Police Officers in the WW2 Commandos

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Those with pre war military service before joining the Police were on the Army Reserve List and were called up at the outbreak of war. Some then volunteered from Regiments when the Commandos were formed. Police Officers were later permitted to volunteer direct for the Commandos. There were at least three Police Intakes at the CBTC.
1st  Police Intake - 24 June to 27 August 1942, total 68.
2nd Police Intake - 23 July to 24 September 1942, total 273.
3rd Police Intake - 15 October 1942 to 18 January 1943, total 84.
The list below is not complete. ?? after police service means suspected but not confirmed.


KIRBY, William John

Fusilier
6482295
No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier William Kirby was wounded June 1944 during operations in Normandy, France.
He volunteered for the Commandos from the Police. In 1939 he was a Metropolitan Police Officer serving at the Police Station, High Street, Stoke Newington. Post war member of the Commando Association residing in Clapton before moving to Stamford, Lincolnshire.
 

LAMBERT, Peter Laurence

Peter lambert 4 Commando
Fusilier
6482261
No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier Peter Lambert was wounded 1 November 1944 during operations at Walcheren, The Netherlands. He had volunteered for the Commandos from the Metropolitan Police. In 1939 he was a Police Officer serving at Stoke Newington Police Station. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Garrison Lane, Chessington in 1952.

LAMKIN, Sydney James

Sydney Lamkin 2 Commando
Fusilier
6482244
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police (War Reserve)

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

LATHAM, Leslie, James

Private
14241799
No 4 Commando
North Staffordshire Regiment
Stoke on Trent Police
Private Leslie Latham was wounded in 1944 during operations in North West Europe. Leslie was a Police Constable from Stoke on Trent who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. He served in 'A' Troop and the Intelligence Section of No.4 Commando.
 
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LEES, Archibald

Private
14241677
Training Centres
General Service Corps
Lancashire Constabulary
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

Lance Corporal
14604377
No 1 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Edmund Lloyd was killed in action during operations at Kangaw, Burma. Son of Frederick Robert and Fanny Jane Lloyd; husband of Mona (Mollie) Dorothy Lloyd, of of Earl's Court, London.
He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942.

LOASBY, Ronald William

Corporal
6482237
SBS
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Ronald Loasby, 2 Special Boat Section, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the Oran landings, North Africa.
  • 1939 Metroplitan Police Constable residing at Gilmour House, Lambeth.
  • 1942 volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake.

LOGAN, Alexander

Known as: 
Sandy
Lance Corporal
14317297
No 1 Commando
??
Post war member of the Commando and Burma Star Associations [1][2][3].
1954 represented the British Police in the Shot Putt event at the International Championships in Stockholm [2].
1973 Police Force Training Officer at Aberdeen, Hong Kong [3].
 
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LOGAN, F.J.

Lance Corporal
14241747
No 4 Commando
Essex Regiment, 2nd Bn.
??
Private F. Logan was wounded 1 November 1944 during operations at Flushing, Holland. Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing West Ham, London.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/85.
Commando Association Lost Legion List 8.
 

MACGOWAN, Sydney James Watt

Private
14317303
No 5 Commando
Black Watch
Stirling Burgh Constabulary
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.

Fusilier
14241712
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.

MANLEY, Frederick, Reuben, W.

Known as: 
Fred
Guardsman
14241835
No 4 Commando
Grenadier Guards
Luton Police
Guardsman Fred Manley joined the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. 
  • 6 June 1944 wounded (remaining on duty) on 6 June 1944 at Normandy, France [1].
  • August 1944 one the No.4 Commandos sent to Field Marshall Montgomery's Caravan HQ as a special Commando Guard [2].

MANNING, Frederick

Known as: 
Fred
Frederick Manning 5 Commando
Corporal
-
No 5 Commando
-
West Malling, Kent County Constabulary

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

Known as: 
Forenames seen elsewhere as Augustine Peter
Corporal
14241713
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Newcastle City Police
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.
 
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MARTIN, Donald Hugh

Donald Martin 4 Commando
Sergeant
14241838
No 4 Commando
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Norwich City Police
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. 

MCCUBBIN, Duncan Stuart

Private (Acting Lance Corporal)
14241679
No 4 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Liverpool City Police
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.

MCDAID, Francis

Trooper
14317298
30 Commando Assault Unit
Royal Armoured Corps
Glasgow City Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Francis McDaid, 34 Army Troop, was killed in action during operations in the Aegean when his unit was attacked on Leros and bombed by enemy aircraft. He has no known grave. Son of William and Mary McDaid, of Glasgow.

