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ALDERSON, John

Captain
113655
No 3 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain John Alderson MC, OC 6 troop, died during the fighting at Leese, Germany.
Son of John Henry and Dorothy Alderson; husband of Diana Mary Alderson, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

ALDRIDGE, Dennis Leolin Samuel St Maur

Dennis Leolin Samuel St Maur Aldridge Royal Marines
Major
44RM Commando
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Silver Star (USA)
7 January 1949 Captain Dennis Aldridge, who had served during the war with 44RM Commando [1], was appointed MBE (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished services with 40 Commando RM in Palestine during the period 27th March, 1948 - 30th July, 1948.

ALEXANDER, Samuel Giles William

Marine Samuel Alexander MC
Marine
P065042N
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Samuel Alexander MC and Lieutenant Oliver Augustin were killed by an Improvised Explosive Device whilst on patrol in the Loy Mandeh area of the Nad-e Ali district in Helmand province, Afghanistan on Friday 27 May 2011.

ALLEN, Michael Rhys Harvey

Captain (later Honorary Lieutenant Colonel)
76441
No 9 Commando
Black Watch
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Captain Michael Allen , Adjutant of No. 9 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Monte Faito, Italy, on 2/3 February 1944 [2].
Recommendation

ALLOTT, Richard Knowles Brian

Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)(later Major)
77673
No 8 Commando
SBS
Middlesex Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Temporary Captain Richard Allott was awarded the Military Cross [1] whilst attached to the S.B.S. after his service with No. 8 Commando, Layforce, and the 1st Special Service Regiment [2][2a] ended. 
Recommendation

ANRUDE, Jack

Lieutenant Jack Anrude
Lieutenant Colonel
P903592A
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Jack Anrude, 40 Commando RM, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2010 [1].
Citation

ARMSTRONG, Liam Peter

Marine Liam Armstrong MC
Marine
P056725F
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Liam Armstrong was awarded the Military Cross  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2002.
 
Sources
London Gazette 56920, page 5274.

BABBINGTON, Peter Murray

Captain (later Honorary Colonel)
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Peter Babbington, 'K' Company Commander, was awarded the Military Cross for his actions during operations on the Falkland Islands [1].
Citation

BALLANCE, John

Corporal
P060508L
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal John Ballance was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].
 

BARNETT, David Soloman

Temporary Lieutenant, Acting Temporary Captain
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain David Barnett was awarded the Military Cross for outstanding courage, determination and devotion to duty in operations during the campaign in Italy [1].
  • Mentioned in Despatches for good services during operations in Italy [2]

BARTON, Bernard James

Barton 2 Commando
Newspaper article re Lt Barton MC
T/Captain (later Major)
134120
No 2 Commando
The Buffs / Reconnaissance Regiment / Royal Armoured Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Bar to the Distinguished Service Order

Bernard James Barton was commissioned Second Lieutenant in The Buffs on the 22nd June 1940 (1).

On the 30th January 1941 he was transferred to the Recce Corps. (2)

BASSETT-WILSON, Paul Francis

Paul Bassett-Wilson MC
Captain
165718
No 9 Commando
No 12 Commando
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Paul Bassett-Wilson MC died during operations with No.9 Commando at Lake Comacchio, Italy [1].
A former pupil of Stowe School and student at Trinity College [2], he had earlier served as a Lieutenant in No.12 Commando. 

BATEMAN, Richard

Corporal
P052775P
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal Richard Bateman was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009.
 
Sources
London Gazette 59182, page 15640.

BEADLE, Ian Nigel Neville

Major Ian Beadle MC 45RM Commando
Major
45RM Commando
Royal Marines and Army Air Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Formerly Captain of 'E' troop, Ian Beadle was awarded the Military Cross in 1945, whilst Acting Temporary Major with 45RM Commando for " distinguished service while operating with the Army in NW Europe."  (Source: London Gazette 36947, page 998, and 36992, pag

BEADLE, Jeffrey Charles

Major
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Temporary Lieutenant Jeffrey Charles Beadle was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry, leadership and outstanding determination whilst serving in Commando operations in the Adriatic, June, 1944, specifically the attack on Brac Island [more....]

BERESFORD, David John

Corporal
P054093B
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal David Beresford was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.
 
Source
London Gazette 57100, page 4.

BILLINGHAM, Paul Jonathon

Staff Sergeant
P051994A
Royal Marines / Parachute Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Staff Sergeant Paul Billingham, serving with the Parachute Regiment, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of his gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2013 to 30 June 2014 [1]

BIRCHER, Cecil Arthur Douglas

Temporary Lieutenant
41RM Commando
South African United Defence Force
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Cecil Bircher, S.A.U.D.F. attached to 1 RM Armoured Support Regiment, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations on 6 June 1944 at Normandy [1][2][3]. He later served in 41RM Commando [4].

BLACK, Graeme Delamere

Captain
106240
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Executed
Captain Graeme Black DSO, MC, was executed whilst a Prisoner of War. He was one of the seven Commandos of No. 2 Commando who were captured after Operation Musketoon, and later executed under Hitler's Commando Execution Order, at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Berlin, 1942. 

BLAIR, David Arthur

Captain David Blair 11 Commando © NMS/2012 courtesy of National Museum Scotland
Captain (later Major)
73177
No 11 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Captain David Blair was the O.C. No. 11 Commando 6 troop. Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 7th April 1944 [1].
Recommendation

BLAKE, Alfred Lapthorn

Lieutenant Colonel
2 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Royal Marines
Knight Commander Royal Victorian Order (KCVO)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Alfred Blake was posted to Brigade HQ (3rd Special Service Brigade) when the Special Service Group was restructured in August 1943 [1]

BLAKE, John Philip

Capt Blake MC 43RM Commando
Captain
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain John Blake MC died during operations against the enemy held island of Brac. Son of Philip and Marjorie Flora Blake, of Havant, Hampshire. B.A. (Cantab).

BOYLE, Richard

Captain (later Temporary Major)
64612
'Layforce'
Black Watch
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major Richard Boyle MC, 1st Battalion Black Watch, died during operations at the River Rhine crossing [1][1a].
Layforce
  • 28.03.1941, Captain, Commander 'D' Company, 'D' Bn. Layforce at Geneifa [2].

BRADLEY, John William Evance

Temporary Lieutenant, Acting Temporary Captain
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain John Bradley was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in operations leading to the capture of Termoli, Italy. Post war member of the Commando Association from Swanage, Dorset [1][2][3].
Recommendation

BRAND, Douglas John

Lieutenant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Douglas Brand was awarded the Military Cross for distinguished service in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate during the period 1st to 15th February 1965.
Recommendation

BRAY, Hubert Alaric Arthur

Captain (later Lieutenant Colonel)
71164
No 5 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant (Acting Captain) Hubert Bray was awarded the Military Cross [1] in May 1940 for gallant and distinguished services whilst commanding the Carrier Platoon of the 2nd Dorsets involved in the defence of Festubert, France [2].
 

