Police Volunteers

Police Officers with pre war military service before joining the police were on the Army Reserve List and liable for call up at the outbreak of war, some later volunteering from regiments when commandos were formed. From 1942 serving police officers were permitted to volunteer direct for the commandos. 
 
Police Intake courses at the Commando Depot (C.B.T.C.), Achnacarry.
1st  Police Intake - 24 June to 27 August 1942, total 68 (Metropolitan Police).
2nd Police Intake - 23 July to 24 September 1942, total 273.
3rd Police Intake - 15 October 1942 to 18 January 1943, total 84.
 
Lt Col. Charles Vaughan, Commandant of the Training Centre at Achnacarry later wrote of the Police Intakes, "there were only a few huts and tents in which to accomodate them, we also had to equip them with uniforms and the accoutrements of a soldier....and the conditions at Achnacarry, I can assure you, would have horrified the War Office recruiting agents or any Commandant of an ordinary training centre.....but, believe me, nothing deterred those chaps. They entered into the spirit of the situation and in two months I had the pleasure of presenting to those who passed (understandably not all did) their green berets, the hall-mark of a trained Commando....they were the finest material that I ever had to deal with in all my soldiering..." (Source: Dunning, Fighting Fourth, p. 94)

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ALEXANDER, Charles Henry

Trooper
14241760
No 1 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Leicester City Police
Charles Alexander was a Melton Mowbray Police Constable residing in 1939 at 7 The Cresent, Melton Mowbray. He volunteered for the commandos enlisting 19 July 1942 joining the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

ALMONDS, John Edward

Sergeant (later Second Lieutenant )
2655648
No 8 Commando
SAS
Coldstream Guards
Bristol City Police
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
John Almonds, a Reservist of the Coldstream Guards, joined the Bristol Police Force in 1936. In December 1939 he was a Police Constable, married, and residing at 15 York Street, Bristol, when re-called to his Regiment [1][1a].

ANDERSON, Barrie Sherwill Norman

Trooper
14241781
No 1 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Staffordshire County Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Barrie Anderson was reported missing 6 December 1942 during operations in North Africa and later found to be a prisoner of war. He died of wounds in captivity on 12 January 1943 in Italy. Son of Gibert Norman Anderson, and of Stella Christine Anderson, of Walton, Stafford.

ANDREWS, Alfred Archley

Fusilier
14604353
No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Alfred Andrews died during operations at Kangaw, Burma. Son of George Andrews, and of Dora E. Andrews, of South Harrow, Middlesex. He volunteered for the Commandos whilst serving in the Police.
  • 12.10.1936 joined the Metropolitan Police, warrant number 125297.

ANSELL, Arthur James

Trooper
14241725
No 1 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Arthur James Ansell, warrant number 126925, joined the Metropolitan Police on 7 June 1938. Last posted to 'N' Division as a Constable.
1939 married and serving at the Police Station, 12A Holmes Road, Kentish Town, London.

ASHTON, Colin William

Fusilier
14241646
30 Commando Assault Unit
Lancashire Fusiliers
Lancashire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Colin Ashton, 34 Army Troop, died during operations in the Aegean when his unit was attacked on Leros and bombed by enemy aircraft. He has no known grave. Son of Cyril and Mary Ashton; husband of Mary A. J. Ashton, of Trafford Park, Manchester.

ASHWORTH, James Kenyon

Private
14241726
No 1 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
West Sussex Constabulary
James Ashworth was a Police Officer from Sussex who volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 as part of a Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 116 The Gardens, Southwick, Sussex.

AUSTIN, Selwyn Ronald

Selwyn Austin 1 Commando
Private
14241782
No 1 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Coventry City Police / Warwickshire Constabulary
Private Selwyn Austin was wounded 17 March 1943 during operations in North Africa.
Selwyn was a Coventry Police Constable who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intake that commenced July 1942. Post war member of the Commando Association.
 

BAGOT, Henry Hunter

Trooper
14241647
No 1 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Manchester Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Henry Bagot died during operations at Bizerte, Tunisia. He has no known grave. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Bagot, of Manchester.

BAINES, William

William Baines 47RM Commando
Corporal
CH/X115758
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Metropolitan Police
William Baines joined the Metropolitan Police on 4 September 1939, warrant number 128100. He enlisted into the Royal Marines sometime in 1943. Corporal Baines served with 47RM Commando 'X' Troop during operations from Normandy to the Scheldt.

BAKER, Albert

Albert baker No.1 Commando
Lance Sergeant
2614133
No 1 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Bradford City Police
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Albert Baker D.C.M., died during operations at Kangaw, Burma. Son of Albert and Annie Baker, of Stanningley, Leeds, Yorkshire.

BAKER, Herbert Valentine

Herbert Valentine Baker 1 Commando
Lance Corporal
14241761
No 1 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Derbyshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Herbert Baker died during operations at Kangaw, Burma. Son of Albert and Harriet Baker, and husband of Beatrice Ellen Baker, of Handsworth, Birmingham. In 1939 Herbert was a Police Constable, number 396, residing at 26 Slater Avenue, Derby.

BAKER, Kenneth Claude

Private
14241727
No 1 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
West Sussex Constabulary
Private Kenneth Baker was wounded 23 February 1943 during operations in North Africa. He had volunteered for the Commandos from the Police as part of the Police Intakes of 1942 to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

BALE, John Henry

Private
14241608
No 1 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Newport Borough Police
Private John Bale was reported missing 2 December 1942 during operations in North Africa (Tunisia), later found to be a prisoner of war in Italy [1][1a].
1943 escaped from captivity to a neutral country [2][2a].

BALL, Percy William

Lance Corporal
6482286
No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police (War Reserve)
Percy William Ball, a Meat Salesman from Fulham, London, was a Metropolitan Police War Reserve Constable who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake of 1942. After successfully completing his training he was attached to No.1 Commando and served with them in Burma.

BALLANTYNE, George

Lance Corporal
PO/X114916
42RM Commando
Royal Marines
West Lothian Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Ballantyne died during operations at Kangaw, Burma. Son of James and Elizabeth Ballantyne; husband of Annie McNeil Fotheringham Ballantyne, of Bo'ness, West Lothian.

BARDENS, John Henry

Gunner
14241811
No 1 Commando
Royal Artillery
Plymouth City Police

John Henry Bardens was a Police Officer from Plymouth who volunteered for the Commandos enlisting 6 June 1942 joining the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

BARLOW, Jack

Lance Corporal
6482241
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Colonial Police Medal
Lance Corporal Jack Barlow served in 6 troop and also in the Intel Section of No.2 Commando. He was one of the Metropolitan Police Intakes to the Commandos.

BARNES, William Walter

Lance Sergeant
6482223
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Mentioned in Despatches
1939 William Barnes was a Metroplitan Police Constable residing in Paddington. 
1942 volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake.
December 1942 (Fusilier) No.2 Commando 6 Troop.

BARRASS, Nicholas William

Nicholas Barrass 4 Commando
Lieutenant
14253337 and 295395
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Bradford City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Nicholas Barrass died during operations in Holland. Whilst engaged in a house clearance at Flushing he was killed by a sniper who fired from an adjacent building. Son of Nicholas William and Elizabeth Rutherford Barrass, of Felling, Gateshead, Co. Durham.

BARTLETT, Brian, V.

Trooper
14241812
No 1 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Bristol City Police
Trooper Brian Bartlett, No.1 Commando, was wounded 17 March 1943 during operations in North Africa. Also served at Commando Group HQ. 
Sept. 1939 Police Constable residing at 44 Kensal Road, Bristol. 
1942 volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes.

BARTON, Leslie James

Fusilier
14604357
No 5 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier Leslie Barton was wounded 15 March 1944 during operations in Burma. Leslie was a Metropolitan Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos and joined HM Armed Forces on 19 May 1943. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at Gilmour House, Renfrew Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth.

BEARNE, Robert Stanley

Lance Sergeant
14604358
No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Robert Stanley Bearne was a Metropolitan Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos joining HM Armed Forces on 19 May 1943.
In 1939 he was a Police Officer serving at the Police Station, Walworth Road, Southwark.

BEATTIE, James Simpson

James Beattie 1 Commando
Corporal (later Second Lieutenant)
14241854 and 314128
No 1 Commando
Royal Scots
Edinburgh City Police
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Medal (MM)
Queen's Police Medal (QPM)
Corporal James Beattie was awarded the Military Medal in 1943 in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa [1].
Recommendation [1a]

BEAVER, Stanley

Corporal
CH/X109654
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Northampton County Police
Sources
List of RM Commandos provided by R.Y. (former CA Sec and CBF).
Mentioned in a book by Peter Eads (linked content below).
 

BENNION, Thomas James

Corporal
14241783
No 1 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Stoke on Trent City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Thomas Bennion died of wounds received during operations at Kangaw, Burma. Son of James Owen Bennion and Florence Mary Bennion, of Baldwin's Gate, Staffordshire. In 1939 Thomas Bennion was a Police Constable residing in Stoke on Trent.

BENTLEY, Charles

Fusilier
14241648
No 1 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Cheshire Constabulary
1939 Charles Bentley was a Police Civilian Clerk residing in Goostrey, Cheshire [1].
15 January 1940 joined Cheshire Constabulary as a Police Officer [1a].

BENTLEY, Donald

Private
14241762
No 1 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment
Lincolnshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Donald Bentley died during operations in North Africa. Son of Greenwood and Mary Elizabeth Bentley, of Carlton-Le-Moorland, Lincolnshire.

BERRY, James Arthur

James Arthur Berry 1 Commando
Private
14241649
No 1 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Cheshire County Constabulary
20 February 1939 joined Cheshire Constabulary - Police Constable 256 residing at 113 West Street, Crewe. 1942 volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. 
4 March 1943 reported missing in North Africa, later found to be a prisoner of war.

BETTY, Arthur John

Private (later Captain)
14241813 and 35447
No 1 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Gloucestershire Constabulary
Private Arthur Betty was reported missing 6 December 1942 during operations in North Africa later found to be a prisoner of war in Italian hands. In 1944 he is reported no longer a prisoner of war [1][1a].

