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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 were supported by 2 troops of No.2 Commando (less 1 Section), with a RAMC detachment from No.4 Commando and a RE detachment from No.6 Commando, and some from the Royal Norwegian Army.

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
14422299
No 6 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Desmond Adams died of wounds during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Stanley and Daisy Adams, of Wanborough, Wiltshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

ALLAN, John

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.

ALLEN, George Edward

Private
3450087
No 6 Commando
King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private George  Allen was reported missing 10 June 1944, later confirmed killed in action, during operations at Normandy, France. 
No 6 Cdo War Diary 10 June 1944.

ALLENDER, James

Sgt James Allender MM and bar 6 Commando
Sergeant
4614105
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 of Steamroller Farm at El Aroussa, Tunisia [1].
Recommendation

ALTASS, Derek

Private
4698558
No 6 Commando
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Private Derek Altass was reported as missing on 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm near El Aroussa, Tunisa), later found to be a prisoner of war. 
Post war member of the Commando Association with whom they lost contact.
 

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.
Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Astbury, of West Hartlepool, Co. Durham.

AULD, Luke Patchcott

Luke Auld SBS
Corporal
2931015
No 4 Independent Company
No 6 Commando
ME Commando Depot
SBS
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Corporal Luke Auld was reported missing 14 September 1942 during an SBS operation in Cyrenaica, later found to be a prisoner of war.

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.

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 reported missing 23 March 1945, later confirmed killed in action in Western Europe. 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.

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.

BARRY, John

Private
4122804
No 6 Commando
Cheshire Regiment

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

BARTON, Frank

Frank Barton 6 Commando
Fusilier (later Sergeant)
6983550
No 6 Commando
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Fusilier Frank Barton, aged 22 and from Nottingham, was reported missing 26 February 1943, later confirmed as a prisoner of war, during operations in Tunisia (Battle of Steamroller Farm). He escaped from Italian captivity 11 September 1943, along with his brother, 1460165 Sgt. F.T.

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.

BERRISFORD, Peter John

Peter John Berrisford MM 6 Commando
Sergeant (later Lieutenant)
910524
323834
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

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. 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.

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

BLEWETT, C.A.

Sergeant
3972220
No 6 Commando
SBS
Welch Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Original member of 2 SBS joining from No.6 Commando 101 Troop. Took part in the Oran Harbour operation. Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service. With 'Z' SBS when they formed in the Mediterranean. Participated in submarine patrols. Later served HQ No.2 S.B.S.

BLINT, Woolf

Woolf Blint 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant
3323752.
No 6 Commando
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Mentioned in Despatches
Woolf Blint, a warehouse manager with his own business in Glasgow, enlisted 13 June 1940, later volunteering for the Commandos. Lance Sergeant Blint served at the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre) at Achnacarry prior to joining No.6 Commando. 

BLUNDEN, Alfred Edgar

Warrant Officer 2, Company Sergeant Major
851755
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Company Sergeant Major Alfred Blunden died on 11 June 1944 of wounds received on 10 June during operations at Le Plein, Normandy. Alfred was a middleweight boxer for the Commando [1]1a][2].

BONVIN, John Alexander

Birth name: 
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. 
  • 17 December 1939, Artist Rifles Cadet 163rd OCTU, commissioned Second Lieutenant, Loyal Regiment.

BOWEN, Francis Paul

Private
No 6 Commando

Post war member of the Commando Association residing Brussels.

Sources
Commando Association newsletters 20 (1955), 35 (1962), 37 (1963), 51 (1970), 65 (1977) and Obituaries in newsletter 80 (1985).
 

BRAMLEY, N.L.

Private
No 6 Commando
Member of the Commando Association. 1953 patient in Camis Eskan Hospital, Helensborough.
 
Sources
Commando Association newsletter 17 (1953).
 

BRANSCOMBE, Leslie

Gunner
1525627
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.

BROOKING, Alfred Edwin

Private Fred Brooking 4 Commando
Private
5619678
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

BUCKLEY, J

Private
14755204
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

Sergeant
3970615
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
4128376
No 6 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Vincent Burns died during operations in North Africa. He has no known grave. His Commando was engaged in the Battle of Steamroller Farm at El Aroussa, Tunisia.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BUTLER, Roy

Private
4802679
No 6 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment

Roy Butler, a Clerk from Lincolnshire, enlisted 11 November 1938. later volunteering for the commandos. Private Butler, No.6 Commando, was reported missing 6 January 1943, later found to be a prisoner of war.