BRETT, Gerrard

Lieutenant (later Captain)
126498
No 12 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Brett was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during Operation Chariot at St Nazaire 27/28 March 1942. Wounded on board HMS Campbeltown and later prisoner of war [1][1a][2][2a][4a].

BRIDGER, Brian

Colour Sergeant
P051960H
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Colour Sergeant Brian Bridger was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2010.

BROWN, Stuart Anthony

Colour Sergeant
P044265X
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Colour Sergeant Stuart Brown was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette 57070, page 12068 published 30 September 2003.
 

BRYAN, Gerald Jackson

Captain Gerald Bryan 11 Commando
Captain
125189
No 11 Commando
No 9 Commando
Royal Engineers
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Gerald Jackson Bryan, RE, was awarded the Military Cross [1] for his gallantry during the battle of Litani

BURN, Michael Clive

Capt. Burn MC 2 Commando
Captain
74087
No 2 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Michael Burn, 6 troop, was awarded the Military Cross  for gallant and distinguished service during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was in charge of the commando contingent on board motor launch ML 192.

BURNS, Stephen

Acting Lance Corporal
P056221X
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Acting Lance Corporal Stephen Burns was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2008.
 
Source
London Gazette 58999, page 4082.
 

BURT, Hutchison

Hutchison Burt 4 Commando
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)
231543
No 4 Commando
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Hutchison Burt, 'E' Troop, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in Normandy [1].
  • 23 April 1942 commissioned 2/Lt. from the rank of Warrant Officer Class 11 (S. Gds) [2].

BURTON, John George

Second Lieutenant (Temporary Lieutenant)
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Temporary Lieutenant John Burton, Intelligence Officer, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army in Italy.
 
Sources
London Gazette 36676, page 4010.

BURTON, William John

Temporary Captain
63868
'Layforce'
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
York and Lancaster Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
28 March 1941, Geneifa, 'C' Company Commander, 'D' Bn., Layforce.
June 1941 Prisoner of war during operations at Crete. Awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East.
 
Sources

BUSWELL, Charles Norman

Lieutenant
228923
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Charles Buswell was commisioned into the Royal Artillery on 13 March 1942 [1]. After volunteering, he joined No. 3 Commando and took part in the invasion of Sicily on the 9th July 1943.

BUTLER, Brian Dear

Major
85295
No 3 Commando
East Surrey Regt
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major Brian Butler MC died at Chateau d'Amfreville during severe mortaring of their HQ. Son of Joseph and Ellen S. Butler; husband of Hannah W. Butler, of Wimbledon, Surrey. M.A. 
Five others also died. Lt T.N. Skelly and three others were wounded.

CALLF, Leslie Stuart

Major Leslie Callf MC
Major
138421
No 9 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Leslie Stuart Callf was appointed Lieutenant on 4 July 1940 [1].  Soon after he volunteered for the Commandos and was subsequently attached to No. 9 Commando.

CAMERON, Charles Peter

Major Charles Peter Cameron
Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
In 1982 Major Cameron was the Officer Commanding 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron. He was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations on the Falkland Islands [1][2].
Citation

CAMERON, Ralph Alverne Cyril

Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)(later Honorary Major)
99223
No 9 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Efficiency Medal
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Captain Ralph Cameron was awarded the Military Cross [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst in charge of 2 troops whose task was to destroy an enemy post near a demolished bridge West of the River Garigliano, Italy, on the night of 29/20 December 1943 duri

CANTRILL, Richard John

Brigadier
N029210Q
42 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Major Richard Cantrill, 42 Commando RM, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].
  • 30 June 2011 promoted Lieutenant Colonel, 42 Commando, RM [2].

CARNS, Alistair Scott

Colonel
N029561Y
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Alistair Carns RM was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan 1st October 2010 to 31st March 2011 [1]

CARR, Edward Lionel Knyvet Augustus

Captain Carr MC 4 Commando
Captain (later Lieutenant Colonel)
106677
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Captain (E.L.K.A.) Knyvet Carr, Heavy Weapons Troop, was awarded the M.C.[1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Flushing on the 1st November 1944 [2]. He remained in service with the Royal Artillery post war retiring with the r

CARR, Richard Philip

Captain
90121
No 11 Commando
Royal Artillery
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Richard Carr, 1 troop, was attached to the Commandos from the Royal Artillery. He was taken prisoner of war early in 1942 and, despite several escape attempts, remained in captivity for the remainder of the war. POW Camps Oflag 5 and Oflag 79.

CARTER, Robert Ponsonby

Lieutenant Colonel
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Robert Carter received a Mention in Despatches announced on 27 April 1951 for distinguished service in operations in Malaya [1]. 

CHANT, Stuart Whitemore

Stuart Chant 5 Commando
Lieutenant (later Honorary Lieutenant Colonel)
105159
No 5 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Private (Cadet) Chant, Artists Rifles TA, granted an emergency commission 22 October 1939 rank Second Lieutenant having attended 163rd O.C.T.U. [1]. 
  • October 1940 volunteered for the Army Commandos; attached to No.5 Commando [2].

CHRISTIE, Thomas John

Lieutenant
337687
Brigade Signals
Royal Corps of Signals
Military Cross (MC)
29 November 1944 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Royal Signals. Awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe during March 1945.
Recommendation

CHURCHILL, John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming (Lt Col)

Lieutenant Colonel
34657
No 2 Commando
No 3 Commando
No 5 Commando
Manchester Regiment
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Bar to the Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross (MC)

After a brief spell as 2i/c No 5 Commando, the then Major John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill (later affectionately known by some as Mad Jack) moved to 2i/c No 3 Commando. Wounded during Operation Archery at Vaagso 27 December 1941.

CLAPTON, John Francis

Lieutenant John Clapton 6 Commando
Lieutenant (later Captain)
258657
No 6 Commando
No 12 Commando
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant John Clapton was awarded the Military Cross [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on 28 January 1945 whilst leading a small Recce patrol at a wood near Linne [2].

COGGER, David John

Temporary Lieutenant
CH981
RM Engineer Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant David Cogger was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army in Normandy [1]. He was an Officer in the 1st RM Engineer Commando from August 1943 until at least July 1945 [2].

COLLINS, Peter Stratford

Lieutenant
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Peter Collins M.C., 'A' troop, died during operations against the German held island of Schouwen, Holland. He had been awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in the field.

COTTRELL, Matthew David

Marine
P063459E
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Matthew Cottrell was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field during the period 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017.
 
Source
London Gazette 62052, page 17278.

COULSON, Leonard Nickson

Captain Len Coulson 4 Commando
Captain (Temporary Major)
155037
No 4 Commando
Durham Light Infantry | Royal Pioneer Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Temporary Major Leonard Coulson from Jasmine, Newcastle, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Normandy on 6 June 1944 and the days following it [1][2][3].

COWAP, Dalton Hayton

Captain
180592
No 1 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Dalton Hayton 'George' Cowap MC, 4 Troop, was wounded during operations at Myebon in January, and reported as dangerously ill on the 19th January 1945 [1][1a][2].  

