3320325 L G BORROWS, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders: POW

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by K Ward, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. K Ward

    K Ward New Member

    I am new to this ' i am trying to find information about my father L G Borrows who served with the cameron highlanders i found him on ancestry as a p.o.w stalag v1-A moosburg his army no. 3320325 ,
    p.o.w. no.124556 'but there is no mention of him being a p.o.w. in italy Settore 11 cc 53 Macerata'where can i find information about his time there.Thankyou .
  2. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Hello K,

    You should send to Glasgow for your father's service records. There is a long wait up to a year, so in the meantime some of us here will try to help you.

    Here is a snippet taken from file WO 392/21, Imnperial Prisoners of War In Italy, held in the Naitonal Archives, Kew, which shows the last camp a prisoner of war was known to have been held in as of August 1943.

    Your father has no camp next to his name. This signifies that he was no longer in one of the main camps but had been transferred to a work camp. Most work camps came into operation in the spring of 1943 and were in northern Italy. Where did you get the information about PG 53 Macerata from?

    L G Borrows in WO 392 21.png

    Most men from the Cameron HIghlanders who were held prisoner in Italy were captured at Tobruk on 21 JUne 1942. . File WO 361/1000 lists the Camerons missing after this battle - I have just one page but not, unfortunately, the one you need.

    Last edited: Nov 18, 2020
  3. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    As Vitellino states, given the date on the Missing Casualty list he was with 2nd Battalion Camerons at Tobruk.

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  4. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Just for confirmation and revise his German camp number
    UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
    Name: L G Borrows
    Rank: Private
    Army Number: 3320325
    Regiment: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
    POW Number: 124556
    Camp Type: Stalag
    Camp Number: VII-A
    Camp Location: Moosburg an der Isar, Bavaria
    Record Office: Infantry Record Office, Perth
    Record Office Number: 16

    Stalag 6A was situated on the side of a mountain, overlooking Hemer

  6. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Can one of the mods amend the main title from BURROWS to BORROWS please?
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