BIRCH, Frederick

Known as: 
Fred
Rank: 
Corporal (Acting Sergeant)
Unit/Base: 
7 Commando
51ME Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2931860
P.O.W. number: 
9236
Fred Birch 7 Commando
Sergeant Frederick Birch 7 Commando
Sergeant Frederick Birch served in No.7 Commando taking part in operations at Bardia and Crete before moving to 51 Middle East Commando. He was attached to 'C' Bn Layforce for Operation Flipper after which he was taken prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/36, WO417/37, and WO417/96.
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/1, WO392/11, and WO392/21
The book 'Get Rommel' author Michael Asher.
The book 'Special Service of a Hazardous Nature', compiled by Dennis Reeves, privately published by the Liverpool Scottish Museum Trust.
Account of raid by Fred Birch in CVA Gallery.
[Images] Brian Birch (son).
 

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