Welsh Guards: Liberated Prisoner of War Interrogation Questionnaires

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    See also this thread
    Welsh Guards: Prisoners of War
    for list of Welsh Guardsmen who were taken prisoner of war.
     
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    Please note that this is not a complete list of Liberation questionnaires held at TNA Kew for Irish Guards. I hope to be able to add more when possible. If you cannot find someone on the list below this does not mean that there is not a report.

    INDEX - ALPHABETICAL by Surname

    WELSH GUARDS


    1. 2735245 John ABBOTT, 2 Welsh Guards Captured France, 17 June 1940 - WO 344-1-1
    2. 2735422 Cyril ADAMS, 3 Welsh Guards Captured Italy, 21 Jun 1944 - WO 344-2-1
    3. 2734575 James ANDREWS, 1 Welsh Guards Captured Belgium, 31 May 1940 - WO 344-7-2
    4. 2734236 William Gerald ARTHRELL, 2 Welsh Guards Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-9-2
    5. 2725557 Harold ATTWOOD, 2 Welsh Guards Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-11-2
    6. 2734316 Frederick James BAGGALEY, 2 Welsh Guards Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-13-2
    7. 2738871 Reginald BALL, 3 Welsh Guards Captured Italy, 11 Oct 1944 - WO 344-15-2
    8. 2725268 Alfred Ernest Graham BARTLETT, 2 Welsh Guards Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-19-2
    BATE, ALFRED, 2734545, Guardsman, 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 29 May 1940 - WO 344-20-1
    BECKETT, Albert J., 2724767, Guardsman, WELSH GUARDS, Captured France - WO 344-22-2
    BEESLEY, Evan John, 2735386, Guardsman, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France 24 May 1940 - WO 344-23-2
    BENT, William Edward, 2734566, Guardsman, 1st WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 29 May 1940 - WO 344-25-2
    BEVAN, George, 2735635, Guardsman, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 26 May 1940 - WO 344-27-2
    BLACK, Peter, 68554, Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 24 May 1940 - WO 344-30-1
    BOWMAN, William Douglas, 2734319, Guardsman, 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 29 May 1940 - WO 344-36-1
    CARD, Wesley George, 2734713, Lance Corporal, 2nd Armoured Recce Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured Holland, 1 April 1945 - WO 344-55-1
    CASTLE, George Albert Noel, 2735741, Guardsman, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-58-1 With Letter.
    CATHERALL, Joseph William, 2734798, Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-58-1
    CAVILL, Edwin George, 2738208, Guardsman, 2nd Armoured Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured Holland, 1 April 1945 - WO 344-58-2
    CHANDLER, Herbert Alfred, 2733655, Guardsman, 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 29 May 1940 - WO 344-59-2
    CLARKE, John Gregory, 2733990, Guardsman, 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 31 May 1940 - WO 344-64-2
    4188865 William Henry CLEMSON, MiD, 2 Welsh Guards Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-65-2
    COLLEDGE, William Alfred, 2735229, Guardsman, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-68-2
    HOUSTON, Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, POW France - see CHANDLER, Herbert Alfred, 2733655
    COLLEY, James Hubert, 2732667, Guardsman, 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 29 May 1940 - WO 344-68-2
    COLLINS, Eric Bakewall, 2734603, Lance Sergeant, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-69-1
    2733109 D J COLLUM, MiD, Welsh Guards
    , Guardsman, 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 29 May 1940 - WO 344-69-2
    COOK, Cyril Denys, 2734306, Lance Sergeant, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 24 May 1940 - WO 344-71-1
    COOPER, Frank, 2734712, Guardsman, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France 25 May 1940 - WO 344-72-1
    COOPER, Herbert, 2732761, Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-72-1
    MAISEY, Hubert Gerald, 4073926, P.S.M., 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 29 May 1940 - WO 344-208-1
    2732451 John Charles MUSTO, 2 Welsh Guards Guardsman, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 22 May 1940 - WO 344-230-2
    2735174 John Richard NICHOLSON, MiD, 2 Welsh Guards Captured France, 29 May 1940 - WO 344-234-2
     
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    Please note that this is not a complete list of Liberation questionnaires held at TNA Kew for Irish Guards. I hope to be able to add more when possible. If you cannot find someone on the list below this does not mean that there is not a report.

    INDEX - BY UNIT

    WELSH GUARDS

    1st BATTALION
    1. 2734575 James ANDREWS, 1 Welsh Guards Captured Belgium, 31 May 1940 - WO 344-7-2
    BATE, ALFRED, 2734545, Guardsman, 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 29 May 1940 - WO 344-20-1
    BENT, William Edward, 2734566, Guardsman, 1st WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 29 May 1940 - WO 344-25-2
    BOWMAN, William Douglas, 2734319, Guardsman, 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 29 May 1940 - WO 344-36-1
    CHANDLER, Herbert Alfred, 2733655, Guardsman, 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 29 May 1940 - WO 344-59-2
    CLARKE, John Gregory, 2733990, Guardsman, 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 31 May 1940 - WO 344-64-2
    COLLEY, James Hubert, 2732667, Guardsman, 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 29 May 1940 - WO 344-68-2
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/2733109-d-j-collum-mid-welsh-guards.83497/, Guardsman, 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 29 May 1940 - WO 344-69-2
    MAISEY, Hubert Gerald, 4073926, P.S.M., 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 29 May 1940 - WO 344-208-1


