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ABRAM, Cyril Henry

Cyril Abram 2 Commando
Rifleman
6922005
No 2 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Executed
Rifleman Cyril Abram was one of the seven men of No. 2 Commando who were captured after Operation Musketoon and later executed at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp under Hitler's Commando Execution Order. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Abram, of Manor Park, Essex.

AIRD, Michael Derrick

Michael Aird  2 Commando
Private
3772603
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Michael Aird, 4 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action at sea. He had embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 268 and has no known grave.

ALLAN, Hugh Bryan

Lance Corporal
14000107
No 2 Commando
Royal Scots
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Hugh Allan died during the action at Jaconti, near Vietri. He was originally buried "at the bottom of Jaconti village (East side). Map Ref. 601307."  Son of J.C. and Christine J.F. Allan, of Ayr.
 

BAMPTON, Stephen Dorcas

Sergeant
6349577
No 2 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Stephen Bampton was killed in action in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando had been placed "in the line" near Ravenna. Son of Stephen Seymore Bampton and Charlotte Victoria Bampton; nephew of Mrs. C. Bampton, of Isleworth, Middlesex.

BANTING, Gareth Bernard (Reverend)

Captain Chaplain 4th Class
159706
No 2 Commando
Royal Army Chaplains' Department
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain (Reverend) Gareth Banting, Padre of No 2 Commando, died of wounds during operations at Sarande. Son of the Revd. Edgar Banting and Charlotte Emily Banting, of Plumtree Rectory, Nottingham. M.A. (Cantab.).
Extract from the No 2 Commando War Diary

BARE, Jack Stormont

Captain
88169
No 2 Commando
Artists Rifles
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Jack Stormont Bare died during operations from the No. 2 Commando base on the island of Vis against the enemy occupied island of Hvar. Son of Capt. Arnold Edwin Bare, M.V.O.

BARRY, John

Private
3663903
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Barry died on 19 September 1943 at 67 General Hospital C.M.F. of wounds received 13 September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno. Son of Denis and Kathleen Barry, of Slaithwaite, Yorkshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BENNER, Norman Joseph

Rifleman
6920786
No 2 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Died on war service
Rifleman Norman Benner died as a result of an accident. Son of Fred Alvis Benner, and of Maude Elizabeth Benner, of Wallington.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/73.

BENNETT, Derick S.

Private
6351281
No 2 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Derick Bennett, 6 troop, died during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno. Son of Alfred John and Thyrza Bennett, of Maidstone, Kent.

BIRNEY, David Leslie

Captain
75991
No 2 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain David Birney, Officer Commanding 2 troop, died of wounds after Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire which took place on 28 March 1942*. He was commanding an assault group that had embarked on Motor Launch ML 447. 

BLACK, Graeme Delamere

Captain
106240
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Executed
Captain Graeme Black DSO, MC, was executed whilst a Prisoner of War. He was one of the seven Commandos of No. 2 Commando who were captured after Operation Musketoon, and later executed under Hitler's Commando Execution Order, at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Berlin, 1942. 

BLATTNER, Charles William

Lance Sergeant
3063224
No 2 Commando
Royal Scots
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Sergeant Charles Blattner, 5 troop, was killed in action at Dragone Hill, Salerno, as the enemy attacked down the valley of La Molina towards Vietri. Son of Julian and Mary Blattner.

BLOWER, Alfred

Alfred Blower 2 Commando
Private
3772259
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Alfred Blower, 4 troop, died of wounds received at Dragone Hill, Salerno, on the 13th September 1943. He died at 67 General Hospital CMF. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Blower, of Liverpool; husband of Winifred Blower, of Liverpool.

BOON, Peter

Peter Boon
Peter Boon 2 Commando
Gunner
5183803
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gloucestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Peter Boon, 1 troop, died during operations at Splije, Albania. He has no known grave. Son of Albert and Florence Boon, of Avening Road, Gloucester.

BOWMAN, Lionel George

Lionel Bowman 2 Commando
Original Grave of Private Bowman
Private
5956867
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Lionel Bowman, 5 Troop, died of wounds during operations at Salerno, Italy. Son of Harry and Alice Mary Bowman, of Wanstead, London. In 1939 Lionel was a press advertising representative residing at 45 Redbridge Lane, Wanstead.
 
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BRADLEY, Eric

Sergeant
3770135
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Died on war service
Sergeant Eric Bradley died as a result of a traffic accident when he was fatally injured when hit by a lorry whilst walking along Chester Road, Altrincham. This was during the period when No 2 Commando was a Para Commando unit.

