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'Lofoten Islands - Operation Claymore'

Tuesday, March 4, 1941

Location

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

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

'Vaagso - Operation Archery'

Saturday, December 27, 1941

Location

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

Vaagso Norway

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

4 Commando

4 Commando
History of the Unit

No.4 Commando was formed on 23rd June 1940 and ‘commenced operations’ on 15th July the same year. On 22nd July 1940 the first full parade of No. 4 Commando was held in the old pavilion on the sea front at Weymouth and it was taken by the newly appointed Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. P. Legard. 

A partial nominal roll for Dieppe

The following list contain the names, ranks and numbers of the officers and men of No4 Commando who participated. It also includes some from No 10 (IA) Commando Free French  and 'X' troop, and others including some US Rangers, who were attached to the Commandos for the raid.
It does not contain those from No 3 Commando and 40RM Commando as no such full list of names has been found. 
 

ALLARD, Camille

No 10 Commando
No 4 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Camille Allard, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations in the Netherlands.
 

ALLEN, W.

No 4 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Lance Sergeant W. Allen, 'C' Troop was wounded during operations in Normandy, France.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
Linked Content below.
 

ANDERSON, Andrew, P.

No 4 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Private Andrew Anderson, 'C' Troop was wounded on 15 August 1944 during operations in France.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/81.
Obituaries.
Linked Content below.
 

ASPDEN, Jack

No 9 Commando
Royal Artillery & Loyal Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lance Bombardier Jack Aspden was one of the Commando contingent on board ML 267 for the raid at St. Nazaire. The launch was hit by enemy fire and sank. Eight of the 11 Commandos, and all bar 5 of the RN crew,  on board were killed [1a]. Jack Aspden was taken prisoner of war and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland [2].

BAILEY, Lionel James

No 4 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Lionel Bailey, 'C' troop, died during operations at Normandy, France.

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

BALL, Joseph

Funeral of Fus. Joseph Ball No 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Irish Fusiliers
Died on war service

Fusilier Joseph Ball was shot and killed in circumstances that remain to this day somewhat lacking of any official acount.  It is believed that the fatal shot was fired by a patrol of the Dutch Navy.

Photos of his funeral are in our gallery.  [Go to gallery.]

BARRASS, Nicholas William

No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Bradford Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Nicholas Barrass died during operations in Holland. Whilst engaged in a house clearance at Flushing he was killed by a sniper who fired from an adjacent building. Commissioned from the ranks as Second Lieutenant on 2 October 1943.

BOUCHER-MYERS, Bertram William Sydney

Major Boucher-Myers 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteers)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Mentioned in Despatches
Bertram Boucher-Myers took part in the Lofoten and Dieppe raids receiving a MiD for the the latter [1], after which he was posted to the Staff College at Camberley. In 1946 he served with the East Lancs in India during their transition to independence. In 1949 he was posted to the military mission in Greece followed by a 2 year attachment to the Sudan Army.

BRAY, A.S.

No 4 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Private A.S. Bray, 'C' Troop was wounded on 15 August 1944 during operations in France.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/81.
Linked Content below.

BROOKING, Alfred Edwin

Private Fred Brooking 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Private Alfred 'Fred' Brooking was one of a group of early volunteers for No 4 Commando, serving in 'G' and later 'B' troop [1].  He took part in almost all their raids and operations throughout the war.  Our Gallery contains images of him back from the Lofoten Raid and he is also named on the nominal roll for those from No 4 Commando who took part in Operation Jubilee at D

BURKE, Anthony John

No 4 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Lieutenant Anthony Burke was wounded on 7 November 1944 during operations in North Western Europe (Operation Infatuate) [1]
31 October 1942 commissioned Second Lieutenant [2].
24 July 1946 relinquished commission on grounds of disability [3].

BURNESS, Michael Frederick

No 4 Commando
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Michael Burness died during operations at Normandy on D Day. 
 
His brother 129290 Lt. Arthur Donald Burness also died serving with the Royal Artillery,  attd. 661 A.O.P. Sqdn. Royal Air Force.
 
Source: CWGC
 

BURT, Hutchison

Hutchison Burt 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Hutchison Burt, 'E' Troop, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in Normandy [1].
  • 23 April 1942 commissioned 2/Lt. from the rank of Warrant Officer Class 11 (S. Gds) [2].
Sources

BYRNE, Patrick Joseph

No 4 Commando
Irish Guards
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Patrick Byrne, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe [1].
Recommendation

CARR, Edward Lionel Knyvet Augustus

Captain Carr MC 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Captain (E.L.K.A.) Knyvet Carr, Heavy Weapons Troop, was awarded the M.C.[1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Flushing on the 1st November 1944 [2]. He remained in service with the Royal Artillery post war retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on 20 July 1974 [3].
 

