5 Commando

History of the Unit

5 Commando

No.5 Commando was formed in Bridlington on the 18th July 1940 [more....] 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After Burma the Commando was withdrawn to India to prepare for Operation ‘Zipper’ the invasion of Malaya.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 was merged with No.1 on 23 March 1946 to form 1/5 Commando which was itself later disbanded.


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5 Commando Roll of Honour

Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 68 of 68

BEVAN, William James

Private
7349693
No 5 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Bevan, No 5 Commando HQ, died during operations at Maungdaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book.
 

BEVERIDGE, Robert

Sergeant
4534228
No 5 Commando
West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Robert Beveridge, from Leeds, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. He was one of the commando contingent who had embarked for the raid on HMS Campbeltown.
Son of Samuel and Evelyn Beveridge, of Leeds, Yorkshire; husband of Phyllis Beveridge, of Leeds.
 

BRADFORD, Alan Charles

Private
6298995
No 5 Commando
The Buffs, East Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Alan Bradford, 5 troop, was killed in action during operations at Maungdaw, Burma. 
Son of William C. Bradford and Elizabeth Bradford, of Leicester.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book.

BROWN, Frederick Harold

Bombardier (Lance Sergeant)
833166
No 5 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Lance Sergeant Frederick Brown died from the injuries caused by a self inflicted gunshot wound at Sandown, Isle of Wight.*
 
Sources
CWGC.
No.5 Commando War Diary June 1943.

BURTINSHAW, Robert James Glover

Lieutenant
89395
No 5 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Robert Burtinshaw was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action.
Son of Sydney James Glover Burtinshaw and Lilian Beatrice Burtinshaw, of Bramhall, Cheshire. Lawyer.
He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service.
Recommendation

COOK, Henry John

Rifleman
6850540
No 5 Commando
Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Died in service

Rifleman Henry Cook , No 5 Commando HQ, died as a result of an accident.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/100.
 

EDWARDS, Henry, E.

Lance Corporal
7019725
No 5 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Died on war service
Lance Corporal Henry Edwards collapsed and died whilst walking in Falmouth where he was billeted with the Commando. He had previously reported headaches.

FERGUSON, William

Sergeant
1426074
No 5 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant William Ferguson was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. Embarked for the raid on HMS Campbeltown.

GODDEN, Frederic

Private
5509626
No 5 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Died on war service
Died in the UK

Private Frederic Godden died in the UK on war service, cause not known to this archive. 
Son of Frederic and Maude Marion Godden, of Woolston, Southhampton.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives WO417/62.
 

HULMES, George

Private
3391837
No 5 Commando
East Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private George Hulmes was killed in action during operations in Madagascar. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hulmes; husband of Kathleen Hulmes, of Douglas, Isle of Man. George enlisted 27 June 1940; trade on enlistment - Painter/Decorator.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO/417/

HURLEY, Philip

Private
14503448
No 5 Commando
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Birkenhead Police Force
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Philip Hurley, 2 troop,  died during operations at Maungdaw, Burma.
Son of Philip and Clarice G. Hurley, of Claughton, Birkenhead.
Philip was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing with his parents at 14 Portland Street, Birkenhead.

IDE, George Edward

Sergeant
2321335
No 5 Commando
Royal Corps of Signals
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant George Ide was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. He embarked for the raid on HMS Campbeltown. 
Son of Herbert Edward and Edith Ann Ide, of Romford, Essex; husband of O. M. Ide.
 
Sources
CWGC.

JOHNSON, Bertie Lawrence

Lance Sergeant
3531584
No 5 Commando
Manchester Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Bertie Johnson was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action. 
He embarked for the raid HMS Campbeltown and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bertie Lawrence Johnson, of Stockport, Cheshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

JOHNSON, Douglas Edward

WO2 Company Sergeant Major
3594878
No 5 Commando
Border Regiment
Died on war service
Company Sergeant Major Douglas Johnson died in the Middle East. 
Husband of Winifred Johnson, of Carlisle.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/91.
 
Notes

LINSEY, Cyril William Frederick

Cyril Linsey 5 Commando
Rifleman
14411451
No 5 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman Cyril Linsey, 5 troop, was killed in action during operations at Maungdaw, Burma. Son of Frederick and Gladys Linsey, of Whetstone, Middlesex.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
Linked Content below.

LYCETT, Robert Arthur

Robert Lycett 5 Commando
Lance Corporal
5047277
No 5 Commando
North Staffordshire Regiment
Died on war service
Lance Corporal Robert Lycett from Amington, Staffordshire, died in hospital in India. 
Son of Robert Edward and Emma Lycett, of Ammington, Staffordshire; husband of Joyce Miriam Lycett, of Ammington; father to a 3 year old boy. Formerly employed at Tamworth Colliery.

MACGOWAN, Sydney James Watt

Private
14317303
No 5 Commando
Black Watch
Stirling Burgh Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Sydney Macgowan died serving with 2 Troop during operations in Burma at Maungdaw. A serving Police Officer from Stirling he had volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intakes. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
His granddaughter Susan Christopher.

MASON, Dennis Cook

Lance Bombardier
1496201
No 5 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Bombardier Dennis Mason was killed in action during operations in Kangaw, Burma. Son of Frederick John and Alice Mason, of Dunkirk, Nottingham.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/88.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book.
 

MCNIFF, Jack

Private
4537492
No 5 Commando
West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Died in service unknown cause

Private Jack McNiff died during the period when No 5 Commando were involved in operations in Madagascar.

MEEK, William

William Meek 5 Commando
Craftsman
5347456
No 5 Commando
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Craftsman William Meek, 2 troop,  died during operations at Maungdaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book.
[Image] Matthew Beesley (nephew).
 

MILES, Charles George

Rifleman
6920789
No 5 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Died in service
Died in the UK

Rifleman Charles Miles died on war service in the UK, cause of death not known by this archive. Son of William and Annie Miles, of Richmond.

Sources.
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/62.
 

PEEBLES, John Alan Laing

Captain
74660
No 5 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Died on war service
Died in the UK

Captain John Peebles MC was mortally wounded by a premature explosion of a no. 68 grenade on a field firing exercise at Cheverton Down, nr Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. The Coroner later recorded a verdict of accidental death.

REEVE, Stanley Richardson

Fusilier
14604385
No 5 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Stanley Reeve was killed in action during operations at Kangaw, Burma.  He had volunteered for the Commandos from the Police as part of the Police Intakes of 1942.
Stanley Richardson Reeve, police warrant number 128120, joined the Metropolitan Police on 4 Sept 1939, and left on 12 Jan 1945 (died). Last posted to N Division as a PC.
 

SKEATES, Albert Charles

Lance Corporal
1871381
No 5 Commando
Royal Engineers
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Lance Corporal Albert Skeates, 6 Troop, died late afternoon on the 1st November 1940 when hit by shrapnel from an exploding shell whilst walking along the Dover-Deal road.  He was given a military funeral at St. James' Cemetery in Dover at 15:00 on the 4th November. 
 
Sources
CWGC.

SMALLEY, Christopher John

Christopher John Smalley 5 Commando
Lieutenant
92876
No 5 Commando
Manchester Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Christopher Smalley died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. Embarking on HMS Campbeltown he commanded a demolition party whose task it was to destroy the Dry Dock Installations. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished services." 
Recommendation

SMITH, Ronald James

Private
2325823
No 5 Commando
Army Catering Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Ronald Smith was killed in action during operations at Kangaw, Burma
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/88.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book (Linked Content).
 

STOKES, George Stanley

Lance Corporal
5186568
No 5 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Stokes was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. Embarked for the raid on HMS Campbeltown, part of Lt Burtinshaw's demolition party.
Son of Fredrick Maurice and Gladys Stokes; husband of Eileen May Stokes, of Easton, Bristol.
 
Sources
CWGC.

TOOTH, Eric Roger

Private
14737490
No 5 Commando
Kings Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Eric Tooth died on 17 May 1945 of wounds received on 30 January 1945 during operations at Kangaw, Burma. Son of Arthur and Violet Tooth, of Bignall End, Staffordshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/89 and WO417/93.
 

TUNGATT, Leonard Frederick

Original grave of Fusilier Tungatt 5 Commando
Fusilier
14604394
No 5 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Leonard Tungatt was killed in action during operations at Kangaw, Burma. He had volunteered for the Commandos from the Police as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. 
Son of Frederick Tungatt, and of Susan Tungatt (nee Tyler); husband of Kathleen Mary Tungatt, of Leytonstone, Essex.

5 Commando Commanders

WOOD, Steven Patrick

Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit / Base: 
5 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Tank Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
45005
Lieutenant Colonel (Temporary) Steven Wood was the first Commanding Officer of No 5 Commando when it was formed at Bridlington in July 1940 remaining in post until 8 November 1940 when he relinquished command [1]
Post war
  • Mentioned in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st January - 30th June 1949 serving with the R.T.R.  [2].
  • May 1953 promoted full Lieutenant Colonel [3].
  • 1957 appointed O.B.E. in the  New Years Honours List [4].
Sources
[1] No 5 Cdo War Diary + linked content below.
[2] London Gazette 38782, page 5906.
[3] London Gazette 39847, page 2566.
[4] London Gazette 40960, page 7.
 

