Royal Corps of Signals, 3 L of C
10 March – 28 April 1941
|METHOD OF DEPARTURE
|Captured at gun point whilst laying a telephone cable along Kalamata sea front, app.1830 / 28 April|
Dulags 185 Corinth & 183 Salonika
|IN OCCUPIED EUROPE
Stalag XVIIID, Marburg
Arb Kdo Trog, Marhof 2052/L;
Various farms in ArbKdo 260/L, St Martin im Sumtal, in the Graz area
Stalag XVIIIC, Markt Pongau
Author of “Khaki & Cowdung”
Served in the same unit in Egypt and Greece as Corporal Bob (“Charlie”) Avebury (Section 87, 3 Line of Communications Signals) – featured elsewhere in these archives.
Additional Notes from JWA:
Civvy GPO clerk/telegraphist
Called up 28 Nov 1939
SS Orontes from Liverpool Oct 1940
South Africa, Palestine, Egypt, Greece
HMS York from Alex – arr. Piraeus 10 March 1941
12 March – 18 April, Larrisa Signals Office
Withdrew to Athens, left for Megara 21 April, then Kalamata
Captured 1830 28 April whilst line laying along beach road.
Colleagues Sgt Alec Langley; Sigman Alan F Austin (PoW 4293 @ 260/L); Corporal K G Potter (killed at Corinth)
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