CHALLINTON, William Albert

Rank: 
Lance Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
3515161
Honours & Awards: 
Operations: 
LSgt Challinton 2 Commando
Lance Sergeant William Challinton, 5 troop, was awarded the DCM [1] for his gallantry during the raid at St Nazaire. He was part of an assault party who disembarked from HMS Campbeltown, their role to destroy enemy coastal defence guns covering the dry dock area [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 37162, page 3493, amended (errata) by LG Supp. 37331, page 5317.
[1] National Archives file WO 373/46/273.
 
Notes
Surname spelt incorrectly with a 'G' on citation, corrected to without a 'G' in the LG errata entry.
 

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