4 Commando

History of the Unit

4 Commando

No.4 Commando was formed on 23rd June 1941 and ‘commenced operations’ on 15th July the same year. The Commanding Officer was Lt Col P Legard. After initial training stints in Scotland during 1940 the Commando became a part of 3 Special Service Battalion but reverted back to No. 4 Commando on 26th of February 1941. Early Operations included. 4th March 1941 ‘Claymore’ in the Lofoton Islands. 21/22nd April 1942 ‘Abercrombie’ at Hardelot Village.

There were originally 10 troops. After the change from Special Service Battalions to full Commando, they reduced to 6 troops 'A' through to 'F'.  After Normandy and before Walcheren a further change was made, and the troops were identified by number rather than letter.

No. 4 Commandos part in the Dieppe raid on 19th August 1942 was to knock out the Gun Battery at Varengeville. There success became a training book example of how to assault a static gun emplacement. Charismatic Commando leader Lt. Colonel The Lord Lovat was the C.O. for the two latter operations. No 4’s Major Pat Porteus was awarded the Victoria Cross for his part in the operations.

Losses at Dieppe were replaced by a fine entry of former police officers who were to win many Commandos’ respect for the high quality of men enlisted.

There then followed a period of intensive training. No. 4 was next in action in the allied invasion of North West Europe. During the  Normandy operations two troops of French Commando’s from No.10 Inter-allied Commando were transferred to operate with No 4 Commando, thus allowing French Nationals to be first ashore on the liberation of their own country. D-Day objectives for No. 4 Commando were to be the liberation of Ouistreham and to relieve the Airborne Units who had captured the Orne bridges. This was in tandem with other Commando units. An incident which took place at this point has passed into Commando folk lore. Lt. Colonel The Lord Lovat apologised to the C. O. of the Airborne troops for arriving at the point of rendezvous several minutes LATE!!

The last operation for No.4 Commando was its succesful role in the landings and subsequent assault on Flushing during Operation Infatuate between the 1st and 8th November 1944. 

In June 1945 No 3 Commando, along with No 6 Commando, were back in the UK preparing for the planned invasion of the Japanese mainland. No 4 Commando were still in Germany at Recklinghausen. At this time 233 OR's from No.4 Commando were posted to Nos. 3 and 6 Commandos, to bolster their numbers for the invasion, however Japan surrendered and the war ended.

 In September 1945 with the war over, No.4 Commando, still in Germany, were reinforced by Officers and men, with high release numbers, from Army Commandos in England which had no operational role or commitments. No one knew that a decision had been made to disband the Army Commandos, and no official or public announcement had been made. (Source: Major Jimmy Dunning)

The Commando was later disbanded along with all the other Army Commandos.


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4 Cdo. Roll of Honour

Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commando Veterans Association

 
click on any name for more information
 
The Fallen from 4 Commando
Capt. H.H. PENNINGTON
Capt. R.G. PETTIWARD
Capt. T.E. WILLIAMSON
Lieut. N.W. BARRASS
Lieut. M.F. BURNESS
Lieut. F.J. BURY
Lieut. D.HAIG-THOMAS
Lieut. J.A. MACDONALD
Lieut. A.C. MACKENZIE
Lieut. P. WELLESLEY-COLLEY
Lieut. P.M. WILSON
2/Lieut. F. ELMS
Sgt. D. LAING
Sgt. J. PARK
LSgt. J.A. CHITTY
LSgt. F. LLOYD
LSgt. A.J. WALKER
LSgt. G. FRASER
Cpl. W.J.F. HUGHES
Cpl. F.G. MASKELL
Cpl. J. MAYBURY
Cpl. S. MAULE
Bdr. A.L. HINDE
LCpl. J. BISHOP
LCpl. R.B. BORGMAN
LCpl. E.P. HECKMAN
LCpl. D.S. HOODLESS
LCpl. J. KEENAN
LCpl. D.T. MERCER
LCpl. A. MILLS
LCpl. J. MOSS
LCpl. B.J. MULLEN
LCpl. L.C. MUNNS
LCpl. F.R. MYNHEER
LCpl. S.F. ORCHIN
LCpl. R.J. OVENDEN
LCpl. J. PASQUALE
LCpl. A.W. WARD
LCpl. J. WHATLEY
Pte. L.J. BAILEY
Pte. H.A. BENNETT
Pte. F. BURKITT
Pte. H. DONKIN
Pte. O.R. FARNESE
Pte. W.O. GARTHWAITE
Pte. D. GILLON
Pte. S.W. GOFF
Pte. F.M. GOOCH
Pte. J.G. GROOM
Pte. P.J. GULVIN
Pte. K.G. HELLYER
Pte. O.G. HOOPER
Pte. D. HUTCHINSON
Pte. E.A. HUTCHISON
Pte. A.F. IVES
Pte. H.C. JENNINGS
Pte. J.H. KNIGHT
Pte. P. LAUX
Pte. S. McGANN
Pte. W.G. MEREDITH
Pte. J. NOTMAN
Pte. F.A. OLIVER
Pte. R.W. ONG
Pte. V.J. PALMER
Pte. W. PATMORE
Pte. I.R. RIDLAND
Pte. W.J. SADLER
Pte. J. SIEVEWRIGHT
Pte. S. SKINGLEY
Pte. S. SMALLMAN
Pte. J. STODDART
Pte. K.A. STOUT
Pte. G.H. SUTTON
Pte. O.P. TRAVERS
Pte. R. TYSON
Pte. P.A. WELLS
Pte. R.H. YOUNGMAN
Gnr. W.Y. HARVEY
Gnr. E.A. HILL
Gnr. F. SHAW
Gnr. F. SMITH
Gnr. T.C. TAYLOR
Fus. J. BALL
Fus. P.J. CLARKE
Fus. G. COLLINS
Gdsm.  J. WHITTAKER
Gdsm.  J.R. WALTERS
Rfn. J.B. COOK
Rfn. G.M. CRAIG
Rfn. J. WATTERS
Tpr. E. CAWTHRAY
Tpr. F.E. COX
Tpr. J.S. SIBLEY
Tpr. J. WALL
Sgmn. G.A. TUCKER
Spr. G. COULSON

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.
 

4 Commando Nominal Roll

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

For historical & research purposes, we have tried to compile the names of all No.4 Commando volunteers which were obtained from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Lists of Casualties, the No.4 Commando War Diary, papers from the National Archives and further research by members of the CVA and various other resources. In preparing this list, we acknowledge that it is very likely there are omissions, Therefore, this is not a definitive list by any means, nor is it meant to be an official list, but it is the best we can do in an attempt to record all ranks by name who were part of No.4 Commando.  Research continues. 

The No 4 Commando Nominal Roll is listed below in surname order

No 4 Commando Nominal A - C

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No 4 Commando.

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

(click on highlighted surnames for more information)

SURNAME
FORENAME
RANK
S/N
AWARD
REGIMENT
Ackernley
M C
Lieut
93310
 
Signals
Adcock
H
Pte
 
 
 
Adlam
William
Sgt
5183147
MM
Glosters
Airey
F
Pte
3599373
 
Borders
Aitken
J
L/Cpl
3249930
 
Camerons
Albone
Robert Henry
 
 
 
 
Albrow
F J M
Major
 
 
 
Alcock
H
Pte
 
 
 
Aldcroft
S
Fus
 
 
 
Alderson
H
Gnr
 
 
 
Aldred
F
L/Bdr
3529596
 
RA
Aldridge
Arthur  G
CSM
 
 
 
 
Alexandre
P M St J
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Allan
W
Pte
4918457
 
S Staffs
Allard
C
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Allaway
M
Pte
 
 
 
Allen
J
Pte
5389390
 
Ox & Bucks
Allen
W
L/Sgt
4918457
 
S Staffs
Allsop
W
Sgt
T/71345
 
R.A.S.C.
Amaury
Pierre
Lieut
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Anderson
A
Pte
2989761
 
A & S Highlanders
Anderson
Curly
 
 
 
 
Anderson
R J
Rfn
7017211
 
R.U.R
Andrews
V W
Pte
3965128
 
Welch
Andriot
F
 
 
 
 
Angus
A
 
 
 
 
Archieiri
A
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Askew
A
Tpr
7909127
 
RAC
Aspden
C J
Major
 
 
 
Austin
A J
Csm
1504772
 
RA
Autin
Andre
Cpl
 
CdG
 
Bagdonas
E
Pte
3319294
 
H.L.I.
Bagnall
 
 
 
 
 
Bagot
Andre
Capt
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Bailey
Lionel James
Pte
6297835
 
Buffs
Bain
T
Pte
2879809
 
Gordons
Baker
 
Pte
 
 
 
Balarro
N B
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Ball
Joseph
Fus
6016394
 
R. Irish Fus.
Balloche
Francois
Csm
4900FN40
MM
10 (IA) Cdo
Bandy
R
 
 
 
 
Banfield
G
 
 
 
 
Banks
A
Pte
3445730
 
Lancs Fus.
Banks
Norman Bencough (MONTY)
 
 
 
 
Barbe
Maurice
Sgt
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Bargman
R
Lcpl
 
 
RAC
Barham
Frederick William
Gnr
 
 
 
Barker
Alf
Sgt
 
 
 
Barnes
A
Pte
 
 
 
Barnes
W
Cpl
5341937
 
R Berks
Barnett
B
Bdr
876919
 
RA
Barnett
G
L/Sgt
7662631
 
R. Fus.
Barrass
Nicholas William
Lieut
295395
 
RA
Barrows
Peter
 
 
 
 
Barry
T G
Fus
 
 
 
Bartlett
G
Pte
6287239
 
Buffs
Bateman
L
Pte
5382464
 
Ox & Bucks
Batty
R
Cpl
5389646
 
Ox & Bucks
Baumer
 
Pte
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Bausfield
 
Pte
 
 
 
Bax
S
Pte
5437874
 
Duke of Cornwall LI
Beacall
P J
Sgt
4037782
 
KSLI
Beax
Emile Bernard
Lcpl
4908FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Beazley
 
Lt
 
 
 
Beckett
P C
Capt
 
 
 
Beddows
J
Pte
 
 
 
Bedu
C
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Begot
L
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Bend
Frank William
Sgt
7901939
 
RAC
Bennett
Hector Allan
Pte
6297280
 
Buffs
Bennett
M Phillip
Col
 
 
Devonshire Regt
Bentley
F
Cpl
3445394
 
Lancs Fus.
Bernard
A
Qm
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Bevins
S
Dvr
504816
 
RASC
Bickerstaff
A
Pte
 
 
 
Bidmead
William (BILL)
 
 
 
 
Biestro
Jean
Cpl
1136FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Bird
W
Pte
5435326
 
Duke of Cornwall LI
Birkett
F
Pte
4985218
 
Sherwood Forresters
Birkett
J W
Lt
 
 
 
