2719389 Leonard ADAMS, 1 Irish Guards

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    2719389 Leonard ADAMS, 1 Irish Guards

    WO 344-2-1

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2719389
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: ADAMS
    Christian Names: Leonard
    Decorations: -

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

    4. Date of Birth: 20 July 1944
    5. Date of Enlistment: 17 October 1939
    6. Civilian Trade: Stoker (Gas)
    7. Private Address: 6 Avenue Road, West Dowling, Bradford, Yorkshire, England

    8. Place of Capture: Anzio, Italy
    Date of Capture: 10 Feb 1944

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag IVB Germany 26 Feb 1944 - 30 Jan 1944
    Latrena Italy 12 Feb 1933 - 22 Feb 1944
    Stalag 357 Poland 31 Mar 1944 - Jul 1944
    Stalag 357 Germany 23 Jul 1944 - 20 April 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp? No
    Location From & To Nature of Work

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    Bronchitis Bad Accommodation and reprisals in Camp 4 months

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?: No


    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 in Africa and Italy by Platoon and Company Commanders
    (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: 25 April 1945
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2019
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    Army Number: 2719389
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: Leonard ADAMS
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    POW Number: 2757797
    Date of Capture: 10/02/1944
    Place of Capture: Anzio, Italy
    Camp: Stalag 357
    TNA Reference: TNA WO 344-2-1



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