3 Cdo. Roll of Honour

                                                   The Fallen from No. 3 Commando
Major B.D. BUTLER
Major J.B. POOLEY
Capt. J. ALDERSON
Capt. S.D. CORRY
Capt. A.A. ELLIS
Capt. H.W. FORRESTER
Capt. J.F. GILES
Capt. J.H. THOMAS
Capt. L. LEESE
Capt. W.E. LLOYD
Capt. A.F. RUXTON
Lieut. A.D. BUTLER
Lieut. G.C. CAVE
Lieut. R.G.  HERBERT
Lieut. P.J.  KENWARD
Lieut. E.A.  KIAER
Lieut. W.F.  PIENAAR
Lieut. M.  WOODCOCK
2/Lieut. J.M.  HUTCHINGS
2/Lieut. E.V.  LOUSTALOT
R.S.M.  H.E. BEESLEY
C.S.M.  G.W. BRIGGS
C.S.M.  R.W. EDWARDS
C.S.M.  H.  SHAW
C.S.M.  N. WAREING
C.S.M.  V. COAKER
Sgt. A.J.  CORK
Sgt. D.R.  MACKIE
Sgt. J.A.  McCAUGHAN
Sgt. F.  McGERTY
Sgt. T.  PERRIE
Sgt. E.  SPIERS
Sgt. F.  TEASDALE
Sgt. G.  VASEY
LSgt. W.  CULLING
LSgt. W.J.  EDMUNDS
LSgt. E.J.  GEEAR
LSgt. J.  GRANT
LSgt. W.J.  GUNNINGHAM
LSgt. L.  HARPER
LSgt. C.R. HUGHES
LSgt. J.W.  MILLS
LSgt. H.T. POVEY
LSgt. A.I.  SINCLAIR
LSgt. F.J.  WINSER
Cpl. F.  BOYLE
Cpl. W.G.  FLOYD
Cpl. T.C. GERRARD
Cpl. R.S.  HENDERSON
Cpl. F.W.  HOPKINS
Cpl. A. K.  MACDONALD
Cpl. J.J.  ROBINSON
Cpl. R.H. THISTLEWOOD
Cpl. S.G.  WOODWARD
LCpl. F.  BAKER
LCpl. W.S.  BOWLER
LCpl. D.G.  BRIDLE
LCpl. A.  CARLISLE
LCpl. T.  COLBERT
LCpl. A.J.  CRAFT
LCpl. A.A.  GUEST
LCpl. R.  HARDING
LCpl. G.  HODGSON
LCpl. J.H.  HUNT
LCpl. E.C. JARROM
LCPL. W.  LANE
LCpl. S.A.  MITCHELL
LCpl. L.S.  NEWELL
LCpl. W.R.  OWEN
LCpl. P.C.  QUINN
LCpl. J.A.  RACE
LCpl. J.  SKELTON
LCpl. J.W.  TUPPER
LCpl. L.H.  UNDERWOOD
LBdr. J.H.  DAY
Pte. A.A.  ANDERSON
Pte. C.E.  BARRETT
Pte. J.D.  BOYCE
Pte. C.T.  BRADBURY
Pte. F.S.  BROADBENT
Pte. J.  BROSTER
Pte. J.R.  BRYAN
Pte. E.A.  CARDOZO
Pte. J.  CATTERALL
Pte. A.E.  CHILLINGWORTH
Pte. R.  COFFIN
Pte. L.  COTTERELL
Pte. A.  COULSON
Pte. J.K.  CULLEN
Pte. R.H. DAVIES
Pte. S.G. DAVIS
Pte. R.  DORSETT
Pte. K.C.  DRANSFIELD
Pte. J. DUNNE
Pte. W.  EDWARDS
Pte. F.G.  EVANS
Pte. G.  EVANS
Pte. B.G.  FERGUSON
Pte. D.M.  FISHER
Pte. J.G.  FREESTON
Pte. J.W.  GILLARD
Pte. E.W.  GOODY
Pte. C.  GREIG
Pte. G. GRIEVE
Pte. R.E. GRIFFITHS
Pte. L.J.  HAMMOND
Pte. E.  HANKINSON
Pte. E.F.  HARDING
Pte. N.  HARRISON
Pte. H. HAYES
Pte. G.  HERN
Pte. J.L. HEWITT
Pte. J.W.  HICKS
Pte. F. HINDE
Pte. J.E.  HITCHCOCK
Pte. E.J.  HOWARD
Pte. L.T.  JACKMAN
Pte. D.A.  JOHNSON
Pte. G.M.  JONES
Pte. K.E.  JONES
Pte. P.H.J.  KEAST
Pte. I.R.  KNILL
Pte. J.A.  LACEY
Pte. C. LAMBERT
Pte. C. LEA
Pte. E.R. LEDDINGTON
Pte. R.W. LITTLE
Pte. G.A. LUSTED
Pte. T. MACKENZIE
Pte. E.R. MALLETT
Pte. G.G. MART
Pte. S.W. MILLS
Pte. L.W. MOON
Pte. J.G. MURRAY
Pte. H.J. NEEDHAM
Pte. R.J. NOLAN
Pte. A.J. PARSONS
Pte. F.C. RABBETTS
Pte. F.M. RHODES
Pte. G.W. RICHARDS
Pte. J. RILEY
Pte. J. ROBB
Pte. A.W. ROBBINS
Pte. J.A. STEWARD
Pte. H.S. SUTTON
Pte. B. TAYLOR (TUCHMANN)
Pte. F.W. TURLEY
Pte. C.T. VERNON
Pte. E. WARREN
Pte. G. WHITTLES
Pte. H.C. WILLS
Gnr. K.S. BELL
Gnr. T. CARTER
Gnr. J. CLELLAND
Gnr. J. CONYARD
Gnr. G.W. COOPER
Gnr. C. FOWLE
Gnr. E. GREEN
Gnr. H.W. HUGHES
Gnr. C. PEEL
Gnr. W.P. PRITCHARD
Gnr. C.E. SARGENT
Gnr. J. SMITH
Gnr. R.M. TICKELL
Gnr. H.S. WADSWORTH
Gnr. W. WALL
Gnr. B.W. WHARTON
Rfn. A.F. COX
Rfn. R.L. HAYWARD
Fus. F.W. BISHOP
Fus. H.L. CLARKE
Fus. J.R. DAVIES
Fus. A.D. EVANS
Fus. H.E. JONES
Fus. H. MURRAY
Fus. W.A. NIXON
Fus. E. PICKERSGILL
Fus. T.R. SHARP
Fus. A. WILLIAMS
Gdsm. L. CAMPBELL
Gdsm. R.C. DEAN
Gdsm. D. GOWANS
Gdsm. E.W. GRIFFITHS
Gdsm. A. McDONALD
Gdsm. W.R.F. HOUGHTON
Gdsm. H.M. MELVILLE
Gdsm. J. McGONNIGLE
Gdsm. R.A. MILLS
Tpr. W. MITCHELL
Spr. R.A. ADDERLEY
Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 189 of 189

