DAVIES, Arthur Henry William

Rank: 
Rifleman
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
Police Service: 
Stoke on Trent Police
Regiment/Corps: 
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241793
P.O.W. number: 
263265
Born: 
Tuesday, August 21, 1917
Birthplace: 
Pinetown Transvaal
A. Davies 2 Commando
Rifleman Arthur Davies served in 'A' Section, No.2 Sub-Section of 5 Troop. He was reported missing 13 September 1943 whilst with Pte. John. Craig in a forward section post on Hill 321 at Vietri Sul Mare, Italy, which was overrun by the enemy for a period of 2 hours. Both were later found to be prisoners of war. 
A serving Police Officer from Staffordshire he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes.
 
Sources
Notebook and address book of LSgt. Joe Rogers MM of 5 Troop.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/68.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1 (Stalag 4F).
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/89/168 (Stalag 4B) (birthplace shown as Pinetown, Transvaal).
Linked Content below.
Commando Association Lost Legions List 4.
[Image] from the 5 troop No.2 Cdo. Gibraltar 1943 photo in gallery.
 

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