Birmingham
Christopher
Cpl
7013529
 
R.U.R.
Bishop
A H J (JIM)
Sgt
 
 
 
Bishop
John
L/Cpl
5674696
 
Somerset LI
Bishop
L
 
 
 
 
Blackburn
Jack
Pte
 
 
 
Blackie
Robert
Pte
 
 
 
Blackman
T E J
 
 
 
 
Blain
Jock
Sgt
 
DCM
Dorset Regt
Blakemore
B S
 
 
 
 
Blewitt
W
Pte
 
 
 
Blunden
Charles Harold
Cpl
 
MM
 
Blunden
G
Cpl
6905806
 
Rifle Brigade
Boccodor
Pierre Charles
Cpl
 
 
 
Bollore
G - A
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Bolton
J A P
Pte
 
 
 
Booth
A
Pte
 
 
 
Boothby
A
Spr
14707488
 
R E
Borgman
Robert Bernard John
LCpl
7911119
 
R A C
Bouchard
Georges
LCpl
 
CdG
 
Boucher- Myers
Bertram William Sydney
Major
112893
CdG, MID
East Lancs
Bougrain
E L
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Bouilly
Jean J
Cpl
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Bourret
A
Lcpl
190FN42
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Bousfield
E
Lieut
 
 
 
Bousfield
Ernest
Pte
2221222
 
D L I
Bowcock
P
Fus
14286753
 
Rwf
Bowers
C
Pte
 
 
 
Bowskill
W
Pte
3187064
 
Kosb
Boyd
John Mcmaster
Sgt
6980161
 
R Irish Fus
Boyes
I
Sgt
4390106
 
Green Howards
Boyle
D M
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Boys
G T
L/Cpl
7623798
 
RAOC
Bradbury
G
Pte
5389958
 
Oxs & Bucks Li
Bradshaw
S
Pte
6297735
 
Buffs
Brady
William R
Cpl
 
 
USA
Braithwaite
H
Major
 
 
 
Bramwell
T
Fus
4206261
 
R W F
Bray
A
Pte
2939788
 
A & S Highlanders
Brewer
A
 
 
 
 
Brewer
Edward 
 
 
 
 
Brewer
Frank
 
 
 
 
Briand
Gaston
L/Cpl
 
CdG
 
Briat
Paul
Sgt
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Bridges
George
 
 
 
 
Briggs
Eric B
 
 
 
 
Bright
E L
 
 
 
 
Britten
W
Pte
 
 
 
Brooking
A
Pte
5619678
 
Glosters
Brooking
Frederick
 
 
 
 
Brooks
A R
Rfn
 
 
 
Brooks
Ernest F W
 
 
BEM
 
Brown
A
Pte
1560796
 
Essex
Brown
H
Pte
 
 
 
Brown
J
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Brown
W
Cpl
 
 
 
Bryne
C W
Cpl
3134093
 
Borders
Bryne
Patrick Joseph (TANKY)
Cpl
2719257
 
Irish Gds
Burgess
James Coxon
Gnr
2066140
 
RA
Burgess
James
Pte
 
 
 
Burgin
H
Gnr
 
 
 
Burke
Anthony John
Lt
 
 
 
Burke
J J
Gnr
 
 
 
Burke
R W
L/Cpl
6295251
 
Buffs
Burkitt
Frederick
Pte
4985218
 
Sherwood Foresters
Burness
Michael Frederick
Lt
73154
 
 
Burnett
Joe
Pte
6292500
 
Buffs
Burns
William Stirling
Pte
 
 
 
Burrell
J
L/Cpl
3317331
 
HLI
Burrows
Pete
Fus
6087599
 
R Fus
Burrows
C
Pte
4346042
 
E Yorks
Burt
Hutchison
Major
 
MC
 
Bury
Frank James Lindsay
Lieut
85925
 
R Norfolk Reg
Bushnell
W D
 
 
 
 
Butterworth
F
Fus
1493956
 
Lancs Fus.
Buxton
R
 
 
 
 
Byrne
C W
Cpl
 
 
 
Byrne
Patrick Joseph
Sgt
2719257
MM, MBE
Irish Guards
Byron
W
Cpl
4913997
 
S Staffs
Cabellan
Jean
Cpl
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Caille
M
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Campbell
T
Pte
3313393
 
Hli
Cannell
T T
Pte
 
 
 
Carine
R
Cpl
T/141142
 
RASC
Carline
J
Pte
3194284
 
KOSB
Carlos-Clarke
Charles Thomas Alexander 'Sandy'
Capt
151556
 
RAC
Carlyle
Carl
Tsm
 
 
 
Caron
R K J
Sgt
 
 
 
Carr
Edward Lionel Knivet Augustus
Capt
106677
MC
RA
Carr
J C
Sgt
861216
 
RA
Carr
K
Lt Col
 
 
 
Carrigan
 
Pte
 
 
 
Casalonga
Laurent
Cpl
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Cashin
 
Pte
 
 
 
Castle
L
Fus
13026604
 
RWF
Catlow
J W
Pte
3528909
 
Manchester
Cato
G
Cpl
T/263716
 
RASC
Cattell
Charles Sydney
 
6141548
 
East Surreys
Cawthray
Eric
Tpr
14555554
 
RAC
Cevoz-Mami
Jean
Cpl
 
CdG
 
Chamberlain
P
Gdsm
2618377
 
Grenadier Guards
Chaplain
M
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Chapman
F
Gnr
 
 
 
Chapman
R F
Tpr
 
 
 
Chapman
R T
Capt
 
 
 
Chattaway
Louis
Tsm
53811205
 
Ox & Bucks
Chausse
Paul
Csm
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Chauvet
Maurice
Cpl
 
CdG *
10 (IA) Cdo
Chemarin
M
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Child
J
 
 
 
 
Chitty
John Albert
L/Sgt
6850530
 
KRRC
Chouteau
Paul
Cpl
 
CdG
 
Churchard
W
Pte
5771739
 
Norfolks
Churchill
Pat
 
 
 
 
Clark
E
Gnr
6460520
 
RA
Clark
E G
Cpl
 
 
 
Clark
M
Pte
5880377
 
Buffs
Clark
Maurice
Sgt
 
 
 
Clark/E
Eric 'Nobby'
Cpl
 
 
 
Clarke
E A
Pte
3383572
 
Manchester
Clarke
Patrick Joseph
Fus
6482285
 
R Fus
Clayton
R
Pte
1443302
 
ACC
Cleaveley
Frank
 
 
 
 
Clement
Denis R.
Pte
6028720
CdG
Suffolks
Cleveley
E
L/Cpl
5186173
 
Glosters
Clewes
J D
Gdsm
2619831
 
Grenadier Guards
Clewes
W
Pte
 
 
 
Cliff
F H
L/Sgt
 
 
 
Clifton
Benjamin
Pte
 
 
 
Clough
P
L/Bdr
1397335
 
R Horse Artillery
Cocker
L
Pte
10526418
 
REME
Cockett
J
Rfn
6914080
 
Rifle Brigade
Cocksedge
Reginald E C
Lbdr
 
 
 
Coggins
E J
Pte
3969556
 
Welch
Coleman
A W
Mne
 
 
 
Coleman
G W
L/Cpl
5674960
 
Ox & Bucks Li
Coleman
R W
 
 
 
42 RM Cdo
Coles
D E J
Pte
3910261
 
SWB
Collins
George
Fus
14553944
 
Lancs Fus.
Collins
 
Lt
 
 
 
Colliver
 
Lt
 
 
 
Condron
A
Pte
3530985
 
Manchester
Cook
A
Sgt
T/5569740
 
RASC
Cook
G
Fus
4206488
 
RWF
Cook
J M
Major
 
 
 
Cook
John Barrington
Rfn
6849965
 
KRRC
Cooney
I
Gnr
3444071
 
RA
Cooper
Dennis
Pte
14776166
 
Lincolns
Cooper
J R
Cpl
11877082
 
RE
Cooper
Reginald
Gnr
 
 
RA
Cooper
Roy
Fus
 
 
 
Cooper
S
Dvr
T/118691
 
RASC
Coote
Alan Dudley
Pte/ later Major
6292556 & 346138
 
Buffs
Coppin
Gabriel
Lcpl
10892FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Corbin
Maurice
Pte
1337T42
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Cordingley
L
Dvr
T/2254473
 
RASC
Corpes
E L
L/Cpl
6139324
 
E Surreys
Cosgrove
 
Lt
 
 
 
Coste
Georges
L/Sgt
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Cotton
R A V
L/Bdr
1397401
 
RA
Coulcher
G A
Fus
14572635
 
R Fus
Coulson
Garnett
Spr
1881715
 
RE
Coulson
Leonard Nixon
Major
155073
MC
Durham Li
Couturier
Jean
L/Sgt
 
Ld'H, CdG, MM
10 (IA) Cdo
Cowan
H
Cpl
7012348
 
RUR
Cowie
A
Dvr
 
 
 
Cowie
David Falconer
Sgt
 
 
 
Cox
Frederick Ernest
Tpr
6918671
 
RAC
Cox
S
L/Cpl
6285422
 
Buffs
Coxall
C
L/Sgt
 
 
 
Craig
George Mckinlay
Rfn
3428703
 
Camerons
Crew
Jack
Sgt
 
 
 
Croizer
Robert
L/Cpl
 
Cd G
10 (IA) Cdo
Cross
E W
Sgt
4036812
 
KSLI
Cross
J
Sgt
 
 
 
Cross
M
Cpl
3448719
 
Lancs Fus.
Crowley
Joseph Patrick
Cpl
 
 
 
Crowther
'Muscles'
Capt
 
 
 
Croxton
M
Major
 
 
 
Cullen
C
Pte
3779288
 
Kings
Culrons
J
Gnr
1527691
 
RA
Culross
H
Gnr
1527691
 
RA
Cultler
A
 
 
 
 
Cunningham
G
Rfn
7013573
 
RUR
Cunningham
Harry
Sgt
 
MM
 
Currie
P W
Pte
 
 
 
Cutler
 
Pte
 
 
 

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No 4 Commando Nominal D - H

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No 4 Commando.

