Awards MiDs Gnrs Hiscocks & Sackman, Royal Artillery (Escape & Evasion, Italy)

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  1. brithm

    brithm Senior Member


    (1) After the Armistice with Italy, P/W in this camp were ordered by the Italian Commandant and the Senior British Officer to remain. The guard was doubled and sentries told to shoot at any P/W trying to escape.

    On 14th September 1943 all Italian guards vanished and conditions became confused. Some P/W escaped with Red Cross parcels which the Senior British Officer had issued, but a cordon of British guards was posted round the camp and most of the P/W remained.

    On 16th September 1943 the Germans arrived and took over the cam and about six-sevenths of the original number of PW. Some P/W escaped from trains in transit to Germany.

    Award Mentioned in Despatches

    1648031 Gnr. Leonard Maurice Hiscocks, 5 Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Artillery

    1709080 Gnr. Leonard Sackman, 1 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery 5 Indian Division

    WO 373/63/237
    WO 373/63/238

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