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ANDERSON, John

Private John Anderson 9 Commando
Private
3716829
No 9 Commando
Kings Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Anderson was reported missing 3 February 1944, later presumed killed in action during operations at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. He has no known grave. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/72 (1944) and WO417/94 (1945).

BALFOUR, David Stewart

Private
2936087
No 9 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private David Balfour was killed in action during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead, Italy. He has no known grave.
Son of Andrew and Anne Balfour, of Amulree, Perthshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.

BALLS, David Gavin

Capt DG Balls 9 Commando
Captain
90724
No 9 Commando
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Captain David Balls was killed in action during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/6.
 

BALNEAVES, Francis William

Corporal
2874523
No 9 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Francis Balneaves was killed in action in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were operating in the area of the Garigliano River, Italy. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/70.
 

BANKS, John

Private
2884786
No 9 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Banks was killed in action during operations at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. He has no known grave. Son of Thomas and Marda Banks, of Cambuslang, Lanarkshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/72.
 
Notes

BANNON, James

Private
2758223
No 9 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private James Bannon died during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead, Italy. He has no known grave.
Son of Patrick and Catherine Bannon, of Glasgow.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
 

BEARDMORE, Thomas

RSM Tom Beardmore No 9 Commando
RSM Tom Beardmore No 9 Commando
WO1 Regimental Sergeant Major
5048331
No 9 Commando
North Staffordshire Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Regimental Sergeant Major Tom Beardsmore was killed in action during operations at Mount Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. He has no known grave. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Beardmore; husband of W. E. Beardmore, of Woodhead, Cheadle, Staffordshire [1][2].

BLACKIE, James Gordon

Private
2880769
No 9 Commando
Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn (London Scottish)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private James Blackie was reported missing on 3 February 1944, later presumed killed in action, during operations at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. He has no known grave.
Son of James Gordon Blackie and Jessie Gordon Blackie.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/72 and WO417/94.

BOON, Peter

Peter Boon
Peter Boon 2 Commando
Gunner
5183803
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gloucestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Peter Boon, 1 troop, died during operations at Splije, Albania. He has no known grave.
Son of Albert and Florence Boon, of Avening Road, Gloucester.
1st September 1939 Gloucestershire Regiment, later transferred to the Royal Artillery from which attached to No.2 Commando.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BRIGHTY, John

Lance Corporal
3973527
No 2 Commando
Welch Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Brighty, 2 troop, was reported wounded and missing, later presumed killed in action, during Operation Healing 11 at Spilje Albania. He has no known grave.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Brighty; husband of Mary Brighty (nee Haymarch), of Ayr.

Sources
CWGC.

BROWN, Reid

Lance Corporal
7044540
No 9 Commando
Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st Bn
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Reid Brown was killed in action during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead, Italy. He has no known grave. The previous month on 3 February 1944 he had been wounded remaining on duty with his Commando.
Son of Edmund and Mary Brown; husband of Mary Brown, of Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
 

CHAMBERS, Alexander

Rifleman
3250016
No 9 Commando
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman Alexander Chambers was reported missing 3 February 1944, later presumed killed in action during operations at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. He has no known grave.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/72 (1944) and WO417/94 (1945).
 

CLARK, Francis William

Major
50979
No 9 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Bn
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major Francis Clark was reported wounded and missing 3 February 1944, later presumed died of wounds during operations at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. He has no known grave.
Son of Francis William Clark and of Caroline Clark (nee Hutton), of Ulva, Argyllshire; husband of Cecilia Clark (nee Murray Buchanan), of Callander, Perthshire.
 

CLELLAND, John McDonald

Gunner
260642
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner John Clelland was reported missing, later presumed killed in action, during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). He has no known grave.
Son of Marjory Clelland, of Inverness.
 
Sources
CWGC.

COLES, William James

Corporal
3910782
No 9 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal William Coles was killed in action during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/73.
 

COTTON MINCHIN, Douglas James Maurice

Capt. Cotton Minchin
Captain
77634
43543
43RM Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Douglas Cotton Minchin was reported missing March 1945 after his patrol came under fire during operations in Italy, later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave.
Son of Capt. H. Cotton Minchin and Mrs. Cotton Minchin, of Cagnes-sur-Mer, Alpes Maritimes, France.

COUPE, Leonard

Lance Sergeant
894763
No 9 Commando
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Leonard Coupe died during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of "gallant and distinguished services in Italy." 
 
Sources
CWGC
London Gazette 36886, page 318.
 

CRAIG, Albert John

WO2 Company Sergeant Major
2873976
No 9 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Company Sergeant Major Albert Craig died in Italy. His Commando were engaged in an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74 and WO417/75.
Linked Content below.
 

CRAIG, Robinson Ostle

Private
14241791
No 2 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Robinson Craig died [1] during operations on 11 September at Dragone Hill, near Vietri Salerno. He was buried there the following day, his grave being marked with a cross. However it was never again found and Private Craig is one of the many who now have no known grave [2].

