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ADDERTON, Victor

Victor Adderton MM 3 Commando
Private
4974035
No 3 Commando
Small Scale Raiding Force (62 Commando)
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Victor Adderton enlisted on 13 May 1935. During WW2 he volunteered for the Commandos. Private Adderton, No.3 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the combined attack on Dieppe [1][1a][2].

AIRD, William

Private
3194769
No 1 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Military Medal (MM)
Private William Aird, 5 Troop, was wounded during operations in Burma and subsequently awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service [1][2][3].
Recommendation

ALDIS, Alec George

Lieutenant
PO/X 1477
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Alec Aldis MM, Signals Officer, 'Y' Troop, died during operations at Normandy on 6 June 1944. Son of Edith Nivette Aldis, of Lowestoft, Suffolk.

ALLEN, Edward Patrick

Edward Allen MM 1 Commando
Private
14627308
No 1 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Military Medal (MM)
Private Edward Allen, from Swansea, was wounded during operations in Burma, and later awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service [1][2][3].
Recommendation

ALLENDER, James

Sgt James Allender MM and bar 6 Commando
Sergeant
4614105
No 6 Commando
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Sergeant James Allender, 101 Troop, was awarded a bar to his Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service on 26 February 1943 during the Battle of Steamroller Farm at El Aroussa, Tunisia [1].
Recommendation

ALMONDS, John Edward

Sergeant (later Second Lieutenant )
2655648
No 8 Commando
SAS
Coldstream Guards
Bristol City Police
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
John Almonds, a Reservist of the Coldstream Guards, joined the Bristol Police Force in 1936. In December 1939 he was a Police Constable, married, and residing at 15 York Street, Bristol, when re-called to his Regiment [1][1a].

AMESBURY, Alfred Edmund

Corporal
4536995
No 2 Commando
44th Reconnaisance Regiment
Military Medal (MM)

Alfred Amesbury, formerly No.2 Commando 3 Troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy serving with the Reconnaisance Regiment having left the Commando.

ANCHOR, John Robert

Guardsman (Acting Corporal)
2616491
No 2 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal John Anchor, 6 Troop, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service at Spilje, Albania. Post war Police Officer in Chelmsford, Essex, and member of the Commando Association.
Recommendation

ANDREWS, Albert Mailly

Rifleman
6916421
No 2 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Military Medal (MM)
Rifleman Albert Andrews was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service. He was one of the Commando contingent that took part in operations from HM Submarine Triumph against the Palermo and Messina railway on the 29/30 August 1941.

APPLEYARD, Frank

Lance Corporal
PLY/X 106192
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Frank Appleyard MM died during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Charles and Bessie Appleyard, of Shaw, Lancashire.
July 1943 (Marine) (7th Bn. Royal Marines) awarded the Military Medal.
​Recommendation

AUBERTIN, Jack Stanley

Jack Aubertin 45 Commando
Sergeant
PO.X.2916
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Jack Aubertin from Coventry was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in Malaya during the period 1st July to 31st December, 1951 [1][2].

AYLETT, Basil McGonigle

Basil Aylett MM 45RM Commando
Troop Sergeant Major
CH/X1409
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Basil Aylett from Hanwell, West London, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in operations with 40RM Commando at Termoli, Italy [1][1a][1b].
Recommendation
Termoli 3rd October 1943

BAINES, James

Regimental Sergeant Major
PLY/X 920
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Bronze Star Medal (USA)

1 January 1949, Acting Staff Sergeant, awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) [1].

BALOCHE, Francois

Sergeant
4900FN40
No 10 Commando
French Fusiliers Marins
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant François Baloche, 1st Battalion Fusiliers Marins attached to No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack at Dieppe.
 
Sources

BANKS, Ronald Douglas

Ronald Banks, Commando Group
Private
6351872 & 373245
No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Private Ronald Banks, attached to Commando Group, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field [1]. 

BARKER, Alfred

Corporal (Acting Sergeant)
PO/X4213
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Alfred Barker was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service on 29 February 1952 during operations at Rawang, which is located in Selangor, Malaya.
 
Sources
London Gazette 39584, page 3523.

BARNES, Ernest

Bombardier Ernest Tag Barnes
Tag Barnes 1 Commando
Acting Bombardier (later Sergeant)
4748087
No 1 Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment / Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)
Bombardier Ernest Barnes was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma [1].
Recommendation

BARNES, George

George Barnes MM Special Boat Section
Company Sergeant Major (later Lieutenant)
2617252
No 8 Commando
SBS
Grenadier Guards
King's Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Sergeant George Barnes was selected for the new Folbot Troop commanded by Captain Roger Courtney which would later become No.1 Special Boat Section.

BARR, Edward

Corporal
3325427
No 11 Commando
SBS
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Edward Barr was attached to No.11 Commando until joining No.1 Special Boat Section in the Middle East. He was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East on 9/10 June 1942 [1][2][3].

BARTON, Harold

Lance Sergeant
3533801
No 9 Commando
Manchester Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Harold Barton was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at Anzio, Italy, on 19th March 1944 [1][2][see linked content below].
Recommendation

BEATTIE, James Simpson

James Beattie 1 Commando
Corporal (later Second Lieutenant)
14241854 and 314128
No 1 Commando
Royal Scots
Edinburgh City Police
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Medal (MM)
Queen's Police Medal (QPM)
Corporal James Beattie was awarded the Military Medal in 1943 in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa [1].
Recommendation [1a]

BEAVEN, Harwood Frederick George

TSM Harwood Beaven MM 45RM Commando
Troop Sergeant Major
PLY/X 458
40RM Commando
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Croix de Guerre (France)
Troop Sergeant Major Harwood Beaven was awarded the Military Medal for bravery and great devotion to duty whilst operating with the Allied Armies in North-West Europe.
  • ​1946/47 serving in a Commando Training team attached to the French Commando School in Algiers*.

BENNETT, Henry

Acting Temporary Company Sergeant Major
CH/X 512
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Acting Company Sergeant Major Henry Bennett was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe whilst serving with 45RM Commando [1][2].

BENNETT, Robert

Lance Sergeant (later Warrant Officer 1)
2617533
22528123
No 8 Commando
SAS
Grenadier Guards
Military Medal (MM)
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Lance Sergeant Robert Bennett joined 'L' Detachment, S.A.S. Brigade on the disbandment of No.8 Commando. He was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the December 1941 S.A.S. raid on Tamet areodrome.

BERRISFORD, Peter John

Peter John Berrisford MM 6 Commando
Sergeant (later Lieutenant)
910524
323834
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Border Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Peter Berrisford was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at Djebel El Azzag (Green Hill), North Africa [1]
Recommendation

BEVAN, George Reginald

Marine
CH/X105473
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine George Reginald Bevan was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe.
Account By Lieutenant H.G. Loe regarding Marine Bevan

BLACK, James William

Acting Temporary Troop Sergeant Major
PLY/X 102166
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Troop Sergeant Major James Black was awarded the Military Medal for 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][2].

BOLDEN, Stanley

Stanley Bolden 12 Commando
Lance Corporal
3316568
No 12 Commando
SAS
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Stanley Bolden, No.12 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field [1][2].

