BARRASS, Nicholas William

Rank: 
Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
4 Commando
Police Service: 
Bradford Police
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Number: 
295395
14253337
Born: 
Monday, May 20, 1918
Died : 
Wednesday, November 1, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
26
Lieutenant Nicholas Barrass died during operations in Holland. Whilst engaged in a house clearance at Flushing he was killed by a sniper who fired from an adjacent building. Commissioned from the ranks as Second Lieutenant on 2 October 1943.
A serving Police Officer from Bradford he had volunteered as one of the Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 84 Cliffe Road. Lt. Murdoch C. McDougall described him as "a tall quiet spoken policeman, who had played football for Gateshead." 
 

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/8.
The 1939 Register covering Bradford.
The book Swiftly They Struck, author Lt. Murdoch C. McDougall No 4 Commando.
London Gazette 36239, page 4910.

Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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