ANDERSON, Barrie Sherwill Norman

Rank: 
Trooper
Unit/Base: 
1 Commando
Police Service: 
Staffordshire County Police
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Armoured Corps
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241781
Born: 
Sunday, June 23, 1918
Died : 
Tuesday, January 12, 1943
Died on active service
Cemetery/Memorial: 
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.
He was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos in July 1942 as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable at Stone Police Station, Staffordshire.
Barrie is amongst those named on the Staffordshire Police War Memorial located at Staffordshire Police Headquarters, Weston Road, Stafford.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/57.
The 1939 Register covering Stone.
Image of the Police Memorial Plaque held by the IWM ref. 92616.
 
Notes
  • 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].
Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
Yes

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