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3 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. 

'Operation Archery'

Saturday, December 27, 1941

Location

Vaagso, Norway
Norway
62° 0' 10.2204" N, 5° 3' 52.9092" E

Vaagso Norway

 
A raid on Vaagso and Maaloy to destroy fish oil factories and sink enemy shipping. No 3 Commando was supported by 1 and half troops of No 2 Commando, and detachments from No 4 and 6 Commando, and some from the Royal Norwegian Army.
 
More images can be seen in our gallery for  Operation Archery
 

'Operation Claymore'

Tuesday, March 4, 1941

Location

Lofoten Islands
Norway
68° 10' 0.012" N, 13° 45' 0" E

The Force consisted of Nos. 3 and 4 Commando, approximately 50 Royal Engineers, and a group from the Free Norwegian Forces. They were transported on board two converted ships, the Princess Beatrix and the Queen Emma, now loaded with LCA's or Landing Craft Assault vessels. Leaving from, and returning to Scapa Flow, they were escorted by 5 Royal Navy destroyers

3 Commando replacements July 1944

No 3 Cdo War Diary 1st Jan - 31 Dec 1944 National Archives ref. WO218 / 65.
 
(It should be noted that, whilst most were new reinforcements, several of these men were wounded in the initial landings on D Day and repatriated to the UK, and now returning back after recovery. nb. As with all transcripts errors in transcription can occur).
 

ADDERLEY, Rex Alsager

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sapper Rex Adderley was reported missing after operations at Dieppe, France, and was later presumed killed in action at sea. He has no known grave [1][2]
He enlisted into the Royal Engineers on 21 June 1939 and, after volunteering, was attached to No.3 Commando on 7 July 1940 [3].

ALDERSON, John

No 3 Commando
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain John Alderson MC, OC 6 troop,  died during the fighting at Leese, Germany. He had rejoined No.3 Commando after being wounded in the knee at Amfreville during the Normandy landings. He was awarded the Military Cross "In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Normandy."
 
Citation

ALLEN, John Duncan

John Duncan Allen 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
George Medal (GM)
Mentioned in Despatches
On the 9th July 1943 the then Sergeant John Duncan Allen was awarded the George Medal in recognition of conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner. This was awarded for "saving a life in a rock climbing accident in Gibraltar." [1]
 

An account of ops at Sicily and Malati Bridge

Type: Files
Author: Lieut. John Channon Erskine RE & No.3 Commando
Year of Publishing: 2015
Keywords: 3 commando bridge, lentini river, malati bridge, punta del malati, sicily
3 Commando Bridge.

On the 12th July 1943, two days after taking part in the invasion of Sicily,  No.3 Commando re-embarked on board the Prince Albert commando carrier at Syracuse to prepare for a second attack. This time they were tasked with taking and holding the Malati Bridge near Lentini, ten miles behind enemy lines and  five miles inland from the sea. They were to hold it until the arrival of the 50th Division.

ARMSTRONG, R.

No 3 Commando

Private R. Armstrong was reported missing on 14 July 1943 during operations in Sicily, later found to be a prisoner of war. Transported to Stalag 18A in Austria.
Post war member of the Commando Association from Largs, Ayrshire.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/65 and WO417/66.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.

AYERS, Hubert David

No 3 Commando
Hubert Ayers was attested into the Coldstream Guards on 9 December 1929. Trade on enlistment - Miller [1].
  • 9 December 1933 (Lance Corporal) disembarked at Southampton from Sudan [1a].
  • 10 April 1942 transferred to the Special Service Brigade [1].

BAKER, Fred

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Fred Baker, 1 troop,  died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

Sources
CWGC
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

BANKS, Ronald Douglas

No 3 Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Private Ronald Banks, attached to Commando Group,  was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field [1]. 
  • 19 August 1942 (Private) No.3 Commando) was reported missing during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war [2].

BARLOW, John Donking

John Donking Barlow 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Served in 1 Troop. Commando service 8 June 1940 - 31 October 1945. Post war member of the Commando Association.
 
Sources
Commando Service Cerificate in Gallery.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 116 issued Feb.2003.
[Image] Paul (son) and Ann Barlow.

BARNES, Reginald Arthur

No 3 Commando
Fusilier Barnes was reported wounded and missing 7 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. Later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/81 and WO418/82.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.

BARRETT, Edwin Charles

No 3 Commando
Private Edwin Barrett was taken prisoner during operations at Dieppe and later transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf Poland..
 
Sources
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/20/227.
 

