4 Commando

4 Commando
History of the Unit

No.4 Commando was formed on 23rd June 1940 and ‘commenced operations’ on 15th July the same year. On 22nd July 1940 the first full parade of No. 4 Commando was held in the old pavilion on the sea front at Weymouth and it was taken by the newly appointed Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. P. Legard. 

After initial training stints in Scotland during 1940 the Commando became a part of 3 Special Service Battalion, Lt Col Dudley Lister MC replacing Lt Col Legard as Commanding Officer. They reverted back to No. 4 Commando on 26th of February 1941.

There were originally 10 troops. After the change from Special Service Battalions to full Commando, they reduced to 6 troops 'A' through to 'F'.  After Normandy and before Walcheren a further change was made, and the troops were identified by number rather than letter. Early Operations included. 4th March 1941 ‘Claymore’ in the Lofoton Islands. 21/22nd April 1942 ‘Abercrombie’ at Hardelot Village. 

No. 4 Commandos' task in the Dieppe raid on 19th August 1942 was to knock out the Gun Battery at Varengeville. Their success became a training book example of how to assault a static gun emplacement. Charismatic Commando leader Lt. Colonel The Lord Lovat was the C.O. for the two latter operations, Lt Col. Lister MC having now taken command of No.10 Commando. Losses at Dieppe were replaced by a fine entry of former police officers who were to win many Commandos’ respect for the high quality of men enlisted.

No 4’s Major Pat Porteus was awarded the Victoria Cross for his part in the operations. View the Dieppe Roll of Honour here [Dieppe ROH].

There then followed a period of intensive training. No. 4 was next in action in the allied invasion of North West Europe.

During the  Normandy operations two troops of French Commando’s from No.10 Inter-allied Commando were transferred to operate with No 4 Commando, thus allowing French Nationals to be first ashore on the liberation of their own country. D-Day objectives for No. 4 Commando were to be the liberation of Ouistreham and to relieve the Airborne Units who had captured the Orne bridges. This was in tandem with other Commando units. An incident which took place at this point has passed into Commando folk lore. Lt. Colonel The Lord Lovat apologised to the C. O. of the Airborne troops for arriving at the point of rendezvous several minutes LATE!!

The last operation for No.4 Commando was its succesful role in the landings and subsequent assault on Flushing during Operation Infatuate between the 1st and 8th November 1944. 

In June 1945 No 3 Commando, along with No 6 Commando, were back in the UK preparing for the planned invasion of the Japanese mainland. No 4 Commando were still in Germany at Recklinghausen. At this time 233 OR's from No.4 Commando were posted to Nos. 3 and 6 Commandos, to bolster their numbers for the invasion, however Japan surrendered and the war ended.

 In September 1945 with the war over, No.4 Commando, still in Germany, were reinforced by Officers and men, with high release numbers, from Army Commandos in England which had no operational role or commitments. No one knew that a decision had been made to disband the Army Commandos, and no official or public announcement had been made. (Source: Major Jimmy Dunning)

The Commando was later disbanded along with all the other Army Commandos.


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'4 Cdo. Roll of Honour'

                                                   The Fallen from No. 4 Commando
Capt. H.H. PENNINGTON
Capt. R.G. PETTIWARD
Capt. T.E. WILLIAMSON
Lieut. N.W. BARRASS
Lieut. M.F. BURNESS
Lieut. F.J. BURY
Lieut. D.HAIG-THOMAS
Lieut. J.A. MACDONALD
Lieut. A.C. MACKENZIE
Lieut. P. WELLESLEY-COLLEY
Lieut. P.M. WILSON
2/Lieut. F. ELMS
Sgt. D. LAING
Sgt. J. PARK
LSgt. J.A. CHITTY
LSgt. F. LLOYD
LSgt. A.J. WALKER
LSgt. G. FRASER
Cpl. W.J.F. HUGHES
Cpl. F.G. MASKELL
Cpl. J. MAYBURY
Cpl. S. MAULE
Bdr. A.L. HINDE
LCpl. J. BISHOP
LCpl. R.B. BORGMAN
LCpl. E.P. HECKMAN
LCpl. D.S. HOODLESS
LCpl. J. KEENAN
LCpl. D.T. MERCER
LCpl. A. MILLS
LCpl. J. MOSS
LCpl. B.J. MULLEN
LCpl. L.C. MUNNS
LCpl. F.R. MYNHEER
LCpl. S.F. ORCHIN
LCpl. R.J. OVENDEN
LCpl. J. PASQUALE
LCpl. A.W. WARD
LCpl. J. WHATLEY
Pte. L.J. BAILEY
Pte. H.A. BENNETT
Pte. F. BURKITT
Pte. H. DONKIN
Pte. O.R. FARNESE
Pte. W.O. GARTHWAITE
Pte. D. GILLON
Pte. S.W. GOFF
Pte. F.M. GOOCH
Pte. J.G. GROOM
Pte. P.J. GULVIN
Pte. K.G. HELLYER
Pte. O.G. HOOPER
Pte. D. HUTCHINSON
Pte. E.A. HUTCHISON
Pte. A.F. IVES
Pte. H.C. JENNINGS
Pte. J.H. KNIGHT
Pte. P. LAUX
Pte. S. McGANN
Pte. W.G. MEREDITH
Pte. J. NOTMAN
Pte. R.W. ONG
Pte. V.J. PALMER
Pte. W. PATMORE
Pte. I.R. RIDLAND
Pte. W.J. SADLER
Pte. J. SIEVEWRIGHT
Pte. S. SKINGLEY
Pte. S. SMALLMAN
Pte. J. STODDART
Pte. K.A. STOUT
Pte. G.H. SUTTON
Pte. O.P. TRAVERS
Pte. R. TYSON
Pte. P.A. WELLS
Pte. R.H. YOUNGMAN
Gnr. W.Y. HARVEY
Gnr. E.A. HILL
Gnr. F. SHAW
Gnr. F. SMITH
Fus. J. BALL
Fus. P.J. CLARKE
Fus. G. COLLINS
Gdsm.  J. WHITTAKER
Gdsm.  J.R. WALTERS
Rfn. J.B. COOK
Rfn. G.M. CRAIG
Rfn. J. WATTERS
Tpr. E. CAWTHRAY
Tpr. F.E. COX
Tpr. J.S. SIBLEY
Tpr. J. WALL
Sgmn. G.A. TUCKER
Spr. G. COULSON
Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 93 of 93

BALL, Joseph

Funeral of Fus. Joseph Ball No 4 Commando
No 4 Commando

Fusilier Joseph Ball was shot and killed in circumstances that remain to this day somewhat lacking of any official acount.  It is believed that the fatal shot was fired by a patrol of the Dutch Navy.

Photos of his funeral are in our gallery.  [Go to gallery.]

BARRASS, Nicholas William

No 4 Commando
Lieutenant Nicholas Barrass died during operations in Holland. Whilst engaged in a house clearance at Flushing he was killed by a sniper who fired from an adjacent building. Commissioned from the ranks as Second Lieutenant on 2 October 1943.
A serving Police Officer from Bradford he had volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 84 Cliffe Road. Lt. Murdoch C. McDougall described him as "a tall quiet spoken policeman, who had played football for Gateshead." 
 

Sources
CWGC.

CHITTY, John Albert

No 4 Commando
Lance Sergeant John Chitty, 'C' troop and a veteran of the Dieppe raid, died by drowning during a training exercise codenamed Exercise Brandyball. This was a mock seaborne raid on cliffs near Zennor, St Ives, Cornwall known as The Brandys.
 

DONKIN, Henry

No 4 Commando
Private Henry Donkin, 'F' troop,  a veteran of Dunkirk, was shot and killed whilst engaging the enemy during operations at Flushing.
 
Sources
CWGC
The Fighting Fourth by Maj James Dunning.
 

ELMS, Frank

Lieutenant Frank Elms 6 Commando
Frank Elms and his wife Joan on wedding day
No 4 Commando
Second Lieutenant Frank Elms died during operations at Normandy, France.
A serving Police Officer in Northampton he volunteered for the Armed Forces in 1941 serving in the Royal Air Force before joining the Commandos.
Extract from the No 4 Commando War Diary

HAIG-THOMAS, David

No 4 Commando
No 14 Commando
Lieutenant David Haig-Thomas,  No. 4 Commando 'C' troop, died during operations at Normandy on D Day. [1].
  • Appointed to 1 troop No.14 Commando on 3 December 1942 on formation of the unit. No.1 troop was the canoe troop. [2].
  • 10th February 1943 posted to the Commando Depot, Achnacarry, for attachment to No.4 Commando. [3].

HINDE, Albert Leslie

No 4 Commando
Bombardier Albert Hinde from Sheffield died as a result of an accident in Scotland. He was attested into the Royal Artillery on 17 February 1930 and had served in India and later at Dunkirk with the British expeditionary Force. After joining No.4 Commando he took part in the Lofoten Islands raid. He was buried with military honours, Captain Porteous [more....] and others from his commando in attendance. 
 

HOODLESS, Donald Samuel

No 4 Commando
Lance Corporal Donald Hoodless, 'C' troop and a veteran of the Dieppe raid, died by drowning during a training exercise codenamed Exercise Brandyball. This was a mock seaborne raid on cliffs near Zennor, St Ives, Cornwall known as The Brandys.
 

HOOPER, Owen Gerrard

No 4 Commando
Private Owen Hooper died of wounds during operations at Flushing, Holland.
 
The following detail was supplied by John Martin 
"Pte Owen Hooper was killed next to my uncle, Sgt Donald Martin (No 4 Commando). There was hard house to house fighting in Flushing. My uncle sought to gain entry into a house under enemy fire.

LAUX, Pierre

Pierre Laux 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Private Pierre Laux died during operations at Flushing, Holland.
 
A full report after the operation records the following under 3 Troop, page 24:
"The distance between the harbour area and the first objective, BRAEMAR, was covered as fast as possible, and the first objective was reached at first light, 0700 hours. On the way to the first objective Gnr. Harvey was killed by enemy MG fire.

MACKENZIE, Alistair Campbell

No 4 Commando
Lieutenant Alistair Mackenzie died in an accident at Troon.
 
Educated at Aberdeen Grammar School, he entered the University to take Economics, and became an enthusiastic member of the O.T.C., distinguishing himself in shooting. He took part in the Lofoten Islands raid.
 
He received his commission to 2/Lt on the 2nd October 1939. The entry in London Gazettes shows his first name spelt as Alister.
 
Sources
CWGC.

MAYBURY, John

Original grave of Cpl Maybury 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Corporal John Maybury, 2 troop, was shot and killed during Operations Intemperate 1 and 2, against the German occupied island of Schouwen, Holland [1][2][3]
  • June 1944 (Lance Corporal) (No.4 Commando) wounded at Normandy [4].
  • Major James Dunning, No.4 Cdo and CBTC,  later described him as "an ex-guardsman and one of the Commando's star footballers, who had been with the unit from its earliest days" [3].

Sources
[1] CWGC.

MERCER, Duncan Thompson

No 4 Commando
Lance Corporal Duncan Mercer was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe. He died of wounds on 24 August 1942. He has no known grave.

Stephen, son of Bill Lewis 3 Commando, adds, "Duncan was in 4 Commando on the Varengeville Battery Raid. He is commemorated at the Brookwood Memorial in Surrey and at the little church in Varengeville- sur-Mer. He worked with my mother as a greengrocers delivery boy and then joined the Kings Regiment. He was very popular and terribly missed."
 
Sources

MUNNS, Leonard Cyril

No 4 Commando
Lance Corporal Leonard Munns died during operations at Normandy, France.
The son of Mrs. E. J. Munns, of Leicester, Leonard was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 Leonard was a Probationary Police Constable residing at 83 Checketts Road, Leicester.
 
Sources
CWGC.
The 1939 Register covering Leicester.
 

MYNHEER, Frederick Robert Charles

No 4 Commando
Lance Corporal Frederick Mynheer was reported missing 20 June 1944 presumed killed in action Normandy, France. He has no known grave.
He was a serving High Wycombe Borough Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes and is commemorated on the Buckinghamshire Constabulary section of the Thames Valley Police War Memorial, Kidlington, as well as the Bayeux Memorial, France..
Extract from the Thanet Advertiser - 22 August 1944.

OVENDEN, Roderick Joseph

Lance Corporal Ovenden 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Lance Corporal Roderick Ovenden, 'F' troop, died during operations at Normandy, France.
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer, he volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intakes in 1942. He is mentioned as Rifleman Ovenden in this document about a Boxing Contest later that year [view.....]. 
1939:  Single. Police number Pc 778X . Address Harrow Road Police Station 325 Harrow Road, London.

PARK, John

No 4 Commando

Sergeant John Park was a veteran of the Dieppe raid. At the time of Sgt. Park's death units from his Commando were engaged on raids along the French coast (Hardtack raids). It is believed he may have drowned during one such raid at Gravelines, France.

View an entry about this Commando on our Forum Sgt John Park No 4 Commando.

PASQUALE, Joseph

Joe Pasquale 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Lance Corporal Joseph Pasquale, a veteran of Dieppe, died when a mortar shell exploded near him during operations at Normandy on DDay.
 
