CRAIG, John

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
Police Service: 
Police Force not known
Regiment/Corps: 
Black Watch
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241657
P.O.W. number: 
229415
Born: 
Saturday, October 28, 1916
Birthplace: 
Blackburn
John Craig 2 Commando
Private John Craig from Blackpool served in 'A' Section, No.2 Sub-Section of 5 Troop. He was reported missing 13 September 1943 whilst with Rfn. A. Davies in a forward section post on Hill 321 at Vietri Sul Mare, Italy, which was overrun by the enemy for a period of 2 hours. Both were later found to be prisoners of war.
A serving Police Officer he had volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes.
 
Sources
Notebook and address book of LSgt. Joe Rogers MM of 5 Troop.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/69.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1 (Stalag 4DZ).
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/81/153 (Stalag 4B).
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[Image] from the 5 troop No.2 Cdo. Gibraltar 1943 photo in gallery.
 

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