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  Date: 31/07/2006 Time: 11:34:16
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from Kev Greenhalgh Fallingbostel POW museum xib -357-.great to see the web page up and running at last .to all POW assoc members and friends best wishes and hope to see you all on parade in April 2007.the museum here is getting bigger by the day - so you will have plenty to look at. Once again thanks to all, don't forget you can visit anytime. All the best Kevin.

 Date: 02/08/2006
Time:20:22:24

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Dear Sir, Attempting to contact medical staff or records initiated at the facility described in the site below. http://www.303rdbg.com/pow-camps.html#l9ca Understand from a number of former patients treated at the hospital, that most medical staff were English, some taken prisoner at Dunkirk. One identified a Captain Douglas. Any assistance would be appreciated. Regards, Robert E. Johnson Surprise, Arizona

 Date:09/08/2006
Time:
19:24:31
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I am visiting Krakow in September 2006. My Great Uncle Joe Barlow late Dorsetshire Regiment is buried there. We will be on foot. Am trying to find how to get to Rakowicki Cemetery by whatever means. Am so glad I found your site and am looking forward to reading it in more detail later this week. Many thanks Veronica Doggett

Remote User:
Date: 10 Sep 2006
Time: 18:48:10

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I am visiting my grandad fathers Lt Joseph Henry Reeves grave in Caserta Italy, this Remembrance Day 2006. I also am going to search for where the camp was he was held in, in Capua PG66. I know the camp is not there anymore, but I would very much like go to the place it was in Capua. After he was shot trying to escape he was taken to General Hosp No2 in Caserta, is this now the Palace of Caserta. Please please can anybody help? Many thanks Debbie Burton.

Remote User:
Date: 02 Oct 2006
Time: 10:28:39

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During the past few years I have become involved in taking former prisoners of war, and relatives of former prisoners of war, back to the site of Stalag VIIIB in Poland, and also to Krakow where many of those who died there are buried.
I run a small, special-interest travel company, specialising mostly in pilgrimages and archaeology tours, but became involved in Stalag VIIIB through an old friend (now 89) who was there, and I have just returned from our third trip. We expect to have a fourth trip next year, and would be very happy to hear from anyone interested in joining us. (I do hope this doesn't break the 'no advertising' rule of your guest book).
One aspect of this involvement is that many former prisoners and relatives have sent me accounts of their (or their fathers') experiences, along with photos and other souvenirs. There is a Prisoner of War Museum at Lambinowice (Lamsdorf) where Stalag VIIIB was, though because in 1945 the Russians destroyed all of the British section of the camp, they are a bit short of information about the British experience, even though there were about 40,000 men there at one time. Of course, there were about 100,000 Russians, and others too. The Museum has a film/video/dvd that they show visitors about the history of the camp, but it doesn't have much about the British experience. I have decided that we will make a documentary about the British at Stalag VIIIB, in conjunction with 6th form students at a local school who are doing a media-studies A-level course. We want to concentrate on daily life in the camp, and also the march westwards at the end. We already have video interviews with four former prisoners, as well as lots of other written material, photos etc, but would certainly like more. We will have much more than we can use, but the more we have to choose from, the better our account will be. We want to make the resulting dvd available to the Museum at Lamsdorf, as well as anyone else who wants it.
I wondered if any visitors to your website would be willing for us to consider using some of their material, perhaps including photos (if any)? Full credit will be given, of course. Perhaps some of them have visited the site in Poland? The whole area is now wooded, and the guide from the Lamdsorf Museum told us that the only thing remaining from the British area of the camp is a concrete water tank. However, the 'guard' (the site still belongs to the Polish Military - but he was a chap on a bike wearing a t-shirt and baseball cap!) said he knew of something else. He took us deep into the woods that cover the site of the former British camp and eventually we came upon something that looks like a huge concrete swimming pool, complete with steps at one end and a sloping bottom, with shallow and deep ends. Very big. In fact, he said, it was a reservoir, but used as a swimming pool by the British inmates. Completely surrounded by trees now and very overgrown. The Museum guide, Anna, said she hadn't know it was there! Next to it is a small brick building with a well inside. There is nothing on the spot to commemorate the place where the British POW were. We are going to donate a plaque to the Museum for them to put beside the little road that leads through the area just to let visitors know where they are, and to commemorate all those British servicemen who were there. (When I say British, I do include the Commonwealth servicemen too, and others such as Americans and other Europeans etc who were serving with or alongside the British forces). One of the most moving moments in our tour was when we were shown the station where prisoners were unloaded, before having to walk the last mile or so to Stalag VIIIB. It's really just a platform in a field by the track, in the middle of nowhere. It looks just the same as it did in the 1940s, apparently. Anyway, we were preparing to get back on the coach to travel to the museum when a lady in the group said she wanted to walk the last mile, just as her father had done - and so in the end virtually the whole group did the walk, including the guide who said she had never done that before. For three of the former prisoners it was the second time they had done it (one was in a wheelchair). The fourth former pow was not well enough and stayed on the coach. We discovered a new little museum, just opened, at Blechammer, which is partly about prisoners of war and partly about the American attempts to destroy the chemical works there. It is a good museum, even though it is small. It is run by Mr. Waldemar Ociepski. He belongs to a model aircraft club that has dug up remains of allied aircraft in the area. At first he was going to display bits of crashed aircraft next to models of those aircraft that club members had made (they do have some of these exhibits) but it developed into a more general museum as I described above. He seems to know a lot about aircraft that crashed in the area. Mr Ociepski does not speak English, but his friend Szymon Serwatka acts as his line of communication, and he will gladly mediate with Waldemar for anyone. His email address is:
 

With very best wishes, Philip Baker Camino Journeys Ltd Broadstairs, UK

http://www.freewebs.com/caminojourneys/6stalagviiib344lamsdorf.htm

Remote User:
Date: 04 Oct 2006
Time: 17:48:06

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In February my husband STAN HERSCHEL passed away STAN was a POW  in Stalag V111B Lamsdorf, if any one knows STAN I would love to hear from you. STAN was taken prisoner near ARAS, FRANCE, and on his last visit to FRANCE / BELGIUM to visit the grave of his C.S.M. A.HIGGINS who saved STANS life but lost his own as tried to get back to DUNKIRK.
STAN told us that on his death could we return with his ashes and scatter them at the DUNKIRK memorial to be with his mates, this we did at Easter.
However on my visit in September this year we were talking to one of the gardeners at the DUNKIRK memorial and he told me we should have got permission from c.w.g.c. and from FRENCH authorities so if anyone is going out to do the same get permission.

 
Thanks to PHIL AND LES ALAN FOR ALL THE GOOD WORK THEY DO FOR ALL EX P.O.W`S

Admin: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Website   http://www.cwgc.org/

Remote User:
Date: 05 Oct 2006
Time: 08:55:08

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From George Herschel.
Could I pass on some information that may be of help to ex POWs who are in receipt of a war disablement pension. If you need constant care due to your war related disability please make sure you are in receipt of the constant care allowance component with your war pension. In the event of your death your spouse will automatically receive the temp war widows/war widowers allowance for 6 months and then you will receive a full war widow/war widower's allowance. Also if you are in receipt of constant care allowance you will be able to claim the full funeral grant. Please check with veteran’s agency and make sure you are claiming the correct allowance.

Admin: The Veterans Agency Website  http://www.veteransagency.mod.uk/

Remote User:
Date: 07 Oct 2006
Time: 06:56:07

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From George Herschel. North East Branch.
 To the committee who are in charge of the Staffordshire national memorial arboretum. £40-000 pounds is a large amount if money and I think I may have an idea that would get the money within weeks??????????? As a big football fan (Sunderland) when we built our new stadium the club sold "BRICKS" that's correct they sold building bricks these bricks were engraved with details of your loved ones or in fact anything you wanted death's, births, weddings any anniversary in fact however I would suggest for the memorial priority should be given to those relatives of POWs who did not return then those who did return but who have since passed away you should also have each brick the same i.e. name, stalag and DOB. and death. If the brick work has say 1-500 bricks and you were to charge £30-00 per brick (a price I would pay for my father’s memory) I am not sure how much each brick would cost from suppliers but @ £30-00 each that would bring in £45-000.
Will contact les direct George Herschel

Remote User:
Date: 07 Oct 2006
Time: 08:14:36

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WWII POWs we are getting mighty thin on the ground and it is nice to think that we are not completely forgotten.
A (Geordie) Whitwell Gefangener Nummer 278989 Stalags IVB and 357.

Remote User:
Date: 08 Oct 2006
Time: 11:51:10

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Please note from North East Branch Ex POW Association.
If you are an Ex POW. And would like to join us get yourself along to next meeting 10th October at 12-00 noon.
We meet second Tuesday each month at: 
Companions Club,
45-47 Leazes Park Road,
Newcastle
. Upon Tyne
NE1 4PG

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Remote User:
Date: 13 Oct 2006
Time: 03:08:30

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My name is Mrs Glenda Hale. My husband and I are trying to find any information on the P.O.W. camps in Japan. In particular a camp called Changi where my husband father was held. Even though we didn't find what we were looking for, we found your site most informative. Thank you.

Remote User:
Date: 22 Oct 2006
Time: 21:30:56

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How do I find out which prisoner of war camp my father was in? He was in Poland, I think, and not in a proper pow camp, but in a proper prison with German offenders, and dug salt from the salt mines. I would appreciate any advice you can give. Thank you Tina Markham, daughter of Jack Markham 6481475

Admin: Please try our FAQ page first and if that does not help you can contact The Historian directly on the email link provided:          http://www.prisonerofwar.org.uk/faq.htm    

Remote User:
Date: 24 Oct 2006
Time: 17:35:62

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Betty Herschel.
Secretary
North East Branch Ex POW Association.


Our chairman Mr Alan Aiston, Black Watch Tyneside Scottish POW. Poland 1940-1945 passed away October this year Alan will be missed by all members of the north east branch our thoughts are with Alan’s family during this sad time.

Remote User:
Date: 28 Oct 2006
Time: 14:46:50

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Betty Herschel.
Secretary
North East Branch Ex POW Association.


Would you like to join us for our Christmas lunch at the assembly rooms, Newcastle on Tyne, on the 13 December 12-00 noon cost £12-00
if so contact Trudi at the Veterans Agency Arden House Gosforth who will give you my details.
Or get yourself along to our next meeting in November 2nd Tuesday 14th November 12-00 noon.
We meet at the Companions Club, Leazes Park Road, Newcastle on Tyne.

This Web Site Is Much Better Then Previous Site Keep Up The Good Work All Who Are Involved

Remote User:
Date: 28 Oct 2006
Time: 16:23:38

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Thanks - finally found out how far my father marched when taken at St Valery with the 52nd Seaforths, he was in Stalag 9c then Oflag 7b with some moves in between - Harold Reavell - I am only now beginning to understand what they went through.
Liz hunter, Durham

Remote User:
Date: 02 Nov 2006
Time: 20:50:21

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I am trying to find any information at all about my father, Gdsman George Repper (Scots Guards). He was picked up in North Africa in June 1941 and held in a camp in Northern Italy. When Italy surrendered, he went on the run but was picked up again and sent to Germany. He was finally liberated from Oflag VIIB at Eichstatt.
Is there anyway of identifying the camp in Italy or any other camps in Germany where he may have been held. - Jim Repper

Remote User:
Date: 10 Nov 2006
Time: 14:23:16

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Elizabeth Herschel (Betty)
North East Branch EX POW Association


It’s our monthly meeting on Tuesday 14th November get yourself along.
Payment required for Christmas lunch we meet at the.
Companions club, Leazes Park Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne 12-00 noon all welcome

Remote User:
Date: 13 Nov 2006
Time: 21:47:52

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Does anyone know of a George Cowie who was with me in Stalag XXA thorn, Poland?
I would love to know if he made it back.

Doug Barker 01453842763

Remote User:
Date: 28 Nov 2006
Time: 16:33:12

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hi the fallingbostel museum now has a web page www.fallingbostelmilitarymuseum.de hope you like what you see.kevin

Admin: Website link added to Links Page

Remote User:
Date: 29 Nov 2006
Time: 02:15:26

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David D. Claypool,
Next of Kin State Commander,
Department of Minnesota American EX-POWs


I was born in England while my father was in Prison Camp. Luft Stalag IV. On my next visit to England I would very much like to meet some of the folks in your Organization.

Remote User:
Date: 13 Dec 2006
Time: 15:33:48

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Elizabeth Herschel (Betty)
North East Branch EX POW Association


Well our Christmas lunch was yet again a great success we were joined by the A.T.S./ W.R.A.C. Association and the war widows association plus a couple of far east P.O.W’S we would like to thank all of the staff at the assembly rooms Newcastle for yet another marvellous lunch special thanks to Anthony and Homer Michaelides for looking after all of the veterans and it was really nice to see Trudi and Aruna from the veterans agency who are always ready to help with any problems the veterans have.

Next meeting 2nd Tuesday in February 2007

Remote User:
Date: 06 Jan 2007
Time: 21:12:27

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I was very pleased to discover your web site devoted to ex-prisoners of war. These men have sometimes been forgotten and should be remembered for their particular hardships during this time. Many died during this hardship and those who survived were mere skeletons of their former selves. My father was one of those who survived and was liberated at the end of the war. He had to spend time in England recuperating before being sent back to Canada. Obviously the recuperation was well spent because he met and married my mother during this time. The legacy of these men live on in their children and their grandchildren. We have not forgotten. Maureen Manningham

Remote User:
Date: 10 Jan 2007
Time: 18:08:23

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Please does anyone know where Arbeits Kommando 756/1 was situated. It was attached to X1A Altengrabow, Nr. Magdeburg, Germany.

Remote User:
Date: 10 Jan 2007
Time: 18:14:02

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I am repeating my comments made about 10 minutes ago as it does not seem to have been uploaded. (Apologies if repeated).
I have been a member of NEXPOWA for several years now and am delighted to visit your website. I think the photo galleries and the Roll of Honour are excellent ideas.
My father Pte. E J Rapley 6098294 Queens died at Altengrabow on 21/22 March 1945 and has no known grave.

It is a good way of remembering people like my father and also to educate younger people about the sacrifices that were made for our future.
Let us hope that they will be remembered for many years to come.

Janet Savage

Admin: Hello Janet, Your post did work on both occasions, it was posted on Feedback & Guestbook logs.
Sometimes the page doesn’t always “Refresh” so it can look like the post was unsuccessful, thank you for your kind comments.

 

Remote User:
Date: 11 Jan 2007
Time: 09:42:40

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My name is Colin Maryan, my Brother Richard was taken Prisoner at Arnhem, whilst serving with the 2nd. Battalion 1st Airborne Division. A short extract from his Diary reads. "I was taken Prisoner on Friday morning with Sgt.Ashley by a group of S.S.Troops that closed in on us, we also had two badly wounded fellows with us, this was the only chance to get them medical treatment, we were taken away through the German lines; only then did we realise just what we were up against, it was just like running ones head into a Brick Wall trying to fight Tiger Tanks with small arms, there were dozens of them supporting God knows how many S.S.troops, they had to admit we had played hell with them during the five days, and later it came out that their casualties were by far, heavier in proportion to ours that gave us some sort of satisfaction.

Remote User:
Date: 19 Jan 2007
Time: 09:48:54

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My father in law was in stalag 18 C at Market Pongau, Austria. Has anyone got any info on this place please?
Thank you.
Stuart Eaves

Remote User:
Date: 22 Jan 2007
Time: 22:19:59

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Trying to obtain information on Corporal Keith Edward Wake. POW at Stalag 3d. I collect ww2 items and recently brought a POW letter and photo. Would love to find more about him and his family.
Any information would be grateful

 

Regards Chris Chandler
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID IN WW2

Remote User:
Date: 05 Feb 2007
Time: 22:06:52

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Hi my name is Paul Gray I have already been to colditz and the site of stalag luft 3 as well as eden camp and am now researching what these great men went through.

Remote User:
Date: 20 Feb 2007
Time: 15:06:17

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My grandfather - Brinley John Davies, MM. Welsh Guards. No. 2733125 - was taken prisoner somewhere in Italy during the first half 1944.
I have been unable to find out where and when. Headquarters Welsh Guards unable to provide info.
Can anyone suggest where I should go to look?
Thank you.
Marion Bance

 

Remote User:
Date: 24 Feb 2007
Time: 07:06:45

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Dennis Lee was a POW in Japan for 3 years & recently died at the age of 86. He wasn't expected to live that long.
He was 71 when his last son was born & had lived long enough to write a book on his life... "A Letter to Lawrence" (his son). He is now 15 & we would both like to write a sequel & dedicate it to his dad, if there's anyone who knows of others that were in a Japanese POW camp we would like to hear from them. Also, does anyone know if there would be any government benefits that he may qualify for. Thanks.
Christine & Lawrence in British Columbia, Canada

   

Remote User:
Date: 28 Feb 2007
Time: 10:30:51

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Fallingbostel POW museum XIB -357

Hi guys and girls, hope to see you in April in fallingbostel,14-15-16...the museums growing hugh...lots to see...
This year its planned to place a plaque to the American POW’s on the wall..
All best wishes

Kev Greenhalgh.

Remote User:
Date: 02 Mar 2007
Time: 18:03:50

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BETTY HERSCHEL
P.O.W. ASSOCIATION
NORTH EAST BRANCH


WE HAVE HAD TO CHANGE THE DAY OF OUR MONTHLY MEETING WE NOW MEET ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH AT THE COMPANIONS CLUB, LEAZES PARK ROAD. NEWCASTLE ON TYNE.

THE GARDEN PARTY AT DOXFORD HALL IS ON SOMETIME IN AUGUST WILL CONFIRM DATES LATER BUT WE MAY HAVE TO PAY FOR OUR OWN TRANSPORT WATCH THIS SPACE.

Remote User:
Date: 07 Mar 2007
Time: 06:12:22

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To email Vincent Camilleri click on mailbox below.

My father Joseph Camilleri (deceased 1999) was in the Royal Navy (cook)in the war and was stationed at the navy house in Tobruk in 1942. In June 1942 he was captured when Tobruk fell to the Germans.  He was transferred to Derma then to Benghasi and then to Italy for 7 months and then to Germany. In 1943 Italy fell to the Allies and and he was taken to Germany to Marlag M camp which is between Hamburg and Bremen. The pow's were then released by the Irish Fusiliers and American troops in 1945. Please I would like to know if these camps still exists, or if you have any information of my dad being there. Thank you in advance. Regards Vincent Camilleri (Australia) P.S. I'm Maltese so was my dad.

Remote User:
Date: 27 Mar 2007
Time: 22:13:02

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I plan to visit Stalag 18 A in three weeks on holiday from NZ. My father, Bertie Daysh was there after being captured in Greece. He must have been one of the first as his number is 92. I know he worked on Lavamund dam but also on a farm or farms but I dont know where. I am fascinated by what I am finding out and plan to write a family history about it. Regards Judith Prosser Christchurch, NZ

Remote User:
Date: 11 Apr 2007
Time: 10:06:13

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LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THIS WEEKEND IN FALLINGBOSTEL 13-15 april.THE MUSEUMS OPEN THE WHOLE WEEKEND SO POP IN:::KEVIN GREENHALGH:

Remote User:
Date: 26 Apr 2007
Time: 18:21:25

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Hi my brother was in stalagIIIB was taken prisoner in Crete spent the rest of the war there his name was John Mcdougall 1st battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders just wondering if any one there him. My e/mail address is below:

 

Remote User:
Date: 03 May 2007
Time: 21:14:42

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As a Dutchman I'm very proud to be an Honorary Overseas Member of the ex-prisoner of War association of the Wycombe District. This honour is given to me by the deceased President of the Wycombe District, Major E.B. Reason - challinor in July 1998. My father than Capain of the See of the Royal Dutch Navy escaped the Germans in 1940 as an commander of a Dutch destroyer and fight against the Germans from England out for 5 years! my regards , Hans JJ Hogendoorn. http://hanshogendoorn.exto.nl

Remote User:
Date: 24 May 2007
Time: 21:36:55

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I am looking for any information on two British POWs who were friends of my grandfather (Dutch POW Han "Sammy" Samethini) on the Burma Railway. The first is Pte. W.L. "Wally" Davis of the Royal Norfolk Regiment, captured at Singapore. I don't know which battalion he was with. From 1944-1945 he was at Chungkai camp, and then Tamuan camp (Thailand). Mr. Davis lived in Cambridge, UK after the war and was very active in the FEPOW Cambridge Yasume Club. It seems he became a music teacher (during the war he was the Royal Norfolks regimental dance band drummer, and then drummer for the POW orchestra at Chungkai and Tamuan). I have two pictures of this man. His POW scrapbook is kept today at the Imperial War Museum, donated by his widow in the early 1990s. The second POW is Harry Owen, who seems to have belonged to a British artillery unit. According to a South African newspaper clipping Mr. Owen (a saxophonist) met my grandfather (an accordionist) at Tamarkan camp in 1943. They must have performed together in the POW musical shows there. Owen was also at Tamuan. I have three pictures of him. Please help if you can. I would like to pay tribute to these British soldiers on my grandfather's biographical web site. Thank you.

Remote User:
Date: 14 June 2007
Time: 12:30:15

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Thanks for a great website, its really helpful and the photos are of great interest. My Grandfather Philip John (Jack) Shuker died recently aged 98, and among his effects was a postcard he sent from Stalag XXB dated 19/11/1944. He was in the Kings Regiment for his National Service duty, where he spent some time in Moascar, and then recalled when war broke out. I can only presume at the moment he was still attached to this regiment when captured in Poland very early after being called up.

Like many POW's he remained almost silent about this time, so we know little. I have been researching his ancestors for a few years, but now its his turn. I realise many of his fellow prisoners have left us, but if anyone knew him or have any information about his time as a POW or his time in Egypt, I would love to hear from them.

Many thanks in advance.

Kim Lewis.  

Remote User:
Date: 28 June 2007
Time: 10:23:23

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I had heard about the appalling treatment meted out to Allies who fell into the hands of the Japanese in WWII, but I've just finished reading the Last Escape & am stunned to learn of the horrors Allied POWs in Europe also suffered and endured. I'm very sorry that your bravery , your contributions, have been so poorly recognised or recompensed. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. Margaret Clotworthy.

Remote User:
Date: 09 July 2007
Time: 00:31:12

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please could anyone help looking for my mother about a pension or payout to those who pow's in ww2 need to find out who to talk to. please help email

fi0912@hotmail.com

Remote User:
Date: 16 July 2007
Time: 12:56:37

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Simone Granddaughter to the late WWII RAF SGT Fred Hindle. Very informative site and done well...thanks to all who served and families researching dont give up & good luck.

Remote User:
Date: 22 July 2007
Time: 14:48:01

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Hi, my father was captured at Anzio on 24.2.44, his name was Harry Evans of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, his P.O.W. number was 143104, Stalag x1a.I have been trying to trace as much info as I can, but even if I can't obtain much more I have his citation for his M.M. All I can say is I am surprised I am here after what he did. He was a lovely family man and I hope he knows how much I appreciated my safe and carefree childhood, Luv R xx

Remote User:
Date: 06 August 2007
Time: 20:44:11

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My father Ronald Wollaston was a POW in Stalag 18A. I would love to contact anyone who knows of John Gallon or Gerald Kneale, who were great friends of his. My father was only 19 when he was taken prisoner on Crete and he died in June, so I would love to hear from anyone who knew him.

Remote User:
Date: 10 August 2007
Time: 22:12:58

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My Dad was a Pow at stalag XXB Marienburg for virtually the whole of the WW2.He was captured at or near Abbeville in May 1940. His Regiment was the Queens Royal Regiment.He spoke very little of his experiences.I do feel his experiences affected him for the remaining part of his life, certainly physically and probably mentally also.It is very enlightening for me to read the contents of this sight - I get a greater understanding of the experiences my dad may have endured and also of others. Tim Day

Remote User:
Date: 10 September 2007
Time: 21:13:58

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Two years ago, to commemorate the end of the second world war, the local history society in Oschatz held an exhibition about Stalag 1VG. In September 2007 the exhibition was made permanent in Oschatz Rathuis (Town Hall). Stalag IVG was for soldiers who worked in various camps (arbeitkommandos)which included a paper mill, material works, quarries and railway workers etc. The exhibition includes photographs, diaries and various artefacts. It is open Monday to Friday and half day on Saturday. I am always interested to learn more of the experience of prisoners in Stalag IVG and would really like to hear from you if you have any more information. Graham Howard grahamhowardhr@aol.com

Remote User:
Date: 20 September 2007
Time: 15:35:39

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Hello, My name is Hugh Wright email:wrightstrategy@hotmail.com For a long time now I have been trying to trace my Fathers movements and internship as a POW in Japan between 1940 & 1945. I understand that he was taken prisoner in Philipines after their troupship was attacked. Later transported to Japan Fukuoka. Gunnery Sargent Hugh Wright Royal Artillery, possibly 242. He was a Professional boxer & run boxing matches in the prison camp between forced working down a mine in the region! Can you or anyone Help me. Graciusly thank you.

Remote User:
Date: 25 September 2007
Time: 03:05:09

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I am planning a trip to Italy and Austria next year and would be grateful to hear from anyone with info. re my father's (Leslie John Rhodes) time during WW2.He was with the 19th Battalion New Zealand Army,service no. 35768, captured at Ruweisat Ridge 15/7/42 and shipped to Italy. I do not know if he was on the ill fated Nino Bixio ship. He was sent to PG57 Gruppignano then work camp C.C.N.107 P.M.3200 at Torviscosa. Red Cross records state he was there on 6/8/43 with Henry A. Bennett of Welling, Kent; Joseph Savage of Belfast, Nth Ireland; Thomas A. Gilliard of Liverpool; Alan Auty of South Shields, Durham and George Wilton of Plaistow, London. On 9/9/43 he was moved to Stalag XV111A from where he escaped in Oct 43 with Lt.Jimmy Crawford of the Royal Cameroon Highlanders. They were recaptured 4 days later, Dad returned to 18A, Jim Crawford sent to Colditz. Dad was a cook at work camp 2048/L at Schladming, Austria,from 4/44 until 3/45 the returned to XV111A.Can you help fill in the gaps please-or do you knew Dad or of any of the above.Thanks.

Email Glencol@xtra.co.nz

Remote User:
Date: 28 September 2007
Time: 23:32:12

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My late father Roy Goodhind was held in Stalag 4B and I have his diaries etc. He produced several plays and a reunion performance at the King Edward theatre in London. I'd like to speak to correspond with anyone who knew him please - especially  "Pop" Wright if he's still alive.
Colin

colingoodhind@blueyonder.co.uk

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Date: 08 October 2007
Time: 12:41:51

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hi all lots of new items on the museum web site from stalax xib-357 pows, www.fallingbostelmilitarymuseum.de as always if you are over this way please get in touch and ill open the museum for you and show you round...all best to all kev greenhalgh.

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Date: 08 October 2007
Time: 17:04:23

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We have many letters and notice about POW in Italy of 148 Pol di Bussolengo main work camp (Verona) and other near Verona: Isola della Scala, Vigasio, Bonavigo, Angiari, Montecchia di Crosara, Lazise, Legnago/Vangadizza, OppeanoSan Martino Buon Albergo. We have found approximately 250 letters of these British prisoners. Letters that are not never delivered. If someone has news of prisoners who have been in these camps writes to us: storiavivaitalia@ibero.it We are much proud to say that after 8 September 1943, very many POW escape and were helps y from the peasants also to risk of the life. (there was the capital punishment for who helped them). The greater part of these persons who have risked the life in order to help the British prisoners, has not never had a thanks.

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Date: 16 October 2007
Time: 13:42:02

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Trying to find people who knew my great uncle, Stuart Irving. He was 51st highlad division, captured at St Valery, 1940. We know he was in Stalag XXA, Torun, Poland and possibly Stalag Luft VI.He barely spoke about his experiences and his sole surviving brother, my grandad, now 93, would like to know what happened to affect him so profoundly.

Any information truly gratefully received at susie.franklin@hotmail.co.uk.

Thank you Susan Franklin Proud great niece

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Date: 21 October 2007
Time: 12:53:37

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hi, i am trying to find any army photographs of my late father he was a prisoner of war in burma under colonel toosey his name was john joseph higgins he was in the 21 r.a regt ba royal artillery he was based at saighton camp chester his number was 22304770 if anyone out there can help please contact me at

mariehiggo@hotmail.co.uk

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Date: 25 October 2007
Time: 14:41:45

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I was touched to read the details in the memorial arboretum section. My father was in the 51st division, was taken POW at ST Valery and then also marched from Poland through to France in the winter of 1944/ 45. Sadly my father John Glassbrook died last year on the 4th December. He was very active in the Prisoners of War Association and Dunkirk Vets until he became too old to continue. My sister Valerie and myself are planning to go to the cenotaph for the Remembrance service on the 12th. She has a wreath from to lay from the Dunkirk Vets. Please could I have a wreath to lay from yourselves. I would be happy to make a donation for this. Only last week I was telling someone that my father was a POW they later made a remark about him having done nothing during the war because he was a prisoner. I was not only deeply upset and offended by his thoughtless remarks, but it also made me realise the need to keep the memory of men such as my father alive; lest we forget. Since his passing we have found some of a diary he kept during his time as a POW during the 'Death march'. I am hoping to submit these to the Imperial War Museum. Please let me know about the wreath.

Yours Sincerely

Nicola Glassbrook

nickiglassbrook@hotmail.com

mobile 07974024697

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Date: 04 November 2007
Time: 22:09:14

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My father was a POW and I remember he had a book, given apparently to all exPOW,s, full of cartoons about life in the camps. It was a great laugh and my brothers and I always enjoyed looking at it. Can anyone tell me the name of this book. Many thanks Robert S Nelson

email: robbiesnelson@yahoo.com

Robert S Nelson

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Date: 08 November 2007
Time: 03:05:24

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Mike Ackroyd, I just came upon your site I have been looking for info about my grandfather John Learoyd he was a POW in Italy I was looking at some photos that were sent to him the address is SETD.CAPAN II Campo.65 PM 3400 Italia another picture has 3450 after the address. could you supply me with any info he wouldn't talk about it

Mike Ackroyd,

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Date: 11 November 2007
Time: 01:19:06

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Hi. Great site btw, I'm interested to hear from anyone who knew John Oakley (my grandfather), he was captured at Dunkirk and marched 1000 miles to a POW Camp, I'm sure he said Stalag 13, he never really spoke much about his experiences but I do know he rescued another soldier from a bunker before it was blown up and he received a medal for it - not a lot to know from 5 years as a POW. markmoore_starplc@hotmail.com

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Date: 11 November 2007
Time: 14:40:21

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my name is Peter Miller, my father was a POW in Stalag VIIIB he was there for 5 years until he escaped in 1945 just before the war ended. His name is James Henry Miller, he is now 97 years old and lives in Walsall. Here is a link to some photographs of him during the war and some of Stalag VIIIB. http://www.familyphotographs.petermillerphotoworld.co.uk/4.html if anybody wishes to contact me with comments, memories etc my contact details are on this link http://www.petermillerphotoworld.co.uk/12.html

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Date: 11 November 2007
Time: 23:37:56

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Great website. My uncle Frank Wolf Larsen was taken by the Germans and kept on board Orion for several months, then he was transferred to Ermland and taken to Bourdaux and Frontalstalag 221, St Medard I think, in april 1941.Later he was taken to Stalag XB at Sandbostel. Do anyone have any information or pictures from the camps?

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Date: 12 November 2007
Time: 17:33:54

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Hello, I have enjoyed visiting this sight and would one day love to visit the Memorial as well as the sight of the prison camp of my father. My father William Henry Blows was a POW in Stalag XXA from 1939 on. He suffered frost bite and gangarene in both his legs on the forced march to freedom. He used to joke about the comical times but never said much else about this time. It is hard as both myself and my son have served and would like to find out more of the history of his capture and incarceration. I am writing my own life history for the grand children and unable to answer any questions they have about my father. He passed away in 1984 and so his history is lost.

Can anyone please help me.
Thank you Michael Blows
willhawk48@westnet.com.au

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Date: 13 November 2007
Time: 03:26:04

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A very interesting website. I would like to join the club but live in Canada. Andrew

Admin: For membership details Please contact:

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99 Parlaunt Road, Langley,
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Telephone/Fax 01753-818308.

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Date: 08 December 2007
Time: 12:14:29

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Hi my name is Stephen Childs trying to find more info on my uncle who died whilst on a prisoner ship in the south china seas the ship was torpedoed by the Americans who thought it was a troop ship. He was gunner t.b Childs royal artillery 12 heavy bty.8 coast regt memorials at sai wan memorial

Trying to find more info on my uncle who died whilst on a prisoner ship in the south china seas the ship was torpedoed by the Americans who thought it was a troop ship. He was gunner t.b Childs royal artillery 12 heavy bty.8 coast regt memorials at sai wan memorial died between01/10/1942 and 02/10/1942

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Date: 14 December 2007
Time: 11:41:22

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THE FALLINGBOSTEL MILITARY MUSEUM-SLALAG xiB-357. would like to wish everybody a very merry Christmas and a happy new year-2008. we hope to see some of you in April. we are starting the planning already.. all best Kev Greenhalgh and Dave Curry.

www.fallingbostelmilitarymuseum.de 

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Date: 15 December 2007
Time: 19:11:34

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My father was a prisoner of war at Stalag XXA for 5 years. I have planned to visit Poland next year and would like to try and find the location of this camp. I believe it is at Torun and would appreciate any advise on locating the area.

Evelyn Willis

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Date: 15 December 2007
Time: 22:31:02

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Dear Sirs, re;171434 DVR ANDREW FERGUSON. RASC.(Jock /Sandy) I am researching my late fathers history, I know he was reported missing on 20th June 1942 around Mersa Matruh and taken to a POW camp in Italy (65?).He escaped from this camp (probably at the Italian surrender,) but was recaptured after 10 days and taken to STALAG 4B at MUHLBERG SACHSEN until liberated I think by Russian troops in May 1945.My father, to me obviously, was a genuine gentleman and I would love to Know more about him.

If you can help please E`mail me at DSFNFK@btinternet.com

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Date: 15 December 2007
Time: 22:49:49

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Searching for information on my late Father. DVR. ANDREW HORN FERGUSON. RASC ( Jock, Sandy ) POW Italy (camp 65?)then STALAG 4B MUHLBERG SACHSEN. E`mail at DSFNFK@btinternet.com

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Date: 18 December 2007
Time: 08:49:05

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Dear Fellow Historians, While "surfing" the net, I quite by chance came across this most interesting website. For those of you engaged in researching POW activities, the following URL's might be of assistance and perhaps of interest to you. This first one will take you to my 90-year-old Australian colleague and former POW, Bill Rudd in Melbourne: http://www.aifpow.com and this second link is to my own expermental pages which can be found at: www.crete.angnz.com (note - no http:// I do hope you find their contents of value for we have put a great deal of work into ensuring their accuracy. Kind regards Paul London (paullondon@actrix.co.nz)

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Date: 25 December 2007
Time: 22:25:43

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George Brignall my father also George Brignall was a prisoner in stalag xv111a .He was in the 5th bat Green Howards and was captured in Africa. He was imprisoned in Italy Caserta ,I think and then sent to Germany. Dad died in 1976 .I saw him for the first time in 1945 when I was 5and a half. Dad was born in 1895 so was an "old" man of 50 when he came home. He also served in the first world war from 1915.Like lots of service men he did not talk much about the war ,I only got snippets' did talk about a death march ,and I understood he pushed a wounded (sick) comrade in a cart or perambulator on this march. Does anyone know of these marches w?was it from Italy to Germany or into the Mountains from the prison camp, or both. Dad evidently escaped with someone from Filey who got home ,but had to give himself up because of ill health. I would be very grateful if anyone could give me any information, Dad never rose from the ranks ,but my brothers who also served in the Green Howard heard that he was respected. I think there were a lot of soldiers from the East and West riding in the prison camp. I am sorry to be long winded, but I also understand that when he arrived at the prison camp he was mistakenly put into the Russian compound for some weeks ,with no food etc until thr Red Cross recued him .Following this the Germans treated him well in hospital and removed a huge "tape worm". His Health never recovered ,however he lived until he was 80.
Thank you

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Date: 26 December 2007
Time: 15:40:18

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The work camp near Verona was 148 POL DI BUSSOLENGO There are the list of work camp near Verona: Montecchia di Crosara 148/I Lazise 148/II San Martino Buon Albergo 148/III Zevio 148/IV Oppeano 148/V Bonavigo 148/VI Angiari VII Legnago/Vangadizza 148/VIII Isola della Scala 148/IX, 148/X, 148/XI, 148/XII Vigasio 148/ XIII Mozzecane 148/XIV from the book: "from POW to allied story of 148 Pol di Busolengo concentration camp" by Mauro Quattrina writer and documentary director in Italy.

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Date: 27 December 2007
Time: 08:23:52

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I would be interested in any pictures that anyone has of Stalag v111b. My father, Andrew Jeffrey Evinou was a pow there. He was captured at Tobruk and was a pow in Italy and in Germany. Jan croff@rogers.com

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Date: 07 January 2008
Time: 18:05:34

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I am trying to find out where my father was a prisoner of war in Italy. He was Private William Nicol 2937740 of the Cameron Highlanders captured at Tobruk. The address was Settore 2 C.C. 53 P.M.3,300 Italy. Regards, Maureen Thomson.

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Date: 08 January 2008
Time: 21:51:08

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I would just like to say that Mr. P. Carruthers book is wonderful he sent me a copy many years ago and autographed it for me. he was in camp with my father and it meant a lot to me that he was mentioned in he book. I am sorry to hear of his passing but is a wonderful book for anyone to read.

