46RM Commando

History of the Unit

On the 1st August 1943 whilst based at 'A' camp, Piddlehinton, Dorset,  the 9th RM Battalion was redesignated as 46RM Commando. Within a week the unit had moved to Poundbury West Camp in Dorchester, quickly changing to its new smaller Commando establishment.  Those not required for any reason for Commando training were gradually moved to Training centres for landing craft and/or other vessel duties.  

In September  advance parties led by Major Lee and Lt. Nunn (both later killed in action) were sent to Troon with the rest of the Commando joining them there on the 15th September. The Commando had already been issued with their Green berets at this stage, parading in Dorchester wearing them on the 11th September before their departure.  

The Commando moved to the Commando Depot, Achnacarry on the 23rd October 1943. On completion of their Commando training course at Achnacarry on the 9th November, the Unit moved back to Troon briefly, before being sent to CTC Dorlin in December for further training, and were re-assigned briefly to the 1st Special Service Bde under Lord Lovat. On completion of this additional training, the Unit moved to Worthing to link up with the rest of the Bde.  arriving there on the 19th December. At the end of the month the Commando was ordered to move to Folkestone and rejoin 4th Special Service Bde. This took place on the 3rd January 1944.  Two troops were sent at this time to the CMWTC at St Ives for a 3 week course in cliff climbing and rock assault.   [Source : War Diary]

All this training was focussed on one thing - the allied invasion of North West Europe.

At 0900 on the 7th June 1944 the Unit was landed on Nan White Beach at Bernieres. There would follow actions in the next few days at Petit Enfer, Douvres, La Deliverande and Rots and Le Hamel. On the 17th June the Unit was reassigned to 4th SS Bde whilst dug in at the area of Sallenelles - Hauger. 46RM Commando continued operations in the area moving forward to Dozule and Breville sur Mer in August.

At the end of September and after suffering heavy casualties 46RM Commando and the rest of the Bde was withdrawn to the UK and stationed on the Isle of Wight.

46RM Commando returned to North West Europe in January 1945 seeing action in Belgium, and in assault river crossings during the advance into Germany under the command of Lt. Col. Thomas Malcolm Gray MC

At the end of the war the Unit was involved in policing duties in Germany before being disbanded in February 1946.


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46RM Cdo. Roll of Honour

Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commando Veterans Association

 

1943 to 1947

 
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The Fallen from 46 Royal Marine Commando
Major  J.  LEE
Capt.  J.D.S.  SIMPSON
Capt. B.W.  PIERCE
Capt.  B.J.  TEAGUE
Lieut.  D.T.  BURROWS
Lieut.  A.P.  JERRAM
Lieut.  R.G.  NUNN
Lieut.  D.J.  WEARING
Lieut.  G.A.  WOOLLAM
TSM.  R.A.  BUTTRESS
TSM. W.C.  LEEMING
TSM.  W.G.  CLARK
TSM.   J.C.  DAVIES
Sgt. W.B.  BEGBIE
Sgt. H.  DENTON
Sgt. F.A.  HOUGHTON
Sgt. T.M.  LEDGER
Sgt. H.S.  ROBERTSON
Sgt. E.G.  ROWE
Sgt. J.T.R.  SMITH
Cpl. J.  ATHERTON
Cpl. J.  BAILEY
Cpl. W.E.  BROOKS
Cpl. S.D.  CANTLAY
Cpl. W.H.  COOK
Cpl. R.W.  GARLICK
Cpl. R.W.P.  HILL
Cpl. R.G.  KIMBER
Cpl. R.  McFALL
Cpl. A.W.  ROGERS
Cpl. J.  WHITAKER
LCpl. C.  JOHNSON
LCpl. S.L.  MOODY
Mne. A.  ANDERSON
Mne. W.T.  ATHERTON
Mne. V.G.  BRADLEY
Mne. M.  COYLE
Mne. A.  CUNDALL
Mne. G.  DAVIDSON
Mne. C.W.  DEWBERRY
Mne. C.H.  DONALDSON
Mne. P. DONNELLY
Mne. J.  DOWNS
Mne. S. DUROSE
Mne. R.  FACEY
Mne. J.P.  FARGHER
Mne. J.  FLOOD
Mne. G.  FYVIE
Mne. A.F.M.  HARLAND
Mne. J.E.  HORDELL
Mne. W.J.  JAMES
Mne. H.S.  JOHNSON
Mne. E.G.  JONES
Mne. T.C.F.  JUDD
Mne. W.T.  KIDWELL
Mne. K.  LIVSEY
Mne. C.F.  LUNN
Mne. J.  MILLER
Mne. K.  MUSGRAVE
Mne. A.  NELSON
Mne. J.  PARKER
Mne. J.G.  PIZEY
Mne. J.W.  PONSFORD
Mne. L.G.  RIDER
Mne. J.S.  SMALLMAN
Mne. J.S.R.  TOMKINS
Mne. T.  VARDY, MM
Mne. A.V.  WHEELER
Mne. H.  WILSON

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.
 

46RM Commando Nominal Roll

Below is a nominal roll of those who served in 46RM Commando. It is listed by order of surname. The names are primarily compiled from the booklet issued to Veterans in 1946 entitled "The Story of 46 Commando, Royal Marines, by Captain P.K.W. Johnson, RM". The author specifies the Nominal Roll is of those who served between 6th June 1944 and 8th May 1945. However additional names will be added in the future whenever an individual's Commando Service has been established. 

If you wish a name added to this Nominal Roll, you must first provide us with evidence that establishes Commando service. The fact that someone served in the Royal Marines in WW2 does not in itself establish Commando service. Unlike today not all Royal Marines were Commando trained in WW2. Methods of establishing such service can be varied from an official letter or other document where it is mentioned, a photo showing insignia, service records, books, etc. 

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46RM Cdo Nominal Roll A - D

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for 46RM Commando.

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

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**  = not in Capt Johnson's book, or seen spelt differently in other sources.
 

