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JOHNSON, James

Lance Sergeant James Johnson was one of the Commando contingent who sailed on board HMS Campbeltown for the raid at St Nazaire. He was taken prisoner and was subsequently awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished services during the raid. 
[Sources: London Gazettes supp. 37162, page 3493 / St Nazaire Society.]
 
Note
Rank taken from LG entry, seen as Corporal elsewhere.
 

JONES, Colin

LSgt. Colin Jones MM 2 Commando

Lance Sergeant Colin Jones, 5 troop, was awarded the MM in recognition of distinguished services during the raid on St Nazaire. He was one of the Commando contingent on board HMS Campbeltown and was captured after the raid.

The death of Sgt. Colin Jones MM, of Huyton nr. Liverpool, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 67 issued September 1978.

Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 37162, page 3493.
St Nazaire Society website.
 

JONES, Harold

Harold Jones RM

Marine (Acting Temororary Corporal) Harold Jones, 4 Commando Brigade Signal Troop, was awarded the MM for "gallantry, determination and great devotion to duty during assault operations at  Walcheren and Flushing whilst attached to No 4 Commando. "

JONES, James

Marine James Jones was awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished service with 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952.

KHYTOVITCH, Eric

Eric Khytovitch MM 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant Eric Khytovitch MM died during operations at Normandy [1].
 
The No 6 Commando War Diary 10th June 1944 records
"Place: In the field, Le Plein a.m. - 2 Troop kill 2 snipers with 'K' gun.  We are heavily mortared.  We answer with our own mortars. 0800 - Enemy attacks, all troops engage.  By 1700 hrs all attacks definitely repelled.  Suspect enemy got it in the neck.  Our own casualties total 16." [2]. 
 

KING, Edward George

Edward King MM 3 Commando

Troop Sergeant Major Edward 'Lofty' King, at the time a Lance Sergeant,  was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at Agnone, Sicily. 

Sources;
London Gazettes Supp. 36217, page 4663.
Storm from the Sea, author Brig Peter Young.
Image: Greenhill Books (Pen & Sword).
 

KING, Robert

Robert King MM 9 Commando
Private Robert King, from Aberdeen, was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at Lake Comacchio in Italy.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 37162, page 3495.
Aberdeen Evening Express - Friday 26 September 1952
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
 

KINGSBURY, Harold Sidney

Sergeant Harold Kingsbury MM died during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead.
 
He had been awarded the MM in 1939 whilst a Lance Corporal in the 1st Bn., Border Regiment for "gallant and distinguished services in Palestine." 
 
Sources
CWGC
London Gazettes Supp. 34607, page 1765.
 

LANDLER, Sandor

Private Sandor Landler was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East.

Read more here 51ME Commando.

Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 35250, page  4788 & Supp. 37184, page 3760 (errata).
National Archives file WO 373/28/199.
 

LANGTON, Henry

Corporal Henry Langton was awarded the M.M. during the Korean war for gallant and distinguished service with 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines, in operations in Korea. 

LANYON, Frederick Woodman

Marine Frederick Lanyon MM 47 Commando

Marine Frederick Lanyon was awarded the MM for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.

The death of Mne. Frederick Woodman Lanyon MM of Bodmin, Cornwall, was notified to members in Commando Association newsletter 119 issued September 2004.

Additional Source
London Gazettes Supp. 36947, page 998.
 

LEECH, John Ernest

John 'Jack' Leech MM and bar
Private John Leech was awarded the M.M. [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during operations in Calabria, Italy, between 28 August and 5 September 1943, a period in which he was also suffering the effects of malaria [2].
 
Promoted Sergeant, John 'Jack' Leech was awarded a bar to his Military Medal during operations at Normandy in June 1944 [3].
 
Citation for the award of a Bar to his Military Medal 

LEES, James Sykes

Company Sergeant Major James Lees MM, 'B' Troop,  died as a result of an accident. He had been awarded the MM for 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.
 
