FINCH, Victor William Charles

Known as: 
Nicky
Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Essex Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
6012717
P.O.W. number: 
18641
Born: 
Saturday, July 2, 1921
Birthplace: 
West Ham, London
Died : 
Tuesday, January 20, 1987
Place died: 
Loughton, Essex
Age: 
65
Corporal V Finch 2 Commando

Corporal Victor 'Nicky' Finch, 3 Troop, embarked on HMS Campbeltown for the St. Nazaire raid (Operation Chariot). He was reported missing on 28 March 1942 later found to be a prisoner of war. 

Sources
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives files WO417/42 and 43.
Prisoners of War  / National Archives file WO392/1 (Stalag 344) and WO392/11 (Stalag 8A).
St Nazaire Society website.
Births registered July / Aug/ Sept 1920 in the district of West Ham (then part of Essex) Vol.4A, page 775.
Death Registers in the district of Waltham Forest, Register No. 187, Volume 15 page 601.

England & Wales Government Probate Death Index, Probate date 15 April 1987.
[Image] CVA Gallery.

Notes
Check out The Finches Blog [here....].
 

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