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1 / 5 Commando

After Burma No.1 and No.5 Commandos were withdrawn to India to prepare for Operation ‘Zipper’ the invasion of Malaya. Zipper being abandoned after the cessation of hostilities both Commando units were re-deployed to Hong Kong on policing duties.
Because of the loss of men through demobilisation,  No.1 Commando was merged early 1946 with No.5 Commando to form No.1/5 Commando which was itself later disbanded.


Gallery images [No.1/5 Commando]
 

ANDERSON, Hamish Alexander

Captain
42RM Commando
1/5 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Doctor Hamish Alexander Anderson was commissioned Lieutenant 4 September 1943 [1]. Attached from the R.A.M.C. to 42RM Commando and also served in 1/5 Commando [2]. Promoted Captain R.A.M.C. 3 March 1949 with seniority from 4 Sept. 1944 [3].
 
Sources

ANSLOW, T.

Fusilier
1/5 Commando
-
Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Dudley.
Source
Commando Association Lost Legion List 1.
 

AUSTEN, C.

Private
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Sittingbourne, Kent.
Source
Commando Association Lost Legion List 1.

BOND, S.M.

Private
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Silksworth, Co. Durham.
Source
Commando Association Lost Legion List 2.

BOWYER, John Douglas

John Bowyer 5 Commando
Temporary Captain
No 5 Commando
1/5 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain John Bower received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Burma.
 
Sources
London Gazette 37730, page 4698.
Numerous images in the No.5 Cdo Gallery.
[image] Paul Gordon, grandson.
 

BUCKLE, Dennis Howard

Dennis Buckle 5 Commando
Captain
No 5 Commando
1/5 Commando
Royal Artillery
Post war member of the Commando Association from New Romney, Kent.
 
Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 118 (2004).
[Image] No.5 Cdo. Gallery photo of No.5 Commando officers at Ahmednagar.
 

BUXTON, J.

Lance Corporal
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Chobham, Surrey.
Source
Commando Association Lost Legion List 2.

CARTER, A.

Private
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Marlow, Bucks.
Source
Commando Association Lost Legion List 3.

COOPER, L.F.

Fusilier
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Bridgend, Glam.
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legions List 6.

Notes
The surname of Cooper is included in a section of this Lost Legion List surnames listed 'H' to 'J' rather than 'C'. Possible misprint of Hooper ?

DALLAWAY, E

Private
1/5 Commando
-
Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Selly Oak, Birmingham.
Source
Commando Association Lost Legion List 4.
 

DEADMAN, George

George Deadman Commando
Private
1/5 Commando
-
Post war member of the Commando Association.
 
Sources
Forum post by Geoff Murray, former CVA National Secretary.
Commando Association Lost Legion List 4.
[Image] Julia Gilbard, daughter.
 

DODD, R.A.

Private
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Dronfield, nr. Sheffield.
Source
Commando Association Lost Legion List 4.

ELLIS, F.

Fusilier
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing West Gorton, Manchester.
Source
Commando Association Lost Legion List 4.

FLEMING, John Samuel

Known as: 
Sam
John Samuel Fleming
Corporal
No 1 Commando
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association from Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside.

Sources
Commando Association Lost Legions List 5.
Forum message re his passing.
[Image] Gil Fleming, son.
 

GILLIES, Robert John Mills

Lieutenant
No 1 Commando
1/5 Commando
Manchester Regiment

Commissioned from the ranks 29 February 1944. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Newton Steward, Wigtownshire.

Sources
London Gazette 36461, page 1660.
Commando Association Lost Legion List 5.
Commando Association newsletter 116 (2003).
 

GRAHAM, H.

Corporal
1/5 Commando
-
Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Carlisle.
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legions List 5.
 

GROVES, B.

Private
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing London SW1.
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legions List 5.

GUILD, W.

Lance Corporal
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Goring, nr. Reading.
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legions List 5.

HARMER, J.

Private
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Eastbourne, Sussex.
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legions List 6.

HAYMAN, A.

Private
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Kulara, North Queensland, Australia.

