10 Cdo Roll of Honour 'X' tp.

                                                         The Fallen from 'X' Troop
Lieut. K.J. GLASER
WO1 RSM. E.W. NATHAN
Officer Cadet G.A. BARTH 
Sgt.  E. KAGERER-STEIN
Sgt.  O.  HESS 
Sgt . E.   VOGEL 
Cpl.  G.M.  FRANK 
Cpl.  S.  WEICH
LCpl. H.  ARENSTEIN 
LCpl. W.  AUERHAHN
LCpl. K.W. GUMPERTZ
LCpl. E.R.  LENEL
LCpl. K.  MEYER
Pte. R.G. ABRAHAMOWICZ
Pte. W.M.  LEWINSKY
Pte. E.  NATHAN 
Pte. G. OPPELT 
Pte. H.  SACHS 
Pte. B. TUCHMANN
Pte. E.G.  WEINBERGER​ 
 
Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen, many of whom served under aliases which are also shown.
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ABRAHAMOWICZ, Richard George

Served as : 
ARLEN, Richard George
Known as: 
also seen as ABRAMOVICZ
Abrahamowicz alia Arlen
Private
6436363
No 10 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Richard Abrahamowicz was of the Jewish faith and served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop,  of the inter allied commando under the alias of Richard Arlen. Reported missing 7 June 1944 later presumed killed in action on or shortly after that date. He was last seen assaulting an enemy machine gun position during operations with 45RM Commando at Franceville Plage, Normandy.

ARENSTEIN, Hans

Served as : 
ANDREWS, Harry
Hans Arenstein 10 Commando
Lance Corporal
6436352
No 10 Commando
47RM Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Hans Arenstein served under an alias of Harry Andrews. He was of the Jewish Faith and a member of 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando.  He was attached to 47RM Commando at the time of his death.

AUERHAHN, Werner

Served as : 
WELLS, Peter Vernon Allan
Known as: 
surname also seen spelt as AVERHAHN
Lance Corporal
5550132
No 10 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Werner Auerhahn served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Peter Vernon Allan WELLS. He was killed by a mine during operations in Italy and was the first casualty of the troop. 
 

BARTH, George Alexander

Served as : 
STREETS, George Bryan
George Barth 10 Commando 3 troop
Sergeant/Officer Cadet
6436371
No 10 Commando
Pioneer Regiment/Royal Sussex Regiment
Died on war service
Died in the UK

Sergeant George Alexander Barth, a German national, served in 3 troop, also known as  'X' troop, under an alias of George Bryan Streets. He was selected for officer training and died in a traffic accident whilst on course 164 O.C.T.U. 
From Police Registration Certificate No. 741027 dated 11 October 1939.
Nationality: German

FRANK, Gunther Max

Served as : 
FRANKLYN, George Mack
Max Frank alias Franklyn 10 Commando
Corporal
6387027
13118512
No 10 Commando
Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Pioneer Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunther Max Frank, a German national, was killed in action during operations at Normandy on D Day. He served under an alias of George Mack Franklyn in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando. Son of Ernest J. and Carla Franklyn, of Huddersfield.
 
Sources
CWGC.

GLASER, Kurt Joachim

Served as : 
GRIFFITH, Keith James
Grave of Lt Griffith 10 Commando
T/Captain
6387018 & 322333
No 10 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds

Kurt Joachim Glaser served in 3 troop, also known as  'X' troop, under the name of Keith James Griffith.  He was shot and killed by a sniper during operations with 1 Special Service Bde. to cross a railway bridge over the River Aller near the town of Essel.

GUMPERTZ, Kurt Wilhelm

Served as : 
GRAHAM, Kenneth William
Kurt Gumpertz alias Kenneth graham
Private
5550144
No 10 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Kurt Gumpertz, a German national, died of wounds during operations in Normandy, France, whilst attached to No 4 Commando.  He served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Kenneth Graham. Son of Karl Wilhelm and Else, husband of Elisabeth of Highbury, London.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HESS, Otto

Served as : 
GILES, Peter
Sergeant
6387034
No 10 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Otto Hess served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Peter Giles. Reported missing on or shortly after 1 October 1944 later presumed killed in action. Posthumously granted the King's Commendation for Brave Conduct.
 
Additional Sources
CWGC.

