10 Commando

10 Commando History

10 Commando

Full title: No 10 (Inter Allied) Commando.
Commanding Officer from its formation until spring 1944: Lt. Col. Dudley Lister MC
 
The Commando consisted of the following troops:
HQ Troop
Nos 1 & 8 Troops - French;
No 2 Troop - Dutch;
No 3 Troop - Refugees;
No 4 Troop - Belgian;
No 5 Troop - Norwegian;
No 6 Troop - Polish;
No 7 Troop - Yugoslavian.
 
This Commando unit was one of the most unique fighting units of the Second World War. Comprising of both allied and disaffected enemy personnel and refugees. Members of No 10 although not mounting many raids in their own name won a deserved reputation for their fierce and dedicated fighting ability. The first troops allocated to No.10 were French shortly to be joined by Polish and Norwegian.  
 
3 Troop also known as X Troop were primarily German speaking refugees to the UK from Germany, Austria, Denmark,  Hungary, as well as some from Czechoslavakia, Russia, and Romania. A large number were of the Jewish Faith. They never operated as a troop, with individual Commandos being allocated as and where needed on attachments to mainstream Commando units.  

In the Shetlands men from the Norwegian troop worked with detachments from No12 Commando against the enemy held coast of Norway.

No 10 proved its real worth after the Normandy operations and was involved in the push to Germany and helped the liberation of occupied 
 

Gallery images of No 10 (IA) Commando

10 Commando Roll of Honour

Aside from the HQ troop, the No 10 Commando Roll of Honour is listed in troop order. Click on the highlighted troops or names for full details. This is a work in progress and we hope to provide more information soon. 

(click/touch to access RoH where we have one)
 
HQ Troop
 

Nos 1 & 8 Troops

No 2 Troop

No 3 Troop

No 4 Troop

No 5 Troop

No 6 Troop

No 7 Troop

10 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.10 Commando volunteers which were obtained from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Lists of Casualties, the No.10 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.10 Commando.  Research continues. 

It should be noted that many of the Commandos in 3 Troop were German speaking refugees of Jewish Faith. They and their families were at risk if captured, so they were given new identities to protect them.

The No 10 Commando Nominal Roll is listed below in surname order

No 10 Commando Nominal A-C

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No 10 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)

Birthname or name served under
Forename
Troop
Rank
Additional information
Aarts
L
Dutch
Sgt
 
Aas
Ole
Norwegian
 
 
Aboudara /
Gay
Jacques
French
Pte
 
Aitcheson
Harold
 
LCpl
 
Ajdukovic
F
 
 
 
Albanski
W
 
LCpl
 
Andresen
Aage Lockert
Norwegian
 
 
Andrews /
Arnstein
Harry
Hans Richard
3 troop
Pte
 
Aniserewicz
Klemens
Polish
Lieut
 
Anson /
Ascher
Colin /
Claus
3 troop
Sgt
 
Arlen /
Abrahamowicz
Richard George
3 troop
Pte
 
Arntzen/
Arntsen
Knut
Norwegian
Pte
 
Artemieff
Boris
Belgian
RSM
CdG
Attenelle
Max
Belgian
Sgt
 
Bachleda
Adam
 
2/Lieut
 
Baggerman
Karel Johannes
Dutch
Sgt
 
Bagot
Andre
French
Capt
 
Baker
Alfred John
 
Dvr
 
Baker
John W
 
 
 
Bakhuis
Roozeboom
Dutch
Pte
 
Balchin
W
 
Pte
 
Balligan
E
 
Pte
 
Baloche
Francois
French
S/M
MM
Baltissen
Peter Gerard
Dutch
Cpl
 
Banko
A
 
 
 
Banks
R
 
 
 
Barnes /
Baumwollspinner
Robert Gerald / Gotthard
3 troop
Pte
BEM
Barnsley
B
 
LCpl
 
Barry
 
 
 
 
Bartier
Raymond
 
Pte
 
Bartlett / Billman
K
3 troop
 
 
Bartosiewicz
B
 
 
 
Batchelor
K
 
 
 
Bate /
Oppelt
G /
Gustav
 
Pte
 
Beattie
Bruce A
 
Lt Col
 
Beaupre
Leon A
Belgian
Cpl
 
Beauprez
Pf
Belgian
Lieut
 
Beeckman
A
 
Pte
 
Beeckma
E
 
Pte
 
Beekmeijer
AJ
 
Cpl
 
Begot
Louis
 
Cpl
Ld'H
Bellamy
Robert
French
Cpl
 
Belva
Robert
Belgian
Lieut
 
Bentley
 
 
 
 
Benyon
WW
 
Major
 
Benyon Hoare
G
 
Major
 
Berkeley
A
 
Pte
 
Berkley
Dg
 
Cpl
 
Berne
A
 
Pte
 
Bette
Rene
Belgian
Pte
 
Beux
B
 
 
 
Biebuyck
Jm
 
Pte
 
Biestro
Jean
 
Cpl
 
Bjazevic
J
 
 
 
Bjerke
Odd
Norwegian
 
 
Bjorkhaug
Sverre
Norwegian
 
 
Bjorndalen
Olav
Norwegian
Cpl
 
Bjornestad
Rolf
Norwegian
Sgt
 
Blanson-Henkemans
J
Dutch
Lt Col
 
Blatt
R
 
 
 
Boccadoro
Jean-Pierre
 
Sgt
 
Boccadoro
Pierre Charles
French
Cpl
 
Bock
W
 
Pte
 
Boelema
B
Dutch
Pte
 
Bogdanovic
L
 
 
 
Bohomolec
A
 
Major
 
Bollore
Gwenn A
French
Pte
 
Bonozoszek
Bogden
Polish
Sgt
 
Borettini
A
 
 
 
Bosch
Harrie
Dutch
Pte
 
Bosman
J
 
Pte
 
Bosmans
R
 
Pte
 
Bouarfa
O
 
 
 
Bouchard
Georges
French
LCpl
 
Boudier
Henri Piet
Dutch
Capt
 
Bouilly
Jean J
French
Cpl
 
Boulanger 
Robert
French
Pte
CdG
Boully
F
 
Pte
 
Boulvin
John
Belgian
Sgt
 
Bourret
Andre
French
LCpl
 
Bovcic
P
 
 
 
Bozanic
D
 
 
 
Brailsford
JR 'Dick'
 
LCpl
 
Bratthammer
Bernard
Norwegian
Cpl
 
Braulinski
K
 
 
 
Brebart
Maurice
Belgian
Pte
 
Briat
Paul
French
Sgt
 
Bribosia
Paul A
Belgian
Pte
 
Broadman /
Sruh
Geoffrey M / Gottfried
3 troop
Sgt
 
Brodison
Samuel
 
Sgt
MM
Bucher
Roger
French
Sgt
CdG
Bueninck
Henri
Dutch
Pte
 
Bukenhout
H
 
Pte
 
Burel
Julien Henry
 
 
 
Burggraeve
Raphael
Belgian
Pte
CdG
Buringrud
Alexander
Norwegian
Sgt
 
Burley
Lc
 
Pte
 
Burnett
W
 
Fus
 
Bury
Ra
 
Pte
 
Butler
Fg
 
SSgt
 
Buysse
Jp
 
Pte
 
Calvaer
 
 
Pte
 
Campbell
Alexander Peter Patrick
 
Pte
 
Carson /
Bach
P Andrew /
Carl
3 troop
Pte
 
Casalonga
Laurent
 
Cpl
 
Case
Csr
 
SSgt
BEM
Cassal
A
 
Pte
 
Cesar
Maurice
French
QM
 
Ceupenns
A
 
Pte
 
Ceuppens
Adolf
Belgian
Pte
 
Chauvet
Maurice
French
 
 
Chesselet
Roger
Belgian
Pte
 
Chesselet
P
 
Pte
 
Christensen
Alfar
Norwegian
 
 
Christiaens
Leopold
Belgian
Pte
 
Christophersen
Olav
Norwegian
Pte
 
Cieniewicz
George
Polish
Sgt
 
Clark
Jocelyn Godfrey
 
Capt
 
Clarke
Ke
 
Cpl
MiD
Clarke
Ronald B
 
 
 
Coates
John G
HQ tp
Maj
DSO
Colin
F
 
Pte
 
Collart
L
 
Pte
 
Collett
 
 
 
 
Collins
Peter
 
Cpl
 
Colot
A
 
Sgt
 
Connolly
Thomas F 'Tim'
 