Sources
Commando Association Lost Legions List 6.
Commando Association newsletter 10 (1950).

HODGSON, -

Rifleman
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Scunthorpe, Lincs.
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legions List 6.

HOPKINS, P.

Private
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing St. Helens, Lancashire..
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legions List 6.

JACOB, J.G.

Lance Corporal
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Bridlington, East Yorks.
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legions List 6.

JONES, F.

Private
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Crawshaw, Booth, Lancs.
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legions List 7.

LATHAM, G.

Gunner
1/5 Commando
Royal Artillery

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing South Wigston, Leics.
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legions List 7.

MACKEY, David

Rifleman
No 1 Commando
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association residing Liverpool.

Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 120 (2005).
 

MARES, Thomas Frank

Captain
1/5 Commando
Hampshire Regiment

3 February 1945 Officer Cadet commissioned Second Lieutenant from the ranks. Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Umberleigh, North Devon.

Sources
London Gazette 36973, page 1312.
Commando Association Lost Legions List 7.

MORRIS, Bernard

Known as: 
Ben
Fusilier
No 5 Commando
1/5 Commando
-
Post war member of the Commando Association from Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 116 (2003).

Commando Association Lost Legions List 8.

MOULD, Robert Derek

Known as: 
Bob
Lance Sergeant
No 1 Commando
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association from Damerham, Hampshire.

Sources
Commando Association newsletter 82 (1986).
No.1 Cdo. Winchester Reunion programme list of  Obituaries in Gallery.

NERGAARD, Albert, A.

Lance Corporal
1/5 Commando
-
Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

Sources
Commando Association Lost Legion List 9.

General Registry Office, Deaths registered in Hatfield Jul, Aug, Sept. 1968.

O'DELL, William Henry

Private
No 1 Commando
1/5 Commando
-
Post war member of the Commando Association from Tottenham, London.

Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 96 (1993).
No.1 Cdo. Winchester Reunion programme list of  Obituaries in Gallery.
 

PEARSON, F.

Fusilier
1/5 Commando
-
Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Whitworth, nr. Rochdale.

Sources
Commando Association Lost Legion List 9.

PERKINS, F.

Private
1/5 Commando
-
Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Holloway, London.

Sources
Commando Association Lost Legion List 9.

PERRIN, Peter John

Private
No 1 Commando
1/5 Commando

Post war member of the Commando Association residing Calista, Western Australia.

Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 65 (1977).
Obituaries in the No.1 Commando Winchester Reunion Programme in gallery.
 

PERRY, R.H.

Corporal
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Poplar, London E14.
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legion List 9.

PIRIE, T.

Private
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Stepps, Glasgow.
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legion List 9.

RUFF, F.W.

Private
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Sheldon, Birmingham.

Sources
Commando Association Lost Legion List 10.
 

RUSSELL, Dennis

Known as: 
Rusty
Fusilier
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Olson, Birmingham.

Sources
Commando Association newsletter 7 (1948).
Commando Association Lost Legion List 10.
 

RUSSELL, H.

Private
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Chatham, Kent.

Sources
Commando Association Lost Legion List 10.
 

SHARKEY, C.

Fusilier
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Farnsworth, Bolton, Lancs.

Sources
Commando Association Lost Legion List 10.
 

SHEPHERD, R.

Private
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Kensal Rise, London.

Sources
Commando Association Lost Legion List 10.
 

SMITH, Stanley

Stanley Smith 1/5 Commando
Private
1/5 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Worcestershire Regiment
North Staffordshire Regiment
Service
18.12.1943 - 24.08.1944 Royal Navy, then transfer to the Army.
25.08.1944 - 13.12.1944 Royal Welch Fusiliers.
14.12.44 posted Worcestershire Regiment from which he volunteered for and was attached to No.1/5 Commando until it was disbanded.
25.11.1946 - 10.07.1947 North Staffordshire Regiment until release to Reserve.

TAYLOR, J.

Private
1/5 Commando
-

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Witney, Oxon.

Sources
Commando Association Lost Legion List 11.


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