BEECH, James Frederick

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Sussex Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
14404860
Died : 
Sunday, August 5, 1945
Died on war service
Age: 
21
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 

Private James Beech,  HQ 3 Special Service (Commando) Bde., reported initially by the War Office to have died a prisoner of war in Japanese hands, died in Poona Hospital, India, a victim of infantile paralysis. [1+2]

On the 31st January 1945 he is listed as being wounded whilst with No 5 Commando. [3]

Sources
CWGC
[1] Report in the West Sussex County Tmes 17th May 1946 
[2] British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 National Archives WO417/96.
[3] British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 National Archives WO417/88.
 
Notes
The CWGC show him as No 1 Commando; the Casualty Lists show him as HQ 3 SS Bde and earlier as No5 Commando. Both Cdo units were part of 3 SS (Commando) Bde.
 

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