Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy

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EPHRAUMS, Michael Jarvis

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Michael Ephraums MC died during operations at Termoli, Italy. He had previously been awarded the M.C. [2] for gallant and distinguished service whilst commander of 'A' troop at the Pachino Peninsula on the 10th July 1943 [3].
 
Sources 
[1] CWGC

FASSAM, Joseph William

Joseph William Fassam 1st SRS
No 8 Commando
Middle East Commando
SAS
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Bombardier Joseph Fassam died during operations at Termoli Italy with the Special Raiding Squadron having left the Commando.
Service 
No. 8 Commando;  
4 Special Service Battalion;
'B' Battalion Layforce;
Royal Artillery;
Middle East Commando, 'A' Squadron;
1st SAS;

FLOYD, William Gerald

No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal William Floyd died during operations at Termoli, Italy, in 1943. 
  • 19 August 1942 wounded during operations at Dieppe.
Sources
CWGC.

Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/49.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

GRIEVE, Garfield

Private Garfield Grieve
No 3 Commando
Welch Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Garfield Grieve died during operations at Termoli.
 
In 2013 the CVA received the following communication from a Dr. John McLeod.

LEA, Charles

Grave of Pte Charles Lea
No 3 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Charles Lea died of wounds received during operations at Termoli, Italy [1][1a].
He had served in No.3 Commando since at least 1941 and had been wounded during the raid at Vaagso, Norway, on 27 December 1941 [2].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.

LEESE, Lincoln

No 3 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Lincoln Leese died during operations at Termoli after an enemy shell hit the building they were using as Commando HQ. He had previously lost an eye after being shot during operations at Malati Bridge whilst Captain of 1 troop.
 

NIGHTINGALE, Joseph

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Joseph Nightingale died during operations at Termoli, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.

TOES, Frank

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Frank Toes died during operations at Termoli, Italy.

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

WESTWATER, Alexander

No 7 Commando
SAS
Royal Artillery
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Died on war service
Sergeant Alexander Westwater DCM, formerly 7 Commando and SAS,  was killed in Italy after an explosion in what is described as a battle accident whilst serving with the Royal Artillery (AFHQ).
[Source: Royal Artillery Deaths 1939-1946, Form RH, stamped RA Record Office Field Branch]
 

WILLIAMS, Albert

No 3 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Fusilier Albert Williams died during operations at Termoli.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.


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