Aldis,G. Po.X.1477, Corporal Royal Marines, MM. Suda Sector ,Crete.This NCO has set the finest example to all ranks during the operation in Crete 20th-31st May.With no regard for his personal safety he worked unceassingly to maintain the Suda Sector communications.He was always ready to volunteer for any special despatch riding however hazardous. His work at all times was of the highest order. Recommended for DCM, awarded MM.(LG.05.03.42)


Allen,AJ,/Lt,Royal Marines ,MC For gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe.(LG.12.02.46)
Anscombe,AE, Sgt, A/CSM, Po.X.675, 30 Btn RM MM(Periodic) During the assault crossing of the River Maas in the area of Alem Island by 30 Btn RM on te night of 23rd-24th April,1945, CSM Anscombe showed resource and qualities of leadership unsurpassed by any NCO in the Battalion.By his farsighted and thorough and he was mainly responsible for the successful and organisation and operation of his company's boats for the river crossing which was accomplished under heavy small arms and mortar fire.Later he moved forward,close behind the leading Platoons and ably assisted in the reorganisation on the objective. On the 25th April in the same area at about 2300 hrs, while his Comapny Commander was with an outlying platoon,Company Headquarters was fired upon at close range by an enemy patrol.A certain amount of confusion arose in the dark and one man was wounded.CSM Anscombe who was the senior rank at HQ took charge immediately. He rallied the Headquarters personnel ,located the enemy patrol and organised immediate return fire,himself firing with a captured enemy LMG.The enemy ceased fire. CSM Anscombe thenpassed through ordersto the neighbouring platoons which enabled one of our own patrols to locate and drive off the enemy patrol who left 2 dead and 1 wounded prisoner behind.By his steadiness and courage under fire ,by his initiative and resourcefulness he set a very fine example.By his willingness to shoulder responsibility, he proved of the utmost assistance to his officers.During the whole time he has served as CSM he has shown unflagging energy and devotion to duty and has done far more than could normally be expected of him.In actuall operations he has always shown outstanding ability and courage.(LG.24.01.46)
Appleyard,F, Marine, Ply.X.106192.7 Battalion RM, MM(Immediate).Massa Palato,Sicily on 20th July .This Marine was in 7 Platoon when pinned down in a gully. When the Platoon were evacuating the gully ,he remained alone at a turn in the gully and continued firing his rifle every time the snipers fired a burst of machine gun fire at the troops evacuating the wounded.By doing so he diverted the attention to himself and undoubtedly greatly increased the chances of the survivors who were carrying the wounded back. Some time after the Platoon had been ordered to withdraw ,Marine Appleyard returned to the gully to make sure that no wounded had been left behind., and as a result of this further act of bravery was alone for 36 hours without food or water.He had previously gone up the gully to fill the water bottles at a well which was under fire from the enemy, completely disregarding the danger to himself.I consider he showed the greatest courage and gallantry.(LG.02.11.43)
Aslett,AR,Brigadier,Late Kings Own, 72 Inf Bde ,Special Service Brigade,HQ. DSO North Burma Campaign 1944. During the recent operations which this Division has been involved ,Brigadier Aslett has commanded the 72 Infantry Brigade with the greatest skill and determination. After his Brigade had been flown into Myitkyina from Ledo and had marched the 45 miles to Pahok, they were concentrated at the 12th milestone from Mogaung by 3rd August.The brigade had been ordered to capture Hill 60 on 5th August, this gave the brigadier only 2 days to reconnoitre the position and make his plan.He achieved this only by flying very low over the enemy positions and by crawling forward on the ground in full view of the enemy bunkers.Although fired on several times,he was able to see enough to formulate his plan; the success of hich was proved and causing them to start a retreat which has continued ever since. During the battle the brigadier was at all times well forward,encouraging his men and setting them an excellent example by his steady determination and complete disregard for enemy snipers and shelling.By 7th August the brigade had captured Nampadaung and established a road block on the Sahaw road.By that date more than 100 Japs had been killed.Taungni was taken on 9th August,Mingon on 12th and Thaikwagon on 17th August.During all these operations some 250 Japs were killed after putting up a stiff fight in each successive village.The weather conditions was appalling ,roads almost non-existant and rivers in full flood.Practically all movement was on foot and the Brigadier had to do all his reconnaisances either from the air,at about 300-500 feet,owing to low cloud,or by literally wading all over the country.The whole of these operations were carried out in the most difficult conditions and with an ever decreasing fighting strength owing to casualties and sickness.Communications could hardly have been worse,but despite all this ,the brigade more than achieved its objective.Brigadier Aslett by his personal bravery and unsparing energy during these 14 days,kept the morale of his troops at a very high standard.His plans were carried out with the greatest determination and he very quickly established a complete superiority over the enemy. He allowed no obstacle to prevent him from attaining his objective, and after the capture of Thaikwagon on 17th August,72 Brigade somewhat depleted , was still in fine fighting spirit,in spite of hard fighting, and no dry clothes for nearly 3 weeks.Too high praise cannot be given to Brigadier Aslett for this most successful advance , which started the rout of the Jap forces in the Railway Corridor.(LG.22.03.45)
Avery H, Ty/Sgt ,Ex.1317,27th Battalion RM.DCM In the Engellen area on 20th March 1945 and in the Heusden area the following night,when under heavy enemy counter mortar fire, this NCO remained in an exposed position ,cooly directing the fire of the the mortars until the enemy mortars were silenced. On 22nd and 23rd March he accompanied fighting patrols which crossed the River Maas in the Heusden area and was able to engage opportunity targets with devastating effect. On the first occasion when the patrol came under heavy close range automatic fire he put down a very effective smoke screen which enabled the patrol to withdraw from an exposed position.on the 28th April,his mortars were supporting a fighting patrol operating across the Kusten Canal and Sgt Avery was wounded in the shoulder .Despite his wound and the intense enemy mortar and small arms fire.Sgt Avery moved his observation post to a more exposed position because it afforded better observation.If the patrol had lacked the fire support provided by his mortars ,it would have had very serious consequences. By his enthusiasm,courage and resource,Sgt Avery has consistently set a remarkably fine example.During periods of intense activity his devotion to duty has been most praiseworthy.By his complete disregard for his own personal safety and his determination,whatever the circumstances, to achieve good results, Sgt Avery has contributed in no small way to the successful efforts of 27 Battalion RM.(LG.24.01.46)
Bevan,MGR,Marine,Ch.105010,Royal Marines,MM Operation Jubilee(Dieppe area 19th August 1942) When there was no possibility of landing , my Chasseur was ordered to close into the beach to pick up survivors, whilst doing this , the survivors were being machine gunned in the water.Marine Bevan went aft and located one machine gun on the East Cliff which he silenced with LMG fire. He continued to fire at others until the Chasseur was hit aft and his gun blown off its mounting.He showed great courage throughout.(LG.02.20.42)
Black,GD,106240,Lt,The South Lancashire Regiment,MC In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in successful combined operations against
the enemy in Vaagso and Maaloy.(LG.03.04.42)

Blackwell,AT,3655732, L/Cpl, South Lancashire Regiment,1 SS Btn & SOE.DCM L/Cpl Blackwell belonged to the Malta Independent Company under the direct orders of Captain Simpson RN commanding the 10th Submarine Flotilla.He was a picked man and had been specially trained in the handling of Folbots and their use in night operations.In November 1941 he took part in a special operation for landing two agents and their equipment on the coast of Tunisia from an MTB, but the Folbot in which Blackwell landed the party was wrecked and they were all arrested by local Police and interned.When the Germans entered Tunisia in November 1942 Blackwell escaped from prison and in company with the same two agents proceeded to form a secret organisation for passing information to the Allied Forces as to the German movements and intensions.Blackwell took over the information side of the group and a total of 585 reports wee passed to Allied HQ in the space of 4 months.the quality of the information was frequently described by the Military Intelligence Branch at AFHQ as most useful.The group was continually harassed by German counter espionage activities and eventually in 1943 March after six prominent members had been arrested Blackwell took over leadership and the output of information continued steadily.Finally Blackwell was himself arrested in April 1943 , despite a last desparate attempt to escape by jumping from a second story window , but unfortunately he broke a leg and was eventually deported to Germany.He has recently been repatriated suffering from Tuberculosis.A stout North countryman who displayed courage and resource of a very high order.(LG.02.08.45)