COWE, Michael

Regimental Sergeant Major (WO1)
P060082K
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal Michael Cowe was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
Citation

COX, Mark Andrew

Sergeant
P046832W
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant Mark Cox was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service serving with the United Kingdom component of the International Force for East Timor during the period 1st October 1999 to 31st March 2000 [1].

CREGAN, James Cyril Fraser

Captain
250992
41RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Captain James Cregan, R.A.M.C. attached to 41RM Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distainguished service at Normany on the 6th and 7th June 1944 [1][2]
Recommendation

D'ARCY, Edward John

Captain
173842
No 9 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Edward D'Arcy, Medical Officer, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations at Monte Faito Italy on 2/3 February 1944.
 
Sources
London Gazette 36586, page 3070.

DAVIDSON, Douglas Malcolm

Capt.D.M. Davidson MC
Captain
105288
No 1 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Douglas Davidson MC died of wounds sustained on the 14th March whilst leading a patrol and being engaged by the enemy. The location for the entry recorded in the War Diary shows Sidi es Siah.

DAVIES, Michael Alfred William

Acting Captain (later Major)
253496
No 9 Commando
Northamptonshire Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Michael Davies, Adjutant of No. 9 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross for his outstanding leadership and personal gallantry during the fierce fighting that took place in the Wadis at the Anzio beachhead on the 19th March 1944 [1][2].

DAY, Stanley Ambrose

Capt Stanley Day MC 2 Commando
Captain
70873
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Royal Corps of Signals
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Stanley Day, adjutant of No 2 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during Operation Chariot, the raid on St. Nazaire. He was one of Lt. Col. Newman's HQ party on board MGB 314 and was taken prisoner after the raid.

DELAP, Peter

Captain
133538
40RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Peter Delap, M.B. (R.A.M.C.), attached to 40RM Commando [1], was awarded the MC in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field [2].
 
Sources

DEXTER, John

Temporary Lieutenant, Acting Temporary Captain
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain John Dexter was awarded the MIlitary Cross for gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe.
Recomendation

DUNCAN, George Ian Alistair

Temporary Captain George Duncan MC and bar
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)
132481
No 11 Commando
SBS
Black Watch
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant George Duncan served No 11 Commando and Layforce before moving to the Special Boat Section as a Temporary Captain. He was awarded the Military Cross 

DUNN, Edwin

Temporary Lieutenant (Acting Temporary Captain)
PLY/1382
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Edwin Dunn was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.

DUNNE, Philip Russell Rendell

Temporary Captain
30978
No 3 Commando
No 8 Commando
2 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Royal Horse Guards
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Philip Dunne, Special Service Bde. HQ., was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during the Salerno Landings.
Recommendation
Salerno Bay 9-16 September 1943

EASTON, Norman Kidston

Captain (Temporary)
P/277394
46RM Commando
Highland Light Infantry
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Norman Easton, CMWTC, 1 Commando Bde. HQ, and 46RM Commando 'X' Troop [1], was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service [2].

EDMISTON, Gordon

Lt. Gordon Edmiston after 11 Commando
Gordon Edmiston 1986 Arran
Corporal (later Captain)
2886140
302399
No 11 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Royal Scots Greys
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Gordon Edmiston enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders joining them in Aberdeen on 16 May 1940. Volunteered for No.11 Commando in August 1940. Served with 8 Troop in operations in the Middle East as part of Layforce until their early disbandment after which he joined the Long Range Desert Group.

EMSLIE, Hamish Brian

Captain
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Hamish Emslie was awarded the Military Cross for distinguished service in operations in Malaya with 42 Commando RM [1][2].
Recommendation for MC:  
Perak, Malaya.  July 1950 to Nov. 1950.

EPHRAUMS, Michael Jarvis

Captain
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Michael Ephraums MC died during operations at Termoli, Italy. He had previously been awarded the M.C. [2] for gallant and distinguished service whilst commander of 'A' troop at the Pachino Peninsula on the 10th July 1943 [3].
 

ETCHES, William Whitson

Col Bill Etches OBE MC
Lieutenant (later Colonel)
112866
No 3 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant William Etches, a veteran of the Lofoten and Vaagso raids in Norway 1941 (he received a Mention in Despatches during the latter) [1],

EVANS, Humphrey Ap

Captain
232672
45RM Commando
1st Mountain Regiment, Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Humphrey Evans, Royal Artillery Forward Observation Officer attached to 45RM Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the River Rhine crossing on the 23/24 March 1945 [1][2].
 

FISHER, Daniel

Marine
P063328S
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Daniel Fisher was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.

FISHER, Daniel Alan

Lieutenant Colonel
P050960N
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant Daniel Fisher was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2007 [1].
10 January 2012 Lieutenant appointed to the trained strength after commission [2].

FISHER, Shane David

Sergeant
P05366P
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant Shane Fisher was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2009.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 59366, page 4834.
 

FLOWER, Richard Talbot

Temporary Captain
CH/1538
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Richard Flower was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren, Holland.

FLUNDER, Daniel John

Captain Daniel Flunder MC
Major
PO 515
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Daniel Flunder was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren [1][1a]. He became the Adjutant and Commander of  'A' Troop of 48 RM Commando [2].

FORD, Dennis

Captain (later Major)
124856
No 7 Commando
Black Watch
King's Own Royal Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Dennis Ford was commissioned Second Lieutenant on 9 March 1940 [1]. He served with No.7 Commando and later in the Far East [2][3][4]

FORFAR, John Oldroyd

Captain
227049
47RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Doctor John Forfar MB was commissioned into the R.A.M.C. on 21st February 1942. He was attached to the 10th Bn. Royal Marines and when it was disbanded in 1943 he became the Medical Officer for the newly designated 47RM Commando. He remained as such until the end of hostilities.

FOX-DAVIES, Harley Edmond Fitzroy

Captain (Acting Major)
39436
50ME Commando
52ME Commando
Durham Light Infantry
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Attached from the Durham Light Infantry to MI (R) Military Intelligence in July 1940 to assist with the setting up of Commando units in the Middle East.*
  • Second in Command of No.50 Middle East Commando July 1940*.

GARDNER, James Patrick

Captain (Local Major)
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant James Patrick Gardner, 'B' Troop, was awarded the Military Cross  for gallant and distinguished service with 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [1].

GIBBON, John Douglas

Captain
67147
46RM Commando
Border Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Captain John Gibbon was attached to 46RM Commando 'B' troop . He was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe [1]. 
Recommendation

GIBSON, Robert Roy

Lieutenant
155079
2 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Cheshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)

Lieutenant Robert Gibson, attached to Special Service troops, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Italy.

Sources
London Gazette 36327, page 256.
 

GOLDSTEIN, Isaac

Temporary Lieutenant
PO16
47RM Commando
South African United Defence Force
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Isaac Goldstein, S.A.U.D.F. attached to 'A' Troop, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army in Normandy [1].
Recommendation

GOURLAY, Basil Ian Spencer

Basil ian spencer Gourlay
General
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Captain Basil Gourlay was awarded the Military Cross whilst serving with 43RM Commando in WW2. 
 

