Marlag and Milag Nord, Westertimke, Germany

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ABERDIEN, Archibald

Marine
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Archibald Aberdien was taken prisoner of war on 8 June 1944 during operations in Normandy, France.
 
Sources
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Achives file WO392/7.
Royal Marine POWs / National Archives file ADM201/111.

BAILEY, Arthur, A.

Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Arthur Bailey, B troop, was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, Normandy, on 11 June 1944. 
 
Sources
[1] CVA Gallery image of 'B' Troop.
[2] National Archives files ADM201/111 and WO392/7.

BARROW, Henry

Marine
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 and WO392/7 (Marlag and Milad Nord).
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/20/418 (Stalag 12A)
 

BEADLE, Jeffrey Charles

Major
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Temporary Lieutenant Jeffrey Charles Beadle was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry, leadership and outstanding determination whilst serving in Commando operations in the Adriatic, June, 1944, specifically the attack on Brac Island [more....] [1].

BIBBEY, Newman James

Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Newman Bibbey, B troop, was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, Normandy, on 11 June 1944. 
 
Sources
German Record Cards of British PoWs / National Archives file WO416/29/188.
National Archives files ADM201/111.
The Story of 46RM Commando by Capt. P.K.W. Johnson RM.

BRIGHT, Gerald Kitchener

Known as: 
Tankie
Lance Sergeant
No 5 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Lance Sergeant Gerald Bright was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had embarked on board HMS Campbeltown. Post war member of the Commando Association from Sheffield.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/43.

BROWN, A.J.J.

Marine Brown 46 Commando
Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Marine Brown, 'B' Troop, was taken prisoner of war 11 June 1944 during operations at Rots and Le Hamel, France.

Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 and WO392/7. 

The Story of 46RM Commando by Capt P.K.W. Johnson RM, published 1946 for veterans.
[Image] 'B' Troop photo in 46RM Cdo Gallery.

BURT, Joseph Smith Swan

Corporal
4 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Royal Marines

Corporal Joseph Burt, 4 Special Service Brigade, was taken prisoner of war on 7 June 1944 at Cherbourg, France.

Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 (Marlag and Milag Nord).
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/52/87 (Stalag 12A).

CALLAWAY, Thomas, Frederick

Known as: 
Cab
Thomas Callaway12 Commando
Corporal
No 12 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Corporal Thomas Callaway was one of the commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942.
He was reported missing but later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
St Nazaire Society website.

CHANDLER, Jack Henry

Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Jack Chandler, B troop, was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, Normandy, on 11 June 1944. 
 
Sources
CVA Gallery image of 'B' Troop.
National Archives files ADM201/111 and WO392/7.
The Story of 46RM Commando by Capt. P.K.W. Johnson RM.

CHARLWOOD, Harry

Marine Harry Charlwood 46 Commando
Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Marine Harry Charlwood, 'B' troop, was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry during the attack on Rots, Normandy, 11 June 1944. Wounded, captured and a prisoner of war until liberated when the prison camp was overrun by the 11th Armoured Division near Lubeck in May 1945. 

CHUNG, Ronald Robert Fong

Known as: 
Ron
Ron Chung 12 Commando
Corporal
No 12 Commando
Royal Engineers
Corporal Ron Chung was reported wounded and a prisoner of war on 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire. He had embarked on HMS Campbeltown for the raid.
Post war Ron was a regular attendee at Commando Association events. His son Martin also completed Commando training and received his own green beret on 30 May 1980.
 

COFORD, Alan, E.

Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Alan Coford, B troop, was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, Normandy.
 
Sources
[1] CVA Gallery image of 'B' Troop.
[2] National Archives file ADM201/111.
[3] The Story of 46RM Commando by Capt. P.K.W. Johnson RM.

DEWICK, H.S.

Marine
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
First name possibly Holford.*

Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 (M&MN) and WO392/7 (Stalag 8C). 
* German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/95/414 (Closed until Jan. 2023).
 

