3 Cdo. Roll of Honour

                                                   The Fallen from No. 3 Commando
Major B.D. BUTLER
Major J.B. POOLEY
Capt. J. ALDERSON
Capt. S.D. CORRY
Capt. A.A. ELLIS
Capt. H.W. FORRESTER
Capt. J.F. GILES
Capt. J.H. THOMAS
Capt. L. LEESE
Capt. W.E. LLOYD
Capt. A.F. RUXTON
Lieut. A.D. BUTLER
Lieut. G.C. CAVE
Lieut. R.G.  HERBERT
Lieut. P.J.  KENWARD
Lieut. E.A.  KIAER
Lieut. W.F.  PIENAAR
Lieut. M.  WOODCOCK
2/Lieut. J.M.  HUTCHINGS
2/Lieut. E.V.  LOUSTALOT
R.S.M.  H.E. BEESLEY
C.S.M.  G.W. BRIGGS
C.S.M.  R.W. EDWARDS
C.S.M.  H.  SHAW
C.S.M.  N. WAREING
C.S.M.  V. COAKER
Sgt. A.J.  CORK
Sgt. D.R.  MACKIE
Sgt. J.A.  McCAUGHAN
Sgt. F.  McGERTY
Sgt. T.  PERRIE
Sgt. E.  SPIERS
Sgt. F.  TEASDALE
Sgt. G.  VASEY
LSgt. W.  CULLING
LSgt. W.J.  EDMUNDS
LSgt. E.J.  GEEAR
LSgt. J.  GRANT
LSgt. W.J.  GUNNINGHAM
LSgt. L.  HARPER
LSgt. C.R. HUGHES
LSgt. J.W.  MILLS
LSgt. H.T. POVEY
LSgt. A.I.  SINCLAIR
LSgt. F.J.  WINSER
Cpl. F.  BOYLE
Cpl. W.G.  FLOYD
Cpl. T.C. GERRARD
Cpl. R.S.  HENDERSON
Cpl. F.W.  HOPKINS
Cpl. A. K.  MACDONALD
Cpl. J.J.  ROBINSON
Cpl. R.H. THISTLEWOOD
Cpl. S.G.  WOODWARD
LCpl. F.  BAKER
LCpl. W.S.  BOWLER
LCpl. D.G.  BRIDLE
LCpl. A.  CARLISLE
LCpl. T.  COLBERT
LCpl. A.J.  CRAFT
LCpl. A.A.  GUEST
LCpl. R.  HARDING
LCpl. G.  HODGSON
LCpl. J.H.  HUNT
LCpl. E.C. JARROM
LCPL. W.  LANE
LCpl. S.A.  MITCHELL
LCpl. L.S.  NEWELL
LCpl. W.R.  OWEN
LCpl. P.C.  QUINN
LCpl. J.A.  RACE
LCpl. J.  SKELTON
LCpl. J.W.  TUPPER
LCpl. L.H.  UNDERWOOD
LBdr. J.H.  DAY
Pte. A.A.  ANDERSON
Pte. C.E.  BARRETT
Pte. J.D.  BOYCE
Pte. C.T.  BRADBURY
Pte. F.S.  BROADBENT
Pte. J.  BROSTER
Pte. J.R.  BRYAN
Pte. E.A.  CARDOZO
Pte. J.  CATTERALL
Pte. A.E.  CHILLINGWORTH
Pte. R.  COFFIN
Pte. L.  COTTERELL
Pte. A.  COULSON
Pte. J.K.  CULLEN
Pte. R.H. DAVIES
Pte. S.G. DAVIS
Pte. R.  DORSETT
Pte. K.C.  DRANSFIELD
Pte. J. DUNNE
Pte. W.  EDWARDS
Pte. F.G.  EVANS
Pte. G.  EVANS
Pte. B.G.  FERGUSON
Pte. D.M.  FISHER
Pte. J.G.  FREESTON
Pte. J.W.  GILLARD
Pte. E.W.  GOODY
Pte. C.  GREIG
Pte. G. GRIEVE
Pte. R.E. GRIFFITHS
Pte. L.J.  HAMMOND
Pte. E.  HANKINSON
Pte. E.F.  HARDING
Pte. N.  HARRISON
Pte. H. HAYES
Pte. G.  HERN
Pte. J.L. HEWITT
Pte. J.W.  HICKS
Pte. F. HINDE
Pte. J.E.  HITCHCOCK
Pte. E.J.  HOWARD
Pte. L.T.  JACKMAN
Pte. D.A.  JOHNSON
Pte. G.M.  JONES
Pte. K.E.  JONES
Pte. P.H.J.  KEAST
Pte. I.R.  KNILL
Pte. J.A.  LACEY
Pte. C. LAMBERT
Pte. C. LEA
Pte. E.R. LEDDINGTON
Pte. R.W. LITTLE
Pte. G.A. LUSTED
Pte. T. MACKENZIE
Pte. E.R. MALLETT
Pte. G.G. MART
Pte. S.W. MILLS
Pte. L.W. MOON
Pte. J.G. MURRAY
Pte. H.J. NEEDHAM
Pte. R.J. NOLAN
Pte. A.J. PARSONS
Pte. F.C. RABBETTS
Pte. F.M. RHODES
Pte. G.W. RICHARDS
Pte. J. RILEY
Pte. J. ROBB
Pte. A.W. ROBBINS
Pte. J.A. STEWARD
Pte. H.S. SUTTON
Pte. B. TAYLOR (TUCHMANN)
Pte. F.W. TURLEY
Pte. C.T. VERNON
Pte. E. WARREN
Pte. G. WHITTLES
Pte. H.C. WILLS
Gnr. K.S. BELL
Gnr. T. CARTER
Gnr. J. CLELLAND
Gnr. J. CONYARD
Gnr. G.W. COOPER
Gnr. C. FOWLE
Gnr. E. GREEN
Gnr. H.W. HUGHES
Gnr. C. PEEL
Gnr. W.P. PRITCHARD
Gnr. C.E. SARGENT
Gnr. J. SMITH
Gnr. R.M. TICKELL
Gnr. H.S. WADSWORTH
Gnr. W. WALL
Gnr. B.W. WHARTON
Rfn. A.F. COX
Rfn. R.L. HAYWARD
Fus. F.W. BISHOP
Fus. H.L. CLARKE
Fus. J.R. DAVIES
Fus. A.D. EVANS
Fus. H.E. JONES
Fus. H. MURRAY
Fus. W.A. NIXON
Fus. E. PICKERSGILL
Fus. T.R. SHARP
Fus. A. WILLIAMS
Gdsm. L. CAMPBELL
Gdsm. R.C. DEAN
Gdsm. D. GOWANS
Gdsm. E.W. GRIFFITHS
Gdsm. A. McDONALD
Gdsm. H.M. MELVILLE
Gdsm. J. McGONNIGLE
Gdsm. R.A. MILLS
Tpr. W. MITCHELL
Spr. R.A. ADDERLEY
Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 188 of 188

