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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

'Details of some of No.10(IA) Cdo. 3 Troop'

Type: Files
Author: Martin Sugarman BA, Cert Ed. Archivist, Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women
Year of Publishing: 2000
Keywords: 10 inter allied commando,x troop,miscellaneous troop,jewish troop,pioneer corps

3 troop, also referred to as the Miscellaneous troop, X troop, and, post war, as the Jewish troop, consisted solely of German speaking refugees most being of Jewish Faith. They included different nationalities, primarily German and Austrians, but also Hungarians and Czech's.

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 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. 

4 (Belgian) Troop Nominal Roll

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll of Belgians in No.10(IA) Commando 
This list is compiled primarily from names found in the original Commando Association newsletters, Commando Association Lost Legion Lists (members they had lost contact with over the years), and from our own Photo Gallery. It is not an official list as such and there are likely to be omissions.

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

Served as : 
ARLEN, Richard George
Known as: 
also seen as ABRAMOVICZ
Abrahamowicz alia Arlen
Private
No 10 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
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. Reported missing 7 June 1944 later presumed killed in action on or shortly after that date. He was last seen assaulting an enemy machine gun position during operations with 45RM Commando at Franceville Plage, Normandy.

ALLARD, Camille

Known as: 
seen elsewhere as ALLART
Lance Corporal
No 10 Commando
No 4 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Camille Allard, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations in the Netherlands.
 

AUERHAHN, Werner

Served as : 
WELLS, Peter Vernon Allan
Known as: 
surname also seen spelt as AVERHAHN
Lance Corporal
No 10 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
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. 
 

BALOCHE, Francois

Sergeant
No 10 Commando
French Fusiliers Marins
Military Medal (MM)
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. 

BARTH, George Alexander

Served as : 
STREETS, George Bryan
George Barth 10 Commando 3 troop
Sergeant/Officer Cadet
No 10 Commando
Pioneer Regiment/Royal Sussex Regiment
Died on war service
Died in the UK

Sergeant George Alexander Barth, a German national, served in 3 troop, also known as  'X' troop, under an alias of George Bryan Streets. He was selected for officer training and died in a traffic accident whilst on course 164 O.C.T.U. 
From Police Registration Certificate No. 741027 dated 11 October 1939.
Nationality: German

BEAUPREZ, Pierre

Corporal (later Lieutenant)
No 10 Commando
Belgian Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Pierre Beauprez was the first serviceman of the Belgian Forces to die in Korea. He was killed when a mine exploded as he was conducting a Patrol on the North bank of the River Han during the Korean War. In WW2 he had served in 4 Belgian troop of No 10 (Inter Allied) Commando.
 
Sources

BELLAMY, Robert

Cpl. Bellamy 10 Commando
Corporal
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
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].
 

BERKLEY, A.

Corporal
No 10 Commando
Dutch Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
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
No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

BOULLE, Francois

Francois Boulle 10 Commando 4 Troop
Private
No 10 Commando

Francois Boulle escaped to France and then onto England after Belgium was invaded. He volunteered for the Commandos and served in No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando 4 (Belgian) Troop. Post war member of the Commando Association

BRODISON, Samuel James

Sam Brodison
CSM Samuel Brodison MM 12 Commnando
Company Sergeant Major (later RSM)
No 10 Commando
No 12 Commando
Small Scale Raiding Force
Royal Irish Fusiliers
Military Medal (MM)
Company Sergeant Major Samuel Brodison was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service carrying out beach obstacle reconnaissance in France during May 1944 [1][2].
Recommendation

CABANELLA, Roger Henri

Corporal
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
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
 

CESAR, Maurice

Corporal
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces

Corporal Maurice Cesar, No.10 Inter Allied Commando (French) attached No.3 Commando, was captured 19 August 1942 during Operation Jubilee at Dieppe, France. He later escaped from captivity. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Cambridgeshire.

