POW Service and Paybook's

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by AB64, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. GeoffMNZ

    GeoffMNZ Well-Known Member

    DoB = Date of Enlistment?
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  2. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I hadn't noticed that - maybe he joined as a (baby) boy soldier - I usually check general records on Ancestry (births/deaths etc) but haven't got round to this one yet - from a quick look I think he has a middle name of Edward and was born 1/11/13 and died 1988 - also looks like his father was killed on the Somme
  3. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    1873 wood.jpg

    375771 James Leonard WOOD, A coy 8th DLI captured 27/5/18 at Craonne
  4. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    6912263 Francis George SOLLY, 1st Rifle Brigade wounded at Calais 25/5/40 and captured on 29/5/40 - he suffered splinter wounds to the back. This is the 3rd group I have to a 1st Rifle Brigade Calais POW

    1887 solly.jpg 1887 solly2.jpg 1887 solly3.jpg
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  5. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    1896 HUTCHINSON.jpg

    307773 Walter HUTCHINSON of 2/8th West Yorks who was taken POW 27/9/18
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  6. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    1898 TURNER.jpg 1898 TURNER 2.jpg

    1113461 Frederick John William TURNER of 135th Field Regiment RA (again Lt Col Toosey's Field Regiment) captured at Singapore. This pair are both marked with a Japanese stamp and were the ones carried by him while a POW, considering this they are in remarkably solid condition.

    This is the 4th one I have to a 135th man, not sure why this Regiment seems to come up more than others, one day I'll find a 155th (Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment POW paybook.
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  7. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    1902 WAGSTAFF.jpg

    6100268 Reginald Newell WAGSTAFF of 72nd Anti-Tank Regiment RA, part of 6th Armoured Div but attached to Blade Force for the landings in Tunisia, he was wounded and captured 4/12/42
  8. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Reginald was held at hospital in Piacenza according to the WO392/21 file (August 1943). Forum member vitellino may know more about this camp.


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