BARNES, William Walter

Rank: 
Lance Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
Police Service: 
Metropolitan Police
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Fusiliers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
6482223
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Tuesday, January 14, 1919
1939 William Barnes was a Metroplitan Police Constable residing in Paddington. 
1942 volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake.
December 1942 (Fusilier) No.2 Commando 6 Troop.
20 March 1945 (Fusilier) (No.2 Commando) wounded during operations in Italy.
1945 (Lance Sergeant) (No.2 Commando) Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service.
 
Sources
The 1939 Register coovering Paddington.
Service number within a batch allocated to the 1st Police Intake.
CVA Nominal Roll for 2 Commando.
CVA Gallery list of 6 Troop names.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/90.
London Gazette 36950, page 1041 dated 22 February 1945.
 

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