Police Officers in the WW2 Commandos

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There were at least three Police Intakes at the Commando Depot, Achnacarry. Others joined by a different route. This list is not complete. If you do not find a name try the different Search options on the Site. Contact us to add a new name.
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ANDREWS, Alfred Archley

No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Alfred Andrews died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.

A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he had volunteered as part of one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was Police Constable 704K at Walthamstow Police Station.

ANSELL, Arthur James

No 1 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Arthur Ansell died during operations in North Africa. 

A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was married and serving at the Police Station, 12A Holmes Road, Kentish Town, London.

ASHWORTH, James Kenyon

No 1 Commando
James Ashworth was a serving Police Officer from Sussex who volunteered for the Commandos. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 116 The Gardens, Southwick, Sussex. Post war member of the Commando Association.
 
Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 98 issued March 1994.

BAGOT, Henry Hunter

No 1 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Henry Bagot died during operations at Bizerte, Tunisia. He was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered as part of the Police Intakes. Henry joined the Manchester Police on 19 December 1940.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Manchester Police Index 1812-1941 (First names listed as Harry (Henry Hunter).

BAKER, Herbert Valentine

Herbert Valentine Baker 1 Commando
No 1 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Herbert Baker died during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
He was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. Herbert was the son of Albert and Harriet Baker, and husband of Beatrice Ellen Baker, of Handsworth, Birmingham.

BALE, John Henry

No 1 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Private John Bale was reported missing 2 December 1942 during operations in North Africa (Tunisia), later found to be a prisoner of war in Italy [1][1a].
1943 escaped from captivity to a neutral country [2][2a].
1944 repatriated back to the UK [3].

BARLOW, Jack

No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Colonial Police Medal
Lance Corporal Jack Barlow served in 6 troop and also in the Intel Section of No.2 Commando. He was one of the Metropolitan Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at the Police Section House, Arlington Road, Camden London [Source: The 1939 Register for Camden].
The following is from his daughter Jennie Barlow. 

BARNES, Norman Alfred George

No 1 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Norman Barnes died of wounds in North Africa [1].  At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Bizerte, Tunisia.
Extract from the No 1 Commando War Diary 6-8 December 1942
6 Dec.1942 - Unit returned to TABARKA (under troop arrangements) from Operation

BARRASS, Nicholas William

No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Nicholas Barrass died during operations in Holland. Whilst engaged in a house clearance at Flushing he was killed by a sniper who fired from an adjacent building. Commissioned from the ranks as Second Lieutenant on 2 October 1943.

BEATTIE, James Simpson

No 1 Commando
Royal Scots
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Medal (MM)
Queen's Police Medal
Corporal James Beattie was awarded the Military Medal in 1943 in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa [1].
1 April 1944  commissioned Second Lieutenant from O.C.T.U. [2].
1967 (Chief Superintendent, Edinburgh City Police) awarded the Q.P.M. [3]. 

BENNION, Thomas James

No 1 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Thomas Bennion died of wounds received during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
He was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in Stoke on Trent.

BENTLEY, Donald

No 1 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Donald Bentley died during operations in North Africa. He was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes.
In 1939 he was a Policeman residing at 74 Farthing Avenue Scunthorpe. He is amongst those named on the WW2 Memorial Plaque located at Lincolnshire Police HQ, Deepdale Lane, Nettleham, West Lindsey, Lincolnshire.

BIDDESCOMBE, E.

No 1 Commando
Royal Artillery
Lance Bombardier Biddescombe, HQ Troop, was wounded on 31 January 1945 during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/88.
Linked Content below.
 
Notes

BISHOP, Arthur

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Arthur Bishop died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel. 

BISSELL, Stanley

Commando Basic Training Centre
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Stan 'Sonnie' Bissell joined the Metropolitan Police on the 1st March 1926. In 1930 & 1934 he won silver medal at the British Empire Games middleweight freestyle wrestling events in Canada and London. He was then posted as self defence instructor at the Metropolitan Police Training Centre at Peel House.

BLAKEMAN, Albert John

No 6 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Albert Blakeman died during operations at Normandy, France.

A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he had volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was Pc 467G with an address at Sotheby Road, Islington.

BRIDLE, Desmond George

No 3 Commando
Royal Scots
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Desmond Bridle died in Normandy, France, during operations near the Chateau d'Amfreville. He was from South Harrow and one of the Metropoltan Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was residing at the Police Section House, Judd Street, Camden.
 
