CAIRNS, Bernard McNamara

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
7 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
King's Own Scottish Borderers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
3192140
P.O.W. number: 
12651
Born: 
Monday, July 14, 1919
Birthplace: 
Belfast, County Antrim

Private Bernard Cairns was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations on Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war. 
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/27 and WO417/33.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1 (Stalag 4F).
German Record Cards of British POW's / National Archives file WO416/54/155 (Stalag 3D).

Notes
Casualty Lists show his unit as No. 3 SS Bn.  This Unit was formed by merging No 4 and 7 Commandos. It was short lived and by Feb 1941 the units had been redesignated back to individual Commando units. However in the interim period on the 31st January 1941, all of No 7 Commando, with some men from No 4 Commando, had sailed for the Middle East as part of Layforce.


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