TANNER, John Andrew

Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
9 Commando
Police Service: 
City of London Police
Regiment/Corps: 
Middlesex Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241755
Born: 
Wednesday, August 29, 1917
Died : 
Sunday, April 15, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
27

Corporal John Tanner was killed in action on 15 April 1945 during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy. The previous year on 20 March 1944 he was wounded (recovered) during operations in Italy. 
A serving Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in the accommodation above Moor Lane Police Station, 3 Moor Lane, Barbican.
John is amongst those named on the WW2 Memorial Plaque located at the City of London Police HQ, 37 Wood Street, City of London.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/74 and WO417/91.
The 1939 Register covering the City Of London.
Image of the Police Memorial heldby the IWM ref.86964

Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
Yes

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