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

(click on highlighted surnames for more information)

SURNAME
FORENAME
RANK
S/N
AWARD
REGIMENT
D' Jouder
H
Sgt
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Dainty
I
Rfn
14444091
 
Cambs
Dale
J
Pte
5953035
MID
Beds & Herts
Dale
S
Pte
4615801
 
ACC
Dannechan
P
Sgt
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Danson
Louis Andre
Lcpl
487FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Darragh
H 'Paddy'
 
 
 
 
Davenport
R
Cpl
3774792
 
Kings
Davies
Barney K
Bdr
868384
 
RA
Davies
Evan M
Fus
 
 
 
Davies
G
Pte
3969565
 
Welch
Davies
Kenneth
Pte
 
 
 
Davies
W
Pte
 
 
 
Davison
Robert
Lt
 
 
 
Dawson
Robert William Palliser
Lt Col
130068
DSO, CdG
Loyals
De Cotte
R
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
De Montaur
Guy De Villard
Sgt (LT)
 
Ld'H, CdG
 
De Naurois
Rene Paulin
Rev (CAPT)
 
Ld'H, CdG, MC
10 (IA) Cdo
Dechamboux
Rene Jules
Lcpl
68FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Delve
K
 
 
 
 
Demonet
Paul George
Cpl
1205FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Dempster
Stanley George
Rqms
6289842
 
Buffs
Denereaz
Andre
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Dennis
A
Gdsm
2734604
 
Welsh Guards
Dennis
R G
Sgt
 
 
 
Denny
J P
 
 
 
 
Derrien
Marcel
Cpl
328FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Desmond
Maurice
Tsm
6340886
 
R West Kents
Devager
Ferdnand
L/Cpl
 
CdG
 
Devaney
George
 
 
 
& 2Cdo /                 Kings Liverpool
Devil
R
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Dick
D
Pte
5343073
 
R Berks
Dickson
R
 
 
 
 
Dillon
A
Pte
 
 
 
Diplock
A B
L/Cpl
6291999
 
Buffs
Di-Scala
Y
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Dobbs
Cyril
Sgt
4914036
MM
S Staffs
Dobbs
W H
Lieut
268437
 
 
Dockerty
G
 
 
 
 
Doidge
R K
Pte
5625793
 
Devons
Donaldson
Alexander
Rfn
 
 
 
Donkin
Henry
Pte
3649481
 
S Lancs
Doubler
C Anthony
Pte
3962136
 
Welch
Douglas
W
Pte
4276906
 
E Yorks
Dowling
 
Lieut
 
 
DLI
Doyle
C J
Pte
 
 
 
Doyles
A
Cpl
T/91205
 
RASC
Draper
A
 
 
 
 
Driscoll
Arthur
Pte
 
 
 
Driscoll
H F
Cpl
 
 
 
Ducasse
Roger Jean
Lcpl
728FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Duchossy
 
Pte
 
CdG
 
Duckworth
J P
Pte
3780404
 
Kings
Duffy
K
Rfn
 
 
 
Duhig
Johnnie
Pte
6293173
 
Buffs
Duke
Walter
Pte
 
 
 
Dumenoir
Raymond
Sgt
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Dunk
W A G
Cpl
6397540
 
Buffs
Dunning
J
Major
7893672
 
RAC
Dunning-White
J
Capt
132780
 
Viii Hussars
Dupont
A
Lcpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Duveen
A E
Capt
 
 
 
Dyett
J
Pte
5730867
 
Dorsets
Dykes
Bernard
Rsm
 
 
 
Earle
Albert V
Lt
774663
 
South Lancs (PWV)
Easton
 
Lcpl
 
 
 
Eccles
J F
Pte
 
 
 
Edwards
Arthur Edwards
Sgt
 
 
RAMC
Edwards
James 'Taffy'
Rsm
 
 
 
Eeles
Ernest
 
 
 
 
Egly
P
Lieut
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Elliot
A W
Sgt
 
 
 
Elliott
G
L/Sgt
5673408
 
Somerset Li
Ellis
A
Pte
 
 
 
Elms
Frank
Lieut
304633
 
Northants
Elwell
J
Fus
4206818
 
RWF
Emault
P
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Emmett
H C
Capt
 
 
 
Ennis
J F
Major
53193
 
RA
Ernault
P
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Etche
J
Gnr
1438674
 
RA
Etcher
George Henry
Gnr
 
 
 
Evans
A
 
 
 
 
Evans
G
Pte
3775227
 
Kings
Evans
H
L/Bdr
889636
 
RA
Evans
J
L/Sgt
4031772
 
KSLI
Evans
T
Gnr
 
 
 
Everitt
J
Pte
6205873
 
Middx
Fagou
G
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Fairless
T
Pte
 
 
 
Falconer
Edward
 
 
 
 
Farnborough
Frank
Pte
5957221
 
Beds & Herts
Farnese
Orlando Raffaele
Pte
7365489
 
RAMC
Farnworth
Joseph L
Cpl
3601332
 
 
Farrar
A
Pte
 
 
 
Farrington
John Beddell
L/Cpl
 
BEM
 
Fatou
L
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Faure
Hubert
Woi
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Fellowes
T P
Capt
69458
 
Irish Guards
Ferguson
J
Pte
 
 
 
Ferguson
R
Capt
 
 
 
Ferrari
G F
Pte
14634233
 
A&SH
Findlay
D
Gnr
 
 
 
Finney
W
Tpr
7903742
MM
RAC
Finnis
Leslie 'Tubby'
Pte
 
 
 
Firth
A
 
 
 
 
Fischer
G
 
 
 
 
Flesch
Raymond
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Fletcher
A
L/Cpl
3858160
 
Loyals
Fletcher
J
Cpl
 
 
 
Fletcher
W C
 
 
 
 
Flowers
D
L/Sgt
5342083
 
R Berks
Flynn
Jerry
Wo Ii
3199275
 
KOSB
Folliott
A
L/Sgt
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Ford
V E
Cpl
S/7896
 
RASC
Forshaw
A
Cqms
T/141150
 
RASC
Forsythe
D A W
Cpl
 
 
 
Fortune
N
 
 
 
 
Fosberry
Leslie Kenneth
Pte
 
 
 
Foster
A
Gnr
 
 
 
Fouger
R
Lcpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Fourer
Lucien
Cpl
 
CdG
 
Fox
J
Fus
 
 
Lancs Fus.
Frank
 
Lt
 
 
 
Franks
Clifford
 
 
 
 
Fraser
E L
Pte
534572
 
R Berks
Fraser
George
Cpl
405825
MM
Lovat Scouts
Fraser
J H
Pte
14689601
 
Highland L I
Fraser
L J E
Gdsm
2737968
 
Welsh Guards
Fraser
W
Pte
 
 
 
Frazer
J A
 
 
 
 
Frazer
J M
Pte
 
 
 
French
M
Rfn
14777101
 
Cambs
Fresnoy
A
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Fromager
Marcel
Lcpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Fry
R
Spr
1870951
 
RE
Fry
William Arthur Thomas
Pte
6098368
 
Queens Royal
Gabriel
R
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gadout
R
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gain
 
Lt
 
 
 
Gale
E C
Pte
 
 
 
Gallon
 
Lcpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Galton
Jack
Cpl
 
 
 
Gannat
M
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gardiner
 
Lt
 
 
 
Gardner
W
Sgt
 
 
 
Garnett
C V
L/Sgt
1642259
 
RASC
Garrabos
F
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Garrett
 
Pte
 
 
 
Garthwaite
William Owen
Pte
3854009
 
Loyals
Gault
 
Pte
 
 
 
Gaultier
Leon
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gauntlett
F
Pte
 
 
 
Gautier
J
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gavin
W E
Pte
5626622
 
Devons
Gee
P B
Pte
6297870
 
Camerons
Geering
T
Pte
 
 
 
Gersel
Rene
L/Cpl
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Gery
M
Pte
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gibbs
R D W
Pte
629787?
 
Buffs
Gibbs
W
 
 
 
 
Gicquel
Georges
L/Cpl
 
CdG
 
Gilchrist
Donald J
Major
90629
 
Camerons
Gilchrist
R
L/Cpl
3195359
 
KOSB
Gillard
F G
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Gillon
Douglas
Pte
14656477
 
KOSB
Gillou
G
Lcpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gilmore
Peter
Pte
 
 
 
Ginsberg
D
Pte
3656209
 
South Lancs Prince of Wales Volunteers
Giudicelli
P
Pte
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Givens
John
Lt Col
 
 
 
Givens
John
Cpl
 
 
Glos Regt
Glass
D C
Major
 
MBE
 
Glover
G V
Pte
 
 
 
Godard
Louis
Lcpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Goff
Samuel Watson
Pte
5111581
 
Warwicks
Goilana
L
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Gooch
Frederick Morris
Pte
6145770
 
East Surreys
Goodwin
G H
Pte
14583749
 
Lys
Goodwin
J
 
 
 
 
Goujon
Leon
Pte
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gouriou
O
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gourong
Maurice Jean Louis
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Grace
G
Pte
 
 
Welch
Graham
G
L/Sgt
4350446
 
E Yorks
Graham
J
 
 
 
 
Grail
A
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Grant
F
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Gray
Hunter
Capt
 
 
 
Greaves
J R
 
 
 
 
Green
N T
Cpl
5342004
 
R Berks
Green
Ronald
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
Greenaway
H
Sgt
5332362
 
R Berks
Gregory
J R
Pte
 
 
 
Grice
J
Cpl
5047781
 
N Staffs
Grieve
John
Cpl
 
 
Glos Regt
Griffin
T
Pte
5730384
 
Dorsets
Griffiths
Jack
 
 
 
 
Grimes
H H
Cpl
 
 
 
Grispin
F
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Grocock
W
Cpl
2619786
 
Grenadier Gds
Groom
James George
Pte
5344268
 
R Berks
Groom
John Arthur
Sgt
 
 
 
Guerry
E L
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Guezennec
F
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Guilcher
Joseph
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Guillou
G H
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Guinebault
Eugene
Lcpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Guinness
T
Pte
 
 
 
Gulvin
Peter James
Pte
6216253
 
Middx
Gunn
E
Pte
 
 
 
Guy
E
Lcpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Guyader
J
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Guyard
A
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Hagen
Thomas V 'Pat'
 
 
 
 
Haig-Thomas
D
Lieut
120492
 
RASC
Haile
Donald
 
 
 
 
Hall
Derek
Cqms
 
 
 
Halliday
J
Sgt / Lt
1426804
 
RA
Halliwell
J
Pte
3599733
 
Borders
Halmshaw
A
Gnr
876901
 
RA
Ham
Frederick J W
Cpl
5186589
 
Gloucs
Hamblin
S A
Rsm
5946962
 
Beds & Herts
Hambling
F T
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Hamilton
Vic G
Cpl
 
 
 
Hamlett
J
Pte
5670232
 
Som Li
Hampton
G
L/Cpl
3861617
 
Loyals
Hampton
H J
L/Bdr
1398036
 
RA
Harcourt
W
Pte
 
 
 
Harper
Alfred Frederick
Pte
 
 
 
Harper
S E
Spr
 
 
 
Harris
G F
L/Cpl
3601406
 
Borders
Harris
J
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Harris
R O U
 
 
 
 
Harrison
D A
Spr
1882227
 
RE
Harrison
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Hartburn
G H
Gnr
 
 
 
Harvey
G C
Rfn
 
 
 
