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ALLISON, George Edwin

41RM Commando
Died in service
Sergeant George Allison, born Abingdon Berkshire, died at 77 British General Hospital in Germany from post operative haemorrhage after a tonsillectomy.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths: Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/127.
 

BOYLE, Richard

'Layforce'
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major Richard Boyle MC died serving with the 1st Black Watch during operations at the River Rhine crossing having left the Commando. (1) 
 
He had previously served as Captain of 'D' Company,  'D' Bn.  Layforce, and was one of those who escaped from Crete after the ill fated action there. (2)

CLARKE, Reginald James

45RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Reginald Clarke was killed in overcoming an enemy post as his Commando entered Osnabruck, Germany.

Sources
CWGC.
The Story of 45RM Commando (published 1946 for Veterans).
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.

DAVIES, Norman

Brigade Signals
Killed in action or died of wounds
Signalman Norman Davies died during operations in Germany.
 
Notes
At the time of his death his Bde. were engaged in operations near Wesel.
 

DUROSE, Sam

46RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Sam Durose died during operations at the River Rhine crossing near Wesel, Germany.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
The Story of 46 Commando Royal Marines by Capt Johnson RM.

KEOUGH, Richard James

Richard Keough 45RM Commando
45RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Richard Keough, 'C' Troop, was killed in overcoming an enemy post as his Commando entered Osnabruck, Germany.

Sources
CWGC.
The Story of 45RM Commando (published 1946 for Veterans).
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/133.

[Image] The War Illustrated magazine.

LEES, James Sykes

41RM Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Died on war service
Company Sergeant Major James Lees MM, 'B' Troop,  died at Heiden Germany from a cerebral haemorrhage sustained in a Jeep accident.
He had been awarded the Military Medal for bravery, skill, and devotion to duty whilst serving with the Allied Forces during the campaign in the Low Countries, over a period from January to April, 1945.
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NASH, George

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private George Nash died during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel.

ORD, Bertram Kenneth

45RM Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Bertram 'Kenny' Ord died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Wesel. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.
 
Notes

ROBSON, John

No 6 Commando
Died on active service
Private John Robson, aged 18, died of wounds as a result of an accident [1][1a]. 
When a grenade was dropped he threw himself on top of it to save lives. An heroic act. [2]
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[1a] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/90.

SANDERSON, Jack

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Jack Sanderson died during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel.

SUMMERHAYES, Arthur James

1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Arthur Summerhayes, 1 Commando Brigade HQ, died at the 22nd British Field Dressing Station, Germany. At the time of his death 1 Commando Brigade were engaged in operations at the River Aller near Issel. 

TODD, Richard

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Sergeant Richard Todd died during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel.

WRIGHT, Trevor Desmond

45RM Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Trevor Wright, SA Forces attached to 45RM Commando,  died [1] during the period the Commando were engaged in operations at Osnabruck.
 
In 1942 he had been awarded the MM whilst in the rank of Trooper for "gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East [2]." 
 
Sources

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