CHRISTOPHERSON, Ola

Trooper
No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

COATES, John Gordon

Captain (later Temporary Major)
No 10 Commando
30 Commando Assault Unit
Intelligence Corps
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
1942 Intelligence Officer No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando.
1943 Operations Officer 30 Commando AU Italy and Corsica
1944 Special Operations Executive.
Captain John Coates, attached SOE, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field.
Recommendation

CROIZER, Robert

Lance Sergeant
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Robert Croizer, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 96, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

DE JONG, Albertus

Albertus De Jong 2 Troop 10 Commando
Private
No 10 Commando
Died on war service
Private Albertus De Jong, 2 Troop (Dutch) No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando, died when his jeep crashed into a ditch at Apeldoorn, a town in the centre of Holland. 
  • September/October 1944 recruited in the South of Holland when that was liberated to form what became known as The First Reinforcement consisting of 72 men.

DE JONGHE, Arthur Jules Charles Baudoin

Arthur de Jonghe 10 Commando
Arthur de Jonghe
Captain (later Major)
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
No 10 Commando
General List
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Temporary Captain Vicomte Arthur de Jonghe, a French speaking Belgian national, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He was a Liaison Officer embarked on board motor launch ML446 and was evacuated back to the UK after the operation [1]
  • Captain De Jonghe is listed in the Personnel Files of the S.O.E [2].

DE WAARD, Willie

Willie De Waard 10 Commando 2 Troop
Sergeant
No 10 Commando
-

Sergeant Willie De-Waard, No.10 (IA) Commando 2 Troop 'Dutch' was wounded and taken prisoner of war on 24 September 1944 during operations at Oosterbeek, Holland. He was one of the twelve Dutch commandos who were attached to the 1st Airborne for Operation Market Garden at Arnhem.

DETON, Albert

Lt Albert Deton
Lieutenant
No 10 Commando
Belgian Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds

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
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
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
 

DIGNAC, Andre

Known as: 
Tarzan
Pte Andre Dignac 10 Commando
Private
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

DUFFY, Robert

Private
No 10 Commando
East Lancashire Regiment
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Private RobertDuffy, 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. 
 
Sources

DUMENOIR, Raymond

Sergeant
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Raymond Dumenoir, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 7, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

FEATHERSTONE, Charles Roland

Known as: 
Ron
Bombardier
No 10 Commando
Royal Artillery
Hull City Police Force
Bombardier Charles Featherstone served in the HQ of No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando. Charles volunteered for the Commandos from the Police. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in Kingston upon Hull with his parents. His father Arthur was a retired Police Inspector.

FLESCH, Raymond

Lance Corporal
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Raymond Flesch, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 153, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

FOURER, Lucien

Corporal
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Lucien Fourer, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 99, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

France - Operation Hardtack 11

Friday, December 24, 1943

Location

Gravelines
France
51° 0' 47.88" N, 2° 5' 56.724" E
A reconnaisance raid of the beaches and dunes along the coast of Gravelines, France, between Calais and Dunkirk.
The raiding party embarked on MTB 25 at Dover on the night of the 24th and consisted of five members of 1 Troop (French) of No.10 Inter Allied Commando, Rene Navrault, Caron, Albert Meunier, Pourcelot, and Marcel Madec, led by Warrant Officer Pierre Wallerand. They disembarked on the morning of the 25th.
Also on board the MTB were Special Service Brigade Signals Officer Arthur Leahy and a French Doctor, Captain Villiere.

FRANK, Gunther Max

Served as : 
FRANKLYN, George Mack
Max Frank alias Franklyn 10 Commando
Corporal
No 10 Commando
Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Pioneer Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunther Max Frank, a German national, was killed in action 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. Son of Ernest J. and Carla Franklyn, of Huddersfield.
 
Sources
CWGC.

GERSEL, Rene August

Known as: 
surname seen elsewhere as GESREL
Private
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Rene Gersel (or Gesrel), badge no.175, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, was killed during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

GICQUEL, Georges

Lance Corporal
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Executed
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

Served as : 
GRIFFITH, Keith James
Grave of Lt Griffith 10 Commando
T/Captain
No 10 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds

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.