PLY/X/103468 Mne. H.L. Adams
PO/X/113832 Mne. R.A. Adamson
PO/X/1431 Cpl. G.D. Adaway
PLY/X/111352 Mne. G.B. Addy
PLY/X/108330 Mne. P. J.  Alden
PO/X/110710 Mne. D. Alexander
CH/X/112255 Mne. M.W. Allen
Lieut. A. J.  Allen MC
PO/X/107333 Sgt. W. J.  Allen
PLY/X/105808 Mne. J. Anderson
EX/3975 Mne. A. Anderson
TSM. W.M.W. Andrews (also served 45 and 47RM Cdos) **
CH/X/111886 Mne. E.C.  Annison
3761063 Gnr.  G.J.  Anthony, RA
EX/851 Mne. W.  Armstrong
PO/X/105361 Cpl. G.  Aspden
PLY/X/109402 Mne. J. Aspden
PLY/X/115113 Mne. W.T.  Atherton
PLY/X/103460 Cpl. J.  Atherton
PLY/X/103416 C/Sgt. J.  Atkin
7381824 L/Cpl. F.  Atkinson, RAMC
PLY/X/103872 Mne. J. Atkinson
CH/X/111864 Mne. A.J. Austin
CH/X/104446 Mne. A. A. Bailey
PO/X/103464 Cpl. J. Bailey
Capt.  J.F. Bailey
PO/X/104025 Mne. R. Baker
PLY/X/109845 Mne. N.V.F. Baker
PLY/X/110270 Mne. F. Bamford
CH/X/104501 Mne. E. Banfield
PLY/X/105217 Mne. L. J. Banks
CH/X/112107 Mne. W.H. Barclay
340 Capt. D.H. Barker
CH/X/108841 Mne. R.C. Barker
PO/X/116685 Mne. G.  Barker
CH/X/108556 Mne. S.E.  Barnwell
EX/2669 Mne. I.A.  Barratt
PO/X/112730 Sgt. A.C. Barrow
PO/X/107103 Mne. J.B. Barton
CH/X/105639 Mne. I. Beach
Lieut. D.J. Beardmore 
14128 2nd/Lieut. J.S. Beattie MM, Royal Scots
CH/X/109371 Mne. C. Beddows
CH/X/108744 Mne. E.E. Beesley
CH/X/115358 Mne. F. Beever
PO/X/106667 Sgt. W.B. Begbie
PLY/X/103816 Mne. E.R. Bence
CH/X/108743 Mne. W.S. Bennett
PO/X/103938 Mne. R.A. Bennett
PO/X/108114 Mne. J. Benton
CH/X/108545 Mne. T.A. Berry
PO/X/106717 Cpl. J.C. Bertram
PO/X/118011 Cpl. A.L. Bestley
PLY/X/103814 Mne. R.J. Bettiss
PLY/X/108257 Mne. R. Bevan
PO/X/107332 Mne. C. Beveridge
CH/X/105715 Mne. J. Bewers
CH/X/104688 Mne. N. J. Bibbey
PO/X/4541 Mne. F.W. Bickerton
PO/X/115685 Mne. L. Bilsdon
PO/X/2563 Mne. A.E. Bishop
PO/X/110598 Cpl. H.J.W. Biss
CH/X/111905 Mne. J. Black
PLY/X/3841 TSM R. Black
PLY/X/110193 Mne. A. Blackham
CH/X/105234 Mne. J.G. Blades
Lieut. J.G. Boardley
PLY/X/103911 Mne. T. Bolton
PO/X/114019 Mne. G.A. Bone
PO/X/114091 Mne. C. Booth
CH/X/101602 Mne. C.A. Boulton
PO/X/4661 Mne. C. Bower
PO/X/121824 Mne. R.W. Boxall
PLY/X/100598 Mne. L.M. Bradley
EX/849 Mne. V.G. Bradley
PO/X/105525 Mne. J. Bradwell
PLY/X/104889 Mne. W.A. Bramwell
PO/X/110273 Mne. P.G. Bray
PO/X/106237 Mne. W.G. Brettle
PLY/X/108818 Mne. S.W. Brierley
PO/X/3706 Mne. R.O. Broad
PLY/X/22644 RSM.  J.H. Broad
PO/X/2610 Mne. J.E. Broadhead
PO/X/113557 Mne. E.S. Brodie
CH/X/103886 Cpl. W.E. Brooks
CH/X/1412 Sgt. W.G. Brooks
CH/X/116193 Cpl. A.E. Brown
CH/X/105012 Mne. J.R. Brown
PO/X/109794 Cpl. P.W. Brown
PO/X/107449 Mne. W S. Brown
PLY/X/103465 Mne. F. Brown
PLY/X/110894 Mne. A.J. Brown
PO/X/108053 Mne. J.J. Brownbill
PLY/X/107265 Mne. T. Buckley
Capt. A.C. Buglear
PLY/X/120099 Mne. O.C. Bulley
PLY/X/114142 Mne. G.H. Bullock
CH/X/115763 Mne. R.H. Burbeck
CH/X/111909 Mne. K. Burnett
CH/X/101850 Cpl. W.F. Burnett
PO/X/108045 Cpl. H. Burnham
PO/X/105498 Mne. A. Burns
PO/X/112511 Mne. J.F. Burns
PLY/X/104986 Mne. E. Burns
PO/X/4900 Sgt. W.M. Burridge
PLY/X/104886 Mne. S. Burrow
1265 Lieut. D.T. Burrows
CH/X/109616 Mne. E.R. Burry
CH/X/103526 Cpl. F. Burt
PO/X/107102 Mne. W. Burt
Major H.R. Burton MiD - 'A' troop