BINNIE, John

Lance Corporal
6482283
No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Lance Corporal John Binnie volunteered for the Commandos from the Metropolitan Police.
5 October 1943 wounded during operations at Termoli, Italy.
June 1944 wounded during operations at Normandy, France. 

BISHOP, Arthur

Marine
PO/X114618
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Buckinghamshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Arthur Bishop died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel. Buried at sea.

BISHOP, Frederick Walter

Fusilier
14317282
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Glasgow City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Frederick Bishop died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). Son of Frederick Walter and Mabel Bishop, of Glasgow.

BISSELL, Stanley

Staff Sergeant
6482222
Commando Basic Training Centre
Metropolitan Police
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Stan 'Sonnie' Bissell joined the Metropolitan Police on the 1st March 1926. In 1930 & 1934 he won silver medal at the British Empire Games middleweight freestyle wrestling events in Canada and London.

BLAKEMAN, Albert John

Fusilier
14604359
No 6 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Albert Blakeman died of wounds during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Tom Edgar and Alice Blakeman; husband of Elizabeth Blakeman, of Pontllanfraith. A.V.C.M., L.V.C.M.

BOOTH, William Martel

Lance Corporal (later Captain)
14241729 and 321576
No 5 Commando
No 1 Commando
Essex Regiment
Essex Constabulary

In 1939 William Booth was an Essex Constabulary Police Constable based at South Street Police Station, Romford. He volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 as part of the Police Intakes to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

BOYES, Robert Paul

Robert Paul Boyes No.1 Commando
Robert Paul Boyes (No.1 Cdo)
Company Sergeant Major
-
No 1 Commando
Yes
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen's Police Medal (QPM)
Robert Paul Boyes volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. 
Served with No.1 Commando, final rank Company Sergeant Major.
9 October 1939 serving Police Constable residing Welldeck Gardens, Hartlepool.

BRADLEY, John Percy

Fusilier
6482228 (query)
No 9 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
John Bradley was a Metropolitan Police Constable, warrant number 128022, residing in 1939 at the Police Section House, 82 Charing Cross Road, London.

BRIDLE, Desmond George

Lance Corporal
14604360
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Desmond Bridle, from South Harrow, was killed in action in Normandy, France, during operations near the Chateau d'Amfreville. Son of Arthur George and Bessie Bridle; husband of Winifred Gladys Bridle, of Wallington, Surrey.

BROUGH, William Gordon

Lance Sergeant
2695138
No 8 Commando
SAS
Scots Guards 2nd Bn
Army Air Corps
Cheshire Constabulary
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant William Brough, formerly No.8 Commando before joining 'L' Detachment SAS Brigade in August 1941, was awarded the Military Medal whilst serving with the SAS in recognition of gallant and distinguished service.

BRUNT, Morris Raymond

Private
14241787
No 1 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Birmingham City Police
Private Morris Brunt was reported missing 6 December 1942 during operations in North Africa, later found to be a prisoner of war in Italian hands. He escaped in 1943 via Switzerland before returning to the UK in 1944. 

BRYANT, J.

Fusilier
6482239
No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police ??
Service number in a batch allocated to many Metroplitan Police Officers who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake to the Commando Depot (CBTC) Achnacarry commencing 24 June 1942. 

BUCKLAND, Reginald Arthur

Fusilier
6482291
30 Commando Assault Unit
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier Reginald Buckland was wounded during operations in Italy (date not reported). 
Reginald Arthur Buckland joined the Metropolitan Police on 2 September 1939 as a Special Constable and subsequently became a War Reserve Constable.

BUNT, Reginald Melford

Private
14241788
No 1 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Birmingham City Police
Mentioned in Despatches
Private Reginald Bunt received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in North Africa. He had volunteered for the Commandos from the Police as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. In 1939 he was a Police Constable at Digbeth Police Station, Birmingham.

BURKE, Edmund

Private
No 1 Commando
Oxfordshire Constabulary
In 1939 Edmund Burke was a Police Constable based at the Police Station in Rectory Lane, Woodstock. He later volunteered for the Commandos and was attached to No.1 Commando. Post war member of the Commando Association with whom they lost contact.
 

BURNS, Norman

Norman Burns served in No.1 Commando
Corporal (later Lieutenant)
14241855 and 327944
No 1 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Aberdeenshire Constabulary
Norman Burns joined Aberdeenshire Constabulary in 1939 and was posted to Fraserburgh. In 1942 he volunteered for the Commandos and was part of the 2nd Police Intake to Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

CALLAGHAN, Dennis

Lance Corporal
14241621
No 2 Commando
Black Watch
Halifax Police

Private Dennis Callaghan, 6 Troop, was wounded on 13 September 1943 during operations at Salerno, Italy. Dennis was a Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 and was part of a Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

CAMPBELL, A.

Trooper
14317287
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
??
Wounded 14 July 1943 Sicily.
 
Sources
No.3 Commando War Diary, List of casualties Sicily.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/65.
 

CAMPBELL, Thomas

Gunner Thomas Campbell 3 Commando
Thomas Campbell in the Police
Gunner
14317288
No 3 Commando
Small Scale Raiding Force (62 Commando)
Royal Artillery
Hamilton Burgh Police
Thomas Campbell from Blantyre was a Hamilton Burgh Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. Service included No.3 Commando and 62 Commando (S.S.R.F.).

CAPP, William Thomas

Bill Capp 2 Commando
Corporal
14241731
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Corporal William Capp served in 5 Troop and was Piat Mortar operator.
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he had volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was residing at the Police Section House, 277 Upper Street Islington. 

CAPPLEMAN, John

Sergeant
CH/X109637
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
York City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant John Cappleman died during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Barker and Beatrice Ann Cappleman, of York; husband of Dorothy Vera Cappleman, of York. 

CAPSTICK, Norman

Private
14241651
No 2 Commando
Black Watch
Liverpool City Police
In 1939 Norman Capstick was single, residing with his parents at 3 Charles Street, Lancaster, and employed as a Railway Porter. He joined the Liverpool City Police on 1 September 1941.

CARRICK, George

Lance Corporal
14241652
No 2 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Lancashire Constabulary (Colne)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Carrick, 3 troop, died during operations on 13 September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy, where he was initially buried (Map ref 602409) [1][2].
Son of George and Ethel Carrick, of Astley, Lancashire.

CARTER, Donald, A.

Fusilier
6482271
No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Private Donald Carter was wounded 5 October 1943 during operations at Termoli, Italy (Operation Devon). 

1939 - Metropolitan Police Constable residing at the Police Section House, King David Lane, London E1. Volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake of 1942.

CARTWRIGHT, William

Trooper
14241732 or 14241792
No 2 Commando
City of London Police
Trooper William Cartwright served in 3 Troop. He had volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 as part of the Police Intakes that commenced that year.
In 1939 he was Police Constable 90 'B', warrant number 9363, serving at Snow Hill Police Station, City of London.
 

CHAPMAN, William Jopp

William Chapman 2 Commando
Private
14241789
No 2 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Birmingham City Police
William Chapman was a Police Constable in Birmingham who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In January 1943 he was in the Mortar Section. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Birmingham.
 
Sources

CHEETHAM, Gerald

Fusilier
6482292
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Died on active service
Fusilier Gerald Cheetham, Heavy Weapons Troop, died of illness (pneumonia) whilst on active service in Italy. Son of Thomas James Cheetham and Charlotte Cheetham [1][1a][1b].

CHESTERS, William

Corporal
14241790
No 2 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
??
Corporal William Chesters was wounded 17 September 1943 during operations at Salerno, Italy (Piegolelle)*. Post war member of the Commando Association from Derrington, Staffs.
 
Sources

CLARKE, Hilary Laurence

Fusilier
6482249
No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Hilary Clarke was killed in action during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). Son of Ralph and Mahlah Anne Clarke, of Leicester; husband of Evelyn Alice Clarke. His brother Stanley William Clarke, RN, also died in the war.

CLARKE, Patrick Joseph

Fusilier
6482285
No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police (War Reserve)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Patrick Clarke was killed in action during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Daniel and Mary Clarke, of Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland; husband of Irene Margaret Clarke, of Newry.

CLARKSON, George Francis

George Clarkson 2 Commando
George Francis Clarkson 2 Commando
Lance Corporal (later Lieutenant)
14241653 and 311303
No 2 Commando
Border Regiment
Cheshire Constabulary
George Clarkson, a native of Cumbria, was a Police Officer in Crewe who volunteered in 1942 for the Commandos and was part of the Police Intakes to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

COBLEY, Victor Charles

Lance Corporal
14241816
No 2 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Plymouth City Police
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Victor Cobley served in the Heavy Weapons Troop. In 1944 he was commissioned Second Lieutenant. A serving Police Officer he volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos.

COKER, James Thomas

Private (later Lance Corporal)
14604363
No 1 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Metropolitan Police
Military Medal (MM)
In 1939 James Coker was a Metropolitan Police Constable serving at Highgate Police Station, Archway Road, London. He later volunteered for the Commandos and after his training at the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry, was attached to 6 Troop of No.1 Commando in 1943.

COLEMAN, Lloyd William

Lloyd Coleman 2 Commando
Lance Sergeant
14241610
No 2 Commando
Somerset Light Infantry
Newport Borough Police Force
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Sergeant Lloyd Coleman was Mentioned in Despaches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Mediterranean theatre. He served in 5 troop, ('B' Section, No.4 Sub Section) and, after a course on the 3" Mortar, the Heavy Weapons Troop.

CONWAY, John Alphonsus

Fusilier
14241817
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers, 9th Bn.
Gloucestershire Constabulary
Fusilier John Conway was wounded 18 January 1944 during operations in Italy.
1939 - Police Constable serving at the Police Station, High Street, Stow on the Wold.
1942 - Volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes.
 