SHAW, David Mackenzie

Known as: 
Squaredeal
Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit / Base: 
5 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Inniskillings Fusiliers
Service: 
Army
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.
 
  • 1940 (Captain) (Acting Major) David Mackenzie Shaw was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Recommendation
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 unhesitatingly 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 skilful 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. (National Archives file WO373/16.)
 
  • 1945 (Lieutenant Colonel) (Temporary) awarded the Distinguished Service Order serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers for "gallant and distinguished services in Italy." ( London Gazette 37310, page 5099.)
Recommendation
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 [National Archives file WO373/14/5.]
 
Post war
  • Mentioned in Despatches for " gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st January - 30th June 1949." (London Gazette 38782, page 5907.)
  • 10th April 1951 promoted full Lieutenant Colonel (London Gazette 39197, page 1993.)
  • October 1957 granted the honorary rank of Colonel. (London Gazette 41211, page 6261.)
 

POLLITT, Charles Jordan Bellingham

Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit / Base: 
10 Independent Company
1 Commando
5 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Border Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
37725
Born: 
Friday, April 5, 1907
Birthplace: 
Kendal
Died: 
1975
Place died: 
Kendal
Lt Colonel Charles Pollitt
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]. Awarded the Military Cross "for gallant and distinguished services in North Africa"[3],  he later embarked with No 1 Commando for operations in the Far East.
  • 11 September 1944, the then Major Pollitt MC left No 1 Commando to take command of No 5 Commando from Lieutenant Colonel Shaw [view].
  • Major Pollitt was subsequently temporarily promoted Lieutenant Colonel.
  • 31 January 1945 wounded in the knee during the last engagement at the Battle for Hill 170 [view] and relinquished command of No 5 to the 2i/c Major Robin Stuart. [4].
  • ​10 January 1946 publication of Mention in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished service in the Field." [5].
  • June 1946 appointed O.B.E. (Military Division). [6].
  • 7 March 1947 relinquished his commission on the grounds of disability and was granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel. [7].
Sources
3. London Gazette 36018, page 2208.
5. London Gazette 37425, page 380.
6. London Gazette 37595, page 2730.
7. London Gazette 37899, page 1115.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 62 issued March 1976.
[Image] His daughter, Jenny Welsh.
 

STUART, Charles Robin McKenzie

Known as: 
Robin
Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit / Base: 
5 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Number: 
71029
Charles Robin Mckenzie Stuart MBE
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) Charles Robin McKenzie Stuart , No.5 Commando, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Madagascar on June 1st 1942 [1] [2].
  • Promoted Major and Second in Command of No.5 Commando.
  • 31 July 1945 assumed command of No.5 Commando after Lt.Col. Pollitt was wounded during the battle at Hill 170 [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 36083, page 3086.
[2] National Archives file WO373/79/278.
[3] National Archives file WO218/81 see Linked Content below].
 

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.

Note: Where a service number is shown on our nominal rolls and no source is shown in the end column, it should be treated as possible but not confirmed. Contact the Archive if you suspect an error.

No 5 Commando Nominal A - C

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No.5 Commando.
© Commando Veterans Archive 2016. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is only permitted if accompanied by the copyright marker and a clear acknowledgement to the Commando Veterans Archive.
 
Notes
Click on highlighted surnames for more information.
CA followed by a number = entry in a Commando Association newsletter.
LL followed by a number = entry in Commando Association Lost Legion List.
CasList = National Archives Army Casualty Lists.
WO = War Office file at the National Archives
PG = CVA Gallery.
FM = Forum Message
 
SURNAME
FORENAME
RANK
NUMBER
AWARD
ADDITIONAL
Abbott
J
Gnr
 
 
& 9 and 12 Cdos. (LL1)
Adams
H
Pte
4535096
 
W Yorks 50 Bn
Raymond, T.C. 
Major
 
MC
RHA
Addiscott
Reginald, Lewis
Cpl
6344239
 
RASC; wounded 31/1/45 CasLists WO417/88; (CA100).
Albone
Harold, Charles
LCpl
 
 
 
Allan
E
Pte
134362
 
1st Corp Petrol Pk
Allen
J
Gnr
 
 
(LL1)
Alloway
David
Pte
 
 
 
Alting Du Cloux
Rene, Philippe
Capt
341061
 
Cameronian (LL1)
Amery
Julian
 
 
 
 
Anderson
Alexander, Anthony
Sgt
14418524
 
Black Watch
Anderson I Lt     RM
Anderson
John, James
Cpl
5335851 
 
R Berkshire / Burma Star Assn
Anderson
R
Cpl
3128456
 
DLI 2 Bn
Andrews
Douglas, William
Bdr
883794
 
99 Fd Regt / RA Attestation records
Andrews
R
 
 
 
 
Armitage
Edward, Francis, Peter
Capt
41068
MC (LG34914)
R Scots 1 Bn / 26Oct41 (LG35530)and(LG38389)
Armstrong
J. Brian, N.
Fus
 
 
 
Arthorne
S
LCpl
3525389
 
Mancs  2 Bn
Arthur
Leo, J.
Tpr
7905202
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt CA92)
Ashe
 
Pte
 
 
 
Asher
S
Pte
88495
 
1st Corp Amm Park
Ashton
George
Pte
 
 
Worc Regt 7Bn (CA13)
Askam
G
 
 
 
 
Frank, Edward
Gnr
 
DL 
RA; (CA74, 80, 94)
Aucott
Les
Mne
Ply 18114175
 
RM; (FM)
Auld
Jack, R.
Pte
 
 
 
Awde
Joe
Gnr
 
 
(CA58); poss id with CasList WO417/46
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, Harry
Tpr
5385086
 
Burma Star Assn.
Bailey
 
Cpl
7886571
 
Rac 56 A/Tank 
Bainbridge
Herbert
Dvr
T/103786
 
Burma Star Assn
Baines
R
Pte
6297263
 
Buffs
Bairstow
Ronald
Pte
4747261
 
Yorks & Lancs
Bakemore
John
Sgt
 
 
 
Baker
Frank
Sgt
3776808
 
Queens Regt; Burma Star Assn
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
 
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
SSgt
7893683
 
49 RTR
Barnes
George, Norton
Fus
14987370
 
 
Barnett
Ernest
Sgt
 
 
 
Barovitch
R
Pte
4528773
 
Gn Howards 50 Bn
Barry
T.S.
Pte
 
 
 
Barry
 
Lsgt
 
 
 
Bartholomew
Norman
Sgt
2889344
 
Gordons
Bartholomew
Robert, J.
Pte
 
 
 
Barton
K
Pte
80001
 
1st Corp Petrol Pk
Leslie, James
Fus
14604357
Police
 
R. Fusiliers; wounded 15/3/44 Burma CasLists WO417/74
Barton
 
Tpr
7903569
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Baseley
Arthur
Pte
6215921
 
Middlesex Regt
Basin
 
Dvr
 
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
 
Sgt
 
 
 
Bayliss
Mervyn
Gnr
 
 
RA; from Bedminster (CA82)
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
 
RE 5 Fd Coy
Bebbington
 
Tpr
7897076
 
49 RTR
Bee
Ernest, F.
Pte
 
 
 
James, Frederick 
Pte
14404860
 
R Sussex Reg; & 1 Cdo died on war service 5/8/45
Bell
Cyril, R.
Gnr
 
 
 
Bell
G
Cpl
 
 
RASC 85 Stn Coy
Bell
J.W.
 
 
 
 
Bell
Keith
Lt (Maj)
 
 
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, Douglas
Cpl
5111677
 
R. Warwicks Regt;
Burma Star Assn.
Bennett
Henry
Gnr
777800
 
RA attestation card; (CA88)
Leonard, Sydney
Spr
 
 
R. Signals; died 1958
Bennett
R.A.
Lt
 
 
 
Bennett
 
Sgt
82845
 
RA 10 Fd Regt
Bentley
E
Pte
4538664
 
W Yorks 50 Bn
Benyon
W.W.
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
Pte
 
 
from Newcastle (CA93)
Bilham
 
Lt
 
 
R Signals
Bilson
 
Tpr
328144
 
Rac 51 Trg Regt
Birch
Stanley, Alfred
Cpl
5891442
 
Northampton; Burma Star Assn.
Bird
A
 
 
 
 
Bird
C.W.S.
Sgt
 
 
 
Bird
Leslie, John
BSM
 
 
 
Bird
 
LCpl
321807
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Birkett
J
Pte
14431593
 
RA; wounded 1/2/45 CasList WO417/88
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
 
 
Burma Star Assn
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
 
 
 
4 Tp (CA93)
Bolden
Matthew
 
 
 
 
Raymond, Gordon
Lt / Capt
174293
MiD
Devon; (CA119)
Bolton
Matthew
 
 
 
