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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 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.)
Lance Sergeant Matthew Morris MM was killed at Kangaw.
He was awarded the MM and his later MiD 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:
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.
Leading Seaman Terence Palmer
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)
Pte. Rolfe was killed during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead.
An entry in London Gazettes Supp. 36886, page 325 lists Private J.D. Rolfe as receiving a MiD for "gallant and distinguished services in Italy."
Major Alexander Ronald was killed during operations in North Africa. 
He received a MiD for "gallant and distinguished services in the field." 
He resided at Waterton House, Ampney Crucis, near Cirencester, and was employed before the war at the Stock Exchange. 
Capt. Schooley, 'B' troop, was killed during operations on the enemy held island of Brac, Yugoslavia. He receieved a MiD for "outstanding service whilst operating with the Allied Armies in Italy."Sources Commando Subaltern at War by Lt W.G. Jenkins DSO London Gazettes Supp. 36903, page 518.
Citation for the MC.
(The following is from the Times obituary.)
LIEUTENANT David Sutherland and Royal Marine John Duggan were the only two to return from Operation “Anglo”, a raid on the Italian-occupied island of Rhodes by the Special Boat Service in September 1942. The SBS team was pursued relentlessly; it had attacked two airfields and destroyed aircraft positioned to support Rommel’s threatened advance on Cairo and to bomb supply convoys to beleaguered Malta.
Mne. Taylor was killed during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy.
Private Robert Thomson, 2 troop, was one of the commando contingent on board ML 262 during the St Nazaire Raid . He received a MiD for his gallant and distinguished services in action against the enemy during the raid .
C/Sgt. Twigger was killed during operations at Salerno.He received a MiD for "distinguished services in Sicily." (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36454, page1557.)
Captain the Duke of Wellington was in charge of 2 troop with orders to attack and take the village of Piegolelle. This was heavily defended by the Germans firing from the heights called 'the Pimple'. He was killed during this action. He was awarded a posthumous M.I.D.
Citation for DSO
Lieut. Wray was killed during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)He received a MiD for "distinguished services in Sicily." (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36454, page1557.)
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