Details sent in by Des Rochford of No 2 Commando: Henry Pirth was an illegal entrant into Palestine in 1939. Originally from Chechoslavakia he joined the Palestinian Police as a Jewish Constable with false documents. He joined No 2 Cdo in Jan 44 until Sep 44. He then asked to be RTUd as life in No 2 Cdo was too dangerous. He said that he wanted to die for Isreal and not Britain. He joined the terrorist group Irgun Zevai Leumi. In 1947 his group attacked the Argyll and Sutherlasnd Highlanders in Jaffa and he was shot dead. Courtesy of Des Rochford No 2 Cdo.
Posted by Geoff Murray on Sat Sep 17 13:38:34 2011