BRIGHTY, John

Lance Corporal
3973527
No 2 Commando
Welch Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Brighty, 2 troop, was reported wounded and missing, later presumed killed in action, during Operation Healing 2 at Spilje Albania. He has no known grave. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Brighty; husband of Mary Brighty (nee Haymarch), of Ayr.

BRISCOE, Harold R.

Lance Corporal
T/264673
No 2 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Harold Briscoe, 1 troop, was killed in action during operations at Fossa Marina, East of Argenta, Italy. Son of Harold and Sarah Ann Briscoe, of Blackbrook, St. Helens, Lancs.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BROOME, Richard Frank

Captain
85468
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Richard Broome, Officer Commanding 5 troop, was killed in action at Dragone Hill as the enemy attacked down the valley of La Molina towards Vietri, Italy. Initially buried on the forward slope of Dragone Hill. Son of Geoffrey and Ethel Broome; husband of Desiree L. M.

BRUNSWICK, Arthur Trotter

Lieutenant
172379
No 2 Commando
Durham Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Arthur Brunswick, HQ Troop Intelligence Section, died of wounds from a mortar explosion during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Brunswick, of Dunston, Co. Durham.

BRYAN, Edward Joseph

Bryan 2 Commando
Lance Corporal
3775300
No 2 Commando
King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Edward Bryan, 4 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action at sea. He has no known grave.
Son of Adam and Mary Bryan; husband of D. M. Bryan.

BUCKBY, Raymond

Lance Sergeant
1805833
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Raymond Buckby, 1 troop, was killed in action during operations at Lake Comacchio and Argenta, Italy. Son of James Lawrence Buckby and Kate Buckby, of Fleckney, Leicestershire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BUNN, Norman

Trooper
7893626
No 2 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Norman Bunn, 2 troop, died of wounds in 11 Casualty Clearing Station, Brindisi, Italy. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Bunn, of Wall Heath, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire.

BURNS, Charles

Gunner
.1612571
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Charles Burns, 6 troop, was killed in action during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno. He has no known grave. He was reported to have been buried by the 6th Yorks and Lancs.

BURNS, Ronald Edward David

Rifleman
6895664
No 2 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps (11th Bn)
(1st Bn. Queen's Westminsters)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman Ronald Burns, 6 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. He embarked for the raid on ML 268.
Son of Edward and Alice Janet Burns, of Brockley, London.
 

CAMERON, John Ewen

Corporal Cameron 2 Commando
Corporal
410258
No 2 Commando
Lovat Scouts
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal John Cameron, formerly a gamekeeper at the Rannoch Lodge Estate, Perthshire, was killed in action during operations in Italy. Son of Donald and Catherine Cameron, of Rannoch Station, Perthshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

CAMPBELL, Norman Murray Priggen

Lance Sergeant
5958258
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Sergeant Norman Campbell, 3 Troop, died of wounds during the 6 week period when No.2 Commando was placed "in the line" in Italy under 5 Corps. Son of Norman Priggen Campbell, and of Minnie Louise P. Campbell, of Wootton, Bedfordshire.

CARRICK, George

Lance Corporal
14241652
No 2 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Lancashire Constabulary (Colne)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Carrick, 3 troop, died during operations on 13 September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy, where he was initially buried (Map ref 602409) [1][2].
Son of George and Ethel Carrick, of Astley, Lancashire.

CARTER, Hugh John

Corporal
4078193
No 2 Commando
Monmouthshire Regiment (4th Bn)
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Corporal Hugh Carter was in the original No 2 (Parachute) Commando. He died in a training accident at Ringway during a parachute jump. Son of James and Florence Emily Carter, of Newport.
 
Sources
CWGC.

CHEETHAM, Gerald

Fusilier
6482292
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Died on active service
Fusilier Gerald Cheetham, Heavy Weapons Troop, died of illness (pneumonia) whilst on active service in Italy. Son of Thomas James Cheetham and Charlotte Cheetham [1][1a][1b].

CHUDLEY, William Henry Albert

William Chudley 2 Commando
Lance Bombardier
882221
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Executed
Lance Bombardier William Chudley was one of the seven men of No. 2 Commando who were captured after Operation Musketoon, and later executed under Hitler's Commando Execution Order, at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Berlin, 1942. Son of Richard Henry and Ellen Eliza Chudley, of Exeter.

CONNOR, Stanley, J.

Private
T/328227
No 2 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Stanley Connor died during operations at Salerno, Italy. Son of James and Honora Connor; husband of Grace F. Connor, of Colindale, Middlesex.
 
Sources
CWGC.

COUGHLAN, John

John Coughlan 2 Commando
Lance Corporal
3781807
No 2 Commando
King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Coughlan, 4 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action at sea. He has no known grave.

