Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by AB64, Dec 26, 2016.
T/6212285 Alfred Ernest BERG, 3 Platoon 250 Airborne RASC, captured at Arnhem 21/9/44
6397998 Sydney Charles THOMAS, 7th Royal Sussex, taken POW 205/40 at Amiens
106907 William SMITH, 5th North Staffordshire Regiment, taken POW 1918
7394281 Roger ADAMS, 196 Field Ambulance RAMC, taken POW 15/2/42 at the fall of Singapore, died of Diphtheria 19/7/43
51602 Joseph RICHARDSON, 6th Royal Field Artillery, suffered GSW to lower left leg and was taken POW at Malincourt 26/8/14 during the Battle of Le Cateau - during the Battle the RFA were heavily engaged firing airburst rounds against the advancing German Infantry taking a heavy toll but suffering for it
186900 Ernest Andrew FICK, 17th South African Field Ambulance, taken POW at the fall of Tobruk 20/6/42
3532633 John Michael THICKETT, 2nd Air Landing Anti-tank Battery, taken POW at Arnhem
That's me about half way through, I'll keep plugging away - if anyone can add liberation questionnaires, war diaries, local newspaper cuttings or extracts from Regimental/Battalion histories or anything to add more info please do - for quite a few they were captured as part of large groups (Singapore, Tobruk, St Valery etc) but for those taken in smaller actions any information that sets the scene would be good.
Bamboo43, sorry for the late reply - it can be really hard trying to identify units, plus lots of books sold with any connection to the Far East have Chindit somewhere in the blurb - I only have 2 that I know of (so not really worth a Chindit paybook thread - maybe one day)but who knows what else is in amongst my folders.
1108075 Dudley George GOOCH, 135 Field Regiment Royal Artillery (under Lt Col Toosey) , captured at the fall of Singapore - this is the 3rd book to 135 Field Regiment - I wonder if they knew each other
6914533 Leonard Arthur BREED, 1st Rifle Brigade, POW at Calais 25/5/40
3188717 William HOGG, 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment, taken POW at Arnhem 25/9/44
T/75716 John FORD, RASC taken POW between 10/5/40 and 16/6/40
535433 Granville NAYLOR, RAF Kai Tak, taken POW Hong Kong 25/12/41
3527592 William Arthur BURGESS, 1st Manchester Regiment, taken POW at the fall of Singapore
B83344 John Henry KIMBERLEY, Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, Wounded and POW at Dieppe 19/8/42, escaped and made his way back to the UK and was awarded the DCM
4804574 Leslie PELTELL, 6th Lincolnshire Regiment, captured 4/3/44 - from one of the attached documents he exchanged ID with F T Sedgewick 4389874 Green Howards, his questionnaire doesn't mention this (nor does Sedgewick's - but he did have an escape attempt)
6481053 Ernest George CUNNINGHAM, 8th Royal Fusiliers taken POW 16/2/44 at Anzio - this was the engagement in which Roger Waters of Pink Floyd's father was killed and which prompted the song "When the Tigers Broke Free"
14575214 John McShane, 1st Royal Fusiliers taken POW 12/5/44 at Cassino
5388992 James PEARSON, 3 Squadron 1st Glider Pilot Regiment, taken POW Sicily 11/7/43, escaped and Evaded but was recaptured
1442228 George John Elliott JACKSON, 44 Battery 101 LAA/AT Regiment Royal Artillery, taken POW 12/6/40 St Valery
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