CONFIDENTIAL

No.684

Date of visit: 23-26th of January 1945.

BRITISH / AMERICAN

 

Stalag IV. C. Wistritz.

 

Stalag Commandant: Oberst. Lorenz

Deputy: Oberstlt. Heine

German doctor: Oberstabsarzt Dr. Stelzig

Accompanying officer German High Command: Hauptmann Schäfer

British Chief Man of Conf.     : L/Cpl. F. Hindle POW No. 258302

American "    "           "           : Pte. fst. W. Meyer  "     "     311543

Man of Conf. for the Cypriots: Sgt. J. Hadjonnou   "     "       94286

 

British Medical Officers in this Stalag                           in camp

Capt. N.C. Neale N.Z.M.C.   Pow. No. 12586       Revier Komotau

    "    A. Michellides R.A.M.C.      "          7864            "     Reichenberg

    "    M. Mayrhofer A.A.M.C.      "        23915        Columbus-Schacht Brüx

    "    J.E. Readman R.A.M.C.       "        12665        Lager 22a Brüx

    "    W. Milburn R.A.M.C.          "       228342       Tschausch III Brüx

    "    H.A. Barker R.A.M.C.         "       249173       Revier Aussig-Pokau

 

American Medical Officer:

Major G.D. Fridline, American Army, Pow. No. 316129 Lager 22a Brüx

 

British Chaplains:

Capt. Rev. E.A. Brown, F.C. Pow. No. 23907 Lager 22a Brüx

   "       "     N.T. Dunlop F.C.    "      "         526 Columbus-Schaucht Brüx.

 

Strength of the camp: on the day of visit the total strength of this Stalag was given as follows:

        British Pow.   5,600 approx.

        Cypriot    "     1,000      "

        American "        800      "

        total strength   7,400 approx. in the whole Stalag IV.C.

                These Pows are distributed as follows:

District

 

Reichenberg

Schonlinde

Bohmisch Leipa

Tetschen

Aussig

Teplitz

Brux

Komotau

Stalag staff

Total : 8 Districts

Number of working

Detachments

6

10

5

6

6

4

5

11

-

53 Working Detachments

Number of

Pow.

250 approx.

680     "     

370     "     

350     "     

280     "     

100     "     

4,600     "     

750     "     

20     "     

7,400 Pows. approx.

 

        The British Chief Man of Confidence gave the following reports to the Delegate of the Protecting Power.

        The general condition of all working detachments on the main is reasonable. An American Chief Man of Confidence has been appointed to take up duty shortly and will work with the British Chief Man of Confidence, watching the interest of the American Pow. The Americans are being supplied with Red Cross parcels and comforts from our stock. They are very poorly clad, however and as we have no clothing stocks we cannot effectively relieve their distress. The British Pow will let them have as much clothing as they can afford from their own private belongings. The international Red Cross Committee has been informed of their condition and requests have been made for clothing for them.

 

Air raid precautions: (for the British staff in Stalag itself) in order, Pow go to a big cellar in winter time, in summer they have excellent open slit trenches. No military target near the Stalag.

 

Parcels: they are kept in a store-room in the town, which is well guarded and safe. 2 British Pow. are working there the whole day. The issue of parcels is under the control of the British Chief Man of Confidence. On the day of visit the following parcels were in stock:

Standard foodstuff parcels

Cigarette units

Invalid diet                "

    "      food              "

    "      milk               "

Medical                    "

Clothing                    "

681

5,810

1,421

189

143

13

0

 

Interior arrangements: washing and bathing facilities, food and cooking for the staff are in order, the British Chief Man of Confidence had no complaints so far as the quarters are concerned.

 

Medical attention: the POW can see a French doctor at Stalag at any time.

 

Dental treatment: is done by a French dentist in the Stalag; there are also 3 British dental mechanists in the dental department. Dentures are made here for the whole Stalag IV.C.

 

Drugs: there is no stock at all. Small supplies from the Germans arrive from time to time. Last shipment from Geneva approx. 3 months ago.

 

The Delegate met in the prison at Stalag:

        American Pow. Thomas Jefferson SNOWDEN, POW No. 10707 sentenced to death for attacking a German Unter-Offizier. All facilities are given to this Pow. Both the chaplain and the Man of Confidence are allowed to visit him regularly.

 

A list of all casualties from bombardments is attached to this report. (From the 12th of May 1944 - 24th of January 1945)

 

Deaths occurred in Stalag IV.C. since the 1st of September 1944:

Pow.No.

94764

 

21157

 

33353

 

226634

 

96086

 

250959

 

70328

 

94207

 

82161

94554

Regt.No.

CY 2128

 

207187

 

5509688

 

6845042

 

Ex. 3108

 

3911175

 

F.55230

 

Cy.15669

 

M.10865

CY 1029

Name

Panayotis

   Theodorou

Bryant T.J.

 

Williams Thomas

 

Allard Arthur

 

Copper Denis

 

Smith Albert

 

Freeman McIvor

 

Christodoulou

   Panayotis

Kroesing George

Christodoulou

   Genethlist

N. of K. Address

Kato, Amantos (married)

   Limasssol, Cyprus

 Mrs. S. Bryant, 62 Foxberry Rd,

   Brockley, London, S.E.

17, Beaconsfield Rd. (married)

   West Bromwich, Staffs.

46, Bellevue Rd. (married)

   New Southgate, Middlesex.

5, North Parade (single)

   Hatfield, Herts.

Mrs. Gwyneth, 4, Mount Street,

   Brecon S. Wales.

Mrs. Freeman, 21, Laplanche St.

   Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Kili. Paphos (married) Cyprus

 

Coleman, Alberta (single) Canada.

   Despina Genethliou, Ayios,

   Ambrosios (married) Cyprus, Paphos.

 

In the final conference with the Stalag authorities the following Complaints and requests were discussed.

        1. Clothing: The Delegate reminded the Stalag commandant once more of art. 12 of the Geneva Convention, where it is stipulated that clothing, underwear and footwear shall be supplied to Pows by the detaining Power. When visiting the working detachments Wurzmes Betty-Schacht (British Pow) and Böhmisch Leipa (American Pow) the Delegate was surprised to meet there Pow who since they were captured (approx. 2 months ago) wear the same shirt and the same pair of socks! All personal and toilet articles, uniforms, underwear, socks and shoes were taken away from these Pow when they were captured and in their place they were issued ill fitting old and worn out clothes and wooden boots.

                Stalag commandant promised to have this case fully investigated and to provide the Pow. with clothing as soon as possible.

        2. Apply for a British Roman Catholic padre for this Stalag: As there are on the day of visit about 2,500 catholic Pow in this Stalag the British Chief Man of Confidence applied for a British catholic chaplain. This request can't be met, as there are not enough catholic chaplains in captivity. A promise was given, that all British and American Pow will be attended by a French catholic priest.

