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 COMBINED OPERATIONS

WW2 land, sea and air forces of the Allied Nations planning, training and working together as a unified force on amphibious raids and landings against the enemy.


Roll of Honour

On this page you can pay tribute to any veteran who served in, or alongside, the Combined Operations Command in WW2 and who died in combat or training. Please send details using the 'Nominate' link below and include a photo (jpeg preferred), if you wish. Assume UK Nationality, unless otherwise stated.
                                                                   

Combined Operations Prayer.

O LORD GOD, our Father, our Saviour, our Might, we pray Thee take into Thy keeping, us who are joined together in a trinity of arms on sea, on land, and in the air in this our special service for King and Country. We pledge ourselves to do, to dare, to die that others might live, believing in Him who said; "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." Grant us faith, courage, and determination that we fail not in whatever duty may lie before us, and may we be enabled by Thy Divine Grace to bear our part in establishing peace on earth and goodwill amongst men. This we ask for Jesus Christ, His sake. Amen

[Photo; The moment the Combined Ops memorial was dedicated on July 4th 2013 by the Reverend Prebendary, Tony Wood with General Sir Richard Barrons KCB CBE ADC Gen, Commander of the Joint Forces Command and bugler, Adrian Harper, looking on.]

 

Order of Information, where provided: Surname, Rank/Awards, Service No, Date of Death, Service/Regiment, Other.

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Abram C H, Rifleman, 6922005, 23/10/42, 20 Rifle Bgd & No 2 Commando, Op Musketoon Glomfjiord.


Adams W B, Flt/Lt, 61478, 10/07/44, 516 RAF Sqn & 21 Sqd.


Austin G, PO/X 2678, 30/10/43, Royal Marine, KIA aboard HMS Aurora off Castelorizo Island, Greece.


Baker H J, AB, JX328627, 17/03/44, RN, Anzio.


Baxter J S, AC2, 1682577, 21/02/44, Radar Operator LST 307, Anzio.


Blackhurst J, Rifleman, 6920686, 20/03/44 (21), Kings Royal Rifle Corps and No. 9 Commando, KIA Anzio beach head.


Boeg HJE, AB, C/JX 355711, 05/11/44, RN Combined Operations  LCT(R) 457, KIA off Belgium Op Infatuate.


Bone J, Flt/Lt, 119710, 03/05/45, 516 Sqn & 3 Sqd, 516 Squadron RAF (attached to Combined Operations).


Borne F, Lt, 11/08/44, 47 RM Commando, CWG Photo.


Bradford AC, Pte 6298995, 23/03/44, The Buffs & 5 Commando, KIA Burma.


Brassington R, Cpl, 4920167, 19/08/44, St Staffs Reg. Att 13th (2/4th St Lancs Reg) Para Reg AAC.


Breach L, Lt, 19/08/42, RNVR, KIA Dieppe.


Brehme RHR, Sgt, CH/X 103637, 2/11/44, 47 RM Commando, Op Infatuate.


Brooke, Cpl, EX 937, 05/08/44, 45 RM Commando, CWG Photo.


Burke J B, Sub Lt (MiD), 15/05/45, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (attached Combined Operations). 10 LCA Flotilla. Died in Teteringen and buried at Jonkerbos War Cementery.


Bury, F J L, Lt, 85925, 11/07/44, 4 Commando.


Butler B D, Major (MC), 85295, 11/06/44, 3 Commando.


Cammidge H, Sgt, 4687495, 01/05/45, 1st battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 1943 Operation Husky & Battle for Cava Belluza south of Villas Mundo, Sicily. CWGC section of Hamburg Cemetery.
 

 


Casson J, Pte, 14674155, 27/06/44 (18), 9th Bt., Durham Light Infantry, Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, France.
 

 


Casson R, Marine, EX/3236, 06/06/44 (25). Marine Commando. Ryes War Cemetery Bazenville, France.

 


Coates W J L, Pte, 5051813, 30/11/42, 7th Bn., North Staffordshire Regiment and No. 6, Commando. Remembered with honour.

Collier P, Leading Seaman, D/SSX 25666, 17/06/44, RN, Op Brassard Elba.
Corke C L, Lt Cdr (MiD), 19/08/42, RNVR. Combined Operations, 24th Raiding Craft Flotilla. Landed Yellow Beach 1, Berneval. KIA Dieppe.
Couper D O, Major, 55996, 01/11/44, G.S.O.2. R.A. Combined Operations, Groesbeek Memorial.

