BROWN, Louis Walter

Known as: 
Ben
Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
4 Independent Company
Regiment/Corps: 
Liverpool Scottish Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2929147
P.O.W. number: 
18584
Born: 
Thursday, January 11, 1917
Birthplace: 
Liverpool, Merseyside
Died : 
Saturday, May 31, 2003
Place died: 
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Louis Walter (Ben) Brown 2 Commando
Sergeant Louis 'Ben' Brown, aged 24 and from Liverpool, served in 5 Troop and took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Embarking on board HMS Campbeltown, he was wounded during the raid and reported missing, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/11.
German Record Cards of British PoW's / National Archives file WO416/50/155.
St Nazaire Society website.
Article in the Liverpool Echo 17 April 1942.
England & Wales Government Probate Death Index.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 117 issued September 2003.
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