AUERHAHN, Werner

Known as: 
surname also seen spelt as AVERHAHN
Served as : 
WELLS, Peter Vernon Allan
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Hampshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
5550132
Died : 
Wednesday, January 19, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
26
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Werner Auerhahn served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Peter Vernon Allan WELLS. He was killed by a mine during operations in Italy and was the first casualty of the troop. 
 
Wriiten on the headstone of his grave are the words "He volunteered and died for freedom ever in the loving memory of his parents."
 
Sources:
The King's Most Loyal Enemy Aliens, author Helen Fry.
10 Commando, author Ian Dear.
Jewish Virtual Library
 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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