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Date: 11 January 2008
Time: 12:02:58

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May I firstly apologise for contacting you regarding a matter of no particular concern to yourselves but I have been unable to find a way of contacting the person concerned. For Christmas, my wife gave me a copy of "The Last Fighting Tommy" by Richard van Emden, chronicling (as I'm sure you know!) the life of Henry "Harry" Patch. It is an amazing book which I found hard to put down and which was made even more enjoyable by the fact that having been born in Bath and lived in that area all my life until 3 years ago, I know the whole area to which he referred. As Richard van Emden had obviously done detailed research on his subject, I was surprised to notice 2 references to "Cullern" as a village and R.A.F station near Bath. The name of the village is actually "Colerne", (R.A.F Colerne closed some years ago and was taken over by the Army and used for a Junior Leaders Regiment, I'm not sure what happened to it after that) It is a very minor flaw in an otherwise excellent book but I thought I would attempt to inform the publishers or author in case they wanted to amend later editions (which I am sure there will be) but was unable to find any way of contacting them. It was while trying to do so that I discovered your web-site as a link and wondered if you may have a way of contacting someone. To my knowledge Colerne has always been spelt the same way and when I worked for the M.o.D in Bath I used to take parties of cadets there, from 93rd (City of Bath) Sqn A.T.C, for air experience flights in Chipmunks and to use the firing range.

Many thanks for your help and apologies if I have wasted your time. J.L.R.CREESE.

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Date: 18 January 2008
Time: 13:36:12

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My name is Kamil .

I made a web site about Klimontow which is a quarter of Sosnowiec (Upper silesia-Zaglebie, POLAND). There used to be German labour camp for 400 prisoners of war from Great Britain (1943 - 1945). The full name of camp was: Kommando E 702 Stalag VIII B 344 Lamsdorf.

Alan Forster wrote very interesting diary about his times in Poland during World War 2. You can read it at www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/73/a7257873.shtml
Polish translation of some parts of diary www.infomag.com.pl/~klimontow/historia.php?co=dziennik_alana
I invite you at my site www.klimontow-sosnowiec.prv.pl
some information I wrote in English. www.infomag.com.pl/~klimontow/english.htm

klimontow@op.pl

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Date: 29 January 2008
Time: 11:32:13

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hi all we are now in the planning stages -admin ect for this years memorial day at the pow-slalag xib-357 gates here in fallingbostel. it will be on the weekend 19-20 april 2008. we are inviting any ex pows from xib.357 who wish to come les allen and the boys will tell you its not only a moving weekend but a good time in the sgts mess.if you are interested please get in touch with us. at. www.fallingbostelmilitarymuseum.de or phone -0173-4391864. we need to know who can make it as soon as possible so the rsm can make his plans. all best.. kev greenhalgh.

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Date: 11 February 2008
Time: 11:46:19

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Greetings We recently laid to rest Roy French who was a survivor of the death railway line. Roy was the light weight boxing champion of the 8th Division/Brigade Roy was a member of the MOTH organisation in South Africa. his Shell hole was Rough But Ready. He was aged 91years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.
Regards Moth Clive Emmerson

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Date: 28 February 2008
Time: 00:23:20

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My wife's father's family owned a very large estate in western Poland until they were run out by the Russians at the end of WWII. On a recent visit to their former family home, their father told us that the farm yard there was the first place he ever saw baseball played. It seems that US POW's had been brought in to do the farm work, and that after their work was done each day they were allowed to play ball in the courtyard. The building that they were house in is still intact, with some of the old barb wire still in place? The farm was called Poganitz. has anyone heard of this before. maybe Judith Prosser Christchurch, NZ this could be a good lead for you...
Henry Emslie

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Date: 16 March 2008
Time: 17:16:34

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I am looking for information on my late father Fusilier Laurence Patrick Burtenshaw 6979299 POW number 141381 who was interned in Stalag xIA. Pete Burtenshaw

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Date: 31 March 2008
Time: 23:14:07

Hello, My name is Hugh Wright email:wrightstrategy@hotmail.com For a long time now I have been trying to trace my Fathers movements and internship as a POW in Japan between 1940 & 1945. I understand that he was taken prisoner in Philippines after their troopship was attacked. Later transported to Japan Fukuoka. Gunnery Sergeant Hugh Wright Royal Artillery, possibly 242. He was a Professional boxer & run boxing matches in the prison camp between forced working down a mine in the region! Can you or anyone Help me. Graciously thank you.

In Reply To The Above Message

Responding to a message about Hugh Wright Royal Artillery....a POW in Japan during WW2. Cannot find message in Guest Book? There appears to be nothing beyond Feb 2008??? Please Contact me.....wrightstrategy@hotmail.com need to find out all I possibly can. The message was the 1st breakthrough I have had! Help me please.

Admin: The first Guestbook entry is 31/07/2006 and all the entries up to 31st March are correct, have you tried refreshing your browser to view the page completely.

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Date: 02 April 2008
Time: 13:25:00

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My late father, S/Sgt Frank William Whetton, RASC, was a prisoner in bot Stalag XXA (Torun) and later in Stalag 383 (Hohenfels). During this time he produced a very large number of drawings and paintings. A selection of these is currently on display in the Finnish Labour Museum (of all places!). Some details can be seen at http://www.werstas.fi/?q=en/exhibitions A book, Barbed Wire Studio - An Artist Prisoner 1940-45 has also been published. Cris Whetton e-mail: Cris.Whetton (at) sci.fi

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Date: 03 April 2008
Time: 14:46:07

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I am trying to get information on POW Camp Gustrow i/m (in Munchen). My Grandfather Thomas Burton was a prisoner there from 1915. Thomas was a Riflemann in the Royal Irish Rifles. I know he was wounded (Three wound stripes)so he may have been in the camp hospital - any suggestions greatly received. Thank you Andrew

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Date: 08 April 2008
Time: 20:47:36

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I have just used Google Earth to re-find PG21 in Chieti, Italy where my father Capt. R.C.W Hill was prisoner. He took us there to visit in 1967. Although 41 years on I was surprised to find the buildings look very similar to then from the satellite image although the surroundings have developed markedly. For those interested in searching this out the following should take you straight there: "Prisoner of War Camp PG21" lat=42.36035481, lon=14.1416805459 Andrew W. Hill

 

Admin: Here is the image from the location you found at lat=42.36035481, lon=14.1416805459  

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Date: 12 May 2008
Time: 09:09:55

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Hi, My Father John Trevor Robinson (better known as Trevor or Ted) was in the New Zealand army and fought in the 2nd World War. His Regt.No. was 62307 and he served with the 21st battalion, 2NZEF. he was captured on 28th November 1941 in Sidi Rezegh and was a POW in PG57, Udine, Gruppignano, Italy. from there he was transfered to the German POW camp Stalag X1A, (camp 341) at Altengrabow, Germany. These are the bare facts and I would appreciate it if anyone was able to give me more information on anything connected to the movement of men in these camps and events before and after. The life as a POW in the above and any further contacts to broaden my knowledge on the situation at the time. Many thanks. Pam Silvester. email: pam1949@westnet.com.au

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Date: 21 May 2008
Time: 04:00:44

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WW2 Polish Prisoners of War Letters: The site we're putting together is newly launched and it's going to take some time to sort through everything we have. But bookmark it as we've got hundreds of letters which will be posted throughout the upcoming weeks. We're piecing together a story to be told about Franciszek E. Banach (aka Frank Banach). He served as a member of the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) during WWII aiding Poland. http://www.BuyWW2Letters.com

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Date: 22 May 2008
Time: 20:44:56

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Bonjour, I am discoring this wonderful website concerning a subject I ignore on Allied side : Allied Prisoners of War. I am writing a book on : The airwar over Chateauroux area (1939-1945). And I found that British and Commonwealth soldiers stood prisoners in the German military aidrom in 1944 : 1- Please was this situation "normal" according to the Geneva laws ? 3- Did German authorities used them as labour men ? 3- About British soldiers coming in France from North Africa : did they come directly or via Italy ? Any details, helps etc would be greatly appreciated. I am the granson of a French soldier who was kept prisoner in 14 June 1940... Keep their memory alive. Regards Mr Philippe Canonne / 1 rue Balzac / 377000 Ville-aux-Dames / France / canonne.phil@wanadoo.fr

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Date: 22 May 2008
Time: 22:38:57

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my father cpl matt connelly the argyll and sutherland highlanders was captured near ellezelles in belgium in 1942 he was sent to stalag 344. he managed to evade capture from 1940 when after being taken a pow by the germans he escaped and lived in woods in pirake belgium being looked after by local families, he also joined the local maque where he learned to speak french he was also issued with a pass from ellezelles where he was known as felix van holland. i would be grateful for any further information on my fathers time spent in stalag 344 or what i need to do to get this information. if you can help my email address is johnconnelly6@hotmail.com

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Date: 07 June 2008
Time: 14:19:24

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My father Lewis Hannah, was taken POW on 12/06/1940 at St-Valery. His Service Number is 4274176 and he was with the 7th Bn. Royal Northumberland Fus. He was in a few POW Camps, Stalag XXA, Krgs. Bau.u.Arb. Batl. 40, Krgs. Bau.u.Arb. Batl. 20, Stalag 344 and Stalag VIIB his POW No. 17697. I have a few photos but was wondering if anyone may have more photos of these camps or may recognise the name (may have been known as Jock). When my mother became ill in her later days she destroyed all but a few of the photos. Terri (nee Hannah) terrinicholl@yahoo.co.uk

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Date: 25 June 2008
Time: 22:30:22

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Hello I am trying to trace any details regarding my late father, William Charles Bedwell (Joe), a PTE in the Royal Norfolks (BEF), captured I believe in La Paradis, France during the 2nd WW. Unfortunately, when I was young I never listened to his countless stories, and now it is too late, I have a real thirst to find out and appreciate more about his life. I welcome any information that can be given. I believe he was held in Poland Stalag XXb (or maybe XXa, not sure). He spent much of his life at Sea in the Merchant Navy, but was in the army during the war. From Ipswich but obviously trained in Norwich prior to being sent to war. Can anybody help ? Many thanks and keep up the good work. P.Bedwell (son) premierboxing@aol.com

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Date: 15 July 2008
Time: 08:12:44

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I am so very pleased to have found your website dedicated to Ex PoW`s. My Uncle served as 3448722 Fusilier. Richard Davies 1st/8th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers. Taken prisoner 27th May 1940 Dunkirk. Held as PoW No.13703 at Stalag XXB Marienburg. Best Wishes Rick Wallwork.

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Date: 15 July 2008
Time: 20:53:19

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my father thomas parton was in the 4th bat seaforth highlanders and was captured at st.valery, he spent the rest of the war in pow camps inc stalag 9c at bad sulza, unfortunately he died on 4th july 2008. e mail: wicked43uk@yahoo.co.uk

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Date: 16 July 2008
Time: 17:22:27

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My father, John Siniewsky, Lance Sergeant, Grenadier Guards (nickname: 'Gin and Whiskey') was captured in North Africa in March, 1943 and then held as a POW, I believe in Italy, as he escaped into Italy sometime after that and connected with the Italian partisans. My father is now deceased. I would appreciate any information or further connections that you may have to assist me in documenting his history for his grandchildren. e:mail lvallerga@bendcable.com

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Date: 29 July 2008
Time: 22:48:56

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A fascinating site with lots of helpful information. I have just discovered two photographs sent to my father when he was a POW in Italy and Germany (PM 65 and Stalag VIII.A.). He was taken prisoner at Tobruk in May 1942. This site has made me want to find out as much information as possible about my father's war. John Powell

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Date: 25 August 2008
Time: 13:47:41

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Dear Sir , I'm doing extensive research on RAF and USAAF losses in Normandy durign WW2. As far as possible I'm tracing exPOW Douglas J Gillam who was radar operator aboard 141 Sq Beaufighter V8460 shot down on 16 August 43 near Yvetot in Normandy , and sent to Stalag 4b .These last years he was an active member of your association . Any help is most welcome . Laurent Viton : D010844@aol.com

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Date: 27 August 2008
Time: 20:56:12

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Hello this is a great site. I am trying to trace details of my Grandad, John 'Jack' Stephenson Bryden. He was in the Royal Northumbria regiment. His army number was 4270586 and POW nymber was 28976. We believe he was captured at torbruk, he was a despatch rider, and sent to Stalag VIII. Family rumour has it that he was released when the Italians surrendered? but was recaptured by another Italian regiment while on his way to Yugoslavia (could be true?) After liberation he weighed less then 6 stones and the Americans tried fattening him up with chicken which made him very poorly. He was in hospital for a long time and eventually came back to England in 47. If anyone has any information to help me i would appreciate it as he never talked about the time in the POW camp, john.horn@lambaweld.co.uk

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Date: 09 September 2008
Time: 00:00:26

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I am hoping very much that one of your members might be able to help. I have several letters returned to my grandfather when his brother George Ormerod died having escaped from Stalag 9C in Sep '44. George had been in the KRRC and had been a regular up until 1938 and was then recalled.He had only been out of service for 8 months! I believe that he was captured early in 1940. To wards then end of his time at Bad Sulza he began to get prison fever and I know that he made several escape attempts. From family knowledge and letters from Major Sherman RAMC, I understand that he had the belief, unjustified, that he had let slip the plans for an escape.He was very unstable but, having read Ticket to Hell via Dieppe, I beleive that he was the prisoner who walked straight past the guard on 6th June 1944.He was sent to hospital on 7th with head injuries (probably caused by rifle butts).When he physically recovered from this, he escaped again, only to be hit by a moving train. Most of this I had already heard through the family grape vine. We always knew about the train, but nothing about the rifle butts. Cpl Ormerod (George) was also listed on a list by A Robert Prouse in the book. George had acted as an occasional interpreter at the camp and also worked in the saltmines, despite having been shot prior to capture(which was apparently never reported). I would love to find out some more or even actual records - I have his service record but nothing else. If anyone has any memory or knowledge about him, or how I can find out more, please contact me. Rest assured that I will not be shocked!

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Date: 18 September 2008
Time: 00:03:31

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my name is simon britton my grandfather was in the sussex yeomanry(artillery)and was captured at the dunkirk evacuation i believe around the st valery area along with the 51st highlanders apparently as he was in the post office prior to his posting at the camp he was in the postal and parcel service the camp was xxb at marienburg his rank from the pictures i've seen he's gunner sergeant charles britton regimental no 771109

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Date: 22 September 2008
Time: 05:55:38

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searching for teddy gooch

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Date: 24 September 2008
Time: 21:08:16

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I am searching for information on my late father Fred Hunter who was a POW at Stalag XXB from 1940-1945 - I have a group photograph which is taken at the camp; I believe his regiment may have been the Northumberland Fusiliers or Durham Light Infantry. Sheila Moore

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Date: 28 September 2008
Time: 15:36:09

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4344644 Frederick Charles Bailey - Gunner; POW - Changi for abt 4 yrs during WW2; We are trying to discover how he was repatriated to Canada after the Japanese surrender. eiseandtony@hotmail.co.uk Eileen Bailey; person above was my late father-in-law; Any help if possible appreciated.

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Date: 01 October 2008
Time: 19:22:19

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My neighbour - Charles Henry WAITE, POW NO 10511, was captured near Abbeville in May 1940. He was with 2nd/7th Queens Royal Regiment and spent most the War at Stalag XX B, Marienburg. He was on the 'Death March' between Jan. and May 1945. Charles will be 90 next year; he is keen to contact anyone who may remember him.

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Date: 13 October 2008
Time: 22:13:46

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I was wondering if anyone would happen to know of my father, Alan McCulloch, who volunteered, aged 19, in 1939, with the Tyneside Scottish (Black Watch. We think he was captured at Ficheux.He was from The Grange, Ponteland, Northumberland. He spent 5 years in POW camps, and having attempted escapes a few times had it quite tough down the salt mines in Poland. We have only snippets of things about his time in POW camp because he rarely talked about it, and as small boys my bro and I never pushed him to. He always used to tell us what a terrible thing war is, how he always used to feel sorry for the animals, etc, and of course how they used to dream of food all the time. He described to me once running through the snow with machine gun bullets landing all round him as he was being chased by the Germans. We understand that during one escape period he was taken in and treated really well by a Polish family, whose daughter he fell in love with. Sadly they never regained contact following the war. He described to me once the panic and confusion when they were attacked by the Germans, the vehicles exploding, etc. (Presumably during the action at Ficheux?)He described another time how he saw a mother machine gunned to death by a tank infront of him, and her young child crying her eyes out stood next to her. He said on another occasion how the Germans put him and his mates infront of a firing squad at one point. He told me once how when the war began he had been boy, but that when it ended he had turned into an old man. My Godfather, Sgt Major Doug Harpin (Duke of Wellington's Regiment, was captured at St Valery and they subsequently became great friends in POW camp. Douglas Harpin told me that at the end of the war when they were being marched away from the Russians, my Dad told him he was going to hide up and wait for the Russians. (He was very ill, with T.B)Uncle Douglas tried to pursuade him to stick with the rest of them, but he was very stubborn and wouldn't listen. (Earlier in the war he had been put on a train with Russians for 4 days on the way to a POW camp, and said what great people they were.) When he hid-up he was lucky because the Russians were good to him and he got back to Britain two weeks earlier than the rest of his mates. After the war he became a veterinary surgeon and we moved to Herefordshire. He never got over the war fully and had a sad death following serious depression. I wish I had been older and more mature so that I could have been more support. I would welcome any comments from anyone who might have known him as we are trying very late to piece together some further details of his time in the Tyneside Scottish (Black Watch) Thankyou - Ian McCulloch (imwmcculloch@hotmail.com)

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Date: 27 October 2008
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Dear sir , I am trying to find out information on my grandfather Thomas Joseph Masters he was a prisoner of War at Pegasus Wood Passchendeale he served with Smethwick Division East Yorkshire Regiment, he was 18 when he was a prisoner in 1917,he was gassed as a prisoner but he survived although his health was poor , he died when i was a small child in 1965,my uncle(who died last year) has a plaque with a dedication to my grandfather, can anyone shed light on this time in history , many thanks

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Date: 27 October 2008
Time: 14:16:29

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My grandfather was a P.O.W. in the First World War, I have three photographs which he sent home at the time. Is there any way in which I might find out about his war experiences? I know virtually nothing.

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Date: 28 October 2008
Time: 08:51:35

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A Polish historical group in Torun has opened a small gallery showing reproductions of drawings and paintings made by my late father S/Sgt Frank Whetton while a PoW in Stalag XXA, Fort XV. Some idea of the gallery can be seen at http://www.torun.fortyfikacje.pl/index.php?id=galeria/ab4_galeria_2008_09_20 Click on the images to enlarge. Some of the website is captioned in German, but no English. Cris Whetton

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Date: 01 November 2008
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Hi I am resurching the life of my father Flt. Sgt. Stanley George Goodey. He was an Air Gunner with 214 Squadron. On 11 June 1942 while on a minelaying op over the Friesian Islands, his Stirling bomber, hit by flak from Borkum, disabling the rear turret, crashed on the beach of a small island called Memmert immediately to the north of Borkum Island. My father, the front gunner, who sustained a broken leg during the crash, was the only injury. The crew were taken as prisioners of war and taken to the interrogation centre at Oberussel, ie Dulag Luft. Following their interrogation the crew spent the next 3 years at a variety of camps including Stalug Luft 3, Heydekrug & Fallingbostel until liberated on the forced marches. My father was taken to a German hospital (I am not sure where) to have an operation to his foot, and may have been taken to Stalag Luft 9C Bad Sulza / Muhlhausen following his recovery instead of Luft 3 at Sagan where the rest of the crew went. At some point he was reunited with his crew when they all appear to have been in Luft 6 Heydekrug, before some of them may have separated again with my father and some of the crew possibly going to Luft 4 at Gross Tychow and others going to Stalg Luft 357 (Thorn in Poland and or Fallingbostel in Germany). I regained contact with my father last year after a 52 year gap following the seapration and divorce of my parents. He was 90 and his hearing and speech were poor following a stoke. He died in September 2007. He was unable to tell me much about his war time expreieces but I am sure that he was made to take part in the "Death March" away from the advancing Russian Armies at the end of the war. He was reaptriated on 7th May 1945. I have a copy of the book "Footprints in the Sands of Time" which has sparked my quest to understand better what my father went through as a POW. Any help to clarify my fathers records as a POW and which camps he was taken to, would be gratefully appreciated. Best wishes Richard G. Miller

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Date: 05 November 2008
Time: 09:53:51

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My father Arthur Earnest Parker - Trooper number 315427 of the 12th Lancers was captured and made a prisoner of war during the evacuation at Dunkirk in May 1940. Arthur passed away in 1969 Can you advise of where I can get confirmation of his capture and where he was held. His date of birth was 29.8.06. I hold no records of his service and due to time I cannot remember much more Thank you Brian Parker - son Canberra Australia bparker@grapevine.com.au

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Date: 07 November 2008
Time: 22:34:22

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My late Grandfather, Thomas Langan, was held in Oflag 3c. I am trying to find out more about this camp but all I can come up with is it was a camp for officers in Luben,Brandenburg. Does anyone have any more information about this camp they could pass on please? with thanks Terri Harding

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Date: 09 November 2008
Time: 13:39:46

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i am trying to trace details of my uncle 'charles edwards jewsbury' known as 'ted jewsbury ' from leicester . i dont know any etails except that he was in singapore when it fell was possibly in sumatra and changi and went into hospital in india for a while after his release from the POW camp

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Date: 09 November 2008
Time: 18:06:43

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Deborah Garbett. My Grandfather Harold Garbett was captured in Abbeville,France during the 1st World War & taken to a Prisoner of War Camp. I am trying to establish if the camp was actually in Abbeville, and its name. My Grandfather would never speak about his experiences as I can only presume they were too horrific for him to recall. If my memory serves me correctly he was with the Lincolnshire Regiment.

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Date: 30 November 2008
Time: 05:28:35

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MY late father 850227 henry lenton 1918-1979 of walsall staffs uk was a paratrooper taken at arnhem in sept 1944 POW Stallag X11A limburg transit camp applalling conditions not in agreement with the geneva convention and later transfered to another Stalag camp until liberation,having served 7 years including normandy invasion,italy africa,and palestine.Arriving home following ww2.God bless that generation each and all lest we ever ever forget what they did for us all.

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Date: 03 December 2008
Time: 18:41:21

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I am Trying to find Family Members, I am Horaace Johnson Great Niece and i am Looking For family Members i am Trying to get hold of Horace's Daughter Alice Giunta. I see She is a Member so i'd be very greatful if u could get in touch. Victoria Pinkney Daughter of Anna Marie Devine

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Date: 05 December 2008
Time: 20:59:24

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I am looking for any information on stalag 3d,my father Pte J haslam was there after being captured in crete

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Date: 14 December 2008
Time: 13:00:28

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Looking for details of Frederick Charles Bailey Gunner RA a POW japan - camp Fukuoka who was released 1945; Captured Java/Timor. Eileen Bailey; eiseandtony@hotmail.co.uk

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Date: 15 December 2008
Time: 01:34:52

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I am trying to trace anyone who may have known my grandfather Robert Glen. He served in Royal Horse artillery. He was taken prisoner in Alamein between 14.2.42 and 17.8.42. He died as a PoW in Egypt. If you can help contact me at Janeadele123@aol.com. Thanks.

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Date: 31 December 2008
Time: 21:39:14

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My father was an American prisoner of war in Italian Camp 59 during WW II. I maintain a Web blog dedicated to documenting the experiences of Allied servicemen who were imprisoned in that camp. The site is: http://camp59survivors.wordpress.com I would like to hear from anyone who has been a prisoner at Camp 59 or who is able to share information about the camp. Many thanks, Dennis Hill hilld@indiana.edu

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Date: 02 January 2009
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my grandad was a pow in 3camps,oflag 6b,stalag 21d and stalag 383.I have many photos of him with soldiers,alsoHM transport nevasa.HMT Lancashire.his name was Sgt joseph Owens he was in the Royal engineers,I have a particular photograph that I would like to know more about,it has grandad and 7 soldiers and think a captain.On the back of the photo it says feildpost 27340A.can anybody help me with the meaning also of posen kundorf.waiting to put photos through scanner soon as possible.Any information contact karen on toed-you-so@hotmail.co.uk.thankyou.prisoner

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Date: 07 January 2009
Time: 17:50:53

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I am looking for anyone who knew my father, James (Jim) Thomas Bibby. He was a gunner in the RA, taken at Tubruk, North Africa on June 21, 1942. He was leter sent to Werdau, Germany and then Stalag 363 in Plauen. He is presently living in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Please contact me at lynette_pasma@hotmail.com

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Date: 15 January 2009
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Date: 15 January 2009
Time: 18:48:03

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Dear sir. My Father, Ronald Henry Golder, was in the navy. His ship,(I think the Illustrious) was sunk, I believe near Crete.He was taken pow. I have photos of him and other detainees, including one showing 25 men at stalag IVC all of whom have signed the back. The men are from a variety of services, not just the Navy.other photos show the men at work in a quarry and a factory. these were taken about 1943. I seem to remember he went from Germany to chekoslovakia and Italy, although I may be wrong.I still have the telegram my grandmother recieved notifying her and a welcome home card from the red cross, as well as letters he wrote and recieved. If the photos would be of use or interest on the site I am happy to post them, as others may recognise family members in them.If anyone happens to know more about the sinking of the ship, the camps or how they came to be shifted about europe I would be very interested to hear about it.As I am currently researching the family history. thank you for a most interesting and informative site. Valerie Beckum

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Date: 18 January 2009
Time: 21:16:38

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My father , Michael Ewanyshyn #B67864, p.o.w.#26933, was with the Royal Regiment of Canada, when he was wounded and captured on the beach at Puys, near Dieppe, France. He spent over a year at Stalag V111B before being repatriated in late October 1943. When he returned home to Canada he had to have his right leg amputated [below the knee]. If there is anyone out there who remember's him and/or has any photos of p.o.w.'s in a hospital near/at Stalag V111B ..I would appreciate hearing from you. Some guys refered to him as "Big Mike".

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Date: 20 January 2009
Time: 13:00:01

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trying to find details of william soutar (Scottish) StalagxxB

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Date: 20 January 2009
Time: 23:15:21

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Hello, The Abilene Texas Convention and Visitors Bureau is interested in hosting a future annual conference or mid-winter conference of the Ex Prisoners of War Association. Please contact Jennilee Latimer at 325-676-2556 or email jennilee@abilene.com Thank you!

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Date: 21 January 2009
Time: 05:12:30

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South staffs walsall paratrooper regiment Henry Lenton 850227 Stalag X11A limburg captured 25 sept 1944 removed to another stalag camp.liberation 1945

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Date: 27 January 2009
Time: 07:32:04

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Hi, My name is Andy Dougherty. My father was of the same name and was a prisoner of war. He was held according to records at Stalag 4B Muhlber Sachsen 51-13. If anyone knew him and would like to contact me, you can do so at adoc608@aol.com. My father passed away 13 years ago and there were things he never spoke about. I'm sure a lot of these men do the same. Thanks for your service, sacrifice and any information you can give me.

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Date: 28 January 2009
Time: 21:52:41

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can anyone remember able seaman ronald walker age 20 who lost his life when hms bedouin was sunk 15 june 1942.details of any kind would be gratefully received.i am trying to find out information for my mother sister of ronald walker. darren. halfahippy@hotmail.co.uk

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Date: 02 February 2009
Time: 22:48:07

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MARIE HIGGINS.COULD YOU PLEASE HELP ME I AM SEARCHING FOR ANY ARMY PHOTOGRAPHS OF MY LATE FATHER AS WE DO NOT HAVE ANY PHOTOGRAPHS OF HIM AT ALL HIS NAME WAS JOHN JOSEPH HIGGINS AND HE SERVED UNDER COLONEL TOOSEY IN JAPAN. ANY INFORMATION WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED.

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Date: 10 February 2009
Time: 08:31:03

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My Grandfather,40045 Flying Officer William Henry Edwards DFC 107 Squadron RAF, was a prisoner in camp 357 amongst various others. I would love to hear from anyone who can remember him at all. Sincerely, Ross Edwards

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Date: 12 February 2009
Time: 05:01:57

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My father John Alsace Geary was a soldier in the 25th Battalion 2nd NZEF was captured in Corinthia Greece May 1941 marched back to Germany as a POW 10210 into Stalag III D Berlin-Steglitz Lichterfelde. He tells me he worked in the camp hospital as part of his duties. He said they sometime played sport in the camp but because of the lack of food energy was differcult. A few potatos floating in a 44 Gallon drum being heated into soup was his memory of food provided . He was repatriated back to Egypt 1943 returning NZ shortly after, I am his Son Peter. I would be pleased to hear from anyone with knowledge of this camp or my father pjgeary@ihug.co.nz

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Date: 16 February 2009
Time: 14:49:46

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MY GT UNCLE SAMUEL HARRISON OF 54 HOLBECK ST BURNLEY WAS A PRISONER OF WAR IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR HE SURVIVED AND CAME HOME IS YOUNGER BROTHER THOMAS AGED 19 WAS NOT SO LUCKY HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION. BRIAN PILLIER PADIHAM

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Date: 17 February 2009
Time: 00:40:36

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My grandfather was at Stalag IVG Oschatz and we ae planning on taking him to Leipzig for a weekend. Can anyone give me some advice on archives or museums to visit etc. Thanks angieconstable@hotmail.co.uk.

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Date: 17 February 2009
Time: 16:16:30

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Ted Holland. My dad was Thomas Leslie Holland last held at Isola Della Scala. He was captured at Sidi Rezegh in 1941. Any info, books etc. much appreciated

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Date: 19 February 2009
Time: 00:55:15

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Information for research on 2723192 Guardsman Raymond Edmondson 1 Bn Irish Guards 1942-1946. Captured 31 January 1944 at Anzio, Italy. Held at Fara Sabina prison camp. Escaped and on the run for 5 months before rejoining allied lines. Thank you, Major Christian Borland.

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Date: 19 February 2009
Time: 00:58:30

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Regarding information sought on Guardsman Raymond Edmondson 1Bn Irish Guards, escaped Fara Sabina camp on 2 February 1944. cshborland@hotmail.com Christian Borland.

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Date: 01 March 2009
Time: 20:45:28

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My Grandad Herbert Chatfield (Chatty) served with the royal Sussex regiment in WW2. He was captured at Alamein and sent via Italy to Stalag IVC. Does anyone have any information about this camp?. After the war he returned to work on the Brighton Belle Pullman trains with his brothers. He passed away in 1993. dsteadn@gmail.com

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Date: 04 March 2009
Time: 10:16:43

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I am listing a photograph of Gustrow PsOW on eBay uk. Maybe it will help. Kaisercruncher.

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Date: 04 March 2009
Time: 21:15:00

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Hi I am John Hirst, Legal, Political and Media Adviser to the Association of Prisoners. Within our ranks we have former servicemen, not sure if we have any former POWs left, put there are several political prisoners. Can we link? John Hirst aka Jailhouselawyer

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Date: 05 March 2009
Time: 09:59:59

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Im looking for my my Uncle James Daly ex RAF POW ww2 now living in Leicester Soraya Leicester

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Date: 23 March 2009
Time: 19:47:35

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I am trying to find out any information/photographs of my Grandfather Alfred (Ted) 'Dapper' Reid. He was a Bandsman in the Royal Scots and was Prisoner of War in STALAG V111B.

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Date: 28 March 2009
Time: 12:15:04

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A miniature copper kettle, fashioned from pennies & described as being made by a POW was found in my Mother's belongings when she died. Does anyone know the history of this item or were articles like this commonly made? Margaret Carter

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Date: 08 April 2009
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My name is Audrey Fowler. I am trying to trace any information on my mother's cousin, Frank Fox who used to live at Fitzsimmons Ave, Wallsend and later in Gosforth. He was in the merchant navy and torpedoed early in the war and then a POW throughout the war in Japan. After the war he was taken to Australia for rehabilitation before returning home to Wallsend. Has anyone any ideas where i can find information ? My thanks for any help.

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Date: 09 April 2009
Time: 21:32:09

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LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING AS MANY OLD AND NEW FACES AS POSSIBLE AT THIS YEARS FALLINGBOSTEL STALAG XIB-xid 357 POW WEEKEND: IN GERMANY: APRIL 24 25 26..2009-anyone wanting details plese get intouch with less allen or me kev greenhalgh in fallingbostel.01734391864. or www.fallingbostelmilitarymuseum.de

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Date: 10 April 2009
Time: 12:50:25

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I am looking for connections to or family of Roger Champenois, born Jan. 07 I think, who was a prisoner of war in Stettin in 1944

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Date: 13 April 2009
Time: 07:39:29

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I have just finished reading an account of the Last Escape. My Grandfather was one of the men on the march from Marienburg. He never talked about his experiences and it is only now that I realise what he went through. He was called Leslie Davis.

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Date: 13 April 2009
Time: 15:55:43

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Please can any one help. LEN HOCKEY (LEONARD PHILIP REDCLIFF HOCKEY) 75th Squadron RAF Feltwell, crashed in 1940 and became a POW 1940-1945. I believe he may have gone to CANADA to live post-War. Has anyone ever heard of him after the War? Thanks, Anne arielregent@hotmail.co.uk

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Date: 17 April 2009
Time: 12:26:06

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Hi, CAMP 54, AVEZZANO, ITALY My Dad, Donald Alfred Read, l/cpl 7901420 4th Btn. RTR, captured at Tobruk, was a prisoner at Camp 54, Avezzano. He successfully escaped with 'John' and Dad made it home. I am trying to arrange a visit to the site and the village of La. Meta, where Dad and John were hidden for days while the Germans searched. He owes the villagers, if not is life, certainly his freedom. Is there anyone out there with any information that could help me piece together the story of the camp and its inmates? Would be much appreciated. Thank you, Martin Read

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Date: 27 April 2009
Time: 18:41:42

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I am looking for son of Luka Bojanić who is living somewhere in Germany. During his stay in Nazi Germany, he got a son. Luka Dejanović vas in concentration camp Villingen, Stalag V-BC from 7.4.1941. until 22.4.1945. His prisoner's number was 64051. If anybody have some informations about this case, please send email on pokrajac@gmail.com The picture of Luka Bojanić in Partizan's uniform during WWII you can se here: http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs538&d=09181&f=scan0001855.jpg

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Date: 28 April 2009
Time: 14:31:20

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Hello, I am Heidi. I live in Australia. Please help me find family, descendants or friends of Roger Champenois born St.Brisson 08 January, 1907. He married on 02 April, 1932 in Paris 13eme arrondissement and died in in Paris 19eme arrondissement 21 April, 1989. He was a prisoner of war in Germany, last known Stalag in Stettin in 1944. It is very important for me to contact his children or grandchildren. If anyone has any leads or information I would be so grateful.

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Date: 01 May 2009
Time: 23:26:26

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WWII POWs from 5th Battalion KOSB I am researching the wartime history of the 5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, The King's Own Scottish Borderers. I am trying to find out more information and details about men from the Battalion who were taken prisoner by the Germans during the course of the War. A number of men from the 5th KOSB were captured during the evacuation of Cherbourg after the the 2nd BEF had been sent to support the French after Dunkirk in mid June 1940. I know at least two of men were sent to Lamsdorf /Stalag 344. One of them, 3193639 Private Douglas Boys, aged 22, sadly died 16 February 1941 and is commemorated in the CWGC Cemetery at Krakow Rakowicki. During the Battalion's 1944-45 campaign in Europe, a number of men were captured in engagements along the Dutch-German border in December 1944 (Kievelberg) and Jan 1945 (Waldfeucht). About 65 men, including one officer, were captured during these two engagements. At least two of these men ended up at Fallingbostel /Stalag XIB / 357. If anyone has any further information, details or recollections relating to 5th Battalion KOSB POWs I would be very interested to hear from them. Many thanks for any assistance or feedback. Rod Barron

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Date: 07 May 2009
Time: 13:48:48

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just a quick thankyou to les-doris-percy and charles for attending the pow weekend. i hope you all had a great time, and were already planning next years, anybodys invited as you know its always a great weekend.photos of the event are on facebook under . fallingbostel military museum group. or under the pow weekend.2010...as you can see we start planning early. the fence is finally going up around the site and ill send photos when its complete. all best wishes. kevin greenhalgh. www.fallingbostelmilitarymuseum.de

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Date: 08 May 2009
Time: 13:46:17

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I need to find my bioligical father Roger Champenois who was a prisoner of war in a labour camp in Stettin, 1944 but was transferred in or about March/april of that year. I have a photograph of him, but I do not know what to do to find him. I have only just found out this information

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Date: 10 May 2009
Time: 20:28:16

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My father Fusilier Laurence Patrick Burtenshaw 6979299 his records office number at the army records office is 16 his Stalag POW number is 141381. Dad served in the 2nd Battalion of the Irish Fusiliers during WW2. He was stationed Malta during the siege and then after the siege was over he was retrained and posted to Leros whereby he was taken prisoner in November 1943 and interned in either Stalag XIA- which is Altengrabow between Magdaburg and Berlin whereby it is thought he escaped in 1945 and he found himself in the Russian sector of the River Elbe. I have searched many, many web sites for pictures for any of dad’s old comrades who served during both the Siege of Malta, the battle for Leros and of course during his time interned in Germany, up to now I have had limited success and of course understand that many of his old comrades are now longer with us. Can you in any way assist me with my search. Dad, understandably very, very rarely spoke about the war so it would be really nice to find information on his time being interned and if possible other information of him during his time in the army. It would also be amazing if one could make contact with someone who served with dad so I can find out some more info about him. Unfortunately on the 11th January at 22:10 my dear dad suddenly passed away aged 85 years of age. Pete Burtenshaw Apartment 78 La Charroterie Mills Complex St Peter Port Guernsey GY1 1DR 07781104611

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Date: 12 May 2009
Time: 04:03:42

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My name is James E. Beck, Jr., Montgomery, AL. I am traveling to Chieti, Italy in October 2009 to find the location (PG-21) where my father (Flight Officer James E. Beck) was held prisoner during 1943. He was a member of the 325th Fighter Group at the time, and had flown a mission out of North Africa before being downed by ME-109 aircraft and taken captive. Does anyone know the exact location of PG-21 or if part of it remains standing? My email is Bracer25@aol.com.If responding, please type POW response in the subject line. Thanks. Jim Beck

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Date: 14 May 2009
Time: 02:08:28

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My dad Stanley dixon private lacashire fusilier pow id 266612 was an inmate of the stalag viiib capatured late summer 1943 , spent his tenure there hewing coal .I don't supose anyone knows how to find out which coal miner he may have laboured . He was marched westward starting january 1945 . currently 88 and in reseaonable health.

