2722386 Lance-Corporal Percival Robert ABBOTT, 1 Irish Guards & 3 Irish Guards: PoW

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    Army Number 2722386
    Rank Lance-Corporal
    Name Percival Robert ABBOTT
    Camp 10b Sandbostel
    Unit [3BN]
    Theatre [NWE]
    Date of Capture 02/04/1945
    Place of Capture: Bentheim, Germany
    TNA Reference WO 344-1-1

    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War
    PART I

    1. No.: 2722386
    Rank: Lance-Corporal
    Surname: ABBOTT
    Christian Names: Percival Robert
    Decorations: Nil

    2. Unit (Army): 3rd Battalion IRISH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): GUARDS ARMOURED DIVISION

    4. Date of Birth: 22 February 1908
    5. Date of Enlistment: 29 August 1940
    6. Civilian Trade: Stockbroker's Clerk
    7. Private Address: 99, Huntingfield Road, Dover House Road, London, SW 15.

    8. Place of Capture: Bentheim, Germany
    Date of Capture: 2 April 1945

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To

    XB Sandbostel 9 April 1945 (approx) - 29 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?: No
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?: Didn't need any


    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?:

    Several times by various Officers and at different battalions.
    (b ) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    As above

    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: Saturday, 5 May 1945



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