Q-Troop 47 Royal Marine Commando
Q-Troop 1944
Q-Troop
back row: ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, Mne. CADMAN, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??
2nd row: ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, Mne. RUTLEDGE, ??, ??, ??, ??
3rd row: Cpl. TYE, ??, L/Cpl. GRIMSDELL, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, CSM SPEAR
front row: ??, ??, Sgt. ROSE, ??, ??, ??
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Photo Name Rank Service number Additional information
Lt. Ian Adam
Lt. I.W. Adam
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Adam, I.W. † Lt.   Killed in action 14 January 1945.

Lt. Adam was killed in action on 14 January 1945. His body was found by officials from the Dutch town of Sprang-Capelle, and identified by his landlady in Oosterhout.

  Adams, T. Mne. PO/X115610 Wounded 14 August 1944 & 13/14 January 1945.
  Arno, L.J. Mne. PLY/X109376 Wounded 6 June 1944.
  Barnard, C.C. Mne. PLY/X102608  
  Barnard, K.N. Mne. CH/X104997 Wounded 6 June 1944.
  Bee, E.E. † Sgt. PO/X100001 Killed in action 6 June 1944.
  Bennett, H.A. Lt. PO/X3770 Wounded 2 November 1944.
  Brown, E.P.N. Mne. PO/X117654 Wounded 6 June & 2 November 1944.
L/Cpl. Bushby
L/Cpl L. Bushby
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Bushby, L. L/Cpl. 4270851 RAMC att. Q Troop. Wounded 2 November 1944.
Mne. C.A. Cadman
Mne. C.A. Cadman
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Cadman, C.A. Mne. CH/X109149 A & Q Troop. Wounded 13/14 January 1945.
  Canning, G.E.E. Mne.    
  Cannon, W.G. Mne. CH/X103831 Wounded 18 June 1944.
  Carey, J.W. Capt.   Captain Carey was an Army Captain attached to 47 RM Commando.
  Carter, A.E. † Mne. PO/X2367 Missing believed killed 6 June 1944.
  Catts, J.H. † L/Cpl. PLY/X3877 Killed in action 7 June 1944.
L/Cpl. E. Chadwick
L/Cpl. E. 'Chad' Chadwick
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Chadwick, E. L/Cpl. CH/X108320 A & Q Troop. Chad served from October 1944 to Febuary 1946 in 47 RM Commando, 46 RM Commando, and 41 RM Commando. He stayed on the Dutch islands of Walcheren and Noord-Beveland until his Troop moved to new billets in the town of Aalten near the German border in May 1945.
  Charlesworth, H. Cpl. PO/X104273 Wounded 2 November 1944.
  Chatfield, A.J. † L/Cpl. 7346931 RAMC att. Q Troop. Killed in action 6 June 1944.
Cpl. Edward Cox
Cpl. E.S.S. 'Ted' Cox
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Cox, E.S.S. Cpl. CH/X113227 Wounded 6 June 1944.

Cpl. Cox was wounded at La Rosière on D-Day and eventually evacuated back to the UK.

  Curtis, H.T. Mne. PLY/X120256 Wounded 13/14 January 1945.
  Davies, A.S. † Mne. PLY/X104395 Killed in action 2 November 1944.
  Davies, W.N. † Mne. EX3680 Killed in action 18 June 1944.
  Derrick, M. † Mne. PLY/X112062 Killed in action 2 November 1944.
  Didd, J. Mne. CH/X114778 Wounded 18 June 1944.
Lt. Roger Dobson
Lt. R.A. 'Dobbie' Dobson
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Dobson, R.A. Lt. PO/X111805 A & Q Troop. Lt. Roger Dobson joined the Royal Marines at Deal Barracks in Kent in June 1942, was commissioned on Apr.3rd. 1944 and in Nov. of that year went to Achnacarry. He joined 47 Commando in early Mar. 1945
  Duke, A. † Mne. PLY/X3651 Killed in action 2 November 1944.
  Dutton, C. † Mne. PO/X106964 Killed in action 6 June 1944.
Cpl. Alan Eglington
Cpl. A.D.G. Eglington
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Eglington, A.D.G. Cpl. CH/X103824 A & Q Troop
  Elliott, A. Mne. PO/X106909 Wounded 6 June 1944.
  Ellis, W. L/Sgt. EX4013t (*Military Medal)
  Esther, R.W.W. Sgt. (*) CH/X114336 (*Military Medal)

Wounded 23 July & 2 November 1944.

  Evans, C. † Mne. PLY/X113855 Q & Y Troop. Killed in action 14 January 1945.
Cpl. E.J. 'Ted' Evans
Cpl. E.J. 'Ted' Evans
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Evans, E.J. † Cpl. CH/X112376 A & Q Troop. Killed in action 2 November 1944.
  Fawcett, J. † Mne. PLY/X109226 Wounded 6 June & 2 November, died of wounds 7 November 1944.
  Feacey, J.R. † Major   Killed in action 6 June 1944.

