Ref 11/3914/1

 

International Red Cross Committee

Central Information Agency,

Palais du Conseil-General

GENEVA - SWITZERLAND

 

Stalag 344

Germany

19th December 1944

 

"BRITISH SECTION"

 

Dear Sirs,

 

Will you please refer to my letter of 7th December, 1944, ref: 11/3914, particularly the closing paragraph.

 

I visited the Lazarett Cosel during the past week and also the Arbeitskommandos, where the fatalities occurred a week previously and I was able to see all of those, who were injured, whose names are shown on the list attached the letter with the above reference.

 

I am pleased to be able to report that their progress was very satisfactory. Before leaving Lazarett Cosel I asked the Medical Officers in charge of the cases if they would give me an up to date report on the condition of the men, which they did, and which I attach hereto.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

S. Sherriff

 

RSM

Camp Leader

 

Copies to:

Kriegsgefangensektion,

Schweizerische Gesandtschaft

Abteilung Schutzmachtangelegenheiten

z.Zt. Schloss Bantikow

Uber Neustadt/Dosse (2)

 

British Red Cross Society

Prisoners of War Department,

St. James Palace

LONDON S.W.1. ENGLAND

 

 

WORKING PARTY E/973

 

RANK

NAMES

POW No.

REPORT

Pte.

FORD, W.R.

2853

Fracture in good condition, healing well

Fus.

GARDNER, J.

1206

Much better, soon back to normal

Gnr.

HOUGH, W.W.

1235

In a week or so as good as new

Pte.

KEITH, W.

10665

Going on well, leg in good position

T/O

KIRK,  R.

18636

Now much better, hip normal

Spr.

ANDERSON, H.

872

Doing very well, soon quite fit

L/Sto.

ARMER, E.

25671

Improving, will be quite normal in a few weeks

Mne.

BROWN, E.J.

718

Will be normal after treatment

Pte.

DAWSON, G.E.

6537

Doing well, no after effects

Pte.

DUFFELL, W.E.

1615

Doing very well

Gnr.

KERFOOT, B.

4083

Ears improving, hearing should not be badly affected by end of treatment

L/Cpl.

LEGGE, H.

1125

Healing well, will be normal after treatment

A/B.

MACDONALD, A.

98848

Doing very well, soon back to normal

Pte.

POW, L.

6353

Getting on fine, no after effects

Pte.

SKELHAM, V.L.

3596

Leg in plaster, doing very well

Pte.

TOWNEND, H.

27940

Quite well, no after effects

Pte.

HAYDEN, J.E.

3401

Soon back to normal

Pte.

SNELL, A.

3606

Doing very well, no permanent injuries, will soon be normal.

 

WORKING PARTY E/3

 

RANK

NAMES

POW No.

REPORT

Dvr.

EVANS, W.

221420

Hand and leg going well, soon normal

Pte.

TAYLOR, J.T.

222278

Normal in short time

Bdr.

LORD, W.

6585

Very much improved, no permanent injury

Pte.

LITTLE, J.W.

220051

Will be quite fit soon

Cpl.

PITT, W.

10476

Not fit

Spr.

TAYLOR, C.

220832

Very much better, soon back to normal

Dvr.

BOWATER, E.

221187

Doing very well indeed, back to normal soon

 

Thanks to Colin Tosh for this report.