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MURDOCH Sydney, Private, 2929161, Cameron Highlanders (Liverpool Scottish) and 5/2 Commando: MGB 314

NEAL Alfred William, Private, 7349551, Royal Army Medical Corps and 2 Commando: ML 447 (age 24)

NEWELL Jim, Private, 5504742, (Hampshire Regiment?) and 1/2 Commando: ML 446

NEWMAN Augustus Charles, Lieutenant Colonel, 33927, Essex Regiment and CO/2 Commando: MGB 314 (VC) (age 37)

NICHOLS A. H, Lance Corporal, 317555, Corps of Royal Engineers and 3 Commando: ML 262

O'BRIEN Richard, Lance Corporal, 5340890, Royal Berkshire Regiment and 2/2 Commando: ML 447

O'DONNELL Laurence (‘Don’), Corporal, King’s Royal Rifle Corps and 3/2 Commando: HMS Campbeltown

OUGHTRED Neil, Lieutenant, Lincolnshire Regiment and 2 Commando: ML 446

PARKES Fred, Lance Corporal, 3652898, South Lancashire Regiment and 4/2 Commando: ML 268

PATERSON Kenneth Albert, Lance Corporal, 5442424, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry and 2/2 Commando: ML 447 (age 28)

PATON David, Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps attached to 2 Commando: ML 307

PEACHEY Fred, Private, 3654154, South Lancashire Regiment and 4/2 Commando: ML 443

PEACOCK Arthur William, Lance Sergeant, 6968883, Essex Regiment and 2/2 Commando: ML 443

PENFOLD Frederick Arthur, Fusilier, 6460208, Royal Fusiliers and 6/2 Commando: ML 192

PENNINGTON Harry Hammond, Captain, 130871, Hampshire Regiment and 4 Commando: ML 268 (age 23)

PEYTON Thomas Grenville Pitt, Lieutenant, 112912, King’s Royal Rifle Corps and 6/2 Commando: ML 192 (age 20)

POWELL L, Private, 7375204, Royal Army Medical Corps and 2 Commando: HMS Campbeltown

PRESCOTT James Frederick Anthony, Corporal, 2878579, Gordon Highlanders and 6/2 Commando: ML 156

PRESTON J, Private, 3650666, South Lancashire Regiment and 4/2 Commando: ML 306

PRITCHARD William Henry, Captain, 76488, Corps of Royal Engineers (attached to Special Service Brigade)): ML 457 (MiD)

PROCTOR John David, Lieutenant, Cameron Highlanders (Liverpool Scottish) and 5/2 Commando: HMS Campbeltown

PURDON Corran William Brooke, Lieutenant, 112917, Royal Ulster Rifles and 12 Commando: HMS Campbeltown (MC)

RANDALL Donald Charles, Lance Sergeant, 2929382, Cameron Highlanders (Liverpool Scottish) and 5/2 Commando: HMS Campbeltown (DCM)

REEVES W (‘Jumbo’), Bombardier, 883888, Royal Regiment of Artillery and 12 Commando: HMS Campbeltown

RENNIE Jim, Lance Sergeant, 2930597, Cameron Highlanders (Liverpool Scottish) and 5/2 Commando: ML 177

RICHARDS D, Sapper, 2094564, Corps of Royal Engineers and 9 Commando: ML 443

Cpt. Bill Pritchard MiD

Captain Bob Montgomery's collaborator in respect of having hatched the demolition plan upon which Operation Chariot was later based, was Welsh-born Sapper Captain Bill Pritchard - an Engineer with particular expertise in the field.

On the raid itself Pritchard, who would be in charge of all demolitions south of the Normandie Dock, travelled on board ML 457, which happened to be the only launch to land successfully at the Old Mole.

Effectively trapped in the area of the Old Town without any kind of support, Pritchard and the handful of men who had landed with him, did what they could to complete their assigned tasks in an area completely under enemy control. It was while exploring the narrow streets of the Old Town along with Corporal Maclagan, that Pritchard was tragically killed when he and Maclagan stumbled upon the enemy.

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The Commando Charioteers