ADDERLEY, Rex Alsager

Sapper
2093747
No 3 Commando
Royal Engineers
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

Captain
113655
No 3 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
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

ANDERSON, Andrew Alexander

Private
3196988
No 3 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Andrew Anderson was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. Son of Andrew and Euphemia Anderson, of Oxton, Berwickshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/49 (1942) and WO417/57 (1943).
 

BAKER, Fred

Lance Corporal
4923073
No 3 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
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.
 

BARRETT, Cyril Ernest

Private
5388318
No 3 Commando
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Cyril Barrett was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. He has no known grave. Son of Joseph and Ann S. Barrett, of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire; husband of Margaret Barrett, of Oakville, Ontario, Canada. 
 
Sources
CWGC.

BISHOP, Frederick Walter

Fusilier
14317282
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Glasgow City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Frederick Bishop died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). Son of Frederick Walter and Mabel Bishop, of Glasgow.

BOYCE, John Douglas

Private
5952406
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Boyce was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later presumed killed in action. He embarked for the raid on ML 262.
Son of William and Elizabeth Ann Boyce, of Tonypandy, Glamorgan.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BOYLE, Francis

Corporal
3596510
No 3 Commando
Royal Irish Fusiliers
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.

BRADBURY, Cyril Thomas

Private
5956518
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Private Cyril Bradbury was taken prisoner of war on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe France. He died whilst a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/49 and WO417/52.

BRIDLE, Desmond George

Lance Corporal
14604360
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Desmond Bridle was killed in action 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.

BROADBENT, Fred Stanley

Private
7266034
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Fred Broadbent was reported missing 19 August 1942, later confirmed killed in action during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Fred and Lucy Ida Broadbent, of Lidget Green, Bradford, Yorkshire, England.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/49 (1942) and WO417/53 (1943).

BROSTER, John

Private
4132075
No 3 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Broster was killed in action during operations at Dieppe, France.
 
