DUNKLEY, Eric Cambrai

Rank: 
Trooper
Unit/Base: 
3 Commando
Police Service: 
Northamptonshire Constabulary
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Armoured Corps
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241764
P.O.W. number: 
266918
Born: 
Thursday, October 3, 1918
Birthplace: 
Potterspury, Northamptonshire
Trooper Eric Dunkley was reported wounded and missing 5 October 1943 at Termoli Italy, later found to be a prisoner of war.
Eric was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable stationed at Midland Road Police Station, Wellingborough. He named in newspaper reports covering the Northamptonshire Police Sports Day event in May/June 1939.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/68 and WO417/70.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1 (Stalag 4D).
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/105/111 (Stalag 4B).
The 1939 Register covering Wellingborough.
02 June 1939 - Northampton Mercury newspaper.
30 May 1939 - Northants Evening Telegraph.
 

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