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PORTER, Alexander

4 Special Service (Commando) Brigade

Marine Alexander Porter, HQ 4 Special Service Brigade, died during operations at Normandy, France.

Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.

WILLIAMS, Derrick Lovell

45RM Commando

Reverend Derrick Lovell Williams, M.A., had been Curate of Christchurch, Stepney, during the London Blitz and was noted for his rescue work. He became known as the Fearless Padre [1]. He  received an emergency commission on 6 July 1943 as Chaplain to the Forces (4th Class) [2]. He died whilst Padre of 45RM Commando [3].

ZAMMIT, Robert

47RM Commando
Marine Robert Zammit died at the EMS Hospital, Park Prewett, Basingstoke, of wounds inflicted during operations at Normandy. He was part of a large fighting patrol of 4 troops and the heavy weapons troop sent against the enemy lines north east from La Grande Ferme commencing at 2115hrs on the 18th June. It was hoped to be an in out raid to gather intelligence, capture prisoners, and weaken the enemies morale. Mne. Zammit was wounded suffering severe chest and spinal injuries from which he died months later. 

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