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'Lofoten Islands - Operation Claymore'

Tuesday, March 4, 1941

Location

Lofoten Islands
Norway
68° 10' 0.012" N, 13° 45' 0" E

The Force consisted of Nos. 3 and 4 Commando, approximately 50 Royal Engineers, and a group from the Free Norwegian Forces. They were transported on board two converted ships, the Princess Beatrix and the Queen Emma, now loaded with LCA's or Landing Craft Assault vessels. Leaving from, and returning to Scapa Flow, they were escorted by 5 Royal Navy destroyers.

Report by Brigadier J.C.Haydon, D.S.O., O.B.E., Commanding Special Service Brigade [more....].

'Vaagso - Operation Archery'

Saturday, December 27, 1941

Location

Vaagso, Norway
Norway
62° 0' 10.2204" N, 5° 3' 52.9092" E

Vaagso Norway

A raid on Vaagso and Maaloy to destroy fish oil factories and sink enemy shipping. No.3 Commando were supported by 2 troops of No.2 Commando (less 1 Section), with a RAMC detachment from No.4 Commando and a RE detachment from No.6 Commando, and some from the Royal Norwegian Army.

'Walcheren - Operation Infatuate'

Wednesday, November 1, 1944

Location

Walcheren
Netherlands
51° 33' 48.6" N, 3° 29' 59.64" E
Operation Infatuate was the combined operations amphibious assault on the island of Walcheren, off the coast of Holland, the capture of which was essential to the opening up of Antwerp as the major Allied supply port for the final push into Germany. The major role for the initial assault landings was allotted to 4 Special Service (Commando) Brigade, which had previously consisted of four RM Commando units, but for this operation No.4 Commando, an Army Commando unit, replaced 46 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines.

4 Commando

4 Commando
History of the Unit

No.4 Commando was formed on 23rd June 1940 and ‘commenced operations’ on 15th July the same year. On 22nd July 1940 the first full parade of No. 4 Commando was held in the old pavilion on the sea front at Weymouth and it was taken by the newly appointed Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. P. Legard. 

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. Almost 300 names with details can be found here: [Operation Jubilee]
 

AITKEN, J.E.

Rifleman (Acting Lance Corporal)
3249930
No 1 Commando
Cameronians

Lance Corporal Aitken, 4 Troop, was wounded 31 January 1945 during operations at Hill 170, Kangaw, Burma.

ALCOCK, H.

Private
No 4 Commando

Post war member of the original Commando Association with whom they lost contact. Last known address: Birmingham. [Source:CA Lost Legion 1].

ALLARD, Camille

Lance Corporal
914FN43
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.
 

ALLEN, W.

Lance Sergeant
4918457
No 4 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Lance Sergeant W. Allen, 'C' Troop, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, was wounded during operations in Normandy, France.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.

ASPDEN, Jack

Jack Aspden 9 Commando
Lance Bombardier (later Major)
318595 and 370978
No 9 Commando
Royal Artillery
Loyal Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lance Bombardier Jack Aspden, aged 21 and from Preston, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war [1][2][2a][5].

BAGDONAS, Edward

Edward Bagdonas 4 Commando
Private
3319294
No 4 Commando
Highland Light Infantry
Private Edward Bagdonas, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, was wounded in June 1944 during operations at Normandy. Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Glasgow.
 
Sources

BAILEY, Lionel James

Private
6297835
No 4 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Lionel Bailey, 'C' troop, died during operations at Normandy, France. Son of James Thomas Bailey and Pansy Gladys Vivian Bailey, of Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.

BAIN, Thomas McCLaren

Private
2879803
No 4 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Private Thomas Bain, 'C' Troop, was wounded during operations at Normandy, France. Served in 1 troop at Walcheren (Operation Infatuate). Member of the Commando Association from Newhaven, Sussex.
 
Sources

BALL, Joseph

Funeral of Fus. Joseph Ball No 4 Commando
Fusilier
6016394
No 4 Commando
Royal Irish Fusiliers
Died on war service
Fusilier Joseph Ball was shot and killed in circumstances that remain to this day somewhat lacking of any detailed account. It is thought that the fatal shot was fired by a patrol of the Dutch Navy. The Casualty Lists show 'Died Result of Accident".

BANFIELD, Graham

Private
14574286
No 4 Commando
King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Private Graham Banfield was wounded during operations in North West Europe. Post war member of the Commando Association from Gwent.

Source
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 111 issued September 2000.

BANKS, Allan

Fusilier
3446930
No 4 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers

Fusilier Allan Banks, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, was wounded 10 June 1944 during operations at Normandy. Post war member of the Commando Association from Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire.
 
Sources
Partial Nominal Roll for Dieppe in archive.

BARNES, William

Corporal Bill Barnes 4 Commando
Corporal
5341937
No 4 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Post war member of the Commando Association from Shooters Hill, London.
 
Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 92 (1991).
[Image] Martin Edwards, grandson.
 

BARRASS, Nicholas William

Nicholas Barrass 4 Commando
Lieutenant
14253337 and 295395
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Bradford City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Nicholas Barrass died during operations in Holland. Whilst engaged in a house clearance at Flushing he was killed by a sniper who fired from an adjacent building. Son of Nicholas William and Elizabeth Rutherford Barrass, of Felling, Gateshead, Co. Durham.

BATEMAN, Lawrence Thomas

Larry Bateman 4 Commando
Private (later Sergeant)
5382464
No 4 Commando
Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
19 August 1942 Private, No.4 Commando, Operation Jubilee, Dieppe France.
Post war member of the Commando Association from East Finchley, London.
 
Sources
Partial nominal roll of No.4 Cdo at Dieppe in archive.

BATTY, Ronald Lorraine

Corporal (later Lance Sergeant)
5389646
No 4 Commando
Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Ronald Batty, No.4 Commando, was wounded 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France. Sometime later he left the Commando and returned to his Regiment. Lance Sergeant Batty was killed in action serving in Italy. Son of Charles Woodrofe Batty and Fanny T.

BEATTIE, Bruce Albert

Captain (later Lieutenant Colonel)
214143
Brigade Signals
Royal Corps of Signals
Lieutenant Bruce Beattie took part in the Normandy landings with 1 Brigade Signal Troop.
17 June 1944 assumed command of the Signal Troop after Captain Alexander was wounded.
18 June 1944 promoted Captain, Signal Troop.

BEND, Francis William

Frank Bend 4 Commando
Sergeant
7901939
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Sergeant Frank Bend from Wyberton, Lincolnshire, served in No.4 Commando from its early days taking part in many of their actions including the Lofoten Islands, Hardelot,  Dieppe and Flushing. His wife was from Ayr.

BENNETT, Hector Allan

Private
6297280
No 4 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Hector Bennett died during operations at Normandy, France. Son of David Allan Bennett and Esther Alicia Bennett, of Forest Hill, London.

BILLINGS, E.S.

Gunner
3960084
No 4 Commando
Holding Operational Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner Billings was wounded 15 August 1944 (remaining on duty). Post war member of the Commando Association.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/81.

BISHOP, John

Lance Corporal
5674696
No 4 Commando
Somerset Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Bishop died during operations at Dieppe, France. He has no known grave. Son of John J. Bishop and Frances Bishop, of Shoreditch, London.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BORGMAN, Robert Bernard John

Lance Corporal
7911119
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Robert Borgman was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later presumed killed in action at sea. He embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 268 and has no known grave.

