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 […]