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4th Battalion Green Howards and Gazala

Discussion in 'North Africa: Western Desert Campaigns 1940 to Ope' started by Oscar, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Oscar

    Oscar Member

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    My father was in the 4th Battalion Green Howards and found himself part of the 150th brigade's defence box at Gazala - captured around June 1st 1942 and spent the rest of the war in Italian then Austrian POW camps.

    I'm looking for information about the likely journey my dad took as a POW from the Gazala battlefield to his first POW camp outside of Naples.

    My dad died when I was just 2 so I have slowly be trying to peice togther his war - this bit is still missing.
     
  2. Owen

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    There's a member on WW2Talk.com by the name of ADM199 who is an absolute gold mine of info on Pows.
    I'm sure he could help.
    I'm sure your Dad would have filled in a questionaire on his return to UK after being a pow that should be in the National Archives at kew.
     
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  3. Oscar

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    thanks - I didn't know about the questionaire - I'll follow that up
     
  4. Michael Hymer

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    My father [ Roger Lee Hymer 1918-1989 ] was in the 4th Battalion Green Howards. Location: France, Dunkirk, North Africa and Stalag XVII B.
    History on WikiTree - photographs and documents. You might find something of interest.
     
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  6. Michael Grasby

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    Hi Oscar my Father was RQMS Green Howards In Malaya/Malaysia 1948-1952
    and he was in a POW camp in Italy in 1942 and escaped in July 1943 then joined the Italian Partisans for three years until he was able to meet up with a South African unit in Turin in 1945
    Best wishes Michael
     

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    Green Howards: Bourton on the Hill Moreton in Marsh Cotswold 1939
     
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    My Father was Born 1911-1975
    I was born in B.M.H. KIMRARA K L Malaysia in1951 then moved to west Germany and didn't get to the UK until the mid 60's I joined the Army in 1969 and served in Germany and Cyprus with the U.N. they were great times I will never forget.
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