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'St. Nazaire - Operation Chariot'

Saturday, March 28, 1942

Location

St Nazaire, France
France
47° 16' 29.712" N, 2° 11' 57.264" W
MGB 314

 

St Nazaire, France

A Combined Operations raid on the dry dock at St Nazaire led by No.2 Commando who were supported by small detachments from Nos 1, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 12 Commandos. Transported on board HMS Campbeltown which, packed with hidden explosives, rammed the dock gates, and a fleet of 18 smaller vessels, the Commandos stormed ashore and succeeded in demolishing much of the infrastructure of the dock operating mechanism. The explosives on HMS Campbetown later detonated causing severe damage to the dock and its gates.

AIRD, Michael Derrick

No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Michael Aird, 4 troop, died during the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on ML 268. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society website.
 

ALDRED, Jack

No 2 Commando
Royal Engineers
Lance Corporal Jack Aldred, 4 Troop, was one of the Commando contingent emabarked on Motor Launch ML 443 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28March 1942. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid [1].
Service [2]
1 December 1940 attached from the R.E. to 1 Special Service Bn.

AMOS, Richard Henry

Richard Henry Amos 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Private Richard Amos (1 Troop) was one of the Commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 446 during Operation Chariot at St Nazaire.
Evacuated back to the UK he remained with No.2 Commando and by the end of the war held the rank of Sergeant. Wounded 1944.

ANDERTON, Harold

No 2 Commando
Grenadier Guards

Guardsman Harold Anderton (1 Troop) was one of the Commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 446 during Operation Chariot at St Nazaire. He was wounded and evacuated back to the UK*. He remained with No.2 Commando. 

ASHCROFT, Arthur

Arthur Ashcroft
Arthur Ashcroft 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
Private Arthur Ashcroft, 5 Troop, was one of the Commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot , the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner war after the raid, he was later transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
  • 25 April 1940 posted to 'X' Company 1st Liverpool Scottish.

ASPDEN, Jack

No 9 Commando
Royal Artillery & Loyal Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lance Bombardier Jack Aspden was one of the Commando contingent on board ML 267 for the raid at St. Nazaire. The launch was hit by enemy fire and sank. Eight of the 11 Commandos, and all bar 5 of the RN crew,  on board were killed [1a]. Jack Aspden was taken prisoner of war and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland [2].

AUKETT, Norman John

Norman Aukett 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Norman Aukett, a former lorry driver from North Kensington, served in 2 Troop. Post war Norman and his wife Sheila resided in South Australia. Norman was an active member of the Commando Association returning for several reunions. He was also an early member of the St Nazaire Society. Sheila died in 1995 [1][2][5].
 

BARLING, Gilbert Michael

Captain Barling RAMC and 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Captain Gilbert Michael Barling M.B., R.A.M.C. was attached to No.2 Commando HQ on 2 August 1941.  In March 1942 he embarked on board motor launch ML 341 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire but en route transferred to ML 446. After the raid he was evacuated back to the UK treating some of the wounded.
 
Sources

BARRON, Robert James

Robert Barron 2 Commando and SOE
Robbie Barron 2 Commando and SOE
No 2 Commando
London Scottish The Gordon Highlanders
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Robert Barron, 1 troop, was one of the Commando contingent who participated in the St. Nazaire raid on ML 446. Evacuated back to the UK [1]
 
General Service [3].
  • May 1935 T.A. 1st Bn. London Scottish.
  • Sept. 1939 embodied 1st Bn. London Scottish.

BASSETT-WILSON, Paul Francis

Paul Bassett-Wilson MC
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. 

BEARDSELL, John Clifford

John Clifford Beardsell
No 2 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Mentioned in Despatches
Rifleman John Beardsell, 3 Troop, embarked on board HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. During the raid he was wounded by enemy fire whilst still on board. He was transferred to a motor launch and evacuated back to the UK [1][2][3].
Service record [4].

BELL, William White

No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Acting Lance Corporal William Bell, 6 Troop, embarked on board motor launch ML 192 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942 [1]
Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland [2][3].
 
Sources

BELLRINGER, Roy

No 2 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Lance Sergeant Roy Bellringer served with 1 troop and took part in the raid at St Nazaire.  He was on board ML 446 and was evacuated back to the UK. In July 1942 he was part of the No 2 Commando Boxing Team. We have numerous photos in the gallery of him both before and after St Nazaire, and in an image of the boxing team.
 

BEVERIDGE, Robert

No 5 Commando
West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Robert Beveridge died during the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown.
 
Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society website.
 

BIRNEY, David Leslie

No 2 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain David Birney, Officer Commanding 2 troop, died of wounds after Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire which took place on 28 March 1942.
He was commanding an assault group that had embarked on Motor Launch ML 447. 

BISHOP, Ivor, W.

Ivor Bishop 2 Commando
RSM Ivor Bishop 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Lance Corporal Ivor Bishop, 1 Troop,  was one of the Commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 446 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Evacuated back to the UK he became Troop Sergeant Major of 6 Troop, and later Regimental Sergeant Major of No.2 Commando*.
 
Sources

BISHOP, Ronald, C.

No 1 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Private Ronald Bishop was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 306 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner he was later imprisoned at Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-1945 / National Archives file WO417/43.

BLOUNT, Arthur Harvey

No 12 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Arthur Blount died during the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on  HMS Campbeltown and part of a Demolition Team.
 
Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society website.
 

BLYTHE, William

Bill Blythe 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

Lance Corporal William Blythe, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 177 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.

BONVIN, John Alexander

No 6 Commando
The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant John Bonvin died in the opening hours of the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia. 
 
On 28 March 1942 he took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire as a section officer of a demolitions team on board motor launch ML443. He was evacuated back to the UK as his ML was unable to land the Commandos on board.
 

BOYCE, John Douglas

No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Boyce died during Operation Chariot at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 262.
 
Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society.
 