COX, Edward

Edward Cox 2 Commando
Gunner
1779578
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Edward Cox was killed in action during operations at Scaletta, Sicily. He was initially buried on a terrace on the Shore side of the road at the North end of the beach North of Scarlett a. Son of Herbert and Louise Cox, of Blackpool, Lancashire; husband of M.

COX, Cecil Ernest Robert

Corporal
14241734
No 2 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
West Sussex Constabulary and Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Cecil Cox, 1 troop died on 22 March 1944 of wounds received on the 18/19 March 1944 during a raid on the village of Grohote on the Dalmatian island of Solta. Son of Ernest and Alice Jane Cox of Horsham Sussex.

CRAIG, Robinson Ostle

Robinson Ostle Craig 2 Commando
Private
14241791
No 2 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Police
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Robinson Craig was killed in action at Dragone Hill, near Vietri, Salerno. He was buried there the following day, his grave being marked with a cross. However it was never again found and Private Craig is one of the many who now have no known grave.

CRIPPS, Arthur Raymond

Rifleman
11420547
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman Arthur Cripps, 1 troop, died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy. Son of Charles and Jennie Cripps; husband of Barbara Cripps, of Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
 
Source
CWGC.
 

CUNNINGHAM, Henry Peter

Henry Cunningham 2 Commando
Private
3781746
No 2 Commando
King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Henry Cunningham, 4 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action at sea. He embarked for the raid on ML 267 and has no known grave. Son of John and Margaret Cunningham, of Old Swan, Liverpool.

CURTIS, Eric Gordon

Eric Curtis 2 Commando
Eric Gordon Curtis 2 Commando
Private
6349613
No 2 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Executed
Private Eric Gordon Curtis was one of the seven men of No. 2 Commando who were captured after Operation Musketoon. He was executed on 23 October 1942, the day before his 21st birthday, at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp under Hitler's Commando Execution Order.

DAVIES, Ronald John

Corporal
7014421
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles, The London Irish Rifles
Died on active service
Corporal Ronald Davies, 2 Troop, was accidentally killed from a rifle shot whilst instructing a Squad. Son of John Davies, and of Margaret Ellen Davies, of Ilfracombe, Devon; husband of Lilian Amy Davies, of St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex.

DAVIES, Wyndham Francis

Wyndham Davies 2 Commando
Fusilier
6482247
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Wyndham Davies, 6 troop, was killed in action at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy. Initially buried as far as is known by the 6th Yorks and Lancs Regiment on the forward slope of the hill. Son of Francis and Mary Ann Davies, of Port Talbot, Glamorgan.

DAY, Arthur Frank

Private
6350696
No 2 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Arthur Day died during operations at Piegolelle (aka Piegolette), near Salerno, Italy. He was initially buried jointly with two Royal Marine Commandos in a vineyard 30 yards South of Piegolelle. Son of Algin and Alice Day, of Kennington, London.
 

DIAMOND, Thomas

Private
3779240
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Thomas Diamond, 4 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. 

DONALDSON, John

Lance Corporal John Donaldson 2 Commando
Lance Corporal
2884838
No 2 Commando
London Scottish The Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Donaldson, 3 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed died of wounds. He has no known grave. Son of William Donaldson and of Jessie Donaldson (nee Hunter); husband of Anne Donaldson (nee Smith), of Dundee.

DRURY, Charles Henry

Private
6019959
No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Charles Drury, 2 troop, died of wounds during operations at Dragone Hill, Vietri, near Salerno. Husband of Theresa Drury, of Walthamstow, Essex. In 1939 before his military service he was employed as Butcher (Cutter) residing at 140 Hale End Road, Walthamstow.
 

DUFFY, Anthony Patrick

Sergeant
3773298
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Anthony Duffy died during operations at Scaletta, Italy. Husband of Beatrice A. Duffy, of Dingle, Liverpool, 8. We have a document that states "Buried on terrace on Shore side of the road, at the North end of the beach, North of Scaletta."
 

ELDRIDGE, Leonard Frederick

Leonard Eldridge 2 Commando
Sergeant
6461633
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Leonard Eldridge, 2 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action. He had embarked for the raid on Motor Launch ML 447 and has no known grave.

EVANS, Ralph

Driver
T/175282
No 2 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Driver Ralph Evans died as a result of an accident during a parachute training exercise at Ringway whilst serving with the original No 2 (Para) Commando. He was the first casualty of the newly raised Commando units.
 
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FISHER, Norman Lucas

Corporal
6896443
No 2 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps (11th Bn)
(1st Bn. Queen's Westminsters)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Norman Fisher, 6 troop, died on 25 April 1942 of wounds received on 28 March 1942 during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 192 and had initially been reported as missing in action until his death was confirmed.