Barnett Lt, A/Ty Captain RM, MC. For outstanding courage,determination and devotion to duty in operations during the campaign in Italy(LG10.07.45)
Barton,JB,134120,Lt ,Ty Captain Royal Armoured Corps,Special Service Troops,DSO. In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.(LG.20.07.44)
Bassett-Wilson,DS,A/Ty Captain,165718,Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers,Special Service Troops,MC In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.(LG.20.07.44)

Blair ,DA, 73177,Captain, Seaforth Higlanders,OBE Captured at El Adem on 26th June 1942.Imprisoned in Campo 21(Chiete).After the Armistice the SBO
refused to allow prisoners of war to escape, and the camp was taken over by the Germans who removed the prisoners of war to Germany.Captain Blair had been working on a tunnelling scheme, of which there were several in the camp and hid with five others in teh tunnel for 36 hours.They came out after the Germans had left, made their way south, and arrived in British hands on 13th October.(LG.27.04.44)

Blake,JP,Act/Ty/Captain,Royal Marines, MC For leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty while serving with Royal MarinE Commandos in Italy.(LG.27.06.44)
Bradshaw,LC,Marine,Royal Marines,MM Operation Jubilee(Dieppe Area 19th August 1943).Whilst approaching the beach, wew eere engaged by heavy
machine gun and rifle fire.The CO ordered the buildings on the ebeach to be engaged by the LMG.I passed the order forward and a gun was opened up by Marine Bradshaw.I also ordered the HQ LMG into action which was manned by Marine Singleton .Both guns were kept continuously in action until such time as the targets were obscured by smoke. During this time the MLC was repeatedly hit by bursts of machine gun fire and very accurate rifle from the beach.Owing to the position of this MLC these men had to stand up to engage these ytargets, and Singletons gun was in action until all the ammunition at his disposal was used up .Both these men carried out their duties very courageously whilst under heavy fire and without thought to their own opersonal safety.(LG 02.10.42)

Brooking,MWJ,PlyX.120078,Sergeant,Act/CSM,30 Btn Royal Marines,MM(Periodic)During this time 30 RM Btn has been formed, CSM Brooking had consistently shown devotion to duty of a very high order.In actual operations against the enemy, he has always displayed outstanding courage and ability to get things done, especially when a lead is required at critical times.In particular on 23rd April "X" Company, 30 RM was one of the two leading companies of the Battalion during the crossing of the River Maas and the capture of Alem on the North Bank.During the later stages of the attack,when the leading platoons had suffered casualties amongst the officers and senior NCO's and were making little progress,CSM Brooking went forward to one of these platoons and by his own personal example and efforts got them on the
move again, despite incessant and at times heavy enemy mortar and aimed small arms fire.Sunsequent;y during the capture of Heerewaarden isthmus between the River Maas and the River Waal ,this NCO collexted a small party of men from rather a disorganised platoon and led them into an assault on an enemy position which had been holding up our attack for over two hours.Inspired by his example and encouraged by his exceptional powers of leadership , this small party killed or captured the eleven occupants of the enemy position, which was later completely over run.The regaining of the initiative and the success of this attack was almost entirely due to the personal efforts of this NCO.CSM Brooking had consistently shown initiative and resource far above the average.In various small actions he has always been to the fore, exercising a steadying influence and inspiring confidence.(LG.23.10.45)


Bircher,CAD,South African Unitied Defence Force, Ty/Lt,MC, For gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landing in Normandy.(LG.29.08.44)
Calder,HW,14421247,Pte,RAMC,No.40 Commando HOC,DCM(Immediate) At daybreak, two troops of the Commando plus Tactical HQ , to which Pte Calder was attached in the capacity of medical orderly, found themselves on the tip of a narrow dyke with impassable mud and water either side from one flank they were subjectwed to intense and accurate artillery and mortar fire; and from the other they were under close and accurate small arms and snipers fire .Within a few minutes eight officers and men were killed or seriously wounded, and one of the troop medicalorderlies who had tried to reach them was forced to take cover in some
swampy grass.At this stage Pte Calder crawled forward , and when all cover gave out he tied some white bandage round one arm in lieu of his geneva cross which he had lost and advanced in the open. He was followed by Sgt Bostock RAMC , who witnessed the next incident. Calder was now so close to the enemy position that a German NCO , thinking he wished to surrender, came out and signaled to him to come in.Calder somehow managed to make him understand that he intended to look after the casualties; the German politely agreed and returned to his strongpoint.Calder and Sgt Bostock evacuated the only surviving casulaty successfully.Throughout the next three hours Calder left his slit trench repeatedly to deal with other casualties as they occured: during which time he had repeated narrow escapes. As soon as the enemy strongpoint in the pumping station was captured Pte Calder advanced entirely on his own initiative to help with the casualties.It now bwecame known that the troop that had advanced to the canal bridge(our main objective) had been attacked from both sides by the enemy and supported by two self propelled guns , and had been wiped out.Without a word to anybody Pte Calderset off alone down another dykewhich was completely devoid of any cover and subjected to heavy fire of all kinds.He swam a gap through which flood water was pouring, which had been deemed impassable to troops , and near the bridge found the bodies of the medical orderley and other members of the missing troop.Although he was now half a mile in advance of the Commando's most forward position he pushed on beyond the bridge
.Here he found two seriously wounded men of the Commando , one of them lying in the water.he did what he could for them and then pushed on half a mile further through the still uncaptured territory until her found a stretcher party of the 2/5 Queens in Menate village.He led these back to rescue the two wounded men, and then returned alone to our positions.Throughout the whole day he continued to display a complete indifference to danger and a cheerful stoicism that was most remarkable.
His behaviour was an outstanding display of the most exceptional initiative and courage with which he is endowed, and whichg he has shown on several previous operations.(LG.18.10.45)

Carr,RP, 2nd Lt,90121, Royal Artillery,MC This officer was left in command of his battery on 28th May 1940 when his Battery Commander and Battery Captain became casualtie and he showed great qualities of leadership and initiative during that day and during the subsequent withdrawal from the Ypres-Combines Canal.2/LTt Carr has throughout displayed great powers of leadership , and by his coolness under fire and contempt of danger he has set a high example to all.

Carr,RP, Ty/Captain,90121,2nd Lt, Royal Artillery,MBE In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.((LG.29.01.46)
Churchill,JMT,2nd Lt, Manchester Regt,Special Service Troops,MC . On 27th may , This Officer when in command of his company was continually attacked and eventually surrounded .Nevertheless he fought with two machine guns until all the ammunition was finished when he destroyed his guns and extricated his command after dark passing through the enemy lines and eventually reported back to Brigade HQ.His action undoubtedly held up thenemy in that area for a considerable time enabling other troops to withdraw across the canal.(LG.20.12.40)
Cleasby-Thompson,P,15067,Ty/Major,1 Btn Parachute Regt, Army Air Corps, No.2 Commando MC(Periodic). On 17th November , this officer was oredered to take a mobile column and harass enemy lines of communication between S'Nsir-Mateur. On the 18th December Major Cleasby-Thompson by skilful use of the troops under his command was successful in destroying a strong enemy reconnaissance force of 3 eight wheeled armoured cars and 3 reconnaissance cars.The complete enemy forcve was destroyed and the crews of the car were either killed or taken prisoner.None of the enemy were allowed to escape and the vehicles were left unfit for further use with the exception of one which was brought back to our own lines.Our casuaties were one slightly wounded.The success of the entire operation was due to the magnificent example of Major Cleasby-Thompson's determination to close with the enemy and his courage in the face of heavy enemy fire.He also had to overcome opposition by the French at N'Sir who would give him no assistance and refused to lift the mines from the road to allow his platoon to go through.(LG.23.09.43)

