Heighton, Richard

Lance Corporal Richard Heighton was a Cameron Highlander from 1930 -1938 2nd Battalion, and was a reserve at the outbreak of ww2 called to barracks and sailed to France with the 1st Battalion in 1939 as part of the Expeditionary Force, at the point of Germany invading France he was fighting a rear-guard action on the […]

Laidler, James

Pte. J.S. Laidler 15528, Tyneside Scottish Regiment. Photos sent in by his nephew Alan. I am hoping he will give me more information and let us know which one is his uncle. Received: July 2015 From: Alan Hall On behalf of: James Laidler    

Easton, Stanley

Stanley Alexander (Stan) Easton, Pte 4465708, 16th Durham Light Infantry POW Number 81185 held in camp 344 Stalag 8B in Lamsdorf, Poland. Stan was a Gateshead man who joined the DLI in July 1940 at the age of 29. Not sure if he was conscripted or a volunteer. Before joining the regiment he worked as […]

Vanburg, Percy Thomas Edward

Percy Thomas Edward Vanburg (aka Van or Pete or Peter) from Bristol. He was captured at Dunkirk and transported via cattle trucks to Lamsdorf Stalag VIIIB and later 344. He was a prisoner of war for 5 years during which time he worked on many working parties and eventually was in the Death March until […]

Jeffs, Donald John ‘Duncan’

My father is Sgt Donald John Jeffs, usually nicknamed ‘Duncan’ during the war. He was the only survivor of the crash of Short Stirling bomber W7531 ‘MacRoberts Reply’ on 18 May 1942. He was taken POW shortly after the crash after initially being helped by the Danish Resistance. His injuries needed treatment so they gave […]

Garner, William Douglas

My father Lance Corporal William Douglas Garner, Cheshire Regiment was captured on Crete and was imprisoned in StalagV111B Lamsdorf for 4 1/2 years. We visited the camp in June last year and was impressed with the museum but very sad at the same time. We learned so much about my father’s time in Lamsdorf, we had […]

Reynolds, Edgar

This is my Dad, Edgar Reynolds, the lad with the banjo – he was captured at the beginning of the war at Dunkirk and endured more than four and a half years at Stalag VIII B. He was part of the E93 working party at Sakrau limestone quarry and one August day in 1943 he […]

John, William Leslie

My Grandfather, William Leslie John (AKA John L) POW No27914 Army no 3961647. He was in Lamsdorf. He joined The Royal Welsh in 1939 and then to The 9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry we believe it was C Company. Here are some of the places he served: Tobruk, Mareth Line Tripoly battle of Mersa Matruh, […]

Hulme, Otie

My dad was a prisoner at Lamsdorf and was also on the death march. When he was returned home he was sent to hospital, he was in a malnourished state and left him with TB, my gran and my Mum (who was his fiancé then) did not recognise him, he had to call them. Otie was […]

Cooper, Fred

My Dad, Sgt Fred Cooper who passed away in 1986 was POW here between 1942 and 1945 after being shot down for the second time whilst serving with bomber command. Sadly he never really spoke of his time there. However, what came to light after his passing were the few letters, cards and photographs that […]