Maj. Feacey was killed in the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944, when his LCA was the first to be hit probably by shell fire from Le Hamel or Longues-sur-Mer.

  Fee, D. † Mne. PO/X115272 Killed in action 2 November 1944.
  Fellows, P.B. † Mne. PLY/X106565 Killed in action 6 June 1944.
  Fewtrell, C.H. † Mne. PLY/X112746 Killed in action 6 June 1944.
  Fletcher, W.R.D. † L/Cpl. CH/X113640 Wounded 6 June, killed in action 2 November 1944.
  Fussel, N.J. Mne. PLY/X112744 Wounded 6 June 1944.
  Gibson, D.A. Sgt.   HQ & Q Troop. Sgt. Gibson was wounded in the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944, when his LCA was the first to be hit probably by shell fire from Le Hamel or Longues-sur-Mer.
  Gillet, S. Cpl. PO/X105320 Wounded 6 June & 2 November 1944.
Mne. S. Greenhalgh
Mne. S. Greenhalgh
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Greenhalgh, S. † Mne. PO/X112375 Killed in action 14 January 1945.
L/Cpl. Morris Grimsdell
L/Cpl. M.H. Grimsdell
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Grimsdell, M.H. † L/Cpl. PO/X115851 Killed in action 2 November 1944.
  Hart, A. Mne. PO/X105384 Wounded 2 November 1944.
  Harvey, J.H. Mne. PLY/X110125 Wounded 2 November 1944.
  Hill, W.S. Mne. PLY/X105430 Wounded 2 November 1944.
  Hiron Sgt.    
Mne. J.G. Holmes
Mne. J.G. 'Taffy' Holmes
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Holmes, J.G. Mne.    
Sgt. Albert Hooper
Sgt. A. Hooper
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Hooper, A. Sgt. 102479 Q & X Troop; Croix de Guerre with Vermillion Star
  Hughes, C.H. Lt.    
  Huxtable, F.M. TSM PLY/X325 Wounded 30 July 1944.
  James, H.I. L/Cpl. PO/X108782 Wounded 13/14 January 1945.
  Jenkins, T.J. Mne. PLY/X120044 Wounded 19 August 1944.
Cpl. E.G. Jones
Cpl. E.G. 'Gizzo' Jones
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Jones, E.G. Cpl. PO/X100515 Cpl. E.G. Jones, also known as Gizzo or Taff
  Jones, N. † Cpl. PO/X105351 Killed in action 6 June 1944.
Mne. E. Killingback
Mne. E. Killingback
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Killingback, E.W. Mne. CH/X3893 Wounded 11 August 1944.
  Lambert, D.J. Mne. CH/X112023 HQ & Q Troop. Wounded 2 November 1944.
Mne. Robert Lines
Mne. R. Lines
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Lines, R. Mne. PO/X106993 Wounded 2 November 1944.
Mne. Don Logan
Mne. M.D. Logan
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Logan, M.D. Mne. PO/X113685  
  Longden, A. † Mne. CH/X108937 Killed in action 2 November 1944.
  Luckman, R.H. Cpl. PO/X3802 A & Q Troop
  Lumsden, J. † Mne. PO/X117207 Killed in action 6 June 1944.

Mne. Lumsden was killed by a German sniper on 6 June 1944 near the Meauvais-Buhot road in Normandy.

Cpl. Tom MacAndrew
Cpl. T.C.A. MacAndrew
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MacAndrew, T.C.A. Cpl.   Heavy Weapons & Q Troop
  MacLennan, W. Cpl.    
Mne. Frank Makings
Mne. P. 'Frank' Makings
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Makings, P. Mne.    
  Mason, W.C. Mne. PLY/X104255 Wounded 6 June 1944.
  Meakin, H.S. Cpl. EX2824 Wounded 13/14 January 1945.
  Mills, R. Mne.    
  Moore, G. Mne. PLY/X110799 Evacuated sick 9 June 1944.
  Nicholl, F. † L/Cpl. PLY/X108029 Killed in action 2 November 1944.
  Northmore, L.E. Sgt. PLY/X105499 Wounded 13/14 January 1945.
Lt. Mickie O'Brien
Lt. A.P. 'Mickie' O'Brien MC
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O'Brien, A.P. Lt. (*)  

(*Military Cross) Q, X & Y Troop. Later Captain.

Wounded 23 July 1944.

  Parris, L. Mne. PO/X100665 Wounded 15 & 23 July 1944.
  Patterson, F.N. Lt.   Lt. Patterson originated from the Army and was attached to 47 RM Commando
  Payne, H. † Mne. PLY/X103398 Killed in action 2 November 1944.
  Peto, C. Lt.    
  Pettit, R.A. † Mne. CH/X114685 Killed in action 2 November 1944.
  Pickup, P.H. Mne.    
  Pitts, C. Sgt. PO/X111386 Wounded 13/14 January 1945.
Mne. H. Prescott
Mne. H. Prescott
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Prescott, H. Mne. PO/X120446  
  Puddick, J.E. † Sgt. CH/X108414 Killed in action 2 November 1944.
  Roberts, D. Capt. (TY) CH/X111901 Wounded 20 August 1944.