1118 Capt. J.A. Buscall MiD - 'Z' troop
CH/X/114520 Cpl. J.J.A. Butler
CH/X/104815 CSM R.A. Buttress
PO/X/4096, George Desmond Buttery  (award MM Suez Crisis whilst QMS 40 Cdo RM) **
Lieut. F.C.E.  Bye
CH/X/2008 Mne. R.W. Cady
PO/X/115564 Mne. W.F. Cairns
PLY/X/112913 L/Cpl. I. Cameron
124873 Major J.S. Campbell, A&SH, 'A' troop
PO/X/114065 Sgt. K. Campbell
PO/X/114064 Cpl. L. Campbell
PO/X/106233 Mne. J. Campsie
Mne. R.F. Cannock ** (also served 48RM Cdo)
CH/X/116216 Cpl. S.D.  Cantlay
PO/X/117128 Mne. L.G. Carter
PO/X/103734 Mne. J.C. Cecil
CH/X/115311 Mne. L.C. Chalk
PO/X/107435 Cpl. J.T. Chalmers
7381074 L/Cpl. M.C.H. Champkins, RAMC
CH/X/105641 Mne. J.H. Chandler
PLY/X/104524 Mne. L.H. Chapman
PLY/X/103423 Cpl. W.J. Chapman
CH/X/23362 Sgt. H.F. Charles
CH/X/105642 Mne. H. Charlwood MM
PO/X/112981 Mne. A. Cheesemur
PLY/X/104890 Cpl. W.E. Cherry
CH/X/104816 Mne. T.A. Clark
PO/X/100675 TSM  W.G. Clark
PLY/X/110745 Mne. J.W. Cliff
CH/X/105643 Mne. A.E. Coford
PLY/X/112589 Mne. R.A.J. Cole
CH/X/112397 Mne. A.E. Colley
Lieut. N.B. Collings
EX/1351 Mne. E.L. Collins
CH/X/105644 Mne. W.J. Collis
PO/X/105977 Mne. A. Coltman
PO/X/109622 Cpl. A.M. Conway
EX/1233 Cpl. W.H. Cook
Cpl. G.D. Cook (also served 47RM Cdo) **
PO/X/108800 Mne. G.P. Cooper
PO/X/105978 TSM  S. Cooper MM
PLY/X/104300 Mne. A.A. Copson
PO/X/106585 Mne. A. Corby
CH/X/111644 Mne. W.R. Corsham
PLY/X/104065 Cpl. A. Cotton
14251289 Cpl. E.E. Cottrell, RAMC
CH/X/105640 Mne. W. Coule
PO/X/118972 Mne. W.F. Cowley
CH/X/108584 Cpl. C.A.G. Cox
CH/X/105508 Mne. J. W. W. Cox
CH/X/108558 Mne. H.J.W. Cox
PO/X/106668 Mne. J. Cox
PO/X/106597 L/Cpl. A. Coy
CH/X/112108 Mne. M. Coyle
Mne. Craddock **
CH/X/105075 Cpl. J.W. Crichton
CH/X/108022 Mne. K.C. Crosskey
CH/X/104049 Mne. S.F.R. Croucher
CH/X/101853 Cpl. H.F. Crumpler
PLY/X/107223 Mne. W.E. Culley
CH/X/104764 Mne. J. Culver
PO/X/116105 Mne. A. Cundall
PO/X/106684 Mne. A.G. Cunningham
PO/X/103756 Mne. H. Dale
PLY/X/107416 Sgt. H.H. Daniells
PO/X/107106 Mne. G. Davidson
EX/1627 Mne. G. Davidson
PO/X/106590 Mne. E. Davies
PLY/X/103936 Mne. D. J.  Davies
PLY/X/110264 Mne. G. J.  Davies
PLY/X/104515 Mne. G. J.  Davies
EX/1129 TSM J.C. Davies
305 Capt. J.R.B. Davies
PO/X/117622 Sgt. G.S. Davis
PO/X/107804 Mne. S.A. Davis
PLY/X/103838 Mne. R.H. Davis
PO/X/113494 Mne. W. Davison
PO/X/5011 Mne. G. Daw
PO/X/118435 Mne. G.L. Dawkins
PO/X/112616 Mne. W.T.A. Dawson
PO/X/105675 Mne. F.W. Deacon
CH/X/103465 Mne. F.E. Dean
PO/X/107805 Mne. F. Dean
PLY/X/104892 Mne. J. Dean
PLY/X/1609 Mne. A.W. Dear
PO/X/106531 Mne. H. Dempsey
CH/X/111906 Mne. D. Denman
Lieut. M.T. Denman
PO/X/2389 Sgt. H. Denton
CH/X/108545 Mne. T.A. Derry
PO/X/107336 Mne. J. J. Devlin
CH/X/113021 Mne. C.W. Dewberry
PO/X/104109 Cpl. V.H. Divers
PLY/X/106743 Mne. J. Dockray
Capt. C. E. Docwra MiD
CH/X/109019 Mne. C.H. Donaldson
PO/X/121745 Mne. P. Donnelly
PO/X/107390 Mne. T. Donoghue
CH/X/104966 Mne. P. Doran
EX/1263 Mne. J. Dow
CH/X/112844 Mne. J. Downs
CH/X/107808 Mne. C.G. Dresh
PLY/X/103533 Sgt. J.C. Duckworth
PO/X/105552 Mne. E. Duff
CH/X/105924 L/Cpl. A. Duncan
PO/X/107389 Cpl. W.W. Dunlop
PLY/X/102661 Sgt. T. C. Dunn
PO/X/114134 Mne. S. Durose