    2nd BATTALION
    1. 2735245 John ABBOTT, 2 Welsh Guards Captured France, 17 June 1940 - WO 344-1-1
    2. 2734236 William Gerald ARTHRELL, 2 Welsh Guards Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-9-2
    3. 2725557 Harold ATTWOOD, 2 Welsh Guards Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-11-2
    4. 2734316 Frederick James BAGGALEY, 2 Welsh Guards Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-13-2
    5. 2725268 Alfred Ernest Graham BARTLETT, 2 Welsh Guards Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-19-2
    BEESLEY, Evan John, 2735386, Guardsman, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France 24 May 1940 - WO 344-23-2
    BEVAN, George, 2735635, Guardsman, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 26 May 1940 - WO 344-27-2
    BLACK, Peter, 68554, Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 24 May 1940 - WO 344-30-1
    CARD, Wesley George, 2734713, Lance Corporal, 2nd Armoured Recce Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured Holland, 1 April 1945 - WO 344-55-1
    CASTLE, George Albert Noel, 2735741, Guardsman, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-58-1 With Letter.
    CATHERALL, Joseph William, 2734798, Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-58-1
    CAVILL, Edwin George, 2738208, Guardsman, 2nd Armoured Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured Holland, 1 April 1945 - WO 344-58-2
    4188865 William Henry CLEMSON, MiD, 2 Welsh Guards Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-65-2
    COLLEDGE, William Alfred, 2735229, Guardsman, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-68-2
    HOUSTON, Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, POW France - see CHANDLER, Herbert Alfred, 2733655
    COLLINS, Eric Bakewall, 2734603, Lance Sergeant, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-69-1
    COOK, Cyril Denys, 2734306, Lance Sergeant, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 24 May 1940 - WO 344-71-1
    COOPER, Frank, 2734712, Guardsman, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France 25 May 1940 - WO 344-72-1
    COOPER, Herbert, 2732761, Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 25 May 1940 - WO 344-72-1
    MUSTO, John Charles, 2732451, Guardsman, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS, Captured France, 22 May 1940 - WO 344-230-2
    2735174 John Richard NICHOLSON, MiD, 2 Welsh Guards Captured France, 29 May 1940 - WO 344-234-2


    3rd BATTALION
    1. 2735422 Cyril ADAMS, 3 Welsh Guards Captured Italy, 21 Jun 1944 - WO 344-2-1
    2. 2738871 Reginald BALL, 3 Welsh Guards Captured Italy, 11 Oct 1944 - WO 344-15-2


    UNKNOWN BATTALION
    1. BECKETT, Albert J., 2724767, Guardsman, WELSH GUARDS, Captured France - WO 344-22-2
     
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    WO 344-20-1

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2734545
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: BATE
    Christian Names: Alfred
    Decorations: -

    2. Unit (Army): 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): -

    4. Date of Birth: 19 October 1920
    5. Date of Enlistment: 8 August 1938
    6. Civilian Trade: -
    7. Private Address: 55 Wembley Road, Moorends, near Doncaster.

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

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: Yes, Gun Shot Wound, Stomach.

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    St Omar Hospital 1 June 1940 - 15 July 1940
    Ghent 16 July 1940 - 28 July 1940
    Stalag VI Hemer August 1940 - August 1940 [sic]
    Stalag 344 Lamsdorf 8 August 1944 - January 1945
    Stalag VII Memingham April 1945 - 26 April 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Posen 1943 - 1944 Heavy Labouring

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    -
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    -

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    -


    PART II

    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?:
    No
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    No

    3. Interrogation after Capture
    (State where, when and methods employed by enemy)
    Were you specially interrogated by the enemy?:
    No

    4. Escapes attempted.
    Did you make any attempted or party successful escapes?
    No
    (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?
    Yes, whenever possible
    (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?
    No
    (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?
    During my time of captivity I have been kept well in body and mind solely on British Red Cross food. I am convinced that I would have died long ago but not for this.

    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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: 30 April 1945
     
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    WO 344-22-2


    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2724767
    Rank: “Private”
    Surname: BECKETT
    Christian Names: Albert J.
    Decorations: -

    2. Unit (Army): WELSH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): 1st Division

    4. Date of Birth: 17 July 1918
    5. Date of Enlistment: 26 May 1939
    6. Civilian Trade: Gardener
    7. Private Address: Parc-le-Breds-Penmaen, near Swansea, Glamorgan, South Wales

    8. Place of Capture: France
    Date of Capture: -

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    -

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Thorn 15 June 1940 - 20 September 1940 Gardener
    Marienburg 23 July 1940 - 20 January 1945 Gardener

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    -

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    =


    PART II

    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?:
    No
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    No

    3. Interrogation after Capture
    (State where, when and methods employed by enemy)
    Were you specially interrogated by the enemy?:
    No

    4. Escapes attempted.
    Did you make any attempted or party successful escapes?
    No
    (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?
    No
    (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?
    No
    (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?
    No


    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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: 12 May 1945
     
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    WO 344-23-2


    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2735386
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: BEESLEY
    Christian Names: Evan John
    Decorations: -

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

    4. Date of Birth: 29 September 1919
    5. Date of Enlistment: 29 December 1939
    6. Civilian Trade: Groom
    7. Private Address: 87 Plymouth Wood Road, Ely, Cardiff

