Operation Jubilee (Dieppe Raid) 19th August 1942.

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Steve49
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Operation Jubilee (Dieppe Raid) 19th August 1942.

Post by Steve49 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:27 pm

Operation Jubilee (Dieppe Raid) 19th August 1942.

I'm trying to identify casualties from this ill fated operation. I have worked through the casualty lists at the TNA (ADM358/4316) and cross referenced them with the CWGC website and have found a couple of mysteries.

AB Cedric L.A. Diss (19) (C/JX163110)- He is listed on Chatham Memorial as HMS Sikh, but that ship was in the Mediterranean at the time.

OS James S. Reid (20) (P/JX298953)- He is listed on the Portsmouth as HMS Ledbury, but that ship was on passage from Malta to Gibraltar at the time.

There were a number of Naval Work Parties, so it is possible that these personnel volunteered for these, but in the case of AB Diss, his ship had been in the Mediterranean for some time, so it is not clear why he would have been in the UK.

Any information or suggestions gratefully received.

Regards,

Steve Pegge
David H
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Re: Operation Jubilee (Dieppe Raid) 19th August 1942.

Post by David H » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:40 am

In the Casualty Lists on Naval History net, the men you mentioned are shown, but not as being connected to Operation Jubilee: Reid is shown as being a casualty of an accident

see:

http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1942-08AUG.htm
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Re: Operation Jubilee (Dieppe Raid) 19th August 1942.

Post by Steve49 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:17 pm

Hi David,

Thanks, yes I've seen their names and details on the naval-history website, but both are listed with the other Dieppe casualties in ADM358/4316. There are a couple of other casualties listed on their site who were Dieppe related, but not listed as such.

Both were listed in the original casualty lists from August 1942, OS Reid being noted in ADM358/899 as 'killed by splinters'. If these entries had been a mistake, I would have expected them to have been removed from the later list, which is dated as being amended on 1st October 1944.

So either they were kept on the Dieppe casualty list by mistake or the CWGC have the details of their unit a time of death wrong. Unfortunately without access to their service records I can find no way to determine which is the case.

Regards,

Steve
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