40RM Commando

Formed at North Barracks, Deal on the 14th February 1942 as 'The RM Commando'.
In October 1942 it was redesignated briefly as 'A' RM Commando after a second RM Commando unit was formed. Shortly afterwards it was redesignated as No. 40 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines. This was the only Royal Marine Commando formed entirely from volunteers as with the Army Commandos.
 
The first Commanding Officer was Lt. Col. J.P. Phillipps RM [more....]. Second in Command was Major R.D. Houghton RM [more....]. 
 
It should be noted that when the call for volunteers for The Royal Marine Commando went out to all Royal Marine trained personnel, all ranks of the 8th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders also became eligible to volunteer as they had been seconded by the Army to the 102nd Brigade RM since the end of 1940.
 
By the end of March 1942 The RM Commando had attained the full war establishment of 446 all ranks. On 5th April 1942 The RM Commando moved to Scotland where it was sub divided into 3 Groups with Commando HQ and 'X Company based at Shiel Bridge Lodge about 3 miles from Dorlin House. Elements from each Company spent time at the Commando Training Depot at Achnacarry.
 
It was during this period that an independent detachment was formed and designated as 'T' Company for a special mission. They completed their training at Achnacarry. They had been selected to be part of the crew of HMS Fidelity for raiding operations. In December 1942 HMS Fidelity was torpedoed, sinking with the loss of all the 53 Royal Marine Commandos and other crew on board. [more....]
 
Training continued and on the 18th May 1942 the Commando embarked at Greenock on HMLSI Princess Beatrix arriving at Ryde, Isle of Wight, a few days later.  From there they were billeted in homes at Shanklin, Sandown and Ventnor.
 
On the 19th August 1942 The RM Commando (it had not been redesignated as 40RM Commando as yet although most post war writers use the new title) took part in the disastrous Dieppe raid. The main force of Canadians suffered worst with over 3,000 casualties, over 900 of whom were killed. Out of the 370 strong force from the RM Commando, 24 all ranks were killed and 76 wounded. Their Commanding Officer was amongst the Fallen. [Dieppe Commando ROH].
 
Captain J.C. Manners [more....] was later promoted Acting Lieutenant Colonel and the new Commanding Officer. He remained as such until 3rd June 1944 when he was fatally wounded during Operation Flounced against the enemy held Dalmatian island of Brac.
 
On the 1st July 1944 Lt. Col. R.W. Sankey, D.S.C. was appointed Commanding Officer, and Major P.R. Matters the new second in command.
 
The Commando’s final action in WW2 was Operation Roast at Lake Comacchio, Italy in April 1945. Notable  actions in WW2 were Dieppe, St Benere, Termoli, Anzio, Dalmatian Islands, and Lake Comacchio.
 
From the 40RM Commando War Diary September 1945
This month was largely devoted to Admin owing to the amalgamation of 40 and 43 RM Cdos., the sending of drafts to other Bdes and to HOC, and preparations for the final disbandment of the Unit.
  • 12 September 1945 40RM Commando and 43RM Commando were officially amalgamated whilst based at Tichbourne House, Alresford.

24 September 1945 the above amalgamated Commando units were redesignated a short while before disbandment as 'The RM Commando (2 Commando Brigade)'


​A new beginning

In the Spring of 1946, 45RM Commando arrived in the Far East to strengthen the only remaining Commando Brigade, 3 Commando Brigade.  In October 1946, after the disbandment of Nos 1 and 5 Army Commando units  (merged as No.1/5 Commando), the Brigade was then redesignated as 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines.

On 16 March 1947 the then 44 Commando of 3 Commando Brigade RM was redesignated as 40 Commando, Royal Marines.  The intention being to perpetuate a Commando, representative of the Dieppe raid and the Italian theatre of war, and to recognise their contribution to the Allied victory in Europe as with that of 45 Commando, combined with 42 Commando's contribution to Allied victory in the Far East.
 
Since then 40 Commando have served with distinction in many places including Palestine, Malaya, Cyprus, Suez, Brunei and Borneo and Ireland, the Falklands, and more recently Iraq and Afghanistan [more......].
 
Primary sources
40RM Commando War Diary.
The Light Blue Lanyard , author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM [more....]..

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40RM Cdo. Roll of Honour

The Fallen from No. 40 Royal Marine Commando
The following personnel await confirmation, or otherwise, of Commando service.
Click on their names for more information.
Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 210 of 210

ALEXANDER, John Moir

Marine John Moir Alexander 40 Commando
40RM Commando
Marine John Alexander was reported missing presumed killed during operations at Dieppe. He has no known grave [1][1a].
Extract from the Dundee Courier
"Royal Marine Commando J. M. Alexander, 58 Mains Road, Dundee, has been reported missing whilst on combined operation.  Aged 21, he joined up three years ago. His brother William is in the Royal Navy" [2].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.

ANDREWS, Charles

40RM Commando
Marine Charles Andrews was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.
40 RM Commando Memorial Plaque on the Isle of Wight - Chale - St Andrew's Church.
 
Noes

ANSON, Harry Raymond Joseph

40RM Commando

Marine Harry Anson was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/127.

APPLEBY, William Thompson

40RM Commando

Marine William Appleby was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/127.

BASHAM, Cyril Edward

40RM Commando

Marine Cyril Basham was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/127.

BEESLEY, Jack

40RM Commando

Sergeant Jack Beesley died during operations at Dieppe.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BISHOP, Arthur

40RM Commando

Marine Arthur Bishop died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel. 

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

See Linked Content below.

BLAKE, Albert Henry

Albert Henry Blake
40RM Commando
Corporal Albert Blake died during operations in Italy. He is also listed in the personnel files of the S.O.E.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.
Special Operations Executive (SOE) personnel file in his name at the National Archives ref. HS/9/161/6 [more....].

BONE, Percy James

40RM Commando

Marine Percy Bone died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.

BOOTHROYD, Geoffrey

40RM Commando

Marine Geoffrey Boothroyd was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/128.

BRADLEY, William Joseph

Marine William Joseph Bradley
40RM Commando
Marine William Bradley was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/128.
[Image] His great niece, Tara Allen.
 

BREMNER, Alexander

Alexander Bremner 40RM Commando
40RM Commando

Marine Alexander Bremner died during operations in Italy (Lake Comacchio).

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.

[Image] The War Illustrated magazine.

BROWN, Jack

40RM Commando
Marine Jack Brown died during operations at Italy (Anzio).
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.
 

BROWN, Stephen Thomas Frederick

40RM Commando
Marine Stephen Brown died of wounds at the 97th General Hospital, near Bone, North Africa. He was originally buried in Borgel Cemetery (Military Plot),  but was re interred at Medjez-el-Bab Cemetery on 17 August 1944.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.
 

BROWNBRIDGE, Robert William

40RM Commando
Marine Robert Brownbridge was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed. In 1940 he was Mentioned in Despatches for courage and devotion to duty during the withdrawals from Boulogne and Calais.
 
Sources
CWGC.
London Gazette 34941, page 5441.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.
40 RM Commando Memorial Plaque on the Isle of Wight - Chale - St Andrew's Church.

BRYCE, William

40RM Commando

Marine William Bryce died of wounds at the 2nd Field Hospital which was located at Otok, on Vis Island, Yugoslavia.  Seven days before his death his Commando were engaged in Operation Flounced, an attack on the enemy held island of Brac.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/128.

CALLOW, Arthur John

40RM Commando
Marine Arthur Callow died during operations at Dieppe.
 
Notes
Escalles Churchyard
Escalles is a village and commune on the coast road (N.40) from Calais to Boulogne, 8 miles (14 kilometres) south-west of Calais, whence there is a bus service. The British grave is in the southern part of the churchyard, some 20 yards south of the main path. (Source: CWGC.)
 

CAPES, Edward Albert

40RM Commando
Lance Corporal Edward Capes died in Italy from injuries sustained as a result of a grenade accident.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.
 
Notes
Bari War Cemetery

CHAPMAN, Charles Clarence

40RM Commando

Marine Charles Chapman was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/128.

Birth Registrations July/Aug/Sept 1919 - South Shields.

COPE, Herbert James

40RM Commando
Marine Herbert Cope died at 98 British General Hospital in Italy of cardiac failure from acute peritonitus and appendicitis.
 
Sources
CWGC.
British Armed Forces And Overseas Deaths And Burials (Registers of reports of death - Naval ratings).
National Archives file ADM 104/129.
 

CORNISH, Arthur Henry

40RM Commando

Colour Sergeant Arthur Cornish died on board H.M.H.S. St. David. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
Registers of Births in Kent Oct/Nov/Dec.1916.

CRAIG, John Henry

40RM Commando

Marine John Craig died during operations at Anzio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.
Registers of Births - Newcastle on Tyne - July/Aug/Sept. 1920.
 

DAY, Albert Ernest

40RM Commando
Marine Albert Day died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.
 

DAY, Reginald

40RM Commando

Marine Reginald Day died at the 66th British General Hospital, Italy. At the time of his death his Commando was engaged in operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.

DENMARK, Robert Mclelland

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
40RM Commando
Marine Robert Denmark was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Marines Albert Wise, Ernest Porter, and Frank Spencer.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/129.
Linked Content below.
 
Notes

DIXON, David George

40RM Commando

Corporal David Dixon was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/130.
Birth Registrations Apr/May/June 1921 - Neath.
 