GOLDSCHLAGER, Kurt Theodor

Served as : 
CLARKE, Kenneth Edward
Known as: 
Teddy
Kurt Goldschlager 10 Commando
Corporal
No 10 Commando
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Pioneer Corps
Mentioned in Despatches
Kurt Theodor Goldschlager being of the Jewish Faith served under the alias of Kenneth Edward Clarke. Born in Vienna, Austria he was one of four brothers, Kurt, Erich, Paul, and Robert. Their father Julius was an architect, who died of natural causes in 1940, and their mother was Irene, nee Von Mangold, who was transported from Izbica, Poland, to Auschwitz and murdered there.

GUMPERTZ, Kurt Wilhelm

Served as : 
GRAHAM, Kenneth William
Kurt Gumpertz alias Kenneth graham
Private
No 10 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Kurt Gumpertz, a German national, died of wounds during operations in Normandy, France, whilst attached to No 4 Commando.  He served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Kenneth Graham. Son of Karl Wilhelm and Else, husband of Elisabeth of Highbury, London.
 
Sources
CWGC.

GUY, Rene

Corporal
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
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
 

HAGA, Ivar Marius

Corporal
No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Ivar Marius Haga, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during a commando raid to destroy the Pyrite mine near Sagvag and Leirvik at Stord, Norway.
 
Source:
The book 10 Commando written by Ian Dear.
 

HAGNERE, Jean

Sergeant
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
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
 

HARRIS, Ian Walter

Birthname: 
Hans Hajos
Ian Walter Harris MM 10 Commando
Corporal
No 10 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent / Pioneer Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Ian Harris, born Hans Hajos, attached to No 10 (Inter Allied) Commando 3 troop ('X' troop), was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on 6 April 1945 during the crossing of the River Weser [1][2][4].
Recommendation
Crossing of River Weser-6th April 1945.

HAUGE, Rolf

Captain
No 10 Commando
Norweigian Forces
Military Cross (MC)

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.
Recommendation
"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.

HEPWORTH, Walter Douglas

Birthname: 
HERSCHTHAL, Walter
Walter Herschthal alias Walter Hepworth
Private
No 10 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Pioneer Corps
Walter Herschthal was of the Jewish faith and served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop,  of the inter allied commando under the alias of Walter Douglas Hepworth. 
1946 Certificate of Naturalization granted. London Gazette " Hepworth, Walter Douglas (formerly Walter Herschthal); Germany; Manager and Secretary; 68, Norfolk Road, Littiehampton, Sussex".
 

HESS, Otto

Served as : 
GILES, Peter
Sergeant
No 10 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Otto Hess served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Peter Giles. Reported missing on or shortly after 1 October 1944 later presumed killed in action. Posthumously granted the King's Commendation for Brave Conduct.
 
Additional Sources
CWGC.

HOPEN, Peter Emil

Trooper
No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
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. 
 

HOVSTAD, Lars

Trooper
No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

HOWELLS, Ellis

Ellis Howells 1st SBS
Lance Corporal Ellis Howes
Lance Corporal
No 12 Commando
Small Scale Raiding Force
SBS
South Wales Borderers
Special Air Service Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Ellis Howells was killed in action having left the Commandos and joined the 1st Special Boat Service, S.A.S. Regiment, Army Air Corps. He died during an attack on a railway bridge at Limpljani in the former Yugoslavia. Previously served No.12 Commando,  the Small Scale Raiding Force, No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando, and Fynnforce.

HULOT, Leopold Hyacinthe

Lt Leopold Hulot
Lieutenant
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
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

KAGERER-STEIN, Eugen

Served as : 
FULLER, Eugene
Known as: 
Didi
Eugen Kagerer-Stein, alias Eugene Fuller
Sergeant
No 10 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Pioneer Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Eugen Kagerer-Stein, an Austrian national, was killed in action at Normandy, France, whilst attached to 47RM Commando. He served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, under an alias of Eugene Fuller. Son of Alfred and Anna Kagerer-Stein; husband of Cicely Kagerer-Stein, of Balcombe, Sussex.
 
Sources
CWGC.

KIEFFER, Phillippe

Known as: 
The Pacha
Phillippe Kieffer
Capitaine de Corvette
No 10 Commando
French Fusiliers Marins
Military Cross (MC)
Captain (Commandant) Phillippe Kieffer, Officer Commanding the French Detachment, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations in Normandy.
 
