Middle East Commando/1st Special Service Regt.

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BROOK, Harold

Lance Corporal Harold Brook died [1] during operations in France with 1st Special Air Service Regiment having left the Commandos. He was reported as missing in action during Operation Houndforce [2]. 
 

DUFFY, Michael James

Lieutenant Michael Duffy died during operations in Libya with the Middle East Commando (redesignated as 1 Special Service Regiment).
 
Service details are LRDG 1942, Middle East Commando (A Squadron) (2Lt) 1942, KIA Libya with D Squadron 1 Special Service Regiment
 
Sources
CWGC.
War Diary Records of ME Cdo Depot and 1 SSR.
Special Forces ROH website.
 

NIXON, Malvern

Pte. Malvern Nixon was killed when his jeep patrol was attacked whilst en route to harass the enemy in Southern Tunisia. He was serving with 1st SAS  ('B' Sqn.) at the time of his death having left the Commandos. He had previously served in No 2 Independent Company,  No 11 Commando, the Middle East Commando, and 'L' Detachment SAS. 
 

ROSENSTEIN, Natan

LCpl. Rosenstein , an Austrian of Jewish Faith, served in the Commando from November 1941 and died of illness in July 1942.  Although the service record shows 1 Special Service Regiment, there is some thought that he may have been with the SAS when he died. 
[Source of Commando service and cause of death: The SAS and LRDG ROH 1941-1947/ Service Record]
 

SENIOR, Fred

Fred Senior 1st SAS

LSgt. Fred Senior was killed when his jeep patrol was attacked whilst en route to harass the enemy in Southern Tunisia. He was serving with 1st SAS  ('B' Sqn.) at the time of his death having left the Commandos. He had previously served in both No 8 Commando and the Middle East Commando, and 'L' Detachment SAS.

THIRKELL-WHITE, Derek John Plantaganet

Captain Derek Thirkell-White died during operations with the King's Own Regiment at Leros having left the Commando. He had earlier served with the Middle East Commando (redesignated as 1 Special Service Regiment) in July 1942.
 
Sources
​War Office Casualty List 1402
ME Cdo Depot and 1 Special Service Regt. War Diary Nominal Roll of Officers July 4th  1942 ref. National Archives WO 218 / 159.
 

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