VERRI, Alexander

Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number/s: 
5337321
Honours & Awards: 

Corporal Alexander Verri was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field [1].  .

The award was made for his gallantry during the night attack on Hill 633 on the Island of Brac on the 2/3rd June 1994 after which he was taken prisoner. He had been attached as a radio operator to the HQ 2 Special Service Brigade [2].  The raid was codenamed Operation Flounced [view] .

The death of Cpl. Alexander Verri, MM. (2 Cdo) of Burnham, Bucks. was announced in Commando Association newsletter 89 of September 1989. He had suffered from multiple sclerosis [3].

Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 37368, page 5790.
[2] National Archives file WO 373/57/511.
[3] Commando Association newsletter 86 issued March 1988.
 

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