No 4 Independent Company
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'No.4 Independent Company and 5 troop No.2 Commando'
A list of names of those from No.4 Independent Company who went on to serve in 5 Troop No.2 Commando and stayed on afterwards or moved elsewhere. Compiled by Lance Sergeant Joseph Rogers MM, No.2 Commando 5 Troop. Contains links on the header to pages within the Commando Veterans Archive.
'Veterans return to Norway'
Harry Pitman (No.1 Commando and No. 2 Independent Company) and John Wall (No. 5 Commando and No. 4 Independent Company) returned to Norway in May as the guests of the Norwegian No.14 Infantry Regiment to attend a ceremony in the Saltdal area, and a historical seminar. At the ceremony 30 Norwegian veterans received war medals for the service they gave throughout the war. This was followed by a lecture on the events in Saltdal in 1940.
4 Independent Company
4 Independent Company Nominal Roll
It is not complete. Many went on to serve in No.2 Commando.
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- 25 April 1940 posted to 'X' Company 1st Liverpool Scottish.
AULD, Luke Patchcott
BLACK, Graeme Delamere
BLISSETT, Harry Harold
Post war member of the Commando Association from Birkenhead.
BROOME, Richard Frank
BROWN, Louis Walter
- 23 April 1941 after volunteering for the Independent Companies he was posted to No 4 Independent Company and later took part in the landings at Bodo Norway as part of Scissors Force.
CHEETHAM, John Frederick
COPLAND, William Oranmore
COX, Hugh Wilfred
Private Hugh Cox, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent on board HMS Campbeltown during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire in March 1942
DAY, Stanley Ambrose
GWYNNE, John Edward Herbert
Corporal Frederick Holt, 5 troop, was one of the commando contingent on board HMS Campbeltown during the raid at St Nazaire in March 1942 . He was initially reported missing in action until it was discovered he had been taken prisoner [2a][2b]. He was transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels Germany .
HOOPER, Richard Henry
HUGHES, William Armsted
JOHNSON-HOUGHTON, Joseph Blundell
LOWSON, Robert Charles
MARTIN, Robert George
MORGAN, Richard Fuller
Embarking on Motor Launch ML262 he commanded a small protection party and was captured after the raid [2a][2b].
MURDOCH, Sydney Wallace John
- Private Murdoch from Liverpool was a former employee of Liverpool Corporation Transport Department.*
- 27 December 1941 Pte. Peachey was one of the No.2 Commando detachment who took part in Operation Archery at Vaagso.
PROCTOR, John David
PROUT, Charles Leslie
RAISBECK, Robert Douglas Grant
RANDALL, Donald Charles
Lance Corporal Harold Roberts, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent on board HMS Campbeltown during the raid at St Nazaire in March 1942. He was wounded and taken prisoner of war.
ROGERS, Joseph Gerard Anthony
Lance Sergeant Joseph Rogers, 5 troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Spilje Albania on 28/29 July 1944.
Military Medal (Immediate) Spilje Bay, Albania, Operation Healing 2.
ROY, Donald William
STEWART, John Alexander
VANDERWERVE, John Edward
WHEELAN, George Leslie
Private Les Wheelan, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent on board HMS Campbeltown during the raid at St Nazaire in March 1942. He was reported missing after the raid, later found to have been wounded and taken prisoner. He was transported to Stalag 344 (V111b) Lamsdorf, Poland.
Lance Corporal Richard Wilcock, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner he was later transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
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