'ME Cdo. Roll of Honour'
50 Middle East Commando
51 Middle East Commando
52 Middle East Commando
Layforce 'B' Battalion
Layforce 'D' Battalion
1st Special Service Regiment
Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 55 of 55
The circumstances of the death of Private Arich Ben-Joseph are not known to this archive.
Private John Blakemore was killed in action during operations in Syria.
Corporal John Busby from Hull was reported in the Casualty Lists as attached to 'D' Bn Layforce  at the time of his death through illness in the Middle East .
Private Ernest Dawes died during operations on the Greek island of Kastellorizo.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/23.
50 Me Cdo Casualty List 25th-28th Feb. 1941 in Crete - Ref. GRO2E/1188/69C / National Archives WO361/124.
The Middle East Commandos, author Charles Messenger.
Trooper Leslie England was reported missing later presumed killed in action during operations on the enemy occupied Greek island of Kastellorizo. He has no known grave [1a][1b].
26 October 1932 attested into the Royal Tank Corps .
5 November 1939 transferred to the Royal Household Cavalry .
Private Joseph Flood died during operations in Eritrea.
Private Arthur Hamper was shot and killed when attempting to escape from Stalag 4F whilst a prisoner of war in German hands. He was awarded a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service.
Guardsman George Howarth died during operations in Eritrea.
Trooper Arthur Lockington died whilst assigned from the Commando to Middle East Detachment 2, later redesignated 2nd Special Service Detachment (SSD 2), in Burma.
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The circumstances of the death of Private Ibrahim Madi are not known to this archive.
Private James Mather was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete and later found to be a prisoner of war . He had been imprisoned at Stalag 4C, a prisoner of war camp at Wistritz bei Teplitz, Sudetenland ( part of former Czechoslovakia) [2a]. He died shortly after his release in 1945 due to ill treatment whilst a prisoner .
Guardsman Thomas Maxwell was wounded during operations in Crete on 2 June 1941 and became a prisoner of war. He died whilst a prisoner of war cause of death not known to this archive.
"X"1 list Posted to Depot Commando Training Wing and Holding Unit 31/1/41 (Cheshire Yeomanry 6/41)
Son of John and Mabel Norman, of Seaforth, Liverpool.
Private Werner Osterman died during the period his Commando were engaged in operations in Eritrea.
Private Hugh Pemberton was reported killed in action in the Western Desert.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/34.
Report by Trooper Weston
Private Daoud Abu Ali Tayeb died in service, cause not known to this archive.
- 1 April to 30 July 1939 (Second Lieutenant) (2nd Bn. The Leicestershire Regiment) awarded the Military Cross for distinguished services rendered in the field in connection with operations in Palestine.
The circumstances of the death of Private Panayis Vrondi are not known to this archive. The details here are from the CWGC record.
The circumstances of the death of Private Mordechai Zwik are not known to this archive.
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