 
Bomber
Harry, Lionel
Tpr
82323
MM
49RTR; 1951 MM Korea 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars WO373/114/85.
William, Martel
LCpl / Captain
14241729
Police
321576
 
Essex Regt & 1 Cdo;To OCTU 1944 (CA92); Burma Star Assn.
Bothamley
F
Pte
5336957
 
R Berkshire 
Boustend
 
Spr
2072128
 
RE 203 Fd Park Coy
Bowen
William, L
Cpl
 
 
 
Bowers
'Bob'
 
 
 
 
Bowen
J.D.
Gnr
11272552
 
RA
Bowes
Patrick, Michael
Sgt
6297262
 
The Buffs; Burma Star Assn.
Bowler
James, Charles
Cpl
2928665
 
Camerons 1 Bn
Bowman
A.E.
Pte
4742346
 
 
Bowyer
John, D.
Capt
121518
 
RNF
Boyd
Norman, Ralph, Shields
Cpl
 
 
(CA25)
Boyd
R
LCpl
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
Thomas
Pte
 
 
(CA117)
H.A.A.
'Oner'
Maj
 
MC
Dorset 2bn
Brennan
S
Pte
 
 
 
Brennon
J
Pte
4347822
 
East Yorks ITC
Breslin
Eugene
 
 
 
 
Bresnan
 
Fus
3448227
 
Lancs Fus 1/5
Bridgwater
Arnold
Cpl
 
 
Burma Star Assn
Bright
 
Cpl
4974128
 
RAC 56 Atr
Bright
Gerald
LSgt
 
 
 
Brindley
Charles, Philip
Sig / LCpl
2335934
 
R Sigs; wounded 12/1/45 WO417/88; (CA5, CA84)
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
F.W.
Pte
 
 
RA 320 Hvy Bty
Brooks
J
Pte
4541813
 
West Yorks ITC
Brooks
J.W.
Cpl
4807198
 
 
Brooks
'Tick'
 
 
 
 
Brooks
William
 
 
 
 
John, T.V.W.S
Dvr
5884053
 
RE
Brown
B
LCpl
 
RE 102 Fd Coy
Brown
D N
Sgt
7896175
 
49 RTR
Brown
FA or FR
LSgt
 
 
 
Brown
Frederick, Harold
LSgt
833166
 
RA
James
Pte
2988948
MM
A&SH
Brown
J
LBdr
 
RA
K.S.
LCpl
14604361
 
R. Fusiliers; wounded 13/1/45 CasList WO417/88
Brown
Maurice
 
 
 
 
Brown
Mornington
 
 
 
 
Brown
Noel
 
 
 
 
Bruce
Ralph, Reid
Pte
14587565
 
Burma Star Assn.
Brumwell
Desmond
Pte
 
 
 
Brunton
Ian, 'Bunny'
Sgt
 
 
 
Bryant
Alfred, Samuel, 'Dick'
Pte
 
 
from Sussex (CA99); (CA100)
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
 
RA
Bullock
 
LCpl
7902239
 
2 MMG Bde
Bundy
E
Pte
5339507
 
R Berkshire 
Burke
John
Cpl
 
 
 
Burn
Frederick, John
Pte
14571790
 
&12 Cdo (CA119); Burma Star Assn.
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
Pte
4539663
 
Gn Howards; 2 troop (CA21)
Burrows
D
LCpl
 
 
 
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
LCpl
 
Queens Regt
Byfield
N
Spr
 
 
RE; died 2 May 1957 (CA26)
Byford
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Byrne
A.H.
Pte
 
 
 
Byrnes
Stanley
 
 
 
 
Cain
Matthew
LSgt
3770094
 
 
Caine
Joseph
Pte
 
 
 
Cairns
W.N.
Capt
 
 
1st Kdg
Calf
D
LCpl
233637
 
R Sigs 1 Ot Bn
Callanan
C
Fus
 
 
 
Callendler
 
2Lt
 
 
Camerons1Bn
Calvert
Eddie, 'Tojo'
Cpl
 
 
1955 Bognor Regis - employed as a milkman (CA21)
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
 
 
 
Canham   Lt     RM
Capper
 
LCpl
2323783
 
R Sigs 1 / Gttb
Carpenter
David, Scott
Pte
 
 
 
Carpenter
R
Pte
 
 
 
Carr
Donald, Fry
Lt
281129
 
RNF
Francis, Arthur
Sgt
DCM
RE 5 Fd Coy
Carr
L
Sgt
 
 
 
Carr
 
Cpl
23177896
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Carter
Norman
Pte
14977249
 
Sherwood For
Carvell
Victor, Haig
Pte
 
 
 
Casares
Emilio, David
LSgt
6853940
 
Burma Star Assn; Farmer from Dunstable then joined the Police (CA23)
Case
Frank
Cpl
 
 
 
Castell
R.H.
Cpl
 
 
 
Cave - Brown
J.R.
Capt
 
 
RE 5 Fd Coy
Cennah
B
LSgt
4877931
 
 
Chambers
L
Cpl
890729
 
1st Survey  1 Corp
Chambers
Philip, Arthur, John
Gnr
 
RA
Chamings
Stan, A.
Gnr (Lt)
 
 
 
Stuart, Whitemore
Maj
105159
MC OBE
 
Chapman
G
Tpr
4268803
 
43 RTR
Chapman
Ron
Cpl
 
 
and 1/5 Cdo; residing Canada (CA74, CA86, CA99)
Chapman
S.C.
Pte
 
 
 
Charlesworth
J.R.
Sgt
 
 
 
Chisnel
E.W.
Pte
 
 
 
Chisnell
 
Pte
 
 
 
Christie
Daniel, H.
Pte
3861947
 
The Loyal Regt
J.M.T.F.
Maj
 
DSO,MC
Mancs Regt; later OC 2 Cdo
Clark
David
Pte
 
 
 
Clark
J.F.
Pte
 
 
RA 183 Hvy Bty
Clark
T.E.
Tpr
7891230
 
49 RTR
Clarke
George, James
Pte
 
 
(CA96)
Clarke
J
 
 
 
 
Clarke
S
LBdr
 
 
 
Clarke
W.J.
 
 
 
 
Clayton
'Tiny'
Pte
 
 
 
Clegg
Robert
LCpl
 
 
 
Clench
 
Bdr
 
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
LCpl
 
 
 
Coldwell
A
Cpl
783753
 
Camerons1Bn
Cole
H.J.T. 'Coker'
Dvr
 
 
 
Coleman
Paddy
Cpl / Sgt
 
 
2 Tp 5 Cdo and 4 tp 1/5 Cdo (CA18); (CA114)
Coleman
Roger
 
 
 
 
Coles
K
Cpl
 
 
 
Coles
L.H.
Sgt
 
 
9 Fd Trg Regt
Collier
F.J.
Pte
 
 
 
Michael, Vincent
Cpl
14499411
 
KRRC
Collins
Ron
Pte
 
 
 
Collishaw
Arthur
Capt (Rev)
 
 
RACHD
Colvert
 
Pte
3386661
 
East Lancs 1/4
Connah
Bernard
LSgt
4877931
 
 
Conner
A
Pte
2048937
 
Camerons1Bn
Connor
T
Pte
 
 
RA 183 Hvy Bty
Cook
Alan, Victor
Capt
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
R
 
 
 
 
Cooper
Victor, H.
TSM
6149311
 
East Surrey 
Cooper
W.E.
Sgt
 
 
 
Copley
W
Pte
 
 
 
Corfield
Harry
Fus
3460542
 
 
Cosgrove
T.M.B
Pte
3132413
 
D L I 2bn
Garnett
Sapper
 
RE; to No.4 Cdo 1940/41 kia with No.4
Coulson
John, Frederick
Pte
 
 
served in 1/5 Cdo (CA109)
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
 
 
4 troop
Cross
W
Pte
 
 
 
Crossley
George
LCpl
 
 
(LL3; PG)
Crowden
Desmund, Edward
RSM
5956553
 
Beds & Herts; Burma Star Assn
Crozier
Archibald, John
Sgt
2196896
MM
RE; award while serving with 55 Indian Observation Sqn.RE
William
TSM
4452664
MiD
DLI 2bn; Burma Star Assn
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
874202
 
 
Cutting
R
Pte
4342012
 
East Yorks ITC

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Notes
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CasList = National Archives Army Casualty Lists.
LG= London Gazette
SR = Service Record.
WO = War Office file at the National Archives
 
SURNAME
FORENAME
RANK
NUMBER
AWARD
ADDITIONAL
Dack
A.E.
Pte
 
 
(Obits CA 109)
Dale
S
Fus
412074
 
RWF 1 Bn
Dalziel
A
A/Sgt
4128237
 
Cheshire/Cas.List1945 
Dalziel
Andy
Cpl
895334
 
RE (CA 22&63)
Dalziel
Bert
Sgt
 
 
 
Daning
 
LBdr
 
 
R Artillery
Darlington
 
Bdr
852511
 
RA 52 Fd Regt
Dartnell
H.J.
Bdr
 
 
(LL 4)
Robert, Gordon
Capt
129311
MiD
15/19th Hussars
Davidson
 
 
 
 
 
Davies
Alan, John
Capt
224659
 
S.Staffs / & 1 Cdo
Davies
Allan, R.E.
Capt
 
 
 
Davies
Charles, E.
Pte
 
 
and 3 Bde (CA117)
Davies
Robert, J.
LCpl
2929078
 
 
Davies
Ronald
Pte
14754310
 
Burma Star Assn.
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
Alfred, 'Chirpy'
Pte
5387322 
 
Ox & Bucks LI; CasList Burma 23Mar'44 WO417/76.
Deakin
John, W.
Gnr
 
 
 
Deakin
Joseph
Gnr
 
RA Attestations 1940
Dean
A.C.
LCpl
 
MM ?
Shropshire LI
Delaney
Edward, W.
 