Sources
CWGC

BUNT, Reginald Melford

No 1 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Mentioned in Despatches
Private Reginald Bunt received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North Africa.
A serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes, in 1939 he was a Police Constable at Digbeth Police Station, Birmingham.
 
Sources

CALLAGHAN, Dennis

No 2 Commando
Black Watch

Private Dennis Callaghan, 6 Troop, was wounded on 13 September 1943 during operations at Salerno, Italy. He was one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos from Halifax and in 1939 was single and a Police Constable at Warley Road Police Station, Halifax. In the late 70's he was living in Tenerife.

CAPP, William Thomas

Bill Capp 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Corporal William Capp served in 5 Troop and was Piat Mortar operator.
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he had volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was residing at the Police Section House, 277 Upper Street Islington. 

CAPSTICK, N.

No 2 Commando
Black Watch
Private N. Capstick served in 5 Troop and later the Transport Section.

A serving Police Officer from Lancaster he had volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos.

CARRICK, George

No 2 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Carrick, 3 troop, died [1] during operations on 13 September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy, where he was initially buried (Map ref 602409) [2].

CHEETHAM, Gerald

No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Died on active service

Fusilier Gerald Cheetham, Heavy Weapons Troop, died of illness (pneumonia) whilst on active service in Italy [1][1a][1b].
A former pupil of Ashton Grammar School before joining the Metropolitan Police from which he later volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intake in July 1942 [2]

CLARKE, Hilary Laurence

No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Hilary Clarke, died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). In 1939 he was a Metropolitan Police Constable residing at 19 Fielding Road, West Holland Park, London. 
 

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

COBLEY, Victor Charles

No 2 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Victor Cobley served in the Heavy Weapons Troop. In 1944 he was commissioned Second Lieutenant. A serving Police Officer he volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos.

COLEMAN, Lloyd

Lloyd Coleman 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Somerset Light Infantry
Private Lloyd Coleman served in 5 troop, ('B' Section, No.4 Sub Section) and, after a course on the 3" Mortar, the Heavy Weapons Troop.
A serving Police Officer he volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos and came from Somerset. 
 
Sources

COOK, Kenneth

No 2 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Private Kenneth Cook served in 'A' Section, No.2 Sub-Section of 5 troop. A serving Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes.

From 1994 onwards he was the Secretary of the Bristol Branch of the Commando Association. 

COOKSON, Charles

Charles Cookson 2 Commando 1943
Constable Charles Cookson
No 2 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Corporal Charles Cookson served in 1 Troop and later the Heavy Weapons Troop.
A serving Police Officer he volunteered as part of the Police Intakes to the Commandos.
1939 Police Constable, Burnley Borough Police, residing at 117 Woodgrove Road, Burnley.
July 1942 direct Police Intake to the Commando Basic Training Centre, Achnacarry.

COOPER, Dudley Edward

Dudley Cooper MM 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Military Medal (MM)
Fusilier Dudley Cooper was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy. 
He was a serving Police Officer who joined the Manchester Police on 26 March 1941 before volunteering for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes.
Recommendation

COOPER, George

G. Cooper 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment
Private George Cooper served in 'B' Section, No.3 Sub-Section of 5 Troop, and later in the Mortar Section.
A serving Police Officer he volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. He was married and from New Houghton near Mansfied.
 
Sources
Notebook of LSgt Joe Rogers MM of 5 Troop.

COULSON, John Richard

No 2 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps

Corporal John Coulson served in 5 Troop before transferring to HQ. A serving Police Officer residing in Southport he volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intakes. Post war member of the Commando Association (Liverpool).

COULTHARD, Arnold, C.

No 2 Commando
Durham Light Infantry
Private Arnold Couthard served in 6 Troop.
He was a serving Police Officer from Sunderland who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. He is amongst the Police Officers from Sunderland who had passed their Police First Aid Course named in a newspaper report in 1940.
Post war member of the Commando Association residing Sunderland.
 

COX, Cecil Ernest Robert

No 2 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Cecil Cox, 1 troop died on 22 March 1944 of wounds received on the 18/19 March 1944 during a raid on the village of Grohote on the Dalmatian island of Solta [1][2].
Extract form the No.2 Commando War Diary.

CRABTREE, Ben

No 2 Commando
Coldstream Guards
Guardsman Ben Crabtree served in 6 Troop [1]. Post war on 6 October 1945 he transferred to the Corps of Military Police [2] before being released from service.
His service number indicates he was one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1949 he was a Detective serving in Sunderland Police [3].
 