BOUCHER-MYERS, Bertram William Sydney

Major Boucher-Myers 4 Commando
Major
112893
No 4 Commando
Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteers)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Mentioned in Despatches
Bertram Boucher-Myers took part in the Lofoten and Dieppe raids receiving a MiD for the the latter [1], after which he was posted to the Staff College at Camberley. In 1946 he served with the East Lancs in India during their transition to independence.

BOWSKILL, W.

Private
3187064
No 4 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Took part in the Dieppe Raid. Post war member of the Commando Associaton last known residing Paisley.
 
Sources
Partial nominal roll for Dieppe.
Commando Association Lost Legion List 2.
 

BOYD, John McMaster

Fusilier
6980161
No 4 Commando
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
John McMaster Boyd, a Labourer from Ballymena, Co. Antrim, enlisted 29 December 1938. After volunteering for the commandos he was attached to No.4 Commando. Fusilier Boyd was reported wounded and missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war.

BRADSHAW, Stanley Arthur

Private (later Lance Corporal)
6297735
No 4 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Stanley Bradshaw, No.4 Commando, took part in Operation Jubilee at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. Shortly after the raid he left the commando.
  • 23 April 1943, Private, 1st Bn. East Surry Regiment, wounded Italy.

BRAMWELL, Thomas

Fusilier
4206261
No 4 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Served in 'E' Troop. Participated in the Dieppe Raid. Post war member of the Commando Association from Halewood, Liverpool.
 
Sources
Partial nominal roll for Dieppe in archive.

BRAY, A.S.

Private
2989788
No 4 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Private A.S. Bray, 'C' Troop was wounded on 15 August 1944 during operations in France.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/81.
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BROOKING, Alfred Edwin

Private Fred Brooking 4 Commando
Private
5619678
No 4 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Private Alfred 'Fred' Brooking was one of a group of early volunteers for No 4 Commando, serving in 'G' and later 'B' troop [1].  He took part in almost all their raids and operations throughout the war.  Our Gallery contains images of him back from the Lofoten Raid and he is

BURKE, Anthony John

Lieutenant
249832
No 4 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Lieutenant Anthony Burke was wounded on 7 November 1944 during operations in North Western Europe (Operation Infatuate) [1]
31 October 1942 commissioned Second Lieutenant [2].

BURKITT, Frederick

Private
4985218
No 4 Commando
Sherwood Forresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Frederick Burkitt was killed in action during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Fredrick and Janet Burkitt, of Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BURNESS, Michael Frederick

Lieutenant
73154
No 4 Commando
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Michael Burness died during operations at Normandy, France. Son of James Frederick William and Winifred Burness, of Denham, Buckinghamshire; husband of Mary Margaret Burness, of Southsea, Hampshire.

BURT, Hutchison

Hutchison Burt 4 Commando
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)
231543
No 4 Commando
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Hutchison Burt, 'E' Troop, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in Normandy [1].
  • 23 April 1942 commissioned 2/Lt. from the rank of Warrant Officer Class 11 (S. Gds) [2].

BURY, Frank James Lindsay

Lieutenant
85925
No 4 Commando
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Frank Bury was killed in action during operations at Normandy. A former pupil of Eton school and studied at Trinity College. Son of Lindsay Edward and Frances Katherine Malebrose Bury; husband of Diana Mary Bury, of Millichope Park, Shropshire.

BYRNE, Patrick Joseph

Acting Sergeant
2719257 & 436106
No 4 Commando
Irish Guards
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Patrick Byrne, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe [1].
Recommendation

CARLIN, James

Private
3194284
No 4 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Private Jim Carlin, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, was wounded 20 August 1944 during operations in Normandy, France. On this date his Unit were involved at L'Epine and took casualties from enemy fire. Post war member of the Commando Association from Stranraer, Scotland.

CARR, Edward Lionel Knyvet Augustus

Captain Carr MC 4 Commando
Captain (later Lieutenant Colonel)
106677
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Captain (E.L.K.A.) Knyvet Carr, Heavy Weapons Troop, was awarded the M.C.[1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Flushing on the 1st November 1944 [2]. He remained in service with the Royal Artillery post war retiring with the r

CAWTHRAY, Eric

Trooper
14555554
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Eric Cawthray died during operations at Normandy, France. Son of George Alfred Cawthray, and of Annie Cawthray, of Bradford, Yorkshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

CHITTY, John Albert

Lance Sergeant
6850530
No 4 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Lance Sergeant John Chitty, 'C' troop, died in a training accident during Exercise Brandyball near Zennor, St Ives, Cornwall, an area known as The Brandys. A veteran of the Dieppe raid in 1942 he has no known grave.

CLARK, Eric

Corporal
No 4 Commando

Post war member of the Commando Association from Merstham, Surrey.
 
Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 66 (1978).

CLARKE, Patrick Joseph

Fusilier
6482285
No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police (War Reserve)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Patrick Clarke was killed in action during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Daniel and Mary Clarke, of Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland; husband of Irene Margaret Clarke, of Newry.

CLEAVELEY, Francis, G.

Francis Cleaveley 4 Commando
Private
5186173
No 4 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Private Francis Cleaveley was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/52 and WO417/94.

COLLINS, George

Fusilier
14553944
No 4 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier George Collins died during operations at Normandy, France. Son of George and Hilda Collins, of Benwell, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
 
Sources
CWGC.
 

COOK, John Barrington

Rifleman
6849965
No 4 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds

Rifleman John Cook died during operations at Normandy, France. Son of John Thomas Cook and Rose Beatrice Cook; husband of Grace Dorothy Cook, of Ilford, Essex.

Sources
CWGC.
 

COOPER, Dennis

Dennis Cooper 4 Commando
Dennis Cooper 4 Commando veteran
Private
14776166
No 4 Commando
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Lincolnshire Regiment
Served in 1 Troop No.4 Commando. Active service included being amongst the commando replacements for casualties at Flushing after Operation Infatuate, and the subsequent advance on to Germany. Also served in No.3 Commando. Member of the Commando Association.

COOPER, Roy

Fusilier
No 4 Commando

Also served in No.6 Commando. Post war member of the Commando Association from Connah's Quay, Flintshire.
 
Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 116 (2003).

COOPER, Samuel

Driver
T 118691
No 4 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Driver Samuel Cooper was wounded 10 July 1944 during operations in Normandy. Post war member of the Commando Association  (Troon). Owner of Cooper Bros., a motor garage in Troon, Ayrshire.
 
Sources

COPPIN, Daniel

Daniel Coppin 10 Commando French
Lance Corporal
10892FN40
No 10 Commando
No 4 Commando
Free French Forces
Post war member of the Commando Association residing Paris, France.
 
Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 66 (1978).
[Image] CVA Gallery.
 

COULSON, Garnett

Sapper
1881715
No 4 Commando
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sapper Garnett Coulson was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action at sea. He embarked for the raid on ML 268 and has no known grave. Son of Garnett and Faith Coulson, of Romford, Essex.
Service

COULSON, Leonard Nickson

Captain Len Coulson 4 Commando
Captain (Temporary Major)
155037
No 4 Commando
Durham Light Infantry | Royal Pioneer Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Temporary Major Leonard Coulson from Jasmine, Newcastle, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Normandy on 6 June 1944 and the days following it [1][2][3].