COOK, Kenneth

Private
14241818
No 2 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Police Force not known
Private Kenneth Cook served in 'A' Section, No.2 Sub-Section of 5 troop. A serving Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes.

From 1994 onwards he was the Secretary of the Bristol Branch of the Commando Association. 

COOKSON, Charles

Charles Cookson 2 Commando 1943
Constable Charles Cookson
Corporal
14241654
No 2 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Burnley Borough Police
Corporal Charles Cookson served in 1 Troop and later the Heavy Weapons Troop.
A serving Police Officer he volunteered as part of the Police Intakes to the Commandos.
1939 Police Constable, Burnley Borough Police, residing at 117 Woodgrove Road, Burnley.

COOPER, Dudley Edward

Dudley Cooper MM 2 Commando
Fusilier
14241655
No 2 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Manchester Police
Military Medal (MM)
Fusilier Dudley Edward Cooper was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Italy. Member of the Commando Association from Manchester.

COOPER, George

George Cooper 2 Commando
Private
14241819
No 2 Commando
Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment
Yes
Private George Cooper served in 'B' Section, No.3 Sub-Section of 5 Troop, and later in the Mortar Section.
A serving Police Officer he volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. He was married and from New Houghton near Mansfied.
 

COULSON, John Richard

Corporal
14241656
No 2 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Southport Police
Corporal John Coulson served in 5 Troop before transferring to the HQ Troop.
1942 serving Police Officer from Southport, volunteered for the commandos as part of the Police Intakes. Post war member of the Commando Association (Liverpool).
 

COULTHARD, Arnold, C.

Private
14241706
No 2 Commando
Durham Light Infantry
Sunderland Police Force
Private Arnold Couthard served in 6 Troop. He was a Police Officer from Sunderland who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. Arnold is amongst the Police Officers from Sunderland who had passed their Police First Aid Course named in a newspaper report in 1940.

COX, Cecil Ernest Robert

Corporal
14241734
No 2 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
West Sussex Constabulary and Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Cecil Cox, 1 troop died on 22 March 1944 of wounds received on the 18/19 March 1944 during a raid on the village of Grohote on the Dalmatian island of Solta. Son of Ernest and Alice Jane Cox of Horsham Sussex.

CRABTREE, Ben

Guardsman
14241707
No 2 Commando
Coldstream Guards
Sunderland Police
Guardsman Ben Crabtree served in 6 Troop [1]. Post war on 6 October 1945 he transferred to the Corps of Military Police [2] before being released from service.

CRAIG, John

John Craig 2 Commando
Private
14241657
No 2 Commando
Black Watch
Police Force not known
John Craig was a Police Officer from Blackpool who volunteered for the Commandos enlisting 23 July 1942 as part of the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

CRAIG, Robert

Robert Craig 2 Commando
Bombardier
14241708
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Hartlepool Police
Robert Craig was a Police Officer from Hartlepool, County Durham, who volunteered for the Commandos enlisting on 23 July 1942 as part of the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. He was attached to No.2 Commando on 24 September 1942.

CRAIG, Robinson Ostle

Robinson Ostle Craig 2 Commando
Private
14241791
No 2 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Police
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Robinson Craig was killed in action at Dragone Hill, near Vietri, Salerno. He was buried there the following day, his grave being marked with a cross. However it was never again found and Private Craig is one of the many who now have no known grave.

CROWE, Edward Louis

Ted Crowe 2 Commando
Private
14241837
No 2 Commando
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Peterborough Police
Edward Crowe volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942.
1939 residing with his parents in Sheringham, Norfolk, profession Printers Apprentice.
1941 April, joined the Police at Huntingdon, Peterborough.

CUNNINGHAM, Stephen

Private
14604367
No 1 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Metropolitan Police
Private Stephen Cunningham, 6 Troop, was wounded 31 January 1945 during operations at Kangaw, Burma. Post war member of the Burma Star Association residing Upper Norwood, South London.

DAVID, Douglas, W.

Fusilier
6482296
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Douglas David volunteered for the Commandos from the Police.
  • 9 February 1939 joined the Metropolitan Police, warrant number 125614. Later resided at Blackheath Police Section House, Greenwich, SE10.

DAVID, Gordon Percy

Trooper
14241820
No 2 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Frome, Somerset Constabulary
Trooper Gordon David was wounded on 14 September 1943 during operations at Salerno, Italy. A serving Police Officer from Frome, Somerset, he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes.
 
Sources

DAVIDSON, Douglas Oscar

Trooper
14241622
No 2 Commando
Leeds City Police
Douglas Oscar Davidson was a serving Police Officer who joined the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable with Leeds City Police residing at 45 Richmond Avenue, Leeds.

DAVIES, Arthur Henry William

A. Davies 2 Commando
Rifleman
14241793
No 2 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Stoke on Trent Police
Arthur Davies was a Police Officer from Aldridge, near Walsall, Staffordshire. He volunteered for the Commandos enlisting 23 July 1942 joining the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

DAVIES, Leonard

Private
14241658
No 2 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Lancashire Constabulary (Barrowford)

Private Len Davies served in 5 Troop and later the H.Q. Section. He was a serving Police Officer in Barrowford who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes in 1942.

DAVIES, W.L.

Private
14241736
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
2nd Police Intake
Joined No.3 Commando in 1942 from the 2nd Police Intake at the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.
Active service included 26/27 August 1943 Bova Marina, Italy. Wounded 8 July 1944 NWE.

DAVIES, Wyndham Francis

Wyndham Davies 2 Commando
Fusilier
6482247
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Wyndham Davies, 6 troop, was killed in action at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy. Initially buried as far as is known by the 6th Yorks and Lancs Regiment on the forward slope of the hill. Son of Francis and Mary Ann Davies, of Port Talbot, Glamorgan.

DAVISON, John Cyril

Corporal (later Lieutenant)
14241659 and 326323
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
East Lancashire Regiment
Birkenhead Police Force
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal John Davison, No 3 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Bova Marina, Italy, between 28 August and 5 September 1943. [1][1a].

DAW, Herbert Frank

Corporal
14241846
No 3 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
2nd Police Intake
Herbert Frank Daw from Sussex volunteered for the Commandos enlisting 23 July 1942 joining the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre) located at Achnacarry.

DELL, Charles Richard

Private
14241737
No 3 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
??
24 September 1942 General Service Corps (Commando Depot) transferred onto the roll of the East Surrey Regiment. Wounded Sicily 1943 (date not reported), evacuated to No.11 General Hospital, Middle East Forces. Medically discharged 8 May 1944. 
 

DENHAM, Joah Selwyn

Lieutenant Denham MM
Captain
14241763 and 329309
No 3 Commando
Sherwood Forresters
Lincolnshire Constabulary
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Joah Denham was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during operations at Cape Spartivento, Italy, between 27 August and 5 September 1943 [1][2]
15.11.1943 Lance Sergeant, No.3 Commando HQ (Admin) [3].

DICKINSON, John Leonard

Lance Corporal
14241642
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Hull City Police
John Leonard Dickinson joined Hull City Police as PC 239 on 7 October 1935. In WW2 he volunteered for the Commandos enlisting 26 July 1942 as part of the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

DOCKERILL, Graham Dennis

Fusilier
6482233
Special Service Brigade
No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier Graham Dockerill, HQ Special Service Brigade and No.1 Commando, was reported missing 4 March 1943 during operations in North Africa, later found to be a prisoner of war. 
Police Service

DRIVER, John

Fusilier
14241662
No 3 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Preston Borough Police
Fusilier John Driver, No.3 Commando, was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando bridge), later confimred prisoner of war.

DRURY, Thomas

Trooper
14241624
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Dewsbury Police

Private Thomas Drury served in the HQ Troop Motor Transport Section. He was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in Dewsbury.

DUNFORD, Edwin

Edwin Dunford 3 Commando
Pc Edwin Dunford post war
Trooper
14317743
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Dorset Constabulary
Edwin Dunford was a serving Police Officer from Dorset Constabulary who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes that commenced in 1942. Edwin joined the Dorset Constabulary on 1st April 1939. He was Police Constable 126 residing in Weymouth.

EADS, Peter

Peter Eads 40RM Commando
Sergeant
CH/X109658
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Northampton County Police
Peter Eads from Dallington joined the Northampton Police in 1941 having previously been employed as an Audit Clerk for a firm of Chartered Accountants. 

EARL, Dennis Victor

Private
14317744
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Wiltshire Regiment 2nd Bn.
Bristol City Police
Trooper Dennis Earl was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations in Sicily, later found to be a prisoner of war. Dennis was a Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 and was part of a Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

EAST, Gerald Thomas

Corporal
6482238
No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Corporal Gerald East, No.4 Commando, was wounded 6 June 1944 (remaining on duty) during operations at Normandy, France. Also served in No.3 Commando and 1 Commando Brigade.

EGLETON, Sydney Oswald

Gunner
14317813
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Hampshire Constabulary

Gunner Sydney Egleton was wounded 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). In 1939 aged 17 he was residing with his parents and family in Whitelaw Avenue, Southampton and employed as a Junior Clerk.

ELMS, Frank

Lieutenant Frank Elms 6 Commando
Frank Elms and his wife Joan on wedding day
Second Lieutenant
304633
No 4 Commando
Northamptonshire Regiment
Northampton Borough Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Second Lieutenant Frank Elms died during operations at Normandy, France.
A serving Police Officer in Northampton he volunteered for the Armed Forces in 1941 serving in the Royal Air Force before joining the Commandos.

ENNIS, James Francis

Lt James Ennis 4 Commando
Lieutenant (later Honorary Major)
53193
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Metropolitan Police
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant James Ennis received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on 19 August 1942 in the combined attack on Dieppe [1].

EVANS, Gwilym

Private
14241612
No 3 Commando
Welch Regiment
Glamorgan County Police
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Gwilym Evans was reported missing 14 July 1943, later presumed killed in action, during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (later called 3 Commando Bridge).

