COUGHLAN, John

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Service: 
Army
Number: 
3781807
Died : 
Saturday, March 28, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Cemetery/Memorial: 
John Coughlan 2 Commando
Lance Corporal John Coughlan, 4 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later presumed killed in action at sea. He has no known grave.
John embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 267 which was hit by enemy fire and sank with the loss of eight of the 11 Commandos, and all bar five of the RN crew.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/41 and WO417/59.
St Nazaire Society website.
[Image] Cropped from 4 Troop image in Gallery.
 
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