BYRNE, John Vincent

John Vincent Byrne DCM
Corporal later Company Sergeant Major
2060658
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]. 

CAPPS, Charles Edward

Fusilier
6983360
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.

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 late afternoon on 9 December 1941 whilst aboard H.M.S. Prince Charles. The ship was being used for night time landings. Son of Sydney and Clara Cartlidge, of Ferrybridge, Yorkshire.

CHAPMAN, Peter Neilson

Peter Neilson Chapman 6 Commando
Private
14987110
P/JX631416
No 6 Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment, The Hallamshire Bn.
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Peter Chapman was reported missing 23 March 1945, later confirmed killed in action in Western Europe. His Commando were engaged in crossing the River Rhine at Wesel. Only son of of Mr. and Mrs J. Newell, High Wykenhurst, Ewhurst [1][2][4].

CHARITY, Arthur

Fusilier
4206553
No 6 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Arthur Charity died during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Arthur and Sarah Charity; husband of Joan Charity, of Hove, Sussex, and father of their son Keith.

CLAPTON, John Francis

Lieutenant John Clapton 6 Commando
Lieutenant (later Captain)
258657
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].

CLOVIS, John Albert

John Albert Clovis 6 Commando
Captain
850710 & 321568
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

COADE, Charles Courtenay

Charles Courtenay COADE 6 Commando
Lieutenant Colonel
117368
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.

COATES, William John Lewis

Private
5051813
No 6 Commando
North Staffordshire Regiment 7th Bn.
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Coates was reported missing 30 Novemeber 1942 during operations in North Africa, later presumed died of wounds. He has no known grave. Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Coates, of Tean, Stoke-on-Trent.

COLLINS, Patrick

Gunner
981100
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner Patrick Collins died of wounds during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Patrick and Ann Collins; husband of Mary Collins, of Wythenshaw, Cheshire.

CONNOLLY, John Henry

Corporal (acting Sergeant)
5500110
335137
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 Switz

CONNOR, Edward

Edward Connor 6 Commando
Private
14554281
No 6 Commando
Royal Scots 8th Bn
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Edward Connor was killed in action during operations at Normandy, France. He has no known grave. Son of Edward and Mary Connor.
Extract from the Edinburgh Evening News 7 July 1944.

CONNOR, James

James Connor 12 and 6 Commando
Corporal
2883201
No 12 Commando
No 6 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
James Connor served in No.4 (Para) Troop of No.12 Commando from November 1941 until it was disbanded in 1943, after which he moved to No.6 Commando. He was wounded on 12 June 1944 at Normandy. His commando service ended in January 1946 when the Army Commandos were disbanded.

COOPER, Roy

Fusilier
No 4 Commando

Also served in No.6 Commando. Post war member of the Commando Association from Connah's Quay, Flintshire.
 
Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 116 (2003).

COSTELLO, Michael

Driver (later Lance Sergeant)
T/95342
No 6 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Black Watch
Mentioned in Despatches
Driver Michael Costello received a Mention in Despatches for his escape from captivity in Italy. After his escape he joined the Black Watch. Member of the Commando Association.
Recommendation

CRAPNELL, John James Partridge

Lance Corporal
5823141
No 6 Commando
Suffolk Regiment

In 1939 John James Partridge Crapnell, a Stoker employed at the local Corporation Baths, was married and residing  with his wife Lilian at 64 Medway Road, Ipswich. He enlisted into the Suffolk Regiment on 12 June 1940.  After volunteering for the Commandos he was attached to No.6 Commando.

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 of Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia. Son of Thomas D. and Agnes R. Cringan, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
 
Sources

CRISTOFOLI, R.A.

Private
14417183
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.

CROAL, George

Private
14633927
No 6 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private George Croal was killed in action during operations at Normandy, France. Husband of Isabella Croal. Inscription on headstone "Always loving. Always kind. He died as he lived, everyone's friend".
 
Sources
CWGC.

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 in Holland. His Commando were engaged in operations at Maasbracht and Brachterbeek. He had been wounded before (full date not reported) during operations at Normandy. Son of Alfred and Annie Emma Crouch, of South Hackney, London.