COX, Frederick Ernest

Frederick Cox No.4 Commando
Trooper
6918671
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Frederick Cox from Edmonton Middlesex was killed in action in the orchard at Oger, Normandy. Son of William and Helen Cox; husband of Dorothy Lily Cox; father of Brian Cox. 
 
Sources
CWGC.

CRAIG, George McKinlay

Rifleman
3248703
No 4 Commando
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Rifleman George Craig, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, died of wounds sustained at Normandy, France. He was the son of Thomas W. Craig and Annabella McKinley Craig; and husband of Margaret Paterson Craig, of Troon. Ayrshire.

CROIZER, Robert

Lance Sergeant
390FN43
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.
 

CROXTON, Michael John

Michael John Croxton 6 Commando
Bombardier (later Major)
917046
334592
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
North Staffordshire Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Croix de Guerre (France)
Bombardier Michael Croxton, No.6 Commando 5 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during his escape from captivity whilst a prisoner of war.

DALE, John

Private Dale 4 Commando
Private
5953035
No 4 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Private John Dale received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe 19 August 1942. Post war Jock settled in Suffolk employed as a Painter/Decorator. Member of the Commando Association with whom they lost contact.

DARLINGTON, Kenneth Carr

Kenneth Darlington MM 12 Commando
Private
3605415
No 12 Commando
SBS
No 4 Commando
Border Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Private Kenneth Darlington was awarded the Military Medal[1] for gallantry during Operation Cartoon, a successful raid on Stord Island. The target was the demolition of an Iron Pyrite mine.

DAVIES, B.K.

Bombardier
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Wallasey, Cheshire.
 
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legion List 4.
 

DAVIES, W.

Private
No 4 Commando

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Aberdare, Glamorganshire.
 
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legion List 4.

DIPLOCK, Anthony Bruce

Lance Corporal
6291999
No 4 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)

Lance Corporal Anthony Diplock was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, later found to have been wounded and prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Broadstairs, Kent.

DOBBS, Cyril

Cyril Dobbs MM 4 Commando
Montgomery and Cyril Dobbs
Acting Sergeant
4914036
No 4 Commando
No 6 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Cyril Dobbs from Nottingham was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service at the River Maas [1][2]. Also served with No.4 Commando at Dieppe (Operation Jubilee) 19 August 1942 [3][4].

DOBBS, William Horace

Lieutenant
268437
No 4 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
South Staffordshire Regiment
Served in No.4 Commando and at the Commando Basic Training Centre. Commissioned 27 March 1943. Post war member of the Commando Association from Troon, Ayrshire.
 
Sources
London Gazette 36031, page 2381.

DONKIN, Henry

Private
3649481
No 4 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Henry Donkin, 'F' troop, a veteran of Dunkirk, was shot and killed whilst engaging the enemy during operations at Flushing, Holland. Son of Henry and Hannah Donkin; husband of Annie Donkin, of Stainforth, Yorkshire.

DOUGLAS, Walter

Private
4276906
No 4 Commando
East Yorkshire Regiment
Private Walter Douglas, 'C' Troop, was wounded on 6 june 1944 during operations at Normandy. He remained on duty. He died in an accident at work in 1946 after being released from military service.
 
Sources

DUMENOIR, Raymond

Sergeant
736FNHO
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.
 

DUNNING, James Edwin

Troop Sergeant Major Dunning
James Dunning 1992
TSM (later Major)
277393
No 4 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Royal West Kent / Royal Hampshire
James Dunning was one of the original volunteers for No. 4 Commando. Promoted Troop Sergeant Major he took part in the Lofoten Islands and Dieppe raids  before being commissioned Second Lieutenant on the 22nd May 1943. He then served as an instructor at the Commando Basic Training Centre.

EAST, Gerald Thomas

Corporal
6482238
No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Corporal Gerald East, No.4 Commando, was wounded 6 June 1944 (remaining on duty) during operations at Normandy, France. Also served in No.3 Commando and 1 Commando Brigade.

EDWARDS, James John

RSM James Edwards 4 Commando
Regimental Sergeant Major
No 4 Commando
Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Croix de Guerre (France)
Enlisted 1932 aged 18. Pre war overseas service included Palestine, Shanghai, Singapore. Released from service in 1939; recalled as a reservist at the outbreak of war and posted to France with the British Expeditionary Force.

ELMS, Frank

Lieutenant Frank Elms 6 Commando
Frank Elms and his wife Joan on wedding day
Second Lieutenant
304633
No 4 Commando
Northamptonshire Regiment
Northampton Borough Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Second Lieutenant Frank Elms died during operations at Normandy, France.
A serving Police Officer in Northampton he volunteered for the Armed Forces in 1941 serving in the Royal Air Force before joining the Commandos.

ENNIS, James Francis

Lt James Ennis 4 Commando
Lieutenant (later Honorary Major)
53193
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Metropolitan Police
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant James Ennis received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on 19 August 1942 in the combined attack on Dieppe [1].

FAIRBRIDGE, A.F.H.

Fusilier
3452795
No 4 Commando
No 7 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers

Fusilier Fairbridge served in No.4 Commando before embarking with Layforce for the Middle East. He was reported missing during operations at Cyrenaica on 20 April 1941 (Bardia Raid) later found to be a prisoner of war.

FARNESE, Orlando Raffaele

Pte Farnese 4 Commando
Private
7365489
No 4 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Orlando Farnese died during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Ercole and Trofimena Farnese, of Stepney, London.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
 

FARRINGTON, John Beddell

John Beddell Farrington
Private (Acting Lance Corporal)
5111475
No 4 Commando
'Layforce'
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Lance Corporal John Farrington was reported missing on 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete with Layforce. He was held as a prisoner in both Germany and Poland, and later awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) for his numerous escapes from different camps.

FINNEY, William

Trooper later Lance Corporal
7903742
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Trooper William Finney was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack

FINNIS, Leslie Thomas

Leslie Finnis 4 Commando
Green beret of Leslie Finnis 4 Commando
Corporal
6297984
No 4 Commando
No 3 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Army Air Corps
Mentioned in Despatches
Leslie Finnis was wounded 6 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. He was hit by several bullets in his legs and abdomen as he exited the landing craft onto Sword Beach. He also received burns from a phosphorous grenade. 

FLESCH, Raymond

Lance Corporal
66FN43
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.
 

FLOWERS, Dennis

Lance Sergeant
5342083
No 4 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Bronze Lion (Netherlands)
Lance Sergeant Dennis Flowers, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, was awarded the Bronze Lion conferred by Her Majesty The Queen of the Netherlands for his gallant and distinguished service during operations at Flushing, Holland, on 1st November 1944.
 

FLYNN, John

Corporal (later Sergeant)
3192275
No 4 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal John Flynn, a radio operator with 'B' troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognitio

FORSHAW, Alan

Company Quartermaster Sergeant
T141150
No 4 Commando
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Royal Army Service Corps

Sergeant Alan Forshaw, No.4 Commando and 1 Special Service Brigade, was wounded 20 June 1944 during operations in North West Europe. Post war member of the Commando Association from Doncaster.

