Lance Sergeant William Aldridge died in North Africa. He recieved a MiD for "gallant and distinguished service in North Africa."Sources CWGC London Gazette Supplement 36180 page 4226.
Mentioned in Despatches
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Lieutenant Michael Aldworth received a MiD for good services with the 2st Army Group in North West Europe.
His death was announced in Commando Association newsletter 96 where his rank was shown as Captain (later Major) .
Petty Officer Kenneth Bevis was killed in Italy. He received a posthumous MiD for "distinguished service in operations carried out in the face of determined opposition from the enemy which led to the capture of the island of Elba."
At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard.
Company Sergeant Major James Black was awarded the MM for bravery, skill and devotion to duty whilst serving with the Allied Forces during the campaign in the Low Countries, over a period from January to April, 1945 .
He also received a MiD in 1945 for good services while operating with the 21st Army Group. .
Sgt. Bradley was killed during operations at Normandy.
On the 6th October 1942 it was announced that he had received a MiD, along with others, for "bravery, endurance and sustained devotion to duty in H.M. Ships Aurora, Avon Vale, Lance, Legion, Kingston, Penelope, and at Malta, during and after the passage of an important Convoy." (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 35733, page4353.)
George Leonard Bream, or 'Percy', as he was known in the Corps, was born on June 1st 1919 in the hamlet of Buckworth, Huntingdonshire. He was the middle son of a a family of six, his father being a farm labourer. After leaving school with a basic education he moved to his eldest sister's home in Luton where he at first worked as a market trader, and then in a gent's outfitters. In 1938 with talk of trouble in Europe he joined The Royal Marines. In 1944 he joined the newly formed 48RM Commando after successfully completing his training at the Commando Basic Training Centre at Achnacarry.
Capt. John Buscall died whilst serving at the Commando School RM. 
In 1942 the then PLY/X 561 Sgt John Allan Buscall RM was promoted Lieutenant. 
In August 1943 on their formation, he joined 46RM Commando and served with with 'Z' troop of 46RM Commando. 
He received a MID for distinguished services in NW Europe whilst Lieutenant (Acting Major). 
- 27th May 1954 commissioned Lt. (Qr.Mr) in the Foresters .
- 29th January 1957 received a MiD in recognition of distinguished services in Cyprus for the period 1st July to 3lst December, 1956 .
- 2nd July 1959 promoted Captain (Qr.Mr.) Parachute Regiment .
Lance Corporal John Cramer, RAMC attached to No. 9 Commando, received a MiD in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy in 1944 .
The following year in 1945 it was announced that he had been further awarded the MM for his gallantry in Italy .Sources  London Gazettes Supp. 36668, page 3935, 24 August 1944.  London Gazettes Supp. 37235, page 4270, 23 August 1945.
Officer Commanding No 4 Commando from 1943 until 1945.
Lt. Robert Dawson was one of the first subalterns to join No 4 Commando in 1940, later taking part in the Dieppe raid as Captain of 'C' troop. The following year he was promoted Major and 2 i/c No 4 Commando when the then 2i/c, Major Derek Mills-Roberts, left to take over as OC No 6 Commando.
Second Lieutenant George Dillwyn-Venables-Llewelyn, No. 2 Independent Company, died during operations in Norway as part of Scissors Force.
He received a posthumous MiD in recognition of distinguished services in the field.
Lieutenant George Duncan served in No 11 Commando. We have a possible photo of him in our gallery which we would like verified by family in due course.
His gallantry medals were awarded after leaving the Commando and whilst he was further attached to the Special Boat Section *.
In addition there is reference in a book to a Lt Duncan MC as being a prisoner of war in Camp 21, Chiete, Italy in 1943. **
On the 28th June 1940 Captain J.F. Durnford-Slater was appointed Lieut. Colonel and ordered to raise and command No 3 Commando after volunteering for Special Service whilst Adjutant of the 23rd Medium and Heavy Training Regt., RA.
Lieutenant David Ford received a MiD during the Korean war for distinguished service in operations in Korean waters.
Keren War CemeteryKeren was the last Italian stronghold in Eritrea and the scene of the most decisive battle of the war in East Africa in February and March 1941. (Source:CWGC.)
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.
Company Sergeant Major Kenneth Hawkins was awarded the MM for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty while serving with Royal Marine Commandos in Italy .
He also received a MiD for gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army in Italy .
Sub Lieutenant Alan Hodgson
Lance Sergeant Arnold Howarth was one of the five Commandos who escaped after landing at St Nazaire on the raid.
Private James Humphreys was killed during operations in North Africa. He received a MiD for gallant and distinguished services in North Africa.Sources CWGC London Gazette Supplement 36180 page 4227.
Captain Huntington-Whiteley was killed during operations at Le Havre.
We have an Image of a Signals Intelligence Unit formed for the raid at Dieppe. It operated covertly on on this raid as a platoon of 40RM Commando. On that image he is named as a Lieutenant and commander of the unit and the image is annotated that he was later KIA.
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. 
Lieutenant (T/Captain) Clifford James, 2 Cdo. Bde. Signals, was awarded the MC for gallant and distinguished services in Italy. 
He later additionally received a MiD for gallant and distinguished services in Italy. 
The death of Major Clifford James, 2 Brigade Signals, of Bristol, Avon., was announced in Commando Association newsletter 112 issued March 2001.
Capt Johnson was the author in 1946 of a small but most detailed and informative book issued to all who served in 46RM Commando titled The Story of 46 Commando Royal Marines. In the forward to the book Lt Col. Hardy gives thanks to Capt. Johnson, Capt. Buglear and Sgt. Barrow for their contribution in the preparation and distribution of the book.
Posthumous Mention in Despatches
Captain Lawrence MacCallum, OIC 2 troop in 1944, was awarded the MC in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field in Albania. 
Company Sergeant Major George Malcolm MM was killed during operations in Italy to cross the River Garigliano. He had been awarded the MM for his gallantry on the day prior to his death ..
Able Seaman Keith Mayor was one of the raiding party at Kopervik, Norway (Operation Checkmate). He was captured and later executed at Belsen Concentration Camp having been transferred there from Sachsenhausen.
Captain Lionel McWilliams, M.B. (R.A.M.C.) attached to No.
Born in 1908; educated at Liverpool College and Oxford University; worked for his father's firm of solicitors, 1935; joined Supplementary Reserve of Officers, Irish Guards, 1936; joined 1 Bn, Irish Guards, 1939-1942, and served in Norway; transferred to special services No 4 Commando, 1942; took part in Dieppe Raid, Aug 1942; Lt Col, 1943; Commanding Officer, No 6 Commando, North Africa, 1943; Brig, 1944; commanded 1 Special Service Bde (later 1 Commando Bde), North West Europe, 1944-1945; accepted the surrender of FM Erhard Milch at Neustadt, May 1945; retired from Army, 1945; commanded 12
Captain Harold Morgan from Llanelly was killed  during operations at Bizerte Tunisia. He received a MiD for "gallant and distinguished services in North Africa." .
Regimental Sergeant Major Alan Moss, HQ 2 Commando, was killed during the raid at St. Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on ML 267.
Extract from Commando Association Newsletter 55 of September 1972
Captain Frank Nicholls, No 7 Commando and Layforce, was killed whilst attached to No 1 Special Service Detachment. There is a plaque in his honour inside Stratton Parish Church and he is also remembered on their War Memorial.
Photos and more information are in our Gallery entry for Captain Nicholls.
Able Seaman Desmond O'Connor
Leading Seaman Terence Palmer