CHURCHER, George

Rank: 
Lance Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
3 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Service: 
Army
Number: 
6897997
P.O.W. number: 
18630
Born: 
1919 July
Died: 
1990
George Churcher 3 Commando
Lance Sergeant George Churcher, 5 Troop, was reported missing on 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to have been wounded and a prisoner of war.
He had embarked on ML262  for the raid. In February 1945 he escaped making it to allied lines. Post war he emigrated to Canada, had three children, and after 20 years moved to Singapore, Australia and then back to Vancouver Island.
 
Sources
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1.
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/43, WO417/49, WO417/94.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/66/31 Stalag 133).
St Nazaire Society website.
Commando Association Lost Legions No.3.
Elisabeth Churcher (daughter).
 

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