BOSTOCK, Thomas

Acting Corporal
3659812
No 9 Commando
South Lancashire Regt (Prince of Wales Volunteers)
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Thomas Bostock, 5 Troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on the 2nd February 1944 at Monte Faith, Italy. The following month on the 3rd March 1944 he was wounded during operations at Anzio.

BRADLEY, Richard

LSgt Richard Bradley MM 2 Commando
Lance Sergeant
5344190
No 2 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Richard Bradley, 1 troop,  was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in the field relating to his successful escape in October 1943 after being wounded and captured during the raid at St Nazaire in March 1942.

BRADSHAW, Leslie Charles

Marine Les Bradshaw
Marine
PLY/X105411
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine Leslie Bradshaw, 10 Platoon, 'X' Coy, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe. He later served in 30 Commando.
Recommendation

BRAMBLE, George

Marine
CH/X 114854
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine George Bramble, 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines, from Norwich, was awarded the Military Medal 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 [1][3].

BREEN, Terence Edward

Marine
CHX105010
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine Terence Breen was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe on 19 August 1942 [1][2].  
Recommendation

BREMNER, George

Sergeant
2880295
No 8 Commando
SBS
London Scottish The Gordon Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant George Bremner,having left the Commando and joined the S.B.S., was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East [1].
Recommendation

BRODISON, Samuel James

Sam Brodison
CSM Samuel Brodison MM 12 Commnando
Company Sergeant Major (later RSM)
6977705
No 10 Commando
No 12 Commando
Small Scale Raiding Force (62 Commando)
Royal Irish Fusiliers
Military Medal (MM)
Company Sergeant Major Samuel Brodison was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service carrying out beach obstacle reconnaissance in France during May 1944 [1][2].
Recommendation

BROUGH, William Gordon

Lance Sergeant
2695138
No 8 Commando
SAS
Scots Guards 2nd Bn
Army Air Corps
Cheshire Constabulary
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant William Brough, formerly No.8 Commando before joining 'L' Detachment SAS Brigade in August 1941, was awarded the Military Medal whilst serving with the SAS in recognition of gallant and distinguished service.

BROWN, Albert

Acting Temporary Sergeant
PO/X 4113
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Albert Brown was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy. 
Recommendation

BROWN, James

Private
2988948
No 5 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)
Private James Brown was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in the field relating to his successful escape in October 1943 after being captured during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. 

BROWN, Robert Hall

Lance Sergeant
2879761
No 2 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Robert Brown, No 2 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service. He was one of the Commando contingent that took part in operations from HMS Triumph against the Palermo and Messina railway on the 29/30 August 1941.

BROWNFIELD, John Edward

Acting Temporary Sergeant
CH/X 907
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant John Brownfield was awarded the Military Medal for 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.
Recommendation

BURFORD, Norman Alan

Corporal
5571232
No 7 Commando
Royal Engineers
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Norman Burford was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field [1]. This occurred during No.7 Commando's rearguard action on Crete.

BURTON, Francis Gerard

Marine
PLY/X105925
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine Francis Burton was awarded the Military Medal for courage and great devotion to duty whilst serving with the Army in North West Europe.
Recommendation
23 JAN 45 - VLOOT BEEK

BUTLER, Ronald Herbert

Ronald Butler 2 Commando
Lance Sergeant
5774300
No 1 Commando
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Ronald Butler was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during Operation Chariot, the raid on St. Nazaire. He was one of the Commando contingent on board HMS Campbeltown and was a prisoner of war after the raid.

BUTTERY, George Desmond

Marine (later Quartermaster Sergeant)
PO/X 4096
46RM Commando
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Quartermaster Sergeant George Buttery, 40 Commando RM,  who had served as a Marine in 46RM Commando during WW2, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  

BYRNE, Patrick Joseph

Acting Sergeant
2719257 & 436106
No 4 Commando
Irish Guards
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Patrick Byrne, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe [1].
Recommendation

CHAPPELL, Aubrey Bertram

Marine
EX/4371
42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine Aubrey Chappell was awarded the Military Medal for daring, initiative and resource in November 1944 whilst operating on the Japanese occupied Elizabeth Island in the Bay of Bengal during which he was wounded and taken prisoner [1][2].

CHARLWOOD, Harry

Marine Harry Charlwood 46 Commando
Marine
CH/X 105642.
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Harry Charlwood was a Labourer from Redhill, Surrey, who enlisted into the Royal Marines on 28 August 1941. Marine Charlwood, 'B' troop, 45RM Commando, was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry during the attack on Rots, Normandy, 11 June 1944. Wounded, captured and a prisoner of war until lib

CHRISTOPHER, Robert William

Corporal Robert Christopher MM
Corporal
5990123
No 3 Commando
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
3 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Hertfordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Robert Christopher, HQ 1 Commando Brigade, was awarded the Military Medal (Periodic) [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services over a prolonged period during operations at Agnone in Sicily, Bova Marina and Termoli, and at Amfreville, Normandy [2]

CLARK, James

Gunner
402083
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)
Gunner James Clark was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field. 

Sources
London Gazette 36983, page 1427.
 

CLARK, Rutter Thomas

Acting Temporary Quartermaster Sergeant
PO/X100345
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Quartermaster Sergeant Rutter Clark was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy.
Recommendation
"June 6th 1944 St. Aubin. 

CLARK, Sidney Charles

Private ( later Corporal )
5989664
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Private Sidney Clark was wounded on 27 December 1941 during operations at Vaagso, Norway [1].
In 1942 he was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the combined attack at Dieppe, France [2][3]

COKER, James Thomas

Private (later Lance Corporal)
14604363
No 1 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Metropolitan Police
Military Medal (MM)
In 1939 James Coker was a Metropolitan Police Constable serving at Highgate Police Station, Archway Road, London. He later volunteered for the Commandos and after his training at the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry, was attached to 6 Troop of No.1 Commando in 1943.

COLE, Roland William

Corporal (later Colour Sergeant)
EX/ 4743
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Roland Cole was awarded the Military Medal for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty while serving with Royal Marine Commandos in Italy.
Recommendation

COLEMAN, Nicholas John

Lance Corporal
2656171
52ME Commando
Coldstream Guards
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Nicholas Coleman, M.M.,  was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 4B in Germany [1][2]

COLLINS, Thomas

Sergeant
P029088B
SBS
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Thomas Collins, SBS, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation

CONNOLLY, John Henry

Corporal (acting Sergeant)
5500110
335137
No 6 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)

Sergeant John Connolly was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service. He had been captured at Bizerta on the 15 December 1942 and taken via Palermo to Campo 70 at Monturano, Italy.  He and 2 other NCO's escaped on 12 July 1943, and made their way towards Switz

COOPER, Charles

Sergeant (Temporary)
PLY/X 104215
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Temporary Corporal Charles Cooper received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army in Italy in 1944 [1].

COOPER, Dudley Edward

Dudley Cooper MM 2 Commando
Fusilier
14241655
No 2 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Manchester Police
Military Medal (MM)
Fusilier Dudley Edward Cooper was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Italy. Member of the Commando Association from Manchester.

COOPER, Samuel

Samuel Cooper MM 46 Commando
Troop Sergeant Major
PO/X 105978
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Samuel Cooper was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy [1][2]
Recommendation

COUTTS, John Davies

Corporal
4746052
52ME Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Corporal John Coutts was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during his escape from a Prisoner of War Ca

CRAFT, Alfred James

Lance Corporal
5950610
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Alfred Craft MM was killed in action during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge) [1][1a].

