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'3 Cdo Bde leave Far East 1971'
'3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines'
- October 1946 after the disbandment of the merged No.1/5 (Army) Commando, 3 Commando Brigade, still in the Far East, was redesignated as 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines.
ABBOTT, Grant Paul
ADAMS, Alan Maclean
- Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)(rank Warrant Officer Class 1) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland 2004/5 .
ADAMS, Alastair Scott
ADAMS, Ross William
AGNEW, John William
ALDRICH, Arthur James
ALDRIDGE, Dennis Leolin Samuel St Maur
ALEXANDER, David Crichton
- 1969–1970 (Lieutenant Colonel) Officer Commanding 40 Commando RM .
ALEXANDER, Samuel Giles William
ALLAN, Brian Gavin
ALLAN, Lennard David
Marine Lennard Allan was shot and killed during operations in the Unity Flats area of West Belfast.
[Sources: AFM ROH / NIVets.org]
ALLCORN, Robin Nicholas
Corporal Robin Allcorn, 4 Assault Squadron, died as a result of a road traffic accident. [Source: Navy News Aug 2003.]
ALLEN, Thomas Charles
Marine Thomas Allen, Garrison Squadron, Commando Logistic Regiment RM, died as a result of a road traffic accident in Winchester.Sources AFM ROH Globe and Laurel, July - August 1977 edition. Navy News July 1977, p8.
ALLISON, Clive Richard
ALMOND, Bernard Alan
Unit shown as on AFM ROH. His death was announced in Navy News issue Aug 1961, p10, with his unit shown as 41 Commando RM.
ANDERSON, Bruce William Drysdale
- 30 June 2018 promoted Lieutenant Colonel .
ANDERSON, Edward Oliver
London Gazette 57155, page S5.
ANDRESS, William John
London Gazette 39507, page 1880.
ANDREWS, Trevor John
ANNANDALE, Warrick Paul
ANTHONY, Nicholas Mark Kenwood
ARDING, Nicholas Miles Bennett
31 December 2004 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) .
ARGLES, Edward Varnier
ARMSTRONG, Liam Peter
ARNOLD, David James
ASHBY, Philip James Conyers
Major Philip Ashby was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Sierra Leone during Operation Turner in May 2000.
London Gazette 56168, page 4246.
Globe and Laurel May/June 2001.
ASHFIELD, Stuart James
- 1 October 2014 promoted Major .
ASTLEY, Kevin Phillip
ATHERTON, Kevin Peter
ATKIN, Alister Paul
ATKINS, Steven Mark
- 1982 awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland .
AUBERTIN, Jack Stanley
AUGUSTIN, Oliver Richard
Lieutenant Oliver Augustin and Marine Alexander MC of 42 Commando RM were killed by an Improvised Explosive Device whilst on patrol in the Loy Mandeh area of the Nad-e Ali district in Helmand province, Afghanistan. [Source: MOD]
Colour Sergeant Christopher Aven was attached to HQ Plymouth Garrison RM at the time of his death.
BABB, Ronald Benjamin
BABBINGTON, Peter Murray
BAGUSTE, Dominic David Alan Fredk
BAILEY, David Lindsay
- 22 October 1970 to 22 March 1972 Commanding Officer 40 Commando RM .
- 1974 promoted Colonel .
Marine Nicholas Bailey who had served in the Falklands died from injuries received after a fellow Marine accidentally discharged a firearm when they were off duty at the friends house in Arbroath.
BAILEY, Paul Martin
[Source: 12 June 2004 London Gazette 57315, page B5].
BAINBRIDGE, Robin Christopher
BAINBRIDGE, Stephen Paul
BAINES, Gary Anthony
Major Gary Baines died peacefully at home. His funeral was at St Mary Magdalene Church. [Sources: AFM ROH / numerous online media reports]
BAIZLEY, Michael John
BAKER, Michael Jeffrey
BAKER, Paul Albert Thomas
Bugler Paul Baker died whilst deployed to Aden.
BAKER, Stephen Lionel
Cyprus Emergency Deaths 1955-1960.
British Cyprus Memorial Trust Book of Remembrance.