BARTHOLOMEW, Peter Ian

Peter Ian Bartholomew No 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Peter Ian Bartholomew served in No 12 Commando until their disbandment when he moved to No 3 Commando. He participated in the D Day landings as Captain of 2 troop.  On the Commando's return to NW Europe from the UK in 1945, he took command of No 3 Commando with the rank of Acting Lieutenant Colonel. 

BEDDOWS, Herbert

Herbert Beddows 3 Commando
No 3 Commando

Private Herbert Beddows, 4 troop, was wounded on 7 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. Post war member of the Commando Association.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/79.
Commando Association newsletter 53.
[Image] John Beddows.
 

BENNETT, Maurice, W.J.

Maurice bennett, 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Gunner Maurice Bennett, 3 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during his successful escape from captivity on 7 July 1944 having been taken prisoner of war at Amfreville, Normandy, on 27 June 1944 [1][1A].
 

BOYCE, John Douglas

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Boyce died during Operation Chariot at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 262.
 
Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society.
 

BOYLE, Francis

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Francis Boyle died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

Sources
CWGC
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

BRADLEY, Elkin William

No 3 Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Temporary Captain Elkin William 'Bill' Bradley received a Mention in Despatches during operations at Vaagso in December 1941 [1].
  • 28 March 1942 particpated in Operation Chariot embarking for the raid on motor launch ML307 [2]. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid [3].

BRIDLE, Desmond George

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Desmond Bridle died in Normandy, France, during operations near the Chateau d'Amfreville. He was from South Harrow and one of the Metropoltan Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was residing at the Police Section House, Judd Street, Camden.
 
Sources
CWGC

BRITTLEBANK, John

No 3 Commando
No 8 Commando
SBS
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Bombardier John Brittlebank served in both No.3 and No.8 Commando [1] before joining 1 S.B.S. [2].  He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field [3].
Recommendation

BROSTER, John

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private John Broster died as a result of operations at Dieppe. 

Sources
CWGC
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

BUSWELL, Charles Norman

No 3 Commando
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Charles Buswell was commisioned into the Royal Artillery on 13 March 1942 [1]. After volunteering, he joined No. 3 Commando and took part in the invasion of Sicily on the 9th July 1943.

BUTLER, Brian Dear

No 3 Commando
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major Brian Butler MC died [1] at Chateau d'Amfreville during severe mortaring of their HQ. Five others also died. Lt T.N. Skelly and three others were wounded [2]. He had previously been awarded the Military Cross [3] whilst a Troop Captain for gallant and distinguished services on the 4th October 1943 at Termoli, Italy [4].

BUTLER, Eric

No 3 Commando
Lance Sergeant Eric Butler was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 307 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was wounded during the raid and evacuated back to the UK. 
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

CADDIS, James

No 3 Commando

Fusilier James Caddis was reported missing during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/53/431.
 

CAMPBELL, Leslie

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Guardsman Leslie 'Jock' Campbell, 3 troop, died during operations at Normandy on D Day [1]. The grave where he was first buried is shown in a film taken at Pegasus Bridge on the 28th July 1944 and now on the IWM website [view film]. [2].

CARLISLE, Alan

Alan Carlisle 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Alan Carlisle, 4 Troop, died during operations at Vaagso, Norway. He was buried at sea after a service on board HMS Kenya.
  • Enlisted 1937; deployed to France 1939; volunteered for Commandos after Dunkirk; joined No.3 Commando and took part in the Lofoten Islands raid in March 1941.
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CARTER, Thomas

No 3 Commando
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Gunner Thomas Carter from Yorkshire died in a boating accident at Largs.
 
Extract from the Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 06 June 1942

CHILLINGWORTH, Albert Edward

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Albert Chillingworth died in the UK of wounds inflicted during operations at Normandy.
 
  • Enlisted 4 November 1940.
  • Posted Commando Depot 12 October 1942. 
  • Joined No 3 Commando 11 November 1942.
Sources
CWGC
Extract from service record in gallery entry.

CHURCHER, George

George Churcher 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Lance Sergeant George Churcher, 5 Troop, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent embarked on motor launch ML262.  Initially reported as missing he was later found to have been taken prisoner after the raid. He was transported to Stalag 344 (aka Stalag V111B) at Lamsdorf Poland.

CLARKE, Hilary Laurence

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Hilary Clarke, died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 19 Fielding Road, West Holland Park, London. 
 

Sources
CWGC.

