2721435 Eric Sidney Lewis MUNT, 1 Irish Guards

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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Name: MUNT, Erick Sidney Lewis
    DOB: 23rd March 1915
    Place of Birth: 23rd March 1915
    Residence: as at 1945 - 37 Market Street, Watford, Herts
    Trade: Gas fitter
    Parents: possibly Ernest Frederick Munt and Violet Eleanor Latter; married 21 Dec 1911
    Ashtead, St Giles
    Wife: possibly Irene Farrell; married 1940 4th Quarter, Watford
    Photo:
    Died: 1998, 2nd Quarter, aged 83, Cleveland


    SERVICE
    Army/Personal Number: 2721435
    Rank: Guardsman
    Regiment/Battalion: Irish Guards, 1st Battalion
    Enlisted: 27th July 1940
    Discharged:
    Promotions:
    Aquittance Roll:
    2721435 Guardsman MUNT E 1st Bn. 4 Coy. Irish Guards
    Date of Payment 8 Feb 1944, 130 Local Currency
    Missing 9 Feb1944

    Army Casualty List (WO 417):
    2721435 Guardsman MUNT E S L 1944 Irish Guards
    2721435 Guardsman MUNT E S L 1944 Irish Guards
    2721435 Guardsman MUNT E S L 1945 Irish Guards

    The Times Casualty List:


    PRISONER/MISSING
    Prisoner of War Number: 279055
    Date of Capture: 10th February 1944
    Place of Capture: Nettuno, ITALY
    Camp Details & Dates:
    Stalag IVB Meuleburg, 20 Feb 1944 - 13 Mar 1944
    Stalag IVA Dresden, 13 Mar 1944 - 8 May 1945
    POW Liberation Report: see below
    Missing Personnel File Details:
    WO 361/784 - Missing 9 Feb1944

    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 361/784
    Publications:
    Accounts:
    Newspaper:
    Websites:
    Irish Guards: Prisoners of War - WWII Open Resource Group
     
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    Army Number: 2721435
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: E MUNT
    Unit: 4 Company, 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: Italy
    Missing Personnel file: 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS - Italy, Missing Personnel file
    TNA Reference: WO 361/784
    Notes: Date of Payment 8 February 1944, 130 Local Currency
    Missing 9 February 1944

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    Irish Guards Liberated Prisoner of War Interrogation Questionnaires

    WO 344-229-2

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2721435
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: MUNT
    Christian Names: Eric Sidney Lewis
    Decorations: Nil

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

    4. Date of Birth: 23 Mar 1915
    5. Date of Enlistment: 27 Jul 1940
    6. Civilian Trade: Gas fitter
    7. Private Address: 37 Market Street, Watford, Herts

    8. Place of Capture: Nettuno, 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 Meuleburg 20 Feb 1944 - 13 Mar 1944
    Stalag IVA Dresden 13 Mar 1944 - 8 May 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Omsewitz II
    Dresden Left 13 Mar 1944 - 8 May 1945 Brick making

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    None
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    -

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    None


    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?:
    1st Battalion I.R.T.D., Phillipville, North Africa by Lieutenant AYRES
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    No

    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?
    No
    (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).
    Poured oil on bricks when in oven, and stacked same in oven so that they were useless when finished at Omsewitz Dresden.

    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: 27 May 1945
     
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    Army Number: 2721435
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: Eric Sidney Lewis MUNT
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: Italy
    POW Number: 279055
    Date of Capture: 10/02/1944
    Place of Capture: Nettuno
    Camp: Stalag IVA
    TNA Reference: WO 344-229-2

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