    8. Place of Capture: Boulogne, France
    Date of Capture: 24 May 1940

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf June 1940 - July 1940
    Stalag 344 Lamsdorf 15 February 1944 - March 1945
    Stalag 13D Nurnberg March 1945 - 17 April 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Regensfeld July 1940 - 10 January 1941 Contract
    Klausberge 10 January 1941 - 15 February 1944 Coal mine

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    -
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    -

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    -


    PART II

    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?:
    No
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    No

    3. Interrogation after Capture
    (State where, when and methods employed by enemy)
    Were you specially interrogated by the enemy?:
    No

    4. Escapes attempted.
    Did you make any attempted or party successful escapes?
    No
    (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?
    No
    (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?
    No


    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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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    WO 344-25-2


    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2734566
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: BENT
    Christian Names: William Edward
    Decorations: Nil

    2. Unit (Army): 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): G.H.Q. Troops, Brigade of Guards

    4. Date of Birth: 1 May 1920
    5. Date of Enlistment: 10 September 1938
    6. Civilian Trade: Miner
    7. Private Address: 43 Railway Terrace, Blaenclydach, Rhondda, Glamorgan, South Wales

    8. Place of Capture: Dunkirk, France
    Date of Capture: 29 May 1940

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf 29 June 1940 - 23 January 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Mechtal O/S 29 July 1940 - 12 September 1942 Mining
    Knurow O/S 12 September 1942 - 23 January 1945 Mining

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    -

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:



    PART II

    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?
    -


    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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: 13 May 1945
     
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    WO 344-27-2

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2735635
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: BEVAN
    Christian Names: George
    Decorations: -

    2. Unit (Army): WELSH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): Brigade of Guards

    4. Date of Birth: 11 November 1919
    5. Date of Enlistment: 23 January 1940
    6. Civilian Trade: Labourer
    7. Private Address: 51 Derlwyn Street, New Tredegar, Philipstown, South Wales

    8. Place of Capture: Boulogne, FRANCE
    Date of Capture: 26 May 1940

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag XXA Thorn 7 June 1940 - 12 March 1942
    Heydebreck Upper Silesia 13 March 1942 - 21 January 1945
    Marching through Germany 21 January 1945 - 22 April 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Yes
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Heydebreck O/S 13 March 1942 - 21 January 1945 Labourer

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    No
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    -

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    Yes


    PART II

    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?:
    Yes
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    No

    3. Interrogation after Capture
    (State where, when and methods employed by enemy)
    Were you specially interrogated by the enemy?:
    No

    4. Escapes attempted.
    Did you make any attempted or party successful escapes?
    No
    (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?
    Yes
    (Give details, places and dates).
    Small sabotage.

    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?
    No
    (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?
    No


    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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: 30 April 1945
     
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    WO 344-30-1

    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 68554
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Surname: BLACK
    Christian Names: Peter Stobley
    Decorations: None

    2. Unit (Army): WELSH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): 20th GUARDS BRIGADE

    4. Date of Birth: 7 May 1918
    5. Date of Enlistment: 1939
    6. Civilian Trade: -
    7. Private Address: No private address as yet, address for communications - Guards Club, Brook Street, London W1.

    8. Place of Capture: Boulogne, FRANCE
    Date of Capture: 24 May 1940

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: Yes

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Not Known Boulogne 24 May 1940 - 28 May 1940
    English No. 17/215 General Hospital Camier 28 May 1940 - 2 July 194?

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    No
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    -

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    -


    PART II

    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?:
    No
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    No

    3. Interrogation after Capture
    (State where, when and methods employed by enemy)
    Were you specially interrogated by the enemy?:
    No

    4. Escapes attempted.
    Did you make any attempted or party successful escapes?
    Two
    (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?)
    Unsuccessful tunnel attempts. Companions Captain Lord ??PET???, Lieutenant PJ. McCALL, Lieutenant D.M MacCOLL, Captain P. BLUNDELL, Captain Lord ARUNDELL of WARDOUR.

    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?
    No
    (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?
    No
    (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?
    No


    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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: 9 May 1945
     
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    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2734319
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: BOWMAN
    Christian Names: William Douglas
    Decorations: -

    2. Unit (Army): 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): attached G.H.Q. B.E.F.

    4. Date of Birth: 7 June 1919
    5. Date of Enlistment: 6 September 1937
    6. Civilian Trade: Miner
    7. Private Address: 2 Garreg Road, Pontycymmer, near Bridgend, Glamorgan, South WALES

    8. Place of Capture: West Cappel, outside Dunkirk, FRANCE
    Date of Capture: 29 May 1940

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: Yes

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Res. Lazarette, Hemer Ruhr, June 1940 - October 1940
    Stalag VIA Hemer Ruhr, October 1940 - September 1940
    Stalag XXB Marienburg East Prussia -

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Danzig June 1942 - February 1945 Farm Work

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    Wound in right arm

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    Medical treatment good. Food very bad.


    PART II

    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?
    -

    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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: 27 April 1945
     
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    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2734713
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Surname: CARD
    Christian Names: Wesley George
    Decorations: 1939 - 1940 Star [sic]

    2. Unit (Army): 2nd (Armoured) Recce Battalion WELSH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): -

    4. Date of Birth: 10 July 1917
    5. Date of Enlistment: 11 May 1939
    6. Civilian Trade: Labourer
    7. Private Address: Cross Vane Penalt Monmouth

    8. Place of Capture: Enschede, HOLLAND
    Date of Capture: 1 April 1945

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured:
    No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Dulag Nord Bremen 7 April 1945 - 29 April 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
    -

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    -


    PART II

    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?:
    At Pickering Yorks, by Major CONSETT.
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    At Pickering Yorks, by Major CONSETT.

