AULD, Luke Patchcott

Unit / Base: 
4 Independent Company
6 Commando
Middle East Commandos
'Special Boat Section'
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Thursday, December 28, 1916
Place died: 
Luke Auld SBS
Corporal Luke Auld was reported missing 14 September 1942 during an SBS operation in Cyrenaica, later found to be a prisoner of war. He escaped from captivity via Switzerland, the report of his interview there being dated 24 September 1943. Post war member of the Commando Association from Aintree, Liverpool.
  • Previous service included Scissors Force at Norway with No.4 Independent Company; No.1 Special Service Bn; embarked for Malta as part of Force 'X' serving with the SBS; Middle East Commando at Geneifa; SBS at Alexandria; attached Naval Intelligence for a short period before embarking on board HMS Sikh for an operation at Tobruk during which the ship was sunk; survived and picked up by HMS Zulu which was also sunk; prisoner of war at Naples, Rome, and Brindisi; on return to UK attached No.6 Commando taking part in the Rhine crossing*.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/52, WO417/55, and WO417/67.
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/
POW Escape via Switzerland Report / National Archives file WO 208/4239
Nominal Roll of No.4 Independent Company from LSgt Joe Rogers MM.
* Dennis Reeves, Liverpool Scottish Museum; supplied by Cpl Luke Auld.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 74 (1982).
[Image] Report in the Liverpool Echo 15 December 1942.

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