CROXTON, Michael John

Michael John Croxton 6 Commando
Bombardier (later Major)
917046
334592
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
North Staffordshire Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Croix de Guerre (France)
Bombardier Michael Croxton, No.6 Commando 5 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during his escape from captivity whilst a prisoner of war.

CRUDEN, Peter Ramsay

Captain Peter Cruden 12 and 6 Commando
Captain
179476
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 the Parachute Troop of No.12 Commando before No.6 Commando [2][3]

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 was killed in action in North Africa. His Commando were engaged in the Battle of Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia. Son of John and Ethel Cunningham, of Sidcup, Kent.
 
Sources
CWGC.

DAVIES, William Henry

Regimental Sergeant Major
819092
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
1895607
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
4688032
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

DAVIS, William George

Private
4626176
No 6 Commando
West Yorkshire Regiment
Private William Davis was wounded 15 November 1942 during operations in North Africa. Post war member of the Commando Association from Minehead, Somerset.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/55.

DAY, J.W.

Private
14726847
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].

DEAN, Frederick

Trooper
3964311
No 6 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Frederick Dean died of wounds during operations at Normandy, France. Son of John and Annie Dean, of Wigan, Lancashire.
 
Source
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/77 and 79.

DOBBS, Cyril

Cyril Dobbs MM 4 Commando
Montgomery and Cyril Dobbs
Acting Sergeant
4914036
No 4 Commando
No 6 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Cyril Dobbs from Nottingham was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service at the River Maas [1][2]. Also served with No.4 Commando at Dieppe (Operation Jubilee) 19 August 1942 [3][4].

DOWNS, Ronald, W.

Lance Sergeant
14401363
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.

DRAPER, William

Lance Corporal
4207000
No 6 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal William Draper died during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Elizabeth Draper; husband of Doris Eileen Draper, of Plaistow, Essex.
 
Sources
CWGC

DUNLOP, William

Signalman
2598156
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.

DUTTON, Derek Alan

Lieutenant
113480
No 6 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Derek Dutton died in the UK on 17 June 1944 of wounds inflicted at Normandy, France, on 10 June 1944. Son of Charles Frederick and Dorothy Isobel Dutton, of Purley.
His brother, Lieutenant Charles Llewellyn Dutton, 40RM Commando, died 14 days earlier.
 

EAGER, William

Lance Corporal (later Colour Sergeant)
7043628
No 6 Commando
No 12 Commando
Royal Irish Fusiliers

Lance Corporal William Eager, No.6 Commando, was wounded 24 March 1945 at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel (Operation Widgeon). Previously served in No.12 Commando until it was disbanded when he moved to No.6 Commando. Member of the Commando Association from Titchworth, Hampshire.

ELLIS, Derek Charles

Sergeant
4032370
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].

ELLIS, Richard Paul

Fusilier
4279057
No 6 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Richard Ellis was reported missing 30 November 1942, later presumed killed in action, during operations in North Africa. He has no known grave. Son of Richard Thomas Ellis and Jean Ellis, of Shotton Colliery, Co. Durham.

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, aged 18, was killed in action in Germany. His Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller crossing. Attested into the Queen's Royal Regiment 20 July 1944. Son of Francis William Eltridge, and of Margaret Eunice Eltridge, of Islington, London.

EMBELIN, Arthur Edward

Company Sergeant Major
1867223
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.

EMBLEM, Leslie Ernest

Private
14528821
No 6 Commando
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Leslie Emblem died of wounds during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Lydia Emblem, and stepson of Albert Charles Marsh, of Battersea, London.
 
Sources
CWGC.

ESHLIN, J.

Private
5884910
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
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."

FINDLEY, Frederick George

Troop Sergeant Major
5041667
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
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. Son of Rudolf and Hedwig Fleischer, of Cricklewood, Middlesex.
No. 6 Commando War Diary extract

FLOYD, James William Edgar

Private
14417179
No 6 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private James Floyd was reported missing later confirmed killed in action during operations at the River Rhine crossing at Wesel. Son of James Sidney and Louisa Hilda Floyd, of Ramsgate, Kent; husband of Grace Floyd, of Hove, Sussex [1][1a].