CRAIG, John

John Craig 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Black Watch
Private John Craig from Blackpool served in 'A' Section, No.2 Sub-Section of 5 Troop. He was reported missing 13 September 1943 whilst with Rfn. A. Davies in a forward section post on Hill 321 at Vietri Sul Mare, Italy, which was overrun by the enemy for a period of 2 hours. Both were later found to be prisoners of war.

CRAIG, Robert

Robert Craig 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Bombardier Robert Craig served in No.4 Troop and the Heavy Weapons Troop.
A serving Police Officer from Hartlepool County Durham he volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. Post war member of the Commando Association.
 
Sources
Fred Mather, No.2 Commando.

CRAIG, Robinson Ostle

No 2 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Robinson Craig died [1] during operations on 11 September at Dragone Hill, near Vietri Salerno. He was buried there the following day, his grave being marked with a cross. However it was never again found and Private Craig is one of the many who now have no known grave [2].

CUNNINGHAM, Stephen

No 1 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Private Stephen Cunningham, 6 Troop, was wounded 31 January 1945 during operations at Kangaw, Burma. Post war member of the Burma Star Association residing Upper Norwood, South London.

DAVID, Gordon Percy

No 2 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Trooper Gordon David was wounded on 14 September 1943 during operations at Salerno, Italy. A serving Police Officer from Frome, Somerset, he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/68.

DAVIDSON, Douglas Oscar

No 2 Commando
Douglas Oscar Davidson was a serving Police Officer who joined the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable with Leeds City Police residing at 45 Richmond Avenue, Leeds.
Post war member of the Yorkshire Branch of the Commando Association.
 
Sources

DAVIES, Arthur Henry William

A. Davies 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Rifleman Arthur Davies served in 'A' Section, No.2 Sub-Section of 5 Troop. He was reported missing 13 September 1943 whilst with Pte. John. Craig in a forward section post on Hill 321 at Vietri Sul Mare, Italy, which was overrun by the enemy for a period of 2 hours. Both were later found to be prisoners of war. 

DAVIES, L.

No 2 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers

Private L. Davies served in 5 Troop and later the H.Q. A serving Police Officer from Lancaster he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes.

Source
Notebook of LSgt. Joe Rogers MM of 5 Troop.
 

DAVIES, Wyndam Francis

No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Wyndam Davies, 6 troop, died during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy. He was initially buried as far as is known by the 6th Yorks and Lancs Regiment on the forward slope of the hill. A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos.
 

DAVISON, John Cyril

No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
East Lancashire Regiment
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].

DENNIS, Thomas Gerald

Thomas Gerald Dennis 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Lance Sergeant Thomas Dennis served in 6 troop and was one of the No.3 Commando boxing team, weightclass heavyweight.
Wounded during operations at Lentini, Sicily on 20 August 1943 and again in June 1944 at Amfreville, Normandy, he was medically discharged as a result in February 1945.

DIGHTON, Derrick John

Derrick Dighton 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Suffolk Regiment
Lance Sergeant Derrick Dighton, 4 Troop, was wounded on 24 January 1945 . At this time his Commando were engaged in operations at Maasbracht. Derrick was an Essex Police Officer who retired as a Chief Superintendent in 1982 having served at Romford, Bishops Stortford, Harwich, Kelvedon, Dunmow, Braintree, Chelmsford and Colchester. 
 
Sources

DOLBY, William Arthur Watkins

No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Private William Dolby was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge), later found to be a prisoner of war.
A serving Police Officer from Wombwell near Barnsley he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes.

DRIVER, John

No 3 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Fusilier John Driver was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando bridge), later found to be a prisoner of war.
A serving Police Officer from Preston he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was Police Constable 128 residing Linnet Street, Preston.
 

DRURY, Thomas

No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps

Private Thomas Drury served in the HQ Troop Motor Transport Section. He was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in Dewsbury.

EARL, Dennis Victor

No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Wiltshire Regiment 2nd Bn.
Trooper Dennis Earl was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations in Sicily, later found to be a prisoner of war.
A serving Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable, single, and residing at 37 Cotham Vale, Bristol.

