ASHCROFT, Arthur

Known as: 
The Hawk
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Regiment/Corps: 
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders (Liverpool Scottish)
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
2929623
Operations: 

L/Cpl Ashcroft was wounded and taken POW at St Nazaire.

Posted 25/4/40 to 'X' Company 1st Liverpool Scottish before volunteering for the Independent Companies. He was attached to No 4 (Liverpool Scottish) Platoon of No 4 Independent Company based at the time in Paignton. Then joined No 2 Commando 5 troop on its formation in Feb.1941. He was injured and captured during Operation Chariot - St Nazaire on the 28/29th March 1942.


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