The Fallen from 40RM Commando

Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 210 of 210

ALEXANDER, John Moir

Marine John Moir Alexander 40 Commando
Marine
PO/X4237
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
 Marine John Alexander was reported missing presumed killed during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Margaret Alexander he has no known grave [1][1a].
Extract from the Dundee Courier

ANDREWS, Charles

Marine
PLY/X.1674
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Charles Andrews was reported missing presumed died with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
Son of Ted and Annie Andrews, of Tilehurst, Berkshire.
 
Sources
CWGC

ANSON, Harry Raymond Joseph

Marine
PO/X 100156
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Harry Anson was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/127.

APPLEBY, William Thompson

Marine
PLY/X 2597
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Appleby was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/127.

BAIN, James Sydney

Acting Temporary Company Sergeant Major
PLY/X 746
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Company Sergeant Major James Bain died during operations at Sarande, Albania.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.
 

BARRINGTON, William Henry

Marine
PLY/X 109107
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Barrington died in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Termoli.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BASHAM, Cyril Edward

Marine
PLY/X 3085
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Cyril Basham was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/127.

BATES, George Henry

Marine
EX/ 962
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine George Bates died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BEESLEY, Jack

Sergeant
CH/X844
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Jack Beesley died during operations at Dieppe.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BISHOP, Arthur

Marine
PO/X 114618
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Buckinghamshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Arthur Bishop died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel. 

BLAKE, Albert Henry

Albert Henry Blake
Corporal
PO/X 4970
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Albert Blake died during operations in Italy. He is also listed in the personnel files of the S.O.E.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BLUCK, John Arthur

Marine
PO/X/117494
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Bluck died during operations in Italy (Anzio).

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BONE, Percy James

Marine
PO/X 101277
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Percy Bone died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.

BOOTHROYD, Geoffrey

Marine
PO/X 3189
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Geoffrey Boothroyd was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/128.

BRADLEY, William Joseph

Marine William Joseph Bradley
Marine
PLY/X 3580
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine William Bradley was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/128.

BREMNER, Alexander

Alexander Bremner 40RM Commando
Marine
CH/X 104278
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Alexander Bremner died during operations in Italy (Lake Comacchio).

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.

[Image] The War Illustrated magazine.

BROWN, Jack

Marine
PLY/X 109374
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Jack Brown died during operations at Italy (Anzio). He has no known grave. Son of John and Alice Beatrice Brown, of Blurton, Staffordshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.
 

BROWN, Stephen Thomas Frederick

Marine
PLY/X 111140
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Stephen Brown died of wounds at the 97th General Hospital, near Bone, North Africa. He was originally buried in Borgel Cemetery (Military Plot),  but was re interred at Medjez-el-Bab Cemetery on 17 August 1944.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BROWNBRIDGE, Robert William

Marine
CH/X 1085
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Robert Brownbridge was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed. In 1940 he was Mentioned in Despatches for courage and devotion to duty during the withdrawals from Boulogne and Calais.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BRYCE, William

Marine
PLY/X 107517
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Bryce died of wounds at the 2nd Field Hospital which was located at Otok, on Vis Island, Yugoslavia.  Seven days before his death his Commando were engaged in Operation Flounced, an attack on the enemy held island of Brac.

BURFITT, Henry Thomas

Marine
CH/X 110667
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Henry Burfitt died during operations at Termoli, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.
 

BUSTARD, Leslie Mears

Marine
PO/X 113418
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Leslie Bustard died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.

CALLOW, Arthur John

Marine
PLY/X3413
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Arthur Callow died during operations at Dieppe, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.
 
Notes
Escalles Churchyard

CAPES, Edward Albert

Lance Corporal
CH/X 103413
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Lance Corporal Edward Capes died in Italy from injuries sustained as a result of a grenade accident.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.
 
Notes
Bari War Cemetery

CHAPMAN, Charles Clarence

Marine
EX/ 1169
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Charles Chapman was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/128.

Birth Registrations July/Aug/Sept 1919 - South Shields.

CHIVERALL, Richard Sydney

Lieutenant
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Richard Chiverall died during operations in Italy.
 
Notes
At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in Operation Ferdy at Vibo Valentia, known at the time as Porto San Venere.
 

COCKITT, Herbert

Marine
PLY/X 104331
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Herbert Cockitt died during operations at Anzio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.

COLBY, Gordon David

Lance Corporal
CH/X 112755
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Gordon Colby died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.

