MCCORMACK, Thomas

Known as: 
Tom
Rank: 
Private
Unit / Base: 
2 Commando
4 Independent Company
Regiment/Corps: 
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2930404
P.O.W. number: 
18738
Born: 
Friday, November 24, 1916
Birthplace: 
Wigan, Lancashire
Died : 
Saturday, April 11, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
25
Thomas McCormack
Tom McCormack 2 Commando
Private Thomas McCormack, 5 troop No 2 Commando, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later confirmed as having died on 11 April 1942 of wounds received during the raid. He was a prisoner of war in a German Naval Hospital at the time of his death. Part of Captain Roy's Assault Team who embarked on HMS Campbeltown.  
Son of Jeremiah and Joanna Ramsay W. W. P. McCormack, of Allerton, Liverpool.
Service
Tom, a salesman from Liverpool, joined "Y" Company, 1st Bn. Liverpool Scottish, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders T.A., mobilised 1 September 1939.
23 April 1940 volunteered for Special Service and posted to No.4 Independent  Company.
May 1940 embarked for Norway as part of Scissors Force (Operation Avonmouth).
1 June 1940 disembarked UK.
October 1940 attached to 'B' Coy. No.1 Special Service Bn., (part of the Special Service Group restructuring).
February 1941 attached to No.2 Commando - 5 Troop.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/41 and WO417/46.
Dennis Reeves, Liverpool Scottish Museum Trust.
German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/239/200.
St Nazaire Society website.
[Images] CVA No.2 Commando Gallery.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
Yes

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