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G. D. Colclough 7 Commando and SBS.  XML
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Alan Orton
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During Operation Bigamy Pte. G.D. Colclough, 5726964 of the Dorsetshire Regiment and 7 Commando was serving with the the SBS detachment who took part in the operation, after the raid was aborted one of the SBS men suffered serious burns to his upper body, Pte Colclough volunteered to remain with the injured soldier and subsequently became a prisoner of war. When the Italians capitulated he made his way to a neutral country and then returned to the UK. His name appears to be missing from the 7 Commando Nominal Roll, would it be possible to add his name please?
I have copies regarding him from the WO 417 files which verifies the above capture and escape.
Alan.
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Colclough escaped via Switzerland. Attached is the file reference for his iliberation interview.

First name(s) G D
Last name Colclough
Service number 5726964
Rank Private
Regiment Sbs (Dorsets)
Unit or regiment Sbs (Dorsets)
Year 1942
Date of capture 1942-09-30
Prison camp or ship -
Interviewed in Switzerland 1943-10-06
Conflict World War 2
Country Great Britain
Series WO208/4245
The National Archives series WO208
Series name POW - Escape via Switzerland - report
The National Archives piece number 4245
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Thanks Gents,
Pte G D Colcough has been added to the No.7 Cdo Nominal Roll

http://www.commandoveterans.org/7CommandoNomRoll

Great research as usual.

Nick

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Thanks to both of you, if any one knows the name of the chap he stayed with that would be a great help as well, i have come across one name but can find no record of him.
Alan.
 
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