BOLDEN, Stanley

Known as: 
Lance Corporal
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Service numbers: 
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Died : 
Tuesday, March 27, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Stanley Bolden 12 Commando
Lance Corporal Stanley Bolden, No.12 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field [1][2].
He was later killed in action serving as a Corporal with the 2nd SAS Regiment during an attack on the German 51 Mountain Corps HQ at Albinea Italy [3][4].
Operation Cartoon.
"L/Cpl. Bolden was with the detachment of the Special Service Brigade which landed at Sagvaag, Norway on the night 23rd/24th January, 1943.
Before the actual landing took place, L/Cpl. Bolden was wounded in the side, but although in pain, he continued and carried out his duties ably and well.
He personally led a party which cut the communications and was later in charge of a road block party on the Sagvaag-Fitjar Road.
Throughout the operation he showed that good leadership and determination upon which a small raid of this nature depends for its success" [2].
October 943 transferred to No.6 Commando [4].
March 1944 left the Commandos posted to No.9 Infantry Training Centre [4].
24 May 1944 volunteered to be a parachutist and was posted to the Airborne Forces Depot for training [4].  
7 August 1944 volunteered for  2nd S.A.S. [4]
[1] London Gazette 35952, page 1405; errata LG 35987, page 1848.
[2] National Archives file WO373/93/83.
[3] CWGC.
[4] The SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour 1941-47.
[Image] 12 Commando Troop photo in gallery.

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