Stapleton, Frank

Frank Stapleton

Royal Army Medical Corps, 168 City of London Light Field Ambulance
1941 – 1941

I was a corporal nurse of the Royal Army Medical Corps 168 City of London Light Field Ambulance, and I was captured during the battle of Crete in June 1941. We were sent to Stalag VIIIB, where I helped out in the hospital there. Then, in 1943, I was extremely fortunate to be among 150 or so others who were returned home in an exchange of medical personnel.

Here are some photographs sent in by Frank:

Received: February 2005
From: Frank Stapleton


  1. Barbara smith nee Andrews says

    This is a long shot but I wonder if you came across my uncle Charles (aka Charlie or Nob) who was repatriated in the first round in October 1943. He spent some time in the hospital and sailed home on the ship Drottenburg.

    Despite searching for many years I have never been lucky enough to hear from anyone who knew him. There is more info on him and also pictures on We’ll meet again.

    Best wishes. Barbara

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