Police Officers in the Commandos

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There were at least three Police Intakes at the Commando Depot, Achnacarry, commencing in 1942. This list is not complete. If you do not find a name use the different Search options within the Site. Contact the Commando Veterans Archive to add a new name.

ANDERSON, Barrie Sherwill Norman

No 1 Commando
Trooper Barrie Anderson was reported missing 6 December 1942 during operations in North Africa and later found to be a prisoner of war. He died of wounds in captivity on 12 January 1943 in Italy.
He was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos in July 1942 as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable at Stone Police Station, Staffordshire.

ANDREWS, Alfred Archley

No 1 Commando
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.

Sources
CWGC.
England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1858-2019.
List of Met. Police Officers on Forum message titled Police Intakes.
The 1939 Register covering Walthamstow.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book [Linked Content below].

ANSELL, Arthur James

No 1 Commando
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.

Sources
CWGC.
List of Met. Police Officers on Forum message titled Police Intakes.
The 1939 Register covering 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.
The 1939 Register covering Southwick.
Register of Deaths in Worthing Sussex.
Government Probate Death Index for Brighton.
 

BAKER, Herbert Valentine

Herbert Valentine Baker 1 Commando
No 1 Commando
 Lance Corporal Herbert Baker died during operations at Kangaw, Burma. He was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes.
Son of Albert and Harriet Baker; husband of Beatrice Ellen Baker, of Handsworth, Birmingham.

BARLOW, Jack

No 2 Commando
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. 
1919 15th July - born in Royton, near Oldham.
1924 St Anne's Church School, Royton; 1930 Chadderton Grammar School; 1937 Oldham Technical College.
1939 Joined Metropolitan Police.

BARNES, Norman Alfred George

No 1 Commando
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
7 Dec.1942 - 1000 hrs, Church Service held in Market Hall in memory of officers and men killed on Operation; 1400 hrs, Arms and equipment check 

BARRASS, Nicholas William

No 4 Commando
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.
A serving Police Officer from Bradford he had volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 84 Cliffe Road. Lt. Murdoch C. McDougall described him as "a tall quiet spoken policeman, who had played football for Gateshead." 
 

Sources
CWGC.

BENNION, Thomas James

No 1 Commando
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.
Thomas is among those named on the Staffordshire Police War Memorial located at Staffordshire Police Headquarters, Weston Road, Stafford.

Sources
CWGC.
The 1939 Register covering Stoke on Trent.

BIDDESCOMBE, E.

No 1 Commando
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
Service number indicates possible Police Intake. Awaits verification.
 

BISSELL, Stanley

Commando Basic Training Centre
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. He attended the Army School of Physical Training to assist him in this new Police role.
 

BLAKEMAN, Albert John

No 6 Commando
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.

Sources
CWGC.
List of Met. Police Officers on Forum message titled Police Intakes.
The 1939 Register covering Islington, London.

BRIDLE, Desmond George

No 3 Commando
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
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
List of Met. Police Officers on Forum message titled Police Intakes.

CALLAGHAN, Dennis

No 2 Commando

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
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. 
Post war he resumed his service in the Metropolitan Police retiring on completion of 30 years service. Bill then took up a civilian post at Hornsey Police Station. After his wife died he moved from the Isle of Sheppey to Clacton on Sea.
 
Sources

CAPSTICK, N.

No 2 Commando

Private N. Capstick served in 5 Troop and later the Transport Section, final rank attained Lance Corporal. A serving Police Officer from Lancaster he had volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos.

Sources
Notebook of LSgt Joe Rogers MM of 5 Troop.
Commando Association Lost Legion List 3.
 

CARRICK, George

No 2 Commando
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].
A serving Police Officer he had volunteered as one of the Police Intakes, and in 1939 was a Police Constable residing at 93 Parker Street, Colne, Lancashire [3].
 

CHEETHAM, Gerald

No 2 Commando

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]
1939: Police Officer at 39 Dalston Lane Hackney [3]
1941: Police Constable on " G " Division, Metropolitan Police, awarded the King's Commendation for Brave Conduct in Civil Defence during an air raid [4]

CLARKE, Hilary Laurence

No 3 Commando
Fusilier Hilary Clarke, died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge).
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was a 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.
The 1939 Register covering Hammersmith, London.
CVA Forum messge titled Police Intakes.

