Stalag 8B (Stalag 344), Lamsdorf Poland

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ABRAHAMS, Arthur Thomas

Private
5949273
No 7 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Private Arthur Abrahams was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/28.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11 (Stalag 8B)..

ALBALADEJO, Alexander

Private
13808266
6100503
50ME Commando
Pioneer Corps
Queen's Royal Regiment
Private Alexander Albaladejo, a Spanish volunteer attached to 'D' Bn. Layforce, was reported missing in Crete on 2 June 1941; found to have been wounded, captured and later transported to Stalag 344.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives files WO417/30; WO417/34; and WO417/92.

ANDREWS, Albert Mailly

Rifleman
6916421
No 2 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Military Medal (MM)
Rifleman Albert Andrews was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service. He was one of the Commando contingent that took part in operations from HM Submarine Triumph against the Palermo and Messina railway on the 29/30 August 1941. His party could not be re-embarked and were captured [1][2][3].
Recommendation

ASHCROFT, Arthur

Known as: 
The Hawk
Arthur Ashcroft
Arthur Ashcroft 2 Commando
Private
2929623
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
Private Arthur Ashcroft, 5 Troop, was one of the Commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot , the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner war after the raid, he was later transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
  • 25 April 1940 posted to 'X' Company 1st Liverpool Scottish.

ASPDEN, Jack

Lance Bombardier (later Major)
318595 & 370978
No 9 Commando
Royal Artillery & Loyal Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lance Bombardier Jack Aspden was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war [1][2][2a].
He embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 267 which was hit by enemy fire and sank. Eight of the eleven Commandos, and all bar five of the RN crew,on board were killed [1][1a].

BARRETT, Edwin Charles

Private
5438535
No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Private Edwin Barrett was taken prisoner during operations at Dieppe and later transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf Poland..
 
Sources
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/20/227.
 

BARRINGTON, Derek, A.

Corporal (later Sergeant)
5440990
No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Corporal Derek Barrington was wounded on 27 December 1941 during operations at Vaagso, Norway [1].
In 1943 he was reported as prisoner of war during operations in Sicily [2][3][4].
Post war member of the Commando Association [5].

BAYLISS, Leonard Frank

Known as: 
Len
Len Bayliss 2 Commando
Lance Sergeant
6467968
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Lance Sergeant Len Bayliss, 3 Troop, was in Lieutenant John Roderick's Assault Party on HMS Campbeltown during the raid on St Nazaire. Wounded and prisoner of war. 
 
Sources

BEEDELL, Lawrence Henry

Known as: 
Harry
Trooper
326889
50ME Commando
Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps
Trooper 'Harry' Beedell, 50ME Commando and 'D' Bn., Layforce, was reported missing 2nd June 1941 during operations in Crete, later discovered captured on 1st June.
Post war member of the Commando Association, employed in his early life as a Farm Baliff later as a Purser on cross channel ferries. Member of the Middle East Commando Historical Research Group (MECHRG).

BELL, William White

Known as: 
Dingle
Acting Lance Corporal
6461342
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Lance Corporal William Bell, 6 Troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 during Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had embarked on ML 192.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/43.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/11.

BIRD, R.D.

Private
5828120
No 7 Commando
Suffolk Regiment
Private R.D. Bird was reported missing 20 April 1941 (Bardia raid) later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Source
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives WO417/24.
Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO392/1 and WO392/21.

Notes

BISHOP, Ronald, C.

Private
5627758
No 1 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Private Ronald Bishop was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had embarked on ML 306.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/43.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1.

BLYTHE, William

Known as: 
Bill
Bill Blythe 2 Commando
Lance Corporal
2930644
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

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

BOOKER, Clifford

Lance Corporal
5729301
No 7 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Lance Corporal Clifford Booker was reported wounded and a prisoner of war 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete [1][2]. He had been captured on 29 May 1941 [3].
 
Sources
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/32.
[2] Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

BOWEN, Alfred Leighton

Known as: 
Leighton
Alfred Leighton Bowen
Trooper
318358
52ME Commando
'Layforce'
North Somerset Yeomanry
1938 joined the North Somerset Yeomanry rank Trooper. 
20 February 1940 arrive in Palestine with his Regiment.
March 1940 injury to knee from horse kick.
August 1940 posted to Air Defence Operations Room at Haifa *.
5 January 1941 posted back to North Somerset Yeomanry.

BRADBURY, Cyril Thomas

Private
5956518
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Private Cyril Bradbury was taken prisoner of war on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe France. He died whilst a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/49 and WO417/52.

BRADLEY, John Stanton

Guardsman
2659428
52ME Commando
Coldstream Guards
Guardsman John Bradley, a Journalist born in Margate Kent, was attested into the Coldstream Guards on 23 October 1939 aged 26.  Reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete. Later found to have been taken prisoner of war and transported to Stalag 344 in Poland. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/27 and WO417/34.

BRADLEY, John, R.

Private
4752870
No 7 Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment
Private John Bradley was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had been captured on 29 May 1941.
 
Sources
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27, WO417/33 and WO417/93.
[2] Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1 and WO392/11.

BRADLEY, Richard

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

BRITTLEBANK, John

Bombardier
930882
No 3 Commando
No 8 Commando
SBS
Royal Artillery
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Bombardier John Brittlebank served in both No.3 and No.8 Commando [1] before joining 1 S.B.S. [2].  He was taken prisoner of war and later awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field [3][3a].
Recommendation

BROWN, James

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

BROWN, Louis Walter

Known as: 
Ben
Louis Walter (Ben) Brown 2 Commando
Sergeant
2929147
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Sergeant Louis 'Ben' Brown, aged 24 and from Liverpool, served in 5 Troop and took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Embarking on board HMS Campbeltown, he was wounded during the raid and reported missing, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/11.

BROWN, Robert Frederick

Known as: 
Nosher
Lance Corporal (Acting Corporal)
3856668
No 3 Commando
Royal Engineers
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Robert Brown received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service after his capture on 29 March 1942 during Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire. One of the commando contingent who landed from ML 262 he was reported missing, later found to be a prisoner of war. 
Recommendation

BROWN, Robert Hall

Lance Sergeant
2879761
No 2 Commando
Gordon Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Robert Brown, No 2 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service. He was one of the Commando contingent that took part in operations from HMS Triumph against the Palermo and Messina railway on the 29/30 August 1941. His party could not be re-embarked and were captured [1][2][3].

