GARRETT, William John Stanley

Acting Sergeant
Unit / Base: 
3 Commando
Prior Police Service: 
City of London Police
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Sergeant William Garrett was wounded 11 April 1945 during operations in Western Europe.

William was a City of London Police Officer, warrant number 9330, who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes that commenced in 1942. Post war member of the Commando Association.

Casualty Records / National Archives file WO417/91.
Tony Moore, FRHistS and Police Historian.
Commando Association Lost Legion List 5.
Tpr. Stan Scott of 3 Troop later wrote a book 'Fighting with the Commandos' where he mentions a 'Big Bill' Garrett as troop medic in June 1944 at Normandy. He describes him as "a big sod of about six foot three and built like two brick outhouses".

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