ADDERLEY, Rex Alsager

No 3 Commando
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sapper Rex Adderley was reported missing after operations at Dieppe, France, and was later presumed killed in action at sea. He has no known grave [1][2]
He enlisted into the Royal Engineers on 21 June 1939 and, after volunteering, was attached to No.3 Commando on 7 July 1940 [3].

ALDERSON, John

No 3 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain John Alderson MC, OC 6 troop,  died during the fighting at Leese, Germany. He had rejoined No.3 Commando after being wounded in the knee at Amfreville during the Normandy landings. He was awarded the Military Cross "In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Normandy."
 
Citation

BAKER, Fred

No 3 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Fred Baker, 1 troop,  died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

Sources
CWGC
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

BOYCE, John Douglas

No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Boyce died during Operation Chariot at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 262.
 
Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society.
 

BOYLE, Francis

No 3 Commando
Royal Irish Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Francis Boyle died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

Sources
CWGC
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

BRADBURY, Cyril Thomas

No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Private Cyril Bradbury was taken prisoner of war on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe France. He died whilst a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/49 and WO417/52.

BRIDLE, Desmond George

No 3 Commando
Royal Scots
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Desmond Bridle died in Normandy, France, during operations near the Chateau d'Amfreville. He was from South Harrow and one of the Metropoltan Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was residing at the Police Section House, Judd Street, Camden.
 
Sources
CWGC

BROSTER, John

No 3 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private John Broster died as a result of operations at Dieppe. 

Sources
CWGC
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

BRYAN, John Robert

No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private John Bryan was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later reported killed in action.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/49 and WO417/56.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

BUTLER, Brian Dear

No 3 Commando
East Surrey Regt
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major Brian Butler MC died [1] at Chateau d'Amfreville during severe mortaring of their HQ. Five others also died. Lt T.N. Skelly and three others were wounded [2]. He had previously been awarded the Military Cross [3] whilst a Troop Captain for gallant and distinguished services on the 4th October 1943 at Termoli, Italy [4].