Sources
CWGC
London Gazettes Supp. 37318, page 5181.
The Westminster Abbey Commando Roll of Honour database file.

LESTER, William John

Corporal William Lester was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in operations. He was in 5 troop, one of two sections of the Commando that assaulted Limbang Police Station, Sarwak, on the 12th December 1962 to release hostages being held there. Five Marines from his Commando died during this operation.
 
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 43009, page 4693.

LISTER, William

Lance Sergeant William Lister was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa.

The death of LSgt. William Lister MM (6 Cdo) from Burnley, Lancs. was announced in Commando Association newsletter 107 issued August 1998.

Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 36180, page 4220 & Supp.36243, page4959 (errata).
 

LORAINE, Peter Paul

Private Peter Paul Loraine, Essex Regiment, was awarded the M.M., announced in London Gazettes on 12 August 1941, in recognition of distinguished services in the Field [1].
 
  • 23 March 1941 Private Paul Peter Loraine from the Essex Regiment is commissioned as Second Lieutenant into the General List, service no. 183050, (without army pay and allowances). [2].
  • 10 August 1941 Second Lt. P.P. Loraine receives pay and allowances [3].

MACDONALD, William

Marine William Macdonald was awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army in Normandy.

Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 36697, page 4218.
National Archives file WO 373/47/29.

MACKIE, Alastair

Sergeant Alastair Mackie was awarded the M.M., gallant and distinguished services in operations at Sarawak, Borneo, during the period June 1963 to September 1963.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 43416, page 7156.
National Archives file WO 373/139/11.
 

MACNISH, Charles James

Charles James Macnish 42 Commando
Corporal (Acting Sergeant) Charles Macnish, 'S' Troop [1], was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service with 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [2]. His final rank attained was Colour Sergeant [3].

MALCOLM, George

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

MALLORIE, Herbert

Sergeant Herbert Mallorie 46RM Commando

Acting Temporary Company Sergeant Major Herbert Mallorie was awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe.

Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 37464, page 909.
National Archives file WO 373/47/99.
 

MANN, Richard

Lance Corporal Richard Mann MM
Lance Corporal Richard Mann, 'C' Troop, was awarded the MM [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe. 
 

Citation for the MM

MCCARTHY, Peter Francis

Sergeant Peter McCarthy was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe [1].
 
He is also named as serving at the CMWTC and attached at some stage to 46RM Commando. [2]. 
 
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 35729, page 4328.
[2] Nom. Roll for 46RM Cdo 6th Jun 44  -May45.
 

MEAD, Michael Edward

Corporal Michael Mead was awarded the M.M., for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 41092, page 3418.
National Archives file WO 373/124/55.
 

MORGAN, Francis Cecil

Lance Corporal Francis Morgan, No 2 Commando, was awarded the MM [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field. He was one of the Commando contingent that took part in operations from HMS Triumph against the Palermo and Messina railway on the 29/30 August 1941. His party could not be re-embarked and were subsequently captured. He was eventually  imprisoned at Stalag 344, Lamsdorf.

MORRIS, Luke John

Lance Corporal Luke Morris was awarded the MM [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field. He was one of the Commando contingent that took part in operations from HMS Triumph against the Palermo and Messina railway on the 29/30 August 1941. His party could not be re-embarked and were subsequently captured.

MORRIS, Matthew Frank

Lance Sergeant Matthew Morris MM died during operations at Kangaw. He is mentioned in this report about the battle. [view]
 
LSgt. Morris was awarded the MM, and his later MiD,  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa. 
 
Sources

MULLARD, Sidney John

Sergeant Sidney Mullard was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe [1] +[2]. He was later recommended for O.C.T.U. and on the 27th July 1945 he was commissioned Second Lieutenant (Camerons) [3].
 
The death of Lt. Sidney J. Mullard (No. 4 Cdo.) of Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs. was announced in Commando Association newsletter 119 issued September 2004.
 