BRADLEY, Elkin William

No 3 Commando
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Mentioned in Despatches
Temporary Captain Elkin William 'Bill' Bradley received a Mention in Despatches during operations at Vaagso in December 1941 [1].
  • 28 March 1942 particpated in Operation Chariot embarking for the raid on motor launch ML307 [2]. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid [3].

BRADLEY, Richard

LSgt Richard Bradley MM 2 Commando
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.

BRETT, Gerrard

No 12 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Gerrard Brett was awarded the Military Cross [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 27/28 March 1942. He embarked on board HMS Campbeltown [2], was taken prisoner after the raid and sent to Stalag 3D Berlin-Steglitz [3].

BRIGHT, Gerald Kitchener

No 5 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Lance Sergeant Gerald Bright embarked on board HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was taken prisoner after the raid and transported to Stalag 357 at Oerbke, Nr. Fallingbostel.

Sources
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1 and WO392/11.

BROWN, James

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, Louis Walter

Louis Walter (Ben) Brown 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Sergeant Louis 'Ben' Brown, aged 24 and from Liverpool, served in 5 Troop and took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Embarking on board HMS Campbeltown, he was wounded during the raid and reported missing. Later found to be a prisoner of war. Imprisoned at Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources

BRUCE, James

No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Sergeant James Bruce, 1 Troop, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. Embarked on board motor launch ML446 he was wounded during the raid and evacuated back to the UK.
 
Sources
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/41.
St Nazaire Society website.

BRYAN, Edward Joseph

Edward Bryan 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Edward Bryan, 4 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on Motor Launch ML 267. The launch was hit by enemy fire and sank. Eight of the 11 Commandos, and all bar 5 of the RN crew,  on board were killed.

BURGESS, Leslie

No 9 Commando
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Leslie Burgess died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 268.

Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society website.

BURN, Michael Clive

Capt. Burn MC 2 Commando
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. Reported missing after the raid he was later found to have been taken prisoner. He was imprisoned at Oflag 4C Saalhaus Colditz.

BURNS, Ronald Edward David

No 2 Commando
11th(1st Bn. Queen's Westminsters)Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman Ronald Burns, 6 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 268.
 
Sources

BURTINSHAW, Robert James Glover

No 5 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Robert Burtinshaw died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was Officer in Charge of a Demolition Team on HMS Campbeltown. He received a posthumous Mention in despatches for his "gallant and distinguished services in action against the enemy during the raid."

BUSHE, Patrick

Paddy Bushe 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles

Rifleman Patrick Bushe, 6 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 177 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Initially reported as missing he was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

BUTLER, Eric

No 3 Commando
North Staffordshire Regiment
Lance Sergeant Eric Butler was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 307 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was wounded during the raid and evacuated back to the UK. 
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

BUTLER, Ronald Herbert

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.
Recommendation

CALLAWAY, Thomas, Frederick

Thomas Callaway12 Commando
No 12 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Corporal Thomas Callaway was one of the commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942.
He was reported missing but later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
St Nazaire Society website.

CARR, Francis Arthur

No 5 Commando
Royal Engineers
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Francis Carr was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1] for his gallantry during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was the senior NCO of a demolition party led by Lieut Burtinshaw on board HMS Campbeltown [2].

CARROLL, John Joseph

No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers

Fusilier J. Carroll, 3 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 177 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942 [1].
Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner [2]. 
Detained at Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland, and also at Stalag 3A Luckenwalde [3].

CHALLINTON, William Albert

LSgt Challinton 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Lance Sergeant William Challinton, 5 troop, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1] for his gallantry during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was part of an assault party who disembarked from HMS Campbeltown, their role to destroy enemy coastal defence guns covering the dry dock area [2].
 
Sources

CHANT, Douglas

Private Douglas Chant 2 Commando
Douglas Chant 2 Cdo Boxing team
No 2 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Private Douglas Chant, 2 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 307 for Operations Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942.
He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid [1][1a].
  • July 1942 member of the No.2 Commando Boxing Team [2].

CHANT, Stuart Whitemore

Stuart Chant 5 Commando
No 5 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Military Cross (MC)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
On the 22nd October 1939 whilst in the Artists Rifles TA, the then Private (Cadet) Chant was granted an emergency commission as Second Lieutenant having attended the 163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit [1]. 
  • October 1940 volunteered for the Army Commandos; attached to No.5 Commando [2].

CHETWYND, Samuel Ernest

No 12 Commando
Sherwood Forresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Samuel Chetwynd died during Operation Chariot, the raid a St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 457 as part of Capt. Pritchard's Demolition Control Party.
 

CHUNG, Ronald Robert Fong

Ron Chung 12 Commando
No 12 Commando
Royal Engineers
Corporal Ron Chung took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. Embarked on board HMS Campbeltown he was taken prisoner after the raid and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland. Post war Ron was a regular attendee at Commando Association events. His son Martin also completed Commando training and received his own green beret on 30 May 1980.
 

CHURCHER, George

George Churcher 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Lance Sergeant George Churcher, 5 Troop, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent embarked on motor launch ML262.  Initially reported as missing he was later found to have been wounded and taken prisoner of war.
February 1945 escaped making it to American allied lines. 

COAKER, Vernon

Vernon Coaker 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Troop Sergeant Major Vernon Coaker, 3 troop, died during operations at Le Plein, Normandy, France [1][2][3][4]
Extract from No.3 Commando War Diary Appendix 'A' No.2
Part of a report by Capt. K.D. Ponsford OC 3 Troop.

COBELLI, Dominic

Dominic Cobelli 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Lance Corporal Dominic Cobelli, 1 Troop, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He embarked on board motor launch ML446 and was evacuated back to the UK after the raid.
 
Sources
St Nazaire Society website.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 105 issued September 1997.
CVA Gallery.

COCKIN, Robert

Lance Corporal Robert Cockin 2 Commando
Robert Cockin 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Lance Corporal Robert Cockin, aged 22 and from Stockton, served in 4 Troop and took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. He embarked on Motor Launch ML 267 which was hit by enemy fire and sank.

