CHAPPELL, Ernest Lionel Desmond

Known as: 
Des
Rank: 
Lance Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
1 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
4198350
P.O.W. number: 
18764
Des Chappell 1 Commando

Lance Sergeant Ernest Chappell, known as Des, was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 306 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner he was subsequently transported to Stalag 383 at Hohenfels Germany.

Sources
St Nazaire Society website.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/48.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1.


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