2723311 Guardsman Norman Leslie CASTLE, 1 Irish Guards: POW

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    WO 344-58-1

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2723311
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: CASTLE
    Christian Names: Norman Leslie
    Decorations: -

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

    4. Date of Birth: 5 March 1913
    5. Date of Enlistment: April 1942
    6. Civilian Trade: Brick Work
    7. Private Address: Church Street, Gawcott, Buckinghamshire

    8. Place of Capture: Anzio, ITALY
    Date of Capture: Yes

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured:

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag IXC Obermassfeld 5 March 1944 - 3 Mar 1944
    Muhlhausen 30 March 1944 - 7 July 1944

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    119 Merkers 7 July 1944 - 2 April 1944 Salt Mine

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

    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: 18 April 1945
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    Army Number: 2723311
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: Norman Leslie CASTLE
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    POW Number: 52162
    Date of Capture:
    Place of Capture:
    Camp: Stalag IXC
    TNA Reference: WO 344-58-1



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    Army Number: 2723311
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: N CASTLE
    Unit: 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 7 Jan 1944, 400 Local Currency, 3 C.R.U., CMF 1st Bn. Irish Guards Missing 22 Feb 1944

    Last edited: Nov 3, 2019

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