EVANS, Leslie Daniel

Guardsman
14241613
No 3 Commando
Welsh Guards
Cardiff City Police
Guardsman Leslie Evans was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable at Bridge Street Police Station Cardiff. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Cardiff.
 

FANTHAM, Maurice

Mne Maurice Fantham 40RM Commando
Marine
PO/X114817
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Birmingham City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Maurice Fantham died in Italy on 13 October 1944 from wounds he had received 3 days earlier. A serving Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes.

FERRIE, James, E.

Corporal
14317290
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
??
Corporal James Ferrie, 6 Troop, was wounded 11 April 1945 during operations at the River Aller. After 1949 he was a Police Officer in the Renfrew and Bute Constabulary. Member of the Commando Association from St. Johnstone, Renfrewshire.
 
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FLETCHER, John Harold

Lance Corporal
14241626
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Doncaster Borough Police
Trooper John Fletcher was wounded 5 October 1943 during operations at Termoli, Italy. He had volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Officer residing at 77 Cusworth Lane, Doncaster.

FRASER, John George

Sergeant
2694279
No 3 Commando
Scots Guards
City of London Police
Pre WW2
18.07.1932 attested into the Scots Guards aged 18, civil occupation Labourer. Military service included deployment to Egypt.
22.12.1936 transferred to Army Reserve to join the Police.

FROST, Sidney Edward

Private
-
Commando Basic Training Centre
City of London Police
In 1939 Sidney Frost was a Police Constable, warrant number 9163, in the City of London Police, married, and residing at Chesham Road, North Clapham [1][2].
Post war member of the Commando Association [3].
 

FRY, William Charles

Private
14241823
No 3 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Bristol City Police
Private William Fry was reported missing 14 July 1943, later found to be a prisoner of war,  during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). 

GALE, William S.

Sergeant
14241795
No 3 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Birmingham City Police

Private William Gale was wounded on 13 July 1943 during operations at Agnone Sicily and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

GILL, L.M. (Len)

Corporal
14241615
No 3 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Newport Borough Police
Private Len Gill was wounded 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). Final rank attained - Corporal.

GILLINGS, Leonard, R.

Fusilier
1424????
No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Leonard Gillings was a Metroplitan Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos and on 24 July 1942 joined the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. Wounded during operations in Sicily.
 
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GODDARD, Alfred

Private
14241765
No 3 Commando
Sherwood Forresters
Grimsby Borough Lincolnshire
Private Alfred Goddard was wounded 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). He volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at David Street, Grimsby, Lincs.

GRANT, Archibald Campbell

Archibald Grant 62 and 3 Commando
Private
14317292
No 3 Commando
Small Scale Raiding Force (62 Commando)
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Royal Army Service Corps
Ayrshire Constabulary
Archibald Campbell Grant  joined the Police in 1938 and was a Police Constable in Troon, Ayrshire in 1942 before volunteering for the Commandos. He was in the 3rd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre) at Achnacarry.

GRANT, James

Lance Sergeant
14241856
No 3 Commando
Black Watch
Moray and Nairn Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant James Grant died 11 July 1944 during operations at Amfreville, Normandy. Previously wounded at Termoli October 1943. Son of Peter and Beatrice Grant, of Rothes, Morayshire.

GRAY, Reginald Halliday

Lance Sergeant (later Second Lieutenant)
14241796 and 346807
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Worcestershire Regiment
Birmingham City Police
Lance Sergeant Reginald Gray was wounded on the 8th June 1944 during operations in Normandy, France. Reginald Gray was a Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos and was part of the July 1942 Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre) at Achnacarry.

GREALEY, Thomas Louis

Private
14241742
No 3 Commando
East Lancashire Regiment
City of London Police
Thomas Grealey was a City of London Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes that commenced in 1942. He was wounded on 14 July 1943 during operations in Sicily at Agnone and Malati Bridge (3 Commando Bridge). 

GREER, J.C.

Lance Corporal
14241766
No 3 Commando
Black Watch
Scots Guards
??
Lance Corporal Greer, No.3 Commando, was wounded 5 October 1943 during operations at Termoli, Italy [1].
  • 15 November 1944 (Guardsman) (Scots Guards) wounded in Italy [2].

GRIEVE, John

Acting Lance Bombardier
14241629
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Hull City Police
John Grieve, a Hull City Policeman, volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 joining the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. Lance Bombardier John Grieve, No.3 Commando, was wounded 5 October 1943 during operations at Termoli, Italy.

GRIGG, Eric Alfred

Fusilier
6482231
No 9 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police Special Constabulary
Eric Alfred Grigg, a member of the Metropolitan Police Special Constabulary, volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 joining the 1st  Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Badic Training Centre) at Achnacarry. After his commando training he was attached to No.9 Commando.

GROSE, Reginald George

Fusilier
6482300
No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
George Medal (GM)
Fusilier Reginald Grose G.M. was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations in Sicily, later found to be a prisoner of war. 
  • 1939 Police Constable residing at 162 Stanhope Street, Camden.
  • 27 June 1941 awarded the George Medal.

HACK, Ronald Roger Louis

Private
14317745
No 3 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Kingswood Police Station Gloucestershire
Private Ronald Hack, 6 Troop, was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations in Sicily at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge), later found to have been captured and a prisoner of war [1][1a][1b][4].

HADDOW, David Foster

Fusilier (later Sergeant)
6482263
No 6 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier David Haddow was wounded 30 November 1942 during operations in North Africa.
1939 Metropolitan Police Constable residing at the Police Section House, Salisbury Road, Queens Park. Volunteered for the Commandos and was part of the 1st Police Intake of 1942. 

HALLIDAY, Bernard Neil

Lance Corporal
14241743
No 3 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
Metropolitan Police
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Bernard Neil Halliday was a serving Metropolitan Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. 
  • 02.01.1939 joined the Metropolitan Police.

HARRISON, Ivan

Ivan Harrison RM
Constable Ivan Harrison
Sergeant
PO/X113372
30 Commando Assault Unit
Royal Marines
Oxfordshire Constabulary
Mentioned in Despatches
Ivan Harrison from Holt in Wiltshire joined the Oxfordshire Constabulary as a Police Constable in 1939. In 1942 he volunteered for the Commandos joining the Royal Marines on 12 August at the time of the Police Intakes to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre) at Achnacarry.

HARRY, John Grismond

Lieutenant (later Major)
2738332 and 341531
No 6 Commando
Welsh Guards, 3rd Bn.
South Wales Borderers
Royal Corps of Signals
Northampton Borough Police
Mentioned in Despatches
1939, Police Constable, Northampton Borough Police, residing Billing Road, Northants [1][1a].
19.02.1944, Lance Corporal, 3rd Bn., Welsh Guards, wounded during operations in Italy [2].

HENDERSON, Walter, H.

Walter Henderson 3 Commando
Lance Corporal)
14241666
No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Liverpool City Police
Private Walter Henderson was wounded on 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone Sicily and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge) [1].
November 1943 (Lance Corporal) No.3 Commando HQ (Admin) [2].

HENDRY, William

William Hendry 3 Commando
Trooper
14241858
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Perth City Police
Trooper William Hendry was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone Sicily and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge), later found to be a prisoner of war [1][2]
30 March 1940 joined Perth City Police [3].

HERN, Gordon

Private
14241862
No 3 Commando
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Oxfordshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Gordon Hern was reported missing 27 August 1943 during early Italian beach reconnaissance, later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave. Son of Charles Thomas Hern and Mildred Cicely Hern, of New Marston, Oxford.

HERSTELL, Ernest Maxwell

Gunner
14317992
No 6 Commando
Small Scale Raiding Force (62 Commando)
SAS
Royal Artillery
Bristol City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Ernest Herstell served in 6 Commando, then the SSRF (62 Commando) and finally the SAS. He died during operations with 2 SAS at Pantelleria during Operation Snapdragon.

HEWITT, Albert John Henry

Sgt Harry Hewitt 46RM Commando
Sergeant
PO/X114619
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Oxfordshire County Constabulary
Sergeant Albert Hewett served in 'S' troop.
A serving Oxford Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes and resumed his police service with Oxford County Constabulary after the war ended.

HILL, Arthur Charles

Arthur Charles Hill 5 Commando
Lance Corporal
14604371
No 5 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Metropolitan Police
Arthur Charles Hill was a Metropolitan Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos joining HM Armed Forces on 19 May 1943. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at the Police Section House in Judd Street, Kings Cross. 
 
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HILL, Eric Albert

Corporal
6482280
No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Corporal Eric Hill, 4 Troop, served at Sicily, Italy and North West Europe. He had volunteered for the Commandos from the Police as part of the 1st Police Intake of 1942. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in the Police Section House, Ambroseden Avenue, Westminster.

HILL, Harry Leslie

Harry Les Hill 3 Commando
Lance Sergeant
14241797
No 3 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Birmingham City Police
Harry Leslie Hill was wounded twice. The first was as a Private during operations in Sicily in 1943, the second as a Lance Sergeant at Normandy on D Day.

HILL, Reginald

Gunner
14317317
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
??
Gunner Reginald Hill was wounded 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). Post war member of the Commando Association from Stoke on Trent.
 
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HODGES, William Albert

Trooper
14241632
No 3 Commando
Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment
Barnsley Borough Police Force
William Albert Hodges was a Barnsley Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 as part of the Police Intakes to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. After completing his training he was attached to No.3 Commando. 

HOLLAND, James

Lance Sergeant
No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Barnsley Borough Police Force
James Holland was a Barnsley Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos and was likely part of the 1942 Police Intakes to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. In 1939 he was a Police Constable, single, and residing at 1 Darley Terrace, Barnsley.

HOLLINGWORTH, Leslie

Private
14604372
No 5 Commando
King's Own Royal Regiment
Metropolitan Police
Private Leslie Hollingworth was wounded 31 January 1945 during operations in Burma. Leslie was a Metropolitan Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos joining HM Armed Forces on 19 May 1943. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at Bromley by Bow Police Section House, Poplar.

HOLT, A.

Private
14241668
No 3 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
??
Private Holt was wounded during operations in Sicily.
 
