BARRASS, Nicholas William
295395 & 14253337
Wednesday, November 1, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Nicholas Barrass died during operations at Flushing. Whilst engaged in a house clearance, he was killed by a sniper who fired from an adjacent building. The author of the book below describes him as being "a tall quiet spoken policeman, who had played football for Gateshead. " (Source: Swiftly They Struck by Murdoch C. McDougall who served as a Lieut. in No 4 Commando.) On the 2nd October 1943 (14253337) Nicholas William Barrass was commissioned from the ranks as Second Lieutenant and allocated service number 295395. (London Gazettes Supp 36239, page 4910.)
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