BUSHE, Patrick

Known as: 
Paddy
Paddy Bushe 2 Commando
Rifleman
7014446
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Rifleman Patrick Bushe, 6 Troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had embarked on ML 177.

Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/42.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/11.

CADDIS, James

Fusilier
3128842
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers

Fusilier James Caddis was reported missing during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/53/431.
 

CANTLEY, William, J.

Corporal
1881409
No 7 Commando
Royal Engineers
Corporal William Cantley was reported missing in Crete on 2 June 1941, later found to be a prisoner of war.
  • 4 October 1939 enlisted aged 33.
  • 12 October 1940 attached No.7 Commando 
  • 11 November 1940 (short lived commando restructuring) 3 Special Service Battalion. 
  • 31 January 1941 attached 'Layforce' embarked UK for the Middle East.

CARR, Francis Arthur

Sergeant
1867740
No 5 Commando
Royal Engineers
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Francis Carr was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his gallantry during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was the senior NCO of a demolition party led by Lieut Burtinshaw on board HMS Campbeltown [1][2]. He was reported missing later found to be a prisoner of war [3][3a][3b].

CARROLL, John Joseph

Fusilier
6469540
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Fusilier John Carroll, 3 Troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had embarked on ML 177.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939045 / National Archives file WO417/43.
Prisoners of War  / National Archives file WO392/1 and WO392/11.

CARTER, Albert George

Fusilier
6140785
No 1 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers

Fusilier Albert Carter was reported missing 2 March 1943 during operations in North Africa, later found to be a prisoner of war. 

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/60.
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/1 (Stalag344), WO392/21 (Camp PG66).

Royal Welch Fusiliers Transfers In Register 1939.

CHEESEMAN, H.A.

Known as: 
Alfred
Private
6145046
No 7 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Private Alfred Cheeseman was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Ontario, Canada.
 
Sources
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/29 and WO417/94.
[2] Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

CHUNG, Ronald Robert Fong

Known as: 
Ron
Ron Chung 12 Commando
Corporal
1889265
No 12 Commando
Royal Engineers
Corporal Ron Chung was reported wounded and a prisoner of war on 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire. He had embarked on HMS Campbeltown for the raid.
Post war Ron was a regular attendee at Commando Association events. His son Martin also completed Commando training and received his own green beret on 30 May 1980.
 

CHURCHER, George

George Churcher 3 Commando
Lance Sergeant
6897997
No 3 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Lance Sergeant George Churcher, 5 Troop, was reported missing on 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to have been wounded and a prisoner of war.

CLEAVELEY, Francis, G.

Francis Cleaveley 4 Commando
Private
5186173
No 4 Commando
Gloucestershire Regiment
Private Francis Cleaveley was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/52 and WO417/94.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.

CLELLAND, F.

Fusilier
3129351
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers

Fusilier Clelland was reported missing during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war in Poland.

COCKIN, Robert

Lance Corporal Robert Cockin 2 Commando
Robert Cockin 2 Commando
Lance Corporal
3654681
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Lance Corporal Robert Cockin, 4 Troop, aged 22 and from Stockton, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later found to have been wounded and taken prisoner of war. He embarked on Motor Launch ML 267 which was hit by enemy fire and sank.

COGGINS, Ernest Dennis

Private
5955773
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Private Ernest Dennis Coggins was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe France, later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association from Bristol. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War  / National Archives file WO392/1.

CONNOLLY, William Andrew

Lance Sergeant
6139725
No 3 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Lance Sergeant William Connolly was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
German Record Cards of British POW's / National Archives file WO416/74/335.

COOK, Frank, B.

Fusilier
6458666
50ME Commando
Royal Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Fusilier Frank Cook was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war from 1 June 1941. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27 (army no. amended in WO417/29.)
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

CRAWFORD, Thomas, McG.

Private
2752178
ME Commando Depot
Black Watch
Private Thomas Crawford, Middle East Commando Depot, was reported missing on 2nd June 1941 during operations in Crete. Later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.

CREW, John William

Known as: 
Jack
Sergeant
5947714
No 4 Commando
No 7 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Sergeant John Crew, No.7 Commando, known as 'Jack', was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war from 1 June 1941. He had served in No.4 Commando prior to embarking with No.7 Commando for the Middle East. Post war member of the Commando Association from Harpenden.
 
Sources

CRUICKSHANKS, John

Sapper
1877778
No 7 Commando
Royal Engineers
Sapper John Cruickshanks was reported missing in Crete on 2 June 1941, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/28 and WO417/32.
POW Lists / National Archives file WO392/1.

CUDBY, John

John Cudby 2 Commando
Fusilier
6468006
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers

Fusilier John Cudby, 6 Troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had embarked on ML177 for the raid.

DALGLEISH, John George

Acting Corporal
5507071
No 3 Commando
Hampshire Regiment

Corporal John Dalgleish was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, later found to be a prisoner of war imprisoned in Poland.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.

Prisoner of War Cards / National Archives file WO416/87/25.

DARGUE, T.D.

Sergeant
4387897
No 7 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Sergeant Dargue was reported wounded and prisoner of war 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27 and WO417/28.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
 

DAY, William, C.

Lance Corporal
1875966
No 3 Commando
Royal Engineers
Lance Corporal William Day took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire. Embarking on motor launch ML262 he was taken prisoner after the raid and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
British Army Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/11.

DE LA TORRE, Luis Eric Rupert

Known as: 
Eric
Luis Eric de la Torre 3 Commando
Lance Corporal
7611796
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lance Corporal Eric de la Torre took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. Embarked on motor launch ML262, taken prisoner after the raid, and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland [1][2].
  • Post war honorary Secretary of the St. Nazaire Society for many years [2]

DE NOBRIGA, Derrick John

Sergeant
6896540
No 2 Commando
The King's Royal Rifle Corps
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Sergeant Derrick John de Nobriga was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service. He was one of the Commando contingent that took part in operations from HMS Triumph against the Palermo and Messina railway on the 29/30 August 1941. His party couldnot be re-embarked and were captured [1][2][3].

DEERY, Stewart

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

DIPLOCK, Anthony Bruce

Lance Corporal
6291999
No 4 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)

Lance Corporal Anthony Diplock was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, later found to have been wounded and prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Broadstairs, Kent.

DOCKERILL, Arthur Henry

Lance Sergeant
940903
No 1 Commando
Royal Artillery
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Lance Sergeant Arthur Dockerill was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry during the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He was part of a Lt. Chant's demolition team that embarked on board HMS Campbeltown. Reported missing after the raid, later found to be a prisoner of war.
Recommendation

DONOVAN, James

Private
5948105
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Private James Donovan was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe France, later found to be a prisoner of war. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War  / National Archives file WO392/1.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/100/87.

