6 Cdo. Roll of Honour

                                                    The Fallen from No. 6 Commando
Major A.S. RONALD
Capt. F.G. KAHL
Capt. M.J. LEAPHARD
Capt. A.K. MACKENZIE
Capt. A.C. PYMAN
Capt. J.M. SCOTT
Capt. W.J. WYLIE
Lieut. J.A. BONVIN
Lieut. D.A. DUTTON
Lieut. T.J. HUGO
Lieut. J.F. HUME-SPRY
Lieut. G.R. FAZAN
Lieut. B.G. SKINNER
TSM. A.E. BLUNDEN
Sgt. A.E. ASTBURY
Sgt. A.J. BARLOW
Sgt. G.H. ELSDON
Sgt. F.L. HALEY
Sgt. R.H. HARPER
Sgt. J. LENIHAN
Sgt. A.W. MILROY
Sgt. F.E. WALKER
LSgt. H. CARTLIDGE
LSgt. J.E. CUNNINGHAM
LSgt. E. KHYTOVITCH
LSgt. G. PRICE
LSgt. R. SADLER
LSgt. R. TODD
LSgt. A. WAKEFIELD
Cpl. W.J. BENNETT
Cpl. E.J. McGEE
Cpl. H. MEEHAN
LCpl. J.W. BARKER
LCpl H.T. BLINMAN
LCpl. V.J. BURNS
LCpl. W. DRAPER
LCpl. J.W. GREEN
LCpl. N.P. HUNTER
LCpl. H. JAMES
LCpl. V. McNALLY
LCpl. H. RIPLEY
LCpl. S. ROTHWELL
LCpl. J. SANDERSON
LCpl. J.H. STANDERWICK
LCpl. L.R. SULLIVAN
LCpl. G.I. THOMAS
LCpl. G. THOMPSON
LCpl H TUNSTALL
LCpl. R.V. VIRGO
LCpl. J. WALSH
LCpl. H. WETHERALD
LCpl. D. WILSON
LCpl. A.H. WRIGHT
LBdr. H. LAVERY
LBdr. H. NETTLETON
Pte. D. ADAMS
Pte. G.E. ALLEN
Pte. L.G. BAILEY
Pte. J. BARRY
Pte. S. BINDING
Pte. J. BIRCH
Pte. P. N. CHAPMAN
Pte. W.J. COATES
Pte. E. CONNOR
Pte. W. CRINGAN
Pte. G. CROAL
Pte. E. CROUCH
Pte. J.H. ELTRIDGE
Pte. L.E. EMBLEM
Pte. F. FLEISCHER 
Pte. J.W. FLOYD
Pte. H.D. FREESTONE
Pte. J. GALLAGHER
Pte. F.W. GRAYSTON
Pte. J.F. HANSON
Pte. C. HARMER
Pte. R.A. HARPER
Pte. E. JENKINS
Pte. W.H. KENT
Pte T. KILDUFF
Pte. W. LISTON
Pte. W. METCALFE
Pte. H. MOORE
Pte. G. NASH
Pte. A.D. NEWHAM
Pte. K. PEARCE
Pte. G. J. PRIOR
Pte. H. RAMSDEN
Pte. J. ROBSON
Pte. G. ROWE 
Pte. W. SHAKESPEARE
Pte. A.J. SIMPSON
Pte. G. SIMPSON
Pte. A. SLATER
Pte. G.E. SMITH
Pte. R.A. STICKLEY
Pte. G. STRANGE
Pte. L.A. TAYLOR
Pte. E.G. THOMSON
Pte. F.G. WATTON
Pte. A.E. WHITE
Pte. S. WILSON
Pte. H. WRIGHT
Gnr. L.V. BIGGS
Gnr. P. COLLINS
Gnr. L.P. HOOKE
Gnr. W. LOWES
Gnr. P. O’ROURKE
Gnr. E. PARRY
Gnr T. PRITCHARD
Gnr. K. PUTTICK
Rfn. J. PICKAVANCE
Rfn. C.E. ROBERTS
Fus. A.J. BLAKEMAN
Fus. A. CHARITY
Fus. R.P. ELLIS
Fus. C.R. HAY
Fus. R.S. LORD
Fus. R.J. MORROW
Fus. J.W. MURRAY
Tpr. F. DEAN
Spr. J. ALLAN
Sig. J.B. MacPHERSON
Sig. D. POTTAS
Dvr. J.M. STEWART
Dvr. L. WILSON
Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 125 of 125

ALLAN, John

No 6 Commando

Sapper John Allan died during operations in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Elbe crossing.

