'ME Cdo. Roll of Honour'

Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commando Veterans Association

 
The history of 50, 51, and 52 Middle East Commandos is a complex one.  Between September and December 1941 decisions were being made to disband them and create a new Commando. Reformed in January 1942 as Squadrons of a new Middle East Commando operating primarily with the 8th Army in North Africa before being redsignated in April 1942 as the 1st Special Service Regiment.  Some died in captivity, or after being sent elsewhere on detachments. The details of how some met their death are not known to this archive.
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The Fallen from the Middle East Commandos

50 Middle East Commando

 
Capt. G.C.G. TAYLOR.
2/Lieut. M.A.  SMITH
LSgt. R.  SHARMAN
Cpl.   J.H.  BATE
Cpl.   J. GREENWOOD
LCpl. A.G.  TAYLOR
Tpr. T.  BLACKBURN
Pte. E.W. DAWES
Tpr. L.F.  ENGLAND
Fus. H.L.  KNOTT
Tpr. A. LOCKINGTON
Pte. F.  LUMBRERA
Pte.  J.H. MATHER
Pte.  J.  McCORMICK
Pte. H.  PEMBERTON
Tpr. J.K.V. POLLARD
Tpr. G.E.  ROBINSON
Pte. F.B.  TUNSTALL

51 Middle East Commando

 
Capt. H.S.  FROST
LSgt. R.F.  SHIELDS
Pte. M. FISCHER
Pte. W.  OSTERMAN
LCpl. N. ROSENSTEIN
Pte. I.  ULRICH
Pte. P.L.G. VRONDI
Pte. S.  WAJNSZTEJN

52 Middle East Commando

 
LCpl. P.  KELLY
Pte. W.B.  BEAUMONT
Pte.  J.P.  FLOOD
LSgt. R.  HARRISON 
Tpr.  F.J.  HILL
Gdsm. G.  HOWARTH
Pte. B.  HUMPHREY
Tpr.  J.H.  NICHOLAS
Tpr. C.H.  STOTT
Tpr. L. THOMAS
Pte. J.  WHITELAW
Tpr. W.A.  WILLCOCKS

Layforce 'D' Battalion

 
LCpl. G.  MOYLES
Tpr.   J.  BROWN

 The following are listed on the CWGC database by Regiment only, however their names are either on the Westminster Abbey Commando ROH database as Layforce, or if with an asterisk, the Special Forces ROH website with unit as shown. This in itself is not sufficient to establish Commando service for the CWGC to amend their records. 

Lieut. M.J.  DUFFY *
Gdsm. T.T.  MAXWELL
Pte. O.  PARKINGTON
Pte. N.  THOMAS
 
We will remember them
 
and all ranks who served in the Commando and have since passed on in the passage of time, who are also remembered by their proud families and comrades.
 

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