DRAIN, Frederick, T.

Private
5949825
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

Private Frederick Drain was reported missing after Operation Ambassador, a raid on Guernsey in July 1940. He was later found to have been taken prisoner of war and transported to Stalag 8B.

DUMPER, Dennis

Corporal
6139501
No 3 Commando
East Surrey Regiment

Corporal Dennis Dumper was reported missing after Operation Ambassador, a raid on Guernsey in July 1940, later found to be a prisoner of war.

DUNGATE, Walter Henry

Sergeant Walter Dungate 3 Commando
Sergeant
816399
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Sergeant Walter Dungate was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be prisoner of war [1][1a].
  • Attested into the Royal Artillery in 1930 [2].
Sources
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
[1a] Prisoners of War / Nation Archives file WO392/1.

ECKMAN, William John

William Eckman 2 Commando
Private
3772667
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)

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

EDNEY, Frank Leslie

Private
6205420
No 7 Commando
Middlesex Regiment
Private Frank Edney was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete; found to have been taken prisoner and subsequently transported to Stalag 8B Lamsdorf Poland (renamed Stalag 344).
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/28 and WO417/29.

EDWARDS, Denis Gold

Private
5253147
No 5 Commando
Worcestershire Regiment
Private Denis Edwards was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Charot at St Nazaire, later found to have been wounded and taken prisoner of war. He had embarked on HMS Campbeltown for the raid.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/49.

EDWARDS, P.

Guardsman
2720703
No 3 Commando
Irish Guards

Guardsman Edwards was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, later found to be a prisoner of war imprisoned in Poland.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/52 and WO417/94.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

ELLIOTT, Alfred John

Private
3773017
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Mentioned in Despatches
Croix de Guerre (France)

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

ELLIOTT, Thomas Wilson

Gunner
3598665
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner Thomas Elliott was reported wounded and missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war.
Post war member of the Commando Association from Cleveland.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/54.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

EMMOTT, Harry

Harry Emmott 3 Commando
Company Sergeant Major
3446285
No 3 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Company Sergeant Major Harry Emmott was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe France, later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association from Yatton, Avon.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War  / National Archives file WO392/1.

EVANS, Frank

Private
5617635
No 2 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Private Frank Evans took part in the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He embarked on motor launch ML262 and was reported missing after the raid, but was subsequently found to have been taken prisoner. He was transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland. He had earlier also served at the S.T.C. and No.3 Commando*.
 
Sources

FAHY, James or John

Private
3771871
No 2 Commando
King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Private Fahy, 4 troop, embarked on ML 177 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/41.

FAIRBRIDGE, A.F.H.

Fusilier
3452795
No 4 Commando
No 7 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers

Fusilier Fairbridge served in No.4 Commando before embarking with Layforce for the Middle East. He was reported missing during operations at Cyrenaica on 20 April 1941 (Bardia Raid) later found to be a prisoner of war.

FIELD, William Frederick

Lance Corporal
5337375
No 2 Commando
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Lance Corporal William Field was reported missing 28 March 1942 after the raid at St Nazaire, later confirmed as wounded and a prisoner of war. Liberated in 1945 [1][2][3].
  • Served in 1 Troop of No.2 Commando and embarked on ML 457 for the raid [4].
  • 23 August 1945 attached Survey T.C. (Royal Engineers) [5].

FILMER, Ronald

Corporal
7343128
50ME Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Bn.
Corporal Ronald Filmer was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war from 1 June 1941.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/120/167.

FYFE, Charles Alexander

Known as: 
Jock
Charles Fyfe 2 Commando
Lance Corporal
2591013
No 2 Commando
Royal Corps of Signals
Lance Corporal Charles Fyfe from Glasgow, a Signaller in No.2 Commando HQ, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had embarked on HMS Campbeltown.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists  / National Archives file WO417/43.

GALERA, Enrique

Corporal
6100518
50ME Commando
'Layforce'
Queen's Royal Regiment
Corporal Enrique Galera, a Spanish volunteer attached to 'D' Bn. Layforce, was reported missing in Crete on 2 June 1941, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives files WO417/28 and WO417/34.
Prisoners of War Lists, Second World War, 1943-1945. / National Archives file WO392/10 and 20 (Stalag 8C).

GARDNER, John, A.

Private
3598488
No 2 Commando
Border Regiment
Private John Gardner, 3 Troop, embarked on HMS Campbeltown for the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported as missing after the raid he was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

GILL, John Henry

Private
5957538
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Private John Gill was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe France, later found to be a prisoner of war. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War  / National Archives file WO392/1.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/138/340.

GLYPTIS, G.

Sapper
1892369
No 7 Commando
Royal Engineers

Lance Corporal G. Glyptis was reported missing in Crete on 2 June 1941; found to have been captured and later transported to Stalag 344 in Poland.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/28 and WO417/96.
POW Lists / National Archives file WO392/1.

GOODE, Frank Cecil

Frank Goode 2 Commando
Rifleman
7016236
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Rifleman Frank Goode, 3 Troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 during Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had embarked for the raid on HMS Campbeltown. Post war member of the Commando Association from Surrey.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/42 and WO417/43.

GREEN, John

Bombardier
849929
No 7 Commando
Royal Artillery

Bombardier John Green was reported missing 20 April 1941 during operations in Cyrenaica (Bardia raid), later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
RA Attestations Register for 1935.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/24, WO417/27, WO417/91.
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/1 (Stalag 344), WO392/21 (Camp 78).

GREENFIELD, Arthur Stephen

Lance Corporal
5435570
No 3 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Lance Corporal Arthur Greenfield, No.1 Section of No.6 Troop, was taken prisoner during operations at Dieppe, France.
 
Sources
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/150/72.

GRIEF, George Valentine

George Grief 2 Commando
Lance Corporal
5949085
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Lance Corporal George Grief, 1 Troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had embarked on ML177 for the raid. Post war member of the Commando Association from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
 
Sources

GROVE, Ronald

Ronald Grove 3 Commando
Troop Sergeant Major
7882436
No 3 Commando
Royal Tank Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Troop Sergeant Major Ronald Grove, 5 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field.
Recommendation

GUNN, David

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

GUNN, Harper

Private
3319490
No 7 Commando
Highland Light Infantry
Private Harper Gunn was reported missing on 20 April 1941 during operations in the Middle East (Bardia raid), later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/24 and WO417/29.
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/1 and 11 (Stalag 344) and WO392/21 (Camp 78).

