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ADDERLEY, Rex Alsager

Sapper
2093747
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].

ALEXANDER, John Moir

Marine John Moir Alexander 40 Commando
Marine
PO/X4237
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
 Marine John Alexander was reported missing presumed killed during operations at Dieppe, France. He has no known grave. Son of Margaret Alexander [1][1a].
Extract from the Dundee Courier

ANDERSON, Andrew Alexander

Private
3196988
No 3 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Andrew Anderson was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. Son of Andrew and Euphemia Anderson, of Oxton, Berwickshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BARRETT, Cyril Ernest

Private
5388318
No 3 Commando
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Cyril Barrett was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. He has no known grave. Son of Joseph and Ann S. Barrett, of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire; husband of Margaret Barrett, of Oakville, Ontario, Canada. 

BEESLEY, Jack

Sergeant
CH/X844
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Jack Beesley died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of John Edwin Thomas Beesley and Gertrude Catherine Grace Beesley, of Fowey, Cornwall, England.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BISHOP, John

Lance Corporal
5674696
No 4 Commando
Somerset Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Bishop died during operations at Dieppe, France. He has no known grave. Son of John J. Bishop and Frances Bishop, of Shoreditch, London.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BROADBENT, Fred Stanley

Private
7266034
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Fred Broadbent was reported missing 19 August 1942, later confirmed killed in action during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Fred and Lucy Ida Broadbent, of Lidget Green, Bradford, Yorkshire, England.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BROSTER, John

Private
4132075
No 3 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Broster was killed in action during operations at Dieppe, France. *Husband of Mrs Mary Broster of Curzon Road, Offerton, Stockport, and elder son of Mrs Broster of Greystoke Street. Father to a little daughter. Educated Banks Lane Council School.

BRYAN, John Robert

Private
5434487
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 confirmed killed in action. Husband of Dorothy Bryan, of Birmingham, England. 
 
Sources
CWGC.

CALLOW, Arthur John

Marine
PLY/X3413
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Arthur Callow died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Alfred John and Eliza Callow, of Palmers Green, Middlesex.
 
Sources
CWGC.

CATTERALL, John

Marine
PO/X108069
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Catterall died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Catterall; husband of Phyllis Catterall, of Grimsbury, Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Sources
CWGC.

COMYN, Alan Douglas

Captain
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Alan Comyn, commissioned September 1937, died on the 19th August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France. Husband of Lydia Anne Comyn, of Wychling, Kent.
 
Sources
CWGC.

COOPER, George William

Gunner
5256462
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner George Cooper died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Frederick and Mary Cooper; husband of Rose Doris Cooper, of Poplar, London, England.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/64.

CORRY, Samuel David

Captain Samuel Corry 3 Commando
Captain
119736
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Samuel Corry M.B. was reported missing 19 August 1942 at Dieppe, France, later confirmed as having died of wounds. Previously Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service against the enemy at Vaagso, Norway.

DUERDEN, Alfred

Corporal
PLY/X 108140
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Alfred Duerden died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Charles and Frances Duerden; husband of Dorothy Duerden, of Shipley, Yorkshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

EVERALL, Henry John

Corporal
PLY/X 2081
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Henry Everall died during operations at Dieppe, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/104/130.
 

FISHER, Douglas Morton

Private
2888970
No 3 Commando
Gordon Highlanders, 2nd Bn The London Scottish
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Douglas Fisher was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. Son of Lionel Fisher, and of Winifred Fisher, of Felpham, Sussex, England.

GARTHWAITE, William Owen

Private
3854009
No 4 Commando
The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Garthwaite, 'C' troop, was killed in action during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of William Thomas Garthwaite and Sarah Jane Garthwaite, of Ackworth, Yorkshire, England; husband of Doris Ann Garthwaite, of Ackworth.

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GERRARD, Thomas Cecil

Corporal
T/73322
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Thomas Gerrard was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave. Son of Joseph and Emily Mary Gerrard; husband of Vera G. Gerrard, of Cambridge.
 
Sources

GOOCH, Frederick Maurice

Private
6145770
No 4 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Frederick Gooch died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Alfred Maurice and Olive Gooch; husband of Hilda Florence Gooch, of Tolworth, Surbiton, Surrey, England.
 
Sources
CWGC.

GOTTS, Eric William

Marine
PO/X 2274
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Eric Gotts died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of William Edward Gotts, and of Gertrude Gotts, of Suffield, Norfolk, England.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HARDING, Ernest Frank

Private
5618672
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Ernest Harding was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. Son of Herman Henry and Ellen Emily Harding, of Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HARDING, Richard

Richard Harding 3 Commando
Lance Corporal
7888531
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Richard Harding was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. Son of George and Fanny Harding, of Leicester, England [1][2][3].