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46RM Cdo Nominal Roll E - K

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for 46RM 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 names for more information)

**  = not in Capt Johnson's book, or seen spelt differently in other sources.
 

PO/X/3865 Cpl. L.A. Easter
Capt. N.K. Easton MC. HLI
PLY/X/100990 Sgt. W.G. Eccles
CH/X/111240 Mne. K.C. Edwards
CH/X/105645 Mne. T.P. Edwards
PO/X/4067 Mne. S.E. Edwards
PLY/X/103879 Mne. G. Edwardson
PO/X/1049 Sgt. A.H. Elkington
CH/X/2299 TSM.  J.M. Ellis
CH/X/110629 Mne. R.M. Ellis
5253707 Pte. D. Elvins, Worcs Regt.
PO/X/107549 Mne. H.C. Emberson
PO/X/1372 RSM.  J.P. England DCM
CH/X/104818 Mne. C.M. Evans
PLY/X/103946 Mne. R. Facey
EX/4047 Cpl. T. Fagan
PLY/X/104898 Mne. J. Fairhurst
PO/X/108986 Sgt. R.G. Falconer
CH/X/104144 Mne. J.P. Fargher
PO/X/106226 Sgt. T.W. Farmer
CH/X/105216 L/Cpl. J. Faulkner MiD
PLY/X/102674 Mne. W. Ferguson
CH/X/105927 Cpl. S.R. Finch
CH/X/102259 Mne. J.E. Fleckney
PLY/X/102678 Mne. A.J. Fleet
CH/X/108548 Mne. F.C. Fletcher MiD
CH/X/106354 Mne. J. Flood
CH/X/108561 Cpl. H.E. Footer
CH/X/105509 Sgt. W.E. Foord
PO/X/120470 Mne. F.R. Ford-King
CH/X/114825 Mne. J.M. Forrest
Capt.  John R. Foulds
CH/X/112784 Mne. A. Fox
CH/X/105648 Sgt. A.H. Francis
PO/X/114676 Mne. C.H. Franks
CH/X/105647 Cpl. A.V. Fry
PLY/X/111294 Mne. J. Fulham
CH/X/111910 Mne. G. Fyvie
Lieut. A. Gale **
PO/X/107347 Mne. R. Gallear
PLY/X/104934 Mne. J.F. Gapper
PLY/X/103931 Cpl. R.W. Garlick
PO/X/113641 L/Cpl. T. Garnett
PLY/X/103811 Mne. D. Gascoigne
PO/X/106680 Mne. H.W. Gass
PO/X/108035 C/Sgt. J.L. Geldard
PO/X/113521 Mne. W. Gentleman
PLY/X/100233 C/Sgt. R.T. Ghest
Capt. J.D. Gibbon MC. Border Regiment
CH/X/105650 Mne. F.R. Gibson
PO/X/117699 Mne. A. Gibson
PLY/X/110203 Mne. G. Gidlow
CH/X/108563 Mne. L.A. Gilbert
CH/X/102239 Mne. J. Gillies
PLY/X/106855 Mne. W. Gleave
CH/X/105652 Mne. A.J. Godden
PLY/X/112542 Mne. T. Goodwin
CH/X/112320 L/Cpl. H.E. Gough
PLY/X/105662 Cpl. R. E. Gough
PO/X/105854 Sgt. H.A. Goward
PO/X/106807 Cpl. W.P. Graham
PO/X/106693 CSM. R.W.B. Grant
CH/X/109372 Mne. E. Gray
PLY/X/108844 Mne. J. Gray
PO/X/106858 Sgt. R. Gray - 'Y' troop
Mne. S. Gray **
Lieut. Col. T.M.  Gray DSO, MC. Officer Commanding 46RM Cdo
CH/X/105653 Cpl. H.R. Green
CH/X/104445 Mne. J.E. Green
PO/X/110533 Mne. R. Green
PO/X/111770 Mne. G.A. Griffin
PO/X/114095 Mne. R.L. Griffiths
PO/X/121474 Mne. S.R. Griffiths
PO/X/107105 Mne. C. Grills **injured month after CBTC course ret. to RM duties
PO/X/3086 Cpl. W.P.D. Haig
CH/X/104822 Sgt. E.T. Haley
PO/X/105763 Cpl. R.E. Hall
PO/X/118664 Mne. F.G. Hall
PLY/X/2117 Sgt. H. Hall
PO/X/110221 Mne. E. Hallaghan
PO/X/725 Mne. G. Hallam
PLY/X/102715 Mne. T. Hankin
416 Lieut. Col. C.R. Hardy DSO and bar. Officer Commanding 46RM Cdo
PO/X/106228 Cpl. J. Hardy
PO/X/4321 Mne. A.F. Harland
CH/X/112998 Mne. T. Harriman
CH/X/109456 Mne. N.H. Harris
PO/X/107428 Mne. D.P. Harris
6387036 Cpl. J. Harris 10IA Cdo
PLY/X/108034 Mne. R.E. Harris
PLY/X/103920 Mne. J.B. Harrison
PLY/X/103944 Mne. F. Harrison
702 Lieut. W. J. Hart
PLY/X/113622 Mne. S.H. Hawes
PO/X/121126 L/Cpl. V. Hawkins
PO/X/106650 Mne. J. Hayers
PO/X/113309 L/Cpl. J.F. Hayes
PO/X/107352 Mne. L.R. Hayes
PLY/X/112679 Cpl. R. Haywood
PO/X/108682 Mne. J. Hazell MM
PO/X/107654 Mne. T.W. Heaney
Lieut. A.E. Heath
7381565 Sgt. W. Hembrough, RAMC
PO/X/106694 Mne. A. Hendry
PO/X/106234 Mne. E. Hepburn
PO/X/114619 Sgt. A.J.H. Hewitt
PO/X/102270 Sgt. H.H. Hicks
PLY/X/111043 Mne. R.C.D. Higgs
CH/X/105655 Mne. E.W. Hill
CH/X/114941 Cpl. R.W.P. Hill
CH/X/110609 Mne. G. Hillings
PO/X/109385 Mne. T. Hilson
Lieut. M.E.  Hincks
CH/X/115480 Mne. E.F. Hoffman
CH/X/105656 Cpl. R.G.R. Holben
PO/X/114807 Mne. R. Holland
PO/X/106239 Mne. J.H. Holmes
PLY/X/4088 Mne. J.J. Holt
PO/X/118404 Mne. R.W. Honeysett
PLY/X/102727 Mne. D. Hooks
PLY/X/104236 Mne. J. E. Hordell
PLY/X/103855 Cpl. J.C. Horrocks
PO/X/101338 C/Sgt. F.W.G. Horsington
CH/X/111804 Mne. J.A. Hosier
PLY/X/104900 Sgt. F.A. Houghton
PO/X/4395 Cpl. J.W Howard
PLY/X/103780 Mne. A. Howe
PO/X/106204 TSM B.T. Howes
PO/X/5384 Mne. F.C. Howes
CH/X/112297 Mne. L.G. Hows
PO/X/107427 Mne. J.L. Hughes
PLY/X/108502 Mne. E. Hughes
PLY/X/102733 Mne. H.H. Hunt
CH/X/113252 Sgt. L.W. Hussey
PO/X/100692 Cpl. Fred Hutchings
PLY/X/104306 Cpl. W.J. Ireland
CH/X/115609 Mne. J.R. Irish
PO/X/107403 Mne. W. Jack
CH/X/110326 Mne. K. Jackson
CH/X/104432 Mne. W.M. Jackson
PO/X/106528 Mne. D.W. James
PLY/X/106783 Mne. W.J. James
PO/X/114730 Mne. F.R. Jeffcock
PO/X/103824 Mne. J.H. Jenkins
PLY/X/112963 Cpl. K. Jenkins
523 Lieut. A.P. Jerram
PO/X/114703 Mne. T.R. John
CH/X/112995 Mne. E.C. Johnson
PO/X/105528 LCpl. C. Johnson
CH/X/105658 Mne. H.S. Johnson
Lieut. L.B.J. Johnson
Capt. P.K.W. Johnson
PLY/X/100530 Mne. A.C. Jolley
CH/X/104706 Mne. E.G. Jones
PO/X/113106 Mne. S.J. Jones
PLY/X/110722 Cpl. R.L. Jones
PO/X/114708 Mne. K.A. Jordan
CH/X/105657 Mne. T.C.F. Judd
PO/X/115177 Mne. S. Judge
Sgt. F.C. Kellaway (also served 44RM Cdo) ** 
CH/X/111108 Mne. H.J. Kelly
PO/X/105604 Mne. J.F. Kelsey
PLY/X/108814 Cpl. M. Kemp
CH/X/102285 Mne. J. Kendall
PLY/X/108826 Cpl. J.J. Kenna
CH/X/111657 Mne. P.L. Kennedy
Revd. H. Kennen DSC. RNVR. (Padre)
CH/X/105064 Mne. G.F. Kenny
Capt. R. T. Kiddie MiD. RAMC.
CH/X/105325 Mne. W. T Kidwell
PLY/X/112956 Mne. J.A. Kilburn
CH/X/111860 Cpl. R.G. Kimber
PO/X/4190 Cpl. P.G. Kimber
CH/X/104823 Mne. F.T.G. King
Lieut. I.F.King
PO/X/100555 Mne. R. Kinsey
PLY/X/104311 Sgt. R.W.G. Kirby MiD
PLY/X/104905 Mne. W.J. Kirk
PLY/X/112752 Mne. D.F. Kitchen
PO/X/102883 Cpl. A.J. Knight
PO/X/4854 Mne. R.D. Kohler
PO/X/103253 Mne. J. Kyle