RQMS
 
Cooke
A A 'Max
 
Sgt
 
Coomans
A
 
Pte
 
Cooreman
J
Dutch
Pte
 
Coppin
Daniel
 
LCpl
 
Corbin
M
 
 
 
Corbisier
Edouard
Belgian
Capt
 
Coulliez
A
 
Pte
 
Cramer
H
 
Cpl
 
Craven
C
 
 
 
Crombe
Leon
Belgian
 
 
Curtis
Fh
 
Pte
 
Czarnik
E
Polish
LCpl
 
Czerechowicz
Antoni
Polish
Sgt
 
Czubak
B
 
LCpl
 
Czynski
Andrej
Polish
Capt
 

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No 10 Commando Nominal D-H

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No 10 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)

Birthname or name served under
Forename
Troop
Rank
Additional information
Dabomprez
Charles JC
Belgian
LCpl
 
Dahl
Erling
Norwegian
 
 
Dahlstrom
Sigurd
Norwegian
Capt
 
Danielsen
Thor
Norwegian
 
 
Danloy
Georges, Baron
Belgian
MajGen
KCVO, CdG
Danson
Louis
 
LCpl
 
Dauppe
Willy V
Belgian
Capt
 
Davies
Jack
 
Cpl
MiD
Day
J
 
 
 
De Bellefroid
P
 
Pte
 
De Beugher
L
 
Pte
 
De Block
Frank
Belgian
Pte
 
De Brauwer
P
 
Pte
 
De Brouwer
Andre
Belgian
Pte
 
De Brouwer
Albert
 
Pte
 
De Bruyne
Ron
 
 
 
De Coen
C
 
Pte
 
De Corte
A
 
Pte
 
De Coster
Pierre
Belgian
Cpl
 
De Coster
M
 
Pte
 
De Croupette
Pa
 
Pte
 
De Doncker
H
 
Pte
 
De Doncker
V
 
Pte
 
De Gieter
E
 
Pte
 
De Gyns
A
 
Pte
 
De Jonghe
A
 
Pte
 
De Koning
Nikolaas J
 
Pte
 
De Leener
J
 
 
 
De Leeuw
H
 
 
 
De Liefde
W 'Bill'
Dutch
Sgt
 
De Meulemester
 
 
Pte
 
De Millier
A
 
Pte
 
De Montlaur
Guy, Comte
 
Lieut
 
De Muth
N F 'Jacky'
Belgian
Cpl
 
De Muylder
W
 
Sgt
 
De Pailhe
M
 
Pte
 
De Pierpont
 
 
Pte
 
De Pury
Edward G
 
Capt
 
De Ridder
F
 
Pte
 
De Roos
Georges
Belgian
Pte
 
De Ruiter
C
 
2/Lieut
Bronze Cross
De Voider
F
 
Pte
 
De Vriendt
Jan
Belgian
Cpl
 
De Waard
W
 
Pte
 
De Wandelaer
R
 
 
 
Declercq
Raymond
Belgian
Sgt
 
Decoen
Charles
Belgian
Cpl
 
Decoster
Jean
Belgian
Pte
 
Dedeken
Noel Conrad Antonius M
Belgian
Sgt
 
Dejaiffe
Marcel
Belgian
Sgt
 
Delattre
J
 
Pte
 
Delbressine
Chris
Dutch
Sgt
 
Deleener
Jacques FG
Belgian
Sgt
 
Delhalle
G
 
Pte
 
Dellacherie
R
Belgian
 
 
Delo
P
Belgian
Sgt
 
Delogne
Cr
 
Capt
 
Demets
W
 
Pte
 
Demonet
Paul Georges
French
Cpl
 
Demonet
B
 
 
 
Dempster
Stanley George
 
RQMS
 
Demulder
W
 
Sgt
 
Denereaz
Andre
 
Cpl
 
Deorocki
Z
 
Cpl
 
Depasse
Marcel
Belgian
 
 
Derison
H
 
Pte
 
Deton
Albert
 
Lieut
 
Devaux
Jacques
Belgian
Cpl
 
Dewit
J
 
Pte
 
Dierckx
P
 
Pte
 
Dignac
Andre
 
Pte
 
Disbeschl
J
Dutch
Sgt
 
Dive
Francois
 
Cpl
 
Dorfsman
R Henri
French
Sgt
 
Douglas
Keith
 
Sgt
 
D'ouitremont
Gch
 
Adjt
 
Dresens
Jef
Dutch
 
 
Dreyer
Bjarne
Norwegian
 
 
Dubret
Marcel
Belgian
Pte
 
Dudley
La
 
Pte
 
Dudycz
M
 
Sgt
 
Duffy
Robert
East Lancs
Pte
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Dufrane
Paul
Belgian
Pte
 
Dufrane
Er
 
Pte
 
Dunkley
Thomas Kenneth
 
LCpl
 
Dunn
D
 
Sgt
 
Dupont
A
 
LCpl
 
Duriau
J
 
Pte
 
Dwelly
Vernon I
 
Capt
 
Dylinski
Z
 
Cpl
 
Edelston
Maurice
 
CSMI
 
Edger
William
 
 
 
Eide
Olaf
Norwegian
 
 
Eliassen
Bjarne
Norwegian
 
 
Elliott
Sidney
 
Pte
 
Emmet
G
 
 
 
Envers
John HG
3 troop
Sgt
 
Eriksen
Olav Bjerka
Norwegian
Cpl
 
Eriksen
Petter
Norwegian
 
 
Erlot
 
 
Pte
 
Errard
Jean
French
QM
 
Evensen
Rolf H
Norwegian
Pte
 
Faller-Fritsch
J
 
Capt
 
Farr
Eh
 
Cpl
 
Faure
H
 
 
 
Favorin
Marcel
Belgian
Sgt
 
Featherstone
Charles Roland 'Ron'
Hq
Cpl
 
Felanda
S
 
 
 
Fenton
Bryan L
3 troop
Cpl
 
Fevry
A
 
Pte
 
Firth
Anthony 'Tony'
3 troop
 
 
Fjermedal
Peder
Norwegian
 
 
Flakstad
Knut E
Norwegian
Cpl
 
Flesch 
L
 
 
 
Fletcher
Frederick
 
Pte
 
Fonteyne
Jean
Belgian
CSM
 
Fonteyne
J
 
Adjt
 
Fonteyne
J
 
Pte
 
Ford
 
 
 
 
Fougere
Robert
 
LCpl
 
Franck
C
 
Pte
 
Franklyn
G M 'Frank'
 
Pte
 
Franks
Godfrey R
 
Capt
 
Fraser
Hugh
3 troop
 
 
Fraser
E
 
 
 
Freedman
Jacques
Belgian
Sgt
 
Frere
E
 
Pte
 
Froyland
Arne Jorgen
Norwegian
Sgt
 
Fryer
Alec E
 
Pte
 
Fuhr
Rolf
Norwegian
 
 
Fuller /
Von Kagerer-Stein
Eugine 'Didi'
 
Sgt
 
Gabriel
Roland
French
Cpl
 
Gadou
Robert
 
Cpl
 
Gaile
M
 
LCpl
 
Galand
Joseph
Belgian
Pte
 
Gans
Manfred
3 troop
 
 
Garrabos
Fernand
French
Cpl
CdG, MM
Garvin
Rk
3 troop
Pte
 
Gausland
Olav
Norwegian
Lieut
 
Gay
F
 
Pte
 
Geiser
H
 
 
 
Gery
M
 
Pte
 
Ghislain
G
 
Pte
 
Gibson
J
 
Pte
 
Gijsens
Mc
 
Pte
 
Gilbert
Ronnie
 
Sgt
MBE
Gilbert
J
 
Pte
 
Giles /
Hess
Peter /
Otto
3 troop
Sgt
 
Gins
 
 
LCpl
 
Gizdavcic
V
 
 
 
Glorleux
G
 
Pte
 
Gobitz
H
 
 
 
Goethals
CMA
 
Pte
 
Goffette
M
 
Pte
 
Goodson
Eric
Dutch
Sgt
 
Goraiski
L
 
RSM
 
Goujon
L Rene
French
LCpl
 
Gouriou
Olivier
 
Cpl
 
Gradowski
Z
 
RSM
 
Graeffe
J
 
Pte
 
Graham /
Gumpertz
Kenneth Wakefield /
Kurt Wilhelm
 
Pte
 
Grail
A
 
LCpl
 
Grant
Robert Henry
 
SSgt
 
Grant
HB
 
LSgt
 
Grauff
H
 
Pte
 
Gray /
Gans
F /
Manfred
 
Pte
 
Greget
A
 
 
 