 
 
 
Dent
Sidney,George
LCpl
457599 ?
 
Burma Star Assn
Alexander
Tpr
7909234
 
RAC
Dickson
John, James
Maj
96192
MC+bar
Awards whilst  in 9th R. Sussex attd from Sherwood Forresters
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
Dodsworth
A
Cpl
7895596
 
51 RTR
Doherty
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Doid
J
Sgt
2763508
 
1 Seaforths
Donald
John, Ronald
Cpl
14429464
 
Burma Star Assn
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
 
 
1/5 Cdo (LL4); (Obits)
Drew
L
Cpl
 
Re 102 Fd Coy
Drinkwater
R
Pte
 
 
 
Drury
George, Bush
Sgt
 
 
 
Drury
 
Fus
3771293
 
Lancs Fus 1/5
Dryden
Richard, 'Dick'
TSM
 
 
RA & 1/5 Cdo (CA23, CA46, CA111)
Drysdale
D
Pte
3055675
 
Royal Scots 1 Bn
Duckett
 
LCpl
 
 
 
Dudbridge
Ronald, 'Ron'
Rfn
14992069
 
& HQ Tp 1/5 Cdo (details from son)
Duddy
Terence,Bernard
Pte
 
 
 
Duggan
Douglas, Harold
Pte
3863765
 
6th Mancs & 7th Loyal Regt; Burma Star Assn.
Dukes
P
LCpl
 
 
(LL4)
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
 
 
(LL4)
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
LCpl
 
1st Survey  1Corp
Easthaugh
 
Maj
 
 
 
Eastman
A.D.
 
 
 
 
Easton
'Cheesey' Rochester
Sig/Dvr
2572330
 
R Sigs 1 / Gttb
Frank
Spr
14217573
 
Royal Engineers
Ebrey
Herbert
 
 
 
 
Edge
Arthur
 
 
 
 
Edmonds
Charles, Patrick
Pte
 
 
 
Edmonds
T.R.
Pte
 
 
(LL4)
Edmondson
Edmund
Cpl
14315365
 
(LL4)
Edwards
A
Cpl
43411915
 
DLI 2 Bn
Denis, Gold
Pte
 
 
PoW St Nazaire
Edwards
Eddie
 
 
 
 
Edwards
F
 
 
 
 
Edwards
George
 
 
 
 
Edwards
H.A.
Tpr
7893633
 
49 RTR
Henry, E.
LCpl
7019725
 
R Ulster Rifles
Ronald
Cpl
14747437
 
SWB
Elder
Frank
 
 
 
 
Elder
W
Gnr
 
 
 
Elders
C.H.
Cpl
4447183
 
DLI 2bn
Ellerbeck
 John, Douglas
Capt (Lt Col)
78121
MC
Award whilst serving with 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 A.M. Capt      
Evans
Frederick, George
Gnr
 
 
 
Evans
Ronald
Cpl
5255745
 
Middlesex Regt
Even
 
Sgt
6085975
 
1 Seaforths
Evetts
H.A. 'Harry'
LCpl
 
 
from Leeds (CA120)
Fairclough
 
Pte
5336623
 
R Berks 1st Bn
Fairhurst
H
LCpl
2092617
 
RE 2 Mt Depot
Fallon
A
Pte
 
 
 
Farmer
Harold
Pte
 
 
From Salford (CA95)
Farmer
 
Cpl
553736
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Chris
Pte
 
 
(CA114)
Farrell
J
Sgt
4688391
 
KOYLI ITC
Faulkener T.J. LSgt 6985506   Burma Star Assn.
Fetherst-onhaugh
Timothy, E.
Lt Col
 
 
Queens Royal Rifles
Fell
B.G.
Lt
232896
 
RA
Fell
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Felthouse
R.P
LCpl
14334006
 
RAMC; & 41RM on DDay CasList WO417/77
Fenn
Alfred, Harold
Gnr
 
 
RWK
Fensome
Horace, Charles
Sgt
 
 
 
Ferguson
John
TSM
 
MM
 
Ferguson
Nicol, Dawson, White
Lt
256821
 
RE
William
Sgt
 
RA
Ferguson
 
Pte
7909237
 
RAC 56 Atr
John, M.M.
TSM
2318036
MM
Cameronians;Burma Star Assn
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'
 
 
 
 
James
Pte
2980085
 
HLI
Fletcher
Frederick,Francis
Gnr
 
 
RA
Flint
G.R.
Sgt
7892583
 
51 RTR
Charles, William, Thomas
Rfn
6914036
 
KRRC
Follett
H.D. 'Gerry'
Maj
 
 
post war 63 Gurkha Inf. Bde
Forbes
K
Pte
2875619
 
Royal Scots 1 Bn
Ford
George, Graham
LCpl
 
 
 
Ford
Jacob, 'Jake', 'Ginger'
LCpl
 
 
 
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
LCpl
4132357
 
Cheshire 
Fox
Kenneth, Joseph, Colvin
Capt
 
 
Middlesex 
Foxall
Robert
Cpl
 
 
 
Francombe
D.H.
 
 
 
 
Fritchley
J.P.
Pte
 
 
 
Frost
J.T.
Pte
14698334
 
 
Frozley
R
LCpl
5334333
 
R Berkshire 
Fry-Carr
Donald
Lt
 
 
 
Furse
Lawrence
 
 
 
 
Gailey
William
Spr
14283522
 
RE & CBTC (CA92)
Gallimore
F.A.
Pte
 
 
 
Garbett
T
Cpl
 
 
 
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
 
 
6 Tp (CA93)
Gibson
George, Mcdonald
Cpl
 
MM
 
Gibson
J.M.K.
Pte
 
 
 
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 
Gilliland
William
Sgt
409236
 
RAC 51 Trg 
Gilmore
Ken
 
 
 
 
Gingell
H G
LCpl
 
 
 
Girvan
George, Henry
Cpl
14216815
 
Burma Star Assn.
Gittings
 
 
2327579
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Alfred
Fus
 
MID
 
Frederic
Pte
5509626
 
Hamps
Goldstone
A
Capt (M.O.)
 
 
 
Goodall
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Goodchild
J.S.J. Steve
Capt
 
 
Hamps
Goode
Arthur, William
Pte
 
 
 
Godden
Chris
 
 
 
 
Goodson
L
Pte
5334375
 
R Berkshire  1 Bn
Gorely
Ronald, Bertram, Roger
Lt
335989
 
KRRC
Gould
 
Pte
 
 
 
Graham
Charles, Robert
Pte
 
 
resided Clapham (CA3) then emig. S.Africa (CA112)
Graham
T
(Doctor)
 
 
 
Graham
Thomas, Carpenter
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.,  'Jimmie'
RSM
3192358
 
KOSB
Grainger
J
Rfn
 
 
(LL5)
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
16487081
 
KOSB
Gruan
 
Fus
 
 
 
Grundy
 
Gnr
862738
 
RA53 Fd 
Grundy
 
Pte
7903504
 
RAC 56 Atr
Habbershaw
 
Bdr
806312
 
RA 10 Fd 
Hack
William, Edward
Pte
 
RA Attestations 1940
Hackney
Charles
 
 
 
Kings Royal Hussars
Haggarty
A
Pte
 
 
 
Haggerty
 
Gnr
937331
 
RA 53 Fd
Hailton
G
 
 
 
 
Haines
P
LCpl
7888261
 
49 RTR
Frederick, Henry, Miller
Sgt
4537642
 
RAC
Hales
L.F.
Cpl
 
 
RA 183 Hvy Bty
Hall
E.S.
Pte
 
 
 
Hall
Ron, H.
LSgt
880320
 
RA 1st Surrey
Hall
 
Dvr
777635
 
RA 56 A/Tank 
Halliday
Adrian, Jardine, 'John'
Cpl
 
 
from Westminster (CA119)
Halton
George
 
 
 
 
Hambridge
Alfred
Pte
5111455
 
RWarwickshire 
Hamilton
H.G.W.
Lt
 
 
RE 105 Fd Park
Hamilton
Thomas, 'Paddy'
Cpl
 
 
Burma Star Assn.
Hamilton
T.C.
Fus
 
 
and 12 Cdo (LL5)
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
Hardacre
Raymond
Cfn
 
