CRAMPTON, Jack Barraclough

Lance Corporal
Royal Engineers
Service numbers: 
Died : 
Monday, September 15, 1941
Died whilst a prisoner of war
Lance Corporal Jack Barraclough, 3 Special Service Bn. died in Berlin as a prisoner of war. He had been reported missing, later found to have been taken prisoner in Crete on 2 June 1941. 
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives files WO417/28 and WO417/33.
  • He is listed by the CWGC as R.E. with no secondary unit. The Casualty Lists record his unit as R.E. and 3 SS Bn. (3 Special Service Battalion). Message sent (12Apr2020) to CWGC requesting inclusion.
  • No. 3 SS Bn. was formed by merging No 4 and 7 Commandos. It was short lived and by Feb 1941 the units had been redesignated back to individual Commando units. However in the interim period on the 31st January 1941, all of No 7 Commando, with some men from No 4 Commando, had sailed for the Middle East as part of Layforce.
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