Grek
George
 
 
 
Grek
Waclaw
Polish
Lieut
 
Grge
N
 
 
 
Griffith /
Glaser
Keith James /
Kurt
3 troop
Lieut
 
Grigglestone
Ed
 
Pte
 
Grinspin
F
 
 
 
Grispin
Felix
French
 
 
Gryspeirt
Jacques P
Belgian
Pte
 
Gubbels
H
 
 
 
Gudaj
J
 
Pte
 
Gudmundsdth
Kaspar
Norwegian
Lieut
 
Guevorts
Y
 
Sgt
 
Guillou
Guillaume
French
Cpl
 
Guinebault
Eugene
French
LCpl
 
Gulliksen
Henry
Norwegian
 
 
Gundersen
Per G
Norwegian
 
 
Gunneklev
 
Norwegian
 
 
Guy
E
 
Pte
 
Guyader
Jacques Noel
 
LCpl
 
Gysens
M
 
Pte
 
Habdas
Jan K
Polish
Sgt
 
Haga
Ivar Marius
Norwegian
Cpl
 
Hagelaars
Aj
 
Pte
 
Hallett
 
 
 
 
Halvorsen
Thoralf
Norwegian
 
 
Hamilton /
Weich
Robert Geoffrey /
Salo
 
Pte
 
Hansen
Eric Lawaetz
Norwegian
 
 
Hansen
Harry M
Norwegian
 
 
Hansen
Petter
Norwegian
 
 
Hardy
M
 
Pte
 
Hajos /
Harris
Hans /
Ian W.
3 troop
Sgt
MM
Harrison
Peter Henry
 
Cpl
 
Hartel
E
Belgian
Cpl
 
Hartog
J
Belgian
Pte
 
Hattu
G
 
 
 
Hauge
Rolve
Norwegian
Capt
 
Haugen
Gunnar
Norwegian
Capt
 
Heathcote
Michael
 
Lieut
 
Heimark
Torkjell
Norwegian
 
 
Heldahl
Torleif
Norwegian
 
 
Helleman
Christiaan 'Chris'
Dutch
Cpl
 
Hellerud
Alf
Norwegian
Cpl
 
Henault
J
 
Pte
 
Henriksen
Reidar
Norwegian
 
 
Hepworth /
Hal
Fred /
Herscht
3 troop
Sgt
 
Hepworth
WD
 
Pte
 
Hermans
Frank V
Belgian
SSgt
 
Hermansen
Andor
Norwegian
Cpl
 
Heylen
F
Belgian
 
 
Heynen
S
 
Pte
 
Hilton-Jones
Bryan
3 troop
Capt
MC and OC 3 tp
Histas
F
 
Pte
 
Hodges
CA 'Tony'
 
Capt
 
Holman
Leslie John
 
LCpl
 
Holmen
Hans M
Norwegian
 
 
Hopen
Johan
Norwegian
 
 
Hopen
Petter Emil
Norwegian
Pte
 
Houart
A
 
Pte
 
Hovstad
Lars
Norwegian
Pte
 
Howarth /
Wolfgang
Eric William /
Nathan Erich
3 troop
CSM
 
Howells
 
 
 
 
Hoyjord
 
Norwegian
 
 
Hubert
Augustin
 
Lieut
Ld'H, CdG

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No 10 Commando Nominal I-O

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No 10 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)

Birthname or name served under
Forename
Troop
Rank
Additional information
Innes
Ek
 
Pte
 
Italiaander
Arie Migchiel
Theodorus 'Tom'
Dutch
Pte
 
Iversen
Knut
Norwegian
 
 
Jachimowicz
George Alexander
Polish
Lieut
 
Jackson
Frederick
 
Sgt
 
Jacobs
Lambert
Belgian
Cpl
 
Jacobs
G
Belgian
Pte
 
Jacobs
R
Belgian
LCpl
 
Jallay
P
Belgian
Sgt
 
Jamotte
E
 
Pte
 
Janson
Lucien
 
 
 
Janssens
Oscar
Belgian
Major
 
Jean
G
 
 
 
Jedwab
A J (John)
Polish
Lieut
 
Jedwab
Henry
Polish
Lieut
 
Jensen
Albert
Norwegian
 
 
Jensen
Hans H
Norwegian
Pte
 
Jensen
Harald
Norwegian
Sgt
 
Jensen
Jens Kristian
Norwegian
 
 
Jochmans
J
Belgian
Sgt
 
Johansen
A
Norwegian
 
 
Johansen
Odd Magnus
Norwegian
 
 
Johansen
Reidar
Norwegian
 
 
Johnsen
Anton
Norwegian
Cpl
 
Joncic
I
 
 
 
Jonckers
Jules
Belgian
RSM
 
Jones
George Edward
 
Gnr
 
Jones
J
 
 
 
Jonniaux
Andre
 
Sgt
 
Jonniaux
J
 
Pte
 
Jonson
Per G
Norwegian
 
 
Jottrand
Maurice
Belgian
Sgt
 
Juliard
M
 
Cpl
 
Jung
A
 
LCpl
 
Jurievic
J
 
 
 
Jurkiewicz
O
 
Lieut
 
Kabacinski
W
 
Sgt
 
Kagan / Cohen
Benjamin
Polish
Cpl
 
Karlsen
Kare
Norwegian
 
 
Kaye
Cyril
Belgian
LCpl
 
Kejzman
Icek
Polish
Cpl
 
Kendal
GH
 
Cpl
 
Kendall
George
3 troop
 
 
Kent
Robert K
 
 
 
Kermarrec
J
 
Cpl
 
Kerovin
 
 
 
 
Kershaw
Andrew G
3 troop
Capt
 
Keunincks
A
 
Pte
 
Kieffer
Philippe
 
Maj
MC
Kinet
Henri R
 
Sgt
 
King
L
 
 
 
Kingsley
Roger James
 
Capt
OBE
Klinge
Albert
Norwegian
 
 
Klinge
Johan
Norwegian
 
 
Kloezeman
Jean 'John' A
Dutch
Sgt Maj
 
Klopfenstein
F
 
CSM
 
Knight
P
 
Pte
 
Knijff
W
 
 
 
Knottenbeet
Maarten Jan
Dutch
Maj
 
Knutsen
Olav
Norwegian
Cpl
 
Kolankowski
M
 
Cpl
 
Korolyk
Wladislaw 'Stan'
Polish
LCpl
 
Kosters
F
 
Pte
 
Kotas
J
 
Cpl
 
Kowaiski
L
 
Cpl
 
Kristiansen
Normann
Norwegian
 
 
Kubalok
A
 
Sgt
 
Kucic
J
 
 
 
Kulej
J
 
LCpl
 
Labas
Marcel
 
LCpl
CdG
Laddy /
Lewinsky
Max
3 troop
Pte
 
Laerum
Oivind
Norwegian
Cpl
 
Laffont
J
 
Cpl
 
Laloux
Robert
 
Pte
 
Lamarche
Andre
Belgian
 
 
Lamarche
F
Belgian
Cpl
 
Lambrecht
David
Belgian
Sgt
 
Lane /
Lanyi
George Henry / Dyuri
3 troop
Lieut
MC
Langley /
Landan
ER
3 troop
Lieut
 
Langseth
Anton
Norwegian
Cpl
 
Lanternier
Louis
French
Sgt
 
Laot
Guy
French
LCpl
CdG
Lardeux
G
French
Cpl
 
Larsen
John Odvar
Norwegian
Sgt
 
Larsen
Leif Ludvik Martin
Norwegian
Pte
 
Larsen
Willy (nå Sundli)
Norwegian
 
 
Larum
O
 
 
 
Latimer 
 
see entry for Moritz Levy
Laurent
Frederick
Belgian
LCpl
 
Lauwers
A
 
Pte
 
Laventure
Mathurin Joseph
French
Sgt
 
Lavezzi
Michel
French
CSM
 
Lawrence /
Lenel
Ernest Richard / Ernst
3 troop
LCpl
 
Laycock
Peter
 
Lt Col
 
Le Floc
Maurice
 
LCpl
 
Le Gac
C
 
LCpl
 
Le Goff
J
 
Cpl
 
Le Grand
Charles
 
LCpl
MM
Le Naour
Joseph
 
LSgt
 
Le Reste
P
 
LCpl
 
Le Rigoleur
Albert
 
LCpl
 
Le Roy
L
 
Cpl
 
Lebris
J
 
Cpl
 
Lechaponnier
Henri
 
Cpl
 
Leclere
G
 
Pte
 
Ledant
F
 
Pte
 
Legall
Rene
French
Sgt
 
Legard
William (nå Kjaer)
Norwegian
 
 
Legrand
F
 
 
 