ALLEN, George Edward

No 6 Commando
Private George  Allen died during operations at Normandy. 
 
The No 6 Cdo War Diary for the 10th June records
"Place: In the field, Le Plein a.m. - 2 Troop kill 2 snipers with 'K' gun.  We are heavily mortared.  We answer with our own mortars. 0800 - Enemy attacks, all troops engage.  By 1700 hrs all attacks definitely repelled.  Suspect enemy got it in the neck.  Our own casualties total 16."
 

ASTBURY, Albert Ernest

No 6 Commando
No 7 Commando
Sergeant Albert Astbury, No.6 Commando, died during operations in Germany [1]. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at the River Aller crossing. He had earlier served with No.7 Commando and was taken prisoner of war in 1941 [2][2a] but escaped in 1943 [3]. He then joined No.6 Commando.
Extract from the Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail Tuesday 24 April 1945.

BARRY, Jeremiah

No 6 Commando

Private Jeremiah Barry died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

BLINMAN, Harold Trevor

No 6 Commando
Lance Corporal Harold Blinman died during operations in North Africa.
 
At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in what became known as the Battle of Green Hill. This was an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills held by the enemy which covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC
The Green Beret by Hilary St. George Saunders.
 

BLUNDEN, Alfred Edgar

No 6 Commando
Company Sergeant Major Alfred Blunden died during operations at Normandy. [1] 
 
Known as Jimmy, son of Alfred Ernest and Florence Jessie Blunden, of Shepherd's Bush, London; husband of Alice Norah May Blunden, of Shepherd's Bush. [1] . He was a middleweight boxer for the Commando and is mentioned in this 1942 Tournament score sheet against No 9 Commando.  [2]
 
Extract from the West London Observer - Friday 02 January 1942

BONVIN, John Alexander

No 6 Commando
Lieutenant John Bonvin died in the opening hours of the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia. On 28 March 1942 he took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire as a section officer of a demolitions team on board motor launch ML443. He was evacuated back to the UK as his ML was unable to land the Commandos on board.
 
John Bonvin was a Swiss national entitled to British citizenship having been born in London to Swiss parents. At the outbreak of war he renounced his Swiss citizenship and travelled to Britain to enlist.
 

CARTLIDGE, Horace C.

No 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant  Horace Cartlidge died as a result of a grenade priming accident at sea.
 
Gnr. Thomas Pritchard, No 6 Commando, was injured during this accident and died of his wounds later. The accident occurred on the 9 Dec. 1941 whilst aboard the HMS.Prince Charles, late afternoon. The ship was being used for night time landings.
 

CHARITY, Arthur

No 6 Commando
Fusilier Arthur Charity died during operations at Normandy on D Day [1]The grave where he was first buried is shown in a film taken at Pegasus Bridge on the 28th July 1944 and now on the IWM website 

COATES, William John Lewis

No 6 Commando
Private William Coates died during operations in North Africa. ​At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in what became known as the Battle of Green Hill. This was an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills held by the enemy which covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC
The Green Beret by Hilary St. George Saunders.
 

CROUCH, Ernest

Grave of Pte Crouch 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Private Ernest Crouch, 3 troop, died during operations in Holland.
 
At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Maasbracht and Brachterbeek. (Source: 1 Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.)
 

ELLIS, Richard Paul

No 6 Commando
Fusilier Richard Ellis died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in what became known as the Battle of Green Hill. This was an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills held by the enemy which covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC
The Green Beret by Hilary St. George Saunders.
 

ELSDON, George Henry

No 6 Commando
Sergeant George Elsdon died during operations at Normandy. 
 
The No 6 Cdo War Diary for the 10th June records
"Place: In the field, Le Plein a.m. - 2 Troop kill 2 snipers with 'K' gun.  We are heavily mortared.  We answer with our own mortars. 0800 - Enemy attacks, all troops engage.  By 1700 hrs all attacks definitely repelled.  Suspect enemy got it in the neck.  Our own casualties total 16."
 

FAZAN, Gilbert Roy

Lieutenant Gilbert Fazan 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Lieutenant Gilbert Fazan died during operations at Normandy.
 
The No. 6 Commando War Diary records
"Commando is mortared 4 casualties. Capt Robinson and 1 Troop comes in and tells us Lieut Fazan killed.  Lieut Stalker and 10 O.R.'s wounded."
 
Extract from the Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser - Friday 23 June 1944

HUGO, Terence James

Grave of Lt TJ Hugo 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Lieutenant Terence Hugo, 1 troop, died during operations in Holland.
 
At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting in the area of Brachterbeek. (Source: 1 Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.)
 

