2723609 Daniel MURPHY, Irish Guards

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    Film footage showing Morris and McComish as well as other Irish Guardsman not individually identified

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    WO 344-229-2

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2723609
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: MURPHY
    Christian Names: Daniel
    Decorations: -

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

    4. Date of Birth: 11 Nov 1923
    5. Date of Enlistment: 26 Nov 1942
    6. Civilian Trade: Labourer
    7. Private Address: Norcott Hicham Burnham, Bucks, England

    8. Place of Capture: Guildehaus
    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

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work

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

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    Refused to treat blistered feet.


    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?:
    Normal interrogation near Lingen on the morning of the 3 April 1945 also on the afternoon of the same date.

    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?)
    Successful escape on the 4 April 1945 near Thuine by overpowering and disarming two Volksturm. Sergeant McCOMISH, Lance Sergeant GANNON and Guardsman MORRIS, out 7 days.

    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?
    Nuns at Convent in Thuine helped to hide us, gave us food for three days until the place was over run by the COLDSTREAM GUARDS.

    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: 7 May 1945
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    Army Number: 2723609
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: Daniel MURPHY
    Unit: Irish Guards
    Theatre: North West Europe
    POW Number:
    Date of Capture: 02/04/1945
    Place of Capture: Gildehaus, Germany
    TNA Reference: WO 344-229-2



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