Sources
CWGC
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/49.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

BRYAN, John Robert

Private
5434487
No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Bryan was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. Husband of Dorothy Bryan, of Birmingham, England. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/49 and WO417/56 (1943).

BUTLER, Brian Dear

Major
85295
No 3 Commando
East Surrey Regt
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].

CAMPBELL, Leslie

Known as: 
Jock
Guardsman
2697390
No 3 Commando
Scots Guards
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].

CARDOZO, Edward Albert

Private
14203544
No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Edward Cardozo was reported missing 6 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, later presumed killed in action. Son of Joseph and Emmie Cardozo, of Clapton, London.
His brother Gunner Frederick Cardozo also served in No.3 Commando.
 
Sources
CWGC.

CARLISLE, Alan

Known as: 
Ginger
Alan Carlisle 3 Commando
Lance Corporal
6344509
No 3 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
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.
  • See Linked Content below for more.

CARTER, Thomas

Gunner
1491335
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Gunner Thomas Carter from Yorkshire drowned in a boating accident at Largs. He has no known grave. Son of William and Lucy Carter, of Scotton, Yorkshire.
Extract from the Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
Published Saturday 6 June 1942

CATTERALL, James

Private
3390037
No 3 Commando
Border Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private James Catterall died of wounds during operations at Termoli. Son of Thomas A. and Ellen A. Catterall; husband of Elsie Catterall, of Livesey, Lancashire.

Sources
CWGC.

Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/68.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

CHILLINGWORTH, Albert Edward

Known as: 
Bertie
Private
6297203
No 3 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
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.

CLARKE, Hilary Laurence

Fusilier
6482249
No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Hilary Clarke was killed in action during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. Son of Ralph and Mahlah Anne Clarke, of Leicester; husband of Evelyn Alice Clarke. His brother Stanley William Clarke, RN, also died in the war.

CLELLAND, John McDonald

Gunner
260642
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner John Clelland was reported missing, later presumed killed in action, during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). He has no known grave.
Son of Marjory Clelland, of Inverness.
 
Sources
CWGC.

COAKER, Vernon

Vernon Coaker 3 Commando
Sergeant (Temporary Troop Sergeant Major)
5620234
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Troop Sergeant Major Vernon Coaker, 3 troop, died during operations at Le Plein, Normandy, France. Son of Edwin and Doris Coaker, of Cheldon, Devon. [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.

COLBERT, Thomas

Lance Corporal
5338884
No 3 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
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

CONYARD, James

Gunner
6015602
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
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

Gunner
5256462
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner George Cooper died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Frederick and Mary Cooper; husband of Rose Doris Cooper, of Poplar, London, England.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/64.
RA Casualty Cards 1939-1947.
The 1939 Register covering Poplar.

CORK, Alfred James

Sergeant
5614500
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Alfred Cork died during operations at Vaagso.

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

CORRY, Samuel David

Captain
119736
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Samuel Corry died during operations at Dieppe, France. He had been previously Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service against the enemy at Vaagso, Norway. Son of Samuel Corry and of Anna Corry (nee Stoupe), of Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. M.B.
 
Sources
CWGC.

COTTERELL, Leslie

Private
5114173
No 3 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Leslie Cotterell died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
 

CRAFT, Alfred James

Lance Corporal
5950610
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Alfred Craft MM was killed in action during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge) [1][1a].
A veteran of the Vaagso raid in Norway, Alfred had later been awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the combined attack at Dieppe, France [2][3].

CULLEN, James Kennedy

Private
2761938
No 3 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private James Cullen was reported missing 14 July 1943 later presumed killed in action during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/81.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

CULLING, William

Lance Sergeant
6010289
No 3 Commando
Essex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant William Culling, 2 troop, was killed in action during operations at Vaagso, Norway.
Son of Charles and Johanna Culling; husband of Agnes Culling, of Largs, Ayrshire.
 

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

DAVIS, Stanley George

Private
5511236
No 3 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Stanley Davis was killed in action 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.
 

DAY, James Henry

Lance Bombardier
826112
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
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.

DEAN, Ronald Cyril

Known as: 
Dixie
Guardsman
2623256
No 3 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds

Guardsman Ronald 'Dixie' Dean, 3 troop, was killed in action during operations at Normandy on D Day.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
Stan Scott (3 Cdo).
 

DORSETT, Richard

Known as: 
Dicky
Private
6349636
No 3 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
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

Private
4126461
No 3 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
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".

DUNNE, Joseph

Private
3663641
No 3 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Joseph Dunne, 4 troop,  died during operations at Normandy in the Chateau d'Amfreville area.
 

