2723545 William BRAZIL, 1 Irish Guards

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    WO 344-38-2


    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2723545
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: BRAZIL
    Christian Names: William
    Decorations: -

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

    4. Date of Birth: 20 April 1921
    5. Date of Enlistment: 8 September 1942
    6. Civilian Trade: Labour
    7. Private Address: 23 Summerhill, Dublin, Eire

    8. Place of Capture: Italy
    Date of Capture: 22 February 1944

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

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

    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?:
    No


    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
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    Yes

    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?
    No
    (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?
    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.
    No

    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: 14 May 1945
     
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    Army Number: 2723545
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: William
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: Italy
    POW Number: 141899
    Date of Capture: 22/02/1944
    Place of Capture:
    Camp: Stalag IIIA
    TNA Reference: WO 344-38-2

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    Army Number: 2723545
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: W BRAZIL
    Unit: 3 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, 20 Local Currency
    Missing 22 February 1944

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    Last edited: Nov 8, 2019

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