REEVES, Walter

Known as: 
Jumbo
Rank: 
Bombardier
Unit/Base: 
12 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Number: 
883888
P.O.W. number: 
18758
Born: 
Wednesday, April 8, 1914
Birthplace: 
Maidenhead
Died : 
Tuesday, February 10, 1976
Place died: 
Devon
Bombardier Walter Reeves was attested into the Royal Artillery in 1938 and was later attached to No.12 Commando after volunteering for the Commandos. Embarked HMS Campbeltown for Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942 and was a prisoner of war after the raid. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Barnstaple, Devon.
 
Sources
Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942, year 1938.
St Nazaire Society website.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/43.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO 392/1.
German Record Cards of British PoWs / National Archives file WO416/302/400 (Front Stalag 133).
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 64 issued March 1977.
 
 

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