O'SHEA, James Andrew

Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
8 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Irish Guards
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2717197
P.O.W. number: 
39187
Born: 
Wednesday, January 17, 1912
Died: 
1987
Place died: 
Truro, Cornwall
Sergeant James O'Shea was reported missing 21 June 1942 during operations in Cyrenaica, later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association from Truro.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/46, WO417/50 and WO417/94
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO3921/1 (Stalag 317), WO392/11 (Stalag 3A) , WO392/21 (Camp 65).
German Record Cards of British PoW's / National Archives file WO416/278/3731 (Stalag 18C).
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 85 issued September 1987.
Registers of Deaths in Truro, Cornwall 1987.
 
Notes
Casualty Lists shows unit as Special Service Bn.  CA Obituary shows No.8 Commando.
 

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