BRUCE, Charles

Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
11 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Black Watch
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2758668

Sergeant Charles Bruce, from Brechin, Angus, was reported missing 24 November 1941 after Operation Flipper, the raid on Rommel's HQ, later found to be a prisoner of war at Camp 59 in Italy from which he managed to escape back to allied lines after the Italian Armistice. Post war member of the Commando Association last residing in Australia.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/35, WO417/38, WO417/78.
Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO392/21.
Website about Camp 59 with list of prisoners [https://camp59survivors.com/list-of-camp-59-prisoners/].
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 98 issued March 1994.
 

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