FOURER, Lucien

Corporal
10407FN42
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.
 

FRASER, George

LSgt George Fraser MM No 4 Commando
George Fraser 4 Commando
Lance Sergeant
405825
No 4 Commando
Lovat Scouts
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant George Fraser MM, 'A' troop, was killed in action during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Duncan and Annie Fraser, of Beauly, Inverness-shire [1][2].
Award Recommendation

FUSSELL, Peter Lincoln

Peter Fussell 1 Special Service Brigade
Private (later Major)
214506 & 461895
No 4 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Private Peter Fussell served in No 4 Commando, 'F' troop, and took part in operations at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. Later that year he moved to 1 Special Service Brigade HQ (Clerks) [1] and [2].
 

GARNETT, C.V.

Corporal
T/164259
No 4 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps

Corporal C.V. Garnett was wounded during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.

GARTHWAITE, William Owen

Private
3854009
No 4 Commando
The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Garthwaite, 'C' troop, was killed in action during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of William Thomas Garthwaite and Sarah Jane Garthwaite, of Ackworth, Yorkshire, England; husband of Doris Ann Garthwaite, of Ackworth.

Sources

GILCHRIST, Donald Johnston

Captain
90629
No 4 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Donald Gilchrist was serving as a Captain in the Cameronians when he volunteered for the Commandos. After acceptance he went to the Commando Depot at Achnacarry in February/March 1942 and successfully completed his training after which he was retained there as an Instructor.

GILLON, Douglas

Private
14656477
No 4 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Douglas Gillon died during operations in the Netherlands. Son of Michael and Annie Gillon, of Dumfries.
 
Sources
CWGC.
 

GOFF, Samuel Watson

Samuel Goff 4 Commando
Private
5111581
No 4 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Samuel Goff, 'C' troop, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, died of wounds during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Samuel Goff, and of Elizabeth Goff, of Walsgrave, Warwickshire.

GOOCH, Frederick Maurice

Private
6145770
No 4 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Frederick Gooch died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Alfred Maurice and Olive Gooch; husband of Hilda Florence Gooch, of Tolworth, Surbiton, Surrey, England.
 
Sources
CWGC.

GROOM, James George

Private
5344268
No 4 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private James Groom was killed in action during operations at Normandy. Son of John James Groom and Amelia Groom, of Tottenham, Middlesex.
 
Sources
CWGC

GULVIN, Peter James

Private
6216253
No 4 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Peter Gulvin died of wounds sustained during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Albert Edward and Winifred Agnes Gulvin, of Hackney, London.

GUMPERTZ, Kurt Wilhelm

Kurt Gumpertz alias Kenneth graham
Served as : 
GRAHAM, Kenneth William
Private
5550144
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

HAIG-THOMAS, David

Lieutenant
120492
No 4 Commando
No 14 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant David Haig-Thomas, No. 4 Commando 'C' troop, was initially reported missing believed killed during operations at Normandy, later confirmed to have been killed in action.

HARPER, Stanley Eric

Stanley Eric Harper 7 Commando
Harper 7 Commando
Sapper
1880061
No 7 Commando
Royal Engineers
Sapper Stanley Harper was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later found to have been taken prisoner the previous day. Previously served in No.4 Commando. Stanley Harper was an Art Student who enlisted 9 September 1939 and resided Great Malvern, Worcester. 

HARVEY, William Young

Gunner
837194
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Bill Harvey was killed by enemy machine gun fire during commando operations at Flushing, Holland. Son of Mr and Mrs Stanley Harvey, husband of Margaret and father of Bill.

HAUXWELL, Hubert

Private
No 4 Commando
Resided 1939 with family in Gainford, Co. Durham [1]. Post war member of the Commando Association from Darlington [2]. Employed as a Carpenter for the railways and involved with the local amateur boxing scene in Darlington.

HAWKINS, Isaac John

Isaac Hawkins 4 Commando
Lance Corporal
7265317
No 4 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Croix de Guerre (France)
Medical Section, No.4 Commando. Awarded the Croix de Guerre with Silver Star by the French Government for his gallantry during Operation Infatuate whilst attached to a French company as Medical Orderly. Post war member of the Commando Association from Poole, Dorset.

HECKMAN, Edward Percy Henry

Lance Corporal
5344513
No 4 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Edward Heckman died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Sydney Edward and Lilian May Heckman, of Reading, Berkshire, England; husband of Nancy Georgina Heckman, of Caversham, Reading.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HILL, Harold Sidney

Harold Sidney Hill 4 Commando
Corporal
5247775
No 4 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Corporal Hill from Worcestershire was wounded 10 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. Post war member of the Commando Association. His nephew adds "My uncle was seriously wounded by a mortar shell.

HILL, Joseph

Sergeant
781097
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Joseph Hill, born Gateshead, was attested into the Royal Artillery on 11 April 1928 aged 16. During WW2 he volunteered for the Commandos and was attached to No.4 Commando.
 
Sources
Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942.

HILLS, Robert Edward

Staff Sergeant
7587712
No 4 Commando
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Staff Sergeant Robert Hills was wounded on 10 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Nottingham.

HODGSON, Thomas

Guardsman
2619941
No 4 Commando
Grenadier Guards
19 August 1942 wounded during operations at Dieppe, France. Post war member of the Commando Association from Thornton Clevelys, near Blackpool.
 
Sources

Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/48.

HOODLESS, Donald Samuel

Donald Hoodless 4 Commando
Lance Corporal
6478881
No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Died on war service
Lance Corporal Donald Hoodless, 'C' troop, died during a training accident during Exercise Brandyball near Zennor, St Ives, Cornwall, an area known as The Brandys. A veteran of the Dieppe raid in 1942 he has no known grave.

HORNE, Frederick, J.

Private
5118341
No 4 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Private Frederick Horne received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe.
Recommendation

HORNE, George

Lance Sergeant
5948229
No 4 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

Lance Sergeant George Horne was a prisoner of war after operations at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. He was initially reported as being killed in action this later being corrected to his being alive and in captivity. Post war member of the Commando Association from Buckhurst Hill, Essex.

HUGHES, Colin James

Colin Hughes 4 Commando
Sergeant
5111985
No 4 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Served in the Dieppe raid. Post war member of the Commando Association from Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
 
Sources
Partial nominal roll for No.4 Cdo at Dieppe in archive.

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.
 

HUMPHRIES, A.E.R.

Corporal
2621891
No 4 Commando
Grenadier Guards

Corporal Humphries, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, was wounded on 6 June 1944 at Normandy, France, and again on 1 November 1944 during operations at Flushing, Holland. 

HUNTER, Hector William

Hector Hunter 9 Commando
Lance Sergeant
3130410
No 9 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Corporal Hector Hunter, No.9 Commando, was wounded in Italy on 3 February 1944. His Commando were engaged in operations at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. 
03.09.1939 enlisted Royal Scots Fusiliers later volunteering for the Commandos.

HUTCHINSON, David

Private
14591854
No 4 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private David Hutchinson died during operations at L'Epine, France. Son of Wilfred Robert and Nellie Hutchinson, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

IRONSIDE, William

Gunner
865186
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Gunner William Ironside was attested into the Royal Artillery in 1937.
Volunteered in WW2 for the Commandos and was attached to No.4 Commando.
7 June 1944 wounded during operations at Normandy, France.

