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46RM Commando

  • On 1 August 1943 the 9th RM Battalion was redesignated No.46 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines, at 'A' Camp, Piddlehinton, Dorset. Lieutenant Colonel Campbell Richard Hardy, OC 9th RM Battalion, remained as OC of the Commando. 
  • Within a week the unit had moved to Poundbury West Camp in Dorchester, changing to its new smaller Commando establishment. Those not required for any reason for Commando training were gradually moved to Training centres for landing craft and/or other vessel duties.  

46RM Commando Nominal Roll

Below is a nominal roll of those who served in No.46 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines. It is listed by order of surname. The names are primarily compiled from the booklet issued to Veterans in 1946 entitled "The Story of 46 Commando, Royal Marines, by Captain P.K.W. Johnson, RM". The author specifies the Nominal Roll is of those who served between 6th June 1944 and 8th May 1945. However additional names will be added in the future whenever an individual's Commando Service has been established. 

ADDY, George Basil

Marine
PLY/X111352
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Post war member of the Commando Association from Pudsey, West Yorkshire

Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 99 (1994).
List of RM Commandos provided by RY (former CA Sec and CBF).

ALDEN, Percy John

Known as: 
Jack
Marine
PLY/X108330
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Post war member of the Commando Association from Hutton, Somerset.

Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 104 (1997).
List of RM Commandos provided by RY (former CA Sec and CBF).

ALLEN, Athole Jack

Lieutenant
1418
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Athole Jack Allen was awarded the Military Cross for "gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe."
(Source: London Gazette 37464, page 909.)
 

BAILEY, Arthur, A.

Marine
CH/X 104476
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Arthur Bailey, B troop, was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, Normandy, on 11 June 1944. 
 
Sources
[1] CVA Gallery image of 'B' Troop.
[2] National Archives files ADM201/111 and WO392/7.

BAILEY, Jack

Cpl Jack Bailey 46RM Commando
Corporal
PO/X 103464
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Jack Bailey, 'A' troop,  died of wounds inflicted during operations at Sallenelles.

BARKER, Ronald, C.

Marine
CH/X108841
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
'A' Troop. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Cromer, Norfolk.
 
Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 106 (1998).
List of RM Commandos provided by RY (former CA Sec and CBF).
 

BIBBEY, Newman James

Marine
CH/X 104688
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Newman Bibbey, B troop, was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, Normandy, on 11 June 1944. 
 
Sources
German Record Cards of British PoWs / National Archives file WO416/29/188.
National Archives files ADM201/111.
The Story of 46RM Commando by Capt. P.K.W. Johnson RM.

BISHOP, A.E.

Marine
PO/X.2563
41RM Commando
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Peebles, Scotland.
 
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legions List 2.
List of RM Commandos provided by RY (former CA Sec and CBF).

BROWN, A.J.J.

Marine Brown 46 Commando
Marine
PLY/X110894
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Marine Brown, 'B' Troop, was taken prisoner of war 11 June 1944 during operations at Rots and Le Hamel, France.

Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 and WO392/7. 

The Story of 46RM Commando by Capt P.K.W. Johnson RM, published 1946 for veterans.
[Image] 'B' Troop photo in 46RM Cdo Gallery.

BURROWS, Derrick Trevor

Lieutenant
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Derrick Burrows, 'Y' troop, No. 46 RM Commando, was killed whilst administering morphia to a wounded marine during operations at the River Aller.  He received a MiD for good service with the 21st Army Group.
 
Sources:

BURT, W.R.

Marine
PO/x103277
46RM Commando
47RM Commando
Royal Marines

Served in both 46 and 47RM Commandos. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Grangemouth, Scotland.

Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 120 (2005).
Commando Association list of RM Commandos.
 

BURTON, Harold Rex

Temporary Captain (Acting Temporary Major)
46RM Commando
44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Harold Burton, commanding  'A' Troop 46RM Commando, received a Mention in Despatches for good services whilst operating with the 21st Army Group in NW Europe [1][1a][1b].
  • October 1944 Second in Command 46RM Commando [2].
  • April 1945 3 Commando Brigade HQ [3].