HARRISON, Norman

Private
4922799
No 3 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Norman Harrison was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. He has no known grave. Son of George Harrison, and of Amelia Alice Harrison, of Crossens, Southport, Lancashire.
 
Sources

HEATH, Albert Stuart

Corporal
CH/X 1967
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Albert Heath died at Rouen, France after the Dieppe raid. Son of Charles and Annie Heath; husband Of Glenoes Dorothy Heath, of Wandsworth, London.

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

HECKMAN, Edward Percy Henry

Lance Corporal
5344513
No 4 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Edward Heckman died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Sydney Edward and Lilian May Heckman, of Reading, Berkshire, England; husband of Nancy Georgina Heckman, of Caversham, Reading.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HILLERNS, Michael Guy

Lieutenant
172148
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment & G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Michael Hillerns, G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment (Phantom Patrol) attached No.3 Commando, died during operations at Dieppe, France. He has no known grave. Son of Friedrich Franz Carl and Irene Hillerns; husband of Ann Mary Eleanor Hillerns, of Watford, Hertfordshire. M.A. (Cantab).

JACKMAN, Leonard Thomas

Private
4620615
No 3 Commando
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Leonard Jackman was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave. Son of Frederick and Frances Jackman; husband of Evelyne Jackman, of Turf Hill, Rochdale, Lancashire.
 

KEENAN, James

Lance Corporal
7012717
No 4 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal James Keenan died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of James and Annie Keenan; husband of Jeanie Jess Keenan, of Troon.
 
Sources
CWGC.

KENWARD, Peter John

Peter John Kenward
Lieutenant
100942
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Peter Kenward, B.A., died during operations at Dieppe, France [1][1a].
  • 2 September 1939 Gunner Peter John Kenward, late Cadet Sgt. Bradfield College contingent June Div., OTC, commissioned Second Lieutenant [2].

LACEY, John Anthony

Private
T/56535
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Lacey was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. Son of Robert William Lacey, and of Madeline Eleanor Lacey, of Bexley, Kent.
Extract from the Liverpool Evening Express.

LEDDINGTON, Edward Roy

Private
5435870
No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Edward Leddington was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave.

LOUSTALOT, Edward Vincent

Lt Edward Loustalot 1st US Rangers
Second Lieutenant
O-395585
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

MACDONALD, John Alexander

Lieutenant
151548
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps (1st Royal Dragoons)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant John Macdonald was reported wounded and missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave. 
Son of Maj. John Alexander MacDonald, O.B.E., and Mary Catherine MacDonald, of Ringwould, Kent.
 

MACKINSTRY, John

Marine
EX/4156
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine John Mackinstry died during operations at Dieppe, France. 

Son of Samuel G. Mackinstry and Agnes S. Mackinstry, of Greenock, Renfrewshire.

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

McDONALD, Norman

Corporal
PO/X 4530
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Norman McDonald died during operations at Dieppe, France. He has no known grave.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM/

McGANN, Stanley

Private
3653925
No 4 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Stanley McGann died of wounds received during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Thomas and Ethel McGann, of Branston.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/49.

MERCER, Duncan Thompson

Lance Corporal
3773037
No 4 Commando
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Duncan Mercer died of wounds during operations at Dieppe, France. 
He has no known grave. Son of William Alexander Mercer and Jane Gibson Mercer, of Maghull, Lancashire.

Sources
CWGC.

MILLS, Alexander

Lance Corporal
3777204
No 4 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment

Lance Corporal Alexander Mills was reported wounded and missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action. Son of Edward and Cecellia Mills, of Liverpool, England.

MILLS, Joseph Wallace

Lance Sergeant
5942738
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 confirmed killed in action. Son of Thomas and Helen Mills; husband of Winifred Jane Mills, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England.

MORGAN, Henry William

Lance Corporal
CH/X 1618
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Henry Morgan died during operations at Dieppe, France. He has no known grave. Son of William Frank and Annie Mary Morgan, of Cheam, Surrey.
 
Sources
CWGC.

MOSS, John

Served as : 
TAYLOR, John
Lance Corporal
3850897
No 4 Commando
The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Moss, serving under the alias of Taylor, was reported wounded and missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later presumed killed in action. Husband of Florence May Moss, of Welling, Kent.
 