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46RM Cdo Nominal Roll L - R

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for 46RM Commando.

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PLY/X/103922 Mne. P.J. Lamey
EX/5367 Cpl. F.B. Langdale
PLY/X/108839 Mne. A.G. Lavender
EX/1143 Mne. T. Lawlor
CH/X/105209 Mne. A.C. Lawrence
CH/X/3478 Sgt. C. Lawson
PO/X/102399 Sgt. T.M. Ledger 
313 Major J. Lee MC 
PO/X/113669 Mne. R. Lee
CH/X/100711 TSM W.C. Leeming 
PO/X/120471 Mne. G.E. Leigh
CH/X/110283 Mne. J. Letham
7406358 L/Cpl F. Lister, RAMC
PO/X/113477 Mne. K. Livsey
PO/X/107404 Mne. J. Lochrane
PLY/X/103844 Mne. W. Lodge
PO/X/108042 Mne. L.F.J. Longley
CH/X/115110 Mne. C.W. Lonsdale
CH/X/104548 Cpl. E.W. Loughlin
CH/X/104848 Mne. E. Lowe
CH/X/103567 Mne. H.J. Ludlow
PO/X/112515 Mne. K.W. Luke
CH/X/108564 Mne. C.F. Lunn
CH/X/105217 Mne. B. Lynham
PO/X/120908 Sgt. J.R. Lynn
D. Mackie **
14268024 Pte. Norman Mackie, RAOC
Macleod (see McLeod) **
MacNaughton (see McNaughton) **
Bill Maddox
Lieut. W.A. Maddox
14283122 Gnr. J.G. Maitland, RA
CH/X/105199 Mne. R.L. Maitland
PO/X/106665 TSM H. Mallorie MM
CH/X/108565 Mne. W.F. Manny
PO/X/107093 Mne. W. Marsden
Lieut. E.L Marsh
Lieut. J.C. Marsh
PO/X/111383 Mne. A.L. Marshall
CH/X/105651 Cpl. H.S. Martin
CH/X/109178 Mne. H. Martland
CH/X/115491 Mne. B.S. Mason
PO/X/4472 Sgt. W. Mason
PLY/X/110801 Mne. D.F. Mastin
PLY/X/102780 Mne. T. Matchett
CH/X/100691 Mne. H. May
7407321 L/Cpl. R. McCarthy MM. RAMC.
PLY/X/104904 Mne. K.A. Mayall
CH/X/109001 Mne. D.P. McAuliffe
PO/X/108861 Mne. A.J. McCallum
PO/X/103958 Mne. W.C. McConville
CH/X/110330 L/Cpl. S.H. McDaniel
PO/X/105790 Mne. A.W. McDonald
PO/X/4525 Mne. J. McDonald
PO/X/107319 Sgt. J. McDonald
PO/X/107355 Cpl. R. McFall
CH/X/109437 Mne. J. McFarlane
PLY/X/106966 Mne. T. McGinty
PO/X/3204 Mne. R.A. McGlynn
CH/X/112097 Mne. D.D. McIntosh
CH/X/112112 Sgt. W.M. McKay
PO/X/113093 Mne. J. McKay
PO/X/106314 Mne. W.S. McKinlay MiD
PO/X/4565 Cpl. G.J. McLaren
PO/X/106671 Mne. J. McLennan
PLY/X/112220 Cpl. I.A.M. McLeod
PO/X/105866 Mne. R.B.H. McMichael
7354921 L/Cpl. J. McNaughton, RAMC
EX/4153 Cpl. J. McPhee
PO/X/103989 Mne. J.T. McVeighty
PO/X/116430 Mne. T.G. McWalter
CH/X/3767 Mne. F.R. Meadows
PLY/X/112794 Cpl. C.R. Melhuish
PLY/X/100261 TSM A.P. Michell
PLY/X/108829 Mne. C.H. Middleton
CH/X/108015 Mne. J.R. Milbery
CH/X/104982 Mne. K.S. Milbery
CH/X/114877 Cpl. A. Miles
PO/X/102023 Mne. J. Miller
PO/X/117101 Mne. F. Mills
PLY/X/107161 Mne. G.J. Mills
528 Capt. H. R. Minchin
CH/X/104824 L/Cpl. S.L. Moody
CH/X/105128 Mne. E.M. Moore
CH/X/108550 Mne. G. Moore
CH/X/103458 Mne. W.T. Moore
PO/X/3894 Cpl. D.M. Moore
PO/X/5301 Mne. L.A. Moore
PLY/X/109657 Mne. R.F. Moore
PO/X/105985 Sgt. J. Moran
CH/X/2759 Cpl. W.J. Mordue
PLY/X/111432 Mne. H.V. Morgan
PO/X/106554 Mne. W.L. Morland
PO/X/107354 Mne. G.E. Morris
PO/X/105749 Mne. J. Morris
CH/X/109423 Mne. J.R. Morrison
PO/X/101074 Mne. J. Morrison
CH/X/109244 Mne. W.H. Mortimer
Lieut. J.N. Morton, Devonshire Regt
CH/X/100455 Mne. J.T. Morton
Lieut. A.M. Mould
CH/X/101043 RQMS.  J.H. Moyce
PO/X/112645 Cpl. J.T. Muddiman
