Stalag 8A, Gorlitz, Poland/Germany border

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ATKIN, Ernest

Lance Corporal
No 7 Commando
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Lance Corporal Ernest Atkin was reported missing in April 1941 during operations in Cyrenaica (Bardia Raid), later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Hull.

EVANS, Clifford Gregory

Lance Corporal
No 1 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Military Medal (MM)
Lance Corporal Clifford Evans was reported missing 4 March 1943 during operations in North Africa, later found to be a prisoner of war. The following year he escaped at Munsterberg, Germany, from a working detachment out of Stalag VIIIA, Gorlitz. Successfully making his way to Sweden he was later repatriated to the UK.

IVISON, Henry George

Known as: 
No 4 Commando
Royal Artillery
Gunner Henry George Ivison was wounded and taken prisoner of war during operations at Dieppe, France [1][1a][4].
  • 8 January 1940 attested at Kingston into the Honourable Artillery Company, 11th Regiment RHQ [2][3].
  • 18 July 1940 attached to No.4 Commando [2].


No 7 Commando
Hampshire Regiment

Private Shawyer was reported missing 20 April 1941 during operations in Cyrenaica (Bardia Raid), later found to be a prisoner of war.

SMITH, Lawrence George

Known as: 
Lawrence Smith 7 Commando
No 7 Commando
Royal Tank Corps
Royal Armoured Corps
Royal Household Cavalry
Sergeant Lawrence Smith was attested into the Royal Tank Corps on 28 October 1927 aged 14yrs 2 months, trade recorded as Musician [1].
In World War 2 he was reported missing on 20 April 1941 during operations with No.7 Commando in Cyrenaica (Bardia raid), later found to be a prisoner of war [2][3].


50ME Commando
Royal Corps of Signals

Corporal Squier was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete. He was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 8A.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/29 and WO417/31.
Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO392/11.

VERNER, Thomas

No 3 Commando
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Mentioned in Despatches
Fusilier Thomas Verner was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to be a prisoner of war [1][1a]
  • Recommended for the MM subsequently received a Mention in Despatches at Vaagso, Norway, 27 December 1941 [2][2a][see notes].

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