EDWARDS, Reginald William

WO2 Company Sergeant Major
5958979
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Died on active service
Died in the UK
Company Sergeant Major Reginald Edwards died as a result of an accident [1][2].
 
Notes
Source @ [3] below states "Died of wounds in the UK."

ELLIS, Arthur Alfred Burdon

Captain
191508
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Captain Arthur Ellis was reported missing 26 August 1943 during early Italian beach reconnaissance. Subsequently reported as dying of wounds whilst a prisoner of war in German hands.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/5 (3 reports).

EVANS, Arthur David Henry

Fusilier
4209975
No 3 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Arthur Evans, 5 troop, died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/85.
 
Notes
He is identified in a photo of No 3 Commando 5 troop May 1944 in our archive gallery.

EVANS, Francis George

Private
5250055
No 3 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Francis Evans died during operations at Vaagso, Norway.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

EVANS, Gwilym

Private
14241612
No 3 Commando
Welch Regiment
Glamorgan County Police
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Gwilym Evans was reported missing 14 July 1943, later presumed killed in action, during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (later called 3 Commando Bridge).

FERGUSON, Bryan Gratney

Private
2761997
No 3 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Bryan Ferguson died in the UK of wounds inflicted on 5 October 1943 during operations in Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/68 and WO417/72.
 

FISHER, Douglas Morton

Private
2888970
No 3 Commando
Gordon Highlanders, 2nd Bn The London Scottish
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Douglas Fisher was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. Son of Lionel Fisher, and of Winifred Fisher, of Felpham, Sussex, England.

FLOYD, William Gerald

Corporal
5434679
No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal William Floyd died during operations at Termoli, Italy. Son of James Percival and Winifred Floyd.
  • 19 August 1942 wounded during operations at Dieppe, France.
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/68 (1943).

FOWLE, Charles

Gunner
785908
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner Charles Fowle died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

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

GEEAR, Edward James

Known as: 
Paddy
Edward Geear 3 Commando
Lance Sergeant
6344312
No 3 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Edward Geear, 4 troop, was killed in action during operations at Vaagso, Norway.

Husband of Eveline (nee Carter) and father of baby Patricia.

GERRARD, Thomas Cecil

Known as: 
Tom
Corporal
T/73322
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Thomas Gerrard was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave. Son of Joseph and Emily Mary Gerrard; husband of Vera G. Gerrard, of Cambridge.
 
Sources
CWGC.

GILES, John Frederick

Captain
68678
No 3 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment, Royal Tank Regiment
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.

GRANT, James

Lance Sergeant
14241856
No 3 Commando
Black Watch
??
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant James Grant died during operations at Amfreville, Normandy. Son of Peter and Beatrice Grant, of Rothes, Morayshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/79.
 

GREEN, Edward

Gunner
6017168
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Edward Green was reported missing on 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge), later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/66 (1943) and WO417/90 (1945).

GREIG, Charles

Private
14988470
No 3 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
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.

GRIEVE, Garfield

Private Garfield Grieve
Private
3972169
No 3 Commando
Welch Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Garfield Grieve was killed in action on 5 October 1943 during operations at Termoli, Italy. Son of William John and Sarah Jane Grieve, of Mill Hill, Blackburn, Lancashire.
  • 14 July 1943 wounded during operations at Sicily.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/65 and WO417/69.
CVA Forum message.

GUNNINGHAM, William John

Lance Sergeant
T/135778
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant William Gunningham died during operations at Termoli, Italy. 

Son of William and Isabelle Gunningham, of Bristol; husband of Betty Louise Gunningham, of Henleaze, Bristol.

HARDING, Ernest Frank

Private
5618672
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Ernest Harding was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. Son of Herman Henry and Ellen Emily Harding, of Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/49 and WO417/57 (1943).

HARDING, Richard

Lance Corporal
7888531
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Richard Harding was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. Son of George and Fanny Harding, of Leicester, England.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/49 (1942) and WO417/57 (1943).

HARRISON, Norman

Private
4922799
No 3 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Norman Harrison was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. He has no known grave. Son of George Harrison, and of Amelia Alice Harrison, of Crossens, Southport, Lancashire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HAYES, Harry

Private
5331619
No 3 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Harry Hayes was killed in action 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.

HAYWARD, Robert Latewood

Rifleman
6897474
No 3 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps (2nd Bn. Queen's Westminsters)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Rifleman Robert Hayward died on 13 June 1944 of wounds inflicted on 11 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77 and WO417/78.
 

