'Special Service Roll of Honour'
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them."The names below were men who were attached to the Special Service Battalions, or the Special Service Brigade, later renamed the Commando Brigade, when they died. They may have served in different capacities and include Commando Signallers and Royal Engineers. Some names may be shown elsewhere on specific Commando Unit Rolls of Honour because that was their unit with whom they primarily served. Consider using our search facility if a name is not shown here and you think it should. Contact us if you have any information or queries.
Special Service BattalionsCapt. R.T. TURNER-HUGHES, 3 SS Bn. 2/Lieut. O.S. HARE, 1 SS Bn. Special Service/Commando Brigade HQ , Bde. Signals Lieut. W.H. PRITCHARD, RE LSgt. J.A. BECKETT, Bde.Sigs. LCpl. A.G. PATERSON, Bde.Sigs. Sig. A.B. BURNS, Bde.Sigs.
Holding Operational CommandoGnr. A.C. BAILEY, RA Pte. G. F. TARRANT Pte. B. TERRY
1 Special Service/Commando BrigadeSgt. A.J. SUMMERHAYES, RM Sig. N.W. CASSEY, 1 Bde.Sigs Sig. N. DAVIES, 1 Bde.Sigs
2 Special Service/Commando BrigadeMajor Anders Frederick Emil V. Schau LASSEN, attd from the SBS Major J.P.L. HENDERSON, RE Capt. J. PIRIE, RE Capt. E.R. WAKEFIELD, RA Capt. P.B. WHITEHOUSE, RE Cpl. A.F.G. SENTANCE, RM Sig. F. LEWIS, 2 Bde.Sigs Sig. J.R.S. CURRIE, 2 Bde.Sigs
3 Special Service/Commando BrigadeMne. J.N. STOCKWELL, RM, 3 Bde. Sigs.
4 Special Service/Commando BrigadeCapt. G.D. HOWIE, RM Lieut. S. RICHARDSON
Lieut. G.M. McKENZIE Mne. G.A. BUTLER, RM
Mne. J. HUGHES, RM
Mne. A. PORTER, RM
Service in a Commando not fully establishedThe following are referred to as "Commando" on either the CWGC databse, or on some other document we have discovered, but to date we have no specific official detail of their commando service. If you have such information please contact us. [go to contact form] C.Q.M.S. J. MASON, 52nd Regt. Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. Cpl. R.A. BENTLEY, Royal Marines. Pte. A.G. MARTIN, 1st Bn. Gloucestershire Regt. Tel. R.A. PICKERING, Royal Navy.
We will Remember themand all ranks who served in the Special Service Brigades, and have since passed on in the passage of time, who are also remembered by their proud families and comrades.
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