41 Independent Commando

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BAKER, Roy

Corporal Roy Baker, 41 Independent Commando RM, was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished services during operations in the Korean war.

GRANT, Ferris Nelson

Major Ferris Grant, 41 Independent Commando RM, was awarded the Legion of Merit, Degree of Officer, decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished services during operations in the Korean war.
 
In H.M. The Queen's birthday honours of January 1967 the then Major General Ferris Nelson Grant was appointed C.B.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 40253 page 4684.
London Gazettes Supp. 44210, page 2.
 

JONES, Peter Raymond

Mne. Jones was killed during an amphibious landing from the USS Perch on the coast above Hungnam and west of Tanchon.
 
The operation, the first by by a troop of the Commando, was to destroy an enemy railroad installation which they achieved in doing. However in a firefight that ensued when guards were alerted Mne. Jones was killed.  Later, at a solemn ceremony on board the USS Perch his body was committed to the deep with full military honours.

KNOCK, Douglas Alexander

Surg. Lieut. Knock was attached to 41 Independent Commando RM at the time of his death in Korea. He was killed whilst the Commando were engaged in operations with US Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B. Drysdale , heading out from Koto-ri in an attempt to relieve allied forces at Hagaru-ri.  This was during what later became known as the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.
 

LANSDOWNE, Arthur John

Marine Arthur Lansdowne, 41 Independent Commando RM, was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished services during operations in the Korean war.

MAILL, Joseph Jeremiah

Sergeant Joseph Maill, 41 Independent Commando RM, was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished services during operations in the Korean war.

MOON, Sidney James

Sergeant Sidney Moon, 41 Independent Commando RM, was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished services during operations in the Korean war.

NICHOLLS, Reuben

Mne. Nicholls died whilst attempting to escape having been taken Prisoner of War in Korea.

The following entry is from the RMA on their Facebook page

REUBEN NICHOLLS RM, 1925-51 Award of the Elizabeth Cross.

OVENS, Patrick John

Lt PJ Ovens

Lieut. Ovens served at the CBTC and is shown in a photo entitled "Commando Basic Training Centre - Officers Mess - 1945."  He joined 46RM Commando shortly before it was disbanded.

Post war he served as a Captain with 41 Independent Commando RM in Korea being awarded the Military Cross in 1951 for " gallant and distinguished service".  [1]

WHITING, Jack

Sergeant Jack Whiting, 41 Independent Commando RM, was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished services during operations in the Korean war.

WYETH, Kenneth

Mne. Wyeth died wilst a prisoner of War having been captured during operations at Chosin on the 29th November 1950.
[AFM ROH / Admiralty announcement in The Times published 14th April 1951 / BKVA website]
 

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