Lejeune
L
 
Pte
 
Lemasson
A
 
Sgt
 
Leostic
R
 
LCpl
 
Lepage
J
 
Pte
 
Lero
L
 
Pte
 
Lesca
R
 
Pte
 
Lescot
JP
 
Cdt
 
Levy
Lincoln
Karl, Ernst
Ken
3 troop
Pte
 
Levy
G
 
Cpl
 
Lewy / Levy / Loewy
Latimer
 Moritz /        Maurice
3 troop
Cpl last name seen spelt differently as shown
Licht
Leopold Ernst
Polish
Cpl
 
Lienard
Jr
 
Adjt
 
Lincoln
See entry for Levy
 
 
 
Linzel
Jan
Dutch
Maj
MBE
Lion
Robert M
French
Capt
CdG
Lister
Dudley S
HQ
Lt Col 
OC 10 Cdo
Lode
Sven
Norwegian
 
 
Lofi
Alexandre
French
Lieut
 
Logeas
M
 
Sgt
 
Lossec
R
 
Cpl
 
Lovall
Ole
Norwegian
 
 
Loverini
G
 
 
 
Lovinfosse
P
 
Pte
 
Lubanski
Josef
Polish
Lieut
 
Luitwieler
K
 
 
 
Lutyens
EF
Belgium
Capt
 
Lycop
E
 
Pte
 
Mackay
Cs
 
Sgt
 
Madec
J
 
 
 
Madsen
Emil
Norwegian
 
 
Maes
P
 
Pte
 
Magy
Felix
 
Cpl
 
Mahauden
J
 
Pte
 
Mairesse
Marcel
Belgium
LCpl
 
Maler
Andre
 
 
CdG
Mans
R
Belgian
Pte
 
Marchal
Pierre
Belgian
 
 
Mardesic
A
 
 
 
Maricq
P
 
Pte
 
Marinovic
G
 
 
 
Marshall
A
 
 
 
Martinsen
Jarle
Norwegian
 
 
Mason
G
 
Pte
 
Massart
Francois
Belgian
Cpl
 
Massin
Roger Emile Marie
French
LCpl
 
Masters /
Arany
Peter
3 troop
 
 
Matheson Brun
Johan
Norwegian
Capt
 
Mathisen
Leif
Norwegian
Sgt
 
Matthews
William Trefor
HQ
Lieut
 
Mazeas
Jean
 
Capt/ Adjt
 
Mcclaren Connell
James
 
Fus
 
McGonigal
A
 
Lieut
 
McGregor
Mac'
 
 
 
McGregor
John Frederick 'Jock'
 
Sgt
 
McGunnigle
William'Bill' MP
 
Pte
 
Meert
Ralph
Belgian
Cpl
 
Melvin
Peter
3 troop
Sgt
 
Menday
Ronald P
 
Lt Col
MC
Meny
Adolphe Joseph
 
Lieut
 
Merton
Michael J
 
Pte
 
Messanot
Georges
French
Sgt
 
Meunier
A
 
 
 
Michels
RC
Dutch
Cpl
 
Mihovilovic
I
 
 
 
Mikkelsen
Mikel
Norwegian
Cpl
 
Miles
P
 
 
 
Miller
S
 
 
 
Mines
Ec
 
Pte
 
Minkhorst
Karel Leopold Gotthard
Dutch
Pte
 
Mizera K
K
 
WO
 
Mladineo M
M
 
 
 
Mlynek
J
 
LCpl
 
Moal
Jean
 
LSgt
 
Moe-Johansen
Ove
Norwegian
 
 
Moffatt
Albert Ernest
 
Cpl
 
Moguerou
R
 
LCpl
 
Monahan
James Hf
 
Capt
CBE
Monsior-Nadzieja
Tadeusz Antoni
Polish
Capt
 
Montailler S
S
 
 
 
Monceau
Jean
French
LCpl
CdG
Moody /
Meyer
Peter (K)
3 troop
LCpl
 
Moonens
J
 
Pte
 
Moppett
Rl
 
Sgt
 
Morel
Jean
French
Cpl
 
Mountford
Cecil Freakley
 
CSM
 
Moutaillier
Serge
 
Cpl
 
Mulders
P
 
 
 
Muric
J
 
 
 
Murphy
William P
 
Pte
 
Myrvaag
Bernt
Norwegian
Pte
 
Naero
Didrik
Norwegian
Pte
 
Nash
 
 
 
 
Nelson
Vernon
 
Sgt
 
Neve De Mevergnies
 
Belgian
Pte
 
Neven
Antoine
French
L/Cpl
 
Newton
Reginald HW
 
Rsm
 
Nichols /
Nell
Gerald Peter /
GHH
3 troop
LCpl / Capt
 
Nicolaysen
Odd
Norwegian
 
 
Nicot
J
French
LCpl
 
Niel
Marcel
French
LCpl
 
Nieuwhof
Coen
Dutch
Sgt
 
Nilson (Nilsen)
Nils 'Nusse'
Norwegian
Cpl
 
Nomburg /
Drew
Harry
3 troop
Sgt
 
Norton /
Nathan
Ernest /
Eli
3 troop
Pte
 
Nygaard
Rolf
Norwegian
Sgt
 
Offerman
C
 
 
 
Oliver
Charles Peter Leonard
HQ
LCpl
 
Olsen
Aasmund
Norwegian
 
 
Olsen
Anker
Norwegian
 
 
Olsen
Chr. Grung
Norwegian
 
 
Olsen
Eldor
Norwegian
 
 
Olsen
Harry
Norwegian
 
 
Olsen
Otto
Norwegian
 
 
O'Neill
Or
 
TSM
 
Orr
George
 
 
 

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No 10 Commando Nominal P-Z

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No 10 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)

Birthname or name served under
Forename
Troop
Rank
Additional information
Paillet
G
 
 
 
Palmers
Jose J
Belgian
Pte
 
Pedersen
Asmund
Norwegian
 
 
Pedersen
Ingemar
Norwegian
 
 
Pedersen
Sverre
Norwegian
 
 
Peeters
Andre
Belgian
LCpl
 
Peetoom
Abraham / Peter
 
Cpl
 
Peetrons
Jean B
Belgian
Sgt
 
Peten
Yvan
 
Lieut
 
Peters
Felix F.
French
Pte
 
Pettersen
Alf Johan
Norwegian
2/Lieut
 
Pettersen
Alf M
Norwegian
 
 
Phyfferoen
Georges
Belgian
Sgt
 
Piauge
Robert 'Bobby'
French
LCpl
 
Pierlot
Joseph
Belgian
Sgt
 
Pinelli
Jean A
French
Lieut
 
Piriou
J
French
Cpl
 
Pirlot
Philippe
Belgian
Pte
 
Pirlot De Corbion
Jean-Pierre
Belgian
LCpl
 
Platt
B
 
 
 
Pourcelot
G
 
 
 
Quentric
Yves
French
LCpl
 
Quere
Pierre
French
Cpl
 
Rabouhans
Raymond
French
L/Smn
 
Racoux
Andrea
Belgian
Sgt
 
Raulin
Marcel
French
LCpl
 
Reiffers
Edmond 'Jean'
French
LCpl
 
Reis
John
Belgian
Pte
 
Renault
Emile M.L.
French
LCpl
 
Rice
C
 
Pte
 
Richemont
Henri
French
Cpl
 
Rikstad
Alfred
Norwegian
Cpl
 
Risnes
Harald
Norwegian
 
 
Risopoulos
Basile Jean
Belgian
Cpl
 
Riviere
Jacquelin
French
Cpl
 
Robert
Hector
Belgian
Pte
 
Roberts
Arthur Graham Lines 'Graham'
 
Major
 
Robertsen
Kare
Norwegian
 
 
Robinson
Wh
HQ
Cfn
 
Roellandt
Andre
French
Sgt
 
Roels
Gerant A
Belgian
Cpl
 
Rogde
Frithjof
Norwegian
Cpl
 
Rogucki
F
 
Pte
 
Rolin
C
 
Pte
 
Rollin
Paul, J.G.
 