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Date: 15 May 2009
Time: 16:38:11

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My Uncle Harry Ray prisoner no 13816 was in Stalag xxb13 I have postcard he sent home dated 5th May 1943 . We were told that he was sent to work on the Burma Railway sometime after this date can anyone confirm that this happened to the p.o.w's from this camp and how the p.o.w's were transported I am trying to put together my family tree and all I have is the postcards and memories of what my grandparents told me

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Date: 22 May 2009
Time: 11:35:00

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Are there any ex prisoners out there still alive who were in Fort v111 in Pozen, 3/8/40 - 1/2/41 , Freiwaldau 1/2/41 - 1/6/41 Saubsdorf 1/7/41 -1/6/42 and Adelsdorf 1/6/42 - 9/3/45 Does anyone remember me Horace 'Jim' Greasley, I have recently had my book published by Libros International and its attracting a lot of interest and two television companies are interested in filming a reunion of the old boys back at the camps in Poland that still exist. The expenses will be paid by the TV companies, please get in touch. The book is called Do The Birds Still Sing In Hell. visit my site for more info www.horacegreasley.net84.net

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Date: 04 June 2009
Time: 21:30:12

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Linda Krause, Two people requested info on POWs held in Japan. There is an exellent site on this www.mansell.com and you can locate your POW names and camps they were interned at. ALSO, EVERYONE PLEASE REMEMBER TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL SO WE CAN CONTACT YOU FOR ANSWERS.

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Date: 11 June 2009
Time: 16:41:21

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Re note about Stanley Dixon, 14 May 2009 My Dad, Leslie Vickers was also on the march you describe, they ended up in Dresden as the end of the war was declared, unfotunatly, Dad sadly passed away in April 2008, I would love you to contact me and I'll try to give you a bit more information jane.shawcross1@btinternet.com

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Date: 15 June 2009
Time: 21:49:50

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My brother, Charles Elmore Roach was with the 590th FA unit. He was captured at the battle of the bulge. He passed away (lung cancer) in 1969. jcroach@suddenlink.net

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Date: 23 June 2009
Time: 10:10:25

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I am compiling a list of allied airmen who were sent to Buchenwald. I know there were several sent from Fresnes prison Paris on the last train out of Paris before liberation 28 Aug 1944 and a total of 157 were there between September - October 1944. I also know the SBO was Wg/Cdr Lamason, RNZAF. Please could you advise me where I could obtain a list of their names. Thank you. Norman Hood

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Date: 30 June 2009
Time: 13:57:45

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I have reason to believe my Italian father was a POW in Saighton Camp, Chester, and worked in the potato fields around in local farms around 1946/1947. All I know is that his nickname was "Charlie", so he was probably called Carlos and if anyone has memories of those years and the Italian POWS I would obviously be very interested. Please use JavaScript code.

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Date: 07 July 2009
Time: 05:39:17

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My name is Laura Filman, my uncle "Jack Lewery" was a POW in I believe Stalag X1A - do you know where I could find any photo`s or information on either my uncle or the campÉ

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Date: 09 July 2009
Time: 17:38:43

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Can you help me I am trying to find info on my Uncle Pte Valentine Rupert Charles Tuff, he was taken prisoner at Dunkirk and I believe he was in the 2nd Bn Royal Sussex Regt, he returned from POW camp in 1945. If anyone can help where I start looking I would be very grateful regards Linda Griffin

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Date: 21 July 2009
Time: 23:57:35

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Hello, I'm trying to find out more information about my Dad's POW years.His name was Stanley Joseph Carter, his army number was 6467512 and he served in the 1st Battalion-The royal Sussex Regiment in North Africa.He was captured by the Italians and was imprisoned at Camp 70-Monturano near Fermo, from where he escaped and made his way home.Any or all information gratefully received. Brian Carter.carterb2@sky.com.

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Date: 27 July 2009
Time: 15:58:48

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My father Gunner Ernest Johnson Royal Artillery, was a prisoner in Campo PG 73, Carpi Italy. On the 8th September he escaped with two collegues and found their way to a Village called Trisungo, i would like any information regarding his two collegues, could they or any of their decendents please contact me, many thanks, Bill Johnson.

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Date: 28 July 2009
Time: 09:03:50

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My message Re: Gunner Ernest Johnson RA and Trisungo - the year was 1943. If anyone has any information you are at liberty to contact me by EMail: johnson-w2@sky.com Many thanks Bill Johnson.

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Date: 29 July 2009
Time: 14:20:13

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Hello, my name is Michele, wrote from Italy. I'm an historical reseracher, i'm looking for informations about three ex-POW who fought with the first partisan unit of Reggio Emilia province (7 Cervi Brothers) in 1943. They names was: Pte John Peter de Freitas, service no. 19695, Born 25 May 1921, captured in Tobruk - Pte Johannes David Bastiaanse, service no. 14751, Born 13 January 1921, captured in Tobruk - Samuel Conley Boone, irish, unknow s.n. and date of capture. All was in the Gravina and Grumello Pow camp. Please reply to cusna@katamail.com thanks in advance.

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Date: 30 July 2009
Time: 10:28:44

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John George Dalgleish [Army Number 5507071 ] pte 50th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, then Cpl transferred to Number 3 Commando ,captured on Dieppe raid 19th August 1942,sent to Stalag V111b,until 10th April 1945,was on death march, now sadly with us no more....just received his service file...would like to find out more...he never uttered a word about his experiences....contact trevor [dot] dalgleish [at] virgin [dot] net

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Date: 01 August 2009
Time: 19:48:21

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Hi My dad Matthew Mcleod Douglass was a POW in Stalag V111B/344, He was a Northumberland Fusilier wounded and captured at Dunkirk, My dad died when I was 15 and I didn't really know anything about this time. I have recently received info that his POW no was 36812 and service no was 4274626. If anyone knew him I would dearly love to hear from you. Ivy

I can be contacted on Ivyp601@aol.com

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Date: 04 August 2009
Time: 23:47:45

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Charles H. Thompson, born Leavenworth, IN. Captured and held at Stalog IVB Only had one eye. Anyone remembering him please contact his son, MThomp7910@aol.com

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Date: 08 August 2009
Time: 11:58:22

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my father warwick hall was imprisoned in stalag 4b during the war. are there any surviving british airmen who may have known him? i am trying to compile a more detailed account of how he repatriated himself.

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Date: 12 August 2009
Time: 16:14:55

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My Grandfather was a prisoner of war held a stalage v111b his number is 6291281 and was a private known as Robert Edwin Brownless preferred name BOB. if anyone new of him please could you contact me

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Date: 12 August 2009
Time: 18:58:59

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Re the request (Autumn 2007) for information on curling at Spangenberg. My father, Captain (later Lt Col) RK Montgomery remembers that in 1943 and ’44 they flooded the dry moat and then it froze so that they could go curling on the moat. It was a popular pastime but he was not close enough the organisers to know where the stones came from, and he did not know Lt Col Ian Barclay. rmontgomery@doriandrake.com. August 2009

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Date: 13 August 2009
Time: 13:26:13

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My name is Katrina Murphy, I am very proud to be the grand daughter of Sir Lesile Allan and Lady Doris Allan The President of The National Ex-Prisoner of War Assocation. I would just like to say a BIG THANKYOU to all that fought and to who still are, i know that now the world isn't really a brillant place, but the courage and faith you all have to belive in our country and the belief you all have to give your family and friends a better safer life is amazing, it sadens me that the younger generation don't appreciate or don't care what you all did in WW1 and WW2 because of all you men and women i have the life i have today so I would like to say on behalf of all my family THANKYOU You should all be very proud as i am of you

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Date: 18 August 2009
Time: 16:44:32

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I wish to contact anyone who was on HMS Illustrious from Feb 1952 to June 1954

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Date: 23 August 2009
Time: 12:34:46

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My father Roger Champenois, a naval officer, was a prisoner of war in a labour camp in perhaps Frontstalag 113 in early 1944. He was transferred from there around March/April of that year to a destination unknown. He may have been a good friend of Marius Bret who later become a missionary in Thailand. Roger is believed to have been born in St.Brisson France in 1903 or 1907 and died in Paris in 1989. I am anxious to find his family or descendants and would appreciate any leads as to how I may reach them. I am a daughter I believe he did not ever know about, and I need to put this to rest so that I may find peace. My email address is heidem@bigpond.net.au, I live in Australia now, so any help from Europe would be so gratefully received. Thank you. Heidi

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Date: 30 August 2009
Time: 19:06:22

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My father, now passed away, was with the Durham Light Infantry and was captured at, or near, Dunkirk. He was marched along with many others to Poland and spent the rest of the war in Stalag XXb-84. He spoke little of this time to me, and all I have is a postcard he sent from there to my mum's brother living in South Shields. My father was from Sheffield and I am trying to put together some information to leave to my children, and my grand children, to give them an idea of just how much we all owe to these people. Any help most gratefully accepted. My e-mail is:- stujack20@tiscali.co.uk Thank you.

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Date: 30 August 2009
Time: 19:09:38

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I forgot to give my fathers name. He was Frank Jackson, a private with the Durham Light Infantry. I do not know his army number but his POW number was 9377 Stalag XXb-84. Thanks again. stujack20@tiscali.co.uk

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Date: 18 September 2009
Time: 02:25:51

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Can anyone help were looking for information about my wife’s grandfather Charles Henry Joseph French. Who served in the Royal Hampshire Regiment as a Lance Corporal Army Number: 5502196. He was taken prisoner in North Africa date not known and sent to Stalag IV C Wistritz Czech Republic POW Number: 223235 Please please can anybody help? Many thanks Mark & Hannah Green.

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Date: 20 September 2009
Time: 19:56:52

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Hello,just wondered if anyone could help me I am looking for information regarding stalag v111a Gorlitz. My father was a prisoner after being captured in France 1944.He has spoken very little of the war etc but I know he was prisoner at this place.He now lives in Billingham Cleveland U.K,but originates from Aberdeen,Scotland.If any one has any information or experiences from this camp and wishes to share them I would be grateful.You can contact me at fishburngeorge@hotmail.co.uk.Thank You and hope to hear from someone soon.

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Date: 25 September 2009
Time: 22:38:27

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Alec Quarterman son of Stanley Quarterman who was a prisoner at 9c who was at work Camp 1401 at Bleicherode working at the salt mines

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Date: 27 September 2009
Time: 15:01:51

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Is there any information on Marius Bret available? I believe he is now deceased, but he was a missionary in Thailand until his death. He was a friend/fellow soldier/prisoner of war with Roger Champenois in Stettin in March 1944 approximately. Perhaps through him I may find out about descendants and family of Roger Champenois. Earlier this year I found out that Roger Champenois is my biological father, but I do not believe he knew of my existence. I desperately seek help from anyone who remembers or has contacts to either men so that I may cross reference them. Thank you so much. Heidi My email address is heidem@bigpond.net.au

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Date: 28 September 2009
Time: 19:37:40

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do you have any stories with a Alexander cowie in 4th bn seaforth highlanders prisoner in poland

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Date: 02 October 2009
Time: 18:20:43

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my dad was pow in stalag xxa his name was george hughes his regement was k.r.r.c if anyone remembers him i would love hear from them my email address is doreendavies1@hotmail.co.uk

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Date: 06 October 2009
Time: 14:16:24

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My uncle Thomas HARAM came from the Durham area.(born Bolden Colliery).He served with the army in WW2.He was a POW, but this is all the information I have .I dont know which regiment ,where he fought, or was made a POW.Can anyone please help?I can be contacted on Haramredcap@aol.com.

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Date: 08 October 2009
Time: 16:14:06

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My father William Joshua Peck although a Londoner served with the Highland Gunners and was captured at Dunkirk and as far as he told me was on the Long march through France ,Belgium and then to Sta lag V111B in Poland where he told me with great reluctance that he worked in a coal mine and then a sugar beat factory [ he did not speak much of the war ] .When he was alive we traveled to various war sights Arnhem, Bergen Belsen and a few locations in Germany and France but sadly he did not get back to Poland .He had and always said he had the highest regards for the Polish people.Does this name ring a bell for any old comrades or family.

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Date: 10 October 2009
Time: 12:09:03

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Hello, my name is Heidi. My email address is heidem@bigpond.net.au. Back in April I started trying to find either Roger Champenois orhis descendants or family. I do know definitely that he was a prisoner of war in Stettin in early 1944. He was transferred in about April 1944, but I have no record where to. He was friends with Marius Bret, a fellow prisoner of war. Marius became a missionary in Thailand where he died a few years ago. Can anyone related to either of these two men please contact me with any information they may have. It means the world to me to be able to have some information. Heidi

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Date: 16 October 2009
Time: 00:14:05

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My father, a member of the Corps of Military Police, was posted to the 1st Airborne Provost Co in Nov 1942 and was subsequently captured at Arnhem in Sept 1944. He was a POW at either Stalag 4B or 4D. His name was Owen ("Jock") Wright from Glasgow. I wonder if anyone has any memories of him? lizashmole@hotmail.com

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Date: 16 October 2009
Time: 18:58:44

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Hello,I would be grateful if anybody could give me details of Stalag V111 A.I know my father was held as a pow there from 1944(he was captured in France June 13.I know that he had his 25th birthday in Jan 45 in the camp.So if there is anyone with information about the camp or if they know my father i would be gateful.My father is Sapper Alex (Sandy) Webster born in Aberdeen served with the Royal Engineers.Thank you you can contact me by e.mail fishburngeorge@hotmail.co.uk.

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Date: 20 October 2009
Time: 22:30:26

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Hello, I have just completed writing a blog about my relative F/O Alan Birley Bateman, who flew Stirling bombers from Wyton, was shot down in 1942 over south Denmark and was interred in many camps, including Stalagluft 3 until 1945, when he took part in the Forced March. On the blog there are original letters from Alan home to his parents from inside Stalagluft 3, and transcripts of his flight training logs and diary. Much of what I have uploaded onto the blog has sat unread in a drawer for the last 50 years. I attach a link and hope you find it interesting ; http://alanbirleybateman.wordpress.com/ I would be very interested to hear from anyone who remembers Alan, or who can identify the other POW's in the photos on the blog. Thanks very much Justine Hadden

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Date: 29 October 2009
Time: 17:25:33

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Hello my grandfather was called george cowie. I dont know what regiment he was in all i know is he was captured at dunkirk and taken to a romanian salt camp and held captive or 5 - 6 years...i hope this is who you are looking for as i would love to see old pictures of him... many thanks Nicola Cowie

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Date: 01 November 2009
Time: 17:31:50

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My name is Jim Monahan. My father, also Jim Monahan, enlisted in the Hampshire Regiment (TA)on 28 July 1940. He was captured in North Africa and imprisoned at camps in Italy, Poland and Germany, including Stalag IIIA. He never used to talk about the war. He died in 1985. I am now 60 and I would like to know more about where he served and what happened to his in order to be able to tell my sons who never knew him. I would be most grateful for any information.

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Date: 13 November 2009
Time: 18:01:08

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Hello all, i am trying to find out any information on my grandfather Samuel David Irons who served in the Kings Royal Rifles Corps during ww11 army no:6850848 He was a pow in stalag 344 Lamsdorf Poland 131236 I have little information on his time there & would like to hear from anyone who can help :O) Thanks Mrs Sadie Merrell e-mail sadiemerrell@live.co.uk

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Date: 18 November 2009
Time: 20:28:26

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Hello, my name is Jane Carlton. My late father, John (Jock) Carlton was on Merchant Navy ship Rawalpindi, which was sunk in Nov 1939 off Iceland. He was one of few captured and spent the war as a POW, presumably in Marlag und Milag Nord. He was from the Glasgow area. I'm trying to piece together information about his stay in Germany, so if anyone has any information about him, or knew him I would love them to get in touch.

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Date: 18 November 2009
Time: 20:28:50

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Hello, my name is Jane Carlton. My late father, John (Jock) Carlton was on Merchant Navy ship Rawalpindi, which was sunk in Nov 1939 off Iceland. He was one of few captured and spent the war as a POW, presumably in Marlag und Milag Nord. He was from the Glasgow area. I'm trying to piece together information about his stay in Germany, so if anyone has any information about him, or knew him I would love them to get in touch.

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Date: 23 November 2009
Time: 10:09:10

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Hello i am looking for any info on my grandfather. I only have a very limited knowledge of him and have drawn a blank on every avenue. I know that he was taken prisoner of war during the battle of Arnham. His name was Alfred Holt and from what i have been told , he was in the paras, my mother remembers he wore a red beret. Also a general wrote a book about Arnham and my grandfather was mentioned in it. I know he was part of the operation market garden. He came from Deptford london and would of been about 30 years of age. I realise that this is a tiny amount of infomation but any advice would be gratefully recieved. I lost contact with my grandad at a young age due to family circumstances but i remember him vividly we were very close. I know he had a number tattooed on his arm, but cant remember what the numbers were. Many thanks for taking the time to read this, i realise trcing my grandad is like looking for a needle in a haysatack but i really wouuld like to learn more about him Many thanks Aly Prince.

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Date: 27 November 2009
Time: 19:49:12

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THE POW WEEKEND FOR FALLINGBOSTEL STALAG XIB-357. will be APRIL 2nd. 3rd and 4th 2010. furthur details will be forthcoming. if you would like to attend plese get in touch with les or directly with kevin greenhalgh in germany at the fallingbostel military museum.. tel.0049.0173 4391864. or email. www.pupgreen@web.de

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Date: 30 November 2009
Time: 22:15:28

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I've just launched a webpage of my Grand Fathers Wartime Log. He was a Pow in Stalag VIIB, Stalag Luft 3 and Belaria. You can view the site here: www.bluelight.biz/awartimelog Hopefully someone may find something of interest.

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Date: 30 November 2009
Time: 22:16:58

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sorry, the link is www.bluelightdesign.co.uk/awartimelog

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Date: 04 December 2009
Time: 15:33:43

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My father, Captain Stanley Algar, was born and brought up in the North East. He was captured by the Germans in the Atlantic when commanding the Shell tanker, the Agnita, and spent the rest of the war in Marlag Und Milag Nord. I have written his life story, based in part on his wartime diaries, hidden from the Germans. The book is Goodbye Old Chap, a life at sea in peace and war and is published by Peak Publish. (www.peakpublish.com) My royalties will be given to the Red Cross, without whose food parcels, my father and many others might have starved. If anyone has a relative who was on the Agnita in 1941 or who was in the POW camp, I would be delighted to hear from them. Thanks Philip Algar (philipalgar@btinternet.com)

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Date: 06 December 2009
Time: 10:49:33

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Hi,my name is Norman H Firman My father Flight Seargeant Frank Firman was a pow in Stalag V111b, I would like to know if anyone still around knew him.

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Date: 23 December 2009
Time: 02:08:03

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Tracing anyone who was in Stalag xxb. my father Ralph William Swales was there. Dosnt like to talk too much about it

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Date: 24 December 2009
Time: 21:20:45

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Dear sirs, I am writing with the appeall to all POW,s of Lambsdorf if they remember Any Allied forces ie American Airmen that were buried in the back section behind the British Cemetary between the 17th and 19th of December 1944. Also would anyone have information on who lead the exhumation of those sites after the war? Any help may help find 11 Missing soldiers. With the utmost Regards, SGT James J. "DOC" Powers Combat Medic US Army Active 2nd SCR, Vilseck, Germany

My email is james.j.powers@us.army.mil Thank you again for any information.

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Date: 29 December 2009
Time: 16:31:21

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I am the son of the now desceased Gordon Hanson POW number 3220. He was a Lance Corporal in the Pioneer Corp and captured in the Dunkirk area on the 21/05/1940. He was then transfered to Bouchon Admin, Stalag XX1B then move to Stalag XX1A at Blechammer/Heydebreck, his nature of work was transport from March 1941 to January 1945. I know he was on the long march, but do not know what route they were taken. All he would tell me was that they were liberated by General Patton, and arrived back in the United Kingdom on the 11/05/1945. If anyone has any more information, or had relatives in any of those camps. I would like to hear from them.

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Date: 06 January 2010
Time: 20:12:12

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Hello my name is Maurice Pritchard . my uncle whos name was jack Pritchard was in the 7th worcersters he went to France in 1940 with the B.E.F. he got captured at BETHUNE on 28th may 1940 he helped a fellow prisoner from Newcastle on the Death march trying to find family of this comrade regards Maurice contact cortinamk3@btinternet.com

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Date: 06 January 2010
Time: 21:11:38

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My friend is looking for news of F/O SGL Pepys shot down 23 05 1940.Member 53 squadron Stalag 357 initially. Any info. appreciated. tonypil@ymail.com Thank you

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Date: 07 January 2010
Time: 13:23:03

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Good Afternoon I am a philatelist and collect WW2 postal history. I have in my collection envelopes and cards sent to Prisoners of War. I list the names below and invite any people interested to contact me for further details or scans. Driver Gerard Castle, Samuel R McManus,Donald Cumming,I Jacobson, P.P.Bateman,Frank G Beatty, Bernard Godly,R.C. Howard and G.M.Horey. John Stinson

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Date: 07 January 2010
Time: 19:45:44

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Allen Burbidge, 2526 Shore Road, west, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada, RR#3, Granville Ferry, BOS 1K0 My father, Stewart W. Burbidge, was a prisoner of war during WW2 at Stalag 7A and Stalag 383. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who may have known him or have information about the camps. For email contact please use this address: hersey@eastlink.ca

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Date: 09 January 2010
Time: 16:37:38

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Hello I am looking for any infomation or anyone who may have knowledge of my grandfather George William Sibthorpe he was a prisoner in stalag XXB Malbark Poland Mairenburg, from 1940 to 1945 my mum vaguely remembers him talking about being captured on the 1st day of his war but he rarely spoke of his time there. We do not know where he was captured. He was more commonly known as Bill and he was private 6091573 Queens Royal reg POW no 9041, if anyone knew him or has any information on the best way to find out more I would be very grateful. Many Thanks in advance. My email joc_42@hotmail.com

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Date: 10 January 2010
Time: 17:17:01

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I RESEACH LOCATIONS OF POW CAMPS THIS SITE IS EXCELLENT THANK YOU R M COVERDALEC MBE

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Date: 16 January 2010
Time: 22:31:11

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Sadly i never knew my father in law. He passed away in 1972 when my wife was just 5. Private John Frank Miles, POW number 9507,was in the Buffs, and spent over 5 years in captivity. I believe he was in Stalag XXA in Poland. Mt brother in law has a little note pad indicating details of the march these gallant men were forced in to. I wish i could have had the opportunity to have met you, John. God Bless. John Wilkinson

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Date: 17 January 2010
Time: 18:30:14

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William J O'Neill was a USA POW at Laterina, Italy and escaped . He met a South African soldier and English soldier also escaped and remained with them for 60 plus days before making it back to Allied lines in Rome. English soldiers name was Bill Blewitt, now deceased. i believed he was with the Sherwood foresters and a member of this organization. Would like to hear from anyone who knew him

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Date: 19 January 2010
Time: 19:27:42

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I lived at the RAF Camp called Colerne, near Bath in Wiltshire. The main camp was RAF Colerne and our quarters were 2 miles away at a place called Thicwood. Down a country lane from Thickwood there was an old prisoner of war camp and I would assume the Cullern you refer to was this place.

 

Date: 17/07/2006
Time:22:34:27
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What a fantastic and informative website! All efforts greatly appreciated. Anon

Admin:
"Thank you for your comments, we hope to bring more content and features to the website in the coming months"

 

Date:18/07/2006
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Can you place a link on the site for The "Not Forgotten" Association? Thanks in advance

Admin:
"Link Added As Requested"

 

Date: 21/07/2006
Time:15:57:05

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Do you have any future ideas on a web based forum for ex pows? Would be a great tool for exchanging experiences.

Admin:
"We are currently looking into a  PHPBB bulletin board (forum) but our server needs a MySQL server upgrade before we can continue".
Admin 22-07-2006

Update:24-07-2006

Our Hosting Service (EasySpace.com) want £25+vat per annum on top of the current annual charge to host a forum database.
So in the meantime unless we get lots of requests for a public forum I'm afraid it will be put on hold due to funding.

 

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Date: 10 Sep 2006
Time: 18:50:20

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Fantastic web site, pleased these pages are active again. Many thanks Debbie Burton

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Date: 11 Sep 2006
Time: 21:37:25

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Is it possible to put a search engine on this web site, when looking for something specific, especially when looking at past newsletters? Debbie Burton

Admin:
Hello Debbie,
Unfortunately because our server is shared with other users the FrontPage extensions will not work properly and all we get is the following error:

Error from search: Service is not running.

http://www.prisonerofwar.org.uk/search_page.htm

Until we upgrade to a dedicated server that supports all of our needs you might want to try the following:
Browse to your chosen newsletter and select from the top menu “Edit” and select “Find on this page” (or use keyboard shortcut ctrl+f) and type in your query.

Thank you for your feedback

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Date: 21 Oct 2006
Time: 10:13:24

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I have read the Autumn Issue of the Journal with interest. I shall be donating to the Memorial Fund. It would appear to me that Brigadier Ian Townsend may well be a suitable dignitary to perform the dedication. He has RBL connections as the Ex Director General, his father was a POW and he has of course represented RBL at The Festival of Remembrance and the Cenotaph. To all members of the committee, congratulations on a job well done. Keith May

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Date: 28 Oct 2006
Time: 14:57:32

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Leave No Man Behind by Garnett "Bill" Bell
An eyewitness account of the Vietnam War from its early stages through the last day of the Republic, 30 April 1975.

Admin: Moved to the Book Reviews Section: http://www.prisonerofwar.org.uk/book_reviews.htm

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Date: 10 Jan 2007
Time: 18:01:07

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As a member of NEXPOWA for a few years now I am delighted that you have now a well planned website. With photos and a proposed roll of honour for all those who did not return I think is an excellent idea. It is good to see that They will not be forgotten and also a way of informing younger people of the sacrifices that were made. Janet Savage

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Date: 11 Jan 2007
Time: 10:19:22

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I came across your website whilst browsing. I appreciate anything that keeps alive the memory of our lads who suffered so much in the p.o.w camps. did my comments make the Guest Book. Thank you, Colin Maryan.

Admin: Yes Colin your comments in the Guest book are posted

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Date: 16 Jan 2007
Time: 20:24:05

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Could you place a link to the following sites. A link from them will be added with one exception, and that is because it cannot be changed because it was orinially created with FrontPage, and if it is changed I don't know what would happen. That site is:
www.geocities.com/rcwpca www.geocities.com/phil_doddridge www.geocities.com/alfbabin www.geocities.com/tommarsho6 www.geocities.com/erikgrowen
Thank you. Ron Parker

Admin: 3 Working links added to Links Page, thank you for the information.

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Date: 17 Jan 2007
Time: 00:46:11

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Links back to your site done. Thanks. Keep well. Ron Parker

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Date: 12 Feb 2007
Time: 01:32:21

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Very interesting site. Well done. My son has created a website for my Dad's wartime logbook at www.jerm.ca/logbook/ Would it be possible for you to add this link to your site? Thanks in advance.

Anne Corke
Peterborough
, Ontario
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Canada

Admin: Link added, thank you for the information, amazing artwork and photographs.

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Date: 03 Mar 2007
Time: 15:57:52

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I THINK ITS WONDERFUL THAT I CAN FIND INFORMATION ABOUT THE WAR. OUR FATHERS JUST WOULDNT TALK ABOUT IT.NOW ITS TOO LATE TO ASK.HE WAS CAPTURED AT ARNHEM, HE DID COME HOME.THANK YOU ALL FOR NEVER FORGETTING WHAT THEY WENT THROUGH.GOOD LUCK. ALICE

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Date: 10 Mar 2007
Time: 18:12:28

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You currently have a link to my website for Campo 78 (Sulmona, Italy) on my "old" Zoom server. Please note that I have now re-written the journal of my visit there in 2003 as a "get-there-yourself" guide and moved it to my new web space at www.GCJonline.plus.com I have also added a guide/journal of my visit to Stalag IV-B (Muhlberg) and Stalag IV-D (Torgau) on the same site. My "old" site is still live and just redirects visitors to the new one. Both sections have lots of photos.
On a personal note, if anyone reading this can assist me in locating arbeitskommando W/610 "in the Wittenberg area" (believed to be a coke making factory possibly attached to a coal mine) I would be most grateful. I can be contacted by email via both of my websites.
By the way, please note that you have a little typo in the message about adverts/spam etc at the bottom of this section. It's "there" not "their". Sorry to be picky but once an editor always an editor I suppose! Keep up the good work. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by many.

Regards Graham Johnson (associate member, NEXPOWA)

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Date: 25 May 2007
Time: 22:21:21

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Hallo I noticed on your website you don't have the POW Camp in Fermo Italy. my Dad revisited it last year, there is a picture of it on my website, I have some more if you would like them my website is www.iandesouza.de then click under "ken" (my dad) Best wishes Ian de Souza

Admin: Thank you Ian, I have added a link to your website for your father Ken de Souza on the following link: http://www.prisonerofwar.org.uk/links.htm

 

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Date: 01 June 2007
Time: 16:26:41

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Dear Sirs I am surprised you don't include in your book reviews "Prisoner of War" by Charles Rollings (Ebury, May 2007), which covers all services in all theatres of the second World War and has been rated by our customers as "unputdownable" and "a classic". Justin Bailey Manager, Motorbooks Military Department

Admin: Link added to Book Review Section: http://www.prisonerofwar.org.uk/book_reviews.htm

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Date: 06 June 2007
Time: 16:36:19

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hi i have in my hands a booklet/magazine hand-made by the prisoners of the Veano Camp in italy in the Xmas of 1942. it is all hand written, with illustrative drawings as well as would-be advertising (like : " unsurpassed in quality! TOLEDO BLADES ARE BEST on sale everywhere, 10 lire a packet of 10. thousands of dissatisfied users offer unsolicited testimonials: a prisoner of war writes: 'since trying your blades i have used no others'" next to it there is an ink and water colour drawing of a scruffy bearded man). it opens with a mock xmas discourse by queen Elizabeth, followed by one by the British prisoners of war funds. then an editorial, a 'retrospect 1942-6942, a fragment from the furore'. A poem: 'To my son'. the xmas draw. 'Dopo guerra' and so on and so forth. in the Acknowledgments, 'special thanks are due to colonel GH Fanshawe, followed by a long list of names. on the last page- under a would-be ad which reads 'Do you suffer from night starvation? Do night rounds rouse you? Try Super Diamaltina! 32 lire (for a 27 lire tin)- there is written: "Printed by 'Various Prigionieri Printers Ltd' on paper kindly supplied by the British red cross society and published by Major LFW Farmerrlasc at veano". any idea who could be interested? thank you

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Date: 24 June 2007
Time: 16:49:04

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Hello, My name is David Westfall. My dad, Robert Westfall, was a WW II veteran. He was a POW and received many medals including the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. I want to thank you for all you are doing.

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Date: 17 July 2007
Time: 11:18:45

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my father was a pow, having been captured near arras while engaged in a rear guard action to enable the evacuation at Dunkirk. he died in 2006 having suffered a great deal in later life. the point of this note is that no one should underestimate the sacrifice made at the time. my dad was unassuming but always had relevant points to make. i also believe that the sacrifice made ensured that i did not have to put on a pair of boots and pick up a rifle, for that i am forever grateful and all who gave so much should be proud. Stan Herschel

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Date: 22 July 2007
Time: 15:09:26

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My father Harry Evans of the Royal Berkshire regiment was captured at Anzio on 24.2.44 and was in Stalag X1A, pow no143104, I am trying to obtain as much info as poss and looking thru all websites. If I cannot obtain any more I would just like to say that my dad was a lovely man, loved his family and after reading his citation for his M.M. I am surprised I exist, Thank you dad for a safe and carefree childhood, Luv r. xx

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Date: 08 August 2007
Time: 19:40:47

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Re compensation for European ex p.o.w`s ive sent of many letters to ministers and P.M. and local and national press have had up to now 1 letter published in local evening paper we should push for this compensation claim if the Australians can pay it why cant our government

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Date: 11 August 2007
Time: 21:16:24

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ARE WE GOING TO PUSH FOR THIS COMPENSATION FOR EX P.O.W`S FROM THE EUROPEAN CONFLICT. COULD YOU GET HELP FROM SOMEONE LIKE JOHN NICHOL GEORGE HERSCHEL NORTH EAST BRANCH

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Date: 03 September 2007
Time: 22:38:10

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Compensation for European ex p.o.w`s in line with AUSTRALIAN government I've sent off 23 emails and 6 letters to both ministers and press had no reply but had letter printed in Newcastle evening chronicle. are we as an organisation going to fight for this compensation. when i contacted R.B.L they had no idea about it they thought I was talking about f.e.p.o.w George see you later

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Date: 20 September 2007
Time: 18:18:18

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REPLY FROM M.O.D. MR LEE MANSFIELD lee.mansfield548@mod.uk The uk is aware of the payments that the Australian government has decided to make to those held captive in Europe during ww2. Many comparisons can be made between the treatment of p.o.w`s and others and between the forms of assistance provided at different times by different governments on the whole we do not think that these are helpful. it has been the policy of successive governments not to pay compensation for the detention of our personnel but instead to focus on providing benefits and treatments as appropriate for illness injury or death as are a result of service. The only relevant uk scheme for former p.o.w`s of war relates to those who were held captive by the Japanese during ww2, which you mentioned. these special arrangements are not a compensation scheme but are intended to recognise the exceptional conditions of hardship and deprivation suffered collectively in Japanese wartime captivity. there are no plans to extend these arrangements to other groups including those held in Europe. this does not mean that we dispute the harsh conditions experienced by those. such as your late father who were held in captivity in Europe and elsewhere or the reality of the suffering felt and endured by them. however in our view the degree of suffering experienced by those who were held captive in the far east was considered to be truly exceptional a fact which was reflected in the very high overall rates of death. apart from this exceptional case uk government policy remains that cases should be dealt with on the basis of an assessment of individual need. British forces have served and continue to serve in conflicts throughout the world. for all of them , that service has involved risk and for many whether captured or not. it has involved difficult, dangerous and harsh conditions. some have given their lives. others have received wounds and suffered illness. it is our aim to target the resources available to help those who have suffered service related disabilities or to their dependents when they have died i am sorry to send what i know will be a disappointing reply. but I hope that this explains the position. LEE MANSFIELD

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Date: 06 October 2007
Time: 23:01:53

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I think this site is brilliant especially the photos which show more detail on the PC screen than in the magazines. Janet Savage

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Date: 06 October 2007
Time: 23:16:58

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Harry Evans, Royal Berkshire Regt. Captured Anzio 24.2.44 and taken to XIA. My father John Rapley also captured the same day and taken to XIA. He was in Queens. My email is artyhist@btinternet.com if you would like to get in touch. Sadly my father did not return died 21.3.1945 and has no known grave. Have been in touch with all know authorities. Janet Savage

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Date: 04 November 2007
Time: 18:01:10

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I noticed that there was a request for camp layout drawings from memory. We have a drawing of Campo 60 in Lucca done by a prisoner "Brown" dated 1942, a friend of my father in law Ken Breakey who was captured at Tobruk. It is not a layout but shows the tents in the winter. I can send it for posting if you tell me where to send it or how to post it. Jeff@jeffreyschur.com

 

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Date: 13 November 2007
Time: 21:33:28

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my name is sylvia leek,my late farther william evitts private was pow in germany in ww2.he was with the southstaffs thats all i no . i would love to find out moor about his time as a pow from any of his palls.he came from westbromwich and was married to my mom amy at the time he was known as bill for short. thank you

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Date: 15 November 2007
Time: 10:48:33

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You currently hold information about the Veterans Agency and links to our website on your site which require an update following our merger with another MOD agency. Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA) has been formed through a merger of the Veterans Agency (VA) and Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency (AFPAA). The new Agency will provide for the first time, a range of 'through life' support functions direct to around 900,000 serving and ex-Service personnel. Key contact information 0800 169 2277 Freephone 0800 169 3458 Textphone Email: veterans.help@spva.gsi.gov.uk Website: www.veterans-uk.info Can you please update your website to reflect these changes and create the necessary links to our re-developed Veterans-UK website. I Could you please confirm by email when you have made these changes. Kind Regards. Matt Twidale Agency Webmaster Room 8102 Norcross Thornton Cleveleys Tel: 01253 333737 (63737) Fax: 01253 332790 (62790) www.veterans-uk.info

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Date: 06 December 2007
Time: 15:40:44

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Perhaps it is of interest to your readers to learn that in 2004 a book (in Dutch) appeared on the story of Horsa 166 that landed near Arnhem in September 1944. The book is ordered by at least a hundred Dutch libraries, exists in a spoken version and is at this moment undergoing a translation into English. It contains some vivid descriptions of the men that were taken POW and as such of interest to your readers. Awaiting some last minute details it is meant to appear in September 2008, in time for the annual commemorations. This is in brief what it is about: Back cover text: '13 Platoon, the story of Horsa 166' tells the tale of the search for the occupants of the Horsa glider that landed on Monday 18 September 1944 near the village of Wolfheze in the area of Arnhem. The Battle at Arnhem is still in its early phase when the British pilots say goodbye to the 25 airborne soldiers that were their passengers. Both the pilots and their passengers go about their separate ways to carry out their orders. 54 years later, Sergeant Morley 'Taffy ' Williams, one of the pilots, meets a Dutch journalist/the author of the book. Williams talks about the wish that has been with him for many years to find out what had happened to his passengers of that fateful flight to Arnhem. However, the glider pilot must confess that he cannot remember exactly what unit his passengers were with. As the years pass by, this thought keeps coming back to Williams and he asks the Dutch journalist to help him find them. That was the start of a search that lasted more than four years and which finally led to a new and moving view on the Battle at Arnhem. In the captivating stories of what happened to them before during and after the Battle the human aspect and personal experiences of the airbornes give the reader a surprising and gripping view on the events. Fascinating consequence of the search is that it has led, 60 years after the events, to several unexpected renewed personal contact between the pilot and some of his passengers of 13 Platoon 1 Border Regiment.