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 36994, page 1543, 22 March 1945.

MURPHY, Dennis Eric

Capt D.E. Murphy CBTC

Dennis Murphy was serving as a Guardsman in the 1st Bn of the Irish Guards in 1938 when he was awarded the Military Medal for his " conspicuous gallantry during an engagement with an armed band in the vicinity of Deir Bejjala o the 18th August 1938", Recommended by the Officer Commanding British Forces in Palestine and Trans-Jordan. A copy of his citation is in the National Archives  ref WO373/92/125.

MUSGROVE, Leslie

Sergeant Leslie Musgrove was awarded the MM for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.

Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 36947, page 998.
National Archives file WO 373/47/45.
 

MYRAM, Albert Edward

Albert Edward Myram 2 Commando
Sergeant Albert Myram, Independent Company of Gibraltar, attached as a Private to 3 Troop of No. 2 Commando, was awarded the M.M.  in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Scaletta, Sicily on the 16th August 1943.
 
Recommendation
Operation Blackcock Sicily 16th August 1943.

NASH, Douglas James

Douglas Nash was awarded the MM  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field on the 26th December 1943. 
 
The death of Sgt. Douglas J. Nash, MM (12 & 6 Cdos) of Cleveland, Ohio, USA., formerly of Birmingham, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 75 issued September 1982.
 
Source
London Gazettes supp. 36403, page 1042.
 

O'BRIEN, Richard

Lance Sergeant Richard O'Brien, 2 troop, was one of the Commandos who returned from Operation Chariot, the raid on St Nazaire. He sailed on board ML 447.
 
6 months later he was one of the ten Commandos who took part in Operation Musketoon. Seven were taken prisoner and later executed. LSgt O'Brien evaded capture after the successful raid and made it back to the UK.  He was awarded the DCM for his actions during this raid. (Source: LG Publication date: 5 March 1943, Supplement: 35929, Page: 1118).
 

OLVER, Leslie Cyril

Private Leslie Olver was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Burma.
 
The death of Pte. (later Sgt.) Leslie Cyril Reginald Olver MM of Canterbury Kent was announced in Commando Association newsletter 109 issued September 1999.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 36994, page 1545.
 

OSBORNE, Vincent Arthur

Vincent Osborne MM 3 Commando

Lance Corporal Vincent Arthur 'Ozzie' Osborne, 3 Troop, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Normandy.

He was presented with his award at a ceremony at L'écarde quarry, Amfreville on the 16th July 1944 [view].

Post war in the 1950's he served in the Federation of Malaya Police as a Police Lieutenant: Platoon Commander in the Field Force. 

PACKER, Mark Charles

Sergeant Mark Packer was awarded the MM for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.

Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 36947, page 998 & Supp. 36992, page 1507 (errata).
National Archives file WO 373/ 47/48.
 

PANTALL, Richard William

Bombardier Richard Pantall was awarded the M.M. in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy [1], during operations at Bova Marina between 24 August and 5 September 1943 [2].
 
On 26 August 1944 he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the King's Shropshire Light Infantry [3].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 36327, page 257.
[2] National Archives file WO 373/4/115.

PATERSON, George Begg

Sergeant George Paterson was awarded the Military Medal for distinguished service in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 13th April to 15th October 1964.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 43636, page 4130.
The book 'Four Five'  - The Story of 45 Commando Royal Marines 1943 - 1971, author David Young.
 

PATRICK, Neil

Corporal Neil Patrick was awarded the MM 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.

PEACHEY, Frederick

Fred Peachey MM and bar
Lance Sergeant Frederick Peachey served with the Independent Companies and No 2 Commando. 
 