COMYN, Alan Douglas

Captain
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Alan Comyn was commissioned Second Lieutenant on 2nd September 1937. He died on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France. 
 
Source
CWGC.
London Gazette 34434.
 

CORNISH, Arthur Henry

Colour Sergeant
CH/X 1013
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Colour Sergeant Arthur Cornish died on board H.M.H.S. St. David. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
Registers of Births in Kent Oct/Nov/Dec.1916.

CRAIG, John Henry

Marine
CH/X110791
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Craig died during operations at Anzio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
Registers of Births - Newcastle on Tyne - July/Aug/Sept. 1920.
 

DAY, Albert Ernest

Marine
PLY/X 6
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Albert Day died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.
 

DAY, Reginald

Marine
PO/X 106905
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Reginald Day died at the 66th British General Hospital, Italy. At the time of his death his Commando was engaged in operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.

DENMARK, Robert Mclelland

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
Marine
PO/X 109616
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Robert Denmark was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Marines Albert Wise, Ernest Porter, and Frank Spencer.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.

DIMARCO, Paul

Colour Sergeant
PO/X 107388
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Colour Sergeant Paul DiMarco died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.
An account by Ron Perry of the action

DIXON, David George

Corporal
PLY/X 2699
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal David Dixon was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/130.
Birth Registrations Apr/May/June 1921 - Neath.
 

DOWSON, Harry

Marine
EX/5685
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Harry Dowson died at 151 Field Ambulance during operations at Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

EDWARDS, Maurice Albert

Marine
PO/X 4386
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Maurice Edwards was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/130.

EPHRAUMS, Michael Jarvis

Captain
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Michael Ephraums MC died during operations at Termoli, Italy. He had previously been awarded the M.C. [2] for gallant and distinguished service whilst commander of 'A' troop at the Pachino Peninsula on the 10th July 1943 [3].
 
Sources 
[1] CWGC

EVANS, George Albert

Marine
PO/X 108340
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine George Evans died of wounds inflicted during operations in Italy.
  • Mentioned in Despatches for outstanding service with the Allied Armies in Italy *.
Sources
CWGC.

FALLAS, Robert Scott

Lance Corporal
PO/X 4043
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Robert Fallas died at sea whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel in Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

FANTHAM, Maurice

Mne Maurice Fantham 40RM Commando
Marine
PO/X 114817
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Birmingham City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Maurice Fantham died in Italy on 13 October 1944 from wounds he had received 3 days earlier. A serving Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes.
He is amongst those named on the WW2 Birmingham City Police Memorial located at West Midlands Police HQ, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus, Queensway, Birmingham.

FARRELL, Robert

Marine
PO/X 2501
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Robert Farrell was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/130.

FINCH, Ernest Edward

Sergeant
PLY/X 106278
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Ernest Finch died during operations in Italy.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
[3] Registers of Births England Oct/Nov/Dec.1925.

Notes
Year of birth confirmed as 1925 by source [3].
 

FISHER, James

Corporal
CH/X 105359
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal James Fisher died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
 

FISK, George Ernest

Marine
PO/X 315
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine George Fisk was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/130.

FOSTER, Ronald Thomas

Lance Corporal
CH/X 2825
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Ronald Foster died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

GANNER, James Maurice

Marine
PLY/X 104839
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine James Ganner died during operations at Anzio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

GEE, Donald Percy

Marine
EX/1172
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Donald Gee died during operations against the enemy held Dalmatian island of Brac, Yugoslavia (now Croatia).

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

GOODYER-KETTLEY, Frederick Rex

Marine
PLY/X 3095
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Frederick Goodyer-Kettley was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/131.

GORRIE, William Young

Marine
CH/X 105950
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Gorrie died in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Lake Comacchio.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

GREY, Thomas Patrick

Corporal
EX/ 3408
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Thomas Grey died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
 

GRIFFIN, Patrick

Marine
CH/X112120
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Patrick Griffin died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

GUINAN, Harry William

Marine
CH/X 3353
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on war service

Marine Harry Guinan died at the Military Hospital, Parkhurst, Isle of Wight.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

HADFIELD, Robert William

Marine
PLY/X 4097
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Robert Hadfield died of injuries sustained as a result of a grenade accident in Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
 

HAMSTEAD, Edward Oliver

Marine
CH/X 104537
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Edward Hamstead died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy. He had earlier received a Mention in Despatches for outstanding service while operating with the Allied Armies in Italy, rank shown as Marine (Acting Temporary Corporal)*.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HARVEY, Leslie George

Lance Corporal
PLY/X 3864
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Leslie Harvey died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

HASTINGS, Frank Reginald

Lance Corporal
PLY/X 100676
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Frank Hastings died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

HAYS, Robert Griffen

Marine
PO/X 113795
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Robert Hays died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

HEATH, Albert Stuart

Corporal
CH/X 1967
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Albert Heath died at Rouen, France after the Dieppe raid.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

Notes
Many of the Dieppe raid casualties were taken to hospitals in Rouen.
 

