Hibbard, Thomas

Thomas Hibbard is my grandfather he spent 5 years plus in Stalag VIIIb. He is the one on the top right hand side stood up. He was in the Dorsets an older soldier as he had just come out of the army but kept on as a reserve. He spent time in India before the […]

Hogarth, James McCall

I was a Troop Sergeant Major in the 1st Lothians & Border Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps of the 51st Highland Division and was wounded on 10 June 1940 at Cany Barville and taken prisoner two days later at St Valery. I was then shuttled between various hospitals in France, including Forges-Les -Eaux, Hopital D’Ernemont in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jenner, Norman

My father in law, Norman Jenner (far left), was a prisoner at Stalag VIII B from 1940 – 1945, having been captured at Dunkirk in May 1940. He was prisoner number 14399 and number 888306 in the Royal Artillery. We know he was on Arbeitskommando E122 which was involved in repairing river banks, loading sugar […]

Jessup, Alan

My late father, Alan Jessup was held at Stalag VIIIB from June 1940, until he was repatriated in October 1943. He was captured at Hazebrouck on May 28th 1940, en route to Dunkirk and I believe was marched most of the way to the camp in Poland. Like so many men, he spoke little about […]

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, […]

Jones, Francis (Jack)

My mother Doreen (nee Williams) & brothers would love to hear from anybody who knew my Dad, Francis Jones known as Jack (POW No.6610. Dad was in the 2nd Battalion Irish Guards and captured in France on 24 May 1940 fighting the rear guard, having previously successfully assisted the Dutch Royal family to England. Once […]

Keel, Edward

I am afraid I know very little of my uncle, Edward Keel’s experiences at Stalag VIIIB – he spoke little of it, although it was clear to all the family afterwards that what he witnessed deeply affected him for the rest of his life. I don’t even know his army company detail – although maybe […]

Keen, Francis William

Sent to us by his grandson. UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945 about F W Keen Name: F W Keen Rank: Private Army Number: 5384657 Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry POW Number: 16960 Camp Type: Stalag Camp Number: 344 Camp Location: Lambinowice, Poland Record Office: Infantry Record Office, Warwick Record Office Number: 21 Received: September […]