2733109 David John COLLUM, MiD, 1 Welsh Guards

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    Name Collum, David John
    Rank: Guardsman
    Service No: 2733109
    Regiment: 1 Battalion Welsh Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: B E F 1939-40
    Award: Mention in Despatch
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 20 December 1940
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    WO 344-69-2

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2733109
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: COLLUM
    Christian Names: David John
    Decorations: -

    2. Unit (Army): WELSH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): -

    4. Date of Birth: 9 June 1910
    5. Date of Enlistment: 20 August 1930
    6. Civilian Trade: Labourer
    7. Private Address: 19 Hillside Crumlin Mon. South Wales

    8. Place of Capture: Cassel, FRANCE
    Date of Capture: 29 May 1940

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured:

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag 344 Lamsdorf O/Silesia July 1940

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Near Hindenberg O/S August 1940 - October 1941 Coal Mine
    Near Cosel O/S November 1942 - January 1945 Forestry

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    Loss of little finger Mine Accident -
    Operation for hernia and R. Hyrdocele Heavy Work -

    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?:
    Captain GURNEY (Company Commander) France
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    Captain GURNEY (Company Commander) France

    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?

    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: 26 April 1945



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    Army Number: 2733109
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: D J COLLUM, MiD
    Unit: Welsh Guards
    Theatre: British Expeditionary Force, 1940
    POW Number:
    Date of Capture: 29 May 1940
    Place of Capture: Cassel, FRANCE
    Camp: Stalag 344
    TNA Reference: WO 344-69-2
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2020

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