5 Commando

History of the Unit

5 Commando

No 5 Commando was formed in Bridlington on the 18th July 1940 and was commanded by Lt. Col. S.P. Wood. Shortly afterwards the Commando moved to Dover, and then on to Helensburgh. It was reorganised into the 5th Special Service Battalion, but was soon redesignated No.5 Commando again on the  26th Febuary 1941.

The first recorded raid by the men of No.5 took place on the 30/31st August 1941. Two parties, each of one officer and fourteen OR’s, targeted beaches at Hardelot and Merlimot west of Boulogne. Neither raiding party made contact with enemy, but lessons were learnt on raiding tactics.

On the 28th March 1942 three demolition teams from No 5 Commando took part in Operation Chariot. This was a Combined Operations raid led by No 2 Commando, supported by detachments from other Commando units, to destroy the dry dock at St Nazaire. The three teams were led by Lt's. Burtinshaw, Smalley, and Chant, their role being to destroy targets in the immediate area of where HMS Campbeltown would ram the dock gates. The raid was a complete success but casualties were high and included Lt's Burtinshaw and Smalley.

The teams for Operation Chariot had been detached from the Commando for training prior to the raid, and it was during this period, on the 23rd March 1942,  that most of No.5 Commando sailed to participate in the ‘Operation Ironclad’ landings on Madagascar.

In August 1943 all Commando units were restructured to form 4 Special Service Brigades, later redesignated in 1944 as Commando Brigades.  Each Brigade consisted of several Commando Units which, whilst operating together at times, would also retain their own identity. 

On their return to the UK, No. 5 Commando, now commanded by Lt Col. D.M. Shaw MC, became part of 3 Special Service Brigade.

In November 1943,  3 Special Service Brigade sailed from Gourock for India.  

In September 1944 Lt Col. C.J.B. Pollitt assumed command from Lt Col Shaw.

No 5 Commando was involved throughout the actions in the Arakan in Burma, with landings at Akyab and Myebon. Closely following these engagements, No 5 Commando took part in the actions at Kangaw (Hill 170) and Daingbon.

When he was wounded during an engagement at Hill 170, Lt Col Pollitt relinquished his command to his 2i/c Major C.R.M. Stuart who was promoted Lt. Col.

After Burma the Commando was withdrawn to India to prepare for Operation ‘Zipper’ the invasion of Malaya. Zipper being abandoned after the cessation of hostilities No. 5 Commando found itself in Hong Kong on policing duties. Because of the loss of men through demobilisation,  No. 5 and No.1 were amalgamated to form 1/5 Commando until on 23rd March 1946 it was disbanded.


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5 Commando Nominal Roll

In 1946 the Army Council decided that the Army Commandos were to be disbanded and no provision was allowed or made for any depository or office which would have at least contained a complete Roster of Names of the men who served in the various units. 

For historical & research purposes, we have tried to compile the names of all No.5 Commando volunteers which were obtained from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Lists of Casualties, the No.5 Commando War Diary, papers from the National Archives and further research by members of the CVA and various other resources. In preparing this list, we acknowledge that it is very likely there are omissions, Therefore, this is not a definitive list by any means, nor is it meant to be an official list, but it is the best we can do in an attempt to record all ranks by name who were part of No 5 Commando.  Research continues. 

The No 5 Commando Nominal Roll is listed below in surname order

No 5 Commando Nominal A - C

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No 5 Commando.

© Commando Veterans Archive 2016. All Rights Reserved. A lot of hard work has gone into producing this nominal roll in memory of all who served. There is no other comprehensive nominal roll of Army Commandos in existence. Reproduction is only permitted if accompanied by the copyright marker and a clear acknowledgement to the Commando Veterans Archive.

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SURNAME
FORENAME
RANK
S/N
AWARD
REGIMENT
Abbott
J
Gnr
 
 
 
Acott
L J
Pte
 
 
 
Adams
H
Pte
4535096
 
W Yorks 50 Bn
Addington
Raymond Thomas Casamajor
Major
 
MC
RHA
Addiscott
Reginald Lewis
Cpl
 
 
 
Albone
Harold Charles
L/cpl
 
 
 
Allan
E
Pte
134362
 
1st Corp Petrol Pk
Allen
J
Gnr
 
 
 
Alloway
David
Pte
 
 
 
Alter
Frank
 
 
 
 
Alting Du Cloux
Rene Philippe
Capt
341061
 
Cameronian
Amery
Julian
 
 
 
 
Anderson
Alexander Anthony
Sgt
14418524
 
Black Watch
Anderson
John J
Pte
5335851
 
R Berkshire 
Anderson
R
Cpl
3128456
 
DLI 2 Bn
Andrews
D
Bdr
883794
 
Ra 99 Fd Regt
Andrews
R
 
 
 
 
Anslow
T
Fus
 
 
 
Armitage
B.E.F or E.F.P
Capt
 
 
R Scots 1 Bn
Armstrong
J Brian N
Fus
 
 
 
Arthorne
S
Lcpl
3525389
 
Mancs  2 Bn
Arthur
Leo J
Tpr
7905202
 
Rac 51 Trg Regt
Ashe
 
Pte
 
 
 
Asher
S
Pte
88495
 
1st Corp Amm Park
Ashton
George
Pte
 
 
Worc Regt 7Bn
Askam
G
 
 
 
 
Atter
Frank E
 
 
 
 
Aucott
Les
Marine
Ply 18114175
 
 
Auld
Jack R
Pte
 
 
 
Austen
C
Pte
 
 
 
Awde
Joe
Gnr
 
 
RA
Bacon
H
 
 
 
 
Bailey
A
Tpr
7895811
 
49 RTR
Bailey
Charles L
Cpl
 
 
 
Bailey
G
Pte
 
 
1 Coy Air Form Sigs
Bailey
Numb
 
 
 
 
Bailey
R W
Rfn
 
 
 
Bailey
William H
Pte
 
 
 
Bailey
 
Cpl
7886571
 
Rac 56 A/Tank 
Bainbridge
H
Dvr
 
 
 
Baines
R
Pte
6297263
 
Buffs
Bairstow
Ronald
Pte
4747261
 
Yorks & Lancs
Bakemore
John
Sgt
 
 
 
Baker
Frank
Sgt
 
 
Queens Regt
Balchin
John
Capt
164911
 
RAC
Balderson
G
Pte
4342169
 
East Yorks ITC
Baldwin
Timothy
Capt
 
 
 
Ball
 
Cpl
3446425
 
Lancs Fus 1/6
Bambridge
 
Pte
 
 
1 Coy Air Form Sigs
Banks
R W
Rfn
 
 
 
Bannister
Arthur
Pte
 
 
 
Bannister
T
Bdr
 
 
9 Fd Trg Regt
Barbbe
J
Spr
1866897
 
RE 21 Fd Park Coy
Barber
J
Spr
 
 
 
Barker
Alfred
Sgt
 
 
 
Barker
J P
Lcpl
 
 
Ra 182 Hvy Bty
Barker
 
Cpl
3532009
 
Mancs 5Bn
Barker
 
Cpl
7880258
 
Rac 56 ATR
Barlow
Colin
Sgt
7893683
 
49 RTR
Barnes
George Norton
Fus
14987370
 
 
Barnett
Ernest
Sgt
 
 
 
Barovitch
R
Pte
4528773
 
Gn Howards 50 Bn
Barron
F C
Cpl
 
 
 
Barry
T S
Pte
 
 
 
Barry
 
Lsgt
 
 
 
Bartholomew
Norman
Sgt
2889344
 
Gordons
Bartholomew
Robert J
Pte
 
 
 
Barton
K
Pte
80001
 
1st Corp Petrol Pk
Barton
Les
Fus
14604357
 
 
Barton
 
Tpr
7903569
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Baseley
Arthur
Pte
6215921
 
Middlesex Regt
Basin
 
Dvr
1491307
 
RA 56 A/Tank 
Batley
G
Sgt
4689434
 
KOYLI ITC
Baxter
Alexander
Pte
2326778
 
R Sigs1 Corp 
Baxter
Ed
Major
 
 
 
Baxter
R
Lcpl
55135
 
49 RTR
Baxter
W H
Pte
 
 
 
Baxter
 
Sgt
 
 
 
Baylis
D E
Sgt
 
 
 
Bayliss
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Beach
 
Pte
 
 
 
Beard
William Charles Spencer
Maj
129285
 
RA
Beasley
John Anthony Owen
Capt
149806
 
Lincoln
Beasley
 
Pte
 
 
 
Beattie
W A
Pte
 
 
RE 208 Fd Park
Beattie
 
Tpr
7903577
 
RAC 51 Trg 
Beaumont
James B
Sgt
 
 
RA 183 Hvy Bty
Beaver
Tim / Tom
Pte
 
 
 
Bebbington
W
Spr
1775052
 
RE 5 Fd Coy
Bebbington
 
Tpr
7897076
 
49 RTR
Bee
Ernest F
Pte
 
 
 
Beech
 
Pte
 
 
 
Bell
Cyril R
Gnr
 
 
 
Bell
G
Cpl
 
 
RASC 85 Stn Coy
Bell
J W
 
 
 
 
Bell
Keith
Lt (major)
 
 
Gordons
Bell
Norman
Sgt
 
 
 
Bell
Stanley
Gnr
 
 
 
Bell
W
 
 
 
 
Bembridge
 
Cpl
7886080
 
RAC 56 Trg 
Bender
John
Pte
 
 
 
Bennet
 
Pte
 
 
Worc Regt 7Bn
Bennett
Harold Doug
 
 
 
R Warwicks Regt
Bennett
Henry
Gnr
 
 
 
Bennett
L S
Spr
 
 
 
Bennett
R A
Lt
 
 
 
Bennett
 
Sgt
 
 
 
Bennett
 
Sgt
82845
 
RA 10 Fd Regt
Bentley
E
Pte
4538664
 
W Yorks 50 Bn
Benyon
WW
Capt
 
 
4th Hussars
Berovitch
Ruben
Sgt
 
 
 
Berry
Tom S
Pte
 
 
 
Best
Joseph Michael
Sgt
5336580
 
R Berkshire 
Bethel
E
Pte
 
 
 
Betts
Arthur
Pte
7349972
 
RAMC
Bevan
William James
Pte
7349693
 
RAMC
Beveridge
Robert
Lsgt
4534228
 
West Yorks ITC
Bickerstaffe
 
Pte
2335659
 
R Sigs 1 Ot Bn
Biddell
N
Tpr
319263
 
49 RTR
Biddlecombe
P D
Pte
 
 
 
Biggs
John
 
 
 
 
Biggs
R
Cpl
 
 
 
Bilcliffe
Laurence
 
 
 
 
Bilham
 
Lt
 
 
R Signals
Bilson
 
Tpr
328144
 
Rac 51 Trg Regt
Birch
Stanley Alfred
Cpl
 
 
Northampton 
Bird
A
 
 
 
 
Bird
C W S
Sgt
 
 
 
Bird
Leslie John
Bsm
 
 
 
Bird
 
Lcpl
321807
 
Rac 51 Trg Regt
Birkett
 
Pte
 
 
 
Birks
Joseph
Gnr
 
 
RA
Bishop
John Franklin
Pte
3525354
 
Mancs 2 Bn
Bishop
R
Gnr
 
 
 
Bishop
 
Pte
 
 
 
Black
W
Sgt
33229
 
Rasc 2 Div Supply Col
Blackley
William George
Pte
 
 
 
Blackmore
W
Pte
4340965
 
East Yorks Itc
Blackwell
C
Cpl
66104
 
RASC 2 Div Supply Col
Blair
W
Dvr
3054282
 
RE 5 Fd Coy
Blake
 
 
 
 
 
Blakeley
A J
Gnr
 
 
 
Blakemore
John
Sgt
3652093
 
South Lancs 
Blatt
Rudi A
Pte
1872
 
 
Blenkin
C J
Dvr
2016044
 
RE 2 Mt Depot
Boasley
J O A
Capt
 
 
 
Bodenham
Clifford W C
Pte
 
 
 
Boggis
Ernie
 
 
 
 
Bolden
Matthew
 
 
 
 
Bolitho
Ray G
Capt
174293
 
Devon
Bolton
Matthew
 
 
 
 
Bomber
Hl
Tpr
82323
 
49 RTR
Bond
S N
Pte
 
 
 
Booth
William Martel
Capt
321576
 
Essex Regt
Booth
 
Pte
 
 
 
Bosley
R T
Pte
 
 
 
Bothamley
F
Pte
5336957
 
R Berkshire 
Boustend
 
Spr
2072128
 
RE 203 Fd Park Coy
Bowen
William L
Cpl
 
 
 
