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. PARAS 2 Rimmer, Nathan

    SURNAME Rimmer FORENAME Nathan UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Sergeant NUMBER 24919407 AWARD Mention In Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2011 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION between 01.04.2011 - 30.09.2011
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. PARAS 2 Altass, Derek

    SURNAME Altass FORENAME Derek UNIT 3 Para RANK Warrant Officer Second Class NUMBER 22773888 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Radfan,Aden 1964 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 28.9.1923 Bradford,Yorkshire son of Annie Altass enlisted January 1941 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 6...
  10. 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...
  11. 22 SAS Brunton, Frederick James (Freddie)

    SURNAME Brunton FORENAME Frederick James (Freddie) UNIT Regimental Medical Officer RANK Captain NUMBER 419044 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Malaya 1952 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Army Medical Corps b.18 December 1926 d.24 February 2003 MB BS Lond(1950)...
  12. 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
  13. 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...
  14. AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS Evans, Cecil Frank

    SURNAME Evans FORENAME Cecil Frank (Snow) UNIT M Special Unit RANK Corporal NUMBER NX 31359 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE New Guinea 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 24.3.1919 Leichhardt,New South Wales enlisted 11.6.1940 Paddington,New South Wales next of kin Frank Evans...
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. SOE Barstow, Lawrence Oliver Mackay

    SURNAME Barstow FORENAME Lawrence Oliver Mackay UNIT SOE Yak Mission,Greece RANK Second Lieutenant NUMBER 1249959 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Middle East 1941 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  18. 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
  19. JEDBURGH Somers, Claud S.

    SURNAME Somers FORENAME Claud S. UNIT S.O.E. Jedburgh Team Simon RANK Sergeant (temporary) NUMBER 1651938 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE France 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Air Force Jedburgh Team Simon (France 1944) codename Stephane Jedburgh Team Dicing...
  20. 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
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