PRINGLE, Thomas Henry

Birthname: 
(forenames also seen as Henry Thomas)
Known as: 
Tommy
Rank: 
Sapper
Unit/Base: 
6 Commando
5 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Engineers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
1877009
Born: 
Monday, December 30, 1918
Died : 
Saturday, August 7, 1965
Place died: 
Enfield
Tommy Pringle 5 and 6 Commandos
SERVICE
20.03.1939 enlisted Corps of Royal Engineers.
24.01.1940 British Expeditionary Force.
02.10.1940 attached No.5 Commando.
10.11.1940 5 Special Service Battalion.
Jan. 1942 No.5 Commando 4 Troop Falmouth.
12.04.1942 Commando Depot, Achnacarry.
02.09.1942 attached No.6 Commando.
15.10.1942 embarked for North Africa with No.6 Commando.
22.11.1942 wounded North Africa.
09.01.1943 evacuated to UK
22.01.1943 admitted US 298th General Hospital, Frenchay Park near Bristol.
04.03.1943 to 'Y' List.
30.03.1944 Medically discharged King's Regs. Para 390 (XV1).
Extract from Commando Association newsletter 4
"Less than a week after amputation of his left leg ex Pte. Tommy Pringle (5 and 6 Cdos) climbed seven flights of stairs to the OCA Office. Lifts were not running due to fuel cuts."
 
Sources
Royal Engineers Service Card.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/56.
Commando Association newsletter 4 published May 1947.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 43 (1966).
[Image] Cropped from photo in Gallery titled 'No.5 Commando 4 troop , Falmouth, Jan 1942.'
 
Notes
Probate Records show a Henry Thomas Pringle from Windsor Road, Enfield, dying 7 August 1965.
Photo in gallery is named by surname only and awaits full confirmation of identity.
 
 

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