|NAME||Baldry||William (Bill) George|
101 SWS, RCS
March – 28 April 1941
|METHOD OF DEPARTURE
|Surrendered/Captured at Kalamata, 29th April|
Dulag 185 Corinth,
Dulag 183 Salonika
|IN OCCUPIED EUROPE
Stalag XVIIID, Marburg 7/41 – 9/42
Stalag XVIIIA, Wolfsberg 9/42 – 5/45.
ArbKdos 66/GW, Thesen;
76/HV, Gosling, nr Graz;
970, 975, 976/GW, Liezen
|NOTES & SOURCES
Family contact (G-D)
DoB 25 Jan 1914 (falsely claimed as 1912 to enlist 8 Aug 1930 aged 16)
“William George Baldry lied about his age to join the army so records will show DoB 1912 for joining the army. After training he was posted to India stationed at Rawalpindi, where he displayed an ability to learn languages quite quickly, becoming proficient in Urdu and Pushtu. From 1936-1939 he was in Palestine stationed in Jerusalem with ‘Force Signals. He spoke highly of Major-General Montgomery who was GOC 8th Infantry Division there at the time. In 1939 he was posted back to England to 101 Special Wireless Section (B Type -Corps HQ) where he learnt French and German.”
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