AUERHAHN, Werner

Served as : 
WELLS, Peter Vernon Allan
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit / Base: 
10 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Hampshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
5550132
Born: 
Sunday, March 4, 1917
Birthplace: 
Berlin, Germany
Died : 
Wednesday, January 19, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
26
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Werner Auerhahn served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under the alias of Peter Vernon Allan WELLS. He was killed by a mine during operations in Italy and was the first casualty of the troop. Son of Arthur and Erna Auerhahn, of Cricklewood, Middlesex.
Wriiten on the headstone of his grave are the words "He volunteered and died for freedom ever in the loving memory of his parents."
 
Sources:
CWGC.
Home Office: Aliens Department: Internees Index, 1939-1947 / National Archives file HO396/3/175.
The King's Most Loyal Enemy Aliens, author Helen Fry.
10 Commando, author Ian Dear.
Jewish Virtual Library.
 
Notes
CWGC only show the name he served under but do show his parents surname spelt as AUERHANN contrary to the Home Office Aliens Department files which show all the family as AUERHAHN..
 
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