HERSTELL, Ernest Maxwell

Rank: 
Gunner
Unit/Base: 
6 Commando
'Special Air Service'
Police Service: 
Bristol City Police
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14317992
Born: 
Tuesday, May 9, 1916
Died : 
Saturday, May 29, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
27
Cemetery/Memorial: 
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.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/73.
The 1939 Register cover Bristol.
Special Forces Roll of Honour website
 

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