PRITCHARD, William Henry

Known as: 
Bill
Rank: 
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Engineers
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
76488
Died : 
Saturday, March 28, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
27
Operations: 
Captain William Pritchard MC died during the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on ML 457. He and fellow Royal Engineer, Captain Bob Montgomery [more...] had been instrumental in the initial planning and training of the demolition teams. He received a posthumous MiD in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in action against the enemy. [1]
In July 1940 the then 2/Lieutenant  Pritchard, Royal Engineers T.A., was awarded the MC for gallant and distinguished services in action. [2]
 
Sources
CWGC.
St Nazaire Society website
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 37162, page 3493
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 34893, page 4263.
 

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