The Glorious Glosters, Cassel 1940

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  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  10. Stewart1966

    Stewart1966 Junior Member

    hi, these accounts are very interesting for me as my late fether eas captured at Cassel but I would now like to try and get some information on where they were taken. I have some accounts but wondered if anyone knew any more or where I can look.


    My grandfather Pte Archie Mallett, 2 Glosters, was captured on 27th May at Cassel. I've attached 4 documents that were produced by the Germans showing his details on capture and the subsequent history of his next 5 years as a POW. I also have a copy of his interrogation by the British on release in 1945.
    His last reported camp was Stalag VIIIB at Teschen.
     

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  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Stuart,

    Is there much info in the interrogation report? Do you know what Company your grandfather was in?
     
  12. Stewart1966

    Stewart1966 Junior Member

    Hi Stuart,

    Is there much info in the interrogation report? Do you know what Company your grandfather was in?

    Hi Drew

    I don't know which company he was in but I've attached the questionnaire report from 1945. It's an A3 sized document so I've scanned each page in two parts.

    Stewart
     

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  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Thanks for posting that. Do you know what his injuries were?

    I have the Bn diary-Its so thick it comes in 2 parts but I'll try and find some time to skim through it and see if he gets a mention.
     
  14. Stewart1966

    Stewart1966 Junior Member

    Thanks for posting that. Do you know what his injuries were?

    I have the Bn diary-Its so thick it comes in 2 parts but I'll try and find some time to skim through it and see if he gets a mention.

    Hi Drew

    I'm not sure what his injuries were at Cassel but I'll check with my dad although my dad has said that he rarely spoke about his experiences with his family but did talk about it all regularly to a friend who also fought in the war. Apparantly he had a lot of scars on his body from ill treatment by the Germans. He went on to fight on Gloster Hill in 1951 in Korea at the battle on the Imjin River with A Company, 1 Glosters. He suffered a shrapnel wound to his head in that battle but managed to escape capture although his Korean injury resulted in time in and out of mental institutions after that war. I have a very good book called the The Imjin Roll which tells in great detail that particular battle and lists all who took part. After the Korean War a film was made called A Hill in Korea based on the battle and he and my grandmother were collected from their house in a chauffeur driven car to the film's premiere sometime in the 1950s.

    Stewart
     
  15. Stewart1966

    Stewart1966 Junior Member

    Thanks for posting that. Do you know what his injuries were?

    I have the Bn diary-Its so thick it comes in 2 parts but I'll try and find some time to skim through it and see if he gets a mention.

    Hi Drew

    Did you ever get chance to see if there was any mention of my grandfather in the diary

    Stewart
     
  16. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Didn't want to start a new thread, but I came across this picture of the 5th Gloucesters in the 'britishnewspaperarchives' while looking for something else. Hope you don't mind me adding it to this thread.

    Two gents names, a Capt. H. G. Mason & Capt. Derek Welford who was captured before Dunkirk and repat. 3.5 years later.
     

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  17. Simon M

    Simon M New Member

    Hi, I've just come across this site whilst researching my Dad's war history. His name was Frederick Moore (known as Bob) and I am sure that he is in the photograph, second left behind the officer! Can anybody tell me where I might obtain an original?
     
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  18. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    You would have to research the Glouc. Echo newspaper and see where their original archive is held.
     
  19. Simon M

    Simon M New Member

    Cheers Amberdog
     
  20. neil hunt

    neil hunt Member

    Would really like to see the next page for June 2nd...I think I've tracked my grand father to Lt Fane's group and he was killed in a bombing attack close to the beach in Dunkirk...Was confirmed in a statement by a Cpl Eldridge, who was certainly with the Fane group. Have also seen an account by Lt Fane saying that he and his group were hit by bombs on June 2nd.
     

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