CLARKE, Roy

Roy Clarke No 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Private Roy Clarke enlisted aged 18  with the Loyal Regiment on the 20th May 1943.  On the 21st Sept 1943 he was posted to the 2nd Battalion of the Loyal Regiment. From there on the 14th Feb 1944 he was posted to the Holding Commando. After his commando training he was attached to No 3 Commando with effect from 24th May 1944..
 

CLELLAND, F.

No 3 Commando

Fusilier Clelland was reported missing during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war in Poland.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.
 

COAKER, Vernon

Vernon Coaker 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Troop Sergeant Major Vernon Coaker, 3 troop, died during operations at Le Plein, Normandy, France [1][2][3][4]
Extract from No.3 Commando War Diary Appendix 'A' No.2
Part of a report by Capt. K.D. Ponsford OC 3 Troop.

COGGINS, Ernest Dennis

No 3 Commando
Private Ernest Dennis Coggins was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe France, later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association from Bristol. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War  / National Archives file WO392/1.

COLBERT, Thomas

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Thomas Colbert died during operations at Linne, Germany.
 
An entry in the War Diary states "1502 hrs; 10 shells (88mm) on Area LINNE from brg 40 degrees 749861  LCpl COLBERT wounded in 6 tp area when delivering mail - died on way to hospital."
 
Sources
CWGC

COLLINS, Clive Eric

No 3 Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Clive Collins received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe 18/19 August 1942 [1].
 
Recommendation

CONYARD, James

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner James Conyard died during operations at Cassibile, Sicily.
 
Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

COOPER, George William

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner George Cooper died during operations at Dieppe, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/64.

RA Casualty Cards 1939-1947.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

CORRY, Samuel David

No 3 Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Samuel Corry died during operations at Dieppe. He had been Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in successful combined operations against the enemy at Vaagso and Maaloy.
 
Sources
CWGC
London Gazette 35510, page 1506.
 

CULLING, William

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Sergeant William Culling, 2 troop, died during operations at Vaagso, Norway.

Sources
CWGC.

German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/154/259.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

CUMMINGS, John

No 3 Commando
Lieutenant John Cummings was reported missing 13 September 1943 after being seriously wounded and taken prisoner of war during operations in Italy. After recovery from his wounds he was repatriated to the UK the following year.
Extract from Commando Association newsletter 82

CUNNINGHAM, James

No 3 Commando
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Driver James Cunningham was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe [1].  In May 1944 he was serving in the No. 3 Commando MT section (Motor Transport) [2].
 

DALGLEISH, John George

No 3 Commando

Corporal John Dalgleish was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, later found to be a prisoner of war imprisoned in Poland.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.

Prisoner of War Cards / National Archives file WO416/87/25.

DARTS, Frederick Joshua

Sgt. Frederick Darts DCM No 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)

Sergeant Frederick Darts was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during operations in Sicily [1]
Taken prisoner during the Sicily operations he was later transported to Stalag XVIIIA at Wolfsberg (Kärnten) [2]. Post war member of the Commando Association [3].

DAVIES, Joseph Reginald

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Fusilier Joseph Davies died of wounds inflicted during operations at the River Alller, Germany.

Sources
CWGC
No 3 Cdo. War Diary Appendix D (No.1) List of Battle Casualties April 1945. National Archives WO/218/83.
 

DAVISON, John Cyril

No 3 Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal John Davison, No 3 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Bova Marina, Italy, between 28 August and 5 September 1943. [1][1a].

DAY, James Henry

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Bombardier James Day died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).
1933 attested into the Royal Artillery. 10 January 1936 posted Army Reserve.
 

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/65 ( 2 records).
RA Attestation Register 1933.

DAY, William, C.

No 3 Commando
Lance Corporal William Day took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire. Embarking on motor launch ML262 he was taken prisoner after the raid and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
British Army Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/11.

DE LA TORRE, Luis Eric Rupert

Luis Eric de la Torre 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lance Corporal Eric de la Torre took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. Embarked on motor launch ML262, taken prisoner after the raid, and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland [1][2].
  • Post war honorary Secretary of the St. Nazaire Society for many years [2]

DENHAM, Joah Selwyn

Lieutenant Denham MM
No 3 Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Joah Selwyn Denham was awarded the Military Medal [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Cape Spartivento, Italy, between 27 August and 5 September 1943 [2]

DENNIS, Thomas Gerald

Thomas Gerald Dennis 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Lance Sergeant Thomas Dennis served in 6 troop and was one of the No.3 Commando boxing team, weightclass heavyweight.
Wounded during operations at Lentini, Sicily on 20 August 1943 and again in June 1944 at Amfreville, Normandy, he was medically discharged as a result in February 1945.

