BRIGHT, Gerald Kitchener

Known as: 
Tankie
Rank: 
Lance Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
5 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Armoured Corps
Service: 
Army
Number: 
4974182
P.O.W. number: 
18645
Born: 
Saturday, July 1, 1916
Birthplace: 
Langwith, Nottinghamshire
Died: 
1983
Place died: 
Sheffield
Lance Sergeant Gerald Bright was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had embarked on board HMS Campbeltown. Post war member of the Commando Association from Sheffield.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/43.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1 and WO392/11.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/42/161 (Marlag u Milag Nord Camp) .
St Nazaire Society.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 78 (March 1984).
[Image] Cropped from the photo titled 'St Nazaire Raid Commando veterans on HM Yacht Britannia April 1982' in Gallery.
 

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