Recommendation

KINET, Henry Robert Lawrence

Sergeant
No 10 Commando
No 4 Commando
No.10 (IA) Commando French troop attached No.4 Commando.
Post war 1946, working oil industry Lagos, Nigeria.
1966 working Tokyo,  Japan.
Listed in obituaries of March 1972 newsletter, died Lima, Peru*.
 
 [Source: Commando Association newsletters 3, 43, and 54*].
 

KUBALOK, Antoni

Antoni Kubalok 10 Commando
Sergeant
No 10 Commando
Polish Forces
Sergeant Antoni Kubalok, a former butcher from Poland, served in 6 Troop (Polish), No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando. Post war he resided in England and was a member of the original Commando Association.
Service 
September 1939 took part in the Polish Army's campaign.
7 June 1940 to 30 June 1940 Polish Land Forces in France.

LABAS, Pierre Marcel

Known as: 
seen elsewhere as LEBAS
Pierrre Marcel Labas 10 Commando french
Lance Corporal
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Pierre Labas, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 170, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

LANE, George

Birthname: 
LANYI, Gyorgy
Lieutenant George Lane 10 Commando
Lieutenant
No 10 Commando
Pioneer Corps / The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Military Cross (MC)
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.

LAOT, Guy Jean Andre

LCpl. Laot 10 Commando French
Lance Corporal
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Guy Laot, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 90, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

LARSEN, Leif Ludvik

Trooper
No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

LEMOIGNE, Jean

Corporal
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Jean LeMoigne, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 181, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

LENEL, Ernst Richard

Served as : 
LAWRENCE, Ernest Richard
Lance Corporal
No 10 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
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:

LETANG, Jean

Corporal
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
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, Werner Max

Served as : 
LADDY, Max
Private
No 10 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Werner Max Lewinsky died in a landing craft with Ernst Weinberger 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.

LINZEL, Jan

Jan Linzell 10 Commando
Captain
No 10 Commando
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Jan Linzel was was awarded the M.B.E. (Military Division) in 1946. He had been a member of 2 (Dutch) Troop of No.10 Inter Allied Commando from its formation in 1942 and took command in 1943 until the Troop was disbanded in August 1945.
 
Sources

LION, Robert

Capt. Lion 10 Commando
Captain
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

LISTER, Dudley Stuart

Dudley Stuart Lister MC
Lieutenant Colonel
No 10 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Colonel Dudley Lister MC, a veteran of World War One, was Commanding Officer of three different commando units in WW2. An international sportsman his forte was boxing. He had been Army heavyweight champion and had represented Great Britain in the Golden Gloves contest in Madison Squuare Gardens, New York, before the war [1].

LOFI, Alexandre

Alexandre Lofi
Captain (later Commandant)
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Military Cross (MC)
No.10 (IA) Commando 8 Troop (French).
March 1944 Officer Commanding 8 Troop after death of Captain Trepel [more....].
No.4 Commando French Troop.
Recommended for Military Cross: Awards Britain to Foreign.
Post war President of the French Branch of the Commando Association. 
 

MAIRESSE, Marcel

Marcel Mairesse 10 Commando
Lance Corporal
No 10 Commando
Belgian Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Marcel Mairesse, who served in 4 (Belgian) troop of the Commando,  was killed during operations in Italy.

MCGUNNIGLE, William Mitchell Pollock

Known as: 
Bill or Jock
William McGunnigle
Private
No 7 Commando
No 10 Commando
No 4 Commando
Highland Light Infantry
'B' Company, 6th Bn. HLI.
Volunteered for Commandos.
'G' Troop No.7 Commando.
HQ Troop No.10(IA) Commando.
'D' Troop No.4 Commando, Normandy.
Wounded 25 July 1944 Breville.
Emigrated to Canada post war.
Remembered at the National Field of Honour, Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada.
 
Sources

MENY, Adolphe

Lt Adolphe Meny
Lieutenant
No 10 Commando
Belgian Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds

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.)