McELVEEN, T.E.

Known as: 
Edward
Sergeant
14317301
No 6 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
Black Watch
??
Sergeant Edward McElveen, No.6 Commando, was wounded 20 August 1944 during operations in France. He also served at the Commando Basic Training Centre. Post war member of the Commando Association from Glasgow.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/81.

MCIVER, Geoffrey Donald

Private
6482254
No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier Geoffrey McIver was wounded 6 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. 
In 1939 he was a Metropolitan Police Constable residing at the Police Section House, 98 Tottenham Lane, Hornsey. He volunteered for the Commandos from the Metropolitan Police rejoining them after the war ended. He was serving as a Police Constable when he died in 1961.
 

MEDDINGS, Sidney William

Sidney Meddings 4 Commando
Corporal (Sergeant)
6482267
No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
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

MELLARS, Vivian Roy

Lance Corporal
14241770
No 4 Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Leicester Police, and, Metropolitan Police
Lance Corporal Vivian Mellars was wounded during operations in North West Europe (date not reported). He was a Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942 [1][2][2a][3]. 

MITCHELL, William

Trooper
14317309
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Renfrewshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper William Mitchell was killed in action during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the Bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). A serving Police Officer from Renfrewshire he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes.
Extract from the Daily Record
Saturday 28 August 1943

MITCHELL, William Henry

Known as: 
Bill
Trooper
14241635
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Yorkshire
Trooper William Mitchell, 'D' Troop, was wounded 6 June 1944 during operations at Normandy, France. He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at Devonshire Street, Keighley, Yorkshire. Post war member of the Commando Association.
 
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MORGAN, Albert Stuart

Albert Morgan 30 Commando
Marine (Acting Lance Corporal)
PO/X115315
30 Commando Assault Unit
Royal Marines
Wallasey Police
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.

MORRIS, Charles, H.

Trooper
14317747
No 5 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Plymouth City Police
Trooper Charles Morris, 6 Troop, was wounded 15 March 1944 during operations in Burma. He volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in Woodhey, Plymouth.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.

MORRIS, Leonard Christopher Hugh

Corporal
6482298
No 4 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Corporal Leonard Morris was wounded 1 November 1944 at Walcheren, The Netherlands.
1942 employed as a Metropolitan Police Constable on 'D' Division, warrant number 126727.
1942 volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes.
Post war member of the Commando Association residing Eltham, SE9.
 
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MULLARD, Sidney John

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

Lance Corporal
14241771
No 4 Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Leicester City Police
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.
 
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NAYLOR, Howard

Lance Corporal
14241772
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Nottingham Constabulary
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. Member of the Commando Association.
 

NEWBY, Kenneth

Known as: 
Ken
Ken Newby 46 Commando
Corporal
CH/X108552
46RM Commando
Royal Marines
Metropolitan Police
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

Known as: 
Jack
John David Nicholas
Private
7688187
No 3 Commando
Corps of Military Police
Birmingham City 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.

NICHOLSON, J.

Private
14241684
No 4 Commando
Duke of Wellington's Regiment
??
Private Nicholson was wounded in June 1944 during operations at Normandy France.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / NAtional Archives file WO417/76.
 
Notes
His service number indicates possible Police Intake to the Commandos. Awaits verification.
 

NICOLSON, Angus

Corporal
14241801
No 4 Commando
Black Watch
Birmingham City Police
Corporal Angus Nicolson was wounded 8 August 1944 during operations at Normandy. He had volunteered for the Police as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. In 1939 he was a Police Constable at the Police Station, 234 Ladywood Road, Birmingham. Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Kings Norton, Birmingham.
 
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OSTICK, Ernest

Private
14241685
No 4 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Yes
Private Ernest Ostick was wounded 20 August 1944 during operations at Normandy. He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. In 1939 he was a Police Constable, married, and residing with his wife Mary at Tanfield Road, Manchester. He was residing in Macclesfield, Cheshire, at the time of his death in 1989. Post war member of the Commando Association. 

PALFREY, Edward Francis

Edward Palfrey 4 Commando
Lance Corporal
14241827
No 4 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Somerset Constabulary
Lance Corporal Edward Palfrey, 'F' Troop, was wounded 6 June 1944 during operations in Normandy. He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing 97 Benedict Street, Glastonbury. Post war member of the Commando Association.
 
