 

HERBERT, Roy George

Lieutenant
3384201 & 287391
No 3 Commando
Northamptonshire Regiment
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Roy George Herbert DCM, MM, died during operations in Normandy, France.
Son of David and Alice Herbert; husband of Janet Craig Herbert, of Plymouth [1].
Military Medal

HODGSON, George

Known as: 
Ginger
Lance Corporal
2764113
No 3 Commando
Black Watch
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Hodgson MM, 3 troop, died during operations at Amfreville, Normandy.  
 
In his book Storm from the Sea, Brig Peter Young states " Whilst I was visiting 3 troop, a random shell mortally wounded LCpl Hodgson who did not live to wear the MM he had won on D Day."
 

HOSKINS, Edgar John

Marine
CH/X 113425
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Edgar Hoskins died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

JAMES, Harry

Lance Corporal
7640081
No 6 Commando
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Harry James, HQ Troop, died during operations in Normandy, France.
Son of Mrs. L. A. James, of Epping, Essex.
 
Source
[1] CWGC.
[2] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
[3] CVA Gallery image of original grave location.

KAGERER-STEIN, Eugen

Served as : 
FULLER, Eugene
Known as: 
Didi
Eugen Kagerer-Stein, alias Eugene Fuller
Sergeant
5550126
13801130
No 10 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Pioneer Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Eugen Kagerer-Stein, an Austrian national, was killed in action at Normandy, France, whilst attached to 47RM Commando. He served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, under an alias of Eugene Fuller. Son of Alfred and Anna Kagerer-Stein; husband of Cicely Kagerer-Stein, of Balcombe, Sussex.
 
Sources
CWGC.

KEMP, John

Marine
PO/X 105523
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Kemp died in France. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Dozule.

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

KERSHAW, Frederick

Marine
PLY/X 109563
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Frederick Kershaw died on D Day during operations at Normandy, France.

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

KHYTOVITCH, Eric

Eric Khytovitch 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant
1876034
No 6 Commando
Royal Engineers
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Eric Khytovitch MM from Ancoats, Manchester, was reported missing 10 June 1944 during operations at Normandy later confirmed killed in action [1][1a]1b].
No.6 Commando War Diary 10th June 1944:

KING, Cyril

Marine
PO/X 101339
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Cyril King died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

KNILL, Ivor Richard

Private
5621746
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Ivor Knill died of wounds during operations in France. At the time of his death his Commando, with the rest of the 1st Special Service Brigade, were engaged in an operation in the area of Le Plain Gruchet to infiltrate enemy lines and continue the offensive towards the Seine [1][2][3].

LAING, David

Known as: 
Jock
Sgt Laing 4 Commando
Sergeant
2765791
No 4 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant David Laing, 'E' troop, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, died during operations at Normandy.

LAVERY, Henry

Lance Bombardier
808452
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Bombardier Henry Lavery enlisted at Edinburgh in 1930 whilst residing in Uphall, West Lothian. He was reported missing, wounded, and believed a prisoner of war on 18 August 1944,  later confirmed as having died of wounds whilst in enemy hands. His Commando was engaged in operations at Bavent, France, on this date.

LEE, Edward James

Known as: 
Ted
Marine Edward Lee 45 Commando
Marine
CH/X 114366
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Edward Lee, from Leamington, died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Extract from the 45RM Commando War Diary 11th June 1944

LEE, John

Major John Lee 46 Commando
Major
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major John Lee, MC, LLB, the Second-in-Command,  died during operations at Beuzeville, Normandy. He had earlier been awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations at Le Hamel.
Recommendation

LISTON, William

Private
3660649
No 6 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales' Volunteers)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Liston died during operations at Le Plein, Normandy, France.
No. 6 Commando War Diary  
"11th June 1944
Place: In the field, Le Plein. We shell Breville. We are shelled heavily. We capture a ½ track 20mm gun. p.m. - Continued to be shelled. Casualties 3."
 