DICKASON, Samuel Edgar

No 3 Commando
No 8 Commando
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Company Sergeant Major Samuel Dickason served in No. 8 and No.3 Commando [1].
  • 13 June 1970 appointed M.B.E. (Civil Division) whilst Chief Office Clerk, House of Commons Library [2].
Sources
[1] Commando Association newsletters 83, 87, 108.

DIX, James Frederick

Jimmy Dix 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Lance Sergeant James Dix served in 4 Troop. He stayed on in the Army after the war. On 9 June 1949 he was a Sergeant in the Beds and Herts., and was awarded the B.E.M. (Military Division) in H.M. Birthday Honours list.
 
The death of L/Sgt (later CQMS) James Dix, B.E.M., of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 115.

DOBSON, Raymond Arthur

No 3 Commando
Mentioned in Despatches

Lieutenant Raymond Dobson, M.B., was commissioned Lieutenant in the R.A.M.C. on 20 March 1943 [1]. In 1945 he was twice Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe [2]. Post war member of the Commando Association [3].

DOLBY, William Arthur Watkins

No 3 Commando
Private William Dolby was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge), later found to be a prisoner of war.
A serving Police Officer from Wombwell near Barnsley he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes.

DONNELLY, Terence Alfred

No 3 Commando
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Terence Donnelly, General Staff Officer (GSO 111) 1st Special Service/Commando Brigade HQ [1], was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the allied crossing of the River Rhine to capture Wesel.

DONOVAN, James

No 3 Commando
Private James Donovan was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe France, later found to be a prisoner of war. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War  / National Archives file WO392/1.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/100/87.

DORSETT, Richard

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Richard Dorsett, 1 troop, died of wounds received on the 12th June during operations in Normandy in the area of Chateau d'Amfreville.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No 3 Cdo War Diary June 1944 Appendix E, No.1.

DRANSFIELD, Keith Charles

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Keith Dransfield died at sea.  The exact circumstances of his death are not known. However a report in the Cheshire Observer 28 August 1943 notes him as missing believed drowned. This is supported by the Army Casualty Lists which list him initially as "At Sea - Missing 17 June 1943".

DRIVER, John

No 3 Commando
Fusilier John Driver was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando bridge), later found to be a prisoner of war.
A serving Police Officer from Preston he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was Police Constable 128 residing Linnet Street, Preston.
 

DRURY, Thomas

No 3 Commando

Private Thomas Drury served in the HQ Troop Motor Transport Section. He was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in Dewsbury.

DRYDEN, D.S.

No 3 Commando

Private Dryden was wounded on 24 March 1945 during operations in Western Europe.

Sources
Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/90.
Commando Association Lost Legion List 4.
 

DUNGATE, Walter Henry

Sergeant Walter Dungate 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Sergeant Walter Dungate was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be prisoner of war [1][1a].
  • Attested into the Royal Artillery in 1930 [2].
Sources
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
[1a] Prisoners of War / Nation Archives file WO392/1.

DUNN-BUTLER, Eric Henry

No 3 Commando
Lance Sergeant Eric Dunn-Butler took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Embarking on motor launch ML307, he was wounded and evacuated back to the UK [1][1a].
  • 11 September 1943 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Worcestershire Regiment [2].

DURNFORD-SLATER, John Frederick

No 3 Commando
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Bar to the Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches

On the 28th June 1940 Captain J.F. Durnford-Slater was appointed Lieut. Colonel and ordered to raise and command No 3 Commando after volunteering for Special Service whilst Adjutant of the 23rd Medium and Heavy Training Regt., RA.

EARL, Dennis Victor

No 3 Commando
Trooper Dennis Earl was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations in Sicily, later found to be a prisoner of war.
A serving Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable, single, and residing at 37 Cotham Vale, Bristol.

EDWARDS, P.

No 3 Commando

Guardsman Edwards was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, later found to be a prisoner of war imprisoned in Poland.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/52 and WO417/94.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

ELLIOTT, Thomas Wilson

No 3 Commando
Gunner Thomas Elliott was reported wounded and missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war.
Post war member of the Commando Association from Cleveland.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/54.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

EMMOTT, Harry

Harry Emmott 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Company Sergeant Major Harry Emmott was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe France, later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association from Yatton, Avon.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War  / National Archives file WO392/1.

