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ADDINGTON, Raymond Thomas Casamajor

Raymond Addington MC
No 5 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)

Raymond Thomas Casamajor Addington, the third son of the 6th Viscount Sidmouth, joined No 5 Commando as a 2/Lieutenant upon their formation in July 1940 [1] [3]. He was promoted Lieutenant on the 1st January 1941 [2].   Lieutenant Addington took part with No 5 Commando in Operation Ironclad at Madagascar [3]

ALDERSON, John

No 3 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain John Alderson MC, OC 6 troop,  died during the fighting at Leese, Germany. He had rejoined No.3 Commando after being wounded in the knee at Amfreville during the Normandy landings. He was awarded the Military Cross "In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Normandy."
 
Citation

ALDRIDGE, Dennis Leolin Samuel St Maur

Dennis Leolin Samuel St Maur Aldridge Royal Marines
44RM Commando
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Silver Star (USA)
7 January 1949 Captain Dennis Aldridge, who had served during the war with 44RM Commando [1], was appointed MBE (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished services with 40 Commando RM in Palestine during the period 27th March, 1948 - 30th July, 1948. [2]

ALLEN, Athole Jack

46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Athole Jack Allen was awarded the Military Cross for "gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe."
(Source: London Gazette 37464, page 909.)
 

ALLEN, Michael Rhys Harvey

No 9 Commando
Black Watch
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Captain Michael Allen , Adjutant of No. 9 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Monte Faito, Italy, on 2/3 February 1944 [2].
Recommendation
Action at Monte Faito night 2/3 Feb.44, MR. 858043, Italy 1:50,000 Sheet 160-II.

ANGUS, David Charles

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain David Angus was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry, zeal and skill during the attack on Sarande and the seizure of the Island of Solta.
 
The death of Captain Angus MC of St. Ninian, Stirling, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 98 issued March 1994.
 
Source

ANRUDE, Jack

Lieutenant Jack Anrude
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Jack Anrude was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2010 [1].
 
Lt. Anrude led his troop out of Patrol Base Hanjar accompanying an Afghan Special Forces unit to speak with locals at a mosque. 

ARMSTRONG, Liam Peter

Marine Liam Armstrong MC
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Liam Armstrong was awarded the Military Cross  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2002.
 
Sources
London Gazette 56920, page 5274.
[Image] BBC News online 4 Dec. 2006.
 

BALLANCE, John

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal John Ballance was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].
 

BARNETT, David Soloman

43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain David Barnett was awarded the Military Cross for outstanding courage, determination and devotion to duty in operations during the campaign in Italy [1].
  • Mentioned in Despatches for good services during operations in Italy [2]
Sources
[1] London Gazette 37170, page 3562.

BARTON, Bernard James

Barton 2 Commando
Newspaper article re Lt Barton MC
No 2 Commando
The Buffs / Reconnaissance Regiment / Royal Armoured Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Bar to the Distinguished Service Order

Bernard James Barton was commissioned Second Lieutenant in The Buffs on the 22nd June 1940 (1).

On the 30th January 1941 he was transferred to the Recce Corps. (2)

BASSETT-WILSON, Paul Francis

Paul Bassett-Wilson MC
No 9 Commando
No 12 Commando
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Paul Bassett-Wilson MC died during operations with No.9 Commando at Lake Comacchio, Italy [1].
A former pupil of Stowe School and student at Trinity College [2], he had earlier served as a Lieutenant in No.12 Commando. 

BEADLE, Ian Nigel Neville

Major Ian Beadle MC 45RM Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines and Army Air Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Formerly Captain of 'E' troop, Ian Beadle was awarded the Military Cross in 1945, whilst Acting Temporary Major with 45RM Commando for " distinguished service while operating with the Army in NW Europe."  (Source: London Gazette 36947, page 998, and 36992, page 1507.)

BEADLE, Jeffrey Charles

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Temporary Lieutenant Jeffrey Charles Beadle was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry, leadership and outstanding determination whilst serving in Commando operations in the Adriatic, June, 1944, specifically the attack on Brac Island [more....] [1].

BILLINGHAM, Paul Jonathon

Royal Marines
Royal Marines / Parachute Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Staff Sergeant Paul Billingham, serving with the Parachute Regiment, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of his gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2013 to 30 June 2014 [1]
  • 26 August 2008 (Corporal) (Royal Marines) awarded the Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal [2].

BIRCHER, Cecil Arthur Douglas

41RM Commando
South African United Defence Force
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Cecil Bircher, S.A.U.D.F. attached to 1 RM Armoured Support Regiment, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations on 6 June 1944 at Normandy [1][2][3]. He later served in 41RM Commando [4].
Recommendation

BLACK, Graeme Delamere

No 2 Commando
South Lancashire
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Executed
Captain Graeme Black DSO, MC, was executed whilst a Prisoner of War. He was one of the seven Commandos of No. 2 Commando who were captured after Operation Musketoon, and later executed under Hitler's Commando Execution Order, at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Berlin, 1942. 

BLAIR, David Arthur

Captain David Blair 11 Commando © NMS/2012 courtesy of National Museum Scotland
No 11 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Captain David Blair was the O.C. No. 11 Commando 6 troop. 
 
  • Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 7th April 1944 [1].
Recommendation

BLAKE, Alfred Lapthorn

2 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Royal Marines
Knight Commander Royal Victorian Order (KCVO)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Alfred Blake was posted to Brigade HQ (3rd Special Service Brigade) when the Special Service Group was restructured in August 1943 [1]

BLAKE, John Philip

Capt Blake MC 43RM Commando
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain John Blake MC died [1] during operations against the enemy held island of Brac. He had earlier been awarded the Military Cross [2] for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty while serving with Royal Marine Commandos in the ca

BOYLE, Richard

'Layforce'
Black Watch
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major Richard Boyle MC died serving with the 1st Black Watch during operations at the River Rhine crossing having left the Commando. (1) 
 
He had previously served as Captain of 'D' Company,  'D' Bn.  Layforce, and was one of those who escaped from Crete after the ill fated action there. (2)

BRAND, Douglas John

45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Douglas Brand was awarded the Military Cross for distinguished service in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate during the period 1st to 15th February 1965.
 

