ECKMAN, William John

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Service: 
Army
Number: 
3772667
P.O.W. number: 
18602
Born: 
Wednesday, January 21, 1920
Birthplace: 
Liverpool, Lancashire
Died : 
Tuesday, July 16, 1963
William Eckman 2 Commando

Private William Eckman, from Everton Liverpool, served in 4 Troop and was one of the commando contingent who embarked on Motor Launch ML 306 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported as missing he was later found to be a prisoner of war.

Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/43.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/11(Stalag 8B).
German Record Cards of British PoW's / National Archives file WO416/108/140 (Stalag 133).
Article in the Liverpool Evening Express 25 April 1942.
St Nazaire Society website.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 37 issued September 1963.


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