 
REME
Hardie
James
Sgt
 
 
 
Harding
G.S. 'Bill'
Cpl
5348597
 
 
Harding
Roy, Suzuki, 'Zook'
Cpl
 
 
 
Harding
T.A.
Gnr
 
 
 
Harding
William, Stephen
LCpl
 
 
 
Hardy
R
Sgt
2323724
 
R Sigs1 Corp Sig
Hardy
 
Pte
7909245
 
RAC 56 Atr
Hargreaves
Albert, Ernest
Gnr
 
 
 
Hargreaves
Bert,  'Buck'
 
 
 
 
Harrington
 
LBdr
 
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
 
 
 
Hartle
 
Spr
2069545
 
RE 203 Fd Pk Coy
Sam
RQMS
4393614
MiD
Green Howards; 3rd Jungle Bk isue 9.
Harvey
A.M.
LCpl
 
 
REME
Harwood
R.H.
LCpl
 
 
 
Haseldin
J
Pte
4540014
 
Gn Howards 50bn
Haslam
Gerry
Lt
 
 
 
Haslam
Stanley
Gnr
 
 
 
Haslett
G
Sgn
 
 
 
Henry, Godfrey
2/Lt
124566
 
East Yorks Regt; (CA66); & 1 Special Service Regt (1942)
Haslett
G.A
Sig
2336965 
 
R Signals 1 / Gttb
Hassal
J.V.
LCpl
14317920
 
 
Hassall
Busty
 
 
 
 
Hassall
John Osbourne
 
 
 
 
Hassall
Kenneth, Victor
LCpl
 
 
 
Hatch
Dennis, Charles
Fus
14827823
 
RWF
Hatch
Lionel, D. 'Leo' 
 
14809369
 
Oxs & Bucks
Haver
L
Cpl
45508
 
1st Corp Amm Park
Hay
George, 'Jock'
Pte
 
 
 
Hayes
A.H.
Pte
 
 
RA 183 Hvy Bty
Haynes
William, George
LCpl
 
 
 
Hayward
S
Pte
 
 
 
Hayward
S C
Pte
 
 
 
Haywood
Stan
 
 
 
 
Heath
W
Pte
 
 
RASC 85 StnCoy
Hedges
Harry, C.
LSgt
 
 
 
Hedges
R.J.
 
 
 
 
Heery
Charles, Joseph
Pte / Cpl
3772508
 
Kings Regt; and 12 Cdo (LL6); (PG)
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, J.
Maj (later Brigadier)
145160
 
Green Howards
Herbert
 
Sgt
552238
 
RAC 51 Trg
Heron
Doug
 
 
 
 
John, Golding, 'Chips'
Maj
66815
MC
Dorset Regt 2bn
Herratt
J
2 Lt
 
 
RTR 51 Trg 
Herriot
J
LCpl
 
RE No2 Mt Depot
Hesslewood
H
Pte
4611124
 
DWR Itc
Hewatt
 
Lt
 
 
 
Hewitt
B
Cpl
 
 
9 Fd Trg Regt
Hewitt
Charles
LSgt
4693986
 
KOYLI Itc
Hewitt
L
 
 
 
 
Hibbert
J
Pte
 
 
(LL6 - LKA Gorton)
Hicks
Leo
Pte
 
 
 
Hicks
Ronald, Ernest
Spr
 
RE 5 Fd Coy
Higginbotham
James 
 
3653545
 
PoW Volunteers, S. Lancs
Higginson
Ernest
Sgt
3385205
 
E.Lancs 1/4; died with 1st Bn Northants Regt. 23/12/1944 India; (PG); CWGC
Higham
John, Waite
Gnr
 
 
 
Highton
Peter
Fus
 
 
 
Hill Alfred Pte     (CA117)
Hill
Arthur, Charles
LCpl
14604371
 
GSC and Surrey Regt, Police; (SR)
Hill
Geoff
Rfn
14423647
 
KRRC
Hill
William. Thomas
LCpl
 
 
(LL6)
Hinds
E.J.
Pte
 
 
 
Hinds
G
Pte
 
 
(LL6 - LKA Southampton)
Hine
John, Henry
Bdr
924885
 
RA Attestation 1939
Hines
James, Alfred, Charles, 'John'
Dvr
 
 
(CA114)
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
 
 
 
RAMC (Madagascar)
Holdaway S.W. S/Sgt 7622780   REME; (DC)
Holland
E
 
 
 
 
Holland
 
Fus
3451296
 
Lancs Fus 1/5
Hollingworth
L
Pte 14604372
 
KORR; wounded 31/1/45 CasList WO417/89
Hollinshead
F
Cpl
4535364
 
KOYLI Itc
Holt
Arthur, Eric
Maj  (later Brigadier)
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Roland, Arthur
LCpl
4852382
 
S Staffs 2/6 Bn; St Nazaire POW
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
 
 
 
 
Thomas,James
Rfn
7021640
MiD
RUR; Burma Star Assn
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
2659877
 
 
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
Lt
335752
 
Black Watch
Hutchison
William,George
Fus
14432302
 
2 Troop; Burma Star Assn
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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SURNAME
FORENAME
RANK
NUMBER
AWARD
ADDITIONAL
Ibbeson
F
Fus
 
 
LL6
George, Edward
Sgt
2321335
 
R Sigs 1 Corp Sig
Ides
Bill
Sgt
 
 
 
Ingle
 
LCpl
2042037
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Ivermee
Ronald, Henry, W.
Pte
 
 
PG; LL6
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
Robert, Francis
Sgt
14213771
 
QOCH; Burma Star Assn.
Jagger
John, T.
Cpl
7022223
 
Lon Irish Rifles
James
Alfred, G.
LCpl
 
 
(CA117)
James
Harry, John
Sig
2575710
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
James
Robert, Frederick
A/Sgt
5725676
MM
Award with 2nd Bn Dorsets 1940 (LG34975)
James
 
Cfn
 
 
REME
James
 
Capt
 
 
 
Jameson
Allen
Cpl
 
 
 
Jameson
Jimmy
Pte
 
 
 
Jameson
S.G.
Cpl
 
 
9 Fd Trg Regt
Jamieson A Sgt      ITP
Joseph, A.
Cpl
14604375
 
GSC; Police Intake
Edward
Tpr
7903385
 
RAC 
Jenkins
A.W.
 
 
 
 
Jenkins
G.W.
 
 
 
 
Jenner
R.V.
2Lt
 
 
RA 52 A/Tank Trg 
Jepson
J
Sgt
 
 
9 Fd Trg 
Jesse
 
Sgt
 
 
 
Joesbury
A
Pte
5116582
 
 
Philip
Sgt
5435744
MiD
DCLI; Burma Star Assn.
Johnson
Bertie, Lawrence
LSgt
3531584
 
Manchester 
Douglas, Edward
CSM
3594878
 
died 3/4/45 (CWGC)
Johnson
Ernest, Havercroft
LBdr
2088946
 
RA; Burma Star Assn.
Johnson
J.C. 'Johnny'
Pte
6296439
 
The Buffs; Burma wounded 15/3/44 CasLists WO417/74
Johnson
L.T.
Sig
 
 
 
Johnson
R.M.
Cpl
 
 
 
Johnson
S
Pte
2932856
 
Camerons 1 Bn
Johnston
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.
LSgt
14317912
 
(CA28)
Jones
C
LCpl
88368
 
RASC 2 Div Supply Col
Jones
David
Sgt
 
 
 
Jones
Doug
 
 
 
 
Jones
E
Pte
4189314
 
1st Corp Amm Park
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'
Cpl/
Act Sgt
3253448
 
Cameronians; wounded 31/1/45 WO417/88
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
 
 
from Surrey (CA21)
Kinally
Peter, Robert
 
 
 
 
King
A.E.
Pte
 
 
 
King
David, Edward
Capt
292708
 
Worcester
King
Donald, James
Sgt
6017166
 
 
King
E. Jack,' Taffy'
Pte
 
 
 
King
Jack
 
 
 
 
King
Ron, 'Lanto'
 
 
 
 
King R. LCpl 7349982 MiD RAMC; LG 37015.
King
Ronald, George
Cpl
 
MID
? duplicate to above
King
Thomas
 
 
 
 
King
 
Sgt
 
 
 
King
 
Tpr
2584226
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Kirk
Scouse
Pte
 
 
 
Kirk
 
Tpr
7908774
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
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 
Knight
William
Capt
 
 
RA  (att'd as No.1 FO)
Knights
D
Pte
4342148
 
East Yorks Itc
William, H.
Sgt
4911491
 
S. Staffs Regt; wounded and POW Nov 1942.
Lacey
S
Cpl
7884904
 
2 Mg Bde
Lacey
William, Ernest
TSM
4541970
MID
Camerons 1 Bn
Lain
Gordon, Percy
Pte
14804287
 
SWB; (CA117)
Laird
Robert, S.M.
Capt
 
OBE
East Yorks Itc
Lambell, or Lamble
Alfred,  'Paddy'
LSSgt
 
 
(Lambell CA24 & 84); (Lamble in PG)
Lancaster
Cyril, Edward
Sgt
4194729
 
RA; Burma Star Assn.
Lancaster
Lesley, 'Lank'
RSM
817756
MBE
RE 208 Fd Park
Lang
J.M.
2Lt
 