        3. Reserve Lazaret Bilin: Both British Men of Confidence (from the lazaret and from the Stalag) and all British doctors in the Stalag-Area proposed the appointment of a British doctor to lazaret Bilin. The German Stabsarzt could not agree to this request as there are not enough British patients there.

        4. District of Komotau: In three working-camps in this district the bread issued was of a very poor quality, it is supposed to have sand mixed in it. A promise was given to have this case investigated too.

        5. Working Detachment Brux, Porzellanfabrik: The living quarters of this detachment are in a very bad state, especially in winter time. The Delegates' protest was supported by the German accompanying officer from the High Command. Stalag commandant promised to visit this camp in the near future and to take care of the camp personally.

        6. Working Detachment Steinermühle, Komotau: A Cyprian Pow with an old chronic syphilis is still in the camp and works and sleeps with the other Pow. The German stabsarzt was not aware of this case, this man will be transferred to a lazaret, this in reply to the Delegate's request.

        7. Supply of Drugs: The Delegate called attention to the small stocks of drugs throughout the Stalag and required a larger supply from the Germans. The German stabsarzt assured the Delegate, that until now there was no shortage of drugs or medicaments.

        8. Lager 22a Brux: After the bombing of the S.T.W. Brux on the 16th of January 1945 there were large numbers of unexploded bombs lying in the factory. On the morning of the 17th of January the civilian authorities were turning the men away from the factory, but the military were attempting to force them inside. On the 18th of January a column of about 50 Pow were forced into the factory at the point of machine guns and were ordered to clear debris that was lying about inside the works. They were continually menaced until they had completed this work. The Delegate protested against this proceeding and asked for explanations.

                After a long and agitated discussion Stalag commandant admitted that the Pow were threatened by machine guns and that the Pow would have been shot at if they had not complied.

        9. Dangerous Area: Once more the Delegate protested against the situation of the three working-camps: Lager 22a Brux, Columbus Schacht and Tschausch III, near Brux. All these three camps are too near to the S.T.W. Brux. The position of these three camps must be considered as very dangerous and the Delegate requested once more the withdrawal of the British Pow from these camps.

        10. Different Working Detachments: The Delegate was informed on several commandos that the men of confidence had to draw up special lists of all Jewish British and American Pow and asked for an explanation. The answer given by the Stalag commandant was that these notes were only for his personal use.

        11. Some minor points were also brought up for discussion with the Stalag authorities and settled on the spot.

 

(sgn.) Fritz Dasen.

 

 

Working Detachment Lager 22a Brüx

 

Date of visit: 24th of January 1945.

Man of Confidence: Cpl. Gordon Lea, Pow No. 250780

British Medical Officer: Capt. J.E. Readman, R.A.M.C. Pow No. 12665.

British Chaplain: Capt. E.A. Brown, P.C. Pow No. 23907.

 

        On the day of visit this camp made a sad impression. The Delegate arrived 8 days after the bombardment of the S.T.W. Brüx, when this camp was again very badly hit. So far as these bombardments are concerned, the British Man of Confidence gave the following statements.

        Air raids in this Area on the 25th of December 1944 and on the 16th of January 1945 resulted in the total destruction of 6 barracks, 2 latrines and 2 washbarracks; 4 other barracks and the Lager hospital suffered severe damage, the 6 remaining barracks have all suffered as well as the Lager theatre. Some of the barracks which were destroyed caught fire soon after the attack and owing to the lack of proper fire appliances were soon completely burnt out, destroying most of the clothing and personal belongings of the men who lived there. (approx 300 men)

        Air raid precautions: in the event of air attacks Pow are allowed to leave the camp or to go to the heated cellar at Zentrumschact, about 10 minutes walk, where they can remain until the "All clear".

        During the air attack on the 25th of December 1944 unfortunately some British p's.o.W. remained in the Lager, which resulted in some of them being killed and wounded. The casualties of this raid were as follows:

        9 British Pow killed (see indications hereafter)

        12   "       "     severely wounded

        6     "       "     minor cases.

 

Name of the Pow. killed at this raid:

Name

Bentley R.

 

Kingston E.F.

 

Neville S.

 

Grimble W.G.

 

Latham L.

 

Dovey S.

Fox S.

 

Thackerday E.

 

Brown Thomas H.

Regimental No.

7602801

 

2688084

 

6012753

 

4617856

 

5433651

 

5246597

5784277

 

5503343

 

4344719

Pow No.

91066

 

267565

 

267333

 

258624

 

275172

 

249902

261770

 

223237

 

35344

address next of kin

"The Hollies", Villiers Str.

   Beeston, Notts.

Mill Lane, Preston

   Canterbury, Kent.

2 Causeway Cottages

   Langenhoe

Nr. Colchester, Essex, 188

   Montrose Ave. Welling, Kent

87 Craigtale Road

   Romford, Essex.

2 Coolidge Road, Tettenhall

22 Council Houses

   Hersford, Norfolk

11 West Road

   Bournemouth, Hants.

235 Waterloo Str.

   Hull, Yorkshire.

 

        On the occasion of the air attack of the 16th of January 1945 all Pow left the camp and took shelter far away in the woods or at Zentrumschacht, so that they had no casualties at all. The Pow who lost their quarters are now diverted to the remaining barracks. Provisory beds were also put in the big recreation hall, in fact at any place possible, so that at the moment all rooms are overcrowded. When discussing this matter with the German officer (Lager-commandant) the Delegate was informed that the camp will be rebuilt and that the necessary repairing work will be carried out as quickly as possible. The wood for the new barracks has already been furnished. The Delegate is of the opinion, that the camp will be in order again within 3 weeks.

        Strength of the camp: on the day of visit the strength was: 2,210 British Pow.

        Kind of work: With the exception of approx. 100 men who work in nearby villages and lagers everyone is employed by the S.T.W. Brux. For the majority the working hours are from 0730 hrs until 1700 hrs. Most of the men now have every other Sunday free.

        General conditions: So far as the washing-bathing and toilet facilities, the cooking, Money and Pay, Mail, Recreation and the Laundry are concerned, the British Man of Confidence had no complaints. It may be mentioned that a representative of the Y.M.C.A. visited this camp in November 1944.

        Parcels: These are kept in a separate store room inside the camp, both keys are in the possession of the Man of Confidence. At the moment the camps stock amounts to an approx. 5 weeks issue.

        Clothing and Footwear: Three barracks of the lager have been completely burnt out which has meant the total loss of all clothing and personal items of 320 Men. It has been possible to replace them from stock vests and drawers only. The German authorities have supplied foreign overcoats and as many boots as possible, apparently there is a shortage of footwear. The position with footwear in this camp is very critical, supplies of new boots are limited to small numbers and were soon exhausted.

        Medical Attention: The British Medical Officer gave the following report:

                In this camp, before the bombing on Xmas day the hospital accommodation consisted of a Medical inspection room, Medical officers room, three wards of sixteen beds each, two indoor W.C.'s and a bathroom and kitchen combined. (I understand that these are being rebuilt and made as before).

