HAINES, George Ernest

Troop Sergeant Major
East Surrey Regiment
Service number: 
6141513 & 365081
George Haines DCM 2 Commando
Troop Sergeant Major George Haines, 5 troop, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his gallantry during the raid at St Nazaire [1]. He was on board ML 177 but during the raid took command of the HQ Reserve [2].
On the 27th April 1946 he was commissioned 2/Lieutenant with the East Surreys [3].  He remained in military service transferring to the Pioneer Corps retiring on the 18th Feb. 1973 with the rank of Major [4]. His death was announced in Commando Association newsletter 99 of September 1994.
1. London Gazette 37162, page 3493.
2. St Nazaire Society/James Dorrian.
3. London Gazette 37589, page 2667.
4. London Gazette 45909, page 2340.

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