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'10 Cdo Roll of Honour 1+8 tps.'

                                               The Fallen from 1 and 8 Troops
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

10 Cdo Roll of Honour 'X' tp.

                                                         The Fallen from 'X' Troop
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

10 Cdo Roll of Honour 2tp.

The Fallen from No.10 Inter Allied Commando 2 Troop
 
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant  Jack van Rosendael 
Private Adrianus J. Hagelaars
Private August B. Roozeboom 
 
Died post war on active service
Private Gerard H.J. Bendien 
 
Died with the Prinses Irene Brigade
Cpl. A. Berkley
 

10 Cdo Roll of Honour 5tp

                                                       The Fallen from 5 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

10 Commando Nominal Roll

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. 

A partial nominal roll for Dieppe

The following list contain the names, ranks and numbers of the officers and men of No4 Commando who participated. It also includes some from No 10 (IA) Commando Free French  and 'X' troop, and others including some US Rangers, who were attached to the Commandos for the raid.
It does not contain those from No 3 Commando and 40RM Commando as no such full list of names has been found. 
 

A speech by Colin Anson No.10(IA) Cdo 3tp

A transcript of a speech by Colin Anson on the 4th September 2007 at the Imperial War Museum about his experience as a member of No 10 (IA) Commando 3 troop. The speech was given by Colin when he attended a reunion of refugees from Nazism who served in the British Forces in WW2. This took place at the Imperial War Museum on 4th September 2007.  In 2010 Colin Anson granted his permission for us to display his speech on our website.
(nb. click on his name above for more information.)
 

ABRAHAMOWICZ, Richard George

Richard Abrahamowicz was of the Jewish faith and served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop,  of the inter allied commando under the alias of Richard Arlen. He was killed assaulting an enemy machine gun position during operations with 45RM Commando at Franceville Plage, Normandy. 
 
Sources:
10 Commando, author Ian Dear
Jewish Virtual Library.
 

ALLARD, Camille

Lance Corporal Camille Allard, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations in the Netherlands.
 
The No 4 Commando War Diary for May 7th 1945 records " Halstern - No 7 french troop moved to Schouwen and established HQ at Bruinisse, and to clear and mark all minefields in that area." (Source: War Diary National Archives WO 218/ 84.)
 

AUERHAHN, Werner

Werner Auerhahn served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Peter Vernon Allan WELLS. He was killed by a mine during operations in Italy and was the first casualty of the troop. 
 
Wriiten on the headstone of his grave are the words "He volunteered and died for freedom ever in the loving memory of his parents."
 
Sources:
The King's Most Loyal Enemy Aliens, author Helen Fry.

BALOCHE, Francois

Sergeant François Baloche, 1st Battalion Fusiliers Marins attached to No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack at Dieppe.
 
Sources
French National Archives file 3AG1 / 336. 
Musée Fusiliers Marins.
Image of presentation of award.
 
Notes
Surname spelt as confirmed correct online by his nephew Alain.

BELLAMY, Robert

Cpl. Bellamy 10 Commando
Corporal Robert Belllamy, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 194, was killed during Operation Hardtack 7 on the German occupied island of Sark. He had been grievously injured by an anti-personnel mine, not possible to evacuate, presumed killed and buried by the Germans. [see notes].
 
He is named here in a Letter from the Base of 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, FNGB, to the Central Service of the Etat Civil in Paris.
 

BENDIEN, Gerard Hendrik Joan

Gerard Bendien 2 troop
Pte. Bendien served in 2 (Dutch) troop of the Commando. 
 
On the 1st December 1944 he was promoted to the rank of temporary Sergeant Major during the period he was attached from the Commando to the Staff of the Dutch Interior Forces. He died whilst in a jeep that crashed into a tree at Zeist.

BERKLEY, A.

Corporal Berkley, who had served with 2 (Dutch) troop of the Commando, died during operations with the Prinses Irene Brigade.
 
Extract from the Prinses Irene Brigade website

BJORNDALEN, Olav

Cpl. Bjorndalen 10 Commando
Corporal Olav Bjorndalen, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during operations in Holland.  On the night of the 13/14th January, his Norwegian troop of 10 Inter Allied Commando, together with 47RM Commando, took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas.
 

BRODISON, Samuel James

CSM Samuel Brodison MM 12 Commnando
Company Sergeant Major Samuel Brodison was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field, carrying out beach obstacle reconnaissance in Northern France during May 1944. [1]
 
In 1959 he was employed as Sergeant Instructor with the Ulster Special Constabulary. [2]
 
The death of RSM Samuel Brodison MM of Stubbington, Hants.,  was announced in Commando Association newsletter 82 issued March 1986.
 

CABANELLA, Roger Henri

Corporal Roger Cabanella, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no.199, missing presumed killed after a raid on the coast of Holland near a beach at Wassenaar.
 
