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Commando

Postby yantaylor » 11 Jun 2018 19:51

Hi everyone

I have been asked by a few of my family to find any info I can about my uncle Peter, he was the hero of the family and was a commando in WW2

I know he won the MM at Dieppe and took part in the Normandy landings, but that is it. I have no idea if he took part in the battle for Walcheren island or any other scrap which involved the commandos

I do have his number though and the unit he served when he won his MM;

Lance Sergeant Peter Francis McCarthy 3775704, C Troop No 4 Commando

Can anybody help?

Regards
Yan

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Re: Commando

Postby Richie B » 12 Jun 2018 06:16

Are you aware of this website ?

http://www.commandoveterans.org/4Commando

His name appears on the nominal roll for No 4 Commando here

http://www.commandoveterans.org/4CommandoNomRollI-O

Do you have his service records ?

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records

Good hunting !

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Re: Commando

Postby yantaylor » 12 Jun 2018 20:04

Thanks Richie.

I don't have any records of him, that is the problem, I last saw him in 1982 at my fathers funeral.
I am not sure if he stayed with 4 commando through out the war or transferred to another commando.

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Ian.

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Re: Commando

Postby Richie B » 12 Jun 2018 21:48

yantaylor wrote:Thanks Richie.

I don't have any records of him, that is the problem, I last saw him in 1982 at my fathers funeral.
I am not sure if he stayed with 4 commando through out the war or transferred to another commando.

Regards
Ian.


His service record from MOD should show his unit history.

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Re: Commando

Postby yantaylor » 13 Jun 2018 14:50

Ritchie, I have tried the 4 cdo web site, but when I joined their forum my computer warned me that their site was not secure, so I logged off.

Yan.

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Re: Commando

Postby Gary Kennedy » 13 Jun 2018 19:40

Yan,

Did you ever sign up with www.ww2talk.com at all? Advice on service records and the like for British and Commonwealth forces is something they thrive on.

Gary

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Re: Commando

Postby yantaylor » 13 Jun 2018 20:45

I didn't think of that site Garry, thanks.
I will sign up and repeat my first message on this thread.
Regards
Yan.


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