Distinguished Conduct Medal

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BAKER, Albert

LSgt Baker DCM  was killed during operations at Kangaw. 
 
2 years earlier he was awarded the DCM (Immediate)  for gallantry in North Africa whilst a Lance Corporal.
 

Citation for DCM

BLACKWELL, Alun Trevor

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. 

BULLOCK, Donald Charles

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. [1]

CUNNINGHAM, James

James Cunningham was awarded the DCM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe. He held the rank of Driver at the time. [1]
 
We also have a note that he was serving with the Motor Transport Section in May 1944 of No 3 Commando. [2]
 
The death of James Cunningham from Stanion Northants  was announced in Commando Association newsletter 98 issued March 1994 where it showed his last rank as Sgt.
 

DE NOBRIGA, Derek John

Sgt. Derek De Nobriga, No 2 Commando, was awarded the DCM [1] 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. [2]

ELLWOOD, William Cyril

CSM Elwood was awarded the DCM for "gallant and distinguished services in Italy".
(Source: Supplement to the London Gazettes of 11th Jan 1944 published on the 13th January 1944).
 

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.

HAUSMANN, Fritz Sigmund

Fritz Hausmann alias Fred Houseman 2 Commando

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.

HUBBARD, Sydney

CSM Sydney Hubbard 3 Commando
CSM Hubbard was awarded the DCM (Periodic) for his gallantry on numerous occasions whilst serving with No 3 Commando in France, Holland, and Germany.
[Source: London Gazettes Supp. 37442, page 640.]
 
His death was announced in Commando Association Newsletter 104 of March 1997.
 

HUTTON, George Francis

TSM George Hutton DCM 2 Commando

TSM George Hutton, 1 troop, was awarded the DCM  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field. [1]

On the 22nd February 1945 it was announced that he had receieved a MiD in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field. [2]

JACKSON, Joseph (LSgt)

LSgt 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]

O'BRIEN, Richard

LSgt O'Brien, 2 troop, was one of the Commandos who returned from Operation Chariot, the raid on St Nazaire. He sailed on board ML 447.
 
6 months later he was one of the ten Commandos who took part in Operation Musketoon. Seven were taken prisoner and later executed. LSgt O'Brien evaded capture after the successful raid and made it back to the UK.  He was awarded the DCM for his actions during this raid.
(Source: LG Publication date: 5 March 1943, Supplement: 35929, Page: 1118)

RUDGE, William Francis

Sgt Rudge, 5 troop, was awarded the DCM for "gallant and distinguished services in Italy". The action resulting in his award took place on the 13th September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno.
 
Earlier in 1942 he took part in intelligence gathering operations from Malta.  Landing from submarines of the 10th submarine flotilla utilising folbots to gather information and be picked later. The IWM hold a recording of an interview with him (available to listen to via their website)  where he describes this and other actions.

SEARLE, Clifford Frederick

LSgt Clifford Searle DCM 9 Commando
LSgt. Clifford Searle, 5 troop, was awarded the MM for his gallantry during Operation Roast at Lake Comacchio, Italy.
 
Clifford Searle joined Somerset Constabulary in 1939. In 1942 he was one of the volunteers who formed the Police Intakes for Commando training at the CBTC. He was then attached to No 9 Commando serving with them for the remainder of the war.
 

STOCKDALE, William Richard

TSM Stockdale was awarded the DCM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe. [1]
 
Whilst leading a bayonet charge he had part of his foot blown away by a stick bomb yet he continued to engage the enemy. [2]
 
The death of TSM William Stockdale DCM, from Herne Bay Kent, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 82 issued March 1986.
 

TERRY, Jack

Sgt Jack Terry DCM 11 Commando
Sgt. Terry was awarded the DCM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during the Rommel raid in the Middle East. It was during this raid that his commanding officer Lt. Col. Geoffrey Keyes was killed. Sgt. Terry made good his escape and later joined the Special Air Service. Post war, and once demobbed,  he joined Nottingham Police and served for the next 28 years.
 

Citation

At Sidi Rafa.

WADGE, Eric James

Cpl. Wadge was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe whilst a Medical Orderly in No 3 Commando.
 
Post war whilst serving in the Malaya Police he was awarded the George Medal for his gallantry during the Malayan crisis.
 

Citation for the George Medal

Eric James WADGE, D.C.M., Police Lieutenant, Federation of Malaya Police Force.
 

WESTWATER, Alexander

Sgt. Westwater DCM, formerly 7 Commando and SAS,  was killed in Italy after an explosion in what is described as a battle accident whilst serving with the Royal Artillery (AFHQ).
[Source: Royal Artillery Deaths 1939-1946, Form RH, stamped RA Record Office Field Branch]
 

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