BARRASS, Nicholas William

Rank: 
Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Police Intake: 
Yes
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
295395 & 14253337
Died : 
Wednesday, November 1, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
26
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 
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.)
 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
Yes

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