2719321 William J McMURRAY, 2 Irish Guards

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    WO 344-205-2

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2719321
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: McMURRAY
    Christian Names: William James
    Decorations: -

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

    4. Date of Birth: 2 Jul 1914
    5. Date of Enlistment: 10 Sep 1939
    6. Civilian Trade: -
    7. Private Address: 33 Ferndale Street, Lisburn Road, Belfast

    8. Place of Capture: Boulogne
    Date of Capture: 25 May 1940

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: Yes

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf 15 Jul 1940 - 20 May 1944
    Stalag IIIA Luckenwald 23 May 1944 - 8 May 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Hindenburg 7 Aug 1940 - 14 Aug 19400 Coal Mining
    Beuthen 20 Sep 1940 - 20 Dec 1940 Coal Mining
    Tarnau 13 May 1941 - 10 Jun 1941 Lime Work

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:


    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?:
    (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?:

    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?)

    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).

    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?
    (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?

    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: 16 May 1945
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    Army Number: 2719321
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: William J McMURRAY
    Unit: 2 Irish Guards
    Theatre: France 1940
    POW Number: 17050
    Date of Capture: 25/05/1940
    Place of Capture: Boulogne
    Camp: Stalag IIIA
    TNA Reference: WO 344-205-2



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