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HOOK, David Arnold

Major General David Hook RM
Brigadier David Hook was appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2009 to 30th September 2009 [1].
  • 3 October 2011 promoted Major General [2].

HORROCKS, James

Sergeant James Horrocks received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 .
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15641.
 

HOTINE, Anthony Dean

Mne Anthony Hotine 40 Commando
Marine Anthony Hotine, Alpha Company, died during the early morning as a result of an explosion which occurred when Alpha Company was conducting a joint reassurance patrol with the Afghan National Army in the area around Patrol Base Jamil, in the Sangin district of Helmand province.
 

HOUGHTON, Robert Dyer

Robert Houghton 40 Commando
Acting Major Robert Houghton, Second in Command of 40RM Commando, was awarded the Military Cross for bravery, endurance and inspiring devotion to duty whilst serving in Commando operations in the raid on Dieppe, 19th August, 1942, and later as prisoner of war in

HOULTRAM, Lee Andrew

Sgt. Lee Andrew Houltram RM
Sergeant Lee Houltram died [1] during operations targetting a Taliban bomb making factory near Gereshk, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.  He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan [2].
 
In July 2008 he received a Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [3].
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH

HOWE, Gilbert Rex

Acting Corporal Gilbert Howe was awarded the D.C.M. for his gallantry on 21/22 February 1951 whilst attached to 40 Commando RM during operations at Kampong, Upper Perak, Malaya. He had been recommended for the M.M. but was awarded the D.C.M. [1].
 
Citation

HOWE, Norman Stanley

Cpl Howe R
Grave of Cpl Howe RM
Corporal Norman Howe died [1] in the British Military Hospital, Singapore [2+3].
 
He was originally buried at Pasir Penang Cemetery, Singapore.  This cemetery was closed in 1974/5 and the next of kin were given various choices at that time. Cpl. Howe's remains were repatriated to England. His name appears on a Memorial Plaque in the Church of Resurrection in Kuala Kangsar in Malaysia [4].
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH

HUNT, Darren

Corporal Darren Hunt was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of distinguished service during operations in the South Atlantic in 1982 [1].
  • 1991 (Sergeant) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].
Recommendation for MM

HUNT, Wayne

Sergeant Wayne Hunt was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Field during the period 1st April to 30th September 2003 [1].
 
Sergeant Hunt M.B.E., HQ Squadron, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Field during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [2].
 
Source
[1] London Gazette Supp. 57269, page 5135.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10415.

HUNTER, David Peter Lafayette

Captain David Hunter, Officer Commanding the operational troops of 45 Commando RM in the Cameron Highlands Malaya, was awarded the Military Cross for distinguished service from 1st August 1950 onwards [1].
  • 9 January 1961 to 11 January 1963 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 40 Commando RM [2]
World War 2
David Peter Lafayette Hunter served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Marines from 1937.

HUSSEY, Stephen John

Major Stephen Hussey was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 16 June 2007 [1].
  • Acting Lt. Col. Hussey, M.B.E. received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq in 2008 [2].
  • 1 April 2014 promoted Colonel [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 58358, page B4.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 58999, page 4086.
[3] London Gazette Supp. 60852, page 8442.

    HUTCHEON, Ian

    Corporal Ian Hutcheon was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1978.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 47643, page 11153.
     

    HUTTON, Jamie R.J.

    Marine Jamie Hutton died when a land rover overturned on a training exercise at Lulworth firing range, near  Weymouth.
     
    Jamie Hutton joined up at the age of 20 and excelled in training, winning the Charnock Shooting Trophy and earning himself the nickname of "The Colonel". He joined K Company 42 Commando RM in May 2006 and served in Afghanistan before becoming a sniper instructor at the CTCRM.
     
     [Sources: AFM ROH / BBC Dorset / Plymouth Herald newspaper 19/7/2008]

    HYLTON, Jason

    Marine Jason Hylton was attached to 539 Assault Squadron RM, and was killed along with others in an attack on a Multi-National Forces boat patrol on the Shatt Al-Arab waterway.

    They were; Warrant Officer Class 2 Lee Hopkins, Royal Corps of Signals, Staff Sergeant Sharron Elliott of the Intelligence Corps, Corporal Ben Nowak of 45 Commando Royal Marines and Marine Jason Hylton of 539 Assault Squadron Royal Marines.

    IDDON, Thomas

    Sergeant Thomas Iddon received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1978.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 47643, page 11153.
     

    IRELAND, Luke

    Mne Luke Ireland 45 Commando
    Marine Luke Ireland went missing whilst on leave after going for a run in the Glen Clova area.  Despite an extensive search involving Tayside Police, five Mountain Rescue teams, three rescue dogs, search helicopters and 250 Royal Marines and Army commandos, the rescue attempt, in appalling weather, was unsuccessful. Police later confirmed that a body found in the Angus Glens was that of the missing Royal Marine.
     
    Sources
    AFM ROH / MOD / BBC Tayside and Central Scotland online.