ETCHES, William Whitson

Col Bill Etches OBE MC
No 3 Commando
Military Cross (MC)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant William Etches, a veteran of the Lofoten and Vaagso raids in Norway 1941 (he received a Mention in Despatches during the latter) [1],  was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry at St Nazaire in

EVANS, Goronwy Wyn

No 3 Commando
Fusilier Goronwy Evans was wounded on 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone Sicily and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he is listed as Police Constable 621E, single, and residing at the Police Section House at 53 Judd Street, Euston, London. 

EVANS, Gwilym

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Gwilym Evans was killed during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (later called 3 Commando Bridge).

EVANS, Leslie Daniel

No 3 Commando
Guardsman Leslie Evans was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable at Bridge Street Police Station Cardiff. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Cardiff.
 
Sources
The 1939 Register covering Cardiff.

EVERETT, William, J.

No 3 Commando
Private William Everett was reported missing 14 July 1943 serving with No.3 Commando during operations in Sicily, later found to be a prisoner of war.
A serving Police Officer from Cardiff he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes and resumed his Police service after the war ended.
 
Sources

FERGUSON, Bryan Gratney

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Bryan Ferguson died in the UK on 22 February 1994 of wounds inflicted on 5 October 1943 during operations in Italy, this date being that of Operation Devon at Termoli.
 
Sources
CWGC.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45.
 

FLOYD, William Gerald

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal William Floyd died during operations at Termoli, Italy, in 1943. 
  • 19 August 1942 wounded during operations at Dieppe.
Sources
CWGC.

Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/49.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

FLYNN, John

No 4 Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal John Flynn, a radio operator with 'B' troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the combined attack on Dieppe on 19 August 1942 [1]

FOY, T.

No 3 Commando

Private Foy was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/49 and WO417/52.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

FYSON, George Alwyne

No 3 Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal George Fyson received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in successful combined operations against the enemy at Vaagso and Maaloy.
Recommendation

GALE, William S.

No 3 Commando

Private William Gale was wounded on 13 July 1943 during operations at Agnone Sicily and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).
A serving Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable at Edward Road Police Station Birmingham.

GARRETT, W.J.S.

No 3 Commando

Sergeant W. Garrett was wounded on 11 April 1945 during operations in Western Europe.

Sources
Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/91.
 
Notes
Service number indicates possible Police Intake. Awaits verification.
 

GILES, John Frederick

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Captain John Giles, 3 troop, died during operations at Vaagso. He had served with No 3 Commando since their first raid on Guernsey.

John Giles received his first commission into the Gloucestershire Regiment and won the heavy-weight boxing championship of the Army Southern Command. He also played rugby for Clifton Rugby Football Club.

GILL, John Henry

No 3 Commando
Private John Gill was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe France, later found to be a prisoner of war. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War  / National Archives file WO392/1.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/138/340.

GRAHAM, Thomas

Private Thomas Graham No 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Private Thomas Graham served in the TA between 1927 and 1929. He enlisted into the regular Army on the 17th June 1929. On the 5th July 1940 he volunteered for, and after training was attached to, No 3 Commando serving in 4 troop.  He served with them until the 22nd May 1944.
 

GRAY, R.H.

No 3 Commando

Lance Sergeant R.H. Gray was wounded on 8 June 1944 during operations in Normandy, France. Post war member of the Commando Association from Acocks Green, Birmingham.

GREALEY, Thomas, Louis

No 3 Commando
Private Thomas Grealey, a serving City of London Police Officer, volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. He was wounded on 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone and Malati Bridge (3 Commando Bridge). 
In 1939 Thomas was a married Constable residing at Ferndale Court, Lambeth. 
Extract from 1967 CA newsletter.

GREENFIELD, Arthur Stephen

No 3 Commando
Lance Corporal Arthur Greenfield, No.1 Section of No.6 Troop, was taken prisoner during operations at Dieppe, France.
 
Sources
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/150/72.

GREENSMITH, S.

No 3 Commando

Private S. Greensmith was wounded on 24 March 1945 (remaining on duty) during operations in Western Europe.

Sources
Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/90.
Commando Association Lost Legion List 5.
 

GREIG, Charles

No 3 Commando
Died on war service
Private Charles Greig was accidentally killed in India. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission list his secondary unit as No. 3 Commando.  This Commando unit never served in that theatre of war.

GROSE, Reginald George

No 3 Commando
Fusilier Reginald Grose was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations in Sicily, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/66.
Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO392/1 (Stalag 4F).