                Sick parades are held at 0800 hrs and 1900 hrs daily, urgent cases are seen at any time. One orderly is on duty at 0615 hrs to see urgent cases before the men leave for the factory.

                The Medical staff consists of 8 orderlies, one batman, one wardmaster and one Medical officer. Men unfit for duty are marked either revier/ in patients/ Schonung/ no duty/ or Innendienst. Those marked Innendienst do all the general camp fatigues. Serious cases are sent to Johnsdorf revier or Brüx hospital. Serious accidents occurring at work are taken by ambulance to Brüx civil hospital. Tubercular patients go to Elsterhorst, mental patients to Schmorkau.

                In the event of air raids, on the first alarm the lying sick are loaded on to stretchers in the revier, on the second alarm they are taken to a heated shelter at Zentrum-Schacht.

                Although the general state of health of this camp is good, there is still a very large number of men who are only fit for light work and who should be removed to a light work camp. The constant danger of being bombed has a very serious effect on the nerves and minds of the men, there are numerous cases of anxiety meurosis and hysteria, due to the fear and insecurity and already six men have had to be removed from the camp on account of mental disorder.

        Drugs and Dressings: Although a large number of men need treatment, mainly accidents, foot troubles, abscesses, boils and respiratory infections, our supply of drugs and dressings are inadequate, the Detaining Power supply about 20% of what is required. This would not be so serious if we were getting the Red Cross quota of one Medical Unit per thousand men per week. Actually the supply has been very irregular and we have received on the average one unit per two thousand per month.

                The Pow H.E. Hart, Pow. No. 223122, died of pneumonia in Brux Hospital on the 22nd of January 1945. Next of kin. (Mother) Flagstaff, Pondoland East, Cape Province, South Africa.

        Religious Activity: Besides the regular services held in the camp, the chaplain Capt. Brown is permitted to visit the Komotau-Area for three days once a month, also the Schonlindau Area for two days monthly. He is also permitted to visit the American Pow. Snowden at Stalag IV C. Wistritz, who is under sentence of death, for an hour a week.

        Complaints: Due to the damages caused by the 2 last air attacks all requests of the British Man of Confidence were discussed with the German company commandant when walking through the camp, in the presence of the British Man of Confidence and settled on the spot.

 

 

Working Detachment Columbus-Schacht, No.51, Brux.

 

Date of visit: 24th of January 1945.

Camp Leader: Sgt. Sam. Marks, Pow. No. 225438.

Man of Conf.: Cpl.Geo. Brunton, Pow. No. 224018.

British Medical Officer: Capt. M. Mayrhofer, A.A.M.C. Pow No. 23915.

British Chaplain: Capt. M. Dunlop, Pow No. 526.

 

I. General description: No change in the general outlay of the camp since our last visit.

        Air raid precautions: there are adequate shelters in the camp's compound, Pow are also allowed to go outside the camp in case of alarm.

        Until now this camp had no casualties from bombardments.

 

II. Capacity and present personnel: the strength of the camp was given as follows:

British Pow

South Africans

New Zealanders

Australians

total strength of the camp

1,387

380

4

2

1,773 British Pow

        Kind of work: 1,250 Pow are working for the mine, 8 hours daily. The rest does surface work for different firms, 10 hours daily. For all Pow every second Sunday is free.

 

III. Interior Arrangements: 13 barracks form the camps compound. Each has 4 rooms with 18 double tier beds. Every Pow has 2 blankets, lighting and heating in order, coal issue sufficient. The Pow have a separate workshop, a barbershop, a large recreation barrack, etc., so that interior arrangements can be considered as very satisfactory.

 

IV. Washing and Bathing Facilities: in order, hot showers are available all day long.

 

V. Toilet Facilities: in order.

 

VI. Food and Cooking: the Pow are doing their own cooking; 16 British cooks are in the kitchen. Food is said to be in order.

 

VII. Medical attention: the revier is lodged in a separate barrack, there are 3 rooms with altogether 38 beds, of which 30 were occupied on the day of visit. (light cases). Twice a day sick parade by the B.M.C. who decides whether a man is fit for work or not. Serious cases are sent to lazaret Bilin.

        Dental treatment done in the revier or in the town of Brüx. in order.

        Drugs at the moment the supply with drugs is bad, applications have been made to lazaret Bilin, to the Germans and to Stalag.

 

VIII. Clothing: in order in this old camp.

 

IX. Laundry: 6 British Pow are doing the laundry in a well equipped washhouse for the whole camp. (in order)

 

X. Money and Pay: correct.

 

XI. Canteen: the canteen of this camp is well stocked with different articles. Beer and lemonade are also available.

 

XII. Religious activity: the chaplain holds services every Sunday.

 

XIII. Recreation and Exercise. in order.

 

XIV. Mail: in order, incoming mail very slow.

 

XV. Welfare activity: a representative of the Y.M.C.A. visited this camp in November 1944.

 

XVI. Complaints: no complaints. (Some clothing for the camp-revier will be furnished as soon as possible)

 

 

Working Detachment Tschausch III Brüx.

(Interview at Columbus-Schacht, 24th of January 1945)

 

Man of Confidence: Sgt. M.Callanan, Pow. No. 223353

British Medical Officer: Capt. Walter Milburn, Pow. No. 228342.

 

The man of confidence gave the following statement:

 

I. General Description: Working commando consisting of 5 living huts.

 

III. Interior arrangements: kitchen, recreation room, revier, laundry and shower-and-wash-house. Each hut consists of 4 rooms, each room occupied by 36 men. Lighting and heating in order.

 

II. Capacity and present Personnel: the strength of the camp was given as follows:

 

South African

Canadian

Palestinian

total strength of the camp

433

220

3

3

659 British Pow

 

IV. Washing and Bathing Facilities: Cold running water for 24 hours per day. Boilers provided for heating water, giving periods for hot showers and hot water for the washing of clothes.

 

V. Toilet facilities: in order.

 

VI. Food and Cooking: Rations as laid down on the German ration sheets, controlled and cooked by the Pow themselves.

 

VII. Medical attention: The B.M.O. gave the following report:

        There are in the revier 30 beds, of which 14 were occupied on the day of visit, no serious cases. 3 British sanitators are working in the revier. The health of the men of this camp for the past three months has been satisfactory - much improved compared with the same period last year. - There have been many cases of Malaria, most of the "old regulars" having been cured - as far as can be stated - by the aid of the generous amount of Atebrin received last year. Due to the doubt of war conditions, there has been a great lack of Red Cross medical supplies. In the past 3-4 months we had only had about 1/4 of the normal amount. Regular supplies from the lazaret Bilin are very small. Red Cross food and diet parcels reserve is law.

 

VIII. Clothing: Satisfactory.

 

IX. Laundry: a laundry is provided for washing of clothes in bulk.

 

X. Money and Pay: all in order.

 

XI. Canteen: no canteen, only beer is available.

 

XII. Religious activity: Catholics are attended by a Dutch catholic padre; Protestants are attended by an English padre (Captain Brown, from Lager 22 Brux).

