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Gary Bainbridge
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Joined: 24/01/2010 16:27:04
Messages: 2
Location: Nottingham. England

Dear Sirs

I am looking for information on a relative of mine that was killed on D-Day serving with 47 Royal Marine Commando,

The only info I have comes from the CWGC website to which I have copied below,

Many Thanks in advance,
Gary Bainbridge

Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Marine
Regiment/Service: Royal Marines
Unit Text: No. 47 R. M. Commando.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 06/06/1944
Service No: PLY/X103334
Additional information: Son of George and Maria Bainbridge, of Old Basford, Nottingham; husband of Lottie Ilfra Bainbridge, of Old Basford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. H. 11.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 31/10/2010 01:53:36

Gary Bainbridge
Historian and Collector of Allied Militaria
CVA Website Archivist

Joined: 23/09/2008 00:08:02
Messages: 4577

Hi Gary and welcome to the CVA.. Some links for you to check out are listed below:

BBC WW2 People's war stories about 47 RM Commando's part in the Normandy landings and their ultimate objective of Port en Bessin:

47 RM Commando Association website where Cyril is on their roll of honour and a picture of his gravestone is displayed:

Mark Smith provided some photos to the CVA of his great Uncle Harold Plank who was in 47 RM Cdo and was also sadly killed in action. It may be worth contacting him as he was doing some research which may also benefit you in your research. If you do a search in the forum on Harold Plank you will see there are numerous entries with snippets of information and reference to books. Marks email address is under his profile. A book called From Omaha to the Scheldt by John Forfar will provide some information about the Unit. I know Stephen Donnison of this site has a copy of the book and may be able to check for you to see if Cyril is mentioned. Send Stephen a private message (pm).

If you do find anything other than from this site we would all like to know a bit more and should you have any photos of Cyril and wish to place them on our site as a lasting tribute I can assist you in this as I did for Mark in respect of his great uncle Harold on this link:

Good luck in your search


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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.

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Joined: 10/04/2007 22:56:27
Messages: 3315
Location: Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire
Offline wrote:

RM 47 Commando, Normandy invasion, operation Overlord

BAINBRIDGE, Cyril, Marine, PLY/X 103334, killed

BEDWORTH, Horace W, Marine, PO/X 106733, killed

BEE, Eric E, Ty/Act/Sergeant, RM, PO/X 100001, MPK

BUNYAN, Kenneth C, Marine, CH/X 103608, killed

DUFTON, Peter T H, Ty/Act/Captain, RM, killed

FEACEY, James R, Ty/Act/Major, RM, killed

FELLOWS, Peter B, Marine, PLY/X 106565, killed

FEWTRELL, Charles H, Marine, PLY/X 112746, MPK

FLAHERTY, John, Marine, CH/X 103631, killed

HUGHES, Denis, Ty/Act/Sergeant, RM, EX/1222, killed

KINLOCH, William C, Marine, PLY/X 102749, killed

LUMSDEN, John, Marine, PO/X 117207, killed

NORIE, George, Marine, CH/X 106948, killed

REDMAN, William, Marine, CH/X 107831, killed

SAMBROOK, Wilfred D, Marine, PLY/X 111491, MPK

SCOTT, Frank L, Marine, PO/X 105848, killed

SMITH, Bernard G, Marine, CH/X 107029, killed

SMITH, John, Marine, PO/X 105847, killed

SWEENEY, Edward J, Marine, PO/X 105867, killed

TURNER, Stanley H R, Marine, CH/X 103820, killed

WAYGOOD, Leslie T, Marine, CH/X 107580, killed

WILKINSON, Robert M, Marine, PO/X 119052, MPK

Nick Collins,

Commando Association Historical Archivist & Photographer.

Proud son of Cpl Mick Collins, 5 Troop, No5 Cdo

"Truly we may say of them, when shall their glory fade?"

Gary Bainbridge
Forum Member

Joined: 24/01/2010 16:27:04
Messages: 2
Location: Nottingham. England

Thanks for the info guys,

Pete , I have taken a look at the 47 Veterans site and also emailed the webmaster,

I will also take a look at the other websites and contact Mark,

Again many thanks and I will make sure to keep you updated,
I am sorry to say I have no photos of Cyril , I would love to find one!


Gary Bainbridge
Historian and Collector of Allied Militaria
Forum Member

Joined: 13/07/2007 19:26:19
Messages: 459
Location: Normandy

Hello GARY

I've got the address about the chairman or secretary of the
47 RM association.
But I need to find it. I don't know if he's still alive.
when i'll find it, I will send it to you by private e-mail.


Lewis Gough RE
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Joined: 01/01/2012 15:33:03
Messages: 1

My name is Lewis Ryan Gough and i am currently a JS in training and we have a project to do on researching a soldier who died in the D-Day landings. I am delighted to find this info as i am using Cyril :) i hope you dont mind and if you prefer me not to you can email me at [email protected]. Thankyou
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