CHALLINTON, William A.

Rank: 
Lance Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Number: 
3515161
P.O.W. number: 
18715
Born: 
Tuesday, June 20, 1905
Birthplace: 
Evesham, Worcestershire
Died: 
1969
LSgt Challinton 2 Commando
Lance Sergeant William Challinton, 5 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after the raid at St Nazaire, France, later found to be a prisoner of war. One of an assault party who disembarked from HMS Campbeltown, their role to destroy enemy coastal defence guns covering the dry dock area, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry.
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 37162, page 3493, amended (errata) by LG 37331, page 5317.
[2] National Archives file WO373/46/273.
[3] Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/1.
[4] German Record Cards of British PoW's / National Archives file WO416/61/380.
[5] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/43.
[6] Registers of Deaths Birmingham 1969.
 
Notes
Surname spelt incorrectly with a 'G' on sources [1][2], corrected to without a 'G' in source [1] errata entry.
Middle name shown Albert in Sources [1][2];  shown Alfred on source [6] with same date of birth as source [4].
 

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