6 Cdo. Roll of Honour

                                                    The Fallen from No. 6 Commando
Major A.S. RONALD
Capt. F.G. KAHL
Capt. M.J. LEAPHARD
Capt. A.K. MACKENZIE
Capt. A.C. PYMAN
Capt. J.M. SCOTT
Capt. W.J. WYLIE
Lieut. J.A. BONVIN
Lieut. D.A. DUTTON
Lieut. T.J. HUGO
Lieut. J.F. HUME-SPRY
Lieut. G.R. FAZAN
Lieut. B.G. SKINNER
TSM. A.E. BLUNDEN
Sgt. A.E. ASTBURY
Sgt. A.J. BARLOW
Sgt. G.H. ELSDON
Sgt. F.L. HALEY
Sgt. R.H. HARPER
Sgt. J. LENIHAN
Sgt. A.W. MILROY
Sgt. F.E. WALKER
LSgt. H. CARTLIDGE
LSgt. J.E. CUNNINGHAM
LSgt. E. KHYTOVITCH
LSgt. G. PRICE
LSgt. R. SADLER
LSgt. R. TODD
LSgt. A. WAKEFIELD
Cpl. W.J. BENNETT
Cpl. E.J. McGEE
Cpl. H. MEEHAN
LCpl. J.W. BARKER
LCpl H.T. BLINMAN
LCpl. V.J. BURNS
LCpl. W. DRAPER
LCpl. J.W. GREEN
LCpl. N.P. HUNTER
LCpl. H. JAMES
LCpl. V. McNALLY
LCpl. H. RIPLEY
LCpl. S. ROTHWELL
LCpl. J. SANDERSON
LCpl. J.H. STANDERWICK
LCpl. L.R. SULLIVAN
LCpl. G.I. THOMAS
LCpl. G. THOMPSON
LCpl H TUNSTALL
LCpl. R.V. VIRGO
LCpl. J. WALSH
LCpl. H. WETHERALD
LCpl. D. WILSON
LCpl. A.H. WRIGHT
LBdr. H. LAVERY
LBdr. H. NETTLETON
Pte. D. ADAMS
Pte. G.E. ALLEN
Pte. L.G. BAILEY
Pte. J. BARRY
Pte. S. BINDING
Pte. J. BIRCH
Pte. P. N. CHAPMAN
Pte. W.J. COATES
Pte. E. CONNOR
Pte. W. CRINGAN
Pte. G. CROAL
Pte. E. CROUCH
Pte. J.H. ELTRIDGE
Pte. L.E. EMBLEM
Pte. F. FLEISCHER 
Pte. J.W. FLOYD
Pte. H.D. FREESTONE
Pte. J. GALLAGHER
Pte. F.W. GRAYSTON
Pte. J.F. HANSON
Pte. C. HARMER
Pte. R.A. HARPER
Pte. E. JENKINS
Pte. W.H. KENT
Pte T. KILDUFF
Pte. W. LISTON
Pte. W. METCALFE
Pte. H. MOORE
Pte. G. NASH
Pte. A.D. NEWHAM
Pte. K. PEARCE
Pte. G. J. PRIOR
Pte. H. RAMSDEN
Pte. J. ROBSON
Pte. G. ROWE 
Pte. W. SHAKESPEARE
Pte. A.J. SIMPSON
Pte. G. SIMPSON
Pte. A. SLATER
Pte. G.E. SMITH
Pte. R.A. STICKLEY
Pte. G. STRANGE
Pte. L.A. TAYLOR
Pte. E.G. THOMSON
Pte. F.G. WATTON
Pte. A.E. WHITE
Pte. S. WILSON
Pte. H. WRIGHT
Pte. W.E. YOUNG
Gnr. L.V. BIGGS
Gnr. P. COLLINS
Gnr. L.P. HOOKE
Gnr. W. LOWES
Gnr. P. O’ROURKE
Gnr. E. PARRY
Gnr T. PRITCHARD
Gnr. K. PUTTICK
Rfn. J. PICKAVANCE
Rfn. C.E. ROBERTS
Fus. A.J. BLAKEMAN
Fus. A. CHARITY
Fus. R.P. ELLIS
Fus. C.R. HAY
Fus. R.S. LORD
Fus. R.J. MORROW
Fus. J.W. MURRAY
Tpr. F. DEAN
Spr. J. ALLAN
Sig. J.B. MacPHERSON
Sig. D. POTTAS
Dvr. J.M. STEWART
Dvr. L. WILSON
 
Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 126 of 126

ADAMS, Desmond

Private
14422299
No 6 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Desmond Adams died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
 

ALLAN, John

Known as: 
Jack
Sapper Jack Allan
Sapper
2755937
No 6 Commando
Royal Engineers
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sapper John Allan from Bridge of Allan, Stirling, enlisted on 9 May 1938 at Dunblane. He died of wounds during operations in Germany on 29 April 1945. He had been wounded twice before.
  • 6/7 June 1944 (No.6 Commando) wounded and evacuated to hospital in the UK.
  • 28 September 1944 rejoined the Holding Operational Commando.  

ASTBURY, Albert Ernest

Sergeant
918259
No 6 Commando
No 7 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Albert Astbury, No.6 Commando, died during operations in Germany [1]. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at the River Aller crossing. He had earlier served with No.7 Commando and was taken prisoner of war in 1941 [2][2a] but escaped in 1943 [3]. He then joined No.6 Commando.

BAILEY, Leonard George

Private
14731383
No 6 Commando
Somerset Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Leonard Bailey was reported missing, wounded, and believed a prisoner of war on 24 January 1945, later confirmed as having died of wounds whilst in enemy hands.
His Commando was engaged in operations at Maasbracht and Brachterbeek on this date.
Stepson of Mr. R.C. Hiscocks, of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
 
Sources

BARKER, Joseph Walter

Lance Corporal
5507405
No 6 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Joseph Barker was killed in action in Western Europe. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel. He had previously been wounded on 10 July 1944 at Le Plein, Normandy.

BARLOW, Albert John

Sergeant
4275682
No 6 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Albert Barlow was killed in action whilst attached to No.6 Commando.
Husband of Irene E. Barlow, of Gosport, Hampshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists (Middle East) / National Archives file WO417/55.
 

BARRY, Jeremiah

Private
3970602
No 6 Commando
Welch Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Jeremiah Barry was killed in action during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle of Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/60.
Linked Content below.
 

BENNETT, William James

Corporal
405888
No 6 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal William Bennett was killed in action during operations in North Africa.
Son of Mrs. E. Bennett, and stepson of Mr. J. Masterton;
Husband of Lillian Maysel Bennett, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/55.
 

BIGGS, Leonard Vincent

Gunner (Driver I/C)
1139039
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner Leonard Biggs from Hayes Middlesex was reported missing presumed killed in action at sea.

Sources
CWGC.
Westminster Abbey Commando Roll of Honour file ref. National Archives DEFE/2/843.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/66.
RA Casualty Cards.
RA Attestation Registers 1941.

BINDING, Sydney

Private
14526827
No 6 Commando
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Sydney Binding died during operations at Normandy, France.
Son of Mrs. M. E. Binding, of Acton, Middlesex.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
 

BIRCH, Joseph

Sgt. Joseph Birch 6 Commando
Private
4607985
No 6 Commando
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Joseph Birch was killed in action during operations in North Africa.
Husband of Eileen Birch, of Bramley, Leeds, Yorkshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/56.
[Image] John Robertson (Special Forces ROH website).

BLAKEMAN, Albert John

Fusilier
14604359
No 6 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Albert Blakeman died of wounds during operations at Normandy, France. He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942.