IVES, Albert Frank

Private
6104683
No 4 Commando
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Albert Ives died of wounds received on 8 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Arthur Percival and Ethel Ives; husband of Phyllis Joan Ives, of Falmouth.
 

IVISON, Henry George

Gunner
1398027
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner Henry George Ivison was wounded and taken prisoner of war during operations at Dieppe, France [1][1a][4].
  • 8 January 1940 attested at Kingston into the Honourable Artillery Company, 11th Regiment RHQ [2][3].

JONES, Edgar Prince

Private
4035347
No 4 Commando
Herefordshire Regiment
Post war member of the Commando Association residing Bilton near Hull.
 
Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 91 (1990).
[Image] Gavin Jones, grandson.
 

JONES, G.

Private
3974496
No 4 Commando
Welch Regiment
Private G. Jones was wounded June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
 

JONES, Harold

Harold Jones RM
Marine (Acting Temporary Corporal)
Ch X 104562
Brigade Signals
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Marine (Acting Temororary Corporal) Harold Jones, 4 Commando Brigade Signal Troop, was awarded the MM for "gallantry, determination and great devotion to duty during assault operations at  Walcheren and Flushing whilst attached to No 4 Commando. "

KEENAN, James

Lance Corporal
7012717
No 4 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal James Keenan died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of James and Annie Keenan; husband of Jeanie Jess Keenan, of Troon.
 
Sources
CWGC.

KENDRICK, Percy George

Lance Corporal
5336379
No 4 Commando
47RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Percy Kendrick, RAMC attached 47RM Commando, was awarded the Military Medal [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during the assault on Port-en-Bessin on 7 June 1944. [2].

KENNEDY, Michael Crawford Scott

Captain Michael Doc Kennedy 4 Commando
Captain (later Major)
291723
No 4 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Croix de Guerre (France)
Captain Michael 'Doc' Kennedy, R.A.M.C., Medical Officer attached to No.4 Commando, was awarded the Croix de Guerre with Vermilion Star by the French Government in 1945. Post war member of the Commando Association from Endon, Stoke on Trent.
 
Sources

KENNETT, Kenneth Cecil

Kenneth Kennett 4 Commando
Sergeant
2073019
No 4 Commando
Royal Engineers
1 May 1939 enlisted into the Royal Engineers.
1940 serving 208 Field Coy, RE (B.E.F.) reported missing France, later found to have been evacuated back to UK.
21 July 1940 attached No.4 Commando.
11 November 1940 attached 3 Special Service Battalion.

KERR, John

Corporal
No 4 Commando
Former Corporal Johnny Kerr collapsed and died at the wheel of his car.  
 
Sources
CA Newsletter 35 issued Sept. 1962.

KIEFFER, Phillippe

Phillippe Kieffer
Capitaine de Corvette
13FN40
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

KING, Peter Frederick

Lieutenant
7536394 & 328163
No 4 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Peter King was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in NW Europe [1].
  • 3 July 1944 (Sergeant) (Acting TSM 'C' Troop) granted an Immediate Emergency Commission [2][2a].

KING, Thomas, J.

Private
5191561
No 7 Commando
'Layforce'
Gloucestershire Regiment

Served: No.4 Commando; 3 Special Service Battalion; No.7 Commando; 'A' Bn., Layforce. 
Private Thomas King was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war. 

KIRBY, William John

Fusilier
6482295
No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier William Kirby was wounded June 1944 during operations in Normandy, France.
1939 - Metropolitan Police Officer serving at the Police Station, High Street, Stoke Newington.Volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake of 1942.

KNIGHT, John Henry

Original Grave of Pte JH Knight 4 Commando
Private
6216169
No 4 Commando
Durham Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private John Knight died of wounds during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/77 and WO417/78..
 

KOONS, Franklin Marion

Corporal
No 4 Commando
US Rangers 1st Bn.
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Franklin Koons, 1st US Ranger Bn., United States Army, aged 23 and from Swea City, Iowa, was attached to No.4 Commando for Operation Jubilee at Dieppe, France on 19 August 1942.

LAING, David

Sgt Laing 4 Commando
Sergeant
2765791
No 4 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant David Laing, 'E' troop, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, died during operations at Normandy. Son of David and Ann Laing, of Almondbank, Perthshire.
Extract from the Dundee Courier 03 July 1944
Perth Footballer Killed.

LARMENT, Henry Frederick

Henry Larment 3 and 4 Commando
Bombardier
884501
No 4 Commando
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
1938 attested into the Royal Artillery.
1940 married his wife Alma.
Service number 884501.
Final rank - Bombardier.
Attached to No.4 Commando.
4 March 1941 particpated in Operation Claymore - Lofoten Islands, Norway.

LATHAM, Leslie James

Private
14241799
No 4 Commando
North Staffordshire Regiment
Stoke on Trent Police
Private Leslie Latham was wounded in 1944 during operations in North West Europe. Leslie was a Police Constable who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

LAUX, Pierre

Pierre Laux 4 Commando
Private
13807764
No 4 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Pierre Laux died of wounds during operations at Flushing, Holland. Husband of Hilda Laux, of Astley Bridge, Lancashire.
Extract from a report after the operation.
3 Troop, page 24.

LEMOIGNE, Jean

Corporal
470FN42
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.
 

LEONARD, G.A.

Private
14420444
No 4 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment

Private Leonard was wounded June 1944 during operations in Normandy, France.

Sources
Casualties Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.

LESSONS, Victor Alfred

Victor Alfred Lessons 4 Commando
Guardsman
2665441
No 4 Commando
Coldstream Guards
Guardsman Victor Lessons was attested into the Coldstream Guards on 29 September 1942 aged 18 and volunteered for the Commandos the following year. He served in No.4 Commando alongside his brother Corporal George Lessons at Normandy and Walcheren. 

LETANG, Jean

Corporal
10870FN40
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.
 

LION, Robert

Capt. Lion 10 Commando
Captain
55533
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.

LLOYD, Frank

Lance Sergeant
2621383
No 4 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Frank Lloyd was reported wounded and missing at Normandy, France, later presumed died of wounds. He has no known grave. Son of Mr. and Mrs. I. Lloyd; husband of Marian Lloyd, of Bolton, Lancashire.
 
Sources

LOCKETT, Jeffrey Gordon

Lieutenant (later Temporary Major)
149534
No 4 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Royal Leicestershire Regiment, 7th Bn.
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Served as a Gunner in a TA Royal Artillery unit from 2 September 1939 until 31 May May 1940 when he began officer training in 162 OCTU [1]
21 September 1940 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Seaforths [2].

LOCKWOOD, Frank

Gunner
14241769
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
??
Frank Lockwood enlisted 23 July 1942 this date being that of the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. Transferred to No.4 Commando 24 September 1942.

LOGAN, Frank Allan

Lance Corporal (later Captain)
5111687 and 233094
No 4 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Royal Engineers
Mentioned in Despatches
Order of Oranje Nassau with Swords (Netherlands)
10.05.1939 enlisted and posted 7th Bn.,Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
---.---. 1940 volunteered for the Commandos and attached No.4 Commando.
10.11.1941 to 141 O.C.T.U.
05.05.1942 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Corps of Royal Engineers [1].

