LISTER, Dudley Stuart

Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit/Base: 
10 Commando
4 Commando
7 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Service: 
Army
Dudley Stuart Lister MC
Lieutenant Colonel Dudley Lister MC, a veteran of World War One, was Commanding Officer of three different commando units in WW2. An international sportsman his forte was boxing. He had been Army heavyweight champion and had represented Great Britain in the Golden Gloves contest in Madison Squuare Gardens, New York, before the war [1].
  • 1918 (Second Lieutenant)(The Buffs) awarded the Military Cross in recognition of conspicuous gallantry [2]
  • Citation :"For conspicuous gallantry when leading his platoon in a raid. He succeeded by his example and daring in enabling his men, though harassed  by machine-gun fire, to reach their objective. He shot a sentry and personally secured several prisoners. He did splendid work" [2].
  • 1940 Commanding Officer of No.7 Commando, briefly combined with No.4 Commando and designated as 3rd Special Service Bn [1].
  • 1941 Commanding Officer No.4 Commando [1][3].
  • 27 May 1941 received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in March 1941 during Operation Claymore, a raid on the Lofoten Islands, Norway [3].
  • 1942-1945 Commanding Officer No.10 Inter Allied Commando [1].
Sources
[1] The Fighting Fourth, author Major James Dunning (No.4 Cdo and CBTC).
[2] London Gazette 30950, page 12080.
[3] London Gazette 35172, page 3003.
Commando Association newsletters 7 and 42.
[Image] Collection of Sgt Frank Verbist No.10(IA) Cdo Belgian Troop courtesy of his son Guy.
 

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