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'Battle of Steamroller Farm'

Friday, February 26, 1943

Location

A Farm near El Aroussa
Tunisia
36° 27' 16.92" N, 9° 30' 30.96" E
A battle involving allied forces which included No.6 Commando against an enemy force comprised of troops of the Hermann Goering Jaeger Regiment supported by tanks. No.6 Commando was tasked to patrol a wooded mountainous area North of Bou Arada after intelligence reports of German infiltration through the hills north east of El Arousa.
They were not expecting a large enemy force to be present. The Commando at the time consisted of 4 Troops and an HQ comprising 15 Officer's and 231 O.R.'s.

'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
 

6 Commando Nominal Roll

In 1946 the Army Council decided that the Army Commandos were to be disbanded and no provision was allowed or made for any depository or office which would have at least contained a complete Roster of Names of the men who served in the various units. 

ADAMS, Desmond

Private
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
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.  

ALLENDER, James

Known as: 
Jim, Jimmy
Sgt James Allender MM and bar 6 Commando
Sergeant
No 6 Commando
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Sergeant James Allender, 101 Troop, was awarded a bar to his Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service on 26 February 1943 during the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia [1].
Recommendation
"February 26th 1943 Fedi et Attia (516128 Sheet 34)

ALTASS, Derek

Private
No 6 Commando
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Private Altass was reported as missing on 26 February 1943 and later found to be a prisoner of war in Italy and later in Germany. There is no Camp number in Italy listed. The German POW camp is listed as 101 [see notes below].
The date coincides with No.6 Commando's action in what became known as the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

ASTBURY, Albert Ernest

Sergeant
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
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
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
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
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.
 

BARRY, John

Private
No 6 Commando
Cheshire Regiment

Private John Barry was reported missing during operations in North Africa on 26 February 1943 (Battle for Steamroller Farm) later found to be a prisoner of war.

BENNETT, William James

Corporal
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.
 

BERRISFORD, Peter John

Peter John Berrisford MM 6 Commando
Sergeant (later Lieutenant)
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Border Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Peter Berrisford was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at Djebel El Azzag (Green Hill), North Africa [1]
Recommendation

BIGGS, Leonard Vincent

Gunner (Driver I/C)
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
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
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
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.
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he had volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was Pc 467G with an address at Sotheby Road, Islington.

Son of Tom Edgar and Alice Blakeman; husband of Elizabeth Blakeman, of Pontllanfraith. A.V.C.M., L.V.C.M.

BLINMAN, Harold Trevor

Lance Corporal
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
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
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.

BRANSCOMBE, Leslie

Gunner
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery

Gunner Leslie Branscombe was reported missing in North Africa on 26 February 1943 (Battle of Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia), later found to be a prisoner of war initially in Italy before being transported to Austria.

BRENT, Gerald Harry

Birthname: 
Berendt, Gunter Harry
Known as: 
Gerry
Captain
47RM Commando
Pioneer Corps, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Gerry Brent ( birth name Gunter Harry Berendt)  served in No 47RM and No 6 Cdo. Being of the Jewish faith and having escaped to Britain from his home in Berlin in 1938, he was sent to Canada at the outbreak of war classed as an enemy alien.

BROOKING, Alfred Edwin

Known as: 
Fred
Private Fred Brooking 4 Commando
Private
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

BUCKLEY, J

Private
No 6 Commando
Somerset Light Infantry

Private J. Buckley was wounded 24 January 1945 in Western Europe. His Commando was engaged in operations at Maasbracht and Brachterbeek, Holland.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/88.

BURGESS, Oliver

Known as: 
Ossie
Sergeant
No 6 Commando
Welch Regiment
Sergeant Oliver Burgess was wounded twice during operations with No.6 Commando. 
  • 8 November 1942 North Africa (Operation Torch).
  • 24 March 1945 Germany (Operation Widgeon).

Post war member of the Commando Association from Llanishan, Cardiff.

BURNS, Vincent Joseph

Lance Corporal
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.
 

BUTLER, Roy

Private
No 6 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment

Private Roy Butler was reported missing 6 January 1943, later found to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/56, WO417/57, and WO417/94.
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/11 (Stalag 4C) and WO417/21 (PG70)
German Record Cards of British PoW's / National Archives file WO416/98/246 (Stalag 4B).

BYRNE, John Vincent

Known as: 
Jack
John Vincent Byrne DCM
Corporal later Company Sergeant Major
No 11 Commando
SAS
No 6 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
3 May 1940 wounded at Dunkirk France serving as a Private with 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders, British Expeditionary Force [1].
Attached to and served with No.11 Commando 8 Troop (Layforce) until disbanded [5][7]. 
Joined 'L' Detachment Special Air Service 1941 attaining rank of Corporal [2][3][3a]

CAPPS, Charles Edward

Known as: 
Ted
Fusilier
No 6 Commando
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Fusilier Charles Capps was wounded 26 February 1943 during operations in Tunisia (Battle of Steamroller Farm). Post war member of the Commando Association from Dumbartonshire.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/58.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 69 (1979).
 

CARTLIDGE, Horace C.

Lance Sergeant
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.
 

CHARLES, Robert Henry

Lance Sergeant
No 6 Commando
Royal Corps of Signals

Lance Sergeant Charles, Signals Section, was wounded on 8 November 1942 in North Africa, and again on 11 June 1944 in Normandy, France.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/54.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/76.
 