BLINMAN, Harold Trevor

Lance Corporal
3384304
No 6 Commando
East Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Harold Blinman was killed in action during operations in North Africa. He has no known grave. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 

BLUNDEN, Alfred Edgar

Known as: 
Jimmy
WO2 Company Sergeant Major
851755
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Company Sergeant Major Alfred Blunden died during operations at Le Plein, Normandy, France. [1] 
No. 6 Commando War Diary  "11th June 1944 Place: In the field, Le Plein. We shell BREVILLE. We are shelled heavily. We capture a ½ track 20mm gun. p.m. - Continued to be shelled. Casualties 3."

BONVIN, John Alexander

Birthname: 
BONVIN, Jean Alexandre
Lieutenant
109543
No 6 Commando
The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant John Bonvin was killed in action 26 February 1943 in the opening hours of the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia. 
  • On 28 March 1942 he was a section officer of a demolitions team on board motor launch ML 443 during Operation Chariot at St Nazaire. Evacuated back to the UK as his ML was unable to land the Commandos on board.

BURNS, Vincent Joseph

Lance Corporal
4128376
No 6 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Vincent Burns died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.
 

CARTLIDGE, Horace C.

Lance Sergeant
4542130
No 6 Commando
West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Died on war service
Lance Sergeant Horace Cartlidge died as a result of a grenade priming accident at sea.
The accident occurred late afternoon on 9 December 1941 whilst aboard the H.M.S. Prince Charles. The ship was being used for night time landings. Gunner Thomas Pritchard, No 6 Commando, was injured during this accident and died of his wounds later.
 

COATES, William John Lewis

Private
5051813
No 6 Commando
North Staffordshire Regiment 7th Bn.
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Coates died during operations in North Africa. ​At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC

CRINGAN, William

Private
3132610
No 6 Commando
Durham Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private William Cringan died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.

Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/62.
Linked Content below.

CROUCH, Ernest

Grave of Pte Crouch 6 Commando
Private
6922998
No 6 Commando
Highland Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Ernest Crouch, 3 troop, was killed in action during operations in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Maasbracht and Brachterbeek.
He had been wounded before (full date not reported) during operations in Normandy.
 
Sources
CWGC.

CUNNINGHAM, John Edwin George

Lance Sergeant
4612416
No 6 Commando
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Sergeant John Cunningham died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

ELLIS, Richard Paul

Fusilier
4279057
No 6 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Richard Ellis died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC

ELTRIDGE, John Henry

Private
14803538
No 6 Commando
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private John Eltridge died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at the River Aller crossing.

 

FAZAN, Gilbert Roy

Lieutenant Gilbert Fazan 6 Commando
Lieutenant
129362
No 6 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Gilbert Fazan died during operations at Normandy, France.
The No. 6 Commando War Diary records
"Commando is mortared 4 casualties. Capt Robinson and 1 Troop comes in and tells us Lieut Fazan killed.  Lieut Stalker and 10 O.R.'s wounded."

FLEISCHER, Frederick

Served as : 
FLETCHER, Frederick
Private
13051439
No 6 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Frederick Fletcher, birthname Fleischer, died during operations at Le Plein, Normandy, France. He was the son of Rudolf and Hedwig Fleischer, of Cricklewood, Middlesex.

FLOYD, James William Edgar

Private
14417179
No 6 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private James Floyd was reported missing 24 March 1945, later confirmed killed in action, during operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel [1][1a].
  • 20 August 1944 wounded North West Europe [2].
Sources
[1] CWGC.

FREESTONE, Harry Dean

Private
6103973
No 6 Commando
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Harry Freestone died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

GALLAGHER, John

Private
2992443
No 6 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private John Gallagher died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at the River Aller crossing.

GREEN, Joseph Wilfred Francis

Lance Corporal
6983562
No 6 Commando
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Joseph Green was reported missing in North Africa on 6 January 1943 later presumed killed in action. On this date his Commando were engaged in operations in the Djebel Azzag (Sedjenane) area of Tunisia.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
 

HALEY, Frederick Leslie

Sergeant
950483
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Frederick Haley died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

HANSON, John Francis

Private
2992360
No 6 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private John Hanson died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.
 

HARMER, Colin

Private
14409220
No 6 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Colin Harmer died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at the River Aller crossing.