HEBDEN, Richard

Marine
PO/X.4047
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Richard Hebden was reported missing presumed died with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
Son of John Edward and Mary Hebden, of Liverpool.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HENDERSON, Alfred Walter

Sergeant
CH/X.1123
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Alfred Henderson was reported missing presumed died along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
Son of Richard and Ada Louisa Henderson; husband of Evelyn Violet Henderson, of Kentish Town, London.
 
Sources

HERD, Alexander Frederick

Marine
EX/ 3189
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Alexander Herd was reported missing presumed died with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
Son of Alexander and Rose Herd, of Ipswich, Suffolk; husband of Queenie Gwendoline Herd, of Ipswich.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HERYET, George William

Corporal
CH/X 2855
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal George Heryet died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

HEWSON, William Bertram

Marine
PO/X.2397
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine William Hewson was reported missing presumed died with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
Son of George T. and Amelia A. Hewson, of Eastney, Hampshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HILDRETH, Harry Lowe

Marine
PO/X 104141
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Harry Hildreth was reported missing presumed died with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed. Son of Harry and Jenny Hildreth, of Tow Law, Co. Durham.
 
Sources
CWGC

HILL, Bertram Peter

Lieutenant
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Bertram Hill died during operations in the Dalmatian Islands. His death is reported on the Naval History website as being caused by an explosion. 

HILL, Henry William

Henry William Hill 40RM Commando
Sergeant
EX/5515
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Henry Hill died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy. He received a Mention in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army in Italy."
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

HILL, Reginald Hemming

Marine
PLY/X 3235
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Reginald Hill died along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk. He had been married for less than 10 weeks. Son of Alfred and Eveline Hill; husband of Nellie Hill, of Buckby Wharf, Northants.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HOPPER, Norman Charles

Marine
PO/X117193
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Norman Hopper died during a raid on the Island of Brac, Yugoslavia. Initially buried with others on Brac near Nerezische, their remains were later reinterred in a collective grave at Belgrade War Cemetery.
Those buried with him are Marines Pickering and Tarrant of 40RM Commando, and Marines Brookes, Cooper, Hurst, Ivens, and Williamson of 43RM Commando.

HUBBARD, Geoffrey Robert

Marine
PO/X 116193
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Geoffrey Hubbard died during operations at Vibo-Valentia, southern Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
 

HUMPHREYS, Harry

Marine
PLY/X.2458
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Harry Humphreys was reported missing presumed died with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed. Son of John W. and Lizzie Humphreys, of Leicester.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HUMPHRIES, Joseph

Marine
CH/X 103795
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Joseph Humphries was taken prisoner in the Dieppe Raid. He was one of a work party at Lamsdorf POW Camp who escaped and were shot. The headstone at his Grave states "Royal Marines" followed by "Commando".

HURST, John

Marine
CH/X 112964
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Hurst died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
 

HUTCHINSON, James

Marine James Hutchinson 40 Commando
Marine
CH/X 2331
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine James Hutchinson died along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity was torpedoed and sunk.
 
Sources
CWGC.
[Image] Mark H. (via CVA forum message).
 

JACKSON, Thomas

Lance Corporal
CH/X 100733
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Thomas Jackson died during operations at Anzio, Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
 

JAGGARD, Peter

Marine
CH/X 111786
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Peter Jaggard died during operations in Italy.
 
Notes
At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in Operation Ferdy at Vibo Valentia, known at the time as Porto San Venere.
 

JAMES, George Henry

Lance Corporal
CH/X 110924
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George James died at 214 Field Ambulance, Italy. At the time of his death his commando were engaged in operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
 

JAMES, Russell Keith

Marine
PO/X 108891
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Russell James died along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk.

