DONNELLY, Terence Alfred

Captain (Temporary)
3 Commando
Special Service Brigade, Group, & Signals
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Captain Terence Donnelly, General Staff Officer (GSO 111) 1st Special Service/Commando Brigade HQ [1], was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the allied crossing of the River Rhine to capture Wesel. Captain Donnelly was in sole charge of beach control, including loading and launching of waves of buffaloes and storm boats, and was under constant enemy mortar fire [3].
The death of "Major (later Lt. Col.) T. A. 'Terry' Donnelly, MBE., of London, N.21 (3 Cdo & 1 Bde) " was announced in Commando Association newsletter 93 issued September 1991.
[1] No.1 Special Service Brigade HQ War Diary 1944.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 37302, page 4993.
[3] National Archives file WO373/85/222.

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