GROVE, Ronald

Ronald Grove 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Troop Sergeant Major Ronald Grove, 5 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field.
Recommendation

HALLS, Albert Richard

No 3 Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Albert Halls, No. 1 Section of 6 Troop, was taken prisoner of war during operations at Dieppe. He was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field.
 
Sources
London Gazette 37484, page 1170 dated 28 February 1946.

HANTON, John, R.

No 3 Commando
Private John Hanton was wounded on 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone Sicily and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

A serving Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in West Holland Park, London. Post war member of the Commando Association (Arbroath).

HARDING, Richard

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Richard Harding died operations at Dieppe.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

HARRISON, Norman

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Norman Harrison died during operations at Dieppe.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

HEAD, Charles Searle

Charles Head 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Military Cross (MC)
Acting Captain Charles Head was awarded the Military Cross [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on the night of 13/14 July 1943, after landing at Agnone and during the advance to Malati, Sicily [2].
 

HENDERSON, Walter, H.

No 3 Commando

Private Walter Henderson was wounded on 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone Sicily and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).
A serving Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable with Liverpool City Police. 

HENDRY, William

No 3 Commando

Trooper William Hendry was reported missing on 14 July 1943 during operations in Sicily, later found to be a prisoner of war. Transported to Stalag 18A in Austria.
Post war member of the Commando Association from Perth, Scotland.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/66.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.

HERN, Gordon

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Gordon Hern died during early Italian beach reconnaissance. 

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

HEWITT, Denis Story

No 3 Commando
Lance Sergeant Denis Hewitt, 6 Troop, was wounded in France on the 15th August 1944.
Denis was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at West Bridgford, and by 1967 was Chief Inspector at the County Police Station, Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts. 
 

HEWITT, John Lionel

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private John Hewitt died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/65.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

HIGGINS, Walter

No 3 Commando

Gunner Walter Higgins was reported missing during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war. 

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/52.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/176/117.
 

HILL, Eric Albert

No 3 Commando
Corporal Eric Hill, 4 Troop, was a serving Metropolitan Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. He served at Sicily, Italy and North West Europe.
In 1939 he was a Metropolitan Police Constable residing in the Police Section House, Ambroseden Avenue, Westminster.

HILLS, Norman Kenneth Jack

No 3 Commando
Lance Bombardier Norman Hills, Royal Artillery attached to No.3 Commando, was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be prisoner of war [1][1a].
  • Attested into the Royal Artillery 1939. Formerly served in the Dorset Regiment under Army number 5724390 [2].
Sources

HODGES, William Albert

No 3 Commando

William Hodges was a serving Police Officer who joined the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 24 Keir Street, Barnsley.
Post war member of the Commando Association residing Barnsley.

HODGSON, George

No 3 Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Hodgson MM, 3 troop, died during operations at Amfreville, Normandy.  
 
In his book Storm from the Sea, Brig Peter Young states " Whilst I was visiting 3 troop, a random shell mortally wounded LCpl Hodgson who did not live to wear the MM he had won on D Day."
 

HOLEHAN, Thomas

No 3 Commando
Thomas Holehan, an engine cleaner from Leeds, was attested into the Coldstream Guards on 17 March 1941. He volunteered for Commando service and was attached to No.3 Commando.
On 17 June 1944 he was wounded during operations at Normandy France (mortar wound to his right knee) and as a result of his injuries he was medically discharged on 2 April 1945. Conduct exemplary.

HOOPER, Samuel, L.

Sam Hooper 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Private Samuel Hooper, 5 troop, was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations in Sicily, later found to be a prisoner of war.
A serving Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes and post war resumed his service in Cardiff City Police.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/66.

HOPSON, Donald Charles

Donald Charles Hopson
No 3 Commando
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Second Lieutenant Donald Hopson was commissioned into the Lancashire Fusiliers which later converted to an armoured unit of the Royal Armoured Corps. He served in No 3 Commando and 1 Commando Brigade in both Italy and NW Europe . His last rank whilst in the Commando was Temporary Major.
 

HOUGH, Richard

No 3 Commando
Richard Hough was serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. Post war member of the Commando Association residing in Liverpool.
 
Sources
The 1939 Register covering Birmingham.

Coldstream Guards Enlistment Registers

HUBBARD, Sydney

CSM Sydney Hubbard 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Company Sergeant Major Sydney Hubbard was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1] for his gallantry on numerous occasions whilst serving with No 3 Commando in France, Holland, and Germany. He had been a member of the Commando for 3 years [2].
 
His death was announced in Commando Association Newsletter 104 of March 1997.