ELMS, Frank

Lieutenant Frank Elms 6 Commando
Frank Elms and his wife Joan on wedding day
No 4 Commando
Northamptonshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Second Lieutenant Frank Elms died during operations at Normandy, France.
A serving Police Officer in Northampton he volunteered for the Armed Forces in 1941 serving in the Royal Air Force before joining the Commandos.
Extract from the No 4 Commando War Diary

EVANS, Goronwy Wyn

No 3 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Fusilier Goronwy Evans was wounded on 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone Sicily and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he is listed as Police Constable 621E, single, and residing at the Police Section House at 53 Judd Street, Euston, London. 

EVANS, Gwilym

No 3 Commando
Welch Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Gwilym Evans was killed during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (later called 3 Commando Bridge).

EVANS, Leslie Daniel

No 3 Commando
Welsh Guards
Guardsman Leslie Evans was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable at Bridge Street Police Station Cardiff. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Cardiff.
 
Sources
The 1939 Register covering Cardiff.

EVERETT, William, J.

No 3 Commando
Welch Regiment
Private William Everett was reported missing 14 July 1943 serving with No.3 Commando during operations in Sicily, later found to be a prisoner of war.
A serving Police Officer from Cardiff he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes and resumed his Police service after the war ended.
 
Sources

FANTHAM, Maurice

Mne Maurice Fantham 40RM Commando
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Maurice Fantham died in Italy on 13 October 1944 from wounds he had received 3 days earlier. A serving Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes.
He is amongst those named on the WW2 Birmingham City Police Memorial located at West Midlands Police HQ, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus, Queensway, Birmingham.

FRY, William Charles

No 3 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Private William Fry was reported missing 14 July 1943, later found to be a prisoner of war,  during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). 
He was a Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was serving with Bristol Police residing in Somerset Street, Bristol.
 

GALE, William S.

No 3 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment

Private William Gale was wounded on 13 July 1943 during operations at Agnone Sicily and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).
A serving Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable at Edward Road Police Station Birmingham.

GARRETT, Albert Charles

LSgt Garret, CBTC
Commando Basic Training Centre
Lance Sergeant Albert Garrett served on the staff at the Commando Basic Training Centre from 9th August 1943 - 24th Feb.1945.
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was single and residing at the Police Section House, 227 Upper Street Islington. 

GARRETT, W.J.S.

No 3 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps

Sergeant W. Garrett was wounded on 11 April 1945 during operations in Western Europe.

Sources
Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/91.
 
Notes
Service number indicates possible Police Intake. Awaits verification.
 

GRAY, R.H.

No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps

Lance Sergeant R.H. Gray was wounded on 8 June 1944 during operations in Normandy, France. Post war member of the Commando Association from Acocks Green, Birmingham.

GREALEY, Thomas, Louis

No 3 Commando
East Lancashire Regiment
Private Thomas Grealey, a serving City of London Police Officer, volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. He was wounded on 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone and Malati Bridge (3 Commando Bridge). 
In 1939 Thomas was a married Constable residing at Ferndale Court, Lambeth. 
Extract from 1967 CA newsletter.

HANTON, John, R.

No 3 Commando
Black Watch
Private John Hanton was wounded on 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone Sicily and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).

A serving Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in West Holland Park, London. Post war member of the Commando Association (Arbroath).

HENDERSON, Walter, H.

No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

Private Walter Henderson was wounded on 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone Sicily and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).
A serving Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable with Liverpool City Police. 

HERSTELL, Ernest Maxwell

No 6 Commando
Small Scale Raiding Force
SAS
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Ernest Herstell served in 6 Commando, then the SSRF (62 Commando) and finally the SAS. He died during operations with 2 SAS at Pantelleria during Operation Snapdragon.
Ernest was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 37 Cotham Vale, Bristol.
 

HEWITT, Denis Story

No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Lance Sergeant Denis Hewitt, 6 Troop, was wounded in France on the 15th August 1944.
Denis was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at West Bridgford, and by 1967 was Chief Inspector at the County Police Station, Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts. 
 

HILL, Arthur Charles

Arthur Charles Hill 5 Commando
No 5 Commando
General Service Corps
Arthur Charles Hill was a serving Metropolitan Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at the Police Section House in Judd Street, Kings Cross. 
 
Sources
The 1939 Register covering St Pancras.
Service Record.

HILL, Eric Albert

No 3 Commando
Corporal Eric Hill, 4 Troop, was a serving Metropolitan Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. He served at Sicily, Italy and North West Europe.
In 1939 he was a Metropolitan Police Constable residing in the Police Section House, Ambroseden Avenue, Westminster.

