SHIPTON, Herbert J.

Known as: 
Bert
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Engineers
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
2041795
P.O.W. number: 
18615
Operations: 
Bert Shipton 9 Commando

Lance Corporal Bert Shipton was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 457 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 383 at Hohen Fels Germany.

Sources
St Nazaire Society website.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/43.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1.
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