DOWSON, Harry

40RM Commando

Marine Harry Dowson died at 151 Field Ambulance during operations at Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

EDWARDS, Maurice Albert

40RM Commando

Marine Maurice Edwards was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/130.

EPHRAUMS, Michael Jarvis

40RM Commando
Captain Michael Ephraums MC died during operations at Termoli, Italy. He had previously been awarded the M.C. [2] for gallant and distinguished service whilst commander of 'A' troop at the Pachino Peninsula on the 10th July 1943 [3].
 
Sources 
[1] CWGC
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 36229; Page: 4812.
[3] National Archives file WO373/47/133.
 

EVANS, George Albert

40RM Commando
Marine George Evans died of wounds inflicted during operations in Italy.
  • Mentioned in Despatches for outstanding service with the Allied Armies in Italy *.
Sources
CWGC.
Westminster Abbey Commando Roll of Honour file ref. National Archives DEFE/2/843.

FALLAS, Robert Scott

40RM Commando

Lance Corporal Robert Fallas died at sea whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel in Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

FARRELL, Robert

40RM Commando

Marine Robert Farrell was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/130.

FINCH, Ernest Edward

40RM Commando

Sergeant Ernest Finch died during operations in Italy.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
[3] Registers of Births England Oct/Nov/Dec.1925.

Notes
Year of birth confirmed as 1925 by source [3].
 

FISHER, James

40RM Commando
Corporal James Fisher died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
 

FISK, George Ernest

40RM Commando

Marine George Fisk was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/130.

GEE, Donald Percy

40RM Commando

Marine Donald Gee died during operations against the enemy held Dalmatian island of Brac, Yugoslavia (now Croatia).

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

GORRIE, William Young

40RM Commando

Marine William Gorrie died in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Lake Comacchio.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

GREY, Thomas Patrick

40RM Commando
Marine Thomas Grey died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
 

HAMSTEAD, Edward Oliver

40RM Commando
Marine Edward Hamstead died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy. He had earlier received a Mention in Despatches for outstanding service while operating with the Allied Armies in Italy, rank shown as Marine (Acting Temporary Corporal)*.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
*London Gazette 36903, page 518 published 23 January 1945.
 

HARVEY, William Joseph Alphonso

40RM Commando
Colour Sergeant William Harvey, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy. 
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
[2a] Births registered in Helston Jul, Aug, Sept. 1921.
[3] 40RM Commando War Diary Oct'42 (Reports on Events after Dieppe).
 
Notes

HASTINGS, Frank Reginald

40RM Commando
Lance Corporal Frank Hastings died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
Records of Births registered April, May, June 1920 (Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire)
 

HEATH, Albert Stuart

40RM Commando

Corporal Albert Heath died at Rouen, France after the Dieppe raid.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

Notes
Many of the Dieppe raid casualties were taken to hospitals in Rouen.
 

HEBDEN, Richard

40RM Commando

Marine Richard Hebden was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of 'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/132.
Birth Registrations Oct/Nov/Dec 1919 W. Derby.
 

HERYET, George William

40RM Commando

Corporal George Heryet died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

HILL, Henry William

Henry William Hill 40RM Commando
40RM Commando
Sergeant Henry Hill died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy. He received a Mention in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army in Italy."
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.
London Gazette 36676, page 4010.
 

HOBBS, Victor Frederick

40RM Commando
Marine Victor Hobbs died during operations at Lake Commachio, Italy.
An account by Ron Perry of the action
In the beginning of 1945, at the end of the Italian campaign, we made our last break-through for the 8th Army. I was in Y troop of 40 Commando, Royal Marines, the leading troop in this action. We met some resistence by a canal near to what is now Lake Como. We were detailed to take two bridges and a power plant, which was our particular objective. This was along a spit of land alongside Lake Como.
 

HOPPER, Norman Charles

40RM Commando

Marine Norman Hopper died during a raid on the Island of Brac, Yugoslavia. Initially buried with others on Brac near Nerezische, their remains were later reinterred in a collective grave at Belgrade War Cemetery.
Those buried with him are Marines Pickering and Tarrant of 40RM Commando, and Marines Brookes, Cooper, Hurst, Ivens, and Williamson of 43RM Commando.

HUMPHRIES, Joseph

Marine Joseph Humphries was taken prisoner in the Dieppe Raid. He was one of a work party at Lamsdorf POW Camp who escaped and were shot. The headstone at his Grave states "Royal Marines" followed by "Commando".
 
In March 1946 it was announced In London Gazettes that he had received a posthumous award of Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.
 
Sources
CWGC
London Gazettes Supp. 37499, page 1368

HURST, John

40RM Commando
Marine John Hurst died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
 

HUTCHINSON, James

Marine James Hutchinson 40 Commando
40RM Commando
Marine James Hutchinson died along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity was torpedoed and sunk.
 
Sources
CWGC.
[Image] Mark H. (via CVA forum message).
 

JACKSON, Thomas

40RM Commando
Lance Corporal Thomas Jackson died during operations at Anzio, Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
 

JAGGARD, Peter

40RM Commando
Marine Peter Jaggard died during operations in Italy.
 
Notes
At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in Operation Ferdy at Vibo Valentia, known at the time as Porto San Venere.
 

JAMES, George Henry

40RM Commando
Lance Corporal George James died at 214 Field Ambulance, Italy. At the time of his death his commando were engaged in operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/132.
 

JEFFERS, Michael

40RM Commando

Marine Michael Jeffers, from Fontenoy Street Liverpool, was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.
40 RM Commando Memorial Plaque on the Isle of Wight - Chale - St Andrew's Church.
Report in the Liverpool Echo 02 April 1943.

JONES, John

40RM Commando

Marine John Jones died at 151 Light Field Ambulance, Syracuse, Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

KENDRICK, Roy

40RM Commando
Marine Roy Kendrick died in Italy from injuries received as a result of a grenade accident.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
 
Notes
Bari War Cemetery

KENNEY, Howard

40RM Commando
Marine Howard Kenney died at the 98th General Hospital, Bari, Italy, from accidental stab wounds of the abdomen.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
Births Registered in April, May, June 1922 in Blaby, Leicestershire.
 

KILBRIDE, Joseph

40RM Commando
Corporal Joseph Kilbride died on board the Hospital Carrier St. David during operations at Sicily. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
 
Notes

KLINCKE, Edward Sydney

40RM Commando

Marine Edward Klincke died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

LEONARD, Thomas

40RM Commando
Marine Thomas Leonard died at the Civil Hospital, Corfu, Greece.  3 weeks before his death his Commando were engaged in a successful operation to liberate the island.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
 

LONGLAND, Norman Harry

40RM Commando
Lieutenant Norman Longland died of illness during operations in Italy. 
 
Extract from the book 'The Light Blue Lanyard'
"Lt N.Longland, a replacement for Lt Laidlaw who had been wounded at Termoli, contracted Hepatitis, from which he failed to recover."
 
Sources
CWGC
The Light Blue Lanyard (p77) author  Jeffrey Charles Beadle.
 

MALCOLM, George

40RM Commando
Company Sergeant Major George Malcolm MM died during operations in Italy to cross the River Garigliano. He had been awarded the MM for his gallantry on the day prior to his death [1].
 
Recommendation for Award
22nd January 1944 Crossing of the Garigliano.

MANNERS, James Calvert

40RM Commando
Lieutenant Colonel James Manners DSO, Officer Commanding 40RM Commando, died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia.
He had been Commanding Officer since just after the Dieppe raid and was appointed D.S.O. for gallant and distinguished services in operations leading to the capture of Termoli. *
 
Sources
CWGC
* London Gazettes Supp. 36367, page 687 [8/2/1944].
 

MARSHALL, Lionel Guy Bradford

Capt Marshall 40rm commando
40RM Commando
Captain Lionel Marshall MC and bar died during operations in Albania.*
  • Awarded the MC for "gallant and distinguished services in operations leading to the capture of Termoli."
  • Awarded a bar to his MC for "courage, leadership and resource in operations which led to the crossing of the Garigliano River in the face of determined opposition, from the enemy."
Sources
CWGC.
MC: LG Publication date: February 1944 ; Supplement 36367; Page: 687

MATTHEWS, Frederick Gordon

40RM Commando
Corporal Frederick Matthews died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.
 

MCKENNA, George

40RM Commando
Corporal George McKenna died in Corfu.  At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in policing operations there after recently liberating the island. He received a Mention in Despatches for "devotion to duty during operations in the Mediterranean theatre covering a period from 1st April to 10th September, 1944."
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.
London Gazette 36979, page 1386.

MUSGROVE, Douglas James

40RM Commando

Marine Douglas Musgrove died during operations at Anzio, Italy.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.

Notes
Source [1] shows age 20;  Source [2] shows born 12.11.1922.
 

NASH, Alec

40RM Commando

Marine Alec Nash died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/134.
Births Registered April, May, June 1921 in Clutton, Somerset.

NUNN, Sidney Donald

40RM Commando
Marine Sidney Nunn died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel.
 

Extract from a report in the Essex Newsman - Saturday 02 October 1943

PANTER, Howard Denis

Marine Howard Denis Panter
40RM Commando
Marine Howard Denis Panter died along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk.
 
Sources
CWGC.
[Image] BBC online WW2 People's War archive, article ID:A7804820, credit John Kinross-Purser [view....].
 

