Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by AB64, Dec 26, 2016.
DoB = Date of Enlistment?
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
375771 James Leonard WOOD, A coy 8th DLI captured 27/5/18 at Craonne
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
307773 Walter HUTCHINSON of 2/8th West Yorks who was taken POW 27/9/18
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.
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
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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