Mentioned in Despatches
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LSgt Howarth was one of the five Commandos who escaped after landing at St Nazaire on the raid.
Pte Humphreys was killed during operations in North Africa.He received a MiD for "gallant and distinguished services in North Africa." Source: 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.
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
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
Capt Morgan was killed during operations at Bizerte Tunisia.He received a MiD for "gallant and distinguished services in North Africa." (Source: London Gazette Supplement 36180 page 4227.)
LSgt Morris MM was killed at Kangaw. [Source: Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book.] .
Mentioned in Despatches and the later Military Medal both awarded "in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa".
RSM Alan Moss, HQ 2 Commando, was killed during the raid at St. Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on ML 267.
Lt. Colonel Newman was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry whilst Military Force Commander of Operation Chariot, St. Nazaire.
An account by Bob Bishop No 2 Commando from his history of No 2:
Capt 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.MiD Source: LG Publication date: 27 October 1942; Supplement 35763; Page4689.
Charles Pollitt, then a Captain, embarked with No 10 Independent Company on their deployment to Freetown in April 1940. At the end of the year after No 10 Independent Company was disbanded he volunteered for and was posted to the Holding and Training Wing at what was then STC Achnacarry. (1)
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