CHITTY, John Albert

No 4 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Lance Sergeant John Chitty, 'C' troop and a veteran of the Dieppe raid, died by drowning during a training exercise codenamed Exercise Brandyball. This was a mock seaborne raid on cliffs near Zennor, St Ives, Cornwall known as The Brandys.
 

CLARKE, Charles Thomas Alexander Carlos

Sandy Carlos Clarke No 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
North Somerset Yeomanry
'Sandy' Carlos Clarke was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on the 12th October 1940 [1]. He did his training at Achnacarry in late 1943 after which he joined No 4 Commando and fought with them at Normandy being wounded shortly after D Day and evacuated back to the UK.  After he had recovered from his wounds he rejoined No 4 Commando and took part in the Walcheren campaign.

CLEAVELEY, Francis, G.

Francis Cleaveley 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Private Francis Cleaveley was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/52 and WO417/94.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.

COULSON, Garnett

No 4 Commando
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sapper Garnett Coulson died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 268.
 

COULSON, Leonard Nickson

Captain Len Coulson 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Durham Light Infantry | Royal Pioneer Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Temporary Major Leonard Coulson was awarded the M.C. [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Normandy on 6 June 1944 and the days following it [2].
 

On the 21st September 1954 he was promoted Major in the Royal Pioneer Corps [3].

CRAIG, George McKinlay

No 4 Commando
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Rifleman George Craig died of wounds sustained during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/76 and WO417/81.
 

CREW, John William

No 4 Commando
No 7 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Sergeant John Crew, No.7 Commando, known as 'Jack', was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war from 1 June 1941. He had served in No.4 Commando prior to embarking with No.7 Commando for the Middle East. Post war member of the Commando Association from Harpenden.
 
Sources

CROIZER, Robert

No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Robert Croizer, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 96, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

CUNNINGHAM, Harry

No 4 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Harry Cunningham, R.A.M.C. attached as Medical Orderly to No.4 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal [1] in recognition of gallantry of the highest order whilst accompanying leading troops during prolonged and bitter street fighting in the town of Flushing on the 1st November 1944 [2].
 
Sources

DALE, J.

No 4 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Private J. Dale received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe 19 August 1942.
Recommendation

DAWSON, Robert William Palliser

No 4 Commando
The Loyal Regt.
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Robert Dawson was one of the first subalterns to join No 4 Commando in 1940, later taking part in the Dieppe raid  as Captain of 'C' troop.  
  • 1943 promoted Major and 2nd in command of No 4 Commando replacing Major Derek Mills-Roberts who left to command No 6 Commando.
  • April 1943 Lord Lovat left No 4 Commando and Major Dawson became Commanding Officer.  

DIPLOCK, Anthony Bruce

No 4 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)

Lance Corporal Anthony Diplock was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, later found to have been wounded and prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Broadstairs, Kent.

DOBBS, Cyril

Cyril Dobbs MM 4 Commando
Montgomery and Cyril Dobbs
No 6 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Cyril Dobbs was awarded the Military Medal [1] for gallant and distinguished service during operations at the River Maas [2]. He also served in No. 4 Commando [3].
Recommendation
Unit No.6 Commando

DONKIN, Henry

No 4 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Henry Donkin, 'F' troop,  a veteran of Dunkirk, was shot and killed whilst engaging the enemy during operations at Flushing.
 
Sources
CWGC
The Fighting Fourth by Maj James Dunning.
 

DOUGLAS, W.

No 4 Commando
East Yorkshire Regiment

Private W. Douglas, 'C' Troop, was wounded on 6 June 1944 (remaining on duty) during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
Linked Content below.

DOUGLAS, Walter

No 4 Commando
East Yorkshire Regiment
Private Walter Douglas, 'C' Troop, was wounded on 6 june 1944 during operations at Normandy. He remained on duty. He died in an accident at work in 1946 after being released from military service.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.

DUMENOIR, Raymond

No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Raymond Dumenoir, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 7, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

DUNNING, James Edwin

Troop Sergeant Major Dunning
James Dunning 1992
No 4 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Royal West Kent / Royal Hampshire
James Dunning was one of the original volunteers for No. 4 Commando. Promoted Troop Sergeant Major he took part in the Lofoten Islands and Dieppe raids  before being commissioned Second Lieutenant on the 22nd May 1943. He then served as an instructor at the Commando Basic Training Centre.

DUNNING-WHITE, John Michael

1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
No 9 Commando
8th Hussars
Mentioned in Despatches

Lieuetenant Colonel John Michael Dunning-White served in 1 Special Service Brigade, No.9 Commando and No.4 Commando. He received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Italy.

ELMS, Frank

Lieutenant Frank Elms 6 Commando
Frank Elms and his wife Joan on wedding day
No 4 Commando
Northamptonshire Regiment
Northampton Borough Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Second Lieutenant Frank Elms died during operations at Normandy, France.
A serving Police Officer in Northampton he volunteered for the Armed Forces in 1941 serving in the Royal Air Force before joining the Commandos.
Extract from the No 4 Commando War Diary

FAIRBRIDGE, A.F.H.