Bowers
Bob
 
 
 
 
Bowes
JD
Gnr
11272552
 
RA
Bowes
Pat
Cpl
 
 
 
Bowler
James Charles
Cpl
2928665
 
Camerons 1 Bn
Bowman
Ae
Pte
 
 
 
Bowyer
John
Capt
121518
 
RNF
Boyd
Norman Ralph Shields
Cpl
 
 
 
Boyd
R
L/cpl
14641891
 
R Inniskillen 
Boyd
W
Lcpl
2925400
 
Camerons 1 Bn
Boyes
W
Gnr
 
 
 
Boylin
 
Tpr
7894404
 
49 RTR
Bradfield
 
Pte
 
 
Worc 7bn
Bradford
Alan Charles
Pte
6297995
 
The Buffs
Brannan
D
Spr
171945
 
RE 21 Fd Park Coy
Brassington
Tommy
Pte
 
 
 
Bray
H A Woner
Maj
 
MC
Dorset 2bn
Brennan
S
Pte
 
 
 
Brennon
J
Pte
4347822
 
East Yorks ITC
Breslin
Eugene
 
 
 
 
Bresnan
 
Fus
3448227
 
Lancs Fus 1/5
Bridgewater
A
Lcpl
 
 
 
Bright
 
Cpl
4974128
 
RAC 56 Atr
Bright
Gerald
Lsgt
 
 
 
Brindley
Charles Philip
Sgt
2335934
 
R Sigs 1 / Gttb
Brion
Norman
 
 
 
 
Broadbent
A
Cpl
4533178
 
51 RTR
Broadbent
W
Pte
 
 
 
Brocklebank
W
Lbdr
959425
 
RA 99 Fd Regt
Brodie
J
Lcpl
 
 
 
Broizart
S
Sgt
44401
 
1st Coy Amm Coy
Brooking
FW
Pte
 
 
RA 320 Hvy Bty
Brooks
B J
Pte
 
 
 
Brooks
J
Pte
4541813
 
West Yorks ITC
Brooks
JW
Cpl
4807198
 
 
Brooks
Tick
 
 
 
 
Brooks
William
 
 
 
 
Brothwood
John T V W
Dvr
5884053
 
RE
Brown
B
Lcpl
1875513
 
RE 102 Fd Coy
Brown
D N
Sgt
7896175
 
49 RTR
Brown
FA or FR
Lsgt
 
 
 
Brown
Frederick Harold
L/sgt
833166
 
RA
Brown
James
Pte
2988948
MM
A&SH
Brown
J
LBdr
1816236
 
RA
Brown
KS
L/cpl
14603361
 
 
Brown
Maurice
 
 
 
 
Brown
Mornington
 
 
 
 
Brown
Noel
 
 
 
 
Bruce
 
Pte
 
 
 
Brumwell
Desmond
Pte
 
 
 
Brunton
Ian Bunny
Sgt
 
 
 
Bryant
Alfred Samuel
Pte
 
 
 
Bryant
Belinda
 
 
 
 
Bryant
Sydney
Lt
180715
 
R Ulster Rifles
Buckinhan
 
Pte
 
 
Worc  7bn
Buckland
Albert T
Pte
 
 
 
Buckle
Dennis Howard
Capt
187370
 
RA
Budd
Lionel
Gnr
1140413
 
RA
Bullock
 
Lcpl
7902239
 
2 MMG Bde
Bundy
E
Pte
5339507
 
R Berkshire 
Burke
John
Cpl
 
 
 
Burn
F J
Pte
 
 
 
Burnett
C
Pte
5724367
 
Dorset 2bn
Burnett
Badger
Sgt
 
 
 
Burns
T S
Gnr
 
 
 
Burr
A G
Pte
 
 
 
Burr
Derek H
Maj
96990
 
RUR
Burrill
W
L/cpl
4539663
 
Gn Howards 50Bn
Burrows
D
L/cpl
 
 
 
Burtinshaw
Robert James Glover
Lt
89395
MID
Cheshire Regt
Butler
Cornelius James
 
 
 
 
Butler
J H
Dvr
181000
 
2 Div Hq
Butt
A G
Pte
 
 
 
Button
 
Pte
 
 
 
Button
 
Pte
 
 
 
Buxton
John Frederick
L/cpl
1485849
 
Queens Regt
Byfield
N
Spr
 
 
 
Byford
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Byrne
A H
Pte
 
 
 
Byrnes
Stanley
 
 
 
 
Cain
Matthew
Lsgt
3770094
 
 
Caine
Joseph
Pte
 
 
 
Cairns
W N
Capt
 
 
1st Kdg
Calf
D
L/cpl
233637
 
R Sigs 1 Ot Bn
Callaghan
C
Lcpl
 
 
 
Callanan
C
Fus
 
 
 
Callendler
 
2/Lt
 
 
Camerons1Bn
Calvert
Eddie 'Tojo'
Cpl
 
 
 
Cameron
D
Sgt
88231
 
RASC 2 Div Supply Col
Cameron
Jimmy
 
 
 
 
Cameron
 
Sgt
 
 
 
Cameron
 
Tpr
7909230
 
RAC 51 Trg 
Campbell
James D
Pte
 
 
 
Campbell
 
Pte
 
 
 
Capper
 
Lcpl
2323783
 
R Sigs 1 / Gttb
Carpenter
David Scott
Pte
 
 
 
Carpenter
R
Pte
 
 
 
Carr
Donald Fry
Lt
281129
 
RNF
Carr
Francis Arthur
Sgt
1867740
DCM
RE 5 Fd Coy
Carr
L
Sgt
 
 
 
Carr
 
Cpl
23177896
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Carter
A
Pte
 
 
 
Carter
Norman
Pte
14977249
 
Sherwood For
Carvell
Victor Haig
Pte
 
 
 
Casares
Emilio David
Sgm
 
 
 
Case
Frank
Cpl
 
 
 
Castell
R H
Cpl
 
 
 
Cave - Brown
J R
Capt
 
 
RE 5 Fd Coy
Cennah
B
L/sgt
4877931
 
 
Chambers
L
Cpl
890729
 
1st Survey  1 Corp
Chambers
Philip Arthur John
Gnr
1515419
 
RA
Chamings
Stan A
Gnr (lt)
 
 
 
Chant
Stuart Whitemore
Maj
105159
MC OBE
 
Chapman
G
Tpr
4268803
 
43 RTR
Chapman
Ron
 
 
 
 
Chapman
S C
Pte
 
 
 
Charlesworth
J R
Sgt
 
 
 
Chisnel
E W
Pte
 
 
 
Chisnell
 
Pte
 
 
 
Christie
Daniel H
Pte
3861947
 
The Loyal Regt
Churchill
J M T F
Maj
 
DSO,MC
Mancs 2bn
Clark
David
Pte
 
 
 
Clark
JF
Pte
 
 
RA 183 Hvy Bty
Clark
TE
Tpr
7891230
 
49 RTR
Clarke
George James
Pte
 
 
 
Clarke
J
 
 
 
 
Clarke
S
Lbdr
 
 
 
Clarke
W J
 
 
 
 
Clayton
'Tiny'
Pte
 
 
 
Clegg
Robert
L/cpl
 
 
 
Clench
 
Bdr
1439473
 
RA 51 A/Tank 
Cliff
E
Pte
56196
 
1st Corp Amm Park
Clifford
Frederick Henry
Pte
6352117
 
R West Kent
Cobham
William J
Fus
 
 
R Irish Fus
Cockayne
Geoffrey Albert
Lsgt
851301
 
S Staffs 2/6 Bn
Coghlan
John Richard
L/cpl
 
 
 
Coldwell
A
Cpl
783753
 
Camerons1Bn
Cole
H J T 'Coker'
Dvr
 
 
 
Coleman
Paddy
Sgt
 
 
 
Coleman
Roger
 
 
 
 
Coles
K
Cpl
 
 
 
Coles
Lh
Sgt
 
 
9 Fd Trg Regt
Collier
F J
Pte
 
 
 
Collins
Michael Vincent
Cpl
14499411
 
KRRC
Collins
Ron
Pte
 
 
 
Collishaw
Arthur
Capt (Rev)
 
 
RACHD
Colvert
 
Pte
3386661
 
East Lancs 1/4
Connah
Bernard
L/Sgt
4877931
 
 
Conner
A
Pte
2048937
 
Camerons1Bn
Connor
T
Pte
 
 
RA 183 Hvy Bty
Cook
Alan Victor
Lt
341526
 
SLI
Cook
Henry John
Rfn
6850540
 
KRRC
Cook
 
Lcpl
2324310
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Cooke
Charles Harry
Pte
3774485
 
East Lancs 
Cooke
J
Lcpl
92533
 
2 Div HQ
Cooke
J
Pte
4342074
 
East Yorks ITC
Cooke
Sam
Cpl
 
 
 
Cookson
 
Pte
 
 
 
Cooper
C
Bdr
 
 
Re 208 Fd Park
Cooper
L F
Fus
 
 
 
Cooper
R
 
 
 
 
Cooper
Victor H
Tsm
6149311
 
East Surrey 
Cooper
W E
Sgt
 
 
 
Copley
W
Pte
 
 
 
Corfield
Harry
 
 
 
 
Cosgrove
T M B
Pte
3132413
 
D L I 2bn
Coulson
Fred
 
 
 
 
Courtie
 
Sgt
3768595
 
Lancs Fus 1/5
Coventry
E W Dudley
Maj
 
 
 
Cowles
Victor P A
Cpl
 
 
 
Cox
W F
Tpr
555706
 
49 RTR
Craven
 
Cpl
2569681
 
R Sigs 1 / Gttb
Cresswell
F
Sgt
187606
 
RE 2 Mt Depot
Crieg
J
Pte
3054116
 
Camerons1Bn
Crighton
A
Lcpl
S/152615
 
RASC 86 Sec 4 Coy
Crisp
Don G
Pte
 
 
 
Cross
W
Pte
 
 
 
Crossley
G
Lcpl
 
 
 
Crowden
Des E
Rsm
 
 
 
Crozier A Sjt 2196896 MM RE
Crusoe
J
Pte
 
 
 
Crutchley
J William
Tsm
4452664
 
DLI 2bn
Crutton
 
Lcpl
 
 
 
Cubbit
C
Cpl
66608
 
1st Corp Amm Park
Cumberbatch
Ken
 
 
 
 
Currie
James Charles
Cpl
 
 
 
Currie
 
Tpr
789358
 
RAC 51 Trg 
Curry
 
Tpr
7901370
 
RAC 51 Trg 
Curtis
Harry Alexander
Bdr
 
 
 
Cutting
R
Pte
4342012
 
East Yorks ITC

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No 5 Commando Nominal D - H

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No 5 Commando.

© Commando Veterans Archive 2016. All Rights Reserved. A lot of hard work has gone into producing this nominal roll in memory of all who served. There is no other comprehensive nominal roll of Army Commandos in existence. Reproduction is only permitted if accompanied by the copyright marker and a clear acknowledgement to the Commando Veterans Archive.