Cleasby-Thompson,P,15067,Ty/Major,Lancashire Fusiliers, Army Air Corps, No.2 Commando OBE. (LG.02.06.43)
Cogger,DJ,Ty/Lt, Royal Marines,MC For gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landing in Normandy.(LG.12.09.44)
Courtney,GB,Lt,Ty/Captain,59298,Royal West Kent Rgt,MBE. Foot,JP,189391,Lt,Dorset Regt,OBE. Livingstone,RP,149081,Captain,Ty/Major,Royal Ulster Rifles,MBE
These officers of the Special Service Brigade put Major General MW Clark of the United States Army and his mission ashore from the submarine in which they travelled from North Africa for the purpose of interviewing certain French Authorities prior to the Allied landing in November 1942. They also took Major General Clark and his party back to the submarine after the negotiations had been completed.Major General Clark said of their services;-Without their wholehearted assitance and skilful use of the fine specialised equipment furnished them the physical obstacles encountered in gettuing them ashore and re-embarking through a heavy surf
could not have been overcome.The skill ,judgement and steady nerve shown by these officers in carrying out a most responsible and difficult duty contributed directly to the successful outcome of this most important preliminary to the main operation.(LG.08.07.43)

Davidson,DM,105288,Ty/Captain,South Wales Borderers,Special Service Troops,MC . For gallant and distuinguished services in North Africa.Since died of wounds.(LG.22.04.43)
Deacon,WG,Ch.X.106276,Ty/Sgt,Royal Marines,MM. For bravery and great devotion to duty whilst operating with the Allied Armies in North West Europe.(LG.12.06.45)
Dean,RF,Ch.X.103144,Ty/Cpl, Act/Ty/Sgt,No.3 RM HAA Regt,MM(Immediate). On 21st July 1943 when a 3.7" HAA gun site had adirect hit from a heavy bomb, Sgt Dean was No.1 of his gun.The bomb landed just clear of the gun pit and completely buried This NCO.When his face had been uncovered he gave orders that he was to be left and that the other buried men were to be cleared first.Whilst still practically buried, he showed coolness and courage in directing the rescue operations and by helping to locate the other members of his crew, although he was suffering from severe eye wounds.When he had been uncovered he refused medical aid until all the remainderhad been treated and removed.(LG.09.11.43)
Dexter,J,Ty/Lt,Act/Ty/Captain Royal Marines,MC. For gallant and distinguished services in North west Europe.(LG.12.02.46)
Dickson,JJ,2/Lt W/S Lt, Ty/Major, 96192,Sherwood Foresters att 9th Sussex,Bar to MC. In NE Burma, On 27th February 1945,Major Dickson was ordered to capture the feature known as Hill 800 near Myitson.This feature commanded the line of advance of the whole brigade, and captured enemy documents disclosed that the enemy attached great importance to its retention.Major Dickson secured tactical surprise by attacking up a precipituous face, through dense jungle avoiding the easier slopes which offered obvious lines of approach.The attack was met by LMG and sniper fire.Major Dickson , seeing that some men in the leading sections were wavering, owing to a barrage from our own guns falling short, at once went forward himself and became the spearhead of the attack.With cool courage and determination he personally led his company to the crest of the hill where the leading troops again held up by LMG fire from the far end of the ridge.Rapidly grasping the situation , he called for additional artillery fire and committed his reserve platoon to a left flanking attack.This attack was put in with such skill and determination that it met with instant success and the enemy fled, leaving one officer and five Jap other ranks on the field, together with an LMG packs and other equipment which showed that
the position had probably been at least a company one.It was due to this officersoutstanding courage , initiative and superb leadership,combined with tactical skill of a very high order, which enabled the feature to be captured with the loss of very few casualties to our own troops.(LG.21.06.45)

Duggan,JF,Ply.X.2834,Marine,Royal Marines,MM . For courage , endurance and determination in a raid on an enemy aerodrome in the Middle East.(LG.19.01.43)
Duncan,GIA, 13248 ,W/S Lt, Ty/Captain,Black Watch,MC Captain Duncan , with two other NCO's odf the Special Boat Section, carried out an attack on the Kastelli aerodrome,Crete, on the night 9th-10th June 1942.They left thier hideout on the beach at 1900 hours on 8th June and returned at 0530 hours on 13th June after a difficult and hazardous march through enemy occupied territory and a successful attack on their objective.Their bag amounted to seven aircraft, 210-160 gallon drums of petrol,six transport vehicles,three bomb dumps and one large oil fuel dump.Fires and explosions are also believed to have caused casualties to German personnel on the aerodrome.The success of the operation was due to the courage,resourcefulness and good leadership of Captain Duncan.(LG.05.11.42)

Duncan,GIA, 13248 ,W/S Lt, Ty/Captain,Black Watch,Bar to MC. In support of the vital convoy due at Malta from Gibraltar in Mid-August 1942, a Commnado raid was planned to destroy Junkers 88 bombers on Catania Aerodrome, Sicily. Three officers and three other ranks landed on the night of August 11th-12th
1942 in poor weather conditions on a defended beach.The party penetrated to the airfield to find armed sentries on every aircraft.After rennoitering for four hours they were detected but whilst retiring used their explosives to destroy some electrical pylons.During the withdrawal to the beach Sergeant Dunbar was wounded and taken prisoner.The remaining five were unable to find Una at the rendez-vous and one canoe capsized; they were taken prisoner after daylight some miles out to sea.Duncan was in command of this raid which was carried out with great determination and courage .Although the objective was not achieved due to the enemy's exceptional precautions, the boldness and initiative shown are considered most deserving of recognition.(LG.18.04.46)

Dunne,PRR,30978,Lt,Ty/Captain,Royal Horse Guards,att Special Service Troops,MC In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.(LG.13.01.44)
Dunn,E,Ty/Lt,Act/Ty/Captain,Royal Marines,MC For gallantry,leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.(LG.20.02.45)
Ecrepont,EW,Ty/Lt,Act/Ty/Captain,Royal Marines, MC. For leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty while serving with the Royal Marine Commandos in Italy.(LG.13.01.44)
Ephraums,MJ,Lt,Act/Captain,Royal Marines,MC. For gallant and distinguished services in Sicily.(LG.02.11.43)
Essex,NA,Ty/Captain,Act/Major,Royal Marines,MC. For gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe.(LG.12.02.46)
Fraser,AJ, 7908391,W/S S/Sgt, A/Wo2(QMS) RAC,att Raiding Forces, BEM. QMS Fraser has been Chief Clerk to Raiding Forces (Simi) since 1st January 1945.Before that he was Chief Clerk(ops) to Force 142 and Raiding Forces.At all times his work and extreme devotion to duty has beenmost marked.During most of above periods Raiding Forces have been under-staffed, which threw responsibilities and long hours on QMS Fraser.Since joining up RF(Simi) he has fulfilled his duties in a manner deserving highest praise,during a period of intense operational activity, and by his supreme efficiency has contributed in no mean measure to the success gained.His resource and initiative is of the highest order.(LG.18.10.45)
Flower,RT,Ty/Captain,Royal Marines,MC For gallantry,leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.(LG.20.02.45)
Foote,JW,Royal Hamilton Light Infantry,VC

Goldstein,I,CAD,South African Unitied Defence Force, Ty/Lt,MC, For gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landing in Normandy.(LG.12.09.44)
Gibson,RR,155079,Lt,The Cheshire Regt,Special Service Troops,MC. In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.(LG.13.01.44)

Hatton,C,L/Sgt,3390354,1 Btn,East Lancs Regt, MM. On the 12th August 1944, during the advance on,and attack on the village of Bois Halbout,this NCO displayed great coolness and courage throughout, despite very heavy fire, from mortars and small arms throughout the battle from 1130 am to 5pm.After the assault on the village a counter attack by four tanks was started by the enemy. Sjt Hatton engaged the counter attack with a few men and a PIAT in the narrow street of
Bois Halbout. he hit two tanks and brought them to a standstill, stopping their counter attack, which, had it come through , would have taken the whole company in the flank and must have resulted in heavy casualties.Recommended for DCM awarded MM.(LG.21.12.44)