Harvey
William Young 'Bill'
Gnr
837194
 
RA
Haselden
Alfred Consort
Gnr
 
 
RA
Hathaway
H
Rfn
6854343
 
KRRC
Hatton
Raymond
Tpr
 
 
 
Hattu
G
Lt
 
 
 
Hauxwell
H
 
 
 
 
Havilland
E
 
 
 
 
Hawkins
Isaac (John)
L/Cpl
7265317
CdG
A&SH
Hay
J
Gnr
 
 
 
Heasman
Charles Edwin
 
 
 
 
Heath
M R
Cpl
 
 
 
Heaynes
L
Tsm
3965370
 
Welch
Hebblewaite
Reginald John
Tpr
 
 
 
Hecht
Walter
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
Heckman
Edward Percy Henry
L/Cpl
5344513
 
R Berks
Hegarty
William
Rfn
 
 
 
Heggarty
J
Rfn
7010953
 
RUR
Hellyer
Kenneth George
Pte
6296547
 
Buffs
Henderson
Alexander
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
Henderson
N
Dvr
T/175858
 
RASC
Hennings
S J
Capt
 
 
 
Henric
J
L/Sgt
 
 
 
Henry
A
L/Sgt
7264010
 
RAMC
Heppell
Wilfred John Richardson
Capt
 
MID
RE
Heron
R H
Pte
 
 
 
Hervo
R
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Hesketh
G
Pte
2931557
 
Liverpool Scots
Hesketh
J
Pte
 
 
 
Hibbert
J
Pte
3534999
 
Loyals
Hill
D
Pte
14214114
 
Oxs & Bucks Li
Hill
Edward Arthur
Gnr
1440112
 
RA
Hill
J
Sgt
6912639
 
Rifle Bde
Hill
S
Gdsm
2735047
 
Welsh Guards
Hillier
G
Pte
5183279
 
Gloucs
Hillier
T J
Pte
4080555
 
SWB
Hills
Robert Edward
Sgt
 
 
 
Hilton
A T
Sgt
 
 
 
Hilton-Jones
Brian
Lt
 
 
Essex Yeomanry
Hind
L
Bde
 
 
 
Hinde
Albert Leslie
Bde
800268
 
RA
Hinder
A
Pte
 
 
 
Hindmarsh
Wilson
Cpl
 
 
 
Hinton
M
Cpl
2077980
 
RE
Hoare
Bill
 
 
 
 
Hobson
D W
Sgt
2036100
 
RE
Hodgkinson
Francis James
Major
 
 
 
Hodgson
T
Gdsm
2619941
 
Grenadier Gds
Hogarth
 
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
Holland
H
L/Cpl
3776646
 
Kings
Hollingworth
Kenneth Walter
Gnr
2080715
 
R Artillery
Holt
R
Pte
 
 
 
Honeywell
Gerald George
Pte
 
 
 
Hoodless
Donald Samuel
L/Cpl
6478881
 
R Fus
Hook
A J
Cpl
5341260
 
R Berks
Hooper
Owen Gerard
Pte
6297771
 
Buffs
Hooper
R
Cpl
3629007
 
Reme
Hopkins
H L
Pte
397026
 
Welch
Horne
F J
Pte
5118341
MID
S Staffs
Horne
G
L/Sgt
5948229
 
Beds & Herts
Horny
Joseph
Sgt
5899FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Houldsworth
Daniel
Sgt
 
 
 
Hourcourigaray
Joseph Julien
Sgt
3712FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Housby
Stanley J
Gnr
 
 
RA
Howat
G C
Bdr
889681
 
RA
Howe
Albert
Pte
 
 
DLI
Howells
G T
Gdsm
2734873
 
Welsh Guards
Howes
R W
Gnr
 
 
 
Hubert
A
2nd Lieut
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Hudson
Percy
Pte
 
 
 
Hughes
A H
Cpl
2927941
 
S Lancs
Hughes
C J
Sig
5111985
 
R Warwicks
Hughes
Walter James Frederick
Cpl
6027269
 
Essex
Hulot
L
Lt
 
 
 
Humphreys
H
Gdsm
2621891
 
Grenadier Gds
Humphries
A
Cpl
 
 
 
Hunt
F J
Rfn
7019764
 
RUR
Hunter
Hugh
 
 
 
 
Hunter
John
Capt
 
 
 
Hunter-Gray
John Simon
Capt
271536
MC
R Artillery
Hurd
A E
Gdsm
2620946
 
Grenadier Gds
Hurford
G
Pte
 
 
 
Hutchinson
David
Pte
14591854
 
Beds & Herts
Hutchison
Edward Alexander Jackson Clark
Pte
14766685
 
KORR Lancs
Hydes
F
Pte
4983150
 
Sherwood For
Hyland
R D
 
 
 
 

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No 4 Commando Nominal I - O

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No 4 Commando.

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

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SURNAME
FORENAME
RANK
S/N
AWARD
REGIMENT
Ibbotson
J
Pte
4337783
 
E Yorks
Inverson
G H
Gnr
 
 
 
Ironside
J
Gnr
865186
 
RA
Irvine
J
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Irving
A
 
 
 
 
Irving
M A
Cpl
4205846
 
 
Irwin
L T
Gnr
 
 
 
Isherwood
P
 
 
 
 
Ives
Albert Frank
Pte
6014683
 
QRRWS
Iveson
G H
Gnr
1398027
 
RA
Jackson
A J
L/Sgt
1871992
 
RE
Jackson
Ernest Stanley
Lcpl
 
 
 
Jackson
J
L/Cpl
5111228
 
R Warwicks
Jackson
 
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
Jacobs
Charlie S
Pte
 
 
 
James
Raymond
Pte
 
 
 
James
William Thomas Brinley
Lt
186188
 
Welch Regt
Jansen
N C N
 
 
 
 
Jenkins
C
Pte
6139264
 
E Surreys
Jennery
W R
Major
 
 
 
Jennings
Harold Charles Henry
Pte
6213673
 
Middlesex
Jensen
A
Pte
 
 
 
Jenson
J
L/Cpl
6298915
 
Buffs
Johnan
W
Pte
7891421
 
R T R
Johns
C J
Sgt
5382712
 
Oxs & Bucks Li
Johnson
F C
L/Bdr
915014
 
RA
Johnson
J
L/Cpl
5110959
 
R Warwicks
Johnson
Leonard Alfred George
Pte
 
 
 
Johnson
W A (BILL)
Pte
7891421
 
Green Howards
Jones
B
Gnr
886428
 
RA
Jones
E P H
Pte
 
 
 
Jones
E T
Pte
 
 
 
Jones
Frederick Edward
 
 
 
 
Jones
G
Pte
3974496
 
Welch
Jones
G
Fus
14775286
 
RWF
Jones
George E
L/Cpl
79055832
 
RTR
Jones
Gwyn
Pte
 
 
 
Jones
John James
Pte
 
 
 
Jones
Lewis John
Pte
 
 
 
Jones
P
Fus
 
 
 
Jones
Raymond
Pte
 
 
 
Jones
T
Pte
825886
 
RA
Jones
William Arnold T
Tsm
2734757
 
Welsh Gds
Jordan
E A
Sgt
 
 
 
Jovenin
Raymonde Albert
Lsgt
1164FN 43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Joy
J
Rqms
2654286
 
Cold Gds
Joyce
Harry E
 
 
 
 
Jung
A
Lcpl
 
 
 
Kane
H
Pte
5387472
 
Oxs & Bucks Li
Karr
 
Capt
 
 
 
Kavanagh
J
 
 
 
 
Keale
W
Pte
5731783
 
Dorsets
Kealy
Terrence J
Rfn
 
 
 
Keeley
J
Pte
6854309
 
KRRC
Keenan
James
L/Cpl
7012717
 
RUR
Keene
J
Pte
3662346
 
S Lancs
Keighley
J
Pte
4694937
 
KOYLI
Keil
W
Pte
3531783
 
Dorsets
Kelly
C A
Rev
 
 
 
Kelly
H
Fus
3131512
 
RSF
Kelly
J
Pte
 
 
 
Kelsall
W
Spr
18823819
 
RE
Kendall
G M
Pte
3968414
 
R Warwicks
Kendrick
P G
Pte
5336379
 
R Berks
Kennedy
A
Tpr
 
 
 
Kennedy
I A
P1
 
 
 
Kennedy
J E
Csm
5781656
 
Norfolks
Kennedy
M C S
Capt
 
 
RAMC
Kennedy
S
Sgt
 
 
 
Kennedy
Thomas John
Pte
2576841
 
R Signals
Kennet
K K
Spr
20733019
 
RE
Kenny
T J
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Kerboas
F R
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Kermarec
Jean Joseph
Cpl
427FN42
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Kerr
R
Pte
3864762
 
Loyals
Kieffer
Phillipe
Comdt
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Kinet
Henry
Sgt
 
 
 
King
G
Gdsm
2620144
 
Grenadier Guards
King
Peter Frederick
Sgt / Lt
328163 and 7536394
MC
Duke of Cornwall LI
Kinger
A
Sgt
 
 
 
Kinsella
T
Pte
377402
 
ACC
Kirby
L H
Pte
 
 
 
Kirby
William
Pte
 
 
 
Kither
D A
 
 
 
 
Klopfenstein
Frederick William
Tsm
4810FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Knapp
G W
Pte
5392437
 
Oxs & Bucks Li
Knapton
Richard Albert  'Dick'
 
 
 
later WO1 at 1SSD
Knight
A
Pte
 
 
 
Knight
John Henry
Pte
6216169
 
Durham Li
Knight
L C
Pte
6?51136
 
Royal West Kents
Knowles
Cyril
Sgt
 
 
 
Knowles
Frederick
 
21015547
 
DLI
Knowles
M
Pte
6297700
 
Buffs
Koons
F M
Cpl
 
MM
USA
La Niece
Rolland
Cpl
 
 
 
Labas
Pierre Marcel
Lcpl
458FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Lachevre
G
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Laffont
Jean Henri
Cpl
10448FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Lahouze
Marcel Jean
Cpl
427FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Laing
David
Sgt
2765791
 
Black Watch
Laird
G E
Pte
 
 
 
Lambert
Peter L
 
 
 
 
Lambey
D
Pte
6353222
 
Royal West Kents
Lambley
Dennis A
Pte
6353222
 
Royal West Kents
Lament
 
Bdr
 
 
R Artillery
Laming
F A
Pte
897518
 
Gordons
Lane
E
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Lane
F
Pte
3966368
 
Welch
Lane
J E
L/Cpl
3604647
 
Borders
Lane
R G
Pte
 
 
 
Langlands
Geoffrey D
Tsm (MAJOR)
5675016
 
Som Li
Lansley
A Frank
Pte
3968864
 
R Warwicks
Lanternier
Louis
Sgt
1578FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Laot
Guy Jean Andre
Lcpl
10899FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Lardennois
A
Lt
 