FOX, George

George Fox 6 Commando
Lance Corporal
4132357
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

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. His Commando were engaged in the Battle of Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia. Attested into the Queen's Royal Regiment 25 February 1941 before volunteering for the Commandos. Son of William T. H. and Lucienne M.

GALLAGHER, John

Private
2992443
No 6 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Gallagher died in Germany. His Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller crossing. Son of Frank and Mary Gallagher, of Dunlewy, Co. Donegal, Eire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

GASH, B.C.

Fusilier
6462530
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.

GATH, Sidney Patrick

Private (Acting Sergeant)
7264449
No 6 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Sidney Patrick Gath, a Mercantile Marine Sailor from Dumbarton, enlisted 27 April 1938. Sergeant Gath, R.A.M.C. attached to No.6 Commando, was reported missing 26 February 1943 at El Arousa, Tunisia (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later confirmed a prisoner of war.
 

GEORGE, Lloyd Frederick

Lieutenant
2879887
334598
No 6 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Seaforth Highlanders
11 November 1944 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Seaforth Highlanders, having previously served in the ranks. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Wye, Ashford.
 
Sources
London Gazette 36881, page 262.

GILMOUR, John

Sergeant John Gilmour SBS
Sergeant
976483
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.

GODSON, George William

Private
4623441
No 6 Commando
Duke of Wellington's Regiment
George William Godson, a Grocer from York, enlisted 27 June 1940, later volunteering for the Commandos. Private Godson, No.6 Commando, was reported missing 6 January 1943 in Tunisia, North Africa, later confirmed prisoner of war. 
 
Sources

GOODALL, William

Lance Sergeant
3593748
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
3783344 & 368556
No 6 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool) / South Lancs. Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Patrick Gray was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Normandy [1].

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. He has no known grave.

GREIG, Steven

Private
No 6 Commando

Post war member of the Commando Association from Hayes, later residing Melbourne, Australia.
 
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legion List  5 and Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 89 (1989).

GRIEVE, John Fletcher

Private
2933802
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.

HADDOW, David Foster

Fusilier (later Sergeant)
6482263
No 6 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier David Haddow was wounded 30 November 1942 during operations in North Africa.
1939 Metropolitan Police Constable residing at the Police Section House, Salisbury Road, Queens Park. Volunteered for the Commandos and was part of the 1st Police Intake of 1942. 

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 of Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia. Son of Fred and Rose Haley; husband of Freda Haley, of Tyersal, Bradford, Yorkshire.

HANSON, John Francis

Private
2992360
No 6 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Hanson 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. Son of James and Margaret Hanson, of Blantyre, Lanarkshire.
 

HARDEY, Ronald Graham Kennell

Capt RGK Hardey MC
Captain
121641
No 6 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Highland Light Infantry
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Ronald Hardey, 2 troop, was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry and leadership during operations on D Day at Normandy. In 1945 he was serving at the Commando Basic Training Centre. 
 
Sources

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 died 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. He had been attested into the Royal Artillery at Sheffield in 1928. Son of Holly and Kathleen Harper; husband of Ethel M.

HARRY, John Grismond

Lieutenant (later Major)
2738332 and 341531
No 6 Commando
Welsh Guards, 3rd Bn.
South Wales Borderers
Royal Corps of Signals
Northampton Borough Police
Mentioned in Despatches
1939, Police Constable, Northampton Borough Police, residing Billing Road, Northants [1][1a].
19.02.1944, Lance Corporal, 3rd Bn., Welsh Guards, wounded during operations in Italy [2].

HASTED, Edward

Edward Hasted 6 Commando
Private
5382068
No 6 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Served in France from 14 to 29 May 1940, later volunteering for the Commandos. Medically discharged 4 July 1941. Awarded the 1939-43 Star, 1939-45 Star and the War Medal.

HAYES, Harold

Harold Hayes 6 Commando
Private (later Lance Sergeant)
4698446
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.

HAYWOOD, S.E.

Lance Corporal
5382367
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
1134406
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

HENTHORN, Vincent

Private
3390105
No 6 Commando
East Lancashire Regiment

Private Vincent Henthorn was reported missing 26 February 1943 (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later confirmed prisoner of war in Italy and later Poland. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Ontario, Canada.

HERSTELL, Ernest Maxwell

Gunner
14317992
No 6 Commando
Small Scale Raiding Force (62 Commando)
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.

