6896664 Rfn Frederick Lawrence Bailey HOLLAND, KRRC

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by petem911, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. petem911

    petem911 New Member

    Doing some research into my great grandad Frederick Lawrence Bailey Holland. Rifleman in the King's Royal Rifle Corps, no. 6896664. Believe he was captured at Calais in June 1940 and then marched to XXA. Not 100% certain if he was then marched back in Jan 1945, or even if he stayed at XXA. Can anybody help or suggest where else I can look?
  2. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    Welcome to the forum.

    Probably better to have started a new topic. I’ll ask a MOD to do so.

    You should apply to U.K. MOD for his service papers via this link -

    Get a copy of military service records

    You should also apply to Swiss Red Cross 25th May for his POW records via this link -

    Requests for information about people held during Spanish Civil War or Second World War: Quarterly limit reached

    Check the site at 8am and the online application form should be visible. Complete and submit it quickly as the application window usually closes after 2 hours or so. It is a free service and you get a reply through the post not less than 4 months later.

    You could look for his POW liberation questionnaire at U.K. National Archives when they reopen. In my experience very few or any questionnaires give details of Long March.

    I’m sure other members will post his POW number and capture/ release details from Ancestry and findmypast.

    Good Luck

    Owen and Tricky Dicky like this.
  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
    Name: F L B Holland
    Rank: Rifleman
    Army Number: 6896664
    Regiment: Kings Royal Rifle Corps
    POW Number: 11622
    Camp Type: Stalag
    Camp Number: XX-A
    Camp Location: Torun, Poland
    Record Office: Rifle Corps Record Office, Winchester
    Record Office Number: 24

    Tullybrone likes this.
  4. petem911

    petem911 New Member

    Thanks folks that's very useful I will look into those bits now.

Share This Page