Sources

LOWLES, Eric Henry

Marine
PO/X 111092
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Eric Lowles died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

MCFATTER, John

Marine
PLY/X 106729
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John McFatter died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

MELVILLE, Hugh Montgomery

Guardsman
2701062
No 3 Commando
Scots Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Guardsman Hugh Melville, 3 troop, died during operations at Normandy in the Plain Gruchet area. He had been one of the replacements who joined No 3 in July 1944. [view].
 
From Brigadier Peter Young's book Storm from the Sea

MEYER, Kurt

Served as : 
MOODY, Peter
Kurt Meyer alias Peter Moody 10 Commando
Lance Corporal
5550147
No 10 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Kurt Meyer, a German national, was killed in action at Normandy, France. He was of the Jewish Faith and a member of 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando, serving under an alias of Peter Moody. Son of Fritz Max Meyer and Margeretta Meyer, of Birmingham.
 
Sources
CWGC.

MITCHELL, Albert

Marine
PO/X 106695
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Albert Mitchell died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

MORLEY, Colin Noel

Colour Sergeant
CH/X 2148
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Colour Sergeant Colin Morley died during operations at Normandy, France. Whilst his Commando were heading along a country road in the direction of Putot-en-Auge they encountered an enemy patrol and Colour Sergeant Morley was shot and killed.  
 
Sources
CWGC.

MULHALL, Alexander

Marine
PO/X 102596
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Alexander Mulhall, from Falkirk, died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.
Notice in the Falkirk Herald - 15 June 1946.
 

MUNNS, Leonard Cyril

Lance Corporal
14241771
No 4 Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Leicester City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Leonard Munns died during operations at Normandy, France.
The son of Mrs. E. J. Munns, of Leicester, Leonard was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 Leonard was a Probationary Police Constable residing at 83 Checketts Road, Leicester.
 
Sources

MURRAY, John

Sergeant
PO/X 106800
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant John Murray died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.
 
Notes
Son of John and Jane Rankine Murray; husband of Agnes Murray, of Barrhead, Renfrewshire.

NATHAN, Ernst

Served as : 
NORTON, Ernest
Known as: 
forename also seen as Eli
Private
6387022
No 10 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Ernst Nathan, who was of the Jewish faith, served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Ernest Norton.  He died during operations at Normandy.
 
Sources:
10 Commando, author Ian Dear
Jewish Virtual Library.
 

NOTMAN, John

Private
3189059
No 4 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Notman died during operations at Le Hauger, Normandy.
Extract from the Dumfries and Galloway Standard 
Published Saturday 15 July 1944

PLANT, Horace

Marine
PO/X 103994
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Horace Plant died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.
 

RAMSDEN, Harry

Private
14241637
No 6 Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment
Leeds City Police Yorkshire
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Harry Ramsden died during operations at Normandy, France. He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Probationary Police Constable residing at 10 Highthorne Street, Leeds. Son of Alfred and Annie Ramsden, of Lofthouse, Yorkshire. His name is in the Leeds City Police Book of Remembrance WW2.

REED, David Walter

Corporal
PO/X4253
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal David Reed died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

RICHARDS, George William

Private
4868605
No 3 Commando
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private George Richards was killed in action during operations in the area of Le Plain Gruchet, Normandy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/81.

ROBINSON, John James

Corporal
5190502
No 3 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal John Robinson, 1 troop, died when shot by a sniper during operations at Le Mesnil, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No.3 Commando War Diary entry 13 August 1944.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/80.
 

SIEVEWRIGHT, John

Known as: 
Jack
Private
2826283
No 4 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Sievewright, 'C' Troop, died during operations at Normandy, France, after volunteering to go forward to assist his seriously injured troop officer Captain Style.
 
Sources
CWGC.
The Fighting Fourth by Major James Dunning.
Linked Content below.
 

SKINGLEY, Sidney

Private
6103113
No 4 Commando
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Sidney Skingley, 'C' troop, was killed in action during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
Linked Content below.
 

SPIERS, Eric

Eric Spiers 3 Commando
Sergeant
6344028
No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Eric Spiers, 4 Troop, was one of the early volunteers for the Army Commandos.
A veteran of the Vaagso raid (Operation Archery) in December 1941 during which he was wounded, he remained with No.3 Commando until killed in action during operations in Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.