BRAY, Hubert Alaric Arthur

No 5 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant (Acting Captain) Hubert Bray was awarded the Military Cross [1] in May 1940 for gallant and distinguished services whilst commanding the Carrier Platoon of the 2nd Dorsets involved in the defence of Festubert, France [2].
 

BRETT, Gerrard

No 12 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Gerrard Brett was awarded the Military Cross [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 27/28 March 1942. He embarked on board HMS Campbeltown [2], was taken prisoner after the raid and sent to Stalag 3D Berlin-Steglitz [3].

BROWN, Stuart Anthony

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Colour Sergeant Stuart Brown was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 57070, page 12068 published 30 September 2003.
 

BRYAN, Gerald Jackson

Captain Gerald Bryan 11 Commando
No 11 Commando
Royal Engineers
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Gerald Jackson Bryan, RE, was awarded the Military Cross [1] for his gallantry during Operation Exporter, the battle of Litani River [view].

BUCHANAN, Craig Andrew

Marine Craig Andrew Buchanan 40 Commando
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Craig Buchanan was awarded the Military Cross for his immense bravery and remarkable composure under fire when his patrol was attacked by a rogue Afghan policeman, during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.

BURN, Michael Clive

Capt. Burn MC 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Michael Burn, 6 troop, was awarded the Military Cross  for gallant and distinguished service during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. 

He was in charge of the commando contingent on board motor launch ML 192. Reported missing after the raid he was later found to have been taken prisoner. He was imprisoned at Oflag 4C Saalhaus Colditz.

BURT, Hutchison

Hutchison Burt 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Hutchison Burt, 'E' Troop, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in Normandy [1].
  • 23 April 1942 commissioned 2/Lt. from the rank of Warrant Officer Class 11 (S. Gds) [2].
Sources

BURTON, John George

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Temporary Lieutenant John Burton, Intelligence Officer, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army in Italy.
 
Sources
London Gazette 36676, page 4010.
Navy Lists Aug'43 and Oct.'44 
 

BUSWELL, Charles Norman

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Charles Buswell was commisioned into the Royal Artillery on 13 March 1942 [1]. After volunteering, he joined No. 3 Commando and took part in the invasion of Sicily on the 9th July 1943.

BUTLER, Brian Dear

No 3 Commando
East Surrey Regt
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major Brian Butler MC died [1] at Chateau d'Amfreville during severe mortaring of their HQ. Five others also died. Lt T.N. Skelly and three others were wounded [2]. He had previously been awarded the Military Cross [3] whilst a Troop Captain for gallant and distinguished services on the 4th October 1943 at Termoli, Italy [4].

CALLF, Leslie Stuart

Major Leslie Callf MC
No 9 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Leslie Stuart Callf was appointed Lieutenant on the 4th July 1940 [1].  Soon after he volunteered for the Commandos and was subsequently attached to No. 9 Commando.
 

CAMERON, Charles Peter

Major Charles Peter Cameron
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Major Charles Cameron, OC 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron [1][2], was awarded the Military Cross for his actions during operations on the Falkland Islands [2].
 
Citation
"Major Cameron is the Commanding Officer of 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron. 

CAMERON, Ralph Alverne Cyril

No 9 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Efficiency Medal
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Captain Ralph Cameron was awarded the Military Cross [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst in charge of 2 troops whose task was to destroy an enemy post near a demolished bridge West of the River Garigliano, Italy, on the night of 29/20 December 1943 during Operation Partridge [2].
 

CARR, Edward Lionel Knyvet Augustus

Captain Carr MC 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Captain (E.L.K.A.) Knyvet Carr, Heavy Weapons Troop, was awarded the M.C.[1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Flushing on the 1st November 1944 [2]. He remained in service with the Royal Artillery post war retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on 20 July 1974 [3].
 

CARR, Richard Philip

No 11 Commando
Royal Artillery
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Richard Carr, 1 troop, was attached to the Commandos from the Royal Artillery. He was taken prisoner of war early in 1942 and, despite several escape attempts, remained in captivity for the remainder of the war. POW Camps Oflag 5 and Oflag 79.

CARTER, Robert Ponsonby

45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Robert Carter received a Mention in Despatches announced on 27 April 1951 for distinguished service in operations in Malaya [1]. 

CHANT, Stuart Whitemore

Stuart Chant 5 Commando
No 5 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Military Cross (MC)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
On the 22nd October 1939 whilst in the Artists Rifles TA, the then Private (Cadet) Chant was granted an emergency commission as Second Lieutenant having attended the 163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit [1]. 
  • October 1940 volunteered for the Army Commandos; attached to No.5 Commando [2].

CHRISTIE, Thomas John

Brigade Signals
Royal Signals
Military Cross (MC)
Commissioned as 2/Lieut. with the Royal Signals on the 29th November 1944  Thomas John Christie was awarded the MC for gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe.
 

Citation

CHRISTIE, Thomas John

Brigade Signals
Royal Corps of Signals
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Thomas Christie, Lines Officer 1st Commando Brigade Signal Troop, was awarded the M.C. [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in NW Europe, specifically whilst laying out a communications line over a demolished railway bridge across the River Rhine at Wesel [2].
 

CLAPTON, John Francis

Lieutenant John Clapton 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
No 12 Commando
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant John Clapton was awarded the Military Cross [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on 28 January 1945 whilst leading a small Recce patrol at a wood near Linne [2].
  • Served in No.12 Commando 4 Parachute Troop prior to moving to No.6 Commando [3].
Sources

COGGER, David John

RM Engineer Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant David Cogger was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army in Normandy [1]. He was an Officer in the 1st RM Engineer Commando from August 1943 until at least July 1945 [2].

COLLINS, Peter Stratford

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Peter Collins M.C., 'A' troop, died during operations against the German held island of Schouwen, Holland. He had been awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in the field.
 

COTTRELL, Matthew David

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Matthew Cottrell was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field during the period 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017.
 
Source
London Gazette 62052, page 17278.
 

COULSON, Leonard Nickson

Captain Len Coulson 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Durham Light Infantry | Royal Pioneer Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Temporary Major Leonard Coulson was awarded the M.C. [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Normandy on 6 June 1944 and the days following it [2].
 

On the 21st September 1954 he was promoted Major in the Royal Pioneer Corps [3].