BALDWIN, William David Hugh
BALL, Anthony William
BALLARD, Stephen Alexis
Major Stephen Ballard, HQ 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines, died of natural causes during operations in Iraq.
BALMENT, Robert Ernest
BANFORD, Garry Lee
BANKS, Michael Edward Borg
BARCLAY, Christopher Andrew
Colour Sergeant Phillip Barlow received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in in the field during the period 1 April to 30 September 2016.
London Gazette 61908, page 8515.
BARNES, Charles Ernest
BARNES, David Edward
Corporal David Barnes died whilst serving at RM Deal.
BARNES, Rex Warwick
Major Rex Barnes received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland in 2000.
London Gazette 56168, page 4244.
BARNES, Roger Michael
BARNETT, Nicholas John
BARNETT, Terence William
Marine Terence Barnett died as a result of an accident whilst deployed to Malaya.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.
RM Historical Timeline.
BARNWELL, Alan Fitzgerald
BARNWELL, Thomas Frederick Barry
BARRETT, Donald John
BARSDELL, John Martin
BARTLE, Richard Kevin
BARTLETT, Paul Joseph
Sergeant Paul Bartlett, S.B.S., died whilst taking part in operations in the Sangin valley, northern Helmand Province. [Source: MOD]
BARTLETT, Peter Thomas Joseph
Marine Peter Bartlett died in an accident in Thailand.
BARTON, David Alexander
BARTON, Francis Christopher
- 31 December 1960 (Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) .
- 1 January 1964 (Brigadier) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) .
BAVIN, Richard Julian Ebblewhite
BAWDEN, Marc Roberts
BAXENDALE, Robert Fred
Major Robert Fred Baxendale received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland in 2000.
London Gazette 56168, page 4244.
BEACH, James Michael
BEADLE, Jeffrey Charles
BEADON, Colin John Alexander
- 1994 promoted Major .
- 2 June 2007 (Lieutenant Colonel) to retired list .
BEARD, Robert Joseph Victor
Sergeant Robert Beard died in the United Kingdom. The C.W.G.C. record his unit only as Commando [Source: CWGC].
Corporal David Beatson was serving at RMB Stonehouse at the time of his death.
BEDBOROUGH, Hubert Charles Raymond Hawkins
BEESON, John Nigel
Lance Corporal John Beeson died in Germany in a traffic accident. [Sources: AFM ROH / SFROH website.]
Marine Fred Beever was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Divsion) in recognition of non operational services in Japan in connection with operations in Korea.
BELL, Alan William
BELL, Samuel Derek
Corporal Samuel Bell was serving with HQ Commando Forces at the time of his death.
BELL, Thomas Matthew
BELSEY, Jarvis Edward
Corporal Jarvis Belsey died during operations in Korea. 41 Independent Commando RM were engaged in operations with American Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B. Drysdale, heading out from Koto-ri, Korea, in an attempt to relieve allied forces at Hagaru-ri.
BERESFORD, David John
BERGER, Angus Edward
Source: 30 December 2022 London Gazette 63918, page N7 (New Years Honours List).
BEST, James Nigel
BETTERIDGE, Michael John
- 30 December 2000 (Sergeant) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) .
BEVAN, Christopher John
BEVERIDGE, Stephen Richard Andrew
Marine Stephen Beveridge, from Stockport, fell more than 450ft to his death during a training exercise in the Scottish Highlands. [Source: AFM ROH / Manchester Evening News online 15 Feb.2007]
BEVERLEY, Henry York la Roche
BEVIS, Timothy John
- 13 December 2015 (Brigadier) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) .
- 31 May 2016 promoted Major General .
- 28 December 2019 appointed C.B. (Military Divisionj .
BEWLEY, Francis Xavier Joseph
Corporal Francis Bewley received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq In 2004.
London Gazette 57588, page 3374.
BILLINGHAM, Paul Jonathon
- 26 August 2008 (Corporal) (Royal Marines) awarded the Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal .
BINNIE, Ian Ivor Francis
- 17 December 1979 promoted Local Major .
