Special Forces SAS and SBS graves in Crete

Discussion in 'Special Forces' started by airborne medic, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    Thought this may be of interest from my recent trip to Crete....

    Captain K Lamonby. Killed there in July 1943 probably on a diversionary raid for the invasion of Sicily....Originally commissioned into the Suffolk Regiment....

    Captain C Clynes February 1945 Royal Irish Fusiliers and SAS

    and

    Private T Thomas December 1944 RASC SBS

    Any info on how the other two died appreciated and interesting that whilst Captain Lamonby has a SAS badge on his headstone the other two have their parent unit....Not the first time this has happened of course!
     

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  2. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    Then as a late addition Gunner Knaggs also December 1944 Royal Artillery.....on the CWGC website adds he was attached to the Raiding Support Regiment but not on his headstone....Date of death same as Private Thomas but he was SBS.....Here we go....
     

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  3. CL1

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

    thank you for posting

    regards
    Clive
     
  4. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Niall,

    Thanks for posting see you next week in Arnhem...
     
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  10. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    I would agree that on the balance of probability if Captain Clynes died of wounds on the mainland he should have been buried at Phaleron but sometimes the CWGC or even the Germans move in mysterious ways....
     

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