LCpl
 
Rolt
Frank Leslie
 
Sgt
 
Roman
Pierre 'Peter' Ve
Belgian
Maj
KCVO, MC
Rombouts
Paul
Belgian
Capt
 
Rommetvedt
Daniel
Norwegian
Lieut
 
Rooney
O
 
 
 
Roozeboom
August Bakhuis
Dutch
Pte
 
Ropert
R
 
 
 
Rose
Frederick Joseph
 
Sgt
 
Rosen
Dov
Polish
Cpl
MM
Rosen
B
 
 
 
Rosland
Sverre Henry
Norwegian
Pte
 
Ross
Steve
X troop
 
 
Rostoen
Torkjell
Norwegian
Sgt
 
Rousseau
Jean
French
Pte
 
Roux
Robert
French
LSgt
 
Rozen
BJ 'Dom'
Polish
LCpl
MM
Ruhemann
Tom
 
Cpl
 
Ruppe
Yvan
French
Cpl
 
Rusek
Zbigniew
Polish
Sgt
 
Rye
Erling
Norwegian
 
 
Rzemieniecki
Wiktor
Polish
Lieut
 
Sadin
Pierre Aae
Belgian
Pte
 
Saerens
Robert
 
Sgt
 
Saive
Louis Robert
Belgian
Cpl
 
Salembier
Daniel George
Belgian
Sgt
 
Saunders /
Salschin
George Victor
 
Sgt
 
Sayers
G
 
 
 
Scherer
Georges
French
Sgt
 
Scheyven
Guy, Chevalier
Belgian
 
 
Scott /
Steiner
Upton Leslie
X troop
Lieut
 
Segers
Carlo G
Belgian
Sgt
 
Segers
Carlos S
Belgian
Sgt
 
Seljevold
Henning
Norwegian
 
 
Seymour /
Sachs
Herbert A
X troop
Pte
 
Shaw
Peter Michael
X troop
Sgt
 
Shelley
A
 
 
 
Short
Bernard
HQ
SSgt
 
Sigvaldsen
Trygve
Norwegian
 
 
Sigvaldsen
T
 
 
 
Simic
P
 
 
 
Simon
J
 
 
 
Skau
Kjell
Norwegian
 
 
Skavas
Magnar
Norwegian
 
 
Skutle
Hermann
Norwegian
 
 
Smaskjaer
Ludvik
Norwegian
 
 
Smeets
Constant Eduard
 
 
 
Smith
Cyril Ernest
 
Sgt
 
Smith
Eric
 
Pte
 
Smith
Gabriel
Norwegian
Lieut
 
Smith
James 'Jim'
Norman
 
RQMS
 
Smith
Robert
 
Mne
 
Smith
Hugh N
 
Major
 
Smith
I
 
 
 
Smith
J
 
Pte
 
Smrokowski
W
 
 
 
Solberg
Marius Oliver
Norwegian
Pte
 
Solem
Rolf Per
Norwegian
Cpl
 
Sorbye
Arne
Norwegian
Sgt
 
Spencer
T
 
 
 
Spressens
Jacques
Belgian
Pte
 
Stevaert
Luc
Belgian
Pte
 
Stewart
D
 
 
 
Stievenart
E
Belgian
Pte
 
Stigum
Sverre
Norwegian
 
 
Stinessen
Konrad Tranas
Norwegian
Cpl
 
Stocks
Ernest 'Ricky'
HQ
Gnr
 
Streeten
Paul
X troop
 
 
Streets
George Bryan
 
Sgt
 
Strom
Bjarne
Norwegian
 
 
Stromhaug
Peter
Norwegian
 
 
Struelens
Benoit
Belgian
Cpl
 
Swinton
T
 
 
 
Switalski
Boleslaw
Polish
Lieut
 
Tangen
Nils
Norwegian
Pte
 
Tas
Ferdinand
Belgian
Pte
 
Taverne
R
French
Cpl
 
Taylor see entries below for Tuchmann and Theilinger      
Taymans
R
 
 
 
Temmerman
D
 
Cpl
 
Tennant
Richard W
X troop
Sgt
 
Teperek
Roman
Polish
Major
 
Terlinden
Andre
Belgian
LCpl
 
Terry
Peter
X troop
 
 
Theilinger /                               Taylor
 Jan/Johan                                  John
X troop
Pte 6305478 / 13118712 
Themans
Charles
Belgian
Cpl
 
Thill
J
Belgian
Pte
 
Thompson
W
 
 
 
Thomsen
Hans
Norwegian
 
 
Thorbjornsen
Brynjulf
Norwegian
 
 
Tielemans
Stanley Charles
Belgian
LCpl
 
Tomic
T
 
 
 
Trebizond
F
 
 
 
Trepel
Charles
 
Capt
 
Trevor
C Leslie
 
Pte
 
Tuchmann /
Taylor
Bernard /
Benny
X troop
Pte
 
Tveitstul
Anders
 
Pte
 
Tveitstul
Andreas
Norwegian
 
 
Ubels
GP
Dutch
Sgt
 
Uydebroeck
O
Belgian
Sgt
 
Vaggestad
Johannes
Norwegian
 
 
Valentin
Charles
 
LCpl
 
Van Crefeld
A
Dutch
Cpl
 
Van De Gender
Cornelius Adrianus
Dutch
CSM
 
Van De Walle
Albert Louis Charles
Belgian
Pte
 
Van Den Berg
Johannes G
Dutch
Lieut
 
Van Den Bossche
George
Belgian
Pte
 
Van Den Broek
Andy
Dutch
 
 
Vandendaele
Pierre
Belgian
Cpl
 
Van Den Wyngaert
Jean
Belgian
Pte
 
Van Der Heyden
Pierre
Belgian
Pte
 
Van Der Maelen Janssen
Louis
Belgian
Pte
 
Van Der Wal
Dirk
Dutch
TSM
 
Van Derton
Paul
Belgian
Capt
 
Van Dugteren
R
 
 
 
Van Eetvelde
Andre
Belgian
Pte
 
Van Gelderen
Wilhelmus Gerardus
Dutch
Capt
 
Van Goethem
R
 
Pte
 
Van Haute
Lucien
Belgian
Pte
 
Van Lancker
Harry
Belgian
Pte
 
Van Moyland
John
Dutch
Lieut
 
Van Nahuis
F
 
 
 
Van Raemdonck
J
Belgian
Pte
 
Van Rosendaal
Hjj
 
 
 
Van Woerden
Jan C
Dutch
Sgt
 
Van Wunnik
J
Dutch
Sgt
 
Van Wunnik
Sjeng
Dutch
Sgt
 
Vanderton
Maurice
Belgian
Pte
 
Vanpeperstraete
Fernand
Belgian
Capt
 
Verbist
Frank
Belgian
Sgt
 
Verbruggen
MJP
Belgian
Lieut
 
Vibert
F
X troop
Sgt
 
Vik
Borge
Norwegian
 
 
Villiere
Henri L
 
Dr
 
Villiers /
Vogel
Ernest Robert /
Egon
X troop
Sgt
 
Vinat
Pierre A.G.
French
Cpl
 
Vincent
Michel
French
Cpl
 
Visser
A
Dutch
Pte
 
Visser
P
 
 
 
Vourch
Francis
 
Capt
MC
Vourch
Guy
French
Capt
 
Vourch
J
 
 
 
Wachsmann /
Hayes
Wolfgang /
John
X troop
 
 
Wallen
Leslie
 
Pte
 
Wallerand
Pierre A.L.
French
WO1
 
Washer
Philippe
Belgian
Pte
 
Watson
W
 
 
 
Webster
Ernest George
 
Pte
 
Wells
Peter Vernon Allan
 
LCpl
 
Westerling
R
 
 
 
White
Alan
 
Pte
 
White
Va
 
Rfn
 
Whitling
C William
 
Pte
 
Wilkosz /
Wilcox
John
Polish
Sgt
 
Wildenberg
Jw
Dutch
Cpl
 
Wilhelmsen
Haakon
Norwegian
Pte
 
Willers
P
 
 
 
Wilmers
John G
X troop
Cpl
 
Woloszowski
S
 
Capt
 
Woon
Sidney William
HQ
Cfn
 
Wouters
Albert
Belgian
Sgt
 
Zajaczkowski
Maciej
Polish
Maj
 
Zalewiski
S
 
 
 
Zanki
P
 
 
 
Zemanck or Zemanek
A
 
 
 
Zembsch-Schreve
Guido
Dutch
Lieut
 
Zorotovic
A
 
 
 

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10 Commando HQ troop

HQ Troop 10 Inter Allied Commando

On the 26th June 1942 the War Office gave approval for the formation of a Headquarters Troop for the new Inter Allied Commando. 

