WICKSON, Lionel Charles

Lance Sergeant
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
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LSgt Wickson MM 2 Commando
Lance Sergeant Lionel Wickson, 1 troop,  was one of the Commando contingent who had embarked on Motor Launch ML 457 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942 [1]
Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland [2][3].​
  • Awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services during the raid [4]
  • His death was announced in Commando Association Newsletter 79 of 1984.
[1] St Nazaire Society website.
[2] British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/43.
[3] Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1.
[4] London Gazette 37162, page 3493.

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