Halley.J.7258996,WS/Staff Sgt, RAMC,SAUDF, Force 281 BEM Staff Sergeant Halley showed outstanding ability during the period of time from 30th January to April 1945 in improvising means to cope with the influx of refugees during a critical period when the weather was at its worst. Had it not been for his resourcefulness a condition of extreme confusion might have arisen. He organised a landing stage, an inspection post a registration station and organised habitable houses in the village of Panagia, Casos. Cookhouses dining halls and even a bakery were improvised.The task was an RE one to set up a camp for 2000 refugees , but owing to bad weather conditions these plans were delayed.Refugees however were arriving and had to be immediately cared for,. This good work was continued throughout the period and there were many times when this NCO literally worked through the night.He was throughout the period doing work which normally would have been the responsibility of a senoir officer with a considerable staff. (LG.18.10.45)
Hambleton,A, Ty/Lt, Act/Ty/Captain, Royal Marines, MC For gallant and distinguished service in North west Europe.(LG.08.02.46)
Harrison,A, S.2982794,Act/Corporal, RASC,BEM Corporal Harrison was put in charge of Paromiti refugee camp when first opened on 9th January, 1945 as no Officer or SNCO was available.He showed powers of organisation and control of men much above his rank..With the assitance of one interpreter he organised efficiently the teh arrival , accomodtaion and rationing of batches of refugees who arrived often without warning and in poor shape owing to overcrowded and hazardous journey by sea in caiques and other craft.On 16th February 1945, his duties were taken over by a Friends Ambulance Unit team of five including personnel of Officer status.He then worked with equal efficiency and devotion to duty in the Casos and Efialti camps.his normal work is that of a clerk.(LG.18.10.45)
Hatton,C,L/Sgt,3390354,1 Btn,East Lancs Regt, MM On the 12th August 1944, during the advance on,and attack on the village of Bois Halbout,this NCO displayed great coolness and courage throughout, despite very heavy fire, from mortars and small arms throughout the battle from 1130 am to 5pm.After the assault on the village a counter attack by four tanks was started by the enemy. Sjt Hatton engaged the counter attack with a few men and a PIAT in the narrow street of
Bois Halbout. he hit two tanks and brought them to a standstill, stopping their counter attack, which, had it come through , would have taken the whole company in the flank and must have resulted in heavy casualties.Recommended for DCM awarded MM.(LG.21.12.44)

Haydon,JC, Lt Colonel.2nd Battalion Irish Guards, Bronze Star(Holland) Lt Colonel Haydon was in command of a composite Battalion during the operations at the Hook
of Holland on May 13th-14th 1940.He was also in command of the 2nd Battalion Irish Guards in Boulogne from May 21st -23rd 1940.In the unusual and difficult circumstances which arose in both operations , he was an example in every way to those under him. Hids personal bravery, coolness, quick grasp of the situation,
and ability to give well thought out orders at a moments notice were an inspiration to all those around him.In both operations, his battalion would have suffered very much more heavily ,had it not been for his fine qualities of leadership.


Haydon,JC, Lt Colonel.2nd Btn Irish Guards,Special Service Brigade, DSO bar, Order of the British Empire (LG.07.01.39)

Haydon,JC, Lt Colonel.2nd Btn Irish Guards,Special Service Brigade, OBE
,DSO bar. Brigadier JC Haydon was the military force commander for the combined operations against Vaagso Norway on 27th December 1941. This operation turned out to be the perfect example of the success that can be achieved by a perfectly planned co-ordinated and executed operation.The credit for the military side must fall entirely to Brigadier Haydon since not only did he plan and execute the
operation but as commander of the Special Service Brigade, was responsible for the training state of efficiency of the Special Service Troops without which this complete success could not have been achieved.He remained on board the Naval Force Commanders Flagship, under fire, thoughout the whole operation and was in the words of the sailors who took part 'an inspiration to all'.(LG.03.04.42)

Haydon,JC, Lt Colonel.2nd Btn Irish Guards,Special Service Brigade, DSO bar,CB. Companion of the Order of the Bath (LG.01.01.48)

Haydon,JC, Lt Colonel.2nd Btn Irish Guards,Special Service Brigade, OBE,DSO bar,Legion of Merit. Brigadier JC Haydon Foot Guards, British Army, performed exceptionally meritous service to the Allied governments from September 1944 to August 1945. As a British Army member of the Washington Directors of Plans, he was charged with the responsibility of preparing plans to implement world wide strategy .His responsibility required close co-operation with the United States Joint Staff Planners. Brigadier Haydon displayed at all times the highest degree of co-operation and was imbued with the vital necessity of solving difficulties that arose to the
mutual satisfaction of all concerned. This spirit pervaded in all his dealings with the United States Joint Staff Planners and contributed immeasurably toward resolving problems that at times seemed to present insurmountable obstacles.In addtion to Brigadier Haydon's unique and invaluable ability to co-operate , his sound professional judgement and intelligent application of the principles of military strategy and tactics combined in a large degreeto the success of the Allied Forces.(LG.14.05.48)

Hedderman, JW, Vx12728,2/6 Australian Infantry Bn 3 Australian Divison MM(Immediate). In the absence of his platoon commander and platoon sergeant L/Sgt Hedderman commandeed 17 Platoon D Company in the forward area covering the approach to the Lababia defences.in the Mubo area from 20th June to 24th June 1943.His platoon was subjected to heavy LMG and mortar fire and were twice heavily attacked by the enemy.The platoon inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy and held their position.L/Sgt Hedderman crawled forward with a telephone to within 80 yards of the enemy main party and directed our 3# mortar fire with great success.
On 21st June 1943 he assisted Pte Smith in carrying out Pte Meehan and Pte Wilson, who were both badly wounded.This was done under heavy small arms and mortar fire, during which they were both very exposed.At approximately 1500 hrs on 21st June 1943 the right flank of 17 Platoon was seriously endangered by a large force of enemy using mortars and LMGs.L/Sgt Hedderman ran forward under fire and, using an EY rifle,silenced a mortar and dispersed the enemy in that vacinity.On teh 22nd June 1943 he crept forward under cover and killed the crew of an LMG with grenades from his EY Rifle.On 23rd June 1943 , during the hours of darkness, he led a small patrol to located enemy weapon pits where the patrol inflicted casualties with grenades and SMG fire, and caused the enemy to vacate this area.Throughout the
entire attack, L/Sgt Hedderman displayed great personal courage ,initiative amnd leadership and controlled and handled his platoon cooly and effciiently.(LG.07.10.43)

Henderson,JP,117143,Captain,Ty/Major ,Royal Engineers,Special Service Troops,MC.In recogniotion of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.(LG.13.01.44)
Hurwitz,SM, D26248, 22 Canadian Armoured Regiment(CCG),MM(Immediate) On 8th August 1944 during the fighting around Cintheau(Map Ref.0754) Sgt Hurwitz was ordered to cover by fire his troop leaders assault on an enemy position. On arriving at the position it was found necessary to dismount and attack on foot. During the fight a burning enemy self propelled gun blew up and killed and wounded a number of his men of the troop.Sgt Hurwitz was pinned under a tree by the explosion, but managed to extracate himself and although burned from the blast and slightly wounded he picked up a bren gun and with his officer led the assault on the German position.The position which was a strong one and had been holding up the entire squadron , was taken and 31 prisoners were captured and a number of the enemy killed.Sgt Hurwitz displayed a fine degree of leadership and offensive spirit and by this action was largely responsible for the subsequent capture of the town of Cintheau itself.(LG.21.12.44)

