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Corporal Dennis Alfred Leach R.M.

 
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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:57 am    Post subject: Corporal Dennis Alfred Leach R.M. Reply with quote

A housing scheme on the edge of RM Condor (the current home of 45 Commando) has 3 streets named after Marines with a plaque affixed to the fence of the relevant street.

Surname: LEACH
Forenames/Initials: Dennis Alfred
Rank: Cpl
Service: Royal Marines
Service Number: P028362E
Ship/Unit: 45 Cdo RM
Date of Birth: 02 December 1949
Age: 24
Date of Death: 13 August 1974
Cemetery Name: Otley Crematorium
Cemetery Address: Leeds
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: Yes
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes



(plaque is upon fence to far right of photo)
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like Marines Southern and Leach were the first two men from 45 Commando killed during the Northern Ireland Troubles.

Both were killed on the same day in Crossmaglen.

Adam
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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