Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya

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BAKER, Kenneth

No 8 Commando
Independent Companies and Special Service Battalions

Corporal Kenneth Baker was killed in action during operations in Libya with Layforce.

British Army Casualties List / National Archives file WO 417/35.

4 Special Service Bn. was a very short lived title redesignation of Commando Units and was no longer in use at the time of his death.  'B' Bn Layforce was made up of men from No 8 Commando whose unit had been part of 4 Special Service Bn.

MAYNARD, John Edward Trestrail

No 8 Commando
Corporal John Maynard died during operations in Tobruk (Cyrenaica Libya) whilst part of a detachment from No 8 Commando ('B' Bn. Layforce) assigned to the garrison [1][2][3].
  • 17 August 1939 awarded the Royal Humane Society's Testimonial in Vellum, for Saving Life at Sea [1].
[1] CWGC.
[2] Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/28.
[3] See Linked Content below.

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