BORWICK, Michael George

Temporary Captain (later Lieutenant Colonel)
Unit / Base: 
50ME Commando
Royal Scots Greys, Royal Armoured Corps
P.O.W. number: 
Monday, March 27, 1916
Died : 
Sunday, April 20, 1986
  • 25 February 1941, Kastelorizzo, Captain, 50 Middle East Commando, engaged in Operation Abstention [1].
  • 28 March 1941, Geneifa, Captain, 'C' Company, 'D' Bn., Layforce [2].
  • 2 June 1941, Crete, Adjutant 'D' Bn. Layforce (50/52 Middle East Commandos) reported missing, later confirmed prisoner of war [1][3][3a][3b].
  • Mentioned In Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East [4].
  • 1 May 1957 (Lieutenant Colonel) (Royal Scots Greys) retired from military service [5].
  • Post war member of the Middle East Commando Historical Research Group [1][6].
  • Member of the Commando Association residing Dalry, Ayrshire [6].
  • Deputy Lieutenant of Ayrshire [6][6a].
[1] The Middle East Commandos, author Charles Messenger.
[2] 52 Middle East Commando War Diary 28 March 1941.
[3] Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/2 and WO417/9.
[3a] Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/1 and WO392/11.
[3b] German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/36/25 (Oflag 10C).
[4] London Gazette 35821, page 5438.
[5] London Gazette 41060, page 2652.
[6] Commando Association newsletters 74 (1982) and Obituaries in 83 (1986).
[6a] The Peerage website.

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