FAJARDO, Joaquin

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
50ME Commando
'Layforce'
Regiment/Corps: 
Queen's Royal Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
6100512
P.O.W. number: 
96158

Private Joaquin Fajardo, a Spanish volunteer attached to 'D' Bn. Layforce, was reported missing in Crete on 2 June 1941; found to have been captured and later transported to Stalag 4C. Liberated in 1945.

Settled in London postwar. His 2 elder brothers, Manuel and Anthony, were killed post war fighting against Franco (Manuel Fajardo 26.8.1951) and (Antonio Fajardo 6.6.1952.)*
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives files WO417/28, WO417/34, and WO417/96.
Prisoners of War Lists, Second World War, 1943-1945 / National Archives files WO392/20.
*Details provided by Tony Fajardo to the late John Robertson, founder of the Special Service ROH website.
 

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