BIRCH, Marc John
Corporal Marc Birch died whilst deployed on operations with X-Ray Company, 45 Commando Group, Royal Marines. The company was conducting an operation alongside Afghan National Army troops to dominate areas posing a dangerous threat to British forces and the local Afghan population.
BIRD, Daniel Patrick
Corporal Daniel Bird died in a road traffic collision in Braunton. He was based at RMB Chivenor. [Sources: AFM ROH / BBC News online 10th July 2012]
BIRD, Stephen Alun
BIRDSALL, Steven James
BIRRELL, Stuart Martin
- 2007 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 40 Commando RM .
BISHOP, Andrew Ronald
BISS, Ernest Robert James
BLACKLEY, Martin Gordon
BLAIN, Neil Martin
BLAKE, Victor Brett
Marine Victor Blake died in service, cause unknown to this archive [Source: AFM ROH].
BLAKEWAY, Benet Carr
BLOOM, Peter John
BLYTH, Eric Joseph
BOND, Thomas Philip
Marine Thomas Bond died in service, cause unknown to this archive [Source: AFM ROH].
BONNER, Aaron John Robert
BOORN, Peter William
BOOTON, Arthur Ellis
Marine Arthur Booton was serving at RMB Eastney at the time of his death.
Bordeaux - Operation Frankton
BOSTOCK, Harry Samuel
Marine Boswell served in Hong Kong in 1970.
- 25 April 2006 (Warrant Officer 1) awarded the Meritorious Service Medal .
- 1996 (Sergeant) Zulu Company 45 Commando RM .
- 2007 RSM at the Commando Training Centre RM .
BOULANGER, Martin John
Marine Keith Bounsall died whilst deployed overseas with 40 Commando RM.
BOWDEN, Arthur Alan
BOWES, Frederick James
BOWKETT, Robert Murray
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bowkett received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1998 to 31st March 1999.
London Gazette 55651, page 11554.
BOWMAN, Neil Richard
BOWRA, Mark Andrew
BRACKSTONE, David Ashley
BRADFORD, John Gwyther
BRADLEY, Richard Daniel Bernard
BRAND, Douglas John
BRAY, George Albert
- 1993 promoted Lieutenant.
Served with 'B' Troop in Malaya circa 1951-1953.
Reunion article with photo in the Globe and Laurel magazine Nov/Dec. 2000 edition.
BREAM, George Leonard
George Leonard Bream, or 'Percy', as he was known in the Corps, was born on June 1st 1919 in the hamlet of Buckworth, Huntingdonshire. He was the middle son of a a family of six, his father being a farm labourer. After leaving school with a basic education he moved to his eldest sister's home in Luton where he at first worked as a market trader, and then in a gent's outfitters.
BRERETON, Mark Geoffrey
BREWER, Francis James
BREWER, Mark Anthony
BREWSTER, Donald Jeffery
BRICE, Ian William
Sergeant Ian Brice, S.B.S., received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations on South Georgia and patrols in the Mount Kent region of the Falklands.
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/205.
Colour Sergeant Brian Bridger was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2010.
BRIDGES, Ernest Robert
BRIGGS, Thomas Charles
BRISTOWE, Frank Hilary
- 1951 (Captain) (40 Commando RM) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Malaya .
BROOKS, Spencer James
Corporal Spencer Brooks received a MiD in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2009.
[Source: Globe and Laurel March/April 2000].
BROUGH, James Livingstone
Corporal James Brough died of head injuries sustained in a road accident at Haifa.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.
BROUGHTON, Jack Edward
- Commissioned, and later on 3 April 2009, promoted Captain .
- May 2013 (Afghanistan) 40 Commando Logistics Company .
BROWN, Adam Robert
Marine Adam Brown died during operations in Afghanistan.
He was conducting a reassurance patrol as part of 3 Troop, Alpha Company 40 RM Cdo., to provide security for the locals in the area. At approximately 1750hrs on Sunday 1 August, there was an explosion in the vicinity of his patrol base and he was killed instantly in the blast. [Source: MOD]
BROWN, Alfred George
BROWN, Christopher John Graham
BROWN, Graeme Norman
BROWN, Leonard Anthony
BROWN, Robert John
BROWN, Stuart Anthony
BROWNING, James Gardner
Corporal James Browning, HQ 3 Commando Bde. RM,was reported missing presumed drowned, after the cessation of hostilities on the Falklands, when caught in a sudden squall whilst in a dinghy off Port Stanley. He had previously served in 45 Commando workshops.