HARPER, Robert Holly Ashton

Sergeant
777618
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Robert Harper from Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire, died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

HUGO, Terence James

Lieutenant Terence Hugo 6 Commando
Grave of Lt TJ Hugo 6 Commando
Lieutenant
299276
320921
No 6 Commando
Royal Scots
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Terence Hugo, 1 troop, was reported wounded and missing, later confirmed killed in action, during operations in Holland [1][1a]. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations in the area of Heide Wood near Brachterbeek [2]. 
Extract from the Carluke and Lanark Gazette

JAMES, Harry

Lance Corporal
7640081
No 6 Commando
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Harry James, HQ Troop, died during operations in Normandy, France.
Son of Mrs. L. A. James, of Epping, Essex.
 
Source
[1] CWGC.
[2] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
[3] CVA Gallery image of original grave location.

JENKINS, Edward

Private
5336785
No 6 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Edward Jenkins died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC

KAHL, Frederick George

Frederick George Kahl
Captain
91377
No 6 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Captain Frederick Kahl, 3 Troop, was accidentally killed in a climbing accident on the Milestone Buttress of Tryfan mountain near Bethesda, Wales.

KHYTOVITCH, Eric

Eric Khytovitch 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant
1876034
No 6 Commando
Royal Engineers
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Eric Khytovitch MM from Ancoats, Manchester, was reported missing 10 June 1944 during operations at Normandy later confirmed killed in action [1][1a]1b].
No.6 Commando War Diary 10th June 1944:

KILDUFF, Thomas

Private
14803637
No 6 Commando
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Thomas Kilduff died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at the River Aller crossing.

LAVERY, Henry

Lance Bombardier
808452
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Bombardier Henry Lavery enlisted at Edinburgh in 1930 whilst residing in Uphall, West Lothian. He was reported missing, wounded, and believed a prisoner of war on 18 August 1944,  later confirmed as having died of wounds whilst in enemy hands. His Commando was engaged in operations at Bavent, France, on this date.

LEAPHARD, Marshall John Adam

Grave of Capt Leaphard 6 Commando
Captain
197175
No 6 Commando
Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Marshall Leaphard, 1 troop, was reported wounded and missing, later confirmed killed in action, during operations in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations in the area of Heide Wood near Brachterbeek. His brother, Major Clark Edmond John Leaphard, also served in 6 Commando and survived the war. 
 
Sources

LISTON, William

Private
3660649
No 6 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales' Volunteers)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Liston died during operations at Le Plein, Normandy, France.
No. 6 Commando War Diary  
"11th June 1944
Place: In the field, Le Plein. We shell Breville. We are shelled heavily. We capture a ½ track 20mm gun. p.m. - Continued to be shelled. Casualties 3."
 
Sources

LORD, Robert Stephen

Fusilier
4206066
No 6 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Robert Lord died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC

MCNALLY, Victor

Lance Corporal
408618
No 6 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Victor McNally died during operations in North Africa.

His brother, Fusilier McNally, served in No 5 Commando.*
 
Sources
CWGC
*Commando Association newsletter 6 issued March 1948
 

MEEHAN, Hugh

Corporal
5989347
No 6 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Hugh Meehan, 4 Troop, died during operations in North Africa [1][2]. ​
At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur [3].
 
Sources

METCALFE, Walter

Private
3864601
No 6 Commando
The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Walter Metcalfe was reported missing presumed died of wounds in North Africa on or shortly after 6 January 1943. On this date his Commando were engaged in operations in the Djebel Azzag (Sedjenane) area of Tunisia.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.

MILROY, Alexander Wiseman

Sergeant
2322340
No 6 Commando
Royal Corps of Signals
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Alexander Milroy died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

MORROW, Robert John

Fusilier
6977247
No 6 Commando
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Robert Morrow was reported missing, later confirmed killed in action, during operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/90 and WO417/93.
 

NASH, George

Private
5577262
No 6 Commando
Wiltshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private George Nash died of wounds during operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/90.
 