Sources
No.3 Commando War Diary September 1943, List of Casualties.
 
Notes

HORSFIELD, Harry

Harry Horsfield 47RM Commando
Marine (Acting Temporary Sergeant)
PO/X115384
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Lancashire Constabulary
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Harry Horsfield was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during a raid against enemy forward defence lines East of Sallenelles, Normandy [1][2].

HOUGH, Richard

Sergeant
14241669
No 3 Commando
Coldstream Guards
Liverpool City Police
Richard Hough volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in Pilch Lane, Huyton with Roby, Liverpool.
Post war member of the Commando Association residing Liverpool.
 
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HOWARD, Edward John

Private
14241744
No 3 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Metropolitan Police (War Reserve)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Edward Howard was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge), later confirmed killed in action. He has no known grave.

HUMBLE, William McLean

Lance Sergeant
2940188
No 2 Commando
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Metropolitan Police
Military Medal (MM)
Colonial Police Medal
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Sergeant William Humble, 5 troop, was awarded the Military Medal and also received a Mention in Despatches, both during operations in Italy [1][1a].
Recommendation
"Gulf of Salerno 13th September 1943.

HURLEY, Philip

Private
14503448
No 5 Commando
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Birkenhead Police Force
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Philip Hurley, 2 troop, was killed in action during operations at Maungdaw, Burma. Son of Philip and Clarice G. Hurley, of Claughton, Birkenhead.

IMRIE, Bruce Berriff

Bruce Imrie 3 Commando
Lance Corporal
14604373
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots
Metropolitan Police
Lance Corporal Bruce Imrie, 4 Troop, was wounded by a shell fragment in his shoulder during operations at Weser, Germany, on 7 April 1945. He was later medically discharged.

INNES, James Fraser

James Fraser Innes 3 Commando
Private
14317293
No 3 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Stirling and Clackmannan Police

Privates James Innes was wounded on 5 October 1943 during operations at Termoli, Italy. He was a Police Officer in Larbert who volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 joining a Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre) at Achnacarry.

IRVINE, J.F.

Sergeant
Commando Basic Training Centre
Kent Constabulary
1955 Detective Sergeant at Hythe Police Station and member of the Commando Association. Awaits verification of whether joined the Commandos in WW2 as part of the Police Intakes. 
Extract from Commando Association newsletter 21

IVES, Arthur Christopher

Private
14241863
No 3 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
??
Private Arthur Ives was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone Sicily and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge), later confirmed as a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association.
 
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JACKSON, Colin

Colin Jackson CBTC
Gunner
-
Commando Basic Training Centre
Royal Artillery
Preston Borough Police
Colin Jackson was a Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos and served at the Commando Basic Training Centre.
  • 20 September 1938 joined the Police Service.
  • 1939 single and a Police Constable residing at 191 Shelley Road, Preston.

JACKSON, H.

Lance Sergeant
14241710
No 3 Commando
Durham Light Infantry
2nd Police Intake

Lance Sergeant H. Jackson was wounded on 24 March 1945 (remaining on duty) during operations to cross the River Rhine at Wesel and again on 11 April 1945 at the River Aller.

JARVIS, Joseph Augustus

Corporal
14604375
No 5 Commando
Metropolitan Police

Joseph Jarvis was a Metropolitan Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos joining HM Armed Forces on 19 May 1943. In 1939 he was a Constable based or residing at 62 Wapping High Street, Stepney. Post war member of the Commando Association.

JOHN, William, H.

Fusilier
6482272
No 6 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier William John was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later found to be a prisoner of war. 

JOHNSON, Henry Horace

Henry Horace Johnson 3 Commando
Sergeant
14241768
No 3 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment
Lincolnshire Police
Sergeant Henry Horace Johnson, known as Harry, served in 5 Troop. He was one of the Police Intakes who volunteered for the Commandos. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at Cliff Road, Stamford.
 
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JOHNSON, Herbert

Lieutenant
14241825 and 302137
Commando Basic Training Centre
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Wiltshire Constabulary
Died on war service
Herbert Johnson was a Detective Sergeant in the Wiltshire Constabulary who volunteered in 1942 for the commandos. His first service number corresponds with those attending the 2nd Police Intake on 23 July 1942 at the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

JONES, Anthony Windsor

Lance Sergeant
14317912
No 5 Commando
Derby Borough Police Force
Before the outbreak of war Anthony Windsor Jones was a Derby Borough Police Constable residing in 1939 at 85 Brackensdale Avenue, Derby. He later volunteered for the Commandos and after his training was attached to No.5 Commando attaining the rank of Lance Sergeant.

JONES, George Edward

Gunner
14241633
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Yorkshire
Gunner George Jones was wounded 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). Also served in No.10 Inter Allied Commando.

JONES, Kenneth Edwin

Private
14317295
No 3 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Glasgow City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Kenneth Jones died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). Son of Edwin and Georgina P. Jones, of Glasgow.

JONES, Thomas Ellis

Thomas Ellis Jones 3 Commando
Private
14241672
No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Liverpool City Police
Thomas Ellis Jones joined the Liverpool City Police in April 1939. He volunteered for the Commandos enlisting on 23 July 1942 as part of the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

JOSS, James

Gunner
14317296
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Paisley Police Force
James Joss joined the Paisley Police Force in 1939. He later volunteered for the Commandos enlisting 15 October 1942 joining the 3rd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

KEERY, William James

Corporal William Keery GM
Corporal (Lance Sergeant)
14604376
No 1 Commando
Sherwood Foresters
Metropolitan Police
George Medal (GM)
William James Keery from Derbyshire served in the Sherwood Foresters before the war until 20 October 1936 when he purchased his discharge. He joined the Metropolitan Police on 28 June 1937.

KELLY, Brian Bernard

Sergeant
6482224
No 9 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Brian Bernard Kelly, a serving Metroplitan Police Officer,  volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake of 1942. After completing his training at the Commando Depot (CBTC) Achnacarry he was attached to No.9 Commando.

KENDRAY, Harold

Lance Sergeant
14241711
No 3 Commando
Black Watch
Middlesbrough Borough/Teeside Constabulary
Harold Kendray was a Middlesborough Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 joining the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. After successfully completing his commando training he was attached to No.3 Commando.

KENT, Frederick, P.

Corporal
PO/X114623
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Oxfordshire Constabulary
Served in 'B' Troop. Active service included Port en Bessin and Fecamp in Normandy and Walcheren in the Netherlands. Wounded in knee during the latter. 
 
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KIRBY, William John

Fusilier
6482295
No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier William Kirby was wounded June 1944 during operations in Normandy, France.
1939 - Metropolitan Police Officer serving at the Police Station, High Street, Stoke Newington.Volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake of 1942.

LAMKIN, Sydney James

Sydney Lamkin 2 Commando
Fusilier
6482244
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police (War Reserve)

Fusilier Sydney Lamkin, a Metropolitan Police War Reservist, volunteered for the Commandos and was part of the 1st Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre) at Achnacarry. He was attached to No.2Commando and served in the Heavy Weapons Troop.

LANGLEY, Percy

Lance Corporal
6482274
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
In 1939 Percy Langley was a Metropolitan Police Constable serving on 'F' Division, collar number 616 [1].

LATHAM, Leslie James

Private
14241799
No 4 Commando
North Staffordshire Regiment
Stoke on Trent Police
Private Leslie Latham was wounded in 1944 during operations in North West Europe. Leslie was a Police Constable who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

LEEMING, William Cedric

TSM Leeming 46RM Commando
Troop Sergeant Major
CH/X100711
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Southport Borough Police
Killed in action or died of wounds

Troop Sergeant Major William Leeming died during operations at Rots and Le Hamel, France. Son of William Herbert and Alice Leeming, of Dublin, Irish Republic.

LEES, Archibald

Private
14241677
Commando Basic Training Centre
General Service Corps
Lancashire Constabulary
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Private Archibald Lees drowned in Loch Lochy during training at the Commando Basic Training Centre, Achnacarry. Son of Robert and Emily Lees; husband of Joan Lees, of Lancaster.

LITTLER, Ronald

Private
14316405
No 3 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Wolverhampton Borough Police
Private Ronald Littler was wounded 11 April 1945 during operations in Western Europe, this date being that of the crossing of the River Aller.

LLOYD, Edmund John

Lance Corporal
14604377
No 1 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Edmund Lloyd was killed in action during operations at Kangaw, Burma. 
Son of Frederick Robert and Fanny Jane Lloyd; husband of Mona (Mollie) Dorothy Lloyd, of of Earl's Court, London.

LOASBY, Ronald William

Corporal
6482237
SBS
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Mentioned in Despatches
In 1939 Ronald William Loasby was a Metropolitan Police Officer residing at Gilmore House, a Police Section House in Lambeth. He volunteered for the Commandos enlisting 9 June 1942 joining the 1st Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

LOCKWOOD, Frank

Gunner
14241769
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
??
Frank Lockwood enlisted 23 July 1942 this date being that of the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. Transferred to No.4 Commando 24 September 1942.

LOGAN, Frederick James

Lance Corporal
14241747
No 4 Commando
Essex Regiment, 2nd Bn.
Metropolitan Police
Private Frederick Logan was wounded 1st November 1944 at Flushing, Holland.
  • 2 September 1939 Frederick Logan became a Metropolitan Police War Reserve Constable and in 1942 he volunteered for the Commandos.

MACGOWAN, Sydney James Watt

Private
14317303
No 5 Commando
Black Watch
Stirlingshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Sydney Macgowan, 2 Troop, was killed in action during operations at Maungdaw, Burma. Son of James and Elizabeth MacGowan; husband of Jessie MacGowan (nee Robertson), of Stirling.

MACKENZIE, Roderick Gimson

Captain
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Leicester City Police
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Roderick Mackenzie MC,  'X' troop, died in hospital in Belgium from wounds caused by enemy mortar fire during operations at Walcheren. Son of John Ross Mackenzie, and of Elizabeth Mackenzie (nee Gimson); nephew of Alice M. Gimson, of Leicester.