BRUCE, Robert James
BRYANT, John Edward
Marine John Bryant died in a road traffic accident.
BRYANT, John Michael
Source: London Gazette 55879, page B27; 27 June 2000.
BUCHANAN, Craig Andrew
BUCKLEY, Edward Lindsay
BUDGEN, Paul Kindersley
BULMER, Renny John
BURGESS, Brian Gordon
- 16 June 1990 (Warrant Officer 2) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) .
BURRELL, Aleck Michael George
- 2nd September 2012 to retired list .
BURROWS, Clive Danny
12 June 1982 awarded British Empire Medal (Military Division).
London Gazette 49008, page 20.
BURTENSHAW, Derek Edward
BURTON, Nathaniel Paul
BUSCALL, John Allan
- 1942 PLY/X 561 Sgt John Allan Buscall RM promoted Lieutenant 
- August 1943 joined 46RM Commando 'Z' troop rank Lieutenant .
- Acting Major, Mentioned in Despatches for distinguished service in NW Europe .
BUTCHER, Glenn David
Marine Glenn Butcher died in service, cause of death not known to this archive.
BUTCHERS, Peter John
BUTLER, Stephen Maurice
BUTTERY, George Desmond
Quartermaster Sergeant George Buttery, 40 Commando RM, who had served as a Marine in 46RM Commando during WW2, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.
BUXTON, James George
BYE, Francis Clifford Edward
- May 1966 to July 1967 Commanding Officer 45 Commando .
1 January 1968 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) .
Source: London Gazette 62150, page N35; 30 December 2017.
BYWATER, Richard Thomas
CAIN, Philip James
Marine Recruit Philip Cain died of a short but fatal illness during his training at the CTCRM. [Sources; AFM ROH / Nottingham Post online family announcement.]
CAIN, Sean Bryan
CALLAN, Paul David
CALWAY, David Gerald
Marine David Calway was gunned down by unknown Arabs in the back streets of the Crescent area of Aden while in civilian clothes.
British Casualties, Aden 1955-1967.
The Times 18th May 1967.
CAMERON, Angus Arthur
Corporal Angus Cameron received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in operations in Brunei during the period 8-22 December 1962.
CAMERON, Charles Peter
CAMERON, Duncan Lochiel
Lance Corporal Duncan Cameron died in service, cause unknown to this archive [Source: AFM ROH].
CAMPBELL, Gordon Alexander
CAMPBELL, Robert Adair
- 1971 Lieutenant Colonel commanding 41 Commando RM .
 London Gazette 43773, page 8973.
CAMPBELL-SMITH, Richard Carl
Marine Recruit Richard Campbell-Smith was four weeks from the end of his 32-week course at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon, when he reportedly scratched his legs while running. He was admitted to the base medical unit, and later taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where he died on 2 November.
CANDLISH, Edgar Robert
CANTERBURY, Derrin Mark
- 4 January 2016 commissioned Lieutenant and appointed to the Trained Strength 17 March 2016 .
- 4 January 2018 promoted Captain .
CANTRILL, Richard John
- 30 June 2011 promoted Lieutenant Colonel, 42 Commando, RM .
2014 appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) .
CAPEWELL, David Andrew
- 2000/1 (Lieutenant Colonel) Officer Commanding 40 Commando RM .
- July 2007 (Brigadier) (Brigade Commander) 3 Commando Bde. RM .
- 31 December 2013 (Lieutenant General) appointed K.C.M.G. (Military Division) .
CAPPER, Francis William
CARNS, Alistair Scott
CAROE, Christian Thomas Gordon
- 19 June 1987 to Retired List .
CARR, Simon Charles
Marine Simon Carr was serving with 4 ASRM at the time of his death [Source: AFM ROH].
