HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY, Herbert Oliver

Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
'30 Commando Assault Unit'
40RM Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Friday, February 27, 1920
Died : 
Tuesday, September 12, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Herbert Oliver Huntington-Whiteley.
Captain Herbert Huntington-Whiteley died during operations at Le Havre.
 
We have an Image of a Signals Intelligence Unit [view] formed for the raid at Dieppe. It operated covertly on on this raid as a platoon of 40RM Commando.  On that image he is named as a Lieutenant and commander of the unit and the image is annotated that he was later KIA. The unit was 10 Platoon 'X' Company [more...] under the command of Lieutenant H.O. Huntington-Whiteley , their role to acquire signals intelligence documents from German Naval HQ at Dieppe. 
 
In May 1944 he received a MiD for "good services in operations in the Mediterranean".
(Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36505, page 2129.)
 
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