MESSANOT, Georges

George Messanot 10 Commando French
Sergeant
No 10 Commando
No 4 Commando
Free French Forces
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Georges Messanot, 2nd Battalion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no.71,  was awarded the Military Medal whilst attached to No.4 Commando during operations at Flushing, Holland.
Recommendation

MEYER, Kurt

Served as : 
MOODY, Peter
Kurt Meyer alias Peter Moody 10 Commando
Lance Corporal
No 10 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Kurt Meyer, a German national, was killed in action at Normandy, France. He was of the Jewish Faith and a member of 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando, serving under an alias of Peter Moody. Son of Fritz Max Meyer and Margeretta Meyer, of Birmingham.
 
Sources
CWGC.

MONCEAU, Yvan

Known as: 
seen elsewhere as MONCEAUX
Yvan Monceau 10 Commando French
Lance Corporal
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
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
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
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

Known as: 
Seen elsewhere as MYRVAG
Bernt Myrvaag
Trooper
No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

NATHAN, Ernst

Served as : 
NORTON, Ernest
Known as: 
forename also seen as Eli
Private
No 10 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

NATHAN, Wolfgang Erich

Served as : 
HOWARTH, Eric William
Known as: 
forenames also seen as Eli Erich Wolfgang and Eric William
Eric Nathan alias Howarth 3 troop
Troop Sergeant Major (Acting Warrant Officer 1)
No 10 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Warrant Officer (Class 1) 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 Eric William Howarth. He was killed in action at Osnabruck Germany.

NEVEN, Jean

Known as: 
seen elsewhere as NEVAN
Private Jean Neven 10 Commando
Private
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

OPPELT, Gustav

Served as : 
BATE, George
Private
No 10 Commando
Pioneer Corps, 93 Company
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gustav Oppelt was a refugee from Czechoslavakia (Sudeten German) and was killed during operations at Dieppe. For this raid he was attached to 'X' troop, of  No 10.

PETERS, Felix Francois

Private Felix Peters 10 Commando
Private
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Felix Peters, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 179, was killed whilst attached to No 4 Commando during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France

RENAULT, Emile Marie Leon

Lance Corporal
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Emile Renault, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 55, was killed whilst attached to No 4 Commando during operations at Normandy.

Mort pour la France.
 

RICE, Charles

Private
Independent Companies and Special Service Battalions
Royal Sussex Regiment
Private Charles Rice was reported a prisoner of war at Stalag 344. He had been captured at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. His unit is shown on the Casualty Lists as Special Service Bn. The SS Bn's. were a short lived designation which had long ended. 
Notes

RIVIERE, Jacquelin

Corporal
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

ROMAN, Pierre

Known as: 
Peter
Lieutenant
No 10 Commando
Knight Commander Royal Victorian Order (KCVO)
Military Cross (MC)

Lieutenant Pierre Roman, 4 (Belgian) Troop of No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando , was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service on 5 November 1944 during operations near Domburg on Walcheren Island, Holland.
Lieutenant General Pierre Roman, KCVO., MC. became Chief of Staff, Belgian Army, in 1972.

ROSLAND, Sverre

Trooper
No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

ROUSSEAU, Jean

Graves of Pte Rousseau and others
Private
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Jean Rousseau, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 186, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

ROZEN, B.J.

Lance Corporal
No 10 Commando
Polish Forces
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal B.J. Rozen, No.10 Commando 6 Troop (Poland), was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of his leadership and gallantry in Italy.
Citation

RUPPE, Yvan

Corporal
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

SAUNDERS, George Victor

Birthname: 
SALOSCHIN, Georg Victor Frederick Otto Wilhelm Felix
Georg Saloschin alias George Saunders
Private (later Sergeant)
No 10 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Pioneer Corps
George Saunders (born Georg Saloschin) was reported missing in France on 9 June 1944, later reported a prisoner of war in German hands [1][5].
  • Served in No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando 3 Troop ( aka 'X' Troop) [1][3][4].
  • Birthname Georg Victor Frederick Otto Wilhelm Felix SALOSCHIN [6][2].

SHELLEY, Alfred

Birthname: 
SAMSON, Alfred
Alfred Samson alias Alfred Shelley
Lieutenant
No 10 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Alfred Samson, a German national of the Jewish faith, served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Alfred Shelley.
He was attached initially as a Corporal to 45RM Commando in North West Europe but early in 1945 received a battlefield commission when posted to Italy.

