MCCORMACK, Thomas

Known as: 
Tom
Rank: 
Private
Regiment/Corps: 
1st Liverpool Scottish Bn. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 
2930404
Born: 
Friday, November 24, 1916
Died : 
Saturday, April 11, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
25
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 

Pte Tom McCormack, 5 troop No 2 Commando, died of wounds after the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown.

Prior to joining "Y" Company, Liverpool Scottish Bn. QOCH TA, he was a salesman. His TA were mobilised on 1st Sep.1939. On 23/4/40 after volunteering for special service he was posted No.4 Ind. Coy. Embarked for Norway in May as part of Scissor Force (Operation Avonmouth) returning to the UK on 1st Jun.1940. In October he transferred to B Coy. No.1 SS Bn., then in Feb 1941 he transferred to No.2 Commando - 5 ( Liverpool Scottish) Troop.

On 26th Mar.1942 he and others sailed on HMS Campbeltown to St Nazaire for Operation Chariot. He was part of Capt. Roy's Assault Team. During the raid Tom was fatally wounded. He was taken prisoner but died of his wounds in a German Naval Hospital.

Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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