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

    4. Escapes attempted.
    Did you make any attempted or party successful escapes?
    No
    (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?
    No
    (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?
    No
    (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?
    No


    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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: 13 May 1945
     
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    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2735741
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: CASTLE
    Christian Names: George Albert Noel
    Decorations: -

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

    4. Date of Birth: 24 December 1916
    5. Date of Enlistment: 15 February 1940
    6. Civilian Trade: Parcel Porter G.W.R.
    7. Private Address: 47 Heathfield Road, Gabalfa, Cardiff, Glamogan, South WALES

    8. Place of Capture: Boulogne, FRANCE
    Date of Capture: 25 May 1940

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    XXIB Shubin 5 June 1940 - 27 June 1940
    XXD Posen 12 March 1941 - 22 June 1941
    XXA Thorn 23 June 1941 - 23 October 1944
    XXB Marienburg 23 October 1944 - 24 January 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Usch 27 June 1940 - 17 November 1940 Road Work
    Graudenz 15 August 1941 - 22 February 1942 Labouring
    Brannau 14 February 1943 - 1 April 1943 Sewer Digging
    Falkenburg 1 May 1943 - 23 September 1943 Stone Breaking
    Gros Woltz 23 September 1943 - 18 September 1944 Ditch Digging
    Neuteich 23 November 1944 - 24 January 1945 Sugar Factory
    & also several other small camps

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    -
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    -

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    -


    PART II

    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?)

    Hasenau 1 June 1941. Breaking through window. Private Joseph FINNIGAN 7 June 1941. Recaptured Kensau. Police
    3 September 1941 Cutting wire. Alone. Hohenkirch. Police. 4 September 1941
    11 November 1941From moving train between Nakel - Konitz. Private John McRAE, Graudenz 18 October 1941 Police.
    Wamlstat 25 December 1942 Wire cutting, Gunner K. BROWN. Thorn 26 December 1942 Railway Police.
    Brannau 1 April 1943 over wire. Gunner K. BROWN. Schonsee 6 April 1943, Military Police
    Evacuation March 24 January 1945 Dodging guards, Gunner K. BROWN and others Parchau 10 February SS
    Neutiech 17 February Gunner K. BROWN and others 1 March 1945 Parchau S.S.

    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).
    Sergeant George Marshall, West Yorks.
    Whilst undergoing severe treatment in a punishment camp Sergeant Marshall gave information of our activities to the Commandant and Guards.

    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?
    -


    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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: 4 May 1945


    ====================

    Letter attached to Questionnaire:


    47 Heathfield Road
    CARDIFF

    Dear Sir

    The following is the information that you ask, and is given to the best of my ability. All dates and times are approx: and though I have received great help at all times from the Polish people, I took no names etc, as it might involve them and their families in great danger.

    My first escape took place on October 15th at a village called Usch I was alone and at liberty for 4 days, being recaptured at Schneidemuhl on the 19th October 1940. I got out of the camp by climbing over the barbed wire.

    On another occasion I was accompanied by Private Joseph FINNIGAN of R.E.K. (BUFFS) Regiment. We escaped together from Hasenau on June 1st 1942, and were retaken at a village the name of which I fail to remember, [inserted] Kensau, but which was only a mile or two from Konitz. The date of our recapture was June 15th. Part of the time we lived in the woods around Bromberg and were finally given away by a German farmer on passing through the previously mentioned village. Our escape was effected by cutting the wire over the windows after having forced same and scaling the wire that surrounded the camp.

    Later, October 5th 1942 whilst being transported to a strafe camp at Gutterwitz I, together with Private J. McRAE, Royal Engineers, escaped from the moving train at a station just outside Nakel, the train was travelling at 7 - 10 miles per hour. The rolling stock was of the type with the corridor down the centre, our party was about 15 strong, a guard was in the corridor at each end of the coach, just as the train pulled out of the station. I unscrewed the bulb (light) putting our compartment in darkness and after judging the station to be a safe distance behind opened, opened the window and jumped out. We were undetected and walked for an hour or two and then slept in an old barn, early in the morning we continued our journey in the direction of Schneidemuhl. At midday we came across a village entirely inhabited by Poles. Here we received every help, food, shelter for two days and nights, and when we left a complete ? ? suit, overcoat, hats, etc. My regret is that I fail to remember the name of the village, although the people in question have my address and promise to get in touch with me as soon as possible Though I do remember the name of the nearest village of any size being “Netzal” both being in the “Wirzitz” area. Leaving there early one morning, we caught a train fro “Schneidemuhl” where we intended to take a train for Berlin in an effort to reach France or Switzerland.

    Failing in this however, we were forced to return to Poland, where my companion was forced, being ill, to give himself up. I myself went on making for a village, “Seehausen”, just outside Graudenz, where I knew that I could count on help. Unfortunately I was stopped by a German policeman when in Graudenz and being unable to show the necessary papers was taken to the police station and from there to the jail.

