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BARBER, Ralph

Trooper
4079711
No 3 Commando
South Wales Borderers
Ralph Barber was a Steel Machinist from Ardwick, Manchester, who enlisted 19 October 1939. Trooper Barber, No.3 Commando, was reported missing 7 June 1944, later confirmed as wounded and prisoner of war 8 June 1944 near Caen, Normandy,  
 
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BOYLE, Peter, J.

Fusilier
6458472
50ME Commando
Royal Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Fusilier Peter Boyle was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

BULLEN, John

Private
6398836
50ME Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Bn.
Private John Bullen was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.

BUXTON, Leslie, J.

Lance Bombardier
5499823
No 8 Commando
Royal Artillery
Lance Bombardier Leslie Buxton was wounded 12 June 1941 during operations in Libya [1].
  • 18 January 1943 reported missing during operations in Libya later found to be a prisoner of war [2][3].
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DOCKERILL, Graham Dennis

Fusilier
6482233
Special Service Brigade
No 1 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Fusilier Graham Dockerill, HQ Special Service Brigade and No.1 Commando, was reported missing 4 March 1943 during operations in North Africa, later found to be a prisoner of war. 
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DRIVER, Frank

Gunner
1431687
No 2 Commando
Royal Artillery

Gunner Frank Driver was reported missing 13 September 1943 during operations in Italy (Salerno), later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association from Hull.

HAWKINS, Frederick

Corporal
5885298
No 2 Commando
Northamptonshire Regiment

Frederick Hawkins, a Sprayer from London enlisted on 2 May 1939. He volunteered for the commandos and was attached to No.2 Commando. Reported missing believed killed whilst with 3 Troop at Salerno, Italy, later found to be a prisoner of war.

HEBBLEWHITE, Arthur

Trooper
324112
52ME Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
Trooper Arthur Hebblewhite was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in the Middle East, later found to be a prisoner of war. On this date his Commando were engaged in operations in Crete.
 
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HINDMARSH, George Peel

Lance Corporal
2658432
52ME Commando
Coldstream Guards
Lance Corporal George Hindmarsh from Newcastle upon Tyne was reported missing on 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete, later confirmed captured 1 June 1941. His Commando at the time formed part of 'D' Battalion of Layforce. George enlisted on 6 June 1938.

JOHNSON, William Edward

Lance Corporal
4858135
'Layforce'
Leicestershire Regiment
Lance Corporal William Johnson, 'D' Bn., Layforce, was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/28.

LYON, Robert James

Guardsman (Raider)
2695458
50ME Commando
Scots Guards
02.09.1936 attested into the Scots Guards, civil occupation Labourer.
15.10.1940 posted 50 Middle East Commando.
05.03.1941 posted Depot Middle East Commando.
04.04.1941 posted to 'D' Bn., Layforce on completion of signal course.

OWEN, W.G.

Corporal
2733746
52ME Commando
Welch Regiment

Corporal Owen was reported missing during operations at Crete on 2 June 1941 and later found to be a prisoner of war at Stalag 4D. 

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
Prisoners of War Lists / National Archives file WO3921/1.


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