HOLT, Frederick

Known as: 
Fred
Rank: 
Corporal
Regiment/Corps: 
Liverpool Scottish QOCH
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
2929875
Operations: 
Corporal Fred Holt 2 Commando

Corporal Frederick Holt, 5 troop, was one of the commando contingent on board HMS Campbeltown during the raid at St Nazaire in March 1942 [1]. He was initially reported missing in action until it was discovered he had been taken prisoner of war [2].  He was released from captivity in March 1945. Fred, who was from Wallasey in the Wirral, died in 1964 aged 49 [3]

Sources
[1] St Nazaire Society website.
[2] Liverpool Echo newspaper April 17th 1942.
[2] British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
[3] + [image] CVA Gallery / His nephew David Holt. 
 

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