Stalag 3A, Luckenwalde Germany

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BEAUMONT, William Blair

Private
2756409
52ME Commando
Black Watch
Died on war service
Private William Beaumont, 52 Middle East Commando ('D' Bn., Layforce), died in Germany whilst a prisoner of war. He had been reported missing on 1 June 1941 during operations in Crete. Son of Alex and Margaret Pearce Beaumont, of Cardenden, Fife.
 
Sources
CWGC.

BURKE, Patrick Oliver

Private
7265212
No 1 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
Private Patrick Burke, R.A.M.C. attached No.1 Commando, was reported missing 6 December 1942 during operations in North Africa, later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association (Leicester) with whom they lost contact.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/56 and WO417/93.

CANTLEY, William, J.

Corporal
1881409
No 7 Commando
Royal Engineers
Corporal William Cantley was reported missing in Crete on 2 June 1941, later found to be a prisoner of war.
  • 4 October 1939 enlisted aged 33.
  • 12 October 1940 attached No.7 Commando 
  • 11 November 1940 (short lived commando restructuring) 3 Special Service Battalion. 
  • 31 January 1941 attached 'Layforce' embarked UK for the Middle East.

CARROLL, John Joseph

Fusilier
6469540
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Fusilier John Carroll, 3 Troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He had embarked on ML 177.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists 1939045 / National Archives file WO417/43.
Prisoners of War  / National Archives file WO392/1 and WO392/11.

ELLIOTT, Alfred John

Private
3773017
No 2 Commando
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Mentioned in Despatches
Croix de Guerre (France)

Private Alfred Elliott, 3 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the Commando raid at St Nazaire on 28/29 March 1942. Embarking on board HMS Campbeltown he was taken prisoner after the raid and later imprisoned at Stalag 344 Lamsdorf* and Stalag 3A Luckenwalde**.
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FAHY, James or John

Private
3771871
No 2 Commando
King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Private Fahy, 4 troop, embarked on ML 177 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/41.

FARRINGTON, John Beddell

John Beddell Farrington
Private (Acting Lance Corporal)
5111475
No 4 Commando
'Layforce'
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Lance Corporal John Farrington was reported missing on 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete with Layforce. He was held as a prisoner in both Germany and Poland, and later awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) for his numerous escapes from different camps.
Citation

FERGUSON, William John

Known as: 
Fergie
Corporal
7903097
No 12 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps

Corporal William Ferguson was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to have been wounded and taken prisoner of war. He had embarked on board HMS Campbeltown for the raid.

JARVIS, Charles Jack

Rifleman
7014212
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Rifleman Jarvis, 3 Troop, embarked on HMS Campbeltown for the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported wounded and missing, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/44 and 48.

LARNEY, Owen

Private
3777096
'Layforce'
King's Regiment
Private Owen Larney was reported wounded and missing during operations in Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/27, WO417/30, and WO417/94
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO3921/1 (Stalag20B) and WO392/11 (Stalag 3A).

MARTIN, Hugh

Private
6398898
52ME Commando
Royal Sussex Regiment 1st Bn.
Private Hugh Martin was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations at Crete, later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/27.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1 (Stalag 3A).

MOLLOY, Joseph

Corporal
7019264
No 12 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles
Corporal Joseph Molloy was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St. Nazaire, later found to be a prisoner of war. He was one of the commando contingent who embarked on HMS Campbeltown.
 
Sources
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/43.

O'SHEA, James Andrew

Sergeant
2717197
No 8 Commando
Irish Guards
Sergeant James O'Shea was reported missing 21 June 1942 during operations in Cyrenaica, later found to be a prisoner of war. Post war member of the Commando Association from Truro.
 
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/46, WO417/50 and WO417/94

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