CULLEN, James Kennedy

Private
2761938
No 3 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private James Cullen was reported missing 14 July 1943 later presumed killed in action during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/81.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

CURRIE, John Robert Sanderson

Signalman John R.S. Currie,  Commando Bde Signals
Signalman
2578032
Brigade Signals
Royal Corps of Signals
Killed in action or died of wounds

Signalman John Currie, 2 Special Service Brigade Signals, died during operations in Italy. The date of his death coincides with Operation Partridge. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/70.

Notes
Signalman Francis Lewis, 2 Brigade Signals also died on this day.

DUNDAS, Duncan

Sergeant
2754382
No 9 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Sergeant Duncan Dundas was killed in action during operations in Italy. The date of his death coincides with Operation Partridge. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/70.

EDEN, George William Joseph

Rifleman
6850527
No 9 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman George Eden, 5 Troop, was killed in action during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead, Italy. He has no known grave. Son of James Thomas Eden and Mary Ann Eden, of Shoreditch, London.
In 1939 George was single and employed as a Tailor's Trimmer.
 
Sources

FARMER, Henry

Private
4350517
No 9 Commando
East Yorkshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Henry Farmer was reported missing presumed killed in action during operations at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. He has no known grave. His name is on the Marble Roll of Honour on Monte Ornito*. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/94.
* Linked Content below.

FOWLE, Charles

Gunner
785908
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner Charles Fowle died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

GRAY, Frank Herbert

Private
14235476
No 2 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Frank Gray was reported missing presumed died on 11 March 1945 during operations in Italy. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/95.
 

GREEN, Edward

Gunner
6017168
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Edward Green was reported missing on 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge), later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/66 (1943) and WO417/90 (1945).

HERN, Gordon

Private
14241862
No 3 Commando
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Oxfordshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Gordon Hern was reported missing on 27 August 1943 during early Italian beach reconnaissance, later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave.
Gordon was a Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intakes 1942/43. His name is on the Oxfordshire Constabulary WW2 Memorial located at St. Mary's Church, Banbury.
 

HITCHCOCK, John Edward

Private
6351447
No 3 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private John Hitchcock died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). He has no known grave. Son of John and Rose Hitchcock, of Tottenham, Middlesex.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/65.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

HOLMES, Leslie Thomas

Corporal
6897410
No 9 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Leslie Holmes was reported missing 19 March 1944 later presumed killed in action during operations in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead. The recipient of a King's Commendation for brave conduct he has no known grave.

HOWARD, Edward John

Private
14241744
No 3 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Metropolitan Police (War Reserve)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Edward Howard was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge), later confirmed killed in action. He has no known grave.

HUGHES, Henry Finn

Lance Corporal
7590916
No 2 Commando
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Henry Hughes died during operations at Spilje, Albania. He has no known grave. Son of Peter Hughes, and of Margaret Kathleen Hughes, of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/79.
 

HUNTER, John Edmund

Lance Corporal
6968214
No 2 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Hunter, 5 troop, died [1] during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, on the 13th September 1943 and was originally buried by the 6th Yorks and Lancs. However his grave was never found [2]
 

JOHNSTONE, Robert

Private
3189032
No 9 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Robert Johnstone was reported missing 3 February 1944 during operations at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy, later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave. His name is on a Marble Roll of Honour on Monte Ornito.
Foster-son of Mrs. E. A. Kean, of Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.
 
Sources

LANE, Peter John

Fusilier
864477
No 9 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Peter Lane died during operations at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. He has no known grave. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ernest Lane; husband of Jane Lane, of North Kensington, London.
His name is on a Marble Roll of Honour on a cairn on Monte Ornito put in place by fellow No.9 Commandos post war.
 
Sources

LEWIS, Francis

Signalman
2574102
Brigade Signals
Royal Corps of Signals
Killed in action or died of wounds

Signalman Francis Lewis, 2 Special Service Brigade Signals, died during operations in Italy. The date of his death coincides with Operation Partridge. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/70.

Notes
Signalman John Currie, 2 Brigade Signals also died on this day.

LYONS, Frederick James

Private
6469624
No 2 Commando
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Frederick Lyons died during operations at Sarande, Albania.

No 2 Commando War Diary entry:  " 9th Oct'44. Sarande - 3 troop moving round left flank come upon enemy positions suddenly. Heavy spandau and rifle grenade fire. Capt. Parsons MC is hit. Lt Coyle takes over but is hit in the leg. Moves forward again but is killed by grenade."

MATTHEWS, Leslie James

Pte LJ Matthews 9 Commando
Private
3391673
No 9 Commando
Border Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Leslie Matthews, from Blackpool, was reported missing presumed killed in action during operations at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. He has no known grave. 