No 4 Commando
No 7 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers

Fusilier Fairbridge served in No.4 Commando before embarking with Layforce for the Middle East. He was reported missing during operations at Cyrenaica on 20 April 1941 (Bardia Raid) later found to be a prisoner of war.

FARRINGTON, John Beddell

John Beddell Farrington
No 4 Commando
'Layforce'
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Lance Corporal John Farrington was reported missing on 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete with Layforce. He was held as a prisoner in both Germany and Poland, and later awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) for his numerous escapes from different camps.
Citation

FINNEY, William

No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Trooper William Finney was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe.

FINNIS, Leslie

No 4 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Private Leslie Finnis was wounded during operations in North West Europe 1944.
 
Source
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 /National Archives file WO417/77.
 

FLESCH, Raymond

No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Raymond Flesch, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 153, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

FLOWERS, Dennis

No 4 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Bronze Lion (Netherlands)
Lance Sergeant Dennis Flowers was awarded the Bronze Lion conferred by Her Majesty The Queen of the Netherlands for his gallant and distinguished service during operations at Flushing, Holland, on 1st November 1944.
 
Sources
London Gazette 38018, page 3322.
National Archives file WO373/144/497.

FLYNN, John

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

FOURER, Lucien

No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Lucien Fourer, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 99, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

FRASER, George

LSgt George Fraser MM No 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Lovat Scouts
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant George Fraser MM, 'A' troop, died during operations at Normandy [1].
 
Recommendation for Military Medal

FUSSELL, Peter Lincoln

Peter Fussell 1 Special Service Brigade
No 4 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Private Peter Fussell served in No 4 Commando, 'F' troop, and took part in operations at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. Later that year he moved to 1 Special Service Brigade HQ (Clerks) [1] and [2].
 
Post war he was commissioned and retired as a Major in the R.A.O.C. 
 

GILCHRIST, Donald Johnston

No 4 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Donald Gilchrist was serving as a Captain in the Cameronians when he volunteered for the Commandos. After acceptance he went to the Commando Depot at Achnacarry in February/March 1942 and successfully completed his training after which he was retained there as an Instructor.

GOFF, Samuel Watson

Samuel Goff 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Samuel Goff, 'C' troop, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, was reported wounded and missing during operations in Normandy, later reported died of wounds.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/80 (2 reports).
Linked Content below.
 

GULVIN, Peter James

No 4 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Peter Gulvin died of wounds sustained during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/76/77.
 

GUMPERTZ, Kurt Wilhelm

No 10 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Kurt Gumpertz died during operations in Normandy with No 4 Commando.  He served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Kenneth Graham. 
 

HAIG-THOMAS, David

No 4 Commando
No 14 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant David Haig-Thomas,  No. 4 Commando 'C' troop, died during operations at Normandy on D Day. [1].
  • Appointed to 1 troop No.14 Commando on 3 December 1942 on formation of the unit. No.1 troop was the canoe troop. [2].

HARPER, Stanley Eric

Stanley Eric Harper 7 Commando
Harper 7 Commando
No 7 Commando
Royal Engineers
Sapper Stanley Harper was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war. he had previously served in No.4 Commando.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/30.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

HATHAWAY, Henry, C.

Henry Hathaway 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps

Rifleman Henry Hathaway was wounded on 10 August 1944 during operations in France. Post war member of the Commando Association from Troon, Ayrshire.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/80.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 84 issued March 1987.
 

HILL, Joseph

No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Joseph Hill, born Gateshead, was attested into the Royal Artillery on 11 April 1928 aged 16. During WW2 he volunteered for the Commandos and was attached to No.4 Commando.
 
Sources
Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942.
Commando Association membership No. 9036.

HILLS, Robert Edward

No 4 Commando
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Staff Sergeant Robert Hills was wounded on 10 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Nottingham.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/79 (2 reports).
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 83 issued Sept. 1986.
 

HINDE, Albert Leslie

No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Bombardier Albert Hinde from Sheffield died as a result of an accident in Scotland. He was attested into the Royal Artillery on 17 February 1930 and had served in India and later at Dunkirk with the British expeditionary Force. After joining No.4 Commando he took part in the Lofoten Islands raid.

HOODLESS, Donald Samuel

No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Lance Corporal Donald Hoodless, 'C' troop and a veteran of the Dieppe raid, died by drowning during a training exercise codenamed Exercise Brandyball. This was a mock seaborne raid on cliffs near Zennor, St Ives, Cornwall known as The Brandys.
 

HULOT, Leopold Hyacinthe

Lt Leopold Hulot
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Leopold Hulot, a citizen of France, had served as 2 i/c of 10 Commando 8 troop, and the French troop of No 4 Commando in WW2. Post war in 1948 he died of wounds during French operations in Indo China.
 