HEWLETT, Henry

Private
3531248
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
14646094
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.

HILL, Joseph Frederick

Private
4981008
No 6 Commando
Sherwood Foresters
Private Joseph Hill was wounded June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. Post war member of the Commando Association from Aspley, Nottingham.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.

HISLOP, James Buchanan

Private
2828230
No 6 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
8 November 1942 wounded North Africa (Operation Torch).
26 February 1943 wounded North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm).
May also have served in No.12 Commando.
Member of the Commando Association from Devizes, Wiltshire.
 

HOLLINGSWORTH, D.H.

Private
4979103
No 6 Commando
No 12 Commando
Sherwood Foresters
Served in No.12 Commando (disbanded 1943), prior to No. 6 Commando [1].
06.06.1944 wounded North West Europe (Normandy) [2].
24.01.1945 wounded Western Europe (Montfortbeek / Maasbracht, Holland) [3].

HOOKE, Leslie Percy

Gunner
798851
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Leslie Percy Hooke from West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, enlisted into the Royal Artillery on 24 January 1930. He volunteered for the Commandos during WW2 and was attached to No.6 Commando.

HORAN, John Anthony

John Anthony Horan 6 Commando
Lance Corporal
7346283
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
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]. 

HUME-SPRY, John Francis

Lt John Francis Hume-Spry No 6 Commando
Lieutenant
106698
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant John Hume-Spry died during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel. Son of Colonel C.A.N.Hume-Spry D.S.O., and Mrs. Francis Hume-Spry of St. Leonards. Father of Peter Hume-Spry.

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.

JACKS, Henry

Henry Jacks 6 Commando
Private
6146169
No 6 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Served in 3 Troop. Post war member of the Commando Association.
 
Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 119 issued September 2004.
CVA Gallery images from Geoff Murray.

JACKSON, Percival

Private
3390553
No 6 Commando
East Lancashire Regiment

Private Percival Jackson was reported missing 26 February 1943 (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later confirmed prisoner of war in Italy and later Austria.

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.

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.

JOHN, Roy

Sergeant
No 6 Commando
Post war member of the Commando Association from Whitchurch, Cardiff.
 
Sources
Commando Association newsletters 40 (1965), 56 (1973), 66 (1978), and obituaries in 66 (1979).
 

JOHN, William, H.

Fusilier
6482272
No 6 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier William John was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later found to be a prisoner of war. 

JOHNSON, Harry, H.

Private
7385968
No 6 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Private Harry Johnson, RAMC attached to No.6 Commando, was reported missing 26 February 1943 at El Arousa, Tunisia (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later confirmed prisoner of war.
 
Sources

JONES, Francis, L.

Lance Sergeant
3853954
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].

JONES, Frank Joseph George

Private
5957106
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.
 

JOWETT, George

Private
14641119
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
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.

KEITH, Jack

Private
3063958
No 6 Commando
Royal Scots
Private Jack Keith was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations at El Arousa, Tunisia (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later confirmed wounded and a prisoner of war. He had enlisted on 15 August 1940.

KENDALL, Harold Robert Francis

Sergeant Harry Kendall MM
Sergeant
5412410
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
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].
Son of Jacob and Frances Khytovitch, of Manchester.
Service*

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.

LARAMY, Brian Charles

Troop Sergeant Major
912706
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Royal Engineers
1939 attested into the Royal Artillery; 16 May 1940 transferred to the Royal Engineers.
26 Feb. 1943 (Corporal) (No.6 Commando) wounded North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm). Member of the Commando Association.
 
Sources

LAVERY, Henry

Henry Lavery 6 Commando
Lance Bombardier
808452
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Bombardier Henry Lavery was reported wounded, missing, and believed a prisoner of war on 18 August 1944, later confirmed as having died of wounds whilst in enemy hands. No.6 Commando were engaged in operations at Bavent, France.

LEECH, Kenneth

Private
4807309
No 6 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment

Private Kenneth Leech was reported missing on 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia), later found to be a prisoner of war.

LEWIS, Anthony David

Lieutenant Colonel
95626
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)
102256
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), later found to be a prisoner of war. 

LISTER, William

Lance Sergeant
3595103
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
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

LIVINGSTONE, Richard Percy

Captain (Temporary Major)
149081
No 6 Commando
SBS
Royal Ulster Rifles
Special Air Service Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Richard Livingstone MBE received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field [1][1a].