Others from the team which disappeared in its entirety during the night of 27th-28th February 1944 on the coast of Holland, without leaving any trace
 
TREPEL Charles
HAGNERE Jean
GUY Rene
RIVIERE Jacquelin

CHRISTOPHERSON, Ola

Trooper Ola Christopherson, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during operations at Westkapelle. He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the open space at the rise of the boulevard of Schagen at Domburg.
 

DETON, Albert

Lt Albert Deton

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.

DEVILLERS, Fernand

Cpl Fernand Devillers 10 Commando
Corporal Fernand Devillers, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no.197, missing presumed killed after a raid on the coast of Holland near a beach at Wassenaar.
 
Others from the team which disappeared in its entirety during the night of 27th-28th February 1944 on the coast of Holland, without leaving any trace
 
TREPEL Charles
GUY Rene
HAGNERE Jean

DIGNAC, Andre

Pte Andre Dignac 10 Commando
Private Andre Dignac, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 26, died during Operation Hardtack 7 on the German occupied island of Sark. He had been grievously injured by an anti-personnel mine, not possible to evacuate, presumed killed and buried by the Germans [see notes].
 
Mort pour la France.
 
Notes
See archive entry for Lt. Ambrose McGonigal [view].

DUFFY, Robert

Pte. Duffy, HQ troop, died in a parachute training accident. 
 
He attended a parachute training course at Ringway commencing on the 2nd Aug.1943. In attendance with him on the course were Capt.J.G. Coates and Pte Harrison, both of the HQ troop. (Source: 10 IA Commando War Diary August 1943, National Archives ref. WO 218/ 56.)
 
 

GICQUEL, Georges

Lance Corporal Georges Gicquel, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no.163, was reported missing presumed killed after a patrol at Breville (Calvados).  
 
On the 24th May 1945 a report recorded the present view on his death as follows " Taken prisoner, tortured by the Germans, and left hanging from a tree."
 
Mort pour la France.
 

GLASER, Kurt Joachim

Grave of Lt Griffith 10 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.

GUY, Rene

Corporal Rene Guy, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no.196, missing presumed killed after a raid on the coast of Holland near a beach at Wassenaar.
 
Others from the team which disappeared in its entirety during the night of 27th-28th February 1944 on the coast of Holland, without leaving any trace
 
TREPEL Charles
HAGNERE Jean
RIVIERE Jacquelin

HAGELAARS, Adrianus Josephus

Pte Adrianus Hagelaars 2 troop

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 guardHe was the recipient of the Kruis van Verdienste (Cross of Merit gallantry award Holland).  (Source: Dutch Commando Museum.)

HAGNERE, Jean

Sergeant Jean Hagnere, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no.195, missing presumed killed after a raid on the coast of Holland near a beach at Wassenaar.
 
Others from the team which disappeared in its entirety during the night of 27th-28th February 1944 on the coast of Holland, without leaving any trace
 
TREPEL Charles
GUY Rene
RIVIERE Jacquelin
DEVILLERS Fernand

HILTON-JONES, Bryan

Captain Bryan Hilton-Jones 10 Commando
Captain Bryan Hilton-Jones, No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando, was the commander of 3 troop, also known as 'X' Troop. He was awarded the Military Cross [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during a series of covert operations codenamed Tarbrush along the North coast of France in the middle of May 1944 gathering vital intelligence in preparation for D Day [2]

HOPEN, Peter Emil

Trooper Peter Emil Hopen, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during operations in Holland. On the night of the 13/14th January, his Norwegian troop of 10 Inter Allied Commando, together with 47RM Commando, took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas. 
 
He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the open space at the rise of the boulevard of Schagen at Domburg.
 
Notes

HOVSTAD, Lars

Trooper Lars Hovstad, 5 troop (Norwegian), was killed during operations at Domburg. He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the open space at the rise of the boulevard of Schagen at Domburg.
 

HULOT, Leopold Hyacinthe

Lt Leopold Hulot
Lieutenant Leopold Hulot, a citizen of France, had served as 2 i/c of 10 Commando 8 troop, and the French troop of No 4 Commando in WW2. Post war in 1948 he died of wounds during French operations in Indo China.
 
Mort pour la France
 
Sources
CommandoKieffer website
Commando Association newsletter 8 issued March 1949.
 

LANE, George

Lieutenant George Lane 10 Commando
George Lane, born Lanyi, a Hungarian national of the Jewish Faith had been a freelance journalist before the war and came to England in 1935 aged 20. When war was declared he immediately attempted to join the Grenadier Guards.  After initially being served with a deportation order as a "friendly alien" this order was rescinded and he was permitted to join the Pioneer Corps. Subsequently he joined the Special Operations Executive but later declined to take part in SOE operations in Hungary and was released. From there he joined the Commandos.
 

