SHERWIN, Albert Edward George

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
6351428
P.O.W. number: 
18597
Died : 
Monday, March 12, 1945
Died on war service
Age: 
23
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Operations: 
Private Albert Sherwin, 3 troop, died in Germany whilst a Prisoner of War.  He became a prisoner of war after Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He embarked for the raid on board HMS Campbeltown and, after capture, was later transported to a camp near Lamsdorf, Poland originally named Stalag V111 before being renamed Stalag 344.
CWGC detail for the Cemetery.
"The great majority of those buried here are airmen shot down over Bavaria, Wurtemberg, Austria, Hessen and Thuringia, brought from their scattered graves by the Army Graves Service. The remainder are men who were killed while escaping from prisoner of war camps in the same areas, or who died towards the end of the War on forced marches from the camps to more remote areas."
 
Sources
CWGC.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45.
Prisoners of War National Archives WO 392/1
St, Nazaire Society website.
 
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