NETTLETON, Harold

Lance Bombardier
857486
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Bombardier Harold Nettleton died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

PARRY, Edwin

Known as: 
Ned
Gunner
1494279
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Edwin Parry died during operations in Normandy. At the time of his death the Commando were engaged in an attack on Dozule.
 
Sources
CWGC
Commando - Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig. John Durnford-Slater
 

PEARCE, Kenneth

Kenneth Pearce 6 Commando
Private
14241688
No 6 Commando
Black Watch
New Brighton Police Station Wallasey
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Kenneth Pearce died during operations in North Africa [1][1a]. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia [2].
Kenneth was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 [3].

POTTAS, Donald

Signalman
14414990
No 6 Commando
Royal Corps of Signals
Killed in action or died of wounds

Signalman Donald Pottas, 1 Special Service Brigade Signals attached No.6 Commando, died of wounds during operations at Normandy, France.

Sources
CWGC.

Casulaty Lists / National Archives file WO417/79.

PRICE, George

Lance Sergeant
4127619
No 6 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant George Price died of wounds during operations at Normandy, France.
Extract from the No 6 Cdo War Diary
10th June 1944.

PRIOR, George Joseph

Grave of Pte Prior 6 Commando
Private
14766071
No 6 Commando
Suffolk Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private George Prior, 6 troop, was killed in action whilst part of a reconnaissance patrol supported by tanks sent out from Sint Joostbrug, Holland.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO418/88.

PRITCHARD, Thomas

Gunner
819268
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died on war service
Gunner Thomas Pritchard died in the UK from injuries received in an accident whilst grenades were being primed on board the ship HMS Prince Charles which was being used for night time landings. He was injured in the same grenade priming accident which killed Lance Sergeant Horace Cartlidge, No 6 Commando. The accident occurred late afternoon on 9 December 1941. 
 

RAMSDEN, Harry

Private
14241637
No 6 Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment
Leeds City Police Yorkshire
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Harry Ramsden died during operations at Normandy, France. He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Probationary Police Constable residing at 10 Highthorne Street, Leeds. Son of Alfred and Annie Ramsden, of Lofthouse, Yorkshire. His name is in the Leeds City Police Book of Remembrance WW2.

RIPLEY, Henry

Lance Corporal
5389386
No 6 Commando
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Henry Ripley died during operations in North Africa.

ROBERTS, Charles Edward James

Rifleman
S 59005
No 6 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
City of London Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman Charles Roberts died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at the River Aller crossing. He was originally buried in the Military Plot that was on the Eastern bank of the Aller near the Aller Bridge.

ROBSON, John

Known as: 
Jackie
John Robson 6 Commando
Private
14492347
No 6 Commando
Durham Light Infantry
Died on active service
Private John Robson, aged 18, 6 Troop, died of wounds [1][1a]. When a grenade was dropped he threw himself on top of it to save lives. An heroic act. [2][3]
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[1a] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/90 (2 entries).

RONALD, Alexander Scott

Major Alexander Ronald 6 Commando
Major
68201
No 6 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major Alexander Ronald, Second in Command of No.6 Commando,  died during operations in North Africa [1]. 
Earlier he had received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services during operations on the Lofoten Islands March 1941 with No.3 Commando [2][2a]. 

ROTHWELL, Stanley

Lance Corporal
3449244
No 6 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Lance Corporal Stanley Rothwell died from injuries received when a grenade accidentally exploded.
Extract from the Dundee Evening Telegraph

ROWE, Grahame

Private
14491749
No 6 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Grahame Rowe was reported missing, later confirmed killed in action, during operations at the crossing of the River Rhine opposite Wesel.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/90, WO417/94, WO417/95.
 

SADLER, Richard

Lance Sergeant
2328048
No 6 Commando
Royal Corps of Signals
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Richard Sadler died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC

SANDERSON, Jack

Lance Corporal
14624399
No 6 Commando
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Derbyshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Jack Sanderson was reported missing, later confirmed killed in action, during operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel. He was one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 3 Albert Road, Long Eaton.
Son of Thomas and Gwladys Sanderson, of Sheffield.
 
