2719442 John Thomas ALLEN, 1 Irish Guards

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    WO 344-5-1

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2719442
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Surname: ALLEN
    Christian Names: John Thomas
    Decorations: -

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

    4. Date of Birth: 26 Aug 1912
    5. Date of Enlistment: 23 Oct 1939
    6. Civilian Trade: Central Labourer
    7. Private Address: 31 City of 3 Waters, Whitwick, Leicester

    8. Place of Capture: Anzio Bridgehead, Italy
    Date of Capture: 5 Feb 1944

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag 4B Muhlberg 23 Feb 1944 - 29 Mar 1944
    Stalag 357 Thorne 30 Mar 1944 - 8 Aug 1944
    Stalag 357 Fallingbostel Aug 1944 - 7 Apr 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?: No
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?: -



    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 by Platoon Officer, on Training
    (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?: No

    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? -


    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: 10 May 1945
     
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    Army Number: 2719442
    Rank: Lance-Corporal
    Name: Thomas John ALLEN
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: Italy
    POW Number: 278571
    Date of Capture: 05/02/1944
    Place of Capture: Anzio
    Camp: Stlg 357
    TNA Reference: WO 344-5-1

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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Name: ALLEN, John Thomas
    DOB: 26th August 1912
    Place of Birth:
    Residence: as at 1945 - 31 City of 3 Waters, Whitwick, Leicester
    Trade: Labourer
    Parents:
    Census:
    Wife:
    Photo:
    Died:


    SERVICE
    Army Number: 2719442
    Rank: Lance-Corporal
    Regiment/Battalion: Irish Guards, 1st Battalion
    Enlisted: 23rd October 1939
    Discharged:
    Promotions:
    Aquittance Roll:


    Army Casualty List (WO 417):
    2719442 Lance-Corporal ALLEN J Thomas 1944 Irish Guards
    2719442 Lance-Corporal ALLEN J Thomas 1944 Irish Guards
    2719442 Lance-Corporal ALLEN J T 1945 Irish Guards
    The Times Casualty List: published


    PRISONER/MISSING
    Prisoner of War Number: 278571
    Date of Capture: 5th February 1944
    Place of Capture: Anzio Bridgehead, ITALY
    Camp Details & Dates:
    Stalag 4B Muhlberg, 23 Feb 1944 - 29 Mar 1944
    Stalag 357 Thorne, 30 Mar 1944 - 8 Aug 1944
    Stalag 357 Fallingbostel, Aug 1944 - 7 Apr 1945

    POW Liberation Report: See below

    Missing Personnel File Details:
    WO 361/784 2719442 Lance Corporal ALLEN J 1st Bn. Irish Guards
    Location as of 8 Jun 1945: 31 City of Three Waters, Whitwick, Leicester
    Missing, POW 4 Feb 1944 278571 Stalag 357


    MEDALS
    Campaign Medals: Italy Star
    Medal Roll Details:


    REFERENCES
    War Diaries: War Diary: 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS, September 1939 - July 1944
    Archive Files: WO 417, WO 344, WO 361/784
    Publications:
    IG Journal, 1949 - London Branch Membership, 2719442 Guardsman ALLEN J T
    Accounts:
    Newspaper:
    Websites:
    Irish Guards: Prisoners of War - WWII Open Resource Group
     
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    Army Number: 2719442
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Name: J ALLEN
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: Italy
    Missing Personnel file: 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS - Italy, Missing Personnel file
    TNA Reference: WO 361/784
    Notes: Location as of 8 Jun 1945: 31 City of Three Waters, Whitwick, Leicester 1st Bn. Irish Guards Missing, POW 4 Feb 1944 278571 Stalag 357

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    Irish Guards Liberated Prisoner of War Interrogation Questionnaires

    WO 344-5-1

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2719442
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Surname: ALLEN
    Christian Names: John Thomas
    Decorations: -

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

    4. Date of Birth: 26 Aug 1912
    5. Date of Enlistment: 23 Oct 1939
    6. Civilian Trade: Central Labourer
    7. Private Address: 31 City of 3 Waters, Whitwick, Leicester

    8. Place of Capture: Anzio Bridgehead, Italy
    Date of Capture: 5 Feb 1944

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag 4B Muhlberg 23 Feb 1944 - 29 Mar 1944
    Stalag 357 Thorne 30 Mar 1944 - 8 Aug 1944
    Stalag 357 Fallingbostel Aug 1944 - 7 Apr 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?: No
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?: -



    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 by Platoon Officer, on Training
    (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?: No

    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? -


    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: 10 May 1945

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