CHARNLEY, Bernard

Gunner
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner Bernard Charnley was attested into the Royal Artillery in 1938 [1].
11 June 1944 wounded during operations with No.6 Commando at Normandy [2].
On this date his Commando were engaged in action against the enemy at Breville [3][3a].

CLAPTON, John Francis

Lieutenant John Clapton 6 Commando
Lieutenant (later Captain)
No 6 Commando
No 12 Commando
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant John Clapton was awarded the Military Cross [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on 28 January 1945 whilst leading a small Recce patrol at a wood near Linne [2].
  • Served in No.12 Commando 4 Parachute Troop prior to moving to No.6 Commando [3].
Sources

CLOVIS, John Albert

Known as: 
Jack
John Albert Clovis 6 Commando
Captain
Commando Basic Training Centre
No 6 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Sergeant John Clovis RA was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) on the 1st January 1944 [1].
10 June 1944 commissioned Second Lieutenant and later joined No.6 Commando [2][3][4].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 36309, page 28.

COADE, Charles Courtenay

Known as: 
Bill
Charles Courtenay COADE 6 Commando
Lieutenant Colonel
No 6 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Temporary Major Charles Courtenay Coade, Second in Command, was wounded when hit by a stick grenade during operations on DDay at Normandy. He returned on 8 August 1944, was promoted Lieutenant Colonel and Commanding Officer. He remained as such until January 1945 when Lt. Col. Tony Lewis DSO assumed command.
 
Sources

COATES, William John Lewis

Private
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

CONNOLLY, John Henry

Corporal (acting Sergeant)
No 6 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)

Sergeant John Connolly was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service. He had been captured at Bizerta on the 15 December 1942 and taken via Palermo to Campo 70 at Monturano, Italy.  He and 2 other NCO's escaped on 12 July 1943, and made their way towards Switzerland , However after walking 120 miles they were recaptured on 22 July 943, returned to the Camp,

COSTELLO, M.

Driver (later Lance Sergeant)
No 6 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Black Watch
Mentioned in Despatches
Driver M. Costello received a Mention in Despatches for his escape from captivity in Italy. After his escape he joined the Black Watch [1][2]. Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Prestonpans, Scotland [3].
Recommendation
T/95342 Dvr. Costello, M. 

CRINGAN, William

Private
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.

CRISTOFOLI, R.A.

Private
No 6 Commando
Middlesex Regiment

Private Cristofoli was wounded 24 March 1945 during operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel (Operation Widgeon).

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/90.

CROUCH, Ernest

Grave of Pte Crouch 6 Commando
Private
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.

CROXTON, Michael, J.

Lance Bombardier
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Bombardier Michael Croxton, 5 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field.
Recommendation

CRUDEN, Peter Ramsay

Captain Peter Cruden 12 and 6 Commando
Captain
No 12 Commando
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Black Watch
Mentioned in Despatches
Silver Star (USA)
Peter Ramsay Cruden was commissioned Second Lieutenant Royal Artillery 22 March 1941[1].
  • Lieutenant in No.12 Commando [2]
  • 6 June 1944 (Lieutenant) (No.6 Commando) shot and wounded in shoulder by sniper at Normandy [3][3a].

CUNNINGHAM, John Edwin George

Lance Sergeant
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.

DAVIES, William Henry

Regimental Sergeant Major
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery

Regimental Sergeant Major William Davies was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later found to be a prisoner of war. 

DAVIS, Major Edgerton

Private
No 6 Commando
Royal Engineers

Sapper M.E. Davis was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association from County Antrim.

DAVIS, Thomas

Lance Sergeant
No 6 Commando
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Thomas Davis was wounded 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm). He was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service.
Recommendation
26th February 1943 Fedi Et Attia (516128 Sheet 34).

DAY, J.W.

Private
No 6 Commando
Somerset Light Infantry
Private Day was wounded on 11 April 1945 during operations in Western Europe [1].

On this date his Commando were in action at the River Aller near the town of Essel [2].

DICKINSON, George William

George Dickinson 6 Commando
Lance Corporal
No 6 Commando
East Yorkshire Regiment
Lance Corporal Dickinson was wounded during operations with No.6 Commando in North Africa on 6 January 1943. During this period his Commando were in the Djebel Azzag (Sedjenane) area of Tunisia. He had also been wounded on 18 May 1940 serving with 2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, as part of the British Expeditionary Force in France.
Enlisted 10 May 1938.

DIXON, Donald Arthur Edward

Lieutenant
No 6 Commando
King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Lieutenant Donald Arthur Edward Dixon, 4 Troop, was wounded twice during operations with No.6 Commando.
  • 18 August 1944 Normandy (Operation Overlord).
  • 24 March 1945 Germany (Operation Widgeon).

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/7 and WO417/8.
No.6 Commando War Diary.

DOBBS, Cyril

Cyril Dobbs MM 4 Commando
Montgomery and Cyril Dobbs
Acting Sergeant
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 and participated in the Dieppe raid in 1942 [3][4].
Recommendation
Unit No.6 Commando

DOWNS, Ronald, W.

Known as: 
Ron
Lance Sergeant
No 3 Commando
Essex Regiment
Lance Sergeant Ron Downs was wounded 24 March 1945 during operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel (Operation Widgeon).

Post war member of the Commando Association from Colchester.

Sources
Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/90.
Commando Association newsletter 111.

DUNLOP, William

Signalman
No 6 Commando
Royal Corps of Signals

Signalman William Dunlop, Signals Section, was wounded on 6 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. Post war member of the Commando Association from Dundee.

