the letter of the alphabet from the list below to view requests for help
concerning that surname, location or camp.
to the Index
Adams, Alfred J.
Adhana, Subedar Sumera Ram
Aldous, Cyril Arthur (Dodger)
Allen, James Gorton
Alred, John Charles
Ambridge, William Francis
Anderson Jnr, Claude
Anderson, John (Jock)
Angelsmith, Theta Joyce
Angus, James Alexander
Armitage, Stanley Thomas
Arnett, Voyd Bond
HMS Artic Hunter
Ash, Arthur William
Aunsmuir, Ladybank, Scotland
son, Terry, is looking for information on his father, Claude Anderson
Jnr, who was in the Army in 1945. He married Terry's mother, Alice Walton,
after the war. Although Terry does not know where his father was stationed,
he knows he did go to Germany and possibly was shot in the leg. He may
have received a purple heart. Claude lived in Rice Virginia, Prince Edward
County and is buried in an Army cemetery in Ohio. Claude's father's name
was Claude also and his mother was Gertrude. Please drop me a line if
you can help Terry in his search.
Gillan has a brief account of his uncle Ralph
Amato's experiences after his capture at Dunkirk on Mark Hickmans
of War. Sam has asked that I include it here as he is trying to get
as much information on Ralph as possible.
contact Sam if you have
Update - Ralph was with the Cameronians and was held at Stalag XXB.
and her husband are trying to find any information on his grandfather,
Emmett Akley. Emmett was a PoW in WWII and was held in Germany.
you can help, please contact Travis
is trying to gain as much information as possible on his great uncle,
John (Jock) Anderson, who was captured at the battle of St Valery in 1940
and who he believes was possibly held at Stalag XXB.
was in the 51st Highlanders and was originally from Elgin area in the
North East of Scotland. He was a cook in the army and also possibly did
a bit of boxing too.
you can help, please contact John
Marjorie is trying to find any information about John Charles Alred of
Bradford. During the Second World War he was in the Durham Light Infantry
and served in Africa (she believes) around 1940.
you can help with any information on John, please contact Marjorie
has been tracing his father, Cyril Arthur Aldous (aka Dodger), days as
a PoW from 1940 – 1945. See information and photographs on Cyril
you can help with any information on Cyril, the regiment or the camp,
please contact Raymond
contacted me to say he was very interested to read the story of the rescue
of the Royal Dutch Family. "It was very fascinating and gives an
excellent insight to the bravery of all those involved." Andrew is
researching his family tree and therefore has particular interest in the
great uncle, George Moore, served
as skipper on HMS Artic Hunter, a trawler commissioned as a minesweeper
during the War. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) for
his service. Apparently, Andrew's grandfather had once said that this
award was given for George's part in helping the Dutch Royal Family leave
would be interested if anyone could confirm whether this ship was part
of the fleet that was involved in the evacuation.
you can help with further information, please email Andrew
father is trying to get information on his father who was an Italian PoW
at Aunsmuir in Ladybank Scotland. All the information they have is his
first name - Ciro.
you can help with further information, please email Lucy.
is researching a relative of his who served with A Coy, 217 Field Ambulance
RAMC from 1940 - 1944. His name was Private Ronald Atkinson RAMC and he
was badly wounded on the 31st May 1944. He died of wounds on the 7th June
1944. It is believed that his Ambulance Jeep hit a mine. Having read the
account by Harry Matheison of his time with 217 Field Ambulance RAMC,
Matthew wondered if he would be able to shed any light on this matter
or if he maybe knew him.
is currently serving in the RAMC and is researching this for personal
interest. He also hopes to write an article for the RAMC Journal on this
subject and any information would be greatly appreciated.
also sent a photo of Ron. He is in the centre. Click here
to view it.
you can help with details on Ronald or the RAMC around 1940-1944, please
for information on grandfather, Arthur William Ash, RASC.
was a PoW in Stalag IIIB from 1940 to 1945.
you can help with details on Arthur, please email.
is looking for any information about her father, James Gorton Allen, who
served in the Irish Guards, 3rd Battalion, from 1941 to 1945. He served
as an Instructor at Caterham in 1941 and was then moved to Malton in 1943.
As Sergeant Allen he was involved in the Normandy landings in June 1944.
He reached Nymegen in the campaign but was later wounded in November and
taken back to England to recover.
you can help with details on James, please email Virginia.
is looking for information on the experiences of her father as a prisoner
of war. He is now deceased.
name is Leo Roger Armitage. He was a gunner in the 2/3 Light Ack Ack.
He served on Crete and was evacuated on the Hereward which was bombed.
He was then taken to Rhodes prior to being a POW in northern Italy and
escaped from Il Campo Di Prigionia P.G. 106 around October 1943 and made
his way over the Alps into Switzerland.
