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. RM CDOS Tierney, Norman

    SURNAME Tierney FORENAME Norman UNIT 41 Commando (HQ Troop) RANK Regimental Sergeant Major NUMBER PO/22609 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Italy ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 36433, 17th March 1944, Page 1328 KIA - See Roll of Honour
  2. 3 CDO BDE Salisbury, Geoffrey

    SURNAME Salisbury FORENAME Geoffrey UNIT Royal Marines 45 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER RM 15170 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Cyprus 1957 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 41305, 7th February 1958, Page 851
  3. 3 CDO BDE Davies, Hayden

    SURNAME Davies FORENAME Hadyn UNIT Royal Marines 45 Commando RANK Corporal NUMBER CH/X 4700 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Cyprus 1957 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 41305, 7th February 1958, Page 851
  4. 3 CDO BDE Jenkins, Gethin Lionel David

    SURNAME Jenkins FORENAME Gethin Lionel David UNIT Royal Marines 45 Commando RANK Instructor Lieutenant Commander NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Cyprus 1957 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 41305, 7th February 1958, Page 851
  5. 3 CDO BDE Cameron, Angus Arthur

    SURNAME Cameron FORENAME Angus Arthur UNIT Royal Marines RANK Corporal NUMBER RM 16834 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Brunei 1962 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 43009, 31st May 1963, Page 4693
  6. PARAS 2 Morgan, Ernest William

    SURNAME Morgan FORENAME Ernest William UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Corporal NUMBER 24127657 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Northern Ireland, 1990 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 48346, 20th October 1980, Page 14608
  7. 3 CDO BDE Knowles, William

    SURNAME Knowles FORENAME William UNIT 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines RANK Marine NUMBER RM 8052 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Malaya, 1st January to 30th June 1952 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 39675, 17th October 1952, Page 5528
  8. 3 CDO BDE Heron, John

    SURNAME Herron FORENAME John UNIT 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines RANK Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Malaya, 1st January to 30th June 1952 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 39675, 17th October 1952, Page 5528
  9. 3 CDO BDE Crockett, Anthony John Sinclair

    SURNAME Crockett FORENAME Anthony John Sinclair UNIT 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines RANK Major NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Malaya, 1st January to 30th June 1952 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 39675, 17th October 1952, Page 5528
  10. 3 CDO BDE Phillips, Cecil Farndale

    SURNAME Phillips FORENAME Cecil Frandale UNIT 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines RANK Major General NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Malaya, 1st January to 30th June 1952 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 11.09.1905 awarded DSO WW2 - See RM CDOS awards holder OBE London Gazette...
  11. RM CDOS Samwell, Lawrence Arthur

    SURNAME Samwell FORENAME Lawrence Arthur UNIT 48 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER CH/X 106993 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Sicily ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 36454, 31st March 1944, Page 1557 Later KIA - See Roll of Honour
  12. RM CDOS Law, James Ernest

    SURNAME Law FORENAME James Ernest UNIT 48 Commando RANK Marine (Acting Temporary Corporal) NUMBER CH/X 105624 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Sicily ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 36454, 31st March 1944, Page 1557 Later KIA - See Roll of Honour
  13. RM CDOS Wray, Peter Francis Hugh

    SURNAME Wray FORENAME Peter Francis Hugh UNIT 41 Commando RANK Temporary Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Sicily ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 36454, 31st March 1944, Page 1557 KIA - See Roll of Honour
  14. RM CDOS Twigger, James Thomas

    SURNAME Twigger FORENAME James Thomas UNIT 41 Commando RANK Colour Sergeant NUMBER PLY/X 972 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Sicily ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 36454, 31st March 1944, Page 1557 KIA - See Roll of Honour
  15. RM CDOS Elsom, Harold Edward

    SURNAME Elsom FORENAME Harold Edward UNIT 41 Commando RANK Corporal (Temporary) (Acting Temporary Colour Sergeant) NUMBER CH/X 3109 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Sicily ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 36454, 31st March 1944, Page 1557 Later DOW - See Roll of Honour
  16. RM CDOS Shaw, Donald

    SURNAME Shaw FORENAME Donald UNIT Royal Marines (probably 40 or 43 Commando) RANK Marine NUMBER PO/X 103907 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Italy 1st April - 8th May 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 37505, 15th March 1946, Page 1441
  17. RM CDOS Hatton, Jack

    SURNAME Hatton FORENAME Jack UNIT Royal Marines (probably 40 or 43 Commando) RANK Marine NUMBER PO/X 117594 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Italy 1st April - 8th May 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Leigh, Lancashire London Gazette 37505, 15th March 1946, Page 1441
  18. RM CDOS Green, Arthur

    SURNAME Green FORENAME Arthur UNIT 43 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PLY/X 104305 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Italy 1st April - 8th May 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Burbage, near Leicester London Gazette 37505, 15th March 1946, Page 1441
  19. RM CDOS Mills, William Carley

    SURNAME Mills FORENAME William Carley UNIT Royal Marines RANK Marine (Acting Temporary Corporal) NUMBER PO/X 112087 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Italy 1st April - 8th May 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Bedlington, Northumberland London Gazette 37505, 15th March 1946, Page 1441
  20. RM CDOS Turner, David Charles

    SURNAME Turner FORENAME David Charles UNIT 40 Commando RANK Corporal (Temporary) NUMBER CH/X 101283 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Italy 1st April - 8th May 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Cambridge London Gazette 37505, 15th March 1946, Page 1441
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