With friendly regards,
Haks Walburgh Schmidt Author texstburgh@wxs.nl

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Date: 14 December 2007
Time: 11:42:51

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keep up the good work all best. Kev Greenhalgh.

www.fallingbostelmilitarymuseum.de

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Date: 02 April 2008
Time: 22:03:14

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what a wonderful informative site. many thanks for including the photograph of my late father Pte L.Reg Watson taken in POW camp no.73, Carpi, Italy.(Oct 1942) keep up the good work geoff watson

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Date: 29 April 2008
Time: 20:31:52

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This website is brilliant .It remembers the hardships of the P.O.W. and its very informative regards maurice

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Date: 15 May 2008
Time: 10:42:06

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I understand that you have an archive of books, papers and articles sent in by ex-pows and supporters. For whose use is this archive? How may it be accessed or visited? Anon

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Date: 28 May 2008
Time: 13:03:56

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Could you maybe try putting all of the contact details, scattered across the site in places that you wouldn't think to look unless you methodically search each and every page, into one place. Cheers.

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This website is hosted on a shared server and as such we are unable to use the search facilities incorporated in FrontPage at this time.

http://www.prisonerofwar.org.uk/search_page.htm

 

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Date: 05 June 2008
Time: 13:05:57

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You might want to link my 'Great Escape' site at www.robdavis.webhop.org/gt_esc

I've linked you from there.

Admin: Link Added, Thank You.

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Date: 15 July 2008
Time: 09:49:58

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dear rob , i met you and your motor cycle collegue recently with my wife on the coss chanel ferry on the 26th May were you gave me your site details being a second ww2 buff myself i find your site absolutely rivetting and thank you for giving me the oppurtunity to access it ,yours d d salters .

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Date: 11 August 2008
Time: 17:04:59

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Free (nearby) B&B offered for ex-POWs from Camp 78, Sulmona, Abruzzo. Transport available. Nominal sum for relatives or carers. Contact: Capt. Richard Soar TD RAMC(V) email: badia@barnelms.com

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Date: 06 October 2008
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sorry. the picture you identify as luft 6 is infact luft 4. greg hatton www.b24.net

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Date: 11 November 2008
Time: 23:18:31

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My father is now 92 and was a prisoner of stalag x111b for 4 years. i would love to get in touch with any surviving members of the camp. he has written memoirs and has some photos pleaese email me. his name is Clifford Holloway nickname Taff Pam burn bobsitybee@tiscali.co.uk

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Date: 11 November 2008
Time: 23:19:18

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My father is now 92 and was a prisoner of stalag x111b for 4 years. i would love to get in touch with any surviving members of the camp. he has written memoirs and has some photos pleaese email me. his name is Clifford Holloway nickname Taff Pam burn bobsitybee@tiscali.co.uk

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Date: 12 November 2008
Time: 02:04:48

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where are pictures of pow camp stalag 1VB? in germany ww2.

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Date: 18 November 2008
Time: 21:30:22

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Dear All, I am researching for a new project which attempts to recognise as many PoWs as possible involved in escape activity from Germany in WW2. I am particularly interested in learning the names of the PoWs who were allocated a place in 'Harry' to escape in the Great Escape from Sagan in March 1944, but who never got throught the tunnel due the the problems during the night & its discovery. The names of all 80 who got throught the tunnel, and the 7 who were in the tunnel at the time of discovery are well known, but others who didn't escape are not. I am also trying to research the mass escapes from Stalag Luft IIIE (Kirchain) in 1941 & 42. Please contact me if any person as many information, sotries or names. Thank you David Jones (dajones25@btinternet.com)

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Date: 23 December 2008
Time: 20:35:01

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My father was in Stalag XIB and worked in the lead mine at Bad Grund. He was later on one of the death marches until the Americans caught up with it in 1945. I have managed to trace four of the men who shared a hut with him. 17 of the men in the hut signed their names on a 20 Riechmark note. PRISONERS OF WAR, ARNHEM/GERMANY STALAG XIB There are 17 names on the 20 Reichmark note that was paid to my father, Ernest Hamlett, for 7.1/2 months forced labour in the Bad Grund lead mine in Germany, from September 1944 to April 1945. The names are those of the prisoners who shared a hut at Stalag XIB. Some names are illegible. These men were captured at Arnhem by the Germans. Each of these men received a similar note, signed by the others. They signed them so that they would have a souvenir to remember each other by. The notes were worth nothing, but it was part of the Geneva Convention that they be paid for work. Worthless notes. Other captured British soldiers were put to work as slave labour in BRITISH OWNED factories in Germany. Figure that one out! I heard it from the horse’s mouth. In April 1945, when the Americans were advancing on Germany, these men were pulled out of the mines by the Germans, and put on a forced march across Germany, marching away from the Americans. If they fell from fatigue, the Germans shot them. The Americans found a trail of bodies all the way along the route.They were so angry, that when they caught up with the marchers, they asked that the murderers be pointed out. They shot them on the spot. The prisoners must have been taken to Belsen, just as the British were liberating the camp, so that the Americans could hand them over to the British, because my father was present at the liberation of Belsen – a sight which he never forgot. Despite his own 75 lb – 80 lb. condition, he said that nothing compared with the horror he saw there. Private Albert Edward Smallman, No. 14583529. POW No. 118245 Border Regiment, reported wounded and missing in Action 20th September, 1944, Tyldesley, Lancashire W. Taylor, 1st Para TECD, 1ST airborne RECCE squadron, Oldham Lance Corporal E. W. Ball, No. 4751030. POW No. 117586 7th K.O.S.B., A Company, South Wales (Cardiff) Private V. Lilley, No.3194627 POW No. 117262 7th K.O.S.B., Anti-Tank Platoon, Berwick Hospitalized at Apeldoorn, walking wounded, left hospital Sept. 26, and presumably captured then…………………………….living in Beswick on Tweed 2004 J McLintock, 7th K.O.S.B., C Company, Glasgow (conflicting information suggests that there was a Cpl James McLintock, 14211211, No. 9 Platoon, C Company who was killed at Arnhem on the Oranjeweg/Bothaweg crossroads on 23/9/44 aged 24 of Johnstone, Renfrewshire.) Buried in Arnhem/Oosterbeek War Cemetry 21.A.16 Could the signature have been read wrongly? It is hard to read. Or maybe someone else is buried under his name. I think maybe the name is not McLintock if he was alive and kicking in Stalag XIB Lance Corporal V. Heywood, T1469067, POW No. 118235 253 R.A.S.C. Air Despatcher, Manchester……passed away, Crumpsall, Manchester circa 2000. Was on his second run, dropping supplies by Dakota, when the plane was hit. He was the only survivor, having jumped from the aircraft. He broke his ankle on landing and was treated at Queen Elizabeth’s hospital, Apeldoorn, then taken to Stalag XIB. Forced labour at the Bad Grund lead mine. Private Joseph Kenworthy, No. 4467370, POW 118066, Border, reported wounded and missing in action 20th September 1944, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire Private Ernest Hamlett, Signaller, No. 4462122, POW 118075 1st Airborne, 1ST Battalion, Border, Manchester. 1st airlanding September 17, 1944 Captured September 26, 1944 (June 17,1914 – May 27, 2002). Ankle broken by mortar bomb hit, which bomb did not explode. Taken to Queen Elizabeth hospital at Apeldoorn, then taken to Stalag XIB. Forced labour at the Bad Grund lead mine. A…..unreadable………could be Thomas…..town begins with G…Glasgow? Private A. F. Thomson, No. 3190512, POW 117415, Motor Transport Battalion HQ OF 7TH KOSB … Wounded. Treated in hospital at Arnhem.…(looks like BLACKMO…..) R. Mills 1st RA field, 1st Airlanding light regiment – now passed away (SINCE POSTING THIS ORIGINALLY ON ANOTHER SITE, I FIND THAT HE IS IN FACT STILL ALIVE IN 2008) B. K. Jones, 1st Airlanding, Light Regiment, Bolton – now passed away Private Frank Clegg, No. 3451679, POW 118264 1st Border, reported wounded and missing 23rd September, 1944, Oldham, Lancashire Private John Kelly, London (this is what he put on the Reichmark) This is what others have suggested: No. 3595395 POW 117724 Despatch Rider, 1st Border, HQ Company, reported missing 26th September, 1944 Bolton, Lancashire Is it the same man? There are 8 more Kellys listed in XIB (South Stafford, RAMC, border, KOSB, RE, RA) G. Lovatt (??) 1st ALRECCE, chesterfield Private G. H. Smith-Carter, No. 5125393, POW 117957, 156 Para, Mansfield. Emigrated to Australia after the war. G. Jackson 2 (OBMM)HLA/TBRRA (2ND Oban Anti-Tank Battery) Hamilton – passed away Looking for more information. Can anyone help? jean@jeanjames.ca I also thought the following might be of interest to people reading your website details. http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/12/23/slave.camp.honor/index.html?eref=rss_topstories My father's story and photos of Arnhem veterans are on my website www.jeanjames.ca One of the men who worked with my father as a signaller in the border regiment told me that he was in Stalag IVB himself, and sent to work in a coal mine. He told me that he found out after the war that it was BRITISH OWNED. Does anyone know anything about this? Having read an article online by a man who was also in Stalag IVB and sent to work in a coal mine, I believe the prisoners nicknamed the mine THE HOWE MINE, but it may not have been the correct name. Did the British have some kind of covert agreement with the Germans regarding this mine? Does anyone know anything about it? Jean ............jean@jeanjames.ca

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Date: 17 January 2009
Time: 10:25:14

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Very nice, professional website. I hope that the association continues its good work for future generations.

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Date: 17 March 2009
Time: 15:52:23

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i need ideas. i am trying to find information on my family. my great uncle was italian. joined military in paris. captured by U.S. and carried to Hawaii as a prisoner of war. was released when Italy became allies with united states. how can i find info. on him? his name was Gino Vinci

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Date: 08 April 2009
Time: 12:41:23

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Really good website How about showing pics of your cufflinks, plaques, badges, etc, which you offer for sale? Tim Grimes associate member

 

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For more images and details on purchasing merchandise please click on the link below:

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Date: 09 April 2009
Time: 14:02:08

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Hello, I am a research student and would be very interested to know if any WW2 ex-POWs have recollections of doing embroidery during their internment. I would also like to know if any examples of their work survive. Many thanks. Lynn Openshaw, C/o Tom Embleton (tutor), Northbrook College, Littlehampton Road, Goring by Sea, BN12 6NU

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Date: 20 April 2009
Time: 05:19:27

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Hi David. My Dad was one of 52 who escaped from Kirchain on12 may 1942. I have all the names plus the german police files including photos if they would be any help to you.

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Date: 16 May 2009
Time: 15:04:48

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Thank you for taking the time to collect this informatin. Extremely informative Valle San Giovanni http://vallesangiovanni.com

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Date: 04 June 2009
Time: 21:39:17

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You stated there is no definitive list for POWs in Japan. FOR YOUR INFORMATION there IS a definitive list of POWs held in Japan. It provides names of POWs, POW camp assigned to, and camp descriptions. Please go to www.mansell.com This is an exellent site and each person can research their relative!

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Date: 04 June 2009
Time: 21:42:48

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Linda Krause I just posted the prior feedback regarding the www.mansell.com site. I forgot to commend you on this site.

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Date: 23 June 2009
Time: 13:05:01

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My name is John Jay and I am the elder son of the late Alec Jay, who was a British prisoner of war at Stalag VIIB. I am interested to discover if you or any of your correspondents might have any information about my father. Here are some details that might. His rank and serial number were as follows: Rifleman Alec Jay, army number 6896204 of the 1st battalion of the Queen Victoria’s Rifles. His prisoner of war number was 15129. Dad was captured in Calais on 26th May 1940 and was imprisoned at Stalag 344, Lamsdorf from June 1940 to May 1945. He worked in a series of work camps including Groschowitz (Groszowice) from July 1940 to October 1940 on building works, Gumpertsdorf (Komprachcice) from November 1940 to January 1941 on roadworks, Heuerstein, from 25th May 1941 to 3rd June 1941, in a quarry, Setzdorf (Vápenná), from 18th August 1941 to 27 February 1944, in another quarry, Jagerndorf (Strzelniki), from March 1944 to August 1944, on council work, Freudenthal (Bruntál), from August 1944 to September 1944, in a linen factory, and Gurschdorf (Skorošice) from September 1944 to March 1945, a quarry that was also a punishment camp. He was tortured by the Under Officer in charge of his first working party (Groschowitz/ Groszowice) to find out if he was a Jew. That involved being beaten in the face with a rifle butt, an assault that led to the loss of his teeth. I have put the German names in as recorded in his “General questionnaire for British/American ex-prisoners of war” form, which he filled in on his return to the UK in 1945. I have put as many Polish or Czech names that I can identify in brackets. I hope they are correct. If you or your correspondents could help with information, I would be most obliged. My email address is jjay@bromptonam.com

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Date: 26 October 2009
Time: 13:24:30

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Good but next to nothing about Royal Navy and POWs in N Africa in WWII.

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Date: 26 October 2009
Time: 13:57:56

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Concerning the article "Visit to Stalag XXA Fort 13 by David Garnett", the pictures shown and attributed to "A New Zealand PoW" appear to be copies of works by my late father, S/Sgt Frank Whetton, who was English. I gave high quality copies, not the originals, to both the Polish Army historical branch and to a group of fortifications enthusiasts, who have copies on permanent display. [See http://www.torun.fortyfikacje.pl/index.php?id=galeria/ab4_galeria_2008_09_20 The originals, together with a larger body of work from Stalag 383, were exhibited last year at the Finnish Museum of Social History, the first foreigner ever to be so honoured. A book of the works is now available. Anyone interested should contact me. Cris Whetton

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Date: 22 November 2009
Time: 12:28:08

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I have just been referred to your site by Gerald Maller who was a POW at Klimontow (E720), the same Arbeitskommando of Stalag VIIIB as my uncle, Alan Forster, whose Diary I transcribed and published on the BBC Peoples War web site. I must admit to not having heard of your organisation, its journal or this web site whilst I was actively researching my uncles time as a POW at Stalag XXID and Stalag VIIIB. A great pity as it looks as if you are doing a great service to former POW and their families. Can I suggest that a "Site Search" facility would be a great asset, opening up to web users the back issues of INTREPIDUS? Bill Forster nephew of ALAN FORSTER (1917-95)

Admin: Unfortunately we are on a shared server and the search facilities do not function correctly so I have added a Google powered website specific search page to the link below.

http://www.prisonerofwar.org.uk/search_page.htm

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Date: 23 November 2009
Time: 18:13:10

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Hello, In your Winter 2005 newsletter you posted a photo of the 102nd Northumberland Hussars at Stalag 18A. I believe the man top left, back row, is my grandfather, William (Billy) McPhee. He died in June 1982. I would love to know who has the original photograph, and if I could obtain a copy? My email is mchristopherca@yahoo.ca. Yours, Chris McPhee, Toronto, Canada

Admin: I have looked through all the previous backups from the Winter 2005 files and had no luck in finding the original photo, all images are resized for web use and speed of downloading, Recent newsletters I have uploaded the original files as thumbnails so they can be viewed in high resolution.

I will continue to look through the archives of CD's and see if I can locate it for you, if not I will contact the website historian and ask him to mail me the original "Print Newsletter" which will have the image your looking for.

::: Update :::

Original image found in CD archive below 715x512x24b

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Date: 24 November 2009
Time: 17:59:56

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Re: the 102nd Northumberland Hussars photo. Thanks Admin, for finding the larger version of the shot. Do you happen to know who has the actual photograph so we could perhaps get a hi-res version? Chris McPhee

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Date: 27 November 2009
Time: 15:15:05

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Hi, Wondered if you can assist, looking for information on my late uncle who was a prisoner of War during WWII. He was interred following capture at Dunkirk, in a camp called Lamsdorf - Camp 344 can you assist with any information or put me in touch with someone who can help.

 

 

Date: 17/07/2006
Time:22:34:27
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What a fantastic and informative website! All efforts greatly appreciated. Anon

Admin:
"Thank you for your comments, we hope to bring more content and features to the website in the coming months"

 

Date:18/07/2006
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Can you place a link on the site for The "Not Forgotten" Association? Thanks in advance

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"Link Added As Requested"

 

Date: 21/07/2006
Time:15:57:05

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Do you have any future ideas on a web based forum for ex pows? Would be a great tool for exchanging experiences.

Admin:
"We are currently looking into a  PHPBB bulletin board (forum) but our server needs a MySQL server upgrade before we can continue".
Admin 22-07-2006

Update:24-07-2006

Our Hosting Service (EasySpace.com) want £25+vat per annum on top of the current annual charge to host a forum database.
So in the meantime unless we get lots of requests for a public forum I'm afraid it will be put on hold due to funding.

 

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Date: 10 Sep 2006
Time: 18:50:20

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Fantastic web site, pleased these pages are active again. Many thanks Debbie Burton

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Date: 11 Sep 2006
Time: 21:37:25

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Is it possible to put a search engine on this web site, when looking for something specific, especially when looking at past newsletters? Debbie Burton

Admin:
Hello Debbie,
Unfortunately because our server is shared with other users the FrontPage extensions will not work properly and all we get is the following error:

Error from search: Service is not running.

http://www.prisonerofwar.org.uk/search_page.htm

Until we upgrade to a dedicated server that supports all of our needs you might want to try the following:
Browse to your chosen newsletter and select from the top menu “Edit” and select “Find on this page” (or use keyboard shortcut ctrl+f) and type in your query.

Thank you for your feedback

Remote User:
Date: 21 Oct 2006
Time: 10:13:24

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I have read the Autumn Issue of the Journal with interest. I shall be donating to the Memorial Fund. It would appear to me that Brigadier Ian Townsend may well be a suitable dignitary to perform the dedication. He has RBL connections as the Ex Director General, his father was a POW and he has of course represented RBL at The Festival of Remembrance and the Cenotaph. To all members of the committee, congratulations on a job well done. Keith May

Remote User:
Date: 28 Oct 2006
Time: 14:57:32

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Leave No Man Behind by Garnett "Bill" Bell
An eyewitness account of the Vietnam War from its early stages through the last day of the Republic, 30 April 1975.

Admin: Moved to the Book Reviews Section: http://www.prisonerofwar.org.uk/book_reviews.htm

Remote User:
Date: 10 Jan 2007
Time: 18:01:07

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As a member of NEXPOWA for a few years now I am delighted that you have now a well planned website. With photos and a proposed roll of honour for all those who did not return I think is an excellent idea. It is good to see that They will not be forgotten and also a way of informing younger people of the sacrifices that were made. Janet Savage

Remote User:
Date: 11 Jan 2007
Time: 10:19:22

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I came across your website whilst browsing. I appreciate anything that keeps alive the memory of our lads who suffered so much in the p.o.w camps. did my comments make the Guest Book. Thank you, Colin Maryan.

Admin: Yes Colin your comments in the Guest book are posted

Remote User:
Date: 16 Jan 2007
Time: 20:24:05

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Could you place a link to the following sites. A link from them will be added with one exception, and that is because it cannot be changed because it was orinially created with FrontPage, and if it is changed I don't know what would happen. That site is:
www.geocities.com/rcwpca www.geocities.com/phil_doddridge www.geocities.com/alfbabin www.geocities.com/tommarsho6 www.geocities.com/erikgrowen
Thank you. Ron Parker

Admin: 3 Working links added to Links Page, thank you for the information.

Remote User:
Date: 17 Jan 2007
Time: 00:46:11

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Links back to your site done. Thanks. Keep well. Ron Parker

Remote User:
Date: 12 Feb 2007
Time: 01:32:21

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Very interesting site. Well done. My son has created a website for my Dad's wartime logbook at www.jerm.ca/logbook/ Would it be possible for you to add this link to your site? Thanks in advance.

Anne Corke
Peterborough
, Ontario
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Canada

Admin: Link added, thank you for the information, amazing artwork and photographs.

Remote User:
Date: 03 Mar 2007
Time: 15:57:52

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I THINK ITS WONDERFUL THAT I CAN FIND INFORMATION ABOUT THE WAR. OUR FATHERS JUST WOULDNT TALK ABOUT IT.NOW ITS TOO LATE TO ASK.HE WAS CAPTURED AT ARNHEM, HE DID COME HOME.THANK YOU ALL FOR NEVER FORGETTING WHAT THEY WENT THROUGH.GOOD LUCK. ALICE

Remote User:
Date: 10 Mar 2007
Time: 18:12:28

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You currently have a link to my website for Campo 78 (Sulmona, Italy) on my "old" Zoom server. Please note that I have now re-written the journal of my visit there in 2003 as a "get-there-yourself" guide and moved it to my new web space at www.GCJonline.plus.com I have also added a guide/journal of my visit to Stalag IV-B (Muhlberg) and Stalag IV-D (Torgau) on the same site. My "old" site is still live and just redirects visitors to the new one. Both sections have lots of photos.
On a personal note, if anyone reading this can assist me in locating arbeitskommando W/610 "in the Wittenberg area" (believed to be a coke making factory possibly attached to a coal mine) I would be most grateful. I can be contacted by email via both of my websites.
By the way, please note that you have a little typo in the message about adverts/spam etc at the bottom of this section. It's "there" not "their". Sorry to be picky but once an editor always an editor I suppose! Keep up the good work. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by many.

Regards Graham Johnson (associate member, NEXPOWA)

Admin: Updated Your New Website link http://www.prisonerofwar.org.uk/links.htm & Corrected spelling mistake, sorry

 

Remote User:
Time: 20:39:08

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Remote User:
Date: 25 May 2007
Time: 22:21:21

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Hallo I noticed on your website you don't have the POW Camp in Fermo Italy. my Dad revisited it last year, there is a picture of it on my website, I have some more if you would like them my website is www.iandesouza.de then click under "ken" (my dad) Best wishes Ian de Souza

Admin: Thank you Ian, I have added a link to your website for your father Ken de Souza on the following link: http://www.prisonerofwar.org.uk/links.htm

 

Remote User:
Date: 01 June 2007
Time: 16:26:41

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Dear Sirs I am surprised you don't include in your book reviews "Prisoner of War" by Charles Rollings (Ebury, May 2007), which covers all services in all theatres of the second World War and has been rated by our customers as "unputdownable" and "a classic". Justin Bailey Manager, Motorbooks Military Department

Admin: Link added to Book Review Section: http://www.prisonerofwar.org.uk/book_reviews.htm

Remote User:
Date: 06 June 2007
Time: 16:36:19

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hi i have in my hands a booklet/magazine hand-made by the prisoners of the Veano Camp in italy in the Xmas of 1942. it is all hand written, with illustrative drawings as well as would-be advertising (like : " unsurpassed in quality! TOLEDO BLADES ARE BEST on sale everywhere, 10 lire a packet of 10. thousands of dissatisfied users offer unsolicited testimonials: a prisoner of war writes: 'since trying your blades i have used no others'" next to it there is an ink and water colour drawing of a scruffy bearded man). it opens with a mock xmas discourse by queen Elizabeth, followed by one by the British prisoners of war funds. then an editorial, a 'retrospect 1942-6942, a fragment from the furore'. A poem: 'To my son'. the xmas draw. 'Dopo guerra' and so on and so forth. in the Acknowledgments, 'special thanks are due to colonel GH Fanshawe, followed by a long list of names. on the last page- under a would-be ad which reads 'Do you suffer from night starvation? Do night rounds rouse you? Try Super Diamaltina! 32 lire (for a 27 lire tin)- there is written: "Printed by 'Various Prigionieri Printers Ltd' on paper kindly supplied by the British red cross society and published by Major LFW Farmerrlasc at veano". any idea who could be interested? thank you

Remote User:
Date: 24 June 2007
Time: 16:49:04

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Hello, My name is David Westfall. My dad, Robert Westfall, was a WW II veteran. He was a POW and received many medals including the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. I want to thank you for all you are doing.

Remote User:
Date: 17 July 2007
Time: 11:18:45

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my father was a pow, having been captured near arras while engaged in a rear guard action to enable the evacuation at Dunkirk. he died in 2006 having suffered a great deal in later life. the point of this note is that no one should underestimate the sacrifice made at the time. my dad was unassuming but always had relevant points to make. i also believe that the sacrifice made ensured that i did not have to put on a pair of boots and pick up a rifle, for that i am forever grateful and all who gave so much should be proud. Stan Herschel

Remote User:
Date: 22 July 2007
Time: 15:09:26

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My father Harry Evans of the Royal Berkshire regiment was captured at Anzio on 24.2.44 and was in Stalag X1A, pow no143104, I am trying to obtain as much info as poss and looking thru all websites. If I cannot obtain any more I would just like to say that my dad was a lovely man, loved his family and after reading his citation for his M.M. I am surprised I exist, Thank you dad for a safe and carefree childhood, Luv r. xx

Remote User:
Date: 08 August 2007
Time: 19:40:47

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Re compensation for European ex p.o.w`s ive sent of many letters to ministers and P.M. and local and national press have had up to now 1 letter published in local evening paper we should push for this compensation claim if the Australians can pay it why cant our government

Remote User:
Date: 11 August 2007
Time: 21:16:24

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ARE WE GOING TO PUSH FOR THIS COMPENSATION FOR EX P.O.W`S FROM THE EUROPEAN CONFLICT. COULD YOU GET HELP FROM SOMEONE LIKE JOHN NICHOL GEORGE HERSCHEL NORTH EAST BRANCH

Remote User:
Date: 03 September 2007
Time: 22:38:10

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Compensation for European ex p.o.w`s in line with AUSTRALIAN government I've sent off 23 emails and 6 letters to both ministers and press had no reply but had letter printed in Newcastle evening chronicle. are we as an organisation going to fight for this compensation. when i contacted R.B.L they had no idea about it they thought I was talking about f.e.p.o.w George see you later

Remote User:
Date: 20 September 2007
Time: 18:18:18

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REPLY FROM M.O.D. MR LEE MANSFIELD lee.mansfield548@mod.uk The uk is aware of the payments that the Australian government has decided to make to those held captive in Europe during ww2. Many comparisons can be made between the treatment of p.o.w`s and others and between the forms of assistance provided at different times by different governments on the whole we do not think that these are helpful. it has been the policy of successive governments not to pay compensation for the detention of our personnel but instead to focus on providing benefits and treatments as appropriate for illness injury or death as are a result of service. The only relevant uk scheme for former p.o.w`s of war relates to those who were held captive by the Japanese during ww2, which you mentioned. these special arrangements are not a compensation scheme but are intended to recognise the exceptional conditions of hardship and deprivation suffered collectively in Japanese wartime captivity. there are no plans to extend these arrangements to other groups including those held in Europe. this does not mean that we dispute the harsh conditions experienced by those. such as your late father who were held in captivity in Europe and elsewhere or the reality of the suffering felt and endured by them. however in our view the degree of suffering experienced by those who were held captive in the far east was considered to be truly exceptional a fact which was reflected in the very high overall rates of death. apart from this exceptional case uk government policy remains that cases should be dealt with on the basis of an assessment of individual need. British forces have served and continue to serve in conflicts throughout the world. for all of them , that service has involved risk and for many whether captured or not. it has involved difficult, dangerous and harsh conditions. some have given their lives. others have received wounds and suffered illness. it is our aim to target the resources available to help those who have suffered service related disabilities or to their dependents when they have died i am sorry to send what i know will be a disappointing reply. but I hope that this explains the position. LEE MANSFIELD

Remote User:
Date: 06 October 2007
Time: 23:01:53

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I think this site is brilliant especially the photos which show more detail on the PC screen than in the magazines. Janet Savage

Remote User:
Date: 06 October 2007
Time: 23:16:58

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Harry Evans, Royal Berkshire Regt. Captured Anzio 24.2.44 and taken to XIA. My father John Rapley also captured the same day and taken to XIA. He was in Queens. My email is artyhist@btinternet.com if you would like to get in touch. Sadly my father did not return died 21.3.1945 and has no known grave. Have been in touch with all know authorities. Janet Savage

Remote User:
Date: 04 November 2007
Time: 18:01:10

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I noticed that there was a request for camp layout drawings from memory. We have a drawing of Campo 60 in Lucca done by a prisoner "Brown" dated 1942, a friend of my father in law Ken Breakey who was captured at Tobruk. It is not a layout but shows the tents in the winter. I can send it for posting if you tell me where to send it or how to post it. Jeff@jeffreyschur.com

 

Admin: Please email the document using the webmaster link on the link below giving details and credits and we will post in the gallery, thank you.:

 

Remote User:
Date: 13 November 2007
Time: 21:33:28

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my name is sylvia leek,my late farther william evitts private was pow in germany in ww2.he was with the southstaffs thats all i no . i would love to find out moor about his time as a pow from any of his palls.he came from westbromwich and was married to my mom amy at the time he was known as bill for short. thank you

Remote User:
Date: 15 November 2007
Time: 10:48:33

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You currently hold information about the Veterans Agency and links to our website on your site which require an update following our merger with another MOD agency. Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA) has been formed through a merger of the Veterans Agency (VA) and Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency (AFPAA). The new Agency will provide for the first time, a range of 'through life' support functions direct to around 900,000 serving and ex-Service personnel. Key contact information 0800 169 2277 Freephone 0800 169 3458 Textphone Email: veterans.help@spva.gsi.gov.uk Website: www.veterans-uk.info Can you please update your website to reflect these changes and create the necessary links to our re-developed Veterans-UK website. I Could you please confirm by email when you have made these changes. Kind Regards. Matt Twidale Agency Webmaster Room 8102 Norcross Thornton Cleveleys Tel: 01253 333737 (63737) Fax: 01253 332790 (62790) www.veterans-uk.info

Admin: Links updated as requested, email sent to your account.

Remote User:
Date: 06 December 2007
Time: 15:40:44

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Perhaps it is of interest to your readers to learn that in 2004 a book (in Dutch) appeared on the story of Horsa 166 that landed near Arnhem in September 1944. The book is ordered by at least a hundred Dutch libraries, exists in a spoken version and is at this moment undergoing a translation into English. It contains some vivid descriptions of the men that were taken POW and as such of interest to your readers. Awaiting some last minute details it is meant to appear in September 2008, in time for the annual commemorations. This is in brief what it is about: Back cover text: '13 Platoon, the story of Horsa 166' tells the tale of the search for the occupants of the Horsa glider that landed on Monday 18 September 1944 near the village of Wolfheze in the area of Arnhem. The Battle at Arnhem is still in its early phase when the British pilots say goodbye to the 25 airborne soldiers that were their passengers. Both the pilots and their passengers go about their separate ways to carry out their orders. 54 years later, Sergeant Morley 'Taffy ' Williams, one of the pilots, meets a Dutch journalist/the author of the book. Williams talks about the wish that has been with him for many years to find out what had happened to his passengers of that fateful flight to Arnhem. However, the glider pilot must confess that he cannot remember exactly what unit his passengers were with. As the years pass by, this thought keeps coming back to Williams and he asks the Dutch journalist to help him find them. That was the start of a search that lasted more than four years and which finally led to a new and moving view on the Battle at Arnhem. In the captivating stories of what happened to them before during and after the Battle the human aspect and personal experiences of the airbornes give the reader a surprising and gripping view on the events. Fascinating consequence of the search is that it has led, 60 years after the events, to several unexpected renewed personal contact between the pilot and some of his passengers of 13 Platoon 1 Border Regiment.

With friendly regards,
Haks Walburgh Schmidt Author texstburgh@wxs.nl

Remote User:
Date: 14 December 2007
Time: 11:42:51

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keep up the good work all best. Kev Greenhalgh.

www.fallingbostelmilitarymuseum.de

Remote User:
Date: 02 April 2008
Time: 22:03:14

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what a wonderful informative site. many thanks for including the photograph of my late father Pte L.Reg Watson taken in POW camp no.73, Carpi, Italy.(Oct 1942) keep up the good work geoff watson

Remote User:
Date: 29 April 2008
Time: 20:31:52

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This website is brilliant .It remembers the hardships of the P.O.W. and its very informative regards maurice

Remote User:
Date: 15 May 2008
Time: 10:42:06

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I understand that you have an archive of books, papers and articles sent in by ex-pows and supporters. For whose use is this archive? How may it be accessed or visited? Anon

Remote User:
Date: 28 May 2008
Time: 13:03:56

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Could you maybe try putting all of the contact details, scattered across the site in places that you wouldn't think to look unless you methodically search each and every page, into one place. Cheers.

Admin:
This website is hosted on a shared server and as such we are unable to use the search facilities incorporated in FrontPage at this time.

http://www.prisonerofwar.org.uk/search_page.htm

 

Remote User:
Date: 05 June 2008
Time: 13:05:57

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You might want to link my 'Great Escape' site at www.robdavis.webhop.org/gt_esc

I've linked you from there.

Admin: Link Added, Thank You.

Remote User:
Date: 15 July 2008
Time: 09:49:58

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dear rob , i met you and your motor cycle collegue recently with my wife on the coss chanel ferry on the 26th May were you gave me your site details being a second ww2 buff myself i find your site absolutely rivetting and thank you for giving me the oppurtunity to access it ,yours d d salters .

Remote User:
Date: 11 August 2008
Time: 17:04:59

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Free (nearby) B&B offered for ex-POWs from Camp 78, Sulmona, Abruzzo. Transport available. Nominal sum for relatives or carers. Contact: Capt. Richard Soar TD RAMC(V) email: badia@barnelms.com

Remote User:
Date: 06 October 2008
Time: 03:49:08

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sorry. the picture you identify as luft 6 is infact luft 4. greg hatton www.b24.net

Remote User:
Date: 11 November 2008
Time: 23:18:31

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My father is now 92 and was a prisoner of stalag x111b for 4 years. i would love to get in touch with any surviving members of the camp. he has written memoirs and has some photos pleaese email me. his name is Clifford Holloway nickname Taff Pam burn bobsitybee@tiscali.co.uk

Remote User:
Date: 11 November 2008
Time: 23:19:18

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My father is now 92 and was a prisoner of stalag x111b for 4 years. i would love to get in touch with any surviving members of the camp. he has written memoirs and has some photos pleaese email me. his name is Clifford Holloway nickname Taff Pam burn bobsitybee@tiscali.co.uk

Remote User:
Date: 12 November 2008
Time: 02:04:48

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where are pictures of pow camp stalag 1VB? in germany ww2.