SMITH, Gabriel

Second Lieutenant
No 10 Commando
Royal Norwegian Navy
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

SMITH, J.

Private
No 10 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Pte. J. Smith, 3 Troop aka 'X' Troop, was recorded in the War Diary as not returning from Operation Jubilee at Dieppe, France, on 19 August 1942. In 1943 he was recorded as being a prisoner of war at Stalag 344.
Notes

SMITH, Robert

Marine
No 10 Commando
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Post war member of the Commando Association residing in The Netherlands.
[Source: Commando Association newsletter 59].
 

SOLBU, Alf Kristian

Lt. Solbu 10 Commando
Lieutenant
No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
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 o

SPENCER, Thomas

Birthname: 
STEIN, Karl Artur
Private
No 10 Commando
No 3 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Private Thomas Spencer served under an alias. He was a German national born Karl Artur Stein and served in 3 Troop (aka 'X' Troop) of the inter allied commando. He was wounded on 11 April 1945 during operations with No.3 Commando at the River Aller crossing. Post war member of the Commando Association with whom they lost contact.

THEILINGER, Johann

Served as : 
Taylor, John Robert
Known as: 
Jan
Johann Theilinger 10 Commando Czech
Johann Theilinger
Private
No 10 Commando
Pioneer Corps / The Buffs
Johann Theilinger was a Sudetan Czech from Mikulov.  He was baptised a Catholic and later in life could speak numerous languages. He fought in the International Brigades in Spain, the Czech army in exile, later joining No.10 Commando 3 troop aka 'X' troop.

THOMPSON, Walter Gerald

Birthname: 
ZADIK, Walter Gabriel
Walter Thompson 10 commando
Lance Corporal
No 10 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Lance Corporal Walter Thompson, born Walter Gabriel Zadik, was reported missing 20 June 1944 in Normandy France, whilst attached to No.4 Commando, later found to be a prisoner of war. From Germany and of the Jewish faith he served under the alias in 3 Troop (also known as 'X' Troop) of No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando. 
Naturalisation Certificate

TREPEL, Charles

Captain Charles Trepel 10 Commando
Captain
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
 

TURNER, Andrew Charles

Birthname: 
POLLASCHEK, Otto
Private
No 10 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Otto Pollaschek, born in Vienna and of Jewish Faith, served in 3 Troop No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando under the alias of Andrew Charles Turner. He was attached to No.3 Commando during the advance through North West Europe. 
1 December 1939  exempted from internment.
Nationality: German.
Police Registration Certificate number 764138.

Van ROSENDAEL, Hubert Jan Jacques

Known as: 
Jack
Sergeant
No 10 Commando
Dutch Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds

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.)

VOURCH, Guy

Lt. Guy Vourch
Captain
No 10 Commando
No 4 Commando
Free French Forces
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Guy Vourch, No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando (French) attached No.4 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe.
Recommendation

WALLERAND, Pierre Adonis Louis

Pierre Wallerand 10 Commando
Warrant Officer
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Warrant Officer Pierre Wallerand, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 47, missing presumed killed after a raid at Gravelines, France. Believed to have drowned whilst attempting to swim out to a waiting MTB after completing mission.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

WEICH, Salo

Served as : 
HAMILTON, Robert Geoffrey
Corporal
No 10 Commando
Pioneer Corps & Royal Sussex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

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, Ernst Georg

Served as : 
WEBSTER, Ernest George
Weinberger alias Webster 10 Commando
Private
No 10 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Ernst Weinberger, an Austrian national of the Jewish faith, served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Ernest Webster. He was killed in action in a landing craft with Max Lewinsky during operations in Normandy on D Day. Husband of Gerda Webster, of Twickenham, Middlesex.
 

‘Norway - Operation Cartoon’

Saturday, January 23, 1943

Location

Norway
59° 47' 20.7456" N, 5° 23' 6.756" E
An operation to destroy the pyrite mine on the island of Stord near Leirvik. The party landed at two locations half at Sagvaag, and the remainder on the other side of the bay.  They were responsible for the complete destruction of the Transformer at the Pyrite mine.
 

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