BUSCALL, John Allan

Capt Buscall RM
Captain
PLY/X 561
46RM Commando
Commando School RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Died in service
Captain John Buscall RM died whilst serving at the Commando School RM [1].
  • 1942 PLY/X 561 Sgt John Allan Buscall RM promoted Lieutenant [2
  • August 1943 joined 46RM Commando 'Z' troop rank Lieutenant [3].
  • Acting Major, Mentioned in Despatches for distinguished service in NW Europe [4].

BUTTERY, George Desmond

Marine (later Quartermaster Sergeant)
PO/X 4096
46RM Commando
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Quartermaster Sergeant George Buttery, 40 Commando RM,  who had served as a Marine in 46RM Commando during WW2, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  

CASSON, Robert

Mne Robert Casson 45RMCommando
Marine
EX/3236
4 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Robert Casson, 4 Special Service Brigade HQ, died during operations at Normandy on D Day. He was shot as his Landing Craft approached Juno beach.
 

CHANDLER, Jack Henry

Marine
CH/X 105641
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Jack Chandler, B troop, was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, Normandy, on 11 June 1944. 
 
Sources
CVA Gallery image of 'B' Troop.
National Archives files ADM201/111 and WO392/7.
The Story of 46RM Commando by Capt. P.K.W. Johnson RM.

CHARLWOOD, Harry

Marine Harry Charlwood 46 Commando
Marine
CH/X 105642.
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Marine Harry Charlwood, 'B' troop, was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry during the attack on Rots, Normandy, 11 June 1944. Wounded, captured and a prisoner of war until liberated when the prison camp was overrun by the 11th Armoured Division near Lubeck in May 1945. 

CLARKE, Thomas

Thomas Clarke 48RM Commando
Marine
PO/X 116107
48RM Commando
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Marine Thomas Clarke was a Signaller in 48RM Commando until May/June 1945 when he moved to 46RM Commando.

Sources
[Image] Nigel Tomsett (grandson).
 

COFORD, Alan, E.

Marine
CH/X 105643
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Alan Coford, B troop, was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, Normandy.
 
Sources
[1] CVA Gallery image of 'B' Troop.
[2] National Archives file ADM201/111.
[3] The Story of 46RM Commando by Capt. P.K.W. Johnson RM.

COOK, William Henry

Corporal William Cook 46 Commando
Corporal
EX/1233
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal William Cook was reported missing presumed killed during operations at the River Rhine crossing near Wesel. He has no known grave. 
Son of Robert and A. Cook, of Birmingham.
 

COOPER, Samuel

Troop Sergeant Major
PO/X 105978
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Samuel Cooper was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy. 
Recommendation

CUNDALL, Arthur

Marine Arthur Cundall
Marine
PO/X 116105
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Arthur Cundall died during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller near Hademstorf village.

DOCWRA, Charles Edward

Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) later Major
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Captain Charles Docwra received a Mention in Despatches for good service while operating with the 21st Army Group.

Sources
London Gazette 36979, page 1386.
46RM Commando Association Newsletter 12/84 in CVA Gallery.
 

DONNELLY, Peter

Marine
PO/X121745
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Peter Donnelly died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller near the village of Hademstorf.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
The Story of 46 Commando Royal Marines by Capt Johnson RM.

DOWNS, Jack

Mne Jack Downs 46RM Commando
Marine
CH/X112844
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Jack Downs, 'A' troop, died during operations at Rots and Le Hamel, France.

DUROSE, Sam

Marine
PO/X114134
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Sam Durose died during operations at the River Rhine crossing near Wesel, Germany.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
The Story of 46 Commando Royal Marines by Capt Johnson RM.

EASTER, L.A.

Sergeant
PO/X3865
40RM Commando
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Aston, Birmingham.
 
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legion List 4.
List of RM Commandos provided by RY (Former CA Sec and CBF).
 

EASTON, Norman Kidston

Captain (Temporary)
P/277394
46RM Commando
Highland Light Infantry
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Norman Easton, CMWTC, 1 Commando Bde. HQ, and 46RM Commando 'X' Troop [1], was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service [2].