Sources
CWGC.

SCOTT, John Murray

Captain
124144
No 6 Commando
Border Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain John Scott died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC.

SKINNER, Bernard Gordon

Lieutenant
273561
No 6 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Died on war service
Died in the UK

Lieutenant Bernard Skinner and Captain William Wylie died in a traffic accident when their commando truck heading to Brighton Station was hit by a Naval truck with several injured. Lieutenant Skinner was sent to Royal Sussex Hospital where he later died.

SLATER, Arthur

Private
4128169
No 6 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Arthur Slater was reported missing presumed died of wounds in North Africa on or shortly after 6 January 1943. On this date his Commando were engaged in operations in the Djebel Azzag (Sedjenane) area of Tunisia.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.

THOMAS, Gwyn Ifor

Lance Corporal
3912777
No 6 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Gwyn Thomas died during operations at Normandy. 
 
The No 6 Commando War Diary for the 10th June records

THOMPSON, George (LCpl)

Lance Corporal
2618392
No 6 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Thompson, 1 troop, was reported missing 10 June 1944 during operations at Normandy in the area of Le Plein, later confirmed killed in action.
Extract from the No.6 Commando War Diary

THOMSON, Eric George M.

Private Eric Thomson 6 Commando
Grave of Private Thomson 6 Commando
Private
14655780
No 6 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Eric Thomson, 3 troop, died during operations in Holland [1]. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Maasbracht and Brachterbeek [2].
 
Extract from the Dundee Courier - Saturday 03 February 1945

TODD, Richard

Lance Sergeant
2659830
No 6 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Richard Todd was reported missing, later confirmed as killed in action, during operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel [1][1a].
  • 7 June 1944 (Corporal) (No.6 Commando) wounded during operations at Normandy [2].
Sources
[1] CWGC.

TUNSTALL, Harry

Lance Corporal
804447
No 6 Commando
Independent Companies and Special Service Battalions
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Lance Corporal Harry Tunstall , 101 troop,  died during the very short period  his unit was redesignated as 5 Special Service Bn., before reforming again as No 6 Commando.  His death is recorded as by drowning in the Westminster Abbey Commando ROH database.
 

VIRGO, Robert Victor

Lance Corporal
6352662
No 6 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Robert Virgo was killed in action during operations in Western Europe. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged at the River Aller crossing.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/91.
 

WAKEFIELD, Alfred

Original grave of LSgt Wakefield 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant
2001461
No 6 Commando
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Alfred Wakefield from Leeds was killed in action during operations in Holland [1][2]At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting in the area of Maasbracht and Brachterbeek [3]

WETHERALD, Henry

Lance Corporal
4541277
No 6 Commando
West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Henry Wetherald died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

WILSON, Donald

Lance Corporal
3599748
No 6 Commando
Border Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Donald Wilson died during operations at Normandy. 
 
The No 6 Commando War Diary for the 10th June records

WILSON, Leslie

Driver
T/14611743
No 6 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Driver Leslie Wilson died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at the River Aller crossing.
 

WILSON, Sam

Private
2764432
No 6 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Sam Wilson died during operations at Normandy. 
 
The No 6 Commando War Diary for the 10th June records

WRIGHT, Arthur Henry Havey

Lance Corporal
3384497
No 6 Commando
East Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Arthur Wright died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

WYLIE, William Jeffery Price

Captain
95276
No 6 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Captain William Wylie and Lieutenant Bernard Skinner died of injuries sustained in a traffic accident on 13 December 1943 when their commando truck heading to Brighton Station was hit by a Naval truck with several injured. 

YOUNG, Walter Edward

Private
14498775
No 6 Commando
Somerset Light Infantry
Private Walter Young, 2 troop, was reported missing 23 March 1945, later confirmed as killed in action during operations at Wesel in Germany.
Son of Harold Edward and Clara Isobel Young, of Stratton-on-the Fosse, Somerset.
 
Sources
CWGC Grave Concentration Report.

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