CAMPBELL, Leslie

No 3 Commando
Scots Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds

Guardsman Leslie 'Jock' Campbell, 3 troop, died during operations at Normandy on D Day [1]. The grave where he was first buried is shown in a film taken at Pegasus Bridge on the 28th July 1944 and now on the IWM website [view film]. [2].

CARLISLE, Alan

Alan Carlisle 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Alan Carlisle, 4 Troop, died during operations at Vaagso, Norway. He was buried at sea after a service on board HMS Kenya.
  • Enlisted 1937; deployed to France 1939; volunteered for Commandos after Dunkirk; joined No.3 Commando and took part in the Lofoten Islands raid in March 1941.
  • See Linked Content below for more.

CARTER, Thomas

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Gunner Thomas Carter from Yorkshire died in a boating accident at Largs.
 
Extract from the Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 06 June 1942

CATTERALL, James

No 3 Commando
Border Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private James Catterall died during operations at Termoli.

Sources
CWGC
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

CHILLINGWORTH, Albert Edward

No 3 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Albert Chillingworth died in the UK of wounds inflicted during operations at Normandy.
 
  • Enlisted 4 November 1940.
  • Posted Commando Depot 12 October 1942. 
  • Joined No 3 Commando 11 November 1942.
Sources
CWGC
Extract from service record in gallery entry.

CLARKE, Hilary Laurence

No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Hilary Clarke, died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). In 1939 he was a Metropolitan Police Constable residing at 19 Fielding Road, West Holland Park, London. 
 

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

COAKER, Vernon

Vernon Coaker 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Troop Sergeant Major Vernon Coaker, 3 troop, died during operations at Le Plein, Normandy, France [1][2][3][4]
Extract from No.3 Commando War Diary Appendix 'A' No.2
Part of a report by Capt. K.D. Ponsford OC 3 Troop.

COLBERT, Thomas

No 3 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Thomas Colbert died during operations at Linne, Germany.
 
An entry in the War Diary states "1502 hrs; 10 shells (88mm) on Area LINNE from brg 40 degrees 749861  LCpl COLBERT wounded in 6 tp area when delivering mail - died on way to hospital."
 
Sources
CWGC

CONYARD, James

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner James Conyard died during operations at Cassibile, Sicily.
 
Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

COOPER, George William

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner George Cooper died during operations at Dieppe, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/64.

RA Casualty Cards 1939-1947.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

CORK, Alfred James

No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Alfred Cork died during operations at Vaagso.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

CORRY, Samuel David

No 3 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Samuel Corry died during operations at Dieppe. He had been Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in successful combined operations against the enemy at Vaagso and Maaloy.
 
Sources
CWGC
London Gazette 35510, page 1506.
 

COTTERELL, Leslie

No 3 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Leslie Cotterell died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
 

CRAFT, Alfred James

No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Alfred Craft MM died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge) [1].
A veteran of the Vaagso raid in Norway, Alfred had later been awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the combined attack at Dieppe, France [2][3].
Recommendation

CULLING, William

No 3 Commando
Essex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Sergeant William Culling, 2 troop, died during operations at Vaagso, Norway.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

DAVIES, Joseph Reginald

No 3 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Fusilier Joseph Davies died of wounds inflicted during operations at the River Alller, Germany.

Sources
CWGC
No 3 Cdo. War Diary Appendix D (No.1) List of Battle Casualties April 1945. National Archives WO/218/83.
 

DAY, James Henry

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Bombardier James Day died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).
1933 attested into the Royal Artillery. 10 January 1936 posted Army Reserve.
 

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/65 ( 2 records).
RA Attestation Register 1933.

DORSETT, Richard

No 3 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Richard Dorsett, 1 troop, died of wounds received on the 12th June during operations in Normandy in the area of Chateau d'Amfreville.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No 3 Cdo War Diary June 1944 Appendix E, No.1.

DRANSFIELD, Keith Charles

No 3 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Keith Dransfield died at sea.  The exact circumstances of his death are not known. However a report in the Cheshire Observer 28 August 1943 notes him as missing believed drowned. This is supported by the Army Casualty Lists which list him initially as "At Sea - Missing 17 June 1943".