(click on highlighted surnames for more information)

SURNAME
FORENAME
RANK
S/N
AWARD
REGIMENT
Dack
A E
Pte
 
 
 
Dale
S
Fus
412074
 
RWF 1 Bn
Dallaway
E
Pte
 
 
 
Dalziel
A
Sgt
4128237
 
Cheshire  4 Bn
Dalziel
Andy
L/sgt
895334
 
 
Dalziel
Bert
Sgt
 
 
 
Daning
 
L/bdr
 
 
R Artillery
Darlington
 
Bdr
852511
 
RA 52 Fd Regt
Dartnell
H J
Bdr
 
 
 
Dashwood
Robert Gordon
Capt
129311
 
15/19th Hussars
Davidson
 
 
 
 
 
Davies
Allan R E
Capt
 
 
 
Davies
Charles E
Pte
 
 
 
Davies
Robert J
Lcpl
 
 
 
Davies
Ron
 
 
 
 
Davies
 
Pte
7909235
 
RAC 56 Atr
Davis
Bill
 
 
 
 
Davis
Donald Vernon
 
 
 
 
Davis
Eric N
Pte
 
 
 
Davison
Leonard Stanley
Pte
 
 
 
Dawkin
W
Pte
76854
 
1st Corp Petrol Pack
Dawson
 
Tpr
7907550
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Day
E
Lcpl
4535110
 
West Yorks Itc
Daynes
A E P
 
 
 
 
Dayson
Tich
 
 
 
 
Deadman
George
Pte
 
 
 
Deakin
Alf Chirpy
Pte
5387322
 
Ox&Bucks LI
Deakin
John W
Gnr
 
 
 
Deakin
Joseph
Gnr
 
 
 
Dean
A C
Lcpl
 
MM
Shropshire LI
Delaney
Edward W
 
 
 
 
Dent
 
Lcpl
 
 
 
Dickson
Alexander
Tpr
7909234
 
RAC
Dickson
John James
Maj
96192
MC*
Sherwood For
Disney
Ken C
Csm
 
 
 
Ditcham
J S
Sgt
 
 
 
Dixon
E N Dicky
Lt
 
 
 
Dixon
 
Cpl
5569642
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Dixon
 
Pte
7909234
 
RAC 56 Atr
Dobinson
 
Lcpl
4534813
 
West Yorks Itc
Dobson
William
Pte
 
 
Shropshire LI
Dodd
R A
Pte
 
 
 
Dodsworth
A
Cpl
7895596
 
51 RTR
Doherty
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Doid
J
Sgt
2763508
 
1 Seaforths
Donald
John
 
 
 
 
Donnellan
Philip Andrew
Capt
264605
 
Beds & Herts
Donnelly
Robert Shanks
Pte
 
 
 
Donnison
Robert E
Pte
4807481
 
 
Doughty
Ronald Morley
Pte
14755347
 
QRRWS
Dower
Ernest Stanley
Pte
 
 
 
Drew
L
Cpl
1987017
 
Re 102 Fd Coy
Drinkwater
R
Pte
 
 
 
Drury
George Bush
Sgt
 
 
 
Drury
 
Fus
3771293
 
Lancs Fus 1/5
Dryden
D Richard
Bsm
 
 
 
Drysdale
D
Pte
3055675
 
Royal Scots 1 Bn
Duckett
 
L/cpl
 
 
 
Dudbridge
Ron
Rfn
 
 
 
Duddy
Terence Bernard
Pte
 
 
 
Duggan
Doug H
Pte
 
 
 
Dukes
P
Lcpl
 
 
 
Dukes
R
Pte
88684
 
1st Corp Petrol Pack
Duncan
A
Pte
2926147
 
Camerons 1 Bn
Duncan
William
Capt
321219
 
RA
Dunn
J
Spr
4126038
 
RE 21 Fd Park Coy
Dunne
 
Lcpl
2321931
 
R Sigls 1 / O.T.B
Dunsmore
W
Pte
4538807
 
West Yorks 50 Bn
Durrell
W
Pte
4539661
 
 
Dutton
Leonard F
Pte
 
 
 
Dyer
C S
Pte
 
 
 
Dymer
 
Dvr
2387509
 
R Sigs 1 / Gttb
Dyson
J R Titch
Dvr
3445237
 
 
Eadie
D S M
Lt
 
 
HQ 2 Div
Eagle
A W
Pte
 
 
 
Earle
Edward
L/cpl
1001876
 
1st Survey  1Corp
Easthaugh
 
Maj
 
 
 
Eastman
A D
 
 
 
 
Easton
Cheesey Rochester
Sig/dvr
2572330
 
R Sigs 1 / Gttb
Eaton
Frank
Spr
14217573
 
Royal Engineers
Ebrey
Herbert
 
 
 
 
Edge
Arthur
 
 
 
 
Edmonds
Charles Patrick
Pte
 
 
 
Edmonds
T R
Pte
 
 
 
Edmondson
Edmund
Cpl
14315365
 
 
Edwards
A
Cpl
43411915
 
DLI 2 Bn
Edwards
D
Pte
 
 
 
Edwards
Eddie
 
 
 
 
Edwards
F
 
 
 
 
Edwards
George
 
 
 
 
Edwards
Ha
Tpr
7893633
 
49 RTR
Edwards
Henry E
Lcpl
7019725
 
R Ulster Rifles
Edwards
Ronald
Cpl
14747437
 
SWB
Elder
Frank
 
 
 
 
Elder
W
Gnr
 
 
 
Elders
C H
Cpl
4447183
 
DLII 2bn
Ellerbeck
R D or J D
Capt
 
 
51 RTR
Elliot
W G
 
 
 
 
Elliott
T W
 
 
 
 
Ellis
F
Fus
 
 
 
Ellmer
Victor Cyril
Tsm
6020370
 
R Norfolk Regt
Ellson
J R
Lt
 
 
 
Elmes
Roy E
Rfn
 
 
KRRC
Elsom
J R
2 lt
 
 
Essex Regt
Emblem
 
Sgt
800897
 
RA 51 A/TankTrg 
Emms
K
Pte
 
 
 
Ettles
James
Pte
 
 
 
Evans
F G
Gnr
 
 
 
Evans
Ronald
Cpl
5255745
 
Middlesex Regt
Even
 
Sgt
6085975
 
1 Seaforths
Everts
H A Busty
 
 
 
 
Fairclough
 
Pte
5336623
 
R Berks 1st Bn
Fairhurst
H
Lcpl
2092617
 
RENo2 Mt Depot
Fallon
A
Pte
 
 
 
Farmer
Harold
Pte
 
 
 
Farmer
 
Cpl
553736
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Farrell
Chris
Pte
 
 
 
Farrell
J
Sgt
4688391
 
KOYLI ITC
Farrington
Albert
Pte
 
 
 
Fearns
James
Lcpl
 
 
 
Featherst-onehaugh
T
Lt col
 
 
 
Fell
B G
Lt
232896
 
Royal Artillery
Fell
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Felthouse
 
L/cpl
 
 
 
Fenn
A H
Gnr
 
 
 
Fensome
Horace Charles
Sgt
 
 
 
Ferguson
John
Tsm
 
MM
 
Ferguson
Nicol Dawson White
Lt
256821
 
RE
Ferguson
William
Sgt
1426074
 
Royal Artillery
Ferguson
 
Pte
7909237
 
RAC 56 Atr
Ferguson
James Mcl
Tsm
2318036
MM
QOCH
Field
 
L/cpl
 
 
 
Fields
 
Lcpl
 
 
 
Finnie
J
Cpl
2882632
 
1 Seaforths
Fisher
E
Sgt
2751170
 
Royal Scots 1 Bn
Fisher
E G H
Lcpl
 
 
 
Fitzgibbon
R
Pte
5339504
 
R Berkshire 
Fitzjohn
 
Tpr
318875
 
RAC 51 Trg 
Flatley
J M 'Jessie'
Sgt
5252413
 
Worc  7bn
Flavell
Tom
 
 
 
 
Fleet
Robert
Lsgt
T/108357
 
1st Corp Amm Park
Fleming
Adam Flip
 
 
 
 
Fleming
James
Pte
2980085
 
HLI
Fleming
S
Cpl
 
 
 
Fletcher
Frederick Francis
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
Flint
G R
Sgt
7892583
 
51 RTR
Flowers
Charles William Thomas
Rfn
6914036
 
KRRC
Follett
H D Gerry
Maj
 
 
 
Forbes
K
Pte
2875619
 
Royal Scots 1 Bn
Ford
George Graham
Lcpl
 
 
 
Ford
Jacob Jake Ginger
L/cpl
 
 
 
Forman
D N
Capt
 
 
RAMC
Forrest
 
Pte
7909239
 
RAC 56 Atr
Forrester
George D
 
 
 
 
Forrester
 
Tpr
7903368
 
RAC51 Trg Regt
Foster
 
Tsm
 
 
 
Foster
 
Gnr
813694
 
RA 53 Fd Regt
Foster
 
Sgt
4387257
 
Gn Howards Itc
Fouss
 
Lt
 
 
 
Fox
George
L/cpl
4132357
 
Cheshire 
Fox
Kenneth Joseph Colvin
Capt
 
 
Middlesex 
Foxall
Robert
Cpl
 
 
 
Francombe
D H
 
 
 
 
French
P G
Sgt
 
 
 
Fritchley
J P
Pte
 
 
 
Frost
J T
Pte
 
 
 
Frozley
R
Lcpl
5334333
 
R Berkshire 
Fry-Carr
Donald
Lt
 
 
 
Furse
Lawrence
 
 
 
 
Gailey
William
Spr
14283522
 
 
Gallimore
F A
Pte
 
 
 
Garbett
T
Cpl
 
 
 
Gardiner
M T
Fus
 
 
 
Garner
L V
Tpr
7906515
 
2 MMG Bde
Garnon - Williams
P A J
Lt
 
 
123 Octu
Garrity
Arthur
Cpl
 
 
 
Gascoigne
H
Capt
 
 
KOYLI
Gibbons
A
Lcpl
828716
 
Re 105 Fd Park
Gibbons
George St Andrew
Lcpl
 
 
 
Gibson
George Mcdonald
Cpl
 
MM
 
Gibson
J M K
Pte
 
 
 
Gibson
L J
Rfn
 
 
 
Giffen
David
Tsm
 
 
 
Gilbody
John A
Capt
75233
 
R Signals
Gilchrist
 
Fus
3451309
 
Lancs Fus 1/5
Gill
 
Lcpl
4267836
 
43RTR
Gillespie
F
Pte
4342443
 
East Yorks Itc
Gillies
R J M
Lt
 
 
 
Gilliland
William
Sgt
409236
 
RAC 51 Trg 
Gilmore
Ken
 
 
 
 
Gingell
H G
Lcpl
 
 
 
Girvan
George H
Fus
 
 
 
Gittings
 
L/s
2327579
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Glennister
Alfred
Fus
 
MID
 
Godden
Frederic
Pte
5509626
 
Hamps
Goldstone
A
Capt (mo)
 
 
 
Goodall
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Goodchild
J S Steve
Capt
 
 
Hamps
Goode
Arthur William
Pte
 
 
 
Godden
Chris
 
 
 
 
Goodenough
Gordon Lionel
Cpl
 
 
 
Goodson
L
Pte
5334375
 
R Berkshire  1 Bn
Gorely
Ronald Bertram Roger
Lt
335989
 
KRRC
Gould
 
Pte
 
 
 
Graham
Charles Robert
Pte
 
 
 
Graham
H
Cpl
 
 
 
Graham
T
Doctor
 
 
 
Graham
T C
Sgt
838647
 
 
Graham
 
Tpr
7900243
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Graham
 
Sgt
838647
 
RA 51 A/Tank Trg 
Graham
 
Pte
7909242
 
RAC 56 Atr
Grahame
J C
Rsm
3192358
 
KOSB
Grainger
J
Rfn
 
 
 
Grame
 
Pte
2318806
 
R Sigs 1st Holding Bn
Gratton
Cecil Sniffy
 
 
 
 
Gray
A
Pte
3525352
 
Mancs2 Bn
Gray
H
Gnr
 
 
 
Gray
 
Pte
2342896
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Green
Ivan
 
 
 
 
Green
Anthony Lovering
Dvr
7626019
 
REME
Grice
T
Pte
5335975
 
R Berkshire
Griffin
G W
Dvr
 
 
 
Griffin
 
Gnr
861996
 
RA 52 Fd 
Griffiths
Leslie
Pte
 
 
 
Griffiths
T H
Pte
14824670
 
Devonshire 
Grose
Nicholas Harold Pollard
Capt
302347
 
RAC
Grover
Desmond Alec
Lcpl (major)
 
 
RASC 85 Stn Coy
Groves
Alfred Boggy
Pte
 
 
 
Groves
Bernard Bunny
Pte
 
 
 
Groves
 
 
16487081
 
KOSB
Gruan
 
Fus
 
 
 
Grundy
 
Gnr
862738
 
RA53 Fd 
Grundy
 
Pte
7903504
 
RAC 56 Atr
Guild
W
Lcpl
 
 
 
Gwilliams
T H
Pte
 
 
 
Habbershaw
 
Bdr
806312
 
RA 10 Fd 
Hack
 
Pte
 
 
 
Haggarty
A
Pte
 
 
 
Haggerty
 
Gnr
937331
 
RA 53 Fd
Hailton
G
 
 
 
 
Haines
P
Lcpl
7888261
 
49 RTR
Haldane
Frederick Henry Miller
Sgt
4537642
 
RAC
Hales
L F
Cpl
 
 
RA 183 Hvy Bty
Hales
 
L/sgt
 
 
 
Hall
E S
Pte
 
 
 
Hall
Ron H
L/sgt
880320
 
RA 1st Surrey
Hall
 
Dvr
777635
 
RA 56 A/Tank 
Halliday
Adrian John
Cpl
 
 
 
Halton
George
 
 
 
 
Hambridge
Alfred
Pte
5111455
 
RWarwickshire 
Hamilton
H G W
Lt
 
 
RE 105 Fd Park
Hamilton
Paddy
 
 
 
