SMITH, Miller

Rank: 
Sergeant (Temporary Company Sergeant Major)
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
Police Service: 
Southport Borough Police
Regiment/Corps: 
Coldstream Guards
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2657063
Died : 
Friday, October 23, 1942
Executed
Age: 
26
Cemetery/Memorial: 

Sergeant Miller Smith was one of the seven men of No. 2 Commando who were captured after Operation Musketoon, and later executed under Hitler's Commando Execution Order, at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Berlin, 1942. 

Sources
CWGC.
Commando Association newsletter 96.
Killing of British POWs Germany after capture in Norway operation Musketoon  / National Archives file WO311/382.
Nazi persecution claim: [name withheld - in closed extracts] for Mr Miller Smith / Foreign Office file FO950/4138.
 
Notes
  • Sgt Miller Smith may have held the temporary rank of CSM, his war substantive rank being Sergeant. A photo taken at Colditz shows CSM insignia.
  • There is a plaque in his name at Merseyside Police Station, Albert Road, Southport, Sefton.
  • There is a photo of Sgt Smith in the main gallery, and one in the CVA Memorials and Plaques Album of the Memorial Plaque at Sachsenhausen to these and other men who were executed there.
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