- "X"1 list Depot Commando Training and Holding Unit 2/2/41 (Yorkshire Hussars 6/41)
- Reported missing believed POW ( Cas. 133/41 )
- Prisoner of War ( Cas. 215/41 )
- Reported died whilst POW (while escaping) 8/7/44 ( Cas.154/44 )
The Casualty Lists show he was captured at Crete at the time of the evacuation of allied forces.
'D' Bn. Layforce Commando was formed from 50 and 52 ME Commando and took part, in the rearguard action in Crete. The POW Record list him only by his Regiment which was in Palestine at the time of the action in Crete. His name is on the Westminster Abbey Commando ROH as being a member of Layforce.On the 24th July 1945 it was announced that he had received a posthumous MiD "in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field." Sources: Tank Museum archives Westminster Abbey Commando Roll of Honour file ref. National Archives DEFE/2/843. Prisoner of War Record 96212 London Gazettes Supp. 37194, page 3860 re MiD The Middle East Commandos by Charles Messenger