MAHAN, Robert McKenna

Fusilier
14241712
No 4 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Yes

Fusilier Robert McKenna Mahan, 'C' Troop, was wounded on 6 June 1944, remaining on duty, during operations at Normandy, France. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Guisborough, Cleveland, Teeside.

MANNING, Frederick

Frederick Manning 5 Commando
Corporal
-
No 5 Commando
-
West Malling, Kent County Constabulary

Corporal Frederick Manning, a Police Officer from Kent, was one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos commencing his training 15 October 1942. He served with No.5 Commando in the Far East and post war resumed his service with the Police.

MARRON, Austin

Corporal
14241713
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Newcastle City Police
Corporal Marron, 'C' Troop, was wounded on 6 June 1944 (remaining on duty) during operations at Normandy, France. 

MARTIN, Donald Hugh

Donald Martin 4 Commando
Sergeant
14241838
No 4 Commando
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Norwich City Police
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Donald Martin, 1 Troop (formerly C Troop), received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe, specifically for his part during operations on the island of Schouwen, Holland. 

MASSEY, Albert William

Private
14241864
SBS
Royal Artillery
Corps of Military Police
Buckinghamshire Constabulary
Albert Massey was a Buckinghamshire Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos in 1942. He joined 2 Special Boat Section from the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Basic Training Centre at Achnacarry.

MATHER, Ernest Griffith

Ernest Griffith Mather 4 Commando
Constable Ernest Griffith Mather
Lance Sergeant
14241681
No 4 Commando
Black Watch
Cheshire Constabulary
Ernest Griffith Mather joined the Cheshire Constabulary on 2 May 1938, collar number 96, and was posted to Altrincham. On 27 July 1942 he enlisted into the Armed Forces volunteering for the Commandos.

MCCUBBIN, Duncan Stuart

Private (Acting Lance Corporal)
14241679
No 4 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Liverpool City Police
Duncan McCubbin served in 'C' Troop and 1 Troop. He volunteered for the Commandos as part of the police intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 20 Thurston Road Liverpool.

MCDAID, Francis

Trooper
14317298
30 Commando Assault Unit
Royal Armoured Corps
Glasgow City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Francis McDaid, 34 Army Troop, was killed in action during operations in the Aegean when his unit was attacked on Leros and bombed by enemy aircraft. He has no known grave. Son of William and Mary McDaid, of Glasgow.

MCDONALD, Robert Stewart

Lance Sergeant
14317300
No 5 Commando
Royal Artillery
??
Robert Stewart McDonald enlisted 15 October 1942. This was the date date of the 3rd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. 30 December 1942 posted No.5 Commando later embarking for India and operations in Burma.

MCDOUGALL, William Lawrence

Served as : 
seen on records as MCDOUGALL and MACDOUGALL
Lance Corporal
2694429
No 8 Commando
Scots Guards 2nd Bn.
Perth City Police Force
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal William McDougall, Scots Guards, was attached to No.8 Commando in 1940. He left the commando and returned to his unit, the Scots Guards, in October 1941. Killed in action in Italy serving with the 2nd Bn. Scots Guards. Son of Mrs C. Miller, 30a Ainslie Gdns, Perth.

McELVEEN, Thomas Edward

Sergeant
14317301
No 6 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Black Watch
Glasgow City Police
Sergeant McElveen, No.6 Commando, was wounded 20 August 1944 during operations in France. He volunteered for the Commandos from the Police and also served at the Commando Basic Training Centre. Post war member of the Commando Association from Glasgow.
 

MCKAY, Alec

Alec McKay 8 Commando
Alec McKay (8 Cdo) in the Police
Lance Sergeant (later Company Quartermaster Sergeant)
2654904
No 8 Commando
Coldstream Guards 3rd Bn.
Burnley Borough Police Force
01.10.1930 attested at Burnley into the Coldstream Guards. Former trade Railway Employee. 
October 1934 Lance Corporal released to Army Reserve.
02.11.1934 joined Burnley Borough Police Force aged 24. Sworn in 18 June 1935.

MEDDINGS, Sidney William

Sidney Meddings 4 Commando
Corporal (Sergeant)
6482267
No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Corporal Sidney Meddings was wounded during operations in Western Europe (Flushing Holland). 
1939 - Police Constable residing at 16 Sherrard Road, Manor Park. Volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake of 1942. Post war member of the Commando Association.

MEEK, Angus

Lance Corporal
14241634
No 4 Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment
Barnsley Borough Police Force
Angus Meek was a Barnsley Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 as part of the Police Intakes to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre). After completing his training he was attached to No.4 Commando.

MELLARS, Vivian Roy

Lance Corporal
14241770
No 4 Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Leicester Police, and, Metropolitan Police
Lance Corporal Vivian Mellars was wounded during operations in North West Europe (date not reported). He was a Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942 [1][2][2a][3]. 

MILBURN, John

Gunner
14241714
No 4 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Royal Artillery
??
23.07.1942 enlisted.
24.09.1942 attached No.4 Commando.
---.11.1944 attached Holding Operational Commando.
12.02.1945 - 01.09.1945 attached Commando Basic Training Centre.
 
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MITCHELL, William

Trooper
14317309
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Renfrewshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper William Mitchell was killed in action during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). A serving Police Officer from Renfrewshire he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes.

MITCHELL, William Henry

Trooper
14241635
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Yorkshire
Trooper William Mitchell, 'D' Troop, was wounded 6 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at Devonshire Street, Keighley, Yorkshire.

MOFFAT, Robert Tweedie

Robert Moffat 40RM Commando
Sergeant
PO/X115392
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Manchester City Police
Robert Moffat was a serving Police Constable in the Manchester City Police (PC A172) who volunteered for the Commandos. He was part of the Police Intakes to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre) at Achnacarry.
RM Service and training commenced 1 September 1942.

MOLD, Herbert John

Herbert Mold 47RM Commando
Corporal
PO/X114621
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Oxfordshire Constabulary
Herbert John Mold joined Oxfordshire Constabulary on 24 January 1938 and in 1939 was a Constable serving at Witney. 13 August 1942 enlisted Royal Marines, Lympstone, aged 27. Served 10th RM Battalion  and 47RM Commando.

MONEY, Douglas Anthony William

Douglas Money 45RM Commando
Corporal
PO/X116678
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Oxfordshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Douglas Money died of wounds at the 9th British General Hospital, Holland. Son of Albert William and Florence Lily Money, of Botley, Oxford. His name is on the Oxfordshire Constabulary WW2 Roll of Honour
 
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MORGAN, Albert Stuart

Albert Morgan 30 Commando
Marine (Acting Lance Corporal)
PO/X115315
30 Commando Assault Unit
Royal Marines
Wallasey Borough Police
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Marine (Acting Lance Corporal) Albert Morgan was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for good services in operations leading to the liberation of France. He enlisted from the Wallasey Constabulary and served with 30 Commando in the Mediterranean, and as a photographer in 'X' Troop on D Day.

MORRIS, Charles, H.

Trooper
14317747
No 5 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Plymouth City Police
Trooper Charles Morris, 6 Troop, was wounded 15 March 1944 during operations in Burma. He volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in Woodhey, Plymouth.
 
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MULLARD, Sidney John

Sergeant (later Lieutenant)
14241800 and 352357
No 4 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Birmingham City Police
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Sidney Mullard was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe [1][2].

MYNHEER, Frederick Robert Charles

Lance Corporal
14241865
No 4 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
High Wycombe Borough Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Frederick Mynheer was reported missing 20 June 1944 presumed killed in action Normandy, France. He has no known grave. 
Son of William Harold and Esther Mynheer, of Gillingham, Kent.

NAYLOR, Howard

Lance Corporal
14241772
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Nottingham Constabulary
Lance Corporal Howard Naylor was wounded on 10 June 1944 (remaining on duty) during operations in Normandy France.

NEALE, Arthur

Gunner
14241759
No 4 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Royal Artillery
Sheffield City Police ??
Arthur Neale enlisted 23 July 1942 attending the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry, before joining No.4 Commando. This was the date of the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot.

NICHOLAS, John David

John David Nicholas
Private
7688187
No 3 Commando
Corps of Military Police
Birmingham City Police
Jack was a 25 year old Policeman at Steelhouse Lane Police Station, Birmingham.
June 1940 attested into the Corps of Military Police.
April 1941 transferred to the Infantry Training Centre (Welch Regiment).
15 April 1941 posted to the Auxiliary Units.

NICOLSON, Angus

Corporal
14241801
No 4 Commando
Black Watch
Birmingham City Police
Corporal Angus Nicolson was wounded 8 August 1944 during operations at Normandy. He had volunteered for the Police as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. In 1939 he was a Police Constable at the Police Station, 234 Ladywood Road, Birmingham.

OLIVER, Matthew Dudgeon

Later Major
6482278
321564
No 1 Commando
No 5 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Matthew Oliver was a Metropolitan Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos joining the Armed Forces on  24 June 1942. He was part of the 1st Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. Served in No.1 and No.5 Commando.

OLIVER, Matthew Dudgeon

Later Major
6482278
321564
No 1 Commando
No 5 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Matthew Oliver was a Metropolitan Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos joining the Armed Forces on  24 June 1942. He was part of the 1st Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. Served in No.1 and No.5 Commando.

OLIVER, Roland

Roland Oliver 4 Commando
LCpl Roland Oliver 4 Commando
Lance Corporal
14241866
No 4 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Dorset Constabulary
Roland Oliver joined the Dorset Constabulary on 6 November 1939. He volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 2nd Police Intake to the Commandos that commenced in July 1942.

OSTICK, Ernest

Private
14241685
No 4 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Yes
Private Ernest Ostick was wounded 20 August 1944 during operations at Normandy. He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. In 1939 he was a Police Constable, married, and residing with his wife Mary at Tanfield Road, Manchester.

