4 Independent Company Nominal Roll

This nominal roll has been compiled from detail within this archive added to that provided many years ago by Dennis Reeves, Honorary Curator of the Liverpool Scottish Museum Archive, and compiler of the book Special Service of A Hazardous Nature: The Story of the Liverpool Scottish Involvement in Special Forces Operations in the WW2.
It is not complete. Contact us with details to have an a name included, or provide additional information.

Commanding Officer:  Major John Rimmer Patterson until Sept.1940.
Second in Command:  Captain William Oranmore Copland, assumed command Sept.1940
Surname Forenames Rank S/N Additional 
Ashcroft Arthur, 'The Hawk' Pte 2929623 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; 2 Cdo 5 troop PoW St Nazaire
Aspey William Pte 2930678 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; 2 Cdo 5 troop
Auld Luke, P. Pte/Cpl 2931015 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; Scissors Force; Force X; Cpl ME Cdo Depot PoW Cyrenaica 14Sep42 WO417/55 until 1943  WO417/67
Backhouse Charles, R. Pte 2931647 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; Force X; 1st SAS, PoW escapee
Baldwin   CQMS   9th King's
Baybutt Jack, F. Pte 2929879 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn. ; returned to unit
Black Graeme, Delamere 2/Lieut 106240 2/4th S.Lancs; 2 Platoon Cdr; ScissorForce; 2 Cdo executed Op Musketoon - DSO, MC
Blissett D.A. 2/Lieut   5th King's
Blissett H.H. Capt 90331 Intel; 2 Cdo; 1 SS Bde Maj. - MiD
Blythe William, 'Bil' Pte 2930644 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; 2 Cdo 5 troop PoW St Nazaire
Broome Richard, Frank, 'Dickie' 2/Lieut 85468 1/4th S. Lancs; Sec Cdr 2 Platoon; Scissors Force; Force X; OC 2 Cdo 5 Tp; kia Salerno 
Brown Louis, Walter, 'Ben' LCpl 2929147 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; 2 Cdo 5 Troop PoW St Nazaire
Bruce Kenneth, 'Ken' Sgt   Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; later TSM 5 Troop 2 Cdo until 1942
Burke Edward, 'Tiny' Pte 2929845 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; 2 Cdo 5 troop
Campbell J Pte 2929397 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; Scissors Force; returned to unit.
Carnston J.B. Lieut   5th King's; No.1 Platoon Cdr.
Cheetham Jack, F. Pte 2930999 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; 2 Cdo 5 Troop PoW St Nazaire
Clarke John, 'Nobby' Pte   Liverpool Scots; ScissorsForce; Force X
Clarke R.S. Pte 2929615 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; Scissors Force; returned to unit
Coates Edward Cpl   Liverpool Scots 2nd Bn; Force X; 2 Cdo 5 Troop
Copland William,Oranmore,  'Bill' Captain 50169 2 I/C 4 Ind Coy then OC from Sept41; ScissorsForce; 2 I/C No.2 Cdo; PoW St Nazaire - DSO
Cox Hugh Pte 2931801 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; 2 Cdo 5 Troop St Nazaire
Davidson Andrew Lieut   Liverpool Scots; 3 Platoon Cdr; Scissors Force; 2 Cdo 5 Tp injured 1941 mcy acc reurned to Liverpool Scots
Day Stanley, Ambrose Lieut 70873 55th Div Signals; Adjutant 4 Ind Coy; No.2 Cdo PoW St Nazaire awarded MC
Dorman S.L. 2/Lieut   55th Div. RE
Dougal D Pte 2928382 Posted from ITC Camerons; HQ Sigs; returned to unit
Drennan A. Leslie Pte  2929199 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn
Douglas Edward, 'Ted'  Pte 2927913 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; 2 Cdo 5 troop St Nazaire
Evans K.R.H. 2/Lieut   2/4th S.Lancs; 2 Sec Cdr 2 Platoon
Forshaw Leslie, 'Les' Pte 2930952 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; Scissors Force; Force X
Frost G.L. 2/Lieut   1/4th S.Lancs; Sec cdr 2 Platoon
Fryer Bennet, William, 'Ben' Pte 2931435 Liverpool Scots 2nd Bn; 2 Cdo 5 Troop
Geddes Robert, C.E.B. Pte 2929914 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; Scissors Force; returned to unit