COBLEY, Victor Charles

No 2 Commando
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.
Constable 273 Cobley joined the Plymouth City Police on 3 April 1939 and was awarded the British Empire Medal in 1941.  He retired with the rank of Chief Inspector,Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, on 30 September 1969.
Citation
British Empire Medal whilst a Police Constable with the Plymouth City Police.

COLEMAN, Lloyd

Lloyd Coleman 2 Commando
Lloyd Coleman 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
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
Notebook of Lance Sergeant Joe Rogers MM, 5 Tp 'B' Section ( shows previous occupation as Police Officer).
[Images] Cropped from HWT photos in 2 Cdo gallery.
 

COOK, Kenneth

No 2 Commando
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. 

Sources
Notebook of Lance Sergeant Joe Rogers MM, 5 Tp 'B' Section.
Eric Buckmaster 5 Troop.

Commando Association newsletter 99.
[Image] Cropped from reunion image in 2 Cdo gallery.

COOKSON, Charles

Charles Cookson 2 Commando 1943
Constable Charles Cookson
No 2 Commando
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.
Post war member of the Commando Association (Warrington Branch).
 
Sources
CVA Troop Images in No.2 Commando Gallery.

COOPER, Dudley Edward

Dudley Cooper MM 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Fusilier Dudley Cooper was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy. He was a serving Police Officer from Manchester who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. 
Recommendation

COOPER, George

G. Cooper 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
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.
[Image] From the January 1943 photo of the Mortar Section of 2 Cdo.
 
Notes

COULSON, John Richard

No 2 Commando

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).

Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 69 issued Sept. 1979.
Notebook of LSgt Joe Rogers MM of 5 Troop.
 

COULTHARD, Arnold, C.

No 2 Commando
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.
 
Sources
Image in 2 Commando Gallery of a Nominal Roll for No.2 Commando 6 troop Dec'42.

COX, Cecil Ernest Robert

No 2 Commando
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.
"23 March 1944 Cpl. Cox, wounded in the Solta raid and who died of his wounds the previous evening, was buried in the British Naval Cemetery, Vis." [2].
Account in an IWM audio recording.

CRAIG, John

John Craig 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
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.
A serving Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes.
 
Sources
Notebook and address book of LSgt. Joe Rogers MM of 5 Troop.

CRAIG, Robert

Robert Craig 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
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.
CVA Gallery No.2 Commando images.
Handwritten list of No.2 Commando.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 74 issued March 1982.

CRAIG, Robinson Ostle

No 2 Commando
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].
Robinson Ostle Craig was a serving Police Officer who joined the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable at Castle Street Police Station, Newcastle-under-Lyme. [3].

DAVID, Gordon Percy

No 2 Commando
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.
Handwritten list of names of No.2 Commando ( Mrs Desiree Roderick MBE).
The 1939 Register covering Frome.
Registers of Deaths in Somerset.
 

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
The 1939 Register covering Leeds
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 81 issued September 1985.
 

DAVIES, Arthur Henry William

A. Davies 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
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. 
A serving Police Officer from Staffordshire he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes.
 
Sources
Notebook and address book of LSgt. Joe Rogers MM of 5 Troop.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/68.

DAVIES, L.

No 2 Commando

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
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
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].
  • John Davison 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 45 Woodsorrel Road, Birkenhead [2].

DENNIS, Thomas Gerald

Thomas Gerald Dennis 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
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.
A serving Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the July 1942 Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing In the Wortley district of Yorkshire before being posted to the Lancashire Constabulary.

DICKINSON, John, L.

No 3 Commando
Lance Corporal John Dickinson 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 single and a Police Constable residing in Kingston upon Hull . At the same address are Elsie and Leonard Dickinson, the latter being a Police Inspector.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/66.

DOLBY, William Arthur Watkins

No 3 Commando
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.
Post war member of the Commando Association (Knaresborough, Yorkshire).
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/67, 

DRIVER, John

No 3 Commando
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.
 
Sources
The 1939 Register covering Preston.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/66.
Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO392/1.

DRURY, Thomas

No 3 Commando

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.

Sources
The 1939 register covering Dewsbury.
Photo of List in the No.3 Commando Gallery titled No. 3 Commando - MT section.
 

DUNKLEY, Eric Cambrai

No 3 Commando
Trooper Eric Dunkley was reported wounded and missing 5 October 1943 at Termoli Italy, later found to be a prisoner of war.
Eric was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable stationed at Midland Road Police Station, Wellingborough. He named in newspaper reports covering the Northamptonshire Police Sports Day event in May/June 1939.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/68 and WO417/70.