10 Cdo Roll of Honour HQ tp.

The Fallen commemorated in perpetuity by the Commando Veterans Association
 
Pte. R.  Duffy
 
 

1 & 8 troops (French)

Phillipe Kieffer was granted permission to raise a commando unit from Free French Naval Forces based on the British Commando model. On completion of commando training, at Achnacarry, the men of 1er Compagnie de Fusiliers Marin commanded by Kieffer, were assigned to 1 (French) Troop, No10 (IA) Cdo. 

Later, a second troop, 8 (French) Troop, was raised and added to the Commando. Promoted to Capitaine de Corvette (Major) Kieffer was appointed Senior Officer French Troops. [Commandant du 1 er Batailion Fusilier Marin Commando].

For D-Day, a total of 177 men from 1 & 8 (French) Troops and the K-Gun Section were assigned to No4 Cdo; with 1 (French) troop being absorbed as 5 Troop and 8 (French) Troop being absorbed as 6 Troop.

Follow this link for the Nominal Roll for No 10 Commando

10 Cdo Roll of Honour 1+8 tps.

Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commando Veterans Association

 
(click on any name for more information)
 
The Fallen from 1 and 8 Troops
Capt.  C.  TREPEL
Capt.  R.  LION 
Lieut.  L.J.M.A.  HUBERT
WO1.  P.A.L.  WALLERAND
Sgt.  R.  DUMENOIR
Sgt.  J.  HAGNERE
LSgt.  R.  CROIZER
Cpl.  R.  BELLAMY
Cpl.  R.H.  CABENELLA
Cpl.  F.  DEVILLERS
Cpl.  L.  FOURER
Cpl.  R.  GUY
Cpl.  J.   LEMOIGNE
Cpl.  J.   LETANG
Cpl.  J.   MONTEAN
Cpl.  J.   RIVIERE
Cpl.  Y.  RUPPE
Cpl.  P.A.G.  VINAT
LCpl.  C.   ALLARD
LCpl.  R.   FLESCH
LCpl.  G.   GICQUEL
LCpl.  M.J.L.  GOURONG
LCpl.  P.M.  LABAS
LCpl.  G.J.A.  LAOT 
LCpl.  Y.  MONCEAU 
LCpl.  E.M.L.  RENAULT
LCpl.  P.J.G.  ROLLIN
Pte.  A.  DIGNAC
Pte.  R.A.  GERSEL
Pte.  L.S.  MOUTAILLIER
Pte.  J.  NEVEN
Pte.  F.F.  PETERS
Pte.  J.  ROUSSEAU

We will Remember them

and all ranks who served in the Commando, and have since passed on in the passage of time, who are also remembered by their proud families and comrades.
 
Sources: CVA website, Graham Cooper (CVA), commandokieffer.canalblog.com/ francaislibres.net/ , and this link: Marine Nationale document 24th May 1945
(Note. These men were attached from the Free French Forces in the UK, the rank shown is as in 10(IA) Commando. The troops were integrated into 4 Commando for D Day.)
 

1 and 8 troops document relating to French commandos who died

Units: 

Translation of first page of letter dated 24th May 1945 (subsequent pages missing).

Original provided to the CVA as an image Click Here

Marine Nationale
Naval Forces in Great Britain,
Base of 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando
No. 124 FMC

MOST SECRET

24th May 1945

Enseigne de Vaisseau 1st Classe (UK equiv. Sub-Lieutenant) J. MAZEAS

Responsible for the Base of the 1st BFM Commandos

To

The head of the Central Service of the Etat Civil (Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths)
3 Avenue Octave Creard, PARIS
SUBJECT: Losses of the 1st BFM Commando

ATTACHMENTS:                My notes No.121 and 122 FMC of 24th May 1945

I have the honour to send to you the attached notes, cited in reference to the deaths of our men in the course of operations. I take advantage of this opportunity to send to you below the list of the losses and disappearances that we have had since the creation of our unit, the main reason being to safeguard the interests of our men, killed or disappeared.

1. MEN DISAPPEARED ON OPERATIONS

MOUTAILLER Serge, Second-Maitre canonnier (Petty Officer gunner) Mle 5822 FN41
Disappeared in the course of the raid on Dieppe on 18th August 1942, no news since that date.

BELLAMY Robert, Quartier-Maitre 2nd class fusilier (Leading Rating rifleman) Mle 10033 FN40
DIGNAC André, Matelot Brevete fusilier (Able Seaman rifleman) Mle 6286 FN41
Disappeared on 24th December 1943 in the course of a raid on SARK(Channel Islands), grievously injured by an anti-personnel mine, not possible to evacuate, presumed killed.

WALLERAND Pierre, Maitre fusilier (Petty Officer rifleman) Mle 267 FN43.
Diappeared in the course of a raid on GRAVELINE on 24th-25th December 1943.  Presumed drowned and buried at GRAVELINE

TREPEL Charles, Mle 54454 Lt. de Vaisseau (Lieutenant) detached from the Army to FNGB
HAGNERE Jean, Mle 10425 FN43 Second-Maitre fusilier (Petty Officer rifleman)
GUY Rene, Mle 10320 FN40 Quartier-Maitre 2nd classe fusilier (Leading Rating rifleman)
RIVIERE Jacquelin, Mle 10834 FN40 Quartier-Maitre 2nd classe fusilier (Leading Rating rifleman)
DEVILLERS Fernand, Mle 540 FN43 Quartier-Maitre 2nd classe fusilier (Leading Rating rifleman)
CABANELLA Roger, //339 FN43 Matelot Brevete (Leading Seaman)
Team which disappeared in its entirety during the night of 27th-28th February 1944 on the coast of Holland, without leaving any trace.  Research by the British authorities is without result up to the present time.

GICQUEL Georges, Mle 4822 FN40 Matelot sans Specialite (Ordinary Seaman)
Disappeared in the course of a patrol on 24th July 1944 at Breville (Calvados)

This letter obviously represents the state of knowledge of the disappearance of these men at the time.

The present view of these disappearances is as follows:

MOUTAILLER Serge.- (name is also spelt MOUTAILLIER in some sources)
The circumstances of his death are unclear.  It is believed he was summarily executed on being taken prisoner on 19th August 1942 at Yellow 1 beach (Berneval) on account of his wearing French insignia (“bachi” naval cap, “France” shoulder patches, etc.)

BELLAMY Robert, DIGNAC Andre:
Information in letter is correct.  Both were buried on Sark (DIGNAC later exhumed and reburied in France)

WALLERAND Pierre:
Information is correct.  Drowned whilst attempting to swim out to a MTB after completing mission.

TREPEL, HAGNERE, GUY, RIVIERE, DEVILLERS, CABANELLA: 
Their disappearance has never been fully elucidated.  May have been executed on being taken prisoner.

GICQUEL:
Taken prisoner, tortured by the Germans, and  left hanging from a tree.

2 troop (Dutch)

2 Troop History

10th May 1940

Following Germay's attack on the Nederlands, some of the Dutch forces escaped and made it to Dunkirk to be evacuated to England to fight another day. A total number of 1.460 Officers and men were eventually to make it and were assembled in a tented camp in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South West Wales. They were soon joined by fellow countrymen from all over the world, plus more escapees from now occupied Holland.
 

June 1940

The Dutch forces totalled more than 2,700 personnel which were quickly organised into a mobile Infantry Battalion Known as "Detachment Koninklijke Nederlands Troeper en Groot Brittania" under command of Gen.Maj. G.B. Noothoven Van Goor. The various international uniforms were replaced by the British Kahki and the Dutch Lion with word "Nederlands" underneath was worn on the left sleeve. 
 

January 1941

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands confers the title " Koninklijke Nederlands Brigade Prinses Irene" (The Princess Irene Brigade) and in August the same year Queen Wilhelmina presented the Brigade Standard. Some of the Dutch soldiers would train as Commandos, others were selected for special training with the SAS and SOE. Those that could fly went off to form the Dutch arm of the Royal Air Force Troop. Finally a camp was built for the Dutch Bde at Wrottersley near Wolverhampton, now under command of Lt.Col A.C. de Ruyter Van Steveninck.
 

March 22nd 1942

48 Dutchmen from the Koninklijke Brigade "Prinses Irene" (Princess Irene Brigade), are sent to No’s 3, 4, 9 and 12 Commando for pre-commando training. In May 1942 they attend the Commando Depot, Achnacarry, later renamed the Commando Basic Training Centre, for official Commando training. 25 of the original 48 pass the course.

June 29th 1942

Those who passed the Commando training move to Troon. There, 2 (Dutch) Troop was officially formed under command of T/Lt P.J. Mulders.

