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46RM Commando

  • On 1 August 1943 the 9th RM Battalion was redesignated 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

The nominal roll of those who served in No.46 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines, 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

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.)
 

ANDERSON, Albert

Marine
EX/3975
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Albert Anderson died during operations at Beuzeville, Normandy. Originally buried in Beuzeville before being re-interred on 17 October 1945 at Ranville War Cemetery. Son of Philip and Mary Ellen Anderson, of Northwich, Cheshire.

ATHERTON, Joseph

Corporal
PLY/X103460
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Joseph Atherton died during operations at Pont L'Eveque, Normandy. Son of Joseph and Ann J. Atherton, of Lower Ince, Lancashire; husband of Mary Atherton, of Lower Ince.

ATHERTON, William Temperley

Marine William Atherton 46 Commando
Marine
PLY/X 111533
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine William Atherton, 'B' troop, died during operations at Normandy, France. He was in a patrol that came under heavy mortar fire after being sent to occupy a farm house, La Grande Ferme du Buisson, at Sallenelles [1][2][4].

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.

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 received at Sallenelles, France. Son of Barnett and Rebecca Bailey, of Leeds, Yorkshire.

BANFIELD, Edward

Marine
CH/X104501
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Post war member of the Commando Association from Goring by Sea, Sussex.
 
Source
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 109 (Sept.1999).
List of RM Commandos provided by RY (former CA Sec and CBF).
 

BEGBIE, William Bell

Sgt Begbie 46RM Commando
Sergeant
PO/X106667
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant William Begbie, 'Y' troop, died during operations at Rots and Le Hamel, France. William was adopted as a young boy by James and Elizabeth Begbie from Dunoon.

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. Post war member of the Commando Association from Bexley, Kent.
 
Sources

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).

BLACKHAM, Albert

Albert Blackham 46RM Commando
Marine
PLY/X 110193
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Albert Blackham, from Birmingham, served in the Commandos from May 1944 until September 1945. He was wounded on 29 April 1945 during operations at the River Elbe.

BRADLEY, Verdun Gregson

Marine
EX/849
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Verdun Bradley died during operations at the River Elbe crossing in Germany. Originally buried at Lauenburg before being re-interred on 23 May 1947 at Hamburg Cemetery. Son of Willie Bradley, and of Mary Bradley, of Cowling, Yorkshire.

BRIERLEY, Samuel Wesley

Marine
PLY/X108818
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Post war member of the Commando Association from Salford, Greater Manchester.
 
Source
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 109 (Sept.1999).
List of RM Commandos provided by RY (former CA Sec and CBF).

BROOKS, William Elias

William Elias Brooks 46RM Commando
Corporal
CH/X103886
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal William Brooks, 'B' troop, died during operations at Rots and Le Hamel, France. Son of George Elias and Annie Sarah Brooks, of Clapton, London.
 
Sources
CWGC,

BURROWS, Derrick Trevor

Lieutenant
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Derrick Burrows, 'Y' troop, was killed whilst administering morphia to a wounded marine. His Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller near Hademstorf where he was originally buried before being re-interred at Becklingen on 21 August 1946.

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.

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].

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].

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.  

BUTTRESS, Reginald Arthur

CSM Reginald Buttress 46RM Commando
Troop Sergeant Major
CH/X104815
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Troop Sergeant Major Reginald Buttress,  'A'  troop, died during operations on Hill 112 at Dozule, France. Son of Arthur and Winifred A. Buttress, of Folkestone.
 

Sources
CWGC.

CANTLAY, Stanley Dalziel

Corporal
CH/X116216
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Stanley Cantlay died during operations at the River Rhine crossing near Wesel, Germany. Son of William Leith Cantlay and Alice Mary Cantlay, of Burnside, Lanarkshire.

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.

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 the River Rhine crossing near Wesel. He has no known grave. Son of Robert and A. Cook, of Birmingham.
 