LOBLEY, W.A.

Private
14986652
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].

LOMAX, Wally

Private
3852004
No 6 Commando
Loyal Regiment
30.11.1942 wounded during operations in North Africa.
06.06.1944 wounded during operations in Normandy.
Post war member of the Commando Association from Walthamstow, London.
 
Sources

LORAINE, Paul Peter

Captain
6028870 & 183050
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
4206066
No 6 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Robert Stephen Lord was attested into the Royal Welch Fusiliers on 20 August 1940. He later volunteered for special service and was attached to No.6 Commando. Fusilier Lord was killed in action during operations in North Africa and has no known grave.

LUMSDEN, A.

Private
3776529
No 6 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)

Private Lumsden was wounded 20 August 1944 during operations in France.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/81.

MACKEE, Kenneth Andrew

Second Lieutenant Kenneth Mackee RAOC
Troop Sergeant Major (later Second Lieutenant)
929175
320790
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].

MAGINNIS, John

John Maginnis 12 and 6 Commando
John Maginnis post war
Rifleman
7018924
No 6 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Rifleman John Maginnis volunteered for the Commandos whilst serving in the Royal Ulster Rifles. He joined No.12 Commando and after it was disbanded moved to No.6 Commando. Post war member of the Commando Association from Titchfield, Hampshire.

MASON, Richard Thomas

Lance Sergeant
3384468
No 6 Commando
East Lancashire Regiment
Lance Sergeant Richard Mason was wounded 30 November 1942 during operations in North Africa (Operation Torch). Post war member of the Commando Association from Hove, Sussex.
 
Sources

MAYNE, John Ronald, D.

Captain (later Major)
71115
No 6 Commando
Somerset Light Infantry
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain John Mayne was reported missing 26 March 1943 during the Battle at Steamroller Farm, El Arousa, Tunisia, later confirmed as a prisoner of war.
Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in North Africa.

MCARDLE, Frederick Thomas

Lance Corporal
4128073
No 6 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Lance Corpoarl Frederick McArdle was reported missing 26 March 1943 during the Battle at Steamroller Farm, El Arousa, Tunisia, later confirmed as a prisoner of war.
Member of the Commando Association last known residing Birkenhead.
 

MCCURRIE, Peter

Rifleman Peter McCurrie
Rifleman
3599032
No 6 Commando
Border Regiment
Royal Ulster Rifles
Died on active service
Rifleman Peter McCurrie, formerly 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.

MCLUCKIE, James Caskie

James McLuckie 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant
2079966
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.

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]. ​

MELIA, L.E.

Private
14803080
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].

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

MILLER, Derek Elton

Lieutenant (later Major)
2993197
326933
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
69334
No 4 Commando
No 6 Commando
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
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

MILNE, Alexander

Sergeant
2878140
No 6 Commando
SBS
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Alexander Milne was reported missing 6 June 1943 after a raid to destroy a radar station on Lampedusa Island in the Mediterranean Sea (Operation Buttercup), later confirmed killed in action, whilst serving in 'Z' Special Boat Section.

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 of Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia. Son of James and Catherine Lawrie Milroy; husband of Marjorie Betty Milroy, of Putson, Hereford.
 

MORAN, Robert

Robert Moran 6 Commando
Private (later Warrant Officer 2)
6103111
No 6 Commando
Queen's Royal Regiment
Royal Army Pay Corps
Served in 4 Troop from 1941 to 1944. Member of the Commando Association.

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.

MULHOLLAND, Henry

Henry Mulholland 6 Commando
Lance Corporal
2933221
No 6 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 1st Bn..
22 November 1942 wounded in North Africa (Operation Torch) [1].
1942 Member of the No.6 Commando Boxing Team [2].
 
Sources
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/55.

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].

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. Son of William James Nash and Minnie Beatrice Nash, of Cholderton, Wiltshire.

NEALE, Jack

Jack Neale 6 Commando
Private
4862310
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.

NEEDLER, Jack

Private (later Corporal)
5776759
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. Son of Arthur Appleby Needler and Lizzie Mabel Beatrice Needler, of Hull.

