Irish Guards: Escapers & Evaders

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  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    The reports for Armstrong, Ennis & Stainrod were sent to me some time ago courtesy of ADM 199.
    This list also includes men for whom no E&E report exists but who were known to have at least attempted escapes. Sources for the latter will include Award Recommendations, Liberation Reports, Obituaries, etc.


    1. 2718673 Frederick John ARMSTRONG, MiD, 2 Irish Guards
    2. 2722596 Guardsman John BEASLEY, 1 Irish Guards: POW, E&E Captured: Tunis, 24 November 1942 Escaped or liberated from: Sulmona, 9 September 1943
    3. 2717981 Lance-Corporal Thomas J CAHILL, 1 Irish Guards: 05/09/1940
    4. 104106 Captain Hugh Everard Joseph DORMER, DSO, 2 Irish Guards & SOE: 01/08/1944
    5. 2719413 Lance-Corporal J A EDWARDS, Irish Guards: PoW, E&E Name in index, report not in file; report has not survived.
    6. 2717885 Serjeant Patrick J ENNIS, MiD, 1 Irish Guards: POW, Escaper & Evader Captured: Pothus Wood, 26 May 1940. Escaped: Pothus Wood, 14 June 1940. Arrived in UK: August 1940.
    7. 2719557 Guardsman Michael GOLDING, 1 Irish Guards: Escaper & Evader
    8. 7012069 Platoon Sergeant Major H HAYES, MiD, 2 Irish Guards: POW, E&E Captured: Boulogne, 23 May 1940. Escaped: Hesdin, 26 May 1940. Arrived in UK: 18 June 1940.
    9. 2718471 Trevor Gwynfi JONES, MiD, 1 Irish Guards
    10. 132243 Colonel Thomas Bennett LANGTON, MC, MiD, Irish Guards & SAS: E&E Also with him when he escaped were Private Hillmand and Corporal Wilson.
    11. 468892 (2718820) Captain Desmond Thomas Lee LYNCH, MBE, DCM, 1 Irish Guards: PoW
    12. 2723173 Guardsman Albert James Francis MELVILLE, 2 Irish Guards: Liberated POW
    13. 2721600 Serjeant John ROBERTS, 1 Irish Guards: POW, E&E Captured: Medjez El Bab, date not specified. Escaped from: PG 53 Macerata, 15 September 1943.
    14. 2719242 Gordon Arthur STAINROD, Irish Guards attached Special Boat Service: POW, Escaper & Evader Captured: Salouk nr. Benghasi, 21 September 1942. Escaped or Liberated: Grotta D'Adda, 10 September 1943. Arrived in Switzerland: 24 September 1943
    15. 2720462 Guardsman William Henry TRICKETT, 3 Irish Guards: POW, 09/04/1945
    16. 2719875 Guardsman John Michael WELSH, MiD, 2 Irish Guards: POW, E&E Name in index, report not in file.
    17. 14589798 Lance-Corporal Eric WIGBY, Eric, 3 Irish Guards: POW, E&E Captured: Overspelt, Belgium, 17 September 1944. Escaped or Liberated from: not specified, 26 September 1944.
     
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