Sources

NEWELL, Leslie Scott

Lance Corporal
5180893
No 3 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Leslie Newell died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of John Frisby Newell and Daisy Mary Newell, of Bristol; husband of Jessie Susan Newell, of Totterdown, Bristol.

OPPELT, Gustav

Served as : 
BATE, George
Private
13801860
5550123
No 10 Commando
Pioneer Corps, 93 Company
Royal Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gustav Oppelt, 3 Troop aka 'X' Troop, was a refugee from Czechoslavakia (Sudeten German) serving under the alias of George Bate. He died during operations at Dieppe, France.  
Extract from the No.10(IA) Commando War Diary

ORMAN, Peter William

Marine
PO/X 107304
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Peter Orman died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Albert Ernest and Agnes Emma Orman, of Totton, Hampshire, England.

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

OVER, Derrick George

Lieutenant
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Derrick Over died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Dr. William Pigg Over, L.R.C.P., and Marian Josephine Over, of Godalming, Surrey, England.
 
Source
CWGC.
 

PETTIWARD, Roger Gamelyn

Captain
120922
No 4 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Roger Pettiward, 'F' troop, died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Charles and Eliza Mary Pettiward; husband of Diana Pettiward, of Long Handborough, Oxfordshire.

PICKERSGILL, Ernest

Fusilier
3127649
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Fusilier Ernest Pickergill died during operations at Dieppe, France. Son of Ernest and Dorothy Ann Pickersgill, of Millfield, Sunderland, Co. Durham.

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

RHODES, Francis Mons

Private
5956694
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. Son of Francis and Grace Lilian Rhodes; husband of Joan Eva Rhodes, of East Ham, Essex.
 
Sources

RHODES, William Henry

Marine
PO/21781
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. 
Husband of Hilda May Rhodes, of Southsea, Hampshire.

SHARP, Thomas Robert

Fusilier
3133573
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Fusilier Thomas Sharp was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, later confirmed killed in action. He has no known grave. Son of Thomas Robert and Flora Walker Sharp; husband of Elizabeth Sharp, of Maryhill, Glasgow.

SINGLETON, Ronald Barry

Ronald Barry Singleton 40 Commando
Marine
PO/X 107025
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Ronald Singleton died during operations at Dieppe, France. He has no known grave. Mentioned in Despatches (posthumous) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the attack. 
Statement by RSM H.F. Martin RM

SUTTON, George Henry

George Sutton 4 Commando
Private
4347101
No 4 Commando
East Yorkshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private George Sutton, from Hull, was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, later confirmed killed in action. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Sutton. of Hull, England. 

TEASDALE, Fred

Sergeant
3601057
No 3 Commando
Border Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Fred Teasdale died during operations at Dieppe, France. 
Son of Albert and Eleanor Teasdale; husband of Annie Teasdale, of Thornhill, Cumberland.
 
Sources
CWGC.

THORP, Thomas Edward

Corporal
PLY/X 1309
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Thomas Thorp died during operations at Dieppe, France. He has no known grave. Son of Thomas Edward and Jane Thorp; husband of Edith Mary Thorp, of Gwennap, Cornwall.
 
Sources
CWGC.

TUCKER, George Arthur

Signalman
2586214
No 4 Commando
Royal Corps of Signals
Killed in action or died of wounds
Signalman George Tucker was reported wounded and missing 19 August 1942 at Dieppe, later confirmed killed in action. Son of Arthur Sidney and Elsie Tucker, of Swanage, Dorsetshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

WALKER, Percy Edward

Marine
PO/X 2542
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Percy Walker died during operations at Dieppe, France. He has no known grave.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths: Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.
 

WALL, William

Gunner
5257434
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner William Wall from Birmingham died during operations at Dieppe, France.
Son of Robert and Lilian Wall; husband of Annie Cecilia Wall, of Winson Green, Birmingham.

WATTERS, Joseph

Rifleman
7012390
No 4 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman Joseph Watters died during operations at Dieppe, France. He has no known grave. Son of James and Mary Watters; husband of Jean Watters, of Troon, Ayrshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

WHATLEY, John

Lance Corporal
5387562
No 4 Commando
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal John Whatley was reported wounded and missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later confirmed killed in action.
Son of Norman and Norah Radley Whatley, of Oxford, England. 

WHITTAKER, Jack

Guardsman
2620598
No 4 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Guardsman Jack Whittaker died during operations at Dieppe, France. He has no known grave. Son of John and Helena Whittaker, of Middlewich, Cheshire. Prior to enlisting in 1940 he was a bricklayer.
 
Sources
CWGC.

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