 
Hamilton
T C
Fus
 
 
 
Hammerton
 
Cpl
 
 
 
Hammond
W
Pte
91783
 
1st Corp Petrol Pack
Hampshire
 
Sgt
3441941
 
Lancs Fus 1/5
Hampson
D
Lcpl
3522336
 
DLI 2bn
Handley
Leslie Alfred
Pte
 
 
 
Hannam
J David
Capt
 
 
 
Hannaway
J
Pte
7013564
 
1st Coy Amm Coy
Hanton
B
Lcpl
4343973
 
East Yorks Itc
Hardaker
Raymond
Cfn
 
 
REME
Hardie
James
Sgt
 
 
 
Harding
G S Bill
Cpl
5348597
 
 
Harding
Roy Suzuki Zook
Cpl
 
 
 
Harding
T A
Gnr
 
 
 
Harding
William Stephen
L/cpl
 
 
 
Hardy
R
Sgt
2323724
 
R Sigs1 Corp Sig
Hardy
 
Pte
7909245
 
RAC 56 Atr
Hargreaves
Albert Ernest
Gnr
 
 
 
Hargreaves
Bert Buck
 
 
 
 
Harmer
J
Pte
 
 
 
Harrington
 
Lbdr
1062101
 
RA 53 Fd
Harris
George
 
 
 
 
Harris
Thomas Leslie
Pte
14298468
 
Welch
Harris
 
Fus
3447949
 
Lancs Fus 1/5
Harrison
E
Pte
7895604
 
45 RTR
Harrison
G W
Lcpl
 
 
RA 182 Hvy Bty
Harrison
T
Bdr
 
 
9 Fd Trg Regt
Hart
A
Sgt
3050315
 
Royal Scots 1bn
Hart
E
Pte
5885476
 
Northampton 
Hart
 
Sig
2333693
 
R Signals 1 / Gttb
Hart
 
Pte
3389758
 
East Lancs 1/4
Hart-Davis
R
Sgt
 
 
 
Hartland
R
Pte
 
 
 
Hartle
 
Spr
2069545
 
RE 203 Fd Pk Coy
Hartley
Sam
Rqms
4393614
 
Green Howards
Harvey
A M
L/cpl
 
 
REME
Harvey
W P
Lcpl
 
 
 
Harwood
R H
Lcpl
 
 
 
Haseldin
J
Pte
4540014
 
Gn Howards 50bn
Haslam
Gerry
Lt
 
 
 
Haslam
Stanley
Gnr
 
 
 
Haslett
G
Sgn
 
 
 
Haslett
Henry G
2nd lt
 
 
East Yorks Itc
Haslett
 
Sig
2336965
 
R Signals 1 / Gttb
Hassall
Busty
 
 
 
 
Hassall
John Osbourne
 
 
 
 
Hassall
Kenneth Victor
Lcpl
 
 
 
Hatch
Dennis Charles
Fus
 
 
 
Hatch
Leo D
 
 
 
 
Haver
L
Cpl
45508
 
1st Corp Amm Park
Hay
George Jock
Pte
 
 
 
Hayes
A H
Pte
 
 
RA 183 Hvy Bty
Hayman
A
Pte
 
 
 
Haynes
William George
L/cpl
 
 
 
Hayward
S
Pte
 
 
 
Hayward
S C
Pte
 
 
 
Haywood
Stan
 
 
 
 
Heath
W
Pte
 
 
RASC 85 StnCoy
Hedges
Harry C
Lsgt
 
 
 
Hedges
R J
 
 
 
 
Heery
C
Pte
 
 
 
Hemmel
Harry
Pte
 
 
 
Henderson
Alan
Lcpl
 
 
 
Henderson
T
Pte
2159615
 
 
Henry
E
Pte
142901
 
RASC 86 Sect 4Coy
Henry
Gordon
 
 
 
 
Henry
Patrick John
Lt
240328
 
 
Heptinstall
John
Capt/Adj(later Brig)
145160
 
Green Howards
Herbert
 
Sgt
552238
 
RAC 51 Trg
Heron
Doug
 
 
 
 
Heron
John Golding 'Chips'
Maj
66815
MC
Dorset Regt 2bn
Herratt
J
2lt
 
 
RTR 51 Trg 
Herriot
J
Lcpl
1893369
 
RE No2 Mt Depot
Hesslewood
H
Pte
4611124
 
DWR Itc
Hewatt
 
Lt
 
 
 
Hewitt
B
Cpl
 
 
9 Fd Trg Regt
Hewitt
Charles
L/sgt
4693986
 
KOYLI Itc
Hewitt
L
 
 
 
 
Hibbert
J
Pte
 
 
 
Hicks
Leo
Pte
 
 
 
Hicks
Ronald Ernest
Spr
1870658
 
RE 5 Fd Coy
Higginbotham
James 
 
3653545
 
PoW Volunteers, South Lancs
Higginson
 
Sgt
3385205
 
East Lancs 1/4
Higham
John Waite
Gnr
 
 
 
Highton
Peter
Fus
 
 
 
Hill
Alfred C
Pte
5387322
 
Ox&Bucks LI
Hill
Geoff
Rfn
14423647
 
KRRC
Hill
William Thomas
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Hinds
E J
Pte
 
 
 
Hinds
G
Pte
 
 
 
Hine
J R
Bdr
924885
 
RA 99 Fd 
Hines
James Alfred Charles
Dvr
 
 
 
Hitchins
 
 
 
 
 
Hoare
 
Sgt
2320448
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Hobbs
Dennis
Cpl
 
 
 
Hockey
William E
Gnr
 
 
 
Hodgekiss
H
Pte
 
 
1 Coy Air Form Sigs
Hodges
James Reginald
Pte
5190088
 
Gloucestershire 
Hodgkinson
John Owen
LBdr
843285
 
RA/5Cdo/1SAS/kia SRS
Hodgson
 
Rfn
 
 
 
Hofford
Ted
 
 
 
 
Holland
E
 
 
 
 
Holland
 
Fus
3451296
 
Lancs Fus 1/5
Hollingsworth
L
 
 
 
 
Hollinshead
F
Cpl
4535364
 
KOYLI Itc
Holt
Arthur Eric
Capt  (later Brig)
85678
 
Mancs 2 Bn
Holton
 
Gnr
945229
 
RA 53 Fd Regt
Hooley
J H
Pte
 
 
 
Hooper
Ralph
Cpl
7895607
 
45 RTR
Hooper
 
Tpr
7902209
 
RAC 56 A/Tank 
Hoover
L
Bdr
88345
 
RA 99 Fd
Hope
 
Fus
 
 
 
Hopkins
P
Pte
 
 
 
Hopper
P
Cpl
64602
 
1st Corp Petrol Pk
Horgan
T J
Cpl
14311515
 
 
Hornsby
J
Tpr
319460
 
49 RTR
Horrocks
 
Lbdr
891594
 
RA 53 Fd 
Housden
Norman G H
Capt
90849
 
Essex 
Howard
A
Cpl
 
 
 
Howard
R
Cpl
4852382
 
S Staffs 2/6 Bn
Howe
Bernard
 
 
 
 
Howe
Cyril C
Sgt
 
 
 
Howe
Cyril F A
Pte
 
 
 
Howe
H
Lcpl
4452853
 
DLI 2 Bn
Hoyle
Frederick William
Capt
145157
 
Lancs Fus
Hoyle
Joe
 
 
 
 
Hubbard
Rfn
 
 
 
Huckle
P J
Gnr
 
 
 
Huddlestone
G L H
Capt
 
 
RA 320 Hvy Bty
Hudson
H
Lt
 
 
Buffs
Hudson
J P
Cpl
7896661
 
51 RTR
Hudson
L
Sgt
 
 
 
Hudson
 
Gnr
936971
 
RA 53 Fd Regt
Hughes
J
Pte
3648115
 
 
Hughes
Robert
Dvr
 
 
 
Hughes
 
Cpl
404903
 
Rac 51 Trg Regt
Hull
G H
 
 
 
 
Hulmes
George
Pte
3391837
 
East Lancs Regt
Humphries
Ken V Jungle
Rfn
14582508
 
KRRC
Hunt
A Michael F
(major)
 
 
 
Hunt
M S
Lt
 
 
 
Hunter
S
Pte
3052813
 
Royal Scots 1 Bn
Hurd
 
Pte
 
 
 
Hurley
Philip
Pte
14503448
 
Kings Regt 
Hutch
T
Pte
 
 
 
Hutchings
Jack
Sgt
552915
 
RAC 56 ATR; 11th Hussars
Hutchinson
H
Lcpl
808371
 
1st Surv 1 Corp
Hutchinson
Peter Hereward
(major)
335752
 
Black Watch
Hutchison
William George
Fus
144****21
 
RInniskillen 
Hutchons
 
Dvr
116432
 
RASC 42 Div Supply Col
Hutton
W
Lcpl
4266166
 
East Yorks Itc
Hutton
 
Pte
4389983
 
Gn Howards Itc

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Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No 5 Commando.

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SURNAME
FORENAME
RANK
S/N
AWARD
REGIMENT
Ibbeson
F
Fus
 
 
 
Ide
George Edward
Sgt
2321335
 
R Sigs 1 Corp Sig
Ides
Bill
Sgt
 
 
 
Ingle
 
Lcpl
2042037
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Ivermee
R H W
Pte
 
 
 
Jackson
G
Pte
4537755
 
45 RTR
Jackson
H
Pte
5770707
 
1st Corp Amm Park
Jackson
R F
 
 
 
 
Jackson
W
 
 
 
 
Jackson
 
Pte
3383695
 
East Lancs 1/4
Jackson
 
Sgt
 
 
 
Jacob
John G
Lcpl
 
 
 
Jagger
John T
Cpl
7022223
 
Lon Irish Rifles
James
Alfred G
L/cpl
 
 
 
James
H J
Sig
2575710
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
James
Robert
 
 
 
 
James
 
Cfn
 
 
REME
James
 
Capt
 
 
 
James
J
Sgt
5725676
MM
Dorset  2bn
Jameson
Allen
Cpl
 
 
 
Jameson
Jimmy
Pte
 
 
 
Jameson
S G
Cpl
 
 
9 Fd Trg Regt
Jarvis
Joe
Cpl
 
 
 
Jeffers
 
Tpr
7903385
 
RAC 51 Trg 
Jenkins
A W
 
 
 
 
Jenkins
G W
 
 
 
 
Jenner
R V
2 lt
 
 
RA 52 A/Tank Trg 
Jepson
J
Sgt
 
 
9 Fd Trg 
Jesse
 
Sgt
 
 
 
Joesbury
A
Pte
5116582
 
 
Johns
Philip
Sgt
5435744
 
Duke of Cornwalls LI
Johnson
Bertie Lawrence
Lsgt
3531584
 
Manchester 
Johnson
Douglas Edward
Csm
3594878
 
Border
Johnson
Ernie H
Cpl
2088946
 
 
Johnson
Johnny W
Cpl
6296439
 
 
Johnson
L T
Sig
 
 
 
Johnson
R M
Cpl
 
 
 
Johnson
S
Pte
2932856
 
Camerons 1 Bn
Johnson
Tom
Lt
 
 
A&SH
Johnson
W J
Gnr
889665
 
RA 10 Fd 
Johnson
 
Tpr
7887168
 
2 MMG Bde
Johnson
 
Tpr
7903367
 
RAC 51 Trg 
Johnson
 
Sig
2335927
 
R Sigs1 / Gttb
Johnson
 
Lcpl
2318403
 
R Sigs 1 Ot Bn
Jones
Anthony W
L/sgt
 
 
 
Jones
C
Lcpl
88368
 
RASC 2 Div Supply Col
Jones
David
Sgt
 
 
 
Jones
Doug
 
 
 
 
Jones
E
Pte
4189314
 
1st Corp Amm Park
Jones
F
Pte
 
 
 
Jones
F
Cpl
54442
 
1st Corp Petrol Pack
Jones
Haydn William David
Sgt
 
 
 
Jones
J M
Fus
 
 
 
Jones
John
 
 
 
 
Jones
R
Cpl
3052176
 
Royal Scots1 Bn
Jones
Sydney
Lcpl
5253009
MID
Worcester 
Jones
Walter
 
 
 
 
Jones
William
Lcpl
 
 
 
Jones
 
Dvr
2328294
 
R Sigs 1 / Gttb
Jones
 
Sig
2332691
 
R Sigs 1 / O.T.B
Jones
 
Pte
 
 
Worc Regt 7bn
Jonge De
Roger
 
 
 
