Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy

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BRADSHAW, Stanley Arthur

Private (later Lance Corporal)
6297735
No 4 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Stanley Bradshaw, No.4 Commando, took part in Operation Jubilee at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. Shortly after the raid he left the commando.
  • 23 April 1943, Private, 1st Bn. East Surry Regiment, wounded Italy.
  • 2 November 1943, Lance Corporal, 5th Bn. The Buffs, died of wounds Italy.
Sources
CWGC.

BURFITT, Henry Thomas

Marine
CH/X 110667
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Henry Burfitt died during operations at Termoli, Italy.

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

COOPER, Brian Arthur

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

Lieutenant Brian Arthur Cooper died during operations at Termoli, Italy. Son of Albert Edward Valentine and Ethel Celia Cooper, of Croydon, Surrey.

Sources

CWGC.

EPHRAUMS, Michael Jarvis

Captain
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
Lance Bombardier
874242
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

Corporal
5434679
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. Son of James Percival and Winifred Floyd.
  • 19 August 1942 wounded during operations at Dieppe, France.
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/68 (1943).

GRIEVE, Garfield

Private Garfield Grieve
Private
3972169
No 3 Commando
Welch Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Garfield Grieve was killed in action on 5 October 1943 during operations at Termoli, Italy. Son of William John and Sarah Jane Grieve, of Mill Hill, Blackburn, Lancashire.
  • 14 July 1943 wounded during operations at Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/65 and WO417/69.
CVA Forum message.

GUNNINGHAM, William John

Lance Sergeant
T/135778
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant William Gunningham died during operations at Termoli, Italy. 

Son of William and Isabelle Gunningham, of Bristol; husband of Betty Louise Gunningham, of Henleaze, Bristol.

HEARN, William Herbert

Private
5625251
No 3 Commando
No 8 Commando
SAS
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Hearn died during operations at Termoli, Italy with the Special Raiding Squadron having left the Commando. A shell hit the truck that he was sitting in.
Service 
No. 3 Commando 'A' Troop; No.8 Commando, 4 Special Service Battalion; 'B' Bn. Layforce; Middle East Commando; 1st SAS; Special Raiding Squadron.
 

LEA, Charles

Grave of Pte Charles Lea
Private
5254340
No 3 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Charles Lea died of wounds received during operations at Termoli, Italy. Son of Thomas and Maud B. Lea, of Wolverhampton [1][1a].
  • Wounded during the raid at Vaagso, Norway, on 27 December 1941 [2].
Sources
[1] CWGC.

LEESE, Lincoln

Known as: 
Tim
Captain
70391
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

Marine
PO/X 105298
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

Corporal
PLY/X 2843
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.
 

TURRELL, John Edward

Marine
PO/X 103787
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Turrell died during operations at Termoli, Italy.

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

WESTWATER, Alexander

Sergeant
876932
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

Fusilier
14309591
No 3 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Fusilier Albert Williams died during operations at Termoli, Italy. Son of Thomas Hugh and Elizabeth Williams; husband of May Williams (nee Hyde), of Prescot, Lancashire.

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


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