COOPER, Samuel

Samuel Cooper MM 46 Commando
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 [1][2]
Recommendation

COYLE, Michael

Marine Michael Coyle 46 Commando
Marine
CH/X112108
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Michael Coyle died during operations at Beuzeville, France. Originally buried in Beuzeville before being re-interred on 17 October 1945 at Ranville War Cemetery. Son of Patrick Coyle and of Anne Coyle (nee Keany), of Glasgow.

CUNDALL, Arthur

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

Marine Arthur Cundall died in Germany. His Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller near Hademstorf where he was buried before being re-interred at Becklingen on 21 August 1946.

DAVIDSON, George

Mne George Davidson 46RM Commando
Marine
PO/X107106(T)
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine George Davidson died during operations at Rots and Le Hamel, France. Son of John and Mary Aimes Davidson; husband of Marion Davidson, of Fallin, Stirlingshire.

DAVIES, John Charles

TSM John Charles Davies 46 Commando
Troop Sergeant Major
EX/1129
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Troop Sergeant Major John Davies, 'Y' troop, died in Germany. His Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller near Hademstorf where he was originally buried before being re-interred at Becklingen on 21 August 1946. Mentioned in Despatches for good service with the 21st Army Group.

DENTON, Harry

Sgt Denton 46RM Commando
Sergeant
PO/X2389
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Harry Denton, 'B' troop, died during operations at Pont L'Eveque, Normandy. He also served for a period leading up to D Day on the staff of the Commando Mountain Warfare Training Centre (CMWTC) at St. Ives.
 

DEWBERRY, Charles William

Mne Charles William Dewberry 46RM Commando
Newspaper report on death of Marine Dewberry
Marine
CH/X113021
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on war service
Marine Charles Dewberry, 'A' troop, died at the Royal West Sussex Hospital Chichester from injuries received in an accidental fall. Son of Charles David and Maud Sarah Dewberry, of Clapton, London [1][2]. 

DONALDSON, Charles Harvey

Charles Donaldson 46 Commando
Marine
CH/X109019
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Charles Donaldson died of wounds during operations at the River Rhine crossing, Germany. Son of Helen Donaldson, of Auchterarder, Perthshire.
Extract from the Perthshire Advertiser 4th April 1945.

DONNELLY, Peter

Marine
PO/X121745
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Peter Donnelly died in Germany. His Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller near Hademstorf where he was buried before being re-interred at Becklingen on 21 August 1946. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Donnelly, of Bamber Bridge, Lancashire.
 

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. Son of Charles William and Edith Constance Downs, of Abbey Wood, Kent.

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. Sam was originally buried in a joint grave with Marine Leonard Rider at Xanten, Germany, before both being re-interred together 12 November 1946 at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

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].

FACEY, Robert

Robert Facey 46 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. Robert was employed before the war as a Colliery Loader (below ground). He married Freda only seven weeks prior to his death.

FARGHER, John P.

John Fargher 46RM Commando
Marine
CH/X104144
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Fargher died in France during operations at Beuzeville, France. Son of George Hugh and Helen Fargher, of Ulverston, Lancashire. Originally buried in Beuzeville before being re-interred on 17 October 1945 at Ranville War Cemetery.

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 during operations in Germany [1][2][3].
Shot by a sniper 13 April 1945; died of wounds in hospital in Hanover [4].
1939 single and residing at 81 Victoria Street, Bradford. Employed as an Apprentice Tailor [5].

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 died during operations at Beuzeville, France. Originally buried in Beuzeville before being re-interred on 17 October 1945 at Ranville War Cemetery. Son of Albert and Christina Fyvie, of Bucksburn, Aberdeenshire. 

GARLICK, Reuben William

Reuben Garlick 46 Commando
Corporal
PLY/X103931
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Reuben Garlick, 'A' troop, died during operations at Rots and Le Hamel, France. Son of William George and Ellen Garlick, of Daglingworth, Gloucestershire.
Account by Mne. A.W. Pettey, 'A' troop.

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.

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.

HARRIS, Ian Walter

Ian Walter Harris MM 10 Commando
Birth name: 
Hans Hajos
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].