LARSEN, Leif Ludvik

Trooper Leif Ludvik Larsen, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during operations at Westkapelle. He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the open space at the rise of the boulevard of Schagen at Domburg.
 

LENEL, Ernst Richard

Ernst Lenel, who was of the Jewish faith, served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Ernest Lawrence.  He was reported missing whilst attached to No 3 Commando after a solo intelligence gathering patrol at Amfreville. 
 
Sources:
Ten Commando, author Ian Dear
Jewish Virtual Library.
 

LETANG, Jean

Corporal Jean Letang, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 105, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

LEWINSKY, Max

Max Lewinsky died in a landing craft with Ernest Weinberger [more...] during operations at Normandy on D Day. He served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Max Laddy, and was one of their medical orderlies. 
 
Sources
CWGC.

LION, Robert

Capt. Lion 10 Commando
Captain Robert Lion, Medical Officer, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 193, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

MENY, Adolphe

Lt Adolphe Meny

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.)

MONCEAU, Yvan

Yvan Monceau 10 Commando French
Lance Corporal Yvan Monceau, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 173, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Flushing.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

MONTEAN, Jean

LCpl Jean Montean 10 Commando
Corporal Jean Montean, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 112, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Flushing.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

MYRVAAG, Bernt

Bernt Myrvaag
Trooper Bernt Myrvaag, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during operations in Holland.  On the night of the 13/14th January, his Norwegian troop of 10 Inter Allied Commando, together with 47RM Commando, took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas.
 
He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the open space at the rise of the boulevard of Schagen at Domburg.
 

NATHAN, Ernst

Ernst Nathan, who was of the Jewish faith, served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Ernest Norton.  He died during operations at Normandy.
 
Sources:
10 Commando, author Ian Dear
Jewish Virtual Library.
 
(nb. not to be confused with RSM E.W. Nathan of 3 troop.)
 

NEVEN, Jean

Private Jean Neven 10 Commando
Private Jean Neven, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 189, attached to No 4 Commando. died during operations at Flushing.
 
Mort pour la France.
 
Image Source
Musée National d'Histoire Militaire.
 

RICE, C.

Pte. Rice served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando. There is little known of him apart from a reference in the 10(IA) Commando War Diary for the 19th August 1942 recording the fact that he went on the Dieppe raid and did not return.  We have yet to find an official record of his birth name nor any confirming his death.
 

RIVIERE, Jacquelin

Corporal Jacquelin Riviere, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no.198, missing presumed killed after a raid on the coast of Holland near a beach at Wassenaar.
 
Others from the team which disappeared in its entirety during the night of 27th-28th February 1944 on the coast of Holland, without leaving any trace
 
TREPEL Charles
HAGNERE Jean

ROSLAND, Sverre

Trooper Sverre Rosland, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during operations at Westkapelle. He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the open space at the rise of the boulevard of Schagen at Domburg.
 

RUPPE, Yvan

Corporal Yvan Ruppe, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 150, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Flushing.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

SMITH, Gabriel

Second Lieutenant Gabriel Smith, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during operations in Holland. On the night of the 13/14th January, his Norwegian troop of 10 Inter Allied Commando, together with 47RM Commando, took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas.
 
He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the open space at the rise of the boulevard of Schagen at Domburg.
 

SOLBU, Alf Kristian

Lt. Solbu 10 Commando
Lieutenant Alf Kristian Solbu, 5 troop (Norwegian), died of grenade wounds received on the 4th November during operations at Walcheren *. He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the open space at the rise of the boulevard of Schagen at Domburg.
 

THEILINGER, Jan or Johan

Pte. Theilinger was a Sudetan Czech from Mikolov.  He was baptised a Catholic and later in life could speak numerous languages. He served in the  International Brigade in Spain; the Pioneer Corps; joined10 Commando 3 troop aka 'X' troop; new identity John Taylor , new Regiment -The Buffs, new s/n 6305478.
 
Serious injuries after an accident with a phosphorous grenade at Littlehampton resulted in his discharge from active service. 
 
Sources 

TREPEL, Charles

Captain Charles Trepel 10 Commando
Captain Charles Trepel, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 8, missing presumed killed after a raid on the coast of Holland near a beach at Wassenaar.
 
Others from the team which disappeared in its entirety during the night of 27th-28th February 1944 on the coast of Holland, without leaving any trace
 
HAGNERE Jean
GUY Rene
RIVIERE Jacquelin

WEICH, Salo

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.

WEINBERGER, Ernest George

Ernest Weinberger was of the Jewish faith and served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Ernest Webster. He was killed in a landing craft with Max Lewinsky [more...] during operations in Normandy on D Day.
 
Sources
CWGC.
10 Commando, author Ian Dear
Jewish Virtual Library.
 

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