SUMNER, Frank

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
4 Independent Company
Regiment/Corps: 
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2930811
P.O.W. number: 
18585
Born: 
Wednesday, April 30, 1919
Died : 
Sunday, May 27, 2001
Frank Sumner 2 Commando
Frank Sumner post war
Lance Corporal Frank Sumner, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been wounded, taken prisoner and later transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland. Post war served in Germany with Border Control for a period. Member of the Commando Association (Liverpool).
 
Sources
St. Nazaire Society.
Special Service of a Hazardous Nature, author Dennis Reeves, Liverpool Scottish Regimental Museum.
CVA Gallery image of 5 Troop.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/48.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 113 issued Sept. 2001 ( shows final rank as CSM).
His son Roy Sumner.
 

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