2719007 John MURPHY, MiD*, 1 Irish Guards

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    Army Number: 2719007
    Rank: Lance-Corporal
    Name: J MURPHY
    Unit: 1 Company, 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: Italy
    Missing Personnel file: 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS - Italy, Missing Personnel file
    TNA Reference: WO 361/784
    Notes: Date of Payment 14 January 1944, 300 Local Currency ;
    Date of Payment 8 February 1944, 74 Lire, Local Currency
    Missing 22 February 1944


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    Army Number: 2719007
    Rank: Lance-Corporal
    Name: John MURPHY
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    Theatre: Italy
    POW Number: 130467
    Date of Capture: 22/02/1944
    Place of Capture: Anzio
    Camp: Stalag VIIA
    TNA Reference: WO 344-229-2



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    WO 344-229-2

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2719007
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Surname: MURPHY
    Christian Names: John
    Decorations: Mentioned in Despatches, Twice

    2. Unit (Army): 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): 1st DIVISION

    4. Date of Birth: 22 Feb 1919
    5. Date of Enlistment: 22 Feb 1939
    6. Civilian Trade: Labourer
    7. Private Address: 1 Orrery Road, Curranarragher, Co. Cork, Eire

    8. Place of Capture: Anzio, Italy
    Date of Capture: 22 Feb 1944

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag VIIA Moosburg 20 Jun 1944 - 2 Apr 1945 [sic; Feb?]
    Stalag 383 Hohenfels 5 Feb 1945 - 16 Apr 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    Bronchial pneumonia, Exposure, 76 days

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:


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

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

    4. Escapes attempted.
    Did you make any attempted or party successful escapes?
    (Give details of each attempt separately, stating where, when, method employed, names of your companions, where and when captured and by whom. Were you physically fit? What happened to our companions?)

    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).

    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 against other Allied PoWS?
    (Give details, names of person(s) concerned, camp(s), dates and nature of collaboration or help given to enemy).

    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.

    8. Have you any other matter of any kind you wish to bring to notice?
    Captain KEMPLE an American Doctor at Stalag VIIA Moosburg did wonderful work for the sick there.

    I fully realised that all information relating to 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 of Signature: 15 May 1945

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