Kranji Military Cemetery Singapore

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COLLINS, Bernard

Known as: 
Bernie
Bombardier
22843776
95 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Died in service

Bombardier Bernard Collins died in a road traffic accident on the road from Nee Soon Singapore to Johore Bahru.

DANELLS, Peter John Godfrey

Known as: 
Danny
Corporal Peter Danells 40 Commando
Peter Danells
Corporal
RM 19528
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Peter Danells died [1] when struck on the temple by a piece of shrapnel during a cross border operation (Op. Claret) in Sarawak [2].  The patrol came under small arms and mortar fire. Peter was hit by mortar bomb shrapnel and was carried back across the border by the section [3].

DEERING, Mark Anthony

Mark Anthony Deering 40 Commando
Marine
RM 20642
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Mark Deering drowned whilst crossing a river near the Sabah / Indonesian border.
  • 763 Squad (1961).
Obituary in the Globe and Laurel, December 1964.
"RM 20642 Marine M.A. Deering

FORMOY, Ronald David

Mne Ronald David Formoy 42 Commando
Marine
RM 16883
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ronald Formoy, Lima Company, died during an action which resulted in the rescue of hostages taken and held at Limbang, Sarwak.

Sources
AFM ROH.
[Image] Special Forces ROH website.
 
Notes

Four other Commandos from 'L' Company also died - see names below.

KIERANS, Gerald

Known as: 
Scouse
Marine
RM 16941
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Gerald Kierans, Lima Company, from Widnes, died during an action which resulted in the rescue of hostages taken and held at Limbang, Sarawak.

Sources
AFM ROH.
[Image] His sister Estelle Hart.

MARRIOTT, Michael

Corporal
RM 17999
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Michael Marriott died during operations in Sarawak, Borneo.
Extract from the Birmingham Daily Post 
"Cpl. Michael Marriott aged 21, whose home is at Langer Lane Chesterfield and who was killed in action against Indonesian terrorists in Sarawak on New Year's Day, died gallantly his parents were told yesterday.

O'NEILL, Michael John

Known as: 
Yorkie
Lance Bombardier
22958632
95 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Died in service

Lance Bombardier Michael O'Neill, the training wing PTI, died in a road traffic accident on the road from Nee Soon Singapore to Johore Bahru.

PAGE, Peter John

Peter John Page 3 Commando Brigade RM
Marine
RM 18959
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Peter John Page was serving with HQ, 3 Commando Bde. RM at the time of his accidental death during an exercise when he fell from a 4 tonne lorry. 
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Entry on RMHS Facebook page.

SMITH, Derek

Marine
RM 9883
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Derek Smith was shot and killed by a Malayan Police Inspector. He was originally buried in Pasir Panjang Cemetery before being reinterred at Kranji.
 
Sources
AFM ROH
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 17 January 1953.

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