 
RE 208 Fd Park
Langdell
Ronald
Cpl
 
 
 
Langford
R
Sgt
 
RE No2 Mt Depot
Larkin
George, L.
Pte
 
 
 
Lavery
William
Fus
14418900
 
Burma Star Assn.
Law
J
Pte
2930022
 
Camerons 1 Bn
Lawson
Graham
Sgt
3323547
 
Gordon Hldrs; Burma Star Assn; wounded 31/1/45; WO417/88
Le Brocq
A.G.
Lt
 
 
49 RTR
Leach
J
Pte
2323139
 
R Sigs 1 Corp 
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
4454561
 
 
Little
Sammy
 
 
 
 
Lockton
 
Rfn
 
 
 
Logan
Frank
LCpl
6985535
 
R Innisk Fus
Logan
S
Spr
 
RE 21 Fd Park Coy
Longson
Joe
 
 
 
 
Longstaffe
B
LCpl
 
 
 
Lover
H
Pte
 
 
 
Lowe
F
Fus
 
 
 
Lowe
J.H.
Cpl
 
 
 
Ludlow
Tommy, 'Paddy'
Cpl
8892752
 
RA 99 Fd Regt; from New Malden (CA120)
Lund
H
Pte
4540037
 
Gn Howards 50Bn
Lunn
T.H.
LCpl
 
 
 
Lunn
A.E.
LCpl
5119337
 
 
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
 
 
 
Sydney, James, Watt
Pte
14317303 Police
 
Black Watch
Mackenzie
George
LSgt
 
 
 
Mackenzie
 
Tpr
7903385
 
RAC 51 Trg 
Mackie
James, R.B.
RSM
4542855
 
 
Mackie
T
 
 
 
 
Mackinnon
James
Pte
 
 
 
Macklan
 
Maj
 
 
 
Maclean
F.W.
 
 
 
 
Macnamara
J
 
 
 
 
William
 
Sgt
2889124
MiD
Gordon Hldrs; Burma CasList WO417/88
Macwilson
 
Sgt
 
 
 
Madden
J
Fus
4189210
 
RWF 1 Bn
Madlycott
 
L/S
2320506
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Madsen
A.G.
Pte
6298742
 
 
Maginn
 
Sig
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
 
 
 
 
Margrie
T.G.
Pte
 
 
 
Marlwood
H
Cpl
7883122
 
RAC 56 A/Tank 
Marnoch
Alexander
Pte
2880223
 
Gordon Highlanders
Marsden
H
Sgt
4342168
 
East Yorks Itc
Marshall
A.H.
Pte
 
 
Ra 183 Hvy Bty
Marshall Connock Dvr 328354   2 Tp; Burma Star Assn
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
975831
 
 
Mason
Dennis, Cook
LBdr
 
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
 
 
 
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.
Sgt
 
 
 
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
 
LCpl
 
 
 
McCutcheon
G
Tpr
7894432
 
49 RTR
McDarby
B
Pte
 
 
 
McDonald
Robert, Stewart 'Big Ramsey'
LSgt
14317300.
 
 
 
McGann
J
Sgt
2827085
 
1 Seaforths
McGilchrist
Thomas, B. 'Tam'
LCpl
 
 
(CA117)
McGladdery
 
Sig
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
 
 
 
H.  'Beagle'
LSgt
 
RE 5 Fd Coy (Op Chariot)(PoW)
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
John, Matthew
Fus
 
 
b. 21 Jan 1918.
McNamara
John
LCpl
 
 
 
McNamee
N
LCpl
 
 
 
McNamova
 
LCpl
 
 
 
McNiff
Jack
Pte
4537492
 
Green Howards 50 Bn
McPartland
John
Sgt
7893063
 
RAC 51 Trg 
McPherson
John, J.
 
 
 
 
 MacIntyre, Wilson
A/WO2
14317306
Police
 
lka Cambuslang, Glasgow (LL8)
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.
LCpl
 
 
 
Miller
D
Cpl
 
 
 
Miller
Jock
 
 
 
 
Miller
Paddy
 
 
 
Enniskillins
Miller
Samuel, 'Poker'
 
 
 
 
Millington
Samuel
Pte
 
 
 
Mills
F
Pte
62424
 
Dorset 2bn
Milne
A.M.
2Lt
 
 
RA 56 A/Tank 
Milne
Ian, C.G.
Lt
 
 
 
Milroy
 
LSgt
232234
 
R Sigs Gen Trades Bn
Mitchell
Bill
 
 
 
 
Mitchell
John, Charles
LCpl
6348465
 
Rifle Bde; Burma Star Assn; wounded 31/1/45 CasList WO417/88
Mitchell
Thomas
Pte
 
 
 
Mockford
R
LCpl
4122271
 
Cheshire  4 Bn
Mochan
J
Pte
14717376
 
Pioneer Corps; wounded 31/1/45 CasList WO417/88
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
LSgt
14214783
 
1 Seaforths
Morredon
 
Gnr
828999
 
RA 10 Fd Regt
Morrell
Benjamin
Sgt
2328123
 
R Sigs1 Corp 
Bernard, 'Ben'
Fus
 
 
& 1/5 Cdo (CA116)
Charles, H.
Tpr
14317747
Police
 
RAC; wounded 15/3/44
Morris
George
Cpl
648226
 
R.Fus; Burma Star Assn; (LL8)
Morton
George, F.R.
 
 
 
 
Mount
H.W.
Capt
 
 
KSLI
Muir
J
Pte
14607921
 
Royal Scots; CasList 31/1/45 WO417/88
Mundin
S
Pte
 
 
 
Munslow
E.D.
 
 
 
 
Murning
R.F.
Pte
 
 
 
Murphy
Bill
LSgt
3652868
 
 
Musson
Charles, Frederick
Tpr
7889236
 
5 RTR
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
 
Royal Artillery
Nevatt
Charles, John
Sgt
961466
 
 
Neve
 
Pte
 
 
 
Newbury
C.N.
Pte
 
 
 
Newman R.A. Pte 6206410   Middx; CasList Burma 22Mar44  WO417/74
Newsome
J
Cpl
4689922
 
RE No2 Mt Depot
Newton
Reg, 'Tara'
Rsm
 
RA 51 A/Tank 
Nicolle
Roy, J.
Pte
14426808
 
Black Watch
Nisbett
Robert N
CSM
2055063
 
 
Ralph, William, Ray
Capt
265916
MC
DLI; award as Lieut.
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
Lt
 
 
RE
O'Riley
N G
Rfn
 
 
 
Ogolvie
 
Tpr
7903568
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Oliver
Matthew, Dudgeon
Lieut  (A/Capt)
321564
 
RFus; E. Yorks Regt; & 1 Cdo; CA 118, LG.
Oliver
Geoffrey
LCpl
 
 
 
Ormesher
George
Cpl
3384980
 
East Lancs 
Osborn
John, 'Jack', Hesketh
Gnr
 
Royal Artillery
Osbourne
Ossie
 
 
 
 
Owens
 
Pte
88198
 
1st Corp Ammo Park

 

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Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No.5 Commando.
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Notes
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SURNAME
FORENAME
RANK
NUMBER
AWARD
ADDITIONAL
Pace
John
Pte
 
 
from Newcastle (CA88)
Page
Gerald
Sgt
 

 

 
 
Palmer
Anthony, William
LCpl
 
 
 
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
James, Frankland
Pte
3603237
 
Border Regt; died UK
Parkinson
F
 
 
 
 
Parkinson
H
Fus
 
 
 
Parrington
C. Edmund
 
 
 
 
Parsey
 
Tpr
5725643
 
R Signals Gen Trades Bn
Passy
F.C.
Lt
94722
 
RA; 4 Troop; LG35056, p537
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
 
 
 
Lesley, Alfred, Brandon
Pte
5575982
 
Gloucestershire 
Peacock
A
LCpl
4269051
 
 
Pearson
Cyril, Stanley
LCpl
 
 
and 6 Cdo (CA83)
Pedder   LCpl      
Pederson
Frede
LCpl
 
 
 
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
 
Worc 
David, R.
Maj
 
MC
RTR
Petersen
Christian
 
 
 
 
Phelps
 
Pte
91549
 
1 Corp Amm Pack
Phillips
Edward, George
Cpl
 
 
Burma Star Assn.
Phillips
J.
Cpl
 
RE No2 Mt Depot
Phillips
K.
Spr
2043244
 
RE; 1942 - 6 Cdo
William, James, Augustus
Pte
14639543
 
Royal Sussex
Pickens
J.
Lcpl
4128151
 
Cheshire 4 Bn
Pickering
George, F.
Pte
 
 
 
Pickin
B.
 