 
Jordan
John
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
Keane
James P
 
 
 
 
Keddie
 
Lcpl
2326739
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Keeling
 
Dvr
2322010
 
R Sigs 1 / Gttb
Kegel
Arne
 
 
 
 
Keller
N C Busty
Sgt
 
 
 
Kelly
George William
Sgt
7611760
 
REME
Kelly
H C
Cpl
7890483
 
51 RTR
Kelly
J
 
 
 
 
Kelly
Len
 
 
 
 
Kelly
W
Tpr
4391568
 
49 RTR
Kelly
 
 
14751966
 
Queens Regt
Kelly
 
Gnr
914518
 
RA 53 Fd Regt
Kempton
C
Pte
5108082
 
Dorset Regt 2bn
Kennedy
W E
Sgt
 
 
 
Kennedy
 
Lcpl
2331124
 
R Sigs 1 / O.T.B
Kent
P
Lcpl
56400
 
1st Corp Amm Park
Keogh
J
Fus
 
 
 
Kerr
Dennis Sydney Bill
Capt
145403
MC
 
Kerr
Joseph Robert
Sgt
 
 
 
Kershaw
B J
Pte
 
 
RA 183 Hvy Bty
Kerwin
V
Lcpl
4447843
 
DLI 2 Bn
Kestle
J
Lcpl
3526020
 
Cheshire  4 Bn
Kettle
Herbert Ernest
 
T/6028482
 
RASC
Kettle
 
Lsgt
 
 
43 RTR
Kidd
L P
Pte
 
 
9 Fd Trg Regt
Kimber
Derek George
Pte
 
 
 
Kinally
Peter Robert
 
 
 
 
King
A E
Pte
 
 
 
King
David Edward
Capt
292708
 
Worcester
King
Donald James
Sgt
 
 
 
King
E Jack Taffy
Pte
 
 
 
King
Jack
 
 
 
 
King
Ron Ianto
 
 
 
 
King
Ronald George
Cpl
 
MID
 
King
Thomas
 
 
 
 
King
 
Sgt
 
 
 
King
 
Tpr
2584226
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Kirk
Scouse
Pte
 
 
 
Kirk
 
Tpr
7908774
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Klus
Sidney William
Lcpl
14987091
 
KOSB
Knell
L
 
 
 
 
Knight
C
Pte
 
 
RE 208 Fd Park
Knight
L
Lcpl
794939
 
DLI 2 Bn
Knight
R
Pte
5338045
 
R Berkshire 
Knights
D
Pte
4342148
 
East Yorks Itc
Lacey
S
Cpl
7884904
 
2 Mg Bde
Lacey
William Ernest
Tsm
4541970
MID
Camerons 1 Bn
Lain
Gordon
 
 
 
 
Laird
Robert S M
Capt
 
OBE
East Yorks Itc
Lambell
Alfred Paddy
L/sgt
 
 
 
Lamble
Alfred Paddy
L/Sgt
 
 
 
Lancaster
Cyril E
L/cpl
 
 
RA 183 Hvy Bty
Lancaster
Lesley Lank
Rsm
817756
MBE
RE 208 Fd Park
Lang
J M
2 lt
 
 
RE 208 Fd Park
Langdell
Ronald
Cpl
 
 
 
Langford
R
Sgt
1875606
 
RE No2 Mt Depot
Larkin
George L
Pte
 
 
 
Latham
G
Gnr
 
 
 
Lavery
William
 
 
 
 
Law
J
Pte
2930022
 
Camerons 1 Bn
Lawson
G
Sgt
 
 
 
Le Brocq
A G
Lt
 
 
49 RTR
Leach
J
Pte
2323139
 
R Sigs 1 Corp 
Leahy
Arthur John
Capt
63550
OBE
R Sigs 152 Octu
Ledingham
Edward Artist
 
 
 
 
Lee
Arthur
Lt
268306
 
Beds & Herts
Lee-Warner
John Peter
Lt
229253
 
Recce Corps
Leech
Spider
Csm
 
 
 
Leffler
J
Tpr
7900575
 
51 RTR
Legg
 
Tpr
5725653
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Lewis
F D
Gnr
 
 
 
Lewis
Reginald Tiny
Cpl
 
 
 
Liman
Frederick John
Rfn
14413458
 
 
Lindsay
 
Lcpl
7907559
 
RAC 51 Trg 
Lindsey
E
Cpl
3251872
 
1 Seaforths
Ling
John Alfred
Cpl
 
 
 
Lingstaff
Benny
 
 
 
 
Linsey
Cyril William Frederick
Rfn
14411451
 
Rifle Brigade
Linton
Frederick
Lcpl
 
 
 
Little
Sammy
 
 
 
 
Lockton
 
Rfn
 
 
 
Logan
Frank
L/Cpl
6985535
 
R Innisk Fus
Logan
S
Spr
1872091
 
RE 21 Fd Park Coy
Longson
Joe
 
 
 
 
Longstaffe
B
L/cpl
 
 
 
Lover
H
Pte
 
 
 
Lowe
F
Fus
 
 
 
Lowe
J H
Cpl
 
 
 
Ludlow
Tommy Paddy
Cpl
8892752
 
RA 99 Fd Regt
Lund
H
Pte
4540037
 
Gn Howards 50Bn
Lunn
T H
Lcpl
 
 
 
Lunn
A E
L/cpl
 
 
 
Lycett
Robert Arthur
Lcpl
5047277
 
North Staffs 
Lynn
Sidney Frank
Pte
6406968
 
Royal Sussex 
Macarthur
Norman
Lt
 
 
A&SH
Maccallum
L E
Maj
 
 
 
Maccuish
Angus
Pte
2930294
 
 
Maccuish
P
Pte
 
 
 
Macey
C
Rfn
 
 
 
Macgilchrist
T B
Lcpl
 
 
 
Macgowan
Sydney James Watt
Pte
14317303
 
Black Watch
Mackenzie
George
L/sgt
 
 
 
Mackenzie
 
Tpr
7903385
 
RAC 51 Trg 
Mackie
James R B
Rsm
 
 
 
Mackie
T
 
 
 
 
Mackinnon
James
Pte
 
 
 
Macklan
 
Maj
 
 
 
Maclean
F W
 
 
 
 
Macnamara
J
 
 
 
 
Macpherson
William
Sgt
 
 
 
Macwilson
 
Sgt
 
 
 
Madden
J
Fus
4189210
 
RWF 1 Bn
Madlycott
 
L/s
2320506
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Madsen
A G
 
6298742
 
 
Madsen
A G
Pte
6298742
 
 
Maginn
 
Sgm
2579187
 
R Sigs 42 Div
Mainwaring
Frederick Percival
Spr
 
 
 
Malan
D H
Tpr
7902189
 
49 RTR
Malcolm
Alexander Norman
Pte
 
 
 
Malen
David
 
 
 
 
Manford
F S Bill
Capt
 
 
 
Mann
A E
 
 
 
 
Mann
Arthur Basil
Sqms
4541981
 
RASC
Manning
Fred
Cpl
 
 
 
Manning
 
Cqms
2316456
 
Gen Trades Bn 
March
 
Lcpl
 
 
 
Marchand
J
 
 
 
 
Mares
Thomas Frank
Capt
341106
 
Hamps
Margrie
T G
Pte
 
 
 
Marlwood
 
Cpl
7883122
 
RAC 56 A/Tank 
Marnoch
A
Pte
 
 
 
Marsden
H
Sgt
4342168
 
East Yorks Itc
Marshall
A H
Pte
 
 
Ra 183 Hvy Bty
Marshall
William Slopper
Pte
 
 
 
Martin
G
Lcpl
4128262
 
Cheshire  4 Bn
Martin
Jack
Sgt
 
MM
 
Martin
J M
Dvr
 
 
 
Martin
 
Pte
 
 
 
Martin
 
Pte
108417
 
1st Corp Ammo Park
Marwood
Harry
Tsm
 
 
 
Mason
Dennis Cook
Lbdr
1496201
 
Royal Artillery
Matheson
 
Tpr
2820015
 
RAC 51 Trg 
Matthews
Richmond
 
 
 
 
Mavey
C
Pte
5724377
 
Dorset 2bn
Maxwell
F A
Dvr
793713
 
Royal Artillery
May
A C W
Maj
 
MC
HLI
Maylen
F A
Fus
 
 
 
Maynard
D V
Lcpl
 
 
 
Mays
J W
Cpl
 
 
 
Mcavoy
J
Sgt
843476
 
Ra 1st Survey
Mcbrown
Andrew
Spr
2074828
 
Re 208 Fd Coy
Mccall
D
Cqms
787082
 
45 RTR
Mccall
J
Rfn
 
 
 
Mccarthy
A C
Sjt
 
 
 
Mccarthy
B
Bdr
2053*9*
 
Royal Artillery
Mccarthy
 
Pte
 
 
 
Mccartiny
J
Pte
4537126
 
W Yorks 50 Bn
Mcconnell
Thomas Scott
 
 
 
 
Mcconnell
 
Pte
3598586
 
Borders 1bn
Mccurrach
Rab
Sgt
 
 
 
Mccurrough
 
L/cpl
 
 
 
Mccutcheon
G
Tpr
7894432
 
49 RTR
Mcdarby
B
Pte
 
 
 
Mcdonald
Robert Stewart Big Ramsey
Sgt
 
 
 
Mcgann
J
Sgt
2827085
 
1 Seaforths
Mcgilchrist
Thomas Tam
Cpl
 
 
 
Mcgladdery
 
Sgm
3529338
 
R Sigs 42 Div
Mcgregor
Duncan
Sgt
 
 
 
Mcivor
R
Pte
 
 
 
Mckay
H
Cpl
2925378
 
Camerons 1 Bn
Mckaye
 
Sgt
 
 
 
Mckenzie
Andy
Sgt
 
 
 
Mckenzie
 
Sgt
3134637
 
RSF
Mckeon
P
Pte
 
 
 
Mckernan
C
Pte
 
 
 
Mckerr
H Beagle
Lsgt
1875036
 
RE 5 Fd Coy
Mclaughlin
Peter Frederick
Cpl
 
 
 
Mclaverty
 
Pipe major
 
 
 
Mclean
Fred W
Pte
 
 
 
Mcloughlan
 
Cpl
 
 
 
Mcloughlin
 
Pte
2326930
 
R Sigs 1st Corp 
Mcmeckan
James
Pte
 
 
 
Mcmillan
R
Gnr
6977630
 
 
Mcmillen
Slopper
 
 
 
 
Mcmullan
G
Fus
 
 
 
Mcmurray
 
Pte
 
 
 
Mcnally
 
Fus
 
 
 
Mcnamara
John
Lcpl
 
 
 
Mcnamee
N
Lcpl
 
 
 
Mcnamova
 
Lcpl
 
 
 
Mcniff
Jack
Pte
4537492
 
Green Howards 50 Bn
Mcpartlan
John
Sgt
7893063
 
RAC 51 Trg 
Mcpherson
John J
 
 
 
 
Mcpherson
M W
Lcpl
 
 
 
Medlycott
A S
 
 
 
 
Meecham
 
Tpr
7893278
 
RAC 51 Trg 
Meek
William
Cfn
5347456
 
REME
Menday
Ronald P
Maj
 
 
 
Menzies
George
Pte
 
 
 
Meredith
 
Sgt
 
 
Worc 7bn
Messant
J C
Lt
 
 
45 RTR
Meynall
Frederick Henry George
Fus
 
 
 
Middleton
 
Gnr
851162
 
RA 10 Fd Regt
Mikklesen
Fred
Pte
6298619
 
 
Miles
Charles George
Rfn
69020789
 
Rifle Brigade
Millar
J S
L/cpl
 
 
 
Miller
D
Cpl
 
 
 
Miller
Jock
 
 
 
 
Miller
Paddy
 
 
 
Enniskillins
Miller
Samuel Poker
 
 
 
 
Millington
Samuel
Pte
 
 
 
Mills
F
Pte
62424
 
Dorset 2bn
Milne
A M
2/lt
 
 
RA 56 A/Tank 
Milne
Ian C G
Lt
 
 
 
Milroy
 
L/s
232234
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Mitchell
Bill
 
 
 
 
Mitchell
J C
Rfn
 
 
 
Mitchell
Thomas
Pte
 
 
 
Mockford
R
Lcpl
4122271
 
Cheshire  4 Bn
Montague
P F
Rfn
 
 
 
Montague
 
Sgt
 
 
 
