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Any online resource for tracking allied POW's during WW2.

Article about: Hi All, My 1st post on here and hoping someone might be able to help. My Grandfather went out to Europe with the BEF at the start of the war. Survived Dunkirk and apparently ended up in the

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    MickyFinn
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    Hi All, My 1st post on here and hoping someone might be able to help. My Grandfather went out to Europe with the BEF at the start of the war. Survived Dunkirk and apparently ended up in the bag at the fall of Tobruk. He would never talk about the war much and died relatively young My Dad has a tatty little picture of himself aged about 4 wearing an ARP helmet and cowboy gunbelt that his Dad carried right through the war. (There was a larger penciled copy as well but that was stolen from my Grandfather before his return to the UK after the war). I'm wondering if there is anywhere where I could research where he was held etc. Long shot I know. Cheers, Mike.

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    Hi Mike, welcome to the forum!

    All I have is a list of camps:

    Moosburg Online: Kriegsgefangenenlager (Liste)

    Cheers, Ade.

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    I don't think there is anything online but you can visit the national archives at kew and look at the questionaires filled out by all returning P.O.Ws In there you might find the details you are looking for.
    Kris...

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    MickyFinn
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    Fantastic!

    Camp number 344,

    POW Number 31295,

    Name R. S. Shepherdson,

    Rank C S M,

    Army Number 4343570,

    Regiment. East Yorks.

    I've found out he was with the 4th East Yorks which was a territorial regiment taken mainly from the Hull area. They were basically wiped out near Tobruk, as far as my Dad can recall. My Grandad was forced to work down the mines in Poland and when the Russians got too close was force marched back to Germany. My Dad has a vague idea that his Dad spent time in Stalag 7B but has no clear idea where this bit of info' came from.
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    Nice to know you have made progress, so thanks for the update.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    MickyFinn
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    Cheers Ade, Answers coming thick and fast. Will update as more info' comes in. Have now confirmed he was at Stalag 334 which was re-named Stalag VIIIB Not VIIB as my Dad thought,

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    Hi All. Been a while since I've visited on here and some progress made though big changes in personal life have pushed research to back of mind, Never mind, Over 4 stone lighter, none smoking and now single lol. Funny how wrong you can be about some people. Anyway here's a good bit. Following up from help on here I contacted the ICRC and a year later.............
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    Hi Mike, thanks for the update on your Grandad. Always nice to know if progress has been made.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Exellent result Mike , it shows how with the correct info and some hard work what can be found about about events 70 years ago !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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