  • 28 March 1942 Pte. Peachey took part in Operation Chariot at St Nazaire. He was one the Commando contingent on board ML 443.
  • 17 September 1943 Cpl. Peachey was awarded the Military Medal for "gallant and distinguished services during operations at Salerno". 
  • 17 April 1945 Acting Lance Sergeant Peachey was awarded a Bar to his Military Medal for "gallant and distinguished services in Italy". 

PENN, Leonard William

Private Leonard Penn was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in North West Europe [1]
 
Recommendation
"Pte. Penn has served with his Troop as No.1 on the Bren gun since D Day. His gallantry dash and initiative have contributed in great measure to the success of several Troop actions.

PERKINS, Leonard

Sergeant Len Perkins 2 Commando
Sergeant Leonard Perkins, 5 troop ('A' section) [1], was awarded the MM [2], and also received a MiD [3], both in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field. He was from Liverpool and before the war was employed as a clerk. [1].
 
Sources

PIRIE, Alexander Beverley

Sergeant Alexander Pirie MM, RM
Sergeant Alexander Pirie , 3 RM Engineer Commando, was awarded the MM in recognition of his gallantry during operations at Myebon.
 

Citation 

In Burma on 12th January 1945 Sgt Pirie was engaged in mine clearing operations on the landing beach at Myebon Peninsula. Assisted by two NCOs he cleared fields of mines of a type hitherto unencountered in this theatre of war and unknown to them, with great coolness, devotion to duty, and disregard for his own personal safety. By his efforts many casualties were undoubtedly averted.

POLLARD, Gordon

Maj Gordon Pollard MC MM
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.
 
On the 16th May 1943 he was commisioned as Second Lieutenant. Subsequently he joined No 3 Commando remaining with them for the remainder of the war, his final rank attained in the Commandos was Major.
 

PRYOR, Frederick William

Sergeant Frederick Pryor, M.M., died during operations in Normandy. He was awarded the Military Medal for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty while serving with Royal Marine Commandos in Italy.

Sources
CWGC
London Gazettes Supp. 36583, page 3040.
National Archives file WO 373/47/163.
 

RAE, Walter

Sergeant Walter Rae (see note) was awarded the M.M. in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa [1] during the action that came to be known as the Battle of Steamroller Farm. 
 
Recommendation
26th Feb 1943 Fedi Et Attia (516128 Sheet 34)

RAWLINSON, Robert Croft

Corporal Robert Rawlinson was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in operations. He commanded one of the two sections of the Commando that assaulted Limbang Police Station, Sarwak, on the 12th December 1962 to release hostages being held there. Cpl. Rawlinson was wounded during this operation in which five other Marines died. 
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp, 43009, page 4693.
National Archives file WO 373/127/98.
 

RIGG, Pearson

Sergeant Pearson Rigg MM, 3 Commando

Sergeant Pearson Rigg was awarded the MM whilst a Private in No 3 Commando for his courage under fire between 3rd and 6th October 1943 at Termoli (Operation Devon).

Source
Award: London Gazettes Supp. 36349, page 519.
Final rank: Commando Association Lost Legion List 10.
 

SCANLON, George

Sergeant George Scanlon, RAMC attached to No.4 Commando, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe.

Post war George Scanlon, a resident of Troon, was an active member of the Troon and District Branch (later the Central Ayrshire Branch) of the Commando Association being their Honorary Secretary in 1951.  He died in 1969.

SCANTLEBURY, John

TSM John 'Jack' Scantlebury MM
Troop Sergeant Major John Scantlebury, known as Jack, was awarded the M.M. in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North Africa on the 23rd February 1943. This was during an enemy assault in force on the left flank of the Commando  when the then Corporal Scantlebury was the No.2 of a M.M.G. 
 

SHAW, Ashley George

Driver Ashley Shaw was awarded the D.C.M. in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East during the period November 1941 to April 1942  whilst serving as an ambulance driver with 5 Light Field Ambulance. [1].
 
He was later awarded the M.M. whilst a driver of a jeep used for carrying casualties under fire on the 14th and 15th September 1943 in Italy. He was at the Battalion Regimental Aid Post near operations at the River Tusciano. [2].
 

