SILLETT, Thomas John

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Somerset Light Infantry 5th Bn
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
5672780
Born: 
Friday, November 29, 1918
Died : 
Saturday, October 31, 1942
Died on active service
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Pte. Thomas Sillett died of illness (diptheria) whilst serving with 1st SAS, 'A' Sqn.  He had joined No 8 Commando in 1940 and embarked with them for the Middle East at the end of January 1941 as part of Layforce.  He later left the Commandos and joined 'L' Detachment SAS in June 1942.
 
Sources
CWGC
 The SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour 1941 - 47.  www.sas-lrdg-roh.com/index.html
 

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