8 Cdo. Roll of Honour

Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 17 of 17

BAKER, Kenneth

No 8 Commando
Independent Companies and Special Service Battalions

Corporal Kenneth Baker was killed in action during operations in Libya with Layforce.

Sources
CWGC.
British Army Casualties List / National Archives file WO 417/35.

Notes
4 Special Service Bn. was a very short lived title redesignation of Commando Units and was no longer in use at the time of his death.  'B' Bn Layforce was made up of men from No 8 Commando whose unit had been part of 4 Special Service Bn.

COULDREY, Edwin Robert

No 8 Commando
Bombardier Edwin Couldrey died during operations in Burma [1]. He is listed on a Royal Artillery Casualty Card as a battle casualty [2].
He was one of the Commandos from No 8 who were attached to the Special Service Detachments (1 & 2) and  Military Mission 204 to the Far East and in a last letter home he had written that he was "going native." [3]
 
Sources
CWGC.

MAYNARD, John Edward Trestrail

No 8 Commando
Corporal John Maynard died during operations in Tobruk (Cyrenaica Libya) whilst part of a detachment from No 8 Commando ('B' Bn. Layforce) assigned to the garrison [1][2][3].
  • 17 August 1939 awarded the Royal Humane Society's Testimonial in Vellum, for Saving Life at Sea [1].
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/28.
[3] See Linked Content below.
 

MILLER, John

No 8 Commando
Private John Miller was one of a contingent from Layforce (No 8 Commando)  who were attached to Middle East Detachment 2, later known as 2nd Special Service Detachment or SSD2, for operations in the Far East. He was reported missing and later presumed killed in action.
 
Sources
CWGC.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45.

RICHARDSON, Arthur

No 8 Commando
Company Sergeant Major Arthur Richardson was reported missing presumed killed in action during operations in Burma. He was one of a contingent from Layforce (No 8 Commando)  who were attached to Middle East Detachment 2, later known as 2nd Special Service Detachment or SSD2, for operations in the Far East.
 
Sources
CWGC.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45.
 

SCANES, Lewis Ralph

No 8 Commando
Trooper Lewis Scanes was reported missing presumed died during operations in Burma on or shortly after 19 June 1942, his secondary unit shown simply as "Commando" on each of the casualty listings [1][2].
  • The Westminster Abbey Commando Roll of Honour lists his Unit as No.8 Commando [3][notes]
Sources
[1] Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archive files WO417/57, WO417/66, WO/417/94, WO/417/100.
[2] CWGC

TERRY, John Leslie

No 8 Commando
Lance Corporal John Terry, 2 troop,  was killed by a locomotive during a night operations exercise. The Commando were based at Burnham on Crouch at the time.
 
Sources
CWGC
No 8 Commando War Diary entry 29th August 1940.  National Archives WO/218.
 

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