EAGER, W.

Lance Corporal
No 6 Commando
No 12 Commando
Royal Irish Fusiliers

Lance Corporal Eager was wounded 24 March 1945 during operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel (Operation Widgeon). Previously served in No.12 Commando. 
Post war member of the Commando Association, last known residing Titchworth, Hampshire.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/90.
Commando Association Lost Legion List 4.

ELLIS, Derek Charles

Sergeant
SBS
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Derek Ellis, formerly 101 Troop No. 6 Commando [1], was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst attached to No. 2 Special Boat Section during operations at Oran harbour, North Africa [2][3].
Served with 2SBS since its formation, was a parachutist, and later promoted Sergeant [1].

ELLIS, Richard Paul

Fusilier
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
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.

 

EMBELIN, Arthur Edward

Company Sergeant Major
SBS
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Company Sergeant Major Arthur Embelin, 2 Special Boat Section, was reported missing later presumed killed in action during operations at Oran Harbour, Algeria. He had previously served in 101 Troop, the Folbot section of No. 6 Commando, and was the first CSM of 2 Special Boat Section. He has no known grave and was the son of Marion Embelin, of Dublin, Irish Republic.

ESHLIN, J.

Private
No 6 Commando
Northamptonshire Regiment

Private Eshlin was wounded 24 March 1945 during operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel (Operation Widgeon).

Sources
Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/90.
Commando Association Lost Legion List 4 (rank shown as Cpl).

FAZAN, Gilbert Roy

Lieutenant Gilbert Fazan 6 Commando
Lieutenant
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."

FINDLEY, Frederick George

Troop Sergeant Major
No 6 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Troop Sergeant Major Frederick Findley was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the withdrawal from Djebel el Azag, Tunisia [1][2].
Recommendation

FLEISCHER, Frederick

Served as : 
FLETCHER, Frederick
Private
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
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.

FOX, George

George Fox 6 Commando
Lance Corporal
No 6 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Lance Corporal George Fox was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association from Congleton, Staffordshire.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/59.

FREESTONE, Harry Dean

Private
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
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.

GASH, B.C.

Fusilier
No 6 Commando
Royal Fusiliers

Private Gash was wounded 24 March 1945 during operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel (Operation Widgeon). Post war member of the Commando Association, last known residing Wealdstone.

Sources
Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/90.
Commando Association Lost Legion List 5.

GILMOUR, John

Sergeant John Gilmour SBS
Sergeant
No 6 Commando
SBS
Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Sergeant John Gilmour enlisted into the 79th (Scottish Horse) Regiment RA in May 1940. Volunteering for special service, he joined the 5th Special Service Battalion in November 1940.

GOODALL, William

Known as: 
forename also seen as Walter
Lance Sergeant
No 6 Commando
Border Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant William Goodall was awarded the Military Medal [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services on 12/13 December 1942 whilst leading a patrol in the area of Djebel el Keddia, Tunisia [2].
 

GRAY, Patrick Edward

Patrick Edward Gray MM 6 Commando
Lance Corporal
No 6 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool) / South Lancs. Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Patrick Gray was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Normandy [1]. He was presented with his award in a ceremony at L'écarde quarry, Amfreville on the 16th July 1944 [view].
 

GREEN, Joseph Wilfred Francis

Lance Corporal
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.
 

GRIEVE, John Fletcher

Private
No 9 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Died on war service
Died in the UK

Private John Grieve was accidently killed by a mine on Portland Range whilst training. A Court of Inquiry was held on the 20th May and reconvened on the 29th May 1943. Pte Grieve had apparently previously served in No 6 Commando.

HALEY, Frederick Leslie

Sergeant
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
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.
 

HARDEY, Ronald Graham Kennell

Capt RGK Hardey MC
Captain
No 6 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Highland Light Infantry
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Ronald Hardey, 2 troop, was awarded the MC for his gallantry and leadership during operations on D Day at Normandy. (London Gazettes Supp. 36679, page 4046.)
 
In 1945 he served at the CBTC. He is shown in a photo entitled "Commando Basic Training Centre - Officers Mess - 1945." (CVA Gallery).
 

HARMER, Colin

Private
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.

HASTED, Edward

Known as: 
Ted
Edward Hasted 6 Commando
Private
No 6 Commando
-

Originally from Aylesbury, Edward moved to Luton, where he was a painter and decorator after the war. He went to Leagrave British Legion for many years. Post war member of the Commando Association. 

HAYES, Harold

Harold Hayes 6 Commando
Private (later Lance Sergeant)
No 6 Commando
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Private Harold Hayes was wounded 1 March 1943 during operations in North Africa. 
31 December 1981 Chief Officer 1, H.M. Prison Leeds, awarded the B.E.M. (Civil Division).
Founder and Secretary of the Blackpool branch of the Commando Association until 1996.
Extract from Commando Association newsletter 103.

HAYWOOD, S.E.

Lance Corporal
No 6 Commando
Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Lance Corporal Haywood was wounded 26 February 1943 during operations in Tunisia (Battle of Steamroller Farm).

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/58.

HENDERSON, John, T.

Gunner
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner John Henderson was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm) before being located. He was later reported wounded on 5 March 1943.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/58 (2 entries).
CVA Obituaries.
 

HERSTELL, Ernest Maxwell

Gunner
No 6 Commando
Small Scale Raiding Force
SAS
Royal Artillery
Bristol City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Ernest Herstell served in 6 Commando, then the SSRF (62 Commando) and finally the SAS. He died during operations with 2 SAS at Pantelleria during Operation Snapdragon.
Ernest was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 37 Cotham Vale, Bristol.
 