 

XIII. Recreation and Exercise: due to the winter season no outdoor sports are practised.

 

XIV. Mail: Outgoing mail is regular. Incoming mail is regular, the times of passage irregular. South African mail is bad.

 

XV. Welfare activity: German films operated by a travelling film troop shown at intervals in the camp. Concerts, dancing and theatrical plays are performed by the Pow. Music by the Pow band.

 

XVI. Complaints: no serious complaint. Some minor requests were settled on the spot.

 

Kind of work: the Pow are working for the mine on different jobs 8-9 hours daily, as a rule every second Sunday is free.

 

Air raid precautions: there are covered slit trenches in the camp's compound, but the Pow prefer to go into underground mines.

        Military target: the S.T.W. Brüx, about 1 km. distant from the camp.

 

Parcels: the parcels are kept in a separate safe magazine outside the camp. The keys are in the possession of the British Man of Conf. On the day of visit there was a stock of parcels for approx. 4 weeks.

        This camp can be considered a good one.

 

 

Working Detachment Böhmisch-Leipa V. No. 3028.

 

Date of visit: 23rd of January 1945.

Man of Confidence: Pte. A.B. Willhelm, Pow No. 311397.

 

I. General description: The American Pow., captured on the "Westfront", were brought to this camp 2 weeks ago. There are 2 barracks in a big compound. Open air raid slit trenches the railway repairing factory may be considered as military target. (about 500m. distant from the camp).

 

II. Capacity and present personnel: 150 American Pow. and 1 British medical orderly from the camp's strength.

        Nature of work: the Pow. work for the Reichsbahn, loading and unloading waggons, cleaning the rails etc. 9 hours daily, as a rule there is no Sunday work.

 

III. Interior arrangements: The two barracks are used as sleeping and dining rooms, double tier beds, every Pow. has 2 to 3 blankets, lighting and heating are in order. Coal and wood issue from the day adequate.

 

IV. Washing and bathing facilities: In order, the Pow. can have one hot shower or hot bath per week.

 

V. Toilet facilities: In order, 8 seats, pit-type.

 

VI. Food and cooking: The kitchen is installed in a separate barrack, well equipped and works satisfactorily. Cooking is done by 2 American cooks. The rations can be controlled by the Man of Conf.

        Parcels: Until now the Pow. got no parcels. As some parcels arrived from Stalag some days ago, an issue was promised by the Germans within two days. The parcels' store-room is outside the camp in the barracks of the guards; can be considered as safe. One key is held by the Man of Conf. There are parcels in stocks for one month's supply.

 

VII. Medical attention, Dental treatment, Supply of Drugs. Sick parade twice weekly by Polish doctor at revier in Leipa. Serious cases are kept there. Light cases remain in the camp's sick-room (6 beds). Dental treatment done by German civilian dentist in Leipa (in order).

        Drugs: The sanitator has a first-aid box in his room. He can have small supplies from the revier at Leipa.

 

VIII. Clothing: The clothing position is very, very bad in this camp. All Pow. have only one uniform, one shirt, one pair of socks, one pair of boots etc. All their clothing was taken away when they were captured, and old Russian clothings and wooden clogs supplied. (see under title complaints)

 

IX. Laundry: As the Pow. have nothing to change, they could not wash their shirts, socks etc. Some of these Pow. wear the same shirt since they were captured. (approx. 2 months ago!)

 

X. Money and pay: The Pow. had no pay until now.

 

XI. Canteen: No Canteen, only some beer is available.

 

XII. Religious activity: No activity until now.

 

XIII. Recreation and exercise: At the moment no possibilities for outdoor sports; the Delegate arranged for Sunday walks.

 

XIV. Mail: Outgoing mail in order, no incoming mail until now.

 

XV. Welfare activity: Nothing to report.

 

XVI. Complaints: With regard to article 12 of the Geneva Convention the Delegate protested once more against the bad clothing position of these Pow. The Germans promised to do their best to provide these Pow, with more clothing, if possible.

        2. The sanitator asked for a better bulb for his room. This was agreed too by the Germans.

        3. Some minor points were also discussed and settled on the spot.

 

 

Working Detachment Niemes, Melderwerke, No. 258

 

Date of visit: 23rd of January 1945.

Man of Confidence: CSM. G.E. Warham, Pow. No. 95575.

British.

 

I. General description: No change in the general outlay of the camp since our last visit in September 1944.

        Air raid precautions: There are covered air raid trenches, near the camp's compound. No military target near the camp.

 

II. Capacity and present personnel

        total strength: 57 British Pow (10 English, 47 Cypriots) 1 British medical orderly.

        Nature of work: The Pow. work in a wood factory on different jobs; 10 to 11 hours daily, no Sunday work.

 

III. Interior arrangements: No change since last visit. Coal issue sufficient.

 

IV. Washing and bathing facilities: Satisfactory, the Pow. have their hot shower weekly.

 

V. Toilet facilities: also in order, there are 3 seats.

 

VI. Food and Cooking: The German food is cooked in the factory-kitchen, the Pow. have the control so far as the rations are concerned.

        Parcels: Red Cross parcels are kept in a separate safe room in the factory, the Man of Conf. has one key. At the moment there is not a single parcel in stock.

 

VII. Medical attention, Dental treatment, Supply of Drugs: The sick Pow, can see the German civilian doctor of the factory at any time. Serious cases go to the lazaret in Leipa. Dental treatment done by German civilian dentist in Leipa. Drugs are supplied from the Germans and from Geneva. There is a first-aid box in camp. The whole medical position can be considered as satisfactory.

 

VIII. Laundry:          )

IX. Clothing:             ) all in order.

X. Money and pay:   )

 

XI. Canteen: There is no canteen, but the Pow. can go shopping every Saturday afternoon in the town. (unofficially!!)

 

XII. Religious activity: Occasionally the padre from Stalag visits the camp.

 

XIII. Recreation and exercise: Well organised, in order.

 

XIV. Mail: Very slow, the Cypriots had no incoming mail for 6 weeks.

 

XV. Welfare activity: Nothing to report.

 

XVI. Complaints: No serious complaints.

 

This camp can be considered as a good one.

 

 

Working Detachment Deutsch-Pankraz, No. 53 A.

British.

Man of Conf.: Sgt. F. Nolting, Pow. No. 95302

(Interview at Niemes the 23rd of January 1945)

 

Strength of the camp: 50 British Pow. No medical orderly.

 

Nature of work: Digging trenches for laying of gas-pipes, 9 hours daily, no work on Saturday afternoon and on Sundays.

 

Air raid precautions: Open slit-trenches, no military target near the camp.

 

Medical attention: Daily sick-parade, the Pow. can see a German civilian doctor in Deutsch-Gabel. Serious cases go to revier in Schönlinde or to Schmorkau.

