There were 10, men in camp with a 20ft barbed wire fence all around. If the information here has been helpful or you have enjoyed reaching the stories please conside making a donation, no matter how small, would be much appreciated, annually we need to raise enough funds to pay for our web hosting or this site will vanish from the web.
He was on the long march that they did through Poland and of course survived. K Batlingen, Batlingen 20 and Reigersfeld as work camps.
Research your own Family History. They had all been shot. He had joined the Territorials before the outbreak of war and was called up with many other Shetland boys in Like so many, he talked little in the 50s and 60s,except with local POWs in Aberdeen, but did begin to tell stories to our two sons in later years.
Red Cross parcels began to arrive which helped the food situation a little. Please, if anyone has a reference to my Dad I would be very grateful to hear from you. I believe he was in the TA prior to being sent overseas. Doreen Pettifer Add to this record.
He ordered his platoon sergeant to retire in a motor vehicle with all the platoon except nine men who were then engaging the enemy to cover the retreat of the rest of the platoon. His numbers were After 6 weeks leave at home, the army selection panel offered me a temporary commission as an interpreter in Germany if I signed on for a further two years.
Apparently he escaped three times. My son then decided to evacuate the position and to fall back on the company. Cameronians Scottish Rifles d. He leant his rifle up against a wall, got out his field dressing kit and tried to help the wounded solders.
If anyone knew of my father, especially in WW2 please contact me. I understand that both the Government and the Red Cross have found great difficulty in finding out about prisoners up till now. He spent much of his time in the far and the near east.
After a short time a letter was sent from his British officer giving information about the Brigade and events that occured when it was overrun. My father would never discuss anything about the time when he was a prisoner so we know very little except for a lot of letters he had sent my mother and various photographs from the camp he was in.
He was captured at Abbeville, after Dunkirk. If anyone has any information on the Middlesex Regiment we would love to hear from you as we are trying to find as much information as possible.
His regiment set up a defensive position in Petergem, Belgium. This being poisonous, the guards threatened to shoot anyone caught smoking it in the future. He was transferred to the Pioneer Corps and went to France with the B. I was involved in an escape plan but decided the night before not to go.
Bill remained a POW until his release in In front the roadway lead down to a main road and some farm buildings were being watched for occupation.
His legs were so badly ulcerated that the medical authorities wanted to amputate both legs. My father became enraged and chased the Sergeant with a pitchfork with the intent of killing him.
Want to find out more about your relative's service. Fiona Paterson Add to this record. I declined the offer.
There were rumours from Polish slave workers that the American army was just across the river, which was about a quarter of a mile wide.
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