KAGERER-STEIN, Eugen

Served as : 
FULLER, Eugene
Known as: 
Didi
Eugen Kagerer-Stein, alias Eugene Fuller
Sergeant
5550126
13801130
No 10 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Pioneer Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Eugen Kagerer-Stein, an Austrian national, was killed in action at Normandy, France, whilst attached to 47RM Commando. He served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, under an alias of Eugene Fuller. Son of Alfred and Anna Kagerer-Stein; husband of Cicely Kagerer-Stein, of Balcombe, Sussex.
 
Sources
CWGC.

LENEL, Ernst Richard

Served as : 
LAWRENCE, Ernest Richard
Lance Corporal
6387016
No 10 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Ernst Lenel, who was of the Jewish faith, served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Ernest Lawrence.  He was reported missing whilst attached to No 3 Commando after a solo intelligence gathering patrol at Amfreville. 
 
Sources:

LEWINSKY, Werner Max

Served as : 
LADDY, Max
Private
6387023
No 10 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Werner Max Lewinsky died in a landing craft with Ernst Weinberger during operations at Normandy on D Day. He served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Max Laddy, and was one of their medical orderlies. 
 
Sources
CWGC.

MEYER, Kurt

Served as : 
MOODY, Peter
Kurt Meyer alias Peter Moody 10 Commando
Lance Corporal
5550147
No 10 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Kurt Meyer, a German national, was killed in action at Normandy, France. He was of the Jewish Faith and a member of 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando, serving under an alias of Peter Moody. Son of Fritz Max Meyer and Margeretta Meyer, of Birmingham.
 
Sources
CWGC.

NATHAN, Ernst

Served as : 
NORTON, Ernest
Known as: 
forename also seen as Eli
Private
6387022
No 10 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Ernst Nathan, who was of the Jewish faith, served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Ernest Norton.  He died during operations at Normandy.
 
Sources:
10 Commando, author Ian Dear
Jewish Virtual Library.
 

NATHAN, Wolfgang Erich

Served as : 
HOWARTH, Eric William
Known as: 
forenames also seen as Eli Erich Wolfgang and Eric William
Eric Nathan alias Howarth 3 troop
Troop Sergeant Major (Acting Warrant Officer 1)
6305467
No 10 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Warrant Officer (Class 1) Nathan, who was of the Jewish faith, served in 3 troop, also known as  'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Eric William Howarth. He was killed in action at Osnabruck Germany.

OPPELT, Gustav

Served as : 
BATE, George
Private
13801860
5550123
No 10 Commando
Pioneer Corps, 93 Company
Royal Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gustav Oppelt, 3 Troop aka 'X' Troop, was a refugee from Czechoslavakia (Sudeten German) serving under the alias of George Bate. He died during operations at Dieppe, France.  
Extract from the No.10(IA) Commando War Diary
19th August 1942

SACHS, Herbert

Served as : 
SEYMOUR, Herbert
Private
6305471
No 10 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Herbert Sachs was of the Jewish Faith and served under an alias of Herbert Seymour in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando.

TUCHMANN, Bernhard

Served as : 
TAYLOR, Bernard
Known as: 
Benny
Private
13116422
No 3 Commando
No 10 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment
Pioneer Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Bernard Taylor, birthname Bernhard Tuchmann, was attached to No 3 Commando when killed in action during operations at Normandy in the area of Chateau d'Amfreville.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.

VOGEL, Egon

Served as : 
VILLIERS, Ernest Robert
Sergeant
6436356
No 10 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Ernest Robert Villiers, birth name Egon Vogel, was of the Jewish Faith and died during operations at the River Rhine crossing. He served  under an alias of Ernest Robert Villiers in 3 troop, also known as  'X' troop, of No.10 Inter Allied Commando but was attached at the time of his death to 46RM Commando. 

WEICH, Salo

Served as : 
HAMILTON, Robert Geoffrey
Corporal
6436350 & 13118714  
No 10 Commando
Pioneer Corps & Royal Sussex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Salo Weich, an Austrian of Jewish faith, served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under an alias of Robert Geoffrey Hamilton. He was killed during operations with 41RM Commando at Walcheren.

WEINBERGER, Ernst Georg

Served as : 
WEBSTER, Ernest George
Weinberger alias Webster 10 Commando
Private
6305466
No 10 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Ernst Weinberger, an Austrian national of the Jewish faith, served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Ernest Webster. He was killed in action in a landing craft with Max Lewinsky during operations in Normandy on D Day. Husband of Gerda Webster, of Twickenham, Middlesex.
 

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