I am trying to trace the story of my Grandfather Alexander Buchan. He was in the Royal corps of Signals, service number 2574097. I have a record of his service from the Ministry of Defense that shows him as confirmed Prisoner of War on 12 June 1940 when he was captured at St Valery. His last posting prior to capture was with the 1st Army Division No 2 Squadron. The service record shows he was back in Allied Hands on the 14.03.45. At Stalag 344/VIIIb his POW number was 13984 His overseas service is listed as British Expeditionary Force France 16.05.40 - 11.06.40 Germany (POW) 12.06.40-13.03.45 Russia 14.03.45 - 31.03.45 North West Europe 05.02.46 - 26.08.46 I know he managed to escape the camps many times only to be recaptured. Eventually he managed to escape for good and joined the Russian army. We know he was in Stalags xxa, xxb, 344 and Graudenz Prison He was taken to Prison because he was made a political prisoner for drawing devil horns on a camp poster of Hitler. We have bits and pieces and stories of his escapes and those who helped hide him in different towns. However, we have no idea where he went and when. I know he was on what they called a death march, but no idea from where to where and when. Does anyone know about the movements of the men captured at St Valery? Just wondering if there was a pattern where they went first to Stalag xxa then to xxb then to 344 or if my Grandfather just was "lucky" to get to visit so many. Can anyone suggest where is the best place to look to find his POW record? I am visiting Stalag 344 and St Valery next month with my Mum (from Sydney Australia) She knows most of the stories about my grandfathers time in the war, but her dates and places are very muddled and so the stories are getting blurred into one. I would like to record his story as best I can for my children and his other great grandchildren. Tanks for any suggestions. Charlotte POW photo taken at Stalag 344. Middle row on the very left without his hat on.