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'Walcheren - Operation Infatuate'

Wednesday, November 1, 1944


51° 33' 48.6" N, 3° 29' 59.64" E
Operation Infatuate was the combined operations amphibious assault on the island of Walcheren, off the coast of Holland, the capture of which was essential to the opening up of Antwerp as the major Allied supply port for the final push into Germany. The major role for the initial assault landings was allotted to 4 Special Service (Commando) Brigade, which had previously consisted of four RM Commando units, but for this operation No.4 Commando, an Army Commando unit, replaced 46 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines.

10 Commando Nominal Roll

In 1946 the Army Council decided that the Army Commandos were to be disbanded and no provision was allowed or made for any depository or office which would have at least contained a complete Roster of Names of the men who served in the various units. 

4 (Belgian) Troop Nominal Roll

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll of Belgians in No.10(IA) Commando 
This list is compiled primarily from names found in the original Commando Association newsletters, Commando Association Lost Legion Lists (members they had lost contact with over the years), and from our own Photo Gallery. It is not an official list as such and there are likely to be omissions.


Corporal (later Lieutenant)
No 10 Commando
Belgian Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Pierre Beauprez was the first serviceman of the Belgian Forces to die in Korea. He was killed when a mine exploded as he was conducting a Patrol on the North bank of the River Han during the Korean War. In WW2 he had served in 4 Belgian troop of No 10 (Inter Allied) Commando.

BOULET, Pierre

No 10 Commando
Belgian Forces
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Corporal Pierre Boulet, 4 (Belgian) troop, was killed in a traffic accident whilst training in the UK.

BOULLE, Francois

Francois Boulle 10 Commando 4 Troop
No 10 Commando

Francois Boulle escaped to France and then onto England after Belgium was invaded. He volunteered for the Commandos and served in No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando 4 (Belgian) Troop. Post war member of the Commando Association

DE JONGHE, Arthur Jules Charles Baudoin

Arthur de Jonghe 10 Commando
Arthur de Jonghe
Captain (later Major)
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
No 10 Commando
General List
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Temporary Captain Vicomte Arthur de Jonghe, a French speaking Belgian national, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He was a Liaison Officer embarked on board motor launch ML446 and was evacuated back to the UK after the operation [1]

DETON, Albert

Lt Albert Deton
No 10 Commando
Belgian Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Albert Deton, 4 (Belgian) troop, was killed during operations in Italy. There is a Plaque in his honour at San Pietro Avellana Piazza, Umberto, Italy. See full size photo in Gallery.


Marcel Mairesse 10 Commando
Lance Corporal
No 10 Commando
Belgian Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Marcel Mairesse, 4 (Belgian) troop No.10 (IA) Commando, was killed during operations in Italy.

MENY, Adolphe

Lt Adolphe Meny
No 10 Commando
Belgian Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Adolphe Meny, 4 (Belgian) troop, was killed during operations at Domburg, Walcheren. (Source: Account of Carlo Seghers in "20 Heroes of Us" by General Crahay.)

ROMAN, Pierre

No 10 Commando
Knight Commander Royal Victorian Order (KCVO)
Military Cross (MC)

Lieutenant Pierre Roman, 4 (Belgian) Troop of No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando , was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service on 5 November 1944 during operations near Domburg on Walcheren Island, Holland.

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