LOGAN, Frederick James

Lance Corporal
14241747
No 4 Commando
Essex Regiment, 2nd Bn.
Metropolitan Police
Private Frederick Logan was wounded 1st November 1944 at Flushing, Holland.
  • 2 September 1939 Frederick Logan became a Metropolitan Police War Reserve Constable and in 1942 he volunteered for the Commandos.

LOVAT, Lord

Birth name: 
FRASER, Simon Christopher Joseph
Brigadier
44718
No 4 Commando
Lovat Scouts
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Deputy Lieutenant (DL)
Justice of the Peace (JP)
Lord Lovat first enlisted in the Scots Guards in 1932, leaving the army in 1937. Two years later at the outbreak of war he rejoined the Army in the Lovat Scouts.

LUFF, Clifford

Clifford Luff 4 Commando
Lance Corporal
No 4 Commando
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Also served 1 Commando Brigade. Post war member of the Commando Association from Guildford, Surrey.
 
Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter.

MACDONALD, John Alexander

Lieutenant
151548
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps (1st Royal Dragoons)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant John Macdonald was reported wounded and missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave. 
Son of Maj. John Alexander MacDonald, O.B.E., and Mary Catherine MacDonald, of Ringwould, Kent.
 

MADIN, S.

Private
3856032
No 4 Commando
Loyal Regiment
10 June 1944 wounded during operations at Normandy.
 
Sources
Casualty lists / National Archives file WO417/76 corrected by WO417/77.
 

MAHAN, Robert McKenna

Fusilier
14241712
No 4 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Yes

Fusilier Robert McKenna Mahan, 'C' Troop, was wounded on 6 June 1944, remaining on duty, during operations at Normandy, France. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Guisborough, Cleveland, Teeside.

MANN, Richard

Lance Corporal Richard Mann MM
Lance Corporal
5344652
No 4 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Richard Mann, 'C' Troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the combined attack on Dieppe [1]
Recommendation

MARRON, Austin

Corporal
14241713
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Newcastle City Police
Corporal Marron, 'C' Troop, was wounded on 6 June 1944 (remaining on duty) during operations at Normandy, France. 

MARTIN, Donald Hugh

Donald Martin 4 Commando
Sergeant
14241838
No 4 Commando
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Norwich City Police
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Donald Martin, 1 Troop (formerly C Troop), received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe, specifically for his part during operations on the island of Schouwen, Holland. 

MASKELL, Frederick George

Frederick Maskell 4 Commando
Corporal
5779774
No 4 Commando
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Frederick Maskell died during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Frederick George and Hannah Maskell; husband of Florence Emily Maskell, of Bow, London.
 
Sources
CWGC.
 

MASON, Robert, H.

Gunner
No 2 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Also served in No.4 Commando. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Caerphilly.
 
Sources

Commando Association newsletter 87 (1988).
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 98 (1994).

MASON, Thomas

Private
14242016
No 4 Commando
Pioneer Corps
Private Thomas Mason was wounded 20 August 1944 during operations in Normandy. 
Post war member of the Commando Association residing Putney, London.
Extract from the No.4 Commando War Diary
20 August 1944 L'Epine.

MATHER, Ernest Griffith

Ernest Griffith Mather 4 Commando
Constable Ernest Griffith Mather
Lance Sergeant
14241681
No 4 Commando
Black Watch
Cheshire Constabulary
Ernest Griffith Mather joined the Cheshire Constabulary on 2 May 1938, collar number 96, and was posted to Altrincham. On 27 July 1942 he enlisted into the Armed Forces volunteering for the Commandos.

MAULE, Stanley

Stanley Maule 4 Commando
Corporal
2075115
No 4 Commando
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Stanley Maule died during operations at Normandy, France. Husband of Mrs Mary Maule of Troon, Ayrshire; youngest son of the late James and Suzannah Maule; brother of Mr. J. Maule from Newcastle.
 
Sources

MAYBURY, John

Original grave of Cpl Maybury 4 Commando
Corporal
2621526
No 4 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Corporal John Maybury, 2 troop, was shot and killed during Operations Intemperate 1 and 2, against the German occupied island of Schouwen, Holland [1][2][3]
  • June 1944 (Lance Corporal) (No.4 Commando) wounded at Normandy [4].

MCCARTHY, Peter Francis

Sergeant
3775704
No 4 Commando
Training Centres
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Peter Francis McCarthy, No.4 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the combined attack on Dieppe [1][1a]

MCCONVILLE, Maurice James

Corporal
5947918
No 7 Commando
No 4 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment 2nd Bn.
Maurice James McConville enlisted on 19 November 1931, civil occupation Clerk. During WW2 he volunteered for the Commandos and was attached to No.4 Commando* before embarking for the Middle East with No.7 Commando as part of Layforce.

MCCUBBIN, Duncan Stuart

Private (Acting Lance Corporal)
14241679
No 4 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Liverpool City Police
Duncan McCubbin served in 'C' Troop and 1 Troop. He volunteered for the Commandos as part of the police intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 20 Thurston Road Liverpool.

MCDERMOTT, Joseph

Private (Lance Corporal)
3310783
No 4 Commando
Highland Light Infantry
Private Joseph McDermott, 'F' Troop, took part in the Dieppe raid 19 August 1942. Wounded during operations in Normandy. Member of the Commando Association from Glasgow.
 
Sources

MCDONOUGH, Thomas

Thomas McDonough 4 Commando
Gunner
2198211
No 4 Commando
Royal Engineers
Royal Artillery
Worcestershire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Thomas McDonough enlisted  in the Royal Engineers 17 October 1939 aged 22. He was transferred to the Royal Artillery and volunteered for the Commandos. Awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service with No.4 Commando in the combined attack on Dieppe.

McGANN, Stanley

Private
3653925
No 4 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Stanley McGann died of wounds received during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Thomas and Ethel McGann, of Branston.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/49.

MCKAY, Donald Bell

Lieutenant
199623
No 4 Commando
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Second Lieutenant Donald Bell Mckay was commissioned on 19 April 1942 [1].
Named on a partial nominal roll in this archive as a Royal Engineers Lieutenant in No.4 Commando during the Dieppe raid on 19 August 1942.

MCKENZIE, E.G.

Private
6351592
No 4 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Wounded at Normandy, France, June 1944 (exact date not reported). Post war member of the Commando Association residing London SE8.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/76.
Commando Association Lost Legion List 8.

MCVEIGH, Patrick

Patrick McVeigh DCM 4 Commando
Lance Sergeant
3853876
No 4 Commando
The Loyal Regiment
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Lance Sergeant Patrick McVeigh, 'F' Troop,  was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe.
 

MEDDINGS, Sidney William

Sidney Meddings 4 Commando
Corporal (Sergeant)
6482267
No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Corporal Sidney Meddings was wounded during operations in Western Europe (Flushing Holland). 
1939 - Police Constable residing at 16 Sherrard Road, Manor Park. Volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake of 1942. Post war member of the Commando Association.

MEEK, Angus

Lance Corporal
14241634
No 4 Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment
Barnsley Borough Police Force
Angus Meek was a Barnsley Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 as part of the Police Intakes to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre). After completing his training he was attached to No.4 Commando.

