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WASSALL, Joseph Desmond

Joseph Desmond Wassell Royal Marines
Sergeant Joseph Desmond Wassall, from Shifnal, Shropshire, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of distinguished service on the Falkland Islands [1+2].
  • 1992 New Years Honours  (Warrant Officer 1) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
London Gazettes

WEBB, George Henry

Private George Webb was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Burma.
 
The death of Pte. George H. Webb, M.M. (1 Cdo.) of Bromley, Kent, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 78 issued March 1984.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 37040, page 2080.
National Archives file WO 373/36/84.
 

WEBB, John

Lance Corporal Webb RAMC and 2 Commando
Lance Corporal John 'Jack' Webb, RAMC and No 2 Commando, a veteran of Operation Chariot at St Nazaire [1], was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy. [2]
 
Recommendation for award
Gulf of Salerno Sep. 9 - 18th 1943.

WHITE, Harold

Harold White 7 Commando and SAS
Harold White was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry whilst a Corporal serving with 'L' Detachment, Special Air Service Brigade, having left the Commando after operations in Crete.

 

Citation for the MM recommended by Lt. Col. A.D. Stirling, D.S.O.

WILLIAMS, John Arthur

Corporal John Williams was recommended for the M.M., and the D.C.M., in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during two events in North Africa on the 2nd and 4th  March 1943. He was No. 1 on a Bren gun team [1]. After consideration, the award he received was the M.M [1 +2].  
 
Sources
[1] National Archives file WO373/1/161.

WILSON, George Harry

Sergeant George Wilson was awarded the MM was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.

Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 37386, page 6078.
National Archives file 373/14/733.
 
Notes
Middle name shown as in LG entry. National Archives file records as Hannay.
 

WINTERBURN, Martin Henry

Martin Winterburn MM 6 Commando
Gunner Martin Winterburn, No.6 Commando 1 Troop, from Lincolnshire, was awarded the M.M. [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during his escape after he was taken prisoner of war at Mateur, Tunis, on Thursday 19 December 1942. He had been wounded in the elbow at the time. Initially imprisoned in Italy, he was transferred to POW Camps including Stalag V111B at  Lamsdorf and Blechhammer. His final escape was on 25 June 1944 from a working party at Oppeln in Germany. [2]
 

WITHER, Russell John

Acting Colour Sergeant Russell Wither was awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy. *

His death was announced in Commando Association newsletter 108 issued March 1999.

Source
* London Gazettes Supp. 36676, page 4008.
 

WRAITH, William

William Wraith MM 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant William 'Bill' Wraith, 1 Troop [1], was awarded the MM [2] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe during which period he had been wounded on several occasions. 
 
In 1943 he had also received a MiD in "recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa" whilst attached to No 6 Commando [3].
 
Sources

WRIGHT, Trevor Desmond

Lieutenant Trevor Wright, SA Forces attached to 45RM Commando,  died [1] during the period the Commando were engaged in operations at Osnabruck.
 
In 1942 he had been awarded the MM whilst in the rank of Trooper for "gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East [2]." 
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 35665, page 3545.
 

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