DUNNE, Joseph

No 3 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Joseph Dunne, 4 troop,  died during operations at Normandy in the Chateau d'Amfreville area.
 

ELLIS, Arthur Alfred Burdon

No 3 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Captain Arthur Ellis was reported missing 26 August 1943 during early Italian beach reconnaissance. Subsequently reported as dying of wounds whilst a prisoner of war in German hands.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/5 (3 reports).

EVANS, Arthur David Henry

No 3 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Arthur Evans, 5 troop, died during operations at Normandy to clear the Merville Battery.
 
Notes
He is identified in a photo of No 3 Commando 5 troop May 1944 in our archive gallery.
 

EVANS, Francis George

No 3 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Francis Evans died during operations at Vaagso, Norway.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

EVANS, Gwilym

No 3 Commando
Welch Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Gwilym Evans was killed during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (later called 3 Commando Bridge).

FERGUSON, Bryan Gratney

No 3 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Bryan Ferguson died in the UK on 22 February 1994 of wounds inflicted on 5 October 1943 during operations in Italy, this date being that of Operation Devon at Termoli.
 
Sources
CWGC.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45.
 

FISHER, Douglas Morton

No 3 Commando
Gordon Highlanders, 2nd Bn The London Scottish
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Douglas Fisher died during operations at Dieppe.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

FLOYD, William Gerald

No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal William Floyd died during operations at Termoli, Italy, in 1943. 
  • 19 August 1942 wounded during operations at Dieppe.
Sources
CWGC.

Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/49.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

FOWLE, Charles

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner Charles Fowle died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

GEEAR, Edward James

No 3 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Sergeant Edward Geear, 4 troop, died during operations at Vaagso.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

GILES, John Frederick

No 3 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment, Royal Tank Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Captain John Giles, 3 troop, died during operations at Vaagso. He had served with No 3 Commando since their first raid on Guernsey.

John Giles received his first commission into the Gloucestershire Regiment and won the heavy-weight boxing championship of the Army Southern Command. He also played rugby for Clifton Rugby Football Club.

GREIG, Charles

No 3 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Died on war service
Private Charles Greig was accidentally killed in India. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission list his secondary unit as No. 3 Commando.  This Commando unit never served in that theatre of war.

GRIEVE, Garfield

Private Garfield Grieve
No 3 Commando
Welch Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Garfield Grieve died during operations at Termoli.
 
In 2013 the CVA received the following communication from a Dr. John McLeod.

HARDING, Richard

No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Richard Harding died operations at Dieppe.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

HARRISON, Norman

No 3 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Norman Harrison died during operations at Dieppe.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

HENDERSON, Robert Smith Jamieson

Grave of Cpl Henderson 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Robert Henderson died during operations at Issel, Germany.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

Notes
The image, shown here, of his original grave is located within our gallery.

HERN, Gordon

No 3 Commando
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Gordon Hern died during early Italian beach reconnaissance. 

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

HEWITT, John Lionel

No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private John Hewitt died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/65.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

HILLERNS, Michael Guy

No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment & G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Michael Hillerns died during operations at Dieppe.  He was a Phantom patrol commander attached to No 3 Commando at the time.

HODGSON, George

No 3 Commando
Black Watch
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Hodgson MM, 3 troop, died during operations at Amfreville, Normandy.  
 
In his book Storm from the Sea, Brig Peter Young states " Whilst I was visiting 3 troop, a random shell mortally wounded LCpl Hodgson who did not live to wear the MM he had won on D Day."
 

HUGHES, Charles Richard

No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Charles Hughes, 2 troop, was shot and killed during operations at Vaagso, Norway. 
Service Record
27/1/40 Posted as a Lance Corporal to 309 ITC (Infantry Training Centre) at Blandford Camp, Dorset
24/2/40 whilst at 309 ITC appointed Acting Corporal (unpaid). 
24/2/40 whilst at 309 ITC now appointed paid Acting Corporal 

HUTCHINGS, John Middleton

2Lt Hutchings 3 Commando
Original grave of 2Lt Hutchings 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Second Lieutenant John Hutchings died [1] during operations in the area of Maasbracht and Brachterbreek, Netherlands.
 
The No 3 Commando War Diary entry for 23rd January 1945 at Maasbracht: "2400hrs  3 Troop patrol returns. Lieut J.M Hutchings, RWF's killed. Patrol met Mortar fire and MG fire.  729859."
 