Jones,G, Ply.X.109237,No.5 (Independant) Royal Marines Battery MM. Sgt Jones displayed coolness and great devotion to duty and complete disregard of his personal safety when during the disembarkation at Ouistreham on 6th June 1944 he exposed himself outside the turrett of his tank under heavy and accurate enemy fire . The tank of which he was in command had become jammed on the ramp leading from the tank deck of the LCT and this NCO climbed halfway out of the turrett in order to receive verbal orders from his Troop Commander.The tank was successfully disembarked .Although wounded in the head while still on the craft Sjt Jones continued to command his tank throughout the disembarkation and subsequently during the action on shore until sent away to have his wound attended to.(LG29.08.44)
Jones,BV, Ply.X.100514,23rd light AA Battery,Royal Marines,No.2 RMM AA Regt.DCM At his gun position SouthWest of Canea on 21st May , displayed outstanding courage , by shooting down an enemy aircraft by firing a bren gun from the shoulder.Later in the day he made a lone bayonet charge against seven parachutists with
sub-machine guns who landed in a glider close to the gun position.He was wounded in this action.This prompt action displayed great bravery and was a finer example to all ranks.(LG.04.11.41)

Jones, C, 2931662,Sergeant,Cameron Highlanders, No.2 Commando,MM On 28th March 1942 during the Commando Raid at St Nazaire France.Sgt Jones was a ember of an assault group.Despite the fact that he was wounded during the run-in of the HMS Campbeltown, he refused to be evacuated and after disembarking took part in the attack on enemy gun positions.His courage and personal bravery in this action were outstanding.Though handicapped by his wounds his effective fire with an LMG was instrumental in keeping the enemy subjugated round the point of re-embarkation. Whilst manning the LMG he received further woundes, but without regard for himself continued to engage the enemy.When it had become apparent thet re-embarkation was impossible, he continued in the street fighting until, through lack of ammunition and weak through loss of blood, he was taken prisoner.His high example throughout the whole acton was an inspiration to all who had the privilege to see him.(LG.05.07.45)

Kay,JN, Ply.X.109571,No.2 Royal Marines Armoured Support Regt,MM. Displayed great courage and initiative in carrying out a street fighting task in support of 48 RM Commando at Benniers-sur-Mer at approximately 2000 hrs 6th June 1944. In three hours the Centaur Tank which he was commanding , although not provided with AP(Armoured Piercing) shot,successfully neutralized an enemy strongpoint from a range of 200 yds and greatly assisted the capture of the town. None of the training given to him and his Unit has been designed to fit him to carry out an independant task of this kind.(LG.29.08.44)
Keyes,GTC,Lt Colonel,Royal Scots Greys, VC
King, LS, Ex.3058,Corporal,Royal Marines,Special Services Group Signals RM,MM This NCO was a member of a military force which landed in the vacinity of Ault , on the north east coast of France, on the night of 17th-18th May, 1944., to make a reconnaissance of beach obstacles and mines, the nature and potentialities of which were not known.On the completion of a preliminary reconnaissance, Cpl King was ordered to remain at the landing point with a SNCO , by his officers,who went in search of further information,. Shortly afterwards these officers were surprised, fired on and either killed or captured by an enemy patrol mioving down the beach.t also became apparent that a second patrol was searching the beach; and when Cpl Kings companion would have engaged the patrol with fire he exercised a restraining influence and cooly suggested that they both should move forward to the line of the beach obstacles and hide amongst them.This course of action was adopted and allowed the NCO's to remain on the beach for more than one hour awaiting the possible return of the officers. At the end of this time,Cpl King and his companion were seen and fired upon by a third patrol but by taking avoiding action and wading breast high in the sea both were able to regain the dory.By huis great courage anmd devotion to duty ,Cpl King prevented a situation from developing which might have resulted in the death or capture of both himself and his companion. His decisve action at a critical moment was instrumental in ensuring the safe return of vital information.(LG.06.06.44)


Lassen,AFEVS,Major,General List,VC

Lander,GD, Po.X 1757, Sergeant,No 27 Battalion Royal Marines.MM(Periodoc) Since the conversion of 27 RM to the War Establishment of a normal infantry battalion in January 1945,Sgt lander has been the Signals Sergeant.In the organistaion , preparation and training of the signals platoon he has shown great keeness and has proved himself to be very efficient.Owing to the late arrival in the Unit of a Signal Offcier, the smooth working of communications within the battalion is to a very great extent
the result of his efforts, and just credit is due to him for the way in which he has overcome difficulties in the very short time available.in particular in April , when 27 RM was placed under command of 4 Canadian Armoured Division, the battalion was constantly on the move,readjusting its positions in and in contact with the enemy.Communications were maintained at all itmes, frequently under extreme difficulties and in spite of enemy action.The signal platoon was put to a very severe test ,operating under such mobile conditions at such an early stage in the battalions life. Whenever it was possible to run line to forward companies Sgt Lander personally supervised the laying of the cable.The maintenance of these cables, under shell and small arms fire , was due largely to his untiring effforts and personal leadership in charge of the line party.(LG.23.10.45)

Langley,E, Ty/Lt, Act/Ty/Captain, Royal Marines, MC For gallantry ,skilful leadership and daring whilst serving with the Indian Army in the assault on Nyebon(sic) and Kangaw(sic).(LG.15.05.45)
Laessen,AFEVS,Major, General List, MC(234907) VC
Livingstone,RP,Captain,Ty/Major,149081, Royal Ulster Rifles, Special Service Troops,OBE aThese officers of the Special Service Brigade put Major Generakl M.W.Clark of the US Army and his mission ashore from the submarine in which they travelled to N.Africa for the purpose of interviewing certin french Authorities proir to the Allied Landing in November 1942. They also took Major-General Clark and his party back to the submarine after the negotiations had been completed.Major -General Clark said of their services:-- "Without their wholehearted assitance and skilful use of the fine specialised equipment furnished them the physical obstacles encountered in getting ashore and re-embarking through a heavy surf could not have been overcome.'the skill,judgement and steady nerve shown by these officers in carrying out a most responsible and difficult duty contributed directly to the successful outcome of this most important preliminary to this operation.(LG.08.07.43)
Lee,J,Ty/Captain,Act/Ty/Major,Royal Marines, MC. For gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landing in Normandy.(LG.19.08.44)

Leicester,BW,Major,Brevet Lt-Col,Acting Colonel Commandant,Temporary Brigadier, Royal Marines, DSO,Bar to DSO. For gallantry,leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.(LG.20.02.45)

Littlejohn,RR,Lt,197229,The Black Watch,(RHR) Special Service Troops,MC. In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Normandy.(LG.31.08.44)
The Lord Lovat,Shimie Fraser, 44718, Major,Act/Lt Colonel The Lovat Scouts,No.4 Commando MC. In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe(LG.02.10.42)

Lee,J,Ty/Captain,Act/Ty/Major,Royal Marines, MC. For gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landing in Normandy.(LG.19.08.44)

Leicester,BW,Major,Brevet Lt-Col,Acting Colonel Commandant,Temporary Brigadier, Royal Marines, DSO,Bar to DSO. For gallantry,leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.(LG.20.02.45)

Littlejohn,RR,Lt,197229,The Black Watch,(RHR) Special Service Troops,MC. In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Normandy.(LG.31.08.44)

MacCallum,LE, 129561,Manchester Regt,Special Service Troops,MC. In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.(LG.05.10.44)

Mackenzie,RG,Ty/Lt,Act/Ty/Captain,Royal Marines,MC. For gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landing in Normandy.(LG.29.08.44)

McCarthy, R, 7407321, Royal Army Medical Corps,,MM. In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Normandy.(LG.31.08.44)

McKenzie McGregor,A, 2598341, Royal Corps of Signals ,Special Service Brigade Signal Troop, MM. During the landing of the Advanced HQ of the Brigade , all Signallers were wounded by mortar and machine gun fire , 50% being incapacitated.Signal,man McGregor received two shrapnel wounds in the head, three bullet wounds in the arm and a shrapnel wound in the leg.In spite of his wounds he continued to operate his set, and enabled essential information to be passed to the main body of the Brigade which was still afloat. He refused all assistance , denying that he was seriously hurt and continued to operate hid set during the initial stages of the advance until he was unable to riser after taking cover from mortar fire.it was only then that the seriousness of his wounds became apparent .His devotion to duty was largely responsible for communications being maintained at an extremely critical period of the operation. Date of action:6th June 1944.(LG.31.08.44)