CRAMER, John

Lance Corporal
2568791
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Corporal John Cramer, R.A.M.C. attached to Commando H.Q. (M.I. section) was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distiguished service during operations at Lake Comacchio on 13 April 1945. This was known as Operation Impact Royal [1][2].

CROOKS, James

Sergeant (later Company Sergeant Major)
PO/X 2359
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant James Crooks was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during operations at the Pachino Peninsula, Sicily, on 10 July 1943. Post war member of the Commando Association from Warrington.
 
Sources

CROSSLAND, James Willie

Corporal
RM 14422
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal James Crossland was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 41092, page 3418.

CROWE, James

Jim Crowe MM 1 Commando
Lance Sergeant
313358
No 1 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant James Crowe was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Arakan Burma on the 23rd November 1944.
Recommendation 

CRUSE, Ernest

Corporal Ernest Cruse MM
Captain
PLY/X 4655
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
CTCRM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Ernest Cruse, 41 Independent Commando Royal Marines, aged 23, was wounded on 29 November 1950 in the Korean War during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. He was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during this operation [1][1a][6]

CUNNINGHAM, James

Corporal
3525713
No 2 Commando
Royal Tank Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal James Cunningham was awarded the Military Medal whilst serving as a Sherman tank driver in the Royal Tank Corps. His gallantry took place during a full armoured attack on 26 March 1943 near El Hamma in Tunisia.

DAB, Jakob

Jakob Dab Middle East Commando
Raider (Private)
PAL 12810
51ME Commando
Pioneer Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Raider Jakob Dab was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service.
Recommendation
Before Keren Eritrea.

DALE, Peter Edward

Marine (Acting Corporal)
Ply.X.5637
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Peter Dale was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st July to 31st December, 1951.
 
Sources
London Gazette 39507, page 1880.
National Archives file WO 373/130/124.
 

DANIELS, Samuel

Lance Bombardier
14322499
No 9 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)

Lance Bombardier Samuel Daniels was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Italy.

The death of LBdr. Samuel Daniels, MM. (9 Cdo) of Billinge, Lancs. was announced in Commando Association newsletter 83 issued September 1986.

DARLINGTON, Kenneth Carr

Kenneth Darlington MM 12 Commando
Private
3605415
No 12 Commando
SBS
No 4 Commando
Border Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Private Kenneth Darlington was awarded the Military Medal[1] for gallantry during Operation Cartoon, a successful raid on Stord Island. The target was the demolition of an Iron Pyrite mine.

DAVIDSON, David Kelly

Marine
RM 14644
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Marine David Davidson was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt [1]

DAVIS, Thomas

Lance Sergeant
4688032
No 6 Commando
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Thomas Davis was wounded 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm). He was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service.
Recommendation

DAVISON, John Cyril

Corporal (later Lieutenant)
14241659 and 326323
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
East Lancashire Regiment
Birkenhead Police Force
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal John Davison, No 3 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Bova Marina, Italy, between 28 August and 5 September 1943. [1][1a].

DEACON, William George

Sergeant (Temporary)
CH/X106276
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant William Deacon was awarded the Military Medal for bravery and great devotion to duty whilst operating with the Allied Armies in North West Europe.
 
Sources
London Gazette 37127, page 3090; errata 37136, page 3191.

DEERY, Stewart

Sergeant
6977293
No 12 Commando
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Stewart Deery, No.12 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during Operation Chariot at St Nazaire. He had embarked on HMS Campbeltown for the raid and was taken prisoner of war afterwards [1][a][1b][2][2a]. 

DENHAM, Joah Selwyn

Lieutenant Denham MM
Captain
14241763 and 329309
No 3 Commando
Sherwood Forresters
Lincolnshire Constabulary
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Joah Denham was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during operations at Cape Spartivento, Italy, between 27 August and 5 September 1943 [1][2]
15.11.1943 Lance Sergeant, No.3 Commando HQ (Admin) [3].

DOBBS, Cyril

Cyril Dobbs MM 4 Commando
Montgomery and Cyril Dobbs
Acting Sergeant
4914036
No 4 Commando
No 6 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Cyril Dobbs from Nottingham was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service at the River Maas [1][2]. Also served with No.4 Commando at Dieppe (Operation Jubilee) 19 August 1942 [3][4].

DODDS, Roy Reginald

Quartermaster Sergeant
CH/X.2480
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Sergeant  Roy Dodds was serving 2 Troop of 41RM Commando until its dispersal in February 1946 [1] when he moved to 40 Commando RM [2].

DOUGLAS, Edward

Corporal Ted Douglas MM
Corporal
292793
No 2 Commando
Liverpool Scottish Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Edward Douglas , 5 troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field. He was one of the Commando contingent on board Motor Launch ML 177 for Operation Chariot, and one of only five men from those who landed at St Nazaire, that evade

DOWLING, John

John Dowling MM, No.3 Commando
Company Sergeant Major
4458341
No 3 Commando
Durham Light Infantry
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal John Dowling was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service, during which he was wounded, at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).  He was later wounded serving with 3 Troop on 7 June 1944 at Normandy, France.

DOWNEY, John Joseph

Sgt John Downey MM 1 Commando
Warrant Officer Class 2
828326
No 1 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)
Warrant Officer 2 John Downey was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Kangaw, Burma [1]. He was wounded during the operation [2].

DUNBAR, W.

Sergeant
2986278
SBS
Middle East Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant W. Dunbar, 'M' Section of the  Special Boat Section, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field.

DYKE, Ralph Charles

Sergeant
RM22703
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Ralph Dyke was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1972.
 
Sources
London Gazette 45965, page 5459.
 

EARP, Dennis Roland

Corporal Dennis Roland Earp
Acting Corporal
CH/X 4368
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Dennis Earp was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in Palestine during the period 27 March 1948 - 30 July 1948.
 
Sources
London Gazette 38508, page 189.

ECCLES, Michael

Corporal
P028263C
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Michael Eccles was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation

ELLIS, Derek Charles

Sergeant
4032370
SBS
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Derek Ellis, formerly 101 Troop No. 6 Commando [1], was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst attached to No. 2 Special Boat Section during operations at Oran harbour, North Africa [2][3].

ELLIS, William Eifion

Corporal (Temporary)(Acting Temporary Lance Sergeant)
EX/4103 (T)
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Lance Sergeant William Ellis was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army in Normandy.

Sources
London Gazette 36697, page 4218.
National Archives file WO373/47/24.

EMSLEY, Roy

Roy Emsley 47RM Commando
Marine
PO/X105331
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine Roy Emsley from Burnley was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in Normandy. He served in 'B' Troop.
Recommendation

ESTHER, Raymond William Wade

Marine (Acting Temporary Sergeant)
CH/X114336
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Raymond Esther was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry, determination and great devotion to duty during assault operations on Walcheren and Flushing on 1/2 November 1944 [1][2].
Recommendation

EVANS, Clifford Gregory

Lance Corporal
4078187
No 1 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Clifford Evans was reported missing 4 March 1943 during operations in North Africa, later found to be a prisoner of war. The following year he escaped at Munsterberg, Germany, from a working detachment out of Stalag VIIIA, Gorlitz.