Mort pour la France
 
Sources
CommandoKieffer website

HUMPHRIES, A.E.R.

No 4 Commando
Grenadier Guards

Corporal Humphries was wounded on 6 June 1944 at Normandy, France, and again on 1 November 1944 during operations at Flushing, Holland. 

Sources
Casualty Records / National Archives files WO417/77 and WO417/85.

HUNTER-GRAY, John Simon

John Simon Hunter-Gray 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant John Hunter-Gray was awarded the M.C. [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Flushing on the 1st November 1944 [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 36994, page 1542.
[2] National Archives file WO373/52/673.

IVISON, Henry George

No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner Henry George Ivison was wounded and taken prisoner of war during operations at Dieppe, France [1][1a][4].
  • 8 January 1940 attested at Kingston into the Honourable Artillery Company, 11th Regiment RHQ [2][3].
  • 18 July 1940 attached to No.4 Commando [2].
Sources

JONES, Harold

Harold Jones RM
Brigade Signals
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Marine (Acting Temororary Corporal) Harold Jones, 4 Commando Brigade Signal Troop, was awarded the MM for "gallantry, determination and great devotion to duty during assault operations at  Walcheren and Flushing whilst attached to No 4 Commando. "

KENDRICK, Percy George

47RM Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Percy Kendrick, RAMC attached 47RM Commando, was awarded the Military Medal [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during the assault on Port-en-Bessin on 7 June 1944. [2]. He was the 'X' Troop Medical Orderly [3].
 

KENNETT, Kenneth Cecil

Kenneth Kennett 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Engineers
1 May 1939 enlisted into the Royal Engineers.
1940 serving 208 Field Coy, RE (B.E.F.) reported missing France, later found to have been evacuated back to UK.
21 July 1940 attached No.4 Commando.
11 November 1940 attached 3 Special Service Battalion.
22 February 1941 attached No.4 Commando.

KERR, John

No 4 Commando
Former Corporal Johnny Kerr collapsed and died at the wheel of his car.  
 
Sources
CA Newsletter 35 issued Sept. 1962.
Email from Mark Johnson ref. Larment  who was in 4 Cdo and friend of Johnny Kerr.
 

KIEFFER, Phillippe

Phillippe Kieffer
No 10 Commando
French Fusiliers Marins
Military Cross (MC)
Captain (Commandant) Phillippe Kieffer, Officer Commanding the French Detachment, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations in Normandy.
 
Recommendation

KINET, Henry Robert Lawrence

No 10 Commando
No 4 Commando
No.10 (IA) Commando French troop attached No.4 Commando.
Post war 1946, working oil industry Lagos, Nigeria.
1966 working Tokyo,  Japan.
Listed in obituaries of March 1972 newsletter, died Lima, Peru*.
 
 [Source: Commando Association newsletters 3, 43, and 54*].
 

KING, Peter Frederick

No 4 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Peter King was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in NW Europe [1].
  • 3 July 1944 (Sergeant) (Acting TSM 'C' Troop) granted an Immediate Emergency Commission [2][2a].
  • 21 December 1949 relinquishes his commission [3].

KOONS, Franklin Marion

No 4 Commando
US Rangers 1st Bn.
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Franklin Koons, 1st US Ranger Bn., United States Army, aged 23 and from Swea City, Iowa, was attached to No.4 Commando for Operation Jubilee at Dieppe, France on 19 August 1942. He was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry and admirable leadership during the operation.
 
Sources

LAING, David

Sgt Laing 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant David Laing, 'E' troop, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, died during operations at Normandy.

LARMENT, Henry Frederick

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

LAUX, Pierre

Pierre Laux 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Pierre Laux died during operations at Flushing, Holland.
 
A full report after the operation records the following under 3 Troop, page 24:

LEMOIGNE, Jean

No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Jean LeMoigne, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 181, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

LETANG, Jean

No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Jean Letang, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 105, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

LION, Robert

Capt. Lion 10 Commando
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Robert Lion, Medical Officer, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 193, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Normandy.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

LISTER, Dudley Stuart

Dudley Stuart Lister MC
No 10 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Colonel Dudley Lister MC, a veteran of World War One, was Commanding Officer of three different commando units in WW2. An international sportsman his forte was boxing. He had been Army heavyweight champion and had represented Great Britain in the Golden Gloves contest in Madison Squuare Gardens, New York, before the war [1].

LOCKETT, Jeffrey Gordon

No 4 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Royal Leicestershire Regiment, 7th Bn.
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Served as a Gunner in a TA Royal Artillery unit from 2 September 1939 until 31 May May 1940 when he began officer training in 162 OCTU [1]
21 September 1940 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Seaforths [2].

LOFI, Alexandre

Alexandre Lofi
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Military Cross (MC)
No.10 (IA) Commando 8 Troop (French).
March 1944 Officer Commanding 8 Troop after death of Captain Trepel [more....].
No.4 Commando French Troop.
Recommended for Military Cross: Awards Britain to Foreign.
Post war President of the French Branch of the Commando Association. 
 