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PANTALL, Richard William White

Bombardier
14241750
327724
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Brighton and Hove Police
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].

PAUL, Haydn Bertram

Gunner
14241751
No 1 Commando
Royal Artillery
Metropolitan Police
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.
 
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PEARCE, Kenneth

Kenneth Pearce 6 Commando
Private
14241688
No 6 Commando
Black Watch
New Brighton Police Station Wallasey
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].

PEARSE, George

Fusilier
14241752
No 6 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier George Pearse was wounded 22 November 1942 during operations in North Africa.
He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was Police Constable 353K at Barking Police Station, London.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/55.

PETKEN, William Henry

Fusilier
6482258
No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police (War Reserve)
Fusilier William Petken was wounded 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge). He volunteered for the Commandos from the Police. 
In 1939 he was a Metropolitan Police War Reserve Officer on  'L' Division number 551, residing in Burchell Road, Peckham. Post war member of the Commando Association from Brighton.
 

PHILLIPS, Norman Arthur Firth

Lance Corporal
14241828
No 6 Commando
Black Watch
Bristol City Police
Private Norman Phillips was wounded 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm). Wounded a second time in 1944, rank Lance Corporal, during operations at Normandy.
  • 1939 employed as a Clerk at the Education Offices, Bath.
  • 1941 joined the Police Service; Police Constable, Bristol.

POCOCK, Thomas Charles

Fusilier
No 5 Commando
- Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier Thomas Pocock served with No.5 Commando 1 Troop. For a short period of time from 9 November 1944 he was attached to 42RM Commando.
He volunteered for the Commandos from the Police as part of the Police Intakes of 1942.

PORTWAIN, Edward

Known as: 
Ginger
Fusilier
6482259
No 6 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier Edward Portwain was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations in North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later found to be a prisoner of war in Italy and Austria. 

POWER, John Francis Finbar

Fusilier
6482240
No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police (War Reserve)
Fusilier John Power was wounded on 14 July 1943 during operations at Agnone Sicily and the bridge at Malati (3 Commando Bridge) [1][2].
In 1939 he was a flower packer by trade and a Metropolitan Police War Reserve Constable, married to Irene, residing at Felixstowe Road, Edmonton, London [3]

PRATT, Henry

Known as: 
Harry
Gunner
14241716
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Newcastle upon Tyne
Gunner Pratt was reported wounded and a prisoner of war November 1942 during operations in Libya, North Africa. He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing Wingrove Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne.
 
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PRICE, David Elvet

Fusilier (later Lieutenant)
6482275
320917
No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Welch Regiment
Metropolitan Police
1939 serving as Police Constable 'L296', Camberwell Police Station, London [1].
No.1 Commando Intelligence Section. To O.C.T.U.[2]. 
21 May 1944 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Welch Regiment [3].
Member of the Commando Association [2].

PRICE, Eric, C.

Known as: 
Pompey
Lance Corporal
14317816
No 5 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
??
Trooper Eric Price, 2 Troop, was wounded 15 March 1944 during operations in Burma. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
Document in 5 Cdo. Gallery titled 'No 5 Cdo Memorial Service held on the 27th March 1944.'
 
Notes

PULESTON, Geoffrey Frank

Private
14241852
No 6 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Hampshire Police
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

Private
14241637
No 6 Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment
Leeds City Police Yorkshire
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Harry Ramsden died during operations at Normandy, France. He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Probationary Police Constable residing at 10 Highthorne Street, Leeds. Son of Alfred and Annie Ramsden, of Lofthouse, Yorkshire. His name is in the Leeds City Police Book of Remembrance WW2.

RATTLE, Jack Ernest

Birthname: 
RATTLE, Ernest Jack
Known as: 
Jack
Trooper (later Sergeant)
14241867
No 6 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Buckinghamshire Constabulary
Trooper Jack Rattle was wounded 3 August 1944 during operations in France. 
Jack was a Police Constable at Aylesbury in 1941. He volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes that commenced in 1942. Post war he resumed his Police Service at Aylesbury and was a member of the Commando Association.
 
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REEVE, Stanley Richardson

Fusilier
14604385
No 5 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Stanley Reeve was killed in action during operations at Kangaw, Burma.  He had volunteered for the Commandos from the Police as part of the Police Intakes of 1942.
Stanley Richardson Reeve, police warrant number 128120, joined the Metropolitan Police on 4 Sept 1939, and left on 12 Jan 1945 (died). Last posted to N Division as a PC.
 