HODGES, William Albert

No 3 Commando
Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment

William Hodges was a serving Police Officer who joined the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 24 Keir Street, Barnsley.
Post war member of the Commando Association residing Barnsley.

HOLMES, Kenneth, Samuel, B.

No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Lance Corporal Kenneth Holmes was wounded during operations at Termoli, Italy, on 5 October 1943 [1] and the following year at Normandy, France on 6 June 1944 [2].
A serving Policeman he was part of the 1st Police Intake to the Commandos in 1942 [3].

HOOPER, Samuel, L.

Sam Hooper 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Welch Regiment
Private Samuel Hooper, 5 troop, was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations in Sicily, later found to be a prisoner of war.
A serving Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes and post war resumed his service in Cardiff City Police.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/66.

HOUGH, Richard

No 3 Commando
Coldstream Guards
Richard Hough was serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. Post war member of the Commando Association residing in Liverpool.
 
Sources
The 1939 Register covering Birmingham.

Coldstream Guards Enlistment Registers

HUMBLE, William McLean

No 2 Commando
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
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.

HURLEY, Philip

No 5 Commando
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Philip Hurley, 2 troop,  died during operations at Maungdaw, Burma.
Son of Philip and Clarice G. Hurley, of Claughton, Birkenhead.
Philip was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing with his parents at 14 Portland Street, Birkenhead.

IMRIE, Bruce Berriff

Bruce Imrie 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots
Lance Corporal Bruce Imrie, 4 Troop, was wounded by a shell fragment in his shoulder during operations at Weser, Germany, on 7 April 1945. He was later medically discharged.
He had been in the Royal Horse Artillery in India aged 14 to 21, before he came to the UK and joined the Police at age 21.

INNES, James Fraser

James Fraser Innes 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders

Privates James Innes was wounded on 5 October 1943 during operations at Termoli, Italy. He was one of the Police Intakes who volunteered for the Commandos.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/68.

[Image] Mary Russell (daughter).

IRVING, Robert, Anderson

No 3 Commando
Border Regiment
Lance Corporal Robert Irving was wounded during operations in North West Europe.
A serving Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Constable at Speedwell Road Police Station, Birmingham. 
Post war member of the Commando Association who record his final rank attained as Lance Sergeant.
 

JACKSON, H.

No 3 Commando
Durham Light Infantry

Lance Sergeant H. Jackson was wounded on 24 March 1945 (remaining on duty) and again on 11 April 1945 during operations in Western Europe.

Sources
Casualty Records / National Archives files WO417/90 and WO417/91.

Notes
Service number indicates possible Police Intake. Awaits verification.

JARVIS, Joseph Augustus

No 5 Commando

Corporal Joseph Jarvis was a serving Metropolitan Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Constable based or residing at 62 Wapping High Street, Stepney. Post war member of the Commando Association.

JOHNSON, Henry Horace

Henry Horace Johnson 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment
Sergeant Henry Horace Johnson, known as Harry, served in 5 Troop. He was one of the Police Intakes who volunteered for the Commandos. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at Cliff Road, Stamford.
 
Sources
The 1939 Register covering Stamford.
CVA Gallery images.

JOHNSON, Herbert

Commando Basic Training Centre
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Lieutenant Herbert Johnson died of illness at the Military Hospital, Buchanan, Stirling at 3.45 am on the 17th March 1944. The Register of Deaths records the cause of death as "chronic interstitial nephritis".  His profession is shown as "(Detective Sergeant, Police Force) Lieutenant KOY Light Infantry (att. Commandos)". 

JONES, Thomas Ellis

Thomas Ellis Jones 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Private Thomas Jones was reported missing on 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone Sicily and Malati Bridge (3 Commando Bridge), later found to be a prisoner of war.

KENDRAY, Harold

No 3 Commando
Black Watch
Private Harold Kendray was wounded during operations at Normandy, France.
Post war member of the Commando Association from Thornaby Teesside. They list his rank as Lance Sergeant. In 1939 he was 18 and an apprentice printer living with his family in Thornaby. His Father was a retired Police Inspector.
 
Sources

LAMKIN, Sydney James

Sydney Lamkin 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers

Fusilier Sydney Lamkin, a Metropolitan Police War Reservist, served in the Heavy Weapons Troop. He was one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was residing with his wife at 66 Park Road, London N8. Post war member of the Commando Association.

