mention in despatches

To be mentioned in dispatches (or despatches, MiD) describes a member of the armed forces whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which their gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy is described.

In some countries, a service member's name must be mentioned in dispatches as a condition for receiving certain decorations.
  1. EOD Brammah, Allan Norman

    SURNAME Brammah FORENAME Allan Norman UNIT 321 EOD Unit, Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 23835033 AWARD Mention In Despatches PLACE Ireland, 1974 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION See Roll of Honour
  2. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Whitley, William Marriner

    SURNAME Whitley FORENAME William Marriner UNIT R.N.V.R. HM Submarine X 7 RANK Engine Room Artificer Fourth Class NUMBER D/MX 73499 AWARD Mention in Despatches (posthumous) PLACE Tirpitz (Op.Source) 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  3. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Mortiboys, Ralph James

    SURNAME Mortiboys FORENAME Ralph James UNIT R.N.V.R. HM Submarine X 5 RANK Engine Room Artificer Fourth Class NUMBER P/MX 79142 AWARD Mention in Despatches (posthumous) PLACE Tirpitz (Op.Source) 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  4. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Malcolm, Alastair David

    SURNAME Malcolm FORENAME Alastair David UNIT R.N.V.R. HM Submarine X 5 RANK Acting Sub Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches (posthumous) PLACE Tirpitz (Op.Source) 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  5. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Nelson, Tom John

    SURNAME Nelson FORENAME Tom John UNIT R.N.V.R. HM Submarine X 5 RANK Sub Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches (posthumous) PLACE Tirpitz (Op.Source) 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  6. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Whittam, Lionel Barnett

    SURNAME Whittam FORENAME Lionel Barnett UNIT R.N.V.R. HM Submarine X 7 RANK Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches (posthumous) PLACE Tirpitz (Op.Source) 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  7. 3 CDO BDE Clark, Ian Campbell

    SURNAME Clark FORENAME Ian Campbell UNIT 42 Commando RANK Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches (posthumous) PLACE Borneo ADDITIONAL INFORMATION See roll of honour
  8. SOE Allan, John Arthur Briscoe

    SURNAME Allan FORENAME John Arthur Briscoe UNIT Force 136 SOE RANK Captain (T/Major) NUMBER 224658 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Malaya 1944-45 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit South Staffordshire Regiment born 30.11.1911 Bray,Rathdown,Co.Wicklow,Ireland son of George and...
  9. DAMBUSTERS Lloyd, Thomas Williams

    SURNAME Williams FORENAME Thomas Williams UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Squadron Leader NUMBER 84133 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE London Gazette 1.1.1944 and 8.6.1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  10. ZSU Cream, Ronald Joseph Verdun (Percy)

    SURNAME Cream FORENAME Ronald Joseph Verdun (Percy) UNIT Z Special Unit (AIF) RANK Corporal NUMBER WX 13199 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE New Guinea 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 11.7.1916 Nabawa,Western Australia next of kin Jane Cream married 06.03.1954, Perth, Australia...
  11. RANCDT Bailey, Barrie John

    SURNAME Bailey FORENAME Barrie John UNIT CDT 3 (RAN) RANK Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver NUMBER R54635 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE South Vietnam 1969-70 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 25.11.1939 Hopetown,Victoria CDT 3 12.8.1969 - 10.3.1970 HMAS Sydney 1971-72
  12. RANCDT Garrett, Jeffrey Lynden

    SURNAME Garrett FORENAME Jeffrey Lynden UNIT CDT 3 (RAN) RANK Able Seaman Clearance Diver NUMBER R64687 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE South Vietnam 1969 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 6.5.1947 Dungog,New South Wales HMAS Melbourne 1966 CDT 3 10.2.1969 - 21.8.1969
  13. SOE Altenborg-Hansen, Christian

    SURNAME Altenborg-Hansen FORENAME Christian UNIT SD (Danish) Section SOE RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 318191 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Denmark ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) born 30.3.1904
  14. JEDBURGH Austin, John Patrick Standidge

    SURNAME Austin FORENAME John Patrick Standidge UNIT S.O.E. Jedburgh Team Dudley RANK Sergeant NUMBER 5348971 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Holland 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  15. JEDBURGH Mellows, Thomas Anthony

    SURNAME Mellows FORENAME Thomas Anthony UNIT S.O.E. Jedburgh Team Martin RANK Captain NUMBER 16668 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE France 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOW - see Roll of Honour
  16. JEDBURGH Gardner, Dennis

    SURNAME Gardner FORENAME Dennis UNIT S.O.E. Jedburgh Team Veganin RANK A/Sergeant NUMBER 14290042 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE France 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  17. JEDBURGH Vickery, Peter Charles Henry

    SURNAME Vickery FORENAME Peter Charles Henry UNIT S.O.E. Jedburgh Team Nation/Hart RANK T/Captain NUMBER 258159 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Burma 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  18. SOE Aganoor, Aram

    SURNAME Aganoor FORENAME Aram UNIT Force 136 SOE RANK Second Lieutenant NUMBER EC 4397 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Burma 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit General List,Indian Army born 28.1.1913 probably Armenian attached Det 101 OSS (A Group) killed - see Roll of Honour
  19. SOE Abbott, Algernon Jack

    SURNAME Abbott FORENAME Algernon Jack UNIT Force 136 SOE RANK T/Major NUMBER EC 7616 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Far East 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 6 Rajputana Rifles,Indian Army born 28.05.1906 Southsea,Hampshire commissioned 2Lt 13.8.1942 died 16.05.1990...
  20. SOE Abbey, Ian Edward

    SURNAME Abbey FORENAME Ian Edward UNIT Force 136 SOE RANK T/Major NUMBER 162408 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Far East 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Leicestershire Regiment born 29.7.1920 Windsor,Berkshire London Scottish 4.4.1938 - 20.12.1940 commissioned 20.12.1940...
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