 

Dental treatment: For having teeth extracted the Pow. can go to a German dentist at any time; for filling and other treatment only 2 men per month are allowed.

 

Drugs: First-aid box is in the camp. Drugs are supplied from revier at Schönlinde.

 

Parcels: Parcels are kept in a separate store-room outside the camp. The Man of Conf. has one key, the room is safe. On the day of visit there was a stock for about 4 weeks.

 

Complaints: Washing facilities: As there is running water in the camp, the Pow. asked for the installation of a shower. The Germans will try to provide a shower.

 

A satisfactory camp.

 

 

Working Detachment Dux I, Higofabrik.

Cypriots.

Man of Conf.: Pte. P. Georgiou, Pow. No. 94345.

(Interview at Bilin, 24th of January 1945)

 

Strength of the camp: 28 British Pow. 1 medical orderly.

 

Nature of work: The Pow. work in a wood factory, 10-11 hours daily, every second Sunday is free.

 

Air raid precautions: Very good shelters, no military target.

 

Parcels: Are kept in a separate store-room outside the camp, the German guard has the keys. On the day of visit there was not a single parcel in stock.

 

Medical attention: Sick parade twice weekly by German civilian doctor. The sanitator is looking after the light cases, serious sick are sent to lazaret Bilin. First-aid box in camp.

 

Dental treatment: Is done in the town of Dux by German dentist.

 

Drugs: Are supplied from lazaret Bilin.

 

Complaints: No serious complaint.

 

 

Working Detachment Dux III, Porzellanfabrik.

 

Man of Conf.: Pte. B. Prentice, Pow. No. 13140.

(Interview at Bilin 24th of January 1945)

 

Strength of the camp: 32 British Pow., of whom 16 Cypriots. no medical orderly.

 

Nature of work: This is a light-worker camp, the Pow. are occupied on different jobs in the factory, 10 hours daily, Sundays are free.

 

Air raid precautions: Excellent covered shelters in the factory, no military target near the camp.

 

Medical attention: Sick Pow. can see a German military doctor at any time, serious cases are sent to lazaret Bilin.

 

Dental treatment: For extraction Pow. go to a French dentist at Dux, false teeth are made in Stalag at Wistritz.

 

Drugs: First-aid box is in the camp.

 

Parcels: Are kept in a separate room outside the camp, the man of conf. has one key. The Germans promised to provide some pairs, if possible.

 

Complaints: Boots are in a very bad state, some of the Pow. have only one pair. The Germans promised to provide some pairs, if possible.

 

Living quarters: As the state of the living quarters is in general very bad, this point was brought up for discussion with the Stalag authorities.

 

 

District of Komotau.

 

District Man of Conf. for all Cypriots-Pow in the Komotau-Area: Sgt. Mehmed H. Kavaz, Pow. No. 94281 (Cypriot)

        The following working detachments belong to this area:

working detachment Lagerbaracken

      "               "        Bauhof II

      "               "        Tschernowitz I

      "               "        Tschernowitz II

      "               "        Steinermuhle

      "               "        Sporitz

      "               "        In der Trab

with 95 British Pow.

   "   84     "        "

   "   86     "        "

   "   31     "        "

   "   28     "        "

   "   22     "        "

   "   71     "        "

total 417 Pow., all Cypriots.

 

District Man of Conf. for all English Pow. in the Komotau-Area. Sgt. Victor Stillwell, Pow. No. 95819.

The following working detachments belong to this area:

working detachment Bauhof I

      "               "        Tschernowitz II

      "               "        Wurzmes Betty Schacht

      "               "        Trauschkowitz

with 36 British Pow.

   "   62     "        "

   " 194     "        "

   "   14     "        "

total 306 British Pow.

 

 

Working Detachment Tschernowitz II No. 395A.

 

Date of visit: 25th of January 1945.

Man of Conf.: Marino Sidney Lang, Pow. No. 96238.

 

I. General description: Camp is lodged in a stone building, in an old inn. There is a very small compound. No air raid precautions, no military target near the camp. In an alarm Pow. go out into the wood.

 

II. Capacity and present personnel: 62 British Pow. form the camp's strength. 1 medical orderly.

        Kind of work: Pow. are working at the repairing-shop of the Reichsbahn, 10 hours daily, Sunday work only occasionally.

 

III. Interior arrangements: One large sleeping room in the dance-hall, double tier beds, tables, chairs, wardrobes. One special room for the sanitator and the Man of Conf. Lighting and heating in order. Enough coal.

 

IV. Washing and bathing facilities: Cold running water, hot water can be boiled in the washroom. Hot showers available at any time in the factory.

 

V. Toilet facilities: adequate, also for night use.

 

VI. Food and cooking: The Pow. get their food from the workplace, in order.

        Parcels: Are kept in a central magazine in Komotau, the 2 keys are in the possession of the Man of Conf. On the day of visit there was a stock of parcels for approx. 6 weeks.

 

VII. Medical attention: Sick parade twice a week by Capt. Meale, B.M.O. at revier Komotau. Light cases go to revier at Schmorkau, serious cases to lazaret Bilin.

        Dental treatment: Done by a French dentist at Dux.

        Drugs: First-aid box in the camp, drugs are supplied by the Germans or from the revier at Schmorkau.

 

VIII. Clothing: Can be considered as satisfactory for this camp.

 

XI. Laundry: Is done by the Pow. themselves, in order.

 

X. Money and pay: Correct.

 

XI. Canteen: Only some beer and lemonade are available.

 

XII. Religious activity: Until now no activity.

 

XIII. Recreation and exercise: In order.

 

XIV. Mail: Incoming mail very slow, outgoing in order.

 

XV. Welfare activity: Nothing to report.

 

XVI. Complaints: 1. The only request concerned the issue of some overalls. These will be given to the Pow. as soon as possible.

 

A good camp.

 

 

Working Detachment Lagerbaracken Komotau, No. 166b.

 

Man of Conf.: Sgt. H. Mehmed, Pow. No. 94281.

(Interview at Tschernowitz, 25th January 1945)

 

Strength of the camp: 94 British Pow., all Cypriots. 1 sanitator.

 

Kind of work: Working for the Reichsbahn, repairing waggons. 10-11 hours daily, no Sunday work.

 

Shelters: Excellent shelter in the camp's compound, no military target near the camp.

 

Medical attention: All in order, the same as for the other commandos of the Komotau-Area.

 

Drugs: There is a small first-aid equipment in the camp.

 

Parcels: Are kept in the central magazine for the whole area; the actual stock suffices for 6 weeks.

 

Complaints: The only wish the Pow. had, was that the soap issue should be increased. This was promised by the Germans.

 

 

Working Detachment In der Trap, Komotau, No. 165b.

 

Man of Conf.: Sgt. Enver Djimal, Pow. No. 94512.

(Interview at Tschernowitz, 25th January 1945)

 

Strength of the camp: 72 British Pow., all Cypriots, 1 medical orderly.

