FIELD, William Frederick

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
5337375
P.O.W. number: 
18687
Born: 
Friday, January 2, 1920
Birthplace: 
Hackney London
Lance Corporal William Field was reported missing 28 March 1942 after the raid at St Nazaire, later confirmed as wounded and a prisoner of war. Liberated in 1945 [1][2][3].
  • Served in 1 Troop of No.2 Commando and embarked on ML 457 for the raid [4].
  • 23 August 1945 attached Survey T.C. (Royal Engineers) [5].
Sources
[1] Casualty Lists  / National archives file WO417/41, WO417/43, WO417/95.
[2] Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
[3] German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/120/40 (Stalag 133).
[4] St. Nazaire Society website.
[5] Royal Engineers Record Cards ( same date of birth as @ [3] and same service number as [1][2][3].
 

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