OVENDEN, Roderick Joseph

Lance Corporal Ovenden 4 Commando
Lance Corporal
14241749
No 4 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Roderick Ovenden, 'F' troop, died during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Eric and Florence Ovenden; husband of Gladys Catherine Ovenden, of Paddington, London.

PAGE, Thomas Harold

Sergeant
CH/X109662
44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Lincoln City Police
Thomas Page was a Lincoln City Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos. After his training he was attached to the HQ Troop of 44RM Commando serving in India, Burma, and Hong Kong. He re-joined Lincoln City Police after the war*.

PALFREY, Edward Francis

Edward Palfrey 4 Commando
Lance Corporal
14241827
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Somerset Constabulary
Lance Corporal Edward Palfrey, 'F' Troop, was wounded 6 June 1944 during operations in Normandy. He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing 97 Benedict Street, Glastonbury. Post war member of the Commando Association.

PALMER, Frederick

Fred Palmer 5 Commando
Frederick Palmer 5 Commando
Corporal
14317316
No 5 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Durham County Constabulary
Frederick Palmer was a Durham County Constabulary Police Constable from Hartlepool who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry, that commenced in 1942.

PANTALL, Richard William White

Richard_Pantall_3_Commando
Bombardier later Lieutenant
14241750 and 327724
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Brighton Borough Police
Military Medal (MM)
Richard William White Pantall joined the Metropolitan Police, warrant number 125976, on 10 May 1937, and left on 5 February 1939. Last posted to J Division as a Constable. He left the Metropolitan Police Force on transfer to the Brighton Police Force joining them on 6 February 1939.

PARISH, Kenneth Peter

Captain
-
44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Metropolitan Police
Served as a Civilian Clerk in the Metropolitan Police before volunteering for the Royal Marines at the outbreak of war.
8 March 1940 commissioned Second Lieutenant.
Served 3rd Battalion Royal Marines 1940-1943.

PARKER, Robert John

Guardsman
14241686
No 6 Commando
Irish Guards
Cheshire Constabulary

Guardsman Robert Parker was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle for Steamroller Farm) and later found to be a prisoner of war.

PASK, Douglas

Lance Sergeant
14241636
Commando Basic Training Centre
Royal Artillery
Barnsley Borough Police Force
Douglas Pask was a Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos. He enlisted on 23 July 1942 as part of the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

PEARCE, Kenneth

Kenneth Pearce 6 Commando
Private
14241688
No 6 Commando
Black Watch
New Brighton Police Station Wallasey
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Kenneth Pearce died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia [1][1a][2].
Son of Arthur W. and Emma Pearce, of Hipperholme, Yorkshire [1].

PEARSE, George

Fusilier
14241752
No 6 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier George Pearse was wounded 22 November 1942 during operations in North Africa.
He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was Police Constable 353K at Barking Police Station, London.
 
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PETKEN, William Henry

Fusilier
6482258
No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police (War Reserve)
Fusilier William Petken was wounded 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). He volunteered for the Commandos from the Police. 

PHILLIPS, Hedley Joyce

Captain
48RM Commando
44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Berkshire Constabulary
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen's Police Medal (QPM)
Order of the Legion of Honour (France)
1941 left school and became a Police Cadet, Berkshire Constabulary [1].
24 March 1944 appointed Temporary Second Lieutenant, Royal Marines [2].

PHILLIPS, Norman Arthur Firth

Lance Corporal
14241828
No 6 Commando
Black Watch
Bristol City Police
Private Norman Phillips was wounded 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm). Wounded a second time in 1944, rank Lance Corporal, during operations at Normandy.
  • 1939 employed as a Clerk at the Education Offices, Bath.

POCOCK, Thomas Charles

Fusilier
14604383
No 5 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Thomas Charles Pocock joined the Metropolitan Police, warrant number 127910, on 10 July 1939. He later volunteered for military service with the Commandos enlisting 20 May 1943. After completing his military training he was attached to No.5 Commando serving with 1 Troop in the Far East.

PORTWAIN, Edward

Fusilier
6482259
No 6 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
In 1939 Edward Portwain was a Metropolitan Police Officer residing at the Police Section House, Arlington Road, Camden. He volunteered for the Commandos enlisting 23 June 1942 joining the 1st Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Badic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

PRATT, Henry

Gunner
14241716
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Newcastle upon Tyne
Henry Pratt, a Police Constable residing in 1939 at Wingrove Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne, volunteered for the Commandos in 1942.

PRICE, David Elvet

Fusilier (later Lieutenant)
6482275 and 320917
No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Welch Regiment
Metropolitan Police
1939 serving as Police Constable 'L296', Camberwell Police Station, London. Volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake of 1942 [1][1a].
Fusilier, No.1 Commando Intelligence Section. To O.C.T.U.[2]. 

RAMAGE, James, B.

Fusilier
6482227
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
James Ramage was a Metropolitan Police Officer (warrant number 126274) who volunteered for the Commandos joining the 1st Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. The course commenced 24 June 1942.

RAMSDEN, Harry

Private
14241637
No 6 Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment
Leeds City Police Yorkshire
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Harry Ramsden died during operations at Normandy, France. He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Probationary Police Constable residing at 10 Highthorne Street, Leeds. Son of Alfred and Annie Ramsden, of Lofthouse, Yorkshire.

REEVE, Stanley Richardson

Fusilier
14604385
No 5 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Stanley Reeve was killed in action during operations at Kangaw, Burma. Stanley was a Metropolitan Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos joining HM Armed Forces on 19 May 1943.

RIDGE, Thomas William

Thomas Ridge 6 Commando
Sergeant
14241691
No 6 Commando
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Liverpool City Police
Thomas Ridge was a serving Liverpool City Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. He served with No.6 Commando and 1 Commando Brigade, final rank Sergeant. 
14 April 1945 (Acting Corporal) (No.6 Commando) wounded in Western Europe.

RILEY, Charles George Gibson

Guardsman (later Captain)
2656281 and 281325
No 8 Commando
'Layforce'
SAS
Coldstream Guards
Isle of Ely Constabulary
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
15 January 1934 enlisted Coldstream Guards former trade Quarryman; 1937 to Army Reserve List; 1 January 1938 joined Isle of Ely Constabulary; September 1939 mobilised Coldstream Guards; 1940 No.8 Commando; Layforce; 1st Special Service Regiment; September 1941 'L' Detachment SAS; January - Apri

ROBERTS, Charles Edward James

Rifleman
S 59005
No 6 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
City of London Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman Charles Roberts died in Germany. Son of Charles and Susan Roberts; husband of Ivy Alice Roberts, of Stockwell, London. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at the River Aller crossing.

ROBERTS, Edwin Albert

Edwin Albert Roberts
Sergeant (later Captain)
6482225 and 320954
Special Service Brigade
Royal Fusiliers
Somerset Light Infantry
Metropolitan Police
In 1939 Edwin Albert Roberts from Nunney, Somerset, joined the Metropolitan Police and was posted to Islington Police Station, 277 Upper Street, London N1 [1][2].

ROBERTSON, George

Corporal
CH/X109679
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Stirlingshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal George Robertson died at the 50th Field Hospital US Army, Portland Island Dorset, of wounds inflicted at Port-en-Bessin, Normandy.  He was described as a "distinguished Scottish athlete" by Captain Forfar M.C., Medical Officer of the Commando.

ROLFE, Charles Kenneth

Gunner
14241693
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Manchester Police
Charles Kenneth Rolfe joined the Manchester Police on 10 August 1938 and in 1939 was a Police Constable living in Urmston. He volunteered for the Commandos enlisting 23 July 1942 as part of the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

ROSTANCE, James, H.F.W.

Private
14241805
No 6 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Staffordshire Police
Private James Rostance was reported missing and a prisoner of war on 26 February 1943 (Battle of Steamroller Farm). He was later reported as no longer a prisoner of war.

RUSHTON, Edward Gordon

Edward Rushton 4 Commando
Corporal
14241694
No 4 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Lancashire Constabulary
Corporal Edward Rushton, 'F' Troop, was wounded in North West Europe in 1944.

Edward was a Police Officer in Lancashire who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 12 Crabtree Street, Colne.

SALISBURY, Frank

Private
14241695
No 6 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Cheshire Constabulary
Private Frank Salisbury was reported missing 26 February 1943 in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm, El Arousa, Tunisia), later found to be a prisoner of war [1][2][3].

SAVORY, Dennis

Pte / Gnr
14241830
No 6 Commando
Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Royal Artillery
Police Intake
Dennis Savory was a Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos enlisting 23 July 1942 joining the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. Post war rejoined the Police. Married to Josie.

SEARLE, Clifford Frederick

LSgt Clifford Searle DCM 9 Commando
Lance Sergeant
14241831
No 9 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Somerset Constabulary
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Queen's Police Medal (QPM)
Lance Sergeant Clifford Searle, 5 troop, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his leadership and gallantry during Operation Roast at Lake Comacchio, Italy [1][2].
Recommendation

SIGSWORTH, Stanley

Private
14241696
No 9 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Liverpool City Police
Stanley Sigsworth was a Liverpool City Police Constable before entering military service. In 1961 he was promoted to Police Sergeant transferring from Prescot Street Division to Old Swan Division. He had been wounded during the war on 19 March 1944 during operations in Italy.  

SMART, Albert Kenneth

Albert Smart 9 Commando
Private
14241644
No 9 Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Leicester Police
Albert Smart was a serving Leicestershire Police Officer who volunteered in July 1942 as part of the Police Intakes. He was attached to No.9 Commando on 9 September 1942 after completing his training at the Commando Depot (CBTC).

SMITH, George Alfred

Constable George Alfred Smith
George Alfred Smith 9 Commando
Private
14241717
No 9 Commando
Black Watch
North Riding of Yorkshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private George Smith was killed in action during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead, Italy, and has no known grave. Son of George Henry and Alice Smith; husband of Elsie Smith, of Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. 