FAIRCLOUGH, John

John Fairclough MM
Fairclough 2 Commando
Guardsman (later Sergeant)
2619513
No 2 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Military Medal (MM)
Guardsman John Fairclough was one of the ten Commandos and 2 Norwegians who took part in Operation Musketoon. Seven were taken prison

FARQUHAR, John Kiel

Private
2821551
No 9 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)
Private John Farquhar, a veteran of the St. Nazaire raid, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations West of the Garigliano River, Italy on the night of 29/30 December 1943 [1][2].

FENTON, Ernest

Temporary Corporal
EX/1300
42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Ernest Fenton was awarded the Military Medal for bravery and undaunted devotion to duty during operations in Burma.
Recommendation

FENWICK, John Lindsay

Temporary Corporal, Acting Temporary Colour Sergeant
PO/X 105797
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Colour Sergeant Fenwick  awarded the Military Medal for 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.
Recommendation

FERGUSON, John Ronald Alexander

Lance Corporal
2880192
No 2 Commando
London Scottish
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal John Ferguson was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service. He was one of the Commando contingent that took part in operations from HMS Triumph against the Palermo and Messina railway on the 29/30 August 1941.

FINDLEY, Frederick George

Troop Sergeant Major
5041667
No 6 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Troop Sergeant Major Frederick Findley was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the withdrawal from Djebel el Azag, Tunisia [1][2].
Recommendation

FINNEY, William

Trooper later Lance Corporal
7903742
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Trooper William Finney was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack

FLYNN, John

Corporal (later Sergeant)
3192275
No 4 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal John Flynn, a radio operator with 'B' troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognitio

FRASER, George

LSgt George Fraser MM No 4 Commando
George Fraser 4 Commando
Lance Sergeant
405825
No 4 Commando
Lovat Scouts
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant George Fraser MM, 'A' troop, was killed in action during operations at Normandy, France. Son of Duncan and Annie Fraser, of Beauly, Inverness-shire [1][2].
Award Recommendation

GALLAGHER, Edward Logan

Sapper
2001916
30 Commando Assault Unit
Royal Engineers
Military Medal (MM)
Sapper Edward Gallagher was awarded the Military medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in Italy.
Recommendation
Special Engineering Unit, Military Section.

GELDER, John Willie

Lance Bombardier
1606731
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Bombardier John Gelder, 2 troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on 28/29 July 1944 during Operation Healing 2 at Spilje Albania. He had previously taken part in operations at Scaletta, Salerno, and Hvar [1][2][3].

GIBSON, Neil

Marine
PO21776Y
RM21776
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Neil Gibson received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in 1967 during operations in Aden [1].
Recommendation

GILL, Richard

Rifleman
6846123
No 2 Commando
The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Military Medal (MM)
Rifleman Richard Gill was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field. 
 
The death of Rfn. R. Gill. MM. (2 Cdo) of Salisbury, Wilts. was announced in Commando Association newsletter 62 issued March 1976.
 

GILMOUR, John

Sergeant John Gilmour SBS
Sergeant
976483
No 6 Commando
SBS
Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Sergeant John Gilmour enlisted into the 79th (Scottish Horse) Regiment RA in May 1940. Volunteering for special service, he joined the 5th Special Service Battalion in November 1940.

GOODALL, William

Lance Sergeant
3593748
No 6 Commando
Border Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant William Goodall was awarded the Military Medal [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services on 12/13 December 1942 whilst leading a patrol in the area of Djebel el Keddia, Tunisia [2].
 

GORMAN, James John Thomas

Marine (Acting Temporary Corporal)
Ch/X 100536
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal James Gorman was awarded the Military Medal 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.
Recommendation

GORNALL, James

Gunner
3856286
No 11 Commando
'Layforce'
Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)
Gunner James Gornall, 3 troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field [1]. He took part in Operation Exporter at Litani River and was captured after Operation Flipper, the raid on Rommel's HQ.

GRAY, Andrew

Andrew Gray MM 2 Commando
Fusilier
3185419
No 2 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Military Medal (MM)
Fusilier Andrew Gray, 5 troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Italy [1].
Recommendation
Gulf of Salerno 13 Sep 43.

GRAY, Patrick Edward

Patrick Edward Gray MM 6 Commando
Lance Corporal
3783344 & 368556
No 6 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool) / South Lancs. Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Patrick Gray was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Normandy [1].

GREEN, Norman

Mne Norman Green MM 45 RM Commando
Marine
PLY/X 106617
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine Norman Green was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy [1]
Recommendation

GUNN, David

Private
2822381
No 11 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)
Private David Gunn was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in Libya January 1943 whilst serving with the Long Range Desert Group after leaving the Commando [1][1a]. 
Recommendation

HADFIELD, John William

JW Hadfield MM 41 RM Commando
Marine (Acting Temporary Corporal)
PLY/X 104858
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal John Hadfield was awarded the Military Medal for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty during operations at Vietri, Italy.
Recommendation

HALLS, Albert Richard

Corporal
5434768
No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Albert Halls, No. 1 Section of 6 Troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during Operation Jubilee at Dieppe, France, during which he was taken prisoner of war.  Post war member of the Commando Association residing Deal, Kent.

HANNAH, James

Lance Corporal
3190809
No 7 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal James Hannah, No. 7 Commando, was reported missing on 20 April 1941 during operations at Cyrenaica (Bardia raid), later found to be a prisoner of war in Italy. He escaped from captivity for which he was subsequently awarded the Military Medal.

HARDING, Victor Philip

Private Victor Harding MM 2 Commando
Private
5189003
No 2 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Private Victor Harding, 1 troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service for his successful evasion from capture after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942.

HARRIS, Ian Walter

Ian Walter Harris MM 10 Commando
Birth name: 
Hans Hajos
Corporal
6387036
No 10 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent / Pioneer Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Ian Harris, born Hans Hajos, attached to No 10 (Inter Allied) Commando 3 troop ('X' troop), was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on 6 April 1945 during the crossing of the River Weser [1][2][4].

HARRISON, Thomas

Sergeant
EX/3464
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Thomas Harrison was awarded the Military Medal [1] for bravery, determination and great devotion to duty during operations to establish the River Aller bridgehead 10-12 April 1945 [2].
Recommendation

HAWKINS, Kenneth Scott

Corporal (Acting Temporary Company Sergeant Major)
CH/X 1120
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Company Sergeant Major Kenneth Hawkins was awarded the Military Medal for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty during operations at the crossing of the Garigliano River, Italy, on 22 January 1944 [1][2].  He later became prisoner of war and was transported to Germany

HAZELL, James Henry

Marine
PO/X 108682
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine James Hazell was awarded the MM for bravery, determination and great devotion to duty whilst serving with the Allied Armies in the assault over the Rhine.
 

Citation

HENDRY, Bernard

Private
5337785
No 2 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Private Bernard Hendry was awarded the Military Medal on 15 March 1945 in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field [1].
  • 9 September 1943 wounded during operations in Italy (Salerno) [2].