COPLAND, William Oranmore

No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
South Lancashire Regiment
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Major William Copland was second in command of No 2 Commando. He served with No 4 Independent Company and then with the newly formed No 2 Cdo. He took part in Operation Chariot and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his gallantry on the raid. He was taken prisoner and subsequently held at Oflag 9A/H at Spangenberg.
Citation

COUGHLAN, John

No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal John Coughlan, 4 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on Motor Launch ML 267. The launch was hit by enemy fire and sank. Eight of the 11 Commandos, and all bar 5 of the RN crew,  on board were killed.

COULSON, Garnett

No 4 Commando
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sapper Garnett Coulson died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 268.
 

COX, Hugh Wilfred

Private Hugh Cox 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish QOCH

Private Hugh Cox, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent on board HMS Campbeltown during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire in March 1942 

CRIPPIN, Ronald

RQMS Ron Crippin 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 2 Independent Company
Royal Army Service Corps
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Ron Crippin, then a Corporal in the HQ troop, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He embarked on motor launch ML 447 and was evacuated back to the UK.  He was awarded the British Empire Medal ( Military Division) "in recognition of distinguished services during the raid". (1)

CUDBY, John

No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers

Fusilier John Cudby, 6 Troop, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire, France. Embarked on motor launch ML177 and was taken prisoner after the raid.

CUNNINGHAM, Henry Peter

No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Henry Cunningham, 4 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on Motor Launch ML 267. The launch was hit by enemy fire and sank. Eight of the 11 Commandos, and all bar 5 of the RN crew,  on board were killed.

DAVIS, Stanley Berkeley Edward

LSgt Stanley Davis 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Lance Sergeant Stanley 'Dai' Davis, 3 Troop, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. Embarking on board HMS Campbeltown he was wounded and taken prisoner after the raid and transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels, Germany.

Sources
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/11.

DAY, Stanley Ambrose

Capt Stanley Day MC 2 Commando
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. He was held at Oflag 9A/H at Spangenberg, Germany.
 

DAY, William, C.

No 3 Commando
Royal Engineers
Lance Corporal William Day took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire. Embarking on motor launch ML262 he was taken prisoner after the raid and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
British Army Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/11.

DE JONGHE, Arthur Jules Charles Baudoin

Arthur de Jonghe 10 Commando
Arthur de Jonghe
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
No 10 Commando
General List
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Bronze Star (USA)
Temporary Captain Vicomte Arthur de Jonghe, a French speaking Belgian national, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He was a Liaison Officer embarked on board motor launch ML446 and was evacuated back to the UK after the operation [1]
  • Captain De Jonghe is listed in the Personnel Files of the S.O.E [2].

DE LA TORRE, Luis Eric Rupert

Luis Eric de la Torre 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lance Corporal Eric de la Torre took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. Embarked on motor launch ML262, taken prisoner after the raid, and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland [1][2].
  • Post war honorary Secretary of the St. Nazaire Society for many years [2]

DEANS, James

No 9 Commando
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal James Deans died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 457. 
 

DEERY, Stewart

No 12 Commando
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Stewart Deery was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services during Operation Chariot at St Nazaire. He was one of the Commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown.

DIAMOND, Thomas

No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Thomas Diamond, 4 troop, died during the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 267 , as was R.S.M. Alan Moss. Their squad was to be a small HQ reserve for Lieutenant Colonel Newman. However in the chaos of the action as the ML's tried to land their Commandos, ML267 came under heavy fire and the ML began to burn.

DICKINSON, Joe

No 2 Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Joe Dickinson, 3 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 156 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid [1][1a].
  • 1943 killed in action in Italy serving with 1st Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment [2][3].
Sources

DOCKERILL, Arthur Henry

No 1 Commando
Royal Artillery
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Lance Sergeant Arthur Dockerill was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1] for his gallantry during the raid at St Nazaire. Part of a demolition team on board HMS Campbeltown led by Lieutenant Chant [2], he was later imprisoned in Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf , Poland [3].
 
Sources

DONALDSON, John

Lance Corporal John Donaldson 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
London Scottish The Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal John Donaldson, 3 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown.  

DOUGLAS, Edward

Corporal Ted Douglas MM
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 evaded capture and escaped through France back to the UK. 
 

DUNCAN, Ronald

No 9 Commando
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Ronald Duncan died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire.  He was one of the commando contingent on Motor Launch ML 268.

Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society website.

DUNN-BUTLER, Eric Henry

No 3 Commando
North Staffordshire Regiment
Lance Sergeant Eric Dunn-Butler took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Embarking on motor launch ML307, he was wounded and evacuated back to the UK [1][1a].
  • 11 September 1943 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Worcestershire Regiment [2].

DURRANT, Sgt. Thomas Frank, VC

No 1 Commando
Royal Engineers
Victoria Cross (VC)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Thomas Frank Durrant died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire.  He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. 

War Office 19th June 1945

For great gallantry, skill and devotion to duty when in charge of a Lewis gun in H.M. Motor Launch ML 306 in the St. Nazaire raid on the 28th March, 1942. 

ECKMAN, William John

William Eckman 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)

Private William Eckman, from Everton Liverpool, served in 4 Troop and was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 306 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported as missing he was later found to be a prisoner of war.

EDWARDS, Denis Gold

No 5 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Private Denis Edwards took part in Operation Charot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Embarking on board HMS Campbeltown he was wounded and taken prisoner. Later transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/49.

ELDRIDGE, Leonard Frederick

Leonard Eldridge 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Leonard Eldridge, 2 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on Motor Launch ML 447.

Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society website.
[Image credit] Karen Eldridge.

ELLIOTT, Alfred John

No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Mentioned in Despatches
Croix de Guerre (France)

Private Alfred Elliott, 3 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the Commando raid at St Nazaire on 28/29 March 1942. Embarking on board HMS Campbeltown he was taken prisoner after the raid and later imprisoned at Stalag 344 Lamsdorf* and Stalag 3A Luckenwalde**.
Recommendation

ETCHES, William Whitson

Col Bill Etches OBE MC
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],  was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry at St Nazaire in

EVANS, E. Michael

No 1 Commando
Welch Regiment
Acting Lance Sergeant Evans took part in the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He embarked on Motor Launch ML 306 and was reported missing after the raid, but was subsequently found to have been taken prisoner. He was later transported to Stalag 357 at Fallingbostel, Germany.
 
