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
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Herbert Oliver Huntington-Whiteley.
Captain Herbert Huntington-Whiteley died during operations at Le Havre, France. Son of Captain Sir Herbert Maurice Huntington-Whiteley, R.N., 2nd Bt., and of Lady Pamela Margaret Huntington-Whiteley (nee Baldwin), of Astley, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs.
  • May 1944 Mentioned in Despatches for "good services in operations in the Mediterranean".
  • Also died on this day from his unit and buried at Sanvic was Marine Geoffrey Shaw.
Sources
CWGC.
GRO War Death Naval Officers Indices 1939-1948.
London Gazette 36505, page 2129.
 
Notes
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. 
 
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Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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