Signalman, Scottish Command Signals, released 10 May 1946
Royal Corps of Signals
4 – 28 April 1941
|METHOD OF DEPARTURE
|Captured at Tolos 28 April and taken to Navplion|
Corinth & Salonka
|IN OCCUPIED EUROPE
Stalag XVIIIA Wolfsberg
ArbKdo 7010/GW at Weissenbach a/d Enns, 11025/GW 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. Died 22 March 2019 aged 99.
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