RIDGE, Thomas William

Thomas Ridge 6 Commando
Sergeant
No 6 Commando
Liverpool City Police
Thomas Ridge was a serving Liverpool City Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos and served with No.6 Commando, final rank Sergeant. 
1938 joined Liverpool City Police.
1939 Police Constable residing with his parents at 12 Watford Road, Liverpool.
Post war resumed his service with Liverpool City Police.
1963 Chief Inspector.

ROBERTS, Charles Edward James

Rifleman
S 59005
No 6 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
City of London Police
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. 
Son of Charles and Susan Roberts; husband of Ivy Alice Roberts, of Stockwell, London.

ROLFE, Charles Kenneth

Known as: 
Ken
Gunner
14241693
No 6 Commando
Royal Artillery
Manchester Police
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.

Private
14241805
No 6 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Brierley Hill Police Station, West Midlands
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
Corporal
14241694
No 4 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Colne Police
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

Private
14241695
No 6 Commando
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Cheshire Constabulary
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].

SANDERSON, Jack

Lance Corporal
14624399
No 6 Commando
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Derbyshire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Jack Sanderson was reported missing, later confirmed killed in action, during operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel. He was one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 3 Albert Road, Long Eaton.
Son of Thomas and Gwladys Sanderson, of Sheffield.
 
Sources
CWGC.

SEARLE, Clifford Frederick

LSgt Clifford Searle DCM 9 Commando
Lance Sergeant
14241831
No 9 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Somerset Constabulary
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.

SIGSWORTH, Stanley

Private
14241696
No 9 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Liverpool City Police
Stanley Sigsworth was a Liverpool City Police Constable before entering military service. In 1961 he was promoted to Police Sergeant transferring from Prescot Street Division to Old Swan Division. He had been wounded during the war on 19 March 1944 during operations in Italy.  
 
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SMART, Albert Kenneth

Albert Smart 9 Commando
Private
14241644
No 9 Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Leicester Police
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

Private
14241717
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. He has no known grave. Son of George Henry and Alice Smith; husband of Elsie Smith, of Middlesbrough, Yorkshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.

SMITH, Miller

Sergeant (Temporary Company Sergeant Major)
2657063
No 2 Commando
Coldstream Guards
Southport Borough Police
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. 

SNADDON, J.

Known as: 
Jack
Lance Corporal
14317314
No 5 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
??

Lance Corporal Snaddon, 4 troop, was wounded in 1944 during operations in Burma.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.

Document in 5 Cdo. Gallery titled 'No 5 Cdo Memorial Service held on the 27th March 1944.'

SPINKS, Edward George

Edward Spinks 2 Commando
Fusilier
6482234
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Edward Spinks was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos joining them in June 1942 as part of the 1st 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
Trooper
14241832
No 9 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Central Police Station Cheltenham

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.

STARLING, Alfred Michael Prestwood

Known as: 
Michael
Corporal
14241806
No 9 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Birmingham City Police
Corporal Starling was wounded 3 February 1944 during operations in Italy (Monte Ornito and Monte Faito). He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes.
  • 1939 Police Constable residing at 29 Carlyle Road, Birmingham.
  • 1958 manager of the Bell Public House, Belbroughton, West Midlands, and member of the Commando Association.

STORER, Sidney

Corporal
14241808
No 9 Commando
Leicestershire Regiment
Sutton Coldfield Police area
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

Known as: 
Ken
Sergeant
No 5 Commando
Metropolitan Police

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

Corporal
14241755
No 9 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
City of London Police
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

Fusilier (Lance Corporal)
14604392
No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier William Taylor died of wounds during operations at Kangaw, Burma. He volunteered for the Commandos from the Police as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. Son of William George Thomas Taylor and Lilian Josephine Taylor, of Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

TENNICK, Maurice William

Corporal
14241719
No 12 Commando
No 1 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Tynemouth Police
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.
 

TEVENDALE, Lewis Legertwood Legg

Lewis Tevendale 11 Commando
Regimental Sergeant Major (later Major)
2873628
226916
No 11 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Royal Leicestershire Regiment
Kincardineshire Constabulary
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Warrant Officer Class 1 Regimental Sergeant Major Lewis Tevendale, No.11 Commando ('C' Bn., Layforce), was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in recognition of his distinguished service during the battle of Litani River, Syria, on 9-10 June 1941.
Recommendation

THOMSON, John, D.

Lance Corporal
14241720
No 1 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Tynemouth Police

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.