McKay,LLA ,South African Unitied Defence Force, Ty/Captain,MC, For gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landing in Normandy.(LG.29.08.44)
Merritt,CCI, Lt Col , South Saskatchewan Regt, VC

Moulton, JL,Captain,Act/Lt-Col ,Royal Marines, DSO. For gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landing in Normandy.(LG.29.08.44)
Marshall,LGB,Ty/Lt, Act/Ty Captain, Royal Marines,MC In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in operations leading to the capture
of Termoli.(LG.08.02.44)
Marshall,LGB,Ty/Lt, Act/Ty Captain, Royal Marines,MC Bar In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in operations which led to the crossing of the
Garigliano river in the face of a determined poposition from the enemy .(LG.18.04.44)

McCall,RDC,129038,Captain,Ty/Major,Army Air Corps,MC In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.(LG.05.10.44)

Meakin,T,PO.X22498,Ty/Colour Sergeant ,Ty/CSM,No.28 Btn Royal Marines, MM CSM Meakin of B Company 28 RM has shown devotion to duty and gallantry of the highest order over the whole period of his company has been in action in Holland.On the night 121th -13th April , at Doeveren, one of our patrols was engaged by the enemy whilst it was crossing the River Maas and their rubber boat was holed and sunk.CSM meakin , under heavy enemy machine gun and rifle fire , organised and led a small patrol down the forward slope of the dyke and by his personal efforts, brought in an Officer and two OR whom they had rescued from the river. On the night 12th-13th April, near Herpt on the River Maas an enemy patrol infiltrated through our forwardposts and attacked 'B'Company Hq with Panzerfaust , stoick grenades and rifles.Although much shaken by the explosion of the panzerfaust bombs, CSM Meakin , with commendable coolness led the small reserve immediately available in the
counter attack on the enemy patrol and caused it to withdraw leaving behind two dead and three wounded.Had it not been for his personal example and determined leadership,this raid might have had serious consequences.Although neither strong nor robust physically, his unflinching courage and unsparing efforts have been an example to all during a time when exhaustion and strain might have had a very adverse affect on the alertness of the men.At night he could often be found in the forward posts, encouraging the men by his steadiness under fire.His tireless efforts to ensure their well-being.(LG.12.02.46)

MacCallum,LE, 129561,Manchester Regt,Special Service Troops,MC. In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.(LG.05.10.44)

McCarthy, R, 7407321, Royal Army Medical Corps,MM. In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Normandy.(LG.31.08.44)

Moore,EL,221846,Captain,Royal Army Medical Corps,MB,Special Service Troops, MC. In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Sicily.(LG.21.10.43)

McGonigal,AJ,113419,Lt,Ty/Captain,Royal Ulster Rifles,MC In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.(LG.02.03.44)

Mills-Roberts,D,69334,Lt,Ty/Captain,Act/Major,Irish Guards,MC. In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe.(LG.02.10.42)

Musk,RL,1866168,W/S Sergeant,Royal Engineers, BEM In October 1944, Sergeant Musk was sent to Scarpanto to investigate German minefields, booby traps and demolition preparations.he carried out his work with zeal and efficiency and within five days of starting work he had removed all demolition charges in roads and bridges and rendeered them safe for all military traffic.His next task was to reconnoitre beaches and agriculturalground for enemy mines. These fields were uncharted and in most cases not marked on the ground for enemy mines. In face of ever present danger from anti-personnel mines he carried out his survey and succeeded in clearly definingthe mined areas and marking them fdor safetyof troops and civillian population.On 4th November 1944, when in the process of surveyinga minefield he trod on an "S"mine which exploded.However, due to his courage and thorough training he carefully calculated the timingof the explosion and flung himself to the ground , escaping any injury.His coolness also gave the example to two sappers who ccompanied him , and by taking the heed of his warning they also escaped injury.In spite of this he carried on his task of charting and marking the minefields until the whole minefield was marked for safety of the population.(LG.18.10.45)

Neale,PWJ,Ty/Lt,Act/Ty/Captain,Royal Marines, MC For bravery and great devotion to duty whilst operating with the Allied Armies in North-West Europe. (LG.12.06.45)
Nicholl, JEC, 179442,Royal RArtillery Special Service Troops MC. In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.(LG.05.07.45)
Nicholls,C,Ply.X.2570 , Royal Marines, MM For great courage and eexemplary behaviour whilst carrying out Commando operations under heavy enemy fire off the Jugoslavian coast.(LG.13.03.45)
Nicklin,NC,2362342,WS/Corporal,L/Sgt,Royal Signals, BEM L/Sgt Nicklin was dropped by parachute into Greece in January 1944 and returned to to the Middle East
on completion of his duties. Whilst in Greece he served the whole time as a W/T operator.on arrival he was stationed for a few days only in the Thessaly area and moved from that to the South Macedonia HQ Station where he carried out in addition to his W/T duties , cipher and station administration duties,as second in charge, the Wireless Station.During a German drive in July 1944 Sergeant Nicklin who had been surprised unawares , was forced to take cover in some bracken within 20 feet of two German mortars.With the Germans walking around him, he scraped a hole in the ground and buried the ciphers and code book which he wanted to save in case of capture.With the enemy so near , he disregarded his own safety and took considerable risk .In August and September, traffic coming through his station was very heavy, as preparations were being made to harass the retreating Germans.This meant a great strain on the W/T operators and cipher personnel, especially when intercommunications were introduced between the Field Stations , adding greatly to the already considerable traffic with the Middle East.Before gong into the field
L/Sgt Nicklin had worked at Cairo HQ'S.At all times he proved a reliableand efficient NCO.(LG.18.10.45)

Noble,RW,265916,Lt, Durham Light Infantry, Special Sevice Troops,MC In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma.(LG.22.06.44)
O'Brien,JP, Ty/Lt, A/Ty/Captain, Royal Marines,MC For courage , leadership snd resource in operations which led to the crossing of the Gargliano River in the face of determined opposition from the enemy.(LG.18.04.44)
O'Flaherty,DWV,106695,Lt, Royal Artillery,DSO.In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in successful combined operations against the enemy at Vaagso and Maaloy. (LG.03.04.42)
Packer,MC, Ch.X.105314,Ty/Cpl, Act/Ty/Sgt, Royal Marines,MM. For gallantry,leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.(LG.20.02.45)

Palmer,ECE, Captain,Act/Lt-Col,Royal Marines, DSO. For gallantry,leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.(LG.20.02.45)

Perrott,KRM,Ty/Lt,Act/Ty/Captain,Royal Marines,MC. For gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landing in Normandy.(LG.29.08.44)

Pooley,JBV,86404, Lt,Ty/Captain, Royal Artillery,Special Service Troops,MC. In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Sicily.(LG.21.10.43)

Preston,ML,South African Union Defence Force,seconded to Royal Marines,MC For outstanding courage,determination anmd devotion to duty in operations during the campaign in Italy.(LG.10.07.45)

Palmer,EE,Ch.X.103819,ACT/Ty/Cpl ,No.40 Commando RM, MM.For gallantry , zeal and skill during the attack on Sarande and the seizure of the Island of Solta.(LG.03.04.45)
Parkin,D,2580152, WS/Sergeant,A/CQMS, Royal Signals,BEM CQMS Parkin was dropped by parachute into Greece on 20th February 1943 and was evacuated on 23rd December 1944.During the 22 months that he was in Greece , he served as a W/T operator. Parkin was sent into the field to join a small party of British and Greek officers who had been infiltrated in October 1942 and to relieve the W/T operators who were felling the strain of the hard and difficult conditions under which they were living.As the number of missions in Greece increased, and cipher traffic becamevery heavy Parkin, like other personnel, had to work late into every night in order to maintain regular contact with the Middle East.In July 1943 he was transfered to the air landing ground station which was then under construction.Owing to the
proximity of the Germans and the complicated arrangements necessary, it was vital to have a first class W/T operator and Parkin was immediately selected. Subsequently he worked at the Field Commanders static or Mobile HQ and was transfered from time to time wherever operations were in progress , or where a reliable and efficient operator was required.CQMS Parkin , during the whole time he was in the field worked with great efficiency never slacked during 22 months service in Greece.(LG.18.10.45)