JACKMAN, Leonard Thomas

No 3 Commando
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Leonard Jackman died during operations at Dieppe.
 
The following is from a CVA forum message, "I believe that Len Jackman and my Grandfather Stan Hailes joined No. 3 Commando on its first day.  Stan once told me that a small group of volunteers from the Duke of Wellington's were marched to the parade by Sgt Hobson. The group included:

JOHNSON, Denis Alan

No 3 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Denis Johnson died during operations at Vaagso, Norway.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

JONES, Gruffydd Meirion

No 3 Commando
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Gruffydd Jones, 5 troop, died of wounds during the crossing of the Weser close by Stolzenau.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No 3 Cdo War Diary April 1945, Appendix D, No 1.
His niece Sion Jones.
 

KEAST, Peter Hugh Joseph

No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Peter Keast died during operations at Vaagso, Norway.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

KENWARD, Peter John

Peter John Kenward
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Peter Kenward, B.A., died during operations at Dieppe [1].
 
Gunner Peter John Kenward, late Cadet Sgt. Bradfield College contingent June Div., OTC, was commissioned on the 2nd September 1939 [2].
 

KIAER, Eric Arnold

No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Eric Kiaer died [1] during the Normandy landings. He had previously been Mentioned in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished services in the field. [2]"

KNILL, Ivor Richard

No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Ivor Knill died of wounds during operations in France. At the time of his death his Commando, with the rest of the 1st Special Service Brigade, were engaged in an operation in the area of Le Plain Gruchet to infiltrate enemy lines and continue the offensive towards the Seine [1][2][3].

LACEY, John Anthony

No 3 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Lacey was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France. He was later presumed killed in action.
Extract from the Liverpool Evening Express.

LANE, William

No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal William Lane died during operations at Vaagso, Norway.

Sources
CWGC.

Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

LEA, Charles

Grave of Pte Charles Lea
No 3 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Charles Lea died of wounds received during operations at Termoli, Italy [1][1a].
He had served in No.3 Commando since at least 1941 and had been wounded during the raid at Vaagso, Norway, on 27 December 1941 [2].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.

LEESE, Lincoln

No 3 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Lincoln Leese died during operations at Termoli after an enemy shell hit the building they were using as Commando HQ. He had previously lost an eye after being shot during operations at Malati Bridge whilst Captain of 1 troop.
 

LLOYD, William Eric

No 3 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds

Captain William Lloyd, 4 troop, died during operations at Agnone and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field.

LOUSTALOT, Edward Vincent

Lt Edward Loustalot 1st US Rangers
No 3 Commando
US Rangers 1st Bn.
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Second Lieutenant Edward Loustalot, 1st US Ranger Bn., died during operations at Dieppe. He was the first American soldier to die on European soil in WW2.
 
Posthumous Mention in Despatches

LUSTED, George Arthur

No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Private George Lusted died in a training accident when he was accidentally shot while on duty at Tamerton Foliot , Devon. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/20.
No 3 Cdo War Diary September 1940.
 

MACDONALD, Alan Kenneth

No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Died on active service
Corporal Alan Macdonald died in an accident at Lensahn, Germany [1][2][3].
  • 14 July 1944 Normandy wounded (remaining on duty) [4].
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/80.

MCCAUGHAN, James Andrew

No 3 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
The circumstances of the death of Sergeant James McCaughan are not known to this archive. He is buried in a war cemetery in Myanmar and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission list his secondary unit as No. 3Commando. This Commando unit never served in that theatre of war. However the 3rd Commando Brigade (Nos.42RM and 44RM, and Nos.1 and 5 Army Commandos) did serve there.
 

MCGONNIGLE, James

No 3 Commando
Scots Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds

Guardsman James McGonnigle died during operations at Issel in Germany.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

MILLS, Joseph Wallace

No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Sergeant Joseph Mills was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later reported killed in action. He had previously taken part in the Vaagso raid where he was recommended for the Military Medal although the award was not approved.

MILLS, Reginald Ashley

No 3 Commando
Coldstream Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Guardsman Reginald Mills, 4 troop, was reported wounded and missing, presumed killed in action , on or shortly after 7 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. He has no known grave. Reg, a former shop lad, was attested into the Coldstream Guards aged 18 on the 19th August 1942 before volunteering for the Commandos.

