DARLINGTON, Kenneth Carr

Kenneth Darlington MM 12 Commando

Private Kenneth Darlington enlisted into the 8th Bn, Border Regt, at Carlisle in 1940. He volunteered for, and was attached to, No.12 Commando serving in 'D' troop as part of North Force, Shetland Islands & Norway in 1942-43.  He was attached to 2 SBS for a 3 month period, then attached to No.4 Commando in 1944/45.  He was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry during Operation Cartoon, a successful raid on Stord Island. The target was the demolition of an Iron Pyrite mine. Demobbed Germany 1946.

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].
 
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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. 

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].

GRAY, Patrick Edward

Patrick Edward Gray MM 6 Commando
Lance Corporal Patrick Gray was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Normandy [1]. He was presented with his award in a ceremony at L'écarde quarry, Amfreville on the 16th July 1944 [view].
 
15th June 1946 commissioned Second Lieutenant [2].
31st March 1950 - Captain in the Royal Army Service Corps (R.A.S.C.) [3].

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.

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].
 
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