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We now have detailed nominal rolls for the following Commando Units:

No1
No2
No3
No4
No5
No7
No9
No11
No12

These can all be found in the Document section of the Home Page
http://www.commandoveterans.org/document

Click on the word Download in the right hand column and you can view a pdf version of the nominal roll.

Please inform me if you come across any mistakes or omissions - your help with these nominal rolls is very important and greatly valued.

Nick

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Nick Collins,

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Great work Nick. The Nominal Rolls that we have are now listed under the specific unit name in our WW2 Commandos section on the Home Page Main Menu. Click on the Unit to discover what we have.

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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The Nominal Rolls have been revised & amended and the most recent revisions uploaded on 03 Jan 2015.

Work continues on nominal rolls for those Commando Units not listed and others such a RN Commandos, police intakes, RM Cdos etc. thanks to Graham Cooper
Work to improve the search facility for the nominal rolls is also in progress.

Please keep me informed of any errors or omissions - I rely on your updates.

Nick

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We have now published nominal rolls, in the Documents section, for :

No1
No2
No3
No4
No5
No6
No7
No8
No9
No10 (IA), 5 (Norwegian) Troop
No11
No12

http://www.commandoveterans.org/document

click on the appropriate Download in the right hand column to read.

Work continues and there will be more updates and more nominal rolls...

Nick

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Hi Nick,
great to see No.8 (Guards) Commando Nominal Roll published, below is a small list of extras, awards, ranks and no's plus a few inclussions.

Almonds J.E. The E should be Edward and he was awarded the MM and bar and also the C de G.
Bennett R. Grenadier Guards awarded the MM.
Bridger Arthur 2698057 Scots Guards.
Brough W.G. L/ Cpl. awarded the MM.
Carrington most likely J 2696602 Scots Guards P.O.W.
Chesworth Thomas R. Scots Guards.
Colquohuon Leonard L/Sgt 2695291 Scots Guards POW.
Copper J.M. 2698113 Scots Guards DCM.
Evans RD 2733469 Welsh Guards POW.
Hill Daniel McFarlane 2694342 Scots Guards P.O.W.
Kershaw David 4121633 6/Grenadier Guards MM.
McKay Robert Gdms. 2698040 Scots Guards POW.
Quinton RS 2566703 Royal Horse Guards.
Leadbetter Harold J Gdms 2617519 Grenadier Guards POW.
Leitch J Gdms 2698540 Scots Guards.
Lilley E.T. 2660913 Coldstream Guards MM.
Robertson John Paterson 2811911 Gdms Scots Guards P.O.W.
Rose Graham L/Cpl. 2617725 Grenadier Guards MM and bar.
Rhodes Frank 2626982 Grenadier Guards.
Sadler John 2814251 Scots Guards POW.
Smith L.V. L/Cpl. 2719754 Irish Guards POW.
Stone Sydney 2692673 Scots Guards DOW.
Warburton Arthur Gdms 2734482 Welsh Guards POW.
and possibly Lt. Ian Collins 139780 Coldstream Guards.
Hope this will be of some use to you.
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Hi Alan,

Thank you so much, once again, for sharing your research and work with us and for providing this list of names & information - it is very much appreciated and I will amend the nominal roll and upload the revision asap.

Best wishes,

Nick

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Hi Nick,
2 further names that can be added are the following;
3710883 Sgt. Ernest Radcliffe Bond Scots Guards POW.
2719054 Gdms. Christopher O'Dowd 1/Irish Guards M.M. KIA 5-10-1943.
A.D. Stirlings service no. was 72647.
E.T. Lilley was Ernest Thomas known as 'Bob'.
G.Rose was known as 'Johnny'.
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A few of the above are mentioned in an edition of London Gazettes (see link at bottom) mentioning some who who had seen action with the Special Air Service Brigade (may have been renamed by this time to 1st SAS Regt) and with some additional details not shown here including another who was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (name on NR but not the medal):

Some details added here for the record having found them rather for the NR.

2656281 Sgt (Acting WO2) Charles George Gibson Riley, Coldstream Guards, awarded the DCM

Copper above is shown in LG as Cooper - 2698113 L/Sgt John Murdoch Cooper Scots Guards awarded DCM

Kershaw MM rank shown as Sergeant at this time.

Robert Bennett MM rank shown as L/Sgt at this time with a s/n 2617533

2655648 SQMS John Edward Almonds MM and bar commissioned 2/Lt 10th Sept 44 (s/n changed 333683). promoted Lt with Gloster Regt 1946, then Captain 12th March 1951. Ends his service 31/12/1960 with honorary rank of Major.
nb. alongside a few of the gazettes entries for Almonds in relation to the Glosters is H. Pike. Herbert 'Spike' Pike served in No 4 Commando and then the Glosters including the action in Korea at Imjin Captain Herbert Pike

Ian Collins was commissioned 2/Lt 30th June 1940, awarded the Croix de Guerre 1940 with palm and in 1946 the OBE. He became Lt Col.

There is one in the LG entry who should be investigated to see if he was in No 8 if poss as he is not shown on our NR but is alongside the other Guards who were:

2695425 Gdsm Roy Duncalfe, Scots Guards, awarded the MM An interesting family entry on him can be found here: http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=4379&p=topics.Military.wwii.general

Here is the original LG entry I mentioned at the beginning:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35799/supplement/5142




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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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All amendments & additions etc have been incorporated - thanks.
Keep them coming!

Nick

Nick Collins,

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Proud son of Cpl Mick Collins, 5 Troop, No5 Cdo

"Truly we may say of them, when shall their glory fade?"


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Hi Nick and Pete,
a few more names to be added are;
Gdsm. Michael D'arcy Irish Guards.
Lt. George PJR Jellicoe 124546 Coldstream Guards DSO MC MID Legion d'Honeur Croix de Guerre MC (Greek)
Sgt. J Storey 3597146 Scots Guards.

Possibly L/Sgt. Douglas Eccles 2735399 Welsh Guards executed by the Germans in 1944.

Pete,
Alastair Timpsons book 'In Rommel's Back Yard' mentions both Duncalfe and McNabola and they both appear in 'Special Forces in the Desert War' but as yet I have found no mention of Layforce connections. Duncalfe ended up in the same POW camp in Germany as my dad.
Alan.
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Hi Nick I see my Farther WilliamJ Cobham is mising of 12 Commando E troop nomina roll


ALLthe Best Doug



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Hi Nick,
Charles Sydney Cattell, 6141548 1/East Surreys is recorded within the Nominal Roll for 7 Commando but also served firstly in No.4 Commando being posted to them 15/07/1940 and then posted to No.3 Commando on the 11/11/1940 until he became part of No.7 Commando on the 31/01/1941.
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Thanks Alan, I have noted this information and will amend the NRs accordingly.

Nick

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The Nominal Rolls have been revised & amended with the most recent revisions uploaded on 14 May 2015.

Work continues on nominal rolls for those Commando Units not listed and others such as RN Commandos, police intakes, the various troops within No.10 (IA) Cdo, CBTC, CMWTC, Cdo Group & Brigade Signals etc. thanks to the sterling work Graham Cooper

Please keep me informed of any errors or omissions - I rely on your updates.


Nick

Nick Collins,

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Proud son of Cpl Mick Collins, 5 Troop, No5 Cdo

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I have just uploaded a RN Commando Nominal Roll into the Document Section.
http://www.commandoveterans.org/node/1740
This one is entirely thanks to Graham Cooper's great efforts...

Nick


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