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NEWMAN, Lt Col. Augustus Charles, VC

Col. Newman VC, 2 Commando
Augustus Charles Newman VC
Lieutenant Colonel
No 2 Commando
No 3 Independent Company
Essex Regiment
Victoria Cross (VC)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Deputy Lieutenant (DL)
Mentioned in Despatches
Order of the Legion of Honour (France)
Croix de Guerre (France)
Lt. Colonel Augustus Charles Newman, Officer Commanding No 2 Commando, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry whilst Military Force Commander of Operation Chariot, St. Nazaire. He was a prisoner of war after the raid.

PHILLIPS, Hedley Joyce

48RM Commando
44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Berkshire Constabulary
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen's Police Medal (QPM)
Order of the Legion of Honour (France)
1941 left school and became a Police Cadet, Berkshire Constabulary [1].
24 March 1944 appointed Temporary Second Lieutenant, Royal Marines [2].

RODERICK, John Morgan

Lieut. John Roderick MC, No 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Order of the Legion of Honour (France)
On the 1st July 1939 the then Private John Roderick received his commission as Second Lieutenant.  After volunteering for the Commandos he joined No 2 Commando 3 troop. On the St Nazaire raid he commanded an assault party of commandos embarked on board HMS Campbeltown.

SAMAIN, Bryan Charles William

Lt. Bryan Samain 45RM
Bryan Samain 45RM
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Order of the Legion of Honour (France)
Lieutenant Bryan Samain was appointed Temporary Second Lieutenant Royal Marines on 9 November 1943. Joined 45RM Commando from the Holding Operational Commando later in June 1944 as one of the replacements for casualties after D Day. Appointed as Intelligence Officer July 1944.

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