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. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. ARMY CDOS Allen, John Duncan

    SURNAMEAllen FORENAMEJohn Duncan UNIT3 Commando RANKLance Sergeant NUMBER7880076 AWARDMention in Despatches PLACENorway 1941 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  12. SAS Trenfield, Frederick Charles (Toby or Tubby)

    SURNAMETrenfield FORENAMEFrederick Charles (Toby or Tubby) UNITL Detachment SAS RANKPrivate NUMBER8383884 AWARDMention in Despatches PLACEMiddle East (London Gazette 14.3.1947) ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONparent unit Royal Warwickshire Regiment L Det SAS 1941 POW November 1941 (Tmimi-Gazala raid)
  13. SAS Kendall, William Edward

    SURNAME Kendall FORENAME William Edward UNIT L Detachment SAS RANK Private NUMBER 402039 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Middle East (London Gazette 3.8.1944) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Armoured Corps killed 1947 - see Roll of Honour
  14. ARMY CDOS Allardice, William Dallas

    SURNAMEAllardice FORENAMEWilliam Dallas UNITM.E. Commando RANKPrivate NUMBER2879652 AWARDMention in Despatches PLACEMiddle East (London Gazette 4.1.1945) ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONparent unit 1 Bn London Scottish
  15. PPA Cahill, Alfred Dennis (Mikali)

    SURNAME Cahill FORENAME Alfred Dennis (Mikali) UNIT S Patrol RANK Driver NUMBER 119614 AWARD Military Medal,Mention in Despatches PLACE Italy 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Army Service Corps (1547 L.A.A. Platoon) born 31.7.1916 London resided 161 St Andrews...
  16. SAS Widdrington, Edward Antony Fitzherbert (Tony)

    SURNAME Widdrington FORENAME Edward Antony Fitzherbert (Tony) UNIT 2 SAS RANK Captain (T/Major) NUMBER 63144 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Italy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  17. ZSU McKenzie, Donald George

    SURNAME McKenzie FORENAME Donald George UNIT AIF RANK Sergeant NUMBER WX 40238 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE British North Borneo 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION executed - see Roll of Honour
  18. JEDBURGH Gough, Victor Albert

    SURNAME Gough FORENAME Victor Albert UNIT SOE Jedburgh Team Jacob RANK Captain NUMBER 148884 AWARD Mention in Despatches,Croix de Guerre,with Silver Star (Fr) PLACE France 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION POW and executed - see Roll of Honour Mention in Despatches (30.8.1945)...
  19. 22 SAS Tinnion, Bradley

    SURNAME Tinnion FORENAME Bradley UNIT D Squadron RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 24852343 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Sierra Leone 2000 (Op.Barras) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  20. ZSU Mollard, Keith Frederick

    SURNAMEMollard FORENAMEKeith Frederick UNITA.I.F. RANKMajor NUMBERVX48771 AWARDDistinguished Service Order,Mention in Despatches PLACEBorneo 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONSF Det Tarakan/Labuan 1945 born 20.5.1915 Toorak,Victoria resided 78 Alma Road,Caulfield,Victoria enlisted 5.8.1940...
Top