ENGLAND, James Patterson

Sergeant (Acting Troop Sergeant Major)
PO/X 1322
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Troop Sergeant Major James England was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren [1][2]. Also served 43RM and 46 RM Commandos [3][4].
Recommendation

FACEY, Robert

Mne Robert Facey 46RM Commando
Marine
PLY/X103946
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Robert Facey died during operations at Sallenelles, Normandy. Son of Francis and Rachel Facey; husband of Freda Facey, of Pitts Hill, Staffordshire.
 

FAULKNER, Jack

Lance Corporal
CH/X 105216
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Lance Corporal Jack Faulkner received a Mention in Despatches for good service with the 21st Army Group. Post war member of the Commando Association residing in Leighton Buzzrd, Bedfordshire.

FLOOD, John

Marine John Flood 46 Commando
Marine
CH/X 106354
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Flood died in Germany during operations at the River Aller.

FYVIE, George

George Fyvie 46 Royal Marine Commando
Marine
CH/X111910
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine George Fyvie, from Bucksburn, Scotland, died during operations at Beuzeville, France. His death was reported in a local newspaper at the time [see Linked Content below].

GIBBON, John Douglas

Captain
67147
46RM Commando
Border Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Captain John Gibbon was attached to 46RM Commando 'B' troop . He was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe [1]. 
Recommendation

GODDEN, Anthony, J.

Marine Anthony Godden
Marine
CH/X 105652
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Anthony Godden, B troop, was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, France, on 11 June 1944. 
 
Sources
[1] CVA Gallery image of 'B' Troop.
[2] Prisoners of War Records / National Archives files ADM201/111 and WO392/7.

GRAY, Thomas Malcolm

Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Died in service
Colonel Thomas Malcolm Gray DSO, MC, died in service whilst serving at HMS President.
  • Commanding Officer 41RM Commando on D Day, awarded the Military Cross.

HARDY, Campbell Richard

Lt Colonel Campbell Richard Hardy
General
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Bar to the Distinguished Service Order
2nd Bar to the Distinguished Service Order
Lieutenant Colonel Campbell Richard Hardy, commanded the 9th RM Bn., until it was redesignated as 46 RM Commando on 1 August 1943. He remained as Commanding Officer 46RM Commando until the end November 1944 when he left to take up the post of  Brigade Commander 3rd Special Service Brigade which was operating in the Far East.

HARRIS, Ian Walter

Birthname: 
Hans Hajos
Ian Walter Harris MM 10 Commando
Corporal
6387036
No 10 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent / Pioneer Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Ian Harris, born Hans Hajos, attached to No 10 (Inter Allied) Commando 3 troop ('X' troop), was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on 6 April 1945 during the crossing of the River Weser [1][2][4].
Recommendation
Crossing of River Weser-6th April 1945.

HART, W. J.

Temporary Lieutenant
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Lieutenant Hart was captured and a prisoner of war 11 June 1944 during operations at Rots and Le Hamel, Normandy.

Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111. 
The Story of 46RM Commando by Capt. P.K.W. Johnson RM, published 1946 for veterans.

HAZELL, James Henry

Marine
PO/X 108682
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine James Hazell was awarded the MM for bravery, determination and great devotion to duty whilst serving with the Allied Armies in the assault over the Rhine.
 

Citation

HEWITT, Albert John Henry

Known as: 
Harry
Sgt Harry Hewitt 46RM Commando
Sergeant
PO/X/114619
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Oxfordshire County Constabulary
Sergeant Albert Hewett served in 'S' troop.
A serving Oxford Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes and resumed his police service with Oxford County Constabulary after the war ended.

JOHNSON, Philip Kemble Walter

Capt. Philip Kemble Walter Johnson 46RM Commando
Captain
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Philip Johnson was the author in 1946 of a small but most detailed and informative book  issued to all who served in 46RM Commando titled The Story of 46 Commando Royal Marines. In the forward to the book Lt Col. Hardy gives thanks to Capt. Johnson, Capt. Buglear and Sgt. Barrow for their contribution in the preparation and distribution of the book.
 