LEES, Archibald

Training Centres
General Service Corps
Died on war service

Private Archibald Lees drowned in Loch Lochy during training.  He was seen after death by Capt.  J.E. Symondson RAMC, Medical Officer at the Commando Basic Training Centre, Achnacarry.

LLOYD, Edmund John

No 1 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Edmund Lloyd died in Burma during operations at Kangaw.

A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at the Police Section House 470 Caledonian Road, London.

LOASBY, Ronald William

SBS
Royal Fusiliers
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Ronald Loasby was taken prisoner of war 31 May 1943 during a beach reconnaissance at Pantellaria whilst serving in 2 Special Boat Section. He received a Mention In Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field.

MACGOWAN, Sydney James Watt

No 5 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Sydney Macgowan died serving with 2 Troop during operations in Burma at Maungdaw. A serving Police Officer from Stirling he had volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intakes. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
His granddaughter Susan Christopher.

MAHAN, Robert McK.

No 4 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

Fusilier Robert Mahan, 'C' Troop, was wounded on 6 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Teeside.

MANNING, Frederick

Frederick Manning 5 Commando
No 5 Commando
-

Corporal Frederick Manning, a Police Officer from Kent, was one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos commencing his training 15 October 1942. He served with No.5 Commando in the Far East and post war resumed his service with the Police. In 1939 he was residing at 14 Council Cottages, West Malling.

MARRON, Austin

No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Corporal Marron, 'C' Troop, was wounded on 6 June 1944 (remaining on duty) during operations at Normandy, France. 
He was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing 85 Tamworth Road, Newcastle upon Tyne.
 
Sources

MARTIN, Donald Hugh

Donald Martin 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Donald Martin, 1 Troop (formerly C Troop), received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe, specifically for his part during operations on the island of Schouwen, Holland. 
A serving Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake in 1942. 
 

MEDDINGS, Sidney William

Sidney Meddings 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Corporal Sidney Meddings was wounded during operations in Western Europe (Flushing Holland). 
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 16 Sherrard Road, Manor Park. Post war member of the Commando Association.
Obituary by Henry Brown OBE

MORGAN, Albert Stuart

Albert Morgan 30 Commando
30 Commando Assault Unit
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Marine (Acting Lance Corporal) Albert Morgan was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for good services in operations leading to the liberation of France. He enlisted from the Wallasey Constabulary and served with 30 Commando in the Mediterranean, and as a photographer in 'X' Troop on D Day. Post war he resumed his role as a Police Constable in Wallasey.

MULLARD, Sidney John

No 4 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Sidney Mullard was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe [1][2].
  • 27 July 1945 commissioned Second Lieutenant (Camerons) [3].
  • 1948 first Honorary Secretary of the new Birmingham branch of the Commando Association. Remained as such for many years [4].

MUNNS, Leonard Cyril

No 4 Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Leonard Munns died during operations at Normandy, France.
The son of Mrs. E. J. Munns, of Leicester, Leonard was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 Leonard was a Probationary Police Constable residing at 83 Checketts Road, Leicester.
 
Sources

NAYLOR, Howard

No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Lance Corporal Howard Naylor was wounded on 10 June 1944 (remaining on duty) during operations in Normandy France.
A serving Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Officer, single, and residing with his family at 11 Beech Avenue, Arnold, Nottingham.
 
Sources

NEWBY, Kenneth

Ken Newby 46 Commando
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Corporal Kenneth Newby was wounded 24 July 1944 during operations at Sallenelles, France.
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer, he volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in Gilmour House Police Section House, Renfrew Road, Lambeth. Post war he resumed his Police duties retiring with the rank of Inspector.

NICHOLAS, John David

John David Nicholas
No 3 Commando
Corps of Military Police
Jack was a 25 year old Policeman at Steelhouse Lane Police Station, Birmingham.
June 1940 attested into the Corps of Military Police.
April 1941 transferred to the Infantry Training Centre (Welch Regiment).
15 April 1941 posted to the Auxiliary Units.
April 1942 attached from the HQ Auxiliary Units to No.3 Commando. Took part in the Dieppe raid.

PANTALL, Richard William White

No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)
Bombardier Richard Pantall was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Italy [1], during operations at Bova Marina between 24 August and 5 September 1943 [2].
26 August 1944 commissioned Second Lieutenant, King's Shropshire Light Infantry [3].

PARKER, R.J.

