To be Mentioned In Despatches is to have participated in some noteworthy action, but not one of sufficient calibre to justify a medal, though after the First World War it was decided that a physical indication of this merit be made in the form of a bronze oak leaf. This is the lowest form of award, and it may be bestowed upon all ranks.

 

BC = Dutch Bronze Cross

BL = Dutch Bronze Lion

DOW = Died of Wounds

KIA = Killed in Action

MC = Military Cross

MM = Military Medal

POW = Prisoner of War

RCAF = Royal Canadian Air Force

RMO = Regimental Medical Officer

VC = Victoria Cross

 

1st Airborne Division

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Lt-Col W. C. Alford OBE

133 Para Field Ambulance

POW

Maj K. J. S. Andrews

Glider Pilot Regiment

Flew to Nijmegen

Cpl G. Beedham

11th Battalion

Returned

Pte S. W. Barnet

2nd Battalion

-

Capt P. R. M. Barron

2nd Airlanding A/T Battery

KIA 26/09/44

Sgt A. W. Bennetts

Parachute Regiment

-

Sgt T. C. Bentley

10th Battalion

Returned

Bdr E. C. Bolden

Light Regiment

POW

Lt Robert Oliver Fielding Boyd

Glider Pilot Regiment

POW, Escaped

Cpl N. A. V. Brady

10th Battalion

Returned

Lt P. J. Brazier

Glider Pilot Regiment

KIA 23/09/44

Sgt Andrew Brown

Glider Pilot Regiment

Evacuated

Sgmn G. H. Brown

Divisional Signals

Wounded, POW

Rev A. A. Buchanan

2nd South Staffords

POW

Pte R. J. Burns

7th KOSB

POW

Sgt H. Campbell

2nd Battalion

POW

Capt Peter Chard

Light Regiment

DOW 09/10/44

Lt John Clarke

10th Battalion

POW, Escaped

L/Cpl W. H. D. Clay

250 Light Composite Coy

Returned

Lt Jimmy Cleminson

3rd Battalion

Wounded, POW, MC

Maj John Coke

7th KOSB

Wounded, POW, KIA 18/11/44

L/Cpl Harold Cook

11th Battalion

POW, Escaped

Pte D. J. Craven

7th KOSB

Wounded, POW

Bdr C. R. Curnew

Light Regiment

Wounded, POW

Lt Eric Davies MC

1st Battalion

Wounded, POW

Pte Les Davison

16 Para Field Ambulance

POW, Escaped

Maj C. N. B. Dawson MC

4th Para Brigade HQ

KIA 20/09/44

Maj Tony Deane-Drummond MC

Divisional Signals

POW, Escaped, MC

Lt P. R. R. De Burgh

HQ Royal Artillery

POW, Escaped

Lt-Col Sir Richard Des Voeux

156th Battalion

KIA 20/09/44

Capt E. Deuchar MC

HQ Provost Company

-

Pte Ben Diedericks

156th Battalion

POW

Sgt L. Doughty

1st Airlanding A/T Battery

POW

Capt G. F. H. Drayson MB

RMO 10th Battalion

KIA 19/09/44

L/Cpl G. V. H. Ellis

RAMC att. 1st Border

Returned

L/Cpl M. C. Flannery

4th Para Squadron

Wounded, POW

Capt Tony Frank MC

2nd Battalion

Wounded, POW, Escaped, US Silver Star

L/Cpl W. Garibaldi

10th Battalion

KIA 21/09/44

L/Cpl Charles Gavaghan

1st Border

Returned, BC, Died 10/05/45

Sgt N. S. Gentles

1st Airlanding A/T Battery

Returned

Lt Bob Glover

2nd Airlanding A/T Battery

KIA 19/09/44 (ref)

