The following are transcripts of escape reports submitted to M.I.9. A considerable number of their reports refer to evaders, such as aircrew who were shot down behind enemy lines, but who managed to find their way to friendly or neutral territory without being captured at any stage. As fascinating as these accounts are, sadly they do not relate to the subject matter of this website and so only those involving individuals who were, however briefly, taken prisoner have been included. Some of the reports coincide with those of others, and rather than repeat the same story they are linked by lines such as "from here my story is the same as..."; in such instances, these have been included with the report which contains the main narrative.

 

Escapes from Germany

 

Name

 

Captured

 

Date

 

Camps

 

Pte Leonard Arlington

France

1940-44

-

Pte J. S. Beattie

France

1940-41

-

Pte Alexander Binnie

France

1940-44

-

Lt-Col F. A. A. Blake

France

1940-41

-

F/O Stephen Peter Broad

France

1944

-

Pte R. Brown

France

1940-41

-

Sgt Roy Clare Brown

France

1944

St Gilles prison, Brussels

P/O Keith Bruce Chisholm

France

1941-44

Stalag VIIIB / 344

Sgt Samuel Herbert Cooke

France

1940-44

Stalag VIIIB / 344

Cpl Henry Cooper

Greece

1941-44

Stalag VIIIB / 344

P/O Donald Harold Courtenay

France

1944

-

Sgt A. G. Cowan

France

1940-42

-

Sgt Bruce Joshua Crowley

Greece

1941-43

Stalag VIIIB / 344

F/O William Cunningham

France

1944

St Gilles prison, Brussels

Gnr Davis Tom Davies

Greece

1941-44

Stalag XVIIIA

F/Sgt James Patrick Dowd

Germany

1942-43

Stalag VIIIB / 344

Cpl Robert Avis Doubleday

France

1942-43

Stalag XXA

Pte R. Dunbar

France

1940-41

-

Lt M. G. Duncan

France

1940-42

Oflag VB

Pte J. Farrell

France

1940-42

-

Pte Archibald Fergus

France

1940-44

-

Cpl J. H. Fleming

Greece

1941

-

Spr James Fotheringham

France

1940-44

-

Cpl W. F. Gardner

France

1940-42

-

L/Cpl J. J. W. Green

France

1940-44

-

F/Sgt Peter Charles Nightingale Green

France

1944

-

Sgmn Patrick Joseph Harkin

France

1940-44

Stalag VIIIB / 344

F/Sgt Stephen Brian Harris

France

1944

St Gilles prison, Brussels

Gnr William Hewson

Crete

1941-42

-

Sgt Abram S. Kononenko

France

1941-43

-

L/Cpl William Richard John Lloyd

Norway

1940-44

Stalag XXA

Capt Eric Mackay

Holland

1944

-

Sgt David Basil McMillan

France

1943

-

Gdsm William Montgomery McMillan

France

1940-44

-

Sgt Seneca Lent McMullan

France

1942-44

Stalag VIIIB / 344, IID

P/O Kevin Winston McSweeney

Germany

1944

St Gilles prison, Brussels

Spr Norman Middleton

France

1940-44

Stalag VIII B / 344

Pte F. G. Mumme

France

1940-42

-

Dvr Louis George Massey

France

1940-43

Stalag XXA

Pte D. Milner

France

1940-41

-

Sgt John Arthur Nind

France

1944

Rennes

Capt H. B. O'Sullivan

France

1940-42

Oflag VB

Cpl J. A. Parker

Crete

1941-42

Stalag VIIA

F/Lt J. D. Peterkin

France

1944

-

Cpl I. H. C. Rennie

France

1940-41

-

Sgmn J. M. Ritchie

France

1940-41

-

2/Lt A. D. Rowan-Hamilton

France

1940-42

Oflag VB

Pte Edward James Rylands

France

1944

-

Sgt William Alexander Shannon

France

1944

-

F/Lt J. T. L. Shore

Holland

1941

Dulag Luft, Stalag Luft I

Dvr J. Smith

France

1940-42

-

Dvr J. Strachan

France

1940-42

-

F/Lt Bram Van Der Stok

France

1942-44

Stalag Luft III

F/Lt William Alexander Switzer

France

1944

-

W/O Thomas Henry Arthur Sutton

-

1945-46

Stalag IVB

Sgt Norman Thom

France

1944

Nancy

Sgmn William Thomas

France

1940-44

Stalag XVIIIC

Cpl Serge Vaculik

France

1944

-

F/O John Connell Warnock

France

1944

-

Sgt Jean Louis Warren

Germany

1943-45

Stalag IVB

L/Cpl Eric Wigby

Holland

1944

-

Cpl F. Wilkinson

France

1940-42

-

Capt H. A. Woollatt

France

1940-42

Oflag VB

 

Escapes from Italy

 

Name

 

Captured

 

Date

 

Camps

 

Sgt Gordon Bennett

North Africa

1942-44

P.G. 54

Spr Albert William Benstead

North Africa

1942-44

P.G. 53

Lt Keith Joseph Briggs

North Africa

1943-44

P.G. 49

Pte Jack Wilfred Burns

North Africa

1941-44

P.G. 106

F/Sgt Edwin Francis Butler

Italy

1941-44

P.G. 59

C.P.O. Henry William Cantle

Mediterranean

1942-44

P.G. 52

Lt Charles Napier Cross

North Africa

1942-43

P.G. 19

W/O Stuart Marshall Cross

North Africa

1941-44

P.G. 59

Cpl George Albert Drew

North Africa

1941-44

P.G. 112

Pte James Reid Findlay

North Africa

1942-44

P.G. 70

Maj-Gen Michael Denman Gambier-Parry

North Africa

1941-44

P.G. 12

Gnr John Griffiths

North Africa

1942-44

P.G. 53

Sgt John Edward Hughes

Mediterranean

1941-44

P.G. 59

Lt Norman Charles Johnson

North Africa

1942-43

P.G. 19

Bdr Albert Edward Jones

North Africa

1942-44

P.G. 53

P.O. Cyril Kennedy

Mediterranean

1940-43

P.G. 102

Capt John Gerrard Kerins

North Africa

1942-44

P.G. 19

Lt D. Lambert

Yugoslavia

1941

P.G. 78

L/Sgt John Gordon Langdon

North Africa

1942-44

P.G. 52, 65

Pte Robert Lisle

North Africa

1942-44

P.G. 146

Lt-Col Hugh Salusbury Kynaston Mainwaring

North Africa

1942-43

P.G. 49

F/Sgt Robertson MacNeil

Mediterranean

1942-44

P.G. 52

Sgt Roy Marlow

North Africa

1942-44

P.G. 82

Pte Eric Frank Millard

North Africa

1942-44

P.G. 59

Sgt Derrick Roy Newbury

Mediterranean

1942-44

P.G. 59

Pte Clifford Charles Norden

North Africa

1942-44

P.G. 82

Sgt Clifford Alfred Pacey

North Africa

1942-44

P.G. 59

Maj Jack Prichard

North Africa

1942-44

P.G. 29

A.C.1 Ronald Spenceley

North Africa

1942-43

P.G. 70

Lt H. E. Stewart

North Africa

1941-42

P.G. 78

Brig Douglas Arnold Stirling

North Africa

1941-44

P.G. 12

Sgt George Arthur Tidbold

Sicily

1942-44

P.G. 59

Sgt Austin Waterworth

North Africa

1942-44

P.G. 53

W/O Claude Weaver

Sicily

1942-43

P.G. 21