2719079 Patrick Joseph CONNOLLY, 1 Irish Guards

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    2719079 Patrick Joseph CONNOLLY, 1 Irish Guards

    WO 344-70-32


    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2719079
    Rank: ?
    Surname: CONNOLLY
    Christian Names: Patrick Joseph
    Decorations: -

    2. Unit (Army): 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): 5th Army
    4. Date of Birth: 10 March 1919
    5. Date of Enlistment: 16 May 1939
    6. Civilian Trade: Machine ?
    7. Private Address: 55 Egar Road, South Croydon, Surrey

    8. Place of Capture: ITALY
    Date of Capture: 2 February 1944

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag 7A Moosburg March 1944 - April 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Yes
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Munchen - Labourer

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    No
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    -

    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?:
    No
    (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?:
    No

    4. Escapes attempted.
    Did you make any attempted or party successful escapes?
    Yes
    (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?)
    -

    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?
    No
    (Give details, places and dates).
    -

    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: 14 May 1945
     
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    Army Number: 2719079
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: Patrick Joseph CONNOLLY
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: Italy
    POW Number: 130283
    Date of Capture: 02/02/1944
    Place of Capture: Italy
    Camp: Stalag VIIA
    TNA Reference: WO 344-70-32

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    Army Number: 2719079
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: J CONNOLLY
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: Italy
    Missing Personnel file: 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS - Italy, Missing Personnel file
    TNA Reference: WO 361/784
    Notes:
    Date of Payment 26 Jan 1944, NO CASH ISSUED 1st Bn. Irish Guards POW announced by Rome radio 4 Feb 1944
    Location as of 16 Jun 1945: 99 Irish Street, Armagh, NI 1st Bn. Irish Guards

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