THEILINGER, Jan or Johan
Served as :
Pioneer Corps / The Buffs
13118712 and 6305478
Pte. Theilinger was a Sudetan Czech from Mikolov. He was baptised a Catholic and later in life could speak numerous languages. He served in the International Brigade in Spain; the Pioneer Corps; joined10 Commando 3 troop aka 'X' troop; new identity John Taylor , new Regiment -The Buffs, new s/n 6305478. Serious injuries after an accident with a phosphorous grenade at Littlehampton resulted in his discharge from active service. Sources His daughter Marguerite Ward (via Jeremy Monk) National Archives WO/106/6155, Pioneer Corps Records (S.O.E.) The King's Own Loyal Enemy Aliens author Peter Leighton-Langer.
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