Photo courtesy of his son Rick Smallman who provides the following detail:
Certificate of the Service of SMALLMAN, William Henry JX 380389
Volunteered: 25 June 1942
HMS Collingwood 25 June 1942 - 16 September 1942
HMS Victory 17 September 1942 - 26 September 1942
HMS Collingwood 26 September 1942 - 15 October 1942
HMS Victory 15 October 1942 - 28 December 1942
Quebec 29 December 1942 - 24 March 1943
Quebec 25 March 1943 - 31 August 1943
Copra 1 September 1943 - 9 June 1946
Torpedo Rating at Greenock whilst serving at HMS Armadillo
In reserve for Sicily and Anzio Landings. Dad did take part in the Anzio Landing. Ref: Letter from Alf Fairs, O Commando and personal memory.
Landed at Elba.
O Commando disbanded on return to the U.K. due to casualties
Transferred to F Commando .
Stationed at Brighton, Sussex.
RN Sassoon Barracks 1-8 March
485 Flotilla Singapore, Eastern Theatre.
Bombay Harbour Explosion.
Harry Smallman, Fred Oakley and Alf Fairs were in O Commando. Ken Oakley was in F Commando. Fred was Ken's Brother, the Oakleys and the Smallmans were all from Shropshire and are well known family groups.