CREW, John William

Known as: 
Jack
Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
7 Commando
4 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
5947714
P.O.W. number: 
95663
Born: 
Thursday, February 11, 1909
Birthplace: 
London
Sergeant John Crew, No.7 Commando, known as 'Jack', was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war from 1 June 1941. He had served in No.4 Commando prior to embarking with No.7 Commando for the Middle East. Post war member of the Commando Association from Harpenden.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/34.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1 (Stalag 344).
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/82/229 (shows Camp as Stalag 4B).

Commando Association newsletter 108 issued March 1999.


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