Ansell Jack

NAME Ansell Jack Wentworth
RANK IN GREECE

Signalman

ON DEMOB

Signalman (Reserve)

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

2361359

PRISONER

4285

UNIT IN GREECE

Royal Corps of Signals, 3 L of C

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE

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
POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

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

NOTES

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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