BANKS, Ronald Douglas

3 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
6351872 & 373245
P.O.W. number: 
Honours & Awards: 
Private Ronald Banks, attached to Commando Group,  was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field [1]. 
  • 19 August 1942 (Private) No.3 Commando) was reported missing during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war [2].
  •  3rd November 1946 commissioned Second Lieutenant [3].
  • 14 December 1953 promoted Lieutenant [4].
  • The death of Private (later Lieut.) R.D. Banks M.M., (3 Cdo.) of of Auckland, New Zealand, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 62 issued March 1976.
[1] London Gazette 37616, page 3115 & Errata in LG 37799, page 5830.
[2] Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/52.
[2a] Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
[3] London Gazette 37817, page 6111.
[4] London Gazette 40079, page 495.
Errata refers to error in initial service number posted.

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