2722898 Michael CLEARY, 1 Irish Guards

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    WO 344-65-1

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2722898
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: CLEARY
    Christian Names: Michael
    Decorations: -

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

    4. Date of Birth: 4 April 1910
    5. Date of Enlistment: 24 Mar 1941
    6. Civilian Trade: -
    7. Private Address: Railway Terrace, Midleton, Co. Cork, Eire

    8. Place of Capture: Anzio, ITALY
    Date of Capture: 30 January 1944

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured:

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag IVB - March 1944 - April 1944
    Stalag XIA - April 1944 - June 1944
    Stalag IIIA Luckenwalde June 1944 - March 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Brandenburg June 1944 - December 1944 Food Supply

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

    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?:
    Yes, films.
    (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?)

    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: 27 May 1945
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    Army Number: 2722898
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: Michael CLEARY
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: Italy
    POW Number: 278167
    Date of Capture: 30/01/1944
    Place of Capture: Anzio
    Camp: Stalag IIIA
    TNA Reference: WO 344-65-1



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    Army Number: 2722898
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: M CLEARY
    Unit: 2 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 14 January 1944, 300 Local Currency
    Missing, POW 30 January 1944

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    Last edited: Nov 5, 2019

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