No 6 Commando
Irish Guards

Guardsman Parker was reported missing during operations in North Africa on 26 February 1943 (Battle for Steamroller Farm) later found to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/59.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1

PAUL, Haydn Bertram

No 1 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner Hadyn Paul was reported missing during operations in North Africa on 26 February 1943, later found to be a prisoner of war.
He was a serving Metropolitan Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing Gilmour House, Renfrew Road, Vauxhall.
 
Sources

PEARCE, Kenneth

Kenneth Pearce 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Kenneth Pearce died during operations in North Africa [1][1a]. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia [2].
Kenneth was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 [3].

PHILLIPS, N.

No 6 Commando
Black Watch

Private N. Phillips was wounded on 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/58.
 
Notes
Service number indicates possible Police Intake. Awaits verification.

POCOCK, Thomas Charles

No 5 Commando
-
Fusilier Thomas Pocock volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intakes from the Metropolitan Police. In 1939 he was a Constable residing with his family at 25 Mason Street, Soutwark, London. 
He served with No.5 Commando 1 Troop. For a short period of time from 9 November 1944 he was attached from 1 troop to 42RM Commando.

PRATT, H.

No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner H. Pratt was reported wounded and a prisoner of war 30 November 1942 during operations in North Africa. He was held in camps in Italy and Poland.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/55 and WO417/67.
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/1 and WO392/21.

PULESTON, Geoffrey Frank

No 6 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Private Geoffrey Puleston was wounded on 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle for Steamroller Farm).

In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in Romsey, Hampshire, and later volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. Post war he resumed his police service with Hampshire Police and by 1960 held the rank of Inspector. 

RAMSDEN, Harry

No 6 Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Harry Ramsden died during operations at Normandy, France. 
No 6 Commando War Diary
10th June 1944.

REEVE, Stanley Richardson

No 5 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Stanley Reeve died during operations in Burma at Kangaw. 
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

ROBERTS, Charles Edward James

No 6 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman Charles Roberts died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at the River Aller crossing. He was originally buried in the Military Plot that was on the Eastern bank of the Aller near the Aller Bridge.

ROLFE, Charles Kenneth

No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner Charles Kenneth Rolfe was reported missing 7 June 1944 during operations in Normandy, later found to be a prisoner of war.  
A serving Manchester Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes during 1942/43. He joined the Manchester Police on 10 August 1938 and in 1939 was a Police Constable living in Urmston. 

ROSTANCE, James, H.F.W.

No 6 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Private James Rostance was reported missing and a prisoner of war on 26 February 1943 (Battle of Steamroller Farm). He was later reported as no longer a prisoner of war.
James was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable serving at Brierley Hill Police Station.
 

RUSHTON, Edward Gordon

Edward Rushton 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Corporal Edward Rushton, 'F' Troop, was wounded in 1944 during operations in North West Europe.

A serving  Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 12 Crabtree Street, Colne.

SALISBURY, Frank

No 6 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Private Frank Salisbury was reported missing North Africa 26 February 1943 (Battle of Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia) but was found to have been taken prisoner [1], held initially at Camp 66 at Capua in Italy [2] before being transported to Stalag 4C [3].

SEARLE, Clifford Frederick

LSgt Clifford Searle DCM 9 Commando
No 9 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Queen's Police Medal
Lance Sergeant Clifford Searle, 5 troop, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his leadership and gallantry during Operation Roast at Lake Comacchio, Italy [1][2].
Recommendation
Operation 'Roast'-Lake Comacchio 'Spit'-2nd April 1945.

SMART, Albert Kenneth

Albert Smart 9 Commando
No 9 Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Albert Smart was a serving Leicestershire Police Officer who volunteered in July 1942 as part of the Police Intakes. He was attached to No.9 Commando on 9 September 1942 after completing his training at the Commando Depot (CBTC).
1 February 1944 wounded during operations in Italy.
17 February admitted No.70 British General Hospital.

SMITH, George Alfred

No 9 Commando
Black Watch
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private George Smith died during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead, Italy.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
 

Notes
Service number indicates possible Police Intake. Awaits verification.

SMITH, Miller

No 2 Commando
Coldstream Guards
Executed

Sergeant Miller Smith was one of the seven men of No. 2 Commando who were captured after Operation Musketoon, and later executed under Hitler's Commando Execution Order, at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Berlin, 1942. 

SPINKS, Edward George

Edward Spinks 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Edward Spinks was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos joining them in June 1942 as part of a Police Intake. He served in 3 Troop and was wounded during operations at Grohote, Solta, on 18 March 1944. After recovering from his wounds he served in the Special Investigation Branch ending as a Warrant Officer.