COWAP, Dalton Hayton

No 1 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Dalton Hayton Cowap MC, known as George [1], served in 4 troop, and was wounded during operations at Myebon in January 1945 [2].  In 1943 whilst a Lieutenant in No 1 Commando he had been awarded the M.C. in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa [3].
 

COX, Mark Andrew

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant Mark Cox was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service serving with the United Kingdom component of the International Force for East Timor during the period 1st October 1999 to 31st March 2000 [1].
 
Operations concerned were Op. Langar/ Op. Halyard, East Timor [2].
 

CREGAN, James Cyril Fraser

41RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Captain James Cregan, R.A.M.C. attached to 41RM Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distainguished service at Normany on the 6th and 7th June 1944 [1][2]
  • 23 August 1944 wounded N.W. Europe and evacuated to the UK [3][4].
Recommendation

D'ARCY, Edward John

No 9 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Edward D'Arcy, Medical Officer, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations at Monte Faito Italy on 2/3 February 1944.
 
Sources
London Gazette 36586, page 3070.
National Archives file WO373/6/353.

DAVIDSON, Douglas Malcolm

Capt.D.M. Davidson MC
No 1 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Douglas Davidson MC died of wounds sustained on the 14th March whilst leading a patrol and being engaged by the enemy. The location for the entry recorded in the War Diary shows Sidi es Siah. (Source: No 1 Commando War Diary March 1943.)
 

DAY, Stanley Ambrose

Capt Stanley Day MC 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Royal Corps of Signals
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Stanley Day, adjutant of No 2 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during Operation Chariot, the raid on St. Nazaire. He was one of Lt. Col. Newman's HQ party on board MGB 314 and was taken prisoner after the raid. He was held at Oflag 9A/H at Spangenberg, Germany.
 

DELAP, Peter

40RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Peter Delap, M.B. (R.A.M.C.), attached to 40RM Commando [1], was awarded the MC in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field [2].
 
Sources

DEXTER, John

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain John Dexter was awarded the MIlitary Cross for gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe.
 
Recomendation

DUNN, Edwin

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Edwin Dunn was awarded the MC for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.

DUNNE, Philip Russell Rendell

No 3 Commando
No 8 Commando
2 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Royal Horse Guards
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Philip Dunne, Special Service Bde. HQ., was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during the Salerno Landings.
Recommendation
Salerno Bay 9-16 September 1943

EMSLIE, Hamish Brian

42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Hamish Emslie was awarded the Military Cross for distinguished service in operations in Malaya with 42 Commando RM [1+2].
 
Recommendation for MC:  
Perak, Malaya.  July 1950 to Nov. 1950.

EPHRAUMS, Michael Jarvis

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
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

ETCHES, William Whitson

Col Bill Etches OBE MC
No 3 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant William Etches, a veteran of the Lofoten and Vaagso raids in Norway 1941 (he received a Mention in Despatches during the latter) [1],  was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry at St Nazaire in

EVANS, Humphrey Ap

45RM Commando
1st Mountain Regiment, Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Humphrey Evans, Royal Artillery Forward Observation Officer attached to 45RM Commando, was awarded the M.C. [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during the River Rhine crossing on the 23/24 March 1945 [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 37172, page 3591.

FISHER, Daniel Alan

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant Daniel Fisher was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan In 2007.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 58633, page 3613.
 

FISHER, Shane David

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant Shane Fisher was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2009.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 59366, page 4834.
 

FLUNDER, Daniel John

Captain Daniel Flunder MC
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Daniel Flunder was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren [1]. He became the Adjutant and Commander of  'A' Troop of 48 RM Commando [2].

FORD, Dennis

No 7 Commando
Black Watch
King's Own Royal Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Dennis Ford was commissioned Second Lieutenant on 9 March 1940 [1]. He served with No.7 Commando and later in the Far East [2][3][4]
  • November 1946 announcement of his award of the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst engaged in Special Operations in South East Asia [3].

FORFAR, John Oldroyd

47RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Doctor John Forfar MB was commissioned into the R.A.M.C. on 21st February 1942. He was attached to the 10th Bn. Royal Marines and when it was disbanded in 1943 he became the Medical Officer for the newly designated 47RM Commando. He remained as such until the end of hostilities.

FOX-DAVIES, Harley Edmond Fitzroy

50ME Commando
52ME Commando
Durham Light Infantry
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Attached from the Durham Light Infantry to MI (R) Military Intelligence in July 1940 to assist with the setting up of Commando units in the Middle East.*
  • Second in Command of No.50 Middle East Commando July 1940*.
  • Commanding Officer No.52 Middle East Commando November 1940. Left the Commando shortly afterwards due to illness*.

FYNN, Francis West (Lt Col)

Lieutenant Colonel Francis Fynn 2 commando
Lieutenant Colonel Francis Fynn 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 12 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Bronze Star (USA)
Lieutenant Colonel Francis West Fynn M.C. was appointed Commanding Officer of No 2 Commando from June 1944 after Lt Col Churchill was taken prisoner of war. 
A former Lance Sergeant in the Royal Artillery T.A., he was appointed Second Lieutenant on the 23rd December 1939 [1].

GARDNER, James Patrick

42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant James Patrick Gardner, 'B' Troop, was awarded the Military Cross  for gallant and distinguished service with 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [1].

GIBBON, John Douglas

46RM Commando
Border Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Captain John Gibbon was attached to 46RM Commando 'B' troop . He was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe [1]. 
Recommendation

GIBSON, Robert Roy

2 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Cheshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)

Lieutenant Robert Gibson, attached to Special Service troops, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Italy.

Sources
London Gazette 36327, page 256.
 

GOLDSTEIN, Isaac

47RM Commando
South African United Defence Force
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Isaac Goldstein, S.A.U.D.F. attached to 'A' Troop, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army in Normandy [1].
Recommendation

GOURLAY, Basil Ian Spencer

Basil ian spencer Gourlay
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Captain Basil Gourlay was awarded the Military Cross whilst serving with 43RM Commando in WW2. 
 
Post war he served in 45 Commando Royal Marines 1945-1948, Brigade Major 3 Commando Bde Royal Marines 1955-1957; OC 42 Commando Royal Marines 1963-1965, ultimately being appointed Commandant General Royal Marines from 1971-75 after which he retired.