SHORT, Bert

Private Bert Short was awarded the Military Medal, announced in Gazettes on the 13th October 1939, for "gallant and distinguished service in recent operations."
 
Extract from Commando Association newsletter 35 issued September 1962 "Recently promoted W.O.1. and R.S.M. of No. 18 Coy. R.A.M.C. at Millbank Barracks, London, S.W.1, is ex Pte. Bert Short, M.M. of 1 Cdo."
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 34709, page 6933.
Commando Association Newsletter 35.

SIMPSON, Peter Leash

Acting Sergeant Peter Simpson was awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st July to 31st December, 1951.[1]
 

Extract from the Aberdeen Evening Express - Monday 14 April 1952

SIMS, Richard William

LCpl Richard Sims MM 2 commando

Whilst a Lance Corporal in 2 troop Richard Sims was awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished services in the field relating to his successful evasion from capture, making his way back to the UK via Gibraltar after the raid at St Nazaire in March 1942.

SMITH, Harold

Sergeant Harold Smith was awarded the M.M. (periodic) [1] for gallant and distinguished service shown during operations in Italy at Anzio, Sarande, and Lake Comacchio, and on the enemy held Dalmatian Island of Brac [2].
 
He also received a Mention in Despatches for services in Italy, 1st April, 1945 to 8th May, 1945.[3].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 37440, page 582.
[2] National Archives file WO 373/47/89.

SMITH, Robert William

Quartermaster Sergeant Robert Smith was awarded the B.E.M., in the New Years Honours List 1st January 1965 [1].
 
He was also awarded the M.M., for distinguished service in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate during the period 1st to 15th February 1965 [2].
 
Citation for MM

SNOW, Henry Thomas

Lance Corporal Henry Thomas Snow [see notes], R.A.M.C., attached to 42 RM Commando, was awarded the M.M.[2] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at Myebon, Burma, on the 15th January 1945 [1].
 
Citation

SOUTHWORTH, John Charles Hughes

CSM John Southworth MM 1 Commando

3rd July 1939 Enlisted in the TA South Wales Borderers (The Monmouthshire Regiment). 
28th April 1940 Volunteered for and was posted to No.9 Independent Company; 
10th November 1940 Posted to 'A' Coy., No.1 Special Service Bn., 
4th March 1941 Posted to No.1 Commando 4 troop.

Whilst Lance Sergeant of 4 troop John Southworth was awarded the MM for gallantry during operations at Sedjenane.

SPEARS, Thomas

Sergeant Thomas Spears MM 3 Commando
Company Sergeant Major Thomas Spears, HQ Troop, was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Sicily [1]. He held the rank of Sergeant at the time, and the award was for his gallantry specifically during operations at Punta dei Malati. [view an account of this operation].
 
Post war in the late 50's he was a resident master at Rhydd Court School, Hanley Castle. Worcs. [2].
 
Sources

SQUIRE, John Robert

Marine John Squire was awarded the MM 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.

Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 37220, page 4129.
National Archives file WO 373/47/80.
 

STEPHENSON, George, W.

Gunner George Stephenson was awarded the M.M. in recognition of distinguished services in the field, this being announced in Gazettes on the 26th August, 1941.
 
The death of Gnr. George W. Stephenson (No.9 Cdo) of Bristol, Avon., was announced in Commando Association newsletter 117 issued September 2003.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 35256, page 4935.
 

STRINGER, John Clive

TSM John Stringer MM 48 RM Commando
Sergeant John Clive 'Joe' Stringer was awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy. *
 
Extract from Commando Association newsletter 85 of 1987 regarding a visit to Normandy in June of that year:

TAIT, Duncan Robert

Duncan Robert Tait 11 Commando
Lance Corporal Bob Tait, No.11 Commando 8 Troop [image in gallery], attached to Layforce, was awarded the Military Medal [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished conduct during operations at Litani River, Syria, 9/10 June 1941 [2].
 