Moon
Arthur T H
Pte
 
 
Wilts Regt
Moore
W E Billy
Rfn
 
 
Krrc
Mordaunt
George
 
 
 
 
Morgan
B
Cpl
 
 
 
Morgan
 
Sgt
876637
 
RA 51 ATR Trg 
Morgan
 
Pte
2342861
 
R Signals Gen Trades Bn
Morley
T
L/sgt
14214783
 
1 Seaforths
Morredon
 
Gnr
828999
 
RA 10 Fd Regt
Morrell
Benjamin
Sgt
2328123
 
R Sigs1 Corp 
Morris
Bernard
Fus
 
 
 
Morris
C
Tpr
14317747
 
 
Morris
George
 
 
 
 
Morton
George F R
 
 
 
 
Mount
H W
Capt
 
 
KSLI
Muir
 
 
 
 
 
Mulholland
Henry
 
 
 
 
Mundin
S
Pte
 
 
 
Munslow
E D
 
 
 
 
Murning
R F
Pte
 
 
 
Murphy
Bill
Lsgt
 
 
 
Musson
C
Tpr
7889236
 
49 RTR
Musson
Fred
 
 
 
 
Mustill
G F
Tpr
7884216
 
RTR
Mutch
Jimmy
 
 
 
 
Myers
Francis
Sgt
 
 
 
Myerscough
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Mylne
 
Lt
 
 
 
Myres
Francis
Sgt
4612013
 
DWR ITC
Narramore
 
Sig
2336271
 
R Signs 1/ O.T.B
Navin
Patrick
Gnr
 
 
 
Naylor
Frederick
Pte
 
 
 
Naylor
R
Pte
 
 
RE 208 Fd Park
Neigh
G
Lcpl
3525337
 
Mancs 2 Bn
Nelson
William Andrew
Bdr
1609571
 
Royal Artillery
Nevatt
Charles John
Sgt
 
 
 
Neve
 
Pte
 
 
 
Newbury
C N
Pte
 
 
 
Newsome
J
Cpl
4689922
 
RE No2 Mt Depot
Newton
Reg Tara
Rsm
1071452
 
RA 51 A/Tank 
Nias
David
Maj
74607
 
Royal Warwicks
Nicolle
Roy J
Pte
14426808
 
Black Watch
Nisbet
Robert M
Csm
 
 
 
Noble
Ralph William Ray
Capt
265916
MC
DLI
Nock
 
Pte
 
 
 
Northwood
C E
Pte
4921814
 
South Staffs 2/6bn
O'Brien
Martin
Lcpl
 
 
 
O'Connor
J
Pte
4342443
 
East Yorks Itc
O'Connor
 
Dvr
884375
 
RA10 Fd Regt
Odell
Noel Ewart
Capt
 
 
R E
O'Riley
N G
Rfn
 
 
 
Ogolvie
 
Tpr
7903568
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Oliver
Matthew Dudgeon
Maj
321564
 
RF
Oliver
Geoffrey
L/cpl
 
 
 
Ormesher
George
Cpl
3384980
 
East Lancs 
Osborn
John 'Jack' Hesketh
Gnr
1707773
 
Royal Artillery
Osbourne
Ossie
 
 
 
 
Owens
 
Pte
88198
 
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Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No 5 Commando.

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SURNAME
FORENAME
RANK
S/N
AWARD
REGIMENT
Pace
John
Pte
 
 
 
Page
Gerald
Sgt
 
 
 
Palmer
Anthony William
L/cpl
 
 
 
Palmer
E M
Capt
 
 
RAC56 A/Tank 
Palmer
Pedlar
Lcpl
 
 
 
Palmer
Frederick George
Cpl
14317316
 
RAC 17/21st Lancers
Pammenter
Kenneth Malcolm
Maj
129310
 
15/19th Hussars
Pankhurst
 
Sgt
859665
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Pardy
 
Tpr
231259
 
R Signals Gen Trades Bn
Parker
James Frankland
Pte
3603237
 
Border 
Parkinson
F
 
 
 
 
Parkinson
H
Fus
 
 
 
Parrington
C Edmund
 
 
 
 
Parsey
 
Tpr
5725643
 
R Signals Gen Trades Bn
Passey
F C
Lt
 
 
 
Passy
 
2lt
 
 
Ra 58 Hvy York
Patrick
 
Tpr
7906502
 
49 RTR
Patten
Donald A Richard
Capt
264622
 
RInniskillen Fus
Patten
Tony
 
 
 
 
Patterson
Joe
Capt/mo
 
 
RAMC
Pattison
R
Pte
45689
 
1st Corp Petrol Pack
Paul
E
Pte
 
 
RE 208 Fd Park
Payne
H
Rfn
 
 
 
Peach
Lesley Alfred Brandon
Pte
5575982
 
Gloucestershire 
Peacock
A
L/cpl
 
 
 
Pearson
 
L/cpl
 
 
 
Pederson
Frede
L/cpl
 
 
 
Peebles
John Alan Laing
Capt
74660
MC
Dorset  2bn
Penketh
 
Cpl
46751
 
RAC 56 Atr
Penman
Arthur
 
 
 
 
Perkin
George
Dvr
3853856
 
RASC
Perkins
Fred Chico
 
 
 
 
Perkins
 
Sig
5883247
 
R Signals 1 Holding Bn
Perkins
 
Pte
149855*9
 
Hamps
Perry
C
 
 
 
 
Perry
James William
Pte
1473065
 
Worc 
Peters
David R
Maj
 
MC
RTR
Petersen
Christian
 
 
 
 
Phelps
 
Pte
91549
 
1 Corp Amm Pack
Phillips
Edward George
Gdm
 
 
 
Phillips
J
Cpl
1893385
 
RE No2 Mt Depot
Phillips
K
Spr
2043244
 
RE 21 Fd Park Coy
Phillips
William James Augustus
Pte
14639543
 
Royal Sussex
Pickens
J
Lcpl
4128151
 
Cheshire 4 Bn
Pickering
George F
Pte
 
 
 
Pickin
B
 
 
 
 
Picton
Henry
Cpl
 
 
 
Pill
Richard Edmund
Cpl
 
 
 
Pimblett
Alf E
L/cpl
 
MM
 
Pimlett
F
 
 
 
 
Plant
T A
Tpr
7893266
 
51 RTR
Plumridge
Dennis
 
 
 
 
Plumridge
E J
Sgt
 
 
 
Pocock
Charles
 
 
 
 
Pollard
Kenneth Raymond
Cpl
 
 
 
Pollitt
Charles Jordan Bellingham
Lt Col
37725
OBE,MC MiD
Border 
Pollock
John Alan
Maj
 
OBE,MC
 
Pollock
Thomas J
Rfn
 
 
 
Potts
Marshall
 
 
 
 
Poulton
Harold
Pte
 
 
 
Poutton
 
Pte
 
 
 
Power
D Paddy
 
 
 
 
Power
J
Pte
1800704
 
107 Army Fd Coy
Power
 
Sig
2328734
 
R Signals 1st Holding Bn
Powers
S
Spr
1866395
 
RE 21 Fd Park Coy
Powers
 
Dvr
131435
 
RASC 42 Div Supply Col
Powis
Eddie T
Pte
 
 
 
Pragnall
 
Pte
 
 
 
Prangle
 
Pte
 
 
 
Prayle
W
 
 
 
 
Preedy
E C
Rfn
6920472
 
Rifle Brigade
Prendergast
George
Pte
 
 
 
Preston
A N
Lt
 
 
SWB
Preston
Bob
Lt
 
 
 
Price
Alf G
Sgt (pti)
 
 
 
Price
Eric Pompey
Sgt
14317816
 
 
Price
Gwynford Taffy
Gnr
 
 
 
Price
T
Fus
4189759
 
RWF 1 Bn
Priestley
J C
Cpl
 
 
 
Priestly
Deadeye
 
 
 
 
Prindall
 
Pte
 
 
 
Pringle
Tommy
Lbdr
 
 
 
Probert
Albert E
Gnr
 
 
 
Proctor
W
 
 
 
 
Prowney
E
Dvr
 
 
 
Pullen
B David
Pte
6215835
 
Middlesex
Pullin
Sidney E J
Cpl
 
 
 
Purdon
David Jarvie
Pte
 
 
 
Pursgrove
Frank
Pte
 
 
 
Purvin
 
Pte
4391242
 
Gn Howards Itc
Pyburn
G
Cpl
4534814
 
West Yorks Itc
Pym
George
L/cpl
5055894
 
North Staffs 
Quarterman
D
Pte
5275932
 
Dorset  2bn
Quillan
Douglas J
Sgt
 
 
 
Quillin
Gordon
Sgt
3658119
 
South Lancs 
Rabjohn
 
Lcpl
550779
 
2 MMG Bde
Rachell
G
Pte
 
 
 
Ranson
 
L/s
7687372
 
Fd Service Police
Reader
E W
Rfn
 
 
 
Record
 
Lbdr
824813
 
RA 53 Fd Regt
Redford
L T
Fus
 
 
 
Redman
C W
Lcpl
 
 
RA 182 Hvy Bty
Redman
Paddy
 
 
 
 
Redmond
Edward
 
 
 
 
Reed
Alan
 
 
 
 
Reed
Frederick William
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
Rees
Ken
 
 
 
 
Rees-Jones
Geoffrey R
Maj
 
MID
R Sigs 152, Octu
Reeve
Stanley Richardson
Fus
14604385
 
Royal Fusiliers
Reeve
 
Dvr
2332656
 
R Sigs 1/Gttb
Reeves
J S
Sgt
 
 
 
Reid
Bertie Robertson
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
Rennie
Bill Wretched
 
 
 
 
Rex
 
Pte
T/76905
 
1 Corp Petrol Pk
Richards
 
Lbdr
825900
 
RA 53 Fd Regt
Richardson
Edward C
Pte
64389
 
1st Corp Petrol Pack
Richardson
John Henry
Lcpl
 
 
RA183 Hvy Bty
Rickson
 
Sgt
7886225
 
Rac 56 A/Tank 
Ridgeway
 
Lcpl
3598712
 
Borders 1bn
Riley
Geoffrey C
Dvr
 
 
 
Ring
M N E
Lcpl
7894457
 
49 RTR
Ringham
 
Dvr
855677
 
R Sigs 1 / Gttb
Risbet
 
Tsm
 
 
 
Ritchie
 
Gnr
4614890
 
R Artillery
Robbins
V
Pte
 
 
RA320 Hvy Bty
Roberts
D
Pte
14423419
 
 
Roberts
Dave
 
 
 
 
Roberts
Douglas L
Cpl
 
 
 
Roberts
I
Cpl
1641*41*
 
Dorset 
Roberts
Jim
Pte (sig tp)
 
 
 
Roberts
V E Jim Robbo
 
 
 
 
Roberts
 
Pte
3386457
 
East Lancs 1/4
Roberts
 
Tpr
2041769
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Robertson
Pancho Pedro
 
 
 
 
Robinson
Dennis R
Gnr
 
 
 
Robson
A
Pte
4262874
 
East Yorks Itc
Robson
Charles Edward
 
 
MBE
 
Robson
G
Pte
 
 
 
Roger
George
Lsgt
 
 
 
Roles
Michael
Fus
 
 
 
Roles
R
Pte
 
 
 
Rolling
L
Spr
1874453
 
 RE 5 Fd Coy
Rollings
Norman Douglas
Spr
 
 
RE
Rolls
Nick
 
 
 
 
Roper
Frank A
 
 
 
 
Roppion
W
Pte
 
 
 
Rose
Harry
Lcpl
7897490
 
51 RTR
Rose
John Dopey
Lt
 
 
 
Rose
Kenneth W
Capt
 
 
 
Rose
Robert Bruce
Pte
4745240
 
Queens R Regt
Rosenhlatt
L
Dvr
T/158561
 
RASC2 Div Supply Col
Ross-Smith
A J
Lt
 
 
RTR
Rothery
 
Csm
4338x52
 
East Yorks Itc
Rowe
D J
Pte
 
 
 
Rowe
Ernest Albert
Cpl
 
 
D o W Regt
Rowney
Eric
Dvr
 
 
 
Rushby
 
Lbdr
890143
 
Ra 52 Fd Regt
Russell
D Rusty
 
 
 
 
Russell
G W
Cpl
4450486
 
DLI 2bn
Russell
G W
L/cpl
5508060
 
Royal Hamps 
Russell
J N
Lt
 
 
47 RTR
Russell
John Henry
Cqms
410164
 
Royal Artillery
Russell
 
Lcpl
3596895
 
Borders 1bn
Rutherford
 
Lcpl
7896227
 
49 RTR
Rymer
Fw
Sgt (Lt)
3318518
 
R Sigs 1 Corp Dorset Regt
Salisbury
 
Fus
 
 
 
