DREW, Norman

Lance Corporal
Unit / Base: 
'Commando Basic Training Centre'
Scots Guards 4th Bn.
Died : 
Sunday, October 4, 1942
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Lance Corporal Norman Drew died by drowning at the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre), Achnacarry. Son of John and Mary Ann Drew, of Paisley; husband of Helen Burns Drew, of Paisley.
He had been reported missing on 4 October 1942 and was found dead on 27 October 1942 in the River Arkaig,  Achnacarry, 100 yards South of the Iron Bridge. 
Cause of death - drowning. Seen after death by Capt. J. E. Symondson, RAMC, the Medical Officer at Achnacarry. The informant was a CSM at the Commando Depot. 
Gdsm. William Hughes, Scots Guards, also died by drowning on this date and at this location [see Linked Content below].
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/52 and WO417/53.
Register of Deaths in the district of Kilmallie.
CVA Gallery list of Courses at the CBTC.
From the 5th-17th October 1942 a Scots Guards detachment of 8 Officers and 138 OR's attended a course at the CBTC.Elements of the 24th Guards Brigade attended four different Courses between May and October 1942 likely in preparation for forthcoming operations in North Africa. Service in a Commando is not established.
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