HERSTELL, Ernest Maxwell
Unit / Base:
'Special Air Service'
Prior Police Service:
Bristol City Police
Tuesday, May 9, 1916
Saturday, May 29, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Gunner Ernest Herstell served in 6 Commando, then the SSRF (62 Commando) and finally the SAS. He died during operations with 2 SAS at Pantelleria during Operation Snapdragon.
Ernest was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 37 Cotham Vale, Bristol.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/73.
The 1939 Register cover Bristol.
Special Forces Roll of Honour website