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Janette
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Hi

48 RM nominal roll, currently Chrisp, full name, Charles Frederick Chrisp
Service No: POX/104219 (T)

Charlie is my granddad. I have just started to try and follow his movements whilst in the Royal Marines. I know he was in Egypt in 1943 but unfortunately that is all I am currently aware of.

Any information would be great.

Thank you

Janette
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Hi Janette

I am sure you have found this entry in our Archive about 48RM Commando https://www.commandoveterans.org/48RMCommando

To find out more about his military service you should apply for a copy of his service records. How to do so can be found below:

https://www.commandoveterans.org/ServiceRecords

If you, or anyone else in your Family, have a photo of your Granddad that you would like included in our gallery (see below) please post it in a response on this forum thread. Our gallery can be found below:

https://gallery.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/units/Royal+Marine+Commando+Units/48+RM+Cdo/

If you have a lot of photos please contact me by email below to discuss options.

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Janette
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Hi Pete

Thank you for your reply.

I have obtained granddads service records and I am trying to work my way through them. I have a couple of photos I will try and upload.

Best wishes

Janette
Janette
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Hi Pete

Here are two photographs that contain my Granddad. In the picture with berets he is back row second from the right has a cross drawn on him. In the other picture he is back row on the left, this is in Egypt 1943.

Janette
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Hi Janette

I have posted the photo of your grandfather and others wearing the beret into our 48RM Commando gallery - here is a direct link to it https://gallery.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/units/Royal+Marine+Commando+Units/48+RM+Cdo/Charles+Chrisp+RM_Group+_1_.jpg.html

If you care to leave your last name I will add that to the credit shown.

The 1943 image was before his time in the Commandos. Unlike today in WW2 not all Royal Marines were Commando trained.

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Hello Pete

Thank you for posting the picture and for the information regarding the Commandos.

Kind regards

Janette Pascoe
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I hope this is the right place to submit some additional information about an individual in the nominal role for No 9 Commando. This relates to my father Dr Charles William Gillespie, RAMC. He was born 29 March 1918 and qualified as a doctor from Queen's University Belfast in 1941.

He enlisted in November 1942 as Lt CW Gillespie, 252038, and served from May 1943 with BNAF in Tunisia and Italy (106 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery ). He was promoted Captain on 7 November 1943.

He joined No 9 Commando around April or May 1944 and served with them in Italy and Greece, undergoing parachute training in March 1945. I believe he remained with the unit until Aug 1945, although he may have transferred following the unit's return to Italy from Greece in the spring of 1945.

I attach a photo which was taken in 1944.

He died on 17 November 1955 aged 37.
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Thank you Helen. I will update the archive and respond back again when completed.

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Hi Helen
The photo of your Father is now added to the No.9 Commando gallery currently on page 2 row 1. Here is a direct link to that page: https://gallery.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/units/9/?g2_page=2
I have also updated the Nominal roll entry we had and included your father's name in our Obituaries.

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Further names for 11 (Scottish Commando.

Pte. J. Laing 2879329 Gordon Highlanders.

Rfmn. L W. Dean 6897356 Kings Royal Rifle Brigade.

Pte. E Ryan, 3717786 Kings Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster).


Further info for,

Pte. A.J. Longmore, S/.No. and P/R, 2878961 Gordon Highlanders.

Pte. P. Clarke, 2989810 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Possibly currently Clarke in NM.

A/L/Cpl. J. C. Craig, S/No. is 2963490.

Cpl. J. Mcguire, S/No. is 2934163.

Info from WO 417/027/0180.

Alan.

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Thanks Alan for this and in particular for the source. I have updated the archive with these. I have over the last week been adding more to the archive on those who served in Layforce from information available in the Casualty Lists and POW Lists.

https://www.commandoveterans.org/LayforceContent

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Alan Orton
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Thanks Pete, i came across them whilst looking for names i can add to a D Battalion Nominal Roll i have been attempting to compile, if it is of use to you i can send you a copy of what i have got so far.
Alan.
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Hi Alan

Can you email me it on the email link below so i can have a look. Thank you.

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Alan Orton
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11 (Scottish) Commando additions and updates.

Abbott, Gnr. Aiden.

Gnr. A. Holden.

Gnr. J.F. Kearney, 970050.

Wood, Gnr. Noel.

Gnr. J. Reynolds.

All served in the 57th (Newfoundland) Heavy Regiment Royal Artillery and 1 Troop 11 (Scottish) Commando.

Alan.



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Alan Orton wrote:
Rfmn. L W. Dean 6897356 Kings Royal Rifle Brigade.


Alan.


King's Royal Rifle Corps

Remembering Tom McCormack, died of wounds, Bill Hughes and Syd Murdoch both captured, all at St Nazaire and all Liverpool Scottish/QOCH & 5(Scottish) Troop, No 2 Commando. Wonderful company & welcome guests billeted with my grandfather in Ayr in 1941-2.
 
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