PICKERING, Alfred George

40RM Commando

Marine Alfred Pickering died during a raid on the Island of Brac, Yugoslavia. Initially buried with others on Brac near Nerezische, their remains were later reinterred in a collective grave at Belgrade War Cemetery.
Those buried with him are Marines Hopper and Tarrant of 40RM Commando, and Marines Brookes, Cooper, Hurst, Ivens, and Williamson of 43RM Commando.

PLATT, John Henry

40RM Commando

Marine John Platt from Manchester was reported missing presumed died during operations at Anzio, Italy. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Death - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/135.
In Memoriam article by family in the Manchester Evening News 21 June 1946.
 

PORTER, Ernest William

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
40RM Commando
Marine Ernest Porter was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with three others, Marines Robert Denmark, Frank Spencer, and Albert Wise.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.

Precise location shown on National Archives file ADM 104/137 (Mne. Spencer).
Linked Content below.

ROSS, John

John Ross 40 Commando
40RM Commando
Marine John Ross died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel.
 
Extract from the Yorkshire Evening Post

SALAMAN, Hugh Lind

40RM Commando
Marine Hugh Salaman, from Paddington, was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed.
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.
40 RM Commando Memorial Plaque on the Isle of Wight - Chale - St Andrew's Church.
Report in the Marylebone Mercury 04 September 1943.
 

SPENCER, Frank

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
40RM Commando

Marine Frank Spencer was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Marines Robert Denmark, Ernest Porter, and Albert Wise.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.
Linked Content below.

Notes
War Diary records location of Commando as Messina; ADM104/137 file records explosion at Cannizaro.
 

SWAN, Leslie Victor

40RM Commando

Sergeant Leslie Swan died during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Garigliano.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.

SWATTON, Vernon

40RM Commando
Corporal Vernon Swatton, D.S.M., from Hythe, was reported missing presumed died, along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed. In 1940 he had been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal whilst a Marine on HMS Nelson for gallantry and devotion to duty during operations in Norway.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/137.
London Gazette 34961, page 5878.

SWIFT, Harold

40RM Commando

Marine Harold Swift died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.

TARRANT, Kenneth Albert

40RM Commando

Marine Kenneth Tarrant died during a raid on the Island of Brac, Yugoslavia. Initially buried with others on Brac near Nerezische, their remains were later reinterred in a collective grave at Belgrade War Cemetery.
Those buried with him are Marines Hopper and Pickering of 40RM Commando, and Marines Brookes, Cooper, Hurst, Ivens, and Williamson of 43RM Commando.

TOES, Frank

40RM Commando

Corporal Frank Toes died during operations at Termoli, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.
 

TOWERS, James

40RM Commando

Marine James Towers died during operations at Anzio, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.

TRASK, Walter Albert Henry

40RM Commando
Lieutenant Walter Trask died along with the rest of  'T' Company 40RM Commando, when the ship they were on board, HMS Fidelity, was torpedoed and sunk.
 
Extract from the Western Morning News Saturday 01 January 1949.
Roll of Honour
TRASK, W.A.H. -  In treasured and loving memory of our devoted only son, Wally, Lieut., Royal Marine Commandos, H.M.S. Fidelity, killed in action Jan 1. 1943, aged 19½ years. Remembering also his gallant Royal Marine comrades who died with him.

WALLACE, Gordon Peter

40RM Commando
Marine Gordon Wallace died during operations at Anzio, Italy [1].
 
Extract from the Fulham Chronicle - Friday 21 April 1944
"Many Fulham friends will learn with regret that Gordon Peter Wallace has died from wounds received in action with the Royal Marine Commandos . He was the younger son of Mr . W. O. Wallace, 34 Ellaline Road, Fulham Palace Road, and he would have been 21 next month." [2]
 

WARD, George

40RM Commando
Marine George Ward died during operations in Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
The Green Beret by Hilary St George Saunders.
 
Notes
At the time of his death 40RM Commando were being used to reinforce the infantry line held along the River Garigliano near Lorenzo.
 

WISE, Albert

Graves of Marines Wise, Porter, Denmark and Spencer
40RM Commando
Marine Albert Wise was one of five commandos who died from injuries sustained in the accidental explosion of an ammunition truck in Sicily. He is buried in a collective grave with Marines Robert Denmark, Ernest Porter, and Frank Spencer.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/139.
Linked Content below.
 
Notes
War Diary records location of Commando as Messina; ADM104/137 file for Mne Spencer records explosion at Cannizaro.

40RM Commando Commanders

PHILLIPPS, Joseph Picton

Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Died : 
Wednesday, August 19, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Operations: 
Local Roll of Honour: 
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Picton Phillipps, Officer Commanding 40RM Commando, died during operations at Dieppe. [Source: CWGC].
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 

MANNERS, James Calvert

Known as: 
Pops
Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Died : 
Saturday, June 3, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
28
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Lieutenant Colonel James Manners DSO, Officer Commanding 40RM Commando, died during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia.
He had been Commanding Officer since just after the Dieppe raid and was appointed D.S.O. for gallant and distinguished services in operations leading to the capture of Termoli. *
 
Sources
CWGC
* London Gazettes Supp. 36367, page 687 [8/2/1944].
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 

SANKEY, Robert Woodall

Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Lieutenant Colonel Sankey RM
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Sankey was appointed Officer Commanding 40 Royal Marine Commando on the 1st July 1944 after the death in June of Lieutenant Colonel  James C. Manners, DSO [more....] [1].
  • 1943 Commanding Officer 11th RM Bn. [2].
  • July 1943 (Temporary Captain) (Acting Temporary Major) received a Mention in Despatches for good service in operations in the Middle East [3].
  • 28 December 1943 (Temporary Captain) (Acting Temporary Major) awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for courage and leadership in operations in North Africa [4].
  • 1 July 1944 posted 40RM Commando as Commanding Officer [1].
  • 23 November 1944 (Temporary Major) Acting Temporary Lieutenant Colonel) awarded the Distinguished Service Order [5] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Sarande between 24 September and 17 October 1944 [6].
Sources
[1] The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle, MBE, MC, RM.
[2] Navy Lists June 1943 Bi Monthly Volume 1. https://digital.nls.uk/9311211.
[3] London Gazette Supp. 36099, page 3276.
[4] London Gazette Supp. 36303, page 5636.
[5] London Gazette Supp. 36807, page 5375.
[6] National Archives file WO373/46/234.
 
Notes from The Light Blue Lanyard @ [1] above.
Enlisted Royal Marines 1932; awarded King's Badge; former Corps heavyweight boxing champion;served as NCO until leaving service in 1935; renlisted at start of hostilities; commissioned 1940; posted 11th RM Bn; later OC 11th RM Bn.
 

40RM Commando Nominal Roll

Below is a nominal roll of those who served in 40RM Commando. It is listed by order of surname. 
In the absence of any detail on our website, If you wish a name added to this Nominal Roll, you must first provide to us evidence that establishes Commando service. Not all Royal Marines were Commando trained in WW2. Methods of establishing such service can be varied from service records, official letter or other document where it is mentioned, a photo showing commando insignia, books, etc.  Anecdotal evidence is not sufficient.
Some useful tips can be found here Research Advice
 

40RM Cdo Nominal Roll A-D

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for 40RM Commando.

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Notes
Read how to have a name included on this nominal roll [HERE].
Click on highlighted surnames for more information.
Abbreviations used can be found at the end of the list.
 