 
 
Larment
H F
L/Bdr
884501
 
RA
Latham
L J
 
 
 
 
Laurent
A
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Laux
Pierre
Pte
629771
 
Devons
Laventure
Joseph Mathurin
Sgt
10533FN41
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Lavezzi
Michel Marcel
Tsm
10808FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Lawson
A R
 
 
 
 
Le Bris
Joseph
Cpl
1017CAS44
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Le Butt
P
Capt
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Le Floch
Maurice Frederic
Lcpl
10899FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Le Goff
Jean
Cpl
214FN42
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Le Grand
Maxime Georges
Lcpl
756FN42
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Le Maitre
W
Pte
5494647
 
R Hampsire
Le Morvan
Raymond Georges
Lcpl
762FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Le Naqur
Joseph Vincent Corentin
Lsgt
10502FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Le Reste
Pierre Charles Alphonse
Lcpl
10435FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Le Rigoleur
A
 
 
 
 
Leach
C
Pte
4546257
 
W Yorks
Lear
H
Pte
 
 
 
Leash
Jimmy
Spr
 
 
R Engineers
Leatherland
Arthur
Cfn
842953
 
REME
Lebas
M
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Lechaponnier
Henri
Cpl
501FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Leer
H G
Sgt
 
 
 
Legard
C P D (PERCY)
Lt Col
 
 
 
Lemoigne
Jean
Cpl
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Lenney
H
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Leonard
G
Pte
 
 
 
Leostic
Roger
Lcpl
442FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Lessons
George Sutherland
Cpl
 
 
 
Lessons
Vic A
 
 
 
 
Lester
A D
Pte
 
 
 
Letang
J
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Lewington
L J (JACK)
Gnr
14241851
 
RA
Lewis
Edward James (Ted)
Csm
3970069
 
Welch Regt
Lewis
Tony
Lt
 
 
Dorset Regt
Leyland
Alexander (ALEX)
Pte
 
 
 
Lieutaud
J P
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Lilley
John Henry
 
 
 
 
Lilley
L J
Cpl
6291391
 
Buffs
Lillico
J R
Csm
2073383
 
RE
Lindh
A
Pte
4913805
 
S Staffs
Lindley
H
Sgt
4345289
 
E Yorks
Linham
J S
 
 
 
 
Lion
R
Capt
 
 
RAMC
Lister
Dudley S
Lt Col
 
 
 
Little
 
Pte
 
 
 
Littlejohn
Ross Robertson
Lt
 
MC
 
Livesey
J
Tpr
 
 
 
Livings
R E
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Lloyd
A John
Pte
 
 
 
Lloyd
C L
L/Cpl
2733639
 
Welsh Guards
Lloyd
Frank
L/Sgt
2621383
 
Grenadier Guards
Lockett
J G
Major
 
DSO, MC
 
Lockhart
S
Pte
4390805
 
Green Howards
Logan
Frank Allan
L/Cpl, Capt
233094
MiD
R Warwicks, RE
Logeais
M
Sgt
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Long
E
L/Cpl
5730322
 
Dorsets
Long
F R
Pte
3606758
 
Borders
Longley
A G
Capt
 
 
 
Lonsdale
W
Pte
S/227631
 
RASC
Lossec
R
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Lovat
Simon Christopher Joseph Fraser
Brig. Lord
44718
DSO, MC
Lovat Scouts
Loveland
W
Cpl
6139807
 
E Surreys
Loveys
Ronald John
Gdm
 
 
 
Lowry
S
Gnr
 
 
 
Luff
C
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Lund
J
Gnr
927871
 
RA
Lye
G
Pte
7958370
 
Middlesex
Lynn
Gerry F
Pte
2572639
 
Kings
Lysons
R W
 
 
 
 
MacAulay
Alexander
Gnr
2929634
 
RA
Macclure
James
 
 
 
 
Maccormack
J /W
Bdr
828757
 
RA
Maccreary
Thomas Harold
Gnr
 
 
RA
Macdonald
John Alexander
Lieut
151548
 
RAC
Macdougall
Murdoch (BIG Mac)
Lt
 
 
Int Corp
Macey
D
Cpl
2092674
 
RE
Macfarlane
J
Spr
1896361
 
RE
Mackenzie
Alistair Campbell
Lt
90787
 
A & SH
Mackenzie
R
 
 
 
 
Mackintosh
R
Gnr
797743
 
RA
Madden
F
Pte
3782112
 
Kings
Madec
M
S/M
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Madin
S
Pte
 
 
 
Madra
P
Gdsm
14241680
 
Scots Guards
Madrias
Roger
Lcpl
10165FN41
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Maggi
Felix
 
 
 
 
Mahan
R M (BOB)
Fus
14241712
 
Northumberland Fusiliers
Mahoney
J
Gnr
3961684
 
RA
Maitre
W D
 
 
 
 
Major
F
 
 
 
 
Maler
A
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Mallows
T
 
 
 
 
Manby
Fred
Gdm
 
 
 
Manley
F
 
 
 
 
Mann
Richard
L/Cpl
5344652
MM
R Berks
Manntripp
E J
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Marchant
J
Gdsm
2614151
 
Grenadier Guards
Marler
Robert W G
Pte
 
 
 
Marley
L B
Lieut
 
 
RA
Marron
A
L/Cpl
14241713
 
RAC
Marsden
E J
 
 
 
 
Marshall
Edgar Gerald
Cpl
2621497
 
Grenadier Gds
Marshall
R
Gdsm
26199554
 
Grenadier Guards
Martin
Donald H
Sgt
14241638
 
R Norfolks
Martin
G
Pte
360030
 
Borders
Martin
Ronald W
Pte
 
 
 
Martyn
L S
Pte
5435059
 
Duke of Cornwall LI
Maskell
Frederick George
Cpl
5779774
 
R Norfolk Regt
Maskell
S
Cpl
 
 
 
Mason
Thomas J
Pte
 
 
 
Massey
F
Tpr
4747279
 
RAC
Massin
Roger Emile Marie
Lcpl
483FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Masson
J
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Masson
Y
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Masters
S
 
 
 
 
Mather
B
Pte
4350439
 
E Yorks
Mather
E G
L/Sgt
14241681
 
Black Watch
Matusavage
Albert
Pte
 
 
 
Maule
Stanley
Cpl
2075115
 
RE
Maund
F
Gnr
10503256
 
RA
Maxwell
Roy 'Maxie'
 
 
 
 
May
W J
Pte
5111136
 
R Warwicks
Maybury
John
Cpl
2621526
 
Grenadier Guards
Maybury
R
Pte
5111136
 
 
Maynard
J
Rfn
 
 
 
Mazeas
Jean Louis Alain
Capt
5746 FN 40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
McArthur
John Tod
 
 
 
A & SH
McBeth
 
L/Cpl
 
 
 
McCall
J
Pte
 
 
 
McCallum
J J
Fus
 
 
 
McCann
Peter
 
 
 
 
McCarthney
William
Pte
 
 
 
McCarthy
C
Bdr
851243
 
Ra
McCarthy
Noni Leonard
Spr
 
 
R Engineers
McCarthy
P F
L/Sgt
3775704
MM
Kings
McCartney
J
Gnr
9426250
 
Ra
McColl
J
Pte
 
 
 
McConville
Maurice J
Cpl
 
 
 
McCormack
Daniel James
Bdr
 
 
 
McCormack
W
Bdr
 
 
 
McCreary
T H
 
 
 
 
McCubbin
D S
L/Sgt
14241679
 
Cambs
Mccullan
J J
Fus
 
 
 
McDermott
Joseph
Cpl
3310783
 
H L I
McDonic
G
L/Cpl
4390628
 
Green Howards
McDonough
T
Gnr
2198211
MM
RA
McDougall
D
Pte
3193076
 
KOSB
McDougall
Murdoch C 'Mac'
Capt
 
 
 
McDougall
T
Pte
 
 
 
McGann
Stanley
Pte
3653925
 
S Lancs
McGlory
J
Pte
3778700
 
Kings
McGowan
J
Fus
 
 
 
McGuinness
T
L/Cpl
 
 
 
McIver
J
Pte
 
 
 
McKay
D B
Lieut
199623
 
RE
McKenzie
A
Lt
 
 
 
McKenzie
E G
Pte
 
 
 
McLachlan
 
Pte
 
 
 
McLaren
T
Rfn
7012034
 
RUR
McLean
J
Pte
7516695
 
RAMC
McLoughlin
W J
Cpl
5341993
 
R Berks
McMahon
Thomas J
Bdr
 
 
R Artillery
McNamara
P
Bdr
 
 
 
McNiven
H
Pte
1472548
 
Black Watch
McVeigh
Patrick 'Paddy'
Lsgt
3853876
DCM
Loyals
McVey
Wiliam John
Lcpl
 
 
 
McWhirter
T
Pte
2761900
 
Black Watch
Meddings
S W
 
 
 
 
Meek
Angus
Cpl
 
 
 
Mellis
James
Pte
2693943
MiD
Lovat Scouts
Mellish
Douglas
Fus
 
 
 
Mellor
J B
 
 
 
 
Mellor
Vivian Roy
Pte
 
 
 
Mellows
Charles Henry
Sgt
 
 
 
Menday
Ronald Phillip
Lt Col
 
CdG
 
Mercer
C E
Sgt
1868880
 
RE
Mercer
Duncan Thompson
L/Cpl
3773037
 
Kings Liverpool
Mercer-Wilson
Peter Maziere
Lt
118467
 
R Artillery
Mercier
G
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Meredith
William Gordon
Pte
14403218
 
Welch
Merricks
R
Pte
2886782
 
Gordons
Messanot
Georges Andre Victor
Sgt
10410FN42
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Metcalfe
A
Pte
1772???
 