GRAHAM, John Malise

Middle East Commando
Royal Scots Greys
Military Cross (MC)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Companion of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (CIE)

Lt. Col. John Malise Graham, MC,  is listed as the senior officer on a roll of Officers serving with Middle East Commando (1st S.S. Regiment) 1st July 1942.[1]

GRANT, Richard Henry

40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Richard Grant, OC  'A' troop, was awarded the M.C. [1], for distinguished services in operations against terrorists in Cyprus during the period Sept. 1955 and August 1956 [2].
 

GRAY, Thomas Malcolm

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Died in service
Colonel Thomas Malcolm Gray DSO, MC, died in service whilst serving at HMS President.
  • Commanding Officer 41RM Commando on D Day, awarded the Military Cross.

GRIFFITHS, Patrick

Patrick Griffiths MC
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Patrick Griffiths was awarded the Military Cross for distinguished service in operations in Malaya during the period 1st August  to 15th November, 1950 [1].
  • 11 June 1977 (Colonel) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) [2]
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 39215, page 2389.

HARDEY, Ronald Graham Kennell

Capt RGK Hardey MC
No 6 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Highland Light Infantry
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Ronald Hardey, 2 troop, was awarded the MC for his gallantry and leadership during operations on D Day at Normandy. (London Gazettes Supp. 36679, page 4046.)
 
In 1945 he served at the CBTC. He is shown in a photo entitled "Commando Basic Training Centre - Officers Mess - 1945." (CVA Gallery).
 

HARRIS, Douglas Ewart

DouglasEwartHarrisMC
No 1 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Military Cross (MC)
Douglas Ewart Harris served in the ranks of No. 1 Commando. He was selected for Officer training and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the South Wales Borderers on 21 July 1944.

HAUGE, Rolf

No 10 Commando
Norweigian Forces
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Rolf Hauge, 5 Troop (Norwegian) of  No.10 Inter Allied Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of his gallantry on 3rd November 1944 at Walcheren.
Recommendation
"On 3 Nov. 44, No. 10 (I.A.) Commando was given the task of clearing the dune and wooded area immediately to the East of the town of Domburg on Walcheren Island.

HEAD, Charles Searle

Charles Head 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Acting Captain Charles Head was awarded the Military Cross [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on the night of 13/14 July 1943, after landing at Agnone and during the advance to Malati, Sicily [2].
 

HELLINGS, Peter William Craddock

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
On the 6th September 1940 it was announced that Lieutenant Peter Hellings RM had been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for courage and devotion to duty during the withdrawals from Boulogne and Calais [1]

HENDERSON, John Patrick Leo

Lt Henderson 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
2 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Royal Engineers
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major John Henderson MC, 2 Special Service Brigade, died during operations in Italy [1].
 
On the 8th May 1940 he transferred from the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry to the Royal Engineers retaining his seniority as 2/Lieutenant. [2]
 

HERON, John Golding

Major John Heron 5 Commando
No 5 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Lieutenant John Heron, serving with 2 Dorsets as part of the British Expeditionary Force, was awarded the M.C., for his leadership and gallantry on the 27th May 1940 [1]. 
 
Citation

HOOK, Ross Sydney

40RM Commando
43RM Commando
Military Cross (MC)
Reverend Ross Sydney Wood was awarded the Military Cross (periodic) [1][2] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service with 40RM Commando from April 1944 [3] and later wiith 43RM Commando [2].
Recommendation

HOOPER, Richard Henry

Capt Richard Hooper MC 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Decoration (TD)

Captain Richard Hooper was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry during operations at Scaletta Sicily on the 16th August 1943. He had previously taken part in operations at Vaagso and St Nazaire. During the latter he was in charge of an assault squad on motor launch ML 156, wounded, and evacuated back to the UK.

HOPSON, Donald Charles

Donald Charles Hopson
No 3 Commando
Lancashire Fusilers, Royal Armoured Corps
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Second Lieutenant Donald Hopson was commissioned into the Lancashire Fusiliers which later converted to an armoured unit of the Royal Armoured Corps. He served in No 3 Commando and 1 Commando Brigade in both Italy and NW Europe . His last rank whilst in the Commando was Temporary Major.
 

HUNTER, David Peter Lafayette

45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain David Hunter, Officer Commanding the operational troops of 45 Commando RM in the Cameron Highlands Malaya, was awarded the Military Cross for distinguished service from 1st August 1950 onwards [1].
  • 9 January 1961 to 11 January 1963 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 40 Commando RM [2]
World War 2

HUNTER-GRAY, John Simon

John Simon Hunter-Gray 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant John Hunter-Gray was awarded the M.C. [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Flushing on the 1st November 1944 [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 36994, page 1542.
[2] National Archives file WO373/52/673.

JAMES, Clifford Vizetelly

Brigade Signals
Royal Corps of Signals
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Clifford James, 2 Special Service Brigade Signals Officer, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations at Salerno between 9-16 September 1943 [1][1A].
  • January 1945 received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in Italy. [2]

JENKINS, William Glyn

43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Lieutenant William Jenkins was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service displayed in the Italian campaign when taking part in the operations in April, 1945, north of the Reno and west of Argenta.

JOHNSON, Frederick Elliott

42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Frederick Johnson was awarded the M.C. [1] for courage and leadership in operations in Perak, Malaya on 1st and 2nd May, 1951 [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 39328, page 4714.
[2] National Archive file WO 373 /130/21.
 

JOHNSON-HOUGHTON, Joseph Blundell

No 2 Commando
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Military Cross (MC)
Executed
Captain Joseph Blundell Johnson-Houghton MC was executed whilst a Prisoner of War. He was one of the seven men of No. 2 Commando who were captured after Operation Musketoon, and executed under Hitler's Commando Execution Order, at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Berlin, 1942. Generally referred to as Joseph Houghton as the family often used the shortened surname of 'Houghton'.

JOLE, Leslie Hugh

Captain Leslie Jole MC
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Leslie Jole, Officer Commanding 'Y' Troop since September 1950,  was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period June 1951 to 31st December, 1951.

JONES, John Garner

Captain John Garner Jones MC
No 1 Commando
Welch Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain John Garner Jones was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Arakan, Burma [1].
 
Recommendation

JONES, Mkhuseli

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Marine Mkhuseli Jones was awarded the M.C., in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008.