HENDERSON, Robert Smith Jamieson

Grave of Cpl Henderson 3 Commando
Corporal
2933867
No 3 Commando
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Robert Henderson died during operations at Issel, Germany.

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

Notes
The image, shown here, of his original grave is located within our gallery.

HERBERT, Roy George

Lieutenant
3384201 & 287391
No 3 Commando
Northamptonshire Regiment
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Roy George Herbert DCM, MM, died during operations in Normandy, France.
Son of David and Alice Herbert; husband of Janet Craig Herbert, of Plymouth [1].
Military Medal

HERN, Gordon

Private
14241862
No 3 Commando
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Oxfordshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Gordon Hern was reported missing on 27 August 1943 during early Italian beach reconnaissance, later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave.
Gordon was a Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intakes 1942/43. His name is on the Oxfordshire Constabulary WW2 Memorial located at St. Mary's Church, Banbury.
 

HEWITT, John Lionel

Private
6353387
No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private John Hewitt died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). Son of James and Nellie Hewitt, of Sparkbrook, Birmingham.

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

HILLERNS, Michael Guy

Lieutenant
172148
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment & G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Michael Hillerns, G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment (Phantom Patrol) attached No.3 Commando, died during operations at Dieppe, France. He has no known grave.
Son of Friedrich Franz Carl and Irene Hillerns; husband of Ann Mary Eleanor Hillerns, of Watford, Hertfordshire. M.A. (Cantab).
 
Sources
CWGC.

HINDE, Fred

Private
4542986
No 3 Commando
West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Fred Hinde was reported missing 14 July 1943, later confirmed as killed in action, during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/67 (1943) and WO417/76 (1944).

HITCHCOCK, John Edward

Private
6351447
No 3 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private John Hitchcock died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). He has no known grave. Son of John and Rose Hitchcock, of Tottenham, Middlesex.

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

HODGSON, George

Known as: 
Ginger
Lance Corporal
2764113
No 3 Commando
Black Watch
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."
 

HOUGHTON, Walter Roy Fairley

Guardsman
14241849
No 3 Commando
Scots Guards
Hampshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Guardsman Walter Houghton died of wounds during operations in Sicily. Son of Walter and Esther Fairley Houghton, of Southampton.
Prior to military service Walter Roy Fairley Houghton was a Police Constable based at the Police Station, Old Milton Road, New Milton, Lymington, Hampshire.

HOWARD, Edward John

Private
14241744
No 3 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Metropolitan Police (War Reserve)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Edward Howard was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge), later confirmed killed in action. He has no known grave.

HUGHES, Charles Richard

Lance Sergeant
6010576
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Charles Hughes, 2 troop, was shot and killed during operations at Vaagso, Norway. 
Service Record
27/1/40 Posted as a Lance Corporal to 309 ITC (Infantry Training Centre) at Blandford Camp, Dorset
24/2/40 whilst at 309 ITC appointed Acting Corporal (unpaid). 
24/2/40 whilst at 309 ITC now appointed paid Acting Corporal 

HUTCHINGS, John Middleton

Known as: 
Jack
2Lt Hutchings 3 Commando
Original grave of 2Lt Hutchings 3 Commando
Second Lieutenant
326315 & 5338214
No 3 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
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."
 

JACKMAN, Leonard Thomas

Private
4620615
No 3 Commando
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Leonard Jackman was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave. Son of Frederick and Frances Jackman; husband of Evelyne Jackman, of Turf Hill, Rochdale, Lancashire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

JARROM, Eric Charles

Lance Corporal
3441658
No 3 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Eric Jarrom 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.
 
Notes

JOHNSON, Denis Alan

Private
5113068
No 3 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Denis Johnson died during operations at Vaagso, Norway.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

JONES, Gruffydd Meirion

Known as: 
Midge
Private
10588886
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Gruffydd Jones, 5 troop, died of wounds during the crossing of the Weser close by Stolzenau.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No 3 Cdo War Diary April 1945, Appendix D, No 1.
His niece Sion Jones.
 

JONES, Kenneth Edwin

Private
14317295
No 3 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Glasgow City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Kenneth Jones died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). Son of Edwin and Georgina P. Jones, of Glasgow.

KEAST, Peter Hugh Joseph

Private
5628235
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Peter Keast was killed in action during operations at Vaagso, Norway.
Son of Walter John and Caroline Mary Keast, of Exeter. M.R.C.V.S.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

KENWARD, Peter John

Peter John Kenward
Lieutenant
100942
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Peter Kenward, B.A., died during operations at Dieppe, France [1][1a].
  • 2 September 1939 Gunner Peter John Kenward, late Cadet Sgt. Bradfield College contingent June Div., OTC, commissioned Second Lieutenant [2].
  • 17 August 1942 after volunteering he was attached to No.3 Commando [3].