Parkinson-Cumine,RN,Lt,Act/Captain,Royal Marines, MC.For gallantry , zeal and skill during the attack on Sarande and the seizure of the Island of Solta.(LG.03.04.45)
Parsons,GA, 162020,The Somerset Light Infantry, Special Service Troops MC.In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.(LG.13.01.44)
Pirie,SAB,Ch.X.1178, W/S SergeantNo. 3 RM Engineer Commando ,MM .In Burma on 12th January 1945 Sgt Pirie was engaged in mine clearing operations on the landing beach at Myebon Peninsula.Assisted by two NCO's he cleared mines of a typoe hitherto unencountered in this theatre of war and unknown to them, with great coolness, devotion to duty and disrgard for his own personal safety.By his efforts many casualties were undoubtedly averted.(LG.15.05.45)
Phillips,,CF,Captain,Act/Lt-Col,Royal Marines,DSO. For gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landing in Normandy.(LG.12.09.44)

Raynor,F,Ply,X.111322, Marine, 30 Btn,Royal Marines MM(Immediate) At Kerkdriel on the north bank of the River Maas during the afternoon of 23rd April 1945, a patrol of one section from 'A'Company 30 Battalion RM was cut oft from the main body of the battalion by strong parties of the enemy.Mne Raynor was a member of the section.The return route to the boats by which the section was to re-cross the river ran along a low bank and ditch which were commanded from two sides by higher banks from which the enemy kept up considerable automatic and rifle fire directed at the section. The section succeeded in reaching an area of rough wooded ground near the river where they were pinned by enemy fire for nearly one hour. Most of the sections ammunition was exhausted and , with some hours of daylight still left , its position seemed very bad.One severely wounded man was being carried back by the section , it did not appear that he would live unless quickly attended by a doctor.
Mne Raynor on his own initiative volunteered to make his way back to one of our forward companies in order to fetch help.This he succeeded in doing , crossing ground under enemy observation and fire. he was able to bring help to the section and medical aid to the wounded man. His action was undoubtedly a major factor in helping his whole section to return to our own lines and resulted in saving the life of the wounded man.(LG.07.08.45)

Riches,IH, Captain,Brevet Major, Act/Lt-Colonel, Royal Marines, DSO
For outstanding courage , determination and devotion to duty in operations during the campaign in Italy.(LG.10.07.45)

Roberts,CW,EX.1689,Sergeant,Royal Marines, DCM, At Canea on 19th May whilst in action at his gun position was hit in the abdomen by an explosive bullet.Although knocked to the ground he continued to give orders until he became unconscious and collapsed. His devotion to duty and example to all ranks deserves the highest
praise.(LG.04.11.41)

Robinson,DA,179957, Lt, Ty/Captain,Royal Artillery, Special Service Troops,MC. In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa.(LG.23.09.43)

Rowbottom,TF,Ty/Lt, Royal Marines,MC. In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North-West Europe.(LG.12.02.46)

Rushforth,JN, Ty/Captain, Act/Ty/Major, Royal Marines, MC. For gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landing in Normandy.(LG.29.08.44)

Ruxton,AF,95182,Lt,Ty/Captain,The Royal Ulster Rifles MC. In recognition of gallant and distinguised services in the combined operations In Dieppe.(LG.02.10.42)
Scott,TF, 2934127, WS/Cpl, Queens Own Cameron Highlanders,George Medal On 21 st September 1943, Corporal Scott, together with Major Petro and Captain Virkow,were dropped by parachute on Liese Forest in North East Serbia within five miles of the enemy occupied village of Elet, but the party was carried by the wind far from the drop off zone into deep forest. There was no moon. In trying to disentangle themselves while hanging from trees, Captain Virkowand Corporal Scott fell from heights of about 30-40 feet.Captain Vikrow broke a hip bone and both arms, Corporal Scott a leg, and also displaced bones in his spine.Both were found unconscious by Guerillas, they were tended secretly by a Serbian doctor from enemy occupied territoty and in both cases, due to shock and exposure,pnumonia intervened. In about one month Corporal Scott was well enough to hobble about on crutches but Captain Virkow's hip never set and he was immobile.From October 1943, to April 1944,Corporal Scott ,suffering accutely himself, journeyed with his Officer to rejoin British Lines. This meant constant sudden moves at the approach of the enemy, and often hiding from the enemy in close vacinity. Corporal Scott was completely out of touch with base so that no medicines or medical appliances, ever reached them, and always carrying Captain Virkow over difficult mountain tracks. It was only Corporal Scott's selfless devotion and incredible tact in getting help from Guerillas accomplished this amazing feat.The situation was rendered more difficult when in December , 1943, HMG withdrew support from General Mihailovic and gave active assistance to Marshall Tito .By May 1944, they had joined up with some British Officers, and Captain Virkow was left in care of natives for treatmentin a nursing camp(he was subsequently captured by the Germans).Corporal Scott , having been officially relieved of his duties of caring forCaptain Virkow ultimately got to the coast and then home.(LG.18.10.45)
Scullion, JP, Ch.X.104842 , Ty/Corporal,Royal Marines MM For bravery and great devotion to duty whilst operating with the Allied Armies in North West Europe.(LG.12.06.45)
Selwyn, JJ, 75243,Lt, Act/Captain ,13th/18th Hussars,MC In recognition of gallant and distinguised services in the combined operations In Dieppe.(LG.02.10.42)
Sharples, DJ,Ty/Cpl, Act/Ty/Sgt ,No 27 Btn Royal Marines, MM(Periodic) Sgt Sharples is the Senior NCO in the Assault Pioneer Platoon of 27 Btn Royal Marines. He has performed his duties in more than an exemplary manner.He has directed a large number of difficult mine clearances, with marked skill. By his leadership and unsurpassed example he has encouraged men working under him to complete seemingly impossible tasks in exposed positions,under fire.On the night 9th-10th March,1945,in the Hedikhuizen area, it was necessary to extend the flank of the right company.To do this an area had to be cleared of anti-personnel mines which was covered by enemy spandau fire.Showing great coolness and unprerturbed by the enemy fire he was responsible for the successful completion of this task.Such is Sgt Sharples repuattion in the Unit that he was in constant demand to accompany patrols. On 15th March 1945 he was sent out with a small escort to clear a
footbridge and its approach of mines and booby traps.It was a difficult and dangerous task for the bridge was under spasmodic automatic and rifle fire throughout the night.But by dawn the task was completed and the next night he led a fighting patrol over this bridge.Under fire he was at all times set a fine example of coolness, initiative, resource and quiet determination to finish the job. On several occasions the successful completion of tass without loss has been entirely due to the personal efforts of this NCO.(LG.12.02.46)

Shaw,J,Marine, Royal Marines Force Viper MM.Paduang 30th March 1942. Lt fayle was Commander of the reserve platoon which was surprised at 0030 hrs by a large force of the Japanese. He , with Cpl Winters RM, and( Mne Shaw) hid beneath a hut and inflicted casualties estimated between 25-30 at very close range on the enemy, usinga Tommy gun, a bren gun and grenades.Was charged twice and ordered to surrender, but crept out at 0430 hrs and made his escape with his party, having run out of ammunition. Rejoined the launches six miles upstream at dawn.(LG.09.03.43)
Smale,KWR, Lt, Royal Marines, MC For bravery endurance and inspiring devotion to duty whilst serving in Commando Operations in the Raid on Dieppe , 19th August 1942, and later as a prisoner of war in Germany, August 1942-May 1945.(LG.14.12.45)
Smith,ICD, 108233, Lt,RASC,Special Service Troops,MC In recognition of gallant and distinguised services in the field.(LG.02.02.44)
Stilwell,MW,149313,Lt, Ty/Captain,Coldstream Guards, Special Service Troops, MC In recognition of gallant and distinguised services in the field.(LG.05.10.44)
Stratford,HE, Ty/Lt, A/Captain, Royal Marines, MC In recognition of gallant and distinguised services in Sicily.(LG.02.11.43)
Style,DCW,71766, Lt,Ty/Captain, The Lancashire Fusiliers, MC In recognition of gallant and distinguised services in the cobined attack on Dieppe.(LG.02.10.42)
Spencer,P, Ty/Lt, Act/Ty/Captain,Royal Marines, DSO For gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landing in Normandy.(LG.20.02.45)