KEAT, Evan Charles Beverley Scott

No 6 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Evan Keat, M.B., R.A.M.C., attached to No. 6 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations near Essel, Germany, on 11 April 1945.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 37172, page 3593.
National Archives file WO373/54/815.

KEEP, Raymond Walter

Raymond Walter Keep 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
West Yorkshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Acting Major Raymond Keep was awarded the Military Cross (Periodic) [1] in recognition of his consistent gallant and distinguished service during operations at Scaletta, Salerno, Brac, Solta, Miljet, and Hvar [2].

KIEFFER, Phillippe

Phillippe Kieffer
No 10 Commando
French Fusiliers Marins
Military Cross (MC)
Captain (Commandant) Phillippe Kieffer, Officer Commanding the French Detachment, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations in Normandy.
 
Recommendation

KING, Peter Frederick

No 4 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Peter King was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in NW Europe [1].
  • 3 July 1944 (Sergeant) (Acting TSM 'C' Troop) granted an Immediate Emergency Commission [2][2a].
  • 21 December 1949 relinquishes his commission [3].

KITHER, Harry Thomas

Lt Kither 9 Commando
No 9 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Harry Kither MC, from Longcot Shrivenham near Swindon, died during operations at Lake Comacchio and the Argenta Gap. He had been awarded the Military Cross "in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy."
 
Sources
CWGC.
London Gazette 37162, page 3494.

KNIGHTS, Terry Robert

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal Terry Knights RM, attached  to 38 Engineer Regiment Group, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10413.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.

LANE, George

Lieutenant George Lane 10 Commando
No 10 Commando
Pioneer Corps / The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Military Cross (MC)
George Lane, born Lanyi, a Hungarian national of the Jewish Faith had been a freelance journalist before the war and came to England in 1935 aged 20. When war was declared he immediately attempted to join the Grenadier Guards.  After initially being served with a deportation order as a "friendly alien" this order was rescinded and he was permitted to join the Pioneer Corps.

LANGLEY, Eric

42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Eric Langley was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of his gallant and distinguished service at Myebon [1].
 
Recommendation

LAPRAIK, John Neilson

51ME Commando
SBS
SAS
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Acting Captain John Neilson Lapraik was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East [1].
Recommendation

LEE, Jack William

General List
SAS
General List
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Jack Lee (born Raymond Jack William Couraud) was a French Liaison Officer attached to No.2 Commando specifically for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942.

LEE, John

Major John Lee 46 Commando
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major John Lee, MC, LLB, the Second-in-Command,  died during operations at Beuzeville, Normandy. He had earlier been awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations at Le Hamel.
Recommendation

LEWIS, Ross

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Ross Lewis was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2014.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 61284, page 12288.
 

LISTER, Dudley Stuart

Dudley Stuart Lister MC
No 10 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Colonel Dudley Lister MC, a veteran of World War One, was Commanding Officer of three different commando units in WW2. An international sportsman his forte was boxing. He had been Army heavyweight champion and had represented Great Britain in the Golden Gloves contest in Madison Squuare Gardens, New York, before the war [1].

LLOYD, Wayne Robert

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal Wayne Lloyd was awarded the Military Cross  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008.
 
Sources
London Gazette 58776, page 11242.
 

LOCKETT, Jeffrey Gordon

No 4 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Royal Leicestershire Regiment, 7th Bn.
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Served as a Gunner in a TA Royal Artillery unit from 2 September 1939 until 31 May May 1940 when he began officer training in 162 OCTU [1]
21 September 1940 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Seaforths [2].

LOFI, Alexandre

Alexandre Lofi
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Military Cross (MC)
No.10 (IA) Commando 8 Troop (French).
March 1944 Officer Commanding 8 Troop after death of Captain Trepel [more....].
No.4 Commando French Troop.
Recommended for Military Cross: Awards Britain to Foreign.
Post war President of the French Branch of the Commando Association. 
 

LONG, Donald Bayley

Donald Bayley Long 9 Commando
No 9 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers & King's Own
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Knight of the Order of St John (KStJ)
Deputy Lieutenant (DL)
Lieutenant Donald Long was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations against the enemy held spit of land between Lake Comacchio, Italy, and the Adriatic [1][1A][Citation in Linked Content beow].

LONG, Frederic Hugh

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Frederic Hugh Long was captured at Lentini, Sicily, on 14 July 1943. He was taken via Messina to Capua and then to Bolgna. He was associated with Captain R.H. Bridgeman-Evans (2nd SAS) in the tunnel escape attempts at Capua and Bologna, and also in the attempt to escape from the Modena to Brenner train. They finally made their escape together from Fort Bismark, Germany.

LONG, Michael

Michael Long MBE MC 9 Commando
No 9 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Temporary Captain Michael Long was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations to cross the Garigliano river on the night of 29/30 December 1943. This was known as Operation Partridge [1][2].
Recommendation
"West of Garigliano River on the night of 29/30 Dec.'43.

LOVAT, Lord

No 4 Commando
Lovat Scouts
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Deputy Lieutenant (DL)
Justice of the Peace (JP)

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.

LUNN, Eric John Alfred

Captain Eric Lunn SBS
SBS
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Eric Lunn was awarded the Military Cross twice and also received a Mention in Despatches for his gallantry during operations with 2 Special Boat Section [1][2][3].

MACCALLUM, Laurence Eric

Maj Laurnece MacCallum MC 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Manchester Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Captain Lawrence MacCallum, Officer Commanding  2 troop, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Albania in 1944. [1]
Recommendation
Spilje Bay, Albania, 28/29 July 1944, Operation Healing 2.

MACKAY, Peter Lewis

42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Peter Mackay died in Malaya. He was awarded the M.C.,[1] for gallant and distinguished service during an action in which he was shot in the head at Perak Malaya on the 1st May 1951[2].

MACKENZIE, Roderick Gimson

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Roderick Mackenzie MC,  'X' troop, died of wounds from enemy mortar fire during operations at Walcheren.  He died in hospital in Belgium. He had earlier been awarded the MC for "gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy."
 
Sources
CWGC

MAHONEY, David Callaghan

Captain David Mahoney 42 Commando
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain David Mahoney was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya [1]. He became Commander of 'B' Troop in Malaya in September 1950 and was on continuous operations from that time and throughout the following year, primarily in the Batu Gajah region [2].
 