45 RM Commando attached to 47 RM Commando.

Lt. N.F. Rose
Lt. N.F. Rose
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Rose, N.F. Lt. PO/X4347 Norman Rose completed Commando training in 1943 before being assigned to 40 RM Commando, and saw action for the first time in Italy. He was subsequently transferred to 47 RM Commando at Port-en-Bessin on D+1, and Walcheren on 1 November 1944.
Mne. C.F. Rowlinson
Mne. C.F. Eowlinson
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Rowlinson, C.F. † Mne. PLY/X109543

Died of wounds 27 July 1944.

It was in fighting around Caen where Clifford was severely wounded by shell fire whilst guarding a bridge. He died the next day, 27th July 1944, aged just twenty and he lies in grave V1 B 9 in Douvres-La Delivrande War Cemetery, France. He is commemorated on the Lancaster City War Memorial.

Mne. W.H.S. Rutledge
Mne. W.H.S/ Rutledge
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Rutledge, W.H.S. Mne. PO/X122818 Dispatch Rider. Wounded 13/14 January 1945.
  Sambrook, W.D. † Mne. PLY/X111491 Killed in action 6 June 1944.
  Scott, F.L. † Mne. PO/X105848 Killed in action 6 June 1944.

Mne. Scott was killed in the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944, when his LCA was the first to be hit probably by shell fire from Le Hamel or Longues-sur-Mer.

  Shakesheave, R.A. Mne. PO/X109518 Wounded 2 November 1944.
  Shaw, J. Sgt. PO/X115405 Wounded 2 November 1944.
  Smith, J. † Mne. PO/X105847 Killed in action 6 June 1944.
Mne. J.B. Smith
Mne. J.B. 'Jock' Smith
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Smith, J.B. Mne. CH/X114795  
  Smith, R.V. Mne.    
CSM William Spear
CSM W.J.C. Spear
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Spear, W.J.C. † CSM PLY/X1264 Killed in action 2 November 1944.
Capt. B.J. Stickings
Capt. B.J. Stickings
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Stickings, B.J. † Capt.   Killed in action 14 January 1945.
  Stovell, W.C. † Mne. PLY/X110734 Killed in action 14 January 1945.
  Stowers, H.E. Mne. CH/X113647 Wounded 13/14 January 1945.
  Thomas, G.J. Mne. PO/X108266 Wounded 2 November 1944.
Mne. Arthur Thompson
Mne. A.C. 'Tomo' Thompson
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Thompson, A.C. Mne. PO/X110010 A, HQ, Q & Y-Troop Signals

On 6 June 1944, Arthur was in one of the landing craft which sunk after it received a direct hit from German mortar fire. Arthur was brought back to Portsmouth to recover and get refitted, and rejoined 47 Commando after the liberation of Port-en-Bessin in the Sallenelles area.

  Thompson, A.J. Lt.   Camerons att. Q Troop. Wounded 1 November 1944.
  Thorpe, R. Mne. POX/110165 Wounded 6 June 1944.
  Treslove, J. Mne. PLY/X111423 Wounded 2 November 1944.
Mne. R.A. Tullett
Mne. R.A. Tullett
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Tullett, R.A. Mne. PO/X111000 B & Q Troop. Posted away 10 July 1944 - 4 SS Bde.
  Tunicliffe, L.T.L. Capt.   HQ & Q Troop + Transport
Cpl. Gordon Tye
Cpl. G.W. 'Tim' Tye
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Tye, G.W. Cpl. PO/X3570 Wounded 13/14 January 1945.
  Ure, D.F. Mne. PO/X113819 Wounded 15 June 1944.
  Vincent, J.T.E. Major   Wounded 1 November 1944.
  Walmsley, L.L. Mne. PO/X103406 Wounded 13/14 January 1945.
  Warren, W.A. Mne. PO/X113778 Q & Y Troop. Wounded 23 July 1944.
  West, W.H. Mne.   HQ & Q Troop
Mne. J.B. Wetjen
Mne. J.B. Wetjen
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Wetjen, J.B. Mne. PO/X119263 Heavy Weapons & Q Troop. Wounded 23 July 1944.
  Wilkinson, R.M. † Mne. PO/X119052 Killed in action 6 June 1944.
Mne. R. Williams
Mne. R. Williams
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Williams, R. † Mne. PLY/X108521 Killed in action 14 January 1945.
  Wood, J.H. L/Cpl. PLY/X111522 Later RSM. Wounded 2 November 1944.
  Zammit, R. † Mne. PO/X106117 Wounded 18 June, died of wounds 31 Dec. 1944.

Mne. Zammit suffered severe chest and spinal injuries during a night patrol on 18 June 1944 in the area of Grande Ferme de Buisson near Sallenelles, from which he died five months later.

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