Joseph was the son of Joseph Pasquale (Snr) and Winifred (nee Tunney) of Liverpool. He was born in 1919, and married Jean Marion Lucille (nee Carter) in Lewes, Sussex in 1943. Joseph is commemorated on the family headstone in Ford Cemetery, Liverpool. The inscription on his headstone in Hermanville War Cemetery reads: "Sweet and treasured memory of my darling husband who gave his life on D-Day".

PETTIWARD, Roger Gamelyn

No 4 Commando
Captain Roger Pettiward, 'F' troop, died during operations at Dieppe in 1942. 
 
Born in 1906 and educated at Eton and Christchurch, Oxford,  Roger Pettiward was a painter and well known comic artist in the 1930's. He used the signature of 'Paul Crum' on his cartoons, many being published in periodicals such as 'Punch' [view some of his cartoons].
 
Sources
CWGC.

SIEVEWRIGHT, John

No 4 Commando
Private John Sievewright died during operations at Normandy after volunteering to go forward to assist his seriously injured troop officer Captain Style.
 
Sources
CWGC.
The Fighting Fourth by Major James Dunning.
 

SMITH, Fred

No 4 Commando
Gunner Fred Smith died of wounds during operations at Normandy, France. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished service in Normandy."
 
Source
CWGC
London Gazette 36720, page 4474.
 

STODDART, John

Pte John Stoddart 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Private John Stoddart died during operations at Flushing, Holland.
 
John 'Jack' Stoddart enlisted on a short service engagement with the Royal Scots (s/n 26333) on the 23rd October 1920 aged 17 years. He served in India from the 18th February 1922 until the 10th April 1926. He was discharged on the 22nd October 1932. On the 6th November 1939 he re-enlisted with the Royal Scots Fusiliers TA and was then transferred to the Royal Berkshire Regiment. He then volunteered for No 4 Commando.
 
Sources

SUTTON, George Henry

George Sutton 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Private George Sutton, from Hull, died during operations at Dieppe. In a letter to his parents Lord Lovat wrote, " Your son fought magnificently and died in the hour of victory. No man can do more. He is a credit to his Commando and his Country. " 
A former pupil of Scarborough Street School, he had been in the Army for over 2 years.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Newspaper article in the No.4 Commando gallery.

TUCKER, George Arthur

No 4 Commando
Signalman George Tucker died during operations at Dieppe.
 
Commonwealth War Grave Commission inscription
"Killed in action and buried at the time in Ste. Marguerite-Sur-Mer Churchyard whose grave is now lost. Their glory shall not be blotted out."
 

WALKER, Alfred John

No 4 Commando
Lance Sergeant Alfred Walker, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, died during operations at Flushing.
 
It was while marshalling the prisoners into loading parties that L/Sgt. A. J. Walker was fatally wounded by a shell which burst on the Oranje Molen promontory.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Intelligence Report quoted in a forum message HERE.
 

WARD, Arthur William

LCpl AW Ward 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Lance Corporal Arthur Ward died during operations at Normandy, France.
Arthur served in the Wolverhampton Police Force for 3 years before the war and volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. 
In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 74 Springfield Road, Wolverhampton.
Arthur is amonst those named on on the Police Memorial Plaque located at Wolverhampton Central Police Station, Bilston Street, Wolverhampton.

WELLESLEY-COLLEY, Phillip Anthony

Lieutenant Wellesley-Colley
No 4 Commando
Lieutenant Phillip Anthony Wellesley-Colley died during operations at Normandy, France.
1929 to 1936 attended Downside School.
1937 joined the South Nottinghamshire Hussars T.A.
1940 posted to the Middle East. Injured and hospitalised playing rugby after which he volunteered for the Commandos.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Downside School Roll of Honour [view].
See notes below.

WHATLEY, John

No 4 Commando

Lance Corporal John Whatley was reported wounded and missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France. It was later confirmed that he had been killed in action.

His brother Flying Officer William Denman Whatley also died in the war.

Sources
CWGC. 
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/49, WO417/50, and WO417/57.
 

4 Commando Commanders

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LEGARD, Charles Percy Digby

Known as: 
Percy
Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
Service: 
Army
Number: 
36705
Born: 
Sunday, June 17, 1906
Died : 
Saturday, February 16, 1980

Acting Lieutenant Colonel Legard was the first Commanding Officer of No.4 Commando on its formation in June 1940. He remained as such until replaced by Lieutenant Colonel Lister MC during the re-organisation into 3 Special Service Bn. towards the end of the year.  He returned to the 5th Royal Inniskillings, retiring from service on 19 May 1949 and was granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

An accomplished sportsman he competed for Great Britain in the Modern Pentathlon  during the 1932 and 1936 Summer Olympics.  In the 1936 Winter Olympic Games he competed in the men's individual Nordic Combined event. Post war he competed in the demonstration winter pentathlon competition of the 1948 games.  The following year he competed in the first ever Badminton Three Day horse trial.

Sources
Major James Dunning, author of 'The Fighting Fourth'.
Commando Association newsletter 92.
London Gazette 38615, page 2462.
 Burkes Peerage 2003 volume 2, page 2285. / peerage.com website.
The website Olympedia.org
 

LOVAT, Lord

Title: 
15th Lord Lovat
Birthname: 
FRASER, Simon Christopher Joseph
Known as: 
Shimi
Rank: 
Brigadier
Regiment/Corps: 
Lovat Scouts
Service: 
Army
Number: 
44718
Born: 
Sunday, July 9, 1911
Died : 
Thursday, March 16, 1995

Lord Lovat first enlisted in the Scots Guards in 1932, leaving the army in 1937. Two years later at the outbreak of war he rejoined the Army in the Lovat Scouts. Lord Lovat was part of a small but elite group of men who formed the idea of a Special Training Centre, agreed on the location, and devised and implemented a course of training once it was approved. This became the first of many Special Training Centres, STC Lochailort.

The training took place in and around the camp at Lochailort, Lord Lovat's role being Fieldcraft instruction.

After being appointed Commanding Officer of No 4 Commando, Lord Lovat was awarded the MC for his actions during a raid at Hardelot in April 1942.  He was further awarded the DSO for "gallant and distinguished services" during the Dieppe raid on the 19th August 1942.

In 1943, when the Commandos were organised into Special Service Brigades, he left No 4 Commando to take up a new command. On the 6th June 1944 as Officer Commanding the 1st Special Service Brigade, he led his men into action in Normandy.

Sources:
DSO: LG Publication date: 2 October 1942; Supplement: 35729; Page: 4328
MC: LG Publication date: 3 July 1942; Supplement: 35620; Page: 2971
The book It Had To Be Tough author Major James Dunning.
 

DAWSON, Robert William Palliser

Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
The Loyal Regt.
Service: 
Army
Number: 
130068
Died : 
Wednesday, May 4, 1988
Age: 
74
Lieutenant Robert Dawson was one of the first subalterns to join No 4 Commando in 1940, later taking part in the Dieppe raid  as Captain of 'C' troop.  
  • 1943 promoted Major and 2nd in command of No 4 Commando replacing Major Derek Mills-Roberts who left to command No 6 Commando.
  • April 1943 Lord Lovat left No 4 Commando and Major Dawson became Commanding Officer.  
  • 1944 awarded the Distinguished Service Order for "gallant and distinguished services in Normandy." He was wounded twice during he action at Ouistreham on the 6th June 1944 but continued to lead the attack. The citation adds that "It was due to his leadership and direction that the attack was successfully pressed home [1].
  • 1945 Mentioned in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished service in North-West Europe" [2].
  • Awarded the  Croix de Guerre [3].
Post war Lt Col Dawson was a regulat attendee at remembrance events in France and Holland. 
  • 1 January 1959 (Political Branch, British Military Government Berlin) appointed C.B.E. (Civil Division) [4].
  • President of the Commando Association1959/60 and 1978/9 [5].
Commando Association obituary by Henry Brown OBE.
"Much has already, and rightly, been recorded of Robert Dawson's tuly sterling service as a Troop and later the Commanding Officer of No. 4 Commando.
The men of this Commando Unit, both French and British,  at all times followed him willingly and with devotion, having full confidence in his wise and fearless leadership.
All were proud and privileged to serve under his command. One cannot adequately describe in words Robert Dawson's true worth to our Association, or the degree to which he will be greatly missed.
In particular, we shall treasure the memory of his two terms as an outstanding President, and the many years he served as a Trustee of the Commandos' Benevolent Fund.
Whenever we sought his wise counsel, which was often, this was always forthcoming and there was never any doubt that the opinions he so kindly expressed had originated only after much careful thought.
We will never forget his charm, kindness and understanding, and will always feel very privileged to have known him. We deeply mourn the passing of a very dear friend and comrade, and a very staunch supporter of our Commando cause.
Our very deep and sincere sympathy goes out to his dear widow, Jean and her lovely family, in the irreparable loss thet have sustained" [6].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 36679, page 4043
[2] London Gazette 37213, page 4053 
[3] National Archives WO373/185.
[4] London Gazette 41589, page 20.
[5] Commando Association newsletters 29 and 67.
[6] Commando Association newsletter 87.
The Fighting Fourth by Maj. James Dunning.
 

4 Commando Nominal Roll

In 1946 the Army Council decided that the Army Commandos were to be disbanded and no provision was allowed or made for any depository or office which would have at least contained a complete Roster of Names of the men who served in the various units. 

For historical & research purposes, we have tried to compile the names of all No.4 Commando volunteers which were obtained from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Lists of Casualties, the No.4 Commando War Diary, papers from the National Archives and further research by members of the CVA and various other resources. In preparing this list, we acknowledge that it is very likely there are omissions, Therefore, this is not a definitive list by any means, nor is it meant to be an official list, but it is the best we can do in an attempt to record all ranks by name who were part of No.4 Commando.  Research continues. 

The No 4 Commando Nominal Roll is listed below in surname order

No 4 Commando Nominal A - C

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No 4 Commando.
© Commando Veterans Archive 2016. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is only permitted if accompanied by the copyright marker and a clear acknowledgement to the Commando Veterans Archive.
 
Notes
Click on highlighted surnames for more information.
CA followed by a number = entry in a Commando Association newsletter.
LL followed by a number = entry in Commando Association Lost Legion List.
CasList = National Archives Army Casualty Lists.
WO = War Office file at the National Archives
 
SURNAME
FORENAME
RANK
NUMBER
AWARD
ADDITIONAL
Ackernley
M.C.
Lt
93310
 
Signals
Adcock
H
Pte
 
 
 
William, G.H.
Sgt
5183147
MM
Glosters
Airey
F
Pte
3599373
 
Borders
Aitken
J.E.
L/Cpl
3249930 
 
Cameronians; 4 Cdo ;1 Cdo  Burma
Albone
Robert, Henry
Dvr
T/14421112
 
RASC
Albrow
Frank, Joseph
Lt (later Maj)
255599
 
Norfolks; & 6 Cdo; Korea CA15; CA119
Alcock
H
Pte
 
 
 
Aldcroft
S
Fus
 
 
 
Alderson
H
Gnr
 
 
 
Aldred
F
L/Bdr
3529596
 
RA
Aldridge
Arthur,  G.
CSM
 
 
 
 
Alexandre
P.M.St J
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Allan
W
Pte
4918457
 
S Staffs
Allard
C
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Allaway
M
Pte
 
 
 
Allen
J
Pte
5389390
 
Ox & Bucks
Allen
W
L/Sgt
4918457
 
S Staffs
Allsop
W
Sgt
T/71345
 
R.A.S.C.
Amaury
Pierre
Lieut
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Anderson
A.P.
Pte
2989761
 
A&SH; CasLists NWE wounded 13Aug44.
Anderson
Curly
 
 
 
 
Anderson
R. J.
Rfn
7017211
 
R.U.R
Andrews
V.W.
Pte
3965128
 
Welch
Andriot
F
 
 
 
 
Angus
A
 
 
 
 
Archieiri
A
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Askew
A
Tpr
7909127
 
RAC
Aspden
C.J.
Major
 
 
 
Atrill A.R. Pte 14557439   Somerset LI/CasLists 1944 wounded NWE
Austin
A.J.
Csm
 
RA
Autin
Andre
Cpl
 
CdG
 
Bagdonas
Edward
Pte
3319294
 
H.L.I.
Bagnall
 
 
 
 
 
Bagot
Andre
Capt
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Lionel, James
Pte
6297835
 
Buffs
Bain
T.McL
Pte
2879809
 
Gordons/CasLists/
wounded NWE
Baker
 
Pte
 
 
 
Balarro
N.B.
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Joseph
Fus
6016394
 
R. Irish Fus.
Francois
CSM
4900FN40
MM
10 (IA) Cdo
Bandy
R
 
 
 
 
Banfield
G
 
 
 
 
Banks
A
Pte
3445730
 
Lancs Fus.
Banks
Norman,Bencough (Monty)
 
 
 
 
Barbe
Maurice
Sgt
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Bargman
R
Lcpl
 
 
RAC
Barham
Frederick, William
Gnr
 
 
 
Barker
Alf
Sgt
 
 
 
Barnes
A
Pte
 
 
 
Barnes
W
Cpl
5341937
 
R Berks
Barnett
B
Bdr
876919
 
RA
Barnett
G
L/Sgt
7662631
 
R. Fus.
Nicholas, William
Lieut
295395
 
RA
Barrows
Peter
 
 
 
 
Barry
T.G.
Fus
 
 
 
Bartlett
G
Pte
6287239
 
Buffs
Bateman
L
Pte
5382464
 
Ox & Bucks
Batty
R
Cpl
5389646
 
Ox & Bucks
Baumer
 
Pte
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Bax
S
Pte
5437874
 
Duke of Cornwall LI
Beacall
P.J,
Sgt
4037782
 
KSLI
Beax
Emile, Bernard
Lcpl
4908FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Beazley
 
Lt
 
 
 
Beckett
P.C.
Capt
 
 
 
Beddows
J
Pte
 
 
 
Bedu
C
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Begot
L
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Bend
Frank, William
Sgt
7901939
 
RAC
Hector, Allan
Pte
6297280
 
Buffs
Bennett
M. Phillip
Col
 
 
Devonshire Regt
Bentley
F
Cpl
3445394
 
Lancs Fus.
Bernard
A
Qm
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Bevins
Samuel
Dvr
T/5048161
 
RASC; & 7Cdo
Bickerstaff
A
Pte
 
 
 
Bidmead
William, H.  (Bill)
LCpl
 
 
CA114
Biestro
Jean
Cpl
1136FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Birch R.W. Pte 6297675  

TheBuffs; CasLists/ wounded NWEurope

Bird
W
Pte
5435326
 
Duke of Cornwall LI
Birkett
F
Pte
4985218
 
Sherwood Forresters
Birkett
J.W.
Lt
 
 
 
Birmingham
Christopher
Cpl
7013529
 
R.U.R.
Birrell
John
 
 
 
 
Bishop
A.H.J. 'Jim'
Sgt
 
 
 
John
L/Cpl
5674696
 
Somerset LI
Bishop
L
 
 
 
 
Blackburn
Jack
Pte
 
 
 
Blackie
Robert
Pte
 
 
 
Blackman
T.E.J.
 