Cousins T F, Captain, 07/06/44, Port-en-Bessin, 47 RM Commando, KIA while securing the heights above the town. There is a memorial on the hill in his memory.
Cullens J D F, Able Seaman, D/JX169287, 17/06/44,Royal Navy attached to Combined Operations. HMS Copra, Op Brassard Elba  Bolsena War Cemetery, Italy
Curtis E G, Pte, 6349613, 23/10/42, 2 Commando, Glomfjord.
Davidson D M, Cpt, 105228, 1943,1 Commando & South Wales Borderers.
Davies J S, LAC, 1360067, 21/02/44, Radar Operator LST 305, Anzio.
Davies O, L/Cpl, EX 969, 07/06/44, 45 RM Commando, CWG Photo.
de Kock V P, Lt, 66564, 07/03/43, South African Naval Forces, Coppist, Missing on surveillance of Sicily beaches in prep for Operation Husky. South African.
Denton H, Sgt, PO/X 2389, 22/08/44, 46 RM Commando, CWG Photo.
Dickson R S, AB, C/JX 279302, 10/7/43, HMLCT 410, RN, Dieppe, KIA Sicily.

 

 


Dryburgh A C, L/Cpl, PO/X 2787, 10/06/44, 45 RM Commando, CWG Photo.
Duncan J R, WRNS, 72461,18/06/44 (19), WRNS attached to HMS COPRA, Killed by V1 bomb.
Eddy E C, AB, D/JX303084, 02/06/44, RN Commando, KIA Anzio Beach.
Edmonds W G, Pte, 6348327, 3-6/02/44 (33), Q O Royal West Kents and 9 Commando, KIA, Cassino, Italy.
Elms F, 2nd Lt, 304633, 06/07/44, 4 Commando.
Farmer E A, WRNS, 72463, 18/06/44 (18), WRNS attached to HMS COPRA, Killed by V1 bomb.

Fazan G F, Lt, 129362, 07/06/44, 6 Commando.


Feeney  T, Wireman, D\MX 103626, 24/01/44 (19), HM LCT (4) 542, Injured on LCT at Anzio, Italy. Transferred to HMHS, St David,and died when the hospital ship was sunk.

 


Fenton B C S, Marine, PO/X 3168, 13/06/44, 45 RM Commando, CWG Photo.
Ferguson J H, AC1, 1565310, 07/07/44, RAFVR, FDT 216.
Fowler J S, AB, P/JX 296467, 19/8/42, RN HMS Tormentor, CWG Photo.
Gallimore S, Petty Officer / Stoker, K65642, 08/11/42. HMS Cowdray, Died during patrol off "C" Beach when ship was bombed .
Gardner J, L/Cpl, 353628, 16/04/45, 9 Commando, Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy.


 


Gardner N, Pilot Officer (Navigator),169214, 22/10/43, RAFVR. 107 Squadron Royal Air Force (Second Tactical Force). KIA Holland and buried at Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern cemetery.
 
Gaughan J, LAC, 1036266, 07/07/44, RAFVR, FDT 216.
Gee B G H, Temp/Sub/Lt, 30/06/44 (20), RNZNVR. Second-in-command of LCT.737, KIA Normandy. Interred Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery.
Geear E J, L/Sgt, 6344312, 27/12/41, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment and 3 Commando,KIA Operation Archery. Buried in Trondheim.
George R, Marine, PO/X 113288, 20/08/44, 45 Royal Marine Commando, E Troop, Normandy KIA.

 


Gerrard T C, Cpl, T/73322, 19/08/42, RASC  France 1939. Joined 3 Commando post Dunkirk. Killed in action Dieppe.


Gill E H, Cpl, 1258560, 21/02/44, Radar Operator LST 305, Anzio.
Gooch F M, Pte, 6145770, 19/08/42, 4 Commando, KIA Dieppe.
Goodenough F J E, Cpl, PLY/X 2279, 11/06/44, 45 RM Commando, CWG Photo.
Grewcock E E D, Cpt, 12/06/44, A Troop of 45 Royal Marine Commando, KIA at Bréville CWG Photo.

