‘Commando Roll of Honour St Nazaire’

Below are the names of the Commandos who were killed during the raid at St Nazaire. Click on the names for more information. 
Read more about the raid here on our website Operation Chariot and on this link to the website of the St Nazaire Society.

No 2 Commando

Pte. M.D.Aird Pte. J.E.H. Gwynne RSM. A. Moss
Capt. D.L. Birney LSgt. P. Harkness Pte. A.W. Neal
LCpl. E.J. Bryan LSgt. M. Harrison LCpl. K.A. Paterson
Rfn. R.E.D. Burns LCpl. W. Hay Lieut. T.G.P. Peyton
LCpl. J. Coughlan LCpl. W.B. Heather Rfn. T.Y. Roach
Pte. H.P. Cunningham Sgt. S. Hempstead Gdsm. S. Robinson
Pte. T. Diamond Capt. E.S. Hodgson Cpl. W.A. Spaul
LCpl. J. Donaldson LCpl. G.H. Hudson Sgt. G. Taylor
Sgt. L.F. Eldridge 2/Lieut. M.  Jenkins Cpl. R.M. Tomsett
Cpl. N.L. Fisher Pte. F. Kelly Lieut. J.E. Vanderwerve
LCpl. H.F. Fowler Gdsm. J.F. Lewis Gdsm. G.W. Walton
LCpl. A.E. Garratt Fus. A.J. Lucy Lieut. P. Walton
LSgt. W. Gibson LCpl.H. Mather Fus. R.S.Woodman
Fus. L.G.W. Goss Pte. J. Maylott
Gdsm. W.E. Grose Pte. T. McCormack  

No 1 Commando

Sgt. T.F. Durrant
Cpl. F. Llewellyn
Pte. E.C. Tomblin

No. 3 Commando  

Lieut.  M. Woodcock
Pte. J.D. Boyce

No. 4 Commando

Capt. H.H. Pennington
L/Cpl. R.B.J. Borgman
Spr. G. Coulson

No. 5 Commando

Lieut. C.J.  Smalley
Lieut. R.J.G. Burtinshaw
Sgt. R. Beveridge
Sgt. W. Ferguson
Sgt. G.E. Ide
L/Sgt. B.L.  Johnson
L/Cpl. G.S. Stokes

No. 9 Commando

L/Sgt. R.E. Jameson
Cpl. J. Deans
L/Cpl. L. Burgess
L/Cpl. R. Duncan
Pte. J. Shenton

No. 12 Commando

Cpl. A.H. Blount
Cpl. S.E. Chetwynd
Cpl. H.H.  Jones.

Special Service Brigade HQ

Lieut. (T/Capt) W.H. Pritchard

We will remember them

On Wednesday 1st April 1942 a ceremonial funeral was held to inter the dead from both sides, in a field at Escoublac, near to the German Naval HQ. The prisoners were invited to send a party to attend. Lt. Hopwood, Sgt Colin Jones and Pte. Les Wheelan represented 5 Troop, No.2 Commando and the Liverpool Scottish. Some photos of individuals killed during the raid can be found in the Commando Units Albums. View the images of the funeral in our Gallery. [go to gallery]


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