BEECH, James Frederick
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. Sources CWGC  Report in the West Sussex County Tmes 17th May 1946  British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 National Archives WO417/96.  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.