Sources

MANSELL, William Bradbury

40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant William Mansell was awarded the M.C., for distinguished service in operations in Malaya during the period 10th June  to 4th September, 1950 [1].
 
In 1985 Colonel William Bradbury Mansell, M.C., former principal of the National Maritime Museum, was appointed O.B.E. (Civil Division) [2].
 
Sources

MARSH, Leslie George

40RM Commando
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Leslie Marsh, a veteran of service with 40RM Commando in WW2, was awarded the Military Cross during the Korean War for gallant and distinguished service. 
  • 29 November 1950 (41 Independent Commando) wounded during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

MARSTON, Michael Anthony Higham

40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Michael Marston was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  
 
Sources
London Gazette 41092, page 3418.
National Archives file WO 373/124/51.
 

McCRACKEN, William Andrew

Captain William McCracken 29 Commando
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Citation: "Captain William McCracken, 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, was in command of an Artillery and Naval Gunfire Forward Observation Party grouped with B Company 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment during the period 13th-14th June 1982.

MCGONIGAL, Ambrose Joseph

Ambrose McGonigal MC
No 12 Commando
SBS
Royal Ulster Rifles
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Ambrose McGonigal was awarded the M.C. [1] for distinguished service during a raid on the enemy held island of Sark on the night of the 27th December 1943. This was a reconnaissance operation to obtain certain information and if possible capture a prisoner.

MCMENAMIN, James Hugh

No 2 Commando
Transvaal Scottish South African Forces
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant James McMenamin was awarded the Military Cross (periodic) for his gallant and distinguished service over a period of 16 months with No. 2 Commando until the end of the war encompassing many of their operations on the Dalmatian Islands, Albania, and Italy.
 
Sources
London Gazette 37386, page 6076.

MENDAY, Ronald Philip

Captain Ronald Menday 4 Commando
Ronald Philip Menday
No 4 Commando
Highland Light Infantry
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Ronald Menday was second in command of No.4 Commando at Normandy on 'D' Day. Took command for a short period after Lt. Col. Dawson [more...] was wounded [1]
  • Commissioned Second Lieutenant May 1940 [2].

MILLER, Derek Elton

No 6 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Lieutenant Derek Miller was commisioned from the ranks 12 August 1944 [1].
11 April 1945 awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service [2].
Recommendation

MILLS-ROBERTS, Derek

No 6 Commando
Irish Guards
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Bar to the Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches

Born in 1908; educated at Liverpool College and Oxford University; worked for his father's firm of solicitors, 1935; joined Supplementary Reserve of Officers, Irish Guards, 1936; joined 1 Bn, Irish Guards, 1939-1942, and served in Norway; transferred to special services No 4 Commando, 1942; took part in Dieppe Raid, Aug 1942; Lt Col, 1943; Commanding Officer, No 6 Commando, North Africa, 1943;

MONTGOMERY, Robert Kerr

No 2 Commando
Royal Engineers
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Robert Montgomery, along with Captain William Pritchard RE [more....], had been instrumental in the initial planning and training of the demolition teams for the St Nazaire raid. Captain Montgomery was in charge of the demolition teams on board HMS Campbeltown [1]

MOORE, Edward Lewis

Captain Ned Moore 3 Commando Medical Officer
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Captain Edward Moore, M.B., R.A.M.C., Medical Officer attached to No. 3 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service after the landing at Agnone Sicily, and during the advance to the bridge at Malati on the night of 13/14 July 1943[2].
 

MOORE, John Jeremy

John Jeremy Moore
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Major General John Jeremy Moore served as the commander of the British land forces during the Falklands War in 1982.
  • Lieutenant - awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service with 40 Commando RM in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [1].

MORE, George Robert Melville Harvey

George More 11 Commando
No 11 Commando
Royal Engineers
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Temporary Captain George More was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during Operation Exporter at Litani River on 9/10 June 1941 [1][1a].
  • January 1944 operating with the SOE in Serbia's Kopaonik Mountains [2].
  • 1945 awarded a bar to his Military Cross for distinguished service [3][3a].

MORGAN, Timothy Dennis

 Lt Col. Timothy Morgan © IWM (MH 30869
40RM Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Temporary Lieutenant Timothy Morgan, 40RM Commando, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services whilst leading a patrol at Pizzo, Italy, near Vibo Valentia, in September 1943 [1].
Partial extract from the Obituary in the Globe and Laurel July/August 1992

MORRIS, Christopher

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Acting Colour Sergeant Christopher Morris was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field during the period 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017.

NAPIER, Bevil Charles Alan

No 11 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Major Bevil Charles Alan Napier was attached to the Commandos from the Gordon Highlanders. He was promoted Lieutenant on 1 January 1941.
  • August 1943  (Temporary Major) awarded the Military Cross for "gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East."  (London Gazette 35077 and 36146.)

NEALE, Peter Walter James

Captain Peter Neale
RM Engineer Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) Peter Neale RM, 1st RM Engineer Commando attached to 1 Commando Brigade [1+3], was awarded the Military Cross for bravery and great devotion to duty whilst operating with the allied army in North West Europe [2].
 

NEWBY, George Eric

SBS
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant George Newby, 'M' Section of the  Special Boat Section, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field [1][2][3]. He had previously served in 1 Special Service Regiment.

NIXON, John Francis

Lt John Nixon MC 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant John Nixon was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy. [1]
  • 28 December 1945 Lieutenant Nixon relinquished his commission on account of disability and was granted the honorary rank of Captain. [2]

NORRIS, Paul Andrew

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Sergeant Paul Norris received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at sea during the period 11th to 25th May 2007 [1].
 
He was later awarded the M.C., in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [2].

NUNNS, Malcolm Reeve

Malcolm Nunns 43 Commando
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Malcolm Nunns, 'B' troop Commander, was awarded the Military Cross  for gallant and distinguished service displayed in the Italian campaign when taking part in the operations in April, 1945, north of the Reno and west of Argenta.

O'BRIEN, Albert Peter

47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Lieutenant Albert Peter O'Brien, 47RM Commando, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in operations in North-West Europe in July 1944 [1].
Recommendation

O'BRIEN, John Patrick Joseph

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Captain John O'Brien was awarded the Military Cross 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
London Gazette 36474, page 1777.
National Archives file WO 373/47/153.