HEWLETT, Henry

Private
No 6 Commando
Manchester Regiment
Private Henry Hewlett was reported missing 26 February 1943, later found to be a prisoner of war, during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm).

Post war member of the Commando Association residing Wigan.

HIBBERT, F.G.

Fusilier
No 6 Commando
Royal Fusiliers

Private Hibbert was wounded 24 January 1945 in Western Europe. His Commando was engaged in operations at Maasbracht and Brachterbeek, Holland.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/88.

HORAN, John Anthony

John Anthony Horan 6 Commando
Lance Corporal
No 6 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Post war member of the Commando Association from Dumbarton, Scotland.
 
Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 59 issued Sept. 1974.
[Image] Ernie Horan (son).
 

HUGO, Terence James

Lieutenant Terence Hugo 6 Commando
Grave of Lt TJ Hugo 6 Commando
Lieutenant
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

IBINSON, John, R.

Gunner
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner John Ibinson served in No. 6 Commando. Post war John, aged 33 and from 64 Phoenix Avenue, Gedling, died in a coal mining accident at Gedling Colliery, Nottinghamshire, when struck by a large stone which fell as he struck a blow on the coal face. The Coroner at the Inquest recorded a verdict of accidental death.
 
Sources

JACKS, Henry

Known as: 
Harry
Henry Jacks 6 Commando
Private
No 6 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Served in 3 Troop. Post war member of the Commando Association from Hackney, London.
 
Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 119 issued September 2004.
CVA Gallery images from Geoff Murray..
 

JAMES, Harry

Lance Corporal
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
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

JONES, Francis, L.

Lance Sergeant
No 6 Commando
Loyal Regiment

Lance Sergeant Francis Jones was wounded on 11 April 1945 during operations in Western Europe [1]. His Commando were in action at the River Aller near the town of Essel [2].
Post war member of the Commando Association from Cardross, Dumbartonshire [3].

JONES, Frank Joseph George

Private
No 6 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Private Frank Jones was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations in Tunisia, North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later found to be a prisoner of war.
Post war member of the Commando Association from Dunstable, Bedfordshire.
 
Sources

JOWETT, George

Private
No 6 Commando
King's Regiment

Private George Jowett was wounded twice, the first being on 22 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. The second being on 15 February 1945 during operations in Western Europe (Brachterbeek area). Post war member of the Commando Association from Oldham, Lancashire.

KAHL, Frederick George

Frederick George Kahl
Captain
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.

KEAT, Evan Charles Beverley Scott

Lieutenant
No 6 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Evan Keat, M.B., R.A.M.C., attached to No. 6 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations near Essel, Germany, on 11 April 1945.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 37172, page 3593.
National Archives file WO373/54/815.

KEITH, Jack

Private
No 6 Commando
Royal Scots
Private Jack Keith was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations in Tunisia (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/59.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Achives file WO392/1, WO392/21

KENDALL, Harold Robert Francis

Sergeant Harry Kendall MM
Sergeant
No 6 Commando
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Military Medal (MM)

Sergeant Harold Kendall was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North-West Europe.

The death of Sergeant Harold Robert Francis Kendall of Plumstead London was announced in Commando Association newsletter 93 issued September 1991.

KHYTOVITCH, Eric

Eric Khytovitch 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant
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
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
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, Clark Edmond John

Known as: 
Eddy
Clark Edmond John Leaphard
Major
No 6 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Reconnaissance Corps
Parachute Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
21 December 1940 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Gloucestershire Regiment [1].
Served No.12 Commando and from 30 May 1943 No.6 Commando [2] .
Temporary Major, No.6 Commando, awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service on 11 April 1945 during the assault on Essel Bridge over the River Aller [3].

LEAPHARD, Marshall John Adam

Grave of Capt Leaphard 6 Commando
Captain
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

LEECH, Kenneth

Private
No 6 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment

Private Kenneth Leech was reported missing North Africa 26 February 1943 (Battle of Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia) but was found to have been taken prisoner [1], held initially at a Camp in Italy [2] before being transported to Stalag 17A [3][3a].

LEWIS, Anthony David

Known as: 
Tony
Lieutenant Colonel
No 6 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Croix de Guerre (France)
Officer Commanding No 6 Commando  from June 1944 onwards.
 

LEWIS, George Edward

Acting Corporal (later Sergeant)
No 6 Commando
Sherwood Forresters

Acting Corporal George Lewis was reported missing in North Africa on 26 February 1943 (Battle of Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia) but was found to have been taken prisoner [1], held initially at Camp 98 in Sicily [2] before being transported to Stalag 357 [3].

LISTER, William

Lance Sergeant
No 6 Commando
Border Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant William Lister was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North Africa. Post war member of the Commando Association from Burnley, Lancashire.
Recommendation

LISTON, William

Private
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

LOBLEY, W.A.

Private
No 6 Commando
Durham Light Infantry

Private Lobley was wounded on 11 April 1945 during operations in Western Europe [1]. On this date his Commando were in action at the River Aller near the town of Essel [2].

Sources
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/91.
[2] The Green Beret, author Hillary St. George Saunders.

LORAINE, Paul Peter

Known as: 
forenames also seen as Peter Paul
Captain
No 6 Commando
Essex Regiment and Border Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Croix de Guerre (France)
Private Loraine, Essex Regiment, was awarded the Military Medal, announced in London Gazettes on 12 August 1941, in recognition of distinguished services in the Field [1].

