No 2 Cdo Sgt's - Nelson 'Nelly' Smallbone, Jim Prescott, Joe Rogers, Edward 'Tiny' Burke, John Dawson
[Photo courtesy of Stephen McAllister, son of TSM Ken McAllister 5 troop No.2 Cdo]
Back row: Nelson 'Nelly' Smallbone, Jim Prescott, Joe Rogers
Front row: Edward 'Tiny' Burke, John Dawson
Sgts Jim Prescott and John Dawson( both 6 troop)and Joe Rogers (5 troop), all took part in Operation Chariot, St Nazaire. Sgt Joe Rogers was later awarded the MM at Spilje Bay, Albania. Sgt Edward 'Tiny' Burke (5 troop)was later awarded the BEM.
Sgt. Nelson Smallbone, was later killed in action.
In Memory of 6467394 Sergeant Nelson Arthur Michel Smallbone
Mentioned in Despatches
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)and No. 2 Commando
who died age 25 on 11 March 1945
Remembered with honour at Argenta Gap War Cemetery