SURNAME
FORENAME/S
RANK
S/N
ADDITIONAL
SOURCE
ADAM W.M. CAPT Lon.Scot. Regiment Adjutant May 45 WD
ALEXANDER John, Moir MNE PO/X 4237   CWGC
ALTRINGHAM Ronald, Leslie MNE CH/X 112202   CWGC
ANDREWS Charles MNE PLY/X 1674   LBL
ANGUS David, Charles CAPT   MC CA 98
ANSON Harry, R.J. MNE PO/X 100156   LBL
AINSWORTH Richard, Harry SGT   BEM CA 96
ATKINSON O.M. LT     WD July 45; LBL
AYLETT Basil,McGonigle SGT CH/X 1409 MM (45RM) WO/373/47/149
BAIN James, Sidney CSM PLY/X746   CWGC
BARCLAY   MAJOR     adm202/87
BARCLAY William MNE     CA 110
BARLOW W MNE PO/X102633T to 4CdoBde 8Sep45. WD
BARRATT Wilfred,Douglas CPL     LL 10
BARRINGTON William, Henry MNE PLY/X109107   CWGC
BASHAM Cyril, Edward MNE PLY/X 3085   LBL
BATES George, Henry MNE EX/ 962   CWGC
BAYERS W.       CVA PG
BEADLE Jeffrey, Charles LT (later Maj)   MBE,MC WO/373/57/513, CVA PG
BEAUMONT R.E. MNE   & 45RM LL2
BEAVEN Harwood, F.G. CSM PLY/X 458 MM (& 45RM) CA65
BEBEE R. 'Jack' MNE CH/X104076 to 4 CdoBde 8Sep45  WD; PG 40RM
BEER Charles,Kennedy MNE PLY/X111339   CVA PG
BEESLEY Jack SGT CH/X 844   CWGC
BEGLEY P.J. MNE PO/X102093 to 4 Cdo Bde Sept45. WD
BELBIN G.O. LT   OC 'S' tp. WD Apr45 Appendix F1
BELL R.W.J. MNE PO/X 482   LL2 & CA RMs
BENNETT Henry, Wiggie CSM CH/X 512 MM CA 82
BENTLEY Stanley, John Mne CH/X 112955   CA 97, CA RMs
BERGUM Glyn SGT     CA 110
BERKLEY Walter C/SGT     CA 107
BERRIFF Arthur, Maurice LT QM     WD Oct'42; adm202/87
BETTS Joshua, Charles CPL     CA 63
BEVAN George, Reginald MNE CH/X 105473 MM WO/373/93
BIRCH J. CPL CH/X2668   CA RMs
BISHOP Arthur MNE PO/X 114618   CWGC
BISSENDEN Des MNE CH/X110654   CA 114, CA RMs
BLAKE Albert, Henry CPL PO/X 4970   CWGC
BLOSS R.       CVA PG
BLUCK John, Arthur MNE PO/X 117494   CWGC
BLUMSOM George, Richard MNE CH/X3155   CA RMs, Forum
BONE Percy CPL EX/ 962   CWGC
BOOTHROYD Geoffrey MNE PO/X 3189   LBL
BOSTOCK Stanley SGT RAMC BEM CA 66
BOTHE   MNE     LBL
BOXALL Robert MNE     CA 98
BRADFORD   MNE     LBL
BRADLEY Arthur, M. MNE     CA 102
BRADLEY John, William, E. CAPT   MC WD Oct'42; WO373/47/146
BRADLEY William, Joseph MNE PLY/X 3580   LBL
BRADSHAW Leslie, Charles MNE PLY/X105411 MM WD Oct'42; CA 108
BRAMPTON S.       CVA PG
BREEN Terence, Edward MNE CH/X 105010 MM LBL
BREMNER Alexander MNE CH/X 104278   CWGC
BRIGGS G.C.P.H. Revd     WD Feb'43
BRISTOWE Frank, Hilary CAPT/COL     CA 96
BROCKBANK   2LT     WD Mar'43; LBL
BROWN B.M. MNE CH/X104865   CA RMs
BROWN Jack MNE PLY/X109374   CWGC
BROWN Stephen, T.F. MNE PLY/X111140   CWGC
BROWNBRIDGE Robert MN CH/X 1085   LBL
BRYCE William MNE PLY/X107517   CWGC
BURFITT Henry, Thomas MNE CH/X110667   CWGC
BURGESS Francis, E.G. MNE CH/X113057   CWGC
BURGUM Glynn SGT PLY/X2694   CA 110, CA RMs
BURNS W MNE     CA 103, CVA PG
BURROWS L.J.W. MNE PO/X103718 to 4 CdoBde 8Sep45  WD
BUSTARD Leslie, Mears MNE PO/X 113418   CWGC
BYE Charles, Henry, Beresford C/SGT CH/X1511 &42RM CA 56
BYRD Eddie MNE     CA 39
CALDER  Harry, Watt PTE 14421247 RAMC DCM  LL 3
CALLOW Arthur, John MNE PLY/X 3413   CWGC
CAPES Edward, Albert LCPL CH/X 103413   CWGC
CARLAN   MNE     LBL
CARROLL T. CPL PO/X105493   CA RMs
CARVEY 'Knife'       PG
CASS Donald, R. MNE PLY/X108143   CA 110, CA RMs
CATTERALL John MNE PO/X 108069   CWGC
CHAPMAN   2LT     WD Nov'42
CHAPMAN Charles,Clarence MNE EX/ 1169   LBL
CHAPMAN J.H. MNE CH/X109475 MBE CA 92, CA RMs
CHARLES J.R. MNE PO/X110882 'P' Tp, CA RMs; WD report 21May44
CHENEY J.A. MNE PLY/X104367 to 4 Cdo Bde 8Sep45 WD
CHIVERALL Richard, Sydney LT     CWGC
CHURCHER A. MNE     CA 110
CHURCHILL J.D. Cpl PLY/X111784   CA RMs
CHURCHILL Philip, J. C/SGT PO/X2314   CA RMs
CHURCHILL W. MNE PO/X105486 8Sep45 to 4 Cdo Bde   (WD) (CA75)
CLARK James, Adam MNE     CA 90
CLARKSON Herbert SGT PO/x109343   Burma Star Assn
CLEAVER E.G.A. MNE PO/X110919   CA RMs
CLEE Dennis       NP (Coventry Eve. Telegraph24July45)
COCKITT Herbert MNE PLY/X104331   CWGC
COEY John, A. MNE PO/X106776   CA 103, CA RMs
COLBY Gordon, David LCPL CH/X 112755   CWGC
COLEMAN E.L. MNE     CA 103, CVA PG
COLLINS Ken       CVA obit
COMYN Alan, Douglas CAPT     CWGC
CONVERY John, James SGT PLY/X 1394 DCM WO373/47/148
COOKE F.       CVA PG
COOMBER Arthur, W.G. MNE CH/X 113203   CWGC
COOMBES Peter, Lonsdale MNE CH/X 110269   CWGC
COOPER Charles SGT PLY/X104215 MM,MID WO 373/47/79
COOPER Brian, Arthur LT     CWGC
COOPER   LT     NAVY LIST  AUG'44
COOPER E.R. CAPT/MAJ 439   WD Sep45; CA RMs
COPE Herbert, James MNE PO/X108789   CWGC
COPSEY David LT     CA 114
CORCORAN James, Ernest, B. CPL CH/X 1679   CWGC
CORNISH Arthur, Henry C/SGT CH/X 1013   CWGC
COSHAM C.E. MNE PLY/X104368 to 4 Cdo Bde 8Sep45. WD
COTTON Cyril, William MNE PO/X114490   CA 100, CA RMs
COX W.G. MNE     LL 7
CRADDOCK William, H.C. CPL PLY/X108062   CWGC
CRAIG John, Henry MNE CH/X 110791   CWGC
CROPPER Walter, Watkinson CPL PO/X113289   CA RMs; WD report 21May44; 
CROSS Leonard LT     CWGC; WD Nov'42
DALY A.P. CPL PO/X116516   CA RMs
DANDO W. SGT     CA 90
DANIELS E.J. MNE PLY/X109908   CA RMs
DAROCIN Bernard LCPL     CA 98
DAVIES Joseph, Thomas LCPL     CA 114
DAY Albert, Ernest MNE PLY/X 6   CWGC
DAY Reginald MNE PO/X 106905   CWGC
DE'ATH Ian LT COL   DSO,MBE LBL, CA RMs
DELAP Peter CAPT 133538 MC, R.A.M.C. LG36983,p1427
DENMARK Robert, Mc. MNE PO/X 109616   CWGC
DEVERAUX   CAPT     adm202/87
DEWHURST Herbert, R.G. CPL PLY/X106032   CA62, CA RMs
DIMARCO Paul C/SGT PO/X 107388   CWGC
DIX L.W. Sgt CH/X104009   CA RMs
DIXON David George CPL PLY/X 2699   LBL
DODD D LT     Navy Lists /  WD May45
DOWSON Harry MNE EX/ 5685   CWGC
DRIDGE A.F. MNE EX/4465 &43RM CA RMs
DUERDEN Alfred CPL PLY/X108140   CWGC
DUFFIELD Jack, J.W. MNE CH/X105926   CA 106; CA RMs
DUFFY William MNE PO/X101146   CA 119,CA RMs
DURE Desmond Frank MNE PLY/X108167   CA 98, CA RMs
DURKIN Bernard, A. LCPL PLY/X104278   CA 98, CA RMs
DUTTON Charles, L. LT     CWGC
DWAN 'Lofty' Mne     PG
Source abbreviations

CWGC = Commonwealth War Graves Commission
CA (with number) = Commando Association newsletter.
CA RMs = Commando Association list of 2000+ Royal Marine Commandos.
CVA PG = Commando Veterans Archive Photo Gallery
LL = Commando Association Lost Legion lists.
LG = London Gazettes reference.
WD = War Diary.
WO = National Archives records of the War Office.
DEFE = National Archives records of the Ministry of Defence.
ADM = National Archives records of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, etc.
LBL = Light Blue Lanyard author  Jeffrey Charles Beadle.
NP =Newspaper report.

40RM Cdo Nominal Roll E-K

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for 40RM Commando.
 
© Commando Veterans Archive 2018. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is only permitted if accompanied by the copyright marker and a clear acknowledgement to the Commando Veterans Archive.

Notes
Read how to have a name included on this nominal roll [HERE].
Click on highlighted surnames for more information.
Abbreviations used can be found at the end of the list.
 