HAILES, Stanley Brian

Known as: 
Stan
Lance Corporal Stan Hailes 3 Commando
Lance Corporal
4620600
No 3 Commando
Duke of Wellington's Regiment
Lance Corporal Stanley Hailes was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 307 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942.

HAINES, George Ernest

George Haines DCM 2 Commando
Troop Sergeant Major
6141513 & 365081
No 2 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Troop Sergeant Major George Haines, 5 troop, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his gallantry during the raid at St Nazaire [1].
Recommendation

HALLS, Albert Richard

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

HANLON, Walter

Walter Hanlon 40RM Commando
Marine
EX/1715
40RM Commando
Royal Marines

Marine Walter Hanlon from Hartlepool, reported missing after the Dieppe raid, was later found to be a prisoner of war in Stalag 344, Poland. Post war member of the Commando Association.

HANNAN, Patrick Charles, R.

Private
6006035
No 3 Commando
East Surrey Regiment

Private Patrick Hannan was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

HANNON, Thomas Gerrard

Known as: 
Gerry
Thomas Hannon
Thomas Hannon 2 Commando
Private
3654970
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Private Thomas Hannon, HQ Troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He was 'batman' to Major Bill Copland (2 i/c) and embarked for the raid on HMS Campbeltown. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists  /National Archives file WO417/43.

HARRINGTON, Jack Lonsdale

Lance Corporal
7014698
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Military Medal (MM)

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

HARRISON, Thomas

Gunner
1461853
No 7 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner Thomas Harrison was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later found to be a prisoner of war. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/28 and WO417/45.
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/11 and WO392/21.

HEESOM, Daniel

Lance Corporal
3657716
No 7 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment

Lance Corporal Daniel Heesom was reported missing 20 April 1941 during operations in Cyrenaica (Bardia raid), later found to be a prisoner of war.

HENRY, William

Gunner
1427602
ME Commando Depot
Royal Artillery
Gunner William Henry, Middle East Commando Depot, was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/28 and WO417/31.
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/1.

HEWETT, Herbert Edward

Known as: 
Ted
Troop Sergeant Major
6013031
No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Troop Sergeant Major Herbert Hewett, 2 Troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 during Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had embarked for the raid on ML447.

HIGGINS, Walter

Gunner
4757790
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery

Gunner Walter Higgins was reported missing during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war. 

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/52.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/176/117.
 

HILLS, Norman Kenneth Jack

Lance Bombardier
973024
5724390
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery
Dorset Regiment
Lance Bombardier Norman Hills, Royal Artillery attached to No.3 Commando, was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be prisoner of war [1][1a].
  • Attested into the Royal Artillery 1939. Formerly served in the Dorset Regiment under Army number 5724390 [2].
Sources

HILTON, Roger

Private
128866
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Private Roger Hilton was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/49, WO417/96.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

HOLLAND, William Anthony

William Holland 2 Commando
Private
3602596
No 2 Commando
Border Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches

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

HOMER, Levi

Known as: 
Leo
Leo Homer 2 Commando
Leo Homer 2Cdo
Lance Corporal
2930668
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Lance Corporal Levi Homer, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 457 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, later found to be a prisoner of war. Known as Leo Homer by some, his true name was Levi Homer.
Articles in the Liverpool Echo 2nd, 6th, and 18th  May 1942.

HONEY, Peter

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

HORNE, George

Lance Sergeant
5948229
No 4 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

Lance Sergeant George Horne was a prisoner of war after operations at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. He was initially reported as being killed in action this later being corrected to his being alive and in captivity. Post war member of the Commando Association from Buckhurst Hill, Essex.

HOROBIN, Gilbert, C.

Private
7632126
No 7 Commando
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Private Gilbert Horobin was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later found to be a prisoner of war. 
 
Sources
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/31.
[2] Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1 (Stalag 383).

HOWARD, Roland Arthur

Known as: 
Ron
Lance Corporal
4852382
No 5 Commando
South Staffordshire Regiment
Lance Corporal Roland Howard was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had embarked for the raid on HMS Campbeltown. In 1939 he was single, employed as an Engineer, and residing in Aldridge, Staffordshire.
 
Sources

HOYLE, Robert

Robert Hoyle 12 Commando
Corporal
3450633
No 12 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers

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

HUDSPETH, George Edward

Sapper
2193692
No 3 Commando
Royal Engineers
Sapper George Hudspeth was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 262 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Initially reported as missing he was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/43.

HUGHES, William Armsted

Known as: 
Bladder
Bill Hughes 2 Commando
Private
2929408
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Private William Hughes, 5 Troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had embarked for the raid on Motor Launch ML177.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/43.

IBBETSON, Reginald Thomas

Lance Bombardier
914872
No 7 Commando
Royal Artillery
Lance Bombardier Reginald Ibbetson was reported missing in Crete on 2 June 1941; found to have been captured and later transported to Stalag 357.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/28.
POW Lists / National Archives file WO392/11 (Stalag 357).

INSCOE, Fred, W.

Private
5111656
No 3 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Private Fred Inscoe was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be prisoner of war.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/53.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/192/117.
 

IVERS, Henry Anderson

Sergeant
6457787
52ME Commando
Royal Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Sergeant Henry Ivers was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/192/460 (Stalag 8B).

IVISON, Henry George

Known as: 
George
Gunner
1398027
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner Henry George Ivison was wounded and taken prisoner of war during operations at Dieppe, France [1][1a][4].
  • 8 January 1940 attested at Kingston into the Honourable Artillery Company, 11th Regiment RHQ [2][3].
  • 18 July 1940 attached to No.4 Commando [2].
Sources

JARVIS, G.

Known as: 
Possibly Charles Jack
Rifleman
7014212
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Rifleman Jarvis, 3 Troop, embarked on HMS Campbeltown for the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported wounded and missing, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/44 and 48.

JOHNSON, Bernard William

Trooper
5106493
52ME Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Royal Corps of Signals
Trooper Bernard Johnson was first attested into the Royal Tank Corps in 1919.  Having left he rejoined at the beginning of the war on 2 September 1939. He was reported wounded and prisoner of war 2 June 1941 during operations with No.7 Commando in Crete. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/28, WO417/33 and WO417/94.