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EVERETT, Thomas, H.

Tommy Everett 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Private Thomas Everett, R.A.M.C. attached to No.2 Commando HQ, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the UK and remained with No.2 Commando [1]
  • 16 August 1943 (Private) wounded during Operation Husky at Sicily [2].
  • Later promoted Sergeant [3].

EWENS, George

George Ewens 2 commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Lance Corporal George Ewens, 3 Troop, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Embarked on Motor Launch ML 156, he was evacuated back to the UK after the raid [1]
  • Emigrated to Tasmania [2][3].
Sources
[1] St Nazaire Society website.

FAHY, James or John

No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Private J. Fahy, 4 troop, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Embarked on motor launch ML 177 he was taken prisoner after the raid. He is listed as having been detained at both Stalag 3A at Luckenwalde and Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf.
 
Sources
St Nazaire Society website.

FARQUHAR, John Kiel

No 9 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)
Private John Farquhar was awarded the Military Medal [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during operations West of the Garigliano River, Italy on the night of 29/30 December 1943 [2].
Recommendation
This man was wounded in the leg during the assault on the demolished bridge position.

FERGUSON, William

No 5 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant William Ferguson died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown.

Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society.

FIELD, William, F.

No 2 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Lance Corporal William Field, 1 Troop, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Embarked on board motor launch ML 457 he was reported missing after the raid but later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
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FINCH, V.W.C.

Corporal V Finch 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment

Corporal Finch, 3 Troop, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Embarked on HMS Campbeltown he was reported missing after the raid but later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.

FISHER, Norman Lucas

No 2 Commando
11th(1st Bn. Queen's Westminsters)Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Norman Fisher, 6 troop, died during the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on ML 192.
 
Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society website/James Dorrian.
 

FITCHETT, John

John Fitchett 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Private John 'Jack' Fitchett, 4 Troop, was one of the Commando contingent for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. He embarked on board Motor Launch ML 443 and was one of those to be evacuated back to the UK [1][2]
  • 30 July 1944 (Corporal) (5th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment) wounded North West Europe [3].

FOWLER, Henry Francis

No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Henry Fowler, 2 Troop, died of wounds on 24 January 1943 [1][2]. He was one of the commando contingent for Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire embarked on board motor launch ML443 and was seriously wounded by enemy fire during the unsuccessful attempt by the naval crew to land the Commandos on board. He was evacuated back to the UK [3]

FREEMAN, B.G.

Freeman 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Lance Corporal Freeman, 1 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on motor launch ML 446 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He was wounded during the raid and evacuated back to the UK. 
 
Sources
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/41.

FURSSE, Reginald Henry

Reg Fursse 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Corporal Reginald Fursse, 6 Troop, was one of the Commando contingent on motor launch ML 156 during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942 [1].
  • Evacuated back to the UK, he remained with No. 2 Commando [2][3]

FYFE, Charles Alexander

No 2 Commando
Royal Corps of Signals
Lance Corporal Charles Fyfe from Glasgow served as Signaller in No.2 Commando HQ. He embarked on HMS Campbeltown for the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He was reported missing after the raid but later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
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GALLAGHER, John

No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Acting Lance Sergeant John Gallagher, 4 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on motor launch ML 306 for the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner of war.
 
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GARDNER, John, A.

No 2 Commando
Border Regiment
Private John Gardner, 3 Troop, embarked on HMS Campbeltown for the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported as missing after the raid he was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

GARRATT, Arthur Ernest

No 2 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Arthur Garratt, 2 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 447.
 
Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society/James Dorrian.
 

GIBSON, William

No 2 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant William Gibson, 6 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 268. Like all those on the raid they were given an opportunity beforehand to write their will or last letters.  Bill Gibson wrote to his Father. Read it below.
 

GOODE, Frank Cecil

Frank Goode 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Rifleman Frank Goode, 3 Troop,  was one of the Commando contingent for the raid at St Nazaire. He embarked on HMS Campbeltown. After heavy street fighting and when all ammunition was spent he became a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/42 and WO417/43.

GRIEF, George, V.

George Grief 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Lance Corporal George Grief, 1 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML177 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid he was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
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GROSE, William Ernest

No 2 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds

Guardsman William Grose, 2 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 447.

Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society website.

GWYNNE, John Edward Herbert

No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private John Gwynne, 5 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire [1]. He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown and received a posthumous Mention in Despatches [2][3]
Recommendation

HARKNESS, Peter

No 2 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Peter Harkness, 6 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 268. He is referred to in the last letter of his good friend LSgt Bill Gibson who also died on the raid.
 
Sources
CWGC.

HARRINGTON, Jack Lonsdale

No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Military Medal (MM)

Lance Corporal Jack Harrington was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of distinguished services during Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942.  He was one of the Commando HQ contingent who embarked on board MGB 314.  Reported missing after the raid he was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.

HARRISON, Maurice

No 2 Commando
11th(1st Bn. Queen's Westminsters)Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Maurice Harrison, 6 troop, died during Operation Chariot,  the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 192.
 
Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society/James Dorrian.
 

HAY, William

No 2 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal William Hay died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on Motor Launch ML 267. The launch was hit by enemy fire and sank.

HEERY, John

John Heery 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Engineers
Lance Corporal John 'Jack' Heery, 6 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on motor launch ML443 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942 [1][1a]. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid.
  • 16 August 1943 (Acting Lance Sergeant) (No.2 Commando) wounded in Sicily during Operation Husky [2]

HEMPSTEAD, Stanley

No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Stanley Hempstead, 2 troop,  died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 262.
 
Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society/James Dorrian.
 

HEWETT, Herbert Edward

No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment

Troop Sergeant Major Herbert Hewett, 2 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on motor launch ML447 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid he was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.

HODGSON, Eric Stewart

No 2 Commando
Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Eric Hodgson, Officer Commanding 1 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid on St Nazaire. He was the Officer commanding the commando contingent on motor launch ML 446.
 