KELLAWAY, F.C.

Sergeant
PLY/X.1237
44RM Commando
46RM Commando
30 Commando Assault Unit
Royal Marines
Post war member of the Commando Association.
 
Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 89 (1989).
List of RM Commandos provided by RY (former CA Sec and CBF).
 

KENNEDY, P.L.

Marine
CH/X 111657
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Marine Kennedy, B troop, was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, Normandy, on 11 June 1944. 
 
Sources
[1] CVA Gallery image of 'B' Troop.
[2] National Archives files ADM201/111.
[3] The Story of 46RM Commando by Capt. P.K.W. Johnson RM.

KIDDIE, Robert Thomson

Captain
175905
46RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain (Doctor) Robert Kiddie M.B., Medical Officer attached to 46RM Commando, was twice Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe. Post war member of the Commando Association he died in Dundee in 1949.
 
Sources
London Gazette 37072, page 2466.

KIDWELL, William Trevor

Mne Kidwell 46RM Commando
Marine
CH/X 105325
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine William Kidwell died in Germany during operations at the River Aller near the village of Hademstorf.   His wife received a letter after his death from the Commando Padre, Revd. Kennen [Read from below]. 
 

LAWSON, Clifford

Known as: 
Cliff
Cliff Lawson 46RM Commando
Sergeant
CH/X 3478
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Sergeant Clifford Lawson, 'A' Troop, was seriously wounded on 20 August 1944 during the successful night attack by 46 Commando to capture the high ground South West of Dozule and spent the next five years in and out of hospital. He had lost his left leg below the knee.
 
Source

LEE, John

Major John Lee 46 Commando
Major
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major John Lee, MC, LLB, the Second-in-Command,  died during operations at Beuzeville, Normandy. He had earlier been awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations at Le Hamel.
Recommendation

MACLEOD, I.A.M.

Sergeant
PLY/X 112220
46RM Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines

Post war member of the Commando Association from Caterham.
 
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legions List 8.
List of RM Commandos provided by RY (former CA sec and CBF).

MALLORIE, Herbert

Sergeant Herbert Mallorie 46RM Commando
Acting Temporary Company Sergeant Major
PO X 106665
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Company Sergeant Major Herbert Mallorie was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe.
 
Sources
London Gazette 37464, page 909.
Award Recommendations / National Archives file WO373/47/99.
 

MAY, Herbert

Marine H. May
Marine
CH/X 100691
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Marine Herbert May, 'B' Troop, was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, Normandy, on 11 June 1944. 

MCCARTHY, Peter Francis

Sergeant
3775704
No 4 Commando
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Peter McCarthy was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the combined attack on Dieppe [1]. Also served at the CMWTC and with 46RM Commando. [2]. 
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 35729, page 4328.

MCCARTHY, Richard

Lance Corporal
7407321
46RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Richard McCarthy, R.A.M.C. attached to 46 RM Commando, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during operations at Rots and Le Hamel, France.
Recommendation

MILLER, John

Mne. J. Miller 46RM Commando
Marine
PO/X102023
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Miller, 'X' troop, died at the 77th British General Hospital, France, of wounds inflicted on the 20th August during operations at Hill 112, Dozule, Normandy.

MOODY, Sidney Louis

LCpl. Moody 46RM Commando
Lance Corporal
CH/X 104824
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Sidney Moody, 'X' troop, died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations to cross the River Elbe.

MURRAY, John

Marine J. Murray
Marine
CH/X 117877
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine John Murray, B troop, was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, Normandy, on 11 June 1944. 
 
Sources
[1] CVA Gallery image of 'B' Troop.
[2] National Archives file ADM201/111.
[3] The Story of 46RM Commando by Capt. P.K.W. Johnson RM.

NEWBY, Kenneth

Known as: 
Ken
Ken Newby 46 Commando
Corporal
CH/X108552
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Metropolitan Police
Corporal Kenneth Newby was wounded 24 July 1944 during operations at Sallenelles, France.
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer, he volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in Gilmour House Police Section House, Renfrew Road, Lambeth. Post war he resumed his Police duties retiring with the rank of Inspector.

