Stalag 4B, Mühlberg Germany

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BROWN, Jack

Middle East Commando
'Layforce'
Trooper Jack Brown, 'D' Bn., Layforce, was shot and killed whilst a prisoner of war and attempting to escape. The Casualty Lists show he was captured at Crete at the time of the evacuation of allied forces.
 
Service
The Tank Museum archives record the following:
  1. "X"1 list Depot Commando Training and Holding Unit 2/2/41 (Yorkshire Hussars 6/41) 

BUTLER, Howard Herbert Cosens

No 9 Commando
No 11 Commando
SBS
Corporal Howard Butler, 'M' Section of the  Special Boat Section, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field. He had previously served in No.9 and No.11 Commando. The award covered his participation in Operation Whynot, a raid in Sicily commencing on 11 August 1942 to disrupt a German bomber base in range of a relief convoy for the beseiged island of Malta.

COLEMAN, Nicholas John

52ME Commando
Lance Corporal Nicholas Coleman, M.M.,  was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 4B in Germany [1][2]
  • A Labourer from West Hartlepool he was attested on 21 October 1933 aged 18 years 11 months [3]
  • 1940 awarded the Military Medal whilst serving with the 3rd Bn., Coldstream Guards, in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on 3 September 1940 in the Western Desert [4].
Sources

HAWKINS, F.

No 2 Commando

Corporal F. Hawkins was reported missing during operations at Salerno, Italy. Later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 4B in Germany.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/ 69.
Salerno casualties document [Linked Content below].
Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO392/1.

HERD, J.

Independent Companies and Special Service Battalions
'Layforce'

Sapper J. Herd was reported missing in Crete on 2 June 1941; found to have been captured and later imprisoned at Stalag 4B and at Stalag 4C.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/28 and WO417/32.
POW Lists / National Archives file WO392/11 and WO392/1.

MOORE, G.A.N.

No 1 Commando

Lance Sergeant G.A. Moore was reported missing during operations in North Africa 2 March 1943, found to have been taken prisoner and later transported to Stalag 4B.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/59.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.

RAESIDE, Bendon Walker

No 7 Commando
Sergenat Bendon Raeside was reported missing in Crete on 2 June 1941; found to have been captured and later transported to Stalag 4B.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives files WO417/28 and WO417/33.
POW Lists / National Archives file WO392/1.

Royal Artillery Attestation Records.

SLATER, Marshall Gordon

No 6 Commando
Troop Sergeant Major Marshall Slater was reported missing North Africa 26 February 1943 (Battle of Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia) but was found to have been taken prisoner [1], held initially at Camp 66 [2] at Capua before being transported to Stalag 4B [3].
  • 29 August 1946 received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field [4][5].
  • He later emigrated to Canada [6].
Award

STARLING, R.E.

52ME Commando

Private R.E. Starling was reported missing on 2nd June 1941 during operations in Crete. Later found to have been captured and transported to Stalag 4B in Germany.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

THOMAS, Iorweth Cyrus

No 3 Commando
Lance Sergeant Iorweth Thomas, 6 Troop,  was reported missing in action in Sicily during operations at the Punta dei Malati Bridge, later renamed 3 Commando Bridge.  He was last seen soon after the withdrawal from 3 Commando Bridge, with his section, crossing the large field towards the orange groves on the left hand side of the road, on his way to take up a position on the hills.
 

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