BANCROFT, John

Rank: 
Bombardier
Unit/Base: 
'30 Commando Assault Unit'
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Number: 
71141
Died : 
Tuesday, October 5, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Bombardier John Bancroft, 34 Army Troop, was killed in action during operations in the Aegean when his unit was attacked on Leros and bombed by enemy aircraft. Also killed were Captain Belcher Trooper McDaid, and Fusilier Ashton.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/68.
Ian Fleming's Commandos: The Story of the Legendary 30 Assault Unit, author Nicholas Rankin.
 
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