    On 25 December 1942 together with Gunner K. BROWN Royal Artillery whilst the guards were busy celebrating Xmas night. By breaking through the wire at the back of the camp, which was at Waldstadt. We made our way on foot to Bromberg, and after making a detour through back yards, scaling walls etc, the whole place being lighted by great arc lamps, we managed to board a mineral train. This unfortunately for us ended up in a Thorn siding. We decided as it was now daylight, to lie low until dark and then try our luck on another train. However we were rudely awakened when the train was searched by railway police. We were then held in custody until the arrival of a military escort who took us to the military prison in Thorn. Our dress was Army battle dress.

    On 1 April 1942 once again with Gunner BROWN, from Brahnau (Bromberg). We had made civilian clothing for ourselves out of dyed battle dress trousers, and an army great coat cut down and dyed . Leaving camp with the football party we changed our clothes out of sight of the guards and behind a line of railway trucks. From there we passed under the noses of the guards on to the main road that ran nearby and made our way on foot to Bromberg. There we took a train to Nakel from there by foot to the village where I got rigged out, on about October 5th, this village being close to Netzal.

    On this afternoon we were unlucky, the house being occupied by Germans. We passed it off by asking for a drink, and the direction to a neighbouring village. On leaving we ran into the village postman who wanted to see our papers. We declined and as he insisted, told him where to go to, and that we would only show them to the police. He jumped on his cycle, and dashed off in one direction, while we promptly took to our heels in the other. Making our way back to Nakel we slept on the side of the railway embankment till early morning when we took an early train to Thorn, and from there to Gallab via Schonsee. On arrival at Gallub we made our way outside the town and waited for the cover of darkness. Then reentering the town we made our way to the house of a Pole named “Janhawski”, who lived in “Wasser Strasse”. Had we been officers I think that we might have got more help here. As it was we received a meal and were bundled out of the back door. This was the 5th or 6th day and our only meal so far except for chocolate which we carried on all our efforts. That night we slept in an empty wagon on the railway siding, and caught an early train back to “Schonsee” upon arrival and as soon as we alighted from the train we were arrested by the police, taken to the jail and locked up. We were kept there without food, a wash, or even being allowed to obey the wants of nature until late the following day, when escort arrived to take us back to Thorn.

    On 24 January 1945, from Neuteich, East Prussia. Leaving camp with the Evacuation March, we slipped the guards after half an hour’s marching, took a side road, and settled in a deserted farm building to await being overtaken by the Russian advance. After being in hiding for two weeks we were rounded up by the S.S. and taken to the field guard room in Neuteich. Here we were kept in custody for a few days. We then volunteered to work ad the Sugar Factory in the town, we reasoned that this would afford opportunity of escape once more. After two or three days and whilst the town was being fired on by a Russian tank, we made off and once more hid up. Here we hung on for a period of almost three weeks till one of our number, D. RENTON, Private, R.W.K. decided to leave and join the stream of refugees that were pouring down the main road, striving to cross the Weichsel before the Russians cut them off.

    On the following day two more of our number, Gunner K. BROWN, Royal Artillery and Driver H. WARD Royal Artillery, left to walk back to the Sugar Factory for some food, books, news etc. In their absence, Gunner LECOURT Royal Artillery, Private PEARCE, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, and myself were once more picked up by the S.S. and taken to Neuteich.

    This time were were taken to the town jail, where we spent the night. The following morning we left on our journey to Danzig. All escape now being cut off we were held in Danzig for about two weeks. During this time our numbers had increased to well over the hundred mark as others were being brought in every day, among these were Gunner BROWN and Driver WARD. At the end of this time and whilst Danzig was under air attack and shell fire from Russian tanks, we were taken aboard ship for Lubeck. At Lubeck we were liberated by British forces. At the outset of these efforts our food consisted solely of chocolate either from personal or Red Cross parcels. We were also provided with plenty of money for train fares etc, this being easily obtainable anywhere.

    Trusting that the above information will prove satisfactory,
    I remain yours sincerely,
    CASTLE
    (2735741, Welsh Guards)
     
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    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2734798
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Surname: CATHERALL
    Christian Names: Joseph William
    Decorations: -

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

    4. Date of Birth: 14 September 1918
    5. Date of Enlistment: 3 June 1939
    6. Civilian Trade: Miner
    7. Private Address: 5 Coniston Road Ferryhill, Co. Durham, England

    8. Place of Capture: Boulogne, FRANCE
    Date of Capture: 25 May 1940

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag XXIB Schubin August 1940 - May 1941
    Stalag XXB Willenburg May 1941 - February 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Elbing December 1941 - October 1943 Digging
    Neitiech October 1943 - January 1944 Sugar Factory
    Liebusch January 1944 - February 1945 Cook

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    -

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    -


    PART II

    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?:
    No
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    No

    3. Interrogation after Capture
    (State where, when and methods employed by enemy)
    Were you specially interrogated by the enemy?:
    No

    4. Escapes attempted.
    Did you make any attempted or party successful escapes?
    No
    (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?
    No
    (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?
    No
    (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?
    -

    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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: 17 May 1945
     
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    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2738208
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: CAVILL
    Christian Names: Edwin George
    Decorations: -

    2. Unit (Army): 2nd Armoured Recce Battalion WELSH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): GUARDS ARMOURED DIVISION

    4. Date of Birth: 17 August 1923
    5. Date of Enlistment: 9 April 1942
    6. Civilian Trade: Tobacco Worker
    7. Private Address: 89 Hall Street, Bedminster, Bristol 3

    8. Place of Capture: near Enschede, HOLLAND
    Date of Capture: 1 April 1944

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag XB Sandbostel 10 April 1945 - 2 May 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    No

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    No
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    -

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    Not needed.


