HERN, Gordon

Rank: 
Private
Unit / Base: 
3 Commando
Police Service: 
Oxfordshire Constabulary
Regiment/Corps: 
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241862
Died (between): 
Friday, August 27, 1943 to Saturday, August 28, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
19
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Private Gordon Hern was reported missing on 27 August 1943 during early Italian beach reconnaissance, later presumed killed in action. He has no known grave.
Gordon was a Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as one of the Police Intakes 1942/43. His name is on the Oxfordshire Constabulary WW2 Memorial located at St. Mary's Church, Banbury.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/47 (1943) and WO417/83 (1944).
War Memorials Register, Imperial War Museum website.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 
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