Beardmore Horace

NAME Beardmore Horace
RANK IN GREECE

Sapper

ON DEMOB

N/K

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

4123864

PRISONER

2010

UNIT IN GREECE

292 Army Field Coy, REngs

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE

10 March – 28 April

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

Captured/surrendered at Kalamata  29 April 1941
POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

Presumably Dulags 185 Corinth & 183 Salonika

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

Stalag XVIIIA, Wolfsberg;

ArbKdo 924/GW, Niklasdorf;

and 248/GW, Peggau

 

NOTES

Source:  Daughter (Sandra)

“Horace joined the army in, I think, 1933 when he was 15. He talked about serving in India before the war and of being in Egypt which I think was during the war. He always admired the Gurkhas and said they were the bravest men he ever knew. I don’t know if that relates to his service before or during the war. He did say that he was promoted several times but was always busted back to Sapper!

The guards at the camps treated them decently but that in the early days they were short of food and the prisoners ate the commandant’s dog!”

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