2721208 Robert CARSON, 1 Irish Guards

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    WO 344-55-2


    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2721208
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: CARSON
    Christian Names: Robert
    Decorations: Africa Star

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

    4. Date of Birth: 29 Dec 1914
    5. Date of Enlistment: 13 Jun 1940
    6. Civilian Trade: Fitters Assistant
    7. Private Address: 12 Florence Road, Sanderstead, Croydon, Surrey, England

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

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: Yes

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    VIIA Moosburg 25 Mar 1944 - 17 April 1944
    XIA Altengrabow 19 Apr 1944 - 26 May 1944
    Florence Italy 15 Feb 1944 - 24 Feb 1944

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Dessau 26 May 1944 - 14 Apr 1945 General Labour

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

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    Yes


    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. England 1940, Bone, Africa, 1943. Castellamare Italy 1944, Major P EDWARDS, IRISH GUARDS
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    Canosa, Italy, December 1943, Major P. EDWARDS, IRISH GUARDS

    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?)
    15 February 1944 Attempted cutting open of railway waggon but caught when about to escape, by German guards. WRIGHT, ARTHUR, SHERWOOD FORESTERS, MULLINS, G., IRISH GUARDS. Fit. Caught also.

    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).
    Destruction of Blueprints whilst working at Dessau Waggon Works.

    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: 19 May 1945
     
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    Army Number: 2721208
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: Robert CARSON
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: Italy
    POW Number: 141897
    Date of Capture: 10/02/1944
    Place of Capture: Anzio
    Camp: Stalag XIA
    TNA Reference: WO 344-55-2

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