HAYDON, Alan Albert

Rank: 
Gunner
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Number: 
998913
Birthplace: 
Lambeth, London
Died : 
Friday, November 28, 1941
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Age: 
29
Gunner Alan Haydon died by accidental drowning whilst at the Commando Depot, Achnacarry. He had been posted from 34th Signal Training Regiment, RA, to the Commando Depot on 8 November 1941.
Also recorded as dying by drowning on this date  were Private Patrick McCarthy, Fusilier James Scullion, and Corporal Frederick Turner [see Linked Content below].
The CWGC record does not show a Commando Unit, but their Grave Registration report shows Special Service Duties Trng. Regt. R.A.  
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/36 and WO417/42.
RA Casualty Card.

Notes
His unit is listed as 3 Cdo/CBTC on the Commando Veterans Association plaque at their memorial at Alrewas, however the source for this connection with 3 Commando is not known.  No 3 Commando were at Inverary at the time of his death. He was not on their online ROH, and his name is not on the ROH at the rear of Brigadier Durnford-Slater's book Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 which does include training accidents. The Westminster Abbey Commando ROH only shows CBTC.  Further detail is needed from service records to confirm service in No 3 Commando.
 
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