 


Grimdsell M H, L/Cpl, PO/X 115851, 02/11/44, 47 RM Commando, KIA Op Infatuate.

 


Hallos H, Leading Seaman, D/JX 201772, 17/06/44, RN ‘A’ Beach Commando,Op Brassard, Photo.

Harden (VC) H E, L/Cpl, 23/01/45, Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) attached to 45 RM Commando, served in Normandy. KIA at Brachterbeek in the Netherlands while rescuing wounded under enemy fire. Posthumously awarded the VC.


Harding R, L/Cpl, 7888531,19/08/42, Royal Armoured Corps, No 3 Commando Dieppe Raid - Yellow Beach (Bernaval).
Hawes D G, Leading Seaman, JX315161, 08/06/44, Royal Navy, KIA on LCT 390 (Juno Beach?).
Hayes G J, L/Cpl, 14263668, 07/06/44 (22), Royal Armoured Corps 1st East Riding Yeomanry, Interred Brettville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery.
Heath A, Cpl, EX352, 23/01/45, 44 Commando, died in Kangaw offensive, Burma, on Hill 170 or Pinner.
Hellyer K G, Private, 6296547, 08/07/42, the Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) & No 4 Commando, died aged 19 during amphibious landing training exercise on the Isle of Arran.
Herbert R G, Lt (DCM, MM), 287391, 08/06/44, 3 Commando.
Hicks J W, Pte, 4132073, 27/12/41, 3 Commando. Vaagso - Op Archery, Cheshire Regt.
Hills L M, Stoker 1st Class, P/KX 139728, 17/06/44, Royal Navy. H.M.S. Copra, KIA Op Cut Out (Brassard).
Hitchcock J E, Trooper, 6351447, 14/07/43, 3 Commando, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment.
Hobbs L F, AB, PJ/X 297225,16/02/44, Royal Navy, HMS COPRA, Anzio War Grave.
Hough J, PO, R.N.D/SSX.14392, 01/11/44, R.N. Commando 'L' Party, KIA Flushing, Walcheren. At rest Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery.
Howie G D, Cpt, 16/06/44, HQ 4 SS Bde RM,CWG Photo.

Hughes C R, L/Sgt, 6010576 , 27/12/41, Bedfs & Herts Regt & No 3 Commando, KIA Operation Archery. 


Hughes G, Leading Seaman, D/JX254497, 17/06/44, RN attached to HMS COPRA. Missing presumed killed on board LCI(L) 132 following its loss during Operation Brassard at Elba.

 


John T, Marine, PLY/X 105762, 01/11/44, Royal Marine, KIA aboard LCG 17 off Walcheren. Interred at the New Communal Cemetery, Ostend.
Kearton A, Pte, 5775524, 07/06/44 (26), 1st Btn Royal Norfolk Regiment, Buried in La Delivrande war cemetery Dourvres Calvados, France.
Kershaw F, Marine, Ply/x109563, 06/06/44, 45 CDO C troop.

 


Lee J, Major (MC), 25/08/44, 46 RM Commando, CWG Photo.
Liddel C W, AB, C/JX 142792, 28/03/42, Royal Navy HMMTB 74, (Operation Chariot), KIA St Nazaire. Interred Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, France.
Linge M, Major, 27/12/41, Norwegian Ind Coy 1, Norway, Operation Archery.
Lloyd M E, Sub/Lt, 18/06/42, RNVR, Commander of a LCT Mk 1 aka an ‘A’ Lighter. Killed by explosion.
Logan G, Cpl, 1001089, 07/07/44, RAFVR, FDT 216.
Lord K, Telegraphist, P/JX282662, 01/11/44,Royal Navy, A Troop 3 Combined Operations Bombardment Unit, KIA Westkapelle,  Walcheren Island. (Submitted by his friend and comrade, Peter Wilde).

 


Main C, Acting PO, JX 131567, 25/06/44, COPPS 3 and COPPS 4, Killed when Landing Craft Headquarters (LCH) 185 hit mine off Sword beach. DSM. [Photo; CM in foreground].

