SMITH, J.

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
Service: 
Army
Died in service unknown cause
Operations: 
Pte. Smith served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando. There is little known of him apart from a reference in the 10(IA) Commando War Diary for the 19th August 1942 recording the fact that he went on the Dieppe raid and did not return. We have yet to find an official record of his birth name nor any confirming his death. As such he is missing presumed killed.
 
Others recorded as going on the raid are Pte. Gustav Oppelt , Pte. C. Rice, and Pte's. Latimer and Platt, the latter being the only two to return. 
( Source: National Archives/DEFE 2/45  -  War Diary 10 IA Commando , June 1942 - Sept 1945.)
 

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