    PART II

    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?:
    Yes. By Battalion Intelligence Officer also Divisional Intelligence Officer, England June 1944.
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    Yes by escaped Welsh Officer in Holland.

    3. Interrogation after Capture
    (State where, when and methods employed by enemy)
    Were you specially interrogated by the enemy?:
    Questioned about V1 attacks on England.
    Questioned about Treatment of German P.O.W.

    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?


    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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: 5 May 1945
     
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    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2733655
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: CHANDLER
    Christian Names: Herbert Albert
    Decorations: None

    2. Unit (Army): 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): Not Known

    4. Date of Birth: 26 June 1914
    5. Date of Enlistment: 17 July 1933
    6. Civilian Trade: Chaffeur - Valet
    7. Private Address: 2 Sandringham Place, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, England

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

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: Not

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Military Internment (St. Hippolyte-du-Fort) Gard France April 1941 - March 1942
    Military Internment (Fort de la Revere) Nice France March 1942 - September 1942
    Military Internment (Camp Chambarin) Isere France September 1942 - November 1942
    P.G. 73 Carpi Italy November 1942 - September 1943
    Stalag IV D (W. 604) Nudersdorf Wittenberg Germany September 1943 - April 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Yes
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Nudersdorf - Glass - Sand Works
    near Wittenberg 15 October 1943 - 13 April 1945 (Working in Pit)

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    Crushed finger Work at above Working December - January 1944

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    Yes


    PART II

    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?:
    Not lectured
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    Not lectured

    3. Interrogation after Capture
    (State where, when and methods employed by enemy)
    Were you specially interrogated by the enemy?:
    Not by Germans. Interrogated after Escape and subsequent capture by Intelligence Officer (French) at Marseilles, France (False Papers)

    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?)
    Escaped 10 June 1940 Alone. Recaptured 16 June 1940. Doullens, France
    Escaped 20 June 1940 (With Lance Corporal HOUSTON, 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS) Reached West France (Berck-Plage). Recaptured and escaped 2 days later.
    Made several attempts to leave country (with N.C.O. above)
    Escaped to Free France, April 1941. Interned by Free French.
    Escaped June 1941. Recaptured on Pyrenees July 1941.
    Physically fit.

    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).
    Cutting of communication wires whilst attempting to leave Northern France.

    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?
    Nil
    (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 wish to bring to notice Madame Lucien Leprette, 60 Rue Guesquieres, Hellemmes, Lille, France, who for 9 months of freedom in Northern France kept me and Lance Corporal HOUSTON in food and clothing, and gave us much help and advice in our attempts to escape the country.
    [Handwritten annotation: IS9 (AB ) Paris advised. P.S.M. 10 May 1945]

    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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: 2 May 1945
     
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    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2733990
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: CLARKE
    Christian Names: John Gregory
    Decorations: 1939 - 1943 Star

    2. Unit (Army): 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): -

    4. Date of Birth: 17 December 1915
    5. Date of Enlistment: 12 April 1935
    6. Civilian Trade: None
    7. Private Address: 8 Liscombe Street, Newport, Mon., South Wales

    8. Place of Capture: France
    Date of Capture: 31 May 1940

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: None

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag 344 Lamsdorf 18 June 1940 - 20 January 1943
    Stalag 8B Teschen 20 January 1943 - 28 April 1945
    Stalag 7A Moosburg 28 April 1945 - 29 April 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Redback 20 June 1940 - 10 September 1942 Railway
    Bensburg April 1941 - May 1944 Coal mine
    Tichaw June 1944 - January 1945 Paper Factory

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    Gastric enteritis Stomach 1944 - 195

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    Yes


    PART II

    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?:
    No
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    No

    3. Interrogation after Capture
    (State where, when and methods employed by enemy)
    Were you specially interrogated by the enemy?:
    No

    4. Escapes attempted.
    Did you make any attempted or party successful escapes?
    No
    (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?
    No
    (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?
    No
    (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?
    No

    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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: 12 May 1945
     
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    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 4188865
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: CLEMSON
    Christian Names: William Henry
    Decorations: -

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

    4. Date of Birth: 17 January 1913
    5. Date of Enlistment: 24 January 1931
    6. Civilian Trade: Aircraft worker
    7. Private Address: 23 Hamilton Street, Hoole, Chester

    8. Place of Capture: Boulogne
    Date of Capture: 2 May 1940

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured:
    -

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag 344 Lamsdorf 26 June 1940 - 3 February 1945
    Stalag XIIID Nurmberg 3 February 1945 - 14 April 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Bolton June 1941 - 11 June 1941 Stone Quarry
    Odray 10 November 1941 - 10 March 1942 Forestry
    Gleiwitz 20 May 1942 - 30 May 1942 Farm
    Guersdorf 2 December 1942 - 26 January 1943 Stone Quarry
    P.8. August 1943 - 8 December 1943 Farm
    ? 2 July 1944 - August 1944 Shoe Factory

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    Multiple fracture on left foot While working on Stone quarry 26 January 1943 Nine Weeks Hospital

