11 Cdo. Roll of Honour

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ADAMS, Jack

Jack Adams 11 Commando
No 11 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Jack Adams died during operations at Litani River.
 
Sources
CWGC.
[Image] The War Illustrated magazine.
 

BALLANTYNE, Alexander A.

No 11 Commando
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders

Lance Corporal Alexander Ballantyne died whilst assigned from the Commando to Middle East Detachment 2, later redesignated 2nd Special Service Detachment (SSD 2), in Burma.

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BARRAND, Peter Charles

No 11 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Peter Barrand was reported missing presumed killed in action during operations in the Western Desert [1][2]. He is believed to have drowned off the coast of Libya after Operation Flipper, the raid on Rommel's HQ [3].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.

BEST, George

No 11 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private George Best died during operations at Litani River, Syria.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.

DINSDALE, Henry

No 11 Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Henry Dinsdale died during operations at Litani River, Syria.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.

FRASER, Thomas Coupar

Pte. Thomas Fraser 11 Commando
No 11 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Thomas Fraser, 10 Troop, died during operations in the Western Desert. He had been one of the raiding party of Operation Flipper, the raid on Rommel's HQ.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/54.
Photo of 10 Troop in Gallery.
 

GREIG, Robert

No 11 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Robert Greig died during operations at Litani River, Syria.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
 

HARLAND, Edwin

No 11 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Edwin Harland died during operations at Litani River, Syria.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.

HURST, Ben

No 11 Commando
King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Ben Hurst died during operations at Litani River.

JOHNSTON, Robert

Corporal Robert Johnston 11 Commando
No 11 Commando
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Died on active service
Corporal Robert Johnston died of  exhaustion and malaria whilst assigned from the Commando to Middle East Detachment 2, later redesignated 2nd Special Service Detachment (SSD 2), in Burma.
 
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JONES, Harold

No 11 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
3rd Cavalry Training Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Harold Jones died during operations at Litani River, Syria.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/30.
 

KINGHORN, Robert

No 11 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Robert Kinghorn died during operations at Litani River, Syria.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.

LANG, John

John Lang 11 Commando
No 11 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
3rd Cavalry Training Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal John Lang died during operations at Litani River, Syria. 

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Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/30.
 

LISTER, Richard

No 11 Commando
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Richard Lister died during operations at Litani River, Syria.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/30.

MACARTHUR, Robert

No 11 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Bombardier Robert Macarthur from Campbeltown, Argyll, died during operations at the Litani River, Syria.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/28.
Royal Artillery Casualty Cards.
 

MACQUARRIE, Donald Maclean

Donald Macquarrie 11 Commando
Original grave of Donald Macquarrie
No 11 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Donald MacQuarrie, 8 troop, died of wounds in the Middle East. He had been reported wounded in the Middle East on 24 November 1941 after Operation Flipper, the raid on Rommel's HQ. 

Sources

CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/35, WO417/41, WO417/48, WO417/50, and WO417/56.

PADBURY, John

No 11 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
3rd Cavalry Training Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal John Padbury died during operations at Litani River, Syria.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/30.
 

PEDDER, Richard Robert Newsham (Lt Col)

No 11 Commando
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Pedder was commissioned as an officer on the 27th August 1924 and served with the Highland Light Infantry until the outbreak of WW2.
As Commanding Officer, No. 11 (Scottish) Commando, which later became "C" Battalion of Layforce, he was killed in action during the raid at Litani River, Syria.
 

ROBERTSON, Andrew

No 11 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner Andrew Robertson died of wounds received during operations at Litani River.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.

Notes
Ramleh War Cemetery was used "by various Commonwealth hospitals posted in turn to the area for varying periods." (Source: CWGC).

SEVERN, Clive

LCpl. Severn SBS
No 11 Commando
SBS
Northamptonshire Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Clive Severn died at sea. He received a posthumous MiD "in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East. [Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36065, page 2870.]
 

SMITH, Peter

No 11 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died on war service

Gunner Peter Smith, from Glencraig in Fife, was reported missing in 1942 (full date not reported) during operations in the Middle East , later found to be a prisoner of war [1][1a].  He was subsequently killed as a result of aerial bombardment [2][2a].

WALLACE, Hugh

No 11 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Hugh Wallace was reported missing presumed killed in action at sea on 5 December 1941.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/35 and WO417/52.
 

WOOD, Alfred Joseph

No 11 Commando
Royal Scots attd. 2nd Bn. Queen's Own Cameron Highalnders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Alfred Wood was killed in action during operations in the Western Desert.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/36.
 

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