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ALEXANDER, Charles

Marine
RM 9234
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Charles Alexander, 'X' troop, died of wounds after an ambush in South Perak, Malaya. Mne. Alexander was mortally wounded, Cpl. Ireland was killed, and Mne. King and Lt. Langley were both wounded [1][2].

BUDGEN, Paul Kindersley

Lieutenant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Paul Budgen died whilst deployed oversees to Malaya.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.
Plaque on the north wall at St Leonards Church, Misterton Somerset.
 

CHADWICK, James

Marine
PO/X5282
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine James Chadwick died when a 3 tonne vehicle he was driving ran off the road during the hours of darkness in the Lenggong area of Malaya.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.

The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.
 

CHAPPELL, Reginald

Corporal
RM 15686
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Reginald Chappell was killed during operations in Sarawak, Borneo.
Extract from the Daily Mirror - Saturday 22 February 1964

CHERRY, Roland John

Marine
RM 9447
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Roland Cherry died in the British Military Hospital Meetajam, Malaya.
 
Sources:
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.
 

CLARK, Ian Campbell

Lt Ian Campbell Clark RM
Lieutenant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Ian Clark died during a cross border operation to Sajingan Besar*, Indonesia.
He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in support of operations and had previously served in Aden with 45 Commando RM.

CLARK, Robert Anthony

Marine
RM 8810
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Robert Clark died of wounds during operations in Malaya.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.
 
Notes
Surname spelt CLARKE at second source above.
 

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.

COLLINS, Thomas Joseph

Marine Thomas Joseph Collins 42 Commando
Marine
RM 20139
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Thomas Collins was shot on Indonesian territory on 16 March 1966, the same day as Lieutenant Ian Clark from L Coy 42 Cdo RM.,[see linked content] while taking part in a cross-border operation during “Conf

COOP, James Barry

Lieutenant
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant James Coop, 'X' troop, was shot and killed when a patrol he was leading was ambushed about eight miles from Kuala Kangsar, Perak, by a strong force of communist terrorists. Also killed was Corporal R.T. Ryder.
 
Sources
AFM ROH
The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.

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].

DAYES, George Alan

Marine
RM 8330
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine George Dayes died [1] when his patrol through the jungle in Perak, Malaya, was ambushed by bandits. [2].
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH
[2] Citation for TSM Dewi Morgan DCM [view].
 

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

DICKSON, Kenneth

Marine
P051467E
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Kenneth Dickson died at Panaga Hospital, Brunei as a result of suspected septicaemia.  [Sources:  AFM ROH / Globe and Laurel Jan-Feb 1994, p57.]
 

EAMES, Rex Hugh Victor

Marine
RM 7792
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Rex Eames died by drowning in Malaya. Cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to the UK. 
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.
 

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.

FREEMANTLE, John

Corporal
RM 21042
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service unknown cause

Corporal John Freemantle was attached to HQ 3 Commando Bde. RM at the time of his death. The Brigade had been involved for several years in the campaign in Indonesia and Borneo. He was originally buried in Ulu Pandan Cemetery Singapore, later cremated, and his ashes returned to the UK. [Source: AFM ROH.]

GENGE, Thomas John Head

Thomas Genge 45 Commando RM
Corporal (Acting Sergeant)
CH/X 4107
CH/X 108220
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Acting Sergeant Thomas Genge died of natural causes at the British Military Hospital Kamunting. Buried at Batu Gajah; later exhumed, Cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to the UK. 
  • 02.06.1942 enlisted Royal Marines aged 17 for Hostilities Only.
  • Post war re-engaged Royal Marines service, new service number CH/X 4107.