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    Yes


    PART II

    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?:
    No
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    No

    3. Interrogation after Capture
    (State where, when and methods employed by enemy)
    Were you specially interrogated by the enemy?:
    No

    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?)
    11 June 1941 from Bolton. Captured one week later at Blumenbach
    10 March 1942 From Odrau. Captured one week later at Olmutz
    July 1944 From Goglin. Captured six days later on Swiss frontier at Feldkirch.
    30 May 1942 from Gleiwitz. Captured ten days later at Vienna
    *Escaped 14 April 1945 from Nurmberg. Captured three days later outside Nurmberg.
    [Asterix placed as start of last entry and entry highlighted. Annotated “Cas. P.W.” ]
    [Details added by Guardsman CLEMSON at end of last page follow below, also annotated “Cas. P.W.”]
    Companion on Escape - Sergeant BOYLE of Seaforths POW 12602
    last heard of him is that he is on the loose in Sudentenland. Signed W.H. Clemson

    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?
    No
    (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?
    No
    (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?
    -

    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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: 4 May 1945



    ==========

    M.I.9/19(g)/1363
    To: 4188865 Guardsman CLEMSON, W.H.
    23 Hamilton Street, Hoole, Chester.

    M.I.9/Gen/101977
    The questionnaire completed by you on 4 May 1945 has proved inadequate for our purpose and it would be appreciated if the additional information indicated could be provided.

    Full description and dates of each attempted escape showing how you left the camp and from which camp each attempt was made.
    If an escape was made from a train, the approximate speed and how it was guarded at the time of your escape should be indicated.

    Regimental particulars of anyone who accompanied you.

    (c ) Experiences during periods of freedom, including how you were recaptured, and approximate date.


    Names and addresses of any helpers, including a note of what assistance they rendered, and on what dates.

    An envelope is enclose for your reply.

    M.I.9/19, War Office, Room 327 Hotel Victoria, Northumberland Avenue, LONDON, W.C.2. Tel. Whitehall 9400 Ext. 1295/7.
    16 February 1946

    ==========


    W.H. CLEMSON, Welsh Guards, 4188865, P.O.W. 15046
    23 Hamilton Street, Hoole, Chester.

    Taken Prisoner of War 25th May 1940 and escaped from the line of March 29th May at 15 Kilometers from Doullens with Guardsman J. BROCKBANK, Welsh Guards - Recaptured on 31st May by German Field Police

    August 1941. Sawed through Bars at night and made an escape from a working party at Bolten with Sergeant H. BOYLE, Seaforth Highlanders P.O.W. 12602, Corporal W. TUFT, Welsh Guards P.O.W. 15054 and Private I SPRING, Royal Engineers P.O.W. 17350. Went through Czechoslovakia. Tuft and myself were caught a fortnight afterwards while crossing the Czecho border at Blumenbach, kept a fortnight in a Concentration Camp at Brunn, then taken back to main camp Stalag VIIIB by Police.

    February 1942 at Odrau. One Monday morning J. SPRING, Royal Engineers P.O.W. 17350 was returned to Main Stalag for Sabotaging trees on a forestry job. So Sergeant H. BOYLE P.O.W. 12602 Corporal W. TUFT, Welsh Guards P.O.W. 15054 and I made it up to escape. At night I made my bed up to look as if I was in bed, but instead I hid in the lavatory outside the billet. When the Officer and German Sergeant had checked the men and locked the 3 doors I cam out and forced the 3 doors for Sergeant H. BOYLE and Corporal W. TUFT. We walked 17 Kilometers to Weiskirchen (Ranice) and jumped two different trains and eventually got to Prague, where we were chased from a cattle truck round the station by a Czech Police and when caught he (Czech Police) said he would have let us go if only he had known we were British. But too late we were taken to Stalag VIIIB.

    April and May 1942. BOYE, TUFT, SPRING and myself escaped from a Working Party 10 Kilometers from Gleiwitz. Jumped a German troop train at Gleiwitz, stayed on train all day and at night we got off at Petvokovitz, Poland by Krakow. Met a Polish partisan underground movement who gave us money, papers and food and instructed us the way to Vienna. Travelled by passenger train, stayed in Vienna a week trying to get in touch with other partisans, but couldn’t. So made our way to Yugoslavia and captured by Railway Gestapo at Baden and taken back to Stalag VIIIB. We dyed our Battle dress navy blue.

    Was on a Working Party from December 1943 to February 1944 at Neutetschein in Sudetenland. We were in touch with a Czech partisan by breaking out of a Working Party at nights by sawing a bar. He was going to fix us up with passports and money to go to Marseilles but we were found out a week before we were due to escape - by the Gestapo raiding the partisans house and find our photos on passports. (Partisan would not give us any name) We heard a month later he was shot. We were then put under escort to Main Camp where we were due to be put in Jail, but escaped in the camp by changing names and hid in the Camp until May 1944, changing over with two other men who were going out on a Working party to a shoe factory outside Oppeln. Stayed on job 10 days and escaped at dinner hour in civil clothes given to us by a Tailor name WARNING, Gloucester Regiment. Walked 3 miles and bought a train ticked to Ratibor - bought a ticket from there to Vienna. Stayed in Vienna 2 days then bought tickets to Innsbruck. Bought tickets to Feldkirch on Swiss frontier. Recaptured while attempting to go over the Swiss border by Border Police. Sent back to Landeck to an Interrogation Camp. Kept there a fortnight in solitary confinement every day. They questioned us, they saying we were English Parachutists. Eventually they sent us back to Stalag VIIIB where we served our usual 28 days. This escape was with Sergeant H. BOYLE only. We got our passports from the escape committee at Stalag VIIIB.