O'CONNOR, G.

Marine O'Connor 46 Commando
Marine
PO/X3961
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Served in 'B' Troop.

Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 and WO392/7. 
[Image] 'B' Troop photo in 46RM Cdo Gallery.

O'ROURKE, J.T.

Marine O'Rourke 46 commando
Marine
PLY/X108792
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Served in 'B' Troop.

Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 and WO392/7. 
[Image] 'B' Troop photo in 46RM Cdo Gallery.

OGILVIE, N.

Marine
PLY/X.2753
46RM Commando
42RM Commando
Royal Marines

Post war member of the Commando Association from Burnley.
 
Sources
Commando Association Lost legions List 9.
List of RM Commandos provided by RY (former CA sec and CBF).

PALMER, Eric Charles Ernest

Lieutenant Colonel
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Acting Lieutenant Colonel Eric Palmer, Officer Commanding 41RM Commando, was appointed D.S.O. in recognition of his gallant and distinguished service during his Commando's landing at the breach in the dyke at Westkapelle, Walcheren, on 1 November 1944, and the successful attack and capture of the enemy battery  which had been causing considerable casualties in the landing area.

PARKER, John

Marine John Parker 46 Commando
Marine
PLY/X104531
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Parker died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller near the village of Hademstorf.
 

PICKERING, J.

Marine Pickering 46 Commando
Marine
PO/X13790
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Served in 'B' Troop.

Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 and WO392/7. 
[Image] 'B' Troop photo in 46RM Cdo Gallery.

PIERCE, Barry Walter

Captain Barry Pierce 46 Commando
Captain
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Barry Pierce, 'Y' troop, died during operations at the River Aller in the vicinity of the village of Hademstorf.  
 
Sources
CWGC.
The book A Plain Russet-Coated Captain by Capt John Day 45RM Cdo.
CVA Gallery image of his headstone.

REED, Oliver William

Corporal
PO/X.2049
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Corporal Oliver Reed received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe.

Sources
London Gazette 37464, page 911.
 

RENNIE, William

Marine
PO/X 105943
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Marine William Rennie was awarded the MM for distinguished service whilst attached to the Allied Armies in the invasion operations in North West Europe.

RIDER, Leonard George

Known as: 
Lenny
Mne Leonard Rider 46RM Commando
Marine
CH/X 107771
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Leonard Rider, a former dockyard worker from Barking, died in Germany during operations at the River Rhine crossing near Wesel.

SACHS, Herbert

Served as : 
SEYMOUR, Herbert
Private
6305471
No 10 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Herbert Sachs was of the Jewish Faith and served under an alias of Herbert Seymour in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando.

SAUNDERS, Lionel

Marine
CH/X 102358
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Lionel Saunders was captured and a prisoner of war 11 June 1944 during operations at Rots and Le Hamel, Normandy.
 
Sources
German Record Cards of British PoWs / National Archives files WO416/320/12.
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111. 

SCULLION, James Patrick

Corporal James Scullion 46 Commando
Corporal
CH/X 104842
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal James Scullion, 'Z' troop, was awarded the MM for bravery and great devotion to duty whilst operating with the Allied Armies in North-West Europe.
 
Source 
London Gazettes Supp. 37127, page 3090.
 

SKEATH, Norman Albert

Acting Temporary Sergeant
PO/X 105444
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Norman Skeath received a Mention in Despatches for good service with the 21st Army Group.
 
Sources
London Gazette 37251, page 4440.
 

SMALL, J

Lance Corporal Small 46 Commando
Lance Corporal
PLY/X104915
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Lance Corporal Small, 'B' Troop, was captured and a prisoner of war 11 June 1944 during operations at Rots and Le Hamel, France.

SMILES, Thomas Browell

Lieutenant
Holding Operational Commando
Royal Marines
25 November 1944 Temporary Second Lieutenant, Royal Marines.
April 1945 Temporary Lieutenant, Holding Commando.
Post war member of the Commando Association from Newcastle on Tyne. They record he also served in 46RM and 47RM Commandos.

