DE LA TORRE, Luis Eric Rupert

Known as: 
Eric
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
7611796
P.O.W. number: 
18674
Born: 
Wednesday, October 16, 1918
Died : 
Monday, August 22, 2011
Operations: 
Luis Eric de la Torre 3 Commando
Lance Corporal Eric de la Torre took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. Embarked on motor launch ML262, taken prisoner after the raid, and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland [1][2].
  • Post war honorary Secretary of the St. Nazaire Society for many years [2]
  • 31 December 1996 appointed M.B.E. (Civil Division) for Services to the St. Nazaire Society [3].
Sources
[1] Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO/392/11.
[2] St Nazaire Society website.
[3] London Gazette 54625, page 19.
Daily Telegraph Obituary.
 

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