HERBERT, Roy George

Lieutenant
3384201 & 287391
No 3 Commando
Northamptonshire Regiment
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Roy George Herbert DCM, MM, died during operations in Normandy, France.
Son of David and Alice Herbert; husband of Janet Craig Herbert, of Plymouth [1].
Military Medal

HERBERT, Thomas Henry

Lance Corporal
7265184
42RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Thomas Herbert, RAMC attached to 'X' troop 42RM Commando, was wounded during operations in Burma and subsequently awarded the Military Medal in recognition of his gallant and distinguished service.
Recommendation
Arakan 1945

HINE, Malcolm

Marine
RM 8381
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Marine Malcolm Hine was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during operations in Korea. 

Sources
London Gazette 39230, page 2749.

HODGKISS, Richard George

Marine
RM 8740
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine Richard Hodgkiss was awarded the Military Medal for outstanding courage and leadership whilst operating as a leading scout of a patrol that engaged the enemy on 13 February 1951 in a forest south of Tapah, Malaya.
 
Sources

HODGSON, George

Lance Corporal
2764113
No 3 Commando
Black Watch
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Hodgson MM, 3 troop, was killed in action during operations at Amfreville, Normandy. Son of Harrison and Bessie Hodgson, of Leeds, Yorkshire.

HODKINSON, John

Lance Sergeant
3446114
No 9 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Military Medal (MM)

Lance Sergeant John Hodkinson was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy. 

Sources
London Gazette 36615, page 3376.
National Archives file WO373/6/578.

HOLT, Edward Morris

Bombardier
24167965
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)
Bombardier Edward Holt was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in the South Atlantic.
Citation

HONEY, Peter

Pte Pete Honey MM 2 Commando
Private
2930015
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)
Private Peter Honey, 5 troop, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was one of the Commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown.

HOPKINS, Frederick Walter

Corporal
5948301
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Frederick Hopkins MM died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). Son of Henry and Dorothy K. Hopkins; husband of Mary Bisset Hopkins, of Largs, Ayrshire.

HORSFIELD, Harry

Harry Horsfield 47RM Commando
Marine (Acting Temporary Sergeant)
PO/X115384
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Lancashire Constabulary
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Harry Horsfield was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during a raid against enemy forward defence lines East of Sallenelles, Normandy [1][2].

HOWARD, John Denis

Lance Corporal
7375194
No 2 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal John Howard, RAMC attached to No. 2 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service durng Operation Healing 2 at Spilje Bay, Albania, on 28/29 July 1944 [2].

HOWE, Gilbert Rex

Colour Sergeant
CH/X4522 & T004522T
40 Cdo. RM
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Military Medal (MM)
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Acting Corporal Gilbert Howe was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his gallantry on 21/22 February 1951 whilst attached to 40 Commando RM during operations at Kampong, Upper Perak, Malaya. He had been recommended for the M.M. but was awarded the D.C.M. [1].

HUGHES, Desmond Anthony

Corporal
5187537
No 3 Commando
Welch Regiment
Gloucestershire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Desmond Hughes was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field. He had been recommended twice for the award. He was captured on 7 June 1944 and remained in captivity until 1945.
Recommendation (1)

HUGHES, Richard Glanville

Corporal
5434780
No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Richard Hughes was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Sicily during which he was captured. Post war member of the Commando Association.
Recommendation

HUGHES, Stanley Raymond

Fusilier
4130995
SBS
Special Air Service and 1st Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Fusilier Stanley Hughes M.M., SBS, SAS Regiment, AAC, attached to 2 Commando Brigade, died during operations at Lake Comacchio. Son of Edward Lloyd Hughes and Bertha Hughes; husband of Hilda May Hughes, of Stoneycroft, Lancashire.

HUMBLE, William McLean

Lance Sergeant
2940188
No 2 Commando
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Metropolitan Police
Military Medal (MM)
Colonial Police Medal
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Sergeant William Humble, 5 troop, was awarded the Military Medal and also received a Mention in Despatches, both during operations in Italy [1][1a].
Recommendation
"Gulf of Salerno 13th September 1943.

HUNT, Darren

Major Darren Hunt RM
Major
P035637B & N029390X
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Darren Hunt was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of distinguished service during operations in the South Atlantic in 1982 [1].

IRVINE, Donald

Lance Sergeant
4745417
No 2 Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Donald Irvine MM was reported missing 6 June 1944, later confirmed as a prisoner of war.

IRVING, William Henry

Fus. William Irving MM 1 Commando
Fusilier
6471335
No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Fusilier William Irving, HQ Troop, from London, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service at Kangaw, Burma on the 23rd January 1945.
Recommendation

JACKSON, Harry Charles

Corporal (Acting Sergeant)
4919445
No 9 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Harry Jackson was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in the Wadis at the Anzio Beachhead on the 19th March 1944 which became known as Operation 'X'.
Recommendation

JAMES, Reginald William David

Sergeant
PO/X 2579
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Reginald James, 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines, from Southsea Hampshire, was wounded and later awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service on 29 November 1950 in the Korean War during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.
 

JENNINGS, Thomas Sidney

Thomas Jennings MM 3 Commando
Corporal
5958758
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Thomas Jennings, known as Tucker, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe [1].
Recommendation

JOHNSON, James

Lance Sergeant
2879375
No 12 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant James Johnson was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during Operation Chariot 28 March 1942. Wounded and prisoner of war. 
Recommendation

JONES, Colin

LSgt. Colin Jones MM 2 Commando
Sergeant
2931662
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)
Colin Jones from Fazakerley, Liverpool, enlisted 3 May 1939, formerly employed as a Clerk. Sergeant Jones, 5 troop, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during Operation Chariot at St Nazaire.
Recommendation

JONES, Harold

Harold Jones RM
Marine (Acting Temporary Corporal)
Ch X 104562
Brigade Signals
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Marine (Acting Temororary Corporal) Harold Jones, 4 Commando Brigade Signal Troop, was awarded the MM for "gallantry, determination and great devotion to duty during assault operations at  Walcheren and Flushing whilst attached to No 4 Commando. "

JONES, James

Marine
RM 8835
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Marine James Jones was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in 3 Commando Brigade operations at Perak, Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952.

KEMP, George Lamb

George Kemp 48RM Commando
Temporary Sergeant
PO/X 102383
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant George Kemp, 'B' troop, was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren [1][1a].
Recommendation

KENDALL, Harold Robert Francis

Sergeant Harry Kendall MM
Sergeant
5412410
No 6 Commando
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Military Medal (MM)

Sergeant Harold Kendall was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North-West Europe.

The death of Sergeant Harold Robert Francis Kendall of Plumstead London was announced in Commando Association newsletter 93 issued September 1991.

KENDRICK, Percy George

Lance Corporal
5336379
No 4 Commando
47RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Percy Kendrick, RAMC attached 47RM Commando, was awarded the Military Medal [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during the assault on Port-en-Bessin on 7 June 1944. [2].

KENNY, Brian Charles

Marine (Acting Corporal)
P026796G
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Acting Corporal Brian Kenny was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1973. 
 
Source
London Gazette 46155, page 15023.
 

