COUGHLAN, John

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
3781807
Died : 
Saturday, March 28, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Operations: 

Lance Corporal John Coughlan, 4 troop, died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on Motor Launch ML 267. The launch was hit by enemy fire and sank. Eight of the 11 Commandos, and all bar 5 of the RN crew,  on board were killed.

Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society website.
Storming St. Nazaire, author james Dorrian.

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