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'10 Cdo Roll of Honour 1+8 tps.'

                                               The Fallen from 1 and 8 Troops
Capt.  C.  TREPEL
Capt.  R.  LION 
Lieut.  L.J.M.A.  HUBERT
WO1.  P.A.L.  WALLERAND
Sgt.  R.  DUMENOIR
Sgt.  J.  HAGNERE
LSgt.  R.  CROIZER
Cpl.  R.  BELLAMY
Cpl.  R.H.  CABANELLA
Cpl.  F.  DEVILLERS
Cpl.  L.  FOURER
Cpl.  R.  GUY
Cpl.  J.   LEMOIGNE
Cpl.  J.   LETANG
Cpl.  J.   MONTEAN

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. 

ALLARD, Camille

Known as: 
seen elsewhere as ALLART
Lance Corporal
914FN43
No 10 Commando
No 4 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Camille Allard, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations in the Netherlands.
 

BALOCHE, Francois

Sergeant
4900FN40
No 10 Commando
French Fusiliers Marins
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant François Baloche, 1st Battalion Fusiliers Marins attached to No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack at Dieppe.
 
Sources
French National Archives file 3AG1 / 336. 

BELLAMY, Robert

Cpl. Bellamy 10 Commando
Corporal
Mle 10033 FN40
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Robert Belllamy, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 194, was killed during Operation Hardtack 7 on the German occupied island of Sark. He had been grievously injured by an anti-personnel mine, not possible to evacuate, presumed killed and buried by the Germans. [see notes].
 

CABANELLA, Roger Henri

Corporal
//339 FN43
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Roger Cabanella, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no.199, missing presumed killed after a raid on the coast of Holland near a beach at Wassenaar.
 
Others from the team which disappeared in its entirety during the night of 27th-28th February 1944 on the coast of Holland, without leaving any trace
 

CESAR, Maurice

Corporal
5808 FNFL 41
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces

Corporal Maurice Cesar, No.10 Inter Allied Commando (French) attached No.3 Commando, was captured 19 August 1942 during Operation Jubilee at Dieppe, France. He later escaped from captivity. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Cambridgeshire.

CROIZER, Robert

Lance Sergeant
390FN43
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Robert Croizer, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 96, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

DEVILLERS, Fernand

Cpl Fernand Devillers 10 Commando
Corporal
Mle 540 FN43
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Fernand Devillers, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no.197, missing presumed killed after a raid on the coast of Holland near a beach at Wassenaar.
 
Others from the team which disappeared in its entirety during the night of 27th-28th February 1944 on the coast of Holland, without leaving any trace
 

DIGNAC, Andre

Known as: 
Tarzan
Pte Andre Dignac 10 Commando
Private
Mle 6286 FN41
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Andre Dignac, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 26, died during Operation Hardtack 7 on the German occupied island of Sark. He had been grievously injured by an anti-personnel mine, not possible to evacuate, presumed killed and buried by the Germans [see notes].
 
Mort pour la France.
 

DUMENOIR, Raymond

Sergeant
736FNHO
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Raymond Dumenoir, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 7, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

FLESCH, Raymond

Lance Corporal
66FN43
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Raymond Flesch, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 153, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

FOURER, Lucien

Corporal
10407FN42
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Lucien Fourer, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 99, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

France - Operation Hardtack 11

Friday, December 24, 1943

Location

Gravelines
France
51° 0' 47.88" N, 2° 5' 56.724" E
A reconnaisance raid of the beaches and dunes along the coast of Gravelines, France, between Calais and Dunkirk.
The raiding party embarked on MTB 25 at Dover on the night of the 24th and consisted of five members of 1 Troop (French) of No.10 Inter Allied Commando, Rene Navrault, Caron, Albert Meunier, Pourcelot, and Marcel Madec, led by Warrant Officer Pierre Wallerand. They disembarked on the morning of the 25th.
Also on board the MTB were Special Service Brigade Signals Officer Arthur Leahy and a French Doctor, Captain Villiere.

GERSEL, Rene August

Known as: 
surname seen elsewhere as GESREL
Private
900FN42
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Rene Gersel (or Gesrel), badge no.175, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, was killed during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

GICQUEL, Georges

Lance Corporal
4822 FN40
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Executed
Lance Corporal Georges Gicquel, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no.163, was reported missing presumed killed after a patrol at Breville (Calvados).  On the 24th May 1945 a report recorded the present view on his death as follows " Taken prisoner, tortured by the Germans, and left hanging from a tree."
Mort pour la France.
 

GUY, Rene

Corporal
Mle 10320 FN40
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Rene Guy, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no.196, missing presumed killed after a raid on the coast of Holland near a beach at Wassenaar.
 
Others from the team which disappeared in its entirety during the night of 27th-28th February 1944 on the coast of Holland, without leaving any trace
 

HAGNERE, Jean

Sergeant
Mle 10425 FN43
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Jean Hagnere, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no.195, missing presumed killed after a raid on the coast of Holland near a beach at Wassenaar.
 
Others from the team which disappeared in its entirety during the night of 27th-28th February 1944 on the coast of Holland, without leaving any trace
 

HULOT, Leopold Hyacinthe

Lt Leopold Hulot
Lieutenant
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Leopold Hulot, a citizen of France, had served as 2 i/c of 10 Commando 8 troop, and the French troop of No 4 Commando in WW2. Post war in 1948 he died of wounds during French operations in Indo China.
 
Mort pour la France
 
Sources
CommandoKieffer website

KIEFFER, Phillippe

Known as: 
The Pacha
Phillippe Kieffer
Capitaine de Corvette
13FN40
No 10 Commando
French Fusiliers Marins
Military Cross (MC)
Captain (Commandant) Phillippe Kieffer, Officer Commanding the French Detachment, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations in Normandy.
 