STAPLEY, Hugh John

Mne Stapley 45RMCommando
Marine
CH/X 3883
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Hugh Stapley died of wounds during operations at Normandy, France [1][1a][2].
Extract from the Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser 

SUMMERS, Kenneth

Marine
CH/X 110147
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Kenneth Summers died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.

TATTON, Norman Yates

Marine
PLY/X 110320
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Norman Tatton died of wounds during operations at Sallenelles, Normandy, France. He was one of 23 casualties treated at the regimental aid post for shrapnel or bullet wounds during their first four days at Sallenelles.  Marine Maud, who had been missing on patrol, also died.

TEAGUE, Bryan John

Captain Teague 46RM Commando
Captain
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Bryan Teague, 'Z' troop, died during operations at Sallenelles, Normandy. He had previously received a C.-in C.'s certificate.
 
Sources
CWGC
The Story of 46 Commando Royal Marines by Capt Johnson RM.
 

THOMAS, Gwyn Ifor

Lance Corporal
3912777
No 6 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Gwyn Thomas died during operations at Normandy. 
 
The No 6 Commando War Diary for the 10th June records

THOMPSON, George (LCpl)

Lance Corporal
2618392
No 6 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Thompson, 1 troop, was reported missing 10 June 1944 during operations at Normandy in the area of Le Plein, later confirmed killed in action.
Extract from the No.6 Commando War Diary

THWAITES, Henry

Marine
CH/X 114394
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Henry Thwaites died during operations in France. On the date of his death his Commando were operating in the area of Beuzeville.

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

TUCHMANN, Bernhard

Served as : 
TAYLOR, Bernard
Known as: 
Benny
Private
13116422
No 3 Commando
No 10 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment
Pioneer Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Bernard Taylor, birthname Bernhard Tuchmann, was attached to No 3 Commando when killed in action during operations at Normandy in the area of Chateau d'Amfreville.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.

TYSON, Robert

Private
3195138
No 4 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Robert Tyson, 'C' Troop, died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.
 

WALKER, James

Marine
EX/3379
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine James Walker died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.

WALKER, James Clough

Marine
PLY/X 103088
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine James Clough Walker, from Seaton Delaval in Northumberland, died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.
England & Wales Government Probate Death Index dated 18 June 1951.
 

WALKER, James Walter

Marine
EX/4267
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine James Walter Walker, 'E' Troop, died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.

WARD, Arthur William

LCpl AW Ward 4 Commando
Lance Corporal
14241809
No 4 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Wolverhampton Police Force
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Arthur Ward died during operations at Normandy, France.
Arthur served in the Wolverhampton Police Force for 3 years before the war and volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. 
In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 74 Springfield Road, Wolverhampton.

WHITE, Anthony Alban

Marine
PLY/X 104833
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Anthony White died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.

WHITE, Brian Granville

Captain
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Brian White, the Adjutant of the Commando since its formation, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
The book A Plain Russet-Coated Captain by Capt. John Day.
 

WHITE, Ronald Douglas

Sergeant
PO/X 1898
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Ronald White died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.

WHITTLES, Graham

Private Graham Whittles 3 Commando
Private
14337435
No 3 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Graham Whittles died during operations at Normandy in the area of Chateau d'Amfreville.
 
No. 3 Commando War Diary 
14 July 1944 Chateau D'Amfreville 

WILSON, Donald

Lance Corporal
3599748
No 6 Commando
Border Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Donald Wilson died during operations at Normandy. 
 
The No 6 Commando War Diary for the 10th June records

WILSON, Sam

Private
2764432
No 6 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Sam Wilson died during operations at Normandy. 
 
The No 6 Commando War Diary for the 10th June records

WOODBINE, Bert

Marine
PO/X 110733
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Bert Woodbine died following the explosion of a mine during operations at Normandy [1][2][3].
Extract from the 48 RM Commando War Diary [3].
St. Maclou, 27-29 August 1944. 
27 Aug- 1030 Full church parade.Orders given for short leave-trips to Honfleur.

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