No 10 Commando
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Capt. C. TREPEL|
Capt. R. LION
Lieut. L.J.M.A. HUBERT
WO1. P.A.L. WALLERAND
Sgt. R. DUMENOIR
Sgt. J. HAGNERE
LSgt. R. CROIZER
Cpl. R. BELLAMY
Cpl. R.H. CABANELLA
Cpl. F. DEVILLERS
Cpl. L. FOURER
Cpl. R. GUY
Cpl. J. LEMOIGNE
Cpl. J. LETANG Cpl. J. MONTEAN
Lieut. K.J. GLASER
WO1 RSM. E.W. NATHAN
Officer Cadet G.A. BARTH
Sgt. E. KAGERER-STEIN
Sgt. O. HESS
Sgt . E. VOGEL
Cpl. G.M. FRANK
Cpl. S. WEICH
LCpl. H. ARENSTEIN
LCpl. W. AUERHAHN
LCpl. K.W. GUMPERTZ
LCpl. E.R. LENEL
LCpl. K. MEYER
Private Adrianus J. Hagelaars
Private August B. Roozeboom
The Fallen from No.10 Inter Allied Commando 4 Troop
Lieut. A.K. SOLBU
2/Lieut. G. SMITH
Cpl. O. BJORNDALEN
Cpl. I.M. HAGA
Tpr. O. CHRISTOPHERSON
Tpr. P.E. HOPEN
Tpr. L. HOVSTAD
Tpr. L.L. LARSEN
Tpr. B. MYRVAAG
Tpr. S. ROSLAND
On the 26th June 1942 the War Office gave approval for the formation of a Headquarters Troop for the new Inter Allied Commando.
In 1946 the Army Council decided that the Army Commandos were to be disbanded and no provision was allowed or made for any depository or office which would have at least contained a complete Roster of Names of the men who served in the various units.
2 Troop History
10th May 1940
3 troop, also referred to as the miscellaneous troop and X troop, consisted solely of German speaking refugees, many who were of the Jewish Faith. They included different nationalities, primarily German and Austrians, but also Hungarians and Czech's.
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The Belgian troop of No 10 Inter Allied Commando.
5 Troop History
The decision to contribute a Norwegian force was made following an inquiry from War Office to the Norwegian High Command in the spring of 1942.
(nb. click on his name above for more information.)
George Bryan Barth, an Austrian refugee, served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, under an alias of Streets. He was killed in a traffic accident whilst on a course at OCTU. He had previously served in 3 troop as a Sergeant.
Captain John Coates, attached SOE, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field.
"Captain Coates was dropped by parachute into Hungary on September 13th, 1944 in command of a small group with a special mission. Through the arrest of one of his party he was captured and imprisoned.
- Captain De Jonghe is listed in the Personnel Files of the S.O.E .
- February 1943 serving as the Demolition Officer at the Commando Basic Training Centre .
Lieutenant Albert Deton, 4 (Belgian) troop, was killed during operations in Italy. There is a Plaque in his honour at San Pietro Avellana Piazza, Umberto, Italy. See full size photo in Gallery.
Gunther Max Frank died during operations at Normandy on D Day. He served under an alias of George Mack Franklyn in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando.
Kurt Joachim Glaser served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, under the name of Keith James Griffith. He was shot and killed by a sniper during operations with 1 Special Service Bde. to cross a railway bridge over the River Aller near the town of Essel.
Pte. Hagelaars, who served in 2 (Dutch) troop of the Commando, died at Eindhoven. At the time of his death Pte. Hagelaars was attached to the staff of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands as part of his body guard. He was the recipient of the Kruis van Verdienste (Cross of Merit gallantry award Holland). (Source: Dutch Commando Museum.)
Corporal Ian Harris, born Hans Hajos, attached to No 10 (Inter Allied) Commando 3 troop ('X' troop), was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe.
Captain Rolf Hauge, 5 Troop (Norwegian) of No.10 Inter Allied Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of his gallantry on 3rd November 1944 at Walcheren.
"On 3 Nov. 44, No. 10 (I.A.) Commando was given the task of clearing the dune and wooded area immediately to the East of the town of Domburg on Walcheren Island.
Otto Hess served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under
Second Lieutenant Louis Hubert, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 136, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
Commando Association newsletter 8 issued March 1949.
Eugen Kagerer-Stein, an Austrian, served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, under an alias of Eugene Fuller. He died during operations with 47RM Commando at Normandy.
Lance Corporal Marcel Mairesse, who served in 4 (Belgian) troop of the Commando, was killed during operations in Italy.
Lieutenant Adolphe Meny, 4 (Belgian) troop, was killed during operations at Domburg, Walcheren. (Source: Account of Carlo Seghers in "20 Heroes of Us" by General Crahay.)
Lance Corporal Emile Renault, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 55, was killed whilst attached to No 4 Commando during operations at Normandy.
Pte. Roozeboom, who served in 2 (Dutch) troop of the Commando, was killed during operations at Arnhem whilst attached to the 1st Airborne Division.
Hans Smolenaars was a member of the 1st Reinforcement of No. 2 Dutch Troop. They were recruited when the South of Holland was liberated in the autumn of 1944.
107 men went to Achnacarry in November 1944. 72 of them managed to earn the green beret in January 1945. They joined 2 troop in Eastbourne and returned to the continent to be put in the line near the Biesbosch and the Hollands Diep, a large water area in the south of Holland. From there they went Recklinghausen in Germany to guard prisoners of war. Hans later lived in England.
Sgt. Jack van Rosendael, who served in 2 (Dutch) troop of the Commando, was killed by the explosion of a German V1 rocket whilst an instructor to the Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten (Interior Forces) at Princenhage, a small town in the neighbourhood of Breda. (Source: Dutch Commando Museum.)
Salo Weich, an Austrian of Jewish faith, served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under an alias of Robert Geoffrey Hamilton. He was killed during operations with 41RM Commando at Walcheren.
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