Bardsley Eric

NAME Bardsley Eric
RANK IN GREECE

Signalman

ON DEMOB

Signalman, Scottish Command Signals, released 10 May 1946

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

2336907

PRISONER

1037

UNIT IN GREECE

Royal Corps of Signals

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE

4 – 28 April 1941

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

Captured at Tolos 28 April and taken to Navplion
POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

Corinth & Salonka

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

Stalag XVIIIA Wolfsberg

ArbKdo 7010/GW at Weissenbach a/d Enns, No. N/K at Villach & 1038/GW at Friedberg

NOTES & SOURCES

Author of  “Barbed Wire & Balkans”

Unusually – Eric Bardsley decided to ‘decline’ the march north to the Markt Pongau – Salzberg area as the Russians approached eastern Austria in March 1945.  He and some others stayed hidden in the countryside around Friedberg until it was liberated by the Russians.  He eventually made his way home via Odessa on the Black Sea coast.

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