LORD, Robert Stephen

Fusilier
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

MACKEE, Kenneth Andrew

Second Lieutenant Kenneth Mackee RAOC
Troop Sergeant Major (later Second Lieutenant)
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Kenneth Andrew Mackee from Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, was attested into the Royal Artillery in 1939 [1][1a].
  • Volunteered for the Commandos and attached to No.6 Commando [2][4].
  • 26 February 1943 (Battle of Steamroller Farm) (Sergeant) wounded during operations in North Africa [2]

MAGINNIS, John

Known as: 
Mac
Rifleman
No 6 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Rifleman John Maginnis volunteered for the Commandos whilst serving in the Royal Ulster Rifles. He initially joined No 12 Commando and on their disbandment moved to No 6 Commando. 
 

MCCURRIE, Peter

Rifleman Peter McCurrie
Rifleman
No 6 Commando
Border Regiment & Royal Ulster Rifles
Died on active service
Rifleman Peter McCurrie, a former member of No.6 Commando in WW2, died during operations in Korea serving with the Royal Ulster Rifles. He was a prisoner of war at the time of his death. He is remembered on the UN Memorial Wall at Pusan, and his name is also inscribed on the War Memorial at Frizington, Cumbria.
 
Sources

MCLUCKIE, James Caskie

James McLuckie 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant
No 6 Commando
Royal Engineers

Lance Sergeant James McLuckie was wounded on 26 February 1943 during operations in Tunisia (Battle of Steamroller Farm). He served in 101 Troop at some stage. Post war member of the Commando Association from Ballachulish, Argyllshire.

MCNALLY, Victor

Lance Corporal
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
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

MELIA, L.E.

Private
No 6 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Private Melia was wounded on 11 April 1945 during operations in Western Europe [1].

On this date his Commando were in action at the River Aller near the town of Essel [2].

Sources
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/91.
[2] The Green Beret, author Hillary St. George Saunders.

METCALFE, Walter

Private
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.

MILLER, Derek Elton

Known as: 
Dusty
Lieutenant (later Major)
No 6 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Lieutenant Derek Miller was commisioned from the ranks 12 August 1944 [1].
11 April 1945 awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service [2].
Recommendation

MILLS-ROBERTS, Derek

Brigadier
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;

MILROY, Alexander Wiseman

Sergeant
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
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.
 

MURRAY, Gavin Stuart

Lieutenant (Later Lieutenant Colonel)
No 6 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Lieutenant Gavin Murray was wounded 1944 during operations with No.6 Commando in North West Europe [1].
Military Service
  • 6 February 1943 commissioned Second Lieutenant [2].
  • 13 October 1950 (R.A.C. 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards) promoted Captain [3].

NASH, Douglas James

Sergeant
No 12 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Douglas Nash was awarded the MM  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field on the 26th December 1943. 
 
The death of Sgt. Douglas J. Nash, MM (12 & 6 Cdos) of Cleveland, Ohio, USA., formerly of Birmingham, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 75 issued September 1982.
 

NASH, George

Private
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.
 

NEALE, Jack

Jack Neale 6 Commando
Private
No 6 Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Private Jack Neale was reported missing 6 January 1943 during operations in North Africa, later found to be a prisoner of war, in Italy and Germany. On this date his Commando were in the Djebel Azzag (Sedjenane) area of Tunisia.
Extract from the Leicester Evening Mail

NEEDLER, Jack

Private (later Corporal)
No 6 Commando
Royal Norfolk Regiment 2nd Bn.
Died in service

Corporal Jack Needler, formerly attached to No.6 Commando until disbanded, died at Barossa Barracks Aldershot from a self inflicted gunshot wound.

19 October 1939 enlisted at Hull. 
Volunteered for Commandos and served in HQ Troop Intelligence Section 6 Commando.
20 August 1944 (Private) (No.6 Commando) wounded North West Europe *.

NETTLETON, Harold

Lance Bombardier
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.

NORRIE, Alexander

Known as: 
Alec
Sergeant
No 6 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Military Medal (MM)

Sergeant Alexander Norrie, 6 Troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe.

PAGE, Alan George

Lance Sergeant
No 12 Commando
No 6 Commando
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Lance Sergeant Alan Page, No.6 Commando, was wounded 6 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. He had previously served in No.12 Commando. Post war member of the Commando Association from Leicester.

PARRY, Edwin

Known as: 
Ned
Gunner
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
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].

PEARSE, George

Fusilier
No 6 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier George Pearse was wounded 22 November 1942 during operations in North Africa.
He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was Police Constable 353K at Barking Police Station, London.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/55.

PENN, Leonard William

Known as: 
Inky
Leonard Penn MM 6 Commando
Private
No 6 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Private Leonard Penn, 3 Troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in North West Europe [1]
Recommendation

PHILIPS, Michael Rex Selous

Lance Corporal
No 6 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Lance Corporal Philips served in No. 6 Commando [1]. He was selected for Officer training and on the 25th July 1942 was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Royal Berkshire Regiment [2]. He was awarded the Military Cross [3] whilst serving as a Lieutenant with the 10th Bn.

PHILLIPS, G.

Private
No 6 Commando
Somerset Light Infantry

Private G. Phillips was wounded 24 January 1945 in Western Europe. His Commando was engaged in operations at Maasbracht and Brachterbeek, Holland.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/88.
 

