The Fallen from 6 Commando

Below is an A-Z view of the Roll of Honour with information about each of the Fallen. Displaying 1 - 125 of 125

ADAMS, Desmond

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Desmond Adams died during operations at Normandy, France.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
 

ALLAN, John

Sapper Jack Allan
No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sapper John Allan from Stirling died of wounds during operations in Germany. 
He had been wounded before on 7 June 1944 at Normandy and again on 24 January 1945. 
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/77, WO417/88, and WO417/92.

ASTBURY, Albert Ernest

No 6 Commando
No 7 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Albert Astbury, No.6 Commando, died during operations in Germany [1]. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at the River Aller crossing. He had earlier served with No.7 Commando and was taken prisoner of war in 1941 [2][2a] but escaped in 1943 [3]. He then joined No.6 Commando.

BARRY, Jeremiah

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Jeremiah Barry died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.
 

BIGGS, Leonard Vincent

No 6 Commando

Gunner Leonard Biggs was reported missing presumed killed in action at sea*.

He is not listed on the CWGC database or the Casualty Lists as a Commando, however his name is listed on the Westminster Abbey Commando Roll of Honour. A full service record check should be made to confirm any Commando service.

BLAKEMAN, Albert John

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Albert Blakeman died during operations at Normandy, France.

A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he had volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was Pc 467G with an address at Sotheby Road, Islington.

BLINMAN, Harold Trevor

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Harold Blinman died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BLUNDEN, Alfred Edgar

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Company Sergeant Major Alfred Blunden died during operations at Le Plein, Normandy, France. [1] 
No. 6 Commando War Diary  "11th June 1944 Place: In the field, Le Plein. We shell BREVILLE. We are shelled heavily. We capture a ½ track 20mm gun. p.m. - Continued to be shelled. Casualties 3."

BONVIN, John Alexander

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant John Bonvin died in the opening hours of the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia. 
 
On 28 March 1942 he took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire as a section officer of a demolitions team on board motor launch ML443. He was evacuated back to the UK as his ML was unable to land the Commandos on board.
 

BURNS, Vincent Joseph

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Vincent Burns died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.
 

COATES, William John Lewis

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Coates died during operations in North Africa. ​At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC

CRINGAN, William

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private William Cringan died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

CROUCH, Ernest

Grave of Pte Crouch 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Ernest Crouch, 3 troop, died during operations in Holland.
 
At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Maasbracht and Brachterbeek. (Source: 1 Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.)
 

ELLIS, Richard Paul

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Richard Ellis died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC

FAZAN, Gilbert Roy

Lieutenant Gilbert Fazan 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Gilbert Fazan died during operations at Normandy, France.
The No. 6 Commando War Diary records
"Commando is mortared 4 casualties. Capt Robinson and 1 Troop comes in and tells us Lieut Fazan killed.  Lieut Stalker and 10 O.R.'s wounded."

FLEISCHER, Frederick

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Frederick Fletcher, birthname Fleischer, died during operations at Le Plein, Normandy, France. He was the son of Rudolf and Hedwig Fleischer, of Cricklewood, Middlesex.

FREESTONE, Harry Dean

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Harry Freestone died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

GREEN, Joseph Wilfred Francis

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Joseph Green was reported missing in North Africa on 6 January 1943 later presumed killed in action. On this date his Commando were engaged in operations in the Djebel Azzag (Sedjenane) area of Tunisia.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.
 

HALEY, Frederick Leslie

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Frederick Haley died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

HANSON, John Francis

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private John Hanson died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.
 

HARMER, Colin

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Colin Harmer died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at the River Aller crossing.

HUGO, Terence James

Grave of Lt TJ Hugo 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Terence Hugo, 1 troop, died during operations in Holland.
 
At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting in the area of Brachterbeek. (Source: 1 Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.)
 

JAMES, Harry

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Harry James, HQ Troop, died during operations in Normandy, France.
Son of Mrs. L. A. James, of Epping, Essex.
 
Source
[1] CWGC.
[2] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
[3] CVA Gallery image of original grave location.

JENKINS, Edward

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Edward Jenkins died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC

KHYTOVITCH, Eric

Eric Khytovitch MM 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Eric Khytovitch MM died during operations at Normandy [1].
 