OVENS, Patrick John

Lt PJ Ovens
46RM Commando
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Commando Basic Training Centre
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)

Lieutenant Patrick Ovens served  for a period at the CBTC and is shown in a photo entitled "Commando Basic Training Centre - Officers Mess - 1945." 

He joined 46RM Commando shortly before it was disbanded.

PARKINSON-CUMINE, Ralph Nicholas

Capt Ralph Parkinson-Cumine RM
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Captain Ralph Parkinson-Cumine MC, 'B' troop, was reported missing presumed killed during operations in Korea. His Commando were engaged in operations with US Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B.

PARSONS, George Alexander

No 2 Commando
Somerset Light Infantry
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain George Parsons MC, 3 Troop, died during operations at Sarande, Albania. He had been awarded the Military Cross the previous year for his gallantry at Salerno whilst a Lieutenant in 2 Troop.
No 2 Commando War Diary.

PARSONS, John Farleigh

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Acting Captain John Parsons, 41RM Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during operations at Salerno, Italy, on the 17th September 1943 [1].
Recommendation

PEEBLES, John Alan Laing

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

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

PETERS, David Robert

Maj David Peters MC and bar 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Tank Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Trooper David Robert Peters, a Cadet from the 102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit, was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on the 9th March 1940 [1].
  • Attached to No 2 Commando from at least January 1943 [2].

PHILIPS, Michael Rex Selou

No 6 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Lance Corporal Philips served in No. 6 Commando [1]. He was selected for Officer training and on the 25th July 1942 was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Royal Berkshire Regiment [2]. He was awarded the Military Cross [3] whilst serving as a Lieutenant with the 10th Bn.

POLLARD, Gordon

Maj Gordon Pollard MC MM
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
The then Sergeant Gordon Pollard, RA,  was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East (Egypt and Libya) during the period May, 1942 to October, 1942.
 

POLLITT, Charles Jordan Bellingham

Lt Colonel Charles Pollitt
No 1 Commando
No 5 Commando
No 10 Independent Company
Border Regiment
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Charles Pollitt, then a Captain, embarked with No 10 Independent Company on their deployment to Freetown in April 1940.  At the end of the year after No 10 Independent Company was disbanded he volunteered for and was posted to the Holding and Training Wing at what was then STC Achnacarry.

POOLEY, John Bertram Vaughan

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major John Pooley MC died during operations at Normandy. 
 
He had been promoted from the rank of Gunner in the Royal Artillery (TA) to be 2/Lt from the 10th January 1940.  After joining No 3 Commando he was awarded the Military Cross whilst a T/Captain in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Sicily.
 

PRESTON, Martin Luther

43RM Commando
South African Union Defence Force
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Martin Preston, S.A.U.D.F attached to 43RM Commando 'A' troop, was awarded the Military Cross for outstanding courage, determination, and devotion to duty in operations during the campaign in Italy.

PRITCHARD, William Henry

Captain William Pritchard RE
Special Service Brigade
No 2 Commando
Royal Engineers
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain William Pritchard M.C. died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 457 [1][2].

PURDON, Corran William Brooke

Corran Purdon 12 Commando
No 12 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Colonial Police Medal
Lieutenant Corran Purdon volunteered for the Commandos whilst serving as a young officer with the Royal Ulster Rifles, and was attached to No.12 Commando. He took part in raids on Norway and St Nazaire.

REYNOLDS, John Deane

John Deane Reynolds 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
 John Deane Reynolds was commissioned Second Lieutenant on 25 July 1942 [1] having previously served in the ranks with No.3 Commando [2]. He returned to No.3 as an officer and was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Italy in 1943 [3].
Recommendation

ROBINSON, Douglas Arthur

No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) Douglas Arthur Robinson was awarded the Military Cross [1], in recognition of gallant and distinguished services on 26 February 1943 at Fedi Et Attia, Tunisia [2], i

ROBINSON, Harry Thomas

40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Marine (Acting Lance Corporal) Harry Robinson, Royal Marines Medical Assistant, 40 Commando Royal Marines, was awarded the Military Cross for his courageous and life-saving actions following an attack on his Troop by a rogue member of the Afghan National Army, during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.

RODERICK, John Morgan

Lieut. John Roderick MC, No 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Order of the Legion of Honour (France)
On the 1st July 1939 the then Private John Roderick received his commission as Second Lieutenant.  After volunteering for the Commandos he joined No 2 Commando 3 troop. On the St Nazaire raid he commanded an assault party of commandos embarked on board HMS Campbeltown.

ROMAN, Pierre

No 10 Commando
Knight Commander Royal Victorian Order (KCVO)
Military Cross (MC)

Lieutenant Pierre Roman, 4 (Belgian) Troop of No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando , was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service on 5 November 1944 during operations near Domburg on Walcheren Island, Holland.
Lieutenant General Pierre Roman, KCVO., MC. became Chief of Staff, Belgian Army, in 1972.

RUSSELL, Douglas Alexander

Douglas Russell MC 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
North Staffordshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Second Lieutenant Douglas Russell was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant conduct in action with the enemy. He was serving with with the North Staffordshire Regiment as part of the British Expeditionary Force in Belgium in 1940 [1][1a].
Citation

SEEGER, Robert Alan Mountcastle

40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Robert Seeger was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in operations in the Borneo Territories and in supporting operations.
 
Citation 
On 8th December 1964, Lieutenant Seeger was leading a patrol in the area of the Border on the West Coast of Sebatic Island, Tawau, Sabah.

SELWYN, John Jasper

No 3 Commando
I3th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) R.A.C.
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant (Acting Captain) John Selwyn was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe. [1].  
He returned safely to the UK after the raid and, after leaving No. 3 Commando, returned to his Regiment. Disembarked on D Day at Normandy with H.Q. 27 Armoured Brigade.

SHAW, David Mackenzie

Lt Col Shaw OC No 5 Commando
No 5 Commando
Royal Inniskillings Fusiliers
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Commanding Officer No 5 Commando when they sailed to India in November 1943 until the 12th September 1944 when he relinquished his command to Lt Col Pollitt and rejoined his Regiment, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
 

SHEDDEN, Richard Graham

No 5 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
In 1942 the then Lieutenant Richard Shedden was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during operations in Madagascar.
 
Sources
London Gazette 35740, page 4431.
National Archives file WO373/29/135.
 