    March 1945 was with the last 400 - 500 left in Stalag who were sent to Nurenberg. At the end of April we had to march from Nurenberg to Munich but after 4 hours marching, escaped into the woods with Private BRAYBROOK, Cameronians and Private WRIGHT (East Lancs?), Private JORDAN, K.R.Rs. Recaptured after 3 days by German Field Police and put on march with ? captured Americans and at a place by Oflag 7 A or 7B. We managed to get into hospital with me speaking German and next day Americans over ran the town on 25 April.

    While on a Working Party by Auschwitz the Jewish Concentration Camp, I was given a piece of soap by a German Sergeant. The soap was made in the Concentration Camp from the bodies of Jews. I still have the soap in my possession. I am wiling to give it up if anyone wants it to be analysed. *

    I am not quite sure of the dates so I have put the approximate.

    I am Sir,
    Your obedient servant
    W.H. CLEMSON
    Welsh Guards.


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    * Soap made from human corpses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2735229
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: COLLEDGE
    Christian Names: William Alfred
    Decorations: Nil

    2. Unit (Army): 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): Brigade of Guards

    4. Date of Birth: 11 June 1919
    5. Date of Enlistment: 15 December 1939
    6. Civilian Trade: Railway Checker
    7. Private Address: 28 Bridge Street, Shotton, near Chester, Flintshire, N. Wales

    8. Place of Capture: Boulogne
    Date of Capture: 25 May 1940

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag XXA Thorn 7 June 1940 - 18 April 1941
    Stalag XXB Marienburg 18 April 1941 - 2 July 1941

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Danzig 2 July 1941 - 21 March 1942 Railway
    Kielaw 21 March 1942 - 7 April 1944 Railway
    Rakmel 7 April 1944 - 18 February 1945 Railway

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nil
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    -

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    Yes


    PART II

    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?:
    Nil
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    Nil

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

    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?)
    Nil

    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).
    Nil

    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).
    Nil

    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?
    Nil

    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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: 8 May 1945
     

    Attached Files:

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    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2732667
    Rank: Guardsman
    Surname: COLLEY
    Christian Names: James Hubert
    Decorations: -

    2. Unit (Army): 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): -

    4. Date of Birth: 7 January 1910
    5. Date of Enlistment: 25 July 1928
    6. Civilian Trade: Stoker
    7. Private Address: 34 New Hall View, Ruabon Wrexham North Wales

    8. Place of Capture: France
    Date of Capture: 29 May 1940

    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf June 1940 - December 1943
    Stalag 344 Lamsdorf December 1943 - March 1945
    Stalag 13D Nurnberg March 1945 - April 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Krappitz July 1940 - June 1941 Paper Factory
    Uderfest June 1941 - June 1942 Saw Mill
    Tost August 1942 - February 1943 Saw Mill
    Poland May 1943 - August 1943 Carbid Factory

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    Fibrositis Teeth 2 years
    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    Yes


    PART II

    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?
    No

    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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: 12 May 1945
     
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    PART I
    General Questionnaire for British Ex-Prisoners of War

    1. No.: 2734603
    Rank: Lance Sergeant
    Surname: COLLINS
    Christian Names: Eric Bakewell
    Decorations: -

    2. Unit (Army): WELSH GUARDS
    3. Division (Army): 20th GUARDS BRIGADE

    4. Date of Birth: 1 January 1921
    5. Date of Enlistment: 1 January 1939
    6. Civilian Trade: Shop Assistant
    7. Private Address: 16 Corners Well Road Penarty Glamorganshire South Wales

    8. Place of Capture: Boulogne France
    Date of Capture:25 May 1940


    9. Were you Wounded when Captured: No

    10. Main Camps or Hospitals in which imprisoned
    Camp No. Location From & To
    Stalag XXA Thorn 1940 - 1941
    Stalag XXB Marienburg 1941 - 1945

    11. Were you in a Working Camp?
    Location From & To Nature of Work
    Stalag XXA (100) July 1940 - Jul 1941 Labour, Building
    Stalag XXB (781) December 1941 - January 1945 Labour, Farm

    12. Did you suffer from any Serious Illnesses while a P/W?:
    Nature of Illness Cause Duration
    No

    Did you receive adequate Medical Treatment?:
    -


    PART II

    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?:
    Yes by C.S.M. at Colchester
    (b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion?:
    Yes by C.S.M. at Colchester

    3. Interrogation after Capture
    (State where, when and methods employed by enemy)
    Were you specially interrogated by the enemy?:
    No

    4. Escapes attempted.
    Did you make any attempted or party successful escapes?
    Yes
    (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?)
    Escaped from Stalag XXB (781) from Camp on 24 January 1945 with Lance Corporal BURGES, Cameron Highlanders. Lost him at Marienburg in beginning of February 1945. Eventually rejoined Russians Stuhm 1 March 1945. Escaped in Guards absence.

    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).
    Minor sabotage to crops and cattle at all opportunities.

    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?
    No
    (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?
    No

    SECURITY UNDERTAKING.
    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: 24 July 1945
     

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