Kings
Meudal
Yves
Lcpl
287FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Michaud
R
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Middleton
F L
L/Sgt
7902963
 
RAC
Milburn
R
Pte
 
 
 
Miles
J K
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Millard
R
Spr
2028735
 
RE
Millen
William (BILL)
Piper
 
 
 
Miller
A C
Pte
 
 
 
Mills
Alexander
L/Cpl
3777204
 
S Lancs
Mills-Roberts
Derek
Brig
69334
CBE, DSO, MC
Irish Guards
Minchell
C S
Lieut
320059
 
 
Moakes
Sidney Henry P
Pte
 
 
 
Moal
Jean Francois
Lsgt
14511FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Moguerou
Robert
Pte
1165FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Moloughney
J
Gdsm
2721240
 
Irish Guards
Monceau
John
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Monceaux
Jean
Lcpl
168 R 39
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Montean
Jean Robert
Lcpl
757FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Montgomerie
Robert Kerr
Capt
115439
 
RE
Montgomerie
Thomas
Capt
62629
 
Black Watch/doas SBS attached L Det SAS
Moore
Francis George
Tsm
 
 
 
Moore
H A
Pte
6297675
 
Buffs
Moore
J O
Gdsm
2661694
 
Coldstream Guards
Moores
G T
Pte
 
 
 
Moppett
R L
Sgt
5338353
 
R Berks
More
W
Pte
288172
 
Gordons
Morgan
H
Pte
 
 
 
Morgan
W
 
 
 
 
Morris
Alex
Gnr
7676500
 
RA
Morris
Fred J
 
 
 
 
Morris
Leonard C H
Cpl
 
 
 
Morris
W
RSM/WO1
7878047
MC, MiD
RAC/RTR
Morris
Alexander
Fus
 
 
Lancs Fusiliers
Morrison
G E
 
 
 
 
Moss
John
L/Cpl
3850897
 
Loyals
Muir
T
Pte
 
 
 
Muirhead
J H
Sgt
3190171
 
Reconnaissance Regt
Mullaniff
J
Cpl
3771020
 
RAC
Mullard
S J
Sgt
 
MM
 
Mullen
Brian Joseph
L/Cpl
2075499
 
RE
Mullen
Sidney John
Sgt
 
 
QOCH
Munden
A
Pte
7632498
 
RAOC
Munns
Leonard Cyril
L/Cpl
14241771
 
Leicestershire
Murphy
F
Rfn
7019806
 
RUR
Murray
John Mccrone
 
 
 
 
Myer
M L
Pte
295834
 
KOSB
Myers
M
Pte
3195874
 
KOSB
Mynheer
Frederick Robert Charles
L/Cpl
14241865
 
Buffs
Nabbs
W
 
 
 
 
Nankivell
J
Cpl
5123514
 
R Warwicks
Nassau De Warigny
Henry
Sgt
433FN42
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Navrault
 
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Neill
W E
Pte
 
 
 
Nelson
 
Pte
 
 
 
Neven
Jean
L/Cpl
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Newton
T
Pte
3968518
 
Warwicks
Nicholson
Angus
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Nicolopoulos
M A
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Niel
M
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Norris
A
Gnr
805120
 
RA
Notman
John
Pte
3189059
 
KOSB
Oakes
William Henry
Lcpl
 
 
 
O'Brien
A
Pte
 
 
 
O'Connor
J G
Pte
 
 
 
O'Donnell
R
Pte
3319042
 
HLI
O'Grady
F A E
Bdr
 
 
 
O'Hara
Harvey
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Ohliger
Richard
Pte
1152FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
O'Kelly
P
Gdsm
2723154
 
Irish Guards
Olchin
 
 
 
 
 
Old
G
Pte
3769345
 
Kings
Oliver
Arthur Edward
Sgt
 
 
 
Oliver
Frederick Arthur John
Pte
6344890
 
Duke of Wellington West Riding
Oliver
Roland
LCpl
 
 
Dorsets
Ollivier (GUIVARCH)
Jean
Pte
1151FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Olls
L
Pte
?393616
 
Oxs & Bucks Li
O'Neil
John
Pte
1651089
 
Sherwood Forresters
Ong
Robert William
Pte
5835286
 
Suffolks
Orchin
Stanley F
L/Cpl
6145620
 
E Surreys
O'Rourke
M
Rfn
7019817
 
RUR
Orr
J
Gdsm
2718837
 
Irish Guards
Osborn
C C
L/Cpl
 
 
 
O'Shea
J N
Gnr
 
 
 
Ostick
E
Pte
 
 
 
Ovenden
Roderick Joseph
L/Cpl
14241749
 
KRRC
Overbury
T
Pte
5111978
 
R Warwicks
Owen
K
Pte
5388308
 
Oxs & Bucks Li

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No 4 Commando Nominal P - Z

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No 4 Commando.

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

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SURNAME
FORENAME
RANK
S/N
AWARD
REGIMENT
Paget
E A
L/Sgt
5342934
 
R Berks
Paillet
Georges
Lsgt
10655FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Palfrey
 
 
 
 
 
Palmer
C
 
 
 
 
Palmer
D C J
Gnr
 
 
 
Palmer
I
 
 
 
 
Palmer
Reginald
Sgt
 
 
 
Palmer
Victor James
Pte
5733943
 
Dorsets
Paltridge
G
 
 
 
 
Pardoe
D
Pte
7597121
 
S Staffs
Parfitt
G S
Lt
 
 
 
Park
John
Sgt
3709917
 
RAOC
Parker
A W
Pte
4626162
 
Glosters
Parker
K
Cpl
5883080
 
Northants
Parker
W E 'Bill'
 
 
 
 
Parkyn
Leslie Stephen
 
5511332
 
Hampshires
Parr
Malcolm J H
Sgt
 
 
R.Artillery
Parrett
K
Pte
 
 
 
Pasquale
Jim
Pte
7262386
 
RAMC
Pasquale
Joseph 'Joe'
L/Cpl
7359503
 
RAMC
Patey
F S
Cpl
5618281
 
Devons
Patmore
William
Pte
6352136
 
QORWK
Paton
J
 
 
 
 
Patterson
D
Pte
3968449
 
Welch
Patterson
J H
Capt (MO)
 
 
RAMC
Paul
W
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Payne
D C
 
 
 
 
Payne
W J
Bdr
843165
 
RA
Peck
E R
 
 
 
 
Pennington
Harold Hammond
Capt
130871
 
Herts
Perry
J
 
 
 
 
Peters
J Felix
Pte
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Pettiward
Roger Gamelyn
Capt
120922
 
Beds & Herts
Phillips
D F J
Pte
3201871
 
10th Hussars
Phillips
Larry A
 
 
 
 
Phillot
L
 
 
 
 
Phillott
Albert William Kenneth (Ken)
Cpl
 
 
Glosters
Philp
J S
 
 
 
 
Philpott
P
Pte
?510849
 
Hampshires
Philpott
P V
Cpl
 
 
 
Piauge
Yvon Robert Camille Marcel
Lcpl
5442FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Picoux
Guy
Lcpl
5850FN41
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Pierpont
J
Pte
 
 
 
Piggot
G
Pte
47667??
 
 
Pike
Herbert James 'Spike'
Sgt(later Maj in Glos)
1427522 and 339906
 
RA, Glosters
Pinelli
Jean
Lt
994FN40
 
Ff
Pinnington
G
Gnr
818577
 
Ra
Piper
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Piriou
J
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Pitman
L J
Pte
 
 
 
Plomer
M W F
Sgt
 
 
 
Plumpton
T
Gnr
 
 
 
Poole
J H
 
 
 
 
Porteous
Patrick A 'Pat'
Col
730333
VC
RA
Portman
Irvine 'Bill'
Tsm
1870112
MM
RE
Powell
J
Gdsm
2617353
 
Grenadier Guards
Powell
 
L/Sgt
 
 
 
Power
John
 
 
 
 
Pratchett
William Arthur
Cpl
 
 
 
Preece
F
 
 
 
 
Prendergast
A
Pte
 
 
 
Prescott
Frederick
Pte
 
 
 
Presho
Howarth 'Bob'
Pte
 
 
 
Prevost
P
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Price
J
Gnr
947113
 
RA
Price
John Edgar Dudley (Jed)
Pte
5110316
 
R Warwicks
Price
Reginald Percy
Gnr
 
 
 
Proctor
Thomas
Pte
 
 
 
Prosser
G
Dvr
 
 
RAMC
Prosser
Glyn V
L/Cpl
1429850
 
Welch
Proud
R W
Pte
 
 
 
Provost
E
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Pryde
D N
Sgt
 
 
 
Puddy
Thomas Ivor Glyndwr
Pte
 
 
 
Pugh
P G B
Col
 
 
 
Puker
R F
Pte
4626162
 
 
Pye
H
 
 
 
 
Quentric
Yves
Lcpl
213FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Quere
Pierre
Cpl
38 FN42
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Quinlan
F
Gnr
791299
 
RA
Rabouhans
 
 
 
 
 
Radford
R
Sgt
5728246
 
Dorsets
Raffill
J C
Pte
 
 
 
Rasmussen
Jack Whitmore
Cpl
 
 
 
Redman
F J
Pte
5345368
 
R Berks
Reekie
Philip Gray
 
 
 
 
Rees
G
Pte
 
 
 
Renault
Emile
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Rewcastle
Denny E
Capt
 
 
 
Rhodes
C M 'Dusty'
Cpl
 
 
 
Richards
D
Major
 
 
 
Richards
D
Cpl
 
 
 
Richards
Norman Harold Percival
L/Cpl
3970880
 
Welch
Richards
Paul
Lcpl
 
 
 
Richards
T
Pte
4469318
 
Durham Li
Richardson
Sydney
Lieut
302230
 
RE
Richemont
H
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Richen
Pierre
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Ridland
Ian Robert Manson
Pte
3059929
 
Royal Scots
Rigby
H
Pte
3448902
 
Manchester
Ringer
Edward George
Lcpl
 
 
 
Riveau
M
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Roberts
Richard
Fus
3065239
 
Royal Scots Fus
Robertson
T
Tpr
2069993
 
RAC
Robertson
T
L/Bdr
886610
 
RA
Robinson
A
Major
 
 
 
Robinson
A
Pte
14390745
 
Leicestershire
Robinson
G
L/Sgt
7902900
 
RAC
Rodgers
Joseph
Pte
 
 
 
Rogan
J T
Gnr
877313
 
RA
Rogers
G
Pte
7663153
 
Warwicks
Rogers
W
L/Sgt
7013052
 
RUR
Rolands
Norman L 'Jack'
Lcpl
 
 
 
Rollin
Paul
L/Cpl
 
C DE G
10 (IA) Cdo
Rooke
S J
Rqms
7903654
 
RAC
Rose
Frederick Joseph
Sgt
 
 
 
Rosenthall
W
Gnr
 
 
 
Rossey
 
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Rousseau
Jean
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Routledge
George A
Capt
 
 
 
Roux
R
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Rouxel
M
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Rowe
Owen C
 
 
 
 
Rowse
William Edward 'Mike'
Tsm
 
 
 
Royle
David James 'Jimmy'
Lcpl
 
 
 
Rudd
R
Pte
3600232
 
Borders
Ruppe
Yvan
Cpl
 
CdG
 
Rushton
E G
Cpl
 
 
 
Rushworth
E
 
 
 
 
Ruskin
L J
Pte
11000189
 
RA
Russell
D A G
Capt
 
 
N Staffs
Rutherford
D S
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Ryan
F J
Gnr
1509732
 
RA
Ryder
Sam P
Pte
4546106
 
W Yorks
Sadler
William Jack
Pte
14416797
 
Glosters
Saerens
Robert
Sgt
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Salisbury
R V
L/Cpl
5781409
 
 
Salmon
G
 
 
 