PHILLIPS, George

George Phillips 6 Commando
Troop Sergeant Major
No 6 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Troop Sergeant Major George Phillips was TSM of 6 Troop and received a Commander in Chief's Certificate for outstanding good service with 21st Army Group. 
Post war 1945 briefly served in 2 Commando Brigade HQ at Basingstoke. 
Served in the Commandos from March 1941 until November 1945.
Post war member of the Commando Association from Gravesend, Kent.

PHILLIPS, N.

Private
No 6 Commando
Black Watch
??

Private N. Phillips was wounded on 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/58.
 
Notes
Service number indicates possible Police Intake. Awaits verification.

POTTAS, Donald

Signalman
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.

PRATT, H.

Gunner
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
??
Gunner H. Pratt was reported wounded and a prisoner of war 30 November 1942 during operations in North Africa. He was held in camps in Italy and Poland.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/55 and WO417/67.
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/1 and WO392/21.

PREECE, Frederick Amos

Trooper Frederick Preece 6 Commando
Sergeant
No 6 Commando
SBS
Royal Armoured Corps (Dragoon Guards)
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Trooper Frederick Preece, 101 Troop, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1] for his gallantry in a raid on Boulogne Harbour.
 
Recomendation for award

PRICE, George

Lance Sergeant
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.

PRICE, Henry Ryan

Known as: 
Ryan Price
Captain Ryan Price 6 Commando
Captain
No 6 Commando
North Staffordshire Regiment
Lieutenant Henry Ryan Price was promoted Captain, and Officer in Command of 4 Troop on 12 June 1944 during Operation Overlord at Normandy.

PRINGLE, Thomas Henry

Birthname: 
(forenames also seen as Henry Thomas)
Known as: 
Tommy
Tommy Pringle 5 and 6 Commandos
Sapper
No 6 Commando
No 5 Commando
Royal Engineers
SERVICE
20.03.1939 enlisted Corps of Royal Engineers.
24.01.1940 British Expeditionary Force.
02.10.1940 attached No.5 Commando.
10.11.1940 5 Special Service Battalion.
Jan. 1942 No.5 Commando 4 Troop Falmouth.
12.04.1942 Commando Depot, Achnacarry.
02.09.1942 attached No.6 Commando.

PRIOR, George Joseph

Grave of Pte Prior 6 Commando
Private
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
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. 
 

PULESTON, Geoffrey Frank

Private
No 6 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Hampshire Police
Private Geoffrey Puleston was wounded on 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle for Steamroller Farm).

In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in Romsey, Hampshire, and later volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. Post war he resumed his police service with Hampshire Police and by 1960 held the rank of Inspector. 

RACTCLIFFE, William, C.

Captain
No 6 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Captain William Ractcliffe was wounded 8 June 1944 during operations in Normandy.
1947 member of the Commando Association residing Cape Town, South Africa.
17 February 1960 Lieutenant (Honorary Captain), ceases to belong to the T.A. Reserve of Officers, retaining the rank of Honorary Captain.
 
Sources

RAE, Walter

Known as: 
forename also seen as William
Sergeant
No 6 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Walter Rae (see note) was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa [1] during the action that came to be known as the Battle of Steamroller Farm. 
Recommendation
26th Feb 1943 Fedi Et Attia (516128 Sheet 34)

RAMSDEN, Harry

Private
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. 
No 6 Commando War Diary
10th June 1944.

REES, D.

Private
No 6 Commando
Welch Regiment

Private Rees was wounded 24 March 1945 during operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel (Operation Widgeon).

Sources
Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/90.

REGAN, John Leslie

Known as: 
Tim
Lieutenant John Leslie Regan
Lieutenant
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][*].

RIDDELL, C.

Lance Corporal
No 6 Commando
Gordon Highlanders

Private Riddell was wounded 24 March 1945 during operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel (Operation Widgeon). Post war member of the Commando Association, last known residing Annan.

Sources
Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/90.
Commando Association Lost Legion List 9.

ROBERTS, Charles Edward James

Rifleman
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.

ROBINSON, Douglas Arthur

Captain
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) Douglas Arthur Robinson was awarded the Military Cross [1], in recognition of gallant and distinguished services on 26 February 1943 at Fedi Et Attia, Tunisia [2], i

ROBSON, John

Known as: 
Jackie
John Robson 6 Commando
Private
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).

ROLFE, Charles Kenneth

Known as: 
Ken
Gunner
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Manchester Police
Gunner Charles Kenneth Rolfe was reported missing 7 June 1944 during operations in Normandy, later found to be a prisoner of war.  
A serving Manchester Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes during 1942/43. He joined the Manchester Police on 10 August 1938 and in 1939 was a Police Constable living in Urmston. 

RONALD, Alexander Scott

Major Alexander Ronald 6 Commando
Major
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]. 

ROSTANCE, James, H.F.W.

Private
No 6 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Brierley Hill Police Station, West Midlands
Private James Rostance was reported missing and a prisoner of war on 26 February 1943 (Battle of Steamroller Farm). He was later reported as no longer a prisoner of war.
James was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable serving at Brierley Hill Police Station.
 

ROTHWELL, Stanley

Lance Corporal
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

ROUND, Raymond John

Raymond John Round 6 Commando
Private
No 6 Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Private Raymond Round was reported missing during operations in North Africa on 26 February 1943 [1]. He was later found to be a prisoner of war in Italian hands [2][3][4].

