MCCORMACK, Thomas

Known as: 
Tom
Rank: 
Private
Regiment/Corps: 
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Service numbers: 
2930404
Born: 
Friday, November 24, 1916
Died : 
Saturday, April 11, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
25
Operations: 
Private Thomas McCormack, 5 troop No 2 Commando, died of wounds after Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown. Part of Capt. Donald Roy's Assault Team, Tom was fatally wounded during the raid. Taken prisoner he later died of his wounds in a German Naval Hospital.
 
Prior to joining "Y" Company, 1st Bn., Liverpool Scottish, QOCH TA,  Tom was a salesman. His TA were mobilised on 1st September 1939. On 23rd April 1940 having volunteered for Special Service Tom was posted to No.4 Independent  Company. In May he was embarked for Norway as part of Scissor Force (Operation Avonmouth) returning to the UK on 1st June 1940. In October, as part of the SS Group restructuring, he was attached to 'B' Coy. No.1 Special Service Bn., then, in February 1941, he was attached to No.2 Commando - 5 Troop on its formation.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Dennis Reeves, Liverpool Scottish Museum Trust.
St Nazaire Society.
CVA Gallery.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
Yes

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