AIRD, Michael Derrick

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Service: 
Army
Number: 
3772603
Born: 
Wednesday, March 27, 1918
Birthplace: 
Liverpool
Died : 
Saturday, March 28, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Michael Aird  2 Commando
Private Michael Aird, 4 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action at sea. He had embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 268 and has no known grave.
Michael was a grocer in 1939 before enlisting and resided 36 Gilroy Road, Fairfield, Liverpool. Son of George and May Aird.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/41 (1942) and WO417/60 (1943).
Article in the Liverpool Echo 7th April 1942.
The 1939 Register covering Liverpool.
St Nazaire Society website.
[Image] Cropped from 4 Troop image in Gallery.
 
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