Marine GEORGE STANLEY HALL PO/X 111875, No. 45 R.M. Commando., Royal Marines

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Grave was lost and casualty commemorated on Screen Wall. Panel 9.


    PO/X 111875, No. 45 R.M. Commando., Royal Marines
    who died
    on 10 October 1945

    Remembered with honour

    Original grave location has now been renewed by the family

    Attached Files:

  2. Jsavage00

    Jsavage00 Active Member

    Is there any other additional information regarding George Stanley ("Sonny") Hall?
    He is part of my family and the only information I know is his rank, regiment, name, age and d.o.d.
  3. Jsavage00

    Jsavage00 Active Member

    Hi everyone. I could not find what category this post should be in so i decided to put it here.

    My Great-uncle was a 45th Royal Marine Commando. His name was George Stanley Hall but people referred to him as "Sonny".
    The only information i know is this:

    PO/X 11875, No. 45 R.M. Commando., Royal Marines.
    Died: 10/10/1945
    Born: ?/?/1923

    If anyone has any information please can you leave a reply.
    If there is no information i will have to contact MoD and pay the £30 fee.

    Thanks in advance
  4. Jsavage00

    Jsavage00 Active Member

    Okay, so my great-uncle was a 45th Royal Marine Commando and he died in service on the 10th of October 1945 just aged 22 years old.
    I was wondering what battle he died in etc.
    Thank you for any information!
  5. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    Hi and welcome to the forum jsavage00, the best advice is to apply for his complete army records. You can get much more info.
    Hope this helps
  6. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    I believe his RM service papers will be held by Royal Navy rather than the Army.

    RN Disclosure Cell, Room 48, West Battery, Whale Island, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 8DX

    Good Luck

    Steve Y
  7. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    For info CWGC Details,%20GEORGE%20STANLEY

    Bit here about 45 RM Commando in Normandy

    some more here
    45 RM Commando/Commando RM

    Formed during the first week of August 1943 from 5th RM Bn at Burley, Hampshire, with five Troops ('A' to 'E'), support Troop ('F') and HQ Troop ('H'), with 500 all ranks. After WWII, the Commando was reorganised in the UK, redesignated 45 Commando RM in Hong Kong about March 1946 and continues.

    Landed 6 June 1944 in Normandy with 1 SS Bde; in Orne line; 19 August night infiltration with 1 SS Bde to Angerville.
    Returned to Bexhill (Susses) after 83 days in France.
    Returned to Europe and on 23 January 1945 in action at Mont­forterbeek; March to April in river crossings of the Rhine, Weser, Aller and Elbe; reached Neustadt on Baltic on 2 May; stationed in Germany until June 1945, when Commando returned to Sussex.

    The commando was reorganised in the autumn of 1945 and retained in preparation for service in the Far East.

    send for service records to RN Disclosure Cell, Portsmouth

  8. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

  9. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    He was buried in the UK and there were no battles there in Oct 1945. Either he died of wounds sustained during the war or had an accident maybe.
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  10. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    George S Hall in the England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: George S Hall
    Birth Date: abt 1923
    Date of Registration: Dec 1945
    Age at Death: 22
    Registration district: Worthing
    Inferred County: Sussex
    Volume: 2b
    Page: 434

    Thats all I can find on Ancestry for him at the moment


    edited to add:
    There is one Private tree that may have some details if required

    George Stanley Hall
    Birth: 1923 - Middlesex, England

    But its interesting they do not have his death info ??
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  11. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    This could be his birth cert:
    George S Hall in the England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005
    Name: George S Hall
    Mother's Maiden Surname: Compton
    Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1923
    Registration district: Islington
    Inferred County: London
    Volume Number: 1b
    Page Number: 475

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  12. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  13. Historic Steve

    Historic Steve Researching 21 Army Group/BAOR post VE day

    Can only help post 8 May 45

    1st Commando Brigade command 8th Corps – to UK 8 Jun 45
    including 45th Royal Marine Commando Regiment – Eutin south-west of Oldenburg in Holstein
  14. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    In October 1945 my unit was stationed in the Trieste area in Italy keeping the peace between the Italians and the Yugoslavs.

    Unless my memory plays me false, all fighting had ceased elswhere so I suspect that the serviceman concerned may have died from wounds received much earlier.

  15. smdarby

    smdarby Well-Known Member

    I have a copy of Four Five: The Story of 45 Commando RM 1943-1971. As stated above, 45 was in Sussex at the time. To be slightly more precise, p.129 states: "Since returning from Germany in June, Four Five enjoyed the luxury of billets in Bexhill and Eastbourne".
  16. Jsavage00

    Jsavage00 Active Member

    TrickyDicky: he was born in 1923 and died in 1945, the family is from Islington, London
  17. Jsavage00

    Jsavage00 Active Member

    Islington would probably be correct and the name but not any of the other information. Thanks though!
    Edit: This is his birth certificate
  18. Jsavage00

    Jsavage00 Active Member

    Does anyone else have any other information? I am receiving my family tree within a week but it will only have names and dates.
  19. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    2 new threads merged with an older one with the same subject.
    (I'm afraid it may leave some posts looking slightly odd, but best to merge now rather than confuse members further)

    Hopefully we can find something relating to Marine Hall's death during service. Failing that, copy death certificate should supply cause.
  20. Jsavage00

    Jsavage00 Active Member

    on his grave stone it says "killed" and on the government memorial site it said something like DOWS which is an abbreviation of something

    Edit: DOW is Died of Wounds

    Couldnt find the website again but heres a link to the government website which just puts the info i know already into a neater table thing:,%20GEORGE%20STANLEY

    Also on this website:
    his name is listed on the Roll of Honours but I do not know what that means

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