2Lt. John Chaplin HERBERT, Royal Corps Of Signals, PoW

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  1. ypres5

    ypres5 Junior Member

    Hi, i am trying to find out where 2Lt John Chaplin Herbert was taken pow at. I know he was bagged on 28.4.41 with the Royal Corps of Signals. Thanks Mick
  2. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Hello Ypres,

    His POW number was 120 and he was held in Offlag 79 at Braunschweig.
    (Source: WO 392/1 National Archives)
    You probably know all this anyway. Sorry I can't help with details of his capture. You should send for his service record.

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  3. ypres5

    ypres5 Junior Member

    Vitellino, I might after send for his service record. Thanks Mick
  4. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

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  5. ypres5

    ypres5 Junior Member

    Good chance he was taken at Kalamata in Greece. There was a Last Ditch Stand on this day. I should have checked before posting sorry...
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
    Name: J C Herbert
    Rank: Captain
    Army Number: 171973
    Regiment: Royal Signals
    POW Number: 120
    Camp Type: Oflag
    Camp Number: 79
    Camp Location: Brunswick, Lower Saxony

  7. ypres5

    ypres5 Junior Member

    Thanks everyone for your help. Mick
  8. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    You may wish to apply to Red Cross for his paper’s on 20th May via this link -

    Requests for information about people held during Spanish Civil War or the Second World War: Quarterly limit reached

    It will give you full chapter and verse on his movements as POW.

    You’ll need to be quick off the mark to check the site about 8am BST to see if the online application form is available - if not check the site every 30 minutes until it does pop up. You need to complete it asap as past experience suggests the application window will close by mid morning. It’s a free service and it takes about 4 months to get paper copies of his ICRC papers delivered through the post.

    Good Luck

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  9. ypres5

    ypres5 Junior Member

    Steve, will do. Thanks Mick
  10. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: John Chaplin Herbert
    Death Age: 78
    Birth Date: 16 Aug 1911
    Registration Date: Sep 1989
    Registration district: Canterbury
    Inferred County: Kent
    Volume: 16
    Page: 321

    In case you want to apply for his service records

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
    Name: John C Herbert
    Mother's Maiden Name: Chaplin
    Registration Year: 1911
    Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
    Registration district: Wandsworth
    Parishes for this Registration District: View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District
    Inferred County: London
    Volume: 1d
    Page: 1277

    John Chaplin Herbert
    Birth: 16 Aug 1911
    Death: Sep 1989 - Canterbury, Kent, England
    Marriage: 1936 - Easington, Durham, England
    Spouse: Catherine L Fox
    F: Joseph Edward Herbert
    M: Alice Kate Chaplin

  11. ypres5

    ypres5 Junior Member

    T.D. Thanks i will apply for his service records. Mick
  12. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

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  13. ypres5

    ypres5 Junior Member

    Steve, thanks Mick

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