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CLIBBORN, William Cuthbert

Lieutenant William Clibborn 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 3 Independent Company
Essex Regiment
Lieutenant William Clibborn, 2 Troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later found to have been wounded and become a prisoner of war. He embarked on ML 447 for the raid.

JACKSON, Graham Montague

Second Lieutenant
No 3 Independent Company
Essex Regiment, 2/5th Bn.
Killed in action or died of wounds
Second Lieutenant Graham Jackson died during operations in Norway (Scissors Force). B.A. (Cantab.). Son of Ernest Montague and Florence Myra Jackson, of Mistley, Essex.

KERLOGUE, Leslie Walter

No 3 Independent Company
Essex Regiment, 2/5th Bn.
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Leslie Kerlogue died during operations in Norway (Scissors Force). Son of Bertie and Edith Kerlogue; husband of Muriel Joan Kerlogue, of Dovercourt, Essex.

NEWMAN, Lt Col. Augustus Charles, VC

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

PERRIN, Cecil Hugh

No 3 Independent Company
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sapper Cecil Perrin enlisted into the Royal Engineers on 18 January 1940.
  • 22 May 1940 wounded serving in No.3 Independent Company during operations with the North Western Expeditionary Force in Norway (Scissors Force). 

TURNEY, William James

CSM Turney, CBTC
Company Sergeant Major
No 2 Commando
Commando Basic Training Centre
No 3 Independent Company
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

William James Turney enlisted as a Private into the 6th Beds and Herts Bn., TA on the 29th January 1940 and was quickly promoted Acting Lance Corporal.  He volunteered for the Independent Companies (Ind. Coy.)  and on the 26th April 1940 was attached to No 3 Ind. Coy.

WHITE, William

Sergeant William White 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant William White received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished services in connection with operations in Norway [1].  He was serving with No.

WILSON, Herbert

No 3 Independent Company
Royal Artillery
1938 attested into the Royal Artillery.
1940 attached No.3 Independent Company wounded Norway (Scissors Force).
Royal Artillery Attestation Registers 1938.

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