BRUNT, Morris Raymond

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
1 Commando
Police Service: 
Birmingham City Police
Regiment/Corps: 
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241787
Born: 
Friday, September 16, 1921
Died: 
2002
Place died: 
Birmingham
Private Morris Brunt was reported missing 6 December 1942 during operations in North Africa, later found to be a prisoner of war in Italian hands.
In 1943 he escaped captivity via Switzerland eventually returning to the UK in 1944. 
Morris Raymond Brunt was a Birmingham City Police Constable who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes that commenced in 1942.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/55 (1942) WO417/56 (1943), WO417/69 (1943), and WO417/84 (1944).
POW - Escape via Switzerland - report / National Archives file WO208/4243.
The 1939 Register covering Swadlincote, Derbyshire.
[Below] Article with photo in the Burton Observer and Chronicle 09 December 1943.

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