SMITH, Miller

Miller Smith 2 Commando
Sergeant (Temporary Company Sergeant Major)
2657063
No 2 Commando
Coldstream Guards
Southport Borough Police
Executed

Company Sergeant Major Miller Smith, a former Police Officer, was one of seven men from No.2 Commando captured after Operation Musketoon and later executed at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp under Hitler's Commando Execution Order.

SNADDON, John

Lance Corporal
14317314
No 5 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Fife Constabulary

John Snaddon was a Fife Constabulary police officer who volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 joining a Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Badic Training Centre) at Achnarry.  Lance Corporal Snaddon, No.5 Commando 4 troop, was wounded in 1944 during operations in Burma.

SPINKS, Edward George

Edward Spinks 2 Commando
Fusilier
6482234
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Edward Spinks was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos joining them in June 1942 as part of the 1st Police Intake. He served in 3 Troop and was wounded during operations at Grohote, Solta, on 18 March 1944.

STACK, William John

William Stack 9 Commando
Trooper
14241832
No 9 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Gloucestershire Constabulary

In 1939 William Stack was a Police Constable based at Central Police Station, Cheltenham. He volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 as part of the Police Intakes to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. He was posted to 5 Troop after joining his commando unit.

STORER, Sidney

Corporal
14241808
No 9 Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Warwickshire Constabulary
Corporal Sidney Storer, No.9 Commando, was wounded on 3 March 1944 during operations in Italy. Sidney was a Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 joining the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), at Achnacarry.

STROWGER, John Dunkirk

Sergeant
14604389
No 5 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Metropolitan Police

John Strowger was a Metropolitan Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos. In 1939 he was a Police Constable serving at Croydon Police Station, London. Post war member of the Commando Association.

TANNER, John Andrew

Corporal
14241755
No 9 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
City of London Police
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal John Tanner was killed in action on 15 April 1945 during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy. The previous year on 20 March 1944 he was wounded (recovered) during operations in Italy. 

TAYLOR, Thomas Alfred

Thomas Alfred Taylor 3 Commando
Lance Corporal
6482262
No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Corporal Thomas Alfred Taylor, 2 Troop, was Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Italy (Sicily).

TAYLOR, William Ronald

Fusilier (Lance Corporal)
14604392
No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier William Taylor died of wounds during operations at Kangaw, Burma. Son of William George Thomas Taylor and Lilian Josephine Taylor, of Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

TEVENDALE, Lewis Legertwood Legg

Lewis Tevendale 11 Commando
Regimental Sergeant Major (later Major)
2873628 and 226916
No 11 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Royal Leicestershire Regiment
Kincardineshire Constabulary
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Warrant Officer Class 1 Regimental Sergeant Major Lewis Tevendale, No.11 Commando ('C' Bn., Layforce), was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in recognition of his distinguished service during the battle of Litani River, Syria, on 9-10 June 1941.

THOMSON, John, D.

Lance Corporal
14241720
No 1 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Tynemouth Police

John Thomson was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was Police Constable No.84 residing at the Police Billets, Albion Assembly Rooms, Norfolk Street, Tynemouth.

TOOGOOD, David Cyril

Corporal
No 12 Commando
SBS
Wiltshire County Constabulary
David Toogood served in No.12 Commando and later 2 SBS HQ. He had volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 whilst serving as a Police Constable at Corsham, Wiltshire. He joined the County Police Force on his 19th birthday and Corsham was his first posting.

TORDOFF, Kenneth

Private
14509788
No 5 Commando
East Yorkshire Regiment
West Riding Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Kenneth Tordoff , Intelligence Section, No 5 Commando HQ, was killed in action during operations at Maungdaw. Son of Robert and Amy Olive Tordoff, of Old Goole, Yorkshire.

TOUGH, Alexander

Lance Corporal
6482290
No 12 Commando
SBS
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Alec Tough joined the Metropolitan Police on 6 March 1939, later residing at the Police Section House in Crawford Place, Marleybone. He volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 and served in No.12 Commando before joining the Special Boat Section.

TOVEY, Norman Charles

Lieutenant
6482251 and 326331
No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Norrman Tovey was a Metropolitan Police Constable (PC 201W) serving in Battersea who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake of 1942. 
29 July 1944 commissioned Second Lieutenant.
Member of the Commando Association.

TOWSE, Alfred Burley

Lance Sergeant
14241859
No 12 Commando
No 6 Commando
Scots Guards
Hove Borough Police Force
Corporal Alfred Towse served in No.12 Commando before joining No.6 Commando. He was wounded in France on 7 August 1944. Alfred Towse joined the Hove Borough Police Force on 5 July 1939.

TUDOR, William John

Private
14241701
No 9 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Cheshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Tudor was killed in action during operations at the Anzio beachhead, Italy.
Son of John J. and Emma A. Tudor, of Clive, Shropshire [1][2][3].
Previously wounded 30 December 1943 (Operation Partridge), Italy [4].

TUNGATT, Leonard Frederick

Original grave of Fusilier Tungatt 5 Commando
Fusilier
14604394
No 5 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Leonard Tungatt was killed in action during operations at Kangaw, Burma. Son of Frederick Tungatt, and of Susan Tungatt (nee Tyler); husband of Kathleen Mary Tungatt, of Leytonstone, Essex.

TURNER, William George Jack

Private
14604395
No 5 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Private William Turner was wounded in 1944 during operations in Burma.
William was Metropolitan Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos joining HM Armed Forces on 19 May 1943. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 32 East Dulwich Road, London.
 

TYREMAN, George Vincent

Private
14241777
No 4 Commando
No 12 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment
Lincolnshire Police
Private George Tyreman, 'C' Troop, was wounded during operations at Normandy, France.
Post war member of the Commando Association residing Lincolnshire.
1939 employed as a Clerk with Lincolnshire Police later joining as a Constable.

WAKELY, Terence Raymond John

Terence Wakely 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant
14241620
No 6 Commando
Welch Regiment
Glamorgan County Police
Terence Wakely was wounded 11 April 1945 during operations at the River Aller crossing. He was a Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942 only nine months after joining Glamorgan County Police in September 1941.

WARD, Arthur William

LCpl AW Ward 4 Commando
Lance Corporal
14241809
No 4 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Wolverhampton Police Force
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Arthur Ward died during operations at Normandy, France.
Arthur served in the Wolverhampton Police Force for 3 years before the war and volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. 

WATSON, J.R.

Private
14241860
No 6 Commando
Border Regiment
??
Private J.R. Watson was wounded on 10 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/76.

WATTS, Robert Edward

Private
14241839
No 1 Commando
Royal Norfolk
Norwich City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Robert Watts died during operations at Kangaw, Burma. 
Son of Walter and Thirza Agnes Watts, of Norwich; husband of Gladys Georgina Eliza Watts, of Old Catton, Norwich.

WEBB, George Henry

Private
14604144
No 1 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Metropolitan Police
Military Medal (MM)
Private George Webb was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in Burma.
Recommendation
"Arakan 1945.

WEBB, Henry, T.

Fusilier
6482293
No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Henry Webb was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake of 1942. 
  • 1939 Metropoltan Police Constable at the Police Station, 370 Romford Rd., East Ham.

WEBSTER, Roland Hutchinson

Gunner
14241640
No 12 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Consiborough Police Station ??
Roland Hutchinson Webster enlisted 23 July 1942 and after his training was attached to No.12 Commando on 24 September 1942. He transferred to No.4 Commando on 15 July 1943. On 10 June 1944 he was wounded during operations at Normandy, France.

WEEKES, Sydney George Douglas

Fusilier
6482277
No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Sydney Weekes was killed in action during operations at Bizerte, Tunisia, and has no known grave. Son of Edward and Emma Weekes; husband of Muriel Hartnoll Weeks, of Stoke Newington, London.

WELCH, Frederick Edward

Private
14604147
Commando Basic Training Centre
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Metropolitan Police Force
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Private Frederick Welch died at the Military Hospital, Onich, of multiple gunshot wounds. 
Son of Frederick John and Alice Jane Welch; husband of Phyllis Margaret Welch, of Mitcham.

WILLIAMS, Albert

Fusilier
14309591
No 3 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Lancashire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Albert Williams died during operations at Termoli, Italy. Son of Thomas Hugh and Elizabeth Williams; husband of May Williams (nee Hyde), of Prescot, Lancashire.
Albert was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos.

WILLIAMS, Francis Arthur

Trooper
14241758
No 9 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Metropolitan Police
Trooper Francis Williams was wounded 19 March 1944 during operations in Italy (Monte Ornito and Monte Faito). He volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable at the Police Station, 256 Hornsey Road.

WILSON, Graham Charles

Fusilier
6482243
No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police (War Reserve)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Graham Wilson was killed in action during operations at Kangaw, Burma. 
In 1939 he was a married textile salesman residing at 40 Richmond Road, Wimbledon, and a Metropolitan Police War Reserve Constable. He later volunteered for the Commandos.
 

WOOD, Hector

Sergeant
14241779
SBS
Scots Guards
Nottinghamshire Constabulary
Mentioned in Despatches
Hector Wood was a Nottinghamshire Police Constable residing at Kirkby-in-Ashfield in 1939. He volunteered for commando service in 1942 joining the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre) at Achnacarry.

WOOLLARD, George

Private
14241724
No 1 Commando
No 12 Commando
Black Watch
Liverpool City Police
Private George Woollard served in No.12 Commando and later No.1 Commando. He was wounded 31 January 1945 during operations with No.1 Commando 6 Troop at Kangaw, Burma.

WORMLEY, Wilfrid John

Corporal
6482257
No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Corporal Wilfrid Wormley was wounded on 6 June 1944, and again on 13 June 1944, during operations at Normandy, France. He volunteered for the Commandos from the Police as part of the 1st Police Intake of 1942. Post war member of the Commando Association from Deptford.

WRIGHT, Harold

Gunner
14241643
SBS
Royal Artillery
Police Intake
Mentioned in Despatches
Gunner Harold Wright, 2 Special Boat Section, was Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North Africa. The operation was the Oran Landings, an assault on the port by HMS Walney and HMS Hartland, 8th November 1942.

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