KIAER, Eric Arnold

Lieutenant
130209
No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
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]"

KNILL, Ivor Richard

Private
5621746
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Ivor Knill died of wounds during operations in France. At the time of his death his Commando, with the rest of the 1st Special Service Brigade, were engaged in an operation in the area of Le Plain Gruchet to infiltrate enemy lines and continue the offensive towards the Seine [1][2][3].

LACEY, John Anthony

Known as: 
Jack
Private
T/56535
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Lacey was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. Son of Robert William Lacey, and of Madeline Eleanor Lacey, of Bexley, Kent.
Extract from the Liverpool Evening Express.

LAMBERT, Clifford

Private
3653898
No 3 Commando
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Clifford Lambert was reported missing 7 June1944 during operations at Normandy, later confirmed killed in action. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/77 and WO417/80.
 

LANE, William

Lance Corporal
321240
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal William Lane died during operations at Vaagso, Norway.

Sources
CWGC.

Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

LEA, Charles

Grave of Pte Charles Lea
Private
5254340
No 3 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Charles Lea died of wounds received during operations at Termoli, Italy. Son of Thomas and Maud B. Lea, of Wolverhampton [1][1a].
  • Wounded during the raid at Vaagso, Norway, on 27 December 1941 [2].
Sources
[1] CWGC.

LEDDINGTON, Edward Roy

Private
5435870
No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Edward Leddington was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave.

LEESE, Lincoln

Known as: 
Tim
Captain
70391
No 3 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
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.
 

LLOYD, William Eric

Captain
132198
No 3 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
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.

LOUSTALOT, Edward Vincent

Known as: 
Forename seen elsewhere as Edwin
Lt Edward Loustalot 1st US Rangers
Second Lieutenant
O-395585
No 3 Commando
US Rangers 1st Bn.
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

LUSTED, George Arthur

Private
6345429
No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Private George Lusted died in a training accident when he was accidentally shot while on duty at Tamerton Foliot , Devon. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/20.
No 3 Cdo War Diary September 1940.
 

MACDONALD, Alan Kenneth

Corporal
5956562
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Died on active service
Corporal Alan Macdonald died in an accident at Lensahn, Germany [1][2][3].
  • 14 July 1944 Normandy wounded (remaining on duty) [4].
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/80.

MACKENZIE, Thomas

Known as: 
Surname seen spelt elsewhere as McKenzie
Private
2982952
No 3 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Thomas MacKenzie died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). Son of Hector and Jean Anderson Mackenzie, of Greenock, Renfrewshire.

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

MACKIE, David Robert Goode

Sergeant Mackie 3 Commando
Sergeant
5340202
No 3 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant David Mackie died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). He had been with the commando since at least May 1942.
Son of David Arthur Goode Mackie and Gladys Eva Mackie, of Harrow, Middlesex.

MCCAUGHAN, James Andrew

Sergeant
5506096
No 3 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
The circumstances of the death of Sergeant James McCaughan are not known to this archive. He is buried in a war cemetery in Myanmar and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission list his secondary unit as No. 3Commando. This Commando unit never served in that theatre of war. However the 3rd Commando Brigade (Nos.42RM and 44RM, and Nos.1 and 5 Army Commandos) did serve there.
 

MCGONNIGLE, James

Guardsman
2700772
No 3 Commando
Scots Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds

Guardsman James McGonnigle died during operations at Issel in Germany.

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

MELVILLE, Hugh Montgomery

Guardsman
2701062
No 3 Commando
Scots Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Guardsman Hugh Melville, 3 troop, died during operations at Normandy in the Plain Gruchet area. He had been one of the replacements who joined No 3 in July 1944. [view].
 
From Brigadier Peter Young's book Storm from the Sea

MILLS, Joseph Wallace

Lance Sergeant
5942738
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Joseph Mills was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. Son of Thomas and Helen Mills; husband of Winifred Jane Mills, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England.

MILLS, Reginald Ashley

Known as: 
Reg
Guardsman
2665339
No 3 Commando
Coldstream Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Guardsman Reginald Mills, 4 troop, was reported wounded and missing, presumed killed in action , on or shortly after 7 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. He has no known grave. Reg, a former shop lad, was attested into the Coldstream Guards aged 18 on the 19th August 1942 before volunteering for the Commandos.