JOHNSON, James

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

JOHNSON, William John

Known as: 
Johnny
Bombardier
889665
No 5 Commando
Royal Artillery / later Royal Engineers
William Johnson was attested into the Royal Artillery in 1938. He later joined No.5 Commando, was promoted Bombardier, and embarked on HMS Campbeltown for the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid later found to be a prisoner of war.
After release in 1945 he was transferred to the Royal Engineers 8 August 1945.
 

JONES, Frank Joseph George

Private
5957106
No 6 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Private Frank Jones was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations in Tunisia, North Africa (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later found to be a prisoner of war.
Post war member of the Commando Association from Dunstable, Bedfordshire.
 
Sources

JONES, Richard Artus

Acting Lance Corporal
1868251
No 3 Commando
Royal Engineers
Lance Corporal Richard Jones, Royal Engineers attached to No.3 Commando, was reported missing after Operation Jubilee at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. He was later found to have been taken prisoner of war and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.

JONES, William George

Private
3781556
No 2 Commando
King's Regiment (Liverpool)

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

KEITH, Jack

Private
3063958
No 6 Commando
Royal Scots
Private Jack Keith was reported missing 26 February 1943 during operations in Tunisia (Battle of Steamroller Farm), later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/59.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Achives file WO392/1, WO392/21

KERR, James

Private
2982869
No 3 Commando
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Private James Kerr was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to have been wounded and a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/54.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

KING, Douglas

Private
5952546
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Private Douglas King was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe France, later found to be a prisoner of war. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War  / National Archives file WO392/1.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/209/368.

KINGON, Stuart Cowan

Acting Corporal
R/4866332
52ME Commando
Leicestershire Regiment

Corporal Stuart Kingon, 52 Middle East Commando, 'D' Bn. Layforce, was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war.

KINGSNORTH, Ronald Harry

Lance Corporal
5572477
Wiltshire Regiment
Lance Corporal Ronald Kingsnorth was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/94.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 95 issued Sept.1992.
 

KIRKUP, Kenneth Campbell

Private (Corporal)
3189636
No 7 Commando
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Lance Corporal Kenneth Kirkup, No.7 Commando was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations on Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Devon.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/27 and WO417/93.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

KNOWLES, John, A.

Known as: 
Johnny
Johnny Knowles 2 Commando
Sergeant John Knowles 2 Commando
Lance Sergeant
2931031
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Lance Sergeant Johnny Knowles was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He served in 4 Troop and embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 268.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/43.

LAWRENCE, E.

Known as: 
forename also seen as Frank
Lance Corporal
5948108
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

Lance Corporal Lawrence was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/49, WO417/53, and WO417/92.
[2] Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
[3] German Record Cards of British PoW's / National Archives file WO416/218/31.

LEMON, Frederick

Known as: 
Fred
Lance Corporal
7903450
No 12 Commando
North Irish Horse / Royal Armoured Corps

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

LERIGO, John

Private
4032542
No 3 Commando
Durham Light Infantry

Private John Lerigo was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association from Dorset.

MACADAMS, Frederick John

Served as : 
MEACHER, Frederick John
Private
5498036
No 1 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Private Frederick Meacher was reported missing 4 June 1942 (Operation Bristle) later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war changed surname to MACADAMS. Based at Hayling Island Ambulance Station in 1973.
 
Source
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/48, WO417/95.

MACKIE, W.

Lance Corporal
3247568
No 7 Commando
Royal Engineers

Lance Corporal Mackie was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war. 

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/30.
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/1.

MACLAGAN, Ian Lawrence

Ian Maclagan 9 Commando
Corporal
2091312
No 9 Commando
Royal Engineers
Corporal Ian Maclagan was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. Embarked for the raid on Motor Launch 457.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/43.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

MARINO, Angel

Known as: 
Surname also seen as MARIONO
Private
6100529
'Layforce'
Queen's Royal Regiment

Private Angel Marino, a Spanish volunteer attached to 'D' Bn. Layforce, was reported missing in Crete 2 June 1941 later found to be a prisoner of war.

MARTIN, Horace Frederick

Known as: 
Orrie
Lance Corporal
6345199
No 3 Commando
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal Horace Martin was reported missing during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/49 and WO417/52.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
 

MATTISON, William

Fusilier
6459012
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Fusilier William Mattison, 3 Troop, was wounded on 28 March 1942 and taken prisoner after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire. He had embarked for the raid on HMS Campbeltown.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/47.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

MCGLONE, Andrew

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

MCGOLDRICK, John

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

Gunner John McGoldrick was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst serving as part of the British Expeditionary Force in France. After volunteering for No.3 Commando he took part in Operation Ambassador, a raid on Guernsey, in July 1940. He was reported missing presumed drowned during the raid, but later found to be a prisoner of war.

MCHUGH, Gerard Thomas

Lance Corporal
2929858
No 7 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Lance Corporal Gerard McHugh was reported as a prisoner of war 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete. He had been captured on 1 June 1941.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/30 and WO417/96.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1 (Stalag 383)

McKERR, Hugh Francis Johnston

Known as: 
Beagle
Lance Sergeant
‘1875036’
No 5 Commando
Royal Engineers
Lance Sergeant Hugh McKerr was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. Embarked for the raid on HMS Campbeltown.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/43.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

MCLEAN, Donald

Gunner
898731
No 7 Commando
Royal Artillery

Gunner Donald McLean was reported missing on 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. He was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 in Poland.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/28.
Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO392/1.
Royal Artillery Attestations 1939.

MCLEAN, J.

Fusilier
3134205
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers

Fusilier McLean was reported missing during operations at Dieppe, later found to be a prisoner of war imprisoned in Poland.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.

MEISTER, Donald Martin

Driver
T/117289
No 7 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Driver Donald Meister was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later found to have been captured on 1 June 1941.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/28 and WO417/72.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1 Stalag 8B)

METCALFE, George

Private
4468322
No 3 Commando
Durham Light Infantry

Private George Metcalfe, 6 Troop, was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war.

MILNE, Robert

Gunner Robert Milne 2 Commando
Gunner
2567490
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Gunner Robert Milne, 5 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the Commando raid at St Nazaire on 28/29 March 1942. Embarked on board HMS Campbeltown, he was shot in the back during the raid, taken prisoner, and later imprisoned at Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland. 
Recommendation

MOORE, Albert George

Known as: 
Bert or Rocky
Rifleman
6895911
No 3 Commando
King's Royal Rifle Corps

Rifleman Albert Moore was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be prisoner of war [1][1a]. Post war member of the Commando Association and later Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner. His brother Syd served in No.7, 8 and 51ME Commando [2].