 
Salsbury
L E T
Pte
5784016
 
Norfolks
Sayler
W
Pte
5681238
 
 
Scanlon
G
Sgt
7386392
 
RAMC
Scherer
Georges
Csm
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Scot
L
Pte
14996797
 
Buffs
Scott
J
Pte
3778676
 
Kings
Scott
L L J
 
 
 
 
Scott
M
 
 
 
 
Scott
 
Fus
 
 
 
Scrivener
R
Fus
 
 
 
Scrivens
W R
Cpl
 
 
 
Seal
 
L/Cpl
6850526
 
 
Secondi
J
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Sellars
W H
Tsm
6142679
 
E Surreys
Senee
J P
Lt
 
 
 
Serra
M
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Shailes
L
Bdr
8556933
 
RA
Sharpe
Thomas Cyril (known as Cyril)
Pte
 
 
& 1 Cdo Bde
Sharples
R
Sqms
S/110033
 
RASC
Shaw
A
Pte
 
 
 
Shaw
F
Gnr
1794779
 
RA
Shaw
G R
Lieut
 
 
 
Shearing
A E
Cpl
7903648
 
Kings
Shuker
D
Pte
 
 
 
Sibley
James Sydney
Tpr
 
 
 
Sievewright
John
Pte
2826283
 
Seaforths
Simmons
C W
Gnr
 
 
 
Simon
J
Cpl
 
 
 
Simpson
 
 
 
 
 
Simtome
H
 
 
 
 
Skerry
John C
L/Cpl
6144649
MiD
E Surreys
Skingley
Sidney
Pte
6103113
 
QRR
Skinner
B
L/Cpl
5672383
 
R Berks
Slack
E
Fus
 
 
 
Smallman
Sydney
Pte
 
 
 
Smith
A
Pte
15921?2
 
 
Smith
Anthony D.C. 'Tony'
Capt
130201
 
Int Corps
Smith
Anthony H 'Tony'
Pte
 
 
 
Smith
Edward
L/Cpl
T/99352
 
RASC
Smith
Fred
Gnr
1108398
 
RA
Smith
Stan R
Gdsm
2616557
 
Grenadier Guards
Smith
V F
 
 
 
 
Smithson
Milton
 
 
 
 
Sneade
F
Pte
3778582
 
Kings
Snook
Peter
 
 
 
 
Snowdon
H
 
 
 
 
Somers
J
Pte
3188233
 
KOSB
Spary
V G W
Pte
 
 
 
Spearman
William James
Cpl
2616669
 
Grenadier Guards
Spelman
J
Cpl
6283818
 
Buffs
Spicer
J K
Pte
 
 
 
Stanley
R L
Pte
 
 
 
Stansall
T
Dvr
1892193
 
RE
Stempson
Kenneth D
Sgt
 
 
USA
Stephens
Charles John
Pte
 
 
 
Stephenson
Gordon
Lsgt
 
 
 
Stewart
Alan Deske
Pte
 
 
 
Stoakes
Kenneth
 
 
 
 
Stockdale
W R
Tsm
6910706
DCM
Rifle Bde
Stoddart
John
Pte
3046681
 
R Berks
Stonestreet
 
Pte
 
 
 
Stout
Kenneth Andrew
Pte
5735308
 
Dorserts
Stratford
T
 
 
 
 
Strina
R
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Stubbs
E
 
 
 
 
Style
D C W
Capt
71766
MC
Lancs Fus
Sullivan
J
Cpl
3530301
 
Manchester
Sullivan
Norman T
Lcpl
 
 
 
Sutherland
F
Sgt
 
 
 
Sutherland
J
Pte
 
 
 
Sutton
George Henry
Pte
4347101
 
E Yorks
Sutton
W A
Pte
 
 
 
Swailes
Gerry
Pte
6291136
 
Buffs
Swainsbury
R
Gnr
 
 
 
Swindells
O
Pte
 
 
 
Swinson
Stanley
L/Cpl
4038517
 
KSLI
Symonds
H J
Capt
 
 
 
Szima
Alec J
Sgt
 
 
USA
Tanniou
P
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Tarbox
Roy E
Pte
 
 
 
Tate
L
Pte
4453378
 
Durham LI
Tawil
J
Rqms
S/141185
 
RACS
Taylor
Ernest
 
 
 
 
Taylor
Howard
Sgt
 
 
 
Taylor
John
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Taylor
Thomas Christie
Gnr
815495
 
RA
Taylor
W
Gnr
 
 
 
Taylor (TUCHMANN)
Bernard
Pte
 
 
 
Teasdale
Henry Eirvin
Fus
 
 
 
Teasdale
L
Pte
 
 
 
Terris
P
 
 
 
 
Tett
L F
 
 
 
 
Thackray
L
Pte
3314264
 
HLI
Thomas
A
Pte
5570687
 
Wilts
Thomas
David Haig
Lt
 
 
 
Thomas
N
Pte
 
 
 
Thompson
J
Tpr
7903221
 
RAC
Thompson
Sidney Andrew
Sgt
 
 
 
Thompson
William
Lbdr
 
 
R Artillery
Thorburn
Alastair Murray
Capt (later Col. KOSB)
108169
MiD Korea
KOSB
Thube
M
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Thursby
O A
Pte
 
 
 
Tilley
F E
 
 
 
 
Tilley
T
Pte
 
 
 
Tilly
S V
Pte
6297957
 
Buffs
Titchener
A
Pte
5885594
 
Northants
Tombs
P G
Gdsm
2615853
 
Grenadier Guards
Tompkinson
W
Pte
 
 
 
Toon
Clarence Henry
 
?58988
 
RA
Tout
Robert
 
 
 
 
Travers
Oliver Plunkett
Pte
14423739
 
Berks
Trepol
Charles
Capt
 
 
 
Trewhela
W
Pte
 
 
 
Trigg
F
Pte
6399046
 
R Sussex
Troyard
Eugene Marie Ange
Lcpl
5492FN41
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Tucker
George Arthur
Sig
2586214
 
RAC
Tudor
J
L/Sgt
 
 
 
Turner
Charles
Fus
 
 
 
Tyreman
George V
Pte
14341777
 
Lincolns
Tyson
C C
Tpr
 
 
 
Tyson
Robert
Pte
3195138
 
KOSB
Udy
R P
Pte
 
 
 
Ure
 
Pte
 
 
 
Vance
J
Cpl
7010980
 
RUR
Vatcher-Dow
Donald Charles
Pte
4429788
 
Hamps
Vaughan
Arthur Leslie
Mne
PLX/106642
CdG
47 RM Cdo
Veasey
Arthur Francis Sherrard
Capt
149347
 
Worcesters
Venant
P
Cpl
 
 
 
Venn
W
Fus
 
 
 
Vestey
J
Pte
5343090
 
Worcesters
Vickers
Denys
 
 
 
 
Vickers
G
L/Cpl
1891290
 
RE
Vickery
Edward
 
 
 
 
Vinat
Pierre
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Vincent
Adrien Pierre Michel
Lcpl
239FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Vincent
W J
Pte
 
 
 
Vourch
Francis Joseph Marie
Lt
5608FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Vourch
Guy
Capt
52822
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Vowles
G
Cpl
180262
 
RASC
Waddington
C
Pte
6291393
 
Buffs
Waddington
L
Sig
2583398
 
R Cs
Wale
R
 
 
 
 
Walker
Alfred John
L/Sgt
3657617
 
S Lancs
Walker
H
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Walker
R J
Capt
122040
 
RAMC
Walker
W J
Pte
 
 
 
Wall
D
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Wall
F
Bdr
889072
 
RA
Wall
Jack
Tpr
7904237
 
RAC
Wallace
J
Cpl
8835093
 
Suffolks
Wallace
William Nicoll
Sgt
 
 
 
Wallen
Henri
Lcpl
6958 T 42
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Wallis
A
Pte
 
 
 
Wallis
W F
Rfn
7014930
 
RUR
Walsh
J W
L/Cpl
4346253
 
E Yorks
Walters
F J
L/Bdr
873129
 
RA
Walters
John Robert
Gdsm
2620747
 
Grenadier Guards
Warburton
John H
Pte
 
 
 
Ward
Arthur William
L/Cpl
14241809
 
S Staffs
Ward
J
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Ward
J R
Gnr
985958
 
RA
Wargnier
Robert
Lcpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Watkins
A
Rqms
5946788
 
Beds & Herts
Watkins
Herbert
 
 
 
 
Watkins
S
Sgt
 
 
 
Watters
Joseph
Rfn
7012390
 
RUR
Webb
Doug H
Pte
5336587
 
R Berks
Webb
F A E
 
 
 
 
Webb
Gordon Geoffrey Henry
Major
 
MC*,CdG MiD
RA
Webster
A
Sgt
1053008
 
RA
Webster
L G
Gdsm
2619850
 
Grenadier Guards
Weir
J
Cpl
2984758
 
Durham LI
Wellesley Colley
Phillip Anthony
Lieut
72223
 
RA
Wells
J G
Gnr
 
 
 
Wells
Patrick Anthony
Pte
5958490
 
Beds & Herts
West
J
Pte
7264653
 
RAMC
Westgate
W
Bdr
791898
 
RA
Wharf
J Y
Tsm
3387224
 
E Lancs
Whatley
John
L/Cpl
5387562
 
Oxs & Bucks Li
Whenham
H F V
Capt
 
 
 
Whitaker
J
Gdsm
 
 
 
White
J (CHALKIE)
 
 
 
 
White
J E
 
 
 
 
White
M
Pte
5831129
 
Suffolks
White
R S
L/Sgt
876893
 
RA
Whitling
C W
Cpl
 
 
R Berks
Whittaker
Jack
Gdsm
2620598
 
Grenadier Guards
Whyton
E
Pte
6145717
 
E Surreys
Wigens
C
Gnr
 
 
 
Wilcox
R E
Pte
5886769
 
Northants
Wilks
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Willenich
P
Capt
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
William
Thomas
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
William
William John James
Tpr
 
 
 
Williams
C
Tsm
60097739
 
Essexs
Williams
C
Sgt
7011648
 
RUR
Williams
S
Lieut
 
 
 
Williamson
Thomas Edwin
Capt
113188
 
RA
Wilson
J A W
L/Bdr
848452
 
RA
Wilson
O
Capt
172370
 
Yorks & Lancs
Wilson
Peter Maziere Mercer
Lt
118467
 
RA
Wilson
W L
Sgt
4860042
 
 
Wintle
A E W
Sgt
5873915
 
Som Li
Wood
P A T
Capt
345308
 
RAMC
Wood
T F
Fus
14700663
 
Lancs Fus
Wood
 
Pte
 
 
 
Woodcock
William (TIMBER)
Rsm
 
 
S Staffordshire
Woodward
L
Cpl
7903178
 
RAC
Woodyer
K
L/Cpl
5388317
 
Ox & Bucks Li
Woolford
 
Pte
 
 
 
Wright
Alan Cecil
 
 
 
 
Wright
K G
Major
 
 
 
Yates
Len
Pte
???983
 
 
Yaxley
R W
 
 
 
 
Yeomans
F
Spr
14437681
 
RE
Young
L C
Capt
 
 
Beds & Herts
Youngman
Ronald Herbert
Pte
6215857
 
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4 Commando Operations

These are the main operations that No 4 Commando took part in, either on their own, or as part of a Combined Operations assault. They are in date order and form part of our overall history of No 4 Commando.