MITCHELL, William

Trooper
14317309
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Renfrewshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper William Mitchell was killed in action during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). A serving Police Officer from Renfrewshire he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes.
Extract from the Daily Record
Saturday 28 August 1943

MURRAY, Hugh

Fusilier
3132049
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Hugh Murray died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

MURRAY, James Gardner

Known as: 
Jock
Private
2879691
No 3 Commando
Gordon Highlanders, 1st Bn. The London Scottish
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private James Gardner Murray was killed in action during operations at Vaagso, Norway. 
Son of William and Margaret Gardner Murray, of Bo'ness, West Lothian.
His brother Alfred Copland Murray also served in No 3 Commando.
 

NEEDHAM, Henry Joseph

Private
6352681
No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Henry Needham died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). Son of Joseph George and Ethel Beatrice Needham, of Stratford, Essex.

Sources
CWGC.

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

NEWELL, Leslie Scott

Lance Corporal
5180893
No 3 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Leslie Newell died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of John Frisby Newell and Daisy Mary Newell, of Bristol; husband of Jessie Susan Newell, of Totterdown, Bristol.

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

NOLAN, Robert Joseph

Private
3448201
No 3 Commando
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Robert Nolan died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/80.
 

PARSONS, Arthur Joseph

Private
5989862
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Arthur Parsons was killed in action during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati, Sicily (3 Commando Bridge). Son of Alfred Joseph and Florence Lily Parsons, of Highbury, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/73.

PEEL, Clifford

Gunner
3603751
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died on war service
Gunner Clifford Peel, from Stockport, and a veteran of the Dieppe raid, died of wounds from a grenade after an accident at a firing range at Fort de L'Eau, Algeria. A former pupil from Denton Council School he worked as a grocery assistant before joining the Army in 1940. 
 
Sources
CWGC.

PERRIE, Thomas

Thomas Perrie 3 Commando
Sergeant
2983428
No 3 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Thomas Perrie died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (No.3 Commando Bridge).
 
Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
[Image] Taken from a No. 3 Cdo. 5 troop photo in our gallery dated Dec. 1941.
 

PICKERSGILL, Ernest

Fusilier
3127649
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Fusilier Ernest Pickergill died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Ernest and Dorothy Ann Pickersgill, of Millfield, Sunderland, Co. Durham.

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

PIENAAR, W. F.

Lieutenant
41084V
No 3 Commando
General Service Corps, S.A. Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Pienaar, seconded to No 3 Commando from the South African Forces, died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at 

POOLEY, John Bertram Vaughan

Major
86404
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major John Pooley MC died during operations at Normandy. 
 
He had been promoted from the rank of Gunner in the Royal Artillery (TA) to be 2/Lt from the 10th January 1940.  After joining No 3 Commando he was awarded the Military Cross whilst a T/Captain in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Sicily.
 

POVEY, Harold Thomas Andrew

Lance Sergeant
3309768
No 3 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Harold Povey was killed in action during operations at Vaagso, Norway.
Son of Ernest John and Eleanor Archbold Povey; husband of Doris; father of George, Ann and Eugenie, of Streatham Hill, London.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.

RHODES, Francis Mons

Known as: 
Snowy
Private
5956694
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Francis Rhodes, known as 'Snowy', was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later reported killed in action. Son of Francis and Grace Lilian Rhodes; husband of Joan Eva Rhodes, of East Ham, Essex.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/49 and WO417/56.

RICHARDS, George William

Private
4868605
No 3 Commando
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private George Richards was killed in action during operations in the area of Le Plain Gruchet, Normandy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/81.

RILEY, John

Private
2567732
No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Riley died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

ROBB, James

Private
14656554
No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private James Robb died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/79.

ROBINSON, John James

Corporal
5190502
No 3 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal John Robinson, 1 troop, died when shot by a sniper during operations at Le Mesnil, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No.3 Commando War Diary entry 13 August 1944.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/80.
 

SARGENT, Charles Edward

Gunner
890039
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Gunner Charles Sargent died of gunshot wounds as a result of an accident.  
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/41.
No 3 Cdo War Diary 1942 ref WO/218/34.
 

SHARP, Thomas Robert

Fusilier
3133573
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Fusilier Thomas Sharp was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, later confirmed killed in action. He has no known grave. Son of Thomas Robert and Flora Walker Sharp; husband of Elizabeth Sharp, of Maryhill, Glasgow.

SHAW, Harry

WO2 Company Sergeant Major
3453645
No 3 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Company Sergeant Major Harry Shaw, 6 troop, died during operations at Normandy on DDay. Follow this link to a possible photo of Harry Shaw in an 'image of 6 troop.'
 