Salkeld
 
 
 
 
 
Saller
W D
Lt
 
 
R Artillery
Salt
John Stevenson
Capt
269420
 
R Berks
Sams
Arthur
 
 
 
 
Samuel
J N
Lt
 
 
RAMC
Samway
C
Pte
5339560
 
R Berkshire
Sanderson
George
L/sgt
T/143460
 
1st Corp Amm Park
Sanderson
W
Sgt
1873027
 
RE 21 Fd Park Coy
Sanderson
 
Capt
 
 
 
Sanford
D
Pte
2565167
 
East Yorks Itc
Sanguinetti
W S S
Lt col
 
 
 
Sansom
Samuel Jack
Pte
6103720
 
Queens Royal 
Savage
George E
 
 
 
 
Savery
G
L/cpl
 
 
 
Saville
S
Lcpl
7894818
 
51 RTR
Savoury
Granville
 
 
 
 
Sawyer
Frederick
Pte
 
 
 
Saxon
S
Pte
 
 
 
Sayer
Fred
Pte
 
 
 
Sayles
Colin
 
 
 
 
Scarfe
W
Pte
4540031
 
Gn Howards 50 Bn
Scobbie
John Ross
L/cpl
3247849
 
Gordons
Scott
Andrew Prentice
Capt
315692
 
HLI
Scott
Bert
 
 
 
 
Scott
Herbert Arthur
Pte
 
 
 
Scott
R D
Sgt
4452634
 
49 RTR
Scott
 
Cpl
2321530
 
R Sigs 1 / Gttb
Scott
 
Pte
91563
 
1st Corp Ammo Park
Scrobbie
John Ross
Pte
 
 
 
Scrutton
Stanley F Ben
Pte
 
 
 
Seal
L
Cpl
4685821
 
KOYLI ITC
Sealey
George
Pte
 
 
 
Selway
Bert
 
 
 
 
Selwyn
J J
Lt
75243
 
13/18 Hussars
Sergeant
John L
Capt
 
 
DLI
Serrick
Daniel
 
 
 
Manchester Regt
Shadbolt
Syd
Fus
 
 
 
Shannon
 
Pte
3708740
 
Borders 1bn
Sharp
H
Bdr
 
 
 
Sharpe
H J
Lcpl
 
 
9 Fd Trg Regt
Sharples
 
Dvr
3522420
 
R Sigs 1 Holding Bn
Shave
Robert A
Pte
 
 
 
Shaw
David M Squaredeal
Lt col
44209
DSO MC
 
Shaw
Frank Denton
Lt
335820
 
R Sigs
Shaw
 
Pte
 
 
 
Shearston Edward Allen Cpl 4546785   West Yorks
Sheddon
Richard G
Capt
160488
MC
R Warwickshire 
Shelley
D
Pte
 
 
 
Sheperdson
J
Pte
 
 
RE 208 Fd Park
Shepherd
John R
 
 
 
 
Shepperd
Dick
 
 
 
 
Shergold
George
 
 
 
 
Shergolt
Tom
 
 
 
 
Shields
Richard Hay Doc
Cpl
 
 
RAMC
Shields
V
Pte
4393244
 
Gn Howards 50 Bn
Shoreman
R Gordon Titch
Pte
 
 
 
Sigsworth
 
Lcpl
7905177
 
2 MMG Bde
Silvester
William
 
 
 
 
Simmonds
Harry
Sgt (wo1)
 
 
 
Simmonds
Vernon Frederick
Fus
 
 
 
Simmons
Vince F
 
 
 
 
Simmons
 
Pte
 
 
Worc Regt 7bn
Simmons
Vernon Frederick
Fus
 
 
 
Simonds
 
Lbdr
806362
 
RA10 Fd Regt
Simpson
D R
Cpl
4453062
 
DLI
Simpson
John
Pte
 
 
 
Simpson
 
Lsgt
 
 
 
Simson
J
 
 
 
 
Skeates
Allbert Charles
Cpl
1871381
 
RE 102 Fd Coy
Skeets
R F
Lbdr
 
 
RE 208 Fd Park
Skelly
Terry N
Lt col
 
 
 
Skelton
J Red
Sgt
3443263
 
Lancs Fus 1/6
Skinner
Thomas A
Csm
 
 
 
Skinner
Tony
Sgt
 
 
 
Skipper
John Belgium Skip
Sgt
533439
 
R Berkshire 
Slack
Fred
Bsm
847575
 
RA 99 Fd 
Slack
 
Gnr
1469956
 
RA 56 A/Tank 
Slater
 
Pte
88773
 
1st Corp Ammo Pk
Smailes
J
Pte
 
 
RA183 Hvy Bty
Smales
John
Lsgt
 
 
 
Smalley
C S
Lt
133668
MC
RAMC
Smalley
Christopher John
Lt
92876
MID
Manchester 
Smallwood
K
Pte
 
 
 
Smith
F
Lbdr
895174
 
RA 99 Fd Regt
Smith
George Edward
 
 
 
RAMC
Smith
J
Pte
4342251
 
East Yorks Itc
Smith
James Ebernezer
Pte
 
 
 
Smith
Leslie James Cecil
 
 
 
 
Smith
Ronald James
Pte
2325823
 
Army Catering, R Sigs 1 /gttb
Smith
Smudger
 
 
 
 
Smith
W
L/cpl
4536546
 
DWR
Smith
 
Tpr
7909261
 
RAC 51 Trg 
Smith
 
Pte
117895
 
1st Corp Ammo Park
Smith
Hubert Richard
Pte
 
 
 
Smith
John Russell
Sgt
 
 
 
Smith
Reginald
 
 
 
 
Smythe
 
Pte
7901604
 
RAC 56 Atr
Snaddon
Jack
L/cpl
14317354
 
 
Snowball
Jim
Gnr
896449
 
 
Snowden
G
Lcpl
4339484
 
East Yorks Itc
Southgate
 
Tpr
558500
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Sparing
G
Fus
5184998
 
RWF 1 Bn
Spencer
O
Pte
 
 
Gn Howards Itc
Spencer-Crookenham
 
Maj
 
 
 
Spiller
William Duncan
Lt (major)
320218
 
RA
Spraggs
George
Pte
7344411
 
R Berkshire 
Spuffard
Charlie S
 
 
 
 
Spun
J
Pte
5334158
 
R Berkshire 
St Hye
L V
Capt
 
 
RAMC
Staines
W J
Cpl
 
 
 
Stalker
 
Pte
2323467
 
Borders 1bn
Stalker
 
Sgt
 
 
 
Standley
 
Pte
 
 
 
Stanes
 
L/sgt
 
 
 
Stanford
 
Sig
2329554
 
R Signals 1st Holding Bn
Stapleton
Alfred William
Rfn
14311519
 
Rifle Brigade
Stapleton
 
Lcpl
 
 
 
Starkey
J
Lcpl
4344403
 
East Yorks Itc
Steadman
F
Pte
 
 
 
Stedman
Ernest Harold
Pte
14416438
 
Middlesex 
Stedman
George Stanley
Lcpl
 
 
 
Steele
W
Pte
 
 
 
Stephens
Lawrence Geoffrey Larry
Capt
289715
 
Royal Warwicks
Stevens
W
Lcpl
4198871
 
RWF 1 Bn
Stevenson
S
 
 
 
 
Stevenson
Victor
 
 
 
 
Steward
Jimmy
 
 
 
 
Stewart
T
Tpr
7887487
 
49 RTR
Stewart
 
Cpl
554616
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Stewart
 
Tpr
7903026
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Stobbart
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Stobie
R
Cpl
4976452
 
 
Stockton
William Leonard
Capt
233070
 
RA
Stockwell
H
L/cpl
 
 
 
Stokes
George Stanley
L/cpl
5186568
 
RWF 1 Bn
Stone
D H
Pte
 
 
RA 320 Hvy Bty
Stotherd
 
Maj
 
 
Cheshire 
Strick
Matthew Tubby
Pte
14533164
 
Gloucestershire 
Strowger
John Dunkirk Ken
Sgt
14004359
 
East Surrey 
Stuart
C Robin M
Lt col
 
MBE
RA 10 Fd Regt
Stuart
Edward
Sgt
 
 
DLI
Stuart
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Stuart
 
Pte
117910
 
1st Corp Ammo Park
Stufford
 
Pte
 
 
 
Sunderland
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Sutterthwaite
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Sutton
D
 
 
 
 
Swindell
Tom
Pte
7894886
 
45 RTR
Sylvester
George
Lcpl
5052718
 
North Staffs 
Syme
David
Cpl
3131611
 
DLI 2bn
Symons
R
Lcpl
5497165
 
RE No2 Mt Depot
Tabor
J E
Pte
 
 
 
Tanford
F S
2 lt
 
 
DLI ITC
Tanner
 
 
 
 
 
Tanton
F W
 
 
 
 
Taulloch
T
Pte
866603
 
D L I 2 Bn
Taylor
Cush
 
 
 
 
Taylor
Harold James
Pte
 
 
 
Taylor
Reginald George Blondie
Cpl
6352764
 
R West Kent 
Taylor
Robert
 
 
 
 
Taylor
 
Pte
2588865
 
R Sigs 1 Ot Bn
Taylor
 
Pte
 
 
Worc  7bn
Teague
D Mcclinton
Cpl
 
 
 
Teasdale
 
Pte
 
 
 
Temple
Rw
Cpl
4128085
 
Cheshire 4 Bn
Tennant
Johnny
 
 
 
 
Terry
D J
Cpl
7887848
 
51 RTR
Thackeray
 
Pte
2330980
 
R Signals 1st Holding Bn
Tharme
Albert Edward
Sgt
 
 
 
Thirsk
E
Lcpl
4689053
 
KOYLI ITC
Thomas
Alf
 
 
 
 
Thomas
Cyril Douglas Sherriff
Capt
179393
 
RA
Thomas
G
Sgt
7583055
 
RAOC
Thomas
R T
Capt
 
 
 
Thomas
 
Sgt
 
 
 
Thomlinson
J
Pte
150518
 
1st Corp Amm Park
Thompson
John
L/cpl
 
 
 
Thomson
 
Tpr
790354
 
RAC51 Trg Regt
Thorley
Fred
 
 
 
 
Thornton
F
L/cpl
7893834
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Thurley
F
 
 
 
 
Timmis
Jack
Sgt
 
 
 
Timms
 
Pte/sig
2575071
 
R Sigs 1 / Gttb
Tims
J
Gnr
 
 
 
Tipton
W T N
Rsm
7883726
 
43 RTR
Toll
A C Tosh
Pte
 
 
 
Tolley
J
Pte
5251513
 
 
Tomlinson
Jack Tomo
Cpl
840175
 
RA 51 A/Tank 
Toms
Frederick John
Lcpl
834757
 
Royal Fusiliers
Tonkin
W
Rfn
 
 
 
Tooth
Eric Roger
Pte
14737490
 
KORR
Tordoff
Kenneth
Pte
14509788
 
East Yorkshire 
Townley
Wilfred David
Dvr
 
 
Shropshire L I then RASC
Townsend
D M
Rfn
14401131
 
KRRC
Trapmore
C
Tpr
6010795
 
49RTR
Trendall
William Ernest James
Pte
 
 
 
Trevis
John Henry Jackie Lemon
Pte
 
 
 
Trevor
 
Pte
 
 
 
Tuffin
L
Pte
 
 
 
Tungatt
Leonard Frederick
Fus
14604394
 
Royal Fusiliers
Tunnell
Peter
Lt
335779
 
Green Howards
Turnbull
John
Capt
271130
 
RA
Turner
William
Pte
146004395
 
 
Underhill
Victor
Pte
533319
 
R Berkshire 1 Bn
Unsworth
H
Pte
914285
 
DLI  2 Bn
Upton
John
Pte
 
 
 
Vale
 
L/cpl
 
 
 
Valentine
Douglas N
Pte
 
 
 
Vasl
 
Sgt
554541
 
RAC 56 A/Tank 
Venton-Howells
N
Pte
 
 
1 Coy Air Form Sigs
Vernalls
Eric Roger
 
14552395
 
SWB
Vittles
Sidney
Rsm
5733995
 
Devonshire 
Vulliamy
 
L/s
7686314
 
Fd Service Police
Vundum
Steve Harry
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
Wade
W
L/cpl
 
 
 