 

Kind of work: The Pow. are working for the Reichsbahn on different jobs, 9-10 hours daily, every second Sunday is free.

 

Air raid precautions: There are open slit trenches in the camp's compound, but Pow. prefer to leave the camp and to go in the nearby forest. No military target near the camp.

 

Medical attention: The same as for all working detachments of this area.

 

Dental treatment: The same as for all working detachments of this area.

 

Drugs: A small supply is always in the camp.

 

Parcels: Are kept in the central magazine of the Komotau-Area.

 

Complaints: There are often bugs in the camp. - The Germans promised to issue more disinfection material.

        No further complaints.

 

 

Working Detachment Steinermuhle, No. 104.

 

Man of Conf.: Sgt. Costas Anthanasiou, Pow. No. 94168.

(Interview at Tschernowitz, 25th January 1945)

 

Strength of the camp: 27 British Pow., all Cypriots, no Sanitator.

 

Kind of work: The Pow. are working for the Town municipality on various jobs, 10 hours daily, Sunday work only occasionally.

 

Air raid precautions: No shelters, in an alarm Pow. go to the cellar underneath the camp's cookhouse. No military target near the camp.

 

Medical attention: Pow. can report sick at any time, they go to revier at Schmorkau. Serious cases go to lazaret Bilin.

 

Dental treatment: In order, the Pow. go to a French dentist at Schmorkau, extracts are done by the B.M.O. Capt. Neale.

 

Drugs: There is a small supply in the camp.

 

Parcels: Are kept in the central magazine of the Komotau Area, for which the District Man of Conf. has the keys. On the day of visit there are parcels in stock for approx. 6 weeks.

 

Complaints: 1. Camp is infested from time to time with bugs and rats. - The Germans promised the issue of more disinfection material.

        2. One Pow. suffering from an old chronic syphilis is still in the camp and works like the other Pow. - The Delegate discussed this case with the Stalag-Stabsarzt and asked for an immediate transfer of this Pow. to a lazaret. - This was agreed to.

        No further complaints.

 

 

Working Detachment Sporitz unterer Herr, Komotau, Nr. 1064.

 

Man of Conf.: Sgt. Lambros Georgantas, Pow. No. 94948.

(Interview at Tschernowitz, 25th January 1945)

 

Strength of the camp: 22 British Pow., all Cypriots. 1 sanitator.

 

Kind of work: working for the Reichsbahn, repairing waggons, 10-11 hours daily, no Sunday work.

 

Air raid precautions: in an alarm Pow go to the cellar underneath the camp. Nearest military target: 1 km. distant from the camp.

 

Medical attention: sick Pow go to revier at Schmorkau to Capt. Neale.

 

Dental treatment: there is a German civilian dentist at Schmorkau.

 

Drugs: first-aid equipment in the camp, supplies are given by the Germans or from the revier at Schmorkau.

 

Parcels: are kept in the central magazine for the whole Area.

 

Complaints: nil.

 

 

Working Detachment Tschernowitz I, No. 394a.

 

Man of Conf.: Sgt. Thasos Loizou, Pow. No. 94163.

(Interview at Tschernowitz, 25th January 1945)

 

Strength of the camp: 86 British Pow, all Cypriots. 1 medical orderly.

 

Kind of work: Pow are working for the Reichsbahn on different jobs, 10 hours daily, 2 Sundays per month are free.

 

Air raid precautions: in an alarm Pow go to the cellar underneath the camp or they leave the camp and go to the forest. There is no military target near the camp.

 

Medical attention: Pow can see the B.M.O. at revier Schmorkau at any time.

 

Dental treatment: dental treatment is also in order.

 

Drugs: a small supply is in the camp.

 

Parcels: are kept in the central magazine of the Komotau-Area.

 

Complaints: 1. Until now the Pow had no possibility to control the issue of German foodstuff. They will have a ration-scale immediately.

        2. Some minor points were also discussed with the Germans and settled on the spot.

 

 

Working Detachment Bauhof II Komotau, No. 163b.

 

Man of Conf.: Sgt. Ahmet Mehmet, Pow. No. 94633.

(Interview at Tschernowitz, 25th January 1945).

 

Strength of the camp: 83 British Pow, all Cypriots. 1 Medical orderly.

 

Kind of work: railway-work for the Reichsbahn, 9-10 hours daily, no Sunday work.

 

Air raid precautions: there are good covered slit trenches, Pow can also go outside the camp. Military target: the station of Komotau, which has been bombed several times. During the last bombardment on the 16th of December 1944 two men of the camp were wounded. This camp is situated in a very dangerous zone, just at the station itself.

 

Medical attention: the same as for all the commandos of the Komotau-Area.

 

Dental treatment: in order.

 

Drugs: there is a small supply of drugs in the camp.

 

Parcels: also for this camp the parcels are kept in the central magazine for the Komotau-Area.

 

Complaints: 1 Some gloves are requested for those Pow. who are doing very dirty work. The Germans promised to remind the employer to provide some pairs of gloves.

        2. The Delegate protested against the position of this camp, which is installed in a building of the station, and asked for a removal to a safer zone. The Germans answered, that this case will be investigated.

        No further complaints.

 

 

Working Detachment Tschernowitz III.

 

Man of Conf.: Cpl. Themis Christodoulides, Pow. No. 94535

(Interview at Tschernowitz, 25th January 1945)

 

Strength of the camp: 31 British Pow, all Cypriots no Sanitator.

 

Kind of work: working for the Reichsbahn, 10 hours daily, Sunday work only occasionally.

 

Air raid precautions: there are no shelters in the camp's compound, Pow leave the camp and go to the forest.

 

Medical attention: in order, the same as for all the commandos.

 

Dental treatment: of the Komotau-Area.

 

Drugs: a first-aid box is in the camp.

 

Parcels: even for this camp the parcels are kept in the central magazine for the Komotau-area.

 

Complaints: 1. The potatoes furnished to this camp were often of a very bad quality. The Germans promised to investigate this case.

        2. For the last month the bread given to the Pow was supposed to contain sand. The Delegate protested strongly against the issue of such a foodstuff. This case was also brought up for discussion with the Stalag-Stabsarzt, who promised to investigate this case personally.

        3. The washing facilities are bad in this camp. The Delegate was told that this camp will be dissolved within a month, so that it would not be necessary to improve the washing conditions.

        Some minor points were also discussed and settled on the spot.

 

 

Working Detachment Botty Schacht Wurzmes, No. 32

 

Man of Conf.: Pte. R. Shefter, Pow. No. 274429.

Date of visit: 26th of January 1945.

 

I. General description: camp is lodged in an old coal mine factory, stone building, in a small compound. As air raid shelter the cellar is used. No military target near the camp. Camp opened three months ago.

 

II. Capacity and present personnel: 197 British Pow, all captured on the invasion front. 2 Medical orderlies.

        Kind of work: 40 men working below in the mine, 8 hours daily.