 
 
 
Picton
Henry
Cpl
 
 
from Northants (CA78)
Pill
Richard, Edmund
Cpl
 
 
 
Pimblett
Alfred, Edmund
LCpl
 
RA Attestation 1938; from Kent (CA115); Burma Star Assn.
Pimlett
F
 
 
 
 
Plant
T.A.
Tpr
7893266
 
51 RTR
Plumridge
Dennis
 
 
 
 
Plumridge
E.J.
Sgt
 
 
 
Thomas, Charles
Fus
 
 
Police Intake
Pollard
Kenneth, Raymond
Cpl
 
 
 
Charles, Jordan, Bellingham
Lt Col
37725
OBE,MC MiD
Border 
Pollock
Alan, John
Capt (Dr)
 
 
& 1/5 Cdo; from Erith (CA120)
Pollock
Thomas, J.
Rfn
 
 
 
Potts
Marshall
 
 
 
 
Poulton
Harold
Pte
 
 
 
Poutton
 
Pte
 
 
 
Power
D. 'Paddy'
 
 
 
 
Power
J
Pte
 
107 Army Fd Coy
Power
 
Sig
2328734
 
R Signals 1st Holding Bn
Powers
S
Spr
 
RE 21 Fd Park Coy
Powers
 
Dvr
131435
 
RASC 42 Div Supply Col
Powis
Eddie, T.
Pte
 
 
(CA98)
Pragnall
 
Pte
 
 
 
Prangle
W.G.
Pte
14413485
 
Welch Regt; wounded 23/1/45 CasList WO417/88
Prayle
W.
 
 
 
 
Preedy
E.C. 'Ginger'
Rfn
6920472
 
 
Prendergast
George
Pte
6294442
 
Burma Star Assn.
Preston
Arthur, Noel, 'Bob'
Lt
2585824
323034
 
R.Corps Sigs & SWB; OCTU (LG 36669) (WO417/57); and  1 and 1/5 Cdo (CA112)
Price
Alf, G.
Sgt (PTI)
 
 
 
Price
Eric, C. 'Pompey'
Sgt
14317816
 
RAC; 15Mar44 CasList WO417/74 wounded
Price
Gwynfor
Gnr
 
 
RA
Price
T.
Fus
4189759
 
RWF 1 Bn
Priestley
J.C.
Cpl
 
 
 
Priestly
'Deadeye'
 
 
 
 
Prindall
 
Pte
 
 
 
Thomas,Henry,
'Tommy'
Spr
1877009
 
RE; and 6 Cdo (CA4. CA43)
Pringle
Tommy
LBdr
 
 
RA; query source.
Probert
Albert, E.
Gnr
5252042
 
RA; wounded 31/1/45 CasList WO417/88; (CA102)
Proctor
W.
 
 
 
 
Prowney
E.
Dvr
 
 
 
Pullen
B. David
Pte
6215835
 
Middlesex Regt;
and 12 Cdo (LL9)
Pullin
Sidney, E.J.
Cpl
14317730
 
Gloucester
Purdon
David, Jarvie
Pte
 
 
 
Pursgrove
Frank
Pte
 
 
 
Purvin
 
Pte
4391242
 
Gn Howards Itc
Pyburn
G.
Cpl
4534814
 
West Yorks Itc
Quarterman
D.
Pte
5275932
 
Dorset  2bn
Douglas, Gordon
Sgt
3658119
 
South Lancs (and 12&7 Cdos )
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
 
 
 
Manchester
Reed
Alan
 
 
 
 
Reed
Frederick, William
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
Rees
Kenneth, Osborn, 'Ken'
Cpl
 
 
 
Rees-Jones
Geoffrey, R.
Maj
 
MID
CMWTC & 4 Cdo Bde. (CA28)(CA120)
Stanley, Richardson
Fus
14604385
 
Royal Fusiliers
Reeve
 
Dvr
2332656
 
R Sigs 1/Gttb
Reeves
J.S. 'Jack'
Sgt
 
 
from Bournemouth (CA119)
Reid
Bertie, Robertson
Gnr
 
 
RA; from Bournemouth (CA120)
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
Ritchie
J
Pte
14588072
 
Seaforth Hldrs; wounded 31/1/45 - WO417/88
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
 
 
 
 
Dennis, R.
Gnr
 
 
RA; (CA106)
Robson
A.
Pte
4262874
 
East Yorks Itc
Charles, Edward
Pte
6216863
MBE
Burma Star Assn.
Robson
G.
Pte
 
 
 
Roger
George
LSgt
2880540
 
 
Roles
Michael
Fus
 
 
 
Roles
R.
Pte
4745240
 
 
Rolling
L.
Spr
 
 RE 5 Fd Coy
Rollings
Norman, Douglas
Spr
 
 
RE
Rolls
Nick
 
 
 
 
Roper
Frank,  Alfred
Pte
14865741
 
Somerset LI
Roppion
W.
Pte
 
 
 
Rose
Harry
Tpr
7897490
 
RTU 1941 (LCpl in 51 RTR)
Rose
John, W. 'Dopey'
Lt
 
 
RM
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
 
 
Duke of Wellington Regt
Rowney
Eric
Dvr
 
 
 
Rushby
 
LBdr
890143
 
RA 52 Fd Regt
Russell
G.W.
Cpl
4450486
 
DLI 2bn
Russell
G.W.
LCpl
5508060
 
Royal Hamps 
Russell
J.N.
Lt
 
 
47 RTR
Russell
John, Henry
Gnr (later CQMS)
410164
 
RA; later CQMS (CA115)
Russell
 
LCpl
3596895
 
Borders 1bn
Rutherford
 
LCpl
7896227
 
49 RTR
Rymer
F.W.
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
LSgt
T/143460
 
1st Corp Amm Park
Sanderson
W.
Sgt
 
RE 21 Fd Park Coy
Sanderson
Norman, W.
Capt
 
 
Suffolk
Sanford
D.
Pte
2565167
 
East Yorks Itc
Sanguinetti
W.S.S.
Lt Col
 
 
 
Samuel, Jack
Pte
6103720
 
Queens Royal 
Savage
George, E.
 
 
 
 
Savery
G.R.
LCpl
6477654
 
 
Saville
S.
LCpl
7894818
 
51 RTR
Savoury
Granville
 
 
 
 
Sawyer
Frederick
Pte
 
 
 
Saxon
S.
Pte
 
 
 
Fred
Pte
4546296
MiD
West Yorks Regt; CA47; LG 37425
Sayles
Colin
 
 
 
 
Scarfe
W.
Pte
4540031
 
Gn Howards 50 Bn
John, Ross
LCpl
3247849
 
Gordons
Scott
Andrew, Prentice
Capt
315692
 
HLI
Scott
Herbert, Arthur
Pte
 
 
 
Scott J. Capt      
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
821947
 
 
Sharpe
H.J.
LCpl
 
 
9 Fd Trg Regt
Sharples
 
Dvr
3522420
 
R Sigs 1 Holding Bn
Shave
Robert, A.
Pte
 
 
 
David, M. 'Squaredeal'
Lt Col
44209
DSO MC
 
Shaw
Frank, Denton
Lt
335820
 
R Sigs
Shaw
 
Pte
 
 
 
Shearston
Edward, Allen
Cpl
4546785
 
West Yorks
Richard, Graham
Capt
160488
MC
R Warwickshire 
Shelley
D.
Pte
 
 
 
Sheperdson
J.
Pte
 
 
RE 208 Fd Park
Shepherd
John, R.
 
 
 
 
Shepperd
Dick
 
 
 
 
Shergold
George
Gnr
 
 
Shergolt
Tom
 
 
 
 
Shields
Richard, Hay, 'Doc'
Cpl
 
 
RAMC
Shields
V
Pte
4393244
 
Gn Howards 50 Bn
Shoreman
R. Gordon, 'Titch'
Pte
 
 
 
Short Jack, Cameron Lt     CVA gallery; killed serving  2Bn. Paras
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.
 