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.

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

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.

HOUGHTON, Frederick Alexander

Sergeant
PLY/X 104900
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Frederick Houghton died during operations at Beuzeville, France. Originally buried in Beuzeville before being re-interred on 17 October 1945 at Ranville War Cemetery. Son of Harriet Houghton, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire.

JAMES, William John

Marine
PLY/X 106783
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William James died during operations at Beuzeville, France. Originally buried in Beuzeville before being re-interred on 17 October 1945 at Ranville War Cemetery. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. James, of Plymouth.

JEFFCOCK, F.

Marine
PO/X 114730T
46RM Commando
41RM Commando
Royal Marines

Served in 46RM Commando. Dispersed from 41RM Commando in 1946.

Sources

List of RM Commandos provided by RY (former CA Sec and CBF).
41RM Cdo. War Diary 1946 entry in Appx. 'G', admin. instruction 17 'Dispersal of 41RM Commando' 20 Feb 1946.

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.

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.
 

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

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.
 

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, Second-in-Command, died during operations at Beuzeville, France. Originally buried in Beuzeville before being re-interred on 17 October 1945 at Ranville War Cemetery.

LUNN, Charles Frederick

Mne Lunn 46RM Commando
Marine
CH/X 108564
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Charles Lunn, 'X' troop, during operations at Beuzeville, France. Originally buried in Beuzeville before being re-interred on 17 October 1945 at Ranville War Cemetery. Son of Sidney Thomas Lunn and Florence Susan Lunn, of Morden, Surrey.

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.

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
Training Centres
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Peter Francis McCarthy, No.4 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the combined attack on Dieppe [1][1a]

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.

O'CONNOR, George Oliver

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. 
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/275/387 (Stalag 12A).
[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).

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. His Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller near Hademstorf where he was buried before being re-interred at Becklingen on 21 August 1946. Son of Edward Thomas Parker and Margaret Ann Parker, of Kirkdale, Liverpool.
 

PICKERING, James

Marine Pickering 46 Commando
Marine
PO/X113790
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Served in 'B' Troop.

Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 and WO392/7. 
German Record Cards of British Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO416/290/22.

[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 in Germany. His Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller near Hademstorf where he was originally buried before being re-interred at Becklingen on 21 August 1946. Son of Maj. W. M. Pierce, M.C., Royal Artillery, and Junr.

PIZEY, James General

Mne James Pizey 46RM Commando
Marine
PO/X 101436
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine James Pizey died during operations at Beuzeville, France. Originally buried in Beuzeville before being re-interred on 17 October 1945 at Ranville War Cemetery. Son of Henry and Mary Elizabeth Pizey; husband of Beatrice May Pizey, of Bedminster, Bristol.

PONSFORD, John William

Marine John Ponsford 46 Commando
Marine
CH/X 104504
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Ponsford died during operations at Beuzeville, France. Originally buried in Beuzeville before being re-interred on 17 October 1945 at Ranville War Cemetery.

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.

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

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.

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, John

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

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

SMALLMAN, Joseph Stevens

Marine
CH/X 108581
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Joseph Smallman, 'B' Troop, died during operations at Beuzeville, France. Originally buried in Beuzeville before being re-interred on 17 October 1945 at Ranville War Cemetery. Son of John and Elizabeth, brother of Kenneth, of 31 Haigh Road, Bedlington.
 

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.

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.

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. 
 

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

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.

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.

WHITAKER, James

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].
 

WHYTE, John

Marine John 'Jack' Whyte 46RM Commando
Marine
CH/X114434
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Post war member of the Commando Association from Dundee.
 
Source
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 109 (Sept.1999).
List of RM Commandos provided by RY (former CA Sec and CBF).
[Image] His daughter Susan Reilly.

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).
 

WILLIAMS, C.R.

Corporal
PLY/X108791
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Post war member of the Commando Association from Penarth, Glamorgan.
 
Source
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 109 (Sept.1999).
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, Achnacarry. Son of Henry and Jane E. Woollam, of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent.

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