Remote User:
Date: 18 November 2008
Time: 21:30:22

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Dear All, I am researching for a new project which attempts to recognise as many PoWs as possible involved in escape activity from Germany in WW2. I am particularly interested in learning the names of the PoWs who were allocated a place in 'Harry' to escape in the Great Escape from Sagan in March 1944, but who never got throught the tunnel due the the problems during the night & its discovery. The names of all 80 who got throught the tunnel, and the 7 who were in the tunnel at the time of discovery are well known, but others who didn't escape are not. I am also trying to research the mass escapes from Stalag Luft IIIE (Kirchain) in 1941 & 42. Please contact me if any person as many information, sotries or names. Thank you David Jones (dajones25@btinternet.com)

Remote User:
Date: 23 December 2008
Time: 20:35:01

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My father was in Stalag XIB and worked in the lead mine at Bad Grund. He was later on one of the death marches until the Americans caught up with it in 1945. I have managed to trace four of the men who shared a hut with him. 17 of the men in the hut signed their names on a 20 Riechmark note. PRISONERS OF WAR, ARNHEM/GERMANY STALAG XIB There are 17 names on the 20 Reichmark note that was paid to my father, Ernest Hamlett, for 7.1/2 months forced labour in the Bad Grund lead mine in Germany, from September 1944 to April 1945. The names are those of the prisoners who shared a hut at Stalag XIB. Some names are illegible. These men were captured at Arnhem by the Germans. Each of these men received a similar note, signed by the others. They signed them so that they would have a souvenir to remember each other by. The notes were worth nothing, but it was part of the Geneva Convention that they be paid for work. Worthless notes. Other captured British soldiers were put to work as slave labour in BRITISH OWNED factories in Germany. Figure that one out! I heard it from the horse’s mouth. In April 1945, when the Americans were advancing on Germany, these men were pulled out of the mines by the Germans, and put on a forced march across Germany, marching away from the Americans. If they fell from fatigue, the Germans shot them. The Americans found a trail of bodies all the way along the route.They were so angry, that when they caught up with the marchers, they asked that the murderers be pointed out. They shot them on the spot. The prisoners must have been taken to Belsen, just as the British were liberating the camp, so that the Americans could hand them over to the British, because my father was present at the liberation of Belsen – a sight which he never forgot. Despite his own 75 lb – 80 lb. condition, he said that nothing compared with the horror he saw there. Private Albert Edward Smallman, No. 14583529. POW No. 118245 Border Regiment, reported wounded and missing in Action 20th September, 1944, Tyldesley, Lancashire W. Taylor, 1st Para TECD, 1ST airborne RECCE squadron, Oldham Lance Corporal E. W. Ball, No. 4751030. POW No. 117586 7th K.O.S.B., A Company, South Wales (Cardiff) Private V. Lilley, No.3194627 POW No. 117262 7th K.O.S.B., Anti-Tank Platoon, Berwick Hospitalized at Apeldoorn, walking wounded, left hospital Sept. 26, and presumably captured then…………………………….living in Beswick on Tweed 2004 J McLintock, 7th K.O.S.B., C Company, Glasgow (conflicting information suggests that there was a Cpl James McLintock, 14211211, No. 9 Platoon, C Company who was killed at Arnhem on the Oranjeweg/Bothaweg crossroads on 23/9/44 aged 24 of Johnstone, Renfrewshire.) Buried in Arnhem/Oosterbeek War Cemetry 21.A.16 Could the signature have been read wrongly? It is hard to read. Or maybe someone else is buried under his name. I think maybe the name is not McLintock if he was alive and kicking in Stalag XIB Lance Corporal V. Heywood, T1469067, POW No. 118235 253 R.A.S.C. Air Despatcher, Manchester……passed away, Crumpsall, Manchester circa 2000. Was on his second run, dropping supplies by Dakota, when the plane was hit. He was the only survivor, having jumped from the aircraft. He broke his ankle on landing and was treated at Queen Elizabeth’s hospital, Apeldoorn, then taken to Stalag XIB. Forced labour at the Bad Grund lead mine. Private Joseph Kenworthy, No. 4467370, POW 118066, Border, reported wounded and missing in action 20th September 1944, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire Private Ernest Hamlett, Signaller, No. 4462122, POW 118075 1st Airborne, 1ST Battalion, Border, Manchester. 1st airlanding September 17, 1944 Captured September 26, 1944 (June 17,1914 – May 27, 2002). Ankle broken by mortar bomb hit, which bomb did not explode. Taken to Queen Elizabeth hospital at Apeldoorn, then taken to Stalag XIB. Forced labour at the Bad Grund lead mine. A…..unreadable………could be Thomas…..town begins with G…Glasgow? Private A. F. Thomson, No. 3190512, POW 117415, Motor Transport Battalion HQ OF 7TH KOSB … Wounded. Treated in hospital at Arnhem.…(looks like BLACKMO…..) R. Mills 1st RA field, 1st Airlanding light regiment – now passed away (SINCE POSTING THIS ORIGINALLY ON ANOTHER SITE, I FIND THAT HE IS IN FACT STILL ALIVE IN 2008) B. K. Jones, 1st Airlanding, Light Regiment, Bolton – now passed away Private Frank Clegg, No. 3451679, POW 118264 1st Border, reported wounded and missing 23rd September, 1944, Oldham, Lancashire Private John Kelly, London (this is what he put on the Reichmark) This is what others have suggested: No. 3595395 POW 117724 Despatch Rider, 1st Border, HQ Company, reported missing 26th September, 1944 Bolton, Lancashire Is it the same man? There are 8 more Kellys listed in XIB (South Stafford, RAMC, border, KOSB, RE, RA) G. Lovatt (??) 1st ALRECCE, chesterfield Private G. H. Smith-Carter, No. 5125393, POW 117957, 156 Para, Mansfield. Emigrated to Australia after the war. G. Jackson 2 (OBMM)HLA/TBRRA (2ND Oban Anti-Tank Battery) Hamilton – passed away Looking for more information. Can anyone help? jean@jeanjames.ca I also thought the following might be of interest to people reading your website details. http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/12/23/slave.camp.honor/index.html?eref=rss_topstories My father's story and photos of Arnhem veterans are on my website www.jeanjames.ca One of the men who worked with my father as a signaller in the border regiment told me that he was in Stalag IVB himself, and sent to work in a coal mine. He told me that he found out after the war that it was BRITISH OWNED. Does anyone know anything about this? Having read an article online by a man who was also in Stalag IVB and sent to work in a coal mine, I believe the prisoners nicknamed the mine THE HOWE MINE, but it may not have been the correct name. Did the British have some kind of covert agreement with the Germans regarding this mine? Does anyone know anything about it? Jean ............jean@jeanjames.ca

Remote User:
Date: 17 January 2009
Time: 10:25:14

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Very nice, professional website. I hope that the association continues its good work for future generations.

Remote User:
Date: 17 March 2009
Time: 15:52:23

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i need ideas. i am trying to find information on my family. my great uncle was italian. joined military in paris. captured by U.S. and carried to Hawaii as a prisoner of war. was released when Italy became allies with united states. how can i find info. on him? his name was Gino Vinci

Remote User:
Date: 08 April 2009
Time: 12:41:23

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Really good website How about showing pics of your cufflinks, plaques, badges, etc, which you offer for sale? Tim Grimes associate member

 

Admin:
For more images and details on purchasing merchandise please click on the link below:

http://www.awardmedals.com

Remote User:
Date: 09 April 2009
Time: 14:02:08

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Hello, I am a research student and would be very interested to know if any WW2 ex-POWs have recollections of doing embroidery during their internment. I would also like to know if any examples of their work survive. Many thanks. Lynn Openshaw, C/o Tom Embleton (tutor), Northbrook College, Littlehampton Road, Goring by Sea, BN12 6NU

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Date: 20 April 2009
Time: 05:19:27

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Hi David. My Dad was one of 52 who escaped from Kirchain on12 may 1942. I have all the names plus the german police files including photos if they would be any help to you.

Remote User:
Date: 16 May 2009
Time: 15:04:48

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Thank you for taking the time to collect this informatin. Extremely informative Valle San Giovanni http://vallesangiovanni.com

Remote User:
Date: 04 June 2009
Time: 21:39:17

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You stated there is no definitive list for POWs in Japan. FOR YOUR INFORMATION there IS a definitive list of POWs held in Japan. It provides names of POWs, POW camp assigned to, and camp descriptions. Please go to www.mansell.com This is an exellent site and each person can research their relative!

Remote User:
Date: 04 June 2009
Time: 21:42:48

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Linda Krause I just posted the prior feedback regarding the www.mansell.com site. I forgot to commend you on this site.

Remote User:
Date: 23 June 2009
Time: 13:05:01

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My name is John Jay and I am the elder son of the late Alec Jay, who was a British prisoner of war at Stalag VIIB. I am interested to discover if you or any of your correspondents might have any information about my father. Here are some details that might. His rank and serial number were as follows: Rifleman Alec Jay, army number 6896204 of the 1st battalion of the Queen Victoria’s Rifles. His prisoner of war number was 15129. Dad was captured in Calais on 26th May 1940 and was imprisoned at Stalag 344, Lamsdorf from June 1940 to May 1945. He worked in a series of work camps including Groschowitz (Groszowice) from July 1940 to October 1940 on building works, Gumpertsdorf (Komprachcice) from November 1940 to January 1941 on roadworks, Heuerstein, from 25th May 1941 to 3rd June 1941, in a quarry, Setzdorf (Vápenná), from 18th August 1941 to 27 February 1944, in another quarry, Jagerndorf (Strzelniki), from March 1944 to August 1944, on council work, Freudenthal (Bruntál), from August 1944 to September 1944, in a linen factory, and Gurschdorf (Skorošice) from September 1944 to March 1945, a quarry that was also a punishment camp. He was tortured by the Under Officer in charge of his first working party (Groschowitz/ Groszowice) to find out if he was a Jew. That involved being beaten in the face with a rifle butt, an assault that led to the loss of his teeth. I have put the German names in as recorded in his “General questionnaire for British/American ex-prisoners of war” form, which he filled in on his return to the UK in 1945. I have put as many Polish or Czech names that I can identify in brackets. I hope they are correct. If you or your correspondents could help with information, I would be most obliged. My email address is jjay@bromptonam.com

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Date: 26 October 2009
Time: 13:24:30

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Good but next to nothing about Royal Navy and POWs in N Africa in WWII.

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Date: 26 October 2009
Time: 13:57:56

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Concerning the article "Visit to Stalag XXA Fort 13 by David Garnett", the pictures shown and attributed to "A New Zealand PoW" appear to be copies of works by my late father, S/Sgt Frank Whetton, who was English. I gave high quality copies, not the originals, to both the Polish Army historical branch and to a group of fortifications enthusiasts, who have copies on permanent display. [See http://www.torun.fortyfikacje.pl/index.php?id=galeria/ab4_galeria_2008_09_20 The originals, together with a larger body of work from Stalag 383, were exhibited last year at the Finnish Museum of Social History, the first foreigner ever to be so honoured. A book of the works is now available. Anyone interested should contact me. Cris Whetton

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Date: 22 November 2009
Time: 12:28:08

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I have just been referred to your site by Gerald Maller who was a POW at Klimontow (E720), the same Arbeitskommando of Stalag VIIIB as my uncle, Alan Forster, whose Diary I transcribed and published on the BBC Peoples War web site. I must admit to not having heard of your organisation, its journal or this web site whilst I was actively researching my uncles time as a POW at Stalag XXID and Stalag VIIIB. A great pity as it looks as if you are doing a great service to former POW and their families. Can I suggest that a "Site Search" facility would be a great asset, opening up to web users the back issues of INTREPIDUS? Bill Forster nephew of ALAN FORSTER (1917-95)

Admin: Unfortunately we are on a shared server and the search facilities do not function correctly so I have added a Google powered website specific search page to the link below.

http://www.prisonerofwar.org.uk/search_page.htm

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Date: 23 November 2009
Time: 18:13:10

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Hello, In your Winter 2005 newsletter you posted a photo of the 102nd Northumberland Hussars at Stalag 18A. I believe the man top left, back row, is my grandfather, William (Billy) McPhee. He died in June 1982. I would love to know who has the original photograph, and if I could obtain a copy? My email is mchristopherca@yahoo.ca. Yours, Chris McPhee, Toronto, Canada

Admin: I have looked through all the previous backups from the Winter 2005 files and had no luck in finding the original photo, all images are resized for web use and speed of downloading, Recent newsletters I have uploaded the original files as thumbnails so they can be viewed in high resolution.

I will continue to look through the archives of CD's and see if I can locate it for you, if not I will contact the website historian and ask him to mail me the original "Print Newsletter" which will have the image your looking for.

::: Update :::

Original image found in CD archive below 715x512x24b

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Date: 24 November 2009
Time: 17:59:56

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Re: the 102nd Northumberland Hussars photo. Thanks Admin, for finding the larger version of the shot. Do you happen to know who has the actual photograph so we could perhaps get a hi-res version? Chris McPhee

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Date: 27 November 2009
Time: 15:15:05

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Hi, Wondered if you can assist, looking for information on my late uncle who was a prisoner of War during WWII. He was interred following capture at Dunkirk, in a camp called Lamsdorf - Camp 344 can you assist with any information or put me in touch with someone who can help.

my email address is cortinamk3@btinternet.com regarding jack pritchard

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Date: 04 August 2010
Time: 22:18:31

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Hi looking for info on my uncle jack pritchard who was captured at Bethune on 28th may fighting rear guard he was with 7th worcesters he carried a soldier who was from newcastle on the death march to the pow camp if he had not helped this soldier the germans would have shot him regards maurice

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Date: 04 August 2010
Time: 12:08:41

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Hi I am trying to trace details of my Uncle who died in a prisoner of war camp in Poland. He is buried in Krakow and I was hoping that you might be able to give me some information if you have it. all we have been told is that he died of TB. His name was Richard Jonathan Woodgate and he died on 22nd May 1941 His army number is T/113795 and he was a field ambulance driver for the Royal Army Service Corp. any informmation that you can find would be much appreciated. My email address is Deirdrecox2@msn.com Thank you Mrs Deirdre Cox

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Date: 01 August 2010
Time: 17:20:30

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Antony Dicks antonydicks@btinternet.com

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Date: 29 July 2010
Time: 11:50:30

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Please could you advise me if you have any Dunkirk Veterans within the association? The Association of Dunkirk Little Ships hold a Veterans Cruise on the River Thames yearly and would like to make this known to all Dunkirk Veterans. I could send you a media release if you could forward me a contact email address? Many thanks Mick Gentry Warrant Officer1 Royal Navy nr-ee-arm2@rncareers.mod.uk 07977 982110

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Date: 19 July 2010
Time: 13:23:02

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Hi, I am Looking for my grandfather, he was a POW. he was in South Africa and got Shipped back to Italy before my grandmother could tell him that she was expecting his daughter. I only know his name - Gino Victoria and his Father had a Shoe factory near or in Milan I don't know if it still exists. But please I would higly appreciate it if someone could get back to me if they knew something. He also gave a ring to my grandmother with a big greyish stone set in silver. I know it is not much information but I am desperate. My email adres is lydiahsbrk@gmail.com

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Date: 19 July 2010
Time: 13:22:56

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Hi, I am Looking for my grandfather, he was a POW. he was in South Africa and got Shipped back to Italy before my grandmother could tell him that she was expecting his daughter. I only know his name - Gino Victoria and his Father had a Shoe factory near or in Milan I don't know if it still exists. But please I would higly appreciate it if someone could get back to me if they knew something. He also gave a ring to my grandmother with a big greyish stone set in silver. I know it is not much information but I am desperate. My email adres is lydiahsbrk@gmail.com

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Date: 19 July 2010
Time: 13:22:13

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Hi, I am Looking for my grandfather, he was a POW. he was in South Africa and got Shipped back to Italy before my grandmother could tell him that she was expecting his daughter. I only know his name - Gino Victoria and his Father had a Shoe factory near or in Milan I don't know if it still exists. But please I would higly appreciate it if someone could get back to me if they knew something. He also gave a ring to my grandmother with a big greyish stone set in silver. I know it is not much information but I am desperate. My email adres is lydiahsbrk@gmail.com

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Date: 19 July 2010
Time: 12:55:55

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Hi I am looking for my Grandfather he was a prisoner of war WW2. I only have a name - Gino Victoria, and he resided in Milan Italy. The other thing i know about him is that my Great Granfather had a shoe factory som where in Milan. He was a prisoner of war in the years of 1944-1945.

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Date: 04 July 2010
Time: 01:34:00

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johnbarb_mac@msn.com.nz any information on PG 60 photos would be great Regards Barbar

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Date: 16 June 2010
Time: 16:01:41

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My compliments on your site. While I am here, my grandfather was a POW in Germany in the First World War, but that is all l know. Does anybody know if there are any British or German records that could tell me more about this? Any help from anyone would be gratefully received. charleshaworth@live.co.uk

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Date: 16 June 2010
Time: 00:50:26

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I'm assisting a Brit who is trying to find out in which POW camp his father was interred. He was a soldier in the British Army and was captured during the fall of Norway and spent 5 years in a POW camp in Poland, but he doesn't know which camp. My father was also a POW in Stalag Luft III from 1943-1945. However, my father was an American B-17 pilot. Where/What/Who would be the best place to start researching? Patricia Martin p.l.martin@comcast.net

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Date: 14 June 2010
Time: 16:25:51

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Hi My name is Peter Miller, my father was called James Henry Miller and was in the 2nd Battalion DLI for many years, serving with Captain Richard Wallace Annand when he earned his VC and he was also a POW for 5 years at Stalag VIIIB. I have built and published a website to his memory with detailed history and photographs and other pages. I wonder if it would be possible for you to add a link of the site to your links page and I will do likewise. I hope this is possible but if not then that is not a problem. The site link is http://www.jameshenrymiller.petermillerphotoworld.co.uk/ Regards Peter Miller peterlynmiller@googlemail.com

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Date: 28 May 2010
Time: 11:35:22

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Can you please tell me how to contact the poster of the following message in your guest book? One of the names he lists is that of my Uncle Sam who was taken prisoner after Dunkirk and was a POW, mainly in Poland, for the duration. Thank you. maureen.mckeown@virgin.net Remote User: Date: 07 January 2010 Time: 13:23:03 Comments Good Afternoon I am a philatelist and collect WW2 postal history. I have in my collection envelopes and cards sent to Prisoners of War. I list the names below and invite any people interested to contact me for further details or scans. Driver Gerard Castle, Samuel R McManus,Donald Cumming,I Jacobson, P.P.Bateman,Frank G Beatty, Bernard Godly,R.C. Howard and G.M.Horey. John Stinson

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Date: 26 May 2010
Time: 22:00:49

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I have tried to email Philip Chinnery using the link on your site. Unfortunately this link does not seem to work. Has he changed his email address? It is an enquiry about my father, Henry James Oswald (6347976) who was a POW in WW2. Thanks, Ian Oswald. ian.oswald1@btinternet.com

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Date: 26 May 2010
Time: 04:59:48

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I am trying to find out about the prisoner of war camp my father was in from 1943 to 1945. It was Stalag 103 XVIIA Gepruft. He did not talk about his experiences and i would like to know more about his life. His name was Thomas Ward. He was taken prisoner on Leros on 17th November 1943 I would be grateful for any information or web links. Regards Hilary Hockley hockleyhj@e-wire.net.au

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Date: 16 May 2010
Time: 14:05:19

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Only found your web page by happy accident. I am an ex-Typhoon Pilot and fugitive from Staligluft III and think I shall come along to your next meeting and seek to join. Richard Armstrong, ex 198 Squadron.

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Date: 05 May 2010
Time: 14:04:52

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I am trying to find a website that can help with the the P.O.W number of my father. He was 2nd Lt William E Tite, 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. He was captured on Sicily and was interned in Stalag Luft III and Oflag VI B Eichstatt. Hope someone can help. Contact me by e.mail on yvonnethomas50@hotmail.com

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Date: 02 May 2010
Time: 05:28:15

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I am trying to find information on where my father Frank thrift (francis walter thrift) taken prisoner at St nazaire was during his interrment. Or any other information, anybody who may have known him, ect ect.He was a commando. Thank you, Fthrift@bigpond.net.au

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Date: 21 April 2010
Time: 12:06:01

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Date: 08 April 2010
Time: 09:45:06

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from daughter of Nigel Drever. Nigel was a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft III. Unfortunately he cannot remember which hut. He was in 610 squadron. I have a picture of some of the other POW's but not sure how to load it onto this site

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Date: 07 April 2010
Time: 17:12:47

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I am trying to find out about my uncle George john Flack,who sadly passed away May 2010.I have known for years he was an escapee twice, from the German forces the second time successful but he had some help from an American called Benson J Doddrill.I have found a reference to Pfc Doddrill at Stalag 4D Torgau,and that he came from West Virginia USA.If anyone can help or advise me how to find out more please contact me at wright.michael1951@yahoo.co.uk Keep this site going so as those who lost thier lives and for those who were captives are never forgotten

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Date: 07 April 2010
Time: 17:12:29

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I am trying to find out about my uncle George john Flack,who sadly passed away May 2010.I have known for years he was an escapee twice, from the German forces the second time successful but he had some help from an American called Benson J Doddrill.I have found a reference to Pfc Doddrill at Stalag 4D Torgau,and that he came from West Virginia USA.If anyone can help or advise me how to find out more please contact me at wright.michael1951@yahoo.co.uk Keep this site going so as those who lost thier lives and for those who were captives are never forgotten

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Date: 07 April 2010
Time: 13:36:36

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On the opening picture my father John Dicks POW 1426. He was born Eccles Manchester and sadly died age 72 in the same district having left six children. He would have benn proud of the photo on the site and sure he would have made contact. Should you like to reply to me antonydicks@btinternet.com

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Date: 07 April 2010
Time: 09:11:28

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Hello all Great website. I am researching a particular Italian PoW camp which is near my house in Italy. It is Camp 59 Servigliano, and I recommend the following website run by the son of one of its inmates http://camp59survivors.wordpress.com/ I see you already have one link to an italian website for this camp. However the one above has a huge amount of information and I'm sure would be grateful for a link and contact from any interested parties Anne Copley copley104@googlemail.com

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Date: 30 March 2010
Time: 10:34:12

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van doren leopold, heikantvenstraat 45, 291O Essen BELGIUM. e mail nbr: chrispol@hotmail.be who knows anything about my fatherEduard staying in Rees in march 1945 ?

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Date: 27 March 2010
Time: 11:47:07

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bill dean died recently . can anyone give details of his service career etc ? robert jettisoning@hotmail.com

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Date: 27 March 2010
Time: 10:17:18

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Dear Mr Phil Chinnery, or To whom it may concern, I came across a blurb from The National Ex POW Association for 'Spectator in Hell': 'Superbly written, Colin Rushton has faithfully captured a haunting period in time. A gripping read...' I found the blurb in the website of the main publisher of this book, Summersdale Media Publishers Ltd. I assumed this blurb is drawn from a full review of the book. But I cannot find this book under 'Book Reviews' in your website. If a full review was written by N.E-P.W.A I would greatly appreciate if you could either scan and send it to me, or locate it for me to read on-line or in a public library. I would greatly appreciate your help in this matter. I look forward to your reply. Yours Sincerely, Alon Shapira e-mail: aeshapira@gmail.com

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Date: 26 March 2010
Time: 14:52:43

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Jim Roberto jsunship@aol.com My father was in Stalag 17a, I.m trying to find infro on the Stalag 17a POW reuion they use to have yearly on their lieration date of may, 5th. Thank You

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Date: 24 March 2010
Time: 09:21:59

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Re my enquiry Captain Trevor Owen POW No 1383 my e mail address is richardanddebbie1@btinternet.com

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Date: 24 March 2010
Time: 08:48:51

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Dear Sir, I'm enquiring about my great uncle Captain Trevor Owen (Prisoner No 1383)who was a POW in Germany during the Second World War, and from an old book of cuttings I have believe he spent time in oflag 6b and 7c. I have some old programmes of shows which the P.O.W's themselves put on to entertain themselves,and would be grateful if their is anyone out their who could help me find out more of his incaceration and the camps themselves. Yours faithfully Richard Owen

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Date: 23 March 2010
Time: 08:23:13

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My grandad was a POW in Thailand for three and a half years. He only talked to my mum about it and I'm amazed that the man I remember was such a nice man after his experiences. I'm lucky to be here. I'm reading 'The Forgotten Highlander" and I cannot believe he survived. My nan used to tell me that grandad was one of the first to come home to Nottingham - his name was Roy Cecil Pulford. I'd love to find out more about the regiment he was with.

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Date: 17 March 2010
Time: 16:27:46

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I am looking for my missing grandfather Michail Mirbach who was a Soviet POW in Germany. From Stiftung Säschsische Gedenkstätten I have obtained his "Personalkarte", which mentions: - Arbeitskommando 122 Salzdetfurth (Kr. Marienburg) - Lager Örbke - Lazarett Bergen - Stalag XI B - Zweiglager Bergen-Belsen - Lazarett Fallingbostel As late as in May 1944 he was still alive. He was a Soviet POW, but a couple of things in his background may have helped him in the camps: - he was of German origin - he was an officer - he was born in an aristocratic family (although he might not have mentioned that at all) - he wasn't a member of the communist party He is not mentioned in any Totenbuch, but: - he could have died between May 1944 and 1945 or directly after the liberation from the camps (in which case I would like to locate the cemetery where he is buried) - he could have survived only to be forcefully repatriated and perished in Stalin's Russia - he could have managed to stay in the British occupation zone or emigrated (my mother - his daughter - was questioned by NKVD/KGB about her missing father in 1954. Maybe he had survived and tried to trace his family after Stalin's death, when it no longer was dangerous) I and my family would be immensely grateful if you could help us trace what happened to him after May 1944 or give us some advice. I can e-mail you his Personalkarte which has his photo, if you give me your e-mail address. Maybe you have seen him in the camps... With best regards and with hope, Michael Mirbach, Sweden m.mirbach@comhem.se

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Date: 14 March 2010
Time: 18:45:10

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hi can you add my website to your links page? thanks www.terrorfliegerwarlog.co.uk

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Date: 13 March 2010
Time: 09:55:57

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Hi My Name is Barbara McManus Iam trying to find information on my Dad. He passed away when I was 11 but I have found an old photo with his army no 2574419 he was a signal man captured in Italy and sent to PG 60 there is also a number PM 3200. mHis name was Arthur Scott or Sonny scott. Can you help. My Email is johnbarb_mac at msn.comnz any thing wouldbe great.

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Date: 11 March 2010
Time: 20:59:59

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My father Charles S Hart was a PoW in Stalag Luft I and III. He is pictured standing behind John Fancy in his "Tunneling to Freedom" book. He passed away back in 1979 when I was quite young, so I never found out much about the circumstances behind his capture, his time as a PoW and how he returned to England. He never liked to discuss his PoW memories with my Mother, although he had talked about how he became a member of the Caterpillar Club after parachuting from a burning Bristol Blenheim. He was apparantly captured after his Fairey Battle was downed over northern France, but we know little more than that. I would be fascinated to discover any wartime records of my Dad or learn about any recollections from anyone who knew him. I now have 2 sons of my own who are equally fascinated and regard their Grandad as a true hero. Paul Hart Ferndown, Dorset UK paul.hart2@virgin.net

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Date: 11 March 2010
Time: 11:49:48

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Date: 07 March 2010
Time: 00:29:01

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My late father was a prisoner of the japanese for most of the second world war. He died in 2003 and just before that received the 10,000 pounds compensation......However...I am unable to find any information about him...which camp he was on and where. I know he had medals...one being the burma star. Is there a way of finding out where he was imprisoned? His name was....George Haworth...lived in Great Harwood Uk.....date of birth 1919....if there is anyone who could assist me...it would be greatly appreciated. regards Justine

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Date: 06 March 2010
Time: 19:16:40

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You can see some information about former camp for British POW - E702 in Klimontow near Sosnowiec, Poland. also in English best regards for all! http://klimontow.na12.pl/content/view/90/47/ www.klimontow-sosnowiec.prv.pl klimontow@op.pl

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Date: 06 March 2010
Time: 09:12:08

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How can I find out more information about my father, Lt. Francis J Ghiselli who was interned in Stalag Luft III in Sagan in 1944? Steve Ghiselli, gizmo5756@yahoo.com

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Date: 01 March 2010
Time: 13:40:37

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Hello, Heidi here again, still looking for my father Roger Champenois. I believe a new trail may help. He was born on the 19th August 1917 at Medanet. Date of death is unknown. He was Grade 2e cl, unit 6e S.M. Camp was Stalag IXA, Hohenstein in Germany and he is on the Official No. 69 List of french prisoners, with a date 29 January 1941 mentioned. I do not speak French, so hard to know what it all means, but I really want to find descendants or anyone who can help. My email address is heidem@bigpond.net.au. I do have a photograph if someone thinks they may help by seeing it. I'd be so grateful to know anything. Thank you. Heidi

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Date: 01 March 2010
Time: 13:40:12

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Hello, Heidi here again, still looking for my father Roger Champenois. I believe a new trail may help. He was born on the 19th August 1917 at Medanet. Date of death is unknown. He was Grade 2e cl, unit 6e S.M. Camp was Stalag IXA, Hohenstein in Germany and he is on the Official No. 69 List of french prisoners, with a date 29 January 1941 mentioned. I do not speak French, so hard to know what it all means, but I really want to find descendants or anyone who can help. My email address is heidem@bigpond.net.au. I do have a photograph if someone thinks they may help by seeing it. I'd be so grateful to know anything. Thank you. Heidi

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Date: 01 March 2010
Time: 13:40:07

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Hello, Heidi here again, still looking for my father Roger Champenois. I believe a new trail may help. He was born on the 19th August 1917 at Medanet. Date of death is unknown. He was Grade 2e cl, unit 6e S.M. Camp was Stalag IXA, Hohenstein in Germany and he is on the Official No. 69 List of french prisoners, with a date 29 January 1941 mentioned. I do not speak French, so hard to know what it all means, but I really want to find descendants or anyone who can help. My email address is heidem@bigpond.net.au. I do have a photograph if someone thinks they may help by seeing it. I'd be so grateful to know anything. Thank you. Heidi

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Date: 01 March 2010
Time: 13:33:28

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Date: 28 February 2010
Time: 01:37:26

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cpl carl thomas potter co m 376 inf regt 94 inf divison. captured 1-16-45 taken to fallingbostel,stalag x1b liberated by british 11 armor div. 4-16-45. dad passed 12-15-83. maryville, tn. always his sons hero.

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Date: 25 February 2010
Time: 19:30:56

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Archie Hamilton, Still keen to get advice to assist in my search for details of my Dad's POW experiences in Germany archie.hamilton@ntlworld.com

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Date: 20 February 2010
Time: 15:15:45

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Would appreciate any information or advice that you can offer. I am looking for details of my father's POW experience. Private Alexander Hamilton, 1st Battalion (I think)Gordon Highlanders, Army number 2883917,captured at St Valery en Caux,June 1940 POW No. 17219, Stalag IX-C, Muhlhausen

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Date: 19 February 2010
Time: 15:45:41

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My late brother Thomas Ryan was a POW in Torun Stalag XXA. Our father was notified in February 1942 of his POW status. His POW number was 5152 BAB40/3. He left a diary of the march back to Winklarn/Nuremberg. I would be grateful if you could give me any further information, or if you would like a copy of his diary. My email address is k.sedgley@btinternet.com

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Date: 19 February 2010
Time: 15:44:44

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My Father was Gnr. Ernest Johnson, 72nd Field Regiment RA, and was attached to the 150th Brigade that was destroyed by Rommel on the 1st June 1942, at Gazala. He was captured and was a prisoner in Campo PG72 at Fossoli near Carpi in Italy. He escaped on the 8th September 1943 with two comrades, and were helped by the villagers of TRISUNGO from November 43 to July 44. I am writing my fathers war story, and i would like to hear from anybody who has anything in common. I particulary wish to know the names of the 2 comrades with whom my father escaped. Many thanks. Bill Johnson. My E mail is johnson-w2@sky.com.

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Date: 16 February 2010
Time: 20:22:44

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I have found in my Grandmothers papers a wallet type folder with pictures and paperwork for a Pte AG Wait. POW number 414 Stalag XXID. I belive my Grandfather was to send them to his family but this was never done. I would like to return these to his family if possible. My e-mail is david.hill0@orange.net.

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Date: 11 February 2010
Time: 17:29:35

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I have just watched the BBC film about Stalag Luft III and would like to inform you that the BBC program "Inside Out" has recently made a film about the Yorkshire Post Kriegie Edition newspaper produced in Stalag Luft VI. It went out on 4th January at 7-30. This paper was compiled and written by hand by Sgt Richard Pape of XV Squadron, it ran to 84 pages and was smuggled out of the camp and sent back to England. I contributed to the making of the film and am at present trying to contact as many people mentioned in the back of the facsimile copies of the paper of which just over 300 were printed by the Yorkshire Post and presented to the Yokshiremen held in Stalag Luft VI. All those contacted so far via local newspaper appeals have donated war time photographs and other related material which are being placed in large memorial albums that I intend to present to the Yorkshire County Archives. In line with this perhaps the Ex-Prisoner of War Association can get a copy of the BBC film I mentioned and place it on the site along with the Stalag Luft III edition. John Reid, Historian. john.reid2735@btinternet.com

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Date: 09 February 2010
Time: 05:56:41

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I am trying to find information on a cousin of my mother's who fought in the Battle of Crete and was a P.O.W. in Germany.His family emigrated to Australia but I do not know if he was born in UK before emigrating to Australia or was born in Australia. He joined the Australian army. My mother recalls visiting him in Eastbourne Hospital; so presumably he was sent there after his release from the P.O.W. camp.His name was Jack Yates. I would welcome any information on how to trace him in the army,his capture on Crete and his subsequent status as P.O.W. Many thanks. Roy Thompson derek_roystone@hotmail.com

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Date: 06 February 2010
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cpl carl thomas potter ,co.m 376inf reg.94 inf.div.captured january 16,around nenning on or around the seigfried switch line. taken to stalag x1b. my father was always my hero,and after investigating and reading about it,all the guys in the 94 div.are loved and respected . for the conditioneds,the weather to say the least. with love and reverance. georgepotter1946@yahoo.com son

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Date: 05 February 2010
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hi, fantastic sight, really moving, and fantastic to see that veterans are being remembered in modern times i am looking to contact any world war 2 veterans in the sunderland/newcastle area. if you can get in touch please contact: flossy20062007@yahoo.co.uk please title email VETERAN keep up the good work!

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Date: 05 February 2010
Time: 10:35:33

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Dear Sirs It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of Mr Leonard Murphy, the Last President of the London Ex-Prisoner of War Association on the 27.1.2010 at the age of 89 and 10 months in Grantham Licolnshire. He was a Prisoner of War held in Stalag V111 B in Lamsdorf, he was a member of the Welch Regiment captured in Benghazi. Kevin Murphy kevin.murphy@chilecopper.net

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Date: 05 February 2010
Time: 07:47:30

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HI ALL PLEASE NOTE DATES FOR POW WEEKEND IN FALLINGBOSTEL HAVE CHANGED DUE TO MILITARY COMMITMENTS NEW DATES ARE . APRIL 9- 10- 11.. 2010. sorry beyond our control theres a war on.....

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Date: 02 February 2010
Time: 10:31:50

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hi.. we are from production house (Malaysia). now we are doing a documentary of the SANDAKAN DEATH MARCH survivors. we are looking to relocate the next of kin of Private KEITH BOTTERILL, 2/19th Battalion -Tim Botterill(grandson), Nancy Patterson, sister to POW,Gunner Albert Neil Cleary,2/15th Field Regiment, John Allen Hodges (Australia Army Z Force)and Mr.Bill Young, 2/29th Btn. need your help to contact them. name: Zatul (Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia) email: moon_za13@yahoo.com I'M WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY. very appreciate ur kind cooperation. thx

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Date: 29 January 2010
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My Father L/cp Joseph John Brooks 5th Bat Gordon Highlanders was a POW in Stalag X1B for some 6 Months up to liberation. He passed away in 1976 aged 53 years. I now have so many questions I wished I had asked. I have a letter on official camp paper dated 22 March 1945 from him to my mother. I am currently trying to trace when and where he was captured. brooksjohn0@googlemail.com

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Date: 25 January 2010
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Hello could you please help me. I am staying with my daughter in Fallingbostel for a week and i would like to go and see where my dad was a pow. He was in Stalag V111b and wanted to know how far away it is from Fallingbostel and is it easy to get there many thanks anniedaw1@yahoo.co.uk

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Date: 25 January 2010
Time: 13:01:54

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Came across this site while looking for information about Arnhem. My Grandfather was taken POW in 1944 14285005 GNR P/A/L/BDR Ernest Charles Bolden.(royal Artillery field) He was taken into German Hands at Stalag x1 on 6th October 1944. POW Number: 118091 i would love to hear from anyone who has any information about stalag x1 or if they have heard of my grandfather, I have found out some information about him from Books written by Kate Ter'Horst & her Daughter, whos home they took over as a hospital base. my name is Hayley Bolden Email: hayleybolden@yahoo.co.uk

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Date: 24 January 2010
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mohope118@live.co.uk Maurice Hope, My partner has a photo of her grandfather - 4342248 L/Cpl Joseph Owens,of the Royal Engineers, while a POW in Poland, on the reverse are the words Posen-Kundorf. Could you please give me some idea where this camp may have been,and its number,as we have researched his service and cannot find any reference to this location. Many Thanks.

