ECKMAN, William John

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Service: 
Army
Number: 
3772667
P.O.W. number: 
18602
Died : 
Tuesday, July 16, 1963
Operations: 
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. Taken prisoner he was later imprisoned at Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland.
 
Sources
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/11.
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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