 
 
 
Blain
Robert, Strachan 'Jock'
Sgt
 
DCM
Dorset Regt/142 Cdo./Chindits 1943
Blakemore
B.S.
 
 
 
 
Blewitt
W
Pte
 
 
 
Charles, Harold
Cpl
 
MM
 
Blunden
G
Cpl
6905806
 
Rifle Brigade
Boccodor
Pierre, Charles
Cpl
 
 
 
Bollore
G.A.
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Bolton
J.A.P.
Pte
 
 
 
Booth
A
Pte
 
 
 
Boothby
A
Spr
14707488
 
R E
Robert, Bernard, John
LCpl
7911119
 
R A C
Bouchard
Georges
LCpl
 
CdG
 
Bertram, William, Sydney
Major
112893
DSO, MiD (LG35729/p4328)
East Lancs
Bougrain
E.L.
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Bouilly
Jean, J.
Cpl
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Bourret
A
Lcpl
190FN42
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Bousfield
Ernest
Pte 
 
 
later Captain (CA71)
Bowcock
P
Fus
14286753
 
RWF
Bowers
C
Pte
 
 
 
Bowskill
W
Pte
3187064
 
Kosb
Boyd
John, Mcmaster
Sgt
6980161
 
R Irish Fus
Boyes
I
Sgt
4390106
 
Green Howards
Boyle
D.M.
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Boys
G.T.
L/Cpl
7623798
 
RAOC
Bradbury
G
Pte
5389958
 
Oxs & Bucks Li
Bradshaw
S
Pte
6297735
 
Buffs
Brady
William, R.
Cpl
 
 
USA
Braithwaite
H
Major
 
 
 
Bramwell
T
Fus
4206261
 
'E' Tp (CA93); R.W.F.
Bray
A
Pte
2939788
 
A & S Highlanders
Brewer
A
 
 
 
 
Brewer
Edward 
 
 
 
 
Brewer
Frank
 
 
 
 
Briand
Gaston
L/Cpl
 
CdG
 
Briat
Paul
Sgt
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Bridges
George
 
 
 
 
Briggs
Eric, B.
Pte
4865271
 
Leics. Regt; CasList WO417/77
Bright
E.L.
 
 
 
 
Britten
W
Pte
 
 
 
Alfred, Edwin
Pte
5619678
 
Glosters
   
 
 
 
 
Brooks
Archie, Richard, 'Roy'
Rfn
6853377
 
KRRC
Brooks
Ernest, F.W.
 
 
BEM
 
Brown
A
Pte
 
Essex
Brown
H
Pte
 
 
 
Brown
J
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Brown
W
Cpl
 
 
 
Bryne
CecIl, William, (Tanky)
Cpl
3134093
 
Borders  Regt. (CA108)
Burgess
James, Coxon
Gnr
2066140
 
RA
James
Pte
 
 
 
Burgin
H
Gnr
 
 
 
Burke
Anthony, John
Lt
 
 
 
Burke
J.J.
Gnr
 
 
 
Burke
R.W.
L/Cpl
6295251
 
Buffs
Frederick
Pte
4985218
 
Sherwood Foresters
Michael, Frederick
Lt
73154
 
Oxs & Bucks LI
Burnett
Joe
Pte
6292500
 
Buffs/CasLists/
woundedNW Europe
Burns
William, Stirling
Pte
 
 
 
Burrell
J
L/Cpl
3317331
 
HLI
Burrows
Pete
Fus
6087599
 
R Fus
Burrows
C
Pte
4346042
 
E Yorks
Hutchison
T/Capt.
 
MC
 
Frank, James, Lindsay
Lieut
85925
 
R Norfolk Reg
Bushnell
W.D.
 
 
 
 
Butterworth
F
Fus
 
Lancs Fus.
Buxton
R
 
 
 
 
Patrick, Joseph
Sgt
2719257
MM, MBE, MiD
Irish Guards
Byron
W
Cpl
4913997
 
S Staffs
Cabellan
Jean
Cpl
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Caille
M
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Campbell
T
Pte
3313393
 
Hli
Cannell
I.T. Peter
Pte
 
 
Sigs & C Tp., CA24
Carine
R
Cpl
T/141142
 
RASC
Carline
J
Pte
3194284
 
KOSB
Carlos-Clarke
Charles, Thomas, Alexander, 'Sandy'
Capt
151556
 
RAC
Carlyle
Carl
TSM
 
 
 
Caron
R.K.J.
Sgt
 
 
 
E.L.K.A.
Capt
106677
MC
RA
Carr
J.C.
Sgt
861216
 
RA
Carr
K
Lt Col
 
 
 
Carrigan
 
Pte
 
 
 
Casalonga
Laurent
Cpl
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Cashin
 
Pte
 
 
 
Castle
L
Fus
13026604
 
RWF
Catlow
J.W.
Pte
3528909
 
Manchester
Cato
G
Cpl
T/263716
 
RASC
Cattell
Charles, Sydney
 
6141548
 
East Surreys
Eric
Tpr
14555554
 
RAC
Cevoz-Mami
Jean
Cpl
 
CdG
 
Chamberlain
P
Gdsm
2618377
 
Grenadier Guards
Chaplain
M
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Chapman
F
Gnr
 
 
 
Chapman
R.F.
Tpr
 
 
 
Chapman
R.T.
Capt
 
 
 
Chattaway
Louis
Tsm
53811205
 
Ox & Bucks
Chausse
Paul
Csm
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Chauvet
Maurice
Cpl
 
CdG *
10 (IA) Cdo
Chemarin
M
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Child
J
 
 
 
 
John,Albert
L/Sgt
6850530
 
KRRC
Chouteau
Paul
Cpl
 
CdG
 
Churchard
W
Pte
5771739
 
Norfolks
Churchill
Pat
 
 
 
 
Clark
E
Gnr
6460520
 
RA
Clark
E.G.
Cpl
 
 
 
Clark
M
Pte
5880377
 
Buffs
Clark
Maurice
Sgt
 
 
 
Clark/E
Eric, 'Nobby'
Cpl
 
 
 
Clarke
E A
Pte
3383572
 
Manchester
Patrick, Joseph
Fus
6482285
 
R Fus
Clayton
R
Pte
 
ACC
Francis, 'Frank'
L/Cpl
5186173
 
Glosters
Clement
Denis, R.
Pte
6028720
CdG
Suffolks
Clewes
J.D.
Gdsm
2619831
 
Grenadiers
Clewes
W
Pte
 
 
 
Cliff
F.H.
L/Sgt
 
 
 
Clifton
Benjamin
Pte
 
 
 
Clough
P
L/Bdr
 
RHA
Cocker
L
Pte
10526418
 
REME
Cockett
J
Rfn
6914080
 
Rifle Brigade
Cocksedge
Reginald, E.C.
Lbdr
 
 
 
Coggins
E.J.
Pte
3969556
 
Welch
Coleman
A.W.
Mne
 
 
 
Coleman
G.W.
L/Cpl
5674960
 
Ox & Bucks Li
Coleman
R.W.
 
 
 
42 RM Cdo
Coles
D.E.J.
Pte
3910261
 
SWB
George
Fus
14553944
 
Lancs Fus.
Collins
 
Lt
 
 
 
Colliver
 
Lt
 
 
 
Condron
A
Pte
3530985
 
Manchester
Cook
A
Sgt
T/5569740
 
RASC
Cook
G
Fus
4206488
 
RWF
Cook
J.M.
Major
 
 
 
John, Barrington
Rfn
6849965
 
KRRC
Cooney
I
Gnr
3444071
 
RA
Cooper
Dennis
Pte
14776166
 
Lincolns
Cooper
J.R.
Cpl
11877082
 
RE
Cooper
Reginald
Gnr
 
 
RA
Cooper
Roy
Fus
 
 
 
Cooper
S
Dvr
T/118691
 
RASC
Coote
Alan, Dudley
Pte/ later Major
6292556 & 346138
 
(CA59); Buffs / RAOC
Coppin
Gabriel
Lcpl
10892FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Corbin
Maurice
Pte
1337T42
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Cordingley
L
Dvr
T/2254473
 
RASC
Corpes
E.L.
L/Cpl
6139324
 
E Surreys
Cosgrove
 
Lt
 
 
 
Coste
Georges
L/Sgt
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Cotton
R.A.V.
L/Bdr
 
RA
Coulcher
G.A.
Fus
14572635
 
R Fus
Garnett
Spr
 
RE
Leonard, Nixon
Major
155073
MC
Durham Li
Couturier
Jean
L/Sgt
 
Ld'H, CdG, MM
LL3
Cowan
H
Cpl
7012348
 
RUR
Cowie
A
Dvr
 
 
 
Cowie
David, Falconer
Sgt
 
 
 
Frederick, Ernest
Tpr
6918671
 
RAC
Cox
S
L/Cpl
6285422
 
Buffs
Coxall
C
L/Sgt
 
 
 
George, Mckinlay
Rfn
3428703
 
Camerons
Crew
Jack
Sgt
 
 
 
Croizer
Robert
L/Cpl
 
Cd G
10 (IA) Cdo
Cross
E W
Sgt
4036812
 
KSLI
Cross
J
Sgt
 
 
 
Cross
M
Cpl
3448719
 
Lancs Fus.
Crowley
Joseph, Patrick
Cpl
 
 
 
Crowther
'Muscles'
Capt
 
 
 
Croxton
M
Major
 
 
 
Cullen
C
Pte
3779288
 
Kings
Culrons
J
Gnr
 
RA
Culross
H
Gnr
 
RA
Cultler
A
 
 
 
 
Cunningham
G
Rfn
7013573
 
RUR
Harry
Sgt
 
MM
 
Currie
P.W.
Pte
 
 
 
Cutler
 
Pte
 
 
 
 

No 4 Commando Nominal D - H

Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No 4 Commando.
© Commando Veterans Archive 2016. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is only permitted if accompanied by the copyright marker and a clear acknowledgement to the Commando Veterans Archive.
 
Notes
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CA followed by a number = entry in a Commando Association newsletter.
LL followed by a number = entry in Commando Association Lost Legion List.
CasList = National Archives Army Casualty Lists.
WO = War Office file at the National Archives
PG = CVA Photo Gallery
 
SURNAME
FORENAME
RANK
NUMBER
AWARD
ADDITIONAL
D' Jouder
H
Sgt
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Dainty
I
Rfn
14444091
 
Cambs. Regt
Pte
5953035
MiD 
Beds & Herts Regt
Dale
S
Pte
4615801
 
ACC
Dannechan
P
Sgt
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Danson
Louis, Andre
Lcpl
487FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Darragh
Henry,'Paddy'
 
 
 
 
Davenport
R
Cpl
3774792
 
Kings Regt
Davies
Barney, K.
Bdr
868384
 
RA
Davies
Evan, M.
Fus 
 
OBE 1980
later Lieut. CA74.
Davies
G
Pte
3969565
 
Welch Regt
Davies
Kenneth
Pte
 
 
 
Davies
W
Pte
 
 
 
Davison
Robert
Lt
 
 
 
Robert, William, Palliser
Lt Col
130068
DSO, CdG
Loyals
De Cotte
R
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
De Montaur
Guy De Villard
Sgt (LT)
 
Ld'H, CdG
 
De Naurois
Rene Paulin
Rev (CAPT)
 
Ld'H, CdG, MC
10 (IA) Cdo
Dechamboux
Rene Jules
Lcpl
68FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Delve
K
 
 
 
 
Demonet
Paul, George
Cpl
1205FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Dempster
Stanley, George
Rqms
6289842
 
Buffs
Denereaz
Andre
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Dennis
A
Gdsm
2734604
 
Welsh Guards
Dennis
R.G.
Sgt
 
 
 
Denny
J.P.
 
