BEEDELL, Lawrence Henry

Known as: 
Harry
Rank: 
Trooper
Unit/Base: 
50ME Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps
Service: 
Army
Number: 
326889
P.O.W. number: 
22640
Born: 
Sunday, February 29, 1920
Birthplace: 
Plymouth, Devon
Trooper 'Harry' Beedell, 50ME Commando and 'D' Bn., Layforce, was reported missing 2nd June 1941 during operations in Crete, later discovered captured on 1st June.
Post war member of the Commando Association, employed in his early life as a Farm Baliff later as a Purser on cross channel ferries. Member of the Middle East Commando Historical Research Group (MECHRG).
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/32.
Prisoners of War / National Archibes file WO392/1.
German Record Cards of British PoW's / National Archives file WO416/25/97.
Commando Association newsletters 14, 47, 69, and 71.
The 1939 Register covering Devizes.
The Middle East Commandos, author Michael Messenger, appdx.V1.
 

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