19 October 1939 enlisted at Hull. 

NETTLETON, Harold

Lance Bombardier
857486
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Bombardier Harold Nettleton was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa, later presumed died of wounds. He has no known grave.  At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

NEWMAN, A.

Private
3534751
No 6 Commando
Manchester Regiment
Private Newman was wounded 22 November 1942 during operations in North Africa (Operation Torch). 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/55.
 

NORRIE, Alexander

Sergeant
269882
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.

O'DONOVAN, J.

Private
2993565
No 6 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Private O'Donovan was wounded 29 April 1945 during operations in Western Europe.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/92.
 

O'GRADY, Joseph

Private
6405572
No 6 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment

Private Joseph O'Grady was wounded 14 February 1945 during operations in Western Europe. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Ramsgate.

PAGE, Alan George

Lance Sergeant
6984004
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.

PARKER, Robert John

Guardsman
14241686
No 6 Commando
Irish Guards
Cheshire Constabulary

Guardsman Robert Parker was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle for Steamroller Farm) and later found to be a prisoner of war.

PARRY, Edwin

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

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. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia [1][1a][2].
Son of Arthur W. and Emma Pearce, of Hipperholme, Yorkshire [1].

PEARSE, George

Fusilier
14241752
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

PEARSON, J.C.

Lance Corporal
No 6 Commando
Post war member of the Commando Association residing Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand.
 
Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 54 (1972).
 

PEARSON, Joseph

Joe Pearson 6 Commando
Bombardier
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Served in 1 Troop. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Whitson, near Prescot, Lancashire.
 
Sources
Commando Association newsletter 37 (1963).

PENN, Leonard William

Leonard Penn MM 6 Commando
Private
14646360
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

PHILLIPS, G.

Private
14759280
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
2618510
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. 

PHILLIPS, Norman Arthur Firth

Lance Corporal
14241828
No 6 Commando
Black Watch
Bristol City Police
Private Norman Phillips was wounded 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm). Wounded a second time in 1944, rank Lance Corporal, during operations at Normandy.
  • 1939 employed as a Clerk at the Education Offices, Bath.

PICKAVANCE, James

Grave of Rfn. Pickavance 6 Commando
Rifleman
14735641
No 6 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman James Pickavance died during operations in Holland. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting in the area of Maasbracht and Brachterbeek. 
 
Sources:
CWGC.

POCOCK, Peter Robert

Pocock 6 Commando
Private
6351398
No 6 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Private Peter Pocock was wounded during operations at Normandy, France. Member of the Commando Association last known residing Greenwich.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.

PORTWAIN, Edward

Fusilier
6482259
No 6 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
In 1939 Edward Portwain was a Metropolitan Police Officer residing at the Police Section House, Arlington Road, Camden. He volunteered for the Commandos enlisting 23 June 1942 joining the 1st Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Badic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

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. Son of John and Mary Annie Pottas, of Whitby, Yorkshire.

PRATT, Henry

Gunner
14241716
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Newcastle upon Tyne
Henry Pratt, a Police Constable residing in 1939 at Wingrove Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne, volunteered for the Commandos in 1942.

PREECE, Frederick Amos

Trooper Frederick Preece 6 Commando
Sergeant
404153
No 6 Commando
SBS
Royal Armoured Corps (Dragoon Guards)
Royal Tank Regiment
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
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.

PRINGLE, Thomas Henry

Tommy Pringle 5 and 6 Commandos
Birth name: 
(forenames also seen as Henry Thomas)
Sapper
1877009
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.

PRIOR, George Joseph

Grave of Pte Prior No.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. Son of Bertie and Elizabeth May Prior, of Wimblington, Cambridgeshire.
 
Sources

PRITCHARD, Thomas

Gunner
819268
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died on war service
Gunner Thomas Pritchard died from injuries received in an accident whilst grenades were being primed on board HMS Prince Charles which was being used for night time landings. Son of John and Ena Pritchard; husband of Betty Elfreda Pritchard, of Scarborough, Yorkshire.

PUTTICK, Kenneth

Gunner
14398517
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Kenneth Puttick died on 7 June 1944 of wounds received on 6 June during operations at Normandy. Son of Arthur Henry and Annie May Puttick, of Braintree, Essex.
 
Sources
CWGC.

RAE, Walter

Sergeant
2754334
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

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.

REES, D.

Private
3961440
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

Lieutenant John Leslie Regan
Lieutenant
.1507949 and 315706
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.