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Date: 19 August 2010
Time: 12:06:34

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I am trying to trace info on my father who was in XXA and XXB and Fort 13. He was 6913613 Rfn. Cyril Nichols Ist Bn Rifle Brigade taken at Calais. His POW No. was 11489

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Date: 23 August 2010
Time: 13:29:27

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My father, Captain Stanley Algar, of Shell, was a POW in Marlag und Milag Nord in Germany. One 93 year old, having heard of my book about my father, GOODBYE OLD CHAP, A LIFE AT SEA IN PEACE AND WAR contacted me. I would be delighted to hear from any other former inmates. Many thanks, Philip Algar: philipalgar@btinternet.com

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Date: 06 September 2010
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Hi I am trying to find out about a Charles Dick From Northumberland who was a POW , He wrote a book of poems when he was a prisoner and i have a copy which was sent to my Gran and grandad Mr&Mrs Aisbett from Hazelrigg, Newcastle upon tyne, I have seen on the North east Branch a item about his wife winne who died and she is mentioned in his poems. I believe he was from the felton area of Northumberalnd , I would be very grateful if you have any information as this book is very moving . Regards Mrs wendy cooper E-Mail W.Cooper@ncl.ac.uk

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Date: 08 September 2010
Time: 13:42:41

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Trying to find out anything about kazimiers charles feflinski - he was removed to a prinsoner of war camp in 1939. poland - kimberly kevans@live.com.au

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Date: 11 September 2010
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Please advise if the £10,000 compensation for Japanese Prisoners of War is paid to any surviving children if both parents have died before compensation was given gillianmk@hotmail.com Gillian Mckenzie/nee Potter (Prisoner Stanley Potter, formerly of Croydon Surrey)

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Date: 14 September 2010
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Hallo! Weiß jemand, aus welchem Lager, in der Nähe von Breslau, die Kriegsgefangenen dieses Marsches kamen? Das Ziel sollte irgendwo in der Nähe von Kassel sein. Als sie, etwa Mitte Februar '45, auf der Autobahn, Nähe Weimar, marschierten, wurden sie von MGs amerikanischer Bomber unter Beschuß genommen. Damals war die Zeit der Bombardierung Weimars. Die Flugzeuge, sie hatten rote Flugzeugkanzeln kamen nach dem Bombenabwurf und beschossen die Marschsäule der Kriegsgefangenen, wohl in der Annahme es handle sich um Deutsche. Anschließend wurden die Toten und Verwundeten (101 Personen) zurück gelassen. Es ist anzunehmen, dass die Verwundeten auch noch getötet wurden. Denn auf der Gedenktafel sind 101 Tote vermerkt. (Hinweise und Kommentare bitte zu dem Panoramio Bild einfügen.) Hello! Does anyone know what came out of camp, near Breslau, the prisoners of this march? The target should be somewhere near Kassel. When, around mid-February '45, on the highway, near Weimar, marched, they were down by machine guns of American bomber under fire. At that time was the time of the bombing of Weimar. The aircraft had arrived red airplane cockpits after the bombing and fired on the marching column of prisoners of war, probably in the assumption if it were German. Then the dead and wounded (101 people) were left behind. It is likely that the wounded were also killed yet. For on the plaque 101 deaths are recorded. (Notes and comments on the Panoramio picture.) Bonjour! Est-ce que quelqu'un sait ce qui est sorti du camp, près de Breslau, les prisonniers de ce mois de mars? L'objectif devrait être quelque part près de Kassel. Lorsque, vers la mi-Février 45, sur l'autoroute, près de Weimar, ont défilé, ils ont été par les mitrailleuses du bombardier américain sous le feu. A cette époque, était le moment de l'attentat de Weimar. L'avion était arrivé cockpits d'avion rouge après l'attentat et ont tiré sur la colonne en marche des prisonniers de guerre, probablement dans l'hypothèse, si elle était allemande. Ensuite, les morts et les blessés (101 personnes) ont été laissés pour compte. Il est probable que les blessés ont également été tués pour le moment. Pour sur la plaque 101 décès sont enregistrés. (Notes et commentaires sur la photo Panoramio.) http://www.panoramio.com/photo/40658915 <img border="0" src="http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/40722030.jpg" width="480" height="320">

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Date: 16 September 2010
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Hello i am looking for my fathers history in the second world war .Thomas albert[tich] pavely he was a navigator on i think wellingtons ,and was shot down early in the war being moved to stalag luft 111 .Dad would not tell us much of his time saying we would be better not knowing .my clear memory was one christmas was the first showing of the great escape ,dad suddenly said to me thats where i was imprisoned in the war .I just need to get dad and mums history together as they both have now past away. mum was a waf Jane Bell Storrar any help will be appreciated. Ian Pavely

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Date: 16 October 2010
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Hello... I am trying to research the outcome of A.Nicholas who was shot down on 14th August 1941 having flown from Topcliffe in Whitley Z6877 on a raid to Hannover. He was in camps 3E/357 and his PoW number was 136. I have tried locating with this information but have no idea how to do it properly. Thanks for any help you are able to offer. Stanley Hitchcock thunder03@hotmail.co.uk

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Date: 16 October 2010
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My dad who joined the army in Oct 1935, Trooper William Parker 7886087 'A' Company 3rd Battalion Royal Tank Corps Captured at Calais. 26/5/40. I enquired to the Red Crossfor his POW History which I have just Recieved. After his capture he was sent to Canbrai in France for I presume Processing (7/6/40 then Stalag VID Dortmund,Stalag XXIB-Scubin 7/7/40, Stalag XXID-Poznan 22/4/41, Stalag 344 Landsdorf 11/1/44 ,Stalag VIIIB 13/1/44 THEN A LONG COLD WALK HOME. He told me very little only that he had escaped 3 times the last with a NewZealander with a broken arm. He also said that his main work was making railway sleepers which his working party piled up against the fence without the Germans cottoning on, then one night smashed a saw in the mill and leaped the wire and were on the run for 2 weeks, gave themselves up to a German policeman co's they were starving.(Got away with the sabotage Trust my Dad to make a break in the middle of winter in brass monkey weather. He died in 1968 not giving much info and not one picture of him in uniform although I did see one at my Gran's in Haltwhistle but when she died, I never saw that again nor the collection of the monthly Prisoner of War magazine which she collected. I was serving in Malta in the RN when her house was cleared out. Jim Parker jim-parker@live.co.uk

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Date: 20 October 2010
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My dad James Thomson was POW 18406 at Stalag XXB. We have found a log he kept of the march from St Valery to Danzig in 1940 then to Hagenow in 1945. Also some notes he made when a POW. Is this of interest to you? My email is: corthie@aol.com

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Date: 04 November 2010
Time: 20:21:20

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Hi, i am trying to follow my grandfather Patrick Whalens path thru POW camps, i have recently came into possession of his military record his serial no was 3327286 and his (German) prisoner number was 249660 he was a private in (i may get this wrong)2nd battalion HLI maybe x corps ? he was captured at Mersa Matruh 29 June 1942 imprisoned at PG70 then it gets confusing there are two stalags mentioned VI D and IV W but i know the latter is incorrect a clerical error in the rush to process repatriated prisoners ? or could the W be short for a work camp Wittenberg for example ? i have been told that most ex Italian POWs were sent to stalag IV B so i am totally confused i realize with the passage of time its unlikely there would be anyone who would remember him, but never say never ! i have been told to get "POWs allied prisoners of war in europe" as he and his final camp will be there ? also he may have filled in a release questionnaire which would be at Kew ? is there anything else i have missed that you know of any assistance would be much appreciated thanks. steven mckee my e-mail is stevies100a@blueyonder.co.uk

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Date: 05 November 2010
Time: 11:57:06

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My Father George Herbert Titley was in Stalag V111b, he was capture in Crete in 1941, he was a gunner in the Royal Artillery coast reg, army number 886488 P.O.W, number11400. Does any one remember hm? Alex Titley (son) Alex.titley@hotmail.co.uk

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Date: 05 November 2010
Time: 12:10:11

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I have been hunting for ages for a site like this, it is fantastic. my dad was in stalag8b, and i am trying to put together our family tree, just hoping your site will have some information. Thank you for your hard work in putting this collection together. alex titley. Alex.titley@hotmail.co.uk

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Date: 06 November 2010
Time: 18:40:34

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Among family papers I came across a letter sent by POW lieut E.A.P. (Peter) Harrison in Sept '41 from Oflag IV C(olditz) number 11854 to my mother in the Netherlands. Is there anyone from his family who would appreciate receiving this 69 year old letter? bergsmas@xs4all.nl

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Date: 11 November 2010
Time: 22:29:00

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Hi, my name is Claire Nicholas. If you are able to pass this message to Jacky Kingsley, then I would welcome hearing from her. I saw a post from her recently about Emrys Nicholas, who was my uncle. My e-mail address is murada.nicholas@gmail.com Many thanks.

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Date: 12 November 2010
Time: 21:03:41

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I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT ANY INFO ON MY FATHER THOMAS JOHN (JACK)BROWN WHO WAS CAPTURED AT TOBRUK AND SENT TO A CONCENTRATION CAMP IN ITALY..I THINK IT WAS CAMPO 60...HE WAS FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND FIGHTING IN NORTH AFRICA WHEN HE WAS CAPTURED.CAN ANYONE PERHAPS HELP WITH INFO OF WHERE THE CAMP MIGHT HAVE BEEN? JUNE on junestroebel@yahoo.co.uk

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Date: 15 November 2010
Time: 19:48:35

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Looking for nay information on my wife's uncle - Lt Malcolm Keillar RE recorded as Prisoner of War in Colditz. Mentioned in "Colditz - The German side of the Story. Where might there be photographs of them etc b.p.chapman@btinternet.com

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Date: 05 December 2010
Time: 14:14:20

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Jon Lamont macair03@yahoo.com Looking to confirm my fathers camp: Stalag III-C, or to find a list of names of who was where and when. Name(s) I'm looking for: • Harold B. Jessing • Jon H. Lamont Oct. 22, 1944 through May 15, 1945

 

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Date: 08 December 2010
Time: 10:36:04

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I am an author and my latest book, GOODBYE OLD CHAP, A LIFE AT SEA IN PEACE AND WAR, has been published by Peak Publish. It is the story of my father, Captain Stanley Algar, MN, and his life. In part it is based on his diaries, kept hidden from the Germans, whilst he was in a POW Camp, having been captured in the South Atlantic whilst master of a Shell tanker. Iam giving my royalties to the Red Cross without whose food parcels my father and many other prisoners might have starved so am very keen to maximise sales. I would be very pleased if this book could be included in your review section. I could certainly write a few words about the book etc. but, before putting finger to keyboard, I would like to know, please, whether it might be acceptable to you and what the procedure is. Many thanks, Philip Algar 01404 814157 My email address is philipalgar@btinternet.com

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Date: 18 December 2010
Time: 18:13:13

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hi there,i am trying to trace the pow camp my grandfather was in.he was in the 2 royal warwickshire regiment and was a survivor of the wormhoudt massacre just outside dunkirk.his regimental number was 5112575 and his pow number was 3847.his name was pte arthur johnson. many thanks. gary staines mrmerv31@yahoo.co.uk

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Date: 18 December 2010
Time: 20:07:51

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Hello..They say God works in mysterious ways. I have been trying to find a book-Prisoner of War' by Charles Dick of Felton, Northumberland, for a number of years without success. I found your and wondered what it was all about. Began reading various comments but after a while scrolled down. The computer stopped at a message from W,Cooper dated 6th September 2010 asking about the very man. I have tried book sales and various other places for a copy of this book. I have never seen your website before-hit on it by chance. Very good indeed. Have tried to make contact with W,Cooper..Thanks for the miracle. Is there any one out there who has a copy they wish to sell. I will pay all costs..Please.e.mail if interested. Thanks..

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Date: 20 December 2010
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Mr Ackroyd my father Bob Brown, a gunner in the royal artillery was a prisoner in italy. 65. set 3 capan 5 pm 3450 Italia I know nothing else I wish i could find out more He also never spoke about it, so frustrating.

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Date: 06 January 2011
Time: 12:15:47

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my father in law was captured 1939 until his release at moosburg. he was at blechammer until the long march. his pow number was 3366. I have several photographs taken inside the camp showing groups of prisoners, and the camp barber shop, i am trying to trace the route to moosburg but the place names are hard to trace. knewman452@btinternet.com

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Date: 11 January 2011
Time: 17:12:48

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My uncle Captain Roger Lawrence, RA, was taken prisoner in Tunisia as a member of the "VC Battery", 155 battery, 172 Field Regiment, which fought with the 5th Hampshires at the engagement at Sidi Nsir, part of the battle of Beja in late February 1943. I know that he was taken to Italy, escaped at the armistice in September 1943, and was shot by the Gestapo on 15 January 1944 when sheltering in a building with another British soldier, who survived. He is buried in Moro River Canadian War Cemetery in the Commune of Ortona, in the province of Chieti. If anyone knows where he was held, and who he was with when he died, I should be most grateful. We had the information in the family, but it was lost years ago. Thank you. Charles Gordon Clark, chipgc@btinternet.com

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Date: 15 January 2011
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My father in law Alfred cyril Best 11290 who was captured in Crete and remained a P.O.W. for the remainder of the war passed away on 12th january. His funeral takes place at Barnham church West Sussex on Friday 21st at 11.30.

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Date: 22 January 2011
Time: 22:11:41

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Barbara Smith, My uncle Charles (known as Nob/Nobby) Andrews was wounded and captured in Ypres on 28.5.1940. He was with the BEF 42 Infantry Div. 1st Batt The Highland Light Infantry and may have been fighting alongside the 5th Batt The Manchester Regiment and 1st East Lancs and 2nd Batt Lancashire Fusiliers at the time of his capture. He spent his time at Stalag 8b (Lamsdorf) after capture until being repatriated with the first group on 24.10.1943. I am trying to trace his steps on capture and his time in the camp and also his route home. As yet I have been unable to find any mention of The Highland Light Infantry, The Manchester Regiment or 1st East Lancs and Lancashire Fusiliers in all my research. Has anyone any information here. Whilst at Stalag 8b his diary mentions the following people Major Harvey, Captain Bowes, H.J. Holmes (New Zealander), D.W. Broad (New Zealander), B. Chamberlain (New Zealander). Also two Australians R. Thomas, G.F. Acocks. and two men from Scotland D. Morrell, F. Craig. If there is any relative of the above I should be very pleased to hear from them.

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Date: 22 January 2011
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Barbara Smith brookesteel@tiscali.co.uk Has anyone heard of German doctors experimenting on British Prisoners in German camps?

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Date: 27 January 2011
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I have just finished reading a book by Sean Longden called DUNKIRK, The Men They Left Behind, which I think should be made mandatory reading in all our Secondary Schools. The horrors these men who were left behind had to face in the long march and then the five years of brutal captivity is lost on todays generation. The myth of well fed and well treated prisoners in films like The Great Escape and Colditz, to name but two should be debunked and the men who suffered should be honoured by a grateful nation.

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Date: 28 January 2011
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Cheryl Warren cw9col@hotmail.com I am looking for 2 comrades who served with and escaped with my step father during WW11.Their names are GEORGIE SULLIVAN and TOMMY BETTS.His mame is FRANK WILLIAM VIGAR (known as BILL). Dad is now 93 so presumably they will also be around that age. Bill lives in Holloway in London. As I understand it they all came from the London area. Any info would be much appreciated.Thanks Cheryl

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Date: 30 January 2011
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My father, Tadeusz Leski, although a Pole, was enlisted in the French Army. He was captured and imprisoned in Stalag X B camp in Sandbostel. He went hungry here, was forced to dig peat in swampy bogs, and ran a threshing machine, until its dust debilitated his breathing. When his lungs failed him, a guard struck him on the back with a rifle and my father collapsed. He then had to carry sacks filled with grain from the thresher, out to the yard and up the ladder of the granary. Reaching a back-breaking point, he decided to run. Two Frenchmen, both of whom spoke perfect German and one of whom was Jewish, escaped with my father. The three men, my father in a Hilter Youth uniform he was given, alternately hid and wandered south, through Germany towards Saarbrucken, passing into France by Nancy. They were hospitalized in Aix le Bain for exhaustion. After months in the hospital, my father decided to continue his escape to England. He forced his way through France, across the Pyrenees, to Andorra and Barcelona, Spain. In Barcelona he enlisted at the British Consulate in its Army and was sent to Gibraltar. Here he boarded the Aorangi?, to Great Britain. He was processed by the MI5 at the Royal Patriotic School and was trained to be a paratrooper for a special mission. The war ended before the mission took place, and his days as a soldier were over. Kyna Leski

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Date: 01 February 2011
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My grandad Arthur Dobinson Smith also known as "Smudge" when he was a POW was imprisoned in PG53 Settore 1, Italy concentration camp before being transported to 94 Stalag VIIIB. He was a driver; mechanic in the RAOC and I have identified him in a couple of the photographs in the gallery. I have a letter that was written to him from another former POW named 'Jack' who wrote from Stowmarket in Suffolk. The letter is quite moving showing the companionship between this man and my granddad particularly on the last couple of days, i presume while they were on the death walk. I can e:mail this letter to anyone interested, particularly Jack's relative, but unfortunately I don't have his surname. Please e:mail me on annesmith68@aol.com if this letter would be of interest or if you have any information on my grandad. He passed a number of years ago never mentioning his experiences, but learning about them now I am so very proud of him.

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Date: 06 February 2011
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My father who is 92 is very keen to trace any other prisoners of war who were in Hohenfels nr Nuremberg around 1942-45. (Sorry not sure if that is the correct spelling)> My father would really love to make contact, I am waiting for some more details of his camps etc so will add more informnation shortly but if anyone knows of any past prisoners please do get in touch, many thanks Jan

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Date: 06 February 2011
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To add to my previous e mail above, My father who was in Hohenhels and is trying to locate anyone who may have been there when he was has asked me to find out if anyone remembers an Arts and Crafts Exhibition that was put on at the camp. The Red Cross apparently transported the exhibition back to London, if you were involved in this please get in touch. Also he remembers a gentleman possible "Bill" Stone originally from Scarborough who married a girl from Arlesey in Bedfordshire and lived in the Letchworth area. If you happen to know anything about Bill please get in touch, so looking forward to hearing from you. Many thanks Jan

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Date: 11 February 2011
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hi, my grandfather was in sandbostel pow camp and i was wondering if u have any info and a list of prisoner names or where i can find it>?? my names aimee aimee2807@hotmail.com

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Date: 12 February 2011
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Megan Lawrence lawrencemegan0@gmail.com I would like to get Mr Alan Smith's email address because I would like to order 'From Sicily to the Alps' from him.

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Date: 12 February 2011
Time: 19:06:19

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Any news on the compensation of prisoners my Grandad was in Stalag Luft 3 and held out for years for compensation

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Date: 12 February 2011
Time: 22:29:55

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i recently came to discover that a few members of my great uncles plane survived the crash and were taken prisoner. i am trying to find is he is still alive his story is even referred to in the book Survval at Salag. his name is F/Sgt S.K Gordon-Powell. i am hoping to talk to him about my great uncle whose name was f/Sgt Leslie E Carey thanks for the help can be emailed at megan.gilbert@hotmail.com

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Date: 13 February 2011
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re Charles Coward / The Passport is Courage ... my father - Robert Ferris - went to school with Charles and were together for some of the war ...not sure of the details but Dad is mentioned in the book - but not the film. I have photos of Dad and Charles going over to Germany to testify at Nuremberg. margaretdavies6@bigpond.com

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Date: 13 February 2011
Time: 07:08:37

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re Charles Coward / The Passport is Courage ... my father - Robert Ferris - went to school with Charles and were together for some of the war ...not sure of the details but Dad is mentioned in the book - but not the film. I have photos of Dad and Charles going over to Germany to testify at Nuremberg. margaretdavies6@bigpond.com

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Date: 14 February 2011
Time: 21:01:46

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Attempting to locate Mr. Les Twigg. Please contact me at kim_parlee@telus.net Thank you Kim

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Date: 26 February 2011
Time: 14:12:34

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any information on hector daniel mcallister of the 1st batallion gordon highlanders , captured at st valery, and intered at stalag 344. from1940-1945. charlesmcallister87@yahoo.com

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Date: 06 March 2011
Time: 23:32:10

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Dear Sir, I have a picture of my father, Sgt Horace William "Bill" Webb,Gloucester Regt., taken in Offlag IIIC, and mailed to England on 31st December 1942. Is there any way I can track his subsequent camps? I believe he was liberated by the Americans from Poland at the end of the war. Many thanks David Webb davidwebb@shsu.edu

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Date: 07 March 2011
Time: 20:16:23

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Dear readers, I am looking for POW Kazimierz Koziol born 4.03.1914 or his family. He was POW in oflag VII A block B/3 in Murnau during WW2 and after liberation went to Great Britain. I am in possesion of valuable foto's of his family and friends. With kind regards, Teresa Walczak e-mail: teresa_danuta_w@hotmail.com

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Date: 22 March 2011
Time: 05:12:59

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I am researching my late fathers past, Pte Henry Lauriston, Gordon Highlanders 2883480. He was at Stalag 1VB Muhleberg/Elbe Brandenburg also Stalag 111VB Lamsdorf, his P.O.W No. was 278795. if anybody has any information or anyone still living new of him I would greatly appreciate it. Graham Lauriston grahamlauristonjohn@ymail.com

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Date: 12 April 2011
Time: 19:17:03

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ryanwood1994@yahoo.com I am a junior here at Falkner High school and I need to find a living P.O.W. for a reference on an annotated bibliography. Please my e-mail address is at the top please e-mail me.

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Date: 14 April 2011
Time: 16:20:04

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I have a letter sent by his mother to Lt Peter Proudfoot, POW in Colditz Oflag IVC in January 1943. I would like to return it to any of his family members/descendants. Any information gratefully received. John amadanglic@gmail.com

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Date: 03 June 2011
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I have a selection of photos of my dads regiment The Black Watch Tyneside Scottish dating from Row Street Gateshead 1939 to Lamsdorf P.O.W camp 1944 & various P.O.W.camps in between, mostly Stalag Luft XX1B. You can contact me at d_moscrop@yahoo.co.uk

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Date: 14 June 2011
Time: 21:45:49

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I am going to Crete next week which is where my dad was captured and taken POW in World War 2. He told me he escaped and was captured again and unfortunately I was a young girl when he told me these stories and I didnt take much notice. Dad died when I was seventeen and now later in life I am so sad that I didnt listen. His name was William Leslie Carrington but was known as Les. If any one has any information I would be so grateful. I intend to visit the War Museum in Chania while I am there and also Souda Bay Cemetary.My e mail address is jean_gillmore@hotmail.co.uk

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Date: 18 June 2011
Time: 09:57:16

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Dear Sir My father was a prisoner of war for five years in Stalage XXA Torun. He has written a short account of his war time experiences. I was wondering if you would like me to forward it to you as a record for the future, or if there may be some other body where it would be kept for the future. Thanking you. Georgina Beaton (nee. Baverstock) beatons@bigpond.net.au

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Date: 18 June 2011
Time: 10:01:30

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Dear Sir I was wondering if a medal was ever produced for the British prisoners of WWII. My father was a pow in Torun in Poland Stalag XXA for five years. Thanking you Georgina Beaton (nee. Baverstock) beatons@bigpond.net.au

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Date: 18 June 2011
Time: 20:24:08

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I have just come to Kracow, Poland, from where I am sending this e mail and suddenly realised that my father must have been in the Stalag V111B at Teschen NOT Lamsdorf/Lambinowice. I draw this conclusion due to the route of the particular death march that he was part of and survived. His name was William (Billy) Gill and he was from the Royal West Kent Regiment. He became good friends with a guy called 'Snowy' from New Zealand. Does anyone know of any connections etc.? Kind Regards Zoe Van Dyke (was Gill)

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Date: 18 June 2011
Time: 20:25:53

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I forgot to add my e mail address to my last post - Zoe Van Dyke zoes31956@blueyonder.co.uk

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Date: 20 June 2011
Time: 22:43:15

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I am trying to find out if anyone remembers or knew my Dad Ernest John William Tittensor. He was a Royal Engineer taken prisioner in Crete in I believe in stalag 18a, although he did not tell me this. he spoke little of his ordeal and died when I was 9. I would love to find out more about his army life. All I have is a photo of him and about 10 others on camels! my email is susie.coxsey@gmail.com

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Date: 22 June 2011
Time: 11:59:54

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Dear Sir, would greatly appreciate your assistance in trying to locate my late father's Military Service, Conscription and Discharge Records. He was an Italian Marine Serviceman and a POW in WW2 when the Italians surrendered to the Germans in 1943 and remained there till 1951. My father's name was Matteo Bruno. Born in Patti, Province of Messina,Via V.Emanuele, Sicilly, Italy. His date of birth 23rd Feb 1919. His late wife's name was Angelina Bruno (nee Maimone) and were married in 1951, Barcelona, Pozzo Di Gotto, Messina, Sicilly, Italy. His father's and mother's full names were Salvatore Bruno and Francesca Paola Bruno (nee Impala). My name is Paula Francesca Bruno and l am one of his three (3) daughters. My address: 100 Fifth Avenue, ALTONA NORTH, VIC., 3025, AUSTRALIA Mobile Contact Telephone Number: 0425 707 865 This is all the information I am able to provide you with in the hope that you may be able to help me. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. Many thanks inadvance, Paula F Bruno

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Date: 22 June 2011
Time: 12:19:40

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I'm sorry totally forgot to include my email address for my last post: pfbruno17@yahoo.com.au Hope to here from you very soon, Paula F. Bruno

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Date: 27 June 2011
Time: 11:20:09

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Loraine Greer lorainesplace@hotmail.co.uk

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Date: 27 June 2011
Time: 11:25:33

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My father was captured in North Africa June 1942 and was a Pow in Italy until he escaped after the capitulation of Italy, stayed in Switzerland until Nov 1944. He was from Chorley but served in the HLI. I would like any info connected to his story. Loraine Greer, lorainesplace@hotmail.co.uk

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Date: 28 June 2011
Time: 09:36:51

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Hi there, I thought the website we have developed might be of interest to you and your visitors: www.counselling-directory.org.uk The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful statistics. Every counsellor on the site who has submitted their profile has either sent a copy of their qualifications and insurance cover to us, or is registered with a professional body online with recognised codes of ethics and practice, this way we can be assured of their professionalism. I was wondering if you would be able to provide a link to our website, possibly from your links section here: http://www.prisonerofwar.org.uk/links.htm I think our site could be a useful resource for those looking for support or general advice about counselling. Thank you very much for your time, I hope to hear from you soon. Kindest regards Emily Attewell -- e: emily@counselling-directory.org.uk w: www.counselling-directory.org.uk t: 0844 8030 235

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Date: 28 June 2011
Time: 17:51:34

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Looking to talk to Les Jackson on the possibility he may remember Frank Mahaney and my uncle Albert "red" Leblanc who were held in Stalag 17B in barracks 31 A Bruce Caissie 197 Benson Rd. Northbridge Ma. 01534 brucewkc@charter.net 508-234-8856

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Date: 30 June 2011
Time: 08:32:11

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My late father Henry Dearden Nixon served with the Quenn's Own Cameron Highlanders from 1934 until his discharge at the end of WW11. He was taken prisoner at Tobruk. How can I find out more about where he was held and about his experiences as a POW? Jim Nixon
jf.nixon@btinternet.com

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Date: 30 June 2011
Time: 12:54:50

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my great grandad was a P.O.W at stalag XXB 30 p.o.w number 6327 name E.CASSEL number 20649 has any one got any info or pictures ? aaroncassel@live.co.uk

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Date: 06 August 2011
Time: 20:41:13

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lyndakammer@gmail.com Lynda Kammer I am trying to find the name of the prison camp my grandfather Pvt Murdo MacLean 3rd batallion Gordon Highlanders was interred in. I found a regtl. number 19271 on a protection certificate and certificate of identity, but the writing is very faded and I am not sure the number I read is correct. The paper is stamped "No. 1 Dispersal Unit 6 April 1919 Kinross." "Home Defense" is written and stamped on the paper too. The record office on the paper says Perth. Address for payment is Brenish, Islivig.

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Date: 06 August 2011
Time: 20:41:31

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lyndakammer@gmail.com Lynda Kammer I am trying to find the name of the prison camp my grandfather Pvt Murdo MacLean 3rd batallion Gordon Highlanders was interred in. I found a regtl. number 19271 on a protection certificate and certificate of identity, but the writing is very faded and I am not sure the number I read is correct. The paper is stamped "No. 1 Dispersal Unit 6 April 1919 Kinross." "Home Defense" is written and stamped on the paper too. The record office on the paper says Perth. Address for payment is Brenish, Islivig.

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Date: 07 August 2011
Time: 19:51:15

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Lynda Kammer lyndakammer@gmail.com I am trying to locate the prison camp where my grandfather Pte. Murdo MacLean 3rd batallion , Gordon Highlanders, regimental number (I believe),19271 was interred in the first World War. His address was Islivig, Stornoway, Brenish Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

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Date: 13 August 2011
Time: 17:46:43

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I am an antique dealer, I cleared a property a few weeks ago and come across a carriage clock, on the back it say,s donated by her majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen mother for the national ex prisoner of war association xmas draw 1992. I am not trying to sell this item, but if it is of interest to you I would like to donate it. Please contact me, stanshed@hotmail.co.uk Regards Stan

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Date: 16 August 2011
Time: 20:28:05

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Hi I have an address on an envelope sent to my great uncle (deceased) the address is: S 1642733 Driver (Gunner) Edwin Hywell Cunnah Campo 87 POW PM 3400 Italy Has anyone any information about the camp and specifically where it is in Italy? Thanks e mail: cheep@holly30.freeserve.co.uk

Sheila Davies

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Date: 22 August 2011
Time: 17:34:10

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My dad, Albert Ernest Howell, always known as Ernie, was captured at the battle of Cassel in May 1940. He was in the 2nd Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. He was a prisoner in Stalag 8b Lamsdorf from 1940 until 1945, enduring the horrendous "death march" before being repatriated. Dad never talked much about his experiences but his time as a POW obviously had a profound effect on him. Dad died in 1973 and I did not have the opportunity to ask him about what happened during that ime and I would love to hear from anyone who remembers him. Sheila Davies Shelemar2@aol.com

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Date: 22 August 2011
Time: 17:34:35

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My dad, Albert Ernest Howell, always known as Ernie, was captured at the battle of Cassel in May 1940. He was in the 2nd Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. He was a prisoner in Stalag 8b Lamsdorf from 1940 until 1945, enduring the horrendous "death march" before being repatriated. Dad never talked much about his experiences but his time as a POW obviously had a profound effect on him. Dad died in 1973 and I did not have the opportunity to ask him about what happened during that ime and I would love to hear from anyone who remembers him. Sheila Davies Shelemar2@aol.com

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Date: 09 September 2011
Time: 15:28:57

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i am tryikng to olbtain a copy of my father charles william henry desborough war service record book. He was rif.leman rifle brigade army number 6913028 p.o.w. number 8700 stalag xx-a torun poland. Any information would be appreciated. Thankyou, J. Samson poppets4@hotmail.com

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Date: 09 September 2011
Time: 15:56:07

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My wife's great uncle SAMUEL SPEARS was a POW under the Japanese. We know hardly anything about him. He was born in Liverpool and served with the RAF. He returned home after the war in a bad way and later married and had a family. He is believed to have been aboard a ship that was sunk in ww2 and he was picked up by a Japanese war ship and taken to a prisoner of war camp. Hoping I can find something out about where he may have been a POW? Samuel Spears 547066 RAF. Unit not know - Held Sumatra (Padang). Burma (Mergui, Tavoy Railway) Thailand. Hoping to find out where he was liberated, how he returned to the UK. Anyone who knew him. Anything about him really. Regards Ant hogantho@aol.com

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Date: 09 September 2011
Time: 15:56:18

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My wife's great uncle SAMUEL SPEARS was a POW under the Japanese. We know hardly anything about him. He was born in Liverpool and served with the RAF. He returned home after the war in a bad way and later married and had a family. He is believed to have been aboard a ship that was sunk in ww2 and he was picked up by a Japanese war ship and taken to a prisoner of war camp. Hoping I can find something out about where he may have been a POW? Samuel Spears 547066 RAF. Unit not know - Held Sumatra (Padang). Burma (Mergui, Tavoy Railway) Thailand. Hoping to find out where he was liberated, how he returned to the UK. Anyone who knew him. Anything about him really. Regards Ant hogantho@aol.com

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Date: 09 September 2011
Time: 15:56:25

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My wife's great uncle SAMUEL SPEARS was a POW under the Japanese. We know hardly anything about him. He was born in Liverpool and served with the RAF. He returned home after the war in a bad way and later married and had a family. He is believed to have been aboard a ship that was sunk in ww2 and he was picked up by a Japanese war ship and taken to a prisoner of war camp. Hoping I can find something out about where he may have been a POW? Samuel Spears 547066 RAF. Unit not know - Held Sumatra (Padang). Burma (Mergui, Tavoy Railway) Thailand. Hoping to find out where he was liberated, how he returned to the UK. Anyone who knew him. Anything about him really. Regards Ant hogantho@aol.com

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Date: 09 September 2011
Time: 19:22:23

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want to find ben hartley he was a pow camp in arnem he was a paratrooper my email mark55larking@aol.co.uk

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Date: 12 September 2011
Time: 11:21:06

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I have a silver card case which belonged to my great Aunt Anne George who died in South Africa in 1915 when she was a Methodist Missionary worker. The case is engraved A G 16th July 1914 that being her birthday. Inside she has written "Kings Lpl. Regt., Room No. 7, Offez GEF. Lager, Lahr Baden, Germany" She did not give the individual's name of course. Since she died in 1915 I imagine the individual would have been an offficer either a rgular or possibly a territorial captured in 1914 or early 1915. Any help in tracking down the prisoner would be welcome. Edward George, email address e.george748@btinternet.com

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Date: 30 September 2011
Time: 22:07:41

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Could anyone furnish me with any details of Stalag IV_D at Togau. My late Uncle was imprisoned there his name was George Levick and he served with the K.O.Y.L.I's he was from Sheffield. If anyone can throw any light on this camp what it was like, what life was like there for the prisoners anything no matter how small please get in contacy with me many thanks from Philip Levick e-mail captainshovel@yahoo.co.uk

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Date: 02 October 2011
Time: 14:08:34

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james henry briggs pow no252593 oschatz

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Date: 02 October 2011
Time: 14:26:21

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james henry briggs rnf. pow no252593 stalag 4g. held at work camp east leipzig? wurzen? 1944/45. work railway goods. met the american forces at a village called KORLITZ, A FEW MILES FROM WURZEN taken to naumberg, flew to rhiems by dakota then by lancaster to westcott oakley in oxfordshire,april 1945. address 10 alston gardens,throckley newcastle upon tyne. died november 1980. son james briggs, allan briggs ,daughter diane davies. 2011 OCT.

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Date: 04 October 2011
Time: 22:45:25

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does anyone remember ben hughes stalag 17 taken prisoner at arnhem

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Date: 05 October 2011
Time: 00:05:35

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Yvonne Keegan, weevonny@yahoo.co.uk. My grandfather Private Andrew Adams from Glasgow was captured at Tobruk, as far as I know he was a Cameron Highlander. Do you know where I can find any information? Thanks

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Date: 11 October 2011
Time: 14:19:41

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james henry briggs pow no 252593 oschatz, taken prisoner november 1941 in the area of ed duda, north africa and taken to bengahzi harbour.a few days later put on the italian ship the sebastiano venier/ THE JASON which held 2000 pows.when the jason was hit hold no 1 was flooded.when he came to there were bodies all around. taken off the ship on the 10th dec.to transit camps in greece.

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Date: 11 October 2011
Time: 15:42:10

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My grandfather Alban Snape of the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade was a POW at Stalag VIIIC also having to work in a sugar factory near Breslau. He was part of the long march west and ended up at Stalag XI-B in the final weeks of the war, if anyone has any photos or info i'm at robjs@live.co.uk Also my grandfather wrote a book about his experiences, it's at this link if anyone's interested: http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/ersatz-krieg-a-true-story-of-men-captured-but-not-conquered/17969634 Regards, Robert Snape

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Date: 12 October 2011
Time: 18:07:15

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J H BRIGGS 1ST BT. NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS,CONSCRIPTED NOV ,1939 SENT TO NORTH AFRICA.TO TOBRUK. PRISONER OF WAR GREECE, ITALY, GERMANY. STALAG 4G OSCHATZ. WORK CAMP LAGER 41, EAST LEIPZIG. AROUND THE AREA OF ED DUDA NEAR TOBRUK. V C FOR J J B JACKMAN DIED HERE. POW NO 252593 LAGER 41,150 MEN WORK RAILWAY GOODS. SON JAMES BRIGGS NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.

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Date: 13 October 2011
Time: 22:17:18

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Trying to find out anything about "Kazimiers Charles Feflinski" - he was removed to a prisoner of war camp POW in 1939. poland, - kimberly - kevans@live.com.au

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Date: 14 October 2011
Time: 14:05:06

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The prisoner of war camp at oschatz , lager 41, location east leipzig germany.pow J H BRIGGS N.F. 1ST BT. NO.4275355. POW NO 252593 WAS SHIPWRECKED OF THE COAST OF GREECE AT METHONI ON THE 9TH. / 10TH. DECEMBER 1941 WHEN THE SEBASTINO VENIER WAS HIT. may have been in no. 2 hold or no 3 hold during the explosion. ,not in NO. 1 hold. when in italy was at CAMPO 70.

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Date: 17 October 2011
Time: 16:18:58

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IS THERE AN EXACT LOCATION FOR THE WORK CAMP KNOWN AS LAGER 41, EAST LEIPZIG,. IT MUST HAVE BEEN JUST OFF THE MAIN ROAD FROM WURZEN TO LEIPZIG. THIS CAMP WAS UNDER STALAG 4G AT OSCHATZ.? J BRIGGS, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.

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Date: 21 October 2011
Time: 17:11:43

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the winter 2oo2 newsletter. mr ted sample of newcastle. your name is in a paper notebook belonging to mr j h briggs n.f. your address is also in the end pages for 1941/1945. other names and adresses are there too. j .briggs

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Date: 24 October 2011
Time: 10:37:15

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Need to find out if there are any photographs or records of prisoner from the 7th Royal Northumberland Fusiliers at Bad Fallingbostel/Oerbke. My dad. John Thomas Gray (Tom or Tommy Gray) was taken at St Valery and then marched to Thorn in Poland. His records show that he was liberated from Stalag 357 at Oerbke, Fallingbostel. Can anyone help!!!

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Date: 24 October 2011
Time: 10:48:41

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Ian Gray. gray-ian3@sky.com. Looking for information on John Thomas Gray, (Tom or Tommy Gray), taken at St Valery June 1940, and marched to Thorn in Poland. Liberated from Stalag 357, Oerbke near Fallingbostel in 1945. I'm at Fallingbostel now until 1st November 2011. Can anyone tell me if there are photos or records in the museum??? Thanks...

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Date: 24 October 2011
Time: 12:42:33

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IN THE WINTER 2002 NEWSLETTER MR. TED SAMPLE ASKS ABOUT THE 18 OTHER FUSILIERS CAPTURED AT ED DUDA IN THE DESERT IN NOVEMBER 1941. THE INFORMATION GIVEN BY HIM IS CORRECT. THE NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS MACHINE GUNNERS WERE IN ACTION HERE. FUSILIER J H BRIGGS NO 4275355 MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN THIS GROUP CAPTURED AND TAKEN TO BENGHAZI. PUT ON THE JASON POW SHIPAND TAKEN TO ITALY BY WAY OF GREECE WHERE THEY WERE SHIPWRECKED. IS TED SAMPLE FROM FOREST HALL, ROCKET WAY , NEWCASTLE. THIS NAME AND ADDRESS IS IN A PAPER NOTEBOOK BELONGING TO J. H BRIGGS WHO WAS A PRISONER AT LAGER 41 EAST LEIPZIG, PART OF STALAG 4G AT OSCHATZ. J BRIGGS , SON , NEWCASTLE

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Date: 27 October 2011
Time: 17:48:24

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THE POW WORK CAMP LAGER 41, THE LOCATION WAS WAHREN RAILWAY STATION ,LEIPZIG. ANY PHOTOS AVAILABLE ? J BRIGGS , ELSWICK NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.