SURNAME
FORENAME/S
RANK
S/N
ADDITIONAL
SOURCE
EADS Peter SGT     LL 4 & CA 104
EASTER L.A. SGT PO/X3865 BEM (& 46RM) CA RMs
ECREPONT Edward, William CAPT 426 MC WO 373/47/159
EDGE     PLY/X116921   CA RMs
EDWARDS Maurice, Albert MNE     LBL
ELLIS G.C. CPL PO/X3051   CA RMs
EMBLETON K Cpl     5Dec43 WD ref ADM202/87
EMMETT A.D. CSgt     CA RMs
ENGLISH Harry MNE PO/X110596   CVA PG 40RM
EPHRAUMS  Michael, Jarvis CAPT   MC CWGC
ESCREET N.L. CPL PO/X114727 & CMWTC  CA86 & CA RMs
ETHERIDGE Peter, J. CPL CH/X115103 & 45RM CA 88 & CA RMs
EVANS George, Albert MNE PO/X108340 MID CWGC
EVANS T.R. SGT CH/X100438   CA RMs
EVERALL Henry, John CPL PLY/X 2081   CWGC
FALLAS Robert, Scott LCPL PO/X 4043   CWGC
FANTHAM Maurice MNE PO/X 114817   CWGC
FARMER James CPL PO/X107526   CVA PG & CA RMs
FARNWORTH G.R. MNE CH/X1420   CA RMs
FARRELL Robert MNE PO/X2501   LBL
FARREN E. MNE PO/X109876   CA RMs, CVA PG
FEARNALL R.A. MNE   & 30AU CA RMs
FERGUSON Louis TSM     CVA 40CDO
FERNIE John MNE CH/X111915   CA115; CA RMs
FINCH Ernest, Edward SGT PLY/X106278   CWGC
FINLAYSON K.A. MNE CH/X100922 & 30AU CA RMs
FINNIS N.M.C. MNE CH/X3191 & 45RM CA RMs
FISHER James CPL CH/ X105359   CWGC
FISHER J.C. MNE CH/X103621   CWGC & CA RMs
FISHER P.C. CPL CH/X109459   CA RMs, CVA PG
FISK George, Ernest MNE PO/X 315   LBL
FLETCHER D. MNE PO/X112551 PoW CA RMs
FLOWERS Eric NK     CA 92
FORBES John SGT CH/X3163 To OCTU CA 103, CA RMs
FORD   LCPL     DEFE2/48
FORD R.J. MNE PO/X2366   CA RMs
FORSYTH R.E.J. MNE CH/X111197   CA RMs
FOSTER Ronald, Thomas LCPL CH/X 2825   CWGC; PG
FRANKLIN Leslie, Herbert MNE PO/X115045   CWGC
FROST K.G. RQMS PLY/X 475 BEM (& 42RM) LL 5 & CA RMs
GANNER James, Maurice MNE PLY/X104839   CWGC
GARBUTT   TSM     NAVY LIST 1944
GARDINER J. MNE CH/X104514 Wounded Italy CA RMs
GARNER W. MNE CH/X2406   CA RMs
GARVEY J.T. MNE PO/X2935   CA RMs
GASSON Raymond,Charles MNE PO/X114537 &47RM, &45 CA RMs & CA96
GAULTON Ray MNE CH/X101577   CA 68 & CA RMs
GEE Donald, Percy MNE EX/ 1172   CWGC
GIBBS Walter, Andrew CPL CH/X110618   CA RMs, CVA PG
GILES D       CVA PG
GLEDHILL Harry MNE     LL 11 & CA 74
GOODYER-KETTLEY Frederick, Rex MNE PLY/X 3095   LBL
GORDON   TSM     LBL
GORMAN James, J.T. CPL CH/X 100536 MM WO373/47/155
GORRIE William, Young MNE CH/X 105950   CWGC
GOSLING Henry, Robert, Claude MNE PO/X3750 &43RM, &45 PG; CA 99 & CA RMs
GOTTS Eric, William MNE PO/X 2274   CWGC
GOUGH E.D. MNE CH/X111195   CA RMs
GRANT-DALTON Harry, W.F. CAPT     Adm202/87,CWGC
GREY Thomas, Patrick MNE EX 13408   CWGC; PG
GRIFFIN Patrick MNE CH/X 112120   CWGC
GRUNDY F.W. SGT PLY/X103683   CA RMs, CVA PG
GUINAN H.W. MNE CH/X3353   CA RMs
HADFIELD Robert, William MNE PLY/X4097   CWGC
HAIG David, Douglas MNE CH/X107112   LL 5,CA 86,CA RMs
HALL H. CPL CH/X2147   LL 5, CA RMs
HAMSTEAD Edward, Oliver CPL CH/X 104537 MID CWGC
HANLON Walter MNE EX/1715   CA 82, CA RMs
HARPER Alf MNE     PG
HARRIS S.B. CPL CH/x105299 & 30AU CA RMs
HARRIS W MNE PO/X103188   CA RMs
HART L. MNE PO/X111090? 'Q' Troop, LKA Daventry CA 93, CA RMs, 
HART L.P. MNE CH/X102176?   CA RMs
HARVEY William, J.A. C/SGT PLY/X 2905   CWGC; WD Oct'42
HARVEY Leslie, George LCPL PLY/X3864   CWGC
HARWOOD Frederick C.W. C/SGT PLY/X 2685   CWGC
HARWOOD R. MNE PLY/X108284 'P' Troop  CA 93, CA RMs
HASLETT Colin, W.H. SGT     LBL
HASTINGS Frank, Reginald LCPL PLY/X100676   CWGC
HAWKINS J. MNE PLY/X103962 to 4 Cdo Bde 8Sep45. WD
HAWKINS Kenneth, Scott CSM CH/X 1120 MM,MID WO373/47/170
HAYS Robert, Griffen MNE PO/X 113795   CWGC
HEATH Albert CPL CH/X 1967   CWGC
HEBDEN Richard MNE PO/X 4047   LBL
HEFFERMAN William, John CPL CH/X2485 PoW CA 100, CA RMs
HELLINGS Peter, W.C. MAJ.GEN   DSC,MC,MID Adm202/87
HENDERSON Alfred, Walter SGT CH/X 112355   LBL
HERD Alexander, F. MNE EX/ 3189   LBL
HERMAN Douglas, Alfred MNE PO/X 2835   CWGC
HERYET George, William CPL CH/X2855   CWGC
HEWSON William, Bertram MNE PO/X 2397   LBL
HILDRETH Harry, Lowe MNE PO/X 104141   LBL
HILES William, Jenkin CAPT     CWGC
HILL A.R. MNE CH/X3228 & 41RM  CA 112, CA RMs
HILL A.S. MNE PLY/X2970   CA RMs
HILL Bertram, Peter LT     CWGC;WD Nov'42
HILL Henry, William SGT EX/ 5515 MID CWGC
HILL Reginald,Hemming MNE PLY/X 3235   LBL
HILL T. CPL PLY/X115831   LL 6, CA RMs; Possible in PG
HISCOX Henry, James MNE EX/5077   CA 113, CA RMs
HOBBS Victor, Frederick MNE CH/X 112644   CWGC
HODGE F.L. CPL PLY/X22553   CA RMs
HOLLIDAY Cyril, W. MNE CH/X109100   CA 98, CA RMs
HOPE William, Morgan SGT PLY/X110136 MM LG
HOPPER Norman, Charles MNE PO/X 117193   CWGC
HORNE Michael, C. MNE PO/X110133 & 45RM CA 96, CA RMs
HORSFIELD J.H. RSM CH/X1175; HQ Troop CGM, MM (&SAS/SBS) CA 93, CA RMs
HORSLEY J.H. CPL PO/X121701 & 45RM CA RMs
HOUGHTON Robert, Dyer MAJOR   MC Adm202/87, CVA PG
HOULTON Frederick, W MNE CH/X111169   CA 56, CA RMs
HOWARD R.E. CPL PO/X117595   CA RMs
HUBBARD Geoffrey, Robert MNE PO/X 116193   CWGC
HUMPHREY Joseph CPL PO/X2810 Blinded in action CA 108, CA RMs
HUMPHREYS Harry MNE PLY/X 2458   LBL
HUMPHRIES Joseph MNE CH/X103795   CWGC & RMHS
HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY Herbert, Oliver LT   MiD  Adm202/87
HURST John MNE PLY/X112964   CWGC
HURST R       CVA PG
HUTCHINSON James MNE CH/X 2331   LBL
HUTCHINSON Thomas TSM   BEM CA 89
HYDE C.A. MNE   & 41RM CA RMs
JACKMAN E. SGT     LL 6
JACKSON Thomas LCPL CH/X 100733   CWGC
JAGGARD Peter MNE CH/X 111786   CWGC
JAMES George, Henry LCPL CH/X 110924   CWGC
JAMES Russell, Keith MNE PO/X 108891   LBL
JAQUES Ronald MNE CH/X110744   CA 110, CA RMs
JAY Francis Hubert TPR ARMY 305985   CWGC
JEFFERS Michael MNE PO/X 105426   LBL
JOCHAM F.G.F. MNE CH/X111805   CA RMs
JOHNSON George, A.T.W. SGT PO/X 3191 MM LL 7
JOHNSON Ronald MNE CH/X109807   CWGC, CA RMS
JOHNSTONE   MNE     DEFE2/48
JOLLY A. Robert MNE PO/X4173 PoW Dieppe CVA PG;CA RMs
JONES John MNE CH/X 2429   CWGC
JORDAN E.H. C/SGT     WD Jan'43
JORDAN R.E.S. MNE     CA 79
KAYE Terry MNE   (aka QUINN) CA 65
KEERS A.J. MNE CH/X107464   CA RMs
KELLY John, Francis MNE CH/X 2555   LBL
KELLY William, John TSM PLY/X101002 & 47RM CA 84, CA RMs
KENDRICK Roy MNE CH/X 111228   CWGC
KENNEY Howard MNE PLY/X101997   CWGC
KERR R.W. MNE CH/X111838 &41RM, &45 LL 7, CA RMs
KETTLEWELL   MNE     LBL
KILBRIDE Joseph CPL EX/ 3726   CWGC
KING George, E CPL CH/X111881   CA 119, CA RMs
KING William, H. MNE PO/X108361   CA 110, CA RMs, CVA PG
KINNIMONT J. CPL EX/2809   CA RMs
KINNEAR Ernest, Arthur SGT PO/X 105560 MM,MID WO 373/47/88
KLINCKE Edward, Sydney MNE CH/X 3417   CWGC
KRUTHOFFER John  SGT CH/X100186 MiD  (&30 AU) LG36505,p2129 LBL, CVA PG 
Source abbreviations

CWGC = Commonwealth War Graves Commission
CA (with number) = Commando Association newsletter.
CA RMs = Commando Association list of 2000+ Royal Marine Commandos.
CVA PG = Commando Veterans Archive Photo Gallery
LL = Commando Association Lost Legion lists.
LG = London Gazettes reference.
WD = War Diary.
WO = National Archives records of the War Office.
DEFE = National Archives records of the Ministry of Defence.
ADM = National Archives records of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, etc.
LBL = Light Blue Lanyard author  Jeffrey Charles Beadle.
NP =Newspaper report.