GRAHAM, John Malise

Lieutenant Colonel
3015
Middle East Commando
Royal Scots Greys
Military Cross (MC)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Companion of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (CIE)

Lt. Col. John Malise Graham, MC,  is listed as the senior officer on a roll of Officers serving with Middle East Commando (1st S.S.

GRANT, Richard Henry

Captain
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Richard Grant, Officer Commanding 'A' troop, was awarded the Military Cross [1] for distinguished service in operations against terrorists in Cyprus during the period September 1955 and August 1956 [2].

GRIFFITHS, Patrick

Patrick Griffiths MC
Lieutenant (later Colonel)
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Patrick Griffiths was awarded the Military Cross for distinguished service with 45 Commando RM in Malaya during the period 1st August to 15th November, 1950 [1].
  • 1970 Lieutenant Colonel commanding 41 Commando RM [2].

HARDEY, Ronald Graham Kennell

Capt RGK Hardey MC
Captain
121641
No 6 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Highland Light Infantry
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Ronald Hardey, 2 troop, was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry and leadership during operations on D Day at Normandy. In 1945 he was serving at the Commando Basic Training Centre. 
 
Sources

HARRIS, Douglas Ewart

DouglasEwartHarrisMC
Private (later Lieutenant)
3968443 and 324910
No 1 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Military Cross (MC)
Douglas Ewart Harris served in the ranks of No. 1 Commando during operations in North Africa. He was selected for officer training and posted to the Officer Cadet Training Unit (O.C.T.U.).
21 July 1944 commissioned Second Lieutenant, South Wales Borderers [1].

HAUGE, Rolf

Captain
A-376
No 10 Commando
Norweigian Forces
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Rolf Hauge, 5 Troop (Norwegian) of  No.10 Inter Allied Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of his gallantry on 3rd November 1944 at Walcheren.
Recommendation

HAW, Christopher Edward

Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Christopher Haw was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003 [1].
  • 2022 Colonel and Commandant Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines [2].

HEAD, Charles Searle

Charles Head 3 Commando
Captain (later Honorary Major)
74290
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Acting Captain Charles Head was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on the night of 13/14 July 1943, after landing at Agnone and during the advance to Malati, Sicily.
Recommendation

HELLINGS, Peter William Craddock

Lieutenant General
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Military Cross (MC)
Deputy Lieutenant (DL)
Mentioned in Despatches
On the 6th September 1940 it was announced that Lieutenant Peter Hellings RM had been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for courage and devotion to duty during the withdrawals from Boulogne and Calais [1]

HENDERSON, John Patrick Leo

Lt Henderson 2 Commando
Major
117132
No 2 Commando
2 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Royal Engineers
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major John Henderson MC, 2 Special Service Brigade, died during operations in Italy [1].
 
On the 8th May 1940 he transferred from the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry to the Royal Engineers retaining his seniority as 2/Lieutenant. [2]

HERON, John Golding

Major John Heron 5 Commando
Major
66815
No 5 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Lieutenant John Heron, serving with 2 Dorsets as part of the British Expeditionary Force, was awarded the M.C., for his leadership and gallantry on the 27th May 1940 [1]. 
 
Citation

HEWETT, Alan

Corporal
P056210P
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal Hewett was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.

HOLDEN-WHITE, Harold Vere

Temporary Major
2013352
162512
SBS
Royal Sussex Regiment
Royal Engineers
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
16.05.1940 enlisted Sapper, Corps of Royal Engineers [1].
05.09.1940 transferred from Corps on posting to 163 O.C.T.U.[1].
21.12.1940 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Royal Sussex Regiment [2].

HOOK, Ross Sydney

Chaplain (later Bishop)
40RM Commando
43RM Commando
Military Cross (MC)
Reverend Ross Sydney Wood was awarded the Military Cross (periodic) [1][2] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service with 40RM Commando from April 1944 [3] and later wiith 43RM Commando [2].
Recommendation

HOOPER, Richard Henry

Capt Richard Hooper MC 2 Commando
Captain
70956
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Captain Richard Hooper joined No.2 Commando on 5 March 1941 [1]. Awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry on 16 August 1943 during operations at Scaletta Sicily, during which he was wounded [2][2a].
Recommendation

HOPSON, Donald Charles

Donald Charles Hopson
Major
87593
No 3 Commando
Lancashire Fusilers, Royal Armoured Corps
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Second Lieutenant Donald Hopson was commissioned into the Lancashire Fusiliers which later converted to an armoured unit of the Royal Armoured Corps. Served in No.3 Commando and 1 Commando Brigade in both Italy and NW Europe. Final rank in the Commandos was Major.

HOUGHTON, Joseph Blundell Johnson

Birth name: 
JOHNSON HOUGHTON, Joseph Blundell
Captain
130206
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Military Cross (MC)
Executed
Captain Joseph Houghton MC was executed whilst a Prisoner of War. He was one of the seven men of No. 2 Commando who were captured after Operation Musketoon, and executed under Hitler's Commando Execution Order, at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Berlin, 1942.

HUDSPITH, John Charles Dumoutier

Temporary Lieutenant, Acting Temporary Captain
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain John Hudspith was awarded the Military Cross for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty on 22/23 March 1944 during the attack on Jelsa, Hvar Island [1][1a]. Post war member of the Commando Association from Bramhope, Yorkshire [2].

JAMES, Clifford Vizetelly

Lieutenant (later Major)
174099
Brigade Signals
Royal Corps of Signals
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Clifford James, 2 Special Service Brigade Signals Officer, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations in Italy.
Recommendation
Salerno Bay 9-16 Sept. 1943.

JEZEPH, Nicholas

Acting Lance Corporal
30047486
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Acting Lance Corporal Nicholas Jezeph was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field in 2016.
 
Source
London Gazette 61908, page 8514.
 

JOLE, Leslie Hugh

Captain Leslie Jole MC
Captain
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Leslie Jole, Officer Commanding 'Y' Troop since September 1950,  was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period June 1951 to 31st December, 1951.

JONES, Hefin

Colour Sergeant
P048583J
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Colour Sergeant Hefin Jones, HQ Squadron, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10411 published 19 July 2007.

JONES, John Garner

Captain John Garner Jones MC
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)
92411
No 1 Commando
Welch Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain John Garner Jones was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Arakan, Burma [1]. He had served in the Commando since its formation [5].
Recommendation

JONES, Mkhuseli

Marine
P064011A
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Marine Mkhuseli Jones was awarded the M.C., in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008.

KEEP, Raymond Walter

Raymond Walter Keep 2 Commando
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)(Acting Major)
187000
No 2 Commando
West Yorkshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Raymond Keep joined No.2 Commando on 23 September 1942. He was appointed Adjutant on 23 September 1943 [1].

KIEFFER, Phillippe

Phillippe Kieffer
Capitaine de Corvette
13FN40
No 10 Commando
French Fusiliers Marins
Military Cross (MC)
Captain (Commandant) Phillippe Kieffer, Officer Commanding the French Detachment, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations in Normandy.
 
Recommendation

KING, Peter Frederick

Lieutenant
7536394 & 328163
No 4 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Peter King was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in NW Europe [1].
  • 3 July 1944 (Sergeant) (Acting TSM 'C' Troop) granted an Immediate Emergency Commission [2][2a].