MELLARS, Vivian Roy

Lance Corporal
14241770
No 4 Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Leicester Police, and, Metropolitan Police
Lance Corporal Vivian Mellars was wounded during operations in North West Europe (date not reported). He was a Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942 [1][2][2a][3]. 

MELLOWS, Charles Henry

Charles Henry Mellows 11 Commando
Gunner (Driver I/C)
6896651
No 11 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner (Driver in Charge) Charles Mellows was reported wounded on 9 June 1941 during operations at Litani River, Syria. Post war member of the Commando Association from Kent.
 
Sources

MENDAY, Ronald Philip

Captain Ronald Menday 4 Commando
Ronald Philip Menday
Major (later lieutenant Colonel)
132150
No 4 Commando
Highland Light Infantry
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Ronald Menday was second in command of No.4 Commando at Normandy on 'D' Day. Took command for a short period after Lt. Col. Dawson [more...] was wounded [1]

MERCER, Duncan Thompson

Lance Corporal
3773037
No 4 Commando
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Duncan Mercer died of wounds during operations at Dieppe, France. 
He has no known grave. Son of William Alexander Mercer and Jane Gibson Mercer, of Maghull, Lancashire.

Sources
CWGC.

MESSANOT, Georges

George Messanot 10 Commando French
Sergeant
10410FN42
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

MILBURN, John

Gunner
14241714
No 4 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Royal Artillery
??
23.07.1942 enlisted.
24.09.1942 attached No.4 Commando.
---.11.1944 attached Holding Operational Commando.
12.02.1945 - 01.09.1945 attached Commando Basic Training Centre.
 
Source

MILLS, Alexander

Lance Corporal
3777204
No 4 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment

Lance Corporal Alexander Mills was reported wounded and missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. Son of Edward and Cecellia Mills, of Liverpool, England.

MILLS-ROBERTS, Derek

Brigadier
69334
No 4 Commando
No 6 Commando
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Irish Guards
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Bar to the Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches

Born in 1908; educated at Liverpool College and Oxford University; worked for his father's firm of solicitors, 1935; joined Supplementary Reserve of Officers, Irish Guards, 1936; joined 1 Bn, Irish Guards, 1939-1942, and served in Norway; transferred to special services No 4 Commando, 1942; took

MITCHELL, William Henry

Trooper
14241635
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Yorkshire
Trooper William Mitchell, 'D' Troop, was wounded 6 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at Devonshire Street, Keighley, Yorkshire.

MONCEAU, Yvan

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
657FN43
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.
 

MONTGOMERIE, Tom

Captain
62629
No 4 Commando
SBS
Black Watch
Died on active service
Commissioned February 1934. Officer Commanding No.4 Commando 'A' Troop. Left the Commando 8 July 1941. Attached No.8 Infantry Training Centre until joining the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers in September 1941. Embarked for the Middle East arriving late November.

MORRIS, William

Warrant Officer Class One
7878047
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Regimental Sergeant Major No.4 Commando since formation. Mentioned in Despatches for distinguished service during the Lofotens Raid (Operation Claymore). Awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe.

MOSS, John

Served as : 
TAYLOR, John
Lance Corporal
3850897
No 4 Commando
The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Moss, serving under the alias of Taylor, was reported wounded and missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later presumed killed in action. Husband of Florence May Moss, of Welling, Kent.
 
Sources

MULLANIFF, John

John 'Jack' Mullaniff 4 Commando
Corporal
No 4 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Corporal John Mullaniff, known as Jack, served in No.4 Commando taking part in the Dieppe raid and the Normandy landings.
Extract from the Lancashire Post

"The 'Chief' dies aged 88
Published: 09:45 Friday 18 January 2008

MULLARD, Sidney John

Sergeant (later Lieutenant)
14241800 and 352357
No 4 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Birmingham City Police
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Sidney Mullard was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe [1][2].

MULLEN, Brian Joseph

Lance Corporal
2075499
No 4 Commando
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Brian Mullen died of wounds during operations at Normandy. A talented artist and photographer LCpl Mullen had previously taken part in the Lofoten and Dieppe raids. Son of Patrick Joseph and Elsie Maud Mullen; husband of Janet Edith Mullen, of Matlock Bath, Derbyshire.

MYNHEER, Frederick Robert Charles

Lance Corporal
14241865
No 4 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
High Wycombe Borough Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Frederick Mynheer was reported missing 20 June 1944 presumed killed in action Normandy, France. He has no known grave. 
Son of William Harold and Esther Mynheer, of Gillingham, Kent.

NAYLOR, Howard

Lance Corporal
14241772
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Nottingham Constabulary
Lance Corporal Howard Naylor was wounded on 10 June 1944 (remaining on duty) during operations in Normandy France.

NEALE, Arthur

Gunner
14241759
No 4 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Royal Artillery
Sheffield City Police ??
Arthur Neale enlisted 23 July 1942 attending the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry, before joining No.4 Commando. This was the date of the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot.

NICOLSON, Angus

Corporal
14241801
No 4 Commando
Black Watch
Birmingham City Police
Corporal Angus Nicolson was wounded 8 August 1944 during operations at Normandy. He had volunteered for the Police as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. In 1939 he was a Police Constable at the Police Station, 234 Ladywood Road, Birmingham.

NOTMAN, John

Private
3189059
No 4 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Notman died during operations at Le Hauger, Normandy.
Extract from the Dumfries and Galloway Standard 

O'DONNELL, Robert

Private
3319042
No 4 Commando
Highland Light Infantry
Private Robert O'Donnell was wounded 25 July 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. Post war member of the Commando Association from Shirebrook, Derbyshire.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/80.

OLD, G.

Private
3769345
No 4 Commando
King's Regiment

Private G. Old, 'C' Troop, was wounded on 8 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/77.
Image in Gallery of names in No.4 Commando 'C' troop.
 

OLIVER, Roland

Roland Oliver 4 Commando
LCpl Roland Oliver 4 Commando
Lance Corporal
14241866
No 4 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Dorset Constabulary
Roland Oliver joined the Dorset Constabulary on 6 November 1939. He volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 2nd Police Intake to the Commandos that commenced in July 1942.

ONG, Robert William

Private
5835286
No 4 Commando
Suffolk Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Robert Ong died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/78.
[Image] His granddaughter Helen.
 

ORCHIN, Stanley Frederick

Lance Corporal
6145620
No 4 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Lance Corporal Stanley Orchin died in a training exercise accident. Son of Arthur and Laura Orchin; husband of Winifred May Orchin, of Lambourn, Berkshire.
Extract from the book 'It Had To Be Tough' author Maj. James Dunning

OSTICK, Ernest

Private
14241685
No 4 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Yes
Private Ernest Ostick was wounded 20 August 1944 during operations at Normandy. He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. In 1939 he was a Police Constable, married, and residing with his wife Mary at Tanfield Road, Manchester.

OVENDEN, Roderick Joseph

Lance Corporal Ovenden 4 Commando
Lance Corporal
14241749
No 4 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Roderick Ovenden, 'F' troop, died during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Eric and Florence Ovenden; husband of Gladys Catherine Ovenden, of Paddington, London.