Recommendation

KINET, Henry Robert Lawrence

Sergeant
No 10 Commando
No 4 Commando
No.10 (IA) Commando French troop attached No.4 Commando.
Post war 1946, working oil industry Lagos, Nigeria.
1966 working Tokyo,  Japan.
Listed in obituaries of March 1972 newsletter, died Lima, Peru*.
 
 [Source: Commando Association newsletters 3, 43, and 54*].
 

LABAS, Pierre Marcel

Known as: 
seen elsewhere as LEBAS
Pierrre Marcel Labas 10 Commando french
Lance Corporal
458FN43
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Pierre Labas, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 170, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

LAOT, Guy Jean Andre

LCpl. Laot 10 Commando French
Lance Corporal
10899FN40
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Guy Laot, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 90, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

LAUX, Pierre

Pierre Laux 4 Commando
Private
13807764
No 4 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Pierre Laux died of wounds during operations at Flushing, Holland.
Extract from a report after the operation.
3 Troop, page 24.

LEE, Jack William Raymond

Birthname: 
COURAUD, Raymond Jack William
Lieutenant
221062
General List
SAS
General List
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Jack Lee (born Raymond Jack William Couraud) was a French Liaison Officer attached to No.2 Commando specifically for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942.

LEMOIGNE, Jean

Corporal
470FN42
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Jean LeMoigne, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 181, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

LETANG, Jean

Corporal
10870FN40
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Jean Letang, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 105, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

LION, Robert

Capt. Lion 10 Commando
Captain
55533
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Robert Lion, Medical Officer, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 193, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

LOFI, Alexandre

Alexandre Lofi
Captain (later Commandant)
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Military Cross (MC)
No.10 (IA) Commando 8 Troop (French).
March 1944 Officer Commanding 8 Troop after death of Captain Trepel [more....].
No.4 Commando French Troop.
Recommended for Military Cross: Awards Britain to Foreign.
Post war President of the French Branch of the Commando Association. 
 

MESSANOT, Georges

George Messanot 10 Commando French
Sergeant
10410FN42
No 10 Commando
No 4 Commando
Free French Forces
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Georges Messanot, 2nd Battalion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no.71,  was awarded the Military Medal whilst attached to No.4 Commando during operations at Flushing, Holland.
Recommendation

MONCEAU, Yvan

Known as: 
seen elsewhere as MONCEAUX
Yvan Monceau 10 Commando French
Lance Corporal
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Yvan Monceau, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 173, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Flushing.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

MONTEAN, Jean

LCpl Jean Montean 10 Commando
Corporal
657FN43
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Jean Montean, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 112, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Flushing.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

NEVEN, Jean

Known as: 
seen elsewhere as NEVAN
Private Jean Neven 10 Commando
Private
10025FN43
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Jean Neven, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 189, attached to No 4 Commando. died during operations at Flushing.
 
Mort pour la France.
 
Image Source
Musée National d'Histoire Militaire.
 

PETERS, Felix Francois

Private Felix Peters 10 Commando
Private
10022FN43
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Felix Peters, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 179, was killed whilst attached to No 4 Commando during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France

RENAULT, Emile Marie Leon

Lance Corporal
203FN42
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Emile Renault, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 55, was killed whilst attached to No 4 Commando during operations at Normandy.

Mort pour la France.
 

RIVIERE, Jacquelin

Corporal
Mle 10834 FN40
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Jacquelin Riviere, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no.198, missing presumed killed after a raid on the coast of Holland near a beach at Wassenaar.
 

ROLLIN, Paul Jean Gabriel

Lance Corporal
492FN43
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Paul Rollin, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 120, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

ROUSSEAU, Jean

Graves of Pte Rousseau and others
Private
5857FN41
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Jean Rousseau, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 186, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

RUPPE, Yvan

Corporal
1129FN43
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Yvan Ruppe, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 150, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Flushing.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

SAERENS, Robert

CSM Robert Saerens MM
Company Sergeant Major
10828FN41
No 4 Commando
French Fusiliers Marins
Military Medal (MM)
Company Sergeant Major Robert Saerens serving in the French troop of No. 4 Commando was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry, leadership, and example.
 
Recommendation

SENEE, Jacques Pierre Antoine

Lt Jacques Senee 4 Commando
Lieutenant
1185 FN43
No 4 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Jacques Senee, a citizen of France, had served as part of the French troop of No 4 Commando in WW2. Post war in 1950 he died during French operations in Indo China.  [Source: Commando Association newsletter 11 issued Sep

TREPEL, Charles

Captain Charles Trepel 10 Commando
Captain
Mle 54454
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Charles Trepel, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 8, missing presumed killed after a raid on the coast of Holland near a beach at Wassenaar.
 

VOURCH, Guy

Lt. Guy Vourch
Captain
52822
No 10 Commando
No 4 Commando
Free French Forces
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Guy Vourch, No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando (French) attached No.4 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe.
Recommendation

WALLERAND, Pierre Adonis Louis

Pierre Wallerand 10 Commando
Warrant Officer
Mle 267 FN43.
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Warrant Officer Pierre Wallerand, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 47, missing presumed killed after a raid at Gravelines, France. Believed to have drowned whilst attempting to swim out to a waiting MTB after completing mission.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

WARGNIER, Robert

Lance Corporal
No 4 Commando
Free French Forces
Lance Corporal Robert Wargnier served in the French Troop of No.4 Commando.
Post war he was a member of the Commando Association and his death was announced in their newsletter issued March 1979 as follows: "L/Cpl. Robert Wargnier (French Tp 4 Cdo) of Maignelay, Montigny, France." [Source: Commando Association Newsletter 68].
 

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