HOLLAND, William Anthony

William Holland 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Border Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches

Private William 'Dutch' Holland, 3 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the raid on St. Nazaire on the night of 27/28th March, 1942.  Embarking on board HMS Campbeltown he was reported missing after the raid but later found to be a prisoner of war.
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HOLMES, Frederick Lewis

Frederick Holmes 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Engineers

Sapper Frederick Holmes was one of the commando contingent who embarked on motor launch ML443 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid.  He remained with the No.2 Commando attaining the rank of Lance Sergeant.

HOLT, Frederick

Corporal Fred Holt 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish QOCH

Corporal Frederick Holt, 5 troop, was one of the commando contingent on board HMS Campbeltown during the raid at St Nazaire in March 1942 [1]. He was initially reported missing in action until it was discovered he had been taken prisoner [2][2a][2b].  He was transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels Germany [3].

HOMER, Levi

Leo Homer 2 Commando
Leo Homer 2Cdo
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

Lance Corporal Levi Homer, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 457 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid he was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.

HONEY, Peter

Pte Pete Honey MM 2 Commando
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 services during Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was one of the Commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown. Reported missing after the raid he was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.

HOOPER, Richard Henry

Capt Richard Hooper MC 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Decoration (TD)

Captain Richard Hooper was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry during operations at Scaletta Sicily on the 16th August 1943. He had previously taken part in operations at Vaagso and St Nazaire. During the latter he was in charge of an assault squad on motor launch ML 156, wounded, and evacuated back to the UK.

HOOPER, Walter Francis

Corporal W Hooper 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment

Corporal Hooper, 1 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML457 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid he was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 357 at Oerbke, Nr. Fallingbostel, Germany.

HOPE, J.R.

No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Private J.R. Hope was one of the commando contingent embarked on motor launch ML 446 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Evacuated back to the UK after the raid he remained with No. 2 Commando and was later wounded during operations at Salerno on 18 September 1943.
 
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HOPKINS, A.J.

No 1 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Private A.J. Hopkins was one of the commando contingent who embarked on motor launch ML 306 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942 [1].
Reported missing after the raid he was later found to have been wounded and taken prisoner [2]

HOPWOOD, Howell Gaston Lloyd

No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches

Lieutenant Howell Hopwood, 5 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the raid on St. Nazaire on the night of 27/28th March, 1942.  Embarking on board HMS Campbeltown he was captured after the raid and imprisoned at Oflag 9A/Z Rotenberg Germany and Oflag 9A/H Spangenberg Germany.
Recommendation

HOWARD, Ronald Arthur

No 5 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Lance Corporal Ron Howard was one of the commando contingent who embarked on board HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Initially reported as missing he was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
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HOWARTH, Arnold

No 2 Commando
Grenadier Guards
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Croix de Guerre (France)
Died in the UK

Lance Sergeant Arnold Howarth was one of the five Commandos who escaped after landing at St Nazaire on the raid. 

HOYLE, Robert

Robert Hoyle 12 Commando
No 12 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers

Corporal Robert Hoyle embarked on HMS Campbeltown for the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported as missing after the raid he was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.

HUDSON, George Herbert

No 2 Commando
11th(1st Bn. Queen's Westminsters)Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Hudson, 6 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 268.
 
Sources
CWGC. 
St Nazaire Society/James Dorrian.
 

HUGHES, G.

No 9 Commando
Royal Engineers
Lance Sergeant Hughes was one of the Commando contingent for the St Nazaire raid in March 1942. He embarked on board Motor Launch ML443 and was one of those to be evacuated back to the UK.
 
Source
Nominal Roll in St. Nazaire Society 75th Anniversary Newsletter. 

IDE, George Edward

No 5 Commando
Royal Corps of Signals
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant George Ide died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire.  He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown.

Sources
CWGC,
St Nazaire Society website.

JAMESON, Robert Evan

No 9 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Sergeant Robert Jameson died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown.

Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society website.

JENKINS, Morgan

2nd Lieut Jenkins 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 5 Independent Company
Welch Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Second Lieutenant Morgan  Jenkins died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 268.
 

JOHNSON, James

No 12 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant James Johnson was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services  during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942.

JOHNSON-HOUGHTON, Joseph Blundell

No 2 Commando
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Military Cross (MC)
Executed
Captain Joseph Blundell Johnson-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. Generally referred to as Joseph Houghton as the family often used the shortened surname of 'Houghton'.

JONES, Colin

LSgt. Colin Jones MM 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)

Sergeant Colin Jones, 5 troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of his gallant and distinguished service during the raid on St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He was one of the Commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown.  Reported missing after the raid then found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels, Germany.

JONES, Harri Havard

No 12 Commando
Welch Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Harri Jones died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 268 and part of a Demolition Team.
 

JONES, Richard Artus

No 3 Commando
Royal Engineers
Lance Corporal Richard Jones, Royal Engineers attached to No.3 Commando, was reported missing after Operation Jubilee at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. He was later found to have been taken prisoner of war and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.

JONES, William George

No 2 Commando
King's Regiment (Liverpool)

Private William Jones, 4 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 267 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. The ML was hit by enemy fire and sank. Eight of the 11 Commandos, and all bar 5 of the RN crew,  on board were killed. He survived and was taken prisoner of war. 

KELLY, Francis

No 2 Commando
Border Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Francis Kelly died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire [1]. He was one of the commando contingent on MGB 314 [2].
 

KNOWLES, John, A.

Johnny Knowles 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Lance Sergeant John Knowles, 4 troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor launch ML268 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

LEE, Jack William

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.

LEMON, Frederick

No 12 Commando
North Irish Horse / Royal Armoured Corps

Lance Corporal Fred Lemon embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.

LLEWELLYN, Fred

Corporal Fred Llewellyn 1 Commando
No 1 Commando
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Fred Llewellyn died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was part of a demolition team who embarked for the raid on Motor Launch ML 306.
Service Record 
17 January 1940 enlisted King's Shopshire Light Infantry.
27 April 1940 to No.9 Independent Company.
8 November 1940 to No.1 Special Service Battalion.

