Sergeant Colin Jones, 5 troop, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of his gallant and distinguished service during the raid on St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He was one of the Commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown. Reported missing after the raid then found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels, Germany.
The death of Sgt. Colin Jones MM, of Huyton nr. Liverpool, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 67 issued September 1978.Sources London Gazette 37162, page 3493. British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/43. Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/11. St Nazaire Society website. Notes The LG entry records his rank as Lance Sergeant; PoW records, Casualty records, the St Nazaire Society and the Commando Association all record Sergeant which may therefore have been a temporary rank.
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