HOLT, Frederick

Known as: 
Fred
Rank: 
Corporal
Regiment/Corps: 
Liverpool Scottish QOCH
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
2929875
P.O.W. number: 
18596
Died: 
1964
Age: 
49
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 [2][2a][2b].  He was transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels Germany [3].

Fred, who was from Wallasey in the Wirral, died in 1964 aged 49 [4]

Sources
[1] St Nazaire Society website.
[2] British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/43.
[2a] Liverpool Echo newspaper April 17th 1942.
[2b] British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
[3] Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Achives file WO392/1.
[4] + [image] CVA Gallery / His nephew David Holt. 
 

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