PO/X/103050 Mne. J. Muir
Capt. R.S.I. Muldowney
CH/X/107877 Mne. J. Murray
PO/X/117566 Mne. K. Musgrave 
PLY/X/108810 Mne. R.W. Mustey
PLY/X/3954 Sgt. F.A. Neath
PLY/X/102806 Mne. A. Nelson
PO/X/4980 Mne. H. Nesbitt
Lieut. R.R. Neville
CH/X/114921 Cpl. W.K. Newbury
CH/X/108552 Sgt. K. Newby
PO/X/112484 Sgt. T.W. Nicholls
PO/X/100865 Mne. A. Nichols
Lieut.  J.L. Nish
PLY/X/102803 Mne. N. Nixon
EX/646 Sgt. R.A. Noble
PLY/X/105111 Mne. A.E. Nolan
CH/X/105060 L/Cpl. M. Norris
PLY/X/103887 Mne. W.E. Norris
CH/X/110699 Mne. A.W. North
PO/X/104034 Cpl. F.T. Northover
CH/X/107512 L/Cpl. S. Northwood
PO/X/3781 Mne. C.V. Norton
370 Lieut. R.G. Nunn
CH/X/104488 Mne. L.B. O’Brien
PO/X/3961 Mne. G. O’Connor
PO/X/105987 Mne. R. O’Connor
PLY/X/108792 Mne. R.J. O’Rourke
PO/X/117579 Cpl. J.J. O’Sullivan
PLY/X/2753 Mne. N. Ogilvie
PO/X/105893 Cpl. R.G. Oldfield
CH/X/110697 Mne. W.E Oliver
PO/X/4378 Mne. D.M. Oliver
CH/X/111113 Mne. S.N. Organ
Capt. J.P. Ovens (served from July 1945..see comments at end)
PO/X/107183 Mne. B. Paginton
CH/X/105742 Sgt. R.R. Palmer
PLY/X/104531 Mne. J. Parker
PO/X/105680 Mne. F.J. Parnell
EX/651 Mne. A.C Pearcey
PLY/X/103857 Mne. C. Pendlesbury
CH/X/107657 Mne. J.A Pengally
PLY/X/103923 Mne. A.W. Pettey
PO/X/109527 Mne. G.E. Phillips
Capt. W.B. Phillips
PLY/X/102817 Mne. R.E. Philpott
PO/X/113790 Mne. J. Pickering
1250 Capt. B.W. Pierce 
CH/X/3882 Mne. F.S. Pilcher
7262607 Sgt. W.A.V. Pitcher, RAMC
PO/X/101436 Mne. J.G. Pizey 
PLY/X/109752 Mne. G.E. Pointer
PO/X/112887 Mne. T.W. Pollard
CH/X/104504 Mne. J.W. Ponsford
CH/X/112082 Mne. J.S. Poole
PO/X/105100 Mne. R.C.A. Porter
PLY/X/110899 Mne. V.J. Porter
CH/X/106356 L/Cpl. L. Potts
CH/X/103508 Mne. C.G. Poulden
CH/X/100966 Sgt. E. Pouton
PO/X/105737 Cpl. R.G.H. Powell
PLY/X/103893 Mne. J.H. Pratt
Major C.L. Price
PO/X/114080 Mne. E. Price
PLY/X/108394 Mne. G.W.J. Price
PO/X/105492 Mne. W. Primrose
PLY/X/102830 Mne. C E. Pulham
CH/X/3919 Mne. D.J. Puplett
PO/X/112131 Mne. W.E. Purdy
CH/X/111761 Mne. A.F. Putwain
CH/X/107345 Mne. R. Pyke
PO/X/106674 Mne. W.E. Rattigan
CH/X/108076 Mne. A.H.W. Ray
CH/X/105920 Mne. J.A. Rayson
EX/1900 Mne. D. Readdin
PO/X/2049 Cpl. O.W. Reed MiD
PLY/X/105511 Mne. H. Reed
PO/X/121656 Mne. D. Reeves
CH/X/108858 Mne. W. Reid
PO/X/105943 Mne. W. Rennie MM
CH/X/100842 Sgt. E.W.G. Revett
Lieut. B.R. Reynolds
CH/X/109477 Cpl. R. Reynolds
PO/X/106817 Mne. J. Rhine
CH/X/114662 Mne. G. Richardson
PO/X/105511 Sgt. J.E. Richardson
PO/X/107407 Mne. J.I. Richardson
PLY/X/105680 Mne. G.E. Richardson
CH/X/107771 Mne. L.G. Rider 
PO/X/120621 Mne. K. Rigg
PO/X/107671 Cpl. A.M. Robe
CH/X/110691 L/Cpl. A.W. Roberts
PO/X/110875 Cpl. D.S.O. Roberts
PLY/X/104913 Cpl. L. Roberts
PLY/X/101507 Sgt. H.S. Robertson 
CH/X/111543 Mne. C.T. Robinson
CH/X/104831 Cpl. G.S. Robinson
CH/X/109959 Mne. P.W. Robinson
CH/X/105908 Mne. K.H. Rogers
PO/X/2343 Cpl. A.W Rogers 
CH/X/109173 Mne. J. Romans
PLY/X/4180 Cpl. R.J. Rook
PLY/X/105695 Sgt. J. Rorrison
CH/X/104718 Mne. H.E. Rose
PLY/X/103925 Sgt. E.G. Rowe 
CH/X/103501 Mne. R.E.G. Rush
PLY/X/103830 Mne. H. Russell
PO/X/108109 Mne. J.E. Ryder