In July 1944 it was reported that he was no longer a prisoner of war and was returning to England[4][5].

ROWE, Grahame

Private
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.
 

RUSSELL, Douglas Alexander

Douglas Russell MC 6 Commando
Lieutenant
No 6 Commando
North Staffordshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Second Lieutenant Douglas Russell was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant conduct in action with the enemy. He was serving with with the North Staffordshire Regiment as part of the British Expeditionary Force in Belgium in 1940 [1][1a].
Citation

SADLER, Richard

Lance Sergeant
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

SALISBURY, Frank

Private
No 6 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Cheshire Constabulary
Private Frank Salisbury was reported missing North Africa 26 February 1943 (Battle of Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia) but was found to have been taken prisoner [1], held initially at Camp 66 at Capua in Italy [2] before being transported to Stalag 4C [3].

SANDERSON, Jack

Lance Corporal
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.

SAVIN, William

Sergeant
No 6 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers

Sergeant William Savin was wounded on 11 April 1945 [1]. On this date his Commando were in action at the River Aller near the town of Essel [2]. Post war member of the Commando Association from Leigh, Lancashire [3].

SCOTSON, Geoffrey

Known as: 
Geoff
Geoff Scotson 6 Commando
Private
No 6 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
Private Geoff Scotson was wounded on 11 April 1945 during operations in Western Europe [1]

On this date his Commando were in action at the River Aller near the town of Essel [2].
Post war member of the Commando Association from Hove, Sussex [3].

SCOTT, John Murray

Captain
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.

SEAL, Joseph Kenneth

Known as: 
Ken
Lance Corporal
No 6 Commando
Welch Regiment

Private Joseph Kenneth Seal, 3 troop, was wounded in 1944 during operations in North West Europe (full date not reported). Post war member of the Commando Association residing Victoria, Australia.

SELLAR, N.

Private
No 6 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Private Sellar was wounded during operations at Normandy France.
 
Source
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/76.
 

SERVICE, John

Fusilier
No 6 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Mentioned in Despatches
Fusilier John Service received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm).
Recommendation
26 February 1943 Fedj Et Attia (516 128 Sheet 34).

SIDLOW, Ronald

Sgt Ronald Sidlow 2SBS
Sergeant
SBS
Grenadier Guards
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Ronald Sidlow joined 2 Special Boat Section on its formation from 101 Troop of No.6 Commando [1][2]. 8 November 1942 Mentioned In Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North Africa [3].
Recommendation

SIMS, Edward, G.

Known as: 
Ted / Eddie
Private Edward Sims 12 and 6 Commandos
Private
No 12 Commando
No 6 Commando
Royal West Kent Regiment
Private Edward Sims served in No 12 Commando until it was disbanded in 1943, then in No 6 Commando. He was batman to Captain Peter Cruden [1][2].
  • Post war in June 1946 he was one of ten commandos chosen at random to sit with the Queen in the Royal Box at the Albert Hall concert in aid of the Commando Benevolent Fund [3]

SKINNER, Bernard Gordon

Lieutenant
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
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.

SLATER, Marshall Gordon

Troop Sergeant Major
No 6 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Mentioned in Despatches
Troop Sergeant Major Marshall Slater was reported missing North Africa 26 February 1943 (Battle of Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia) but was found to have been taken prisoner [1], held initially at Camp 66 [2] at Capua before being transported to Stalag 4B [3].

SMITH, Eric, A.

Lance Corporal
No 7 Commando
No 4 Commando
No 6 Commando
-
Post war member of the Commando Association from Wargrave on Thames, Berkshire.
 
Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 101 (1995).
 

SPEDDING, William

William Spedding
Corporal
No 6 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Corporal William Spedding, 5 Troop, served in the Commandos from March 1941 until November 1945. Post war member of the Commando Association.
 
Sources
Commando Service Cetificate and photos in Gallery.
Commando Association Lost legion List 10.

SPEIGHT, James Robert

Known as: 
Jim
James Robert Speight 6 Commando
Lance Corporal (Corporal)
No 6 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
West Yorkshire Regiment, 7th (Leeds Rifles) Battalion

James Robert Speight from Leeds was reported as missing on 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle for Steamroller Farm). Later found to be a prisoner of war. On 13 April 1945 he escaped from a working party and reached allied lines. He was a member of the No.6 Commando Boxing Team and post war member of the Commando Association.

STONES, C.

Private
No 6 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

Private Stones was wounded 24 March 1945 during operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel (Operation Widgeon).

Sources
Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/90.

TASKER, Peter Hugh

Known as: 
Doc
Captain Peter Tasker MC
Captain
No 6 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Peter Tasker, R.A.M.C. attached to No 6 Commando, was awarded the M.C. , in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Normandy [1].
 
Citation

TEMPLETON, J.A.

Known as: 
Jimmy
Private
No 6 Commando
No 12 Commando
Royal Scots
Private Jimmy Templeton was wounded 24 March 1945 during operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel (Operation Widgeon). Also served No.12 Commando.
Post war member of the Commando Association from Hove, Sussex.
 
Sources
Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/90.
Commando Association newsletter 87.

THOMAS, Gwyn Ifor

Lance Corporal
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

THOMAS, John Francis

Known as: 
Jack
Brigadier Jack Thomas
Lieutenant (later Brigadier)
No 6 Commando
1st Lifeguards
Welch Regiment
Parachute Regiment
Royal Artillery
Corps of Royal Military Police
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
No.6 Commando. President of the Commando Veterans Association until November 2016.
Military Service
Enlisted 1st Lifeguards rank Trooper [1][1a].
21 April 1945 commissioned from O.C.T.U. Second Lieutenant, Welch Regiment [2].
Attached No.6 Commando [1][3].