TOVEY, Norman Charles

Lieutenant
6482251
326331
No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Norman Charles Tovey was a Metropolitan Police Constable in Battersea, London, who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. Posted to No.3 Commando [1][1a][3].
29 July 1944 commissioned Second Lieutenant [2].
1952 serving in the Kelantan contingent of the Police Force in Malaya [3].

TOWSE, Alfred Burley

Known as: 
Jock
Lance Sergeant
14241859
No 12 Commando
No 6 Commando
Scots Guards
Brighton and Hove, Sussex Police
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.
 
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TUDOR, William John

Private
14241701
No 9 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Cheshire Constabulary
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
Fusilier
14604394
No 5 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Leonard Tungatt was killed in action during operations at Kangaw, Burma. He had volunteered for the Commandos from the Police as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. 
Son of Frederick Tungatt, and of Susan Tungatt (nee Tyler); husband of Kathleen Mary Tungatt, of Leytonstone, Essex.

TURNER, William George Jack

Private
14604395
No 5 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Private William Turner was wounded in 1944 during operations in Burma. He had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 32 East Dulwich Road, London.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.

TYREMAN, George Vincent

Private
14241777
No 4 Commando
No 12 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment
Lincolnshire Police
Private George Tyreman, 'C' Troop, was wounded during operations at Normandy, France.
Post war member of the Commando Association residing Lincolnshire.
1939 employed as a Clerk with Lincolnshire Police later joining as a Constable.
1942 volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes.

WAKELY, Terence Raymond John

Terence Wakely 6 Commando
Lance Sergeant
14241620
No 6 Commando
Welch Regiment
Glamorgan County Police
Terence Wakely was wounded 11 April 1945 during operations at the River Aller crossing. He was a Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942 only nine months after joining Glamorgan County Police in September 1941. Resuming his Police service after the war ended, he was posted to Neath sub-division in 1958 on promotion to Sergeant.

WARD, Arthur William

LCpl AW Ward 4 Commando
Lance Corporal
14241809
No 4 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Wolverhampton Police Force
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.

Private
14241860
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

Private
14241839
No 1 Commando
Royal Norfolk
Norwich City Police
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.

WEBB, George Henry

Private
14604144
No 1 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Metropolitan Police
Military Medal (MM)
Private George Webb was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in Burma.
Recommendation
"Arakan 1945.

WEEKES, Sydney George Douglas

Fusilier
6482277
No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Sydney Weekes was killed in action during operations at Bizerte, Tunisia, and has no known grave. Son of Edward and Emma Weekes; husband of Muriel Hartnoll Weeks, of Stoke Newington, London.
He had volunteered for the Commandos from the Police as part of the Police Intakes of 1942.

WELCH, Frederick Edward

Private
14604147
Commando Basic Training Centre
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Metropolitan Police
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.
Frederick Edward Welch, police warrant number 125936, joined the Metropolitan Police on 26 April 1937, and left on 14 Sept 1943 (died). Last posted to G Division as a PC.

WHITE, Horace George Lewis

Corporal (later Sergeant)
6482248
No 3 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Metropolitan Police
Corporal Horace White was wounded 6 June 1944 during operations in Normandy, France.
In 1939 he was single and a Police Constable residing at the Police Section House, Medway House, Bermondsey. Post war member of the Commando Association from Bromley. They record his military rank as Sergeant.
 
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WILLIAMS, Francis Arthur

Known as: 
Frank
Trooper
14241758
No 9 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Metropolitan Police
Trooper Francis Williams was wounded 19 March 1944 during operations in Italy (Monte Ornito and Monte Faito). He volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable at the Police Station, 256 Hornsey Road.
Post war member of the Commando Association.
 
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WILSON, Graham Charles

Fusilier
6482243
No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police (War Reserve)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Graham Wilson was killed in action during operations at Kangaw, Burma. 
In 1939 he was a married textile salesman residing at 40 Richmond Road, Wimbledon, and a Metropolitan Police War Reserve Constable. He later volunteered for the Commandos.
 

WOOLLARD, George

Private
14241724
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.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/88.

WORMLEY, Wilfrid John

Corporal
6482257
No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Corporal Wilfrid Wormley was wounded on 6 June 1944, and again on 13 June 1944, during operations at Normandy, France. He volunteered for the Commandos from the Police as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. Post war member of the Commando Association from Deptford.

WRIGHT, Harold

Gunner
14241643
SBS
Royal Artillery
1st Police Intake
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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