BSM W. A. Goodman

Light Regiment

Returned

CSM Robert Grainger

10th Battalion

Evader, US Bronze Star

L/Sgt S. F. Green

9th Field Company

Returned

Cpl W. Green

133 Para Field Ambulance

Wounded, POW

Lt J. T. Grice

250 Light Composite Coy

Returned

Pte L. T. Grier

156th Battalion

Wounded, POW

Captain Tudor Griffiths

Light Regiment

POW, Escaped

Sgt M. A. Gwinn

Glider Pilot Regiment

DOW 04/10/44, photo

Brig John Hackett DSO, MBE, MC

4th Para Brigade HQ

Wounded, POW, Escaped, DSO

Cpl J. Hall

2nd South Staffords

Returned

Sgt Bernard John Frederick Haller

Glider Pilot Regiment

Wounded, POW, Escaped

L/Sgt J. Hamilton

2nd Battalion

Wounded, POW

Maj L. K. Hardman

Divisional HQ

Returned

Capt C. R. Harkess

4th Para Brigade HQ

POW, Escaped

Lt D. A. Harvie

2nd South Staffords

Returned

Pte G. Harwood

10th Battalion

POW

S/Sgt Bill Higgs

Glider Pilot Regiment

POW

Lt D. R. Hindley

1st Para Squadron

Wounded, POW

Capt P. A. H. Hodgson

Divisional HQ

Returned

Cpl G. Holmes

HQ RAMC

POW

Sgt H. R. Houghton

10th Battalion

Wounded, POW, Photo 1, 2

Cpl J. L. Hughes

4th Para Brigade HQ

Returned

L/Sgt John Humphreys

1st Para Squadron

POW, escaped

Capt Harry Barnett Ingram

1st Border

POW

Sgt A. E. Jackman

2nd Battalion

POW

Pte S. E. Jackson

133 Para Field Ambulance

POW

Capt C. C. M. James

181 Field Ambulance

POW

Lt E. A. James MC

3rd Battalion

POW

Sgt George Kay

Reconnaissance Squadron

Wounded, POW, Escaped

CSM A. J. King

1st Battalion

POW

Lt F. W. Ladds

Reconnaissance Squadron

Returned

Capt John Lawson

133 Para Field Ambulance

POW, escaped

Maj R. P. C. Lewis

3rd Battalion

Wounded, POW

Capt A. D. Llewellyn-Jones

1st Airlanding A/T Battery

POW, BL

Lt Ben Lockett

1st Airlanding A/T Battery

Wounded, POW, Escaped

Capt Angus Feredith Webster Low

Glider Pilot Regiment

Wounded, POW, Escaped

Pte W. H. McBeth

1st Para Brigade HQ

-

Pte Jock McBride

Independent Company

Returned

Sgt G. McCarthy

3rd Battalion

Escaped

Pte F. McCormick

1st Battalion

Returned

Cpl Bill McMahon

7th KOSB

Evacuated

Pte Frank McNaught

11th Battalion

Wounded, evader

L/Cpl E. W. Mabbot

181 Field Ambulance

Returned

Sgt Patrick Joseph Desmond Mahoney

Glider Pilot Regiment

Wounded, POW, Escaped

Sgt J. R. Mann

Glider Pilot Regiment

KIA 23/09/44

Capt V. D. R. Martin

RMO Light Regiment

Wounded, POW

S/Sgt H. Mason

181 Field Ambulance

POW

Sgt R. C. B. Mason

3rd Battalion

POW, Escaped

Capt G. T. Mills

Glider Pilot Regiment

KIA 28/09/44

Pte Victor Moore

1st Battalion

POW, Escaped

S/Sgt J. Morris

Divisional Workshops

Returned

S/Sgt J. E. P. Naden

Glider Pilot Regiment

KIA 24/09/44

Sgt James Thomas Nash

1st Battalion

Evaded capture

Capt F. J. T. Neale

Glider Pilot Regiment

Drowned 26/09/44

Capt E. C. O'Callaghan MC

9th Field Company

Wounded, POW

Cpl Reginald Owen

2nd South Staffords

L/Sgt, cited for MM

Maj M. S. Page

156th Battalion

KIA 20/09/44

Capt / Rev G. A. F. Pare

Glider Pilot Regiment

POW

Pte R. W. Peatling

2nd Battalion

Evader, Escaped

Maj A. J. M. Perkins

4th Para Squadron

Wounded, POW

S/Sgt E. Phillips

Glider Pilot Regiment

KIA 18/09/44

Capt T. A. Plowman

Glider Pilot Regiment

KIA 24/09/44

Pte J. C. Proudfoot

7th KOSB

Evacuated

L/Cpl W. Rademeyer

4th Para Brigade HQ

Returned

Sgt J. G. Rainnie

1st Battalion

POW

Capt Derek Hughes Ridler MC

16 Para Field Ambulance

POW, escaped

Maj E. V. Ritson

156th Battalion

KIA 20/09/44

Capt / Rev John Rowell

1st Border

Evacuated

Lt I. A. Russell

2nd Battalion

POW

Pte A. E. Scrivener

1st Battalion

Returned

Lt Denis Simpson

1st Para Squadron

Wounded, POW, MC

Lt D. H. Skilton

1st Border

Evacuated

Lt-Col Ken Smyth OBE, SWB

10th Battalion

DOW 26/10/44

Pte J. Southern

1st Airlanding Brigade HQ

Returned

Sgt A. L. Sparkes

10th Battalion

Wounded, POW

Capt R. E. Spivey

Independent Company

Evacuated

L/Cpl K. Storry

Provost Company

Returned

CSM D.M.B. Stroude

156th Battalion

Returned

CSM J. Swanston

7th KOSB

Wounded, POW, cited for MM

Pte J. Swatman

2nd South Staffords

Returned

Lt C. C. Taylor

Glider Pilot Regiment

KIA 20/09/44

CSM A. Thomas

156th Battalion

Returned

Captain Nigel Thomas MC

4th Para Squadron

KIA 20/09/44

Cpl A. E. N. Thompson

156th Battalion

POW

Sgt J. Thomson

2nd Battalion

KIA 22/09/44

Capt Tom Wainwright

156th Battalion

Evader, Escaped, BC

Cpl L. H. Waite

10th Battalion

KIA 23/09/44

Capt John Walker

Light Regiment

Returned

Sgt J. Wallace

2nd Battalion

Evader Escaped

Maj David Wallis

2nd Battalion

KIA 18/09/44

Cpl Charles Weir

1st Para Squadron

POW, escaped

Captain W. S. Whimister

1 Forward Observation Unit

Returned

Capt E. M. Wyss

2nd South Staffords

KIA 20/09/44, cited for VC

Pte J. Young

7th KOSB

Evacuated

 

Royal Air Force

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

F/Sgt M. Mitchell

190 Squadron

-

F/O J. Rechenau

437 Squadron

RCAF