The No 6 Commando War Diary 10th June 1944 records

LISTON, William

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private William Liston died during operations at Le Plein, Normandy, France.
No. 6 Commando War Diary  "11th June 1944 Place: In the field, Le Plein. We shell BREVILLE. We are shelled heavily. We capture a ½ track 20mm gun. p.m. - Continued to be shelled. Casualties 3."

LORD, Robert Stephen

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Robert Lord died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC

MCNALLY, Victor

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Victor McNally died during operations in North Africa.

His brother, Fusilier McNally, served in No 5 Commando.*
 
Sources
CWGC
*Commando Association newsletter 6 issued March 1948
 

MEEHAN, Hugh

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Hugh Meehan died during operations in North Africa. ​At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC

METCALFE, Walter

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Walter Metcalfe was reported missing presumed died of wounds in North Africa on or shortly after 6 January 1943. On this date his Commando were engaged in operations in the Djebel Azzag (Sedjenane) area of Tunisia.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.

NASH, George

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private George Nash died during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel.

NETTLETON, Harold

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Bombardier Harold Nettleton died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

PARRY, Edwin

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Edwin Parry died during operations in Normandy. At the time of his death the Commando were engaged in an attack on Dozule.
 
Sources
CWGC
Commando - Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig. John Durnford-Slater
 

PEARCE, Kenneth

Kenneth Pearce 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Kenneth Pearce died during operations in North Africa [1][1a]. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia [2].
Kenneth was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 [3].

PRICE, George

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant George Price died during operations at Normandy.
 
Extract from the No 6 Cdo War Diary for the 10th June.

PRIOR, George Joseph

Grave of Pte Prior 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private George Prior, 6 troop, died during operations in Holland.
 
At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Maasbracht and Brachterbeek. (Source: 1 Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.)
 

ROBERTS, Charles Edward James

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman Charles Roberts died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at the River Aller crossing. He was originally buried in the Military Plot that was on the Eastern bank of the Aller near the Aller Bridge.

ROBSON, John

No 6 Commando
Died on active service
Private John Robson, aged 18, died of wounds as a result of an accident [1][1a]. 
When a grenade was dropped he threw himself on top of it to save lives. An heroic act. [2]
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[1a] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/90.

RONALD, Alexander Scott

Major Alexander Ronald 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Major Alexander Ronald, Second in Command of No.6 Commando,  died during operations in North Africa [1]. 
Earlier he had received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services during operations on the Lofoten Islands March 1941 with No.3 Commando [2][2a]. 

SADLER, Richard

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Richard Sadler died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC

SANDERSON, Jack

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Jack Sanderson died during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel.

SCOTT, John Murray

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain John Scott died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death, his Commando were engaged in an assault on one of a line of flat topped hills known as Green Hill which was held by the enemy and covered the road and railway running from Tabarka to Mateur.
 
Sources
CWGC

SKINNER, Bernard Gordon

No 6 Commando
Died on war service
Died in the UK

Lieutenant Bernard Skinner and Captain William Wylie died in a traffic accident when their commando truck heading to Brighton Station was hit by a Naval truck with several injured. Lieutenant Skinner was sent to Royal Sussex Hospital where he later died.

SLATER, Arthur

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Private Arthur Slater was reported missing presumed died of wounds in North Africa on or shortly after 6 January 1943. On this date his Commando were engaged in operations in the Djebel Azzag (Sedjenane) area of Tunisia.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/74.

THOMSON, Eric George M.

Private Eric Thomson 6 Commando
Grave of Private Thomson 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Eric Thomson, 3 troop, died during operations in Holland [1]. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at Maasbracht and Brachterbeek [2].
 
Extract from the Dundee Courier - Saturday 03 February 1945

TODD, Richard

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Sergeant Richard Todd died during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at the crossing of the River Rhine at Wesel.

TUNSTALL, Harry

No 6 Commando
Independent Companies and Special Service Battalions
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Lance Corporal Harry Tunstall , 101 troop,  died during the very short period  his unit was redesignated as 5 Special Service Bn., before reforming again as No 6 Commando.  His death is recorded as by drowning in the Westminster Abbey Commando ROH database.
 

WETHERALD, Henry

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Henry Wetherald died during operations in North Africa. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia.

Sources
CWGC.
Linked Content below.

WILSON, Leslie

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Driver Leslie Wilson died in Germany. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in fighting at the River Aller crossing.
 

WILSON, Sam

No 6 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Sam Wilson died during operations at Normandy. 
 
The No 6 Commando War Diary for the 10th June records

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