THOMPSON, George (LCpl)

Lance Corporal
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

THOMPSON, J.C.

Corporal
No 6 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

Corporal J.C. Thompson was reported missing North Africa 26 February 1943 (Battle of Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia) but was found to have been taken prisoner [1], held initially at Camp 66 [2] at Capua before being transported to Stalag 357 [3].

Sources

THOMPSON, John Edwin

Captain
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.

THOMPSON, Norman

Sergeant
No 6 Commando
Royal Engineers
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Norman Thompson, Royal Engineers attached Special Service Troops, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 36243, page 4956 published 11 November 1943.
 

THOMSON, Eric George M.

Private Eric Thomson 6 Commando
Grave of Private Thomson 6 Commando
Private
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
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.

TOWSE, Alfred Burley

Known as: 
Jock
Lance Sergeant
No 12 Commando
No 6 Commando
Scots Guards
Brighton and Hove, Sussex Police
Corporal Alfred Towse served in No.12 and No.6 Commandos and was wounded in France on 7 August 1944.
He was a Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos rejoining the Police and serving at Brighton and Hove after the war ended. Final rank attained Lance Sergeant.
 
Sources

TUNSTALL, Harry

Lance Corporal
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
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
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]

WALKER, D.C.

Lance Corporal
No 6 Commando
Suffolk Regiment

Lance Corporal D.C. Walker was wounded on 30 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. 

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/79.

WALSH, J

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

LCpl. J. Walsh died as a result of his war wounds at the St. Lukes Hospital, Bradford on the 25th March, 1951. [Source: Commando Association newsletter 14 issued March 1952.]

Note
The details known by this Archive of this individual are limited at the present time. 
 

WATSON, J.R.

Private
No 6 Commando
Border Regiment
??
Private J.R. Watson was wounded on 10 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/76.

WETHERALD, Henry

Lance Corporal
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.

WHEELDON, Charles Arnold

Known as: 
Arnold
Arnold Wheeldon post war
Second Lieutenant Charles Arnold Wheeldon
Lance Corporal (later Captain)
No 6 Commando
Coldstream Guards
Royal Sussex Regiment
Guardsman Charles Arnold Wheeldon, known as Arnold, was attested into the Coldstream Guards on 17 September 1940 and later volunteered for the Commandos. He served in 6 Troop and the HQ Troop taking part in the D Day landings at Normandy. 

WHEELDON, E.

Gunner
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery

Gunner E. Wheeldon was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later found to be prisoner of war in Italy. In 1943 he is reported no longer a prisoner of war. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/58, WO417/60 and WO417/68.

WICKS, Joseph Albert

Known as: 
Wicksy
Gunner
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner Joseph Wicks was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later found to be prisoner of war in Italy. In 1944 he is reported no longer a prisoner of war. Gunner Wicks was a member of the No.6 Commando Boxing Team (Welterweight) in 1942. Post war member of the Commando Association from Harlow.
 

WILCOX, Frederick

Private
No 6 Commando
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Private Frederick Wilcox was wounded on 11 April 1945 [1]. On this date his Commando were in action at the River Aller near the town of Essel [2]. Post war member of the Commando Association from Northumberland [3].

WILKINSON, James William

Lance Sergeant (later Lieutenant)
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant James Wilkinson, No. 3 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during the Italian campaign [1][1A].
Recommendation

WILLIAM, F.R.

Gunner
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner William was wounded twice during operations with No.6 Commando. 
  • 8 June 1944 Normandy (Operation Overlord).
  • 24 March 1945 Germany (Operation Widgeon).
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/77 and WO417/90.
 

WILLMOTT, J.R.

Private
No 6 Commando
Durham Light Infantry

Private Willmott was wounded on 29 April 1945 during operations in Western Europe.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/92.
 

WILSON, Donald

Lance Corporal
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
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
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

WINTERBOTTOM, Joseph Ernest

Known as: 
Pat
Craftsman
No 6 Commando
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Craftsman Joseph Winterbottom was wounded twice during operations with No. 6 Commando, first on 24 January 1945 and again on 24 March 1945. The former was during operations at Montfortbeek, Maasbracht; the latter during operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel (Operation Widgeon).
Post war member of the Commando Association from Hull.
 

WINTERBURN, Martin Henry

Martin Winterburn MM 6 Commando
Gunner (Acting Lance Bombardier)
No 6 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment and Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Gunner Martin Winterburn, No.6 Commando 1 Troop, from Lincolnshire, was awarded the Military Medal [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during his escape after he was taken prisoner of war at Mateur, Tunis, on Thursday 19 December 1942. He had been wounded in the elbow at the time.

WORTHINGTON, Frank Arthur

Sergeant
No 6 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Worthington was wounded during operations in Western Europe (Maasbracht) on 24 January 1945. Two months later he was wounded again this time at Wesel, Germany, his gallantry on this occasion resulting in the award of the Military Medal.
Recommendation

WRAITH, William

Known as: 
Bill
William Wraith MM 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant
No 6 Commando
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Sergeant William 'Bill' Wraith, 1 Troop [1], was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe during which period he had been wounded on several occasions [2][2a][3]. 
Recommendation

WRIGHT, Arthur Henry Havey

Lance Corporal
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
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
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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