JONES, William George

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Service: 
Army
Number: 
3781556
P.O.W. number: 
18614
Born: 
Wednesday, July 22, 1908
Birthplace: 
Birkenhead

Private William Jones, 4 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 267 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. The ML was hit by enemy fire and sank. Eight of the 11 Commandos, and all bar 5 of the RN crew,  on board were killed. He survived and was taken prisoner of war. 

Sources
St Nazaire Society website.
Storming St. Nazaire, author James Dorrian.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/43.

German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/202/221 (Stalag 133).
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1 (Stalag 8B).


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