LOGAN, Frank Allan

No 4 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Royal Engineers
Mentioned in Despatches
Order of Oranje Nassau with Swords (Netherlands)
Served in the 7th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment before volunteering for the Commandos in 1940. 
5 May 1942 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Corps of Royal Engineers [1].
London Gazette 1946 - Mentioned in Despatches (Temporary Captain) (Royal Engineers)  in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe [2].

LOVAT, Lord

No 4 Commando
Lovat Scouts
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Deputy Lieutenant (DL)
Justice of the Peace (JP)

Lord Lovat first enlisted in the Scots Guards in 1932, leaving the army in 1937. Two years later at the outbreak of war he rejoined the Army in the Lovat Scouts. Lord Lovat was part of a small but elite group of men who formed the idea of a Special Training Centre, agreed on the location, and devised and implemented a course of training once it was approved.

MACKENZIE, Alistair Campbell

No 4 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Lieutenant Alistair Mackenzie died in an accident at Troon.
 
Educated at Aberdeen Grammar School, he entered the University to take Economics, and became an enthusiastic member of the O.T.C., distinguishing himself in shooting. He took part in the Lofoten Islands raid.
 

MAHAN, Robert McK.

No 4 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
??

Fusilier Robert Mahan, 'C' Troop, was wounded on 6 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Teeside.

MARRON, Austin

No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Newcastle City Police
Corporal Marron, 'C' Troop, was wounded on 6 June 1944 (remaining on duty) during operations at Normandy, France. 
He was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing 85 Tamworth Road, Newcastle upon Tyne.
 
Sources

MARTIN, Donald Hugh

Donald Martin 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Norwich City Police
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Donald Martin, 1 Troop (formerly C Troop), received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe, specifically for his part during operations on the island of Schouwen, Holland. 
A serving Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake in 1942. 
 

MAYBURY, John

Original grave of Cpl Maybury 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Corporal John Maybury, 2 troop, was shot and killed during Operations Intemperate 1 and 2, against the German occupied island of Schouwen, Holland [1][2][3]
  • June 1944 (Lance Corporal) (No.4 Commando) wounded at Normandy [4].

MCCARTHY, Peter Francis

No 4 Commando
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Peter McCarthy was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe [1].
 
He is also named as serving at the CMWTC and attached at some stage to 46RM Commando. [2]. 
 
Sources

MCCUBBIN, Duncan Stuart

No 4 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Liverpool City Police
Duncan McCubbin served in 'C' Troop and 1 Troop. He volunteered for the Commandos as part of the police intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 20 Thurston Road Liverpool.

MCGUNNIGLE, William Mitchell Pollock

William McGunnigle
No 7 Commando
No 10 Commando
No 4 Commando
Highland Light Infantry
'B' Company, 6th Bn. HLI.
Volunteered for Commandos.
'G' Troop No.7 Commando.
HQ Troop No.10(IA) Commando.
'D' Troop No.4 Commando, Normandy.
Wounded 25 July 1944 Breville.
Emigrated to Canada post war.
Remembered at the National Field of Honour, Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada.
 
Sources

MCKAY, Donald Bell

No 4 Commando
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Second Lieutenant Donald Bell Mckay was commissioned on 19 April 1942 [1].
Named on a partial nominal roll in this archive as a Royal Engineers Lieutenant in No.4 Commando during the Dieppe raid on 19 August 1942.

MCVEIGH, Patrick

Patrick McVeigh DCM 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
The Loyal Regiment
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Lance Sergeant Patrick McVeigh, 'F' Troop,  was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe.
 

MEDDINGS, Sidney William

Sidney Meddings 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Corporal Sidney Meddings was wounded during operations in Western Europe (Flushing Holland). 
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 16 Sherrard Road, Manor Park. Post war member of the Commando Association.
Obituary by Henry Brown OBE

MENDAY, Ronald Philip

Captain Ronald Menday 4 Commando
Ronald Philip Menday
No 4 Commando
Highland Light Infantry
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Ronald Menday was second in command of No.4 Commando at Normandy on 'D' Day. Took command for a short period after Lt. Col. Dawson [more...] was wounded [1]
  • Commissioned Second Lieutenant May 1940 [2].

MERRY, Jack

Jack Merry in 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery

Bombardier Jack Merry served in 2 Troop, No.2 Commando and later in No.4 Commando.

Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 26 issued March 1958.
CVA Gallery image.
[Image] From the collection of Gnr. Reg Coy, No 2 Cdo., courtesy of his son Clive.
 