    JACKSON, Mark Anthony

    Marine Mark Jackson, 'D' Company, was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2010.
     
    Sources
    London Gazettes Supp. 59737, page 5640.
    Report in the Daily Telegraph 27Mar2011.
     

    JACKSON, Matthew John Andrew

    Lt Col. Matthew Jackson 40 Commando
    Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Jackson received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq in 2009 [1].
    • 2013 (Lieutenant Colonel) (Commanding Officer 40 Commando RM) appointed D.S.O., for his leadership during an intense period of high tempo operations that included responsibility for the transition programme and strengthening the Afghan Forces in his region, and for his actions in the immediate aftermath of fatal IED attacks on British Service personnel in Afghanistan [2 +5].

    JAMES, Kevin Michael

    Corporal Kevin James was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August to 31st October 1978 [1].
     
    In 1982 Sergeant James Q.G.M., RM Poole, received a Mention in Despatches for his service during operations in the South Atlantic [2].
     
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 47804, page 4057.
    [2] London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12843.

    JAMES, Paul Melvyn

    Lieutenant Colonel Paul James was appointed D.S.O. in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2010 to 30th September 2010 [1].
    • 22 August 2011 promoted Colonel [2].
    • 30 August 2017 to retired list [3].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 59737, page 5640.
    [2] London Gazette Supp. 59898, page 16983.
    [3] London Gazette Supp. 62062, page 17880.
     

    JEFFERY, Reginald

    Lance Corporal Reginald Jeffery died whilst deployed to Aden [1].  He was part of a training party that accidentally strayed across into Yemen and was ambushed. Four of the party were killed, one of these being L/Cpl Reginald Jeffery, who at the time was attached from 45 Commando RM to Headquarters Middle East Command [2].
     
    Sources
    [1] AFM ROH
    [2] The Story of 45 Commando Royal Marines 1943 - 1971, author David Young.
     

    JENKINS, Gareth Stuart

    Lieutenant Gareth Jenkins RM died while conducting Officer training at the Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines Lympstone, during the 30 Miler Commando Test on Dartmoor training area.
     
    Sources
    Royal Navy / AFM ROH / The Exeter and Great Devon District Coroner’s Office / Service Inquiry report online.
     

    JOHNSON, Ronald

    Marine Ronald Johnson was killed during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel. 
     
    Note
    Awaits confirmation of Commando service.

    JOLE, Leslie Hugh

    Captain Leslie Jole MC

    Captain Leslie Jole, Officer Commanding 'Y' Troop since September 1950,  was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period June 1951 to 31st December, 1951.

    JONES, Adrian Brian

    Sergeant Adrian Jones was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at sea during the period 1st October 2005 to 31st March 2006.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 58092, page 12273.
     

    JONES, Alan

    Colour Sergeant Alan Jones was awarded the B.E.M. (Military Division), on the 12th June 1976 [1]. He was later awarded a Bar to the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1976 - 31st January 1977 [2].
     
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 46919, page 8037.
    [2] London Gazette Supp. 47258, page 8411.
     

    JONES, James

    Marine James Jones was awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished service with 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952.

    JONES, Michael Peter

    Corporal Michael Jones died during operations in Southern Afghanistan. He joined the Royal Marines aged 18 on 8 February 1999. Through eight years of meritorious service, he served on operations in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. [Source: MOD]

    JONES, Peter Raymond

    Marine Peter Jones died [1] during an amphibious operational landing from the USS Perch on the coast above Hungnam and west of Tanchon [2]. This raid was against enemy railway communications North East of Shako [3]
     

    JUSTICE, David James

    Colour Sergeant David Justice died of natural causes. As a vehicle mechanic he had served with most of the commando groups in the UK, including exercises and operations in Croatia, Germany, Norway, Northern Ireland, and  Iraq.  
    [Sources: AFM ROH / Wiltshire Gazette and Herald online.]
     

    KAYSER, Stanley Richard

    Sergeant Stanley Kayser received a Mention in Despatches in 1951 for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp.39361, page 5432.
    The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.
     
    Notes
    Surname spelt as in LG entry. Spelt as KAYSAR in the above book LBL.
     

    KEELING, Andrew Myles

    Major General Andrew Myles Keeling C.B.E. was appointed C.B. on 11th June 1994 [1].
    • 13 October 1987(Lieutenant Colonel)(Local Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].
    • 14 February 1992 (Brigadier) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey [3].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 53696, page 2.

    KING, David Christopher Michael

    Colonel David King was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].
    • 3 May 2012 promoted Brigadier [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15642.
    [2] London Gazette Supp. 60144, page 9389.
     

    KNIGHT, James

    Captain James Knight RM, attached 1 Prince of Wales's Royal Regiment, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [1].

    KNIGHTS, Terry Robert

    Corporal Terry Knights RM, attached  to 38 Engineer Regiment Group, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10413.
    Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
     

    KNOTT, Terence Peter Phayre

    Lieutenant Terence Knott was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Aden.
     