                              50 men      "       in the town, cleaning debris, 9 hours d.

                              90 men      "       on surface work at the Robertschacht, 8-9 hours daily.

                              2 Sundays monthly are free.

 

III. Interior arrangements: there are three high sleeping rooms, with tables and chairs, heating and lighting in order, double tier beds, 2 blankets for every Pow. Coal issue in order.

 

IV. Washing and bathing facilities: satisfactory, hot showers at any time.

 

V. Toilet facilities: adequate.

 

VI. Food and cooking: three Pow are cooking the German food in the camp's kitchen, rations correspond to scale. Food is in order.

        Parcels: are kept outside the camp in a central store-room. The Man of Confidence has one key. On the day of visit there were no parcels in stock.

 

VII. Medical attention, Dental treatment: sick parade three times a week by Capt. Neale at revier Komotau, dental treatment done by German civilian dentist in town. A small supply of drugs is in the camp.

 

VIII. Clothing: the clothing position of the Pow of this camp is very bad. When they were captured, most of their personal articles, toilet articles, clothing and shoes were taken away from them, also underwear and socks. In their place the Pow were issued ill fitting old and worn out clothing and wooden shoes. (see under title: complaints).

 

IX. Laundry: the Pow are doing the laundry themselves.

 

X. Pay and Money: correct.

 

XI. Canteen: there is no canteen.

 

XII. Religious activity: religious services are held every month by the Stalag chaplain.

 

XIII. Recreation and Exercise: in order, there are some books and musical instruments in the camp.

 

XIV. Mail: mail is in order, but very slow.

 

XV. Welfare activity: nothing to report.

 

XVI. Complaints: 1. Clothing: With regard to the bad clothing position the Delegate reminded the Germans of article 12 of the Geneva Convention, providing that clothing, underwear and footwear shall be supplied to Pow by the detaining Power. Also that every Pow working in the mines should receive working kits. This case was brought up for discussion also to take care of this camp personally.

        2. Overalls for the mine-workers will be given out as soon as possible, and a promise to increase the soap issue was also given.

        This camp will have the full attention of the Protecting Power.

 

 

Working Detachment Eichwald 3, Dr. Widera (near Wistritz).

 

Man of Conf.: Cpl. P. Stavrou, Pow. No. 94551.

(Interview at Stalag Wistritz, 26th January 1945)

 

Strength of the camp: 50 British Pow, of whom 34 are Cypriots. 1 Medical orderly.

 

Kind of work: working in a porcelain-factory, 9 hours daily, Saturday afternoon and Sundays free.

 

Air raid precautions: in alarm the Pow go to the cellar underneath the camp. No military target near the camp.

 

Medical attention: sick parade twice weekly by a French doctor in the Stalag, serious cases go to lazaret Bilin.

 

Dental treatment: Done in the Stalag by French dentist.

 

Drugs: there is a small supply in the camp.

 

Parcels: at the moment no parcels in stock, they are kept in a central magazine at Stalag Wistritz.

 

Complaints: 2 British Pow, sentenced to 3 weeks and 6 months long ago, asked to go to jail to do their sentence. The Germans promised to look into this matter.

        No further complaints.

 

 

Working Detachment Bosdorf, Teplitz 9.

 

Man of Conf.: Pte. Angelis Dimitris, Pow No. 95170.

(Interview at Stalag Wistritz, 26th January 1945)

 

Strength of the camp: 14 British Pow, all Cypriots.

 

Kind of work: working in a pottery, 9 hours daily, as a rule there is no Sunday work.

 

Air raid precautions: the Pow go to the cellar of the factory, also at night. No military target near the camp.

 

Medical attention: sick parade twice weekly by French doctor at Stalag.

 

Dental treatment: done by French dentist at Stalag, in order.

 

Drugs: there are no medical parcels or drugs in the camp.

 

Parcels: they are kept in the Stalag store room, in order.

 

Complaints: no serious complaints, some minor requests were settled on the sport.

 

(sgn) Fritz Dasen.

 

 

STALAG IV C

Casualty List Killed and Missing    May 12th 1944.

 

POW. No.

250075

 

275215

 

 

259622

 

259494

 

258916

 

258506

 

263196

 

224413

 

258802

 

258865

 

267343

 

258278

 

259680

 

258304

 

258567

 

259208

 

 

250087

 

 

22370

 

22369

 

250952

 

224734

 

 

266866

 

262274

 

 

258905

 

223508

 

258960

 

259183

 

267867

 

261399

 

250216

 

262835

 

250128

 

7863

 

249427

 

252745

 

17396

Regt. No.

480220

 

4470078

 

 

886946

 

R.A.

 

2931343

 

R.E.

 

241486

 

1577975

 

R.A.C.

 

845130

 

7889987

 

924426

 

1907022

 

T/174516

 

7589017

 

Essex.

 

 

R.A.

 

 

3766

 

3744

 

R.A.C.

 

4468724

 

 

R.A.C.

 

6026790

 

 

2579785

 

144023

 

7899838

 

R.A.S.C.

 

6344680

 

1870766

 

R.A.

 

61879

 

R.A.

 

28903

 

4972904

 

4345760

 

3601156

Name

Underwood

    John

Jackson,

    Allan

 

Halliday

    Robert W.

Campbell

    Stewart

Matheson

    Simon Fraser

Calvert

    George A.

Bateman

    Noel J.

Hind Eric

 

Shickell

    Thomas E.

Raybould

    Stanley

Thomas

    Sydney K.

Fairfax-Cookson

    Thomas J.

Weiss

    Frederick

Jones Arthur

 

Lowther Harry

 

Crook

    Frederick W.

 

Redford

    William J.

 

Brown Alfred

 

Corp George

 

Rankin

    Frederick

Moore

    Charles

 

Hutchings

    Walter

Spink James

 

 

Davies John

 

Craig (Coyne)

    William

Ryder John

 

Atkinson

    John W.

Boarer

    Thomas G.

Hodges

    Alexander

Willgoss

    Robert

Potgieter

    Frederick J.

French

     Jack E.

Broderson

     Clifford

Bull Thomas

 

Bowdin Victor

 

Moat Henry

N-of-Kin Address

24, Station Terrace.

    Redcliffe on Trent. Notts.

20, Bridge Street,

    Sunnybrow, Willington

    Town, Co. Durham.

224, Sycamore Street,

    Ashington, Northumberland.

Fernlee Pool in

    Wharfdale, Yorks.

11, Thornbush Rd.

    Inverness, Scotland.

36, Portland Rd.

    Holland Park, London W.2.

P.O. Daleside via

    Vereeniging, Transvall S.A.

109, Princes Street

    Mansfield, Notts.

38, West Street, Grove Rd.

    Walthamstow London E.17.

65, Windsor High Street,

    Bolton Lancs.

17, Chatsworth Terrace

    Darlington, Co. Durham

Blanford St. Mary.

