SCANES, Lewis Ralph

Rank: 
Trooper
Regiment/Corps: 
1st Royal Dragoons Royal Armoured Corps
Service: 
Army
Number: 
321274
Died : 
Friday, June 19, 1942
Died on war service
Age: 
22
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Trooper Lewis Scanes was reported missing presumed died during operations in Burma on or shortly after 19 June 1942, his secondary unit shown simply as "Commando" on each of the casualty listings [1][2].
  • The Westminster Abbey Commando Roll of Honour lists his Unit as No.8 Commando [3][notes]
Sources
[1] Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archive files WO417/57, WO417/66, WO/417/94, WO/417/100.
[2] CWGC
[3] Westminster Abbey Commando ROH database.
 
Notes
  • No.8 Commando was sent to the Middle East forming 'B' Batallion of Layforce before being disbanded with some of the Commandos dispersing to specialist units including Mission 204 in the Far East.
  • The CWGC do not currently list him as Commando.
  • In three of the Casualty Lists above he is listed alongside CQMS Reginald Gillingham, 'B' Bn. Layforce, with the same date of death.
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