EARL, Dennis Victor

No 3 Commando
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.
Extract from the Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 11 September 1943.

ELMS, Frank

Lieutenant Frank Elms 6 Commando
Frank Elms and his wife Joan on wedding day
No 4 Commando
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
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. 
Post war member of the Commando Association residing Catford. They record his final rank attained as Sergeant.
 
Sources

EVANS, Leslie Daniel

No 3 Commando
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.
Obituaries in Commando Assocation newsletter 78 issued 1984.
 

EVERETT, William, J.

No 3 Commando
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
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/66.
Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO392/11.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 104 issued March 1997.

FANTHAM, Maurice

Mne Maurice Fantham 40RM Commando
40RM Commando
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.
Extract from the Leamington Spa Courier - Friday 03 November 1944

GALE, William S.

No 3 Commando

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.
Post war member of the Commando Association residing Warwickshire. They record his final rank attained as Sergeant.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/66.
The 1939 Register covering 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. 
He later married Dorothy and they had 5 children and 11 grandchildren. Albert Garrett was registered blind in his 50s from a genetic condition.
 
Sources

GARRETT, W.J.S.

No 3 Commando

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

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.

HANTON, John, R.

No 3 Commando
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

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. 

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/65.
The 1939 Register covering Liverpool.

HERSTELL, Ernest Maxwell

No 6 Commando
Small Scale Raiding Force
SAS
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.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/73.
The 1939 Register cover Bristol.

HEWITT, Albert John Henry

Sgt Harry Hewitt 46RM Commando
46RM Commando
Sergeant Albert Hewett served in 'S' troop.
A serving Oxford Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes and resumed his police service with Oxford County Constabulary after the war ended.
He was on traffic duties for about four years after which he went on an advanced driving course and became the county police driving instructor. He was a keen photographer and because of these skills he was asked to join the CID as a scenes of crime officer. He eventually retired around 1969.

HEWITT, Denis Story

No 3 Commando
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. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/81.
The 1939 Register covering West Bridgford.

HILL, Arthur Charles

Arthur Charles Hill 5 Commando
No 5 Commando
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.
[Image] From a Troop photo taken at Poona in the No.5 Cdo Gallery.
 

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.
Eric and his wife died on 9 April 1970 when the 'London Valour' on which he was the Radio Officer sank in a gale off Genoa, Italy.
 
Sources
The 1939 Register covering Westminster.

HODGES, William Albert

No 3 Commando

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.

Sources
The 1939 Register covering Barnsley.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 87 issued September 1988.
Register of Deaths 1988 Barnsley, Register Number 588.
 

HOLMES, Kenneth, S.B.

No 3 Commando
Private Ken Holmes was wounded during operations at Termoli, Italy, on 5 October 1943 and again at Normandy France in 1944. He was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Devon.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/68 and WO417/77.
Commando Association newsletters 88 issued March 1989 and 94 in March 1992.
 

HOOPER, Samuel, L.

Sam Hooper 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
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.
Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO392/11.
Commando Association newsletter 93.
See Linked Content below.

HOUGH, Richard

No 3 Commando
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
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 66 issued March 1978.

HUMBLE, William McLean

No 2 Commando
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.
On September 9th on the Salerno Road, Pte Humble engaged at 100yds an advancing Mk111 Special enemy tank which was shelling the house from which Pte Humble was sniping.

HURLEY, Philip

No 5 Commando
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.
His name is amongst those commemorated on the Birkenhead Police War Memorial Plaque located at Birkenhead Police Station, Mortimer Street, Lower Tranmere, Wirral (Merseyside Police).
 

IMRIE, Bruce Berriff

Bruce Imrie 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
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.

IRVING, Robert, Anderson

No 3 Commando
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.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
The 1939 Register covering Birmingham.

JACKSON, H.

No 3 Commando

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, Herbert

Commando Basic Training Centre
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
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.
Thomas joined the Liverpool City Police in April 1939. He volunteered and was on the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Basic Training Centre, Achnacarry from July to September 1942 before joining No.3 Commando.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/66.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

KEERY, William James

Corporal William Keery GM
No 1 Commando
Corporal William James Keery G.M. served in No.1 Commando.
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes.  Whilst serving as a Constable, aged 25yrs, he was awarded the George Medal [1] for rescuing 7 persons trapped in a cellar at Queens Buildings Scovell Road at Lambeth, London, on 15 October 1940 [2].
Citation

LAMKIN, Sydney James

Sydney Lamkin 2 Commando
No 2 Commando

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.