 


Manning V F P, Leading Seaman, P/JX 195429, 10/07/43, RN Commando, Allied Special Forces, No 6 COPP , KIA, Sicily, Operation Husky.
Mantosh G S, Temp/Cpl, 1286539, 21/02/44, Radar Operator LST 305, Anzio.
McCormack T, Pte, 2930404, 11/04/42, No 2 Commando & Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders; 1st (Liverpool Scottish) Bn, Op Chariot), CWG Photo.
McGill J, Fusilier, 5115643, 28/01/44, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), KIA. Cassino, Italy.
McGrann G, AB, C/JX407081, 17/5/44, RN 'A' Commando, KIA Op Brassard.

 


McHale C, Pte, 3783297, 19/08/43,Sth Lancs Reg. Ist Bat.
McIntyre H, Lt, 28/02/43, RN Light Coastal Forces, St Nazaire Raid.
Mckelvey W M, L/Cpl. 14427503, 2/11/44 (20), 1st Batt. Highland Light Infantry, City of Glasgow Reg, buried at Bergin Op Zoom Cemetery.
McKeown S, Leading Seaman, D/SSX 26259, 28/03/42 (Missing), ML 262, St. Nazaire, 28th March 1942. 21 year old, married just two weeks. His name is recorded on the St Nazaire Memorial. One of 105.
Miles J T, AB, C/JX 314712, 27/08/42, RN, Interred Greenock Ceremony.
Mitchell G H, L/C, 2572616, 07/06/44, Combined Operations, Royal Corps of Signals, 14th Beach Signals Section. Mentioned in Despatches, London Gazette for action during Landings. Grave location: Bayeux War Cemetery, X.L. 22.

Mitchell J E, AB, P/JX 273423, 19/08/42, RN, HMS Victory III, Dieppe Raid.


Morley C N, Colour Sgt, CH/X 2148, 20/08/44, 47 RM Commando, CWG Photo.
Mumby L S, Sgt. Gunner/Signaller, 1072102, 07/06/ 44, 7th Field Regiment Royal Artillery, Sword Beach, Buried Ranville Cemetery.
Newman P R, Colour Sgt, 11/07/43, 41 RM Commando.

Noblett N C, 2nd Lt US Army, 01556028, 25/08/44, 465th Ordnance Evacuation Company, United States Army, Purple Heart & WW2 Victory Medal, HM LCT1074.


Notman J R, Pte, 3189059, 02/07/44 (22), KOSB & No 4 Commando, remembered with honour at Ranville War Cemetery. KIA.
Nutter H, Sgt, 07/06/44, 45 RM Commando.

 


O'Connor D G, A.2. (MiD), P/JX 608040, 17/06/44, RN Beach Commando, Op Brassard.
Palmer E L, Cpl, 6216113, 08/02/45, No 2 S.B.S.
Palmer T P, Leading Seaman, D/X 20524 A, 17/06/44, RNR, Braganza, Elba Landings. KIA.
Peckham R J, LAC (MiD), 1434174, 07/07/44, RAFVR, FDT 216.
Pickering B, Sgt, 612453, 17/11/42, RAFSC 3201, Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria.
Plank A E, Private, 5346309, 18/08/44, 5th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment, buried at La Deliverende Cemetery.

 


Plank H H, C.S.M., PLY/X 3504, 02/11/44, 47 R.M. Commando, KIA Walcheren. Buried Burgen-op-Zoom.

 


Pollard G G, L/Cpl, C/54200, 17/06/44, 1st Btn Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders, Photo 1; Photo2.
Pope W J, Marine, CH/X 107152, 12/04/45, 41 RM Commando, Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery.
Powell T, Cpl, 919800, 21/02/44, Driver MT LST 305, Anzio.
Pyman A C H, Cpt (MC), 86776, 06/06/44, 6 Commando.
Redwood F W, PO Motor Mechanic, D/MX 70116, 01/11/44, RN, Cmbined Operations Landing Craft LCG(M) 102, MPK at Walcheren.
Rhodes R, Flt/Sgt, 1535801, 18/03/44, RAFVR, 516 Sqd.
Roberts J, Acting AB, C/JX 420813, 06/06/44 (19), HM LCI(S) 524, KIA, Sword Beach. Interred St Marie Cemetery, Le Havre.
Robinson P D, Lt, 06/08/44, 41 RM Commando, Photo.
Robson J, Pte, 14492347, 22/03/45, DLI/6Commando, battle accident Holland.
Rolt T C, AC1, 1681468, 07/07/44, RAFVR, FDT 216.
Sharman R, L/Sgt, 4910237, 25/02/41 (33), 50 Middle East Commando & South Staffs regiment. He is commemorated on the Athens memorial Face 6.I.
Sheffield H J, Stoker 1st/Cl, D/KX 179052, 06/06/44, RN (Landing Craft), HMS Northney.
Simmonds E R, Marine, PO/X110748, 01/11/44, Royal Marine, KIA aboard LCF-37 at Walcheren. Underage by 155 days when he enlisted on 15/4/42 at Eastney Barracks.
Simmonds H, Leading Stoker, D/KX79831, 28/03/42, MTB 74, KIA St Nazaire, France. Operation Chariot.