FORMOY, Donald Neville

Lance Corporal
6467881
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Donald Formoy, 6 troop, died during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, and was originally buried by house at the top of the steps on the West side of Hill.  He was buried with a religious ceremony in a communal grave with Capt. Mason and Pte Bennett, D.

FOWLER, Henry Francis

Lance Corporal
6019554
No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Henry Fowler, 2 Troop, died on 24 January 1943 of wounds received during Operation Chariot in March 1942. Son of Thomas Francis and Elizabeth Fowler, of Canning Town; husband of Alice Ada Fowler, of Canning Town [1][2][3][4].

GARRATT, Arthur Ernest

Lance Corporal
5338655
No 2 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Arthur Garratt, 2 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. Embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 447. Son of Matilda Garratt, of Islington, London.
 
Sources

GEE, Harold

Corporal Harold Gee No.2 Commando
Harold Gee 2 Commando
Corporal
3864592
No 2 Commando
The Loyal Regt. (North Lancashire)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Harold Gee from Billinge near Wigan died of wounds during operations at Sarande, Albania.
Extract from the No 2 Cdo War Diary
11th October 1944

GIBSON, William

Lance Sergeant
2879864
No 2 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant William Gibson, 6 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action. He had embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 268 and has no known grave. 

GOSS, Leonard George William

Fusilier
6459167
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Leonard Goss, 6 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action. He had embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 192 and has no known grave. Son of Leonard Butcher Goss and L. Goss, of Brixton, London.
 

GOULD, Norman Patrick

Rifleman
877100
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles, The London Irish Rifles
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman Norman Gould was killed in action during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, and was initially buried there (Map ref. 612409). Son of Percy Harrington Gould and Bertha Gould, of Kensington, London. Former civil occupation: Draughtsman.

GRAY, Frank Herbert

Private
14235476
No 2 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Frank Gray was reported missing presumed died on 11 March 1945 during operations in Italy. He has no known grave. Son of Thomas Gray; husband of Marjorie Jessie Lillian Gray.
 
Sources
CWGC.

GROSE, William Ernest

Guardsman
2617390
No 2 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Guardsman William Grose, 2 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action. He had embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 447 and has no known grave. Son of Ernest Albert Grose, and of Agnes Grose, of Welling, Kent.

GWYNNE, John Edward Herbert

Private
2929834
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish, Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Gwynne, 5 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action [1][1a]. Embarked for the raid on HMS Campbeltown and received a posthumous Mention in Despatches [2][3].

HARKNESS, Peter

Lance Sergeant
2879689
No 2 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Peter Harkness was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action. Son of Peter and Catherine Ann Harkness.

HARRISON, Maurice

Lance Sergeant
6896247
No 2 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps (11th Bn)
(1st Bn. Queen's Westminsters)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Maurice Harrison, 6 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. He had embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 192.
Son of Samuel G. and Maud A. Harrison, of Streatham, London.
 

HARRONS, Charles Edward

Corporal
5337958
No 2 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Charles Harrons, 1 troop, died after No 2 Commando had just taken part in the raid on Spilje, Albania.

An entry in the No 2 Cdo War Diary dated 24th August 1944 states " Burial Service for Cpl Harrons (1 Tp) who died in hospital at Bari was held in the afternoon."

HAY, William

Lance Corporal
325315
No 2 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Lanarkshire Yeomanry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal William Hay was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. Son of Thomas and Margaret Hay, of Carluke, Lanarkshire.

HAYES, Frank

Frank Hayes 2 Commando
Guardsman
2615360
No 2 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds

Guardsman Frank Hayes, 4 troop, was killed in action during operations at Vaagso, Norway. Son of George Richard Hayes, and of Lillian Hayes, of Manchester.

HEATHER, William Bernard

Lance Corporal
6400817
No 2 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal William Heather, 2 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action. He embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 447 and has no known grave. Son of William and Harriette Heather.
 

HEMPSTEAD, Stanley

Sergeant
6014969
No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Stanley Hempstead, 2 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. He had embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 262. Son of Frank Hempstead and Marion (nee Barnard).

HODGSON, Eric Stewart

Captain
75234
No 2 Commando
Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Eric Hodgson, Officer Commanding 1 troop, was reported missing believed killed 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. He was in charge of the commandos on motor launch ML 446 and has no known grave.

HOUGHTON, Joseph Blundell Johnson

Birth name: 
JOHNSON HOUGHTON, Joseph Blundell
Captain
130206
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Military Cross (MC)
Executed
Captain Joseph Houghton MC was executed whilst a Prisoner of War. He was one of the seven men of No. 2 Commando who were captured after Operation Musketoon, and executed under Hitler's Commando Execution Order, at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Berlin, 1942.

