POW: Ernest Albert Glover, 4854190, 2 Royal Scots Fusiliers

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by Roseway20, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Roseway20

    Roseway20 Junior Member

    The Pegasus archive is a good site to visit if looking for pow camps and work camps have even found a photo of my dad in a work camp . Bit up setting as he looked thin and frail .but lots of photos mostly camp numbered
     
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  2. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Hello Roseway 20,

    What was your father's name and which camp/work camp was he in?

    Vitellino
     
  3. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    perhaps not as upsetting as if he didn't come back? You have to remember that in WW2 most people were thin, due to rationing and PoW Camps were regularly visited by the Red Cross in Italy and Germany. Being captured naturally is depressing, so don't read too much into a photo, especially if it was being taken for propaganda purposes, they'd deliberately look glum!
    If you want to know more about him, apply for his Service Records (if not done already) and in the meantime, Name, Rank and Number, plus whatever other details you have may turn up even more info, perhaps a happy photo!
     
  4. Roseway20

    Roseway20 Junior Member

    Hi thanks, yes got all his info .even got one of him 30 minutes after his capture.
     
  5. Roseway20

    Roseway20 Junior Member

    Ernest Albert glover, 4854190 2 bat royal scots fusiliers he like most was in several work camps
     
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
    Name: E A Glover
    Rank: Fusilier
    Army Number: 4854190
    Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
    POW Number: 13814
    Camp Type: Stalag
    Camp Number: 344
    Camp Location: Lambinowice, Poland
    Record Office: Infantry Record Office, Perth
    Record Office Number: 16

    This would be the last camp where he was seen by the ICRC - camp 344 does have several names:

    Lamsdorf
    Lambinowice
    Stalag VIII-B Lamsdorf was a German Army prisoner of war camp, later renumbered Stalag-344


    TD
     
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  7. Roseway20

    Roseway20 Junior Member

     
  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    The POW camp does have its own web site - obviously not in 1944/1945 STALAG VIIIB 344 LAMSDORF might be worth a look as there may be details of your relative, or maybe you can add to their research.

    There quite a number of sites for this camp

    TD
     
  9. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    When was he captured? Dunkirk or Sicily/Italy?
    The 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers was serving in Edinburgh on the outbreak of war under Scottish Command, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Walter Clutterbuck. In early October 1939 the battalion was grouped with the 2nd Seaforth Highlanders and 2nd Northants to create the 17th Infantry Brigade, which was assigned to the 5th Infantry Division. They were sent as an independent brigade group to France in late 1939 to join the rest of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and were involved in the Battle of Dunkirk and had to be evacuated to England.
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    The battalion saw service fighting in Sicily. In 1944 the division fought in the Battle of Anzio in some of the fiercest fighting of the Italian Campaign thus far.
     
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  10. Roseway20

    Roseway20 Junior Member

    He was captured 1940has part of the rear guard
     
  11. Roseway20

    Roseway20 Junior Member

    Yes thanks I'm on its site and got a photo which was dated thirty minutes after his capture by a member of this site
     
  12. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    Hello there!
    i run the RSF website and indeed he was part of the battalion that stood on the Ypres-Comines canal, so that the BEF could be evacuated. My grandfather was in B Coy. Please do you have a photo of him before or after the war to add to the gallery of members of the battalion?
     

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