HUGHES, Charles Richard

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Charles Hughes, 2 troop, died during operations at Vaagso. The incident where he was shot is described in the book Storm from the Sea by Brig. Peter Young.
 
Service Record entries
27/1/40 Posted as a Lance Corporal to 309 ITC (Infantry Training Centre) at Blandford Camp, Dorset

HUGHES, Desmond Anthony

No 3 Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Desmond Hughes was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 37484, page 1170.
National Archives file WO 373/104/87.
 
Notes

HUGHES, Richard Glanville

No 3 Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Richard Hughes was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field before September 1945 [1].
 
The award was made for his gallantry during operations on 13 July 1943 at Agnone, Sicily [2] +[3].
 

HUTCHINGS, John Middleton

2Lt Hutchings 3 Commando
Original grave of 2Lt Hutchings 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Second Lieutenant John Hutchings died [1] during operations in the area of Maasbracht and Brachterbreek, Netherlands.
 
The No 3 Commando War Diary entry for 23rd January 1945 at Maasbracht: "2400hrs  3 Troop patrol returns. Lieut J.M Hutchings, RWF's killed. Patrol met Mortar fire and MG fire.  729859."
 

IMRIE, Bruce Berriff

Bruce Imrie 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Lance Corporal Bruce Imrie, 4 Troop, was wounded by a shell fragment in his shoulder during operations at Weser, Germany, on 7 April 1945. He was later medically discharged.
He had been in the Royal Horse Artillery in India aged 14 to 21, before he came to the UK and joined the Police at age 21.

INNES, James Fraser

James Fraser Innes 3 Commando
No 3 Commando

Privates James Innes was wounded on 5 October 1943 during operations at Termoli, Italy. He was one of the Police Intakes who volunteered for the Commandos.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/68.

[Image] Mary Russell (daughter).

INSCOE, Fred, W.

No 3 Commando

Private Fred Inscoe was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be prisoner of war.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/53.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/192/117.
 

IRVING, Robert, Anderson

No 3 Commando
Lance Corporal Robert Irving was wounded during operations in North West Europe.
A serving Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Constable at Speedwell Road Police Station, Birmingham. 
Post war member of the Commando Association who record his final rank attained as Lance Sergeant.
 

JACKMAN, Leonard Thomas

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Leonard Jackman died during operations at Dieppe.
 
The following is from a CVA forum message, "I believe that Len Jackman and my Grandfather Stan Hailes joined No. 3 Commando on its first day.  Stan once told me that a small group of volunteers from the Duke of Wellington's were marched to the parade by Sgt Hobson. The group included:

JACKSON, H.

No 3 Commando

Lance Sergeant H. Jackson was wounded on 24 March 1945 (remaining on duty) and again on 11 April 1945 during operations in Western Europe.

Sources
Casualty Records / National Archives files WO417/90 and WO417/91.

Notes
Service number indicates possible Police Intake. Awaits verification.

JENNINGS, Thomas

Thomas Jennings MM 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Thomas Jennings, known as Tucker, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe [1].
 
Recommendation

JOHNSON, Henry

777595 Sgt Henry Johnson 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Henry Johnson, aged 19 and a former miner from Durham, was attested  into the Royal Artillery on 9 January 1928  [1].
27 December 1941 (Lance Sergeant) (4 Troop) wounded during Operation Archery at Vaagso, Norway [2].
14 July 1943 (Sergeant) (4 Troop) wounded during Operation Husky at Sicily [3].
 

JOHNSON, Henry Horace

Henry Horace Johnson 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Sergeant Henry Horace Johnson, known as Harry, served in 5 Troop. He was one of the Police Intakes who volunteered for the Commandos. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at Cliff Road, Stamford.
 
Sources
The 1939 Register covering Stamford.
CVA Gallery images.

JONES, Richard Artus

No 3 Commando
Lance Corporal Richard Jones, Royal Engineers attached to No.3 Commando, was reported missing after Operation Jubilee at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. He was later found to have been taken prisoner of war and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.

JONES, William Price

No 3 Commando
Lance Sergeant William Jones enlisted into the R.W.F. January 1940. He was reported missing 14 July 1943 serving with No.3 Commando during operations in Sicily, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
R.W.F. Enlistment Register Book 21 / R.W.F. Museum ref. 8613W.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/66.

KENDRAY, Harold

No 3 Commando
Private Harold Kendray was wounded during operations at Normandy, France.
Post war member of the Commando Association from Thornaby Teesside. They list his rank as Lance Sergeant. In 1939 he was 18 and an apprentice printer living with his family in Thornaby. His Father was a retired Police Inspector.
 
