BLYTHE, William

Known as: 
Bill
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
4 Independent Company
Regiment/Corps: 
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2930644
P.O.W. number: 
18587
Bill Blythe 2 Commando

Lance Corporal William Blythe, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 177 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, found to have been taken prisoner and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.

Sources
Liverpool Scottish Museum Trust.
St. Nazaire Society website.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/43.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1.
Commando Association Lost Legion Lists 2.
[Image] CVA Gallery.


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