LLOYD, Herbert Charles

Herbert Charles Lloyd 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Guardsman Herbert Lloyd, 6 Troop, known as Taffy, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He embarked on Motor Launch 156 and was evacuated back to the UK after the raid.
 
Sources
St Nazaire Society website.
Images in CVA Gallery.
 

LUCY, Albert James

No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Albert Lucy, 6 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 192.
 

MACLAGAN, Ian Lawrence

Ian Maclagan 9 Commando
No 9 Commando
Royal Engineers
Corporal Ian Maclagan was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 457 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

MACLEAN, Alexander Robert

No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Sergeant Alexander Maclean, 3 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 156 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid [1]
He remained with No.2 Commando attaining the rank of Troop Sergeant Major [2].

MATHER, Harry

No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Harry Mather, 4 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 268.
 

MATTISON, William

No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Fusilier William Mattison, 3 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was wounded, taken prisoner, and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
St Nazaire Society website.

MAYLOTT, Jesse

No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Jesse Maylott, 4 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on Motor Launch ML 267. The launch was hit by enemy fire and sank. Eight of the 11 Commandos, and all bar 5 of the RN crew,  on board were killed.

MCCORMACK, Thomas

No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Thomas McCormack, 5 troop No 2 Commando, died of wounds after Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown. Part of Capt. Donald Roy's Assault Team, Tom was fatally wounded during the raid. Taken prisoner he later died of his wounds in a German Naval Hospital.
 

MCDONALD, J.

No 2 Commando
Border Regiment
Private J. McDonald, 3 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch 156 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942.He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid. 
 
Sources
St Nazaire Society website.

McKERR, Hugh Francis Johnston

No 5 Commando
Royal Engineers
Lance Sergeant Hugh McKerr was one of the commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942.
Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
St Nazaire Society website.

MONTGOMERY, Robert Kerr

No 2 Commando
Royal Engineers
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Robert Montgomery, along with Captain William Pritchard RE [more....], had been instrumental in the initial planning and training of the demolition teams for the St Nazaire raid. Captain Montgomery was in charge of the demolition teams on board HMS Campbeltown [1]

MORGAN, Richard Fuller

Lieutenant Richard Morgan 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment and Royal Ulster Rifles
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Richard Morgan, 2 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the raid on St. Nazaire on the night of 27/28th March, 1942. Embarking on board Motor Launch ML262 he commanded a small protection party.

MORT, Alec

Alec Mort 2 Commando
Alec Mort at reunion
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Corporal Alec Mort, from Bolton, was one of the Commando contingent for Operation Chariot, the St Nazaire raid in March 1942. He embarked on board Motor Launch ML443 and was one of those to be evacuated back to the UK. He remained with No.2 Commando taking part in all of their major raids and operations attaining the rank of Company Sergeant Major. 
 

MOSS, Alan

No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Regimental Sergeant Major Alan Moss, HQ 2 Commando, was shot and killed during Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire. Embarking on Motor Launch ML 267 he later received a posthumous Mention in Despatches. 
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NAGEL, Peter Thomas Lorenz

Peter Nagel
No 2 Commando
Pioneer Corps
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (for alias)
Private Peter Nagel was of the Jewish Faith and served under an alias of Peter Walker for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He embarked on MGB 314 and was taken prisoner after the raid. Although Peter was attached to No.2 Commando he had received training for the Special Operations Executive.

NEWALL, James, F.

Jim Newell 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Private Jim Newall, 1 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 446 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid.
  • 9 September 1943 (Lance Sergeant) (No.2 Commando) wounded at Salerno, Italy *.
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NEWMAN, Lt Col. Augustus Charles, VC

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

 

NICHOLS, Alexander Hause

No 3 Commando
Royal Engineers
Lance Corporal Alexander Nichols was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 262 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942 [1]. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland [2][2a].

O'BRIEN, Richard

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.
 

O'DONNELL, Laurence, P.T.

No 2 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps

Corporal Laurence O'Donnell, 3 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on HMS Cambeltown for the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner he was subsequently transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels Germany.

OUGHTRED, Neil

No 2 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment
Lieutenant Neil Oughtred was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 446 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942 [1]. Wounded during the raid, he was evacuated back to the UK [2].
  • 11 April 1945 promoted Captain (Lincolnshire Regiment) [3].
Sources

PARKES, Frederick

No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Lance Corporal Frederick Parkes, 4 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch 268 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

PATON, David

Doctor David Paton 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Captain David Paton, M.B., R.A.M.C. was one of two Medical Officers attached to No.2 Commando for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942.
He embarked on Motor Launch ML 307 and was evacuated after the raid treating many of the wounded on the long journey back to the UK [1][1a][1b]

PEACHEY, Frederick

Fred Peachey MM and bar
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.

PEACOCK, Arthur William

Arthur Peacock 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Lance Sergeant Arthur Peacock, 2 troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 443 for Operation Chariot, the raid at st Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

PENFOLD, Frederick Arthur

Frederick Penfold 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Fusilier Frederick Penfold, 6 troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 192 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

POWELL, L.

No 2 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Private L. Powell, R.A.M.C. attached to No.2 Commando HQ, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner he was later transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

PRESCOTT, James Frederick Anthony

Jim Prescott 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Corporal James Prescott, 6 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 156 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid.
  • 16 August 1943 (Acting Sergeant) (No.2 Commando) wounded during operations in Sicily.

PRESTON, John Alfred

No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Private John Preston, aged 29 and from Earlestown St Helens, served in 4 Troop and was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 306 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid; later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources

PRITCHARD, William Henry

Captain William Pritchard RE
Special Service Brigade
No 2 Commando
Royal Engineers
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain William Pritchard M.C. died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 457 [1][2].

PROCTOR, John David

John David Proctor 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Second Lieutenant John Proctor received his commission into the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (1st Liverpool Scottish)  on the 10th February 1940.