At this time T/2Lt's.,  J. Linzel, M.J. Knottenbelt and C.J.L. Ruysch van Dugteren finished their officers training. 

16 July 1942

The Dutch Troop moved to Porthmadog (Port Madoc), a town in northern Wales, to join No 10 (Inter-Allied) Commando under the command of Lt Col D. Lister as No 2 (Dutch) Troop. Numerous members of the Princess Irene Brigade go through Achnacarry to strengthen the Troop. 

May 1943

Now based in Easbourne, the strength is five Officers, twelve NCO’s and 67 Other Ranks. Later that year the Troop is ordered to the Far East for action against the Japanese. Only five of them see action behind enemy lines in Arakan (Burma); some with No 44 Royal Marine Commando and some with No 5 Commando.

1944

The Troop is complete again and is, on their own request, sent back to Europe. Shortly after its return, the Troop receives orders to prepare for action on the mainland of Europe. 

Arnhem

Sunday the 17th of September 1944, the Troop goes into action in the largest airborne operation of the Second World War: Operation "Market Garden". 12 Dutch Commandos are attached to various units of the First British Airborne Division. Two of them have to make a crash landing with a glider in Noord-Brabant en Schouwen-Duiveland. Four Commandos, one of whom is wounded, are taken prisoner during the fighting in and around Arnhem. After two attempts three of them escape the POW camp near Dresden in Germany and manage to reach US lines near the Tjech border. One of the troop, August Bakhuis Roozeboom, is killed in action during a courageous attempt to reach the bridge at Arnhem with a jeep full of ammunition.

Nijmegen

11 Dutch Commandos are attached to various units the 82nd (US) Airborne Division and three men are attached to the Headquarters of the First British Airborne Corps. 

Eindhoven

5 Dutch Commandos are attached to the 101st (US) Airborne Division, where they give, in the words of a Regimental Commander, “invaluable assistance during the fighting.”

Five Commandos who are attached to the 52nd (Lowland) Division, which is to fly to Deelen airfield, join the HQ of the 1st British Airborne Corps after the battle. 

Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands' Dutch Commando bodyguardBefore the start of Operation "Market Garden", five Dutch Commandos are attached to the Headquarters of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, to be his personal bodyguard.

On the 11th of October 1944 the remnants of the Troop assemble in Eindhoven. They are given the choice of taking some well earned leave or take part in the oncoming operation. They choose the latter!

In the meantime four Commandos are active in the occupied part of Holland. They belong to a group of eight Commandos who, on orders of the Dutch “Bureau Bijzondere Opdrachten” (SOE), are to give instruction on skill at arms and sabotage in the occupied part of Holland and to coordinate the resistance movement.

Three Commandos are serving as instructors to the so called “Stoottroepen” (a newly formed Dutch Army unit) in the liberated part of Holland. 

Walcheren

1st of November 1944 No 4 Commando lands with a French Troop and 11 Dutch Commandos in the spearhead. On the evening of 3 November and after heavy street fighting in which two Dutch Commandos are wounded and where they also act as scouts and fulfill various special tasks, contact is made with the Commandos who have landed at Westkapelle. 

Westkapelle

The landing at Westkapelle is carried out on the same day with 14 Dutch Commandos attached to No 47 Royal Marine Commando. Nine Dutch Commandos are wounded during the very heavy fighting around the German gun battery W2. The fighting was later described “as one of the fiercest battles of the whole operation”. On 3 November 1944 Walcheren is liberated and the route to Antwerp is free.
 

In the meantime men are recruited in the liberated South of Holland to go through the commando training in Scotland. Of the 107 recruits who leave for Achnacarry on the 19th of November 1944, 70 manage to gain the green beret.

They, together with other members of the Troop, are put into the line between Moerdijk and Geertruidenberg at the end of April 1945.

Besides the 4 Commandos who are already in action as secret agents, another 2 Commandos are parachuted into the Veluwe and Drenthe at the start of April 1945.

After the liberation the Troop is for some time tasked to guard German prisoners of war in Recklinghausen.

28th June 1945

The Troop takes part in the Allied Liberation Parade in Amsterdam. Along both sides of the route from the Central Station, via the Rokin, the Dam and the Kalverstraat to the Museum Square, thousands of people line the streets, and give the Dutch Commandos a tremendous applause.

7th August 1945

Part of the Troop leave for England, where the main part of the men follow courses with the Royal Marines in Deal, in which they are trained as instructors for the newly forming Dutch Army. 

October 1945

No 2 (Dutch) Troop is disbanded. Some are demobilized and resume their jobs in civilian life. Others are posted to the Stormschool Bloemendaal, a combat school to train soldiers for service in de Dutch East Indies. At the beginning of 1946 some twenty Commandos leave for the Dutch East Indies. Under their command and together with men from the Korps Insulinde (a Commando trained Dutch unit which operated from Ceylon against the Japanese), the Korps Speciale Troepen (Special Forces Regiment) and the School Opleiding Parachutisten (school for training paratroopers) is raised. They take part in many combat actions in the East Indies.

During the existence of No 2 (Dutch) Troop, four Commandos are killed in action and quite a few are wounded. Two are decorated with the highest gallantry medal, the Militaire Willemsorde, the equivalent of the Victoria Cross. Nine are decorated with the Bronzen Leeuw (Bronze Lion) and 27 with the Bronzen Kruis (Bronze Cross), all for gallantry in the face of the enemy.

[Source: Jack Bakker / Dutch Commando Museum.]

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Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant  Jack van Rosendael 
Private Adrianus J. Hagelaars
Private August B. Roozeboom 
 

Died post war on active service

Private Gerard H.J. Bendien 

Died with the Prinses Irene Brigade

Cpl. A. Berkley

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3 troop ('X' troop)

3 troop, also known as X troop, consisted solely of German speaking refugees, many who were of the Jewish Faith. They included different nationalities, primarily German and Austrians, but also Hungarians and Czech's.

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The Fallen from 'X' Troop
Lieut. K.J. GLASER
WO1 RSM. E.W. NATHAN
Officer Cadet G.A. BARTH 
Sgt.  E. KAGERER-STEIN
Sgt.  O.  HESS 
Sgt . E.   VOGEL 
Cpl.  G.M.  FRANK 
Cpl.  S.  WEICH
LCpl. H.  ARENSTEIN 
LCpl. W.  AUERHAHN
LCpl. K.W.  GUMPERTZ
LCpl. E.R.  LENEL
LCpl. K.  MEYER
Pte. R.G. ABRAHAMOWICZ
Pte. M.  LEWINSKY
Pte. E.  NATHAN 
Pte. G. OPPELT 
Pte. C. RICE  
Pte. J. SMITH
Pte. H.  SACHS 
Pte. E.G.  WEINBERGER 
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and all ranks who served in the Commando, and have since passed on in the passage of time, who are also remembered by their proud families and comrades.
 

A speech by Colin Anson No.10(IA) Cdo 3tp

A transcript of a speech by Colin Anson on the 4th September 2007 at the Imperial War Museum about his experience as a member of No 10 (IA) Commando 3 troop. The speech was given by Colin when he attended a reunion of refugees from Nazism who served in the British Forces in WW2. This took place at the Imperial War Museum on 4th September 2007.  In 2010 Colin Anson granted his permission for us to display his speech on our website.
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Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have been asked to speak about the German-speaking Commando unit of which I was a member, which was sometimes referred to as ‘X Troop’, but properly known as ‘No.3 Troop, 10 (I.A.) Commando’ - the I.A. standing for ‘Inter-Allied’. Number Sree Droop vas se Breedish Droop, mostly transferred from the Pioneer Corps for ‘special duties’.

We appreciated the trust reposed in us ‘enemy aliens’ to be allowed to join the Forces at all, at a time when this country was under considerable pressure and in great danger.

Whilst the 87th Company of the Pioneer Corps, in which I originally served, was stationed at Liverpool and then in Wales, a mysterious member by the name of Hartmann joined us, who spoke German with a distinctive Swiss intonation. He was vague about his background and did not explain how he came to be among us but probed our motivations and attitudes. Some of us with a German background were ordered to report at the Grand Central Hotel in London’s Marylebone Road, which was then a transit hub, and those of us who survived the vetting process were informed that we had been accepted for a Commando Troop of which Capt. (later Major) Brian Hilton-Jones was the Commanding Officer.

As a security measure we adopted English names and appointed reliable British friends to be our ‘next-of-kin’ and act as a ‘post office’, through whom we could maintain contact with those who had known us under our old names. We changed names and cap badges on our way to our base at Aberdovey. So Claus Leopold Octavio Ascher became Colin Edward Anson.