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46RM Cdo Nominal Roll S - Z

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for 46RM Commando.

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

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6305471 LCpl. H. Sachs
PLY/X/104894 Sgt. E. Sadler
PLY/X/108848 Mne. W.H. Sale
CH/X/112222 Mne. H.T. Salter
Lieut. B.C. Samain
PO/X/120448 Mne. J. Sankey
PLY/X/106284 Cpl. D.C. Satherley
CH/X/102358 Mne. L. Saunders
PO/X/103682 Mne. S. Saxton
PO/X/103239 Cpl. G.B. Scargill
PO/X/106200 Mne. D. Scorey
PO/X/108049 Mne. T.R. Scott
PO/X/106659 Mne. R.B. Scott
CH/X/104842 Cpl. J.P. Scullion MM
PO/X/115560 Mne. D.C. Seaborn
CH/X/106176 Cpl. P.H. See
PO/X/108038 Mne. B.J. Seekins
6305471 L/pl H. Seymour
PO/X/5308 Mne. T.A. Severn
CH/X/113677 Mne. J.R. Shackleton
CH/X/3129 Mne. N.H. Shailer
CH/X/111576 Mne. G. Shanks
PO/X/102866 C/Sgt. F.A. Sharman
PO/X/109677 Mne. J.H. Sharp
PO/X/118103 Mne. N.A. Sharp
PO/X/114237 Mne. H.W. Sheard
PO/X/117647 Mne. A.L. Shepherd
PLY/X/108459 Mne. J.A. Shepherd
PLY/X/104914 Mne. R.T. Sherman
Lieut. A.D. Shillabeer
CH/X/107030 Mne. R. Shotbolt
PO/X/4334 Mne. G. Shuttlewood
PO/X/116685 Mne. A.V. Siddle
CH/X/105923 Cpl. C.A. Simmonds
PLY/X/112781 Mne. W. Simmonds
CH/X/110333 Mne. F.V. Simpson
...................... Singleton
PO/X/105444 Sgt. N.A. Skeath
PLY/X/104915 L/Cpl. J. Small
CH/X/108581 Mne. J.S. Smallman
PLY/X/107232 Mne. V.H. Smart
Lieut. T.B. Smiles (also served 47RM Cdo) **
CH/X/112144 Mne. A.E. Smith
CH/X/104789 Sgt. H. Smith
CH/X/105675 Mne. R.B. Smith
CH/X/2627 Sgt. S. Smith
PO/X/101897 Mne. N. Smith
PO/X/107569 Cpl. W.F. Smith
PO/X/105988 Sgt. J.T.R. Smith
PLY/X/2479 Cpl. C.S. Smith
PLY/X/112711 Mne. J.W. Smith
PLY/X/108834 Mne. J.P. Snell
PO/X/116003 Mne. R. Somerville
CH/X/110252 Mne. R.N. Sowman
PLY/X/105478 Mne. N.D. Sparrow
Lieut. E.W. Spicer
PLY/X/105668 Mne. C. Squire
CH/X/271 TSM. C. Stancombe
CH/X/107072 Mne. L. Stephens
PO/X/113998 LCpl. G. Stephenson
EX/3855 Mne. F. Stephenson
PO/X/106697 Mne. A. Stidston
PLY/X/102567 Mne. S. Stokes
PLY/X/106179 Cpl. S.W. Stokes
PO/X/102021 Mne. R.J. Stone
EX/4596 Mne. M.R. Stone
CH/X/103699 Mne. J. Storer
CH/X/111177 Mne. S.W. Streeter
PO/X/117166 Mne. R. Stuckey
PO/X/107896 Mne. B.C. Sullivan
PO/X/114088 Mne. J. Sullivan
EX/5538 Mne. D.J. Surrey
CH/X/108778 Mne. I.E. Symonds
14444976 Cpl. R.F. Talbot, RAMC
CH/X/107495 Mne. C.H. Tape
CH/X/103559 TSM. C.T.J. Taylor
PO/X/4088 Mne. E. Taylor
PO/X/110367 Mne. E.M. Taylor
PO/X/115412 Mne. F. Taylor
PO/X/105280 Sgt. J. Taylor
527 Capt. B.J. Teague
CH/X/106237 Mne. W.W. Tear MiD
PLY/X/100625 Mne. E.L. Thompson
CH/X/101566 Mne. J.G. Thomson
Capt. J.A.H. Thompson MiD
PO/X/107432 Mne. E.L. Thomson
PLY/X/102893 Mne. A. Thrower
PLY/X/104922 Cpl. L. Tildsley
PO/X/116718 Mne. G. Tocknell
PO/X/101888 Mne. T. Todd
PLY/X/107687 Mne. J.C Tolley
CH/X/105608 Mne. P.B Tooley
CH/X/1990 Sgt. C. Tracey
PLY/X/103594 Mne. C. Tromans
PLY/X/104918 Mne. A. Tunnicliflfe
PLY/X/108823 Mne. I.O. Turner
PLY/X/103934 Mne. W. Tyrer
PO/X/106553 Mne. G. Usher
PLY/X/103900 Mne. T. Vardy MM
PO/X/121118 Mne. J. Vaughan
6436356 Sgt. E.R. Villiers
PLY/X/105676 Mne. J. Vose
PLY/X/108942 Mne. J. Waddington
PO/X/102728 Cpl. J. J. Wade
7364372  LCpl. J.H. Wainwright, RAMC  
CH/X/104838 Mne. W. Walker
PLY/X/100761 Cpl. R.J.S. Walker
PLY/X/108811 Sgt. J.P. Walsh
PO/X/110554 Mne. E.H Walton
PO/X/3634 Cpl. J.J.A. Wardil BEM
CH/X/113993 Mne. L.D Warne
CH/X/104498 Mne. M.W. Warner
PLY/X/107181 Mne. W. Watkinson
CH/X/104683 Mne. J.F. Watson
PLY/X/103202 Mne. W. Watson
1217 Lieut. D.J. Wearing
PLY/X/105678 Mne. E. Weatherstone
PO/X/107978 Mne. H.F. Webb
PO/X/116167 Mne. G.H. Webb
PLY/X/120156 Cpl. F.G. Webster
CH/X/103921 Mne. H.J. Weedon
PLY/X/112784 Mne. A.V. Wheeler
CH/X/103475 Mne. C.W. Whetstone
CH/X/102296 Cpl. J. Whitaker
CH/X/114434 Mne. J. White
PO/X/110011 Mne. N.A. Whithorn
CH/X/109307 Mne. T.A. Whittaker
PO/X/110709 Mne. E. Whittaker
PO/X/119006 Mne. H.L. Wicks
PO/X/102000 Sgt. T.G. Wiggins
CH/X/114493 Mne. R. Wild
PO/X/105989 Mne. J. Wild
PLY/X/111441 Cpl. W.T. Wilkins
CH/X/113082 Mne. F. Williams
PO/X/ 2021 Sgt. J.R. Williams
PLY/X/108791 Cpl. C.R. Williams
CH/X/103949 Mne. S.R. Wills
PO/X/3139 Mne. R.W. Wilmot
CH/X/108259 Mne. J.C. Wilson
CH/X/104158 Mne. H. Wilson
PLY/X/108769 Mne. J.R. Wilson
PO/X/100220 TSM. T. A. Wood
PO/X/116368 Mne. S. Wood
Lieut. G.A. Woollam
CH/X/109238 Mne. E.G. Worthington
CH/X/104207 Sgt. R. Wright
CH/X/105225 Mne. E.C. Wymer
CH/X/108555 Mne. H.J Yeo
CH/X/104996 Mne. H.G. Young
296 Lieut.  J.S. Young
EX/731 Sgt. K. Young

