2735245 John ABBOTT, 2 Welsh Guards

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    WO 344-1-1

    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War
    PART I

    1. No.: 2735245
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: ABBOTT
    Christian Names: John
    Decorations: None

    2. Unit (Army): 2nd WELSH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): Not Known

    4. Date of Birth: 16 August 1919
    5. Date of Enlistment: 15 December 1939
    6. Civilian Trade: Cinema Attendant
    7. Private Address: 61 Aldsworth Road, Canton, Cardiff, South Wales

    8. Place of Capture: Le Croytoy, France
    Date of Capture: 17 June 1940

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag IXC Bad Sulza (Thuringer) July 1940 - April 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Sheibe Alsback July 1940 - October 1940 Dam Building
    Freinorla October 1940 - September 1941 Pick and Shovel
    Sommerda September 1941 - October 1943 Pick and Shovel
    - October 1943 - April 1945 Shoe Factory

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?: No
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:

    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?: No
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?: No

    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?
    (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).

    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).

    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.

    Have you any other matter of any kind you wish to bring to notice? No

    Date of Signature: 16 May 1945
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    Army Number: 2735245
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: J ABBOTT
    Unit: Welsh Guards
    POW Number: 1509
    Date of Capture:
    Place of Capture:
    Camp: Stalag 9c
    TNA Reference:
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2020
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    WO 344-1-1




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