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 […]

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 […]

Smith, Frank

Frank Smith POW No-13284 was in the Lincolnshire Regiment .He was from Birmingham, captured in Northern France sometime in May 1940. He married Eileen in March 1940. He was a prisoner for 5 years approx. Frank is sitting at the right end of the front row. He is sitting on the end of the front row […]