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Private Harry Goodall

Private Harry Goodall

 

Unit : 11th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry.

Served : France (captured).

Army No. : 4458081

POW No. : 9980

Camps : Stalag XXA and B.

 

The following is Harry Goodall's diary of the Long March, from the 20th January to the 26th April. My thanks to Arthur Collins for this account.

 

1945 JAN 20TH

LEFT DAKAU. 10.30 ARR REISENBERG. 1PM HAD LUNCH IN SUGAR FACTORY LEFT 3PM. FOR FREYSTADT. ARRIVED FREYSTADT. 11.30. 30KLM

 

21ST

FREYSTADT- GROEDENZ (kisielice/kozuchow) 42 KLM

 

22ND

GROEDENZ - FOREST 17KLM. SLEPT UNTIL 3AM.

 

23

3am ON TO SCHWETZ (swiecie) 12klm

 

24

REST DAY AT SCHWETZ

 

25

SLEPT IN BARN BEFORE TUCHEL (tuchola) 32 KLM

 

26

MARCHED THROUGH TUCHEL 23 KLM

 

27

MISSED KONITZ, SLEPT AT GARSDORF 25 KLM

 

28

SCHLOCHAV, SLEPT IN WOOD YARD 18 KLM

 

29

MARCHED TO PLASAV 20 KLM

 

30

MARCHED TO BALDENBERG IN BLISSARD 25 KLM

 

31

REST DAY

 

FEB 1

UP AT 2.30 AM? SNOW SHOVELING ARRIVE BACK AT 3 PM

 

2

MARCHED TO BUBLITZ (bobolice) 18 KLM

 

3

MARCHED TO AIR FORCE CAMP GR ? TYSHAV 33 KLM

 

4

REST DAY RED X 1 BETWEEN 4

 

5

A F CAMP TO KORLIN (THROUGH BELGARD) pom bialogard 28 KLM

 

6

MARCHED TO MASSIN 30 KLM

 

7

MARCHED To TREPTOW (trzebiato) 29 KLM

 

8

REST DAY

 

9

MARCHED TO JULIAMHOF 26 KLM

 

10

THROUGH WOLLIM, MISDROY, GERMAN MAR BARR 44 KLM

 

11

MARCHED TO SWEINFMMUNDE TO STOLPTZ 44 KLM

 

12

MARCHED TO ROZZOW 24 KLM

 

13

DAYS REST

 

14

THROUGH ANKLAM TO NEETZOW 25 KLM

 

15

THROUGH JARLIM TO TUTOW 15 KLM

 

16

THROUGH DEMMIM TO PENTZ 25 KLM

 

REST TO 23RD NO FOOD ALL MEN STARVING

 

23

MARCHED JUST OUTSIDE STAVENSHAGEN 23 KLM

 

24

THROUGH MALCHIM TO DAHMAN 24 KLM

 

25

MARCHED TO KAROW 36 KLM

 

26

REST DAY

 

27

THROUGH LUBZ TO GIRCHOW 19 KLM

 

28

REST DAY

 

1 MAR

TO PARCHIM. RED X. 1X2 ON TO GARWITZ 21 KLM

 

2

MARCHED TO HOORT 30 KLM. REST UNTIL THE 10TH ON 7TH RED X. 1X3 MEN

 

10

MARCHED TO SULSTDORF 7 KLM REST UNTIL 18TH

 

18

MARCHED TO WARLOW 26 KLM

 

19

PASSED THROUGH LUDWIGLUST + GRABOW TO PINNOW 25 KLM

 

20

PASSED THROUGH KARLSTADT TO SUKOW 24 KLM

 

21

REST DAY

 

22

THROUGH WITTEMBERG TO VIELBALM 27 KLM

 

23

THROUGH OSTENBERG STAYED AT ROCHAV 25 KLM

 

24

MARCHED TO STENDAL 16 KLM

 

12 APR

MARCHED UNDER OUR OWN SHELL FIRE & MACHINE GUN FIRE TO PLACE UNKNOWN

 

13

SAME AS 12TH DESTINATION UNKNOWN

 

14 

SAME AS 13TH DESTINATION UNKNOWN

 

15

SAME AS 14TH DESTINATION UNKNOWN

 

17

MARCHED THROUGH RAGOSEN TO LUTTE 22 KLM

 

18

MARCHED TO REITZ 22 KLM

 

19

UNKNOWN

 

20

LETT UNDER? RUSSIAN ARTILERY FIRE AT 11-30 PM

 

21

THROUGH JESSEN TO PRITZEN 42 KLM

 

22

REST DAY SHELL FIRE ALL DAY

 

23

UNKNOWN

 

24

UNKNOWN

 

25

MARCHED TO MISCHEIDE 9 KLM

 

26

MARCHED 10 KLM SET FREE AT 1PM BY AMERICAN 1ST ARMY

 

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