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MACKAY, Peter Lewis

42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Peter Mackay died in Malaya. He was awarded the M.C.,[1] for gallant and distinguished service during an action in which he was shot in the head at Perak Malaya on the 1st May 1951[2].

MIDDLEDITCH, Alan Eveleigh

48RM Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Alan Middleditch, from Whittington, Shropshire, served in both 48RM and 45RM.
Post war Police Lieutenant, Federation of Malay Police.
Killed in action on anti-Communist duties Sungei Telum, Cameron Highlands, Perak.

PARR, Dennis

PLY/X 111607
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Dennis Parr was killed when the truck he was in surprised bandits in the act of robbing a bus in the Gopeng-Kampar hills, Malaya. Also killed in the same incident was Marine Leslie Turner.


RM 7049
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service

Marine John Storey died in Malaya as a result of an accident.

Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.


PLY/X 4229
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant George Westwood died [1] when his patrol was ambushed in the Cameron Highlands area of Malaya [2][3].


Whittingham 1 Commando
No 12 Commando
No 1 Commando
Served in No.12 Commando and later in the far East with No.1 Commando 5 Troop.
Post war Laurence Whittingham from Wallasey, Cheshire, died of illness at Batu Gaja Hospital, Perak, Malaya, whilst serving as a Police Lieutenant in the Federation of Malaya Police.

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