'5 Cdo. Roll of Honour'

Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen.

BURTINSHAW, Robert James Glover

Lieutenant Robert Burtinshaw died during the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown and OIC of a demolition team. He received a posthumous MiD for his "gallant and distinguished services in action against the enemy during the raid."
 
Sources
CWGC
London Gazettes Supp. 37162; Page: 3494 and Supp. 37629; Page: 3273 (errata).
 

SKEATES, Albert Charles

Lance Corporal Albert Skeates, 6 Troop, died late afternoon on the 1st November 1940 when hit by shrapnel from an exploding shell whilst walking along the Dover-Deal road.  He was given a military funeral at St. James' Cemetery in Dover at 15:00 on the 4th November. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
No 5 Commando War Diary.
 

SMALLEY, Christopher John

Lieutenant Christopher Smalley died during the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown and OIC of a demolition team. He received a posthumous MiD for "gallant and distinguished services in action against the enemy during the raid."
 
Sources
CWGC.
LG Publication date: 3 July 1945; Supplement: 37162; Page: 3494.
 

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