BROWN, Leslie Jock

Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
'Special Air Service'
'Layforce'
Regiment/Corps: 
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Service: 
Army
Number: 
5437777
Born: 
Saturday, November 18, 1916
Died : 
Friday, January 15, 1943
and (if between 2 dates): 
Monday, January 18, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
26
Cpl. Leslie Brown 1st SAS

Corporal Leslie Brown had previously served in the Commandos before joining 'B' Squadron of the 1st Special Air Service. He died when his jeep patrol was attacked whilst en route to harass the enemy in Southern Tunisia.

Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] Get Rommel, author Michael Asher.
[3] and [Image] The SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour 1941 - 47.  www.sas-lrdg-roh.com/index.html

Notes
  • The CWGC record his unit as Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and 51 Commando..
  • The book 'Get Rommel' records him as being involved in Operation Flipper. The author describes him as an "ex 11 Commando trooper." He is wearing a hackle in the image above which was part of 11 Commando's headdress.
  • The book 'The SAS and LRDG ROH - Volume 1' shows a service history for this soldier which records No.8 Commando, 4th Special Service Bn., 'B' Bn. Layforce, Commando Depot at Geneifa, Latrum Training Centre in Palestine, Middle East Commandos, 1st Special Service Regiment, and 1st SAS.

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