40RM Cdo Nominal Roll L-R

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for 40RM Commando.

© Commando Veterans Archive 2018. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is only permitted if accompanied by the copyright marker and a clear acknowledgement to the Commando Veterans Archive.

Notes
Read how to have a name included on this nominal roll [HERE].
Click on highlighted surnames for more information.
Abbreviations used can be found at the end of the List.

SURNAME
FORENAME/S
RANK
S/N
ADDITIONAL
SOURCE
LAGOR Reginald, Arthur MNE PLY/X3859   LBL
LAIDLAW Ian, Douglas LT     CWGC
LAISHAM   CPL   May be ident with Leyshon LBL
LAMB J.F.C. Mne CH/X101829   CA RMs
LAWDON Dan Mne     PG
Le FEVRE Ronald, F.W.J. MNE CH/X 105300   CA 119,CA RMs
LEDBURY David, Rupert, Nelson MNE PO/X 5001   LBL
LEEK William, H. CPL PLY/X1585   CA 92, CA RMs
LEES   TSM     LBL
LEEWORTHY William CPL     CA 110, CVA PG
LENIHAN, or, LENIHAM Denis, James MNE CH/X11605   CA119, CA RMs, CVA PG
LENNON James MNE PO/X101670   PG; CA119; CA RMs
LEONARD Thomas MNE EX/ 3720   CWGC
LEWIS John       CVA PG
LEYSHON Richard SGT     CA 94
LILLICO   CPL     DEFE2/48
LIST A. MNE CH/X108620 to 4Cdo Bde 8 Sep45 WD
LITTLE William, Armstrong MNE CH/X 113276   CWGC
LITTLEWOOD   SURG.LT     NAVY LIST 1944
LOE Harold, G. CAPT   Instructor after Dieppe WD Oct'42; CA 110; CVA PG
LONGLAND Norman, Harry LT     CWGC
LUCAS George, B.W. MAJOR   MBE CA 21 & 80
LUMSDEN   MAJOR     WD Oct'42
MacKENZIE A CPL     LL 8
MACKINSTRY John MNE EX / 4156   CWGC (poss image in PG)
MACPHERSON Michael, Stuart CAPT     CWGC
MAILEY 'Don' Cpl     PG
MALCOLM A.T. MNE     WD Jan'43
MALCOLM George TSM PLY/X 639 MM,MID CWGC
MANN J.H. Mne PLY/X3845   CA 92
MANNERS James, Calvert LT COL   DSO CWGC
MANT Frederick,Henry,George CSM PO/X 1227   CWGC
MARSH Leslie, George LT (later Col)   Awarded MC Korea LBL, CA RMs, LG39230,p2749
MARSHALL   MNE     LBL
MARSHALL Lionel, Guy, Bradford CAPT   MC bar CWGC
MARTIN F       CVA PG
MARTIN Hugh, Fortune RSM CH. X.501 QMS Dieppe; Croix. de Guerre WD Oct'42; WO373/185/417
MATTERS Philip, Richard MAJOR     DEFE2/48
MATTERS John, Geoffrey LT   MID NAVY LIST 1944
MATTHEWS Fredrick, Gordon CPL PO/X 112579   CWGC
MAUDE Neil,Stanley,Eustace MAJOR   MID CA 85, LBL
McALISTER R       CVA PG
McCALLUM J.S. MNE PO/X106865 to 4 Cdo Bde 8Sep45. WD
McCOLL P.J. CAPT     Adjutant20Feb44 WD-Adm202/87
McCONKEY Richard MNE CH/X2677   CA 18, CA RMs
McDONALD Norman CPL PO/ X 4530   CWGC; Possible image in PG
McDOWELL Ernest MNE PO/X 3758   LBL
McGEE Joseph, Christopher MNE PLY/X 3027   LBL
McGLASHON Dennis, Patrick MNE CH/X 111797   CWGC
McKELLAR   CAPT     WD Feb'43; Adm202/87
McKENNA George CPL EX3363 MID CWGC
McKISSOCK David (query Danny) MNE     CA 89; PG
MCKNIGHT Willie MNE     LBL
McNALLY W. MNE CH/X105714 'Y' Troop CA 93, CA RMs
MCNEIL Charles, jim MNE PO/X108653 Left Cdo own request CA RMs
MEACOCK R. LCPL CH/X107236   CA RMs
MEINERS Jim MNE PLY/X3362 PoW CA 77, CA RMs, CVA PG
METCALFE Reginald Herbert CPL PO/X 2450   LBL
MILLER D.G. SGT PLY/X106953 LKA - S.Africa CA RMs
MILLINS R.D. MNE CH/X114506   CA RMs
MILLS F.S. SGT CH/X3873 & 45RM CA RMs
MILO Frederick, Charles MNE PLY/X 2430   LBL
MILLWARD Ernest Mne     CVA PG 
MITCHELL John, Richard, H. SGT CH/X 103988 MID CA 119
MOFFATT Robert, T. SGT PO/X115392   CA 105, CA RMs
MOLE Geoffrey .E LCPL 6105340 RAMC CWGC
MOODY Edwin, John MNE CH/X 112355   CWGC
MORGAN Kenneth, William MNE CH/ X110478   CWGC
MORGAN Henry, William LCPL CH/ X 1618   CWGC
MORGAN L.T. CPL CH/X106462   CA103, CA RMs, CVA PG
MORGAN Timothy, Dennis, 'Dai' Lt (later Lt.Col)   MC CA 95/G&L Jul'92 40Cdo&OC42Cdo
MORRIS K.C. CSGT CH/X100854   LBL, CA RMs, CVA PG
MORTON   CPL     LBL
MULLEN 'Pop' MNE     PG (poss ident to below)
MULLINS   MNE     LBL (PoW)
MULVEY Thomas MNE PO/X 105260   CWGC
MUNDAY, or, MUNDY L.R. 'Les' MNE CH/X104014   CA RMs; PG
MURPHY Edward 'Eddie' LT   DSM CA 104; Navy Lists Sept.'44
MUSCROFT Stanley MNE   'Y' troop WD MAY44; Forum post
MUSGOVE   MNE     WD45/40-MAY
MUSGROVE Douglas, James MNE PO/X 4732   CWGC
NASH Alec MNE PLY/X109509   CWGC
NASH Thomas MNE CH/X 2218   LBL
NEALE Raymond LT/ I.O.   MID DEFE2/48
NEEP Edwin, P. 'Eddie' LCPL     CA 102
NICHOLSON C. MNE PLY/X107959   CA RMs
NICKLIN R.D. MNE CH/X106289   CA RMs
NIGHTINGALE Joseph MNE PO/X 105298   CWGC; PG
NORTHERN S.B. MNE PO/X10103   CA RMs
NORTON W.G. BUGLER CH/X105546 & 45RM CA RMs
NUNN Sidney, Donald MNE CH/X100025   CWGC, CA RMs
OBORN Arthur, Ray MNE PO/X 2308   LBL
O'BRIEN J.D. LT     WD Feb'43
O'BRIEN John, Patrick, Joseph CAPT   MC WO373/47/153
O'BRIEN Edward, Skilly MNE PO/X 1309   LBL
O'CALLAGHAN Frank, John MNE     CWGC
OCKWELL Christopher, Thomas MNE PO/X 104971   CWGC
ODENDAAL John, R. CAPT & 43RM B.E.M. LBL, CA 50, LG36001, p2004
ORMAN Peter, William MNE PO/X 107304   CWGC
OVER Derrick, George LT     CWGC
PAGE Albert, F. MNE PO/X115351 'S' Troop CA 93, CA RMs, CVA PG
PAIN Leonard, James MNE CH/X 110765   CWGC
PALMER A.T. MNE CH/X107586   CA RMs
PALMER Ernest, Edward CPL CH/X 103819 MM LG 37013, p1791
PALMER John MNE PLY/X 3323   LBL
PANTER Howard Denis MNE PO/X 107976   LBL
PARKER Bryan LT     LL 9
PARKER Robert Stevenson MNE PLY/X 2254   LBL
PARKER T. MNE   Wounded CA RMs, CVA PG
PARSONS J.F. 'Jack' MNE CH/X110137   CA 89, CA RMs
PATE J. CPL CH/X3209 & 41RM LL 11, CA RMs
PATRICK Neil CPL PLY/X103894 MM;  (8Sep45  to 4CdoBde)  WO373/47/156; (WD) ; PG
PATTERSON P.E. CPL PLY/X110920   CA RMs
PAYNE Ronald MNE     CA 90
PAYNE George, Thomas MNE PO/X 4374   LBL
PEGRUM John, David, George LT     CWGC
PEMBER Henry, Douglas, Haig, Allenby MNE EX/ 3500   LBL
PERRY J.W. CPL PLY/X4089; 'X' Troop & 45RM CA 93, CA RMs
PERRY Ron MNE   'Y' Tp CVA PG; 
PETERS E. MNE PO/X116876   CA RMs
PHILLIPPS Joseph, Picton  LTCOL     CWGC
PHIPPS Sidney MNE PLY/X102819   CA 118, CA RMs
PICKERING Alfred MNE CH/X 111702   CWGC
PINCHER Ronald MNE PLY/X113394   CWGC
PITT Edward, Albert CPL CH/X 1257   CWGC
PLATT John, Henry MNE EX/ 1240   CWGC
PLIM G.S. 'Sam' MNE PLY/X114037 & 45RM CA 104, CA RMs, CVA PG
POOK I.J. 'Jim' LT   & CMWTC CA 99, CA RMs
POOK William, C. CAPT     CA 119, CA RMs, CVA PG
PORTER Ernest, Willim MNE PLY/X104940   CWGC
PORTER Norman, Maund MAJOR     CWGC
POUNDS T.V. MNE PO/X104311T to 4 CdoBde 8Sep45. WD
POWELL Eddie MNE     PG
POWELL Wallace, William, Alfred MNE CH/ X 3243   CWGC
POYNER Ernest, James Mne CH/X 108764 'Q' troop CVA Forum, CVA PG
PRATT George, Stephen MNE CH/X 3203   CWGC
PRESTON Martin, Luther CAPT SAUDF MC LG 37170, p3562.
PUNTON Joseph MNE     CA 103
QUIN, or, QUINN G.E. CPL CH/X100129   CA RMs, CVA PG
QUINN T.K. MNE PO/X113229 & 46RM (aka KAYE) CA RMs
QUINNELL S.L.     (lka Llanelli) CA RMs
RATCLIFFE G.A. SGT PO/X5051   CA RMs
RATTRAY Roderick, Mckenzie SGT PLY/X2171   CA 41, CA RMs
RAYNER G. MNE PLY/X104356 (lka IOW) CA RMs
REECE Walter, E. CPL PLY/X109095   CA 71, CA RMs
REID W.G. MAJ     WD July 45
RHODES William, Henry MNE PO/X21781   CWGC
RICE Fred       PG-RM 40
RICHARDSON K CPL PO/X105588   CA RMs
RICHES D.H. SGT CH/X104751   LL 9, CA RMs
RICHMOND James, Albert MNE EX / 3778   LBL
RENDELL Reginald Mne     CVA PG 
RICE Fred       CVA PG 
RIDDLE Albert, Harrison, Invincible MNE PO/X 3021   CWGC
RIDGEWAY Jim       CVA obituary
ROBBINS Albert, John MNE PO/X109436   CA 97, CA RMs
ROBERTS F.S.W. CPL PO/X2113   CA RMs
ROBINSON W.E. CAPT     CA RMs
RODWELL Tim Mne     PG
ROSS John MNE     CWGC
ROSS Robert     later Lt Gen. Sir  CVA PG
ROSSER Bernard MNE PLY/X110138 & HOC CA 93, CA RMs
ROWE L.N. CPL PLY/X101846   CA RMs
RUFUS P.K. CPL CH/X3471   CA RMs
RUSHFORD   MAJOR     LBL
RUSSELL W.E. TSM     CA 30
RUSSELL Geoffrey, Mellanby CAPT   MC, MID WD Nov'42; CA103
RUSSELL W.E. CSM PO/X2194 & HOC CA RMs
RUTHERFORD A. MNE PO/X114779   CA RMs, CVA PG
RUTTER Robert MNE PLY/X111427   CWGC
RYAN   CPL     LBL
Source abbreviations
CWGC = Commonwealth War Graves Commission
CA (with number) = Commando Association newsletter.
CA RMs = Commando Association list of 2000+ Royal Marine Commandos.
CVA PG = Commando Veterans Archive Photo Gallery
CVA F = Commando Veterans Archive Forum 
LL = Commando Association Lost Legion lists.
LG = London Gazettes reference.
WD = War Diary.
WO = National Archives records of the War Office.
DEFE = National Archives records of the Ministry of Defence.
ADM = National Archives records of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, etc.
LBL = Light Blue Lanyard author  Jeffrey Charles Beadle.
NP =Newspaper report.

