STOCKDALE, William Richard
Troop Sergeant Major
Unit / Base:
Rifle Brigade (Prince Consorts Own)
Honours & Awards:
Troop Sergeant Major William Stockdale was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe. 
Sgt. Maj. Stockdale took command of the troop after all his Officers had been killed or become casualties. Sgt. Stockdale, while leading a bayonet charge, had part of his foot blown away by an enemy stick bomb. Although in very great pain, Sgt Stockdale continued to engage the enemy. He set a splendid example and was an inspiration to his men. 
The death of TSM William Stockdale DCM, from Herne Bay Kent, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 82 issued March 1986.
 London Gazette 35729, page 4328.
 National Archives file WO373/93/831.
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