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Date: 29 October 2011
Time: 22:50:16

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Lillian Butler c/o linda cogger@btinternet.com Would like to find out about a Corporal H. Curry a German Prisoner of War escapee based in Birmingham 1944 ROAC . Is he still living? He did her a great kindness. Thank you.

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Date: 31 October 2011
Time: 22:00:46

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I am looking for any details relating to Francis W Thrift WW2 POW 18681 (Stalag 344 Lambinowice, Poland). Francis was in the Royal Fusiliers (army - 6459241. My contact details are vbruce20@yahoo.com

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Date: 05 November 2011
Time: 07:43:32

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Could you send me any info you have on his time in the camp My Great Uncle Gunner Bertram R Kelly ,P.O.W No 5983 Stalag V111 B E165, Germany Served with Royal Artillary Captured in Crete in 1942 - on the beach at Souda Bay. POW in Silesia. Suffered frost bite due to forced 750 mile March ahead of Russian advanced Was born at 26, Muriel Road, Norwich on 07/01/1917

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Date: 05 November 2011
Time: 07:45:45

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Could you send me any info to karenwoodstock@aol.com that you may have during his time in the camp My Great Uncle Gunner Bertram R Kelly ,P.O.W No 5983 Stalag V111 B E165, Germany Served with Royal Artillary Captured in Crete in 1942 - on the beach at Souda Bay. POW in Silesia. Suffered frost bite due to forced 750 mile March ahead of Russian advanced Was born at 26, Muriel Road, Norwich on 07/01/1917

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Date: 05 November 2011
Time: 22:21:00

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MY father 1918-1979 was prisoner of war captured on the campaign market garden op 25 sept 1944 his name was Henry Lenton,I understand he was marched until he was taken to OOSTERBEEK? STallag11A,he did the major campaigns Italy Tunisia and Dunkirk being of the south staffs Regiment.I would like to compile more abt my late father,including any info or group regimental photos.He began in 1936 sth staffs artillery and then into the AIRBORNE,surviving the war went onto the RAF 1950-1952. jennifer Lenton

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Date: 07 November 2011
Time: 04:23:53

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Dear Sir/Madam My father was taken prisoner at the grebbeberg Holand around the 13th 14th May 1940. I am trying to trace which prison camp he was taken to as he is no longer alive for me to ask. I am writing a family memoirs. We live in Australia and migrated with dad in 1960. He was Evert Jan Achterberg Dpl. Korporal in 8e Regiment Infanterie. Anything you would have would be greatly appreciated. Kati Tait katitait@gmail.com

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Date: 09 November 2011
Time: 06:27:05

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Hello, My grandfather James Wilson was in the Seaforth and was captured at Dunkirk. He spent the remainder of the war in Stalag XXb. I am not sure if there is anyone out there that knows him but just incase he passed away at the age of 91 in Beeton Ontario Canada on Monday the 7th of November. If you do know him or have any story about him or Stalag XXb I would be intested to hear from you. Please e mail me at hostler_scott@yahoo.ca Thanks you Scott Wilson

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Date: 09 November 2011
Time: 22:45:39

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My father was an American war correspondent for the Stars and Stripes during WW2. His name was Morton Packer Gudebrod. I was looking through a sheaf of his papers and found a 'Postkarte' dated 2nd March 1941 addressed to my father from a Pilot Officer R.G.Stark who wrote: “As you will now perceive here I am in Germany having crashed in Holland on December 30. It is a far call from here to Bermuda and New Zealand, but I am perfectly fit and well.” The "Kreigsgefangenenlager' to my father requested some publications as well as food and clothing parcels. He signed it, “Ever Yours, Bob Stark." I believe he did not write the text himself because his signature did not concur with the body of the text which also contained some awkward sentence configurations and spelling. Despite the absolute horrors the allies endured during the war the soldier’s dignity persevered even in the most desperate of conditions. Officer Stark ended his brief note with the comment “Sorry to trouble you but it is a long way to N.Z. My kindest regards until I see you in New York on my way home.” The “Absender” was from Dulag Luft, however the word Dulag was lined out and the word "Stalag" handwritten next to it. The “Gefangenenummer” was 414. My father passed away when I was 9 years old in 1965 along with many of his colleagues leaving me to piece this history by myself. Researching the internet I am somewhat confused at the many of suffixes of Stalag Luft (Luft I, II, III etc.). At any rate would you have any documentation on this POW and perhaps a brief history of the multiple numerations of the Dulag/Stalag Luft? Thank you so much, Martine Gudebrod-Sween mgsween@comcast.net

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Date: 10 November 2011
Time: 11:34:37

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on a map of the town of OSCHATZ,germany, the administration building for the stalag 4g transit camp stands out well,having a red tiled roof and white walls with the garden at the rear.the building is in an area surrounded by these main roads,gartenstrasse,theodor-korner strasse, bahnhof strasse and promenade. the road tunnel to the right of the main doors,which leads to the back of the building also shows up on the overhead view. the back of the building matches up with the photos of p.o.w.s on the veteran ads page.

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Date: 10 November 2011
Time: 17:33:49

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I am trying to find people who have known or can provide information about Sgt.Roger "Pluto" Peacock. He served as a wireless operator and gunner on a Bristol Blenheim Bomber in 40 Sqd. His plane was shot down on July 26th,1940 during an air raid near Wilhelmshaven in north-west Germany. He was taken prisoner and spent five years in German POW camps: Oberursel-Barth-Sagan-Heydekrug-Fallingbostel. He took part in the "Long March" before returning to Britain after liberation.After two years in hospital he became a teacher. He retired in the early 1980s and died in 1996.

Re:My comment on Sgt.Roger "Pluto" Peacock My name:Gerhard Meyer-Ohle. My email address: Meyer-Ohle@t-online.de

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Date: 10 November 2011
Time: 20:45:14

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From Alan Guy 53 Mill Street, Harbury, nr Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV33 9HS Dear readers, My uncle Gunner Jack Joseph Guy with the 98 Surrey & Sussex Yeomanry Field Regiment, RA, was captured at Dunkirk and somehow taken to a POW camp at Krakow where he is buried in the CWGC cemetery. My father Frank Guy, who served in the 6th Armoured Division with the RASC, told me before he died in 1997 that Jack died of pneumonia (the Red Cross apparently told the family this). Do any of you have any recollection of my uncle or how he would have ended up in Krakow? Thank you for your attention, Alan Guy
53 Mill Street Harbury, nr Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV33 9HS

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Date: 11 November 2011
Time: 11:34:09

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Hi my late grandfather, martin charles collins (Marky), was born and bred in East London and joined the Northumberland Fusiliers. He was with the BEF at Dunkirk where he was captured at Arras and through tracing some of his information spent the rest of the war in Stalag XXB and XXA. I know that my Grandad had to work on farms as part of the labour groups and that he took part in a long march as the allies neared their camp and when he arrived back in England he had lost over 5 stones in weight. I would be extremely grateful if anyone has any information so that the missing links to his past could be joined. Also any advise on where to find information would be excellent. The website is really great, thank you for remebering our brave men and women. Kayleigh Gibson- kayleigh@uel.ac.uk

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Date: 13 November 2011
Time: 16:02:07

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please would you help me find out what prison of war my grandad was sent too in 1944 WILLIAM THOMAS LIDDIARD 300TH L.A.A regt Many thanks Craig Liddiard craigliddiard@hotmail.co.uk

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Date: 13 November 2011
Time: 16:11:14

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Hi There im trying to find a picture of my Grandad whiles he was a prisoner at war in the 1940s. His name is WILLIAM THOMAS LIDDIARD 300th L.A.A regt. I know he was taken as a prisoner and xcaped 1946. It would be lovely to have a picture of him Many thanks Craig Liddiard craigliddiard@hotmail.co.uk

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Date: 13 November 2011
Time: 16:11:23

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Hi There im trying to find a picture of my Grandad whiles he was a prisoner at war in the 1940s. His name is WILLIAM THOMAS LIDDIARD 300th L.A.A regt. I know he was taken as a prisoner and xcaped 1946. It would be lovely to have a picture of him Many thanks Craig Liddiard craigliddiard@hotmail.co.uk

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Date: 15 November 2011
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Hi, my grandfather was a POW in Stalag XXB for 4.5 years. I am building a website related to POW's and escaper's (he escaped successfully). I currently have a full list of British POW's (96,000 records) and a full list of escaper's and evaders (10,500 records). What my full POW list lacks is the camp they were in. I am also trying to acquire a list of British POW's in Italian POW camps. Would it be possible to acquire your POW list with the POW camp numbers and your Italian POW list? I would be willing to provide any of my lists to you if you wanted them, or compensate you monetarily for the lists. My site is powvets.com, my email is jacksun at nucleus dot com Regards, Wayne Freeman

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Date: 17 November 2011
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i am with the kings own calgary regiment 50CEF/14CTR veterans association this site has deep meaning to our regiment

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Date: 17 November 2011
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Ann cooper.family@blueyonder.co.uk Hi my dad was captured on crete in 1941 and spent most of the next four years in stalag 18A where he was liberated. Long shot but does anyone remember him Ernie Willcockson, he learnt to play the clarinet. Thank you

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Date: 19 November 2011
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I thought you would be interested to know that our family have scanned my dad’s artwork done as a prisoner of war in Changi during WW2. There are over 300 images and we have just had developed a dedicated site to display dad’s artwork through ww2, it is www.changipowart.com Included on the site are images from the book, ‘never say it can’t be done’, images we had never seen before and found at Changi POW Museum. You can now access his work done under extremely oppressive circumstances but with some humor. I remember him telling me he did this (artwork) to keep his sanity as a POW. We feel that this not for profit site is finally getting dad’s images out there and would benefit many, including younger people, people interested in Changi and researchers. Please feel free to advertise this site and share with others who could be interested broadly, especially any ex POW’s who could throw some light on some of the images, if appropriate (PTSS) Feedback, negative and positive is welcome and so far have picked up a few spelling errors. Cheers for now, Keith Keith Bettany www.changipowart.com

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Date: 21 November 2011
Time: 14:44:51

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lager 41 at WAHREN RAIL STATION. Was this pow camp just to the south of the railway tracks , as there is an area of disused ground there with a wachturm[watch tower[ in the google map of the wahren area?.were you at this work camp/?. j. briggs. newcastle.prisoner

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Date: 22 November 2011
Time: 20:47:01

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Peter French, grandson of SQMS Stanley Little RASC, Stalag 9C 1940-1944. pfrenchm@aol.com

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Date: 22 November 2011
Time: 23:21:08

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I read on the site that the North East Chapter is looking for information on Thomas WATT. I have information on a former RCAF POW named Thomas Moore WATT. He was an American that joined the RCAF, and wound up in Stalag Luft III. My problem is that I could find no email link to this chapter to let them know I have thias info. Possibly you could pass it on and they could contact me at dmnorrie@personainternet.com Sincerely, Donald Norrie

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Date: 24 November 2011
Time: 15:50:31

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I'm in the process of applying for my dads PoW records, can anyone tell me how difficult if my be. My dad was Cpl Arthur Bestwick, he was in Stalag 1V-A, Hohenstein. my Name is Sandra Storey(nee Bestwick)My dad died young 1961 so my family did not tell he was a PoW, I knew for sure a few weeks ago. regards

 

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Date: 01 December 2011
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I have a copy of a "post card" sent by my father James Malcolm Evans to his mother from the Burma Railway Prison Camp, and wonder if anyone else has the same. It was issued by the Imperial Japanese Army and my father was able to write a little on it, but mostly cross of applicable words. Does anyone else have any of these. Thanks Pam Griffiths

Pamela Griffiths pamela.griffiths@sa.gov.au

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Date: 01 December 2011
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Kathryn Lynch kathryn.lynch@btinternet.com My Grandad John Henry Hill known as Jack was in RN. He was sunk on SS Tottenham 17th June 1941. Was a POW intil 1945. Does anyone know him or which camp he was in?

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Date: 02 December 2011
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Hi, i am trying to find out more about my grandfather ANDREW HORN FERGUSON who was scottish and a pow twice in the war...he was on leave in derbyshire and settling at a womens land army hall where they had a dance one night...does anyone know of andrew or his wife to be JUNE ALLSOBROOK ?? please email helena_ferguson@yahoo.co.uk Thanks (:

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Date: 02 December 2011
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I would be interested if anyone has any information regarding Stalag IX-C (Muhlhausen) as my father Henry James Marchant was a POW there. I am not able at this stage to give precise dates but would be very grateful to hear from anyone with relevant information. Teresa teresa.cruwys@btinternet.com

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Date: 03 December 2011
Time: 06:34:45

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Re: Stalag IV-A Hohnstein I'm trying to find (a) the date this POW camp was liberated, and (b) which unit liberated it. I've turned the internet upside down, tried all the usual avenues, to no avail! So now I'm hoping you yourself or your relation (father, uncle, brother) may have been a "guest" in the camp in those last days and can remember these details. Or perhaps you were part of the liberating unit...? In April 1945, Stalag IV-A Hohnstein (20km ESE of Dresden) was close to the Russian advance, but Gnl.Patton's 3rd.US Armoured Division was also near. VE Day was 8th.May 1945 and it's unlikely the POWs were still captive after that, so their liberation must've been sometime between 1st.April and mid-May. Any help or hint would be very much appreciated! Phil Braithwaite, New Zealand [ tallorder@gmail.com ] ================================

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Date: 06 December 2011
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Barbara Malek I was born in Seesen Germany 15.5.1946 Father Konrad Roman Malek Mother Kunegunda trying to find location of prisioner of war camp he was in He was an officer in the Polish army

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Date: 11 December 2011
Time: 18:47:06

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Hello i am trying to trace any one that would of been at XXB camp in marienburg with my grandad his name was Herbert Myatt Boss of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment my name is Claire Cooer was Boss my email is supercooper79@live.co.uk.

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Date: 13 December 2011
Time: 23:21:47

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Hello, my fater Peter Ronald Whitworth was an Aussie prisoner of WW2 captured on Crete in 1941 an sent to Wolfsberg, Austria, Stalag XV111A. We would be so grateful for any assistance with the journey from Crete to Austria as we intend ti visit there places in April 2012. Dad played the harmonica was in 2/5th 6Th division AIF , He was aTruck Driver. Many thanks.. Rhonda Goodman. rhondaandray@activ8.net.au

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Date: 17 December 2011
Time: 23:47:04

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Hello. My grandad was a pow on the burma railway, he was killed at sea. His name was William Robert Wright. He was from London. Does anyone know. Why he was moved from the railway and put on one of those hell ships? And where they were heading? Thankyou. My email is june2567@yahoo.com

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Date: 19 December 2011
Time: 10:22:16

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Thank you for linking dad's website that we our friend constructed of his artwork he did as a POW in Changi at www.changipowart.com Any feedback regarding any of the images would be much welcomed as dad never talked about this artwork, it was stored in a cupboard for 60 years or so

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Date: 19 December 2011
Time: 11:30:30

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Hi, found this website today after my Grandad, John William Herdman died earlier this morning. He was a Japanese POW, unsure of the circumstances and exact location. Regards to all, Steve Brown toon.stevie@blueyonder.co.uk

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Date: 20 December 2011
Time: 12:17:40

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Mr.Ted Sample of newcastle upon tyne,[winter newsletter 2002.were you at stalag 4g Oschatz,germany?. did you find any of the 18 fusiliers taken pow at ED DUDA, NORTH AFRICA?. j briggs,4 bentinck cresent, elswick,newcastle upon tyne.

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Date: 22 December 2011
Time: 14:34:17

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My father Harold D.O.B. 3RD jUNE 1923 was captured and taken prisoner in north Africa and I was enquiring to see if you had any records of his life at this time. He has now passed away and had donated all his memorabilia to a war museum in Clwyd which disappeared many years ago. My mother is now 82 years old and would like to know as would my brother and myself , if you have any records of his service.

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Date: 27 December 2011
Time: 09:34:27

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Thank you for linking a new website that shows our dad's artwork he did as a POW in Changi:

www.changipowart.com

Our dad, Des Bettany, nearly lost his life as his hidden works of political cartoons of the Japanese was found and he had to do some quick explaining to Col Sito. He was told if he did any more like these, he would get a 'short haircut', meaning beheaded by sword. A caption of this incident can be seen on his webpage.

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Date: 02 January 2012
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I am looking for a man called james hall. He was in the 1st 8th battalion, lancashire fusiliers c company. He was a prisioner of war around 1940.

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Date: 05 January 2012
Time: 17:00:57

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We are looking for the POW camp my father was in. His name was Private Bobby Burton #35 472 645 Social Security# 400-12-1330 He was honerably discharged from Fort Knox on 16 November 1945. Any information would be greatly appreciated. e-mail: cbhone@windstream.net

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Date: 09 January 2012
Time: 18:02:58

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JAMES BROWN ALSTON

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Date: 14 January 2012
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Dear Sir I am writing to ask for information about any Prisoners of War that were involved in bird watching activities during their captivity. I am involved in writing a book about my father, Peter Conder, 2nd London Corps, Royal Signals and a couple of other ornithologists but we would like information about other ornithologists, if possible or prisoners' attitudes to these bird watchers! Thanks and best wishes Sarah Rhodes sarah@rhodes8.freeserve.co.uk 07910 964 859

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Date: 15 January 2012
Time: 11:30:31

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Can anyne tell me which POW camp my father was in. he was William Leonard Bowden and was with the Black Watch. I think he was in XXB but am not sure. Elizabeth N McGillivray enmcgillivray@btinternet.com

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Date: 15 January 2012
Time: 12:53:11

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A new website dedicated to Des Bettany who served during WWII and was imprisoned at Changi. This artwork of his service life before and after the Capitulation of Singapore is a range of fascinating illustrations, done sometimes with humour. This new website has been put together by Des’ family as a tribute and to help raise awareness of what the POWs went through, as seen through the eyes of one man, Des Bettany. The site can be found at www.changipowart.com Remember the 70th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore is on February 15th 2012.

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Date: 17 January 2012
Time: 07:05:04

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Hello my Grandfather was a POW in Stalag Luft III. His name is Donald Blott and I believe he was in the RCAF and was a POW beginning 1942 I believe. He was a tail gunner/navigator in a Wellington bomber I am pretty sure. He and his crew were shot down and spent 6 hours in the ocean after being strafed at multiple times. All they had to cling onto was a wing from the plane and they were finally rescued by a German seaplane. The story goes that the guys in the plane opened the doors and had a gun at the ready, but were ordered to take them prisoner. If anyone has any information or lists where his name might show up it would be really cool to know. My dad had some stuff that an ex airman from Britain had emailed to us but it got lost when our computer got infected with a virus. My grandfather knew some of the people that took part in the great escape and I am sure my dad said he knew Paul Brickhill well as well as Roger Buschnell and Wally Floody. Thank you, much appreciated! my name is Logan Blott and my email is saleen4me_27@hotmail.com, you can also get in touch with me through my Facebook account under the same name

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Date: 20 January 2012
Time: 17:25:45

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Good afternoon, My grandad was a Corporal in the RAF. He was captured in Athens 1945 and escaped in Volos, (greece)1946 He was a POW OF E.L.A.S GREEKS WW11. Does anyone have any information on the E.L.A.S. all I know is that they where forced marched in bad conditions. Kind regards Dylan dylan_m_c@hotmail.com

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Date: 25 January 2012
Time: 23:23:43

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I am trying to trace any information about my father's Uncle Anthony Thomas Murphy of Liverpool. He was a prisoner of the Japanese in WW2 and survived the war but died a few years after. He run the Horseshoe Pub in Liverpool. I do not know what force he may have been a member of and was most likely a merchant seaman like his brothers. Any information gratefully received John email: jfmscouse@aol.com

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Date: 07 February 2012
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My Father George Watson was captured in Singapore and was a prisoner of war with the Japanese for three and a half years.I dont know what regiment he was with. I know nothing more than that as he died in 1962 when I was a baby. As it is approaching the fiftieth anniversary of his death I have decided to start some research.He was from Glasgow .Any help would be welcomed. Thank you watsonthomson@aol.com

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Date: 08 February 2012
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i am trying to find out which prison camp my farther was in in world war 11 his name was andrew hutchison he was from dundee scotland he was in the black watch he died in dundee in 1947

heather mattson. hmattson7@yahoo.com

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Date: 19 February 2012
Time: 11:55:50

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Yvonne Denton ramblingrose@waitrose.com My husband was a pow in Stalag 11XA Hatmansdorf Chemnitz. His name was Stan Denton and his regiment was the Hamshires. It would be lovely to find out if there was anyone that knew him.

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Date: 21 February 2012
Time: 21:35:32

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I am Marine Vahradyan from Armenia my E-mail address is : vaspurakan-ns@yandex.ru Dear fiends I beg you to help me find out how i can get an information about the former Soviet Union prisoners who was in Grodno concentration camp (in Belorussia in former Soviet Union)and I know exatly (because i have a witness who was alive still and now he lives in california and who was in the same concentration camp with my uncle Samson Vahradian, but keep silence,saying me "he was very old and don't remember nothing). My uncle (father's brother) Samson Vahradian-born approximately in 1913 was as Soviet soldger been in Grodno concentration camp in 1943, and after WW II being free in 1945-1950 emigrated to US. As I wrote he was born in 1913 in Armenia, and we have many facts that he now lives in USA. How can I find out his or his family's place of location. please help me people, I beg YOU. I promise to my father when he died to find his brother Samson Vahradian. sincerely Marine Vahradyan I trust you kind men my phone number Armenia- Yerevan (37410)55-03-31

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Date: 24 February 2012
Time: 11:38:12

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Hi Does anyone have any memories / info on Corporal John Robertson E company 4TH Camerons. Captured at ST Valery and a POW in STALAG XXA. I believe he was moved to Oerbke 357. From Broadford on the Isle of Skye. Thank you His Grandson Norman MacArthur e-mail tormodmacartair@btinternet.com

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Date: 28 February 2012
Time: 17:01:46

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I'm looking for records of my uncle, Alexander Walker, who was taken Prisoner of War in WW1. He was an RSM. Sue Tompsett alan.sue.tompsett@btinternet.com

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Date: 23 April 2012
Time: 19:20:37

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Linda Cook lyn.cook@tiscali.co.uk My Dad was taken prisoner on the island of Crete during Ww2 the information l have is that he was hiding in some caves and was hunted out be the Germans after they throw flame thowers into the cave.They were herded to a village from there the long treck to Poland began.Im holidaying in Crete again this year and would love to visit these places.Is there any possiblity I could find any information perhaps the name of the village. If so could you point me in the right direction Regards Linda

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Date: 25 April 2012
Time: 10:38:35

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Barry Eade son of Stan Eade P.O.W. at XXB and on hunger/death march to germany. Can you tell me did the Red Cross have any records of casulties as they were repatriated by the advancing americans as i am trying to find where he met the americans and finished his war. Many thanks Barry barryeade@yahoo.co.uk

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Date: 27 April 2012
Time: 18:14:55

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Did Mrs. Peachey already get an answer? There is some information in dutch sources about the flight she mentioned. Greetings, Dik Bruins, Netherlands dikbruinszwolle@gmail.com

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Date: 09 May 2012
Time: 10:32:12

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I am trying to find anyone who knew dvr r nicol in stalag ivd at torgau between 1941 and 1945. My name is bob farrow and i am the son in law of r nicol. My email address is patfarrow@hotmail.co.uk

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Date: 15 May 2012
Time: 11:51:44

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Please put the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women of Great Britain (AJEX) Jewish Military Museum on your links at www.ajex.org.uk Can you direct me to a web site I used once giving lists of POW's of the Germans in WW2?

martin.sugarman@yahoo.co.uk

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Date: 16 May 2012
Time: 18:55:02

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malcolm.charlton274@btinternet.com I am trying to find more information about my father Sgt A.Charlton 4387755 4 East Yorks Regt.He was captured at Gazala on 31st May 1942, and was a prisoner at camp 54 (Fara Nel Sabina)He escaped, & was recaptured after 18 days, after 8 day imprisonment at Camp Avezzano,He was put on a train for Germany. He jumped from the train about tem miles west of Avezzano and made his way south, meeting Allied troops at Piedimonte. After this I cannot find any other information other than he mentioned in dispatches.

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Date: 17 May 2012
Time: 17:44:57

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Hi When I found your site I was thrilled to see that there is a National Ex-Prisoner of War Association. I was thrilled to the point that in the POW camp list there is no mention whatsoever of any of the Japanese POW camps where so many of our Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen sat forgotten for many years. Very disappointed that the list excludes that portion of a war that cost so many so dearly. Mick Power

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Date: 19 May 2012
Time: 13:22:03

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Members might find the following 2 links to Youtube videos of interest. I made them of my father, Harold Pitt recounting his experiences from the battle along the La Bassee Canal before Dunkirk, his capture and life as a POW. Members can contact me at diipii@hotmail.co.uk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEtgKZdY7-E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3it-fOcMFQ

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Date: 21 May 2012
Time: 11:50:40

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www.changipowart.com Introducing a new website of 300 images dedicated to Des Bettany who served during WWII with Lancashire gunners on 25 pounders. Evacuated from Dunkirk and posted to North Malaya he was imprisoned at various sites in Changi. He painted to keep his sanity. This artwork of his service life before and after the Capitulation of Singapore is a range of fascinating illustrations, done sometimes with humour. This new website has been put together by Des’ family as a tribute and to help raise awareness of what the POWs went through, as seen through the eyes of one man, Des Bettany. The site can be found at www.changipowart.com

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Date: 02 June 2012
Time: 07:59:15

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POW Roger J Sullivan from Massachsetts Stalag 5B Villingen 1943 Army Rangers

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Date: 04 June 2012
Time: 04:10:45

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I am trying to get any information on my farther who was a prisoner at Fallingbostel prison.He was Edward Mataeuse Borowiak who was in the Russian merchant navy. His ship was captured on the Black Sea by a U boat. They were then taken to Italy and transported to Germany by rail. When the camp was liberated he joined the British tank transporters and then was repatriated to Australia.Paul Borowiak-bobbydazzlla@gmail.com

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Date: 06 June 2012
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r.jones1352@sbcglobal.net My uncle Lawrence Weire was in the british army and was captured at Dunkirk. 1 would like to trace his journey in Germany pow camps thank you

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Date: 10 June 2012
Time: 14:48:56

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I am interested if Ann Hayes from Wales has any info on life in Stalag 9c. See Photo Galleries/Stalag POW/Stalag9c that she has submitted. The photo on the far right, second row down includes my father, Pte Frank Carter, Norfolk Regiment POW no 444. He is seated on front row second from left and I don't know how he came to be there except he was captured further along the coast from Dunkirk thus spending most of the war as a POW. He did make several attempts at escaping - "it was the thing to do". Cheryl Rayner - cheryl@harbottle.net

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Date: 18 June 2012
Time: 22:21:42

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I have 2 p o w numbers of my father in w w 2 one in germany and one in italy . how do i find out what camps he was in .

 

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Date: 19 June 2012
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I have been trying to research my grandfather Private James William Davis 25th NZ Battalion WWII, Army Number 32848. So far I know very little and am trying to build a story line for my son who is very interested in the story and am trying to find out more. My family knows very little about his service. he was taken prisioner in POW camp: CAMPO PG 57 PM 3200 ITALY...WAR CAMP STALAG IVB AND STAGLAG IVD BERLIN GERMANY. So I put a search into google for: campo P.G 57,P.M. 3200, Italy James William Davis. This bought up the first article which says it comes from this site the infor under the address says the following: Is there anyway of identifying the camp in Italy or any other camps in ... association plus a couple of far east P.O.W'S we would like to thank all of the staff at .... Mr. Davis lived in Cambridge, UK after the war and was very active in the .... He was sent to PG57 Gruppignano then work camp C.C.N.107 P.M.3200 at Torviscosa. However I can not seem to find this information on this site. Can you please tell me how to get to this information as I think this is my grandfather as he was from Cambridge. Or please email me with any other information that you may have. Dakota sweet.lil.fox@gmail.com Thank you for taking the time to read this and for any help that you may be able to give me. :))

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Date: 23 June 2012
Time: 10:57:33

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Hello. My Name is Brendan Scully and I am writing from Australia. A bit of a convoluted story follows, but please bear with me. Mt father was John Francis Scully, a member of the Australian 8th. Division signals group of the AIF who spent considerable time as a POW of the Japanese in Changi and a lot of time as part of "F" force on the Thai-Burma railway. Recently I have been organising a family trip, or pilgrimage to be more accurate, to Thailand to see where the 'old man' was. In my inquiries to check records, so that I could organise the trip accurately, his diary came to light. A part of this diary - ( I am still awaiting a copy of the relevant section ) was either written by him, or for someone else dictating to him, or by someone else using his available pages. The salient details of this section are that it relates to a Petty Officer Peter Gillman, of Yorkshire, of the HMS "Grasshopper". I presumne now, that he too was a POW of the Japanese at that time, given Google avaialable records relating to that ship. I do not know if he survived the war, or anything else about him. What I was wondering is, presuming that he is now most probably deceased:- does he have interested descentants who may like a copy of what was recorded, and or, is your assocation interest in having a copy of what was recorded in my fathers diary relevant to your serviceman. I am very curious and interested in such historical matters,and in gaining further knowledge. Men of my fathers generation did not talk about the war much, and secondly, what they did wsrite contemporaneously is very rare indeed. We have lost too many living libraries of that era, and maybe some Petty Officer Gillmans descentants, if any, or your assoication on behalf of future generations, would like to know just that little bit more than is presently known. Thanks for your time time. Brendan Scully

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Date: 23 June 2012
Time: 14:45:30

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I am searching for any relevant information apropos of my late uncle, Trevor Gordon Chamberlain, taken prisoner by the Japanese authorities following the fall of Singapore during WW2. I have been unable to establish to which unit/regiment he was allied, but, being from what was then Huntingdonshire, would assume that it was either a Fenland or East Anglian. I am aware that he spent time on Sark immediately after demob and later lived in either Fulham or Chelsea in London, although the dates are somewhat sketchy and I have no family members from this era still alive with which to discuss it. My memories are of a thoughtful, studious and artistically gifted person although, in common with so many of his ilk, not particularly forthcoming about his wartime experiences. Any help offered would be greatly appreciated. All e-mails, etc, will be promptly answered. Many thanks, Richard Bennett e-mail: ageing.hippy@lineone.net or thedirigible@tiscali.co.uk

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Date: 01 July 2012
Time: 15:58:02

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Paul Forden, of Stocton on Tees, On the Pegasus archive website,the photo gallery for stalag 4g the lower photos on the page ,numbers 2 and 3 out of the 4 photos shown are of a building in Pittlerstrasse ,the old factory of pittler tools. Was this building the Elida perfume factory,and then a hospital for the camp huts and watchtower on the other side of the road,lager 41 wahren station?. j.Briggs

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Date: 06 July 2012
Time: 11:04:10

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My mothers first husband, George william Kirk, was in stalag xx-b, he only survived for 3 monthes after coming home, and died of he's experience in the camp. I would be really grateful if anyone could shed any more light on where he was captured etc. He was in the Oxford and Light Infantry, but came from London.

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Date: 10 July 2012
Time: 16:01:36

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I am searching for relatives of Dr. Horn who was interprator in Stalag IIC in Greifswald in the period from June 1940 till December 1940. He was very kind to my grandfather who was a prisoner there. ellengeubels@hotmail.com

 

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Date: 20 July 2012
Time: 08:39:22

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Hi, I have located a WW1 service medal which belonged to my Great Grandfather Private David Mitchell of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, regimental 9508. I have found papers on ancestry.com relating to his service and imprisonment in Gustrow POW Camp but would like to find out more if their is any information relating to his time at Gustrow. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I can be contacted at bvlee2@bigpond.com

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Date: 24 July 2012
Time: 13:52:20

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Hello, My father was a POW Stalag XXB 1940 - 1945. He along with all POW's never got the recognition that was due to them. Now the Rt.Hon.Jim Murphy M.P. is going to ask Parliamentary questions with regards to awarding medals to POW's. He has asked me to suggest questions for the House, I think it only right & proper that suggestions come from this association & to be there on the day they are asked. Please get in touch with Jim Murphy & copy me in or/and get in touch with me with any comments. Jacqueline Dickson jmd9@hotmail.co.uk

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Date: 30 July 2012
Time: 17:10:31

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Hello. At the beginning of the month i sent a cheque and request to become a member, i sent the cheque and details to Mr Les Allan at the address posted on the website, i have tried to ring but get a answerphone, so far i have heard nothing, can you clarify. Best regards. keith Newman.

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Date: 16 August 2012
Time: 18:26:06

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My father, Frederick William Morley, was a POW in Leipzig Germany during WW11 and was in the Scots Guards and 8th Army would there be any official data of his having been as aforementioned anywhere.Please email: nadia.alaoui@talktalk.net

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Date: 21 August 2012
Time: 06:53:11

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i am looking for a pow a narciso dante plazzotta in Germany stallag 17around 1940,s or is there some else i should be looking

 

livpop1955@hotmail.com please reply for plazzotta

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Date: 02 September 2012
Time: 12:52:41

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For a list of pows names,numbers ,rank,record office and pow number ,there is a book of names in middlesbrough library in the central area ten minutes walk from the bus station. the book is on the top floor in a glass bookcase on the right hand side as you enter.

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Date: 08 September 2012
Time: 02:42:45

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i have found some information regards my uncle hector smith sergeant in the gordon highlanders from Aberdeen died a pow Singapore 1942 his name is on the memorial at kanji cemetery Singapore ,he was also on the ship rooseboom that was torpedoed i hope this might help anyone hectorsboyle@gmail.com i am hector smith boyle

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Date: 22 September 2012
Time: 23:52:35

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I am looking for a friend of my grandfathers, Tommy Rhodes. My grandfather left a diary where Tommy features. They were both taken captive in north Africa by the Italians, possibly Libya, they certainly travelled through Libya. My grandfather was later taken, possibly from Italy, to Germany but there is no more mention of Tommy. There are some stories in the diary that I think Tommy's family may like to read.

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Date: 26 September 2012
Time: 09:31:30

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Hello, my father was a prisoner of at Torun Poland stalag xxa. I read an article by David Garnett posted in 2008. I would like to visit stalag xxa as Mr Garnett did, he says in his article that he is happy to pass on details of how to arrange a visit. Please could you provide me with his contact details. thanyou Andrew Paine paines@wanadoo.fr

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Date: 03 October 2012
Time: 16:36:54

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Looking for stories on any information on my grandad, he was POW at STALAG 8B. in WW2. he was a private in the Green Howards, he was also a bandsman, playing the trumpet and bugle. Private Joe Gildroy from Whitby, army number – 4391280 POW number - 29215 any information would be greatfully received. James Gildroy email - jamesg1981@hotmail.com

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Date: 08 October 2012
Time: 21:54:03

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from Daniel Jurgens Woodbridge New Jersey USA. I have a photo copy from the NARA of an ID with my Fathers name [Henry F. Jurgens] dated April18 1945, from Stalag X1B, I canhardley make out the signiture of the [PW camp contact man] but it looks like WD Lightfoot? can anyone shed light on this man? jurgensd1@aol.com

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Date: 23 October 2012
Time: 04:54:45

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Phil Bensted dialabull1@bigpond.com Just finished a web site that you may find interesting - experiences of a member of the 2/26th AIF in Changi and Burma Railway: http://bobkelsey.net

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Date: 26 October 2012
Time: 14:08:59

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You may be interested in a new book coming out on Thursday about ornithological activities in POW camp by my father, Peter Conder and John Buxton, John Barrett, George Waterston and Barney Thompson and others. Birds in a Cage by Derek Niemann

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Date: 28 October 2012
Time: 23:12:42

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Hello, Trying to collect more information about my Father's short time as a POW, F/O Stanley W Dellow. He was a navigator on a Beaufighter KV930 of 19 Squadron based at Biferno in Italy. They were shot down in Sept 1944 and ditched just offshore from the Ionian islands, they were subsequently picked up from their raft by Greek partisans who took then ashore, fed and watered them and treated them as heroes (well they were!)for 2 days, they then bravely tried to smuggle them at night on a fishing boat back to the Italian mainland, but came under attack from heavy MG fire from ashore and from a german patrol boat and my father was captured, he could not swim, silly arse, his pilot Lt R Geater SAAF jumped ship and swam ashore and by sheer guts and determination eventually made it back to Italy. After being shuffled around various internment camps he finally arrived at Stalag luft 3, Sagan around November time. According to his prisoners wartime log book he was in Belaria camp, mess 16 which he shared accomodation with 12 officers. Unfortunately his log entries cease at Christmas so I have no information re the camp evacuation and the notorious winter march these brave men were forced to undertake. My father sadly died in 1973 aged only 52 so I lost my hero dad as teenager, my grandmother always felt what he went through contributed to his early death. I would be very grateful if anyone has any more information even perhaps about his fellow kreigies, I have a few names from his log I believe he shared mess 16 with. Fl/lt WT Goss from Watford F/sgt G Wheaton from South London J ONeil (no rank shown) London F/O HW Soderlund, Canada Please feel free to email or post a message on here. regards Martin Dellow email mnd@bizkarts.com

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Date: 13 November 2012
Time: 19:17:45

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I am trying to find information on a relative who was a POW , we think, at Marlag O. His name was John lennon known as Jack. Details I have are that he was in the Navy and captured in an operation to link up with Yugoslav Partisans. I have no service record but he lived in Birtley, County Durham. Can you help? John Meredith john-meredith@btconnect.com

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Date: 17 November 2012
Time: 12:53:50

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My name is Jim Lowe, I am researching my Father Eric 'Lofty' Lowe's time as a prisoner of war from May 1940 to April 1945. A member of the Royal Corp of Signals he was capture bewteen Cassel and Dunkirk. He spent the entire war in Stalage XXA 35 Gaudenz Internat 35. Was part of the long march being liberated by the Americans at Watzum south of Braunschweig at 2.45pm on 11th April. I have some gaps to fill and would apreciate any help in my information gathering.