KHYTOVITCH, Eric

Eric Khytovitch 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant
1876034
No 6 Commando
Royal Engineers
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Eric Khytovitch MM from Ancoats, Manchester, was reported missing 10 June 1944 during operations at Normandy later confirmed killed in action [1][1a]1b].
Son of Jacob and Frances Khytovitch, of Manchester.
Service*

KING, Edward George

Edward King MM 3 Commando
Troop Sergeant Major
6911407
No 3 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Military Medal (MM)
Troop Sergeant Major Edward 'Lofty' King, at the time a Lance Sergeant, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Sicily. 
Recommendation

KING, Leonard Sydney

Marine (Acting Temporary Corporal)
EX/ 3058
Brigade Signals
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Leonard King, Special Service Group Signals RM, was awarded the Military Medal for courage and enterprise in reconnaissance operations.
Recommendation

KING, Robert

Robert King MM 9 Commando
Private
7357784
No 9 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Private Robert King, from Aberdeen, was wounded in April 1945 at Lake Comacchio, Italy, and subsequently awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service. He had previously been wounded on 3 February 1944 in Italy.
Recommendation

KINGSBURY, Harold Sidney

Sergeant
3186138
No 9 Commando
Border Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Harold Kingsbury MM was reported wounded and missing on 19 March 1944 during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead, later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave. Son of Thomas Francis and Jane Kingsbury.

KINNEAR, Ernest Arthur

Sergeant Ernest Kinnear 40RM Commando
Sergeant (Acting Troop Sergeant Major)
PO/X 105560
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Ernest Kinnear was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during operations in Italy at Lake Comacchio, and on the enemy held Dalmatian Island of Brac [1].
Recommendation

KOONS, Franklin Marion

Corporal
No 4 Commando
US Rangers 1st Bn.
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Franklin Koons, 1st US Ranger Bn., United States Army, aged 23 and from Swea City, Iowa, was attached to No.4 Commando for Operation Jubilee at Dieppe, France on 19 August 1942.

LANDLER, Sandor

Raider (Private)
10074
51ME Commando
Pioneer Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Raider Sandor Landler was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East.
Recommenation

LANGTON, Henry

Corporal
CH/X 4045
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Henry Langton 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service on 29 November 1950 in the Korean War during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. 
Extract from the Liverpool Echo

LANYON, Frederick Woodman

Marine Frederick Lanyon MM 47 Commando
Marine
PLY/X 103196
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine Frederick Lanyon was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren. Post war member of the Commando Association from Bodmin, Cornwall.
 
Sources

LEECH, John Ernest

John 'Jack' Leech MM and bar, 3 Commando
John 'Jack' Leech MM and bar
Sergeant (later Company Sergeant Major)
5948937
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Private John Leech was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in 1943 at Calabria, Italy [1][1a]
Military Medal

LEES, James Sykes

Company Sergeant Major
PO/X 1707
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Died on war service
Company Sergeant Major James Lees MM, 'B' Troop,  died at Heiden Germany from a cerebral haemorrhage sustained in a Jeep accident.

LEWIS, Hugh Howell

Lance Sergeant
2585875
Brigade Signals
2 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Royal Corps of Signals
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Hugh Lewis, 2 Special Service Brigade Signals, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Termoli, Italy. Post war member of the Commando Association from St Mellons, Cardiff.

LEYLAND, Samuel Joseph

Samuel Leyland MM 3 Commando
Lance Sergeant
1434937
No 3 Commando
Welch Regiment
Military Medal (MM)

Lance Sergeant Samuel Leyland, HQ Troop, from St Helens Lancashire, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Italy [1][3].
1938 attested into the Royal Artillery [2].

LISTER, William

Lance Sergeant
3595103
No 6 Commando
Border Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant William Lister was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North Africa. Post war member of the Commando Association from Burnley, Lancashire.
Recommendation

LITHERLAND, Harry

Harry Litherland 47RM Commando
Acting Temporary Corporal
PO/X 119150
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Harry Litherland was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe [1].
Recommendation

LITTLEWOOD, Peter

Sergeant
RM 17064
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Peter Littlewood from Exeter was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in operations in the South Arabian Federation.
Recommendation

LORAINE, Paul Peter

Captain
6028870 & 183050
No 6 Commando
Essex Regiment and Border Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Croix de Guerre (France)
Private Loraine, Essex Regiment, was awarded the Military Medal, announced in London Gazettes on 12 August 1941, in recognition of distinguished services in the Field [1].

MACDONALD, William

Marine
CH/X109660
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Marine William Macdonald was awarded the MIlitary Medal for gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army in Normandy.

Sources
London Gazette 36697, page 4218.
Award Recommendations / National Archives file WO373/47/29.

MACKIE, Alastair

Sergeant
RM 15282
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Alastair Mackie was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in operations at Sarawak, Borneo, during the period June 1963 to September 1963.
 
Sources

MACNISH, Charles James

Charles James Macnish 42 Commando
Colour Sergeant
CH/X 4270
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal (Acting Sergeant) Charles Macnish, 'S' Troop, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service with 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [1][2]. 1959 Sergeant serving 40 Commando RM.

MAINDONALD, Gersham

Corporal
CH/X 4387
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Gersham Maindonald was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during the Korean War. He had previously served with 40 Commando, Royal Marines in Palestine, 1948.
 
Sources

MALCOLM, George

Acting Temporary Company Sergeant Major
PLY/X 639
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Company Sergeant Major George Malcolm died during operations in Italy to cross the River Garigliano. He had been recommended for the Military Medal for his gallantry on the day prior to his death.

MALLORIE, Herbert

Sergeant Herbert Mallorie 46RM Commando
Acting Temporary Company Sergeant Major
PO X 106665
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Company Sergeant Major Herbert Mallorie was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe.
 
Sources
London Gazette 37464, page 909.

MANN, Richard

Lance Corporal Richard Mann MM
Lance Corporal
5344652
No 4 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Richard Mann, 'C' Troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the combined attack on Dieppe [1]
Recommendation

MCCARTHY, Peter Francis

Sergeant
3775704
No 4 Commando
Training Centres
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Peter Francis McCarthy, No.4 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the combined attack on Dieppe [1][1a]

MCCARTHY, Richard

Lance Corporal
7407321
46RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Richard McCarthy, R.A.M.C. attached to 46 RM Commando, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during operations at Rots and Le Hamel, France.
Recommendation

MCDONOUGH, Thomas

Thomas McDonough 4 Commando
Gunner
2198211
No 4 Commando
Royal Engineers
Royal Artillery
Worcestershire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Thomas McDonough enlisted  in the Royal Engineers 17 October 1939 aged 22. He was transferred to the Royal Artillery and volunteered for the Commandos. Awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service with No.4 Commando in the combined attack on Dieppe.

MCGLONE, Andrew

Rifleman
3249718
No 7 Commando
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Military Medal (MM)
Rifleman Andrew McGlone was reported missing during operations at Crete on 2 June 1941 and later found to be a prisoner of war. During the years that followed he escaped several times from captivity only to be recaptured later.

MCGOLDRICK, James William

Gunner
3529332
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)

Gunner McGoldrick from Ashton under Lyne was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst serving as part of the British Expeditionary Force in France. After volunteering for No.3 Commando he took part in Operation Ambassador at Guernsey July 1940.

MCNINCH, William Matthew

William McNinch MM
Lance Sergeant
327865
No 11 Commando
SAS
Royal Armoured Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Sergeant William McNinch died during operations at Termoli Italy with the Special Raiding Squadron having left the Commando. A veteran of the Litani River raid he died when a shell hit the truck that he was sitting in.

MEAD, Michael Edward

Corporal
RM 11157
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Michael Mead, Section Commander, No.7 Section, 'B' Troop, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt [1] [2].