GILLINGHAM, Graham John

Marine
RM 20270
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Graham Gillingham was accidentally shot and killed when the gun of another Marine went off in a busy market place in Brunei. The Sultan of Brunei paid for his body to be cremated and his ashes sent back to his mother, who by that time had moved to Radford Semele, Warwickshire. [Sources: AFM ROH / Article in The Warwick Courier 15/11/2013]

HENRY, John

Known as: 
Jock
Corporal John Henry RM
Corporal
CH/X 5389
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal John Henry, from Clarkleap, Newcastleton, died during operations in Malaya. His section were ambushed and pinned down in the Cameron Highlands and Cpl. Henry was killed as he went to get ammunition for them. [1]
 

JENNINGS, Richard

Mne Richard Jennings 42 Commando
Marine
RM 19233
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

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

KEYES, David Charles

Marine
RM8028
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine David Keyes was killed during operations in Malaya when ambushed in a jeep along the Tapah-Chenderiang Road in Perak at Tapah Road Station near Ipoh. Buried in Batu Gajah (later exhumed, cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to UK). Also killed was Marine Ernest Nevard 

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.

LAMB, Ernest

Marine
RM 7798
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ernest Lamb died of wounds received during an ambush at Perak. His ashes were repatriated after cremation at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.
RM Historical Group.

MACKAY, Peter Lewis

Captain
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].

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.

MCCREA, Edward

Known as: 
Eddie
Mne Edward McCrea 42 Commando
Marine
RM 17368
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Edward McCrea died when ambushed in the area of Padawan and  Bau, Sarawak, Borneo. His body was later exhumed, cremated, and his ashes brought home to his family in Northern Ireland.

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.

ORR, Samuel

Sergeant Samuel Orr
Sergeant
PO/X 127316
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Sergeant Samuel Orr died as a result of an accident whilst deployed to Malaya. Cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to UK.
 
Extract from the Ballymena Weekly Telegraph - Friday 05 January 1951
Belfast Family War Sacrifice

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.

PARR, Dennis

Marine
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.

POWELL, Fred Stewart

Marine
RM 21017
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

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

Sources: AFM ROH.
 
Notes
Four others from 'L' Company also died - see names below.
 

ROFFEY, Charles David

Lieutenant
470141
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Died in service

Lieutenant Charles Roffey died in road accident in Johore Bahru Malaysia.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Report in the Birmingham Daily Post 27 December 1963.
Commando Gunner website/3845 Gnr Wilson I.F.

ROLLS, Graham

Lieutenant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Lieutenant Graham Rolls died in service in Sarawak. Precise details are unknown to this archive.
 
Notes
There is a photo of a plaque in our gallery for those who died in Borneo/Sarawak wnere Lt. Rolls is named.
 

ROSE, Harry Howard

Marine
RM 8908
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service

Marine Harry Rose died in Ipoh General Hospital as a result of an accidental gunshot wound. He was originally buried at Batu Gajah Cemetery but was later exhumed and cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and his ashes returned to the UK.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.
Malaya Historical Group.

RYDER, Raymond Thomas

Marine (Acting Corporal)
CH/X 4147
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Acting Corporal Raymond Ryder was shot and killed whilst part of a patrol that was ambushed by a strong force of communist terrorists about eight miles from Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Also killed was Lieutenant J.B. Coop.

Sources
AFM ROH
The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.
 

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.

STOREY, John

Marine
RM 7049
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service

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

Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.

TAYLOR, Maurice Jack

Sergeant
CH/X 1620
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Maurice Taylor travelling in the rear vehicle of the morning convoy to Gerik was fatally wounded when the column was ambushed by communist terrorists.  He died a few days later.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.
 

TURNER, Leslie James

Known as: 
Topsy
Marine
CH/X 5369
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Leslie Turner, HQ 3 Commando Bde. RM,  was killed when the truck he was in surprised bandits in the act of robbing a bus in the Gopeng-Kampar hills, Malaya. Buried in Batu Gajah (later exhumed, cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to UK). Also killed in the same incident was Marine Dennis Parr.

WESTWOOD, George

Sergeant
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].
 

WRIGHT, Robert

Marine
RM 8227
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Robert Wright died of encephalitis in Malaya. He was buried in Batu Gajah, later exhumed, cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to UK.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.


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