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ELLMAN, Samuel

Sub. Lieutenant
RN Commando
Mentioned in Despatches

From Rustenburg, Transvaal, South Africa. Award whilst serving in R.N.B.C. 'M1'. For good services in operations in the Mediterranean. 

London Gazette 36505, page 2129.
RN Beach Commando Memoranda No.79 dated 20 July 1944 (Extract from A.F.O.2709/44).

FOUCHE, Stefanus Louis

Stefanus Fouche
48RM Commando
44RM Commando
South African Union Defence Force
Lieutenant Stefanus Fouche, South African Forces attached to 48RM Commando 'Y' Troop, was wounded on 6 June 1944 during the Normandy landings and evacuated back to the UK. He rejoined the Commando in August and in November took part in the attack at Walcheren [1].
  • June 1945 Lieutenant Fouche joined 44RM Commando 'A' Troop in the Far East [2].

PRESTON, Martin Luther

Temporary Captain
43RM Commando
South African Union Defence Force
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Martin Preston, S.A.U.D.F attached to 43RM Commando 'A' troop, was awarded the Military Cross for outstanding courage, determination, and devotion to duty in operations during the campaign in Italy.

THOMAS, Thomas

Lt. DC 'Tommy' Thomas MC
45RM Commando
South African Union Defence Force
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Thomas Thomas was seconded to the Royal Marines from the South Africa Union Defence Force.

WEBB, Michael Hinton

Captain (later Honorary Major)
No 2 Commando
South African Union Defence Force
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Captain Michael Webb, M.C., No.2 Commando, was awarded a Bar to his Military Cross for gallantry during operations at Spilje, Albania (Operation Healing 2) [1][1a].
Recommendation [1a].

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