 
 
 
Derrien
Marcel
Cpl
328FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Desmond
Maurice
Tsm
6340886
 
R West Kents
Devager
Ferdnand
L/Cpl
 
CdG
 
Devaney
George
 
 
 
& 2Cdo / Kings L'Pool
Devil
R
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Dick
D
Pte
5343073
 
R Berks Regt
Dickson
R
 
 
 
 
Dillon
A
Pte
 
 
 
A.B.
L/Cpl
6291999
 
Buffs; POW Dieppe CasLists WO417/94
Di-Scala
Y.E.
 
 
 
CA93; & 10 (IA) Cdo
Cyril
Sgt
4914036
MM (LG37061)
S Staffs Regt
Dobbs
William, Horace
Lieut
268437
 
S.Staffs Regt
Dockerty
G
 
 
 
 
Dodkins Leonard, Frederick Pte 1575968   1938 RA ; 13Oct43 SWB;  CasList WO417/77 NWE
Doidge
R.K.
Pte
5625793
 
Devons. 
Donaldson
Alexander
Rfn
 
 
 
Henry
Pte
3649481
 
S Lancs. Regt
Doubler
C.A. 'Anthony'
Pte
3962136
 
Welch; Dieppe CasList WO417/53; PoW Stalag 344 - CasList WO392/1.
W
Pte
4276906
 
E Yorks Regt
Dowling
 
Lieut
 
 
DLI
Doyle
C.J.
Pte
 
 
 
Doyles
A
Cpl
T/91205
 
RASC
Draper
A
 
 
 
 
Driscoll
Arthur
Sgt
154547
 
REME
Driscoll
H F
Cpl
 
 
 
Ducasse
Roger, Jean
Lcpl
728FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Duchossy
 
Pte
 
CdG
 
Duckworth
J.P.
Pte
3780404
 
Kings
Duffy
K
Rfn
14561644
 
Cameronians/CasLists wounded 8Jun44NWE
Duhig
J.
Pte
6293173
 
The Buffs; CasList 1944 WO417/66; PG
Duke
Walter
Pte
 
 
 
Dumenoir
Raymond
Sgt
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Dunk
W.A.G.
Cpl
6397540
 
Buffs
Dunning
J
Major
7893672
 
RAC
Dunning-White
J
Capt
132780
 
Viii Hussars
Dupont
A
Lcpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Dyett
J
Pte
5730867
 
Dorsets
Dykes
Bernard
Rsm
 
 
 
Earle
Albert, V.
Lt
774663
 
South Lancs (PWV)
Easton
 
Lcpl
 
 
 
Eccles
J.F.
Pte
 
 
 
Edmunds R.M. Pte 14557172   Glos; wounded NWE CasList WO417/77.
Edwards
Arthur, B.
LCpl/Sgt
7390567
 
RAMC; wounded Jun44 CasList WO417/77
Edwards
James 'Taffy'
Rsm
 
 
Royal North Lancs
Eeles
Ernest
 
 
 
 
Egly
P
Lieut
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Elliot
A.W.
Sgt
 
 
 
Elliott
Gordon
L/Sgt
5673408
MiD (LG37521)
Somerset  LI
Ellis
A
Pte
 
 
 
Frank
Lieut
304633
 
Northants
Elwell
J
Fus
4206818
 
RWF
Emault
P
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Emmett
H.C.
Capt
 
 
(query source of cdo service)
J.F.
Major
53193
MiD (LG35729/p4328)
RA
Ernault
P
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Etche
J
Gnr
 
RA
Etcher
George, Henry
Gnr
 
 
 
Evans
A
 
 
 
 
Evans
G
Pte
3775227
 
Kings
Evans
H
L/Bdr
889636
 
RA
Evans
J
L/Sgt
4031772
 
KSLI
Evans
T
Gnr
 
 
 
Everitt
J
Pte
6205873
 
Middx
Fagou
G
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Fairbridge A.F.H. Fus 3452795   Lancs Fus; 7 Cdo; PoW Bardia raid
Fairless
T
Pte
 
 
 
Falconer
Edward
 
 
 
 
Farmborough
Frank
Pte
5957221
 
Beds & Herts; CasList WO417/77; (CA104). 
Orlando, Raffaele
Pte
7365489
 
RAMC
Joseph, L.
Cpl
3601332
 
 
Farrar
A
Pte
 
 
 
John, Beddell
L/Cpl
 
BEM
& Layforce
Fatou
L
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Faure
Hubert
Woi
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Fellowes
T.P.
Capt
69458
 
Irish Guards
Ferguson
J
Pte
 
 
 
Ferguson
R
Capt
 
 
 
Ferrari
G.F.
Pte
14634233
 
A&SH
Findlay
D
Gnr
 
 
 
William
Tpr
7903742
MM
RAC
Leslie, 'Tubby'
Pte
6297984
 
East Kents
Firth
A
 
 
 
 
Fischer
G
 
 
 
 
Flesch
Raymond
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Fletcher
A
L/Cpl
3858160
 
Loyals
Fletcher
J
Cpl
 
 
 
Fletcher
W.C.
 
 
 
 
Flowers
D
L/Sgt
5342083
 
R Berks
John
LCpl
3199275
MM
KOSB
Folliott
A
L/Sgt
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Ford
V.E.
Cpl
S/7896
 
RASC
Forshaw
Alan
CQMS
T/141150
 
RASC; 1 Cdo Bde CA51 CasList WO417/76 
Forsythe
D.A.W.
Cpl
 
 
 
Fortune
Neil
LBdr
 
 
RA
Fosberry
Leslie, Kenneth
Pte
 
 
Hampshire Regt
Foster
A
Gnr
 
 
 
Fouger
R
Lcpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Fourer
Lucien
Cpl
 
CdG
 
Fox
J
Fus
 
 
Lancs Fus.
Frank
 
Lt
 
 
 
Franks
Clifford
 
 
 
 
Fraser
E L
Pte
534572
 
R Berks
George
Cpl
405825
MM
Lovat Scouts
Fraser
J H
Pte
14689601
 
Highland L I
Fraser
L J E
Gdsm
2737968
 
Welsh Guards
Fraser
W
Pte
 
 
 
Frazer
J A
 
 
 
 
Frazer
J M
Pte
 
 
 
French
M
Rfn
14777101
 
Cambs
Fresnoy
A
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Fromager
Marcel
Lcpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Fry
R
Spr
 
RE
Fry
William Arthur Thomas
Pte
6098368
 
Queens Royal
Fussell Peter, Lincoln Pte     RASC
Gabriel
R
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gadout
R
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gain
 
Lt
 
 
 
Gale
Eli  Charles
Pte
5500179
 
 
Gallon
 
Lcpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Galton
Jack
Cpl
 
 
 
Gannat
M
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gardiner
 
Lt
 
 
 
Gardiner Bill Rfn     & 2 Cdo (CA19)
Gardner
W
Pte
7518728
 
RAMC attd 4 Cdo; 1944 CasList WO417/77)
Garnett
C V
L/Sgt
 
RASC
Garrabos
F
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Garrett
 
Pte
 
 
 
William Owen
Pte
3854009
 
Loyals
Gault
 
Pte
 
 
 
Gaultier
Leon
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gauntlett
F
Pte
 
 
 
Gautier
J
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gavin
W E
Pte
5626622
 
Devons
Gee
P B
Pte
6297870
 
Camerons
Geering
T
Pte
 
 
 
Gersel
Rene
L/Cpl
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Gery
M
Pte
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gibbs
R D W
Pte
629787?
 
Buffs
Gibbs
W
 
 
 
 
Gicquel
Georges
L/Cpl
 
CdG
 
Donald J
Major
90629
 
Camerons
Gilchrist
R
L/Cpl
3195359
 
KOSB
Gillard
F G
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Douglas
Pte
14656477
 
KOSB
Gillou
G
Lcpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gilmore
Peter
Pte
 
 
 
Ginsberg
D
Pte
3656209
 
South Lancs Prince of Wales Volunteers
Giudicelli
P
Pte
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Givens
John
Lt Col
 
 
 
Givens
John
Cpl
 
 
Glos Regt
Glass
D C
Major
 
MBE
 
Glover
G V
Pte
 
 
 
Godard
Louis
Lcpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Samuel Watson
Pte
5111581
 
Warwicks
Goilana
L
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Frederick Morris
Pte
6145770
 
East Surreys
Goodwin
G H
Pte
14583749
 
Lys
Goodwin
J
 
 
 
 
Goujon
Leon
Pte
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gouriou
O
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Gourong
Maurice Jean Louis
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Grace
G
Pte
 
 
Welch
Graham
G
L/Sgt
4350446
 
E Yorks
Graham
J
 
 
 
 
Grail
A
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Grant
F
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Gray
Hunter
Capt
 
 
 
Greaves
James Roland 
 
 
 
Recce Corps
Green
N T
Cpl
5342004
 
R Berks
Green
Ronald
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
Greenaway
H
Sgt
5332362
 
R Berks
Gregory
J R
Pte
 
 
 
Grice
J
Cpl
5047781
 
N Staffs
Grieve
John
Cpl
 
 
Glos Regt
Griffin
T
Pte
5730384
 
Dorsets
Griffiths
Jack
 
 
 
 
Grimes
H H
Cpl
 
 
 
Grispin
F
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Grocock
W
Cpl
2619786
 
Grenadier Gds
James George
Pte
5344268
 
R Berks
Groom
John Arthur
Sgt
 
 
 
Guerry
E L
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Guezennec
F
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Guilcher
Joseph
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Guillou
G H
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Guinebault
Eugene
Lcpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Guinness
T
Pte
 
 
 
Peter James
Pte
6216253
 
Middx
Gunn
E
Pte
 
 
 
Guy
E
Lcpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Guyader
J
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Guyard
A
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Hagen
Thomas V 'Pat'
 
 
 
 
D
Lieut
120492
 
RASC
Haile
Donald
 
 
 
 
Hall
Derek
Cqms
 
 
 
Halliday
J
Sgt / Lt
 
RA
Halliwell
J
Pte
3599733
 
Borders
Halmshaw
A
Gnr
876901
 
RA
Ham
Frederick J W
Cpl
5186589
 
Gloucs
Hamblin
S A
Rsm
5946962
 
Beds & Herts
Hambling
F T
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Hamilton
Vic G
Cpl
 
 
 
Hamlett
J
Pte
5670232
 
Som Li
Hampton
G
L/Cpl
3861617
 
Loyals
Hampton
H J
L/Bdr
 
RA
Harcourt
W
Pte
 
 
 
Harper
Alfred Frederick
Pte
 
 
 
Harper
S E
Spr
 
 
 
G F
L/Cpl
3601406
 
Borders
Harris
J
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Harris
R O U
 
 
 
 
Harrison
D A
Spr
 
RE
Harrison
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Hartburn
G H
Gnr
 
 
 
Harvey
G C
Rfn
 
 
 
William Young 'Bill'
Gnr
837194
 
RA
Haselden
Alfred Consort
Gnr
 
 
RA
Hathaway
H
Rfn
6854343
 
KRRC
Hatton
Raymond
Tpr
 
 
 
Hattu
G
Lt
 
 
 
Hauxwell
H
 
 
 
 
Havilland
Egon
 
13041817
 
 
Hawkins
Isaac (John)
L/Cpl
7265317
CdG
RAMC
Hay
J
Gnr
 
 
 
Heasman
Charles Edwin
 
 
 
 
Heath
M R
Cpl
 
 
 
Heaynes
L
TsSM
3965370
 
Welch; wounded NWE; (LL6)
Hebblewaite
Reginald John
Tpr
 
 
 
Hecht
Walter
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
Edward Percy Henry
L/Cpl
5344513
 
R Berks
Hegarty
William
Rfn
 
 
 
Heggarty
J
Rfn
7010953
 
RUR
Kenneth George
Pte
6296547
 
Buffs
Henderson
Alexander
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
Henderson
Norman
Dvr
T/175858
 
RASC
Hennings
S J
Capt
 
 
 
Henric
J
L/Sgt
 
 
 
Henry
A
L/Sgt
7264010
 
RAMC
Heron
R.H.
Pte
 
 
 
Hervo
R
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Hesketh
G
Pte
2931557
 
Liverpool Scots
Hesketh
J
Pte
 
 
 
Hibbert
J
Pte
3534999
 
Loyals
Hill
D
Pte
14214114
 
Oxs & Bucks Li
Edward, Arthur
Gnr
1440112
 
RA
Hill Harold,Sydney Cpl 5247775   Worcs; wounded NWE CasList WO417/77
Hill
J
Sgt
6912639
 
Rifle Bde
Hill Joseph Sgt 781097   RA. (CA84)
Hill
S
Gdsm
2735047
 
Welsh Guards
Hillier
G
Pte
5183279
 
Gloucs
Hillier
T.J.
Pte
4080555
 
SWB
Hills
Robert, Edward
Sgt
 
 
 
Hilton
A.T.
Sgt
 
 
 
Brian
Lt
 
 
Essex Yeomanry
Hind
L
Bde
 
 
 
Albert, Leslie
Bde
800268
 
RA
Hinder
A
Pte
 
 
 
Hindmarsh
Wilson
Cpl
 
 
 
Hinton
M
Cpl
2077980
 
RE
Hoare
Bill
 
 
 
