BENTLEY, Charles

Rank: 
Fusilier
Unit/Base: 
1 Commando
Police Service: 
Cheshire Constabulary
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241648
Born: 
Sunday, March 21, 1920
1939 Charles Bentley was a Police Civilian Clerk residing in Goostrey, Cheshire [1].
15 January 1940 joined Cheshire Constabulary as a Police Officer [1a].
14 September 1942 No.1 Commando (from the Police Intakes who volunteered that year) [2].
6 December 1942 reported missing during operations in North Africa, later found to be a prisoner of war in Italian hands [3][4].
1943 reported no longer a prisoner of war, now in a neutral country [3]
1944 reported back in the United Kingdom [3].
Post war member of the Commando Association last known residing Knutsford, Cheshire [5].
 
Sources
[1] The 1939 Register.
[1a] The Museum of Policing in Cheshire website - Police Officers who served up to 1946.
[2] RWF 1942 Transfer-In Register Book 6.
[3] Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/55 (1942), WO417/68 (1943), WO417/85 (1944).
[4] Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/21.
[5] Commando Association Lost Legion List 2.
 

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