Prague War Cemetery
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Middle East Commando
Trooper Jack Brown was shot and killed whilst a prisoner of war and attempting to escape. The Casualty Lists show he was captured at Crete at the time of the evacuation of allied forces.
The Tank Museum archives record the following:
"X"1 list Depot Commando Training and Holding Unit 2/2/41 (Yorkshire Hussars 6/41)
Marine Joseph Humphries was taken prisoner in the Dieppe Raid. He was one of a work party at Lamsdorf POW Camp who escaped and were shot. The headstone at his Grave states "Royal Marines" followed by "Commando".
In March 1946 it was announced In London Gazettes that he had received a posthumous award of Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.
London Gazettes Supp. 37499, page 1368
Private Norman Thomas was reported as missing in action on Crete on the 2nd June 1941, however he had been taken prisoner. He died whilst a prisoner of war.
The CWGC and Casualty Records list him by his Regiment only. His name is however recorded on the Westminster Abbey Commando ROH as being a member of Layforce and dying as a Prisoner of War. His name is therefore held on our ROH in the hope that further information establishing, or otherwise, any Commando service will come to light in the future.
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