LEE, Jack William

COURAUD, Raymond Jack William
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Monday, January 12, 1914
Lieutenant Jack Lee (born Raymond Jack William Couraud) was a French Liaison Officer attached to No.2 Commando specifically for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He embarked on Motor Launch ML 447. [1][1a]
  • Wounded during the raid and evacuated back to the UK [2].
  • 1 November 1943 (Temporary Captain) (General List attached 2nd SAS Regt.) wounded in Italy [3][4].
  • Awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Italy during operations with 2nd SAS Regt. AAC. [4][5]
  • Special Operations Executive (SOE) Personnel, full details not known [6].
[1] St. Nazaire Society website.
[1a] BBC recording dated 7Apr'42 with Raymond Couraud about St. Nazaire held at the IWM ref sound catalogue no. 2528.
[2] British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/2.
[3] British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/5.
[4] National Archives file WO373/7/309.
[5] London Gazette 36586, page 3030 corrected by errata in London Gazette 36710, page 4372.
[6] National Archives file HS 9/1647.
A further LG 36668 entry re award was cancelled by LG 36972.

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