Gerrie R Pte 2930581 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; returned to unit; transferred to CMP
Gwynne John, Edward, Herbert Pte 2929834 Liverpool Scots; No.2 Cdo 5 troop; kia St Nazaire -  MiD
Harding H. John LCpl 2931062 Liverpool Scots 1st Bn
Hayes A.F. 'Nat' Pte  2929843 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn
Hoare Albert LCpl 2929174 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; returned to unit; later joined No.5 Cdo
Holt Frederick Pte 2929875 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; 2 Cdo 5 Troop PoW St Nazaire
Homer Levi, 'Leo' Pte 2930668 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; 2 Cdo 5 troop
Honey Peter Pte 2930015 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; MM with No.2 Cdo 5 troop PoW St Nazaire
Hooper Richard, Henry 2/Lieut 70956 5th King's; Cdr Support Sec Platoon; ScissorForce, 2 Cdo, Op Archery, St Nazaire - MC
Horrobin Leslie, G.J. Pte 2929849 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; Scissors Force; returned to unit
Houghton J.B. Lieut 130206 see record for Johnson-Houghton
Hughes William, A. 'Bladder' Pte 2929408 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; 2 Cdo 5 Troop PoW St Nazaire
Hurst Edward Pte 2931768 Q.O.C.H; 2 Cdo 5 Troop St Nazaire
Jackson Terence, 'Terry' Cpl 2929594 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; left to OCTU 
Jameson James, A. Pte  2929294 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; returned to unit
Johnson J Pte 2931063 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; Scissor Force; returned to unit; transferred to CMP
Johnson-Houghton Joseph, Blundell Lieut 130206 South Lancs; ScissorsForce, St Nazaire, Captain awarded MC, executed Op Musketoon
Jones Colin Pte 2931662 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; 2 Cdo 5 Troop PoW St Nazaire
Jones Harry Pte   Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; to A.A.C; PoW at Arnhem
Kelly D.J. Pte 292262 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; returned to unit
Knowles John, A. 'Johnny' Pte 2931031 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; 2 Cdo 4 troop  PoW St Nazaire
Layton Thomas, A. Cpl   Liverpool Scots; Scissors Force; returned to unt
Lima Cyril, V. Pte 2929262 Liverpool Scots; Scissors Force; 2 Cdo 5 Troop
Lowson Robert, Charles, 'Bob' Pte 2929977 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; Force X; MM with SAS
Mackenzie G Pte 2929775 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; Scissors Force; returned to unit
Marples N.I. Pte   2 Platoon 4 Ind.Coy
Martin Robert, George, 'Twim' Pte 2930946 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; died May 1940 Scissors Force
Mason John Cpl    
Matthews H.K. 2/Lieut   5th King's; Sec Cdr 1 Platoon
McAllister Kenneth, 'Ken Mac' Pte 2929412 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; later TSM of 5 Troop 2 Cdo
McCormack Thomas, 'Tom' Pte 2930404 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; 2 Cdo 5 Troop kia St Nazaire
McGarrity John, 'Sleuth' LCpl 2929120 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; Scissors Force; Force X; 2 Cdo
McIver A.I. Captain   RAMC attached 2nd Bn Liverpool Scots; Medical Officer Scissors Force
McMorron Jack, E. Pte 2929386 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn
Milnes Graham Pte 2929965 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; Scissors Force; returned to unit
Mitchell Eric Pte 2931218 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; Force X
Moffat 'Cocky' Pte   Attached from QOCH
Moodie J. 'Jock' Cpl 3053415 Posted from ITC Camerons
Morgan Richard, Fuller 2/Lieut 105100 S.Lancs; Support Section; 2 Cdo PoW St Nazaire - MiD
Moss Alan Sgt/RSM 2930992 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; 1st RSM of No.2 Cdo; kia St Nazaire