HOWARTH, Arnold

Lance Sergeant
3448514
No 2 Commando
Grenadier Guards
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Croix de Guerre (France)
Lance Sergeant Arnold Howarth was one of the five Commandos who escaped after landing at St Nazaire on the raid. Arnold joined the Grenadier Guards in 1939 aged 18. His 5 brothers were also in the Armed Forces. He later volunteered for and was attached to No.2 Commando.

HUDSON, George Herbert

Lance Corporal
6896827
No 2 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps (11th Bn)
(1st Bn. Queen's Westminsters)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Hudson, 6 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action.  He had embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 268.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HUGHES, Edward Joseph

Gunner
14204254
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Edward Hughes from London was reported missing, later presumed killed in action, during the 6 week period in February/March when No 2 Commando were placed "in the line" in Italy under 5 Corps. Son of Edward Joseph and Rose Naomi Hughes.
 

HUGHES, Henry Finn

Lance Corporal
7590916
No 2 Commando
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Henry Hughes died during operations at Spilje, Albania. He has no known grave. Son of Peter Hughes, and of Margaret Kathleen Hughes, of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HULME, George

Rifleman
3247242
No 2 Commando
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman George Hulme died of wounds. This was during the period No.2 Commando were involved in operations at Sarande. Son of Mrs. B. Hulme, of Worsborough Bridge, Yorkshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HUNTER, John Edmund

Lance Corporal
6968214
No 2 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Hunter, 5 troop, was killed in action during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, and was originally buried by the 6th Yorks and Lancs. However his grave was never again found.

IMRIE, Ian

Gunner
1811089
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery 130 H.A.A. Regt.
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Ian Imrie was killed in action during the period in February/March when No 2 Commando were placed "in the line" in Italy under 5 Corps. Adopted son of David and Charlotte Sanderson, of Irvine, Ayrshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

JACKSON, Joseph (LSgt)

Lance Sergeant
3781177
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Joseph Jackson DCM died during the 6 week period in February/March when No 2 Commando were placed "in the line" in Italy under 5 Corps. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for "gallant and distinguished services in the field."
 

JACKSON, Joseph (Pte)

Private Joe Jackson 2 Commando
Private (Acting Lance Corporal)
3655268
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private (Acting Lance Corporal) Joseph Jackson was killed in action during operations at Salerno, Italy. Son of Joseph and Frances Jackson, of Warrington, Lancashire.

JENKINS, Samuel Leslie

Captain
88225
No 2 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Samuel Jenkins was reported wounded, missing and believed a prisoner of war 5 March 1944 during operations at Solta, later confirmed as having died of wounds 6 March 1944 whilst a prisoner of war. Son of John and Ellen Jenkins, of Carmarthen; husband of Jean Rosaleen Jenkins. A memorial

KELLY, Ernest Patrick

Gunner
1490890
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Ernest Kelly was killed in action during in Italy. This was during the 6 week period in February/March when No 2 Commando were placed "in the line" in Italy under 5 Corps. Son of Ernest James Kelly and Alice Maud Kelly, of Greenwich, London.
 

KELLY, Francis

Private
4467369
No 2 Commando
Border Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Francis Kelly, from Dovecot, Liverpool, was reported missing on 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later presumed died of wounds. Son of Joseph and Mary Kelly, of Liverpool.

KILLEEN, Martin

Martin Killeen 2 Commando
Private
404846
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Martin Killeen was killed in action during operations at Vietre Sul Mare, Italy. Son of Martin and Kathleen Killeen; husband of Kathleen Killeen, of New Malden, Surrey. Private Killeen was initially buried in the Orange Grove at back of a school in Vietri (Map ref 618298).

KING, David

Lance Bombardier
1445271
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery, 89 H.A.A. Regt
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Bombardier David King, 5 troop, died during the 6 week period in February/March when No 2 Commando were placed "in the line" in Italy under 5 Corps. The War Diary records that he was killed during shelling that took place between 1110hrs and 1550hrs.
 

LAWRIE, Thomas Dick

Headstone of Major Thomas Lawrie
Major
47603
No 2 Commando
Royal Scots
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major Thomas Lawrie, second in command of No 2 Commando, died during operations at Vietri, Salerno, Italy. Husband of Rosemary Anne Hale Lawrie.
 
Sources
CWGC.
 

LUCY, Albert James

Fusilier
6461459
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Albert Lucy, 6 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action. He had embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 192.
Son of Albert Edward and Lily Minnie Lucy, of Kentish Town, London.
 

