CRUICKSHANKS, John

Rank: 
Sapper
Unit/Base: 
7 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Engineers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
1877778
P.O.W. number: 
22003
Sapper John Cruickshanks was reported missing in Crete on 2 June 1941, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/28 and WO417/32.
POW Lists / National Archives file WO392/1.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 78 issued March 1984.
 
Notes
  • Commando Association newsletter above list his unit as No.7 Commando.
  • Casualty Lists show his unit as No. 3 SS Bn.  This Unit was formed by merging No 4 and 7 Commandos. It was short lived and by Feb 1941 the units had been redesignated back to individual Commando units. However in the interim period on the 31st January 1941, all of No 7 Commando, with some men from No 4 Commando, had sailed for the Middle East as part of Layforce.

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