STACK, William John

William Stack 9 Commando
No 9 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps

Trooper William Stack served in 5 troop. He was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable at the Central Police Station in Cheltenham. Post war member of the Commando Association last known address South Ealing.

STORER, Sidney

No 9 Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Corporal Sidney Storer was wounded on 3 March 1944 during operations in Italy.
In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at Holland Road, Sutton Coldfield, and he later volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Rugby.
 
Sources

STROWGER, John Dunkirk

No 5 Commando

John Strowger was a serving Metropolitan Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable serving at Croydon Police Station, London. Post war member of the Commando Association.

TANNER, John Andrew

No 9 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal John Tanner was killed in action on 15 April 1945 during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy. The previous year on 20 March 1944 he was wounded (recovered) during operations in Italy. 

TAYLOR, William Ronald

No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier William Taylor died of wounds in Burma during operations at Kangaw.

A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he is listed as a Police Constable residing at the Police Section House, Crawford Place, Marble Arch, London.

TENNICK, Maurice William

No 12 Commando
No 1 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Corporal Maurice Tennick served in No.12 Commando and No.1 Commando. Promoted Corporal 2 February 1944.
Maurice was a serving Police Officer who volunteered as part of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 50 Falstaff Road, Tynemouth.
Post war member of the Commando Association residing North Shields.
 

THOMSON, John, D.

No 1 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers

John Thomson was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was Police Constable No.84 residing at the Police Billets, Albion Assembly Rooms, Norfolk Street, Tynemouth.

TOWSE, Alfred Burley

No 12 Commando
No 6 Commando
Scots Guards
Corporal Alfred Towse served in No.12 and No.6 Commandos and was wounded in France on 7 August 1944.
He was a Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos rejoining the Police and serving at Brighton and Hove after the war ended. Final rank attained Lance Sergeant.
 
Sources

TUDOR, William John

No 9 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Tudor was killed in action during operations at Anzio, Italy [1][2].
On 3 March 1944 No.9 Commando had made their second landing at Anzio [3].
He was previously wounded 30 December 1943 (Operation Partridge), Italy [4].

TUNGATT, Leonard Frederick

Original grave of Fusilier Tungatt 5 Commando
No 5 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Leonard Tungatt died in Burma during operations at Kangaw.
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

TYREMAN, George Vincent

No 4 Commando
No 12 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment
Private George Tyreman, 'C' Troop, was wounded during operations at Normandy, France. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Lincolnshire.
1n 1939 he was a Clerk with Lincolnshire Police later joining as a Constable. He volunteed as part of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1963 he was promoted Inspector at Scunthorpe. 
 

Sources

WARD, Arthur William

LCpl AW Ward 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Arthur Ward died during operations at Normandy, France.
Arthur served in the Wolverhampton Police Force for 3 years before the war and volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. 
In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 74 Springfield Road, Wolverhampton.

WATSON, J.R.

No 6 Commando
Border Regiment
Private J.R. Watson was wounded on 10 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/76.

WATTS, Robert Edward

No 1 Commando
Royal Norfolk
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Robert Watts died during operations at Kangaw, Burma. 
Son of Walter and Thirza Agnes Watts, of Norwich; husband of Gladys Georgina Eliza Watts, of Old Catton, Norwich.

WEEKES, Sydney George Douglas

No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Fusilier Sydney Weekes died during operations at Bizerte, Tunisia. A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was at Stoke Newington Police Station.

WELCH, Frederick Edward

Training Centres
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Private Frederick Welch died at the Military Hospital, Onich, of multiple gunshot wounds. His occupation is shown as Policeman on the Death Register.

In 1939 he was Metroplitan Police Constable 262G and based or residing at The Metropolitan Police Convalescant Depot, Chigwell Hall, High Rd., Chigwell.

WOOLLARD, George

No 1 Commando
No 12 Commando
Black Watch

Private George Woollard was wounded on 31 January 1945 during operations with No.1 Commando 6 Troop at Kangaw, Burma. He had previously served in No.12 Commando. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Gateacre, Liverpool.

WRIGHT, Harold

SBS
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Gunner Harold Wright 2 Special Boat Section, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North Africa. The operation was the Oran Landings, an assault on the port by HMS Walney and HMS Hartland, 8th November 1942.  He formed one of the crew of No.3 Folbot with Cpl. Sidlow, which was launched from HMS Walney.

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