LYONS, Frederick James

Private
6469624
No 2 Commando
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
East Surrey Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Frederick Lyons died during operations at Sarande, Albania. Son of Agnes Lyons; husband of Irene Lyons, of Southsea, Hampshire.
No 2 Commando War Diary

MAKEHAM, Reginald Henry

Reginald Makeham 2 Commando
Private
841059
No 2 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Executed

Private Reginald Makeham, 6 troop, was one of the seven men of No. 2 Commando who were captured after Operation Musketoon, and later executed under Hitler's Commando Execution Order, at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Berlin, 1942.

MASON, Frank Stanley

Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)
149207
No 2 Commando
Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
Killed in action or died of wounds

Temporary Captain Frank Mason, 6 Troop, died during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy. Son of David Richard and Selina Machel Mason; husband of Dorothy Lilian Mason, of Cricklewood, Middlesex. He was originally buried by house at the top of the steps on the West side of Hill. Map ref.

MATHER, Harry

Lance Corporal
3656822
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Harry Mather, 4 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action at sea. He had embarked for the raid on ML 268. Son of Charles Baron Mather and Mary Elizabeth Mather, of Bolton, Lancashire.
 

MAYLOTT, Jesse

Jesse Maylott 2 Commando
Private
3654748
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Jesse Maylott, 4 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action at sea. He has no known grave. Son of Jesse Maylott, and of Alice Maylott, of Orford, Warrington, Lancashire.

MCCORMACK, Thomas

Thomas McCormack
Tom McCormack 2 Commando
Private
2930404
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Thomas McCormack, 5 troop No 2 Commando, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later confirmed as having died on 11 April 1942 of wounds received during the raid.

MCDOUGALL, Peter

Bombardier
1527887
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Bombardier Peter McDougall died of wounds in 11 Casualty Clearing Station in Brindisi, Italy. Son of Daniel and Elizabeth McDougall, of Limekilns, Fife.

MILLER, David McMillan

Gunner
1494970
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery, 79 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) H.A.A. Regt
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner David Miller died of wounds at 11 Casualy Clearing Station, Brindisi, Italy. Son of William and Jean Miller, of Balfron, Stirlingshire. He is not listed as a Commando on the CWGC database.

MITCHELL, Norman John

Gunner
5440660
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner Norman Mitchell was reported missing 10 March 1945 during operations in Italy, later presumed killed in action. At the time of his death his Commando had been placed in the line in Italy for 6 weeks under 5 Corps. Gunner Mitchell has no known grave.

MOORES, Jack Ernest

Grave of Jack Ernest Moores 2 Commando
Sergeant
5767479
No 2 Commando
Royal Norfolk
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Jack Moores died during operations at Spilje Bay, Albania. Son of Walter and Alice Moores; husband of Vera Lucy Moores, of Cambridge.

MOSS, Alan

WO1 Regimental Sergeant Major
2930992
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Regimental Sergeant Major Alan Moss, HQ 2 Commando, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action at sea after being shot. He embarked for the raid on Motor Launch ML 267 and received a posthumous Mention in Despatches.

NEAL, Alfred William

Private
7349551
No 2 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Alfred Neal, RAMC attached No.2 Commando, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action. Embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 447 and has no known grave.

NEVILLE, William John

Rifleman
7902975
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Died on active service
Rifleman William Neville died by accidental drowning in Italy. Son of Thomas J. and Sarah Neville, of Collone, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Extract from the diary of Len Justice No. 2 Commando

O'MEARA, Barry Aden Joseph

Lieutenant
151674
No 2 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Barry O'Meara, 1 troop, was killed by a mine at Grattacoppa, which is approximately 10.5 miles north of Ravenna, Italy. He has no known grave. Son of His Honour Judge A. J. O'Meara, and of Myrtle L. O'Meara, of Weald, Kent.
 
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PANNING, Henry Albert

Fusilier
14318966
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Henry Panning died of wounds during operations in Italy. Son of William Ernest and Florence Martha Panning, of Greenwich, London.
 
Sources
CWGC.

PARKER, Charles Alfred

LCpl Charles Parker 2 Commando
Lance Corporal
5950711
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Charles Parker died whilst taking part in intelligence gathering operations from Malta. Landing from submarines of the 10th submarine flotilla utilising folbots they would gather information and be picked up later.

PARSONS, George Alexander

Captain
162020
No 2 Commando
Somerset Light Infantry
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain George Parsons MC, 3 Troop, died during operations at Sarande, Albania. Awarded the Military Cross the previous year for his gallantry at Salerno whilst a Lieutenant in 2 Troop. Son of William George Lanyon Parsons and Norah Gabrielle Parsons, of Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire.