MELLOR, Peter Joseph

Marine
PO/X 112061
42RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine Peter Mellor was awarded the Military Medal for distinguished service during the war in the Far East [1][2]. Post war resided in Portsmouth [3].
Recommendation

MESSANOT, Georges

George Messanot 10 Commando French
Sergeant
10410FN42
No 10 Commando
No 4 Commando
Free French Forces
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Georges Messanot, 2nd Battalion Fusiliers Marins Commando, badge no.71,  was awarded the Military Medal whilst attached to No.4 Commando during operations at Flushing, Holland.
Recommendation

MORGAN, Francis Cecil

Lance Corporal
6468099
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Francis Morgan was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service. He was one of the Commando contingent that took part in operations from HMS Triumph against the Palermo and Messina railway on the 29/30 August 1941.

MORGAN, Thomas

Lieutenant
PO/X 4905
41RM Commando
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Colour Sergeant Thomas Morgan, 41RM Commando, was awarded the Military Medal for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty at Salerno, Italy [1][1a]
Recommendation

MORRIS, Luke John

Lance Corporal
7014390
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles / Royal Army Service Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Luke Morris was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service. He was one of the Commando contingent that took part in operations from HMS Triumph against the Palermo and Messina railway on the 29/30 August 1941.

MORRIS, Matthew Frank

Sergeant
1905889
No 1 Commando
Royal Engineers
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Matthew Morris MM, 6 Troop, died during operations at Kangaw, Burma. 
Son of Alfred H. Morris and Louisa Morris; husband of Maud Morris. of Station Town. Co. Durham.

MULLARD, Sidney John

Sergeant (later Lieutenant)
14241800 and 352357
No 4 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Birmingham City Police
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Sidney Mullard was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe [1][2].

MURPHY, Dennis Eric

Capt D.E. Murphy CBTC
Captain
2718806 & 302884
Commando Basic Training Centre
Irish Guards 1st Bn
Military Medal (MM)

Dennis Murphy was serving as a Guardsman in the 1st Bn of the Irish Guards in 1938 when he was awarded the Military Medal for his " conspicuous gallantry during an engagement with an armed band in the vicinity of Deir Bejjala o the 18th August 1938", Recommended by the Officer Commanding British

MUSGROVE, Leslie

Sergeant
PLY/X 101123
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Leslie Musgrove was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.
Recommendation

MYRAM, Albert Edward

Albert Edward Myram 2 Commando
Private (Sergeant Ind.Coy Gibraltar)
5569587
No 2 Commando
Somerset Light Infantry | Independent Company of Gibraltar
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Albert Myram, Independent Company of Gibraltar, attached as a Private to 3 Troop of No. 2 Commando, was awarded the M.M.  in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Scaletta, Sicily on the 16th August 1943.
 

NICHOLLS, Charles

Marine
PLY/X 2570
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine Charles Nicholls was awarded the Military Medal for great courage and exemplary behaviour whilst carrying out commando operations under heavy enemy fire off the Yugoslavian coast.
Recommendation

NICHOLSON, Donald

Marine
CH/X 106544
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine Donald Nicholson was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren. Member of the Commando Association from Rustington, West Sussex.
Award Recommendation

NORRIE, Alexander

Sergeant
269882
No 6 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Military Medal (MM)

Sergeant Alexander Norrie, 6 Troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe.

O'BRIEN, Richard

Lance Sergeant
5340890
No 2 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Richard O'Brien, 2 troop, was one of the Commandos who returned from Operation Chariot, the raid on St Nazaire. He sailed on board ML 447.
 

OLVER, Leslie Cyril

Private
6286823
No 1 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Military Medal (MM)
Private Leslie Olver was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Arakan, Burma.
Recommendation

PACKER, Mark Charles

Temporary Corporal (Acting Temporary Sergeant)
PO/X115030
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Mark Packer was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren [1].
Recommendation

PALMER, Ernest Edward

Marine (Acting Temporary Corporal)
CH/X 103819
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Ernest Palmer was awarded the M.M., for gallantry, zeal and skill during the attack on Sarande and the seizure of the Island of Solta.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 37013, page 1791.
 

PANTALL, Richard William White

Richard_Pantall_3_Commando
Bombardier later Lieutenant
14241750 and 327724
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Brighton Borough Police
Military Medal (MM)
Richard William White Pantall joined the Metropolitan Police, warrant number 125976, on 10 May 1937, and left on 5 February 1939. Last posted to J Division as a Constable. He left the Metropolitan Police Force on transfer to the Brighton Police Force joining them on 6 February 1939.

PARSONS, Cecil Douglas

Acting Sergeant
5952876
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Cecil Parsons, 3 Troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at Argenta, Italy.
Recommendation

PATERSON, George Begg

Sergeant
RM18511
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant George Paterson was awarded the Military Medal for distinguished service in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 13th April to 15th October 1964 [1][2].
 
Sources

PATON, Charles White

Marine
PO/X 108528
RM Engineer Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine Charles Paton, 4 RM Engineer Commando, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe.
Recommendation

PATRICK, Neil

Marine (Acting Temporary Corporal)
PLY/X103894
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Neil Patrick was awarded the Military Medal for courage, leadership and resource in operations which led to the crossing of the Garigliano River in the face of determined enemy opposition [1][2].

PATRICK, Neil John

Marine
PO X117198
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine Neil Patrick was awarded the M.M. for courage and great devotion to duty whilst serving with the Army in North-West Europe [1].
 
Citation
23 January 1945 Brachterbeek.

PEACHEY, Frederick

Fred Peachey MM and bar
Lance Sergeant
3654154
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
South Lancashire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Lance Sergeant Frederick Peachey from Warrington served with the Independent Companies and No 2 Commando. 
  • 27 December 1941 Pte. Peachey was one of the No.2 Commando detachment who took part in Operation Archery at Vaagso.

PENN, Leonard William

Leonard Penn MM 6 Commando
Private
14646360
No 6 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Private Leonard Penn, 3 Troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in North West Europe [1]
Recommendation

PERKINS, Leonard

Len Perkins 2 Commando
Sergeant (later Sergeant Major)
2930945
No 2 Commando
Liverpool Scottish QOCH
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Leonard Perkins, 5 troop ('A' section) from Liverpool was wounded on 29 July 1944, this date being that of Operation Healing 2 at Spilje, Albania [1][1a].

PICKERING, Kenneth Richard

Acting Temporary Sergeant
EX/3877
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Kenneth Pickering was awarded the Military Medal for great courage and exemplary behaviour whilst carrying out commando operations under heavy enemy fire off the Yugoslavian coast.
Recommendation

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.
 

POMFORD, Douglas

Sergeant
3456406
No 11 Commando
SBS
South Lancashire Regt (Prince of Wales Volunteers)
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Corporal Douglas Pomford joined the S.B.S. from No. 11 Commando. He was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field [1].
 

PORTMAN, Irving

Bill Portman MM 4 Commando
Troop Sergeant Major
1870112
No 4 Commando
Royal Engineers
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Irving Portman was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the combined attack on Dieppe. 
Recommendation
Operation Jubilee, Dieppe Area 19th August 1942

PRYOR, Frederick William

Sergeant
CH/X 104490
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Frederick Pryor, M.M., died on board HMCS Algonquin during operations at Normandy, France. He was awarded the Military Medal for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty while serving with Royal Marine Commandos in Italy.

