Wormhoudt massacre site, near Dunkirk

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by david hircok, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. david hircok

    david hircok Member

    In June 2018 I visited the Wormhoudt massacre site, near Dunkirk which was site of the mass murder of 80 British and French POWs by Waffen-SS soldiers from the 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler during the Battle of France in May 1940. Wormhoudt massacre - Wikipedia. My grandfather was one of the men – he was Pvt. Thomas E George of the Royal Warwickshire regiment – 5105580. My questions are would anyone like to see any of the images taken of the trip – memorial and cemetery and that there appears to have been over 80 soldiers of which 15+ escaped, and only 34 names of the dead mentioned – are there any other sources of the remaining soldiers that were murdered? Many thanks – David Hircock
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum. There is quite abit on the forum about it but always good to see members photos . As he was British he'd have been a Pte . Pvt is an American abbreviation.
     
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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Hi David & welcome

    As Owen says use the site as well, type 'Wormhoudt' into the seach box and stand back

    TD
     
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  4. david hircok

    david hircok Member

    Many thanks everyone - and now live in the USA - will remember Pvt v. Pte
     
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  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    You got his service number wrong. I see he's buried in the mass grave at Esquelbecq which pretty much confirms he was at the barn or very near it.
    Casualty
     
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  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Thomas George
    Given Initials: T E
    Rank: Private
    Death Date: May 1940
    Number: 5105880
    Birth Place: Coventry
    Residence: Warwickshire
    Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
    Theatre of War: France and Belgium Campaign, 1939/40
    Regiment at Death: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
    Branch at Death: Infantry

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    TD
     
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