ANDERSON, Barrie Sherwill Norman

Unit / Base: 
1 Commando
Prior Police Service: 
Staffordshire County Police
Royal Armoured Corps
Sunday, June 23, 1918
Died : 
Tuesday, January 12, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Barrie Anderson was reported missing 6 December 1942 during operations in North Africa and later found to be a prisoner of war. He died of wounds in captivity on 12 January 1943 in Italy. Son of Gibert Norman Anderson, and of Stella Christine Anderson, of Walton, Stafford.
Barrie Anderson was a Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos in 1942 joining the 2nd Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. In 1939 he was a Constable at Stone Police Station, Staffordshire. His name is recorded on the Staffordshire Police War Memorial, Staffordshire Police HQ, Weston Road, Stafford.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/57.
The 1939 Register covering Stone.
Image of the Police Memorial Plaque held by the IWM ref. 92616.
  • From November 1942 No.1 Commando were in action against German and Italian forces in Tunisia after Operation Torch.
  • Caserta War Cemetery - "Some of those buried here died in the hospital, others as prisoners of war (there was a POW Hospital at Caserta) before the Allied invasion." [CWGC].
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