RONALD, Alexander Scott

Rank: 
Major
Unit/Base: 
6 Commando
3 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Service: 
Army
Number: 
68201
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Sunday, November 8, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
33
Major Alexander Ronald 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].
He resided at Waterton House, Ampney Crucis, near Cirencester, and was employed before the war at the Stock Exchange [4]
 
Sources 
[1] CWGC
[2] London Gazette 35172, page 3003. 
[2a] Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2, author Brig. J. Durnford-Slater.
[3] Photo of 3 Cdo. 5 Troop in gallery.
[4] Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 08 May 1943
[4] British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
 
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