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ANSELL, Arthur James

Trooper
14241725
No 1 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Arthur James Ansell, warrant number 126925, joined the Metropolitan Police on 7 June 1938. Last posted to 'N' Division as a Constable.
1939 married and serving at the Police Station, 12A Holmes Road, Kentish Town, London.
1942 volunteered as part of the Police Intakes to the Commandos

BAGOT, Henry Hunter

Known as: 
Harry
Trooper
14241647
No 1 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Manchester Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Henry Bagot died during operations at Bizerte, Tunisia. He was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered as part of the Police Intakes. Henry joined the Manchester Police on 19 December 1940.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Manchester Police Index 1812-1941 (First names listed as Harry (Henry Hunter).

BARTER, George

Gunner
943492
No 1 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner George Barter died during operations in North Africa.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/59.
RA Casualty Cards.
 

BLINMAN, Harold Trevor

Lance Corporal
3384304
No 6 Commando
East Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Harold Blinman was killed in action during operations in North Africa. He has no known grave. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 

BRADFORD, John Meller

Captain
70669
No 1 Commando
South Wales Borderers, 2nd Bn. The Monmouthshire Regt.
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain John Bradford from Swansea died [1] during operations at Bizerte Tunisia. He received a MiD for "gallant and distinguished services in North Afric

BURNS, Vincent Joseph

Lance Corporal
4128376
No 6 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Vincent Burns died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.
 

COATES, William John Lewis

Private
5051813
No 6 Commando
North Staffordshire Regiment 7th Bn.
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Coates died during operations in North Africa. ​At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC

DAVIES, Thomas Alfred

Private
4033757
No 1 Commando
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Thomas Davies was reported missing presumed died of wounds during operations in North Africa. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists /National Archives files WO417/75.
 

EATON, George Oliver

Private
3777516
No 1 Commando
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private George Eaton was initially reported missing, later presumed to have died of wounds during operations at Bizerte, Tunisia. He has no known grave.
Son of John and Emily Eaton; husband of Georgina Eaton, of Liverpool.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/68.

ELLIS, Richard Paul

Fusilier
4279057
No 6 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Richard Ellis died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC

GREEN, Joseph Wilfred Francis

Lance Corporal
6983562
No 6 Commando
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Joseph Green was reported missing in North Africa on 6 January 1943 later presumed killed in action. On this date his Commando were engaged in operations in the Djebel Azzag (Sedjenane) area of Tunisia.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
 

HERSTELL, Ernest Maxwell

Gunner
14317992
No 6 Commando
Small Scale Raiding Force
SAS
Royal Artillery
Bristol City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Ernest Herstell served in 6 Commando, then the SSRF (62 Commando) and finally the SAS. He died during operations with 2 SAS at Pantelleria during Operation Snapdragon.
Ernest was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 37 Cotham Vale, Bristol.
 

HUMPHREYS, James

Private
3958742
No 1 Commando
Welch Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private James Humphreys died of wounds during operations in North Africa. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in North Africa.

Sources
CWGC
London Gazette 36180 page 4227.
 

JENKINS, Edward

Private
5336785
No 6 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Edward Jenkins died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC

LORD, Robert Stephen

Fusilier
4206066
No 6 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Robert Lord died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC

MEEHAN, Hugh

Corporal
5989347
No 6 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Hugh Meehan, 4 Troop, died during operations in North Africa [1][2]. ​
At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur [3].
 
Sources

METCALFE, Walter

Private
3864601
No 6 Commando
The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Walter Metcalfe was reported missing presumed died of wounds in North Africa on or shortly after 6 January 1943. On this date his Commando were engaged in operations in the Djebel Azzag (Sedjenane) area of Tunisia.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.

MORGAN, Harold Rees

Captain Harold Rees Morgan 1 Commando
Captain
88079
No 1 Commando
Welch Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Harold Morgan from Llanelly died [1] during operations at Bizerte Tunisia. He received a MiD for "gallant and distinguished services in North Africa." [2].
 
Extract from the Liverpool Evening Express - Tuesday 22 December 1942

NETTLETON, Harold

Lance Bombardier
857486
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Bombardier Harold Nettleton died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

PHELAN, Francis Edward

Private
6351455
No 2 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Francis Phelan was reported missing presumed died in Tunisia, North Africa. He has no known grave.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/75. 
 

RIPLEY, Henry

Lance Corporal
5389386
No 6 Commando
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Henry Ripley died during operations in North Africa.

SADLER, Richard

Lance Sergeant
2328048
No 6 Commando
Royal Corps of Signals
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Richard Sadler died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC

SCOTT, John Murray

Captain
124144
No 6 Commando
Border Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain John Scott died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC.

SLATER, Arthur

Private
4128169
No 6 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Arthur Slater was reported missing presumed died of wounds in North Africa on or shortly after 6 January 1943. On this date his Commando were engaged in operations in the Djebel Azzag (Sedjenane) area of Tunisia.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.

WEEKES, Sydney George Douglas

Fusilier
6482277
No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Sydney Weekes was killed in action during operations at Bizerte, Tunisia, and has no known grave. Son of Edward and Emma Weekes; husband of Muriel Hartnoll Weeks, of Stoke Newington, London.
He had volunteered for the Commandos from the Police as part of the Police Intakes of 1942.

WHELAN, Jack

Private
4867187
No 1 Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Jack Whelan was initially reported missing, later presumed to have died of wounds during operations at Bizerte, Tunisia. He has no known grave.
Son of John and Elizabeth Whelan; husband of E. Whelan, of Wandsworth, London.
 
Sources
CWGC.

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