40RM Cdo Nominal Roll S-Z

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for 40RM Commando.

© Commando Veterans Archive 2018. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is only permitted if accompanied by the copyright marker and a clear acknowledgement to the Commando Veterans Archive.

Notes
Read how to have a name included on this nominal roll [HERE].
Click on highlighted surnames for more information.
Abbreviations used can be found at the end of the List.
 
SURNAME
FORENAME/S
RANK
S/N
ADDITIONAL
SOURCE
SADLER John MNE PLY/X3867 & 43RM CA 98, CA RMs
SALAMAN Hugh Lind MNE PLY/X104581   LBL
SALT F. MNE PLY/X111133   CA RMs
SALT James Valentine MNE PO/X 114584   CWGC
SANDERSON Douglas CAPT     CA 69
SANDERSON William, Herbert  MNE PLY/X106441 b.25 July 1924 CA RMs, CVA PG
SANDFORD W.W. LT     CA RMs, Navy List Aug44 
SANKEY R.W. LT COL   DSC CVA PG 
SAUNDERS A.W. MNE PLY/X3707   LL 10, CA RMs, CVA PG
SAUNDERS L Mne CH/X 102358 Pris.of War (70156)(M&MN) ADM201/111
SAUNDERS Reginald,Thomas, Colonel MNE CH/X 1276   LBL
SCOTT William, James SGT CH/X 1327   CWGC
SEABROOK John, James, L.  MNE CH/X 1934   LBL, CWGC
SEALES   LT     NAVY LIST 44 AUG
SELBY Fred, W. CPL CH/X108987   CA RMs, CVA PG
SELFRIDGE J. LCPL     LBL; WD report 5Dec43
SENTANCE Arthur, F.G. CPL PO/X115136   Open for more
SHAW F. MNE EX/3376 Med. discharge CA RMs
SHEA William, Frederick SGT PLY/X3041 & 41RM CA 73, CA RMs, CVA PG
SHEPHERD Charlie       CA 92
SHILLABEER A.D. LT   & 46RM CA RMs
SHOCKLEY Harry, William MNE PO/X 101827   LBL
SHORROCK   MNE     LBL
SHORT Dennis, L.W.N. LCPL PLY/X111155   CWGC
SIMMONDS Joseph, Frederick CPL PO/X 3601   LBL
SIMMONDS Ronald MNE CH/X2889   POW Dieppe / Forum post
SIMMONS Norman LCPL   'Q' Troop CA  93 &118
SIMPSON J.  MNE PLY/X107489 'Q' Troop CA RMs
SIMPSON Samuel MNE PO/X 3619   CWGC
SINCLAIR D. PTE     WD recon. report 5 Dec43
SINGLETON Ronald, Barry MNE PO/ X107025   WD Oct'42; CWGC
SLIDDERS J       CVA PG
SMALE Kenneth, William, Ridley LT   MC (LG 37387/p6085) LBL
SMITH Benjamin, John MNE PO/X100563 & HOC CA 103;CA RMs
SMITH 'Buzz' MNE`     PG
SMITH Gordon MNE     PG
SMITH Harold SGT PO/X 105414 MM, MID WO 373/47/89
SMITH J     may be ident to below CVA PG
SMITH John, Aubrey MAJOR   MID CA 104
SMITH L.C. CPL CH/X102652   CA RMs
SMITH R.E. CPL CH/X105913   CA RMs
SMITHSON P.I. MNE PLY/X108362   CA RMs
SOUTHALL Laurie       RM F/BOOK
SPENCER Frank, John MNE PLY/X109442   CWGC
SPENCER 'Ginger' Cpl     PG
SPENCER H. Mne     PG
ST.ANGE William, James MNE PO/X 114352   CWGC
STEEDMAN James SGT     CA 105
STEPHENS Jim MNE     PG
STEWART-BYRD Eddie MNE     CA 81
STIEBEL John, Edward CAPT     CWGC
STRONG H.C. RSM     Navy Lists / WD May45
SUTCLIFFE Kenneth, George LCPL PLY/X111640   CWGC
SWAN Leslie, Victor SGT CH/X 2532   CWGC
SWAN George TSM     CA 82
SWATTON Vernon CPL PO/X2317 DSM LBL
SWIFT Harold MNE PLY/X112407   CWGC
TACK Ronald, Edward MNE CH/X 105806   CWGC
TARRANT Kenneth, Albert MNE PO/X116866   CWGC
TARRY John, Hogarth LT     WD Nov'42;CA 110;DEFE2/48
THAYRE Norman MNE     CA 71
THOMAS G.E. MNE     LL 11
THOMPSON Richard, Ceerl, Vernon CAPT   & 48RM CA 24, CA RMs
THOMSON Donal, Thurston, Murray CAPT   MID (killed in Cyprus Police) CA28
THOMSON Ian, Henderson MNE PO/X 112654   CWGC
THOMSON Ronald CPL EX/ 3948   LBL
THORP Thomas, Edward CPL PLY/ X 1309   CWGC
THURSFIELD   C/Sgt     WD Mar'43.
TIMMINS J.R. MNE PLY/X4145   CA RMs
TOD D.E.M.B. LT     Adm202/87, LBL
TOES Frank CPL PLY/X2843   CWGC
TOWERS James MNE PLY/X105669   CWGC
TRAFFORD G CPL CH/X101832   LL 11, CA RMs
TRASK Walter, Albert, Henry LT     LBL
TRUMP William, Charles MNE CH/X104658   LBL
TURNER Anthony, James MNE PLY/X109504   CWGC
TURNER David, Charles CPL CH/X101283 MiD LG 37505
TURNER Roland, Clements MNE CH/X 2632   LBL
TURRELL John, Edward MNE PO/X103787   CWGC
TWIDALE Thomas MNE EX/ 3870   LBL
TYMAN Frederick, Philip MNE CH/X 113132 MM WO373/47/151
UDAKIS (or EUDAKIS) S. MNE     WD 5Dec43; and DEFE2/48
UNDERWOOD H MNE EX/1000 & 30AU CA RMs
USHER Frederick, George MNE CH/X104066 MM PG, CA RMs, WO373/47/150
VALENTINE Bill MNE     CVA-Dieppe 12
VICKERS G.L. MNE PO/X105709T 8Sep45 to 4 Cdo Bde WD
VICKERS T LCPL     WD report 21May44.
WAKEFIELD   CAPT     WD Jan'43
WAKEFIELD Jack Harry MNE CH/X 1417   LBL
WAKELING James, John, Dennis MAJOR   MC CVA PG, WO373/47/54.
WALDRON Robert, T. MNE PLY/X4226 & 3 Cdo Bde CA 116;CA RMs
WALKER Percy, Edward MNE PO/X 2542   CWGC
WALKER A. MNE     CA 86
WALLACE Gordon, Peter MNE PLY/X105075   CWGC
WALLACE J. CPL     CA 103
WALLIS J.C. MNE PLY/X105075 DSM CA RMs
WALTER A.J.H. SGT CH/X3026 & CMWTC CA 28, CA RMs
WARD George MNE PO/X 108379   CWGC
WATERFIELD S.E. CAPT     CA RMs
WATERHOUSE John       CVA Obituaries
WATERWORTH J.H. ACT.CAPT     WD 44/40-DEC, Navy List Aug43
WEBSTER I.A.G. LT     Joined Cdo 4Sep45 (WD)
WEBSTER Thomas, Henry MNE PO/X 3183   CWGC
WEDGWOOD Paul, Neville LT     CWGC
WHARTON J.O. MNE EX/1235   LL 11, CA RMs
WHITE C.E. SGT CH/X1736   CA RMs, CVA PG
WHITE Charles, Henry, Patrick CPL CH/X2124   CWGC
WHITLUM George MNE     CA 110
WHITWORTH T       CVA PG
WHYMAN L.H. CSGT CH/X1636 & 30 AU CA RMs; poss image in PG.
WIGMORE Harold, Arthur MNE PO/X 886   CWGC
WILDEY Charles, Edwin, Ernest CAPT (QM)     Navy List Aug43
WILKIE P. LT     WD July 45; Navy List 45
WILKINS A.F. SGT EX/4335 & 30 AU CA RMs
WILLETT W.R. MNE     CA 80
WILLIAMS L.K. MNE PO/X106559D 8Sep45 to 4Cdo Bde WD; CA RMs
WILLIAMS-MASON M SGT & 43RM, & SBS   CA RMs
WILSON Bernard, Edwin MNE PLY/X110854 & HOC CA 107;CA RMs
WILSON Desmond, John MNE CH/X 2546   LBL
WILSON R. MNE PO/X114511 8Sep45 to 4 Cdo Bde. WD
WILSON Ronald, Robertson MNE EX/4193   CA 75, CA RMs
WIMPENNY Edward MNE PO/X102618 & HOC CA 95, CA RMs
WISDOM John, Jeffery LT     DEFE2/48
WINTER Harry MNE     PG
WISE Albert MNE CH/X 111182   CWGC
WISE Reg MNE   'P' Tp. (resides Canada) CA 93 
WOOD Alexander MNE CH/X105330   CWGC, CA RMs
WOOD Robert, Fredrick MNE CH/X 3476   CWGC
WOODALL John, William CPL CH/X2684   CWGC
WOODCOCK Ernest MNE     CVA PG 
WOODFORD J.H. MNE PLY/X105190   CA RMs
WOODHOUSE Arthur MNE     CWGC
WOODS   MNE     LBL
WOOLMINGTON Roy, M. MNE PLY/X103737   CA 84, CA RMs
WRIGHTSON Arthur, James MNE PO/X 114495   CWGC
WYARD Victor MNE CH/X104551   CA 85, CA RMs
Source abbreviations

