PROWSE, Alfred Charles

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Regiment/Corps: 
Devonshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
5620784
Died : 
Thursday, June 12, 1941
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
20
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
LCpl. Prowse was killed during operations in Libya with Layforce.
[Source:CWGC /  British Army Casualties List , National Archives ref WO 417]
 
His unit is shown on the Casualty List for Expeditionary Forces, Middle East,  as  4 Special Service Bn., attached 'B' Bn. Layforce. The CWGC show him as 4 SS Bn.  We record him on the ROH as per his original Commando unit title.
[Unit note: 4 Special Service Bn. was a very short lived title redesignation of Commando Units and was no longer in use at the time of his death.  'B' Bn Layforce was made up of men from No 8 Commando whose unit had been part of 4 Special Service Bn.]
 

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