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SPAUL William Albert, Corporal, 6088619, Queen’s Royal Regiment and 6/2 Commando: ML 192 (age 21)
STANLEY George, Corporal, 1892424, Corps of Royal Engineers and 2 Commando: ML 443
STEELE David Ronald (‘Ron’), Sergeant, 2334308, Royal Corps of Signals and HQ/2 Commando: MGB 314
STEVENSON Stanley George, Lance Corporal, 6460557, Royal Fusiliers and 2/2 Commando: ML 156
STOKES George Stanley, Lance Corporal, 5186568, Royal Welch Fusiliers and 5 Commando: HMS Campbeltown (age 22)
STUTCHBURY John Forbes, 2/Lt. Lieutenant, 182409, Gordon Highlanders and 3/2 Commando: HMS Campbeltown (MiD)
SUMNER Frank, Lance Corporal, 2930811, Cameron Highlanders (Liverpool Scottish) and 5/2 Commando: HMS Campbeltown
SWAYNE Ronald Oliver Carless (‘Ronnie’), Lieutenant, 94975, Herefordshire Regiment and 1 Commando: ML 306 (MC)
TAYLOR Gerald, Sergeant, 7598084, Royal Army Ordnance Corps and HQ/2 Commando: ML 267 (age 22)
TAYLOR Horace (‘Spud’), Lance Corporal, 5047398, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and 2/2 Commando: ML 447
TAYLOR H. G, Corporal, 6912288, Rifle Brigade and 2/2 Commando: ML 262
TERRY Antony Frederic Aimé Imbert, Captain, 138711, M.I.19, attached to 2 Commando: MGB 314 (MC)
THOMPSON R, Private, 6014360, Essex Regiment and 2/2 Commando: ML 262 (MiD)
THRIFT F. W, Lance Corporal, 6459241, Royal Fusiliers and 3/2 Commando: HMS Campbeltown
TOMBLIN Edward Charles, Private, 6144878, East Surrey Regiment and 1 Commando: ML 306 (age 24)
TOMSETT Reginald Maurice (‘Reg’), Corporal, 6896917, King’s Royal Rifle Corps and 6/2 Commando: ML 192 (age 21)
TUCKER Eddie, Fusilier, 6460951, Royal Fusiliers and 6/2 Commando: ML 156
VANDERWERVE John Edward, Lieutenant, 117921, King’s Regiment Liverpool) and 4/2 Commando: ML 306 (age 23)
WALKER Peter, Private, 427211, (Alias) was - NAGEL Peter, SOE attached to 2 Commando: MGB 314
WALSHAM A, Sapper, 2002610, Corps of Royal Engineers and 9 Commando: ML 443
WALTON George William, Guardsman, 2618526, Grenadier Guards and 2/2 Commando: ML 447 (age 20)
WALTON Philip, Lieutenant, 104117, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment and 1/2 Commando: ML 457 (age 25)
WARDLE Arthur, Sergeant, 3659845, South Lancashire Regiment and 4/2 Commando: ML 443
WATSON William Humphries (‘Tiger’), Second Lieutenant, 189409, Black Watch and 1/2 Commando: ML 457 (MC)
WATT William, Lance Corporal, 6460971, Royal Fusiliers and 6/2 Commando: ML 156
WEBB Frederick C, Lance Sergeant, 7911147, Royal Armoured Corps and 3 Commando: ML 262
2/Lt. Bill 'Tiger' Watson MC
A medical student whose philisophy was very much at odds with his 'Tiger' soubriquet, Bill found himself at the age of just 20, commanding a Section within 1/2 Commando.
He was still just 20 when he was given command of a Protection Party travelling with Captain Pritchard, on ML 457.
With only a handful of men available, he was seeking reinforcements from Newman when co-opted into the Commando breakout group heading for the New Town. 'Tiger' unfortunately was wounded short of Bridge 'D', and left to be taken prisoner by Germans who assumed he must be a parachutist 'because no one could have been mad enough to try and come up the river...'
After several operations he ended the war in Spangenberg Castle, Oflag 1X A/H, where he resumed his interrupted medical studies.
The Commando Charioteers