borneo confrontation

Borneo Confrontation (December 1962 - September 1966)
Borneo Confrontation (December 1962 - September 1966)
The Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation or Borneo confrontation (also known by its Indonesian / Malay name, Konfrontasi) was an armed conflict from 1963 to 1966 that stemmed from Indonesia's opposition to the creation of the Federation of Malaysia. After Indonesian president Sukarno was deposed in 1966, the dispute ended peacefully and the nation of Malaysia was formed.

40 Commando + 42 Commando served from 1962 - 1966
114 Commonwealth casualties, 180 Commonwealth wounded
  1. 3 CDO BDE Tomlin, Kenneth James

    SURNAME Tomlin FORENAME Kenneth James UNIT R.M. 40 Commando (6 Troop B Company) RANK Corporal NUMBER RM 19480 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Borneo 1964 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 43691, 22nd June 1965, Page 5981
  2. 3 CDO BDE Costley, William George

    SURNAME Costley FORENAME William George UNIT R.M. 40 Commando (6 Troop B Company) RANK Sergeant NUMBER RM 12204 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Borneo 1964 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 43691, 22nd June 1965, Page 5981
  3. 3 CDO BDE Seeger, Robert Alan Mountcastle

    SURNAME Seeger FORENAME Robert Alan Mountcastle UNIT R.M. 40 Commando (6 Troop B Company) RANK Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Military Cross PLACE Borneo 1964 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION former Special Boat Service London Gazette 43691, 22nd June 1965, Page 5981
  4. 3 CDO BDE Mitchell, David

    SURNAME Mitchell FORENAME David UNIT R.M. Special Boat Service RANK Captain NUMBER AWARD M.B.E. PLACE Borneo 1965 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 23.09.1929 1953 married Betty (nee Mann) (died 2011) 5 children died 25.09.2021
  5. 3 CDO BDE Underwood, Bryan Albert

    SURNAME Underwood FORENAME Bryan Albert UNIT R.M. 42 Commando (L Company) RANK Marine NUMBER RM 20505 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Brunei 1962 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 43009, 31st May 1963, Page 4693
  6. 3 CDO BDE Rawlinson, Richard Croft

    SURNAME Rawlinson FORENAME Richard Croft UNIT R.M. 42 Commando (L Company) RANK Corporal NUMBER RM 17402 AWARD Military Medal PLACE Brunei 1962 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 43009, 31st May 1963, Page 4693
  7. 3 CDO BDE Pritchard, George Henry

    SURNAME Pritchard FORENAME George Henry UNIT R.M. 42 Commando RANK Colour Sergeant NUMBER PO/X 5237 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Brunei 1962 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 42870, 28th December 1962, Page 26
  8. 3 CDO BDE Moore, John Jeremy

    SURNAME Moore FORENAME John Jeremy UNIT R.M. 40 Commando (X Troop) + 42 Commando (L Company + Commanding Offr) RANK Lieutenant + Captain + Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER AWARD Military Cross and bar, O.B.E. PLACE Malaya 1950s and Brunei 1963 (MCs) N.Ireland 1973 (OBE) ADDITIONAL...
  9. 3 CDO BDE Lester, William John

    SURNAME Lester FORENAME William John UNIT R.M. 42 Commando (L Company) RANK Corporal NUMBER CH/X 5001 AWARD Military Medal PLACE Brunei 1962 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 43009, 31st May 1963, Page 4693
  10. 3 CDO BDE George, G.C.

    SURNAMEGeorge FORENAMEG.C. UNITR.N. 42 Commando RANKInstructor Lieutenant NUMBER AWARDMention in Despatches PLACEBrunei 1962-63 ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONholder of D.S.C.
  11. 3 CDO BDE Deakin, Cyril Charles James

    SURNAME Deakin FORENAME Cyril Charles James UNIT R.M. 42 Commando (HQ Troop) RANK Regimental Sergeant Major NUMBER PLY/X 2787 AWARD British Empire Medal PLACE Brunei 1962-63 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 43010, 31st May 1963, Page 4818
  12. 3 CDO BDE Bridges, Ernest Robert

    SURNAME Bridges FORENAME Ernest Robert UNIT R.M. 42 Commando (Commanding Officer) RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Brunei 1962 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 06.12.1918 ww2 awarded MID - See RM CDOS awards holder O.B.E. died 18.06.2015 London...
  13. 3 CDO BDE Powell, Fred Stewart

    SURNAME Powell FORENAME Fred Stewart UNIT R.M. 42 Commando (L Company) RANK Marine NUMBER RM 21017 DATE OF DEATH 12th December 1962 AGE 19 GRAVESITE cremated Singapore and ashes repatriated to UK ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 11.2.1943 KIA Limbang,Sarawak (Borneo)
  14. 3 CDO BDE Macfarlane, Walter Grant

    SURNAME Macfarlane FORENAME Walter Grant UNIT R.M. 42 Commando (L Company) RANK Sergeant NUMBER CH/X 4743 DATE OF DEATH 12th December 1962 AGE 33 GRAVESITE Kranji Military Cemetery,Singapore Section 14 Row A Grave 10 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 4.7.1929 KIA...
  15. 3 CDO BDE Kierans, Gerald

    SURNAME Kierans FORENAME Gerald UNIT R.M. 42 Commando (L Company) RANK Marine NUMBER RM 16941 DATE OF DEATH 12th December 1962 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Kranji Military Cemetery,Singapore Section 14 Row D Grave 10 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 27.9.1940 KIA Limbang,Sarawak (Borneo)
  16. 3 CDO BDE Jennings, Richard

    SURNAME Jennings FORENAME Richard UNIT R.M. 42 Commando (L Company) RANK Marine NUMBER RM 19233 DATE OF DEATH 12th December 1962 AGE 19 GRAVESITE cremated and ashes repatriated to UK ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 7.2.1943 KIA Limbang,Sarawak (Borneo) originally buried...
  17. 3 CDO BDE Formoy, Ronald David

    SURNAME Formoy FORENAME Ronald David UNIT R.M. 42 Commando (L Company) RANK Marine NUMBER RM 16883 DATE OF DEATH 12th December 1962 AGE 24 GRAVESITE cremated and ashes repatriated to UK ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 5.11.1938 KIA Limbang,Sarawak (Borneo) originally buried...
  18. 3 CDO BDE Clark, Ian Campbell

    SURNAME Clark FORENAME Ian Campbell UNIT R.M. 42 Commando (L Company) RANK Lieutenant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 16th March 1966 AGE 29 GRAVESITE Kranji Military Cemetery, Singapore ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 9.3.1937 father Sir John Maurice Clark (1903-1995) mother Winnie...
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