MORGAN, C.

Private
3975243
No 3 Commando
Welch Regiment

Private Morgan was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to have been wounded and a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/53.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

MORGAN, Francis Cecil

Lance Corporal
6468099
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Francis Morgan was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service. He was one of the Commando contingent that took part in operations from HMS Triumph against the Palermo and Messina railway on the 29/30 August 1941. His party could not be re-embarked and were captured [1][2][3].
Recommendation

MORRIS, Luke John

Lance Corporal
7014390
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles / Royal Army Service Corps
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Luke Morris was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service. He was one of the Commando contingent that took part in operations from HMS Triumph against the Palermo and Messina railway on the 29/30 August 1941. His party could not be re-embarked and were captured [1][2][3].
Recommendation

MOTLEY, Alan Herbert.

Lance Corporal
7902855
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Trooper Alan Motley was wounded 27 December 1941 during Operation Archery at Vaagso, Norway [1]

19 August 1942 (Lance Corporal) reported missing during Operation Jubilee at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war [2][3][4].

MURDOCH, Sydney Wallace John

Known as: 
Syd
Sid Murdoch 2 Commando
Private
2929161
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Private Sydney Murdoch, 5 Troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. Embarked for the raid on MGB 314.
  • Private Murdoch from Liverpool was a former employee of Liverpool Corporation Transport Department.* 
Sources

MURPHY, P.

Private
3314324
50ME Commando
Highland Light Infantry 2nd Bn.
Private P. Murphy was wounded between 25 and 28 February 1941 during operations on the occupied Greek island of Kastellorizo [1][2]. 
  • 2 June 1941 Crete reported missing, later found to be a prisoner of war [3][4].
Sources
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/23.

NAGEL, Peter Thomas Lorenz

Served as : 
4272711 WALKER, Peter
Peter Nagel
Private
13801753
4272711
No 2 Commando
Pioneer Corps
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (for alias)
Private Peter Nagel was of the Jewish Faith and served under an alias of Peter Walker for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He embarked on MGB 314 and was taken prisoner after the raid. Although Peter was attached to No.2 Commando he had received training for the Special Operations Executive.

NICHOLS, Alexander Hause

Acting Lance Corporal
317555
No 3 Commando
Royal Engineers
Lance Corporal Alexander Nichols was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. Embarked for the raid on Motor Launch ML 262.
  • 28 July 1933 attested into the Royal Tank Corps.
  • 8 March 1940 transferred to the Royal Engineers.
Sources

NUNN, Robert Richard

Known as: 
forenames also seen as Richard Robert
Sergeant
6457784
50ME Commando
Royal Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Sergeant Nunn was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war having been captured on 1 June 1941.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1 (Stalag 344).

PALMER, Robert George

Private
5437449
No 7 Commando
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Private Robert Palmer was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war having been captured on 1 June 1941.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/28.
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/1 and WO392/11.

PARKER, A.C.

Private
5679492
No 1 Commando
Somerset Light Infantry

Private Parker was reported missing 6 December 1942 during operations in Tunisia (Operation Bizerte), later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/55, WO417/56.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1, WO392/11.

PARKES, Frederick

Known as: 
Fred
Lance Corporal
3652898
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Lance Corporal Frederick Parkes, 4 Troop, was reported missing after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942, later found to be a prisoner of war. He embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 268.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/43.

PASQUALE, James

Private
7262386
No 4 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps

Private James Pasquale was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association from Nantwich, Cheshire.

PENFOLD, Frederick Arthur

Frederick Penfold 2 Commando
Fusilier
6460208
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Fusilier Frederick Penfold, 6 troop, was reported missing after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire 28 March 1942, later found to be a prisoner of war. He was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 192.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

PETERS, Albert Thomas

Private
5952655
No 7 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Private Albert Peters was reported as wounded and a prisoner of war on 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/35.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1 and WO392/11.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/288/96.

PORTER, A.

Fusilier
3134237
No 3 Commando
Royal Scots Fusiliers

Fusilier Porter was reported missing during operations at Dieppe, later found to be a prisoner of war imprisoned in Poland.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.

POWELL, Leslie

Private
7375204
No 2 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Private Leslie Powell, R.A.M.C. attached to No.2 Commando HQ, was wounded and taken prisoner after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was one of the commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/47.

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.
 
Sources

PREECE, Bernard Llewellyn

Gunner
2044484
No 7 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner Bernard Preece was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war having been captured 28 May 1941.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives files WO417/28 and WO417/30.
POW Lists / National Archives file WO392/11.

PRESTON, John Alfred

Private
3650666
No 2 Commando
South Lancashire Regiment
Private John Preston, aged 29 and from Earlestown St Helens, served in 4 Troop and was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 306 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid; later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources

RANDALL, Donald Charles

LSgt Don Randall 2 Commando
Lance Sergeant
2929382
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Lance Sergeant Donald Randall, 5 troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942 [1][4][5]
Wounded and prisoner of war. [2][3][3a]. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [4].
Recommendation

REEVES, Francis Samuel

Sapper
2079933
No 7 Commando
Royal Engineers
Sapper Francis Reeves was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later found to have been captued and later transported to Stalag 344.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/28 and WO417/30.
POW Lists / National Archives file WO392/11.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 117 issued September 2003.

REEVES, Walter

Known as: 
Jumbo
Bombardier
883888
No 12 Commando
Royal Artillery
Bombardier Walter Reeves was attested into the Royal Artillery in 1938 and was later attached to No.12 Commando after volunteering for the Commandos. Embarked HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942 and was a prisoner of war after the raid. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Barnstaple, Devon.
 

RENNIE, Jim

Known as: 
Jim
Jim Rennie 2 Commando
Lance Sergeant
2930597
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Lance Sergeant Jim Rennie, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 177 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Taken prisoner after the raid he was later transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society website.

RICE, Charles

Private
6436345
Independent Companies and Special Service Battalions
Royal Sussex Regiment
Private Charles Rice was reported a prisoner of war at Stalag 344. He had been captured at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. His unit is shown on the Casualty Lists as Special Service Bn. The SS Bn's. were a short lived designation which had long ended. 
Notes

ROBERTS, Harold

Known as: 
Aggs
Private Harold Roberts 2 Commando
Lance Corporal
2931676
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish QOCH

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

ROBERTSON, W.T.

Private
3055828
No 7 Commando
Royal Scots

Private Robertson was reported missing 20 April 1941 during operations at Cyrenaica (Bardia). Later found to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/24, WO417/26 and WO417/94.
Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO392/1.
 

