CHITTY, Wyndham Roland, G.P.

Known as: 
Lance Sergeant
Unit / Base: 
3 Commando
Prior Police Service: 
West Sussex Constabulary
King's Royal Rifle Corps
P.O.W. number: 
Lance Sergeant Wyndham Chitty, known as William, was reported missing 19 August 1942 during operations at Dieppe, France, later found to have been wounded and taken prisoner of war [1][1a][1b]. In 1944 Lance Sergeant Chitty was repatriated back to the UK because of his injuries [2][2a].
Before the war he was a Police Constable stationed at Shoreham, residing with his wife and children in Bognor Regis [2a]. After the war Bill re-joined the West Sussex Constabulary and was posted to the Westbourne rural beat on the then Chichester Division. In due course he was posted to the clothing store at HQ Chichester and later promoted Sergeant [3][5].
Member of the Commando Association [4].
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/52.
[1a] Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
[1b] German Record Cards of British POWs / National Archives file WO416/65/89 (forename - Wyndham).
[2] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/82.
[2a] An account of his captivity in the Bognor Regis Observer 14 October 1944.
[3] Book, entitled West Sussex Constabulary 110 Years of History April 1957-December 1967 by Malcolm Barrett.
[4] Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 75 issued Sept. 1982 (forenames - William Roland).
[5] Tony Moore FRHistS and Police Historian.
Deaths registered in Bexley April-June 1982 (forenames - Wyndham Roland G.P.).
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