SMITH, Peter

Rank: 
Gunner
Unit/Base: 
11 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Number: 
1527750
P.O.W. number: 
220776
Birthplace: 
Blantyre, Lanarkshire
Died : 
Sunday, August 20, 1944
Died on war service
Age: 
25

Gunner Peter Smith, from Glencraig in Fife, was reported missing in 1942 (full date not reported) during operations in the Middle East , later found to be a prisoner of war [1][1a].  He was subsequently killed as a result of aerial bombardment [2][2a].

Sources
[1] Casualty Lists 1942  / National Archive file WO417/41.
[1a] Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/1 and WO392/21.
[2] CWGC.
[2a] Royal Artillery Other Ranks: Casualty Cards 1939-1947
 
Notes
Historical information for Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery: Those buried here died while prisoners of war during the German occupation, most of the graves coming from the cemetery at the large camp at Lamsdorf, Stalag VIIIB (after 1943 known as Stalag 344).
 
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