RODGERS, Joseph

Private
4611338
No 4 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)

Private Joseph Rodgers was reported wounded and a prisoner of war 19 August 1942 after operations at Dieppe, France. Post war member of the Commando Association from Stalybridge, Cheshire.

RYAN, Ronald James

Private
5625748
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Private Ronald Ryan was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe France, later found to be a prisoner of war. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War  / National Archives file WO392/1.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/317/249.

SALISBURY, G.

Private G. Salisbury 2 Commando
Private
5952271
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

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

SALISBURY, Glyn

Corporal
4191846
No 1 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers

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

SALTER, Charles, H.B.

Lance Corporal
6291052
No 3 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)

Lance Corporal Charles Salter was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, later found to be a prisoner of war in Poland.

Sources
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/96.
[2] Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.

Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 82 issued March 1986.

SCAIFE, Josiah

Private
2756183
ME Commando Depot
Black Watch
Private Josiah Scaife, Depot Middle East Commando, was reported missing 1 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war captured on 14 June 1941.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

SCOTT, E.

Rifleman
3251748
No 7 Commando
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Rifleman Scott was reported missing during operations at Crete on 2 June 1941 and later found to be a prisoner of war at Stalag 344. 

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO3921/1.

SEARSON, Alfred Clarence

Known as: 
Alf
LSgt Alf Searson MM 2 Commando
Lance Sergeant
6403917
No 2 Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Alfred Searson, 1 troop, was one of the Commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 457 for the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner he was later awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in the field relating to his successful escape from captivity in October 1943 .

SHAWYER, H.A.

Private
5502080
No 7 Commando
Hampshire Regiment

Private Shawyer was reported missing 20 April 1941 during operations in Cyrenaica (Bardia Raid), later found to be a prisoner of war.

SHERWIN, Albert Edward George

Private
6351428
No 2 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Died on war service
Private Albert Sherwin, 3 troop, died in Germany whilst a Prisoner of War.  He became a prisoner of war after Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He embarked for the raid on board HMS Campbeltown and, after capture, was later transported to a camp near Lamsdorf, Poland originally named Stalag V111 before being renamed Stalag 344.

SMART, Victor David Walter

Known as: 
Vic
Victor Smart 3 Commando
Private
5957109
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Private Victor Smart was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe France, later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association from Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War  / National Archives file WO392/1 (Stalag 344).

SMETHURST, H.

Lance Corporal
7907192
No 7 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps

Lance Corporal Smethurst was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/30.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.

SMITH, A.D.

Private
6291081
No 3 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)

Private A.D. Smith was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, later found to be a prisoner of war imprisoned in Poland.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

SMITH, J.

Private
6305456
No 10 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Pte. J. Smith, 3 Troop aka 'X' Troop, was recorded in the War Diary as not returning from Operation Jubilee at Dieppe, France, on 19 August 1942. In 1943 he was recorded as being a prisoner of war at Stalag 344.
Notes

SMITH, James

Lance Corporal
3444512
No 3 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Lance Corporal James Smith was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/334/443.

SMITH, Kenneth, N.

Sergeant
4036459
No 1 Commando
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Sergeant Kenneth Smith was reported wounded and a prisoner of war on 4 March 1943 during operations in North Africa. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/58, WO417/59, WO417/63.
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/1, WO392/21 (Italy).

Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 98 (March 1994).

SMITH, Peter

Gunner
1527750
No 11 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died on war service

Gunner Peter Smith, from Glencraig in Fife, was reported missing in 1942 (full date not reported) during operations in the Middle East , later found to be a prisoner of war [1][1a].  He was subsequently killed as a result of aerial bombardment [2][2a].

SMITH, Reginald Alban

Private
5956795
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Private Reginald Smith was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe France, later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association from St. Albans, Hertforshire.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War  / National Archives file WO392/1.

SMITH, William Henry

Lance Bombardier
904285
No 7 Commando
Royal Artillery
Lance Bombardier William Smith was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later found to have been captured and later transported to Stalag 344.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives files WO417/28 and WO417/29.
POW Lists / National Archives file WO392/11.
Royal Artillery Attestation Records.

SNEDDON, A.M.B.

Gunner
3064029
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery

Gunner Sneddon was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war. 

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/52.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

SPEECHLEY, William

Private
5830134
No 7 Commando
Green Howards
Private William Speechley, No.7 Commando, was reported missing 20 April 1941 during operations at Cyrenaica.  Later found to have been captured and later transported to Stalag 344. Had earlier served in No.4 Commando. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Cambridgeshire.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/26 and WO417/95.

STANDEN, Paul Joseph

Corporal
3447208
No 3 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers

Corporal Paul Standen was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Forum message in his name.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

STEELE, David Ronald

Known as: 
Ron
Staff Sergeant
2334308
No 2 Commando
Royal Corps of Signals
Sergeant David 'Ron' Steele, attached HQ No.2 Commando, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on MGB 314 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was taken prisoner and later transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
  • Ron was a former Tresurer of the St. Nazaire Society*.
Sources

STRACEY, L.

Private
5947667
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Private L. Stracey, a veteran of the Vaagso raid, was reported missing on 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe France, later found to be a prisoner of war. 

STRATFORD, M.F.

Private
5950066
No 7 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

Private Stratford was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later found to be a prisoner of war. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

SULLIVAN, Norman Tracy

Private
4618047
No 7 Commando
No 4 Commando
East Yorkshire Regiment
Lance Corporal Norman Sullivan was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations on Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had previously served in No.4 Commando.
Post war member of the Commando Association residing Newbury.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/27 and WO417/31.

SUMNER, Frank

Frank Sumner 2 Commando
Frank Sumner post war
Lance Corporal
2930811
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Lance Corporal Frank Sumner, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been wounded, taken prisoner and later transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland. Post war served in Germany with Border Control for a period.

SWINTON, Frank

Frank Swinton 3 Commando
Gunner
3445730
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery

Gunner Frank Swinton, from Greenheys, Manchester, was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war. 

TALBOT, D.G.

Signalman
2324031
50ME Commando
Royal Corps of Signals

Signalman Talbot was reported missing on 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. He was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 8B in Poland.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/29.
Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO392/11.

TAYLOR, George

Trooper
548993
50ME Commando
Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps
Royal Tank Corps
Trooper George Taylor was reported missing between 25 and 28 February 1941 during operations on the occupied Greek island of Kastellorizo, later reported prisoner of war.
  • 5 January 1929 attested into the Royal Tank Corps serving additionally with the 8th Hussars and 9th Lancers.
Sources
Casualty Lists WO417/23 and WO417/94.