PYMM, Arthur Leslie

Marine Acting Temporary Corporal
CH/X 103623
47RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Arthur Pymm, HQ Troop, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe. 
Recommendation

RAE, Walter

Sergeant
2754334
No 6 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Walter Rae (see note) was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa [1] during the action that came to be known as the Battle of Steamroller Farm. 
Recommendation

RALPHS, Edward

Private
3656776
No 7 Commando
SAS
South Lancashire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Private Edward Ralphs was awarded the Military Medal whilst serving in the Special Raiding Squadron [1][2]. He had previously served in No.7 Commando [3].
Recommendation

RAWLINSON, Robert Croft

Corporal
RM 17402
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Robert Rawlinson was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in operations. He commanded one of the two sections of the Commando that assaulted Limbang Police Station, Sarwak, on the 12th December 1962 to release hostages being held there. Cpl.

REID, William

Marine (Acting Temporary Colour Sergeant)
PO/X 100232
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Colour Sergeant William Reed was awarded the MM for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty while serving with Royal Marine Commandos in Italy.

RENNIE, William

Marine
PO/X 105943
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Marine William Rennie was awarded the MM for distinguished service whilst attached to the Allied Armies in the invasion operations in North West Europe.

RIGG, Pearson

Sergeant Pearson Rigg MM, 3 Commando
Private later Sergeant
7402326
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Private Pearson Rigg, R.A.M.C. attached to No.3 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service at Termoli, Italy (Operation Devon).
Recommendation

ROGERS, Joseph Gerard Anthony

Lance Sergeant
2933493
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)

Lance Sergeant Joseph Rogers, 5 troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Spilje Albania on 28/29 July 1944.
Recommendation

ROZEN, B.J.

Lance Corporal
20211 A/P
No 10 Commando
Polish Forces
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal B.J. Rozen, No.10 Commando 6 Troop (Poland), was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of his leadership and gallantry in Italy.
Citation

SAERENS, Robert

CSM Robert Saerens MM
Company Sergeant Major
10828FN41
No 4 Commando
French Fusiliers Marins
Military Medal (MM)
Company Sergeant Major Robert Saerens serving in the French troop of No. 4 Commando was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry, leadership, and example.
 
Recommendation

SCANLON, George

Corporal (Acting Sergeant)
7386392
No 4 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant George Scanlon, RAMC attached to No.4 Commando, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe. Post war George Scanlon, a resident of Troon, was an active member of the Troon and District Branch (l

SCANTLEBURY, John

TSM John 'Jack' Scantlebury MM
Troop Sergeant Major
6096409
No 1 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
16.05.1940 enlisted The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) [1].
25.10.1941 transferred to 10th Middlesex Regiment [1].

SCOTT, Andrew

Private
2938003
No 9 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)

Private Andrew Scott was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.

SEEKINGS, Albert Reginald

Albert Reginald Seekings 7 Commando and SAS
Private (later Warrant Officer 1 (SAS)
5933155
No 7 Commando
SAS
Cambridgeshire Regiment
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Albert Reginald Seekings served in No.7 Commando. Due to illness he did not take part in the Crete landings after which he joined 'L' Detachment SAS [1][2].
 
Distinguished Conduct Medal

SHAW, Ashley George

Driver
T/106298
No 9 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Driver Ashley Shaw was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East during the period November 1941 to April 1942  whilst serving as an ambulance driver with 5 Light Field Ambulance. [1].

SHERWOOD, James Barlow Brookes

Sergeant
T/106321
No 8 Commando
'Layforce'
SBS
Royal Army Service Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Served with No 8 Troop, No 8 Commando in GB, 9/1940 -12/1940; served with Folboat Troop, No 8 Commando in GB, 12/1940 - 2/1941; served with Folboat Section, Layforce in Egypt and Mediterranean, 2/1941 - 3/1941; served with No 1 Special Boat Section in Mediterranean and North Africa, 4/1941 - 2/

SHORT, Bert

Private (later Warrant Officer Class 1)
7263761
No 1 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Private Bert Short was awarded the Military Medal, announced in Gazettes on the 13th October 1939, for "gallant and distinguished service in recent operations."
 

SIDDALL, Harry

Corporal
P027128B
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Harry Siddall was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation

SIMISTER, Charles Arnold

Cpl Charles Simister MM 2 Commando
Corporal
7363858
No 2 Commando
43RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Charles Simister, attached to No 2 Commando from the RAMC, was one of the Commando contingent on board ML 307 during the raid at St Nazaire in March 1942.  He was one of those evacuated back to the UK after the raid. Remaining with No 2 Commando he later took part in operations includi

SIMPSON, Peter Leash

Acting Sergeant
RM 8073
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Acting Sergeant Peter Simpson was awarded the MIlitary Medal for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st July to 31st December, 1951.[1]
 

Extract from the Aberdeen Evening Express - Monday 14 April 1952

SMITH, Clifford William

Lance Corporal
7403479
43RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal  Clifford Smith, RAMC, attached 43RM Commando, was wounded on 22 September 1944 [1].  He was wounded a second time (remaining on duty) with 43RM Commando on 18 April 1945 at Lake Comacchio, Italy [2]

SMITH, Harold

Temporary Sergeant
PO/X 105414
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Harold Smith was awarded the Military Medal (periodic) [1] for gallant and distinguished service shown during operations in Italy at Anzio, Sarande, and Lake Comacchio, and on the enemy held Dalmatian Island of Brac [2]. He also received a Mention in Despa

SMITH, Robert William

Quartermaster Sergeant (Acting Regimental Sergeant Major)
PO/X 6620
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Quartermaster Sergeant Robert Smith was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in the New Years Honours List 1st January 1965 [1].

SMITH, Thomas

LSgt Tom Smith MM 2 Commando
Lance Sergeant
3655831
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Tom Smith was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry during operations to try and rescue his missing Commanding Officer, Lt Col. Jack Churchill, on the Dalmatian island of Brac after Operation Flounced.

SMITH, William Thomas

Corporal (Acting Sergeant)
T/6288218
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant William Smith, 5 Troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy [1][2][3].
Recommendation
"For devotion to duty and great powers of leadership under fire.

SNOW, Henry Thomas

Lance Corporal
7403421
42RM Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Henry Thomas Snow [see notes], R.A.M.C., attached to 42 RM Commando, was awarded the Military Medal [2] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service at Myebon, Burma [1].
Recommendation

SPEAKE, Terence

Marine (Acting Corporal)
RM 7092
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Terence Speake, 'B' Troop, was awarded the Military Medal for courage and leadership in operations in Malaya on 1st May, 1951 [1][2].
Recommendation
"Perak, Malaya.

SPEARS, Thomas

Sergeant Thomas Spears MM 3 Commando
Company Sergeant Major
7266352
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Company Sergeant Major Thomas Spears, RAMC attached HQ Troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Sicily.

SQUIRE, John Robert

Johnny Squire 43 Commando
Marine
CH/X 106171
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Marine John Squire, 'A' Troop, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service displayed in the Italian campaign in April 1945.
Recommendation
Op. 16-20 Apr. Advance North between R. Reno and Canals West of Argenta.

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