2719825 Roy Arthur George CARDWELL, 2 Irish Guards

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    WO 344-55-1

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2718825
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: CARDWELL
    Christian Names: Roy Arthur George
    Decorations: -

    2. Unit (Army): 1 Company, 2nd Battalion IRISH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): -

    4. Date of Birth: 24 November 1917
    5. Date of Enlistment: 5 January 1940
    6. Civilian Trade: Clerk
    7. Private Address: 15 Burdett Road, Waterloo, Liverpool 22, England.

    8. Place of Capture: Boulogne, France
    Date of Capture: 24 May 1940

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    XXA Thorn, Poland 9 June 1940 - 16 Jul 1940
    58A Gotenhafen, Poland 17 Jul 1940 - 6 Aug 1941
    XXB Marienburg, East Prussia 6 Aug 1941 - 21 Jan 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Gotenhafen 17 Jul 1940 - 6 Aug 1941 General Labouring
    Ot Damerau 10 Aug 1941 - 20 Sep 1943 Farm Labouring
    Ot Eylau 22 Sep 1943 - 20 Nov 1943 Forest Work
    Riesenberg 21 Nov 1943 - 12 Jan 1944 Sugar Beet Factory Work
    Ot Damerau 14 Nov 1944 - 21 Jan 1945 Farm Labouring

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    Poisoned Foot No footwear in Winter 4 months

    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?)
    From Felochen, Dt Eylau, West Prussia. October 1943. Alone covered 20kms. Forced to return owing to intense cold. Absence undiscovered.

    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: 2 May 1945
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    Army Number: 2719825
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: Roy Arthur George CARDWELL
    Unit: 2 Irish Guards
    Theatre: North West Europe
    POW Number: 5754
    Date of Capture:
    Place of Capture: 24/05/1940
    Camp: Stalag XXB
    TNA Reference: WO 344-55-1



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