TAYLOR, H.G.

H.G. Taylor 2 Commando
Corporal
6912288
No 2 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Corporal H.G. Taylor, 2 Troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later confirmed as wounded and a prisoner of war. He had embarked for the raid on Motor Launch ML 262.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists  / National Archives files WO417/41, WO417/43, and WO417/48

TAYLOR, J.M.

Acting Corporal
T 71576
No 7 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps

Acting Corporal Taylor, 'A' Bn. Layforce, was reported missing 20 April 1941 during operations at Cyrenaica (Bardia raid), later found to be a prisoner of war.

THOMAS, J.S.

Private
3319284
Independent Companies and Special Service Battalions
'Layforce'
Highland Light Infantry
Private J.S. Thomas, 3 Special Service Bn. was reported missing in the Middle East on 20 April 1941, later found to be a prisoner of war at Stalag 344.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists  / National Archives files WO417/24 and WO417/27.

Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO392/1.
 
Notes

THOMSON, Robert

Known as: 
Surname also seen as THOMPSON
Private Robert Thomson 2 Commando
Private
6014360
No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Croix de Guerre (France)
Private Robert Thomson, 2 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the Commando raid at St Nazaire on 28/29 March 1942 [1][2]. He embarked on board motor launch ML 262 [2].

THOW, Henry Beverley

Bombardier
897673
No 7 Commando
Royal Artillery
Bombardier Henry Thow was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 8B (344).
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives files WO417/28 and WO417/34.
POW Lists / National Archives file WO392/1.

Royal Artillery Attestation Records.

THRIFT, Frank, W.

FrankThrift 2 Commando
Lance Corporal
6459241
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Lance Corporal Frank Thrift, 3 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society.

TURNER, Edward

Known as: 
Ted
Corporal
5496525
50ME Commando
Hampshire Regiment

Corporal Turner was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 344.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.
 

VAUGHAN, John Henry

Known as: 
Jack
Trooper
305373
'Layforce'
Royal Horse Guards, Household Cavalry Regiment

Trooper John Henry 'Jack' Vaughan, 'D' Batallion Layforce, was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war.

VERNER, Thomas

Fusilier
2982693
No 3 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Mentioned in Despatches
Fusilier Thomas Verner was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war [1][1a]
  • Recommended for the MM subsequently received a Mention in Despatches at Vaagso, Norway, 27 December 1941 [2][2a][see notes].
Sources

VINCENT, Andrew

Lance Bombardier (Acting Sergeant)
797043
No 3 Commando
Royal Artillery

Sergeant Andrew Vincent was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had been attested into the Royal Artillery on 9 September 1929.

VOWLES, Richard Guy

Corporal
T 180262
No 4 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Corporal Richard Guy Vowles, aged 31 and from York, was captured at Dieppe on 19 August 1942 and was a prisoner of war until liberated in 1945. He had initially been wrongly reported by the War Office as killed in action and this was published in the local newspapers. In October 1942 the family were informed that he was alive and a prisoner of war.

WELLER, J.H.

Private
5506169
No 3 Commando
Hampshire Regiment

Private Weller was reported missing during operations at Dieppe, later found to be a prisoner of war imprisoned in Poland.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.

WESTLAKE, Peter David

Peter Westlake 2 Commando
Rifleman
7016551
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Rifleman Peter Westlake, 6 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 192 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources

WHEELAN, George Leslie

Known as: 
Les
Private Leslie Wheelan 2 Commando
Private
2930965
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish QOCH

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

WICKSON, Lionel Charles

LSgt Wickson MM 2 Commando
Lance Sergeant
5950750
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Sergeant Lionel Wickson, 1 troop,  was one of the Commando contingent who had embarked on Motor Launch ML 457 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942 [1]
Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland [2][3].​

WILCOCK, Richard

Known as: 
Dick
Richard Wilcock 2 Commando
Lance Corporal
2931468
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

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

WILKES, Frederick

Known as: 
Fred
Fred Wilkes 2 Commando
Private
2931680
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Private Frederick Wilkes, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner he was later transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
St Nazaire Society website.

WILKINSON, John

Known as: 
'Jack', or 'Ginger'.
John Wilkinson 40RM Commando
Marine
PLY/X103684
40RM Commando
Royal Marines

6 May 1941 registered into the Royal Marines at Plymouth.
22 February 1942 volunteered and joined The Royal Marine Commando*. 
19 August 1942 wounded and taken prisoner of war during operations at Dieppe, later imprisoned in Stalag 344, Poland. 

WILLIAMS, G.J.

Fusilier
6465623
50ME Commando
Royal Fusiliers 1st Bn.

Fusilier Williams was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 344.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

WILLS, Herbert Charles

Private
5613511
No 3 Commando
Devonshire Regiment
Died on war service
Private Herbert Wills was reported missing during operations at Dieppe on 19 August 1942 and  later found to have become a prisoner of war. He was transported to Stalag 344 in Poland where he later died. Cause of death is not known to this archive.
 
Sources
CWGC.

WINTERBURN, Martin Henry

Martin Winterburn MM 6 Commando
Gunner (Acting Lance Bombardier)
4801255
No 6 Commando
Lincolnshire Regiment and Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Gunner Martin Winterburn, No.6 Commando 1 Troop, from Lincolnshire, was awarded the Military Medal [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during his escape after he was taken prisoner of war at Mateur, Tunis, on Thursday 19 December 1942. He had been wounded in the elbow at the time.

WOOD, P.

Sapper
2093376
No 1 Independent Company
Royal Engineers
Sapper Wood was reported missing 23 May 1940 during operations with the North Western Expeditionary Forces (Norway) (Scissors Force). Later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/13, WO417/19, WO417/93

WOODHEAD, Dudley George

Known as: 
Spud
Dudley George Woodhead 3 Commando
Sergeant Woodhead 3 Commando
Lance Sergeant
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No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps

Lance Sergeant Dudley Woodhead was reported missing during operations at Dieppe, France, on 19 August 1942, later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association from Lydney, Gloucestershire.

WRIGHT, Robert Ernest

Corporal Robert Wright 12 Commando
Bob Wright
Corporal
2009393
No 12 Commando
Royal Engineers
Corporal Robert Wright was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, France, later found to be wounded and a prisoner of war. He embarked for the raid on HMS Campbeltown.
Obituary

YOUNG, Arthur

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

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