ASHCROFT, Arthur

Known as: 
The Hawk
Rank: 
Private
Regiment/Corps: 
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders (Liverpool Scottish)
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
2929623
Operations: 
Arthur Ashcroft
Arthur Ashcroft 2 Commando
Private Arthur Ashcroft, 5 Troop, was one of the Commando contingent on board HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot at St, Nazaire. He was wounded and taken prisoner of war after the raid.
  • 25 April 1940 posted to 'X' Company 1st Liverpool Scottish.
  • Volunteered  for the Independent Companies.
  • Attached to No 4 (Liverpool Scottish) Platoon of No 4 Independent Company based at the time in Paignton.
  • February 1941 joined No 2 Commando 5 troop on its formation.
  • Post war resided Liverpool 5 and was a regular attendee at the Warrington reunions.
  • His death was announced in Commando Association newsletter 118 issued February 2004.
Sources
Dennis Reeves, Liverpool Scottish Museum Trust.
CVA Gallery images.
Commando Association newsletters 69 and 118.
Commando Benevolent Fund list of No.2 Cdo.
St Nazaire Society website.
St, Nazaire Commandos, author Stuart Chant Sempill MC.
 

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