JENKINS, Edward

No 6 Commando
Private Edward Jenkins died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in what became known as the Battle of Green Hill. This was an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills held by the enemy which covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC
The Green Beret by Hilary St. George Saunders.
 

KHYTOVITCH, Eric

Eric Khytovitch MM 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant Eric Khytovitch MM died during operations at Normandy [1].
 
The No 6 Commando War Diary 10th June 1944 records
"Place: In the field, Le Plein a.m. - 2 Troop kill 2 snipers with 'K' gun.  We are heavily mortared.  We answer with our own mortars. 0800 - Enemy attacks, all troops engage.  By 1700 hrs all attacks definitely repelled.  Suspect enemy got it in the neck.  Our own casualties total 16." [2]. 
 

LISTON, William

No 6 Commando
Private William Liston died during operations at Normandy.
 
The No. 6 Commando War Diary records
 "11th June 1944 Place: In the field, Le Plein. We shell BREVILLE. We are shelled heavily. We capture a ½ track 20mm gun. p.m. - Continued to be shelled. Casualties 3."
 
William Liston met and married his wife Joyce whilst billeted at Keswick in 1943, and is also remembered on the Keswick War Memorial.
 

LORD, Robert Stephen

No 6 Commando
Fusilier Robert Lord died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in what became known as the Battle of Green Hill. This was an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills held by the enemy which covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC
The Green Beret by Hilary St. George Saunders.
 

MCNALLY, Victor

No 6 Commando

Lance Corporal Victor McNally died during operations in North Africa.

His brother, Fusilier McNally, served in No 5 Commando.*
 
Sources
CWGC
*Commando Association newsletter 6 issued March 1948
 

MEEHAN, Hugh

No 6 Commando
Corporal Hugh Meehan died during operations in North Africa. ​At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in what became known as the Battle of Green Hill. This was an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills held by the enemy which covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC
The Green Beret by Hilary St. George Saunders.
 

O'ROURKE, Patrick

Grave of Gnr O'Rourke 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Gunner Patrick O'Rourke died during operations in Holland.
 
At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Brachterbeek. (Source: 1 Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.)
 

PARRY, Edwin

No 6 Commando
Gunner Edwin Parry died during operations in Normandy. At the time of his death the Commando were engaged in an attack on Dozule.
 
Sources
CWGC
Commando - Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig. John Durnford-Slater
 

PEARCE, Kenneth

No 6 Commando

Private Kenneth Pearce died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

PRICE, George

No 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant George Price died during operations at Normandy.
 
Extract from the No 6 Cdo War Diary for the 10th June.
 "Place: In the field, Le Plein a.m. - 2 Troop kill 2 snipers with 'K' gun.  We are heavily mortared.  We answer with our own mortars. 0800 - Enemy attacks, all troops engage.  By 1700 hrs all attacks definitely repelled.  Suspect enemy got it in the neck.  Our own casualties total 16."
 

PRIOR, George Joseph

Grave of Pte Prior 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Private George Prior, 6 troop, died during operations in Holland.
 
At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Maasbracht and Brachterbeek. (Source: 1 Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.)
 

PRITCHARD, Thomas

No 6 Commando
Gunner Thomas Pritchard died in the UK of injuries received in an accident whilst grenades were being primed on board the ship HMS Prince Charles.
 
He was injured in the same grenade priming accident which killed LSgt  H.C. Cartlidge, No 6 Commando. The accident occurred late afternoon on the 9th December 1941. The ship was being used for night time landings.
 
Sources
CWGC.

RAMSDEN, Harry

No 6 Commando
Private Harry Ramsden died during operations at Normandy. 
 
The No 6 Commando War Diary for the 10th June records
"Place: In the field, Le Plein a.m. - 2 Troop kill 2 snipers with 'K' gun.  We are heavily mortared.  We answer with our own mortars. 0800 - Enemy attacks, all troops engage.  By 1700 hrs all attacks definitely repelled.  Suspect enemy got it in the neck.  Our own casualties total 16."
 

ROBSON, John

No 6 Commando
Private John Robson, aged 18, died [1] when a grenade was accidentally dropped, and he threw himself on top of it to save lives. An heroic act. [2]
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] Casualty Lists
[2] Michael Rescorle, son of Pte Jack Rescorle.
 

RONALD, Alexander Scott

Major Alexander Ronald 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Major Alexander Ronald, Second in Command of No.6 Commando,  died during operations in North Africa [1]. 
Earlier he had received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services during operations on the Lofoten Islands March 1941 with No.3 Commando [2][2a]. 
He was the Captain of No.3 Commando 5 Troop in December 1941 later leaving the Commando to become 2 i/c No.6 Commando [3].