TAYLOR, George

Sergeant George Taylor 3 Commando
Lance Sergeant George Taylor was awarded the M.M.[1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service at Agnone, Sicily, and the advance to, and at, Punta dei Malati on 13/14 July 1943 [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 36217, page 4662.
[2] National Archives file WO373/3/595.
 

THOMAS, Roy Frank

Private Roy Thomas was awarded the M.M., in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe [1].
 
Citation
During the battle for the Essel bridgehead on April 11th 1945, No 3 Commando was heavily counter attacked.

THOMPSON, Norman

Sergeant Norman Thompson, Royal Engineers attached Special Service Troops, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 36243, page 4956 published 11 November 1943.
 

TIBBLES, Harry

Private Harry Tibbles, a bren gunner with No. 6 Commando,  was awarded the M.M. for his gallantry near Lauenburg on the night of the 28th April 1945 during the period when his troop were responsible for the left flank of the bridgehead over the River Elbe.

TOMLINSON, Richard

WO2 Company Sergeant Major Richard Tomlinson was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.

We have a possible image of him as a Sergeant in a picture within our gallery titled 'Tomlinson and some of 6 troop No 2 Commando.' [view].

TOWLER, Douglas

Marine Douglas Towler, a Bren gunner in 'D' troop, was awarded the MM for distinguished service on the night of the Elbe crossing and capture of Lauenburg on 29th April 1945.

London Gazettes Supp. 37211, page 4023.
National Archives file WO 373/47/76.
 

TRIGG, Frederick Harry

Private Frederick Trigg MM died during the period when No 2 Commando were based on the island of Vis engaged in operations against enemy held islands.
 
He was one of the ten Commandos who took part in the earler Operation Musketoon on the 20th September 1942. Seven were captured and executed. Pte. Trigg escaped and made it back to the UK where he was awarded the Military Medal for his part in the raid. He then rejoined No.2 Commando.
 

TWIGG, Richard

Marine Richard Twigg was awarded the M.M. during the Korean war for gallant and distinguished service with 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines, in operations in Korea. 

TYDD, Herbert Henry

Sergeant Herbert Tydd was awarded the M.M. for distinguished service in operations in Malaya during the period August to October 1950.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 39215, page 2389.
National Archives file WO 373/129/132.
 

VARDY, Thomas

Mne Tom Vardy MM 46RM Commando
Marine Thomas Vardy MM, died during operations at the River Aller crossing.
 
Tom Vardy joined the Royal Marines on the 22nd May 1941 being attached to the Royal Marines Reserve Depot until 8th July 1941. From 9th July 1941 to the 2nd November 1941 he was posted Plymouth Division. On the 3rd November 1941 he was posted to the 9th RM Battalion, and from there on the 1st August 1943 he joined 46RM Commando.
 

Citatation for MM

VERRI, Alexander

Corporal Alexander Verri was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field [1].  .

The award was made for his gallantry during the night attack on Hill 633 on the Island of Brac on the 2/3rd June 1994 after which he was taken prisoner. He had been attached as a radio operator to the HQ 2 Special Service Brigade [2].  The raid was codenamed Operation Flounced [view] .

WALSH, Edward

Edward Walsh MM 3 Commando

Lance Sergeant Edward Walsh, 6 Troop [1], was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Normandy [2].

He was presented with his award in a ceremony at  L'écarde quarry, Amfreville, on the 16th July 1944 [view].

WALSH, Frank

Sergeant Frank Walsh was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.

Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 36615, page 3377.
National Archives file WO 373/6/633.
 

WANT, Thomas Alfred

Acting Sergeant Thomas Want was awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished service with 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952.
 
Source
London Gazettes Supp. 39675, page 5528.
National Archives file WO 373/131/42.
 

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