No 8 Commando
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Corporal Kenneth Baker was killed in action during operations in Libya with Layforce. Son of Thomas and Sarah Baker, of Torrington, Devon; husband of Sylvia Emily Jane Baker, of Torrington.
- 03.1936 enlisted as a regular soldier .
- 09.1939 posted to France with British Expeditionary Force .
Lance Corporal Gerrard Bunn was attested into the Coldstream Guards on 9 January 1932. He was wounded serving in No.8 Commando on 17 August 1941 during operations in Cyrenaica. He transferred to the Royal Corps of Signals on 29 June 1942.
- 18 January 1943 reported missing during operations in Libya later found to be a prisoner of war .
13 June 1970 appointed M.B.E. (Civil Division) whilst Chief Office Clerk, House of Commons Library .
Regimental Sergeant Major Anthony Drongin of No 8 Commando gave up his rank to join L Detachment SAS when 8 Commando was disbanded. He served as a Corporal and is reported to have died of wounds inflicted during SAS operations near Benghazi.
Private Harry Ethelstone was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war. Originally shown on Casualty Lists as No.7 Commando attached 'A Bn., Layforce this was amended to No.8 Commando attached 'A' Bn., Layforce.
Post war member of the Commando Association from Roy Bridge, Scotland
Commando Association newsletter 96.
Lance Sergeant Thomas Headland died as a result of an accident during operations in Syria. Son of John Robert and Eliza Elisabeth Headland, of Woodford, Northamptonshire.
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO 417/30.
Post war member of the Commando Association from North Wales
Commando Association newsletter 51 (1970).
Christie Norman Lawrence was commissioned Second Lieutenant 9 March 1940. Reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete later confirmed to be a prisoner of war. He escaped and joined General Mihailovic's Chetnik Forces in Yugoslavia. Later recaptured and transported to Germany.
He had previously served in No. 8 Commando .
Guardsman George Thomas was reported a prisoner of war in 1942 during operations in Cyrenaica. Post war member of the Commando Association from Brigg, Lincolnshire.
Post war member of the Commando Association from Farnborough, Hampshire.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 86 (1988).
Sergeant Sidney Stone was serving with "L" Detachment, S.A.S. Bde Special Air Service Regiment, A.A.C. at the time of his death, having previously served in No. 8 Commando.
15 February 1943 Tunisia 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards awarded the Military Cross having left the Commando. Post war member of the Commando Association.