Distinguished Conduct Medal
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In October 1939 Alun Blackwell enlisted with the South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteers). When Independent Companies were raised he went with them as part of Scissorforce to Norway. He volunteered for the new No.2 Commando. Later he was handpicked from No.2 Commando for an SOE operation in Tunisa in 1941.
Sgt. Bullock DCM was killed in action during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Dragonea, above Vietri sul Mare. He had earlier been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty while serving with Royal Marine Commandos in Italy. 
CitationOn the night of 11th/ 12th June 1982, on the Island of East Falkland, 45 Commando Royal Marines launched a silent night attack against strongly held enemy positions on the craggy hill feature of Two Sisters, ten kilometres to the west of Port Stanley.
Private Harry Calder, RAMC attached to 40 RM Commando, was awarded the DCM for his outstanding gallantry during operations at Lake Comacchio. 
Acting T/Sgt. John Convery was awarded the DCM for gallant and distinguished services in operations leading to the capture of Termoli.
Sgt. Derek De Nobriga, No 2 Commando, was awarded the DCM  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field. He was one of the Commando contingent that took part in operations from HMS Triumph against the Palermo and Messina railway on the 29/30 August 1941. His party could not be re-embarked and were subsequently captured. He was imprisoned at Stalag 344 Lamsdorf and his prisoner of war number was 220792. 
The action resulting in his award took place on the 13th September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno. At the time he was a Lance Sergeant and he was wounded during this action. Post war Bill emigrated to Australia.
Acting WO1 James England was awarded the DCM for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.
London Gazettes Supp. 36947, page 997.
National Archives file WO 373/47/42.
Fritz Sigmund Hausmann was born in Bingen Am Rhein, April 27th 1921. He was a German Jew who at age 13, fled Germany alone and went to school in Palestine. When he was of age he enlisted and did his basic training in Sarafend, Palestine and he then joined the 462 RASC. On May 1st, 1943 he was on board the Erinpura, which was attacked and sunk in the Mediterranean with heavy loss of life. Having survived the sinking, he joined No.
Signalman David Herring, Royal Corps of Signals, was awarded the DCM in recognition of distinguished services in the field. The National Archives file records his award under Escape and Evasion Reports .
Lance Sergeant Leslie Hopkins was awarded the DCM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.
The death of Sgt. Leslie Hopkins, DCM. (9 Cdo) of Rothesay, Bute, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 84 issued March 1987.Sources London Gazettes 23 August 1945 Supp. 37235, page 4269. National Archives file WO 373/13/364.
TSM George Hutton, 1 troop, was awarded the DCM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field. 
On the 22nd February 1945 it was announced that he had receieved a MiD in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field. 
Lance Sergeant Joseph Jackson DCM was killed during the 6 week period in February/March when No 2 Commando were placed "in the line" in Italy under 5 Corps.
He was awarded the DCM for "gallant and distinguished services in the field." [Source: LG Publication date: 13 March 1945, Supplement: 36983, page: 1427]
Sig. William Kirkhope, 2 Special Service Bde. Signals, was awarded the DCM in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Italy. 
Corporal William Murray was awarded the DCM for outstanding gallantry in Sicily while serving in a Marine Commando, in leading an assault with fixed bayonets against an enemy machine gun post and in carrying the attack through with success in spite of a serious wound in the left eye.Sources London Gazettes Supp. 36275, page 5334. National Archives file WO 373/47/140.
Corporal Frank Nightingale was awarded the DCM for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.Sources London Gazettes Supp. 36947, page 997. National Archives file WO 373/47/43.
Warrant Officer Class 2 George Reace was awarded the DCM , and was also MiD , both in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.
The death of George Reace DCM of Prescott, Arizona, U.S.A. was announced in Commando Association newsletter 112 issued March 2001.
CitationAt Sidi Rafa.
Lance Sergeant John Thompson was awarded the DCM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.Sources London Gazettes 20 July 1944 Supp. 36615, page 3376. National Archives file WO373/6/528.
Citation for the George Medal
Company Sergeant Major Albert Welsh, 'X' troop, was awarded the DCM for bravery and undaunted devotion to duty during operations in Burma.