RN Beach Commando
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A Nominal Roll for the Royal Naval Beach Commandos. For historical & research purposes, we have tried to compile the names of all RN Commando volunteers. Details were obtained from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Lists of Casualties, the RN Commando War Diary, papers from the National Archives, books, documents and various other sources of research carried out by fellow members of the CVA .
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them."
Initially raised as 'Naval Beach Parties', they were redesignated as Royal Naval Beach Commandos. At the end of the war they were again redesignated as Naval Beach Control Parties'
Able Seaman Reginald Bailey RN Commandos were involved in an operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard .
Petty Officer Kenneth Bevis was killed in Italy. He received a posthumous MiD for "distinguished service in operations carried out in the face of determined opposition from the enemy which led to the capture of the island of Elba."
At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard.
Petty Officer Thomas Briggs
Able Seaman Charles Chamberlain died on the 17th June 1944 and is buried in Corsica.
Petty Officer Eric Coveney
Able Seaman John Cullens
Able Seaman Edward Eddy, RN Beach Commando, was killed during operations at Anzio. [Source: CWGC.]
Able Seaman Roland Enefer
Able Seaman George Fairweather
Able Seaman Robert Goard, RN Beach Commando, died in Italy. [Source: CWGC]
Sub-Lieutenant Frederick Griffiths, RN Beach Commando 'O3', died on the 21st June 1944 of wounds inflicted on the 17th June 1944 at Elba..Sources CWGC . The Beachhead Commandos author A. Cecil Hampshire.
Able Seaman Robert Hall, RN Beach Commando ‘K’, died in Italy. [Source: CWGC]
Leading Seaman Harry Hallos w
Able Seaman Jack Hayward w
Stoker Leonard Hills
Sub Lieutenant Alan Hodgson
Able Seaman Douglas Honeywood w
Able Seaman Henry Hugman died on the 17th June 1944 and is buried in Corsica.
Able Seaman George McGrann, RN Beach Commando, was killed during
Able Seaman William Murray died
Able Seaman Desmond O'Connor
Able Seaman John O'Neill died
Leading Seaman Terence Palmer
Telegraphist Robert Anthony Pickering is listed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as serving attached to HMS Nile when he died.  HMS Nile was a RN shore establishment in Alexandria.
Able Seaman Fred Pomfret died on the 17th June 1944 and is buried in Corsica.
- Casualty Branch enquiry document is titled "Able Seaman J J Soall, RN Beach Commando, Salerno: delay in reporting casualty." .
Able Seaman Dennis Thackray was killed in Italy. At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard.
Leading Seaman Alfred Tidder died
Extract from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle (ROH p3) - Thurs. 20 July 1944A/B W. R. Turnbull. R.N. (Commandos), son of Mrs. and the late Mr. C. Turnbull, of 4. Nixon Street, Newcastle. (C.M.F.*) Sources CWGC
Able Seaman William Welsh died
Able Seaman John Whittington died
Able Seaman Sydney Wood, RN Beach Commando ‘R2’, died during Operations at Normandy.[Source: CWGC]