 
Hobson
D.W.
Sgt
2036100
 
RE
Hodgkinson
Francis, James
Major
 
 
 
Hodgson
T
Gdsm
2619941
 
Grenadier Gds
Hogarth
 
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
Holland
H
L/Cpl
3776646
 
Kings
Hollingworth
Kenneth, Walter
Gnr
2080715
 
RA
Holt
R
Pte
 
 
 
Honeywell
Gerald, George
Pte
 
 
 
Donald, Samuel
L/Cpl
6478881
 
R Fus
Hook
A.J.
Cpl
5341260
 
R Berks
Owen, Gerard
Pte
6297771
 
Buffs
Hooper
R
Cpl
3629007
 
REME
Hopkins
H L
Pte
397026
 
Welch
F J
Pte
5118341
MiD (LG35729/p4328
S.Staffs; CasLists wounded NWE
Horne
G
L/Sgt
5948229
 
Beds & Herts
Horny
Joseph
Sgt
5899FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Houldsworth
Daniel, 'Danny'
Sgt
3452218
 
Lancs Fus; CA28; 9Jun44 CasList WO417/76 & 77
Hourcourigaray
Joseph, Julien
Sgt
3712FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Housby
Stanley, J.
Gnr
 
 
RA
Howat
George, Collins, A.R.
Bdr
889681
 
1938 RA Attestations; CA18, 19, 26, 32, 
Howe
Albert
Pte
 
 
DLI
Howells
G.T.
Gdsm
2734873
 
Welsh Guards
Howes
R.W.
Gnr
 
 
 
Hubert
A
2nd Lieut
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Hudson
Percy
Pte
 
 
 
Hughes
A H
Cpl
2927941
 
S Lancs
Hughes
Colin, James
Sig
5111985
 
R Warwicks
Walter James Frederick
Cpl
6027269
 
Essex
Hulot
L
Lt
 
 
 
Humphries
A.E.R.
Cpl
2621891
 
Gren Gds; CasList WO417/77
Hunt
F.J.
Rfn
7019764
 
RUR
Hunter
Hugh
 
 
 
 
Hunter
John
Capt
 
 
 
John, Simon
Capt
271536
MC
RA
Hurd
A E
Gdsm
2620946
 
Grenadier Gds
Hurford
G
Pte
 
 
 
David
Pte
14591854
 
Beds & Herts
Edward Alexander Jackson Clark
Pte
14766685
 
KORR Lancs
Hydes
F
Pte
4983150
 
Sherwood For
Hyland
R D
 
 
 
 
 

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Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No 4 Commando.
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Notes
Click on highlighted surnames for more information.
CA followed by a number = entry in a Commando Association newsletter.
LL followed by a number = entry in Commando Association Lost Legion List.
CasList = National Archives Army Casualty Lists.
WO = War Office file at the National Archives.
PG = CVA photo Gallery.
 
SURNAME
FORENAME
RANK
NUMBER
AWARD
ADDITIONAL
Ibbotson
J
Pte
4337783
 
E Yorks (Dieppe 4Cdo list)
Inverson
G.H.
Gnr
 
 
 
Ironside
William
Gnr
865186
 
7Jun44 CasList WO417/76; RA Attestation 1937.  To A&SH 6Mar46
Irvine
J
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Irving
Anthony
 
 
 
 
Irving
Michael, Anthony, 'Tony'
Cpl
4205846
 
RWF Enlistment Register Book 28 (20-7-40) / (CA108)
Irwin
L.T.
Gnr
 
 
 
Isherwood
Patrick
Sgt
 
 
CA104 shows 4 Cdo; CasList WO417/88 shows 3 Cdo
Albert, Frank
Pte
6014683
 
QRRWS; died of wounds
Henry, George
Gnr
1398027
 
RA/ PoW Dieppe
Jackson
A.J.
L/Sgt
 
RE
Jackson
Ernest, Stanley
Lcpl
 
 
 
Jackson
J
L/Cpl
5111228
 
R Warwicks
Jackson
 
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
Jacobs
Charlie, S.
Pte
 
 
 
James
Raymond
Pte
 
 
 
James
William, Thomas, Brinley
Lt
186188
 
Welch Regt; CasList 6Jun44 WO417/76 wounded 
Jansen
N.C.N
 
 
 
 
Jenkins
C
Pte
6139264
 
E Surreys
Jennery
William, Robert, 'Bob'
Major
201371
 
R.A.C.; (CA27, CA29, CA32,  and CA63)
Harold, Charles, Henry
Pte
6213673
 
Middlesex
Jensen
A
Pte
 
 
 
Jenson
J
L/Cpl
6298915
 
Buffs
Johnan
W
Pte
7891421
 
R T R
Johns
C.J.
Sgt
5382712
 
Oxs & Bucks Li
Johnson
Frederick, Charles
Bdr
915014
 
RA attestation 1939; 6Jun44 CasList WO417/76
Johnson
J
L/Cpl
5110959
 
R Warwicks
Johnson
Leonard, Alfred, George
Pte
 
 
 
Johnson
W.A. 'Bill'
Pte
7891421
 
Green Howards
Jones
B
Gnr
886428
 
RA
Jones
Edgar, Prince
Pte
 
 
(LL7)
Jones
E.T.
Pte
 
 
(LL7)
Jones
Frederick, Edward
 
 
 
 
Jones
G
Pte
3974496
 
Welch
Jones
G
Fus
14775286
 
RWF 
Jones
George, E.
L/Cpl
 
 
'C' tp. (CA117 &79)
Jones Glyn Fus     & 4Cdo (CA112)
Jones
Gwyn
Pte
 
 
 
Jones
John, James
Pte
 
 
 
Jones
Lewis, John
Pte
14509855
 
R Norfolk R; NWE CasList WO417/76
Jones
P
Fus
 
 
(LL7)
Jones
Raymond
Pte
 
 
 
Jones
T
Pte
 
 
RA
Jones
William, Arnold 
TSM
2734757
 
Welsh Gd (Gallery)(CA59)
Jones W.J.A. Sgt     (CA57)
Jordan
E.A.
Sgt
 
 
 
Jovenin
Raymonde, Albert
Lsgt
1164FN 43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Joy
John
RQMS /  Captain
2654286
 
Coldstream Gds to OCTU 2Jun42 -  then CBTC staff
Joyce
Harry, E.
 
 
 
East Surrey
Jung
A
Lcpl
 
 
 
Kane
H
Pte
5387472
 
Oxs & Bucks Li
Karr
 
Capt
 
 
 
Kavanagh
J
 
 
 
 
Keale
W
Pte
5731783
 
Dorsets
Kealy
Terrence, J.
Rfn
6849921
 
Rifles
Keeley
J
Pte
6854309
 
KRRC
James
L/Cpl
7012717
 
RUR
Keene
J
Pte
3662346
 
S Lancs
Keighley
J
Pte
4694937
 
KOYLI
Keil
W
Pte
5731783
 
Dorsets; (LL7); wounded NWE CasList WO417/77
Kelly
C.A.
Rev
 
 
 
Kelly
H
Fus
3131512
 
RSF
Kelly
J
Pte
 
 
 
Kelsall
W
Spr
18823819
 
RE
Kendall
G.M.
Pte
3968414
 
R Warwicks
Kendrick
P.G.
Pte
5336379
 
R Berks
Kennedy
A
Tpr
 
 
 
Kennedy
I.A.
P1
 
 
 
Kennedy
J.E.
Csm
5781656
 
Norfolks
M.C.S.
Capt
 
 
RAMC
Kennedy
S
Sgt
 
 
 
Kennedy
Thomas, John
Pte
2576841
 
R Signals
Kennet
K.K.
Spr
20733019
 
RE
Kenny
T.J.
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Kerboas
F.R.
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Kermarec
Jean, Joseph,
Cpl
427FN42
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Kerr John Cpl 7895199    R.Fus; CA35; CasList wounded 14Jun44
Kerr
R
Pte
3864762
 
Loyals
Kieffer
Phillipe
Comdt
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Henry
Sgt
 
 
 
King
G
Gdsm
2620144
 
Grenadier Guards
Peter, F
Sgt / Lt
328163 & 7536394
MC
Duke of Cornwall LI
Kinger
A
Sgt
 
 
 
Kinsella
T
Pte
377402
 
ACC
Kirby
L.H.
Pte
 
 
 
Kirby
William
Pte
 
 
 
Kither
D.A.
 
 
 
 
Klopfenstein
Frederick, William
Tsm
4810FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Knapp
G.W.
Pte
5392437
 
Oxs & Bucks Li
Knapton
Richard, Albert,  'Dick'
 
 
 
later WO1 at 1SSD
Knight
A
Pte
 
 
 
John, Henry
Pte
6216169
 
Durham Li
Knight
L.C.
Pte
6?51136
 
Royal West Kents
Knowles
Cyril
Sgt
 
 
 
Knowles
Frederick
 
21015547
 
DLI
Knowles
M
Pte
6297700
 
Buffs
Koons
F.M.
Cpl
 
MM
USA
La Niece
Rolland
Cpl
 
 
 
Labas
Pierre, Marcel
Lcpl
458FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Lachevre
G
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Laffont
Jean, Henri
Cpl
10448FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Lahouze
Marcel Jean
Cpl
427FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
David
Sgt
2765791
 
Black Watch
Laird
G.E.
Pte
 
 
 
Lambert
Peter, L.
Fus
6482261
 
RFus; CA14_wounded Walcheren; PG; CasList WO417/85
Lambey
D
Pte
6353222
 
Royal West Kents
Lambley
Dennis, A.
Pte
6353222
 
Royal West Kents
Lament
 
Bdr
 
 
R Artillery
Laming
F.A.
Pte
897518
 
Gordons
Lane
E
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Lane
Freddie
Pte
3966368
 
Welch
Lane
J.E.
L/Cpl
3604647
 
Borders
Lane
R.G.
Pte
 
 
 
Langlands
Geoffrey, D.
TSM
5675016
 
Somerset LI 
Lansley
A, Frank
Pte
3968864
 
R Warwicks
Lanternier
Louis
Sgt
1578FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Laot
Guy, Jean, Andre
Lcpl
10899FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Lardennois
A
Lt
 
 
 
Larment
Henry, Frederick, 'Harry'
Bdr
884501
MiD
RA; & 3 Cdo; LG 37340 and 37575; CA35, 44, 62.
Latham
L.J.
 
 
 
 
Laurent
A
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Pierre
Pte
13807764
 
Devons
Laventure
Joseph, Mathurin
Sgt
10533FN41
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Lavezzi
Michel, Marcel
Tsm
10808FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Lawson
A.R.
 
 
 
 
Leach
C
Pte
4546257
 
W Yorks
Lear
H
Pte
 
 
 
Leash
Jimmy
Spr
 
 
R Engineers
Leatherland
Arthur
Cfn
842953
 
REME
Lebas
M
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Le Bris Joseph Cpl 1017CAS44   10 (IA) Cdo
Le Butt P Capt     10 (IA) Cdo
Lechaponnier
Henri
Cpl
501FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Leer
H.G.
Sgt
 
 
 
Le Floch Maurice,Frederic LCpl 10899FN40   10 (IA) Cdo
Legard
C.P.D. (Percy)
Lt Col
 
 
 
Legge W.F. Pte 4617461   Duke of Wellingtons; CasList NWE WO417/76
Le Goff Jean Cpl 214FN42   10 (IA) cdo
Le Grand Maxime,Georges LCpl 756FN42   10 (IA) Cdo
Le Maitre  W Pte 5494647   Hampshire Regt
Lemoigne
Jean
Cpl
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Le Morvan Raymond,Georges LCpl 762FN40   10 (IA) Cdo
Le Naqur Jospeh,Vincent, Corentin LSgt 10502FN40   10 (IA) Cdo
Lenney
H
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Leonard
G
Pte
 
 
 
Leostic
Roger
Lcpl
442FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Le Reste Pierre, Charles, Alphonse LCpl 10435FN43   10 (IA) Cdo
Le Rigoleur A        
Lessons
George, Sutherland
Cpl
 
 
 
Lessons
Vic, A.
 
 
 
 
Lester
A.D.
Pte
 
 
 
Letang
J
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Lewington
L .J. 'Jack'
Gnr
14241851
 
RA
Lewis
Edward, James, 'Ted'
Csm
3970069
 
Welch Regt
Lewis
Tony
Lt
 
 
Dorset Regt
Leyland
Alexander, 'Alex'
Pte
 
 
 
Lieutaud
J.P.
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Lilley
John, Henry
 
 
 
 
Lilley
L.J.
Cpl
6291391
 
Buffs
Lillico
J.R. 'Jack'
Csm
2073383
 
RE
Lindh
A
Pte
4913805
 
S Staffs
Lindley
H
Sgt
4345289
 
E Yorks
Linham
Jimmy, (SJ or JS)
LSgt
5190362
 
Glos;  CasList WO417/77   wounded NWE; CA6,7,&8
Lion
R
Capt
 
 
RAMC
Dudley, Stuart
Lt Col
 
MC
East Kents
Little
 
Pte
 
 
 
Littlejohn
Ross, Robertson
Lt
 
MC
 
Livesey
J
Tpr
 
 
 
Livings
R.E.
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Lloyd
A . John
Pte
 
 
 
Lloyd
C.L.
L/Cpl
2733639
 
Welsh Guards
Frank
L/Sgt
2621383
 
Grenadier Guards
Jeffrey, Gordon
Lt
149534
DSO, MC
Seaforths and Chindits
Lockhart
S
Pte
4390805
 
Green Howards
Frank, Allan
L/Cpl, 
233094
MiD
R Warwicks & RE. Left Cdo for OCTU.
Logeais
M
Sgt
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Long
E
L/Cpl
5730322
 
Dorsets
Long
F.R.
Pte
3606758
 
Borders
Longley
A.G.
Capt
 
 
 
Lonsdale
W
Pte
S/227631
 
RASC
Lossec
R
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Simon,Christopher, Joseph, Fraser
Brig. Lord
44718
DSO, MC
Lovat Scouts
Loveland
W
Cpl
6139807
 
E Surreys
Loveys
Ronald, John
Gdm
 
 
 
Lowry
S
Gnr
 
 
 
Luff
C
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Lund
J
Gnr
927871
 
RA
Lye
G
Pte
7958370
 
Middlesex
Lynn
Gerry, Francis
Pte
2572639
 
Kings; NWE CasList WO417/76
Lysons
R.W.
 
