WILKES, Frederick

Known as: 
Fred
Rank: 
Private
Regiment/Corps: 
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
2931680
P.O.W. number: 
18779
Operations: 
Fred Wilkes 2 Commando
Private Frederick Wilkes, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner he was later transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
St Nazaire Society website.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/48.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1.
Liverpool Scottish Museum Trust, history of involvement in Special Ops.
[Image] CVA Gallery.
 

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