    Blandford Dorset.

7, Borachah Rd.,

    Ellacombe Devon.

The Hollies, Clumber Rd.

    Poytnon, Cheshire

23, Cromer Rd.

    Ransome Rd, Notts.

31, Lorship Rd,

    Stoke-Newington

    London N.16.

20, Manor Street

    Off Newark Street

    Snonton Notts.

Experimental Farm Dargaville

    North Auckland N.Z.

Experimental Farm Dargaville

    North Auckland N.Z.

109, Uxbridge Rd

    Ealing, London W.5.

42, Gardner St.,

    North Shields,

    Northumberland.

13, High Park

    Knowle, Bristol

Mrs. M.A. Stock (Sister)

    17, Diban Eve, Elm Park

    Romford. Essex.

3, Hannah Rd., Kensington

    Liverpool 6.

2, East End, West Calder

    Midlothian.

22, Kingsway, South Latchford,

    Warrington.

49, Woodview Mount,

    Leeds Yorks.

Force Cottage

    Ladington Yalding Kent

Rose Cottage,

    Ombersley Worcs.

304, Cloonmore Ave.

    Orpington Kent.

P.O. Box 95 Vergendeg West,

    Cootmarico Transvall S.A.

57, Shackleton Rd.

    Ipswich Suffolk.

c/o Miss A.E. Gaylor

    Norton Rd. Frankton N.Z.

26, Dale Street

    Mansfield Notts.

12, Norwood Street,

    Bankfoot Bradford

81, Wharcliffe Street, Newcastle-

    on-Tyne (Missing believed killed)

Northumberland

Remarks.

S.

 

S.

 

 

S.

 

M.

 

S.

 

M.

 

M.

 

S.

 

S.

 

 

 

S.

 

S.

 

S.

 

M.

 

M.

 

S.

 

 

M.

 

 

S.

 

S.

 

S.

 

M.

 

 

M.

 

S.

 

 

M.

 

 S.

 

M.

 

M.

 

S.

 

S.

 

M.

 

M.

 

M.

 

M.

 

S.

 

S.

 

Casualty List killed July 21st 1944.

 

POW. No.

35285

 

20021

 

253987

 

275181

 

261726

 

223889

 

275249

 

275252

 

224321

 

229780

 

252783

 

225579

 

226744

Regt. No.

75057

 

4131059

 

953879

 

3914404

 

2987658

 

550741

 

1533335

 

5440072

 

U.D.F.

 

6214882

 

917830

 

U.D.F.

 

?

Name

Umpleby

    Cyril

Bancroft

    Joseph

Stephen

    George

Davies

    David

Gorman

    John

O'Flanagan

    Edwin

Ward

    Roberts

Burt

    Archibald

Goslett

    Allan L.

Brown

    Jack

Todd

    David

Minnie

    Johannes W.

Tremlett

    Sydney R.

N-of-Kin Address

94, Aizelwood Rd.

    Sheffield 8.

74, Commercial Rd.

    Hazel Grove Cheshire.

5, Commercial Buildings

    Blythe, Northumberland.

4, Club Row, Chatham Street,

    Machen Mons.

23, Harlow Street

    Port Dundas Glasgow.

12, Huntingdon Road,

    East Finchley London N.2.

47, Albert Rd.

    Reading Berks.

85, Tremayne Place,

    St. Austell Cornwall

P.O. Box 55

    Westville Durban S.A.

123, Willington Road,

    Wood Green, London N.22.

44, Elizabeth Street,

    South Shields, Co. Durham.

106, Harper Ave.

    Benoni Transvall S.A.

54, Cowbridge Road,

    Kenton, Harrow Middlesex.

Remarks.

M.

 

S.

 

S.

 

S.

 

S.

 

S.

 

S.

 

M.

 

S.

 

S.

 

M.

 

S.

 

S.

 

Killed   August 24th 1944.

 

POW. No.

224696

Regt. No.

7500

Name

Gauld

    James

N-of-Kin Address

11, Ardeer Davenport Road,

    Durban S.A.

Remarks.

S.

 

Killed (Delayed Action Bomb) December 22nd 1944.

 

POW. No.

257093

Regt. No.

14231930

Name

Gregory

    Reginald.

N-of-Kin Address

14, Norman Road,

    Sutton, Surrey.

Remarks.

S.

 

Died of wounds from A.A. Shell   December 16th 1944.

 

POW. No.

077080

 

 

 

 

91564

Regt. No.

14433489

 

 

 

 

7948079

Name

Crabb

    Frederick

 

 

 

Morris

    Raymond

N-of-Kin Address

12, Garnham Street,

    Stoke-Newington.

    London N.16.

 

December 17th 1944.

2, St. Ives Place,

    Harden North Bindley

    Yorks.

Remarks.

S.

 

 

 

 

M.

 

Killed   December 25th 1944.

 

POW. No.

91066

 

 

267565

 

267333

 

 

258624

 

275172

 

249902

 

261770

 

223237

Regt. No.

7602801

 

 

2688084

 

6012753

 

 

4617856

 

5433651

 

5246596

 

5784277

 

5503343

Name

Bentley R.

 

 

Kingston

    E.F.

Neville S.

 

 

Grimble

    W.G.

Latham L.

 

Dovey S.

 

Fox S.

 

Thackerday

    E.

N-of-Kin Address

The Hollies

    Villiers St.

    Beeston Notts.

Mill Lane, Preston

    Canterbury, Kent.

2, Causeway Cottages,

    Lagenhoe, Nr.

    Colchester Essex.

188, Montrose Ave.

    Welling, Kent.

87, Craigdale Rd.

    Romford, Essex.

2, Coolidge Rd.

    Tettenhall.

22, Council Houses,

    Horsford, Norfolk.

11, West Road,

    Bournemouth Hants.

Remarks.

S.

 

 

M.

 

S.

 

 

M.

 

S.

 

M.

 

S.

 

 

DEPARTMENTAL NO.1.

FROM BERNE TO FOREIGN OFFICE

 

Mr. Norton.

No.420

D. 1.42 p.m. 6th March, 1945.

R. 7.05 p.m. 6th March, 1945.

 

6th March, 1945.

 

        My despatch No.6,917.

        Report on Stalag I.V.C. visited 23rd to 26th January containing approximately 5,600 British, 1,000 Cypriots, 800 Americans in 53 detachments gives details of casualties from 12th May to 24th January from Air Raids. Delegate protested against living quarters at Dux detachment containing 32 prisoners including 16 Cypriots. Stalag commandant admitted that prisoners at Lager 22 A Bruex were forced to clear debris at point of machine guns after raid on 16th January when large number of unexploded bombs were lying in factory. Delegate again protested against situation of Lager 22 Bruex Columbus Schacht and Tschausch 3 all of which too near. Bruex detachment Bauhof 11 Komotau No.136B containing 83 Cypriots situated in very dangerous zone in Komotau Station.