Frederick Lionel Stoneham

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Private Frederick Lionel Stoneham
Life dates
20 Mar 1913 - 10 Dec 1993
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He was born in Swindon. He married Phyllis Mart Jefferies 9 Sep 1940

Unit or location Role Posted from until
West Dorset Scout Section Scout Section Member Unknown 1943
Operation Haggard SAS combatant 14 Aug 1944 09 Sep 1944
Operations Archway & Howard SAS combatant 06 Apr 1945 29 Apr 1945
Operations Archway & Howard SAS combatant 06 Apr 1945 29 Apr 1945
The Wiltshire Regiment
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Likely the address of Auxiliary Units, c/o GPO Highworth, nr Swindon was attractive for a Swindon born man, when volunteering for unspecified special duties

1943-1944 After leaving the Scout Section he returned to the 4th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment

In January 1944, along with most of the Scout Section he joined the Special Air Service after being requested to attend a recruitment event in London for former Auxiliers.

11 Apr 1945 Reported missing believed prisoner of war along with Sergeant Youngman, Corporal Burgin, and troopers Beckford, Eden and Merryweather. This was during Operation Howard. He does not appear in any subsequent prisoner reports, likely due to the war ending shortly after.


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