Sources
CVA No.2 Gallery images.
The 1939 Register covering Hornsey.
Handwritten No.2 Commando roll.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 49 issued September 1969.
 

LEES, Archibald

Training Centres

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
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.

Sources
CWGC.
List of Met. Police Officers on Forum message titled Police Intakes.
The 1939 Register covering Caledonian Road, London.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book [see Linked Content below].

LOASBY, Ronald William

SBS
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.
A serving Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at Gilmour House, Lambeth. In 1942 he was posted to 2 Special Boat Section from the 1st Police Intake at Achnacarry. 
Award Recommendation

MACGOWAN, Sydney James Watt

No 5 Commando
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.
Linked Content below.
 

MAHAN, Robert McK.

No 4 Commando

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.

Sources
Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/77.

Image in Gallery of names in No.4 Commando 'C' troop.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 119 issue Sept.2004.

Notes
Service number indicates possible Police Intake. Awaits verification.

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.

Sources
The 1939 Register.
CVA Gallery images.
His granddaughter Amy Howell.
 

MARRON, Austin

No 4 Commando
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
Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/77 (initial 'A' only shown).
Image in Gallery of names of No.4 Commando 'C' troop.

MARTIN, Donald Hugh

Donald Martin 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
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. 
 
Sources
The 1939 Register covering Norwich.
London Gazette 37340, page 5445.

MCCUBBIN, Duncan Stuart

No 4 Commando
Duncan McCubbin served in 'C' Troop and 1 Troop. He volunteered for the Commandos as part of the police intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 20 Thurston Road Liverpool.
He resumed his police service at the end of the war advancing through the ranks. In 1962 he was Chief Inspector and Governor of the Bridewell, Cheapside, and in 1965 was promoted Superintendent of Westminster Road Division.
He received six commendations including a Humane Society Bronze Fire Award for attempting to save life in a fire in 1951.  

MEDDINGS, Sidney William

Sidney Meddings 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
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

MITCHELL, William

No 3 Commando
Trooper William Mitchell died during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). [1][2]
A serving Police Officer from Renfrewshire he had volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intakes [3].

MORGAN, Albert Stuart

Albert Morgan 30 Commando
30 Commando Assault Unit
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.

MUNNS, Leonard Cyril

No 4 Commando
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
CWGC.
The 1939 Register covering Leicester.
 

MYNHEER, Frederick Robert Charles

No 4 Commando
Lance Corporal Frederick Mynheer was reported missing 20 June 1944 presumed killed in action Normandy, France. He has no known grave.
He was a serving High Wycombe Borough Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes and is commemorated on the Buckinghamshire Constabulary section of the Thames Valley Police War Memorial, Kidlington, as well as the Bayeux Memorial, France..
Extract from the Thanet Advertiser - 22 August 1944.

NAYLOR, Howard

No 4 Commando
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
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
The 1939 Register covering Arnold Nottingham.

NEWBY, Kenneth

Ken Newby 46 Commando
46RM Commando
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.
 
Sources
[1] The Story of 46 RM Commando produced in 1946 for veterans, author Capt. P.K.W. Johnson 46RM Cdo.

NICHOLAS, John David

John David Nicholas
No 3 Commando
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.
January 1943 posted from No.3 Commando to 5 I.D. joining 18th Bn.
May 1943 attached to the 1st Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers.
6 October 1943 wounded in action at Termoli, Italy (leg amputated).

OVENDEN, Roderick Joseph

Lance Corporal Ovenden 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Lance Corporal Roderick Ovenden, 'F' troop, died during operations at Normandy, France.
A serving Metropolitan Police Officer, he volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intakes in 1942. He is mentioned as Rifleman Ovenden in this document about a Boxing Contest later that year [view.....]. 
1939:  Single. Police number Pc 778X . Address Harrow Road Police Station 325 Harrow Road, London.

PANTALL, Richard William White

No 3 Commando
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].

Richard was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing 30 Launceston Road, Brighton and Hove [4].

PAUL, Haydn Bertram

No 1 Commando
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
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/60 and WO417/91.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1 and WO392/21.

