HOMER, Levi

Known as: 
Leo
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Regiment/Corps: 
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
2930668
P.O.W. number: 
18590
Operations: 
Leo Homer 2 Commando
Leo Homer 2Cdo

Lance Corporal Levi Homer, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 457 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid he was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.

Known as Leo Homer by some, his true name was Levi Homer. Articles published in the Liverpool Echo on the 2nd May 1942, 6th May 1942, and 18th May 1942  record 
  • "Mrs Agnes Homer, 85 Sessions Road, Kirkdale, has received information that her husband L/C. Levi Homer, Commando Regiment, Cameron Highlanders, is missing since March 28." *
  • Tragic death of LCpl. Levi Homer's sister - see linked content below.
  • "Mrs Agnes Homer of 85 Sessions Road, Kirkdale, has received news that her husband Lance Corpl. Levi  Homer, aged 35, is a prisoner of war in Germany."
Sources
Liverpool Scottish Museum.
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.
British Newspaper Archive / Liverpool Echo articles published 2, 6, and 18 May 1942.
[Image 1] No.2 Cdo 5 Tp photo in gallery.
[Image 2] Liverpool Echo 18 May 1942.
*Liverpool Roman Catholic Church Marriage Registers record a Levi Homer and Agnes Taylor marrying on 6 February 1937.
 

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