 
 
 
Allbert, Charles
Cpl
 
RE 102 Fd Coy
Skeets
R.F.
LBdr
 
 
RE 208 Fd Park
Skelly
Terry, N.
Lt 
 
 
 
Skelton
J. 'Red'
Sgt
3443263
 
Lancs Fus; (CA21)
Skinner
Thomas, Anthony, J. 'Tony'
Sgt / CSM
3314515
 
HLI; wounded 31/1/45 CasList WO41788; (CA96)
Skipper
John,  Belgium Skip
Sgt
533439
 
R Berkshire 
Slack
Fred
BSM
847575
 
RA 99 Fd 
Slack
 
Gnr
 
RA 56 A/Tank 
Slater
 
Pte
88773
 
1st Corp Ammo Pk
Smailes
J.
Pte
 
 
RA183 Hvy Bty
Smales
John
LSgt
 
 
Emig. Sth Africa (CA91)
Smalley
C.S.
Lt
133668
MC
RAMC; MC serving with 'B' Coy, 6th Field Amb.(WO373/30/32).
Christopher, John
Lt
92876
MID
Manchester 
Smallwood
K.
Pte
 
 
 
Smith
E.J.
Cpl
 
 
later Sgt (CA34)
Smith
F.
LBdr
895174
 
RA 99 Fd Regt
Smith
George, Edward
Sgt
 
 
RAMC (CA81)
Smith
Hubert, Richard
Pte
 
 
lka Harpenden
(CA108)
Smith
J.
Pte
4342251
 
East Yorks Itc
Smith
James, Ebernezer
Pte
 
 
(CA117)
Smith
John, Russell
Sgt
 
 
5, SBS, COPP,
(Obits CA118)
Smith
Leslie, James, Cecil
Rfn
 
 
(CA94)
Smith Reginald        
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
Smythe
 
Pte
7901604
 
RAC 56 Atr
Jack
LCpl
14317314  
 
A&SH; wounded 1944 CasList WO417/74
Snowball
Jim
Gnr
896449
 
from Newport (CA68)
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
Charles, Frederick
LCpl
14733798
 
R. Berkshire Regt; Burma Star Assn.
Spun
J..
Pte
5334158
 
R Berkshire 
St Hye
L V.
Capt
 
 
RAMC
Staines
W.J.
Cpl
6294841
 
 
Stait Edward Pte 11429697   Burma Star Assn.
Stalker
 
Pte
2323467
 
Borders 1bn
Stalker
J.W.
Sgt
 
 
and 12 Cdo (LL10)
Standley
 
Pte
 
 
 
Stanes
 
LSgt
 
 
 
Stanford
 
Sig
2329554
 
R Signals 1st Holding Bn
Alfred, William
Rfn
14311519
 
Rifle Brigade
Stapleton
 
LCpl
 
 
 
Starkey
J.
LCpl
4344403
 
East Yorks Itc
Steadman
F.
Pte
6010003
 
 
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.
LCpl
 
 
 
George, Stanley
LCpl
5186568
 
RWF 1 Bn
Stone
D.H.
Pte
 
 
RA 320 Hvy Bty
Stone
R
Rfn
6921157
 
KRRC; wounded 31/1/45 CasList WO417/88
Stotherd
 
Maj
 
 
Cheshire 
Strick
Matthew, 'Tubby'
Pte
14533164
 
Gloucestershire 
John, Dunkirk,  'Ken'
Sgt
14004359
 
East Surrey 
C. Robin, M.
Lt Col
 
MBE
RA 10 Fd Regt
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
George
LCpl
5052718
 
North Staffs 
Syme
David
Cpl
3131611
 
DLI 2bn
Symons
R.
LCpl
5497165
 
RE No2 Mt Depot
Tabor
J.E.
Pte
 
 
 
Talty Michael Cpl     Burma Star Assn
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
 
 
(CA63)
Reginald, George, 'Blondie'
Cpl
6352764
 
R West Kent 
Taylor
Robert
 
 
 
 
Taylor R.G.       (CA95) LKA was Dartford.
Taylor
 
Pte
2588865
 
R Sigs 1 Ot Bn
Taylor
 
Pte
 
 
Worc  7bn
Teague
Derek, McLinton
Cpl
14298402
 
RWF; Burma Star Assn.
Teasdale
 
Pte
 
 
 
Temple
R.W.
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
LCpl
 
 
 
Thomson
 
Tpr
790354
 
RAC51 Trg Regt
Thorley
Fred
 
 
 
 
Thornton
F.
LCpl
7893834
 
RAC 51 Trg Regt
Thurley
F.
 
 
 
 
Timmis
Jack
Sgt
14260993
 
Burma Star Assn; (CA117)
Timms
 
Pte/Sig
2575071
 
R Sigs 1 / Gttb
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 
Frederick, John
LCpl
834757
 
Royal Fusiliers
Tonkin
W.
Rfn
 
 
 
Eric, Roger
Pte
14737490
 
KORR
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
 
 
2 Tp (CA93)
Trevor
Leslie
Gnr
 
 
RA; from Chester (CA120)
Leslie, Ernest, Longhurst
Pte
 
 
 
Leonard, Frederick
Fus
14604394
 
Royal Fusiliers
Tunnell
Peter
Lt
335779
 
Green Howards
Turnbull
John
Capt
271130
 
RA
William, George, Jack
Pte
14604395
Police
 
The Buffs; wounded Burma 1944
Underhill
Victor
Pte
533319
 
R Berkshire 1 Bn
Unsworth
H.
Pte
914285
 
DLI  2 Bn
Upton
John
Pte
 
 
 
Vale
 
LCpl
 
 
 
Valentine
Douglas, N.
Pte
 
 
and 1/5 Cdo (CA117)
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, Henry, 'Harry'
Gnr
910461
 
RA Attestation 1939; from London (CA108);
Wade
W.
LCpl
 
 
 
Wadsworth
F.
Cpl
4534304
 
West Yorks Itc
Waggett
Kenyon, Frederick, Harvey
Maj
189492
 
Middlesex
Walden
W
Pte
 
 
RE 208 Fd Park
Wales
Harry, Holland
LCpl
 
 
 
David, 'Doc' 'Witchcraft'
LCpl
 
MiD
3 Cdo Bde Jungle Book issue 9
Walker
Richard, Jones
Capt (M.O.)
122040
 
 
Walker
 
Sgt
7884242
 
RAC 56 A/Tank 
Wall
John
LSgt
3654742
 
& No.4 Ind. Coy (CA95); Burma Star Assn.
Wallace
J.
Pte
5336978
 
R Berkshire 
Wallace
William
 
901721
 
R. Horse & Field Artillery
Wallis
C.H.
LSgt
 
 
(CA28)
Wallis
Paddy
LCpl
14254*5
 
R Norfolk 
Walsworth
 
Dvr
83871
 
RASC 502 Petrol Coy
Walter
Doc
 
 
 
 
Haydn, 'Taffy'
Pte
6297207
 
R East Kent 
Walters
R
 
 
 
 
Walters
 
Sgt
 
 
 
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
LCpl
 
 
 
Warnes
Arthur, O.
Pte
 
 
Ox & Bucks
Warren
F
 
 
 
 
Warren
W
Pte
 
 
 
Wartnaby
C.R.
Pte
 
 
and 12 Cdo (LL11)
Wass
Frank, Granville 'Gran'
 
 
 
 
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
LCpl
 
 
 
Watts
 
Gnr
843037
 
RA 10 Fd Regt
Wayman
Laurence
 
 
 
 
Webb
G.
LCpl
6351603
 
 
Webb
Trevor
Sgt
 
 
 
Webster
H.
 
 
 
 
Webster
John
Pte
 
 
 
Wedge
 
LSgt
 
 
 
Welch
Joe
Cpl
 
 
 
Wensley
Ronald, Henry
Rfn
14418392
 
Rifle Brigade
Wheatley
John
LSgt
6348465
 
Durham LI; wounded 31/1/45 WO417/88 (CA65)
Bert
Pte
328557
 
Duke of Cornwall LI
Wheeler
 
Sig
2312560
 
R Sigs 1 / O.T.B
White
Alastair, John 'Tarzan'
 
 
 
 
White
Chalky
 
 
 
 
White
 
Pte
4918951
 
 
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
WO2
14996620
 
RWF
Whitmore
 
Spr
 
RE 5 Fd Coy
Whitnall
Mike
 
 
 
 
Whitnall
Alfred
Pte
 
 
 
Whittaker
E.
Cfn
10575378
 
 
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
 
 
 
John
Gnr
911770
 
Royal Artillery
Williams
John, B.
Lt
(Lt Col)
 
OBE
 
Williams
Leslie
Pte
3961762
 
Welch 
Williams 
P.J.
Gnr
2065645
 
RA; wounded 23Jan45 WO417/88
Williams
R
LCpl
5338423
 
R Berkshire 
Williams
Ronald, Leonard
Pte
 
 
 
Williams
T. Barry
Pte
 
 
 
Williams
Thomas
 
 
 
 
Williams
W
LCpl
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
H.S.
Gnr
850344
 
 
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
45005
 
45 RTR
Wood
 
Tpr
7905161
 
RAC 56 A/Tank 
Wood
 
Pte
 
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
 
RTR; & 12Cdo; & CMWTC (CA5)(CA25)
Woolstancroft
 
LBdr
881304
 
RA53 Fd Regt
Worsley
Walter, Ginger
Pte
3974919
 
 
Wratten
Keith, Ernest
Cpl/Sgt
6405376
 
Burma Star Assn ; CA73
Douglas, Thomas
Pte
3656184
 
South Lancs 
Wright
R.D.
Gnr
3244993
 
Royal Artillery
Wright
Robert, Dawson
CSM
3959816
 
Burma Star Assn. 
Wright
R.V.
Dvr
T/3959816
 
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
Robert
Rfn
7594944
 
KRRC
Young
 
Cpl
 
 
 
Younger
Andy
 
5050954
 
North Staffs 
 

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.