PURDON, Corran William Brooke

Corran Purdon 12 Commando
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.

RANDALL, Donald Charles

LSgt Don Randall 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Lance Sergeant Donald Randall, 5 troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942 [1].  Wounded and taken prisoner after the raid he was transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland [2][3].
He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [4].

REEVES, Walter

No 12 Commando
Royal Artillery
Bombardier Walter Reeves was one of the commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Taken prisoner he was later transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
  • 1938 attested into the Royal Artillery.
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

RENNIE, Jim

Jim Rennie 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Lance Sergeant Jim Rennie, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 177 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Taken prisoner after the raid he was later transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

RICHARDS, David

No 9 Commando
Royal Engineers
Mentioned in Despatches
Sapper David Richards was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 443 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid [1][2].
  • 30 December 1943 (Acting Lance Corporal) (No.9 Commando) wounded during operations in Italy [3].

ROBERTS, Harold

Private Harold Roberts 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish QOCH

Lance Corporal Harold Roberts, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent on board HMS Campbeltown during the raid at St Nazaire in March 1942. He was wounded and taken prisoner of war.

ROBINSON, Sydney

No 2 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Killed in action or died of wounds
Guardsman Sydney Robinson, 4 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 268.
 

RODD, Stanley, W.

Stanley Rodd 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Lance Sergeant Stanley Rodd, 6 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 192 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner he was later  transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels Germany.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

RODERICK, John Morgan

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

ROE, Harold Reginald

Harold Roe 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Private Harold Roe, 2 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 447 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire. He was wounded and evacuated back to the UK.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.
St. Nazaire Society 75th anniversary Newsletter nom. roll.

ROGERS, Joseph Gerard Anthony

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
Military Medal (Immediate) Spilje Bay, Albania, Operation Healing 2. 

ROY, Donald William

Captain Donald Roy DSO
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Private Donald William Roy, a Cadet of the Fettes College Contingent Junior Division O.T.C., received his commission into the Liverpool Scots TA on the 17th June 1939.
Lieutenant Roy was mobilised in August 1939 and posted to the 2nd Battalion. From there he volunteered for the Independent Companies and was posted to No 3 Platoon,  No 4 Independent Company.

RUSSELL, A.

No 2 Commando
Lance Corporal A. Russell, 1 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 446 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.
 

SALISBURY, G.

Private G. Salisbury 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

Private G. Salisbury, 1 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 177 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.

SALISBURY, Glyn

No 1 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers

Corporal Glyn Salisbury was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 306 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner he was subsequently transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.

SCULLY, Len

Len Scully 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Private Len Scully, 1 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 446 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid [1][2]. He rejoined No.2 Commando 1 Troop and was promoted Corporal [3].
 
Sources
[1] St Nazaire Society website.

SEATON, Alexander Fairgreave

RSM Sandy Seaton 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Alexander Seaton, from Kirkintilloch and known as Sandy, was one of the Commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 447 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Evacuated back to the UK after the raid he became Regimental Sergeant Major of No.2 Commando, replacing RSM Alan Moss [more....]

SHENTON, Joseph

No 9 Commando
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Joseph Shenton died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on board motor launch ML 268.
 

SHERMAN, Thomas

2/Lt Tom Sherman
Lt Col Tom Sherman RMR
No 2 Commando
RM Reserve
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Reserve Decoration (RD)
Tom Sherman volunteered for the Independent Companies and was posted to No.4 Ind. Coy.  He took part in Scissorforce, the North West Expeditionary Force in Norway, and after joining No.

SHERWIN, Albert Edward George

No 2 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Died on war service
Private Albert Sherwin, 3 troop, died in Germany whilst a Prisoner of War.  He became a prisoner of war after Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He embarked for the raid on board HMS Campbeltown and, after capture, was later transported to a camp near Lamsdorf, Poland originally named Stalag V111 before being renamed Stalag 344.

SHIPTON, Herbert J.

Bert Shipton 9 Commando
No 9 Commando
Royal Engineers

Lance Corporal Bert Shipton was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 457 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels Germany.

SIMISTER, Charles Arnold

Cpl Charles Simister MM 2 Commando
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. [1]

SIMPSON, Harold Leonard

No 2 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Mentioned in Despatches

Lance Corporal Harold Simpson, 3 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the raid on St. Nazaire on the night of 27/28th March, 1942.  Embarking on board HMS Campbeltown he was captured after the raid and later imprisoned at Stalag 383 Hohenfels 
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SIMS, Richard William

LCpl Richard Sims MM 2 commando
No 2 Commando
Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's)
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Richard Sims, 2 Troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field for his successful evasion from capture.

SINNOTT, Edward

No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Lance Corporal Edward Sinnott, aged 20 and from Widnes, served in 4 Troop and was one of the commando contingent embarked on motor launch ML 306 for the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Wounded during the raid, he was later transported to Stalag 357 at Oerbke, Nr. Fallingbostel Germany. Post war he emigrated to Australia.
 
Sources

SMALLEY, Christopher John

Christopher John Smalley 5 Commando
No 5 Commando
Manchester Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Christopher Smalley died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. Embarking on HMS Campbeltown he commanded a demolition party whose task it was to destroy the Dry Dock Installations. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished services." 
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SMITH, A.

Corporal. A. Smith 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Corporal A. Smith, 1 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 446 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942.
He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

STANLEY, George

No 2 Commando
Royal Engineers
Corporal George Stanley was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 443 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.
 

STEELE, David Ronald

No 2 Commando
Royal Corps of Signals
Sergeant David 'Ron' Steele, attached HQ No.2 Commando, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on MGB 314 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was taken prisoner and later transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
  • Ron was a former Tresurer of the St. Nazaire Society*.
Sources

STEVENSON, Stanley George

Stanley Stevenson 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Lance Corporal Stanley Stevenson, 2 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 156 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. nazaire 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid. 
  • 13 September 1943 (Corporal) wounded during operations in Italy (Salerno).
Sources

STOKES, George Stanley

No 5 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal George Stokes died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown and part of Lt Burtinshaw's demolition party.

Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society website.

STUTCHBURY, John Forbes

No 2 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Mentioned in Despatches
Croix de Guerre (France)
Lieutenant John Stutchbury, 3 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the raid on St. Nazaire on the night of 27/28th March, 1942.  Embarking on board HMS Campbeltown he was captured after the raid and later imprisoned at Oflag 9A/H Spangenberg Germany. 
MiD recommendation

SUMNER, Frank

Frank Sumner 2 Commando
Frank Sumner post war
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Lance Corporal Frank Sumner, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been wounded, taken prisoner and later transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland. Post war served in Germany with Border Control for a period.

SWAYNE, Ronald Oliver Carless

No 1 Commando
Herefordshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Ronnie Swayne was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on Motor Launch ML306 during the raid at St. Nazaire [1][2]
He was taken prisoner and later transported to Oflag 9A/H at Spangenberg bei Kassel, Germany [3][4].

TAYLOR, Gerald

No 2 Commando
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Gerald Taylor, HQ Reserve, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on Motor Launch ML 267. The launch was hit by enemy fire and sank. Eight of the 11 Commandos, and all bar 5 of the RN crew,  on board were killed.

TAYLOR, H.G.

No 2 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Corporal H.G. Taylor, 2 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 262 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942.
Reported missing after the raid, found to have been wounded, taken prisoner, and later transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources

TAYLOR, Horace

No 2 Commando
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Lance Corporal Horace Taylor, 2 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 447 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid [1].
  • 13 September 1943 (No.2 Commando) wounded during operations in Italy (Salerno) [2].

THOMSON, Robert

Private Robert Thomson 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Croix de Guerre (France)
Private Robert Thomson, 2 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the Commando raid at St Nazaire on 28/29 March 1942 [1][2]. He embarked on board motor launch ML 262 [2].

THRIFT, Frank, W.

FrankThrift 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Lance Corporal Frank Thrift, 3 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society.

TOMBLIN, Edward Charles

No 1 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Edward Tomblin died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on Motor Launch ML 306.
 
Sources
CWGC
St Nazaire Society website.
 

TUCKER, Edward Arnold

Edward Arnold Tucker 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Fusilier Eddie Tucker, 6 Troop No.2 Commando, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 156 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid [1][2].

VANDERWERVE, John Edward

No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant John Vanderwerve  died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on motor launch ML 306 and  OIC of a protection squad for the demolition team on board.
 

WALSHAM, Alexander

No 9 Commando
Royal Engineers
Sapper Alexander Walsham was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 443 for Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid and rejoined No.9 Commando [1][2].
  • 20 March 1944 (A/Corporal)(No.9 Commando) wounded during operations in Italy (Anzio) [2]+[linked content below].

WALTON, Philip

Lieut. Philip Walton No 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Philip Walton, 1 Troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was Section Officer of a demolition team on Motor Launch ML 457.

Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society website.
Storming St. Nazaire, author James Dorrian.

WARDLE, Arthur

Arthur Wardle MC
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 embarked on board Motor Launch ML 443 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the the UK after the raid [1][2].
By December 1942 Arthur was the Troop Sergeant Major of 2 Troop No. 2 Commando [3]

WATSON, William Humphreys

2nd Lieut Bill Watson MC 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
The Black Watch
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Territorial Efficiency Medal
Lieutenant Bill 'Tiger' Watson, 1 troop, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during the raid on St. Nazaire [1]. 

WATT, William

William Watt 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal William Watt, 6 troop, died during operations at Scaletta, Sicily. We have a document that outlines these details, " Buried at Scaletta by A.D.S. at Rear of School in centre of village.

WEBB, Frederick, C.

No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Lance Sergeant Frederick Webb was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 262 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels, Germany.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

WEBB, John

Lance Corporal Webb RAMC and 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal John 'Jack' Webb, RAMC and No 2 Commando, a veteran of Operation Chariot at St Nazaire [1], was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy. [2]
 
Recommendation for award
Gulf of Salerno Sep. 9 - 18th 1943.

WESTLAKE, Peter David

Peter Westlake 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Rifleman Peter Westlake, 6 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 192 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources

WHEELAN, George Leslie

Private Leslie Wheelan 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish QOCH

Private Les Wheelan, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent on board HMS Campbeltown during the raid at St Nazaire in March 1942. He was reported missing after the raid, later found to have been wounded and taken prisoner. He was transported to Stalag 344 (V111b) Lamsdorf, Poland.

WHEELER, George Russell

Lt George Russell Wheeler MM
No 2 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

George Wheeler, a pupil of Godolphin School, Wiltshire, graduated as a BSc from Exeter University. He married in 1941. After enlistment he volunteered for the Commandos and was attached to No 2 Commando

WICKSON, Lionel Charles

LSgt Wickson MM 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Lionel Wickson, 1 troop,  was one of the Commando contingent who had embarked on Motor Launch ML 457 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942 [1]
Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland [2][3].​

WILCOCK, Richard

Richard Wilcock 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

Lance Corporal Richard Wilcock, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner he was later transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.

WILKES, Frederick

Fred Wilkes 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Private Frederick Wilkes, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner he was later transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
St Nazaire Society website.

WILSON, Alistair, D.

No 9 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Alistair Wilson was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 443 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942 [1].
  • Evacuated back to the UK, he rejoined No.9 Commando and in 1943 received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in Italy [2]

WOODCOCK, Mark

No 3 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Mark Woodcock died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was Officer in Charge of a demolition team on Motor Launch ML 262.

WRIGHT, Robert Ernest

No 12 Commando
Royal Engineers

Corporal Robert Wright was one of the commando contingent embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid he was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.

YOUNG, Arthur

No 2 Commando
Gordon Highlanders (The London Scottish)
Mentioned in Despatches

Lance Corporal Arthur Young, 6 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished serviceduring the raid on St. Nazaire on the night of 27th March, 1942.  Embarking on board motor launch ML 192 he was captured after the raid and later imprisoned at Stalag V111(b). 
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