11 Cdo. Roll of Honour

Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 68 of 68

ADAMS, Jack

Jack Adams 11 Commando
Private
2758154
No 11 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Jack Adams died during operations at Litani River.
 
Sources
CWGC.
[Image] The War Illustrated magazine.
 

BALLANTYNE, Alexander A.

Lance Corporal
2934334
No 11 Commando
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders

Lance Corporal Alexander Ballantyne died whilst assigned from the Commando to Middle East Detachment 2, later redesignated 2nd Special Service Detachment (SSD 2), in Burma.

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BARRAND, Peter Charles

Lance Corporal
6971182
No 11 Commando
'Layforce'
Rifle Brigade
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Peter Barrand was reported missing presumed killed in action during operations in the Western Desert [1][2]. He is believed to have drowned off the coast of Libya after Operation Flipper, the raid on Rommel's HQ [3].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.

BEST, George

Private
2883741
No 11 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private George Best died during operations at Litani River, Syria.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.

BURROWS, Charles William

Gunner
872276
No 11 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner Charles Burrows from Beckenham, Kent, died during operations at Litani River, Syria.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
RA Attestations Register for 1937.
RA Casualty Card.
 

COOKE, John

Lance Bombardier
4690225
No 11 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Bombardier John Cooke from Pontefract died during operations at Litani River, Syria.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
RA Casualty Card.

DINSDALE, Henry

Private
4750212
No 11 Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Henry Dinsdale died during operations at Litani River, Syria.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.

EARDLEY, Albert William

Lance Corporal
2072050
No 11 Commando
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Albert Eardley from Stoke on Trent died during operations at Litani River, Syria.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
RE Enlistment Register for 1939 (enlisted 26 April 1939)..
RE Casualty Card.
 

FRASER, Thomas Coupar

Pte. Thomas Fraser 11 Commando
Private
2934226
No 11 Commando
'Layforce'
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Thomas Fraser, 10 Troop, died during operations in the Western Desert. He had been one of the raiding party of Operation Flipper, the raid on Rommel's HQ.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/54.
Photo of 10 Troop in Gallery.
 

GREIG, Robert

Corporal
2881454
No 11 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Robert Greig died during operations at Litani River, Syria.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
 

HAMILTON, Alexander

Driver
2576082
No 11 Commando
Royal Corps of Signals
Killed in action or died of wounds

Driver Alexander Hamilton died during operations at Litani River, Syria.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.

HARLAND, Edwin

Private
2882955
No 11 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Edwin Harland died during operations at Litani River, Syria.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.

HURST, Ben

Private
3715891
No 11 Commando
King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Ben Hurst died during operations at Litani River, Syria.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
 

JOHNSTON, Robert

Known as: 
Jock
Corporal Robert Johnston 11 Commando
Corporal
2931826
No 11 Commando
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Died on active service
Corporal Robert Johnston died of exhaustion and malaria whilst assigned from the Commando to Middle East Detachment 2, later redesignated 2nd Special Service Detachment (SSD 2), in Burma. He has no known grave.
  • 9 June 1941 (Private) wounded during Operation Exporter at Litani River, Syria.

JONES, Charles Ernest

Trooper
554075
No 11 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps/Staffordshire Yeomanry
Died on war service
Trooper Charles Ernest  Jones died in the Middle East as a result of an accident. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45.
 
Notes

JONES, Harold

Corporal
550620
No 11 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
3rd Cavalry Training Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Harold Jones died during operations at Litani River, Syria.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/30.
 

KINGHORN, Robert

Private
2884403
No 11 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Robert Kinghorn died during operations at Litani River, Syria.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.

KNIGHT, Denis Hammond

Second Lieutenant
108158
No 11 Commando
West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Died in the UK

Second Lieutenant Denis Knight died during the period the Commando were based for training on the Isle of Arran. He was found with a gunshot wound to his head in the dwelling house in Lamlash where he was billeted. Cause of death given by Captain J. P.  Baird RAMC.

LANG, John

John Lang 11 Commando
Lance Corporal
326577
No 11 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
3rd Cavalry Training Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal John Lang died during operations at Litani River, Syria. 

Read more about John Lang on our Forum [HERE].

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/30.
 

LISTER, Richard

Private
3319075
No 11 Commando
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Richard Lister died during operations at Litani River, Syria.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/30.

MACARTHUR, Robert

Lance Bombardier
1455543
No 11 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Bombardier Robert Macarthur from Campbeltown, Argyll, died during operations at the Litani River, Syria.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/28.
Royal Artillery Casualty Cards.
 

MACQUARRIE, Donald Maclean

Donald Macquarrie 11 Commando
Original grave of Donald Macquarrie
Lance Corporal
3319006
No 11 Commando
'Layforce'
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Donald MacQuarrie, 8 troop, died of wounds in the Middle East. He had been reported wounded in the Middle East on 24 November 1941 after Operation Flipper, the raid on Rommel's HQ. 

Sources

CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/35, WO417/41, WO417/48, WO417/50, and WO417/56.

PADBURY, John

Corporal
320986
No 11 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
3rd Cavalry Training Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal John Padbury died during operations at Litani River, Syria.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/30.
 

PEDDER, Richard Robert Newsham (Lt Col)

Lieutenant Colonel
31724
No 11 Commando
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Pedder was commissioned as an officer on the 27th August 1924 and served with the Highland Light Infantry until the outbreak of WW2.
As Commanding Officer, No. 11 (Scottish) Commando, which later became "C" Battalion of Layforce, he was killed in action during the raid at Litani River, Syria.
 

PURSE, Jack

Lance Corporal
2987094
No 11 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Jack Purse was killed in action during operations at Litani River, Syria. Son of Bertha Elizabeth Purse, of Gleadless, Sheffield.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/35.
 

ROBERTSON, Andrew

Gunner
958993
No 11 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner Andrew Robertson died of wounds received during operations at Litani River.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.

Notes
Ramleh War Cemetery was used "by various Commonwealth hospitals posted in turn to the area for varying periods." (Source: CWGC).

SEVERN, Clive

LCpl. Severn SBS
Lance Corporal
5887258
No 11 Commando
SBS
Northamptonshire Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Clive Severn died at sea. He received a posthumous MiD "in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East. [Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36065, page 2870.]
 

SMITH, Peter

Gunner
1527750
No 11 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died on war service

Gunner Peter Smith, from Glencraig in Fife, was reported missing in 1942 (full date not reported) during operations in the Middle East , later found to be a prisoner of war [1][1a].  He was subsequently killed as a result of aerial bombardment [2][2a].

WALLACE, Hugh

Corporal
3130762
No 11 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Hugh Wallace was reported missing presumed killed in action at sea on 5 December 1941.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/35 and WO417/52.
 

WOOD, Alfred Joseph

Sergeant
3054128
No 11 Commando
Royal Scots attd. 2nd Bn. Queen's Own Cameron Highalnders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Alfred Wood was killed in action during operations in the Western Desert.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/36.
 

WOODNUTT, Desmond

Sapper
1894107
No 11 Commando
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sapper Desmond Woodnutt died during operations at Litani River, Syria.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
RE Enlistment Register for 1939 (enlisted 16 Oct. 1939).
RE Casualty Card.


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