DOLLERY, Edmund Charles

Temporary Regimental Sergeant Major
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
HQ Troop. Prisoner of War 7 June 1944 Port en Bessin, France.
 
Sources
Prisoners of War / National Archives files ADM 201/111 and WO392/7.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/99/148 (shows camp as Stalag XX11A Limburg).

DONALD, Matthew Ewing

Marine
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Matthew Donald was taken prisoner of war 6 June 1944 in France.
 
Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 (Marlag and Milag Nord) and WO392/7.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/99/284 (Stalag 12A).
 

DUNKERLEY, Piers Montague

Captain
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
1940 appointed probationary Second Lieutenant Royal Marines [1a][1b].
April 1944 (Lieutenant) RM Holding Commando [2].
6 June 1944, 45RM Commando 'B' Troop, Normandy, France [3a][3b].
7 June 1944, Prisoner of War [4]
 
Sources

EDWARDS, Denis Gold

Private
No 5 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Private Denis Edwards was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Charot at St Nazaire, later found to have been wounded and taken prisoner of war. He had embarked on HMS Campbeltown for the raid.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/49.

FLETCHER, D.

Marine
Special Service Brigade
Royal Marines

Served in 40RM Commando and/or 41RM Commando.

Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 (41RM Cdo). 

Commando Association list of RM (40RM Cdo).

FOX, Joseph

Corporal
No 7 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Corporal Joseph Fox was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war from 1 June 1941.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/33.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1 (Marlag and Milag).

GODDEN, Anthony, J.

Marine Anthony Godden
Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Anthony Godden, B troop, was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, France, on 11 June 1944. 
 
Sources
[1] CVA Gallery image of 'B' Troop.
[2] Prisoners of War Records / National Archives files ADM201/111 and WO392/7.

GOODE, Frank Cecil

Frank Goode 2 Commando
Rifleman
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Rifleman Frank Goode, 3 Troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 during Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had embarked for the raid on HMS Campbeltown. Post war member of the Commando Association from Surrey.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/42 and WO417/43.

HARBORNE, Leslie Thomas

Known as: 
surname also seen as HARBOURNE
Marine
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Prisoner of war.
 
Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 and WO392/7.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/161/462 (closed until Jan 2025).
 

HART, W. J.

Temporary Lieutenant
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Lieutenant Hart was captured and a prisoner of war 11 June 1944 during operations at Rots and Le Hamel, Normandy.

Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111. 
The Story of 46RM Commando by Capt. P.K.W. Johnson RM, published 1946 for veterans.

HASSELL, Neville, J.

Marine
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Neville Hassell was captured and a prisoner of war 19 July 1944 at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111.
German Record Cards of British PoWs / National Archives file WO416/167/91.
 

HAWKINS, Kenneth Scott

Corporal (Acting Temporary Company Sergeant Major)
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Company Sergeant Major Kenneth Hawkins was awarded the Military Medal for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty during operations at the crossing of the Garigliano River, Italy, on 22 January 1944 [1][2].  He later became prisoner of war and was transported to Germany [3].
Recommendation

HEWETT, Herbert Edward

Known as: 
Ted
Troop Sergeant Major
No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Troop Sergeant Major Herbert Hewett, 2 Troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 during Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had embarked for the raid on ML447.

HOPWOOD, Howell Gaston Lloyd

Known as: 
Bill or Hoppy
Lieutenant Howell Hopwood 2 Commando
Lieutenant Hopwood 2 Commando
Lieutenant (later Honorary Captain)
No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Howell Hopwood, 5 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the raid on St. Nazaire on the night of 27/28th March, 1942.  Embarked on board HMS Campbeltown; prisoner of war after the raid.
Recommendation

HUMPHRIES, Arthur, W.

Colour Sergeant
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Colour Sergeant Arthur Humphries was taken prisoner on 8 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111. 

German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/188/292.

JEFFS, R.

Marine
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
First name possibly Ronald *.
 
Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111. 
* German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/196/161 (Closed until Jan 2022).
 