MESSANOT, Georges

George Messanot 10 Commando French
No 10 Commando
No 4 Commando
Free French Forces
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Georges Messanot, 2nd Battalion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no.71,  was awarded the Military Medal whilst attached to No.4 Commando during operations at Flushing, Holland.
Recommendation

MILLS-ROBERTS, Derek

No 6 Commando
Irish Guards
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Bar to the Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches

Born in 1908; educated at Liverpool College and Oxford University; worked for his father's firm of solicitors, 1935; joined Supplementary Reserve of Officers, Irish Guards, 1936; joined 1 Bn, Irish Guards, 1939-1942, and served in Norway; transferred to special services No 4 Commando, 1942; took part in Dieppe Raid, Aug 1942; Lt Col, 1943; Commanding Officer, No 6 Commando, North Africa, 1943;

MONCEAU, Yvan

Yvan Monceau 10 Commando French
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Yvan Monceau, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 173, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Flushing.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

MONTEAN, Jean

LCpl Jean Montean 10 Commando
No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Jean Montean, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 112, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Flushing.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

MOSS, John

No 4 Commando
The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Killed in action or died of wounds

John Moss, serving under the alias of Taylor, died during operations at Dieppe.

MULLANIFF, John

John 'Jack' Mullaniff 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Corporal John Mullaniff, known as Jack, served in No.4 Commando taking part in the Dieppe raid and the Normandy landings.
 
Extract from the Lancashire Post

"The 'Chief' dies aged 88
Published: 09:45 Friday 18 January 2008
They called him "Chief" until the end.

MULLARD, Sidney John

No 4 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
??
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Sidney Mullard was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe [1][2].
  • 27 July 1945 commissioned Second Lieutenant (Camerons) [3].
  • 1948 first Honorary Secretary of the new Birmingham branch of the Commando Association. Remained as such for many years [4].

MULLEN, Brian Joseph

No 4 Commando
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Brian Mullen died during operations at Normandy on DDay. A talented artist and photographer LCpl Mullen had previously taken part in the Lofoten and Dieppe raids. 

MUNNS, Leonard Cyril

No 4 Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Leicester City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Leonard Munns died during operations at Normandy, France.
The son of Mrs. E. J. Munns, of Leicester, Leonard was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 Leonard was a Probationary Police Constable residing at 83 Checketts Road, Leicester.
 
Sources

NAYLOR, Howard

No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Nottingham Constabulary
Lance Corporal Howard Naylor was wounded on 10 June 1944 (remaining on duty) during operations in Normandy France.
A serving Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Officer, single, and residing with his family at 11 Beech Avenue, Arnold, Nottingham.
 
Sources

NOTMAN, John

No 4 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Notman died during operations at Le Hauger, Normandy.
Extract from the Dumfries and Galloway Standard 
Published Saturday 15 July 1944

OLD, G.

No 4 Commando
King's Regiment

Private G. Old, 'C' Troop, was wounded on 8 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/77.
Image in Gallery of names in No.4 Commando 'C' troop.
 

OLIVER, Frederick Arthur John

Pte Frederick Oliver No 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Died in service
The exact circumstances of the death of Private Frederick Oliver are not fully known to this archive. He is listed as one of ten men from the 1st Bn. Duke of Wellington's Regiment who were wounded in Italy on the 8th October 1944, a further six being wounded on the 7th, 9th, and 10th [1]. However he is recorded as attached to No.4 Commando on the C.W.G.C.

PARK, John

No 4 Commando
Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Sergeant John Park was a veteran of the Dieppe raid. At the time of Sgt. Park's death units from his Commando were engaged on raids along the French coast (Hardtack raids). It is believed he may have drowned during one such raid at Gravelines, France.

PASQUALE, Joseph

Joe Pasquale 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Joseph Pasquale, a veteran of Dieppe, died when a mortar shell exploded near him during operations at Normandy on DDay.
 

PORTEOUS, Capt. Patrick Anthony, VC

No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Victoria Cross (VC)
Lieutenant (T/Captain) Patrick Anthony Porteous was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry during operations at Dieppe. 
 
During the later Normandy landings he commanded 'D' troop of No 4 Commando. He held the war substantive rank of Captain and was confirmed in the rank on the 26th August 1945.(1) 
 

PORTMAN, Irving

Bill Portman MM 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Engineers
Military Medal (MM)
Irving 'Bill' Portman, then a Lance Sgt.,  was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe. 

PRICE, John Edgar Dudley

John Edgar Dudley Price 4 Commando
J.E.D. Price 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Private John 'Jed' Price took part in Operation Claymore (Lofoten Islands), Operation Jubilee (Dieppe), and Operation Overlord (Normandy). Promoted Sergeant in 1944 after DDay to become the Pay Sergeant in the Administration Section of the Commando.

Post war 'Jed' , then residing in Troon, was the first Honorary Secretary of the Ayrshire Branch of the Commando Association.