KITHER, Harry Thomas

Lt Kither 9 Commando
Captain
96760
No 9 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Harry Kither MC, from Longcot Shrivenham near Swindon, died during operations at Lake Comacchio and the Argenta Gap. He had been awarded the Military Cross "in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy."
 
Sources

KNIGHT, James

Captain
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain James Knight RM, attached 1 Prince of Wales's Royal Regiment, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.

KNIGHTS, Terry Robert

Corporal
P051200Y
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal Terry Knights RM, attached  to 38 Engineer Regiment Group, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.
 
Sources

LANE, George

Lieutenant George Lane 10 Commando
Birth name: 
LANYI, Gyorgy
Lieutenant
285687
No 10 Commando
Pioneer Corps / The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Military Cross (MC)
George Lane, born Lanyi, a Hungarian national of the Jewish Faith had been a freelance journalist before the war and came to England in 1935 aged 20.

LANGLEY, David Lionel Scott

Lieutenant
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Deputy Lieutenant (DL)
Lieutenant David Langley, 40 Commando RM attached to 45 Commando RM, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Malaya [1][1a][b].
Recommendation
Perak, Malaya.

LANGLEY, Eric

Temporary Lieutenant, Acting Temporary Captain
42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Eric Langley was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service at Myebon, Burma [1][2].
Recommendation

LAPRAIK, John Neilson

Acting Captain (later Honorary Colonel)
132519
51ME Commando
SBS
SAS
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Acting Captain John Neilson Lapraik was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East [1].
Recommendation

LARCHER, George Louis Jean

Lieutenant (later Honorary Captain)
235098
No 1 Commando
Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant George Larcher, Recce Corps attached to No.1 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Burma [1][2].
Recommendation
Arakan 1945

LAYTON, Jason

Sergeant
P048374V
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant Jason Layton was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10411 published 19 July 2007.

LEAVER, Andrew

Warrant Officer 1
P051736R
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)
Sergeant Andrew Leaver, 45 Commando RM, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].

LEE, Jack William Raymond

Birth name: 
COURAUD, Raymond Jack William
Lieutenant
221062
General List
SAS
General List
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Jack Lee (born Raymond Jack William Couraud) was a French Liaison Officer attached to No.2 Commando specifically for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942.

LEE, John

Major John Lee 46 Commando
Major
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Major John Lee, MC, LLB, Second-in-Command, died during operations at Beuzeville, France. Originally buried in Beuzeville before being re-interred on 17 October 1945 at Ranville War Cemetery.

LEWIS, Ross

Marine
P060000N
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Ross Lewis was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2014.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 61284, page 12288.
 

LILLEY, Ernest Thomas

Guardsman (later RSM 21 SAS)
2660913
No 8 Commando
SAS
Coldstream Guards & South Staffordshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Sergeant Ernest Thomas Lilley was awarded the Military Medal serving with 'L' Detachment Special Air Service having left the Commando.
He had previously served in No. 8 Commando [2].
Recommendation

LISTER, Dudley Stuart

Dudley Stuart Lister MC
Lieutenant Colonel
No 10 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Colonel Dudley Lister MC, a veteran of World War One, was Commanding Officer of three different commando units in WW2. An international sportsman his forte was boxing.

LLOYD, Wayne Robert

Corporal
P049169S
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal Wayne Lloyd was awarded the Military Cross  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008.
 
Sources
London Gazette 58776, page 11242.

LOCKETT, Jeffrey Gordon

Lieutenant (later Temporary Major)
149534
No 4 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Royal Leicestershire Regiment, 7th Bn.
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Served as a Gunner in a TA Royal Artillery unit from 2 September 1939 until 31 May May 1940 when he began officer training in 162 OCTU [1]
21 September 1940 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Seaforths [2].

LONG, Donald Bayley

Donald Bayley Long 9 Commando
Lieutenant (later Colonel)
284561
No 9 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers & King's Own
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Knight of the Order of St John (KStJ)
Deputy Lieutenant (DL)
Lieutenant Donald Long was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations against the enemy held spit of land between Lake Comacchio, Italy, and the Adriatic [1][1A][Citation in Linked Content beow].

LONG, Frederic Hugh

Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)
65164
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Frederic Hugh Long was captured at Lentini, Sicily, on 14 July 1943. He was taken via Messina to Capua and then to Bolgna. He was associated with Captain R.H.

LONG, Michael

Michael Long MBE MC 9 Commando
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) (later Honorary Captain)
97967
No 9 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Temporary Captain Michael Long was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations to cross the Garigliano river on the night of 29/30 December 1943. This was known as Operation Partridge [1][2].

LOVAT, Lord

Birth name: 
FRASER, Simon Christopher Joseph
Brigadier
44718
No 4 Commando
Lovat Scouts
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Deputy Lieutenant (DL)
Justice of the Peace (JP)
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.

LUNN, Eric John Alfred

Captain Eric Lunn SBS
Captain (later Major)
198819
SBS
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Eric Lunn was awarded the Military Cross twice and also received a Mention in Despatches for his gallantry during operations with 2 Special Boat Section [1][2][3].

LYNCH, Paul Patrick

Brigadier
N029201P
40 Cdo. RM
30 Commando IX Group
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Paul Lynch, 40 Commando RM, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.
  • 30 June 2011 (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) promoted Lieutenant Colonel.

MACCALLUM, Laurence Eric

Maj Laurnece MacCallum MC 2 Commando
Captain (later Honorary Major)
129561
No 2 Commando
Manchester Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Lieutenant Lawrence MacCallum joined No.2 Commando 15 December 1943 [1]. On 28/29 July 1944 Captain MacCallum was commanding 2 troop during operations in Albania. Awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service [2].

MACKAY, Peter Lewis

Captain
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Peter Mackay died in Malaya. He was awarded the M.C.,[1] for gallant and distinguished service during an action in which he was shot in the head at Perak Malaya on the 1st May 1951[2].

MACKENZIE, Roderick Gimson

Captain
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Leicester City Police
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Roderick Mackenzie MC,  'X' troop, died in hospital in Belgium from wounds caused by enemy mortar fire during operations at Walcheren. Son of John Ross Mackenzie, and of Elizabeth Mackenzie (nee Gimson); nephew of Alice M. Gimson, of Leicester.

MANSELL, William Bradbury

Lieutenant (later Colonel)
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant William Mansell was awarded the M.C., for distinguished service in operations in Malaya during the period 10th June  to 4th September, 1950 [1].
 

MARSH, Leslie George

Leslie George Marsh MC RM
Captain (later Brigadier)
40RM Commando
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Leslie Marsh, a veteran of service with 40RM Commando in WW2, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service on 29 November 1950 in the Korean War during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. He was wounded during this operation.

McCRACKEN, William Andrew

Captain William McCracken 29 Commando
Captain
501653
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Citation: "Captain William McCracken, 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, was in command of an Artillery and Naval Gunfire Forward Observation Party grouped with B Company 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment during the period 13th-14th June 1982.