 


Sims E, Lt, 17/06/44, RNVR, HMLCF15 Elba, Op Brassard.
Sissons J G, Temp Sub Lt, July '43, RNVR, Operation Husky, 112th Landing Craft Flotilla Force V. "No other grave but the sea."
Smith F, Gunner, 06/06/44, No. 4 Commando, Sword Beach, buried in Hermanville War Cemetery.
Stapleton A W, Rifleman, 14311519, 31/12/45, Kings Own Rifle Corp  & No 5 Commando, Taukkyan War Cemetery.
Stephen J E, WO, 903322, 06/02/44, RAFVR, 516 Sqd.
Tait J B, Sub Lt, 06/06/44, RNVR, HMLCT 980.
Teague B J, Cpt, 06/07/44, 46 RM Commando, Photo.
Terrell E, Marine, CH/X114395, 06/06/44, Royal Marines, 577 LCT Flotilla.
Thatcher A G M, Marine, PLY/X110293, 02/11/44, 47 RM Commando, Walcheren.
Thomas D G, Cpt, 25/06/44, Royal Marines, Hermanville.
Thomson H, L/Cpl, PO/X 106815, 18/09/43, 41 RM Commando, Salerno.
Thornber R, Sub Lt., 06/06/44, RNVR - HMS Copra, LCT(A) 2191.
Turley F W, Pte, 5254801, 27/12/41, Worcestershire Regiment and No3 Commando, KIA Vaagso (Operation Archery).
Wadsworth P R, Marine, CH/X 112639, 06/06/44, Royal Marines, Juno Beach.
Walker J, Marine, FX 3379, 08/06/44, 45 RM Commando, Photo.
Wardell A A, Sgt, 923374, 21/02/44, Radar Mechanic LST 305, Anzio.
Wharton B W, Gunner, 909229, 27/12/41 (22), Royal Artillery and No 3 Commando, died on Operation Archery – Vaagso. Buried at sea.
White B G, Cpt, 20/08/44, 45 RM Commando, Photo.
White R D, Sgt, PO/X 1898, 18/06/44, 45 RM Commando, Photo.
Whittaker G B, 35014, 28/06/44, 47 RM Commando.
Williams A M, Sgt, 6098196,12/09/42, Small Scale Raiding Force, The Queen's Royal Reg (West Surrey).
Woodgate A J, Fl/Lt, NZ.412300, 06/02/44, RNZAF, NZ / 516 Sqd.
Woolley W A, Sapper, 1922932, 14/09/42, 295 Army Field Co. Royal Engineers, Operation Agreement.

We will remember them

Key in alphabetical order.  AB - Able Seaman, Bde - Brigade, Bt - Batallion, Cpl - Corporal, Cpt - Captain, CWG - Commonwealth War Grave, FDT - Fighter Direction Tender, Flt/Lt Flight Lieutenant,  Flt/Sgt - Flight Sergeant, LAC - Leading Aircraftsman, LCG - Landing Craft Gun, Lt - Lieutenant, MC - Military Cross, MiD - Mentioned in despatches, MPK - Missing Presumed Killed, Pte - Private, RAFSC - RAF Servicing Commando, RAFVR - Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, RM - Royal Marine, RNZAF - Royal New Zealand Air Force, RP - Runnymede Panel, Sgt - Sergeant, Sqd - Squadron, WG Photos - War Grave Photographs. WO - Warrant Officer, WRNS - Women's Royal Naval Service.


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