2734575 James ANDREWS, 1 Welsh Guards

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    WO 344-7-2

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2734575
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: ANDREWS
    Christian Names: James
    Decorations: -

    2. Unit (Army): 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): G.H.Q.

    4. Date of Birth: 1 September 1919
    5. Date of Enlistment: 10 October 1938
    6. Civilian Trade: -
    7. Private Address: 150 Deere Road, Ely, Cardiff, South Wales

    8. Place of Capture: West Cappel, FRANCE
    Date of Capture: 31 May 1940

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag XXA Thorn 26 Jun 194? - 12 Aug 194?
    Stalag XXB Marienburg 12 Aug 194? - 25 Jan 194?

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Berent 21 Jun 194? - 25 Jan 1945 Labourer

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

    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?:
    France, 1940, Company Officer
    (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. 2
    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?)
    Escaped January 25 from Berent waited arrival of Allied troops. Pte. CLARKE companion's name, recaptured 3 February 1945 by German N.C.O. Escaped again 15 February 1945 recaptured by German Artillery N.C.O. 9 March 1945. Physically fit. Companion also captured.

    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?
    Bad treatment received from German Officer while travelling by ship between DANZIG and LUBECK from 13 May 1945 until 26 May 1945.

    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: 4 May 1945
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    Army Number: 2734575
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: J ANDREWS
    Unit: 1 Welsh Guards
    Theatre: British Expeditionary Force, 1940
    POW Number: 13819
    Date of Capture: 01/06/1940
    Place of Capture:
    Camp: Stalag 20b
    TNA Reference: WO 361/52 WG Missing / POW
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2020
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