The Military Cross was founded in December 1914 and may only be awarded to officers ranked Captain or below (though it would be awarded to senior ranks if their promotion was not yet confirmed and their higher rank was listed as acting / temporary) and to Warrant Officers (Sergeant-Majors) for gallant and distinguished services in action. The cross is of silver, with the Royal Cypher in the centre and the Imperial Crown fashioned onto the ends of each arm of the cross, which is hung from a purple and white ribbon.

 

DCM = Distinguished Conduct Medal

DOW = Died of Wounds

KIA = Killed in Action

MM = Military Medal

 

6th Airborne Division

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Lt Frederick John Bland

716th Light Composite Company

KIA 22/06/44

Lt Anthony Bousfield

2nd Oxford & Bucks

-

Capt Thomas Dickenson David Bowman

12th Devonshires

-

Capt John Anthony Clancy

1st Canadian Battalion

-

Maj Alfred Reeves Clark

13th Battalion

-

Lt James Cochrane

2nd Oxford & Bucks

-

Maj Edward James O'Brien Crocker

12th Battalion

-

Capt Jarrad Cholmeley Gabbett Dunolly

Recce Regiment

-

Lt James Hunter Duthie

12th Battalion

-

Maj Gerald Henry Dearlove Ford

13th Battalion

-

Lt Richard Noel Fry

8th Battalion

-

Capt Robert Wilson Gordon

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Capt Thomas Grant Gray

224th Parachute Field Ambulance

-

Capt Peter Griffin

1st Canadian Battalion

-

Capt John Hanson

1st Canadian Battalion

-

Capt Edward Harrington

2 Forward Observation Unit

-

Lt William Frederick Hodgson

13th Battalion

-

Lt Tony Hooper

2nd Oxford & Bucks

-

Lt Bernard Frederick Horwood

12th Devonshires

KIA 06/02/45

Lt David Hunter

7th Battalion

-

Maj Bob Hynds

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Capt Tim Juckes

3rd Para Squadron

KIA 28/06/44

Capt Bob Keene

7th Battalion

-

Lt Andrew Lack

3rd Para Squadron

-

Capt Lowe

Divisional Ordnance Field Park

-

Maj John Lyne

The Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Capt Robert Dickson Martin

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

KIA 24/03/45

Lt Thomas Ellemore Miller MM

8th Battalion

-

Capt Herbert Horatio Mills

7th Battalion

-

Maj Roger Neale

7th Battalion

-

Major Allen Parry

9th Battalion

Wounded

Lt Gordon Charles George Philo

224th Parachute Field Ambulance

-

Lt Harold Max Pollak

13th Battalion

-

Lt Hugh Pond

9th Battalion

-

Lt Edward Pool

7th Battalion

Wounded

Lt Frederick Balfour Scott

2nd Oxford & Bucks

-

Capt Fergy Semple

591st Para Squadron

-

Lt John Shave

3rd Para Squadron

-

Lt Duncan Gordon Shearer

Recce Regiment

-

Capt Gordon Spencer Sheill

225th Parachute Field Ambulance

KIA 24/03/45

Maj Charles John Vere Shoppee

8th Battalion

-

Capt John Sim

12th Battalion

Wounded

Maj George Smith

9th Battalion

-

Lt Richard Smith

2nd Oxford & Bucks

Wounded

Maj Clarence Weatherill Stephens

12th Battalion

Wounded

Capt Patrick Robert Nesbitt Stewart

53rd Airlanding Light Regiment

-

Lt Henry John Sweeney

2nd Oxford & Bucks

-

Maj Reginald Mowlam Tarrant

13th Battalion

DOW 28/08/44

Maj John Nigel Taylor

7th Battalion

-

Maj Wallace James Thompson

Divisional HQ

-

Capt David John Tibbs

RAMC att. to 13th Battalion

-

Lt Tony Wade

3rd Para Squadron

-

Capt Jim Webber

7th Battalion

-

Capt Huw Wheldon

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Lt Eric Woodman

7th Battalion

-

 

1st Special Service Brigade

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Capt John Alderson

No.3 Commando

-

Capt Hutchison Burt

No.4 Commando

-

Capt Ronald Hardey

No.6 Commando

-

Lt William Thomas Brimley James

No.4 Commando

-

Lt Roy Ross Littlejohn

No.4 Commando

-

Lt Gordon Pollard MC MM

No.3 Commando

-

Maj John Bertram Vaughan Pooley

No.3 Commando

KIA 07/06/44

Maj J. N. Rushforth

No.45 (RM) Commando

-

Capt Peter Hugh Tasker

No.6 Commando

-

Capt John Thompson

No.6 Commando

-

Capt Eric Roy Westley

No.3 Commando

-

 

4th Special Service Brigade

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Capt Cyril Fraser Cregan

No.41 (RM) Commando

-

Lt Isaac Goldstein

No.47 (RM) Commando

-

Lt-Col Thomas Malcolm Gray

No.41 (RM) Commando

Wounded

Maj John Lee

No.46 (RM) Commando

-

Lt Roderick Gimson Mackenzie

No.48 (RM) Commando

-

Lt Terence Morton Patrick Stevens

No.41 (RM) Commando

-

Capt Dennis Harding Walton

No.47 (RM) Commando

-

Lt David Michael de Reuda Winsor

No.48 (RM) Commando

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