The Fallen from 5 Commando

Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 68 of 68

BEVAN, William James

Private
7349693
No 5 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Bevan, No 5 Commando HQ, died during operations at Maungdaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book.
 

BEVERIDGE, Robert

Sergeant
4534228
No 5 Commando
West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Robert Beveridge, from Leeds, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. He was one of the commando contingent who had embarked for the raid on HMS Campbeltown.
Son of Samuel and Evelyn Beveridge, of Leeds, Yorkshire; husband of Phyllis Beveridge, of Leeds.
 

BRADFORD, Alan Charles

Private
6298995
No 5 Commando
The Buffs, East Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Alan Bradford, 5 troop, was killed in action during operations at Maungdaw, Burma. 
Son of William C. Bradford and Elizabeth Bradford, of Leicester.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book.

BROWN, Frederick Harold

Bombardier (Lance Sergeant)
833166
No 5 Commando
Royal Artillery
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Lance Sergeant Frederick Brown died from the injuries caused by a self inflicted gunshot wound at Sandown, Isle of Wight.*
 
Sources
CWGC.
No.5 Commando War Diary June 1943.

BURTINSHAW, Robert James Glover

Lieutenant
89395
No 5 Commando
Cheshire Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Robert Burtinshaw was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action.
Son of Sydney James Glover Burtinshaw and Lilian Beatrice Burtinshaw, of Bramhall, Cheshire. Lawyer.
He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service.
Recommendation

COOK, Henry John

Rifleman
6850540
No 5 Commando
Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Died in service

Rifleman Henry Cook , No 5 Commando HQ, died as a result of an accident.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/100.
 

EDWARDS, Henry, E.

Lance Corporal
7019725
No 5 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Died on war service
Lance Corporal Henry Edwards collapsed and died whilst walking in Falmouth where he was billeted with the Commando. He had previously reported headaches.

FERGUSON, William

Sergeant
1426074
No 5 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant William Ferguson was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. Embarked for the raid on HMS Campbeltown.

GODDEN, Frederic

Private
5509626
No 5 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Died on war service
Died in the UK

Private Frederic Godden died in the UK on war service, cause not known to this archive. 
Son of Frederic and Maude Marion Godden, of Woolston, Southhampton.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives WO417/62.
 

HURLEY, Philip

Private
14503448
No 5 Commando
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Birkenhead Police Force
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Philip Hurley, 2 troop,  died during operations at Maungdaw, Burma.
Son of Philip and Clarice G. Hurley, of Claughton, Birkenhead.
Philip was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing with his parents at 14 Portland Street, Birkenhead.

IDE, George Edward

Sergeant
2321335
No 5 Commando
Royal Corps of Signals
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant George Ide was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. He embarked for the raid on HMS Campbeltown. 
Son of Herbert Edward and Edith Ann Ide, of Romford, Essex; husband of O. M. Ide.
 
Sources
CWGC.

JOHNSON, Bertie Lawrence

Lance Sergeant
3531584
No 5 Commando
Manchester Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Bertie Johnson was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action. 
He embarked for the raid HMS Campbeltown and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bertie Lawrence Johnson, of Stockport, Cheshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.

JOHNSON, Douglas Edward

WO2 Company Sergeant Major
3594878
No 5 Commando
Border Regiment
Died on war service
Company Sergeant Major Douglas Johnson died in the Middle East. 
Husband of Winifred Johnson, of Carlisle.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/91.
 
Notes

LINSEY, Cyril William Frederick

Cyril Linsey 5 Commando
Rifleman
14411451
No 5 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman Cyril Linsey, 5 troop, was killed in action during operations at Maungdaw, Burma. Son of Frederick and Gladys Linsey, of Whetstone, Middlesex.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
Linked Content below.

LYCETT, Robert Arthur

Robert Lycett 5 Commando
Lance Corporal
5047277
No 5 Commando
North Staffordshire Regiment
Died on war service
Lance Corporal Robert Lycett from Amington, Staffordshire, died in hospital in India. 
Son of Robert Edward and Emma Lycett, of Ammington, Staffordshire; husband of Joyce Miriam Lycett, of Ammington; father to a 3 year old boy. Formerly employed at Tamworth Colliery.

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.

MASON, Dennis Cook

Lance Bombardier
1496201
No 5 Commando
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Bombardier Dennis Mason was killed in action during operations in Kangaw, Burma. Son of Frederick John and Alice Mason, of Dunkirk, Nottingham.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/88.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book.
 

MCNIFF, Jack

Private
4537492
No 5 Commando
West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Died in service unknown cause

Private Jack McNiff died during the period when No 5 Commando were involved in operations in Madagascar.

MEEK, William

William Meek 5 Commando
Craftsman
5347456
No 5 Commando
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Craftsman William Meek, 2 troop,  died during operations at Maungdaw, Burma.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book.
[Image] Matthew Beesley (nephew).
 

MILES, Charles George

Rifleman
6920789
No 5 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Died in service
Died in the UK

Rifleman Charles Miles died on war service in the UK, cause of death not known by this archive. Son of William and Annie Miles, of Richmond.

Sources.
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/62.
 

PEEBLES, John Alan Laing

Captain
74660
No 5 Commando
Dorsetshire Regiment
Military Cross (MC)
Died on war service
Died in the UK

Captain John Peebles MC was mortally wounded by a premature explosion of a no. 68 grenade on a field firing exercise at Cheverton Down, nr Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. The Coroner later recorded a verdict of accidental death.

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.
 

SKEATES, Albert Charles

Lance Corporal
1871381
No 5 Commando
Royal Engineers
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Lance Corporal Albert Skeates, 6 Troop, died late afternoon on the 1st November 1940 when hit by shrapnel from an exploding shell whilst walking along the Dover-Deal road.  He was given a military funeral at St. James' Cemetery in Dover at 15:00 on the 4th November. 
 
Sources
CWGC.

SMALLEY, Christopher John

Christopher John Smalley 5 Commando
Lieutenant
92876
No 5 Commando
Manchester Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Christopher Smalley died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. Embarking on HMS Campbeltown he commanded a demolition party whose task it was to destroy the Dry Dock Installations. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished services." 
Recommendation

SMITH, Ronald James

Private
2325823
No 5 Commando
Army Catering Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Ronald Smith was killed in action during operations at Kangaw, Burma
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/88.
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book (Linked Content).
 

STOKES, George Stanley

Lance Corporal
5186568
No 5 Commando
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Stokes was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. Embarked for the raid on HMS Campbeltown, part of Lt Burtinshaw's demolition party.
Son of Fredrick Maurice and Gladys Stokes; husband of Eileen May Stokes, of Easton, Bristol.
 
Sources
CWGC.

TOOTH, Eric Roger

Private
14737490
No 5 Commando
Kings Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Eric Tooth died on 17 May 1945 of wounds received on 30 January 1945 during operations at Kangaw, Burma. Son of Arthur and Violet Tooth, of Bignall End, Staffordshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/89 and WO417/93.
 

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.

Ask Questions / Add Information / Add Photos

Use the Archive Forum for research enquiries, or to add information or photos. [register now]
Photos will be reviewed and added to the Archive if appropriate. 
Read some frequently asked questions here [FAQ's].
 
All content is researched and administered by the Commando Veterans Archive.