2718524 Peter Columbus MULLAN, 1 Irish Guards

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    WO 344-228-2


    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2718524
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: MULLAN
    Christian Names: Peter Columbus
    Decorations: -

    2. Unit (Army): 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): 1st DIVISION, 1st ARMY

    4. Date of Birth: 21 Apr 1918
    5. Date of Enlistment: 30 Jul 1936
    6. Civilian Trade: Farmer
    7. Private Address: Highmoor Cross, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland

    8. Place of Capture: Anzio, ITALY
    Date of Capture: 2 or 3 Feb 1944

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Fara Sabina North Rome -
    Stalag VIIA Moosburg -
    VIIIB Lamsdorf -

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Gleiwitz 27 Sep 1944 - 22 Jan 1945 Coal mining

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    Left foot injured Mining 3 weeks

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    No


    PART II

    2. Lectures before Capture
    (State where, when and by whom)
    (a) Were you lectured in your unit on how to behave in the event of capture?:
    Yes, Scotland, Company Commander
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    No

    3. Interrogation after Capture
    (State where, when and methods employed by enemy)
    Were you specially interrogated by the enemy?:
    Yes, Italy after capture, Would you like your relatives to know of your whereabouts?

    4. Escapes attempted.
    Did you make any attempted or party successful escapes?
    (Give details of each attempt separately, stating where, when, method employed, names of your companions, where and when captured and by whom. Were you physically fit? What happened to our companions?)
    Yes. Soon after leaving Fara Sabina Camp North of Rome in lorries. I escaped while Allied aircraft were attacking the column. Recaptured three months later 10 May 1944 by German Military Police, near Masshatelli with three companions, Sergeant Arthur SMITH, ROYAL ARTILLERY, Private K ... ... ... ?

    5. Sabotage.
    Did you do any sabotage or destruction of enemy factory plant, war material, communications, etc., when employed on working-parties or during escape?
    (Give details, places and dates).
    No

    6. Collaboration with enemy.
    Do you know of any British or American personnel who collaborated with the enemy or in any way helped the enemy against other Allied PoWS?
    No
    (Give details, names of person(s) concerned, camp(s), dates and nature of collaboration or help given to enemy).
    -

    7. War Crimes.
    If you have any information or evidence of bad treatment by the enemy to yourself or to others, or knowledge of any enemy violation of Geneva Convention you should ask for a copy of “Form Q” on which to make your statement.
    -

    8. Have you any other matter of any kind you wish to bring to notice?
    -


    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    I fully realised that all information relating to the matters covered by the questions in PART II are of a highly secret and official nature.
    I have had explained to me and fully understand that under Defence Regulations or U.S.A.R. 380-5 I am forbidden to publish or communicate any information concerning these matters.


    Date of Signature: 13 May 1945
     
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    Army Number: 2718524
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: P MULLEN
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    GSM & Clasp: GSM, Palestine Clasp 1936 - 1939
    TNA Reference: WO 100/503
     
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    Army Number: 2718524
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: Peter C MULLAN
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: Italy
    POW Number: 131419
    Date of Capture: 02 - 03/02/1944
    Place of Capture: Anzio
    Camp: Stalag 344
    TNA Reference: WO 344-228-2

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