Jim Lowe jimjan8@btinternet.com Hillcrest Buckland Brewer Devon EX39 5LN

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Date: 17 November 2012
Time: 16:23:50

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lager 41 wahren railway station. james henry briggs 252593 1943 ,45 rnf.age 23.33 pittlerstrasse on the other side of the road through the trees/ ?. a hospital for the pows?. j briggs.

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Date: 18 November 2012
Time: 00:06:54

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Ian Eeles secser46@yahoo.co.uk Hello Kev

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Date: 21 November 2012
Time: 18:38:07

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Hello from ex-pat Geordie, My late Uncle Harry[Henry] Wells from Newcastle, was an escaped POW but further than that I know very little. I know he escaped through Italy then made it to Switzerland. Had a mate called Chris. I would love to know where he was captured etc. as he never spoke about his War. I believe he was RA,but not sure. After War he was a truck driver for many local firms. Any info would be gratefully accepted and appreciated. Jim, [nedecgoon@aol.com]

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Date: 29 November 2012
Time: 13:52:52

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My father was Sgt Cyril Evans No 7588367. I have 155 letters written by him from Campo 78 Sulmona, 55 from Stalag V11A and one or two from Stalag 383. How do I get his POW records? I would be very pleased to hear from anyone how has any information about these POW camps. He was in the RAOC and captured in 6th April 1941 in North Africa. How did they get home? How were they move from Italy to Germany? I am compiling a list of names mention in his letters. sandra.daisymeadow@yahoo.co.uk

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Date: 04 December 2012
Time: 11:17:26

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Hello - I'm researching my father's RAF service during WWII - I believe he had to bale out and was taken to an Italian POW camp, and that he was able to walk out once the Italians had surrendered. His name was Leonard Miller and his service number was 652290. I have a copy of his service record, but there doesn't appear to be any reference to his time as a POW. Any info or suggestions as to how I could find out more gratefully received. Mark Miller mark.miller72@gmail.com

Date: 30 December 2012
Time: 01:46:00

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Wonderful site. How does one obtain access to the Stalag Luft III video? When I click, it says "not available in your area." My father was an American POW there during WWII.

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Date: 31 December 2012
Time: 11:36:36

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Please could anyone help? I am trying to find out which POW camp my grandfather, Alexander Malcolm MacColl was held in WWII in Burma. He was Burmese police and held in solitary confinement but thankfully survived. Amy suggestions where to research this further would be gratefully received. Thank you. alisondenmark@yahoo.co.uk

Date: 03 January 2013
Time: 15:49:53

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My grandad, Joseph L.G. Cooper, was held at Stalag VIII B in Lamsdorf Poland. He is currently 97 years old (98 in March) and took part in the Long March. He tells a story of his escaping as he'd climbed into a hay loft to sleep and when he woke up the rest of hsi unit had gone. He returned to the UK via a US military plane.

Date: 15 January 2013
Time: 19:07:07

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Hi, I have a photo of a group of servicemen sent to my mother during ww2 with the stamp M Stammlager XXB with a word that looks like Geprall ( maybe alt not ll) it's a bit blurred and below that I think the number 6. Can you tell me what these words mean? I could email the photo if that would help Thanks much A. McCabe email: amccabe224@rogers.com

Date: 18 January 2013
Time: 12:04:45

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in the photo of stammlager 20b with the stamp mark on it, the word could be gepruft which means examined in german.the 6 nummber a censor.

Date: 20 January 2013
Time: 05:02:42

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Hello, noting several references to Charles Dick's book of poems and Stalag XXA. We have a copy that Charles sent to my father, Lcpl Austen Deans, (20th Btn, NZEF.) Dad was commissioned as assistant war artist for New Zealand 2 days before the Battle of Crete, where he was wounded and taken prisoner. He was in XXA from 1941 - 43, both Graudenz and Fort XV,Torun. From XXA he was moved to Genshagen 'holiday camp' before transfer to XVIIIB in Austria. He continued to paint through his POW years, including many portraits, a couple of which have come to light recently. He was much more open about his experiences in his later years and I had the fun of taking him on a google earth trip to Poland and Fort XV, which is still visible there. He died aged 95 in 2011. We have a number of his XXA paintings (thanks to Red Cross) if anyone is interested. Thank you for this site. Paul Deans deansart@xtra.co.nz

Date: 06 February 2013
Time: 21:24:37

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Jordan Sadler jtsworks@hotmail.com My Great uncle James Moore Ratcliffe was a POW in numerous camps, here are the ones I know of. Sept 1943 was a P.O.W at an Italian camp called Campo 5. Germans took over the camp and were transporting prisoners to Germany once the train got near Salzburg he and some other officers escaped through a hole he had made in the side of the train with a hacksaw blade. 3 months later he was recaptured after being wounded in a bombing on the Partisian Hospital an was sent to OFLAG V111F/79, ( Might that have also been known as Stalag 344???). While he was imprisoned at Oflag 79 he was rewarded the George Medal for disarming some bombs that had be drop by allied forces. Sorry to have made such a lengthy message but the more info I give the easier it might be to get help. Thanks for reading Jordan S

Date: 07 February 2013
Time: 12:59:38

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My Uncle - DICK NYE - was a POW in Altengrabow Stalag 11A - he served in the Buffs. I would love to know more if anyone can help it would be much appreciated. Thanks Kevin Nye (kevin.nye@hotmail.co.uk)

Date: 19 February 2013
Time: 06:21:25

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I would like to know where the British prisoners were sent after first being held at PG73 Carpi, Italy. I believe my father along with many others would have been sent to Germany but to which camp? Thank you. David Mitchell email: mitc77@dia.janis.or.jp

Date: 01 March 2013
Time: 16:11:41

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I am researching Campo 21, Chieti, Italy, and would be very interested to make contact with any veteran of that camp, or the family of any veteran. My own father was there from August 1942 until August 1943. Brian Lett brian@brianlettauthor.com

Date: 04 March 2013
Time: 08:49:26

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Searching for information regarding my Grandfather Lt Col L B Jones and details surrounding his release after being held prisoner of war approx 1943 - 1944. He was then posted in Bangalore and my mum never knew why /how he was allowed to be exchanged for a German officer. He told he she would have to wait 40 yrs to find out the circumstances -by which time he had died. Is it possible to get this info now? Sarah McNamara sarah.mcnamara@education.wa.edu.au

Date: 07 April 2013
Time: 12:57:40

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paul forden,have you any imformation about the pow work camp lager 41? across the road from the hospital in pittlerstasse ,wahren,leipzig. the photo you have taken when standing at the top of pittlerstrasse is right opposite the camp site in the wooded area.the address of this lager 41 is wahren railway station. j briggs,son of a pow.sorry no email address.

Date: 12 April 2013
Time: 17:31:53

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My father was a Sgt Glider Pilot (ex Royal Artillery) who was wounded whilst dug in, in the grounds of the Hartstein Hotel in Arnhem. I believe he was taken to a hospital in Arnhem then to Stalag Luft XI. He always maintained that the care given by German Doctors saved his arm, albeit leaving him with a disability. His name was Reginald Robert Baker. As a career soldier prior to the war he was a Bombadier - originating from Suffolk. If anyone remembers him we would be pleased to know. Robert Baker - bob.baker44@btinternet.com

Date: 12 April 2013
Time: 17:54:27

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This is a long shot but I am trying to find out where my aunt's brother was buried. He was called Kenneth Iron and was shot by a sniper in France whilst walking near their camp - I believe this was some time near the end of the war. He came from West Yorkshire. Any assistance welcomed. caro_fr_04@hotmail.com

Date: 13 April 2013
Time: 18:28:10

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Hello, my name is Denise Chinery and my email address is denisej.adams@ntlworld.com. I am trying to find any information on my grandfather Harry Percy Chinery, during ww1 he was in the Cameroons regiment, lived in Ipswich Suffolk, Born 1899. He told his son (my father) he was interned as a POW in WW1 in Germany. How can I try to trace this for my father. Many thanks and kind regards, Denise.

Date: 23 April 2013
Time: 09:09:42

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I am researching a Captain Colin Yeo 23rd Field Regt R.A. on behalf of his daughter. He was taken prisoner at St Valery 1939. I have his service records from army office in Glasgow, but they give no details of where Capt Yeo was imprisoned. He was awarded the Military Cross File no 68/Gen/8169. And 'Recommended by 51 Division Pow Pool' 'Theatre Ex Pow' Does anyone know what all this may mean - and if so can you advise me please in making further research on this subject? Kind Regards, R.Andersson ex REME rb111@live.com

Date: 04 May 2013
Time: 10:24:26

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  Date: 06 May 2013
Time: 09:07:50

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Joy Selig....simcha55@hotmail.com. IM Looking for my father ROMAN KOZIEL...who was interred at Buchenwald then 1945 in DPcamp Stallingbostel if this information is correct. Or a Roman Koziel who had a brother called Stasiek (perhaps short for Stanislaw) Koziel. I have a photo of him. I realize he probably is no longer living. Please...any information ASAP ]

Date: 06 May 2013
Time: 17:35:17

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Hello Thanks for this web site. My father was a prisoner in Stalag 9C, Bad Sulza. He is in the first picture posted by Anne Hayes, numbered 1850. My dad's right boot is just above the 5 of 1850. His name is James Bernard McKaveney. My dad died 10 years ago but talked very little of his experiences. I would like to find out some more and have some similar photographs to the above. Would it be possible to pass this message onto Anne Hayes, perhaps she could put some names to some faces or possibly fill me in on some details of what life was like in the camp. Thanks Kevin kevin@westloch.fsnet.co.uk

Date: 07 May 2013
Time: 19:05:11

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I regret to inform you that my father, Leonard Drayton, died this morning aged 94. He was formerly in the 4th Battalion of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, taken prisoner at Cassel and was held in Stalag XX A. His Stalag XX A diary shows Room 10. He has cards for The Returned Prisoner of War Association, Membership No 3995, and a life membership of the RASC Regimental Association, membership no L2448. Regards. Julie Wyatt No reply needed but my email is juliannwyatt@btinternet.com

Date: 17 May 2013
Time: 16:28:27

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researching my Grandad's WW2 history, I would be grateful for any information please. John Henry Hill known as Jack, RN Able Seaman. POW number 323. Was on SS Tottenham when it sunk June 1941. Does anyone know him, think he was in Marlag n Milag and Stalag 344. Thank you kathryn.lynch@btinternet.com

Date: 17 May 2013
Time: 19:15:25

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Hello I wondered if anyone can help me. Thomas reginald buckingham fought in the spanish civil war. Between 17 july 1936 to 1 april 1939,I wondered if anyone can provide me with any info about him such as was he a volunteer, what unit was he in and his dog tag number and any info. I would be very gratful if anyone can help me. My contact address is jennyusa100@gmail.com

Date: 20 May 2013
Time: 13:30:06

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Looking for information about my Grandfather, James Edward Jamieson, Merchant Navy taken prisoner about 1941. Steve Dobson fetlar13@yahoo.co.uk

Date: 23 May 2013
Time: 00:19:53

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Hi I am inquiring if there is a list of prisoners of war that the French would have had. My father(german) was held in a French POW camp but I do not know which one and thought there may be a master list I can search to find the information Thank You Kathleen Chicago

Date: 26 May 2013
Time: 08:21:32

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My name Galanis Dimitris. My grandfather Greek prv. Galanis Dimitris was a prisoner of war in Servigliano (p.59). My grandfather was arrested by Italian soldiers when they returned from the Albanian front in 1940 -1941. They sent him to P.59 and he stayed there for 8 months. I would like to send me any documentation you have to mention the name of my grandfather, or photograph that can be imaged. Thanks in advance Dimitris Galanis - dsgalain3@gmail.com

Date: 26 June 2013
Time: 12:46:43

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Dennis Norman Riley age 95 Passed away after a long stay in QMC Nottingham. He will be missed by all that knew him. He was a Japanese POW for 3years 6 months in Borneo. No more pain. God bless. Janet

Date: 03 July 2013
Time: 15:18:00

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bev keenan bev.keenan@yahoo.co.uk Hi i am trying to find out if my grandfather was held POW at the Eden Camp YOrk

Date: 04 July 2013
Time: 10:14:47

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work camp lager 41 wahren railway station , just off pittlerstrasse ,leipzig. any other imformation on the camp? j briggs,elswick ,newcastle on tyne.

Date: 17 July 2013
Time: 21:32:55

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Fantastic stories and camaraderie. You will never be forgotten. Best wishes Duncan Boar ex RAF Serviceman

Date: 21 July 2013
Time: 12:02:58

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I am looking for anyone who was in Stalag 357 (Oerbke, Fallingbostel) and who knew my Uncle Charlie (747763 Sergeant Charles Henry STEVENS, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 58 Squadron). He was shot down over Holland in 1941 and remained a POW for the rest of WWII. Helena Green (helena.green@btconnect.com).

Date: 25 July 2013
Time: 12:07:04

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Hi My father Patrick Hetherington was a prisoner in Luckenwalde Stalag IIIA. Does anybody know of any photos or have any memories of him. Unlikely I know as he would have been in his nineties if he was still alive. Any other memories of Luckenwalde would be appreciated. liz.hetherington@yahoo.co.uk

Date: 26 July 2013
Time: 17:55:15

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I am after any living relatives, of Lt. royal tank regt. Ronald H C Eastman. prisoner at Oflag V11B. my details are leonard177@btinternet.com

Date: 28 July 2013
Time: 11:28:10

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hello my name is lee foley my grandad percy spencer whitton was captured at arras in 1940 he was a despatch rider with the northumberland fusiliers and on the march to stalag 20b until his release in 1945 i was rearly close to my grandad . i asked him about it he told me everything from begining to the end. some funny times , and of course horrific times which i whant to tell but dont know if i should. my nan was not keen for me to know, i have lots of photos of this time smily propaganda, and most of the postcards sent by him back to my great grandparants. they got a card at first to say he was dead or missing in action. he was 19 when he went to war ,when he came home with his freind ken wolley they had a street party wellcome in havering atte bower for them . my grandad died aged 83 in 2002 .my thoughts are with all his freinds who did not make it ,i hope this is another insite to what these men did thankyou lee foley

Date: 30 July 2013
Time: 21:48:10

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do you have a list of any other Stalag 344. we are looking for information on our Father..Thomas Duncan Taylor of Paisley Scotland

Date: 01 August 2013
Time: 19:53:21

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prisoner Hi My Name is R M Sachs, I am trying to find out anything about my fathers stay in stalag Luft 3, as he never ever spoke about his time as aprisoner of war, or the war in general. he was a rear gunner on 35 sqdn flying halifax aircraft, and was shot down on the 28th of june 1943,during ops over cologne. His personalKarte for stalag Luft 3 was 1706. I would appreciate any info regarding his stay in the camp. I can be e-mailed at sachs300@btinternet.com Best regards R M Sachs

Date: 09 August 2013
Time: 16:31:52

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I think my Father,Private Thomas Johnson,was in Lamsdorf P.O.W. camp,he was captured on the Greek island of Kos in October 1943. Do you have any further information. Regards, Thomas Johnson tomohnsonheftym@gmail.com

Date: 12 August 2013
Time: 10:05:52

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I am currently writing a book about the 1942 Warburg Wire Job at Oflag VI B. A TV documentary is also in the works. I'm seeking any former POWs who were imprisoned in this camp in 1941-42. Please feel free to email me at: mpfelton@yahoo.com Many thanks, Dr. Mark Felton

Date: 13 August 2013
Time: 14:39:52

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My name is Tom O'Reilly. My half brother Gordon Leach was with, to my knowledge the British Expeditionary Force and captured at Dunkirk, spending the war as a POW. I have a photo copy of a card sent in 1943 from Stammlager XXR (154), although the card is stamped Stammlager XXA Geprupt 3. Can anyone please help me understand where and which POW camp he was in. also does anyone have any photographs of that era. My e-mail address is tforeilly@hotmail.com. Any information or help is appreciated. Tom O'Reilly

Date: 20 August 2013
Time: 11:23:33

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Thought you might be interested: Contains oral history of Japanese POW experience A Working Class War The Second World War was not an event but an era. it was a time when many people had to make hard choices and many more had no choices at all. For working class families this was not unusual. Survival continued to be the essential guide to life. While Billy Welch crouched in a Japanese prisoner of war camp, Harry Shingler split rope in an English prison as a conscientious objector. Both of them had chosen the course of action which seemed right; both of them faced unexpected and unpleasant results. Two ordinary working class, families divided by the Thames retell their experiences of life during the Second World War on the home front. This oral history of real lives brings home to us the massive diversity of experience of that one war, over half a century ago, which continues to fascinate us.

https://eastside-community-heritage.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/a-working-class-war

Date: 10 September 2013
Time: 09:13:24

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Alan Parr, 49 Squadron Association. baparr@tiscali.co.uk Would you please let A/C Charles Clarke know that our Chairman, Ted Cachart died early yesterday morning. He will be deeply missed. Thank you Alan

Date: 13 September 2013
Time: 14:11:32

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I have just found your most memorable site and send my congratulations on putting this together. I am seeking advice, not about a prisoner of war but my father who served with the 13 RMT Coy RASC from March 1940 until sometime between September 1941 and February 1942. I have war diaries and service record. Some war diaries from December 1940 and June 1941 are missing as are those from September 1941 onwards. I saw the following and wondered if this was a reference to my father's company. Sent in by James Smith, Associate Member 2740 David Smith was a driver with 13MT Reserve Coy, RASC and was captured in Crete in 1941. After Crete and Salonika, he arrived in Stalag VIIIB on 30th August 1941. In November 1940 the 13RMT was in the UK, by July 1941 they were in Kilo 69 Bagush - any information on the missing period would be appreciated. Also what happened to the company after August 1941? Shot in the dark but have reached a blank on this. Many thanks Brian email: betandbrian.bridlington@gmail.com

 

Date: 24 September 2013
Time: 22:15:53

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My Name is Joseph Blum my email yblum@actcom.co.il I'm looking for information about my uncle in law the soldier William (Bill) Lawrie from the 51st Division, Gordon 1st battalion who was POW in Torun POW camp in Poland 1940-1945 (Bill was married to my aunt Lea 1938 in Palestine Israel territory when he served the British Mandate Government in 1936-39 Intifada (Riots). He and my aunt Lea Lawrie died 1999 in Farnborough UK, and I want to commemorate Bill in a book about his service in WW2. Thanks for your help Joseph Blum

Date: 26 September 2013
Time: 17:22:13

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I am trying to find information about my Uncle Alfred GORDON Chelmick RAF number 742844 of 101sqn. He was shot down and captured on 19 Aug 1940 sent to Paderborn, sent to Dalag Luft on 25 Aug 1940, Stalag Luft (Barth) 9 Sept 1942 - 20 April 1942, Stalag Luft 3 22 April 1944 - 25 June 1943, Stalag Luft 6 27 June 1943 - 20 July 1944, Stalag 357 (Thorne) 22 July 1944 - Aug 1944, Stalag Falling Bostel Aug 1944 - 8 April 1945. One specific question was - 'Was he on one of the "Long Marches"?' But any information would be great my email is neilowen45@gmail.com Thanks Neil

Date: 30 September 2013
Time: 14:00:25

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A request for James Smith, Associate Member 2740 if James is looking at the site or anyone can contact him on my behalf On 13 September I posted the following and any information would be appreciated. I am seeking advice, not about a prisoner of war but my father who served with the 13 RMT Coy RASC from March 1940 until sometime between September 1941 and February 1942. I have war diaries and service record. Some war diaries from December 1940 and June 1941 are missing as are those from September 1941 onwards. I saw the following and wondered if this was a reference to my father's company. Sent in by James Smith, Associate Member 2740 David Smith was a driver with 13MT Reserve Coy, RASC and was captured in Crete in 1941. After Crete and Salonika, he arrived in Stalag VIIIB on 30th August 1941. In November 1940 the 13RMT was in the UK, by July 1941 they were in Kilo 69 Bagush - any information on the missing period would be appreciated. Also what happened to the company after August 1941? Shot in the dark but have reached a blank on this. Many thanks Brian email: betandbrian.bridlington@gmail.com In hope thank you Brian

Date: 19 October 2013
Time: 13:27:02

Comments Hi My Name is Roy Baker. I am looking for any information on my uncle William Brown of Glasgow. He died in 1958/9, He was captured at St. Valery, his eldest daughter is Valery, his parents were William David Brown of Donegal and mother was Margaret Brown (nee Pollock) of Glasgow Roy

Date: 22 October 2013
Time: 16:07:24

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My 93 year old father-in-law has just published his memoirs. These include the time when he was a prisoner of war in Italy in 1943. I wonder if he might be able to promote his book with you? It is called Seize the Day by Gordon Huntington and is available on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seize-Day-account-experiences-prisoner/dp/1482776596/

I can be contacted on shirleyhuntington@btconnect.com or on 07976 035557

Thank you. Kind regards, Shirley Huntington

Date: 23 October 2013
Time: 23:24:06

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i am interested to find out more info anf whrte i could possibly locate the whereabouts pf a mr Ronald allitt navu core he reputedly was a pow not sur which camp anyone out there    witj info please charlie.oscar@hotmail.co.uk

Date: 04 November 2013
Time: 20:36:31

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I am searching for information of P/O Eric Hubert Cook RAFnr.123290 born 21-12-1917. He was as a POW from sept.1942 -end WW2? in Stalag Luft 3 Sagan POWnr.6457 Kind regards,Marleen Jennissen marleenjennissen@gmail.com

Date: 20 November 2013
Time: 19:33:54

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My Father Joseph Heywood was a prisoner of war at Stalag XXA in Poland. I am at the present reading a book about the lives and hardships of the prisoners, especially from Dunkirk. My father was in the rear guard and unfortunately did not get away. He obtained his 21st birthday whilst being a prisoner. Dad only told me a few things that went on but luckily he used to sit down with my husband and talk about the atrocities that went on. Those poor men! Garth & June Linnell (nee Heywood) Great Yarmouth, Norfolk garth.linnell@sky.com

Date: 10 December 2013
Time: 14:56:48

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I am trying to track down Tony Talbott, long time editor of your annual paper review. I am Chris HARPER, and my email address is thebaldeagle9@btinternet.com . Tony and I are old (and now older!) friends, and we have been out-of-contact for far too long. Kind regards, Chris Harper

Date: 15 December 2013
Time: 17:19:14

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Dear Association Archivist 2083573 W/Bdr AUSTIN James Herbert Royal Artillery and 2 Commando POW from 06 June 1944 I am in the process of tracing my late father's military service. I have ascertained that he was taken POW on 6th June 1944 on the Adriatic island of Brac in an attempt, as I understand it, to rescue 2 Commando's commanding officer, Lt Col Jack Churchill. My memory of speaking with my father when I was much younger was of him saying that he was sent to a camp in the Black Forest. Very close by their compound was another where Russian women and children were being held. My father spoke of these women pleading with my father and his comrades to take their children away (an impossibility of course). These women knew that the Nazis were about to execute them and their children. Any information that you could supply from your archives would be most helpful. Many thanks Regards Neil James Austin 1 The Chimes Rusper Rd Newdigate Dorking Surrey RH5 5BE

austinnj@gmail.com

Regards Neil James Austin

Date: 17 December 2013
Time: 14:54:18

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Hi I am looking for information on RG Boston who was a POW at Stalag Luft 3 from January 1944. He was the only surviving member of a Lancaster crew upon which my grt uncle was killed on the 5/6 January 1944. The rest of the crew are buried in Berlin. Any information would be greatly appreciated. taniaf.3@btinternet.com  

Date: 21 December 2013
Time: 13:39:13

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My daughter has been set homework about WWII and I thought it would be good if she could try and do something about her Great Grandfather, Sid Grant. I know he enlisted in the 59th anti tank regt, royal artillery 236 battery. He went missing in Egypt in June 1942 and is listed as 11th Forward Regiment. He was then a pow in camp PG65 Sett 3 PM3450 Italy in Oct 1942. He was transferred to PG53 PM3300 in May 1943 and then transferred again to PG148 PM3200 in June 1943. I believe he escaped and was with allied forces in June 1944. My grandad never spoke of the war or what he went through. If anyone can help with any information on the regiment, the pow camps, pictures etc I really would be extremely grateful. Many thanks Wendy. My email wendy_grant2003@yahoo.co.uk.

Date: 05 January 2014
Time: 12:18:03

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Trying to locate anything on my uncle 7905392 I W Lloyd, Armoured Corps PoW 142375 at Stalag XIA formerly PoW Camp Italy No 75 Torre Tresca (Bari) postal mark 3450

Date: 05 January 2014
Time: 12:21:40

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Trying to locate anything on my uncle 7905392 I W Lloyd, Armoured Corps PoW 142375 at Stalag XIA formerly PoW Camp Italy No 75 Torre Tresca (Bari) postal mark 3450 email david.lloyd84@ntlworld.com Thanks

Date: 06 January 2014
Time: 18:57:39

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my dad was a M.Stammlager VI D (Dortmund Westfalen) Name GIOVANI VECCHI number 79996 has any one got any info or pictures ? elmo.cvek@cash.hr

Date: 13 January 2014
Time: 11:03:29

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I am looking for the any information and prisoners of Stalag XXI D in Poznan (Poland). Piotr Zubielik Zakopianska 2 60-474 Poznan Poland zubielik@wp.pl

Date: 18 January 2014
Time: 08:58:34

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I would like to know how I can find the owner of a POW identity tag that my Grandmother has held onto since being a Prisoner in Stalag X1A. The identity Tag reads: KRGEF Stalag X1A 116916. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Gail Marks glmarks5@gmail.com

Date: 19 January 2014
Time: 22:16:59

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karen sayer email : karensayer1965@yahoo.co.uk my grandadfather was pow stalag vIIIB 344 from 29th may 1940 - 14 may 1945 his name was arthur sayer

Date: 20 January 2014
Time: 23:47:13

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FELICE DAL CERO DI MONTECCHI DI CROSARA PLEASE SEND ALL RECORDS IDA DAL CERO SELLA "CARANTS@AOL.COM" BORN 1899..IN WAR AT 17 YEARS OLD FOR 5 YEARS.

Date: 21 January 2014
Time: 00:09:34

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name..gareth thomas email address.. gartom555@msn.com hello i am trying to find my fathers war record. i know a few things but not everything. my daughter asked me about her grandad as she wants to tell her children about him. could you please please help me..as i dont have long to find these facts about my dad. hope you can help me..Gareth

Date: 26 January 2014
Time: 21:26:04

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4447756 Lcpl David Edward Parker 6/DLI. He wrote his POW life (Stalag XX A & B) 1940/45. Email copy available. Cintact his son jim.mgc@blueyonder.co.uk

Date: 29 January 2014
Time: 15:20:26

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my father was in black watch worked in dundee post office with a george cowie. his name was edward stewart. stallag xxa johnstewart47@hotmail.com

Date: 31 January 2014
Time: 14:14:11

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I don't want to go into it now simply because it's a long story. However, I now have in my possession hand-written documents, photographs and other memorabilia of one of your late members, Edward McNulty. This includes his account of his experiences as a PoW in Italy and Germany in WWII. I don't know whether he passed any of this material on and I would like to hear from anyone who had any connection with Eddie. I can be contacted at GrahamASmith@yahoo.co.uk

Date: 17 February 2014
Time: 04:45:39

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Dear Sir/Madam The reason for my correspondence is that I am seeking to obtain my fathers War Medals. His name was Mikelaj ABLAZEJ and was in the Polish Army in WW2. He became a Prisoner of War in Stalag 1.A in Flensburg Germany until he was liberated by the British forces. He then worked in Germany after the War, under British control with restoration work. I have his Polish Armed Forces POW ID. from Flensburg Germany. No 163502 and a POW no 49180. I have written to Ministry of Defence Ruislip Middlesex England, and they say, no record of my Father under British command. No one in Australia has been able to help me at this stage. Can you be of any assistance? Regards Peter Michael Ablazej 784 Reith Rd Waldara Vic 3678 0448223896 0357216898 ablazejg@bigbond.com

Date: 24 February 2014
Time: 09:57:11

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My father Dennis Elliott (from Aldershot in Hampshire) was a Trooper in 1st Bt Royal Tank Regiment he was blown out of his on 30th March 1945 near Bremen and taken to Sandbostel of war camp. I cannot find any record of his 6 weeks of being there. Sadly Dad died in 2010 and I cannot ask him.

Date: 24 February 2014
Time: 20:20:57

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My father was a prisoner of war at Sandbostel from March 1945 for 6 weeks. He was blown out of his tank and taken there after. He was a trooper in the 1st btl Royal Tank Regiment. I cannot see to find any details of my father anywhere. Sadly Dad died in 2010 and I can no longer get any information. He was Dennis William Elliott born on 12th January 1926 from Aldershot in Hampshire, UK. Janis.harris@btinternet.com Mrs Janis Harris daughter of Dennis William Elliott

Date: 04 March 2014
Time: 01:28:08

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I am researching the war history of Arthur Randall No.38870 NZ Infantry, late 19 Battalion of Dunedin, who was taken Prisoner of war in 1942. He died as the result of a battle between German and Russian troops in Sileisia while a POW on 9 February 1945. Do you have any information, where his body is intered. GWGC have his name on a memorial at Alamein. weparker@xtra.co.nz......Thank you very much.

Date: 07 March 2014
Time: 20:11:41

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cavan50@hotmail.co.uk Ann Dennett Am looking for any information regarding my father, who was pow between 1940-45, he was in the Argyll and Sutherland highlanders, and he was imprisoned by the Japanese , all I know is that he worked on a steel bridge in Burma, which is still standing today, I don't know his army number, or what camp he was interred,,,,,, his name is Thomas Francis Dennett,

Date: 10 March 2014
Time: 22:25:11

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I am trying to find out any information regarding my Grandfather Gunner F G Waters Royal artillery Army Number 962613 POW number 35319 I know he was captured in 1942 possibly around the time of Gazala or Mersa Matruh and i know he was held at Campo PG73 and later Stalag 344, What i would like to tie down is his date of capture and his unit history i'm pretty he was in the 58th Heavy Regiment RA, but cannot find any mention of them in North Africa. Many Thanks Richard Knott rknott1999@aol.com

Date: 17 March 2014
Time: 07:18:38

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I am visiting Poland next month and am planning visiting Grudziadz (Graudenz) where my father spent many months as a POW in WW2. I would love to visit where the work camp Graudenz 35 was situated and to find some of the places he mentioned in his diaries - Pioneer Barracks, A Hitler Strasse, Berwinsok Street. Where would I find information or photos of the camp? Many thanks for your help, Carole Grant

Date: 17 March 2014
Time: 07:29:02

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I am visiting Poland next month and am planning visiting Grudziadz (Graudenz) where my father spent many months as a POW in WW2. I would love to visit where the work camp Graudenz 35 was situated and to find some of the places he mentioned in his diaries - Pioneer Barracks, A Hitler Strasse, Berwinsok Street. Where would I find information or photos of the camp? Many thanks for your help. clarinch@hotmail.co.uk

Date: 20 March 2014
Time: 07:18:02

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Matt Gagnon mountain_jam@hotmail.com Greetings, I heard that POW's would put brackets around their signatures on confessions to let the Red Cross and Allies know that they signed under duress and we're not actually admitting to the confession. Is this true? Does this practise have any relevant application today? Thank you so much Matt Gagnon

Date: 23 March 2014
Time: 14:40:55

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My father served with the Argyll and Southern Highlanders and was a prisoner is Stalag 9c for the duration of WW2. I am trying to find out more about him and his service record. His name was William Peter Dempsey mxn_turner@yahoo.com

Date: 23 March 2014
Time: 23:37:58

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Angela Davies. angeladavies1947@hotmail.co.uk. On 27th January just 6 days after his 90th Birthday my Father Ray Davis died. He was a member of your organisation having been taken prisoner in February 1944 when his aircraft from 35 Squadron of The Pathfinder Force was shot down over the Black Forest. He parachuted down and landed in a tree before freeing himself and travelling to within 20 miles of the Swiss border before being captured. He spent a week being interrogated before being transferred to a camp. He was in Stalug Luft V1 until the end of the war and then was forced on The Long March to walk to Hamburg. I would love to hear from anyone who may have known my Father during this time.

Date: 01 April 2014
Time: 21:19:10

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I am trying to find my father. His name was Frederick Joseph Lockwood. I do not know anything about his life apart from he was a prisoner of war. We have had a difficult time but only want peace, understanding and a situation of love, understanding and an ability to talk and be heard.

Date: 08 April 2014
Time: 14:21:30

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I am trying to find any details of members of the 5th Devons taken POW by the Turks in Palestine in 1917 and 1918. If you can give any insights I can be reached at : ddycher@gmail.com Regards Dave Dycher

Date: 08 April 2014
Time: 18:34:45

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Hi I am currently looking into my father's 9th battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. I have him in Nag-Iruku in 1945 along with his brother (William and John Brown). Would his war record give details of camps prior to this date. Many thanks fiona0751@hotmail.com 

Date: 23 April 2014
Time: 11:08:19

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Hello How do I start to find out which POW camp my father was in during 2nd World War? He was taken prisoner by the Japanese at Singapore. Many thanks Steven Cross steveandandrea@blueyonder.co.uk

Date: 04 May 2014
Time: 00:48:19

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Comments My Father Douglas J M Griffiths RAMC 48th(South Midland) Division was a prisoner in Stalag 8B, 21A, 21E, and Oflag 64Z, and finally Heilager Rauer. Like many who returned home he suffered in silence so not to burden those he loved with the horrors that he witnessed. He was taken prisoner near Cassel, while treating those wounded in the withdrawal to Dunkirk. I have been trying find more information about his movements, especially Heilager Rauer which so far I have nothing. Stephen J Griffiths e-mail: sjsmgriffiths@sky.com

 

Date: 08 May 2014
Time: 19:01:18

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A picture of Potrokska street in the centre of Lodz (Poland)- the northern end of the street is a statue of Tadeusz. Kosciuszko on Wolnosci square (Liberty Square). During the german occupation in the second world war, when Lodz became Litzmannnstadt and turned into an attached city to Germany. To find photos in Internet you can type in: The Lodz Getto and Adolf Hitler Strasse.

Date: 09 May 2014
Time: 10:05:17

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Carole Grant.google Graudenz work camp 35.wartime memories stalag 20a. Graudenz 35 450 men working in town factories, Graudenz heue hiemat 35 189 men a satelite built by men from internat? working on building site. Graudenz pow military prison 150 british plus french and belgium,a punishment prison for pows for sentances issued by german court martials. JB Newcastle

Date: 09 May 2014
Time: 15:57:24

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The centre of lodz,poland on google maps shows piotrokska street with the wolnossci square[freedom square] in the centre of lodz with the statue of tadeusz at the northern end of the street. JB Newcastle.

Date: 11 May 2014
Time: 15:31:09

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Hello, In the POW Camp List I see a note of interrogation after Zeithain oflag IVB/Z. According to the papers of my father who was prisoner of war in oflag IVB/Z with General Winkelman, it was in Hohenstein. I am busy to determinate of this was in Hohenstein-Ernsttal.
See http://www.bartvanderpol.nl/images/henk/papieren%20krijgsgevangenschap.pdf

Date: 11 May 2014
Time: 23:41:32

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p.o.w the allied ex prisoner of war medal produced by award medals.can you please tell me what will be the face side of this medal.thank you for any help. barryrutherford@hotmail.com

Date: 12 May 2014
Time: 19:52:09

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Janet L Meeks jlgove@clould .com Would like some information on what camp my father was kept as a pow in Poland. His record show it to be camp 003. His name is Howard Lee Meeks Born May 1920

Date: 13 May 2014
Time: 18:37:06

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THE Commonwealth War Graves Commission is trying to contact next of kin of 39 First World War servicemen buried in Lidzbark Warminski War Cemetery in Poland. A full list of the men's details can be found on the website at www.cwgc.org/media/183225/lidzbarkcasualties.pdf Enquiries are welcome via neaoffice@cwgc.org

Date: 20 May 2014
Time: 16:06:51

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My step Dad, John Edward Larkin joined the Army and second world war at age 15. He was a POW three times and he escaped all three. He remained in the military for about ten years if I remember correctly, And held the rank of Sargent. He held the Purple Heart and bronze star as well as nu merest other ribbons. He died a 48 years ago. To this day we feel the pain of losing him and the pride and joy of having had him in our lives, if only for a short time. He was a great Dad and a great man. He loved the military so much he lived out his years working at the Brooklyn Army Base. I remember he wound up in a military hospital due to shrapnel hitting his spine He's got one living son,who did not get to know him too well but still ardors him. I would like to find out more about his war time record and also find out if he is entitled to any other medal. I would like to present whatever I receive to my brother before I pass. Perhaps you can point me in the right direction to where may obtain this information. Thank you, Miriam A Feldman RonMiriam@hotmail.com

Date: 21 May 2014
Time: 19:58:39

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Just a little more information. My Step Dad John Edward Larkin is listed as having been born 6/22/17, in actuality he was born in 1919. He lied about his age in order to be accepted. His ID# 20258747, he was born in NYC. He enlisted 11/12/1935 and was discharged 11/13/1945.and was in the 212 Coast Artillery. I remember him taking about Germany and France. He died 3/11/1966 and is buried in Long Island. National Cemetery, 2040 Wellwood Ave, Farmingdale, NY.

 


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