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

KIA = Killed in Action

MBE = Member of the British Empire

MC = Military Cross

 

6th Airborne Division

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Capt N. M. Archdale

7th Battalion

-

S/Sgt D. O. E. Attwell

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

S/Sgt A. C. Baldwin

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

L/Cpl C. Beech

Divisional HQ

-

Sgt F. C. Bridges

8th Battalion

-

S/Sgt A. S. Brown

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Capt P. McG. Bulwer

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Lt P. L. Burkinshaw

12th Battalion

-

S/Sgt G. Campbell

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Capt E. Clarke

12th Battalion

-

Pte J. Corns

-

-

Maj R. W. McD. Crockett

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Sgt R. A. Dinehart

8th Battalion

-

Pte T. Downey

224th Field Ambulance

-

Maj J. S. R. Edmunds

2nd Oxford & Bucks

-

Capt R. Ellis

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

CSM John Peter Flaherty

8th Battalion

Photo

Lt P. J. Fordyce

22nd Ind Para Coy

-

Maj D. M. Freegard

12th Battalion

-

Lt R. H. Garnett

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

L/Cpl R. Gladwell

-

-

Sgt B. J. F. Haller

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Pte S. Hamilton

8th Battalion

-

Lt R. Hinman

7th Battalion

-

Capt J. H. Hooper

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Maj Peter Percy James Jepson

Divisional HQ

KIA 02/05/45

Capt Maurice Jupp

Divisional HQ

-

Sgt H. O. Kendall

22nd Ind Para Coy

-

Sgt J. Kendrick

8th Battalion

-

CSM A. W. A. Lawley

13th Battalion

-

Lt D. V. Laws

-

-

C/Sgt R. Lawson

7th Battalion

-

Cpl R. Leonard

7th Battalion

No.3 Pl, A Coy

Capt C. E. Lepper

9th Battalion

-

Maj E. A. D. Liddle

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Pte T. Lorne

7th Battalion

-

Capt A. F. W. Low

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Maj I. A. McArthur

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

L/Cpl J. O. B. McWilliams

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Pte W. Martin

9th Battalion

No.14 Pl, C Coy

Sgt T. E. Matthews

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Rfn J. A. Mellon

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Capt G. R. Millar

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Maj H. H. Mills MC

7th Battalion

-

Capt H. J. Milman

12th Battalion

-

S/Sgt W. G. Moore

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Pte J. C. Morton

12th Battalion

-

Maj E. H. Nankivell

2nd Oxford & Bucks

-

Capt J. C. Nixon

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

S/Sgt G. H. E. Nye

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Sgt C. Palfreeman

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

RSM P. Partridge BEM

12th Battalion

-

Maj G. B. Rahr

2nd Oxford & Bucks

-

Sgt H. I. Rhys

-

-

Capt T. E. A. Robinson

9th Battalion

-

Capt F. J. H. Rogers

7th Battalion

-

L/Sgt A. E. Shelton

13th Battalion

-

CSM H. Smith

22nd Ind Para Coy

-

Maj B. E. Spiller

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Pte M. B. Stanion

9th Battalion

-

Maj J. N. Taylor MC

7th Battalion

-

Maj S. Terrell

Divisional HQ

-

Pte T. Thomas

8th Battalion

-

Maj R. C. Thompson

8th Battalion

Adjutant

Maj J. M. A. Tillett

2nd Oxford & Bucks

-

Lt R. M. Town

13th Battalion

-

Capt A. G. C. Turner MBE

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Sgt J. Vasey

12th Battalion

-

Capt A. Waldron

Glider Pilot Regiment

Former S/Sgt

CQMS H. J. Ward

22nd Ind Para Coy

-

C/Sgt F. C. A. Webb

-

-

S/Sgt A. B. Wethey

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Maj R. McE. Wilson

1st Royal Ulster Rifles

-

Sgt S. Wilson

7th Battalion

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