MCGONIGAL, Ambrose Joseph

Ambrose McGonigal MC
Lieutenant (later Honorary Major)
113419
No 12 Commando
SBS
Royal Ulster Rifles
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Ambrose McGonigal was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during a raid on the enemy held island of Sark on the night of the 27th December 1943.

MCMENAMIN, James Hugh

Lieutenant
UDF/84394V
No 2 Commando
Transvaal Scottish South African Forces
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant James McMenamin was awarded the Military Cross (periodic) for his gallant and distinguished service over a period of 16 months with No. 2 Commando until the end of the war encompassing many of their operations on the Dalmatian Islands, Albania, and Italy.
 

MENDAY, Ronald Philip

Captain Ronald Menday 4 Commando
Ronald Philip Menday
Major (later lieutenant Colonel)
132150
No 4 Commando
Highland Light Infantry
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Ronald Menday was second in command of No.4 Commando at Normandy on 'D' Day. Took command for a short period after Lt. Col. Dawson [more...] was wounded [1]

MILLER, Andrew Peter

Sergeant
P048526D
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant Andrew Miller, HQ Squadron, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette 58396, page 10411 published 19 July 2007.

MILLER, Derek Elton

Lieutenant (later Major)
2993197
326933
No 6 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Lieutenant Derek Miller was commisioned from the ranks 12 August 1944 [1].
11 April 1945 awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service [2].
Recommendation

MILLS-ROBERTS, Derek

Brigadier
69334
No 4 Commando
No 6 Commando
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Irish Guards
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Bar to the Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches

Born in 1908; educated at Liverpool College and Oxford University; worked for his father's firm of solicitors, 1935; joined Supplementary Reserve of Officers, Irish Guards, 1936; joined 1 Bn, Irish Guards, 1939-1942, and served in Norway; transferred to special services No 4 Commando, 1942; took

MONTGOMERY, David Albert

Sergeant
P047665F
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant David Montgomery, HQ Squadron, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette 58396, page 10411 published 19 July 2007.

MOORE, John Jeremy

John Jeremy Moore
Major General
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Major General John Jeremy Moore served as the commander of the British land forces during the Falklands War in 1982.

MORE, George Robert Melville Harvey

George More 11 Commando
Temporary Captain (later Colonel)
85558
No 11 Commando
Royal Engineers
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Temporary Captain George More was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during Operation Exporter at Litani River on 9/10 June 1941 [1][1a].
  • January 1944 operating with the SOE in Serbia's Kopaonik Mountains [2].

MORGAN, Timothy Dennis

 Lt Col. Timothy Morgan © IWM (MH 30869
Lieutenant (later Lieutenant Colonel)
40RM Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Temporary Lieutenant Timothy Morgan, 40RM Commando, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services whilst leading a patrol at Pizzo, Italy, near Vibo Valentia, in September 1943 [1].

MORRIS, Christopher

Acting Colour Sergeant
P053421B
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Acting Colour Sergeant Christopher Morris was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field during the period 1

MORRIS, William

Warrant Officer Class One
7878047
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Regimental Sergeant Major No.4 Commando since formation. Mentioned in Despatches for distinguished service during the Lofotens Raid (Operation Claymore). Awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe.

NEALE, Peter Walter James

Captain Peter Neale
Captain (Acting Temporary Lieutenant Colonel)
RM Engineer Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) Peter Neale RM, 1st RM Engineer Commando attached to 1 Commando Brigade [1][3], was awarded the Military Cross for bravery and great devotion to duty whilst operating with the allied army in North West Europe [2].

NEWBY, George Eric

Lieutenant
153984
SBS
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant George Eric Newby, 'M' Section of the  Special Boat Section, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field [1][2][3]. He had previously served in 1 Special Service Regiment.

NIXON, John Francis

Lt John Nixon MC 3 Commando
Lieutenant (later Captain)
170433
No 3 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant John Nixon was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy. [1]

NOBLE, Ralph William

Ralph_William Noble 5 Commando
Ralph Noble 5 Commando
Lieutenant (later Captain)
265916
No 5 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Durham Light Infantry
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Ralph William Noble was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Burma.
Recommendation
Arakan

NORRIS, Paul Andrew

Lieutenant Colonel
P052669T
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Sergeant Paul Norris received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished service at sea during the period 11 to 25 May 2007 [1].

NUNNS, Malcolm Reeve

Malcolm Nunns 43 Commando
Temporary Lieutenant, Acting Temporary Captain
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Malcolm Nunns, 'B' troop Commander, was awarded the Military Cross  for gallant and distinguished service displayed in the Italian campaign when taking part in the operations in April, 1945, north of the Reno and west of Argenta.

O'BRIEN, Albert Peter

Lieutenant
47RM Commando
44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Lieutenant Albert Peter O'Brien, 47RM Commando, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in operations in North-West Europe in July 1944 [1].
Recommendation

O'BRIEN, John Patrick Joseph

Temporary Lieutenant (Acting Temporary Captain)
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Captain John O'Brien was awarded the Military Cross for courage, leadership and resource in operations which led to the crossing of the Garigliano River in the face of determined opposition, from the enemy.

OSMOND, Charles Geoffrey

Charles Geoffrey Osmond 3 Commando
Captain
138465
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Efficiency Medal
Captain Charles Geoffrey Osmond was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations on 19 August 1942 at Dieppe, France, during which he was severely wounded and taken prisoner of war.

OVENS, Patrick John

Lt PJ Ovens
Major General
46RM Commando
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Commando Basic Training Centre
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
  • 1945, Lieutenant, Commando Basic Training Centre (CBTC). Pictured in a photo entitled "CBTC - Officers Mess - 1945."
  • 1945, posted to 46RM Commando shortly before it was disbanded.

PARKINSON-CUMINE, Ralph Nicholas

Capt Ralph Parkinson-Cumine RM
Captain
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Captain Ralph Parkinson-Cumine MC, 'B' troop, was reported missing presumed killed during operations in Korea. His Commando were engaged in operations with US Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B.

PARSONS, George Alexander

Captain
162020
No 2 Commando
Somerset Light Infantry
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant George Parsons joined No.2 Commando on 16 July 1943 and was posted to 2 Troop. He was awarded the Military Cross during operations at Salerno, Italy. On 9 October 1944 Captain George Parsons MC commanding 3 Troop was killed in action during operations at Sarande, Albania.

PARSONS, John Farleigh

Captain (later Colonel)
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Acting Captain John Parsons, 41RM Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during operations at Salerno, Italy, on the 17th September 1943 [1].
Recommendation

PEEBLES, John Alan Laing

Captain
74660
No 5 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Captain John Peebles MC was mortally wounded by a premature explosion of a No.68 grenade on a field firing exercise at Cheverton Down, nr Ventnor on the Isle of Wight.

PETERS, David Robert

Maj David Peters MC and bar 2 Commando
Major
124427
No 2 Commando
Royal Tank Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Trooper David Robert Peters, a Cadet from the 102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit, was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on the 9th March 1940 [1].
  • Attached to No 2 Commando from at least January 1943 [2].

