Searching for my Grandfather, Patrick Spiers, 5th Battalion The Buffs

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  1. Rach131

    Rach131 New Member

    Hi all,
    I'm trying to find out any information about my Grandfather, Patrick Spiers, his service number was: 6289308 and he served in the 5th Battalion Buffs. I believe he was stationed at HMS Daedalus. He could have been known as 'Paddy'.
    Any information would be really gratefully received.
    Many thanks,

  2. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Well-Known Member

    Hello Rachael,
    Apply for his service record from the link provided. Time scale varies, anything from 3 weeks to several months, and costs £30.
    Going by the information you have supplied,your grandfather was captured France 1940.


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  3. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Well-Known Member

    Your grandfather is noted at the bottom of the record.

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  4. travers1940

    travers1940 Well-Known Member

    Name: P H Speirs
    Rank: Private
    Army Number: 6289308
    Regiment: The Buffs
    POW Number: 2481
    Camp Type: Stalag
    Camp Number: VIII-B
    Camp Location: Cieszyn, Poland
    Record Office: Infantry and Army Physical Training Corps Record Office, Stanwell Road School, Ashford, Middlesex
    Record Office Number: 23

    Features in two other online POW lists also with the spelling of Speirs. No extra info on either of these except a R/O number of 23.
  5. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    6289308 Speirs;

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