Stevens, TMP, Lt,Ty/Act/Captain,Royal Marines,MC For gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landing in Normandy.(LG.29.08.44)

Stokell,CL,Ch.X.2754,Cpl,Ty/Sgt,Royal Marines,MM For gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landing in Normandy.(LG.20.02.45)

Tailyour,NH,Captain, A/Lt Colonel, Royal Marines, DSO.For gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe.(LG.12.02.46)
Tasker, PH,231980, Royal Army Medical Corps,Special Service Troops, MC For gallant and distinguished services in Normandy.(LG.31.08.44)

Thompson.JE,138288, Captain,South Wales Borderers, Special Service Troops, MC For gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landing in Normandy.(LG.31.08.44)

Thwaytes,JW, 7367051, L/Cpl, Royal Army Medical Corps,Special Service Troops, MM For gallant and distinguished services in Normandy.(LG.31.08.44)
Tickle, FB, 735941, L/Cpl, Royal Army Medical Corps,Special Service Troops, MM For gallant and distinguished services in Normandy.(LG.31.08.44)
Tomsett,CP, 1869793, WS/Staff Sergeant, Royal Engineers,BEM Staff Sergeant Thomsett joined Force 281 on 24th October 1944 and is skipper of "Z"-craft No.86
which forms part of the craft operated by 1207 'Z'-Craft Operating Company, RE. Since joining this Force, Staff Sergeant Thomsett has been continually occupied in all operations since the Dodecanese , performing without a break duties in equivalent to the master of a ship.His craft has been put to sea in all weathers and has sailed to Simi,Castelrosso,Scarpanto,Casos,and Marmaris to offload stores and personnel.Staff Sergeant Thomsett has carried out his duties at all times most conscientiously and efficiently and his drive and initiative are responsible for his craft being kept in continual operation while away from base for over nine months with no repair facilities other than those provided by himself and his crew. On the 12th November 1944 at Pagadia Bay, Scarpanto ,Staff Sergeant Thomsett received a request for assistance from teh Master of the Empire Patrol, whose engines had broken down and the ship was in danger of drifting on some rocks.Staff Sergeant Thomsett immediately took his craftout and after considerable difficulty succeeded in towing the ship to a safe anchorage. Again on February 20th 1945, at Casos,Staff Sergeant Thomsett
saw a large sailing caique named the Minevoy being blown on shore during a gale. He again went to the rescue and towed the caique to a safe anchorage in Armatia Bay, where both craft remained until the gale ceased.(LG.18.10.45)

Trevor,KRS,63586,2/Lt,W/Lt,The Cheshire Regiment, Special Service Troops, DSO In recogniition of gallant and distinguished service in Burma.(LG.19.04.45)
Tucker,E, 1917029, WS/Sergeant, Royal Engineers, BEM.Sergeant Tucker landed on the Island of Casos on February 4th 1945, with 660 Artisan Works Company.
The task of this Unit was to erect camp accomodation for refugees who were being driven from enemy occupied Islands by starvation. He immediately inspired the rest of the Unit to settle down to hard work in difficult circumstances to provide accomodation for these people.Under his direction stores were ferried ashore in small boats and in very heavy seas.They were landed on a small beach and carried over mountainous tracks to places selected for accomodating for these people.Within two days some derelict houses were made habitable for some 300 people amd the work went on with increased energy until 2000 people had been accomodated.On March 4th 1945 he moved the Unit to Scarpanto ; there was a dearth of officers in the Unit due to scattered locations.On Scarpanto he organised construction works normally done by his Section Officer. His organisation of the small labour force and small stock of materials was so thorough that a piece of barren gound was turned into a camp for 1000 refugees in seven days and quickly extended to accomnodate 5000 people.Due to the resource and energy of this non-commissioned officer what looked like being an acute problem i.e. the housing of refugees streaming form enemy Islands was alleviated.(LG.18.10.45)

Turnbull,GHS,162512, Lt/Acting Captain,Gordon Highlanders,Special Service Troops.MC.In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa.(LG.23.09.43)
Turnbull,GHS,162512, Ty/Major, Gordon Highlanders,Special Service Troops.MC bar.In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma.(LG.19.04.45)
Wakeling,JD,Ty/Captain,Acting/Ty/Major,Royal Marines,MC .For great courage and exemplary behaviour whilst carrying out Commando operations under heavy enemy fire off the Jugoslavian coast.(LG.13.03.45)
Waldie,RG,126151, Lt/Ty/Captain,Kings own Scottish Borderers, Special Service Troops,MC In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.(LG.27.01.44)
Wall,PHB,Captain, A/Major, Royal Marines , MC.For bravery and great devotion to duty whilst operating with the Allied Armies in North West Europe. (LG.12.06.45)
Walsh,E, 2716717, L/Sgt, Irish Guards,Special Service Troops, MM For gallant and distinguished services in Normandy.(LG.31.08.44)

Walton, DH, Ty/Lt,Act/Ty/Major,Royal Marines,MC For gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army in Normandy.(LG.12.09.44)

Wood, NP,Ty/Captain, Act/ty/Major, Royal Marines,MC For gallantry,leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.(LG.20.02.45)
Warnock,J, L/Cpl,3130993,Army Air Corps,MM.In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.(LG.05.10.44)
Webb,GGH, 126230,Captain,Royal Artilley,Bar to MC.In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Combined attack on Dieppe.(LG.02.10.42)
Webb,MH,242138,Lt,A/Captain, S.African Forces,Special Service Troops,MC Bar.In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.(LG.05.10.44)
Wheeler, GR,6899188,Corporal, Somerset Light Infantry, Special Service Brigade MM.POW Escapee from St.Nazaire Raid 1942.(* more details later)
Whitfield,GF,143475,Ty/Captain Royal Armoured Corps, Special Service Troops,MC.In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.(LG.05.07.45)
Wilkinson,AD,Ty/Lt, A/Ty/Captain, Royal Marines,MC .For leadership,gallantry and devotion to duty while seving with the Royal Marine Commandos in Italy.(LG.27.06.44)
Wiliams,TE,Ty/Lt,A/Ty/Captain, Royal Marines, MC.For gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe.(LG.12.02.46)
Wilmott,H, 4345247,Sgt,Army Air Corps,MM.In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.(LG.05.10.44)
Winters,H, Royal Marines(Viper Force) ,MM.Paduang, 30th March 1942.Lt Fayle was Commander of the Reserve Platoon which was surprised at 0030 hrs by a large force of Japanese. He, with Cpl Winters RM, and Mne Shaw hid beneath a hut and inflicted casualties estimated at 25-30 at very close range on the enemy ,using Tommy Gun , a Bren Gun and grenades.Was charged twice and ordered to surrender, but crept out at 0430 hrs , and made his escape with his party, having run out of ammunition.Rejoined the launches 6 miles upstream at dawn.(LG.09.03.45)
Wright,ER McM, Ty/Captain, Royal Indian Armoured Corps.Special Service Troops.MC.In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma.(LG.22.06.44)
Young,P,Captain,77254,Bedford & Hertfordshire Regt,Special service Troops Mentioned-in-Despatches

Young,P,Captain,77254,Bedford & Hertfordshire Regt,Special Service Troops DSO,MC 2nd Bar Mentioned-in-Despatches

Young,P,77254,Lt,Ty/Captain,Bedfordshire & Herefordshire Regt,MC.In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in combined operations against the enemy in Vaagso and Maaloy.(LG.03.04.42)

Young,P,77254,Ty/Major,Bedfordshire & Herefordshire Regt,Special Service Troops,DSO.In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in combined attack on Dieppe.(LG.02.10.42)

Young,P,77254,Ty/Major,Bedfordshire & Herefordshire Regt,Special Service Troops,MC bar.In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.(LG.13.01.44)