Sources

KENWARD, Peter John

Peter John Kenward
No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Peter Kenward, B.A., died during operations at Dieppe [1].
 
Gunner Peter John Kenward, late Cadet Sgt. Bradfield College contingent June Div., OTC, was commissioned on the 2nd September 1939 [2].
 

KIAER, Eric Arnold

No 3 Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Eric Kiaer died [1] during the Normandy landings. He had previously been Mentioned in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished services in the field. [2]"

KING, Douglas

No 3 Commando
Private Douglas King was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe France, later found to be a prisoner of war. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War  / National Archives file WO392/1.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/209/368.

KNILL, Ivor Richard

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Ivor Knill died during operations in Le Plain Gruchet, France.
 
Whilst the actual circumstances of his death are not known by this archive,  No 3 Commando, with the rest of the 1st Special Service Brigade, were engaged at the time in an operation in the area of Le Plain Gruchet to infiltrate enemy lines and continue the offensive towards the Seine.

KOMROWER, Arthur George

Arthur George Komrower DSO
No 3 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) Arthur Komrower was appointed D.S.O. [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst temporarily commanding No. 3 Commando during operations at Termoli, Italy, between 4 -6 October 1943 [2]. This was during Lt. Col. Peter Young's short period of illness with malaria [3]

LACEY, John Anthony

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Lacey was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France. He was later presumed killed in action.
Extract from the Liverpool Evening Express.

LANE, William

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal William Lane died during operations at Vaagso.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

LARMENT, Henry Frederick

Henry Larment 3 and 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
No 3 Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
1938 attested into the Royal Artillery.
1940 married his wife Alma.
Service number 884501.
Final rank - Bombardier.
Attached to No.4 Commando.
4 March 1941 particpated in Operation Claymore - Lofoten Islands, Norway.
19 August 1942 participated in Operation Jubilee - Dieppe, France. 
July 1944 attached to No.3 Commando in Normandy, France.

LEA, Charles

Grave of Pte Charles Lea
No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Charles Lea died during operations at Termoli.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

LEECH, John Ernest

Jack Leech MM 3 Comando
John 'Jack' Leech MM and bar
No 3 Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Private John Leech was awarded the Military Medal [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in Calabria, Italy, between 28 August and 5 September 1943, a period in which he was also suffering the effects of malaria [2].

LEESE, Lincoln

No 3 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Lincoln Leese died during operations at Termoli after an enemy shell hit the building they were using as Commando HQ. He had previously lost an eye after being shot during operations at Malati Bridge whilst Captain of 1 troop.
 

LENEL, Ernst Richard

No 10 Commando
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:

LEWIS, Hugh Howell

No 3 Commando
Military Medal (MM)

Lance Sergeant Hugh Lewis was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.

Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 36349, page 519.
National Archives file WO 373/4/287.
 

LEYLAND, Samuel Joseph

Samuel Leyland MM 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Military Medal (MM)

Lance Sergeant Samuel Leyland, HQ Troop, from St Helens Lancashire, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Italy [1][3].
1938 attested into the Royal Artillery [2].
16 February 1942 joined No.3 Commando [2].
Award Recommendation

LILEY, Eric Vincent

No 3 Commando
George Medal (GM)

Fusilier Eric Liley, from Scarborough, served in No 3 Commando. Post war in 1950 he was awarded the George Medal for saving the life of a man in a quarry accident.  He was also presented with the Daily Herald Order of Industrial Heroism at the Roscoe Rooms, Scarborough, on the 22nd July 1950. His death was announced in Commando Association newsletter 86 of 1988.
 

LLOYD, William Eric

No 3 Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds

Captain William Lloyd, 4 troop, died during operations at Agnone and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field.

LONG, Frederic Hugh

No 3 Commando
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Frederic Hugh Long was captured at Lentini, Sicily, on 14 July 1943. He was taken via Messina to Capua and then to Bolgna. He was associated with Captain R.H. Bridgeman-Evans (2nd SAS) in the tunnel escape attempts at Capua and Bologna, and also in the attempt to escape from the Modena to Brenner train. They finally made their escape together from Fort Bismark, Germany.

LOUSTALOT, Edward Vincent

Lt Edward Loustalot 1st US Rangers
No 3 Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Second Lieutenant Edward Loustalot, 1st US Ranger Bn., died during operations at Dieppe. He was the first American soldier to die on European soil in WW2.
 
Posthumous Mention in Despatches

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