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48 RM Commando WW2...

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GHeather

GHeather Report 10 Sep 2013 14:33

Anyone out there who had a relative in the 48 RM Commando during WW2 ?

Reggie

Reggie Report 11 Sep 2013 21:31

Why?

GHeather

GHeather Report 11 Sep 2013 22:06

Because I had a relative in it.

Reggie

Reggie Report 23 Sep 2013 14:35

Use Forces reunited for all such searches

GHeather

GHeather Report 23 Sep 2013 15:42

Ok Reggie :-)

GHeather

GHeather Report 10 Oct 2013 11:03

My relative was: Sgt. Denis Amato 48 RM Commando, there is a road named after him in France, and a Wall P in Normandy with his name on. However, for some reason he is not mentioned on here ? (The War records.) His mother was an english woman, and father had an Italian connection with a place in Italy called: Ravello. He died at D-Day, 1944, aged 25, he made it in land... but while house clearing he was killed. I think he did his training somewhere in Scotland, but not sure ? He got married and had a baby, and one of his other relatives became a dancer, and she is now a dance teacher in France, her name is Janet Amato, my cousin.

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 10 Oct 2013 15:06

Not quite sure what info you have or what you are looking for, so posting this.

From The CWGC site
link http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2336812/AMATO,%20DENIS

AMATO, DENIS
Rank:SergeantService No:CH/X1615Date of Death:06/06/1944Regiment/Service:Royal Marines No. 48 R.M. Commando. Grave Reference2. P. 2.CemeteryHERMANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:


The War Grave Photographic project have in fact photographed his grave/headstone, you can if you wish obtain copies, for which they ask for a donation, see link for details.

link

http://twgpp.org/information.php?id=2292928

Also this site have photographs of his grave, you have to contact them but it is free, they will send you a copy.
Link
http://www.britishwargraves.co.uk/page12.htm

George

Just to add if you are looking for his service records these are not in the public domain,however they can be applied for by NOK, they cost £30-00 and take 9 months to get them

Others can apply with the permission of the NOK

See links

http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/army.html


https://www.gov.uk/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records

GHeather

GHeather Report 10 Oct 2013 19:07

Thanks for the info George, brill! :-D