REGAN, John Leslie

Lieutenant John Leslie Regan
No 1 Commando
Royal Artillery / Royal Welch Fusiliers / Royal Fusiliers
Mentioned in Despatches
John Regan was attested into the Royal Artillery in 1938 [1]
1939 transferred to the Royal Welch Fusiliers [2].
Volunteered for Special Service.
1943 received a Mention in Despatches as a Sergeant (attached SS Troops) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North Africa [3][*].

ROBERTS, Richard

No 4 Commando
Royal Scots
Royal Scots Fusiliers
George Medal (GM)
Private Richard Roberts,  'C' troop, No 4 Commando, was wounded on 8 June 1944 during operations in Normandy France [1].
1947 (Fusilier) (1st Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers) awarded the George Medal [2][2a].
Also served in the Korea War [3]
Recommendation for the George Medal

RODGERS, Joseph

No 4 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)

Private Joseph Rodgers was reported wounded and a prisoner of war 19 August 1942 after operations at Dieppe, France. Post war member of the Commando Association from Stalybridge, Cheshire.

RUPPE, Yvan

No 10 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Yvan Ruppe, 1st Batallion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no. 150, attached to No 4 Commando, died during operations at Flushing.
 
Mort pour la France.
 

RUSHTON, Edward Gordon

Edward Rushton 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Colne Police
Corporal Edward Rushton, 'F' Troop, was wounded in 1944 during operations in North West Europe.

A serving  Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 12 Crabtree Street, Colne.

SADLER, William Jack

No 4 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Sadler died in the UK of wounds received during operations at Normandy.
 
Sources
CWGC
Westminster Abbey Commando Roll of Honour file ref. National Archives DEFE/2/843.
 

SAERENS, Robert

CSM Robert Saerens MM
No 4 Commando
French Fusiliers Marins
Military Medal (MM)
Company Sergeant Major Robert Saerens serving in the French troop of No. 4 Commando was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry, leadership, and example.
 
Recommendation

SCANLON, George

No 4 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)

Sergeant George Scanlon, RAMC attached to No.4 Commando, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe. Post war George Scanlon, a resident of Troon, was an active member of the Troon and District Branch (later the Central Ayrshire Branch) of the Commando Association being their Honorary Secretary in 1951.

SCRIVENS, William Richard

Scrivens 4 Commando
No 4 Commando

Corporal William Scrivens served with No.4 Commando taking part in both the Normandy and Walcheren operations. Post war member of the Commando Association he collapsed during a rugby match at East Grinstead whilst captaining the Seaford Rugby team and died shortly afterwards.

SENEE, Jacques Pierre Antoine

Lt Jacques Senee 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Free French Forces
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Jacques Senee, a citizen of France, had served as part of the French troop of No 4 Commando in WW2. Post war in 1950 he died during French operations in Indo China.  [Source: Commando Association newsletter 11 issued Sep

SHAW, Frank

No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Frank Shaw, 'C' troop, died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.
 

SIEVEWRIGHT, John

No 4 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Sievewright, 'C' Troop, died during operations at Normandy, France, after volunteering to go forward to assist his seriously injured troop officer Captain Style.
 
Sources
CWGC.
The Fighting Fourth by Major James Dunning.
Linked Content below.
 

SKINGLEY, Sidney

No 4 Commando
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Sidney Skingley, 'C' troop, died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.
 

SMALLMAN, Sydney

Sydney Smallman 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Sydney Smallman died during operations at Normandy on DDay.

Sources
CWGC.
[Image] From family via Forum posting by Stephane Saint-Martin.

SMITH, Anthony, D.C.

No 4 Commando
Intelligence Corps
Lieutenant Anthony Smith was the Intelligence Officer for No. 4 Commando at Dieppe, and later Brigade Intelligence Officer, rank Acting Captain, 1st Special Service Brigade HQ at Normandy.
 

SMITH, Fred

No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Fred Smith died of wounds during operations at Normandy, France. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished service in Normandy."
 
Source
CWGC
London Gazette 36720, page 4474.
 

SPEECHLEY, William

No 7 Commando
Green Howards
Private William Speechley, No.7 Commando, was reported missing 20 April 1941 during operations at Cyrenaica.  Later found to have been captured and later transported to Stalag 344. Had earlier served in No.4 Commando. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Cambridgeshire.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/26 and WO417/95.

STANNACK, L.

No 7 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Engineers

Lance Corporal Stannack was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war. In 1943 he is reported as back in the UK no longer a prisoner.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/30.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

STOCKDALE, William Richard

No 4 Commando
Rifle Brigade (Prince Consorts Own)
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Troop Sergeant Major William Stockdale was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe. [1]
Recommendation

SUTTON, George Henry

George Sutton 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
East Yorkshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private George Sutton, from Hull, died during operations at Dieppe. In a letter to his parents Lord Lovat wrote, " Your son fought magnificently and died in the hour of victory. No man can do more. He is a credit to his Commando and his Country. " 
A former pupil of Scarborough Street School, he had been in the Army for over 2 years.

