Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery

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BARNES, Norman Alfred George

No 1 Commando
Trooper Norman Barnes died of wounds in North Africa [1].  At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Bizerte, Tunisia.
Extract from the No 1 Commando War Diary 6-8 December 1942
6 Dec.1942 - Unit returned to TABARKA (under troop arrangements) from Operation
7 Dec.1942 - 1000 hrs, Church Service held in Market Hall in memory of officers and men killed on Operation; 1400 hrs, Arms and equipment check 

MCKAY, Donald Bell

No 4 Commando
Second Lieutenant Donald Bell Mckay received his commission on the 19th April 1942 [1]. He is listed on  partial nominal roll in this archive as a Royal Engineers Lieutenant attached to No 4 Commando during the Dieppe raid on the 19th August 1942. Lieutenant McKay died of wounds on the 23rd March 1943 serving with 270 Field Company, RE.,[2] and is buried in Tunisia [3]
[1] London Gazette Supp. 35546, page 1964.


No 1 Commando
Private Frank Williams died during operations in North Africa.
Extract from the No 1 Commando War Diary for 28 March 1943
Location: Djebel Choucha, Algeria. 
1600 hrs - Own troops shelled by our artillery ( Capt.Davies O.C. group 1 and 5 0.R.s injured.  1 O.R killed ). [1]
War Diary - 1 Commando,1943, National Archives file WO 218/49.

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