PILKINGTON, Mark Leslie

Mark Leslie Pilkington
Captain
76537
Middle East Commando
Life Guards
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service between April and November 1941 in Ethiopia whilst a Lieutenant with the Household Cavalry Regiment attached East African Command.

POLLARD, Gordon

Maj Gordon Pollard MC MM
Major
1480560 / 288876
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
The then Sergeant Gordon Pollard, RA,  was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East (Egypt and Libya) during the period May, 1942 to October, 1942.
 

POLLITT, Charles Jordan Bellingham

Lt Colonel Charles Pollitt
Lieutenant Colonel
37725
No 1 Commando
No 5 Commando
No 10 Independent Company
Border Regiment
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Charles Pollitt, then a Captain, embarked with No 10 Independent Company on their deployment to Freetown in April 1940.  At the end of the year after No 10 Independent Company was disbanded he volunteered for and was posted to the Holding and Training Wing at what was then STC Achnacarry.

PRESTON, Martin Luther

Temporary Captain
43RM Commando
South African Union Defence Force
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Martin Preston, S.A.U.D.F attached to 43RM Commando 'A' troop, was awarded the Military Cross for outstanding courage, determination, and devotion to duty in operations during the campaign in Italy.

PRITCHARD, William Henry

Captain William Pritchard RE
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)
76488
Special Service Brigade
No 2 Commando
Royal Engineers
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain William Pritchard MC was reported missing 28 March 1942 after the St. Nazaire raid (Operation Chariot), later confirmed killed in action. He embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 457.

PURDON, Corran William Brooke

Corran Purdon 12 Commando
Lieutenant (later Major General)
112917
No 12 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Colonial Police Medal
Lieutenant Corran Purdon volunteered for the Commandos whilst serving as a young officer with the Royal Ulster Rifles, and was attached to No.12 Commando. He took part in raids on Norway and St Nazaire.

RAE, Colin George Champion

Colin Rae 3 Commando
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)(later Major)
145561
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Efficiency Medal
Captain Colin Rae was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the advance to capture the Essel Bridgehead.
Recommendation

REYNOLDS, John Deane

John Deane Reynolds 3 Commando
Lieutenant (later Colonel)
240286
No 3 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
 John Deane Reynolds was commissioned Second Lieutenant on 25 July 1942 [1] having previously served in the ranks with No.3 Commando [2].

RILEY, Harold George

Temporary Lieutenant
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Harold Riley, 'B' Troop, was awarded the Military Cross for courage and great devotion to duty whilst serving with the Army in North-West Europe.

ROBINSON, Douglas Arthur

Captain
179957
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) Douglas Arthur Robinson was awarded the Military Cross [1], in recognition of gallant and distinguished services on 26 February 1943 at

ROBINSON, Harry Thomas

Acting Lance Corporal
30042852
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Marine (Acting Lance Corporal) Harry Robinson, Royal Marines Medical Assistant, 40 Commando Royal Marines, was awarded the Military Cross for his courageous and life-saving actions following an attack on his Troop by a rogue member of the Afghan National Army, during the period 1 October 2012 to

RODERICK, John Morgan

Lieut. John Roderick MC, No 2 Commando
Lieutenant
94409
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.

ROMAN, Pierre

Lieutenant
39508
No 10 Commando
Knight Commander Royal Victorian Order (KCVO)
Military Cross (MC)

Lieutenant Pierre Roman, 4 (Belgian) Troop of No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando , was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service on 5 November 1944 during operations near Domburg on Walcheren Island, Holland.

RUSSELL, Douglas Alexander

Douglas Russell MC 6 Commando
Lieutenant
112957
No 6 Commando
North Staffordshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Second Lieutenant Douglas Russell was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant conduct in action with the enemy. He was serving with with the North Staffordshire Regiment as part of the British Expeditionary Force in Belgium in 1940 [1][1a].

RUXTON, Anthony Fane

Captain
95530
No 3 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles 2nd Bn
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Captain Anthony Ruxton, M.C., died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). Son of Charles Harcourt Vernon Ruxton and of Phyllis Maitland Ruxton (nee Wood), of Waterrow, Somerset.

SELWYN, John Jasper

Captain (later Major)
75243
No 3 Commando
I3th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) R.A.C.
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant (Acting Captain) John Selwyn was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe. [1].  

SHAW, David Mackenzie

Lt Col Shaw OC No 5 Commando
Lieutenant Colonel
44209
No 5 Commando
Royal Inniskillings Fusiliers
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Commanding Officer No 5 Commando when they sailed to India in November 1943 until the 12th September 1944 when he relinquished his command to Lt Col Pollitt and rejoined his Regiment, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
 

SHEDDEN, Richard Graham

Captain
160488
No 5 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
In 1942 the then Lieutenant Richard Shedden was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during operations in Madagascar.
 
Sources
London Gazette 35740, page 4431.

SMALE, Kenneth William Ridley

Lieutenant
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Kenneth Smale was awarded the Military Cross for bravery, endurance and inspiring devotion to duty whilst serving in Commando operations in the raid on Dieppe, 19th August, 1942, after which he was a prisoner of war in Germany, August 1942—May 1945.
 

SMILEY, David de Crespigny

Captain (later Colonel)
P/69082
52ME Commando
'Layforce'
Royal Horse Guards
Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Bar to the Military Cross
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
  • 28.03.1941, Captain, 52 Middle East Commando, appointed to 'D' Company of 'D' Bn., Layforce at Geneifa [1][1a][1b].
  • 1941, Temporary Captain, Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in the Middle East [2].

SMITH, Ernest Leigh

Major
75015
Special Service Brigade
South Wales Borderers
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Ernest Leigh Smith, HQ Special Service Group, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during a reconnaissance along the North coast of France on 15/16 May 1944 (Tarbrush) gathering vital intelligence in preparation for D Day.  

SMITH, Hugh Norman

Captain
263714
45RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Hugh Smith, R.A.M.C., attached to 45RM Commando, was awarded the M.C. [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during operations at the Merville, Normandy, on the 7th June 1944, and later at Breville on the 12th June 1944 [2]

STEVENS, Terence Morton Patrick

Acting Captain (later Lieutenant Colonel)
41RM Commando
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Acting Captain Terence Morton Patrick Stevens, 41RM Commando,  was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy. [1]
Recommendation 

STEWART, David James

Colonel
45 Cdo. RM
CTCRM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant David Stewart was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands [1].
Citation

STILWELL, Michael William

Captain Stilwell MC 2 Commando
Lieutenant Michael Stillwell MC
Captain (later Honorary Major)
149313
No 2 Commando
Coldstream Guards
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Stilwell, No.2 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry during operations at Spilje, Albania.
Recommendation
Spilje Albania, July 28/29, 1944. Operation Healing 11.

STRATFORD, Henry Ernest

Temporary Lieutenant, Acting Temporary Captain
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Henry Stratford, 'X' Troop, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations at the Pachino Peninsula, Sicily, on 10 July 1943.
 
Sources
London Gazette 36229, page 4812.

