How to find POW records

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by Mrs Carla Cova, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. My mum seems to remember her dad mentioning being a prisoner of war, but have his service records and have searched online and have found no record of it at all.
    Is it possible that he was and there are no records of it, or is it more likely that she is remembering the conversation wrong?
     
  2. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Hello Carla,

    What was your grandfather's name, regiment and number? I have lists of British and Commonwealth prisoners registered as being held in Italy dated August 1943, and one register for Germany/ German occupied territories dated 1 September 1944.

    If you post the above information I will look for him for you,

    Regards,

    Vitellino.
     
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  3. Hi, thanks for the reply.
    He was Frederick rush T202197 and served in North africa in the RASC as a driver, then the Acc.
     
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    All UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945 results for F Rush


    View Record F J Rush Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Moosburg an der Isar, Bavaria 5837732 140385 VII-A 21
    View Record E F Rush Reconnaissance Corps Moosburg an der Isar, Bavaria 14404837 87524 VII-A 3
    1–2 of 2

    Only 2 are listed under German control


    TD
     
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  5. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    Carla - Your Frederick Rush T202197 is not listed on the Casualty Lists as a POW. He is however being shown as wounded in the Middle East in April 1941, but on this occasion his initials are shown as T
     
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  6. Yes we've noticed the typo on the records. Would it have been a serious injury to be on the list? According to his records he was admitted to hospital 2 may-28 June 41, and quite a few more long visits after that. I wonder if the first was more serious as its the only one that's showing up on the records.
     
  7. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Hello Carla,

    I have checked both registers and you grandfather does not appear on either.


    wo 392 21 Rush.jpg
    WO 392/21 Italian Register August 1943

    WO 392 1 Rush.jpg

    WO 392 1 German Register September 1944

    Regards,

    Vitellino
     
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  8. Thanks, so it looks like he wasn't a pow, at least I can stop looking!
    Thanks
     
  9. Yes we've noticed the typo on the records. Would it have been a serious injury to be on the list? According to his records he was admitted to hospital 2 may-28 June 41, and quite a few more long visits after that. I wonder if the first was more serious as its the only one that's showing up on the records.
     
  10. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    His time in hospital could be more to do with disease rather than a physical injury.

    Family stories can sometimes tell you the answer

    TD
     

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