MURRAY, Hugh

No 3 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Hugh Murray died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

NEEDHAM, Henry Joseph

No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Henry Needham died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

Sources
CWGC.

Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/65.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

PEEL, Clifford

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died on war service
Gunner Clifford Peel, from Stockport, and a veteran of the Dieppe raid, died of wounds from a grenade after an accident at a firing range at Fort de L'Eau, Algeria. A former pupil from Denton Council School he worked as a grocery assistant before joining the Army in 1940. 
 
Sources
CWGC.

PERRIE, Thomas

Thomas Perrie 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Thomas Perrie died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (No.3 Commando Bridge).
 
Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
[Image] Taken from a No. 3 Cdo. 5 troop photo in our gallery dated Dec. 1941.
 

PIENAAR, W. F.

No 3 Commando
General Service Corps, S.A. Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Pienaar, seconded to No 3 Commando from the South African Forces, died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at 

POOLEY, John Bertram Vaughan

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major John Pooley MC died during operations at Normandy. 
 
He had been promoted from the rank of Gunner in the Royal Artillery (TA) to be 2/Lt from the 10th January 1940.  After joining No 3 Commando he was awarded the Military Cross whilst a T/Captain in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Sicily.
 

RHODES, Francis Mons

No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Francis Rhodes, known as 'Snowy', was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later reported killed in action.

RILEY, John

No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Riley died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

ROBB, James

No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private James Robb died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/79.

ROBINSON, John James

No 3 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal John Robinson, 1 troop, died when shot by a sniper during operations at Le Mesnil.
 
Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

SARGENT, Charles Edward

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Gunner Charles Sargent died of gunshot wounds as a result of an accident.  
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/41.
No 3 Cdo War Diary 1942 ref WO/218/34.
 

SMITH, Joseph

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Gunner Joseph Smith died as a result of a ricochet from a bullet, or a fragment of stone or other hard material, cast up from the strike of a bullet in the course of military training.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No 3 Cdo War Diary June-Dec. 1940, ref WO/218/3.
 

SPIERS, Eric

Eric Spiers 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Eric Spiers, 4 Troop, was one of the early volunteers for the Army Commandos.
A veteran of the Vaagso raid (Operation Archery) in December 1941 during which he was wounded, he remained with No.3 Commando until killed in action during operations in Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.

STEWARD, John Arthur

No 3 Commando
Durham Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Died in the UK
Private John Steward died of wounds received in September 1943.  He had been hospitalised from then until December when the Commando embarked for the UK, arriving back in Liverpool on the 4th January 1944.
 
Sources
CWGC.
The No 3 Commando War Diary.

TEASDALE, Fred

No 3 Commando
Border Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Fred Teasdale died during operations at Dieppe.
 
Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

THOMAS, James Howard

Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain James Thomas, 1st Forward Observation Unit Royal Artillery, was attached to No 3 Commando for the Dieppe raid when he was killed.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Grave Registration Report on the CWGC database.
 

TUCHMANN, Bernard

No 3 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Bernard Taylor , birthname Bernard Tuchmann, was attached to No 3 Commando and was killed during operations at Normandy in the area of Chateau d'Amfreville.
 
Sources
CWGC
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

TURLEY, Frank William

No 3 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Frank Turley died during operations at Vaagso, Norway.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

VASEY, Godfrey

No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Godfrey Vasey died during early Italian beach reconnaissance.
 
Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando - Memoirs of a Fighting Commando by Brig. John Durnford-Slater.
 

WALL, William

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner William Wall from Birmingham died during operations at Dieppe, France. 

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/50.

RA Casualty Cards 1939-1947.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

WAREING, Nicholas

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Warrant Officer 2 Nicholas Wareing from Preston Lancashire died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

WHITTLES, Graham

Private Graham Whittles 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Graham Whittles died during operations at Normandy in the area of Chateau d'Amfreville.
 
No. 3 Commando War Diary 
14 July 1944 Chateau D'Amfreville 

WILLIAMS, Albert

No 3 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Fusilier Albert Williams died during operations at Termoli.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

WILLS, Herbert Charles

No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Died on war service
Private Herbert Wills was reported missing during operations at Dieppe on 19 August 1942 and  later found to have become a prisoner of war. He was transported to Stalag 344 in Poland where he later died. Cause of death is not known to this archive.
 
Sources
CWGC.

WOODCOCK, Mark

No 3 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Mark Woodcock died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was Officer in Charge of a demolition team on Motor Launch ML 262.


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