Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy

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EPHRAUMS, Michael Jarvis

40RM Commando
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].
[1] CWGC
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 36229; Page: 4812.
[3] National Archives file WO373/47/133.

FASSAM, Joseph William

Joseph William Fassam 1st SRS
No 8 Commando
Middle East Commando
Lance Bombardier Joseph Fassam died during operations at Termoli Italy with the Special Raiding Squadron having left the Commando.
No. 8 Commando;  
4 Special Service Battalion;
'B' Battalion Layforce;
Royal Artillery;
Middle East Commando, 'A' Squadron;
1st SAS;
Special Raiding Squadron.
[Service and Image] The SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour 1941 -1947.

FLOYD, William Gerald

No 3 Commando
Corporal William Floyd died during operations at Termoli, Italy, in 1943. 
  • 19 August 1942 wounded during operations at Dieppe.

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
Private Garfield Grieve died during operations at Termoli.
In 2013 the CVA received the following communication from a Dr. John McLeod.
"I was never in the army, but I knew Garfield Grieve well - very well, because we shared the same double desk in Standard 5 at St Aidans C.E. Elementary School in Mill Hill, Blackburn. I was an overweight ten - or maybe eleven year old, my mother was a seamstress and dressmaker whose father bought her a small draper's shop, so was busy with funeral orders in 1917-8.

LEA, Charles

Grave of Pte Charles Lea
No 3 Commando

Private Charles Lea died during operations at Termoli.

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

LEESE, Lincoln

No 3 Commando
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.

TOES, Frank

40RM Commando

Corporal Frank Toes died during operations at Termoli, Italy.

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

WESTWATER, Alexander

No 7 Commando
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]

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