MUNACHEN, James

Known as: 
surname also seen spelt as Monaghan or Monaghen
Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
7 Commando
'Special Air Service'
Regiment/Corps: 
Highland Light Infantry
Service: 
Army
Number: 
3318575
P.O.W. number: 
90059
Born: 
Sunday, August 4, 1912
Birthplace: 
Glasgow

Corporal James Munachen was reported missing during operations in Cyrenaica on 16/17 November 1941, later found to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.
Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO392/1.
German Record Cards of British POW's / National Archives file WO416/265/393.
 
Notes
The date and location are the same as that of the first raid of 'L' Detachment Special Air Service - Operation Squatter. No. 7 Commando was disbanded just before this with several joining the SAS.
 

Comments

Comment: 
Alan Orton adds "On the WO 417 file he is recorded as 7 Commando but actually he was L Detachment SAS and took part on Operation Squatter. Within L Detachment he was with 2 Troop, 3 Section, I Group and was part of Lt. Boningtons No.4 Flight."

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