PAGET, Ernest Arthur

Ernest Arthur Paget 4 Commando
Corporal (later Second Lieutenant)
5342934 and 339146
No 4 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Ernest Arthur Paget, No.4 Commando, is recorded as taking part in the Dieppe raid (Operation Jubilee) in August 1942. Later commissioned Second Lieutenant (R.W.F.) on 11 January 1945.

PALFREY, Edward Francis

Edward Palfrey 4 Commando
Lance Corporal
14241827
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Somerset Constabulary
Lance Corporal Edward Palfrey, 'F' Troop, was wounded 6 June 1944 during operations in Normandy. He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing 97 Benedict Street, Glastonbury. Post war member of the Commando Association.

PALMER, Victor James

Private
5733943
No 4 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Victor Palmer was killed in action during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Palmer; nephew and ward of Mrs. L. Joyner, of Hall Green, Birmingham.
 
Sources
CWGC.

PARDOE, David Miles

Private
7597121
No 4 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Particpated in the Dieppe Raid. Member of the Commando Association from Wadhurst, Sussex.
 
Sources
Commando Association newsletters 12 (1951) and 14 (1952).
Commando Association Lost Legion List 9.

PARK, John

Sergeant
3709917
No 4 Commando
SBS
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Sergeant John Park, a veteran of the 1942 Dieppe raid whilst attached to No.4 Commando, was reported missing 25 December 1943, later reported killed in action during the Hardtack 11 raid at Gravelines on the French coast.

PASQUALE, James

Private
7262386
No 4 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps

Private James Pasquale was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association from Nantwich, Cheshire.

PASQUALE, Joseph

Joe Pasquale 4 Commando
Lance Corporal
7359503
No 4 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Joseph Pasquale died when a mortar shell exploded near him at Normandy. Son of Joseph and Winifred Pasquale from Liverpool; husband of Jean Marion Lucille Pasquale, of Lewes, Sussex. Also commemorated on the family headstone in Ford Cemetery, Liverpool. 
 

PATMORE, William

Private
6352136
No 4 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Patmore was killed in action during operations at Normandy, France.
Son of David Patmore, and of Bessie A. Patmore, of Hammersmith, London.
 
Sources
CWGC
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
 

PENNINGTON, Harold Hammond

Capt Pennington 4 Commando
Captain
130871
2192204
No 4 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Captain Harold Pennington was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. He had embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 268.
B.A. (Oxon.), Kitchener Scholar, and Rugby Football Blue (1937).

PERRY, John

John Perry 4 Commando
Private
No 4 Commando
Post war member of the Commando Association from Newlyn, Cornwall.
 
Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 106 (1998).
[Image] Steve Valwelsenaers, nephew.
 

PETTIWARD, Roger Gamelyn

Captain
120922
No 4 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Roger Pettiward, 'F' troop, died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Charles and Eliza Mary Pettiward; husband of Diana Pettiward, of Long Handborough, Oxfordshire.

PORTMAN, Irving

Bill Portman MM 4 Commando
Troop Sergeant Major
1870112
No 4 Commando
Royal Engineers
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Irving Portman was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the combined attack on Dieppe. 
Recommendation
Operation Jubilee, Dieppe Area 19th August 1942

PRESHO, Haworth

Haworth Presho 4 Commando
Gunner (later Bombardier)
1800220
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner Haworth Presho was wounded 6 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. Served in 'F' Troop in 1943. Post war member of the Commando Association from Pemberton, Lancashire.
 
Sources
RA Attestation Register.

PRICE, John Edgar Dudley

John Edgar Dudley Price 4 Commando
J.E.D. Price 4 Commando
Sergeant
5110316
No 4 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Private John 'Jed' Price took part in Operation Claymore (Lofoten Islands), Operation Jubilee (Dieppe), and Operation Overlord (Normandy). Promoted Sergeant in 1944 after DDay to become the Pay Sergeant in the Administration Section of the Commando.

REGAN, John Leslie

Lieutenant John Leslie Regan
Lieutenant
.1507949 and 315706
No 1 Commando
Royal Artillery / Royal Welch Fusiliers / Royal Fusiliers
Mentioned in Despatches
John Regan was attested into the Royal Artillery in 1938 [1]
1939 transferred to the Royal Welch Fusiliers [2].
Volunteered for Special Service.

ROBERTS, Richard

Private (later Sergeant)
3065239
No 4 Commando
Royal Scots
Royal Scots Fusiliers
George Medal (GM)
Private Richard Roberts,  'C' troop, No 4 Commando, was wounded on 8 June 1944 during operations in Normandy France [1].
1947 (Fusilier) (1st Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers) awarded the George Medal [2][2a].

ROBINSON, Arthur

Private Arthur Robinson 4 Commando
Arthur Robinson 4 Cdo
Private
14390745
No 4 Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Private Arthur Robinson served in 1 Troop during Operation Infatuate at Flushing, Holland, on 1 November 1944. Post war he was the Licensee of the Red Hall Inn at Barwell, Leicestershire until the 1960's. His son Michael played professional football for Preston North End.

RODGERS, Joseph

Private
4611338
No 4 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)

Private Joseph Rodgers was reported wounded and a prisoner of war 19 August 1942 after operations at Dieppe, France. Post war member of the Commando Association from Stalybridge, Cheshire.

ROGAN, John Thomas

John Rogan 4 Commando
Gunner
877313
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery

John Rogan, known as Tommy, was attested into the Royal Artillery in 1938 and in 1940 was part of the British Expeditionary Force evacuated from Dunkirk. He then volunteered for the Commandos and served with them until wounded June 1944 during the Normandy landings in France.

RUDD, Ronald, E.

Corporal
3600232
No 4 Commando
Border Regiment
Lance Corporal Rudd was wounded (remaining on duty) 1 November 1944 during operations at Flushing, Holland. Previously served at Dieppe and Normandy. Post war member of the Commando Association from Ontario, Canada.
 
Sources

RUPPE, Yvan

Corporal
1129FN43
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.
 

RUSHTON, Edward Gordon

Edward Rushton 4 Commando
Corporal
14241694
No 4 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Lancashire Constabulary
Corporal Edward Rushton, 'F' Troop, was wounded in North West Europe in 1944.

Edward was a Police Officer in Lancashire who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 12 Crabtree Street, Colne.

RUSKIN, Leonard James

Len Ruskin 4 Commando
Gunner
11000189
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner Len Ruskin, a veteran of the Dieppe raid in 1942, was wounded 8 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. Post war member of the Commando Association from Harlow, Essex.
 
Sources

SADLER, William Jack

Private
14416797
No 4 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Sadler died in the UK of wounds received during operations at Normandy.
 
Sources
CWGC
Westminster Abbey Commando Roll of Honour file ref. National Archives DEFE/2/843.

SAERENS, Robert

CSM Robert Saerens MM
Company Sergeant Major
10828FN41
No 4 Commando
French Fusiliers Marins
Military Medal (MM)
Company Sergeant Major Robert Saerens serving in the French troop of No. 4 Commando was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry, leadership, and example.
 
Recommendation

SCANLON, George

Corporal (Acting Sergeant)
7386392
No 4 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)

Sergeant George Scanlon, RAMC attached to No.4 Commando, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe. Post war George Scanlon, a resident of Troon, was an active member of the Troon and District Branch (lat

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