PASH, Reginald Jack

Guardsman
2621407
No 2 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Guardsman Reginald Pash, 5 troop, died during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, and was initially buried by the 6th Yorks and Lancs. Regiment. His grave was never again found.

PATERSON, Kenneth Albert

Lance Corporal
5442424
No 2 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Kenneth Paterson was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. He has no known grave. Son of Albert Edward and Henrietta Jane Paterson, of Bristol.

PEYTON, Thomas Grenville Pitt

Lieutenant
112912
No 2 Commando
No 5 Independent Company
Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Thomas Peyton, 6 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. He has no known grave. Son of Ivor Eliot Peyton and Dorothy Helen Peyton, of Englemere Wood, Berkshire.

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. 
 

PHILLIPS, Albert Henry

Corporal
7885644
No 2 Commando
11 Special Air Service Battalion
Training Centres
Royal Armoured Corps
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Corporal Albert Phillips, 11 Special Air Service Bn., formerly No.2 Commando, died in a climbing accident during training at STC Lochailort. Son of Albert Henry and E. E. Phillips, of Newport, Monmouthshire. Cause of death “Multiple injuries. Accidentally killed by falling over precipice.

PORTER, Alfred William Thomas

Private
14713795
No 2 Commando
East Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Alfred Porter died of wounds during the 6 week period in February/March when No 2 Commando were placed "in the line" in Italy under 5 Corps. Son of Alfred H. and Florence M. Porter, of Woodford Green, Essex.

RADCLIFFE, Frederick

Private Radcliffe 2 Commando
Private
3772039
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Frederick Radcliffe was killed in action during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Dragonea, above Vietri sul Mare. He has no known grave. Youngest son of James and Elizabeth Radcliffe, 9, Lorton Street, Liverpool, 8.

ROACH, Thomas Ypres

Rifleman
6849064
No 2 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps (11th Bn)
(1st Bn. Queen's Westminsters)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman Thomas Roach, 6 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. He had embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 177. Son of Lewis and Winifred Roach, of Caerau, Bridgend, Glamorgan.
 
Sources

ROBINSON, Sydney

Guardsman
2619196
No 2 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Guardsman Sydney Robinson, 4 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action at sea. He embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 268 and has no known grave.
 

ROUD, Leslie William

Fusilier (Acting Lance Corporal)
5511893
No 2 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers, 2nd Bn.
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Leslie Roud was killed in action on the 28 February 1945 during operations in Italy. At the time of his death No.2 Commando had been placed "in the line" near Ravenna.
 
Sources
CWGC.

RUBIN, Leonard

Lance Sergeant
6147484
No 2 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Leonard Rubin, Heavy Weapons Troop, died during operations at Vietri Sul Mare, Salerno, Italy. Originally buried in the orange grove at the back of school, Vietri. Son of Harry and Fay Rubin, of Hackney, London.

SCHOLEM, Robert

Driver
PAL/30212
No 2 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Driver Robert Scholem died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy. Son of Hugo Scholem, and of Marianne Scholem, of Brussels, Belgium. He also took part in earlier operations on Solta. Follow this link to our No 2 Commando History section.
 

SHEMMONDS, Anthony Wilson

Lance Corporal
6351892
No 2 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Anthony Shemmonds, 6 troop, died during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno. Map ref. 607307 approx. He has no known grave. Son of Harold Arthur and Eva Shemmonds, of Forest Hall, Northumberland [1][2].
 

SMITH, James

LCpl James Smith
Lance Corporal
3654054
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal James Smith died during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, on the left flank North of Jaconti. He was initially buried 20 yards past a T junction (Map ref. 600310) from Dragone to Padacouni, and 20 yards in from the road, ie. South on the left hand side. Map ref. 600309.

SMITH, Miller

Sergeant (Temporary Company Sergeant Major)
2657063
No 2 Commando
Coldstream Guards
Southport Borough Police
Executed

Sergeant Miller Smith, a former Police Officer, was one of seven men from No.2 Commando captured after Operation Musketoon and later executed at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp under Hitler's Commando Execution Order.

SPAUL, William Albert

Corporal
6088619
No 2 Commando
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal William Spaul, 6 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. Embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 192. Son of Albert Spaul, and of Isabel Spaul, of Aldershot, Hampshire.
 

STEWART, John Alexander

Lance Corporal
2931169
No 2 Commando
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal John Stewart, 5 troop, was fatally wounded during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy, and died on way to the Regimental Aid Post. Reported as buried by 41 RM Commando but his grave was never subsequently found. Son of John and Francis Stewart, of Clubmoor, Liverpool.

STONE, Henry

Gunner
3392730
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Henry Stone, 5 troop, was killed in action during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy. Son of Henry and Sarah Florence Stone, of Shoreditch, London.
 
