HAINES, George Ernest

Troop Sergeant Major
East Surrey Regiment
Service number: 
6141513 & 365081
P.O.W. number: 
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 had embarked for the raid on board motor launch ML 177 but during the action took command of the HQ Reserve [2].  He was taken prisoner after the raid and subsequently held in captivity at Stalag 344 (formerly known as Stalag V111b) near Lamsdorf, Poland [3].
  • 27 April 1946 commissioned Second Lieutenant, East Surreys [4].  
  • 18 February 1973 (Major) (Pioneer Corps) retired from military service [5]
  • 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. British Army Prisoner of War Lists 1715-1945.
4. London Gazette 37589, page 2667.
5. London Gazette 45909, page 2340.

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