Sources
Navy Lists / Quarterly / July 1945.

STOKES, Samuel

Samuel Stokes 46 Commando
Corporal
PLY/X106179
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Corporal Samuel Stokes, 'X' Troop, was captured and a prisoner of war 25 August 1944 during operations at Beuzeville, France. Post war member of the Commando Association from the West Midlands.

SUTTON, John Ormerod

John Sutton 47RM Commando
Temporary Lieutenant
PLY/X 111543
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
John Ormerod Sutton joined the Royal Marines aged 18 from Bradfield College under the 'Y' Scheme for potential RN/RM Officer commissions. In September 1944 he was posted to the Holding Operational Commando of Commando Group as a Temporary Second Lieutenant immediately before joining 47RM Commando. He served in 47RM Commando until 26 July 1945.

SYMONDS, Idwal Eric

Idwal Symonds 46 Commando
Marine
CH/X 108778
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Idwal Symonds was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, Normandy, on 11 June 1944. 
 
Sources
Prisoners of War Records / National Archives files ADM201/111.
The Story of 46RM Commando by Capt. P.K.W. Johnson RM.

TAYLOR, Eric

Eric Taylor 46RM Commando
Corporal
PO/X 4088
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Eric Taylor enlisted into the Royal Marines in 1939. After his training he served on HMS Suffolk from the 3rd April 1940 to the 3rd January 1941. After this he served on board HMS Malaya from the 6th August 1941 to the 13th December 1943. 
 
He served in 46RM  Commando from the 15th January 1944 until the 20th July 1945.

TEAGUE, Bryan John

Captain Teague 46RM Commando
Captain
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Bryan Teague, 'Z' troop, died during operations at Sallenelles, Normandy. He had previously received a C.-in C.'s certificate.
 
Sources
CWGC
The Story of 46 Commando Royal Marines by Capt Johnson RM.
 

TEAR, Walter Wilfred

Marine
CH/X 106237
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Walter Tear received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe.
 
Sources
London Gazette 37464, page 911.
This Archives Nominal Roll for 46RM Cdo.

TITMUSS, William George

Sergeant
PO/X 106621
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant William Titmuss received a Mention in Despatches for good services with the 21st Army Group. [1]. He had served in 'S' Troop of 47RM Commando [2] and this unit (47RM Cdo.) is also reflected in the Commando Association newsletter announcing his death [3]
 
Sources

VARDY, Thomas

Mne Tom Vardy MM 46RM Commando
Marine
PLY/X 103900
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Thomas Vardy MM, died during operations at the River Aller crossing.
 

VOGEL, Egon

Served as : 
VILLIERS, Ernest Robert
Sergeant
6436356
No 10 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Ernest Robert Villiers, birth name Egon Vogel, was of the Jewish Faith and died during operations at the River Rhine crossing. He served  under an alias of Ernest Robert Villiers in 3 troop, also known as  'X' troop, of No.10 Inter Allied Commando but was attached at the time of his death to 46RM Commando. 

WEARING, David John

Lieutenant David Wearing 46 Commando
Lieutenant
PLY/X 109403
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant David Wearing was killed during the River Rhine crossing near Wesel [1][2].

Educated at Oulton High School, Liverpool where he was captain of the school rugby team.  A keen rock climber he was employed at the ICI Factory in Runcorn before enlisting in 1943 [3].

WHITAKER, James

Known as: 
Jimmie
Cpl James Whitaker 46RM Commando
Corporal
CH/X 102296
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal James Whitaker, 'S' troop, died during operations at Rots and Le Hamel, France. [1][2].
 

WILD, R.

Company Sergeant Major
CH/X114473
41RM Commando
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Sources
List of RM Commandos provided by RY (former CA Sec and CBF).
 

WOOLLAM, George Arthur

Lt George Woollam 46RM Commando
Lieutenant
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Lieutenant George Woollam died in an accident whilst serving at the Commando Basic Training Centre. The death certificate states he died of a fractured skull at the North British Aluminium Company's Works [view....]
  • 46RM Commando from 1943 onwards.

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