HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY, Herbert Oliver

Rank: 
Captain
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Friday, February 27, 1920
Died : 
Tuesday, September 12, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24

Captain Huntington-Whiteley was killed during operations at Le Havre.

We have an Image of a Signals Intelligence Unit formed for the raid at Dieppe. It operated covertly on on this raid as a platoon of 40RM Commando.  On that image he is named as a Lieutenant and commander of the unit and the image is annotated that he was later KIA.

The unit was 10 Platoon 'X' Company under the command of Lieutenant H.O. Huntington-Whiteley , their role to acquire signals intelligence documents from German Naval HQ at Dieppe. This Unit was later redesignated as 30 Assault Unit.

In May 1944 he received a MiD for "good services in operations in the Mediterranean".

(Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36505, page 2129.)


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