JAY, Francis Hubert

Trooper
305985
40RM Commando
Royal Horse Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
The circumstances of the death of Trooper Francis Jay are not known to this archive. At the time of his death he was attached to 40RM Commando,  2 Special Service Brigade.
[Source: CWGC]
 

JEFFERS, Michael

Marine
PO/X 105426
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Michael Jeffers, from Fontenoy Street Liverpool, was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

JONES, John

Marine
CH/X 2429
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Jones died at 151 Light Field Ambulance, Syracuse, Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

KENDRICK, Roy

Marine
CH/X 111228
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Roy Kendrick died in Italy from injuries received as a result of a grenade accident.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
 
Notes
Bari War Cemetery

KENNEY, Howard

Marine
PLY/X 101997
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Howard Kenney died at the 98th General Hospital, Bari, Italy, from accidental stab wounds of the abdomen.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
Births Registered in April, May, June 1922 in Blaby, Leicestershire.
 

KILBRIDE, Joseph

Corporal
EX/3726
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Joseph Kilbride died on board the Hospital Carrier St. David during operations at Sicily. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
 
Notes

KLINCKE, Edward Sydney

Marine
CH/X 3417
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Edward Klincke died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

LAGOR, Reginald Arthur

Reginald Lagor 40RM Comamndo
Marine
PLY/X 3859
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Reginald Lagor from Leicester died along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.
[image] Report in the Leicester Evening Mail 20 March 1943.
 

LEONARD, Thomas

Marine
EX 3720
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Thomas Leonard died at the Civil Hospital, Corfu, Greece.  3 weeks before his death his Commando were engaged in a successful operation to liberate the island.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
 

LITTLE, William Armstrong

Marine
CH/X 113276
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Little died in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

LONGLAND, Norman Harry

Lieutenant
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Lieutenant Norman Longland died of illness during operations in Italy. 
 
Extract from the book 'The Light Blue Lanyard'
"Lt N.Longland, a replacement for Lt Laidlaw who had been wounded at Termoli, contracted Hepatitis, from which he failed to recover."
 
Sources

MACKINSTRY, John

Marine
EX/4156
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Mackinstry died during operations at Dieppe, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

MALCOLM, George

Acting Temporary Company Sergeant Major
PLY/X 639
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Company Sergeant Major George Malcolm died during operations in Italy to cross the River Garigliano. He had been recommended for the Military Medal for his gallantry on the day prior to his death.

MANNERS, James Calvert

Known as: 
Pops
Lieutenant Colonel
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Colonel James Manners DSO, Officer Commanding 40RM Commando, died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia. He had been Commanding Officer since just after the Dieppe raid and was appointed D.S.O. for gallant and distinguished services in operations leading to the capture of Termoli. *
 
Sources

MANT, Frederick Henry George

Company Sergeant Major
PO/X 1227
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Company Sergeant Major Frederick Mant died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.
 

MATTHEWS, Frederick Gordon

Corporal
PO/X112579
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Frederick Matthews died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.
 

MAY, Joseph Coyne

Marine
CH/X 110762
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Joseph May died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel.
 

McDONALD, Norman

Corporal
PO/X 4530
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Norman McDonald died during operations at Dieppe.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Referred to in Dieppe Statement by Cpl Harvey in 40RM Commando War Diary.
 

MCKENNA, George

Corporal
EX 3363
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal George McKenna died in Corfu.  At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in policing operations there after recently liberating the island. He received a Mention in Despatches for "devotion to duty during operations in the Mediterranean theatre covering a period from 1st April to 10th September, 1944."
 
Sources

MOLE, Geoffrey E.

Lance Corporal
6105340
40RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Geoffrey Mole, RAMC attached to 40RM Commando, died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

MOODY, Edwin John

Known as: 
Ted
Marine
CH/X 112355
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Edwin Moody died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.

MULVEY, Thomas

Marine
PO/X 105260
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Thomas Mulvey was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily

MUSGROVE, Douglas James

Marine
PO/X4732
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Douglas Musgrove died during operations at Anzio, Italy.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.

Notes
Source [1] shows age 20;  Source [2] shows born 12.11.1922.
 

NASH, Alec

Marine
PLY/X 109509
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Alec Nash died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.
Births Registered April, May, June 1921 in Clutton, Somerset.

NASH, Thomas

Marine
CH/X 2218
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Thomas Nash died along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk.

NIGHTINGALE, Joseph

Marine
PO/X 105298
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Joseph Nightingale died during operations at Termoli, Italy.

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

NORTHERN, Samuel Bernard

Known as: 
Ginger
Marine
PO/X 101038
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Samuel Northern died during operations at Dieppe.
 
The CWGC shows his unit as HMS Locust.  This was the name of the ship that carried about 200 Royal Marine Commandos on the raid at Dieppe.
 