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GRAY, Thomas Malcolm (Lt Col)

Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Born: 
Tuesday, September 16, 1913
Died : 
Wednesday, July 20, 1960
Died in service
Age: 
46
Post WW2 and now with the rank of Colonel, Thomas Malcolm Gray DSO, MC, died whilst serving at HMS President.
 
In World War Two he was Commanding Officer of 41RM Commando on D Day and later Commanding Officer of 46RM Commando during the River Rhine crossing. He was awarded the MC whilst  Captain (Acting Lieutenant-Colonel) of 41RM Commando.
 

Citation for the MC

At Lion sur Mer on the 6th of June, from the moment of landing under heavy and accurate mortar and shell fire, Lieut. Colonel Gray showed a complete and utter disregard for his own safety. His coolness, cheerfulness and personal bravery were an inspiration to all. On the first morning he was slightly wounded on two occasions and insisted on continuing. His example contributed enormously to the success of the Commando task.
​[Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36676, page 4008 and National Archives WO/373/47/2.]
 
Lieutenant-Colonel Gray was further wounded and had to be evacuated on the morning of the 7th June. After recovering from his wounds he returned to command 46RM Commando.
 
He was awarded the DSO for for his action during operations at the River Rhine crossing and into Wesel.
 

Citation

On 23rd-24th March 1945 Lieutenant Colonel Gray was in command of 46 (Royal Marine) Commando which captured the original bridgehead over the River Rhine. He attacked across the river in Buffaloes and fought his way inland with unparalleled determination and skill. His men captured two large groups of houses killing over thirty enemy and capturing eighty three enemy in the first ten minutes of the operation. This was only made possible by the speed and dash of this fearless advance where a number of key personnel were lost. Lieutenant Colonel Gray never allowed the impetus to slacken despite every enemy opposition, and his dauntless courage and sure progress made the brigade task possible. He was in every way an inspiration and example to the men under his command. He was continually under fire from small arms fire from the Rhine to Wesel, and in Wesel was under fire from enemy armed with panzerfausts (hand-held anti-tank weapons) which wounded many of the men around him.
His cool judgement and his complete contempt for danger inspired his men and influenced the battle at a most critical stage.
​[Source:  National Archives WO 373/47/66.]