Dieppe Raid - Commando Fallen

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ADDERLEY, Rex Alsager

No 3 Commando
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sapper Rex Adderley was reported missing after operations at Dieppe, France, and was later presumed killed in action at sea. He has no known grave [1][2]
He enlisted into the Royal Engineers on 21 June 1939 and, after volunteering, was attached to No.3 Commando on 7 July 1940 [3].

BEESLEY, Jack

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Jack Beesley died during operations at Dieppe.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BROSTER, John

No 3 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private John Broster died as a result of operations at Dieppe. 

Sources
CWGC
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

BRYAN, John Robert

No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private John Bryan was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later reported killed in action.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/49 and WO417/56.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

COOPER, George William

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner George Cooper died during operations at Dieppe, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/64.

RA Casualty Cards 1939-1947.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

CORRY, Samuel David

No 3 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Samuel Corry died during operations at Dieppe. He had been Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in successful combined operations against the enemy at Vaagso and Maaloy.
 
Sources
CWGC
London Gazette 35510, page 1506.
 

FISHER, Douglas Morton

No 3 Commando
Gordon Highlanders, 2nd Bn The London Scottish
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Douglas Fisher died during operations at Dieppe.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

GERRARD, Thomas Cecil

No 3 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Thomas Gerrard was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France. He was later presumed killed in action and has no known grave.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/49 and WO417/57.

HARDING, Richard

No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Richard Harding died operations at Dieppe.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

HARRISON, Norman

No 3 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Norman Harrison died during operations at Dieppe.

Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.

HEATH, Albert Stuart

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Albert Heath died at Rouen, France after the Dieppe raid.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

Notes
Many of the Dieppe raid casualties were taken to hospitals in Rouen.
 

HILLERNS, Michael Guy

No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment & G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Michael Hillerns died during operations at Dieppe.  He was a Phantom patrol commander attached to No 3 Commando at the time.

JACKMAN, Leonard Thomas

No 3 Commando
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Leonard Jackman died during operations at Dieppe.
 
The following is from a CVA forum message, "I believe that Len Jackman and my Grandfather Stan Hailes joined No. 3 Commando on its first day.  Stan once told me that a small group of volunteers from the Duke of Wellington's were marched to the parade by Sgt Hobson. The group included:

KENWARD, Peter John

Peter John Kenward
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Peter Kenward, B.A., died during operations at Dieppe [1].
 
Gunner Peter John Kenward, late Cadet Sgt. Bradfield College contingent June Div., OTC, was commissioned on the 2nd September 1939 [2].
 

LACEY, John Anthony

No 3 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Lacey was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed as having been killed in action.
Extract from the Liverpool Evening Express.

LOUSTALOT, Edward Vincent

Lt Edward Loustalot 1st US Rangers
No 3 Commando
US Rangers 1st Bn.
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Second Lieutenant Edward Loustalot, 1st US Ranger Bn., died during operations at Dieppe. He was the first American soldier to die on European soil in WW2.
 
Posthumous Mention in Despatches

MACKINSTRY, John

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Mackinstry died during operations at Dieppe, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.

McDONALD, Norman

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Norman McDonald died during operations at Dieppe.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Referred to in Dieppe Statement by Cpl Harvey in 40RM Commando War Diary.
 

MILLS, Joseph Wallace

No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Sergeant Joseph Mills was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later reported killed in action. He had previously taken part in the Vaagso raid where he was recommended for the Military Medal although the award was not approved.

MOSS, John

No 4 Commando
The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Killed in action or died of wounds

John Moss, serving under the alias of Taylor, died during operations at Dieppe.

NORTHERN, Samuel Bernard

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Samuel Northern died during operations at Dieppe.
 
The CWGC shows his unit as HMS Locust.  This was the name of the ship that carried about 200 Royal Marine Commandos on the raid at Dieppe.
 

OPPELT, Gustav

No 10 Commando
Pioneer Corps, 93 Company
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gustav Oppelt was a refugee from Czechoslavakia (Sudeten German) and was killed during operations at Dieppe. For this raid he was attached to 'X' troop, of  No 10.

ORMAN, Peter William

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Peter Orman died during operations at Dieppe, France.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.

RHODES, Francis Mons

No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Francis Rhodes, known as 'Snowy', was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later reported killed in action.

RHODES, William Henry

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Rhodes was reported missing presumed died during operations at Dieppe, France. He is remembered on Special Memorial 2.F.4. in the cemetery.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/136.

SUTTON, George Henry

George Sutton 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
East Yorkshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.

TEASDALE, Fred

No 3 Commando
Border Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Fred Teasdale died during operations at Dieppe.
 
Sources
CWGC.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 

THOMAS, James Howard

Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain James Thomas, 1st Forward Observation Unit Royal Artillery, was attached to No 3 Commando for the Dieppe raid when he was killed.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Grave Registration Report on the CWGC database.
 

TUCKER, George Arthur

No 4 Commando
Royal Corps of Signals
Killed in action or died of wounds
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."
 

WALL, William

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner William Wall from Birmingham died during operations at Dieppe, France. 

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/50.

RA Casualty Cards 1939-1947.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.


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