BORWICK, Michael George

Rank: 
Temporary Captain (later Lieutenant Colonel)
Unit/Base: 
50ME Commando
'Layforce'
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Scots Greys, Royal Armoured Corps
Service: 
Army
Number: 
64017
P.O.W. number: 
3269
Born: 
Monday, March 27, 1916
Birthplace: 
York
Died : 
Sunday, April 20, 1986
Captain Michael Borwick was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete with 'D' Bn. Layforce (50 and 52 Middle East Commandos), later found to be a prisoner of war [1][1a].
  • Mentioned In Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East [2].
  • 1 May 1957 (Lieutenant Colonel) (Royal Scots Greys) retired from military service [3].
  • Post war member of the Middle East Commando Historical Research Group [4][5].
  • Member of the Commando Association residing Dalry, Ayrshire [5].
  • Deputy Lieutenant of Ayrshire [5][5a].
Sources
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/2 and WO417/9.
[1a] Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/1 and WO392/11.
[1b] German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/36/25 (Oflag 10C).
[2] London Gazette 35821, page 5438.
[3] London Gazette 41060, page 2652.
[4] The Middle East Commandos, author Charles Messenger.
[5] Commando Association newsletters 74 (1982) and Obituaries in 83 (1986).
[5a] The Peerage website.
 

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