HUDSPETH, George Edward

Rank: 
Sapper
Unit/Base: 
3 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Engineers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2193692
P.O.W. number: 
18675
Born: 
Thursday, August 8, 1918
Birthplace: 
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Died : 
Sunday, March 13, 1994
Place died: 
Birmingham
Sapper George Hudspeth was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 262 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Initially reported as missing he was later found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/43.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/186/456.
St. Nazaire Society website.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 99 issued September 1994.
 
Notes
WO392/1 record above has initials as L.E.
 

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