TAYLOR, P.V.C.

No 7 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1/7th Bn.

Lance Corporal Taylor, 3 Special Service Bn., was reported missing on 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. He was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 4A in Germany.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/28 and WO417/36.
Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO392/11.

TAYLOR, Thomas Christie

No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died in service
Private Thomas Taylor died in the UK; cause of death not known to this archive. 
Service
1930 attested into the Royal Artillery. 16 September 1934 to Army Reserve. 16 April 1939 rejoined from Army Reserve*.
9 April 1940 serving with 30 Field Regt., R.A. (British Expeditionary Force) reported as dangerously ill **.

THOMPSON, John Edwin

No 6 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Military Cross (MC)
Captain John Thompson, No.6 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished servce during operations in Normandy on 7 June 1944. He was in command of a force of three Troops that launched an attack against an enemy strongpoint at Amfreville. He also served in No.4 Commando.
  • 1956 appointed Headmaster of Keswick School.

TILLY, Stanley Victor

No 4 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Corporal Stanley Tilly, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, was wounded on 12 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France.
Post war member of the Commando Association, he unceasingly carried the Brighton Branch Association flag to every ceremony in Normandy so as to show a British Flag among the many French Pennants.
 
Sources

TUCKER, George Arthur

No 4 Commando
Royal Corps of Signals
Killed in action or died of wounds
Signalman George Tucker died during operations at Dieppe.
 
Commonwealth War Grave Commission inscription
"Killed in action and buried at the time in Ste. Marguerite-Sur-Mer Churchyard whose grave is now lost. Their glory shall not be blotted out."
 

TYREMAN, George Vincent

No 4 Commando
No 12 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment
Lincolnshire Police
Private George Tyreman, 'C' Troop, was wounded during operations at Normandy, France. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Lincolnshire.
1n 1939 he was a Clerk with Lincolnshire Police later joining as a Constable. He volunteed as part of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1963 he was promoted Inspector at Scunthorpe. 
 

Sources

TYSON, Robert

No 4 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Robert Tyson, 'C' Troop, died during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.
 

VAUGHAN, Charles Edward (Lt Col)

No 4 Commando
No 7 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
The Buffs, East Kent
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Charles Edward Vaughan, born 1893, was originally attached to No.7 and No.4 Commando before taking up his role as the Commandant of the newly formed Commando Depot (CBTC) at Achnacarry.

WALKER, Alfred John

No 4 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Alfred Walker, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, died during operations at Flushing.
 
It was while marshalling the prisoners into loading parties that L/Sgt. A. J. Walker was fatally wounded by a shell which burst on the Oranje Molen promontory.
 
Sources
CWGC.

WALL, Jack

No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Jack Wall died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/78.
 

WARD, Arthur William

LCpl AW Ward 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Wolverhampton Police Force
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Arthur Ward died during operations at Normandy, France.
Arthur served in the Wolverhampton Police Force for 3 years before the war and volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. 
In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 74 Springfield Road, Wolverhampton.

WARGNIER, Robert

No 4 Commando
Free French Forces
Lance Corporal Robert Wargnier served in the French Troop of No.4 Commando.
Post war he was a member of the Commando Association and his death was announced in their newsletter issued March 1979 as follows: "L/Cpl. Robert Wargnier (French Tp 4 Cdo) of Maignelay, Montigny, France." [Source: Commando Association Newsletter 68].
 

WEBB, Gordon Geoffrey Henry

Capt Gordon Webb MC 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Gordon Webb was called up for military service as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery on the 9th September 1939. [1]  However in 1936 at Trinity College he had completed the requirements  necessary for the Officers Training Corps and was therefore eligible for consideration for a commission which he received. [2]
 

WELLESLEY-COLLEY, Phillip Anthony

Lieutenant Wellesley-Colley
No 4 Commando
South Nottinghamshire Hussars, Royal Horse Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Phillip Anthony Wellesley-Colley died during operations at Normandy, France.
1929 to 1936 attended Downside School.
1937 joined the South Nottinghamshire Hussars T.A.
1940 posted to the Middle East. Injured and hospitalised playing rugby after which he volunteered for the Commandos.
 
Sources

WILLIAMS, Charles

No 4 Commando
Essex Regiment
Sergeant Charles Williams was wounded 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France. Post war member of the Commando Association from Troon who record final rank attained as Acting Troop Sergeant Major.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/49.

WILSON, Oscar Frederick

No 4 Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment

Lieutenant Oscar Wilson, 'C' Troop, was wounded on 6 June 1944 (remaining on duty) during operations at Normandy, France. Later promoted Captain. Post war member of the Commando Association from Chelsea, London.

YOUNGMAN, Ronald Herbert

No 4 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Ronald Youngman died during operations at Normandy on DDay.
 
Note
His age above is that shown on the CWGC record, however his family state he was only 19 when he died.
(Source: His son Ron.)
 

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