'5 Cdo. Roll of Honour'

Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 68 of 68

BEVAN, William James

No 5 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Bevan, No 5 Commando HQ, died during operations at Maungdaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book.
 

BEVERIDGE, Robert

No 5 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Robert Beveridge died during the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown.
 
Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society website.
 

BURTINSHAW, Robert James Glover

No 5 Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Robert Burtinshaw died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was Officer in Charge of a Demolition Team on HMS Campbeltown. He received a posthumous Mention in despatches for his "gallant and distinguished services in action against the enemy during the raid."

FERGUSON, William

No 5 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant William Ferguson died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown.

Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society.

HURLEY, Philip

No 5 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Philip Hurley, 2 troop,  died during operations at Maungdaw, Burma.
Son of Philip and Clarice G. Hurley, of Claughton, Birkenhead.
Philip was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing with his parents at 14 Portland Street, Birkenhead.

IDE, George Edward

No 5 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant George Ide died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire.  He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown.

Sources
CWGC,
St Nazaire Society website.

JAMES, Harry John

No 5 Commando
Signalman Harry John James died at Bridlington as a result of a bayonet wound. At the inquest the Coroner found that it was an accidental death, and the Board of Inquiry, presided over by Captain W.N.

MACGOWAN, Sydney James Watt

No 5 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Sydney Macgowan died serving with 2 Troop during operations in Burma at Maungdaw. A serving Police Officer from Stirling he had volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intakes. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
His granddaughter Susan Christopher.

MEEK, William

William Meek 5 Commando
No 5 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Craftsman William Meek, 2 troop,  died during operations at Maungdaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book.
[Image] Matthew Beesley (nephew).
 

PEEBLES, John Alan Laing

No 5 Commando
Military Cross (MC)
Died on war service
Died in the UK

Captain John Peebles MC was mortally wounded by a premature explosion of a no. 68 grenade on a field firing exercise at Cheverton Down, nr Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. The Coroner later recorded a verdict of accidental death.

REEVE, Stanley Richardson

No 5 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Stanley Reeve died during operations in Burma at Kangaw. 
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

SKEATES, Albert Charles

No 5 Commando
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Lance Corporal Albert Skeates, 6 Troop, died late afternoon on the 1st November 1940 when hit by shrapnel from an exploding shell whilst walking along the Dover-Deal road.  He was given a military funeral at St. James' Cemetery in Dover at 15:00 on the 4th November. 
 
Sources
CWGC.

SMALLEY, Christopher John

Christopher John Smalley 5 Commando
No 5 Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Christopher Smalley died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. Embarking on HMS Campbeltown he commanded a demolition party whose task it was to destroy the Dry Dock Installations. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished services." 
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STOKES, George Stanley

No 5 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal George Stokes died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown and part of Lt Burtinshaw's demolition party.

Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society website.


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