SEARSON, Alfred Clarence

Known as: 
Alf
Rank: 
Lance Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Sussex Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
6403917
Honours & Awards: 
Operations: 
LSgt Alf Searson MM 2 Commando
Lance Sergeant Alfred Searson, 1 troop, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in the field relating to his successful escape in October 1943 after his capture during the raid at St Nazaire in March 1942. He was one of the Commando contingent on board ML 457.
He escaped to Switzerland with two others, LSgt. Dick Bradley (2 Cdo) and Pte. Jim Brown (5 Cdo). They were then interned. All 3 were later awarded the MM.
An account by LSgt Bradley MM is on the website of the BBC WW2 People's War.
 
His death was announced in Commando Association newsletter 114 issued March 2002.
 
Additional sources
London Gazettes Supp. 37194, page 3858
St Nazaire Society website.
 

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