PEARCE, Kenneth

Kenneth Pearce 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
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].
Educated at Halifax Modern and later at the Technical College. A well known sportsman and Vice Captain of the King Cross Cricket Club Juniors [3].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.

PHILLIPS, N.

No 6 Commando

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.
Post war member of the Commando Association.
 
Sources
The 1939 Register.

RAMSDEN, Harry

No 6 Commando
Private Harry Ramsden died during operations at Normandy, France. 
No 6 Commando War Diary
10th June 1944.
"Place: In the field, Le Plein a.m. - 2 Troop kill 2 snipers with 'K' gun.  We are heavily mortared.  We answer with our own mortars. 0800 - Enemy attacks, all troops engage.  By 1700 hrs all attacks definitely repelled.  Suspect enemy got it in the neck.  Our own casualties total 16."

REEVE, Stanley Richardson

No 5 Commando
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.
Forum message titled Police Intakes.
Metropolitan Police Roll of Honour.
 

ROBERTS, Charles Edward James

No 6 Commando
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.
Charles was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos. In 1939 he was Police Constable 193 'B' serving at Snow Hill Police Station in the City of London. He is commemorated on the City of London Police War Memorial at Wood Street Police Station.
 
Sources

ROLFE, Charles Kenneth

No 6 Commando
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. In 1939 he was a Constable living in Urmston. 
Post war member of the Commando Association.
 

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/80 and WO417/
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 86 issued March 1988.

ROSTANCE, James, H.F.W.

No 6 Commando
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.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/59 and WO417/70.
Prisoners of War in Italy / National Archives file WO392/21.

RUSHTON, Edward Gordon

Edward Rushton 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
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.

Sources
Images in CVA No.4 Commando Gallery.
The 1939 Register covering Colne.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/78.
 

SALISBURY, Frank

No 6 Commando
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].
Frank 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 Crewe [4].

SMART, Albert Kenneth

Albert Smart 9 Commando
No 9 Commando
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.
He did not rejoin the Commando being classed as permanently medically unfit as a result of his wounds spending the next year in 22 Civil Affairs Section and the HQ Military Government Land Section.

SMITH, George Alfred

No 9 Commando
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

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. 

Sources
CWGC.
Killing of British POWs Germany after capture in Norway operation Musketoon  / National Archives file WO311/382.
Nazi persecution claim: [name withheld - in closed extracts] for Mr Miller Smith / Foreign Office file FO950/4138.

SPINKS, Edward George

Edward Spinks 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
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.

In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at the Police Section House, Ambroseden Ave., Westminster. Resuming his police service post war he retired in 1969.

STACK, William John

William Stack 9 Commando
No 9 Commando

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.

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.

Sources
Commando Association newsletter 103 issued Sept 1996.
The 1939 Register covering Croydon.
 

TANNER, John Andrew

No 9 Commando

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. 
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 in the accommodation above Moor Lane Police Station, 3 Moor Lane, Barbican.
John is amongst those named on the WW2 Memorial Plaque located at the City of London Police HQ, 37 Wood Street, City of London.

TAYLOR, William Ronald

No 1 Commando
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
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.
 
Sources
Obituaries inCommando Association newsletter 109 issued Sept. 1999.
The 1939 Register covering Tynemouth.

THOMSON, John, D.

No 1 Commando

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.

Sources
CVA Nominal Roll.
The 1939 Register covering Tynemouth.
Service number one after Cpl. Tennick No.1 Cdo and also a Tynemouth Police Officer.
 

TUNGATT, Leonard Frederick

Original grave of Fusilier Tungatt 5 Commando
No 5 Commando
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.
List of Met. Police Officers on Forum message titled Police Intakes.
Metropolitan Police Roll of Honour / Metropolitan Police Attestation Ledger.
 

TYREMAN, George, V.

No 4 Commando
No 12 Commando
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
Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/77.
Image in Gallery of names in No.4 Commando 'C' troop.

WARD, Arthur William

LCpl AW Ward 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
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.
Arthur is amonst those named on on the Police Memorial Plaque located at Wolverhampton Central Police Station, Bilston Street, Wolverhampton.

WATSON, J.R.

No 6 Commando
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
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.
Robert 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 at the Police Section House, Bedford Street, Norwich. His name is amongst those commemorated on the WW2 ROH Memorial Board located at Norwich Police Station, Bethel Street, Norwich.
 

WELCH, Frederick Edward

Training Centres
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

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
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. He later served on the administration staff at SBS Headquarters. 

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