    Recommendation
    Early on the morning of 30th May 1967, Lieutenant Knott was commanding the Reconnaissance Troop of 45 Commando Royal Marines, which was the emergency standby troop at Habilayn Aden, and was at fifteen minutes notice to move.
     

    KNOWLES, William

    Marine William Knowles received a Mention in Despatches  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period from 1st January to 30th June, 1952.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette 39675, page 5528.
    The Story of 45 Commando RM 1943-1971, author David Young.
     

    LAMB, Ernest

    Marine Ernest Lamb died of wounds received during operations in Malaya. He was cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and his ashes returned to the UK.

    LAMB, Kenneth

    Mne Kenneth Lamb 45 Commando
    Marine Kenneth Lamb died during operations in Cyprus. He was accidentally shot and killed on anti-terrorist operations in the Troodos Mountains during the Cyprus emergency. They were reinforcing a Greek Police Station in Agros at the time. 
     
    [Source: AFM ROH /  British Cyprus Memorial Trust Book of Remembrance.]
     

    LAMB, Peter Ralph

    Major Peter Lamb, HQ Commando Forces RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic [1].
    • 17th June 1989 (Major) (Local Lt. Col) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
    Source
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12842.
    [1] Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982 edition.
    [2] London Gazette Supp. 51772, page B5. Her Majesty's Birthday Honours.
     

    LANGTON, Henry

    Corporal Henry Langton was awarded the M.M. during the Korean war for gallant and distinguished service with 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines, in operations in Korea. 

    LANSDOWNE, Arthur John

    Marine Arthur Lansdowne, 41 Independent Commando RM, was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished services during operations in the Korean war.

    LASKI, Michael

    Mne. Michael Laski 45 Commando

    Marine Michael Laski died of the wounds he sustained in action on 23 February 2009 to the north of Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan. He passed away peacefully at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham on 25 February 2009 with his family beside him.

    LAWS, Kenneth

    Marine Kenneth Laws died in service cause unknown to this archive. He is believed to have served with 40 Commando RM in the Brunei and Borneo campaigns c.1962-1966.  [Sources:  AFM ROH / royal-marines.net website]

    LAWTON, Peter

    Warrant Officer Class 1 Peter Lawton was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division), on 31 December 1996 [1].
     
    Acting Major Peter Lawton M.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [2].
     
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 54625, page 5.
    [2] London Gazette Supp. 58776, page 11242.
     

    LEAROYD, Roger Halkett Brook

    Captain Roger Learoyd received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the East and West Malaysian operations during the period 24th June to 11th August 1966 [1].
    • 28 October 1977 (Major) posted 45 Commando RM [2].
    • 31 December 1978 (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [3].
    • 31 December 1982 promoted Colonel [4].
    • 18 September 1987 to retired list [5].
    Sources

    LEAVER, Andrew

    Sergeant Andrew Leaver, 45 Commando RM, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].

    LESTER, William John

    Corporal William Lester was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in operations. He was in 5 troop, one of two sections of the Commando that assaulted Limbang Police Station, Sarwak, on the 12th December 1962 to release hostages being held there. Five Marines from his Commando died during this operation.
     
    Sources
    [1] London Gazettes Supp. 43009, page 4693.

    LEWIS, Ross

    Marine Ross Lewis was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2014.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 61284, page 12288.
     

    LIMB, Thomas James

    Captain Thomas Limb, Troop Commander, 40 Commando Royal Marines, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service for his leadership and dedication in training and mentoring the Afghan Police Force in his isolated check point in the face of continuous insurgent threats to coalition forces during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.
     
    Source
    London Gazette Supp. 60647, page 19571.
    RN/MOD website Operational Honours Oct. 2013.
     

    LISON, Adam

    Corporal Adam Lison received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March

    LITSTER, Alan

    Lieutenant (Local Captain) Alan Litster was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1996 to 31st March 1997 [1].
    • 11 September 2009 (Lieutenant Colonel)  appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [2].
    • 9 May 2011 promoted Colonel [3].
    Sources

    LOCKWOOD, Neville, A.

    2/Lieut. Neville Lockwood died whilst serving at the Commando Training Centre RM.  He joined the Royal Marines as an officer in Sept. 2007 and had completed 17 weeks of Young Officer training. He had previously served in both the RNR and the RMR.  
    [Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue Feb. 2008.]
     

    LOVELOCK, Richard Benjamin

    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Lovelock was awarded the Bronze Star conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq.
     
    Source
    London Gazette Supp. 58633, page 3619 (7 March 2008).
     

    LUCAS, Alexander James

    Mne Alexander Lucas 45 Commando
    Marine Alexander Lucas died of wounds received in an IED explosion.  He was a specialist Royal Marine Assault Engineer and his role within Victor Company placed him at the vanguard of troop action. With his specialist skills he provided intimate engineer support to the front line of the fighting troops. As a consequence, he was often the first man into dangerous situations and vulnerable areas, clearing the way for his colleagues to follow.

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