Escaped POW Pte. Waters 9 DLI

Discussion in 'Durham Light Infantry' started by LADC, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. LADC

    LADC Member

    Reading through records of No.26 BLU (British Liaison Unit) I found a short entry regarding escaped POW Private Waters reporting to officers of this unit (see attachment). Thought I'd post this for those interested in the Durham Light Infantry and hope its of significance to someone.


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  2. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Thanks for that, Chris. I know someone who will be very interested.

    As a POW in Italy it is likely that Pte Waters was captured in the Western Desert or Sicily; where the 9th Bn Durham Light Infantry served as part of 151st Infantry Brigade, 50th (Northumbrian) Division.

    There is no mention of Pte Waters in the battalion history 'The Gateshead Gurkhas' (Harry Moses).


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  3. LADC

    LADC Member

    Most welcome Steve.

    If that person is interested the page was found in WO 170/3804 26 BLU 2 Polish Armd Bdge Apr to Dec 1944

  4. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad


    COMMANDO Senior Member

    Thanks Cris, interesting read!
  6. LADC

    LADC Member

    Curoius if anything more was ever learned about Pte Waters?

  7. NickFenton

    NickFenton Well-Known Member

    He did not complete an Escape and Evasion report.



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