STURGIS, John Russell

Lieutenant (Acting Captain) later Major
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Captain John Sturgis, 'B' Troop, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of bravery, skill and devotion to duty whilst serving with the Allied Forces during the campaign in the Low Countries, over a period from January to April, 1945 [1].

SYKES, Dean Charles

Sergeant
P051224Y
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Sergeant Dean Sykes was awarded the M.C., in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008.

SYRAD, Stuart Lawrence

Major
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Stuart Syrad was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service on 6 November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt [1][2].

TASKER, Peter Hugh

Captain Peter Tasker MC
Captain
231980
No 6 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Peter Tasker, R.A.M.C. attached to No 6 Commando, was awarded the M.C. , in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Normandy [1].
 
Citation

TATE, Alan

Temporary Lieutenant
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Alan Tate was awarded the Military Cross [1] for courage and great devotion to duty during operations at Bell Isle, Osen, on the River Maas near Roermond. [2].
Recommendation

TAYLOR, Graham Cecil Gordon

Temporary Captain
74627
50ME Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Graham Taylor was reported missing presumed killed in action during operations in Crete. He has no known grave. Son of Colonel H. W. Taylor, O.B.E., and Mrs. E. M. Taylor, of St. Minver, Cornwall.

THOMAS, Gareth

Marine
P059345A
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Gareth Thomas was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.
 
Sources
London Gazette 57100, page 4.

THOMAS, Thomas

Lt. DC 'Tommy' Thomas MC
Lieutenant
45RM Commando
South African Union Defence Force
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Thomas Thomas was seconded to the Royal Marines from the South Africa Union Defence Force.

THOMPSON, John Edwin

Captain (later Lieutenant Colonel)
138288
No 6 Commando
No 4 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Military Cross (MC)
Volunteer Reserve Decoration (VRD)
Captain John Thompson, No.6 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished servce during operations in Normandy on 7 June 1944. He was in command of a force of three Troops that launched an attack against an enemy strongpoint at Amfreville.

TOMLINSON, Matthew Robert

Warrant Officer Class 2
P049020H
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Military Cross (MC)
Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)
Acting Colour Sergeant Matthew Tomlinson RM was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Iraq during an attachment to the 3rd Light Armoured Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, United States Marine Corps, in 2005.

TOWNSEND, Eric

Captain Eric Townsend MD MC
Captain
107206
Middle East Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Eric Townsend M.D. R.A.M.C. attached to the Middle East Commando was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations in Egypt [1].

VOURCH, Guy

Lt. Guy Vourch
Captain
52822
No 10 Commando
No 4 Commando
Free French Forces
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Guy Vourch, No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando (French) attached No.4 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe.
Recommendation

WAKELING, James Dennis

James Wakeling 43 and 40 Commando
Acting Temporary Major
40RM Commando
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Major James Wakeling, 40RM Commando, was awarded the Military Cross for great courage and exemplary behaviour whilst carrying out commando operations under heavy enemy fire off the Yugoslavian coast [1][2].
Recommendation

WALDIE, Robert Gibson

Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)
126151
No 3 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Robert Waldie, 2 troop, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in 1943 at Termoli, Italy.
Recommendation

WALL, Patrick Henry Bligh

Captain (Acting Major)
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Reserve Decoration (RD)
Legion of Merit (USA)
Acting Major Patrick Wall was awarded the Military Cross [1] for bravery and great devotion to duty on 20/21st April 1945 whilst second in command of No.48 RM Commando and leading a patrol across the River Maas in the Biesbosch area of the Netherlands [2].

WAND-TETLEY, Peter Michael

Lieutenant (later Captain)
6463867
143484
No 7 Commando
Middle East Commando
Wiltshire Regiment
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
19 October 1939 attested into the Honorable Artillery Company [1].
26 April 1940 to 168th Infantry O.C.T.U. [1].
17 August 1940 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Wiltshire Regiment [1][2].

WARDLE, Arthur

Arthur Wardle MC
Acting Captain
3659845 & 288231
No 2 Commando
No 3 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant Arthur Wardle, 4 Troop No.2 Commando, was one of the Commando contingent on Motor Launch ML 443 during the St Nazaire raid, March 1942 (Operation Chariot). Evacuated back to the the UK after the raid [1][2].

WATSON, William Humphreys

2nd Lieut Bill Watson MC 2 Commando
Lieutenant
189409
No 2 Commando
The Black Watch
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Efficiency Medal
Bill 'Tiger' Watson was commissioned Second Lieutenant on 21 May 1941. Volunteered for the Commandos and attached No.2 Commando 1 Troop. Awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during the raid at St. Nazaire [1][2][3]. ​

WATTS, Peter Raymond

Corporal
P046870J
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal Peter Watts was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.
 
Sources
London Gazette 57100, page 4.

WEBB, Gordon Geoffrey Henry

Capt Gordon Webb MC 4 Commando
Captain
927568 & 126230
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Gordon Webb was called up for military service as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery on the 9th September 1939. However in 1936 at Trinity College he had completed the requirements  necessary for the Officers Training Corps and was therefore eligible for consideration for a commissi

WEBB, Michael Hinton

Captain (later Honorary Major)
242138
419010
No 2 Commando
South African Union Defence Force
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Captain Michael Webb, M.C., No.2 Commando, was awarded a Bar to his Military Cross for gallantry during operations at Spilje, Albania (Operation Healing 2) [1][1a].
Recommendation [1a].

WESTLEY, Eric Roy

Captain
229030
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery and South Staffordshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Captain Eric Roy Westley was in command of 3 troop during the attack on Le Plein, Normandy, where he was wounded in the hand, but rejoined the troop immediately after medical treatment in the field.

WESTON, John Culpeper

Major
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain John Weston was awarded the Military Cross for distinguished service in support of operations in East and West Malaysia during the period 24th June 1965 to 23rd December 1965.
Recommendation

WHITFIELD, Guy Faulkener

Lieut Guy Whitfield MC 2 Commando
Captain
143475
No 2 Commando
King's Shropshire LI and Reconnaissance Corps
Military Cross (MC)
17.08.1940 commissioned into the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry [1].
10.02.1942 transferred to the Reconnaissance Corps [2].
28.08.1942 attached to No 2 Commando [3].

WILKINSON, Anthony Douglas

Temporary Lieutenant (Acting Temporary Captain)
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Anthony Wilkinson was awarded the Military Cross for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty in Italy on 13 September 1943 [1][2]

WILLASEY-WILSEY, Anthony Patrick

Major General
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
During WW2 Acting Captain Anthony Willasey-Wilsey served on ships before being posted to Commando service [1][1a][1b][1c] .
Service at Sea in WW2 
HMS Rodney (present at the Bismarck action)
HMS Howe
HMS Furious

WILLS, Richard Lloyd Joseph

Captain
129346
No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Richard Wills was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations at Dieppe 19 August 1942 during which he was shot in the neck and became a prisoner of war [1][1a][2]. There is an additional reference to this in our entry for Gunner Hub

WILTON, Hugo

Acting Corporal
P061546S
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Acting Corporal Hugo Wilton was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during the period 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017.
 
Sources

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