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.

 

BEM = British Empire Medal

CB = Companion of the Bath

DCM = Distinguished Conduct Medal

DOW = Died of Wounds

DSO = Distinguished Service Order

KIA = Killed in Action

MC = Military Cross

 

6th Airborne Division

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Bdr Leslie Allsopp

53rd Light Regiment

-

Lt W. E. Anderson MC

9th Battalion

-

Pte Maurice Bennett

No.3 Commando

-

S/Sgt W. G. Bridgewater

The Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Lt Den Brotheridge

2nd Oxford & Bucks

DOW 06/06/44

Lt-Gen Frederick Browning CB, DSO

Corps HQ

-

Lt-Col Jack Carson

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Lt P. Cattle

-

-

Pte Leonard Harry Cox

13th Battalion

-

S/Sgt R. C. Creed

9th Battalion

-

RSM W. J. Cunningham

9th Battalion

KIA 17/06/44

Capt R. E. V. De Lautour

Independent Company

DOW 20/06/44

Maj J. S. R. Edmunds

2nd Oxford & Bucks

-

Sgt Jean Fesq

317 Field Security Section

-

Maj-Gen Richard Gale MC

Divisional HQ

DSO, Legion of Merit

Sgt C. H. Godbold

2nd Oxford & Bucks

-

RSM G. M. Green

224th Parachute Field Ambulance

-

Sgt E. Hobson

-

-

Lt T. G. W. Houghton

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Sgt J. W. Hunt

8th Battalion

-

S/Sgt D. W. M. James

-

-

CSM J. W. Kay

12th Battalion

-

L/Cpl A. Knibbs

8th Battalion

-

CSM Sid Knight

9th Battalion

MM

Capt D. J. Kypen

8th Battalion

-

Maj E. S. Lough

5th Para Brigade HQ

-

Captain Frank MacMillan

317 Field Security Section

-

Cpl T. Megee

12th Devonshires

-

Cpl E. Mills

8th Battalion

-

Capt A. D. Milne

2nd SAS

-

Pte S. Molesworth

12th Devonshires

-

Capt Iain Muir

The Glider Pilot Regiment

KIA 25/09/44

Sgt R. M. North

12th Battalion

MM

Sgt R. E. Orr

9th Battalion

-

Spr A. W. Peachy

3rd Para Squadron

-

Maj A. A. K. Pope

3rd Para Brigade HQ

KIA 06/06/44

Capt B. C. E. Priday

2nd Oxford & Bucks

-

Rfn F. Purdy

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

S/Sgt G. E. Redway

The Glider Pilot Regiment

-

S/Sgt Conway D. Richardson

The Glider Pilot Regiment

KIA 25/09/44

Capt R. Rigby

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Pte Edward James Rylands

8th Battalion

-

Capt G. P. Shaw

195th Airlanding Field Ambulance

-

Capt H. MacL. Sheane

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Capt D. H. Shuttleworth

The Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Lt Dennis Slade

9th Battalion

-

Cpl C. W. Stephenson

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Lt-Col Dick Stevens

12th Devonshires

-

Capt I. A. Tait

Independent Company

KIA 09/06/44

Cpl J. T. Uprichard

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Sgt James Albert Warcup

12th Battalion

DCM, BEM

Capt J. T. Woodgate

3rd Para Brigade HQ

-