 
 
 
MacAulay
Alexander
Gnr
2929634
 
RA
Macclure
James
 
 
 
 
MacCormack
J.W.
Bdr
828757
 
RA
MacCreary
Thomas, Harold
Gnr
 
 
RA
Macdonald
John, Alexander
Lieut
151548
 
RAC
Macdougall
Murdoch, 'Big Mac'
Lt
 
 
Int Corp
Macey
D
Cpl
2092674
 
RE
Macfarlane
J
Spr
 
RE
Mackenzie
Alistair, Campbell
Lt
90787
 
A & SH
Mackenzie
R
 
 
 
 
Mackintosh
R
Gnr
797743
 
RA
Madden
F
Pte
3782112
 
Kings
Madec
M
S/M
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Madin
S
Pte
 
 
 
Madra
P
Gdsm
14241680
 
Scots Guards; s/n suggests poss police intake
Madrias
Roger
Lcpl
10165FN41
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Maggi
Felix
 
 
 
 
Mahan
R.McK.  'Bob'
Fus
14241712
 
RNFus; wounded 6/6/44 CasList WO417/77; s/n suggests poss police intake
Mahoney
J
Gnr
3961684
 
RA
Maitre
W.D.
 
 
 
 
Major
F
 
 
 
 
Maler
A
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Mallows
T
 
 
 
 
Manby
Fred
Gdm
 
 
 
Manley
F
 
 
 
 
Richard
L/Cpl
5344652
MM
R Berks
Mantripp
E.J.
L/Cpl
 
 
(CA62)
Marchant
H.
Gdsm
2614151
 
Gren.Gds; CasList WO417/78
Marler
Robert, W.G.
Pte
 
 
 
Marley
L.B.
Lieut
 
 
RA
Marron
Austin
Cpl
14241713
Police
 
RAC; wounded 6Jun44; CasList WO417/77;  (1939 Newcastle Police Officer)
Marsden
E.J.
 
 
 
 
Marshall
Edgar, Gerald
Cpl
2621497
 
Grenadier Gds
Marshall
R
Gdsm
26199554
 
Grenadier Guards
Martin
Donald,Hugh
Sgt
14241838
MiD
R Norfolks
Martin
G
Pte
360030
 
Borders
Martin
Ronald, W.
Pte
 
 
 
Martyn
L.S.
Pte
5435059
 
Duke of Cornwall LI
Frederick,George
Cpl
5779774
 
R Norfolk Regt
Maskell
S
Cpl
 
 
 
Mason
Thomas, J.
Pte
 
 
 
Massey
F
Tpr
4747279
 
RAC
Massin
Roger, Emile, Marie
Lcpl
483FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Masson
J
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Masson
Y
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Masters
S.F.D.
LCpl
3973618
 
Welch R; NWE CasLists WO417/76
Mather
B
Pte
4350439
 
E Yorks
Mather
E.G.
L/Sgt
14241681
 
Black Watch
Matusavage
Albert
Pte
 
 
 
Stanley
Cpl
2075115
 
RE
Maund
Frank,William
Gnr
 
RA; Caslists WO417/77 and 79
Maxwell
Roy, 'Maxie'
 
 
 
 
May
W.J.
Pte
5111136
 
R Warwicks
John
Cpl
2621526
 
Grenadier Guards
Maybury
R
Pte
5111136
 
 
Maynard
J
Rfn
 
 
 
Mazeas
Jean, Louis, Alain
Capt
5746 FN 40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
McArthur
John, Tod
 
 
 
A & SH
McBeth
 
L/Cpl
 
 
 
McCall
J
Pte
 
 
 
McCallum
J.J.
Fus
 
 
 
McCann
Peter
 
 
 
 
McCarthney
William
Pte
 
 
 
McCarthy
C
Bdr
851243
 
Ra
McCarthy
Noni, Leonard
Spr
 
 
R Engineers
Peter, F.
L/Sgt
3775704
MM
Kings
McCartney
J
Gnr
9426250
 
Ra
McColl
J
Pte
 
 
 
McConville
Maurice, J.
Cpl
 
 
 
McCormack
Daniel, James
Bdr
 
 
 
McCormack
W
Bdr
 
 
 
McCreary
T.H.
 
 
 
 
McCubbin
Duncan, Stewart
L/Sgt
14241679
Police
 
Cambs; Liverpool Police Intake rose to C/Supt
Mccullan
J. J.
Fus
 
 
 
McDermott
Joseph
Cpl
3310783
 
H L I
McDonic
G
L/Cpl
4390628
 
Green Howards
Thomas
Gnr
2198211
MM
RA
McDougall
D
Pte
3193076
 
KOSB
McDougall
Murdoch, Christie
Capt
240447
 
(CA64)
McDougall
T
Pte
 
 
 
Stanley
Pte
3653925
 
S Lancs
McGlory
J
Pte
3778700
 
Kings
McGowan
J
Fus
 
 
 
McGuinness
T
Pte
3973585
 
Welch R; NWE CasLists WO417/76
McGunnigle William, M.P. 'Bill' Pte 3313894   HLI ; 4 Cdo Normandy, also served 7&10 Cdo -CA88&96
McIver
J
Pte
 
 
 
McKay
D.B.
Lieut
199623
 
RE
McKenzie
A
Lt
 
 
 
McKenzie
E.G.
Pte
6351592
 
QORWK; NWE CasList WO417/76
McLachlan
 
Pte
 
 
 
McLaren
T
Rfn
7012034
 
RUR
McLean
J
Pte
7516695
 
RAMC
McLoughlin
William,  J.
Cpl
5341993
 
R Berks
McMahon
Thomas, J.
Bdr
 
 
R Artillery
McNamara
P
Bdr
 
 
 
McNiven
H
Pte
 
Black Watch
Patrick, 'Paddy'
Lsgt
3853876
DCM
Loyals
McVey
Wiliam, John
Lcpl
 
 
 
McWhirter
T
Pte
2761900
 
Black Watch
Sidney, William
Cpl (Sgt)
6482267
 
Police Intake; CA108.
Meek
Angus
Cpl
 
 
 
Mellis
James
Pte
2693943
MiD
Lovat Scouts
Mellish
Douglas
Fus
6459110
 
R.Fus.; Caslist WO417/77
Mellor
J.B.
 
 
 
 
Mellor
Vivian, Roy
Pte
 
 
 
Mellows
Charles, Henry
Sgt
 
 
 
Menday
Ronald, Phillip
Lt Col
 
CdG
 
Mercer
C.E.
Sgt
 
RE
Duncan,Thompson
L/Cpl
3773037
 
Kings Liverpool
Mercer-Wilson
Peter, Maziere
Lt
118467
 
R Artillery
Mercier
G
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
William, Gordon
Pte
14403218
 
Welch
Merricks
R
Pte
2886782
 
Gordons/CasLists/wounded NWE
Messanot
Georges, Andre, Victor
Sgt
10410FN42
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Metcalfe
A
Pte
1772???
 
Kings
Meudal
Yves
Lcpl
287FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Michaud
R
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Middleton
F.L.
L/Sgt
7902963
 
RAC
Milburn
R
Pte
 
 
 
Miles
J.K.
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Millard
R
Spr
2028735
 
RE
Millen
William, 'Bill'
Piper
 
 
 
Miller
A.C.
Pte
 
 
 
Alexander
L/Cpl
3777204
 
S Lancs
Derek
Brig
69334
CBE,DSO, MC
Irish Guards
Minchell
C.S.
Lieut
320059
 
 
Moakes
Sidney, Henry, P.
Pte
6297234
 
The Buffs; CA114; CasList 1944 WO417/76
Moal
Jean, Francois
Lsgt
14511FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Moguerou
Robert
Pte
1165FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Moloughney
J
Gdsm
2721240
 
Irish Guards
Monceau
John
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Monceaux
Jean
Lcpl
168 R 39
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Montean
Jean, Robert
Lcpl
757FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Montgomerie
Thomas
Capt
62629
 
Black Watch/died active service (acc) ,SBS attached L Det SAS
Moore
Francis, George
Tsm
 
 
 
Moore
H.A.
Pte
6297675
 
Buffs
Moore
J.O.
Gdsm
2661694
 
Coldstream Gds; CasList 1944 WO417/76
Moores
G.T.
Pte
 
 
 
Moppett
R.L.
Sgt
5338353
 
R Berks
More
W
Pte
288172
 
Gordons
Morgan
H
Pte
 
 
 
Morgan
W.W.
Fus
13096567
 
R.Fus; CasList WO417/77
Morris
Alex
Gnr
7676500
 
RA
Morris
Fred, J.
 
 
 
 
Morris
Leonard, C.H.
Cpl
6482298
 
RFus; wounded 1Nov44 casLists WO417/85; CA61
Morris
W
RSM/WO1
7878047
MC, MiD
RAC/RTR
Morris
Alexander
Fus
 
 
Lancs Fusiliers
Morrison
G.E.
 
 
 
 
John
L/Cpl
3850897
 
Loyals
Muir
T
Pte
 
 
 
Muirhead
J.H.
Sgt
3190171
 
Reconnaissance Regt
Mullaniff
John, 'Jack'
Cpl
3771020
 
RAC
Sidney,  J.
Sgt
 
MM
 
Brian,  Joseph
L/Cpl
2075499
 
RE
Mullen
Sidney, John
Sgt
 
 
QOCH
Munden
A
Pte
7632498
 
RAOC
Leonard, Cyril
L/Cpl
14241771
 
Leicestershire
Murphy
F
Rfn
7019806
 
RUR
Murray
John, Mccrone
Cpl (later WO2)
 
 
NK
Myer
M.L.
Pte
295834
 
KOSB
Myers
M
Pte
3195874
 
KOSB
Frederick, Robert, Charles
L/Cpl
14241865
 
Buffs
Nabbs
William, A.
Pte
5733858
 
Dorsets; (CA103); wounded NWE CasList WO417/77.
Nankivell
J
Cpl
5123514
 
R Warwicks
Navrault
 
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Naylor Howard Tpr     (Obits CA95) from Mansfield, Notts
Naylor Howard Sgt     CA104 from Ravenshead, Notts. 
Neill
W.E.
Pte
 
 
 
Nelson
 
Pte
 
 
 
Neven
Jean
L/Cpl
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Newton
T
Pte
3968518
 
Warwicks
Nicholson J Pte 14241684   Duke of Wellingtons; NWE CasList  WO417/76
Nicolson
Angus
L/Cpl
 
 
Black Watch
Nicolopoulos
M.A.
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Niel
M
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Norris
A
Gnr
805120
 
RA
Norton
Emanuel, Edward, John, 'Eddie / Ted'
Sig
 
 
1 Bde Sigs attd 4 Cdo 
John
Pte
3189059
 
KOSB
Oakes
William, Henry
Lcpl
 
 
 
O'Brien
A
Pte
 
 
 
O'Connor D.N. Pte 5112028   R. Warwicks; wounded Dieppe - CasList WO417/49.
O'Connor
J.G.
Pte
 
 
 
O'Donnell
R
Pte
3319042
 
HLI
O'Grady
F.A.E.
Bdr
 
 
 
O'Hara
Harvey
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Ohliger
Richard
Pte
1152FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
O'Kelly
P
Gdsm
2723154
 
Irish Guards
Old
G
Pte
3769345
 
Kings
Oliver
Arthur, Edward
Sgt
 
 
 
Frederick, Arthur, John
Pte
6344890
 
Duke of Wellington West Riding
Oliver
Roland
LCpl
 
 
Dorsets
Ollivier (GUIVARCH)
Jean
Pte
1151FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Olls
L
Pte
?393616
 
Oxs & Bucks Li
O'Neil
John
Pte
 
Sherwood Forresters
Robert, William
Pte
5835286
 
Suffolks
Stanley, F.
L/Cpl
6145620
 
E Surreys
O'Rourke
M
Rfn
7019817
 
RUR
Orr
J
Gdsm
2718837
 
Irish Guards
Osborn
C.C.
L/Cpl
 
 
 
O'Shea
J.N.
Gnr
1817327
 
RA; NWE CasList WO417/76
Ostick
E
Pte
 
 
 
Roderick, Joseph
L/Cpl
14241749
 
KRRC
Overbury
Thomas, Edwin, 'Teo'
Pte
5111978
 
R Warwicks
Owen
K
Pte
5388308
 
Oxs & Bucks Li

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Commando Veterans Archive Nominal Roll for No 4 Commando.
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Notes
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CA followed by a number = entry in a Commando Association newsletter.
LL followed by a number = entry in Commando Association Lost Legion List.
CasList = National Archives Army Casualty Lists.
WO = War Office file at the National Archives
 
SURNAME
FORENAME
RANK
NUMBER
AWARD
ADDITIONAL
Paget
Ernest, Arthur 'Ginger'
Cpl
5342934
 
R Berks; (CA37&108) 
Paillet
Georges
Lsgt
10655FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Palfrey
Edward, Francis
Cpl
 
 
'F' Tp. (CA 98)
Palmer
C
 
 
 
 
Palmer
D C J
Gnr
 
 
 
Palmer
I
 
 
 
 
Palmer
Reginald
Sgt
 
 
 
Victor James
Pte
5733943
 
Dorsets
Paltridge
G 'Butch'
LCpl
 
 
(CA20 & 66)
Pardoe
D
Pte
7597121
 
S Staffs
Parfitt
G S
Lt
 
 
 
John
Sgt
3709917
 
RAOC
Parker
A W
Pte
4626162
 
Glosters
Parker
K
Cpl
5883080
 
Northants
Parker
W.E. 'Bill'
 
 
 
 
Parkyn
Leslie, Stephen
Pte
5511332
 
Hampshires;
(LL9)
Parr
Malcolm, J.H.
Sgt
 
 
R.Artillery
Parrett
K
Pte
 
 
 
Pasquale
Jim
Pte
7262386
 
RAMC
Joseph, 'Joe'
L/Cpl
7359503
 
RAMC
Patey
F.S.
Cpl
5618281
 
Devons
William
Pte
6352136
 
QORWK
Paton
J
 
 
 
 
Patterson
D
Pte
3968449
 
Welch
Patterson
J.H.
Capt 
 
 
RAMC (M.O.)
Paul
W
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Payne
D.C.
 