CARRUTHERS, William Ernest
CARTER, Adam Paul
Marine Dean Carter died when he slipped off a cliff top footpath near Plymouth. His body was found near Stoke Beach and he is believed to have slipped when part of the footpath collapsed.
Navy News published 1st August 1995.
CARTER, Kevin Charles
CARTER, Robert Ponsonby
CARTY, Michael Gareth
CASEY, Christopher Raymond
CASEY, Graham Charles Nicol
CASSABOIS, Alexandre Pierre
Lance Corporal Alexandre Cassabois was appointed M.B.E. (Military Divsion) 1 January 2022.
CATES, William Arthur
CATTELL, William Howard James
Marine William Cattell from Birmingham was found shot dead in South Vietnam whilst absent from his unit in Plymouth since April. He was found on Highway 555 leading to Quang Tri city.
CAVILL, Niki Richard Dalgliesh
Colour Sergeant John Cecil, UK Landing Force Command Support Group, died in a helicopter crash.
Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.
The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.
CHAMBERS, Alan Wilkinson
London Gazette Supp. 56070, page 5.
CHAPMAN, Patrick Roy
- 31 December 1983 appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) .
- 2 March 1985 commissioned Lieutenant RM, to trained strength 2 March 1986 .
CHARLTON, Nigel Clifford
Marine G.E. Cheeseman was wounded on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
CHEESEMAN, Kevin John
CHEESMAN, Daniel James Edward
- 30 June 2010 promoted Lieutenant Colonel .
- 2012 Chief of Staff, HQ 3 Commando Brigade RM .
CHEETHAM, Gerald Norman
Colour Sergeant Gerald Cheetham died in service, cause unknown to this archive [Source: AFM ROH].
CHERRY, Roland John
CHESTER, John Shane
- 16 March 1982 (Major) (HQ 3 Cdo. Bde) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service In Northern Ireland in 1981 .
CHICKEN, Simon Timothy
- 2001 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 45 Commando Group .
CHISNALL, David Alan
- 16 April 1982 promoted Warrant Officer 1; RSM of 42 Commando RM during the Falklands Campaign .
CHIVERS, Graham Howard
Musician Graham Chivers, HQ, 3 Commando Bde RM, died in Malta.
Extract from Commando Association newsletter 71 (1980)
"Our congratulations to another Commando son, Martin Chung, on receiving his green beret on completion of the course at the Commando Training Centre, RM., Lympstone, Devon, on May 30th last. Watching the parade was proud Dad and St. Nazaire Raid veteran, Cpl. Ron Chung of 12 Cdo."
CINAVILAKEBA, Eroni Sikavou Bulabalavu
CLAMP, John James
London Gazette 39507, page 1880.
- May/June 2001 (Major) Commanding Officer Amphibious Trials and Training Unit Royal Marines (ATTURM) .
CLARK, Graham David
CLARK, Ian Campbell
CLARK, Robert Anthony
CLARKE, Anthony Keith
CLARKE, Nigel Ronald
Marine Mark Clements died in service, cause unknown to this archive [Source: AFM ROH].
CLOONEY, John Francis Patrick
CLUTTERBUCK, Wesley Andrew
COATES, Timothy Patrick
COBB, Richard James
Marine Richard Cobb died whilst at the Commando School RM.
COCKTON, Peter Graeme
Corporal Peter Cockton was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
London Gazette 51733, page 5813.
COKE, Noel Philip de Odingsells
London Gazette Supp. 56070, page 5.
COLE, Michael Anthony Falle
COLEMAN, Michael Patrick
COLES, Russell Howard
COLLEY, Robert Baden John
- 2016 Acting Colour Sergeant.
COLLIER, Vivian Carter
Corporal Vivian Collier was serving at HQ 3 Commando Bde. RM at the time of his death.
COLLINGWOOD, Frank Arthur
COLLINS, Paul Michael
Marine Paul Collins died following the crash of a Lynx helicopter in Basra City on Saturday 6 May 2006.
COLLINS, Thomas Joseph
COLLIS, Robert Windham O'Neale
COLWILL, Horace Cecil
COMBES, David Stanley
Marine A.M. Condron was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
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