17526 Trooper Richard David HAYES, 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force & Long Range: POW

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    Name: HAYES Richard David
    Date of Birth: 10 Dec 1911
    Date of Enlistment: 6 Jan 1941
    Date of Capture: 29 Dec 1942
    Place of Capture: Tripoli



    PART I.
    GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE FOR BRITISH/AMERICAN EX-PRISONERS OF WAR.

    1. No. 17526
    RANK - TPR.
    SURNAME -
    HAYES
    CHRISTIAN NAMES - RICHARD DAVID
    DECORATIONS -

    2. UNIT (ARMY) - LRDG, A SQUADRON

    3. DIVISION (ARMY) - NEW ZEALAND

    4. DATE OF BIRTH - 1/12/11

    5. DATE OF ENLISTMENT - 6/1/41

    6. CIVILIAN TRADE OR PROFESSION -

    7. PRIVATE ADDRESS - 221 HOBSON ST., AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

    8. PLACE AND DATE OF ORIGINAL CAPTURE - TRIPOLI 29th Dec 1942

    9. WERE YOU WOUNDED WHEN CAPTURED? - NO

    10. MAIN CAMPS OR HOSPITALS IN WHICH IMPRISONED
    Camp No. / Location / From / Till

    - TUTARANA, BARI, ITALY 20/1/43 - 10/4/43
    - TRIEST, ITALY 26/8/43 - 12/9/43
    317 AUSTRIA 16/943 - 22/9/43
    GORLITZ GERMANY October 43 Stayed 2 weeks
    STALAG 8A SAGAN GERMANY 4/1/44 - 10/4/44

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    11. WERE YOU IN A WORKING CAMP?
    Location / From/ Till / Nature of Work

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    12. DID YOU SUFFER FROM ANY SERIOUS ILLNESSES WHILE A P/W?
    Nature of Illness / Cause / Duration

    Abscess 2 operations 3 months
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    12 b. DID YOU RECEIVE ADEQUATE MEDICAL TREATMENT?

    YES

    GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE PART II TOP SECRET

    1. No. 17526
    RANK - TPR.
    SURNAME -
    HAYES
    CHRISTIAN NAMES - RICHARD DAVID


    2. LECTURES before Capture:
    ( a ) Were you lectured in your unit on how to behave the event of capture? (State where, when and by whom).

    YES IN KUFRA OASIS CAPTAIN T BROWN LRDG
    ( b ) Were you lectured on escape and evasion? (State where, when and by whom.
    CAPTAIN BROWN LRDG

    3. INTERROGATION after capture:
    Were you specially interrogated by the enemy? (State where, when and methods employed by enemy).

    Yes by the Italians at BARI on three occasions on January 1943, also 3 times in Germany in the city of Breslau? 20/5/44
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    4. ESCAPES attempted:
    Did yo make any attempted or partly successful escapes? (Give details of each attempt accurately, stating where, when, method employed, names of your companions, wherein when recaptured and by whom. Were you physically fit? What happened to your companions?)

    One attempt in Breslau, my companion T. HOCKING, Austral[ian?]
    Physically fit, 8 others also recaptured safely.

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    5. SABOTAGE
    Did you do any sabotage or destruction of enemy factory plant, war material, communications, etc, when employed on working-parties or during escape? (Give details, places and dates.)

    NO

    6. COLLABORATION with enemy:
    Do you know of any British or American personnel who collaborated with the enemy or in any way helped the enemy agains other Allied Prisoners of War? (Give details, names of persons concerned, camps, dates and nature of collaboration or help given to enemy).

    NO

    7. WAR CRIMES
    If you have any information or evidence of bad treatment by the enemy to yourself or to others, or knowledge of any enemy violation of Geneva Convention you should ask for a copy of "Form Q" on which to make your statement.
    (NOTE: Form Q is a separate form inviting information on "War Crimes" and describes the kind of offences coning under this title.)



    GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE PART II TOP SECRET
    (continued)

    8. Have you any other matter of any kind you wish to bring to notice?

    NO


    SECURITY UNDERTAKING
    I fully realise that all information relating the matters covered by the questions in Part II. are of a highly secret and official nature.

    I have had explained to me and fully understand that under Defence Regulations or U.S.A.R. 380-5 I am forbidden to publish or communicate any information concerning these matters.

    Date 25 April
    Signature R D Hayes
     
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