SKELTON, John

Known as: 
Jack
Lance Corporal
5668915
No 3 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Skelton was killed in action during operations at Vaagso, Norway.
Son of Tom and Clara Skelton of Crookes, Sheffield; husband of Evelyn Skelton, of Sheffield.
 

SMITH, Joseph

Gunner
1527391
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Gunner Joseph Smith died as a result of a ricochet from a bullet, or a fragment of stone or other hard material, cast up from the strike of a bullet in the course of military training.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No 3 Cdo War Diary June-Dec. 1940, ref WO/218/3.
 

SPIERS, Eric

Eric Spiers 3 Commando
Sergeant
6344028
No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Eric Spiers, 4 Troop, was one of the early volunteers for the Army Commandos.
A veteran of the Vaagso raid (Operation Archery) in December 1941 during which he was wounded, he remained with No.3 Commando until killed in action during operations in Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.

STEWARD, John Arthur

Known as: 
Jack
Private
4458479
No 3 Commando
Durham Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Died in the UK
Private John Steward died of wounds received in September 1943.  He had been hospitalised from then until December when the Commando embarked for the UK, arriving back in Liverpool on the 4th January 1944.
 
Sources
CWGC.
The No 3 Commando War Diary.

TEASDALE, Fred

Sergeant
3601057
No 3 Commando
Border Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Fred Teasdale died during operations at Dieppe, France. 
Son of Albert and Eleanor Teasdale; husband of Annie Teasdale, of Thornhill, Cumberland.
 
Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

THOMAS, James Howard

Captain
71046
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain James Thomas, 1st Forward Observation Unit R.A. attached to No 3 Commando, was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, later confirmed killed in action.
Son of Maj. William Howard Thomas and Frances Maude Thomas.
 
Sources
CWGC.

TUCHMANN, Bernhard

Served as : 
TAYLOR, Bernard
Known as: 
Benny
Private
13116422
No 3 Commando
No 10 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment
Pioneer Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Bernard Taylor, birthname Bernhard Tuchmann, was attached to No 3 Commando when killed in action during operations at Normandy in the area of Chateau d'Amfreville.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.

TURLEY, Frank William

Private
5254801
No 3 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Frank Turley died during operations at Vaagso, Norway.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

UNDERWOOD, Lionel Harold

Lance Corporal
5956944
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Lionel Underwood died during operations at Normandy, France [1].
Two years earlier he had been wounded during operations at Dieppe, France [2].
Extract from a letter sent by Herbert Beddows (3 Cdo) to Lionel's family

VASEY, Godfrey

Sergeant
2581189
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Godfrey Vasey died during early Italian beach reconnaissance.
 
Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando - Memoirs of a Fighting Commando by Brig. John Durnford-Slater.
 

WALL, William

Gunner
5257434
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner William Wall from Birmingham died during operations at Dieppe, France.
Son of Robert and Lilian Wall; husband of Annie Cecilia Wall, of Winson Green, Birmingham.

WAREING, Nicholas

WO2 Company Sergeant Major
3856044
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Warrant Officer 2 Nicholas Wareing from Preston Lancashire died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

WHARTON, Bernard William

Known as: 
Seen elsewhere as WHARTON, William Bernard
Gunner
909229
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Wharton from Liverpool died during operations at Vaagso, Norway. He has no known grave.
 
Sources
CWGC.
RA Attestation Register for 1939.
RA Casualty Cards 1939-1947.

WHITTLES, Graham

Private Graham Whittles 3 Commando
Private
14337435
No 3 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Graham Whittles died during operations at Normandy in the area of Chateau d'Amfreville. Son of Noel and Lillian M. Whittles, of Withington, Manchester.
No. 3 Commando War Diary 
14 July 1944 Chateau D'Amfreville 

WILLIAMS, Albert

Fusilier
14309591
No 3 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Fusilier Albert Williams died during operations at Termoli, Italy. Son of Thomas Hugh and Elizabeth Williams; husband of May Williams (nee Hyde), of Prescot, Lancashire.

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

WILLS, Herbert Charles

Private
5613511
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Died on war service
Private Herbert Wills was reported missing during operations at Dieppe on 19 August 1942 and  later found to have become a prisoner of war. He was transported to Stalag 344 in Poland where he later died. Cause of death is not known to this archive.
 
Sources
CWGC.

WOODCOCK, Mark

Lieutenant
138278
No 3 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Mark Woodcock was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action at sea. Officer in charge of a demolition team who had embarked on motor launch ML 262. He has no known grave.


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