Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by AB64, Dec 26, 2016.
4865586 Alfred WROUGHTON, 1st Leicestershire Regiment taken POW at the fall of Singapore
14402884 Harry SARGEANT, 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment captured Sicily 14/7/43
He died 5/7/47
1092948 Thomas Arthur DEAN, 135 Field Regiment Royal Artillery (under Lt Col Toosey) , captured at the fall of Singapore
4455556 William Burnett, 1st Tyneside Scottish, captured 21/5/40 - he was repatriated in 1943
2881743 James Alexander DAVIDSON, 5th Gordon Highlanders captured St Valery 12/6/40
4924114 Gordon Frederick KENNARD, 10th Highland Light Infantry captured Eulzen 11/4/45
910609 William McMILLAN, 7th Coast Regiment Royal Artillery, captured at the fall of Singapore 15/2/42
1118004 Frederick Thomas LEWIS, 137 Field Regiment Royal Artillery , captured at the fall of Singapore
5540 David SKEEN, 1st Northumberland Fusiliers during WW1 - during the Second Boer War he was with the 2nd Northumberland Fusiliers and captured at Stormberg 10/12/99
Thanks for sharing your collection.
Driver Emmett RASC appears to have followed the exact same route as my late father on leaving PG53 in September 1943 with both ending up in the same working camp at Mistelbach, Austria.
I suspect it's highly likely they returned to England together as both completed their liberation questionnaires on 12th May 1945.
My father noted the working camp number as B1142/GW Mistelbach and describes the work there as "
digging drains for the railways. He noted his liberation date as 5th May 1945.
I remember he said the Mistelbach working camp (less than 50 men) were marched away from the advancing Russian Army and ended up being liberated by American 3rd Army in the Sudetenland.
They were passed rearwards down the American lines for 3 days - and were equipped with American uniform etc - and arrived at an airfield near Regensberg on VE Day (8th). After an overnight stay they flew to Nancy in Eastern France. The following day (10th) they flew on to Cherbourg and stayed overnight. They returned to UK 11th May.
Driver Emmett is the first person I've found who was in Mistelbach.
Thanks for the extra information, there are a few more to post, not sure if any other Mistelbach men - the number of Tobruk and Singapore paybooks I have has surprised me - makes you realise the number of men lost at both.
2695210 Jack YOUNG, 1st Scots Guards, wounded 23/4/43 and taken POW 3/2/44
962486 Charles Stanley WARREN, 135 Field Regiment Royal Artillery (under Lt Col Toosey) , captured at the fall of Singapore
1065787 William WILSON, 5 Field Regiment Royal Artillery , captured at the fall of Singapore
4783 Albert George Henry MACPHERSON, 19th Battalion 2NZEF, wounded and captured Crete
6284345 William Alfred STRAND, 1st Airborne Provost Company attached to 3 Para, captured 24/7/43 Sicily
PAL/11747 Joseph KLEIN of the Palestine Regiment and Pioneer Corps - I don't have any details regarding his capture
6145476 Alan James COMPTON, 2/6 East Surrey Regiment captured 12/6/40 at St Valery
6156 & 73322 William Edward George BARTLETT, 183 & 61 Company MGC, GSW left shoulder and POW 27/3/18 at Marcelcave
4856973 George Edward HARRISON, 1st Sherwood Forrester's serving with Middle East Commando/Layforce, take pow 1/6/41 Crete
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