SADLER, Richard

No 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant Richard Sadler died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in what became known as the Battle of Green Hill. This was an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills held by the enemy which covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC
The Green Beret by Hilary St. George Saunders.
 

SCOTT, John Murray

No 6 Commando
Captain John Scott died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in what became known as the Battle of Green Hill. This was an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills held by the enemy which covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC
The Green Beret by Hilary St. George Saunders.
 

SKINNER, Bernard Gordon

No 6 Commando
Lieutenant Bernard Skinner died in a traffic accident. Capt. Wylie also died of injuries in this accident. The 6 Cdo War Diiary for December 1943 details that his commando truck was going to Brighton Station and was hit by a Naval truck with several injured. Lt B.G.Skinner was sent to Royal Sussex Hospital,where he later died.
 

STICKLEY, Robert Arthur

No 6 Commando
Private Robert Stickley died on 30 November 1945 of wounds inflicted in a shooting incident on Brighton seafront on 19 November 1945 [1]+[2]
 
​His Father also died in the war. 38551 Corporal Albert William Stickley, 102 Field Coy., Royal Engineers, died in France on the 27th May, 1940 aged 42 and is remembered with honour at the Dunkirk Memorial [1].
 

THOMAS, Gwyn Ifor

No 6 Commando
Lance Corporal Gwyn Thomas died during operations at Normandy. 
 
The No 6 Commando War Diary for the 10th June records
"Place: In the field, Le Plein a.m. - 2 Troop kill 2 snipers with 'K' gun.  We are heavily mortared.  We answer with our own mortars. 0800 - Enemy attacks, all troops engage.  By 1700 hrs all attacks definitely repelled.  Suspect enemy got it in the neck.  Our own casualties total 16."
 

THOMPSON, George (LCpl)

No 6 Commando
Lance Corporal George Thompson, 1 troop,  died during operations at Normandy in the area of Le Plein. 
 
The No 6 Commando War Diary for the 10th June records
"Place: In the field, Le Plein a.m. - 2 Troop kill 2 snipers with 'K' gun.  We are heavily mortared.  We answer with our own mortars. 0800 - Enemy attacks, all troops engage.  By 1700 hrs all attacks definitely repelled.  Suspect enemy got it in the neck.  Our own casualties total 16."
 

THOMSON, Eric George M.

Private Eric Thomson 6 Commando
Grave of Private Thomson 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Private Eric Thomson, 3 troop, died during operations in Holland [1]. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Maasbracht and Brachterbeek [2].
 
Extract from the Dundee Courier - Saturday 03 February 1945

TUNSTALL, Harry

No 6 Commando
Independent Companies and Special Service Battalions
Lance Corporal Harry Tunstall , 101 troop,  died during the very short period  his unit was redesignated as 5 Special Service Bn., before reforming again as No 6 Commando.  His death is recorded as by drowning in the Westminster Abbey Commando ROH database.
 

WATTON, Frederick George

No 6 Commando
Private Frederick Watton died during operations at Normandy. 
 
The No 6 Commando War Diary for the 10th June records
"Place: In the field, Le Plein a.m. - 2 Troop kill 2 snipers with 'K' gun.  We are heavily mortared.  We answer with our own mortars. 0800 - Enemy attacks, all troops engage.  By 1700 hrs all attacks definitely repelled.  Suspect enemy got it in the neck.  Our own casualties total 16."
 

WETHERALD, Henry

No 6 Commando

Lance Corporal Henry Wetherald died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

WILSON, Donald

No 6 Commando
Lance Corporal Donald Wilson died during operations at Normandy. 
 
The No 6 Commando War Diary for the 10th June records
"Place: In the field, Le Plein a.m. - 2 Troop kill 2 snipers with 'K' gun.  We are heavily mortared.  We answer with our own mortars. 0800 - Enemy attacks, all troops engage.  By 1700 hrs all attacks definitely repelled.  Suspect enemy got it in the neck.  Our own casualties total 16."
 

WILSON, Sam

No 6 Commando
Private Sam Wilson died during operations at Normandy. 
 
The No 6 Commando War Diary for the 10th June records
"Place: In the field, Le Plein a.m. - 2 Troop kill 2 snipers with 'K' gun.  We are heavily mortared.  We answer with our own mortars. 0800 - Enemy attacks, all troops engage.  By 1700 hrs all attacks definitely repelled.  Suspect enemy got it in the neck.  Our own casualties total 16."
 

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