45 commando

45 COMMANDO
45 COMMANDO
After reforming and retitling, the unit transitioned to the Commando role as a formed unit, by-passing the individual volunteer and selection process undertaken by Army Commando candidates. Personnel undertook, and completed, the Commando Basic Training Course at Achnacarry, Scotland. As part of the 1st Special Service Brigade, the Commando participated in Operation Overlord (the D-Day Normandy landings), before going on to move through Europe into Germany, including Brachterbeek on 23 January 1945. During the Ardennes Offensive, the retitled 1st Commando Brigade was given the task of holding a stretch of the River Meuse; it was during this period of operations that Lance Corporal H. Harden, a medical orderly of the RAMC attached to 45 (RM) Commando, won the Victoria Cross.
  1. RM CDOS Rushforth, John Nicholson

    SURNAME Rushforth FORENAME John Nicholson UNIT 45 Commando RANK Major NUMBER AWARD Military Cross PLACE Normandy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 11.3.1919 died 24.3.2004 London Gazette 36676, 25th August 1944, Page 4008
  2. RM CDOS Green, Norman

    SURNAME Green FORENAME Norman UNIT 45 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PLY/X 106617 AWARD Military Medal PLACE Normandy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 36676, 25th August 1944, Page 4008
  3. RM CDOS Brown, Albert

    SURNAME Brown FORENAME Albert UNIT 45 Commando RANK Corporal NUMBER PO/X 4113 AWARD Military Medal PLACE Normandy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 36676, 25th August 1944, Page 4008
  4. RM CDOS Davies, Osmond

    SURNAME Davies FORENAME Osmond UNIT 45 Commando RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER EX/969 DATE OF DEATH 7th June 1944 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery, France IIIA.N.5 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 03.05.1919, Ystrad Mynach, Glamorganshire, UK son of David and Edith Davies...
  5. RM CDOS Dangerfield, Edward Charles

    SURNAME Dangerfield FORENAME Edward Charles UNIT 45 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PO/X 110927 DATE OF DEATH 7th June 1944 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire Panel 87 Column 3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 29.10.1923, Bow, London, UK son of Albert George...
  6. RM CDOS Crouch, Walter

    SURNAME Crouch FORENAME Walter UNIT 45 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER CH/X 100462 DATE OF DEATH 12th April 1945 AGE 31 GRAVESITE Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany 8.D.12 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 20.12.1913, Fareham, Hampshire, UK died Germany
  7. RM CDOS Crompton, William

    SURNAME Crompton FORENAME William UNIT 45 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PO/X 114336 DATE OF DEATH 12th April 1945 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany 3.F.9 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 22.05.1924, Bury, Lancashire, UK son of James and Alice Crompton, Bury...
  8. RM CDOS Corbyn, Edwin Peter

    SURNAME Corbyn FORENAME Edwin Peter UNIT 45 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER EX/3439 DATE OF DEATH 7th June 1944 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, France I.K.12 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 28.07.1919, St. Thomas, Port Clarence, Durham died Normandy
  9. RM CDOS Cook, Alfred Charles Armistice

    SURNAME Cook FORENAME Alfred Charles Armistice UNIT 45 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PO/X 111883 DATE OF DEATH 24th March 1945 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany 62.A.13 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 11.11.1922, Chiswick, London died Germany
  10. RM CDOS Conaty, Alan Craba

    SURNAME Conaty FORENAME Alan Craba UNIT 45 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PO/X 100424 DATE OF DEATH 1st March 1945 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Milsbeek War Cemetery, Netherlands 1.F.12 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 06.08.1921, North Shields, Northumberland, UK son of Thomas P. and Laura...
  11. RM CDOS Cohen, Isaac

    SURNAME Cohen FORENAME Isaac UNIT 45 Commando RANK Corporal NUMBER PO/X 3246 DATE OF DEATH 15th July 1944 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire Panel 87 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 13.05.1921, Mile End, London, UK son of David and Mary Cohen...
  12. RM CDOS Cocks, John Sidney

    SURNAME Cocks FORENAME John Sidney UNIT 45 Commando RANK Corporal NUMBER CH/X 114915 DATE OF DEATH 23rd January 1945 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Nederweert War Cemetery, Netherlands IV.F.5 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 13.06.1925, Peckham, London, UK son of Sidney Harold and Ada...
  13. RM CDOS Clarke, Reginald James

    SURNAME Clarke FORENAME Reginald James UNIT 45 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER CH/X 114216 DATE OF DEATH 4th April 1945 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany 62.C.16 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 04.03.1925, Deal, Kent, UK son of Jack and Monica Mercy...
  14. RM CDOS Casper, Peter

    SURNAME Casper FORENAME Peter UNIT 45 Commando RANK Lieutenant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 6th April 1945 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Hanover War Cemetery, Germany 7.K.7 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Emil Hans and Margaret Casper, Farnham, Surrey "A.C.P. Casper" (45 Commando Roll of...
  15. RM CDOS Carter, William

    SURNAME Carter FORENAME William UNIT 45 Commando RANK Corporal NUMBER EX/1069 DATE OF DEATH 7th June 1944 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon Panel 102 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 17.03.1919, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, UK died Normandy
  16. RM CDOS Cann, Bernard Lawrence

    SURNAME Cann FORENAME Bernard Lawrence UNIT 45 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PLY/X 108734 DATE OF DEATH 7th April 1945 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Hanover War Cemetery, Germany 15.C.10 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 07.01.1922, St. Pancras, London, UK died Germany
  17. RM CDOS Campbell, Finlay

    SURNAME Campbell FORENAME Finlay UNIT 45 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER EX/4108 DATE OF DEATH 2nd July 1944 AGE 26 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery, France IIIA.K.6 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 02.06.1918, Ardgovan, Argyllshire, UK son of David and Rebecca Campbell died...
  18. RM CDOS Brooks, Arthur Robert

    SURNAME Brooks FORENAME Arthur Robert UNIT 45 Commando RANK Corporal NUMBER EX/937 DATE OF DEATH 5th August 1944 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IA.G.10 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 11.05.1919, Wandsworth, London, UK died Normandy
  19. RM CDOS Brockbank, Maurice Chester

    SURNAME Brockbank FORENAME Maurice Chester UNIT 45 Commando (C Troop) RANK Captain NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 12th April 1945 AGE 35 GRAVESITE Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany 8.D.13 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 30.08.1910 son of Clarence Jesse and Caroline Brockbank husband of...
  20. RM CDOS Boothroyd, Gordon

    SURNAME Boothroyd FORENAME Gordon UNIT 45 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PO/X 120397 DATE OF DEATH 13th June 1944 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery, France VIA.O.16 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 07.04.1925, Lingley, Yorkshire, UK son of Edgar and Mabel Boothroyd...
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