2718667 Patrick Joseph CORR, 1 Irish Guards

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    WO 344-73-2

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2718667
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: CORR
    Christian Names: Patrick Joseph
    Decorations: -

    2. Unit (Army): IRISH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): -

    4. Date of Birth: 14 June 1919
    5. Date of Enlistment: 6 January 1937
    6. Civilian Trade: Grocery Assistant
    7. Private Address: Kilmascally, Ardboe, Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland

    8. Place of Capture: Anzio, ITALY
    Date of Capture: 4 February 1944

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Laterina Italy 8 Feb 1944 - 20 Mar 1944
    Stalag 7A Moosburg Germany 20 Mar 1944 - 19 Apr 1944
    Stalag 344 Lamsdorf Germany 21 Apr 1944 - 30 May 1944
    Stalag 3A Luckenwalde Germany 1 Jun 1944 - 8 Mar 1945
    Stalag 357 Fallingbostel Germany 11 Mar 1945 - 16 Apr 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Stalag 344 (WC E1) 21 Apr - 30 May General Labouring
    Stalag 344 (WD 734) 10 May - 30 May Repairing railway lines
    Stalag 3A (WC 771) 3 June 1944 - 1 Mar 1945 Food supply depot
    Stalag 357 9 Mar 1945 - 16 Mar 1945 -

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Yes
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    Permanent weakness in my legs and back, Insufficient food, Particularly in the last three months before I was liberated

    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
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    -

    3. Interrogation after Capture
    (State where, when and methods employed by enemy)
    Were you specially interrogated by the enemy?:
    Yes, one day, just after my capture a German Officer said to some of us in English “Dress forward to the front all Irish Guards.” About five of us were told to wait but later we were told to go away and come back later but nothing further came.

    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?)
    I attempted to escape in Italy (Forisabina) but as we didn’t have enough time to finish the tunnel we had to call it off and move further north. I escaped again in Germany with Guardsman FITZPATRICK but was (and he) recaptured after several days freedom.

    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, except very seldom when we had the opportunity to steal or waste German necessities, working tools etc., etc.

    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?
    No


    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: 29 April 1945
     
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    Army Number: 2718667
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: P CORR
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    GSM & Clasp: GSM, Palestine Clasp 1936 - 1939
    TNA Reference: WO 100/503
     
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    Army Number: 2718667
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: Patrick Joseph CORR
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: Italy
    POW Number: 36369
    Date of Capture: 04/02/1944
    Place of Capture: Anzio
    Camp: Stalag IIIA
    TNA Reference: WO 344-73-2

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    Army Number: 2718667
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: P CORR
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: Italy
    Missing Personnel file: 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS - Italy, Missing Personnel file
    TNA Reference: WO 361/784
    Notes: Missing, POW announced by Rome radio 4 Feb 1944
    Location as of 14 Jun 1945: 2 Warple Avenue, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1st Bn. Irish Guards

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