Click on the links for more detail about each.

Operation Claymore

Operation Archery

Operation Chariot

Operation Abercrombie

Operation Cauldron (part of Operation Jubilee)

Operation Overlord

Operation Infatuate

4 Commando War Diaries

The No 4 Commando War Diary covering D Day operations can be found here: 

The Pegasus Archive

PORTEOUS, Capt. Patrick Anthony, VC

Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
73033
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Tuesday, January 1, 1918
Died : 
Monday, October 9, 2000
Lieutenant (T/Captain) Patrick Anthony Porteous was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry during operations at Dieppe. 
 
During the later Normandy landings he commanded 'D' troop of No 4 Commando. He held the war substantive rank of Captain and was confirmed in the rank on the 26th August 1945.(1) 
 
Post war and after the Army Commandos were disbanded, he remained in military service with the Royal Artillery retiring as a Colonel on the 11th April 1970. (2) 
 

Obituary published in Commando Association Newsletter 112.

On 10th October 2000, the Commando Association lost its last surviving Victoria Cross holder, namely Pat Porteous. Only a few weeks earlier, proudly sporting his Commando tie, Pat had the honour of representing all VC holders at that memorable parade held in London to celebrate HM The Queen Mother's 100th birthday. But even then, Pat was suffering from a long illness that had increasingly curtailed his many wide ranging activities and interests.
 
Surviving members of No.4 Commando will remember Pat as the fit young regular gunner officer who took over "D" Troop when the Commando was reorganised after the Lofoten Islands raid in 1941. He soon made his mark as a quiet, modest, yet capable leader who was respected as "The Skipper". Athough his Troop was not employed directly in the Dieppe Raid of August 1942, its members were deployed to bring up to strength those other troops selected for the operation, and Pat was selected by the CO., Lt. Col. The Lord Lovat, to act as Liaison Officer between the two Troops earmarked for the final bayonet assault on the German "Hess" battery.
 
In the event, this proved to be a sound and wise planning decision. Just prior to the final assault, Pat was shot at close range through the hand, the bullet then entering his upper arm. He closed with his assailant, disarmed him and killed him with his own bayonet, just as the German was taking aim at one of the Troop Sergeants, whose life was thus saved. During the final assault the two officers of  'F' Troop were killed and the Sergeant Major seriously wounded, but Pat Porteous, in the face of withering fire, dashed across open ground to rally and take command, leading the men in a successful charge on the enemy in the battery position. He was severely wounded for the second time, but continued in action until the last gun had been destroyed, when he eventually collapsed.
 
He was invested with his Victoria Cross by King George VI in October 1942, after recovering from his wounds. He returned to the command of 'D' Troop, which began to specialise in small boat raids. For a short time he was seconded to the Small Scale Raiding Force (62 Commando) and participated in raiding on the French coast in the winter preceding the invasion of Normandy. On 'D-Day', Pat landed with No.4 Commando and served with the Commando throughout the Normandy campaign, after which he joined Airborne Forces.
 
As a regular soldier he had a series of post-war postings at home and overseas, serving as a regimental artillery officer and in staff appointments, until he finally retired as a Colonel in 1970 at which time he was the only officer in the army with a VC. On retirement Pat readily supported the Association and successfully carried out two terms as President, firstly 1972 - 74 and subsequently 1987 - 88. In addition, he was for many years a Trustee of the Commandos' Benevolent Fund, latterly as Chairman, until in early 2000 his failing health forced him to resign.
 
At the funeral in his tiny parish church at Funtington, West Sussex, the Queen was represented by the Lord Lieutenant, and both the Commando Association and the Benevolent Fund were well represented in the large congregation, and appropriately, a party of 29th Field (Commando) Regiment RA., were pall-bearers resplendent with green berets. Most sincere condolences and deepest sympathy of all Association members were extended to Deirdre, Pat's wife and also to his family. With the passing of Colonel Pat Porteous VC., the Association has lost a modest, self-effacing and gallant comrade who was much respected by all who knew him."
 
Additional Sources
(1)  London Gazettes Supp.37239, page 4319.
(2)  London Gazettes Supp. 45078, page 4173.
 

PORTEOUS, Patrick Anthony. VC Citation

London Gazette entry 2 October 1942.

Lieutenant (T/Captain) Patrick Anthony Porteous, 
Royal Regiment of Artillery & No. 4 Commando.

At Dieppe on the 19th August 1942, T/Captain Porteous was detailed to act as Liaison Officer between the two detachments whose task was to assault the heavy coast defence guns. In the initial assault T/Captain Porteous, working with the smaller of the two detachments, was shot at close range through the hand, the bullet passing through his palm and entering his upper arm. Undaunted, T/Captain Porteous closed with his assailant, succeeded in disarming him and killed him with his own bayonet thereby saving the life of a British Sergeant on whom the German had turned his aim.

In the meantime the larger detachment was held up, and the officer leading this detachment was killed and the Troop Sergeant- Major fell seriously wounded. Almost immediately afterwards the only other officer of the detachment was also killed. T/Captain Porteous, without hesitation and in the face of a withering fire, dashed across the open ground to take over the command of this detachment.

Rallying them, he led them in a charge which carried the German position at the point of the bayonet, and was severely wounded for the second time. Though shot through the thigh he continued to the final objective where he eventually collapsed from loss of blood after the last of the guns had been destroyed.
T/Captain Porteous's most gallant conduct, his brilliant leadership and tenacious devotion to a duty which was supplementary to the role originally assigned to him, was an inspiration to the whole detachment."


 Notes
The rank shown on the LG entry was originally Major, however there was a correction in a later LG issue.
War Office, 6th October, 1942. ERRATA.
The rank of Lieutenant (temporary Captain) Patrick Anthony Porteous (73033), Royal Regiment of Artillery, is as now shown and not as on page 4323 of the London Gazette dated 2nd October, 1942.
 

* Follow this link to learn more about all the Commandos awarded the Victoria Cross
 

LOVAT, Lord

Title: 
15th Lord Lovat
Birthname: 
FRASER, Simon Christopher Joseph
Known as: 
Shimi
Rank: 
Brigadier
Regiment/Corps: 
Lovat Scouts
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
44718
Born: 
Sunday, July 9, 1911
Died : 
Thursday, March 16, 1995
Lord Lovat first enlisted in the Scots Guards in 1932, leaving the army in 1937.  Two years later at the outbreak of war he rejoined the Army in the Lovat Scouts.  Lord Lovat was part of a small but elite group of men who formed the idea of a Special Training Centre, agreed on the location, and devised and implemented a course of training once it was approved. This became the first  of many Special Training Centres, STC Lochailort.
 
The training took place in and around the camp at Lochailort, Lord Lovat's role being Fieldcraft instruction.
 
After being appointed Commanding Officer of No 4 Commando, Lord Lovat was awarded the MC for his actions during a raid at Hardelot in April 1942.  He was further awarded the DSO for "gallant and distinguished services" during the Dieppe raid on the 19th August 1942.
 
In 1943, when the Commandos were organised into Special Service Brigades, he left No 4 Commando to take up a new command. On the 6th June 1944 as Officer Commanding the 1st Special Service Brigade, he led his men into action in Normandy.
 
Sources:
DSO: LG Publication date: 2 October 1942; Supplement: 35729; Page: 4328
MC: LG Publication date: 3 July 1942; Supplement: 35620; Page: 2971
The book It Had To Be Tough author Major James Dunning.
 

DAWSON, Robert William Palliser (Lt Col)

Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
The Loyal Regt.
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
130068
Died : 
Wednesday, May 4, 1988
Age: 
74
Officer Commanding No 4 Commando from 1943 until 1945.
 
Lt. Robert Dawson was one of the first subalterns to join No 4 Commando in 1940, later taking part in the Dieppe raid  as Captain of 'C' troop.  The following year he was promoted Major and 2 i/c No 4 Commando when the then 2i/c, Major Derek Mills-Roberts, left to take over as OC No 6 Commando.
 
In late April 1943, Lord Lovat,  left No 4 and Major Dawson was promoted OC No 4 Commando.   With the planned increase in the the number of Commando units,  Lord Lovat was to raise and then command the new 1st Special Service Brigade.
 
Lt Col Dawson was awarded the DSO for "gallant and distinguished services in Normandy." He was wounded twice during he action at Ouistreham on the 6th June 1944 but continued to lead the attack. The citation adds that "It was due to his leadership and direction that the attack was successfully pressed home.
 
In 1945 Lt Col Dawson received a MiD for "gallant and distinguished service in North-West Europe."
 
Post war Lt Col Dawson was a regulat attendee at remembrance events in France and Holland. He was awarded a CBE in the 1959 New Years' Honour List, and was President of the Commando Association in the years 1959/60 and 1978/9.
 
He was honoured by the French Government with the award of the Croix de Guerre. (Source: National Archives WO 373/185)
 
The death of Lt Col Dawson was announced in Commando Assocition Newsletter 87 where the then General Secretary, Henry Brown OBE,  wrote:
 
" Much has already, and rightly, been recorded of Robert Dawson's tuly sterling service as a Troop and later the Commanding Officer of No. 4 Commando. The men of this Commando Unit, both French and British,  at all times followed him willingly and with devotion, having full confidence in his wise and fearless leadership. All were proud and privileged to serve under his command. One cannot adequately describe in words Robert Dawson's true worth to our Association, or the degree to which he will be greatly missed.
In particular, we shall treasure the memory of his two terms as an outstanding President, and the many years he served as a Trustee of the Commandos' Benevolent Fund. Whenever we sought his wise counsel, which was often, this was always forthcoming and there was never any doubt that the opinions he so kindly expressed had originated only after much careful thought. We will never forget his charm, kindness and understanding, and will always feel very privileged to have known him. We deeply mourn the passing of a very dear friend and comrade, and a very staunch supporter of our Commando cause.
Our very deep and sincere sympathy goes out to his dear widow, Jean and her lovely family, in the irreparable loss thet have sustained".
 
Sources:
DSO: LG Publication date: 29 August 1944; Supplement: 36679; Page: 4043
MiD: LG Publication date: 7 August 1945; Supplement 37213; Page 4053 
Commando Association Newsletters.
The Fighting Fourth by Maj. James Dunning.