12 Cdo. Roll of Honour

Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 13 of 13

BLOUNT, Arthur Harvey

No 12 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Arthur Blount died during the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on  HMS Campbeltown and part of a Demolition Team.
 
Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society website.
 

BOWLES, Eric Charles

No 12 Commando
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Eric Bowles, 'D' troop, based at Hamble, died while in a  trawler patrol that was attacked by enemy aircraft. 
 
Sources
CWGC
No 12 Cdo War Diary ,National Archive file W0 218 / 28.
 

CHETWYND, Samuel Ernest

No 12 Commando
Sherwood Forresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Samuel Chetwynd died during Operation Chariot, the raid a St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 457 as part of Capt. Pritchard's Demolition Control Party.
 

COX, Victor John

No 12 Commando
Somerset Light Infantry
Executed
Sergeant Victor John 'Jack' Cox, No 12 Commando, was assigned to No.14 Commando for Operation Checkmate.  He was captured on the raid at Kopervik in Norway on 29th April 1943.  He was imprisoned and later executed after being taken to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and shot.  
 

DEXTER, Stanley

No 12 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died on war service

Gunner Stanley Dexter from Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, died in service, cause not known to this archive.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/57.
Royal Artillery Casualty Card.
 

JONES, Harri Havard

No 12 Commando
Welch Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Harri Jones died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 268 and part of a Demolition Team.
 

O'SULLIVAN, Robert Deyos

No 12 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Died on war service
Lieutenant Robert O'Sullivan died by drowning as a result of an accident.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/4.
No 12 Cdo War Diary entry for 10th Apr.1943. National Archives WO 218 / 57.
 

TURNER, Frederick William Morgan

No 12 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Corporal Frederick Turner, No.12 Commando, died by drowning in Loch Linne whilst serving at the Commando Depot, Achnacarry.  

Also recorded as dying by drowning on this date were Private Pat McCarthy, Fusilier James Scullion, and Gunner Alan Haydon [see Linked Content below].


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