KENNEDY, P.L.

Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Marine Kennedy, B troop, was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, Normandy, on 11 June 1944. 
 
Sources
[1] CVA Gallery image of 'B' Troop.
[2] National Archives files ADM201/111.
[3] The Story of 46RM Commando by Capt. P.K.W. Johnson RM.

LOVELL, Denis

Marine
Special Service Brigade
Royal Marines
Sources
RM Prisoners of War /  National Archives file ADM201/111.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/228/214 (file closed until 1 January 1923).
 

MAY, Herbert

Marine H. May
Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Marine Herbert May, 'B' Troop, was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, Normandy, on 11 June 1944. 

MULLEN, A.

Marine Acting Corporal
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Sources: RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 and WO392/7. 
Notes: Possibly ident with Andrew Mullen,  22/11/1907 in Christchurch (WO416/265/206) / Possible photo in 40RM Commando gallery '9 Platoon 'X' Company, July 1942'.
 

MURRAY, John

Marine J. Murray
Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine John Murray, B troop, was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, Normandy, on 11 June 1944. 
 
Sources
[1] CVA Gallery image of 'B' Troop.
[2] National Archives file ADM201/111.
[3] The Story of 46RM Commando by Capt. P.K.W. Johnson RM.

NEWELL, Aubrey John

Corporal
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 and WO392/7. 
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/270/265 (Closed until Jan 2024).
 

O'CONNOR, G.

Marine O'Connor 46 Commando
Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Served in 'B' Troop.

Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 and WO392/7. 
[Image] 'B' Troop photo in 46RM Cdo Gallery.

O'ROURKE, J.T.

Marine O'Rourke 46 commando
Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Served in 'B' Troop.

Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 and WO392/7. 
[Image] 'B' Troop photo in 46RM Cdo Gallery.

PICKERING, J.

Marine Pickering 46 Commando
Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Served in 'B' Troop.

Sources
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 and WO392/7. 
[Image] 'B' Troop photo in 46RM Cdo Gallery.

PURDON, Corran William Brooke

Corran Purdon 12 Commando
Lieutenant (later Major General)
No 12 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Colonial Police Medal
Lieutenant Corran Purdon volunteered for the Commandos whilst serving as a young officer with the Royal Ulster Rifles, and was attached to No.12 Commando. He took part in raids on Norway and St Nazaire.

SAUNDERS, Lionel

Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Lionel Saunders was captured and a prisoner of war 11 June 1944 during operations at Rots and Le Hamel, Normandy.
 
Sources
German Record Cards of British PoWs / National Archives files WO416/320/12.
RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111. 

SMALL, J

Lance Corporal Small 46 Commando
Lance Corporal
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Lance Corporal Small, 'B' Troop, was captured and a prisoner of war 11 June 1944 during operations at Rots and Le Hamel, France.

SMITH, J.

Marine
45RM Commando
Royal Marines

Prisoner of War. Post war member of the Commando Association from Atherton, Manchester.

Sources

RM Prisoners of War / National Archives file ADM201/111 and WO392/7.
Commando Association newsletter 93.
Commando Association list of RM Commandos.

STOKES, Samuel

Samuel Stokes 46 Commando
Corporal
46RM Commando
Royal Marines

Corporal Samuel Stokes, 'X' Troop, was captured and a prisoner of war 25 August 1944 during operations at Beuzeville, France. Post war member of the Commando Association from the West Midlands.

SYMONDS, Idwal Eric

Idwal Symonds 46 Commando
Marine
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Marine Idwal Symonds was taken prisoner of war during operations at Rots and le Hamel, Normandy, on 11 June 1944. 
 
Sources
Prisoners of War Records / National Archives files ADM201/111.
The Story of 46RM Commando by Capt. P.K.W. Johnson RM.

TYMAN, Frederick Philip

Marine
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Marine Frederick Tyman was awarded the Military Medal for courage, determination and resource in silencing a German mortar position single handed in an operation in Italy. He was later taken prisoner of war.


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