ARENSTEIN, Hans

Served as : 
ANDREWS, Harry
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
10 Commando
47RM Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Sussex Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
6436352
Born: 
Saturday, February 18, 1922
Birthplace: 
Jena, Germany
Died : 
Thursday, August 10, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
22
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Hans Arenstein 10 Commando

Hans Arenstein served under an alias of Harry Andrews. He was of the Jewish Faith and a member of 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando.  He was attached to 47RM Commando at the time of his death.

47RM Commando War Diary
10th August 1944
Place: Sannerville
Lt Whenham and 33 ORs joined cdo.  Lt Whenham posted to Q Tp. 

11th August 1944
Place: Sannerville
Lt Borne and 1 OR killed on enemy minefield.


From Police Registration Certificate No. 703256 dated 30 October 1939.
  • Nationality: German.
  • Normal occupation: Locksmith.
  • Present occupation: Trainee
  • Address: Turners Court Colony, Benson, Oxfordshire.
  • Employer: Under the care of the Movement for the care of children from Germany, Bloomsbury House, London WC1.
  • Tribunal Decision: Full exemption from internment.

1940 interned at Hutchinson Camp, No.67014, under Circular 21.06.40 released 5 October 1940 Category 12*.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
Police Registration Certificate - 'Male Enemy Alien - Exemption from Internment (Refugee)' / National Archives file HO396/165.
* Report of internment Oxfordshire Police / National Archives file HO396/245.

War Diaries on Pegasus Archive website.

Notes
2017: Reply from the CWGC after suggesting the date of death should be 11th, "According to the Royal Marine Commando Register the date of death is 10 August 1944 and this coincides with our earlier records, including the Burial Report and Graves Registration Report. Changes to the date were subsequently put in (manually), which has resulted in 11 August 1944. We will continue to record his date of death as 10 August 1944."
Jan 2021: Further message sent to CWGC with photo of headstone showing date as 11th.
 
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