Wadsworth
F
Cpl
4534304
 
West Yorks Itc
Waggett
Kenyon Frederick Harvey
Maj
189492
 
MX
Walden
W
Pte
 
 
RE 208 Fd Park
Wales
Harry Holland
Lcpl
 
 
 
Walker
David Doc Witchcraft
Lcpl
 
 
 
Walker
Richard Jones
Capt (mo)
122040
 
 
Walker
 
Sgt
7884242
 
RAC 56 A/Tank 
Wall
John
Cpl
3054742
 
South Lancs 
Wallace
J
Pte
5336978
 
R Berkshire 
Wallis
C H
L/sgt
 
 
 
Wallis
Paddy
L/cpl
14254*5
 
R Norfolk 
Walsworth
 
Dvr
83871
 
RASC 502 Petrol Coy
Walter
Doc
 
 
 
 
Walters
Haydn Taffy
Pte
6297207
 
R East Kent 
Walters
R
 
 
 
 
Walters
 
Sjt
 
 
 
Ward
Charles
Gdmn
 
 
 
Ward
John James
Sgt
 
 
 
Ward
J W
 
 
 
 
Ward
P T
Lt
 
 
RA 58 Hvy Regt
Ward
 
Lcpl
2325208
 
R Sigs 1 / Gttb
Wardle
Thomas
L/cpl
 
 
 
Warnes
Arthur O
Pte
 
 
 
Warren
F
 
 
 
 
Warren
W
Pte
 
 
 
Wass
Frank G
 
 
 
 
Waterhouse
 
Pte
2572865
 
R Sigs 1st Holding Bn
Waterson
 
Cpl
3243484
 
RAC51 Trg Regt
Watkins
Frederick James
Pte
 
 
 
Watson
Bob
 
 
 
 
Watson
Burton
 
 
 
 
Watson
Frank William Thomas
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
Watson
Robert
L/cpl
 
 
 
Watts
 
Gnr
843037
 
RA 10 Fd Regt
Wayman
Laurence
 
 
 
 
Webb
G
L/cpl
 
 
 
Webb
Trevor
Sgt
 
 
 
Webster
H
 
 
 
 
Webster
John
Pte
 
 
 
Wedge
 
L/sgt
 
 
 
Welch
Joe
Cpl
 
 
 
Wensley
Ronald H
Rfn
 
 
Rifle Brigade
Wheatly
John
 
 
 
 
Wheeler
Bert
Pte
328557
 
Duke of Cornwall LI
Wheeler
 
Sig
2312560
 
R Sigs 1 / O.T.B
White
Alastair John Tarzan
 
 
 
 
White
Chalky
 
 
 
 
White
William Ernest
Lsgt
 
 
 
White
 
Cpl
405794
 
RAC 51 Trg 
White
 
Dvr
2329761
 
R Sigs 1 / Gttb
Whitehead
C
Pte
 
 
 
Whitely
D
 
 
 
 
Whitley
Henry James
Woii
14996620
 
RWF
Whitmore
 
Spr
1871657
 
RE 5 Fd Coy
Whitnall
Mike
 
 
 
 
Whitnall
Alfred
Pte
 
 
 
Whittaker
E
Cfn
 
 
 
Wicks
Sydney Charles Trevor
Pte
 
 
 
Wicks
 
Dvr
2529052
 
R Sigs 1 Holding Bn
Wiggins
Pat
 
 
 
 
Wight
J W
Pte
 
 
RA 183 Hvy Bty
Wilkinson
A H
Lcpl
 
 
RA 183 Hvy Bty
Williams
C
Rfn
 
 
 
Williams
Graham
Pte
 
 
 
Williams
Harold
Pte
 
 
 
Williams
Henry A R
Pte
 
 
 
Williams
John
Gnr
911770
 
Royal Artillery
Williams
John B
Lt (lt col)
 
OBE
 
Williams
Leslie
Pte
3961762
 
Welch 
Williams
R
Lcpl
5338423
 
R Berkshire 
Williams
Ronald Leonard
Pte
 
 
 
Williams
T Barry
Pte
 
 
 
Williams
Thomas
 
 
 
 
Williams
W
L/cpl
4341251
 
East Yorks Itc
Williams
 
Lcpl
2584989
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Williamson
R A
Capt
 
 
 
Willis
Frank
Tsm
 
 
9 Fd Trg Regt
Wilson
Anthony George Tug
Tsm
 
 
 
Wilson
E R Buster
 
 
 
 
Wilson
J G N
 
 
 
 
Wilson
Joseph
Tsm
 
 
 
Wilson
N S
Gnr
 
 
 
Wilson
S G
Lcpl
 
 
1 Coy Air Form Sigs
Wilson
T
Cpl
4343455
 
East Yorks Itc
Wilson
 
Lcpl
7902223
 
RAC 51 Trg
Wilson
 
Cpl
4387543
 
Gn Howards 50 Bn
Wilson
George W
Pte
 
 
 
Windrum
 
Pte
2343230
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Winterburn
S
Pte
4535694
 
Gn Howards 50 Bn
Witness
 
 
 
 
 
Wood
H Chippy
Sgt
 
 
 
Wood
B
Tpr
420668
 
45 RTR
Wood
G
Dvr
 
 
 
Wood
G D
Pte
2573504
 
R Sigs1 Corp 
Wood
Gerald
 
 
 
 
Wood
S P
Lt col
 
 
45 RTR
Wood
 
Tpr
7905161
 
RAC 56 A/Tank 
Wood
 
Pte
1479366
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Woodcock
B E
Maj
 
 
 
Woodcock
Bert
Bsm
 
 
 
Woodcock
M
Lt
 
 
 
Woodcock
 
Tpr
3311712
 
43 RTR
Woodhall
J J
Cpl
 
 
9 Fd Trg 
Woodstock
Herbert C
 
 
 
R Artillery
Woolley
C W Tanky
Lsgt
7885135
 
49 RTR
Woolstancroft
 
Lbdr
881304
 
RA53 Fd Regt
Worsley
Walter Ginger
Pte
3974919
 
 
Wratten
Keith Ernest
Pte
 
 
 
Wright
Douglas Thomas
Pte
3656184
 
South Lancs 
Wright
R D
Gnr
3244993
 
Royal Artillery
Wright
Robert
Csm
 
 
Welch 
Wright
R V
Dvr
 
 
RASC
Wright
T
Pte
6711077
 
R Sigs 1 Corp 
Wright
 
Bdr
 
 
RA51 A/Tank Trg 
Wrigley
J M
Pte
 
 
RE 208 Fd Park
Wyatt
J
Tpr
7886989
 
49 Rtr
Yeoman
Robert
Rfn
7594944
 
KRRC
Young
 
Cpl
 
 
 
Younger
Andy
 
5050954
 
North Staffs 

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5 Commando Operations

Units: 
 
These are the main operations that No 5 Commando took part in, either on their own, or as part of a Combined Operations assault. They are in date order and form part of our overall history of No 5 Commando. No 5 Commando were part of 3 Commando Brigade during the Burma Campaign. Many of the documents we have for this period are related to more than one single commando unit and are listed jointly in the document 3 Commando Brigade Operations in Burma.
 
Click on the links for more detail about each.
 
Operation Chariot
 
Operation Ironclad
 
Operation Screwdriver
 
Operation Silchar
 
Operation Bean
 
Battle of Hill 170
 
More on 3 Commando Brigade Operations in Burma.
 

5 Commando, Formation in 1940

Type: Official Letters
Author: NIC
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: No5 Cdo, nominal roll,

scan of letters documenting the formation of No5 Commando in 1940

5 Commando, Officers in 1940

Type: Official Letters
Author: NIC
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: No5 Cdo, nominal roll,

Scan of original document listing the first Commanding Officer and Troop Leaders of No5 Commando on its formation in 1940. Listed are prospective subalterns for each troop.

WOOD, Steven Patrick (Lt Col)

Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Tank Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
45005
Lt Col (Temporary) Wood was the first Commanding Officer of No 5 Commando when it was formed at Bridlington in July 1940 remaining in post unitil the 8th November 1940 when he relinquished command. (Sources: No 5 Cdo War Diary + click on highlighted links above.)
 
Received a MiD for "gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st January - 30th June 1949 serving with the RTR.  (Source: London Gazettes Supp 38782, page 5906.)
 
May 1953 promoted full Lieutenant Colonel. (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 39847, page 2566.)
 
1957 appointed OBE in the  New Years Honours List. (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 40960, page 7.)
 

SHAW, David Mackenzie (Lt Col)

Known as: 
Squaredeal
Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Inniskillings Fusiliers
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
44209
Lt Col Shaw OC No 5 Commando
Commanding Officer No 5 Commando when they sailed to India in November 1943 until the 12th September 1944 when he relinquished his command to Lt Col Pollitt and rejoined his Regiment, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
 
In 1940 he was awarded the MC for his gallantry whilst a Captain (A/Major) in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
 

Citation for the MC.

Plouvain, France 1940. Throughout the period May 12th- 31st Captain Shaw displayed exceptional courage, determination, and power of leadership while commanding a company and set a very fine example to those under him. On May 23rd his Company was holding a wide sector near Plouvain. During the night he was heavily attacked and a part of his position was lost. He at once led his very small available reserve, and unhestatingly counter attacked a much superior force. Several of his men were hit at once, but Captain Shaw and the handful of men now with him closed with the enemy, and inflicted sufficient losses with grenade and rifle fire to check the enemy's advance and restore the position. Though cut off for a considerable time, Captain Shaw, through skilfull use of grenades, succeeded in breaking through the enemy, who had surrounded him, and rejoined his Company. His very gallant action enabled his Company to carry out its task to the end. (Source: Recommendation held National Archives WO373/16.)
 
Lieutenant Colonel (Temporary) Shaw was additionally awarded the DSO in 1945 for "gallant and distinguished services in Italy." (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 37310, page 5099.)
 

Citation for the DSO

At Argenta on 17 April 45 when in command of his battalion with a squadron of tanks under command, Lt-Col Shaw's conduct of the battle was remarkable. Although initially directed in a NW direction, he appreciated that by a flanking movement to the SW he would be in position to seal off any enemy still in the Argenta gap and to cover the main thrust of the Division in a NW direction. At the time, Lt-Col Shaw carried out this movement, a strong German counter attack with tanks was being mounted against a very vulnerable part of the Division. With complete disregard of personal safety, Lt-Col Shaw personally established his Bttn on the bank NW of Argenta, and repulsed what was known to be a divisional effort by the Germans to restore their Argenta position. The magnificent fighting spirit which his battalion displayed on this occasion and again when he led them to the Condotto Motte was very largely due to the inspiring leadership and courage displayed by Lt-Col Shaw.
 
Post war he received a MiD for " gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st January - 30th June 1949." (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 38782, page 5907.)
 
Promoted full Lieutenant Colonel on the 10th April 1951. (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 39197, page 1993.)
 
In October 1957 he was granted the honorary rank of Colonel. (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 41211, page 6261.)
 

POLLITT, Charles Jordan Bellingham (Lt Col)

Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment/Corps: 
Border Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
37725

Charles Pollitt, then a Captain, embarked with No 10 Independent Company on their deployment to Freetown in April 1940.  At the end of the year after No 10 Independent Company was disbanded he volunteered for and was posted to the Holding and Training Wing at what was then STC Achnacarry. (1)

From there he joined No 1 Commando taking part in Operation Torch, North Africa, and in December 1942 Operation Bizerte where they landed on a beach some 60 miles East of Tabarka.  (2)
 
He was awarded the MC "for gallant and distinguishes services in North Africa." (3)
 
He later embarked with No 1 Commando for operations in the Far East.
 
On the 12th September 1944, the then Major Pollitt MC left No 1 Commando to take command of No 5 Commando from Lieutenant Colonel Shaw. Major Pollitt was subsequently temporarily promoted Lieutenant Colonel. On the 31st January 1945 he was wounded in the knee during the last engagement at the Battle for Hill 170, and relinquished command of No 5 to the 2i/c Major Robin Stuart. (4)
 
On the 10th January 1946 it was announced that he had received a MiD for "gallant and distinguished services in the Field." (5)
 
​In June 1946 it was announced that Lieutenant Colonel (temporary) Pollitt had been appointed OBE. (6)
 
On the 7th March 1947 he relinquished his commission on the grounds of disability and was granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel. (7)
 
Sources
1. No 10 Independent Company War Diary.
2. Reports on Operation Bizerte.
3. London Gazettes Supp. 36018, page 2208.
4. Third Jungle Book Issue 9.
5. London Gazettes Supp. 37425, page 380.
6. London Gazettes Supp. 37595, page 2730.
7. London Gazettes Supp. 37899, page 1115.