Notes

SMALE, Kenneth William Ridley

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Kenneth Smale was awarded the Military Cross for bravery, endurance and inspiring devotion to duty whilst serving in Commando operations in the raid on Dieppe, 19th August, 1942, and later was prisoner of war in Germany, August 1942—May 1945.
 
Source
London Gazette  37387, page 6085.

SMITH, Ernest Leigh

Special Service Brigade
South Wales Borderers
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Ernest Smith, HQ Special Service Group, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during a reconnaissance along the North coast of France on 15/16 May 1944 (Tarbrush) gathering vital intelligence in preparation for D Day.  
 
Sources
London Gazette 36637, page 3605.

SMITH, Hugh Norman

45RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Hugh Smith, R.A.M.C., attached to 45RM Commando, was awarded the M.C. [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during operations at the Merville, Normandy, on the 7th June 1944, and later at Breville on the 12th June 1944 [2]
 
Sources

STEVENS, Terence Morton Patrick

41RM Commando
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Acting Captain Terence Morton Patrick Stevens, 41RM Commando,  was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy. [1]
Recommendation 

STEWART, David James

45 Cdo. RM
CTCRM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant David Stewart was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands [1].
Citation
"Early in the morning of the 9th June Lieutenant Stewart, 45 Commando led a troop strength fighting patrol to the Two Sisters feature in East Falklands with a mission to harass the enemy and cause him casualties.

STILWELL, Michael William

Captain Stilwell MC 2 Commando
Lieutenant Michael Stillwell MC
No 2 Commando
Coldstream Guards
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Michael Stilwell was commissioned into the Cheshire Regiment on the 22nd Sept. 1940. On the 20th August 1943 he was promoted Lieutenant, serving with the Coldstream Guards before volunteering for the Commandos and being posted to No 2 Commando. He was later promoted war substantive Captain.
 

STRATFORD, Henry Ernest

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Henry Stratford, 'X' Troop, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations at the Pachino Peninsula, Sicily, on 10 July 1943.
 
Sources
London Gazette 36229, page 4812.
National Archives file WO373/47/134.
 

STURGIS, John Russell

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Captain John Sturgis, 'B' Troop, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of bravery, skill and devotion to duty whilst serving with the Allied Forces during the campaign in the Low Countries, over a period from January to April, 1945 [1].

SWAYNE, Ronald Oliver Carless

No 1 Commando
Herefordshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Ronnie Swayne was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on Motor Launch ML306 during the raid at St. Nazaire [1][2]
He was taken prisoner and later transported to Oflag 9A/H at Spangenberg bei Kassel, Germany [3][4].

SYRAD, Stuart Lawrence

45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Stuart Syrad was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service on 6 November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt [1][2].
  • 2 June 1973 (Major) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 41092, page 3418.

TASKER, Peter Hugh

Captain Peter Tasker MC
No 6 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Peter Tasker, R.A.M.C. attached to No 6 Commando, was awarded the M.C. , in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Normandy [1].
 
Citation

TATE, Alan

45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Alan Tate was awarded the Military Cross [1] for courage and great devotion to duty during operations at the River Maas near Roermond in 1945 [2].
Recommendation

TAYLOR, Graham Cecil Gordon

50ME Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Graham Taylor was reported missing presumed killed in action during operations in Crete.
  • 1 April to 30 July 1939 (Second Lieutenant) (2nd Bn. The Leicestershire Regiment) awarded the Military Cross for distinguished services rendered in the field in connection with operations in Palestine.
Sources
CWGC.

THOMPSON, John Edwin

No 6 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Military Cross (MC)
Captain John Thompson, No.6 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished servce during operations in Normandy on 7 June 1944. He was in command of a force of three Troops that launched an attack against an enemy strongpoint at Amfreville. He also served in No.4 Commando.
  • 1956 appointed Headmaster of Keswick School.

TOMLINSON, Matthew Robert

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Military Cross (MC)

Acting Colour Sergeant Matthew Tomlinson was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq In 2005 [1].

Warrant Officer Class 2 Tomlinson, C.G.C., was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2009 [2].

TOWNSEND, Eric

Captain Eric Townsend MD MC
Middle East Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Eric Townsend M.D. R.A.M.C. attached to the Middle East Commando was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations in Egypt [1]. In 1944 he additionally received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in Italy [2].
Recommendation for M.C.

TULLOCH, John Alexander

45RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Captain John Tulloch, R.A.M.C., joined 45RM Commando as Medical Officer in September 1944 [1].  He was awarded the M.C. [2] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during the advance from Brachterbeek to Linne, Holland, on the 23rd January 1945 [3].
 
Sources

TURNBULL, John Hugh Stephenson

Lieutenant Colonel John Turnbull MC 1 Commando
No 1 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Major John Turnbull MC and bar assumed command of No 1 Commando at Myebon on the 10th February 1945 after the departure of Lt. Col. K.R.S. Trevor [view]. [1].
  • 1943 (Temporary Captain) awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa. [2].

WAKELING, James Dennis

James Wakeling 43 and 40 Commando
40RM Commando
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Major James Wakeling, 40RM Commando, was awarded the Military Cross for great courage and exemplary behaviour whilst carrying out commando operations under heavy enemy fire off the Yugoslavian coast [1][2].
Recommendation
"3/4 June 1944 Brac.

WALL, Patrick Henry Bligh

48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Reserve Decoration (RD)
Legion of Merit (USA)
Acting Major Patrick Wall was awarded the Military Cross [1] for bravery and great devotion to duty on 20/21st April 1945 whilst second in command of No.48 RM Commando and leading a patrol across the River Maas in the Biesbosch area of the Netherlands [2].

WARDLE, Arthur

Arthur Wardle MC
No 2 Commando
No 3 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant Arthur Wardle, 4 Troop No.2 Commando, was one of the Commando contingent embarked on board Motor Launch ML 443 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the the UK after the raid [1][2].
By December 1942 Arthur was the Troop Sergeant Major of 2 Troop No. 2 Commando [3]

WATSON, John Matthew

Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Marine John Watson was awarded the M.C.in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2010 to 31st March 2011. 
 

WATSON, William Humphreys

2nd Lieut Bill Watson MC 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
The Black Watch
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Efficiency Medal
Lieutenant Bill 'Tiger' Watson, 1 troop, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during the raid on St. Nazaire [1]. 

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