No 4 Commando

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SMITH, Anthony, D.C.

Lieutenant Anthony Smith was the Intelligence Officer for No. 4 Commando at Dieppe, and later Brigade Intelligence Officer, rank Acting Captain, 1st Special Service Brigade HQ at Normandy.
The Fighting Fourth, author Major James Dunning.
1st Special Service Brigade HQ War Diary 1st July 1944.


Gunner Fred Smith died of wounds during operations at Normandy on DDay. He received a posthumous MiD for "gallant and distinguished services in Normandy."
London Gazettes Supp. 36720, page 4474.


Pte John Stoddart 4 Commando
Private John Stoddart died during operations at Flushing, Holland.
John 'Jack' Stoddart enlisted on a short service engagement with the Royal Scots (s/n 26333) on the 23rd October 1920 aged 17 years. He served in India from the 18th February 1922 until the 10th April 1926. He was discharged on the 22nd October 1932. On the 6th November 1939 he re-enlisted with the Royal Scots Fusiliers TA and was then transferred to the Royal Berkshire Regiment. He then volunteered for No 4 Commando.

SUTTON, George Henry

George Sutton 4 Commando
Private George Sutton died during operations at Dieppe.
In a letter to his parents Lord Lovat wrote, " Your son fought magnificently and died in the hour of victory. No man can do more. He is a credit to his Commando and his Country. "
Commando Veterans Archive entry for Pte Sutton.

TUCKER, George Arthur

Signalman George Tucker died during operations at Dieppe.
Commonwealth War Grave Commission inscription
"Killed in action and buried at the time in Ste. Marguerite-Sur-Mer Churchyard whose grave is now lost. Their glory shall not be blotted out."

WALKER, Alfred John

Lance Sergeant Alfred Walker, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, died during operations at Flushing.
It was while marshalling the prisoners into loading parties that L/Sgt. A. J. Walker was fatally wounded by a shell which burst on the Oranje Molen promontory.
Intelligence Report quoted in a forum message HERE.

WARD, Arthur William

LCpl AW Ward 4 Commando
Lance Corporal Arthur Ward died during operations at Normandy.
He served in the Wolverhampton Police Force for 3 years before the war. His three brothers also served in the Armed Forces, and his sister nursed in a military hospital.
CVA Gallery newspaper cutting.

WEBB, Gordon Geoffrey Henry

Capt Gordon Webb MC 4 Commando
Gordon Webb was called up for military service as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery on the 9th September 1939. [1]  However in 1936 at Trinity College he had completed the requirements  necessary for the Officers Training Corps and was therefore eligible for consideration for a commission which he received. [2]


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