royal west kents pow

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by yvonne belfall, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. yvonne belfall

    yvonne belfall Junior Member

    Looking for information on the royal west kents my father in law was captured at dunkirk, my husband has postcards from the pow camps he was in,but my father in law, did not talk about it.
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Looking for information on the royal west kents my father in law was captured at dunkirk, my husband has postcards from the pow camps he was in,but my father in law, did not talk about it.

    Do you know what battalion he served with in 1940? There were a few in France.

    Ps New Thread someone?
     
  3. yvonne belfall

    yvonne belfall Junior Member

    I know he was with british expeditionary force,and he was a regular his no. was 37016 cpl. arthur john belfall, pow camp stalag 383 germany stalag 21 offlag 1118, thats about all the information i have.
     
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I would apply for a copy of his service records. If you can tell me the Bn I can tell you what they were doing on a day to day basis.
     
  5. StuLD1

    StuLD1 New Member

    Hello All,

    Also looking for a recently passed uncle, Charles William Page (RWK's - Born1920) who was captured at Dunkirk and either served in 6th or 7th Bn. According to another relative of mine they marched the POWs back to camps in Germany/Poland. Any info would be greatly received.
     
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    C W Page - There appear to be on the Ancestry database 2 x C W Page, both in the RWK's but with different service numbers

    UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945 about C W Page
    Name: C W Page
    Rank: Private
    Army Number: 6344567
    Regiment: Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
    POW Number: 15110
    Camp Type: Stalag
    Camp Number: VIII-A
    Camp Location: Görlitz, Saxony
    Record Office: Infantry and Army Physical Training Corps Record Office, Stanwell Road School, Ashford, Middlesex
    Record Office Number: 23


    UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945 about C W Page
    Name: C W Page
    Rank: Private
    Army Number: 6346365
    Regiment: Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
    POW Number: 15553
    Camp Type: Stalag
    Camp Number: XX-B
    Camp Location: Malbork, Poland
    Record Office: Infantry and Army Physical Training Corps Record Office, Stanwell Road School, Ashford, Middlesex
    Record Office Number: 23
     
  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Arthur John Belfall

    Searching the Ancestry database for UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945 based on the information you gave, results in zero, I'm afraid:
    Camp 383 - 67 RWK POW's
    Camp 21 - 33 RWK POW's

    As Drew has said it best to obtain his service records as that will verify service number(s), etc etc

    I have tried various combinations of name, number, just the regiment and the results still show zero at the moment.

    TD
     
  8. NickFenton

    NickFenton Well-Known Member

    Let me pull his Liberation Questionnaire next week to see what that tells us, if it is there.

    Regards,

    Nick
    KenFentonsWar.com
     
  9. John Bray

    John Bray Junior Member

    My Father was a POW (No. 5429), RWK Frank William Bray there were two 383 camps, (Hohenfels,Bavaria and 383 Regensburg) and I believe he was at 383Z, as he mentioned Regensburg. Have you lists for that?
     
  10. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
    Name: F W Bray
    Rank: Serjeant
    Army Number: 6340862
    Regiment: Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
    POW Number: 5429
    Camp Type: Stalag
    Camp Number: 383
    Camp Location: Hohenfels, Rhineland-Palatinate
    Record Office: Infantry and Army Physical Training Corps Record Office, Stanwell Road School, Ashford, Middlesex
    Record Office Number: 23

    TD
     

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