REYNOLDS, Raymond

Guardsman (later Second Lieutenant)
2733888 and 337849
No 6 Commando
Welsh Guards
Royal Armoured Corps
Served with No.6 Commando in North Africa.
24 December 1944 commissioned O.C.T.U. Second Lieutenant, Royal Armoured Corps.
1949 Detective Constable, Kent Police.
1956 Detective Inspector, Lefka Police Station, Cyprus.
1986 residing Canterbury, Kent. 

RIDDELL, C.

Lance Corporal
2888979
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.

RIDGE, Thomas William

Thomas Ridge 6 Commando
Sergeant
14241691
No 6 Commando
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Liverpool City Police
Thomas Ridge was a serving Liverpool City Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. He served with No.6 Commando and 1 Commando Brigade, final rank Sergeant. 
14 April 1945 (Acting Corporal) (No.6 Commando) wounded in Western Europe.

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. Son of Charles and Susan Roberts; husband of Ivy Alice Roberts, of Stockwell, London. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at the River Aller crossing.

ROBINSON, Douglas Arthur

Captain
179957
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

ROBSON, John

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

ROLFE, Charles Kenneth

Gunner
14241693
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Manchester Police
Charles Kenneth Rolfe joined the Manchester Police on 10 August 1938 and in 1939 was a Police Constable living in Urmston. He volunteered for the Commandos enlisting 23 July 1942 as part of the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry.

ROSTANCE, James, H.F.W.

Private
14241805
No 6 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Staffordshire Police
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.

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

ROUND, Raymond John

Raymond John Round 6 Commando
Private
4865454
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].

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.

ROWLANDS, Eric Douglas

Eric Douglas Rowlands 6 Commando
Lance Corporal
7598224
No 6 Commando
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Eric Douglas Rowlands, a Motor Mechanic from Liverpool, enlisted into the Territorial Army 29 May 1939. Lance Corporal Rowlands, R.E.M.E.

RUSSELL, Douglas Alexander

Douglas Russell MC 6 Commando
Lieutenant
112957
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].

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.

SADLER, William John

Gunner
No 6 Commando
4 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Royal Artillery
No.6 Commando and 4 Special Service (Commando) Brigade. Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Colchester, Essex.
 
Sources
Commando Association Lost Legion List 10.

SALISBURY, Frank

Frank Salisbury 6 Commando
Private
14241695
No 6 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Cheshire Constabulary
Private Frank Salisbury was reported missing 26 February 1943 in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm, El Arousa, Tunisia), later confirmed wounded and a prisoner of war [1][2][3].

SANDERSON, Jack

Lance Corporal
14624399
No 6 Commando
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
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. 
Son of Thomas and Gwladys Sanderson, of Sheffield.
 
Sources
CWGC.

SAVIN, William

Sergeant
3445770
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].

SAVORY, Dennis

Pte / Gnr
14241830
No 6 Commando
Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Royal Artillery
Police Intake
Dennis Savory was a Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos enlisting 23 July 1942 joining the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. Post war rejoined the Police. Married to Josie.

SCOTSON, Geoffrey

Geoff Scotson 6 Commando
Private
6216387
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].

SCOTT, Andrew Prentice

Lieutenant
3326918 and 315692
No 6 Commando
No 5 Commando
Highland Light Infantry
Served in the ranks until selected for officer training and posted to O.C.T.U.  Officer Cadet commissioned Second Lieutenant 28 April 1944. Served with No.6 and No.5 Commandos. Member of the Commando Association.
 
Sources

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.
 

SEAL, Joseph Kenneth

Lance Corporal
3975389
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
14404694
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
2983817
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
2621940
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].

SIMPSON, George

Private
14634204
No 6 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private George Simpson was reported wounded and missing during operations at Normandy, France, later presumed died of wounds. He has no known grave. 
Son of Mark and Harriet Simpson, of Fort William, Inverness-shire.
 
Sources

SIMS, Eddie

Private Edward Sims 12 Commando
Eddie Sims 12 and 6 Commando
Private
No 12 Commando
No 6 Commando
Royal West Kent Regiment
Private Sims served in the Parachute Troop of No 12.Commando until 1943 when it was disbanded, then in No 6 Commando. He was batman to Captain Peter Cruden [1][2].

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