CWGC = Commonwealth War Graves Commission
CA (with number) = Commando Association newsletter.
CA RMs = Commando Association list of 2000+ Royal Marine Commandos.
CVA PG = Commando Veterans Archive Photo Gallery
LL = Commando Association Lost Legion lists.
LG = London Gazettes reference.
WD = War Diary.
WO = National Archives records of the War Office.
DEFE = National Archives records of the Ministry of Defence.
ADM = National Archives records of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, etc.
LBL = Light Blue Lanyard author  Jeffrey Charles Beadle.
NP =Newspaper report.

40RM Commando - HMS Fidelity

HMS Fidelity was sunk by torpedoes during a U Boat attack (U435) on the 30th December 1942 off the Azores. The U-boat reported a large number of survivors on rafts and in the water. All drowned in the rough seas as the weather deteriorated. The only survivors were a few who had launched a motor boat from the ship before the attack.  Among the casualties were 53 members of 'T' Company 40 RM Commando who were on board. The letter 'T' was never used again by 40RM Commando for a Company.
 
View the Roll of Honour for the Commandos who died :  40RM Commando 'T' Company.
 
Sources:
Image: © IWM (ADNO 5229)
CWGC: RM Casualties on HMS Fidelity
Account by Lt. Cdr. Pat O’Leary, G.C., D.S.O. (born Albert Guérisse) [view....].
 
Notes
All Casualties are listed by the CWGC as dying on the 1st January 1943.
 

40RM Commando at Dieppe

The role of 40RM Commando during the Combined Operations raid at Dieppe raid was to assault and secure the harbour area.

Follow this link for the ROH of all the Commando Fallen at Dieppe

40RM Commando - HMS Queen Emma

 
On 17th July 1943 HMS Queen Emma was in Augusta Harbour Sicily with 40 Royal Marine Commando on board when there was a bombing raid on the harbour. This caused numerous casualties and damage on board when concussion and shrapnel from a bomb caused a box of grenades to go off on the mess deck. 
 

Entry from the 40 RM Commando war diary

(Source: National Archive file ref ADM 202 / 87)
 

15 July 1943

1300hrs -arrive SYRACUSE harbour
1500hrs disembark Syracuse
 

16 July 1943

1200hrs - Cdo embark - Force11  M.V Queen Emma
1400hrs - sail from Syracuse harbour
1600hrs  - arrive Augusta harbour
1800hrs  - Cdo informed operation cancelled
 

17 July 1943 

0200hrs - Air attacks on harbour start
0210hrs - M.V Queen Emma suffered near miss; concussion and shrapnel from bomb caused a box of grenades to go off on the mess deck occupied by B and P troops, many casualties occurring. Capt. Stiebel and Surg Lt Cmdr Pryde killed , 13 OR's killed and 58 wounded.
 

Notes
  • The CWGC record 11 names as being from 40RM Commando. The War Diary entry records 13 OR's killed.
  • The CWGC includes the name of Captain Ford however it is highly likely that Captain Ford was actually attached to 41RM Commando [see record]. Captain Ford is also unusually not mentioned alongside the names of the two officers in the 40RM Cdo. War Diary entry above for 17th July. That entry additionally records 13 OR's as killed. 
  • There are three Marines listed by unit on the CWGC database simply as Queen Emma. This would be correct if they were part of the crew of the ship. However as can be seen there is a difference to the number of OR's killed recorded in the War Diary entry, and those OR's recorded as 40RM Commando by the CWGC.
We have included those three names here and below them the names of those recorded by the CWGC as RM Commandos
 
Cpl. J.C. FISHER
Mne. R.E.L. BALDOCK
Mne. R. JOHNSON
 

 

BISHOP, Arthur

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
PO/X 114618
Born: 
Tuesday, September 26, 1916
Birthplace: 
Tonypandy, Glamorgan
Died : 
Saturday, July 17, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
26
Cemetery/Memorial: 

Marine Arthur Bishop died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel. 

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

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Primary Roll of Honour: 

FALLAS, Robert Scott

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
PO/X 4043
Born: 
Thursday, December 8, 1921
Birthplace: 
Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire
Died : 
Saturday, July 17, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
21
Cemetery/Memorial: 

Lance Corporal Robert Fallas died at sea whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel in Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

Primary Roll of Honour: 

FORD, Francis Orme

Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Died : 
Saturday, July 17, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
22
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Captain Francis Ford died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel.
 
Whilst the CWGC record his unit as 40RM Commando from whom there many casualties during the air attack ,  Raymond Mitchell, author of the book "They Did What Was Asked Of Them"  states that Captain Ford with others from 41RM Commando, were also on board. He records Captain Ford, commanding 'A' Troop of 41RM Commando, was killed and 9 OR's were injured. This account is confirmed by the June 1943  Navy Lists where Captain F.O. Ford is listed as an Officer of 41RM Commando [view the list].
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 

MAY, Joseph Coyne