MCDOUGALL-PORTER, Christopher Frederick

Captain
112898
No 9 Commando
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 7th Bn
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Christopher McDougall-Porter was reported wounded and missing 3 February 1944 later presumed died of wounds.  he has no known grave. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. 
  • Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distingushed service in Italy.
Sources

MITCHELL, Norman John

Gunner
5440660
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner Norman Mitchell was reported missing 10 March 1945 during operations in Italy, later presumed killed in action.  At the time of his death his Commando had been placed in the line in Italy for 6 weeks under 5 Corps. Gunner Mitchell has no known grave.

MOIR, Bertram Wigton

Fusilier
3127401
No 9 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Fusilier Bertram Moir was reported wounded and missing 19 March 1944 during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead, Italy, later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave. Son of Bertram Wigton Moir and Mary Moir; husband of Ellen Moir, of Edinburgh.

MONK, Barrie Richard

Private
6213656
No 9 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Barrie Monk was reported missing presumed killed in action during operations at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. He has no known grave. His name is on the Marble Roll of Honour on Monte Ornito*. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/94.
* Linked Content below.

MORRISON, Andrew Wright P.

Private
2885380
No 9 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Andrew Morrison, 2 Troop, was reported missing 3 February 1944, later presumed killed in action, during operations at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy. He has no known grave. His name is on a Marble Roll of Honour on a cairn on Monte Ornito put in place by fellow Commandos post war.
 
Sources
CWGC.

NEILSON, Gilbert Reid

Private
2992493
No 9 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Gilbert Neilson was killed in action during operations in Italy. The date of his death coincides with Operation Partridge. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/70.

O'MEARA, Barry Aden Joseph

Lieutenant
151674
No 2 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Barry O'Meara, 1 troop,  was killed by a mine at Grattacoppa, which is approximately 10.5 miles north of Ravenna.
[Source: No 2 Cdo War Diary March 1945 and Des Rochford No 2 Cdo.]
 

PASH, Reginald Jack

Guardsman
2621407
No 2 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Guardsman Reginald Pash, 5 troop, died [1] during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, and was buried by the 6th Yorks and Lancs Regt. His grave was never found [2].
 

PERRIE, Thomas

Thomas Perrie 3 Commando
Sergeant
2983428
No 3 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Thomas Perrie died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (No.3 Commando Bridge).
 
Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
[Image] Taken from a No. 3 Cdo. 5 troop photo in our gallery dated Dec. 1941.
 

QUIGLEY, Thomas

Private
4388422
No 9 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Thomas Quigley died during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/73.
 

RADCLIFFE, Frederick

Private Radcliffe 2 Commando
Private
3772039
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Frederick Radcliffe died [1] during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Dragonea, above Vietri sul Mare [2].
 

RICHARDS, Branson

Captain
108195
No 7 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Branson Richards was captured during operations in Cyrenaica in 1941 and detained at Camp P.G. 29, Veano, Piacenza, Italy [1][1a].  He was reported shot and killed whilst escaping captivity [2][3]. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches [2]4]. 
 
Sources

RILEY, John

Private
2567732
No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Riley died during operations at Agnone and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

ROLFE, Julian Dudley

Private
14416231
No 9 Commando
Gordon Highlanders 6th Bn.
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Julian Rolfe died during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead. He received a Mention in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished service in Italy."
 

SMITH, George Alfred

Private
14241717
No 9 Commando
Black Watch
??
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private George Smith died during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead, Italy. He has no known grave. Son of George Henry and Alice Smith; husband of Elsie Smith, of Middlesbrough, Yorkshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.

SMITH, James

Known as: 
Jim
LCpl James Smith
Lance Corporal
3654054
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal James Smith died [1] during operations at Dragone Hill,  Salerno, on the left flank North of Jaconti. He was initially buried 20 yards past a T junction (Map ref. 600310) from Dragone to Padacouni, and 20 yards in from the road, ie. South on the left hand side. Map ref. 600309. His body was never found [2].
 

STEWART, John Alexander

Lance Corporal
2931169
No 2 Commando
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Stewart, 5 troop, was fatally wounded during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, and died on way to the R.A.P. He was then buried by 41 RM Commando.
 

TRIGG, Frederick Harry

Frederick Harry Trigg 2 Commando
Private
6399046
No 2 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Frederick Trigg MM from Haywards Heath, Sussex, was killed in action in Italy.
He had been awarded the Military Medal whilst serving in No.2 Commando for gallant and distinguished service  in 1942 during Operation Musketoon in Norway and his subsequent evasion from capture. Seven of those on that raid were captured and executed.

WADE, Leonard Alfred

Lance Sergeant
2881130
No 9 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Sergeant Leonard Wade died during operations at Monte Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy.

His name is on the score sheet of a boxing match between No 9 Commando and No 6 Commando on the 26th June 1942.  View it in our No 6 Commando gallery. You will also see a photo of the Boxing team however we are unsure which man is in fact LSgt Wade.

WHITE, Alan McKaig

Lance Corporal
2881012
No 9 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Robert Sherwin was killed in action during operations in Italy. The date of his death coincides with Operation Partridge. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/70.


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