Murdoch Sydney Pte 2929161 Liverpool Scots 1st Bn; 2 Cdo 5 Troop; PoW St Nazaire
Nethercott T Pte 2929569 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; returned to unit
Norris-Jones W 2/Lieut   RE; Support Section
Page William, 'Mate', 'Bill' Pte 2931157 Liverpool Scots 2nd Bn; Force X; PoW
Patterson John, Rimmer A/Major 29978 Liverpool Scots; OC 4 Ind Coy; Scissors Force; Sept.1940 posted back to Liverpool Scots later Lt. Col 1st Bn
Peachey Frederick Pte 3654154 S/Lancs; 2 Cdo; St Nazaire; MM and bar
Perkins Leonard,   'Perky Len' Pte 2930945 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; 2 Cdo awarded MM and MiD
Porter K A/Sgt   Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; to HQ ; 1944 2nd Lt RAC
Proctor John, David 2/Lieut 117903 1st Bn Liverpool Scots; Scissors Force; St Nazaire seroiusly wounded; CBTC
Prout C. Leslie, 'Jed' or 'Arab' Pte 2929485 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; Scissors Force; Force X
Purvis J LCpl 3185932 Posted from ITC Camerons; returned to unit
Quayle, DCM R.H. LCpl 3763380 King's Regt; returned to unit
Raisbeck Robert Pte   Liverpool Scots; Scissors Force; Force X
Randall Donald, Charles, 'Don' LCpl 2929382 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; HQ Sigs; PoW St Nazaire; awarded DCM
Rennie James, Jim' Cpl 2930599 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn
Richardson S Pte 2929794 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; Scissors Force; returned to unit
Roberts Harold, 'Aggs' Pte 2931676 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; PoW St Nazaire 
Rogers Joseph, Gerard, Anthony,  'Joe' Pte 2933493 Liverpool Scots; 2 Cdo 5 Troop St Nazaire; awarded MM Splije, Albania, 1944
Rolph Norman Pte   Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; Scissors Force; Force X
Roy Donald, William 2/Lieut   Liverpool Scots 2nd Bn; Sec Cdr 3 Platoon; Scissors Force; OC 2 Cdo 5 Tp at St Nazaire POW awarded DSO
Sherman Thomas, 'Tom' Sgt 3772771 King's Regt; Scissors Force; TSM 4Troop 2 Cdo; Vaagso, St Nazaire; to OCTU; Later Hon Col RM Reserve OBE
Sinclair 'Lofty' Pte   Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn
Smith Jack Pte   Liverpool Scots 2nd Bn; Force X; batman to Lt Taylor
Smith James, 'Jim' Pte 3654054 S/Lancs; 2 Cdo kia Salerno
Smith John Pte   Liverpool Scots
Sowerbutts E.G. Pte 2930775 Liverpool Scots 2nd Bn
Stalker William, James Pte 2931430 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; Scissors Force; Force X
Stewart John, Alexander Pte 2931169 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; kia Salerno with No.2 Cdo
Stubs Arnold Pte   S/Lancs
Sumner Frank Pte 2930811 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn
Taylor Lawrence, 'Larry' 2/Lieut   2nd Bn Liverpool Scots; 3 Platoon Sec. Cdr; ScissorForce; Force X; Capt No.2 Cdo 5 troop 
Taylor Stanley, 'Stan' Pte/Cpl 2929159 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; Scissors Force; Force X
Vanderwerve John, Edward 2/Lieut   9th King's; No.1 Platoon Sec. Cdr; 2 Cdo kia St Nazaire
Whelan George, Leslie, 'Les' Pte 2930965 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; No.2 Cdo PoW St Nazaire
White W.H. 2/Lt   9th King's; No.1 Platoon Sec Cdr
Whittle Frank WO2 CSM   5th Kings
Wilcock Richard, 'Dick' Pte 2931468 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; No.2 Cdo PoW St Nazaire
Wilkes Frederick, 'Fred' Pte 2931680 Liverpool Scots. 2nd Bn; No.2 Cdo PoW St Nazaire
Wilkinson Cyril Pte 2929839 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; Scissors Force; 2 Cdo 5 Troop
Wilson Gerry, 'Tug' Pte 2929369 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn
Wynne Hugo Pte 2929646 Liverpool Scots. 1st Bn; Scissors Force; 2 Cdo 5 Troop

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