 
 
 
Payne
W.J.
Bdr
843165
 
RA
Peck
E.R. aka 'Ted' 
 
 
 
 
Harold, Hammond
Capt
130871
 
Herts
Perry
J
 
 
 
 
Peters
J. Felix
Pte
 
CdG
10 (IA) Cdo
Roger, Gamelyn
Capt
120922
 
Beds & Herts
Phillips
D.F.J.
Pte
3201871
 
10th Hussars
Phillips
Lewis, Arthur, 'Larry' 
Cpl
3971817
 
Welch; NWE CasLists WO417/76
Phillot
L
 
 
 
 
Albert, William, Kenneth, (Ken)
Cpl
 
 
Glosters
Philp
J.S.
 
 
 
 
Philpott
P.V.
Pte(later Cpl)
5510849
 
Hampshires; CA19; CasList WO417/76 
Piauge
Yvon, Robert, Camille, Marcel
LCpl
5442FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
(CA 106)
Picoux
Guy
LCpl
5850FN41
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Pierpont
J
Pte
 
 
& 6Cdo (LL 9)
Piggot
G
Pte
47667??
 
 
Pike
Herbert, James 'Spike'
Sgt
1427522 and 339906
 
RA, Glosters (Maj)
Pinelli
Jean
Lt
994FN40
 
Ff
Pinnington
George
Gnr
818577
 
RA
Piper
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Piriou
J
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Pitman
L.J.
Pte
 
 
 
Plomer
M.W.F.
Sgt
 
 
 
Plumpton
T
Gnr
 
 
 
Poole
J.H.
 
 
 
 
Pooley
Conrad, Frederick 
Pte
6103130
 
QRR; CA94; 1944 CasList  WO417/76
Patrick, A. 'Pat'
Col
730333
VC
RA
Irving 'Bill'
Tsm
MM
RE
Powell
J
Gdsm
2617353
 
Grenadiers
Powell
 
L/Sgt
 
 
 
Power
John
 
 
 
 
Pratchett
William, Arthur
Cpl
 
 
 
Preece
F
 
 
 
 
Prendergast
A
Pte
 
 
 
Prescott
Frederick
Pte
 
 
 
Presho
Howarth, 'Bob'
Gnr
1800220
 
RA; NWE CasList WO417/76
Prevost
P
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Price
J
Gnr
947113
 
RA
Price
John, Edgar, Dudley (Jed)
Pte
5110316
 
R Warwicks
Price
Reginald, Percy
Gnr
 
 
 
Proctor
Thomas
Pte
 
 
 
Prosser
G
Dvr
 
 
RAMC
Prosser
Glyn, V.
L/Cpl
 
Welch
Proud
R.W.
Pte
 
 
 
Provost
E
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Pryde
D.N.
Sgt
 
 
 
Puddy
Thomas, Ivor, Glyndwr
Pte
 
 
 
Pugh
P.G.B.
Col
 
 
 
Puker
R.F.
Pte
4626162
 
 
Pye
H
 
 
 
 
Quentric
Yves
Lcpl
213FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Quere
Pierre
Cpl
38 FN42
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Quinlan
F
Gnr
791299
 
RA
Rabouhans
 
 
 
 
 
Radford
R
Sgt
5728246
 
Dorsets
Raffill
J.C.
Pte
 
 
 
Rasmussen
Jack
Pte
6298648
 
The Buffs; CasLists 6Jun44; CA58,CA59
Redman
F.J.
Pte
5345368
 
R Berks
John, Leslie 'Tim'
Lt
MiD
RA/RWF/1Cdo/6Cdo
Reekie
Philip, Gray
 
 
 
 
Rees
E.A.
Pte
 
 
 
Rees
G
Pte
 
 
 
Renault
Emile
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Rewcastle
Denny, E
Capt
 
 
 
Rhodes
C.M, 'Dusty'
Cpl
 
 
 
Richards
D
Major
 
 
 
Richards
D
Cpl
 
 
 
Richards
Norman, Harold, Percival
L/Cpl
3970880
 
Welch
Richards
Paul
Lcpl
 
 
 
Richards
T
Pte
4469318
 
Durham Li
Richardson
Sydney
Lieut
302230
 
RE
Richemont
H
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Richen
Pierre
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Ian, Robert, Manson
Pte
3059929
 
Royal Scots
Rigby
H
Pte
3448902
 
Manchester
Ringer
Edward, George
Lcpl
 
 
 
Riveau
M
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Richard
Fus
3065239
 
Royal Scots Fus
Robertson
T
Tpr
2069993
 
RAC
Robertson
T
L/Bdr
886610
 
RA
Robinson
A
Major
 
 
 
Robinson
Arthur
Pte
14390745
 
Leicestershire
Robinson
G
L/Sgt
7902900
 
RAC
Rodgers
Joseph
Pte
4611338
 
Kings Rgt; wounded and PoW Dieppe
Rogan
John, Thomas
Gnr
877313
 
RA attestations; NWE CasList WO417/76
Rogers
G
Pte
7663153
 
Warwicks
Rogers
William
L/Sgt
7013052
 
RUR
Rolands
Norman, L. 'Jack'
Lcpl
 
 
 
Rollin
Paul
L/Cpl
 
C DE G
10 (IA) Cdo
Rooke
S.J.
Rqms
7903654
 
RAC
Rose
Frederick Joseph
Sgt
 
 
 
Rosenthall
W
Gnr
 
 
 
Rossey
 
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Rousseau
Jean
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Routledge
George A
Capt
 
 
 
Roux
R
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Rouxel
M
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Rowe
Owen, Charles
 
6292899 & 360031 
 
The Buffs, 2/Lieut. 01.12.1945
Rowlands
N
Pte
6286831
 
The Buffs; CasLists 1944 WO417/76
Rowse
William Edward 'Mike'
Tsm
 
 
 
Royle
David James 'Jimmy'
Lcpl
 
 
 
Rudd
Anthony,Alexander
Cpl
 
 
QOCH
Rudd
R
Pte
3600232
 
Borders
Ruppe
Yvan
Cpl
 
CdG
 
Rushton
E G
Cpl
 
 
 
Rushworth
E
 
 
 
 
Ruskin
L.J.
Gnr
11000189
 
RA; NWE CasList WO417/76
Russell
D A G
Capt
 
 
N Staffs
Rutherford
D S
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Ryan
F J
Gnr
 
RA
Ryder
Sam P
Pte
4546106
 
W Yorks
William Jack
Pte
14416797
 
Glosters
Robert
Sgt
 
MM
& 10 (IA) Cdo
Salisbury
R V
L/Cpl
5781409
 
 
Salmon
G
 
 
 
 
Salsbury
L E T
Pte
5784016
 
Norfolks
Sayler
W
Pte
5681238
 
 
Scanlon
G
Sgt
7386392
 
RAMC
Scherer
Georges
Csm
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Scot
L
Pte
14996797
 
Buffs
Scott
J
Pte
3778676
 
Kings
Scott
L L J
 
 
 
 
Scott
M
 
 
 
 
Scott
 
Fus
 
 
 
Scrivener
R
Fus
 
 
 
Scrivens
W R
Cpl
 
 
 
Seal
 
L/Cpl
6850526
 
 
Secondi
J
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Sellars
W H
Tsm
6142679
 
E Surreys
Senee
J P
Lt
 
 
 
Serra
M
L/Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Shailes
L
Bdr
8556933
 
RA
Sharpe
Thomas Cyril (known as Cyril)
Pte
 
 
& 1 Cdo Bde
Sharples
R
Sqms
S/110033
 
RASC
Shaw
A
Pte
 
 
 
F
Gnr
 
RA
Shaw
G R
Lieut
 
 
 
Shearing
A E
Cpl
7903648
 
Kings
Shuker
D
Pte
 
 
 
James Sydney
Tpr
 
 
 
John
Pte
2826283
 
Seaforths
Simmons
C W
Gnr
 
 
 
Simon
J
Cpl
 
 
 
Simpson
 
 
 
 
 
Simtome
H
 
 
 
 
Skerry
John C
L/Cpl
6144649
MiD (LG35729/p4328)
E Surreys
Sidney
Pte
6103113
 
QRR
Skinner
B
L/Cpl
5672383
 
R Berks
Slack
E
Fus
 
 
 
Sydney
Pte
 
 
 
Smith
A
Pte
15921?2
 
 
Smith
Anthony D.C. 'Tony'
Capt
130201
 
Int Corps
Smith
Anthony H 'Tony'
Pte
 
 
 
Smith
Edward
L/Cpl
T/99352
 
RASC
Fred
Gnr
 
RA
Smith
Stan R
Gdsm
2616557
 
Grenadier Guards
Smith
V F
 
 
 
 
Smithson
Milton
 
 
 
 
Sneade
F
Pte
3778582
 
Kings
Snook
Peter
 
 
 
 
Snowden
 
Pte
 
Croix de Guerre
WO373/185/498
Snowdon
Donald, Henry
Pte
 
 
(CA108)
Somers
J
Pte
3188233
 
KOSB
Spary
V G W
Pte
 
 
 
Spearman
William James
Cpl
2616669
 
Grenadier Guards
Spelman
J
Cpl
6283818
 
Buffs
Spicer
Joseph,Kenneth, 'Joe'
Pte
 
 
LL10; Obits
Stanley
R L
Pte
 
 
 
L
LCpl
1890170
 
RE; Crete with 7 Cdo
Stansall
T
Dvr
 
RE
Stempson
Kenneth D
Sgt
 
 
USA
Stephens
C.
Pte
14541752
 
S.Lancs;  9Jun44 CasList WO417/76
Stephens
Charles, John
Pte
 
 
CA111
Stephenson
Gordon
Lsgt
 
 
 
Arnott, Hume, 'Pete'
Lt
 
 
4Cdo 1943. Essex Scottish 2nd Canadian Divn
Stewart
Alan Deske
Pte
 
 
 
Stoakes
Kenneth
 
 
 
 
W R
Tsm
6910706
DCM
Rifle Bde
John
Pte
3046681
 
R Berks
Stonestreet
 
Pte
 
 
 
Kenneth Andrew
Pte
5735308
 
Dorserts
Stratford
T
 
 
 
 
Strina
R
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Stubbs
E
 
 
 
 
D C W
Capt
71766
MC
Lancs Fus
Sullivan
J
Cpl
3530301
 
Manchester
Sullivan
Norman, T.
Lcpl
 
 
& Layforce (CA20)
Sutherland
F
Sgt
 
 
 
Sutherland
J
Pte
 
 
 
George Henry
Pte
4347101
 
E Yorks
Sutton
W A
Pte
 
 
 
Swailes
Gerry
Pte
6291136
 
Buffs
Swainsbury
R
Gnr
 
 
 
Swindells
O
Pte
 
 
 
Swinson
Stanley
L/Cpl
4038517
 
KSLI
Symes
J
Pte
5681785
 
Somerset LI; NWE CasList WO417/76
Symonds
H J
Capt
 
 
 
Szima
Alec J
Sgt
 
 
USA
Tanniou
P
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Tarbox
Roy E
Pte
 
 
 
Tate
L
Pte
4453378
 
Durham LI
Tawil
J
Rqms
S/141185
 
RACS
Taylor
Ernest
 
 
 
 
Taylor
Howard
Sgt
 
 
 
Taylor
John
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Thomas Christie
Gnr
815495
 
RA
Taylor
W
Gnr
 
 
 
Taylor (TUCHMANN)
Bernard
Pte
 
 
 