NUNN, Sidney Donald

Marine
CH/X 100025
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Sidney Nunn died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel.
 

Extract from a report in the Essex Newsman - Saturday 02 October 1943

OCKWELL, Christopher Thomas

Marine
PO/X104971
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Christopher Ockwell died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.

ORMAN, Peter William

Marine
PO/X 107304
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Peter Orman died during operations at Dieppe, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.

PAIN, Leonard James

Marine
CH/X 110765
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Leonard Pain died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.

PALMER, John

Marine
PLY/X 3323
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Palmer died along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk.

PANTER, Howard Denis

Known as: 
Denis
Marine Howard Denis Panter
Marine
PO/X 107976
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Howard Denis Panter died along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk.
 
Sources
CWGC.

PICKERING, Alfred George

Marine
CH/X 111702
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Alfred Pickering died during a raid on the Island of Brac, Yugoslavia. Initially buried with others on Brac near Nerezische, their remains were later reinterred in a collective grave at Belgrade War Cemetery.
Those buried with him are Marines Hopper and Tarrant of 40RM Commando, and Marines Brookes, Cooper, Hurst, Ivens, and Williamson of 43RM Commando.

PINCHER, Ronald

Marine
PLY/X113394
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ronald Pincher died during operations at Sarande, Albania.

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

PLATT, John Henry

Known as: 
Harry
Marine
EX/1240
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Platt from Manchester was reported missing presumed died during operations at Anzio, Italy. He has no known grave.

PORTER, Ernest William

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
Marine
PLY/X 104940
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Ernest Porter was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with three others, Marines Robert Denmark, Frank Spencer, and Albert Wise.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.

PRATT, George Stephen

Marine
CH/X3203
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine George Pratt died during operations at Sarande, Albania.

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

RHODES, William Henry

Marine
PO/21781
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Rhodes was reported missing presumed died during operations at Dieppe, France. He is remembered on Special Memorial 2.F.4. in the cemetery.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.

ROSS, John

John Ross 40 Commando
Marine
CH/X 110710
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Ross died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel.
 

SALAMAN, Hugh Lind

Marine
PLY/X 104581
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Hugh Salaman, from Paddington, was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.

SINGLETON, Ronald Barry

Marine
PO/X 107025
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Ronald Singleton died during operations at Dieppe. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during the attack.
 
Sources 
CWGC
London Gazette 35729, page 4328.
 

SPENCER, Frank

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
Marine
PLY/X 109442
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Frank Spencer was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Marines Robert Denmark, Ernest Porter, and Albert Wise.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.

SWAN, Leslie Victor

Sergeant
CH/X2532
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Leslie Swan died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.

SWATTON, Vernon

Corporal
PO/X 2317
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Vernon Swatton, D.S.M., from Hythe, was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed. In 1940 he had been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal whilst a Marine on HMS Nelson for gallantry and devotion to duty during operations in Norway.
 
Sources

SWIFT, Harold

Marine
PLY/X 112407
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Harold Swift died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.

TACK, Ronald Edward

Marine
CH/X105806
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ronald Tack died during operations at Anzio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.

TARRANT, Kenneth Albert

Marine
PO/X 116866
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Kenneth Tarrant died during a raid on the Island of Brac, Yugoslavia. Initially buried with others on Brac near Nerezische, their remains were later reinterred in a collective grave at Belgrade War Cemetery.
Those buried with him are Marines Hopper and Pickering of 40RM Commando, and Marines Brookes, Cooper, Hurst, Ivens, and Williamson of 43RM Commando.

TOES, Frank

Corporal
PLY/X 2843
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Frank Toes died during operations at Termoli, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.
 

TOWERS, James

Marine
PLY/X105669
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine James Towers died during operations at Anzio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.

TURRELL, John Edward

Marine
PO/X 103787
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Turrell died during operations at Termoli, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.

TWIDALE, Thomas

Marine
EX/ 3870
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Thomas Twidale died along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Twidale, of Hull.
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers Of Reports Of Deaths: Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.
 

WARD, George

Marine
PO/X108379
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine George Ward died during operations in Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
The Green Beret by Hilary St George Saunders.
 
Notes

WISE, Albert

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
Marine
CH/X 111182
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Albert Wise was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Marines Robert Denmark, Ernest Porter, and Frank Spencer.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/139.

WOOD, Alexander

Marine
CH/X 105330
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Alexander Wood died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel.

WOOD, Robert Frederick

Marine
CH/X 3476
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Robert Wood died during operations at Milna on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/139.


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