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is trying to find information especially about that period.
you can help with details on Leo, please contact Rosemary
father, James Alexander Angus, was born in Aberdeen and was a PoW in Stalag
XXA (Henry believes) in Torun.
Henry was a boy he remembers James always talked about Sam Kydd as a fellow
PoW. Other than that Henry knows nothing of his PoW experience.
met Henry's mother, Janina Lewandowska, of Torun and married her after
he was liberated and repatriated to Aberdeen in 1947.
you can help with details on James, please email Henry
father, James Ayers, was a PoW at Stalag V-A in Germany from January 1945
until he was liberated. That is all Richard has except for a postcard
sent from that camp to his family.
you can help with details on James, please email Richard
for anyone that either served or was with 1815415 pte/Cpl Wifred Allen,from
Stoke On Trent served with the South Staffords and was taken Prisoner
of War at Arnhem,and taken to Stalag IVD.
you can help with details on Wilfred, please email Mr Allen
I am trying to find information on my uncle, Cpl. Alfred J. Adams 33581526
. I am told he was with the WW11 Co. I 317TH Infantry of the 80TH Infantry
division. He is listed as being K.I.A. on 10 Nov1944 but i have a reltive
that says he was M.I.A. I would also like o cantact any members of his
unit. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated !!
you can help with details on Alfred, please email Joe
wrote to say:
dad, Frederick Aylwin (b. 1923 in London), joined the TAs in the 1930s
and was subsequently enlisted and to fight in WW2. My dad died when I
was 17 - a time when I was uninterested in his military past... Am still
waiting to get his service records from the MoD (they have a tremendous
backlog and we may need to wait up to a year). In Many thanks for all
you can help with details on Frederick, please email Valerie
Stalag 1VC. Do you have any info/links re Frank Athorn POW in this camp
you can help with details on Frank, please email
father was in the Essex Scottish regiment that was captured in Dieppe.
He was an American serving with the Canadian army. His name was Voyd Bond
Arnett and had been a coal miner in West Virginia before he joined the
army. I am looking for any mention of him from any sources anyone has."
you can help with details on Voyd, please email
Sumera Ram Adhana
sent a request via our Facebook Page to say:
for information regarding my grandfather who was subedar sumera ram adhana
in british indian army (rank/Group/I.C. no.-JC6871 subedar). I my limited
knowledge he had gone to take part in WWII in Italy and he was missed
for 7 years and come back after 7 years. As my knowledge he also received
M.C., I.O.M., I.D.S.M. and retire on 03-09-1946. If any one has data about
recepients of these above mentioned medal plz share with me."
you can help with information, please contact us.
emailed to ask:
am trying to trace anyone who knew a THETA JOYCE ANGELSMITH my mother
who lived Brighton, around 1941 to 1946, she was I think a volunteer on
the anti air craft search light in ww 2 where she met my father,a Canadian
gunner a JOHN CLOUTIER who may have been attached to the Cameroon Highlanders
and who was possibly stationed in Lindford, Brighton or the Seaford area,
may be someones parents etc of that time may have some recollection.
addresses my mum lived at were 2 Belmont Street and also 27 Over street."
you can help with information, please email John.
father was with the Royal Naval Patrol Service on the minesweepers in
WW2, from 1941 onwards. He was on HMS Buttermere and HMS Lord Middleton
and was wondering if there was anyone out there who was on the same ships
( I think they were originally trawlers). His name was Terry Ashby from
Grimsby and he was based at Fleetwood. He was involved in the D-Day operations
though I am not sure which ship he was on at that time. He sadly passed
away last May aged 87 years old, having kept it quiet from his family
that he had lung cancer. How he managed that I will never know and he
is definitely my hero. I miss him dreadfully. I would love to hear from
anyone who recognises his name or was on the two ships mentioned."
you can help with information, please contact Gail via the WWII Memories
page on Facebook or get in touch with me.
send all replies to the enquiries to me using the Contact
is looking for information on his grandfather:
served in the RAF in Burma as a Mosquito Navigator. His name was Stanley
you can help with information, please contact Ross via the WWII Memories
page on Facebook or get in touch with me via the contact
Pierre is looking for information on his father:
father was part of the French prisoners of war interned in Stalag 317
or (XVIIIC) 18C". Camp was Markt Pongau, St Johann, Salzburg, Austria.
Looking for information about him or this camp.
you can help with information, please contact Jean
is looking for information on his father:
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for info on my father, William Francis Ambridge, who was in in Queen Victoria's
Rifles (QVR reserve pre-WWII) then with The 6th (Royal Welsh) Parachute
Battalion during WWII, becoming a paratrooper in 1942. He came from London."
you can help with information, please contact Paul