Searching for Gaskill and Pearson

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by vac, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. vac

    vac Member

    Is there anyone with any knowledge of the following individuals who I believe were POW;s with my father in Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf and may have been in a work party together (probably E67 in Niklasdorf, (Mikoluvice)Czechia) from August 21 1940 - November 27 1941.

    I'm looking for S Gaskill and G Pearson. My father's name was Denis Cooke.

    Val
     
  2. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    Perhaps your best bet would be searching FMP Casualty Lists as they ought to be listed. You will then be able to obtain their service details from their entries.

    Steve
     
  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
    Name: S Gaskill
    Rank: Private
    Army Number: 2044847
    Regiment: King's Own Royal Regiment
    POW Number: 43908
    Camp Type: Stalag
    Camp Number: 344
    Camp Location: Lambinowice, Poland

    There are 4 x Pearson (with an initial G) that are shown as being in Lambinowice

    The only Cooke (with initial D) shown as being in Lambinowce is:
    Name: D R Cooke
    Rank: Private
    Army Number: 5383336
    Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
    POW Number: 12936
    Camp Type: Stalag
    Camp Number: 344
    Camp Location: Lambinowice, Poland

    I must add that there are in total 6 x Cooke with an initial D noted as POW's in various camps, so Val if you have any further details that would help

    TD
     
  4. vac

    vac Member

    Hi Yes thank-you -- I have all of the above information from the same source. (D R Cooke is definitely my father!). I also know the forenames of Gaskill and the Pearson I am looking for. I am hoping that someone who knew the men might contact and might be able to tell me something about Arbeitskommando E67. I deliberately excluded the above detail in order to cross reference information to be sure we are talking about the correct individuals should anyone who think they knew these men take the trouble to reply. So here's hoping.
     
  5. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Thanks for sharing the additional information.

    Clearly TD and I thought from your first post that you were starting from scratch.

    I hope I don’t compound my initial error by suggesting you search in British Newspaper Archive as there are often mentions of men taken POW there.

    Steve
     
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  6. vac

    vac Member

    My original post was probably not clear enough -- apologies for that.

    British Newspaper Archive is a brilliant suggestion - never occurred to me. Thank-you.

    Val
     

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