L/Sgt. Alfred Wakefield

(S/N 2001461)

L/Cpl. Alfred Wakefield, formerly of the Royal Engineers, served with No.6 Commando from, at least, October 1942.

He was noted, whilst serving with No.6 Troop of No.6 Commando, as being pinned down by snipers during the German counter attack of 10th June 1944.

L/Sgt. Alfred Wakefield was Killed In Action (KIA) on 24th January 1945, aged 27 years during the assault by the Commando on Brachterbeek, Netherlands.

Alfred was the son of Thomas Alfred and Elizabeth Annie Whinham Wakefield, of Leeds, Yorkshire. He was laid to rest in Nederweert War Cemetery (Limburg, Netherlands). Grave IV.E.5.

Picture courtesy of Albert Last.

Picture taken at Hove, Sussex (2nd June 1943) of the survivors of the North African Campaign.