Sources
CWGC.

TARRANT, William John

Rifleman
6921429
No 2 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman William Tarrant, 3 troop, died on the 18th September 1943 of wounds received during operations at Salerno, Italy, on the 13th September. Son of William Thomas Tarrant and Daisy Tarrant, of Marlborough, Wiltshire.

TAYLOR, Gerald

Sergeant
7598084
No 2 Commando
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Gerald Taylor, HQ Reserve, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. He had embarked for the raid on Motor Launch ML 267 which was hit by enemy fire and sank.

TOMSETT, Reginald Maurice

Corporal
6896917
No 2 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps (11th Bn)
(1st Bn. Queen's Westminsters)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Reginald Tomsett, 6 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. Embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 192. Son of Maurice Jeffery Tomsett and Edith Sarah Tomsett, of Shirley, Croydon.
 

TRIGG, Frederick Harry

Frederick Harry Trigg 2 Commando
Private
6399046
No 2 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Frederick Trigg MM from Haywards Heath, Sussex, was killed in action in Italy. He has no known grave. Awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in 1942 during Operation Musketoon, Norway, and his subsequent evasion from capture.

VANDERWERVE, John Edward

John Vanderwerve 2 Commando
Lieutenant
117921
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant John Vanderwerve, 4 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action. He was officer in charge of a protection squad for a demolition team embarked on motor launch ML 306.

VEITCH, John Young

Private
3188895
No 2 Commando
Royal Scots
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Veitch died during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy, and was initially buried there. Son of Thomas and Agnes Veitch, of Kelso, Roxburghshire [1][2].

WALTON, George William

Guardsman
2618526
No 2 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Guardsman George Walton, 2 troop, was reported missing on 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. He embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 447. Son of George William and Doris Olive Walton, of New Mills, Derbyshire.

WALTON, Philip

Lieut. Philip Walton No 2 Commando
Lieutenant
104117
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Philip Walton, 1 Troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire. Section Officer of a demolition team embarked on Motor Launch ML 457.
Son of C.P. and Evelyn Walton, of Bedford. B.A. (Cantab.): Christ's College.
 

WATT, William

William Watt 2 Commando
Corporal
6460971
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal William Watt, 6 troop, died during operations at Scaletta, Sicily. We have a document that outlines these details, " Buried at Scaletta

WELLESLEY, Henry Valerian George

Captain
56864
No 2 Commando
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Henry Wellesley, the 6th Duke of Wellington, died during operations at Salerno. He was in charge of 2 troop with orders to attack and take the village of Piegolelle (also seen spelt as Piegolette). This was heavily defended by the Germans firing from the heights called 'The Pimple'.

WESTWOOD, Albert

Rifleman
6898157
No 2 Commando
No 9 Commando
Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Died on active service
Rifleman Albert Westwood died in Italy as a result of an accident on 28 May 1945 whilst serving with No.2 Commando [1][2].
  • 3 February 1944 wounded serving with No.9 Commando in Italy [3].

WHITEHOUSE, Peter Beckwith

Captain
100423
2 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Peter Whitehouse RE, 2 Special Service Brigade Staff Officer, killed in action during operations in Albania with No.2 Commando. Son of Sir Harold Beckwith Whitehouse, and of Lady Whitehouse (nee Griffith), of West Brompton, London.
 
Sources

WILSON, Kenneth Charles

Kenneth Wilson 2 Commando
Private
6207934
No 2 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Private Kenneth Wilson died during a No 2 Commando training exercise. Son of F. Wilson and Clara Wilson, of Wood Green, Middlesex.
Extracts from the No 2 Commando War Diary 
  • 3 June 1942 - Exercise Doon - Dvr Wilson killed at Irvine.

WOODMAN, Robert Salonicka

Fusilier
6467448
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Robert Woodman, 6 troop, was reported missing on 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action. He had embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 192 and has no known grave. Son of Mrs. A. Woodman, of Battersea, London.
 

WOODS, Leslie William

Lance Sergeant
5777911
No 2 Commando
Royal Norfolk
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Sergeant Leslie Woods was killed in action in Italy. This was during the 6 week period in February/March when No 2 Commando were placed in the line under 5 Corps.

WRIGHT, Dennis Raymond

Grave of Pte Dennis Wright No.2 Commando
Private
5127463
No 2 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Dennis Wright, aged 18 and from Birmingham, died during operations at Salerno, Italy. Initially buried near a house in a copse on the East side of road at Dragone. Map ref 602409. Son of John Stanley Wright and Daisy Lydia Wright, of Wylde Green. Sutton Coldfield.

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