Teasdale
Henry Eirvin
Fus
 
 
 
Teasdale
Lewis
Pte
 
 
W. Yorks & 12 Cdo.
Terris
P
 
 
 
 
Tett
Leslie, Frank
Pte
14600561
 
Dorsets
Thackray
L
Pte
3314264
 
HLI
Thomas
A
Pte
5570687
 
Wilts
Thomas
David Haig
Lt
 
 
 
Thomas
N
Pte
 
 
 
Thomas
S R
Sgt
 
MiD*
Royal Tank Corps
Thompson
J
Tpr
7903221
 
RAC
Thompson
Sidney, Andrew
LSgt
6293166
 
The Buffs; CasLists 1944 WO417/76.
Thompson
William
Lbdr
 
 
R Artillery
Thorburn
Alastair Murray
Capt 
108169
MiD Korea
KOSB (Colonel)
Thube
M
 
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Thursby
O A
Pte
 
 
 
Tilley
F E
 
 
 
 
Tilley
T
Pte
 
 
 
Tilly
S V
Pte
6297957
 
Buffs; 1944 CasList WO417/79 
Titchener
A
Pte
5885594
 
Northants
Tombs
P G
Gdsm
2615853
 
Grenadiers
Tompkinson
W
Pte
 
 
 
Toon
Clarence Henry
 
?58988
 
RA
Tout
Robert George
 
14730425
 
QRR, W.Surrey
Oliver Plunkett
Pte
14423739
 
Berks
Trepol
Charles
Capt
 
 
 
Trewhela
W
Pte
 
 
 
Trigg
F
Pte
6399046
 
R Sussex
Troyard
Eugene Marie Ange
Lcpl
5492FN41
 
10 (IA) Cdo
George Arthur
Sig
2586214
 
RAC
Tudor
J
L/Sgt
 
 
 
Turner
Charles
Fus
14220166
 
R.N. Fus; CasList 1944 WO417/76
Tyreman
George V
Pte
14341777
 
Lincolns
Tyson
C C
Tpr
 
 
 
Robert
Pte
3195138
 
KOSB
Udy
Ronald Peter
Pte
 
 
 
Unwin
Albert
Pte
14372794
 
Middlesex Regt
Ure
 
Pte
 
 
 
Vance
J
Cpl
7010980
 
RUR
Vatcher-Dow
Donald Charles
Pte
4429788
 
Hamps
Vaughan
Arthur Leslie
Mne
PLX/106642
CdG
47 RM Cdo
Veasey
Arthur Francis Sherrard
Capt
149347
 
Worcesters
Venant
P
Cpl
 
 
 
Venn
W
Fus
 
 
 
Vestey
J
Pte
5343090
 
Worcesters
Vickers
Denys
 
 
 
 
Vickers
G
L/Cpl
 
RE
Vickery
Edward
 
 
 
 
Vinat
Pierre
Cpl
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Vincent
Adrien Pierre Michel
Lcpl
239FN43
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Vincent
W J
Pte
 
 
 
Vourch
Francis Joseph Marie
Lt
5608FN40
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Vourch
Guy
Capt
52822
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Vowles
G
Cpl
180262
 
RASC
Waddington
C
Pte
6291393
 
Buffs
Waddington
L
Sig
2583398
 
R Cs
Wale
R
 
 
 
 
Alfred John
L/Sgt
3657617
 
S Lancs
Walker
H
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Walker
R J
Capt
122040
 
RAMC
Walker
W J
Pte
 
 
 
Wall
D
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Wall
F
Bdr
889072
 
RA
Jack
Tpr
7904237
 
RAC
Wallace
J
Cpl
8835093
 
Suffolks
Wallace
William Nicoll
Sgt
 
 
 
Wallen
Henri
Lcpl
6958 T 42
 
10 (IA) Cdo
Wallis
A
Pte
 
 
 
Wallis
W F
Rfn
7014930
 
RUR
Walsh
J W
L/Cpl
4346253
 
E Yorks
Walters
F J
L/Bdr
873129
 
RA
John Robert
Gdsm
2620747
 
Grenadier Guards
Warburton
John, Herbert
Pte
 
 
South Lancs.
Arthur William
L/Cpl
14241809
 
S Staffs
Ward
J
L/Cpl
 
 
 
Ward
J R
Gnr
985958
 
RA
Robert
Lcpl
 
 
French Troop
Watkins
A
RQMS
5946788
 
Beds&Herts; Cas Lists WO417/77
Watkins
Herbert, P.
Tpr
 
 
& 8 Cdo. Post war Merchant Navy
Watkins
S
Sgt
 
 
 
Joseph
Rfn
7012390
 
RUR
Webb
Doug H
Pte
5336587
 
R Berks
Webb
F A E
 
 
 
 
Gordon G.H.
Major
 
MC*,CdG MiD
RA
Webster
A
Sgt
 
RA
Webster
L G
Gdsm
2619850
 
Grenadiers
Weir
J
Cpl
2984758
 
Durham LI
Phillip Anthony
Lieut
72223
 
RA
Wells
J G
Gnr
 
 
 
Patrick Anthony
Pte
5958490
 
Beds & Herts
West
J
Pte
7264653
 
RAMC
Westgate
W
Bdr
791898
 
RA
Wharf
J Y
Tsm
3387224
 
E Lancs
John
L/Cpl
5387562
 
Oxs & Bucks Li
Whenham
H F V
Capt
 
 
 
Whitaker
J
Gdsm
 
 
 
White
J (CHALKIE)
 
 
 
 
White
J E
 
 
 
 
White
M
Pte
5831129
 
Suffolks
White
R S
L/Sgt
876893
 
RA
Whitling
C W
Cpl
 
 
R Berks
Jack
Gdsm
2620598
 
Grenadiers
Whyton
E
Pte
6145717
 
E Surreys
Wigens
C
Gnr
 
 
 
Wilcox
R E
Pte
5886769
 
Northants
Wilks
 
Gnr
 
 
 
Willenich
P
Capt
 
 
10 (IA) Cdo
William
Thomas
Gnr
 
 
R Artillery
William
William John James
Tpr
 
 
 
Williams
C
Tsm
60097739
 
Essexs
Williams
C
Sgt
7011648
 
RUR
Williams
Douglas H
Sgt
 
MiD
RASC
Williams
G.V.
Pte
4386487
 
Glos; Wounded NWE CasList WO417/77
Williams
S
Lieut
 
 
 
Thomas Edwin
Capt
113188
 
RA
Wilson
J A W
L/Bdr
848452
 
RA
Wilson
O
Capt
172370
 
Yorks & Lancs
Peter Maziere Mercer
Lt
118467
 
RA
Wilson
W L
Sgt
4860042
 
 
Wintle
A E W
Sgt
5873915
 
Som Li
Wood
P A T
Capt
345308
 
RAMC
Wood
T F
Fus
14700663
 
Lancs Fus
Wood
 
Pte
 
 
 
Woodcock
William (TIMBER)
Rsm
 
 
S Staffs
Woodward
L
Cpl
7903178
 
RAC
Woodyer
K
L/Cpl
5388317
 
Ox & Bucks Li
Woolford
 
Pte
 
 
 
Worlock
J.P.
Pte
5443526
 
Duke of Cornwalls LI; CasList WO417/76
Wright
Alan Cecil
 
 
 
 
Wright
K G
Major
 
 
 
Yates
Len
Pte
???983
 
 
Yaxley
R W
 
 
 
 
Yeomans
F
Spr
14437681
 
RE
Young
L C
Capt
 
 
Beds & Herts
Ronald Herbert
Pte
6215857
 
Middlesex

PORTEOUS, Capt. Patrick Anthony, VC

Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Number: 
73033
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Tuesday, January 1, 1918
Died : 
Monday, October 9, 2000
Lieutenant (T/Captain) Patrick Anthony Porteous was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry during operations at Dieppe. 
 
During the later Normandy landings he commanded 'D' troop of No 4 Commando. He held the war substantive rank of Captain and was confirmed in the rank on the 26th August 1945.(1) 
 
Post war and after the Army Commandos were disbanded, he remained in military service with the Royal Artillery retiring as a Colonel on the 11th April 1970. (2) 
 
Obituary published in Commando Association Newsletter 112.
On 10th October 2000, the Commando Association lost its last surviving Victoria Cross holder, namely Pat Porteous. Only a few weeks earlier, proudly sporting his Commando tie, Pat had the honour of representing all VC holders at that memorable parade held in London to celebrate HM The Queen Mother's 100th birthday. But even then, Pat was suffering from a long illness that had increasingly curtailed his many wide ranging activities and interests.
 
Surviving members of No.4 Commando will remember Pat as the fit young regular gunner officer who took over "D" Troop when the Commando was reorganised after the Lofoten Islands raid in 1941. He soon made his mark as a quiet, modest, yet capable leader who was respected as "The Skipper". Athough his Troop was not employed directly in the Dieppe Raid of August 1942, its members were deployed to bring up to strength those other troops selected for the operation, and Pat was selected by the CO., Lt. Col. The Lord Lovat, to act as Liaison Officer between the two Troops earmarked for the final bayonet assault on the German "Hess" battery.
 
In the event, this proved to be a sound and wise planning decision. Just prior to the final assault, Pat was shot at close range through the hand, the bullet then entering his upper arm. He closed with his assailant, disarmed him and killed him with his own bayonet, just as the German was taking aim at one of the Troop Sergeants, whose life was thus saved. During the final assault the two officers of  'F' Troop were killed and the Sergeant Major seriously wounded, but Pat Porteous, in the face of withering fire, dashed across open ground to rally and take command, leading the men in a successful charge on the enemy in the battery position. He was severely wounded for the second time, but continued in action until the last gun had been destroyed, when he eventually collapsed.
 
He was invested with his Victoria Cross by King George VI in October 1942, after recovering from his wounds. He returned to the command of 'D' Troop, which began to specialise in small boat raids. For a short time he was seconded to the Small Scale Raiding Force (62 Commando) and participated in raiding on the French coast in the winter preceding the invasion of Normandy. On 'D-Day', Pat landed with No.4 Commando and served with the Commando throughout the Normandy campaign, after which he joined Airborne Forces.
 
As a regular soldier he had a series of post-war postings at home and overseas, serving as a regimental artillery officer and in staff appointments, until he finally retired as a Colonel in 1970 at which time he was the only officer in the army with a VC. On retirement Pat readily supported the Association and successfully carried out two terms as President, firstly 1972 - 74 and subsequently 1987 - 88. In addition, he was for many years a Trustee of the Commandos' Benevolent Fund, latterly as Chairman, until in early 2000 his failing health forced him to resign.
 
At the funeral in his tiny parish church at Funtington, West Sussex, the Queen was represented by the Lord Lieutenant, and both the Commando Association and the Benevolent Fund were well represented in the large congregation, and appropriately, a party of 29th Field (Commando) Regiment RA., were pall-bearers resplendent with green berets. Most sincere condolences and deepest sympathy of all Association members were extended to Deirdre, Pat's wife and also to his family. With the passing of Colonel Pat Porteous VC., the Association has lost a modest, self-effacing and gallant comrade who was much respected by all who knew him."
 
Additional Sources
(1)  London Gazette 37239, page 4319.
(2)  London Gazette 45078, page 4173.
 

PORTEOUS, Patrick Anthony. VC Citation

London Gazette entry 2 October 1942.
Lieutenant (T/Captain) Patrick Anthony Porteous, 
Royal Regiment of Artillery & No. 4 Commando.

At Dieppe on the 19th August 1942, T/Captain Porteous was detailed to act as Liaison Officer between the two detachments whose task was to assault the heavy coast defence guns. In the initial assault T/Captain Porteous, working with the smaller of the two detachments, was shot at close range through the hand, the bullet passing through his palm and entering his upper arm. Undaunted, T/Captain Porteous closed with his assailant, succeeded in disarming him and killed him with his own bayonet thereby saving the life of a British Sergeant on whom the German had turned his aim.

In the meantime the larger detachment was held up, and the officer leading this detachment was killed and the Troop Sergeant- Major fell seriously wounded. Almost immediately afterwards the only other officer of the detachment was also killed. T/Captain Porteous, without hesitation and in the face of a withering fire, dashed across the open ground to take over the command of this detachment.

Rallying them, he led them in a charge which carried the German position at the point of the bayonet, and was severely wounded for the second time. Though shot through the thigh he continued to the final objective where he eventually collapsed from loss of blood after the last of the guns had been destroyed.
T/Captain Porteous's most gallant conduct, his brilliant leadership and tenacious devotion to a duty which was supplementary to the role originally assigned to him, was an inspiration to the whole detachment."


 Notes
The rank shown on the LG entry was originally Major, however there was a correction in a later LG issue.
War Office, 6th October, 1942. ERRATA.
The rank of Lieutenant (temporary Captain) Patrick Anthony Porteous (73033), Royal Regiment of Artillery, is as now shown and not as on page 4323 of the London Gazette dated 2nd October, 1942.
 

4 Commando Operations

These are the main operations that No 4 Commando took part in, either on their own, or as part of a Combined Operations assault. They are in date order and form part of our overall history of No 4 Commando.

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Operation Claymore

Operation Archery

Operation Chariot

Operation Abercrombie

Operation Cauldron (part of Operation Jubilee)

Operation Overlord

Operation Infatuate

4 Commando War Diaries

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