We were then put through a very demanding course of training at the Commando Training Depot at Achnacarry in the Scottish Highlands, designed not only to get us very fit but also, I suspect, to put off anyone whose heart was not really in it. We returned to our base at Aberdovey proudly wearing our new green berets! This training was continued in Wales by Capt. Hilton-Jones in a very well designed programme to keep us at a peak of fitness; even if the next period was just an intelligence lecture, we would first double up a mountain and do it on the top. Therewere five-mile jog-marches before breakfast, rock and cliff climbing, mountaineering in Snowdonia, abseiling, armed and unarmed combat. Only live ammunition was used. Our army boots had the rubber soles of the now familiar ‘Commando’ pattern instead of hobnails which allow silent movement and help in rock climbing. And so our Skipper fashioned us into a competent unit of increasingly professional soldiers.

Unlike other commando units, our troop was designed not to go into action as a unit but for small groups of us to be attached to other commando units for operations, to make ourselves useful as German speakers. So all of us have different stories to tell.

In my case, I was with the first small group to leave the Troop, to be attached to No. 40 RM Commando to take part in the invasion of Sicily. Members of Three Troop served in Sicily, Italy, in the Adriatic based on the island of Vis, in Albania and Greece, in Normandy, in Holland and finally Germany, the crossing of the Rhine, and in the Reichswald Forest.

Of our original eighty-six members, twenty were killed in action; most of us were wounded, including myself in Sicily - some more than once. We have with us tonight Ian Harris who was wounded three times, lost an eye and gained the Military Medal, and His Honour Judge Brian Grant who lost a leg in Italy, and so continued his legal studies, leading to a distinguished legal career. Among those killed during the D-Day landings was Max Laddie, who married a girl of Aberdovey. Their daughter is with us here today.

After joining ' A' Troop of No. 40 RM Cdo. I took part in boating and beach landing exercises. We embarked at Greenock in a convoy and only after some time at sea were we informed by Brigadier Laycock that we were on our way to the biggest landing operation yet undertaken: the invasion of Sicily. Having passed through the Straits of Gibraltar we were joined by more ships, growing into a vast armada. The weather turned very stormy. However, as we came into the lee of Cape Passero, the sea became as calm as a mill pond, a great wave of sub-tropical aroma rolled over us and the air was filled with the chirping of a thousand cicadas. During the night of 10 July we landed against ineffective opposition. We split into three columns, one group probing inland, the other two mopping up defenses along the coast. During the following days, we worked our way up the East coast, to Syracuse and then Augusta, the only opposition being from the Luftwaffe in the form of substantial air raids. But then there was a holdup at a tenaciously defended river bridge in the plain of Catania, providing a flat glacis overlooked by Mount Etna. We were embarked on a smart assault ship, the Queen Emma for a landing in the rear of the German positions to solve this problem. But it fell to us to lay a smoke screen covering the shipping in Augusta bay, but leaving us very visible. So the German Stukas concentrated on us and caused many casualties, including both the ship's and the Commando MO's killed.

I was not aware of having been wounded myself, by shrapnel, which penetrated my helmet. It is still there now, encapsulated in the inside rear of my skull. I had tried to help during that long night, but when the attacks eased off, I asked the medical sergeant whether he had any bandages left, as I seemed to have cut my head, but he looked very serious and told me to sit against a wall and not to move – which struck me as odd, as he had had to deal with really serious injuries all night. But then I started to feel faint, and boats came alongside to evacuate the wounded. I was left to the last, which again I found unsurprising as they had serious casualties to attend to. But afterwards I learned that my brain had been exposed and I had not been expected to survive the night. I was taken to No.151 Light Field Ambulance who had set up in an olive grove. I was put to bed between crisp white sheets, feeling enormously comfortable, but then must have passed out. When I woke up again it was the next day, they had performed quite a delicate brain operation fishing bone splinters from my brain, cleaning up the wound and stitching up the skin. I was wearing a Plaster-of-Paris helmet, and the marines trooped in to sign their names on it, and draw a Commando Dagger badge on the front!

I was first evacuated to Tripoli, and then flown to Cairo, where there was a specialised neurosurgical unit. I was downgraded to the B3 medical fitness category, and had to spend three soul-destroying months recovering in an Infantry Reinforcement Training Depot on the Suez Canal to make sure no infections or tumours had invaded my brain, before the hole in my head could be closed by means of a bone graft just before Christmas 1943, and I regained my A1 medical status.

I then re-joined what was now No.2 Central Mediterranean Commando Brigade, about to move to the Adriatic island of Vis. There we spent the summer of 1944, raiding German island garrisons and shipping. The most spectacular action in which I was involved was a raid on the island of Brač in conjunction with the Partisans. The aim was to make as much dust and noise as possible, to divert the Germans away from a hunt for Marshall Tito, then hiding in a cave system at Drvar. We stayed as long as possible, with the SS Panzer Division Prinz Eugen heading towards us, and hoped the action may have helped in Tito's escape. I then saw action in Albania and the liberation of Corfu. Finally, we were sent to Northern Italy to take part in the last actions of the war in that theatre.

When the war ended, the Army Commandos were dissolved and I was attached to the Control Commission for Germany and posted to Frankfurt, to join an interesting unit called FIAT, which stands for Field Intelligence Agency, Technical. Part of my work was to translate records of industrial, medical, and scientific developments during the war years. There were also weeks in Berlin, translating parts of the records of the Ministry of Weapons and Equipment under Albert Speer. It also enabled me to find my mother, who had survived the war in Frankfurt, and to start proceedings for bringing her over to England. After I had married Alice, originally from Vienna - who had served in the WAAF for four years - she was able to see her grandchildren grow up.

How did it feel to return to Germany? To walk these particular streets, with the ghost of a German schoolboy walking ahead, with whom I had absolutely nothing in common any more, was an almost schizophrenic psychological stress. To feel that I had to get back to my own people in the Sergeant's Mess showed me how much I had changed.

In an unexpected twist of fate, a few years ago Alice and I were traveling by train through Austria and were joined in the carriage by an Austrian man and his grandson. They were talking about the war, and we joined in and started to talk about our wartime adventures. Ironically, this man turned out to be one of the Stuka pilots who had attacked our ship off the coast of Sicily, and he may well have been the Stuka pilot who made me a present of a piece of excellent German steel.

I had not seriously expected to survive the war in the Commandos, but there was a job that had to be done. I wanted to repay my debt to Britain for saving my life.

Colin Anson

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4 troop (Belgian)

The Belgian troop of No 10 Inter Allied Commando

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Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Albert Deton
Lieutenant Adolphe Meny
Corporal Francois Dive 
Lance Corporal Marcel Mairesse 

 

Died on active service

Corporal Pierre Boulet 
 

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5 troop (Norwegian)

5 Troop History

The decision to contribute a Norwegian force was made following an inquiry from War Office to the Norwegian High Command in the spring of 1942.

5 Troop was formed from 2 platoons of the 4th Mountain Company, Norwegian Brigade, commanded by Captain Rolf Hauge. They were selected because they had recently completed battle training at Fort William, Scotland, and were supplemented with volunteers from the Brigade's other companies. 

5 Troop entered active duty immediatedly after completing a three-week "Commando Hardening Course" at Achnacarry. 

12 of the Commandos led by Lieutenant Harald Risnes were attached to No 12 Commando. They operated from Shetland taking part in raids on the Norwegian coast by 30th MTB Flotilla (later designated 54th 'Norwegian' MTB Flotilla). 

In December 1942, a detachment of 8 men under command of 2nd Lt Kaspar Gudmundseth was transfered to Special Commando Boating Group, No 14 Commando. SCBG was made up of Canadians and Norwegians led by British polar explorers (Sir Peter Scott, David Haig-Thomas, Andrew Croft, Andrew Courtland and others). They specialised in using canoes and kayaks for limpet attacks in Arctic waters.

Around 120 Norwegians were attached to 5 Troop in the period 1942-1945.

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The Fallen from 5 Troop
Lieut. A.K. SOLBU
2/Lieut. G. SMITH
Cpl.  O. BJORNDALEN
Cpl. I.M. HAGA
Tpr. O. CHRISTOPHERSON
Tpr. P.E. HOPEN
Tpr. L.  HOVSTAD
Tpr. L.L. LARSEN
Tpr. B.  MYRVAAG
Tpr. S.  ROSLAND

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6 troop (Polish)

The Polish troop of No 10 Inter Allied Commando

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